India saw more than one lakh Schengen visa rejections in 2022
According to recent data by Schengen Visa Info, a total of 1,21,188 visa applications from India were rejected, with the rejection rate standing at 18 per cent. Indians spent a total of over Rs 487 crore on Schengen visa applications alone, for 6,71,928 applications in 2022. Out of Rs 487 crore, more than Rs 87 crore was lost on the 1,21,188 visa applications that were rejected.
European Space Agency’s mission to probe universe's dark mysteries to fly on Saturday
Euclid aims to shed light on the nature of dark matter and dark energy, two of the biggest modern mysteries about the universe. To date, astronomers have not been able to detect either of them directly, only inferring their presence from the effects they have on the Universe at large.
Ukraine continues attacks in key Zaporizhzhia region: Report
Shortly after Russia launched its full scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, it seized most of the region, home to Europe's largest nuclear power plant. Ukraine however, continues to control the regional capital city also known as Zaporizhzhia. Several Russian pro-Kremlin military bloggers reported late on Thursday that Ukraine had.
Hubble telescope captures light-bending galaxy cluster
The galaxy cluster, called eMACS J1823.1+7822, lies in the constellation Draco. It is one of five exceptionally massive galaxy clusters Hubble explored with the aim of measuring the strengths of these gravitational lenses, which would provide insights into the distribution of dark matter in galaxy clusters.
Zelensky declares May 9 as Europe Day
In an announcement on Monday, he also said that May 8 would now officially be a Day of Remembrance and Victory, as marked in many countries around the world.
Europe to build satellite constellation akin to SpaceX's Starlink: Report
IRIS2 (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnectivity and Security by Satellite) is the European Union's new flagship space programme for a digital, resilient and safer Europe. Led by Airbus Defence and Space, Eutelsat, Hispasat, SES and Thales Alenia Space, the consortium will also rely on the core team of the following companies: Deutsche Telekom, OHB, Orange, Hisdesat, Telespazio, and Thales, said a media statement.
EU cannot 'blindly, systematically follow' Washington: European Council president
More and more European Union leaders have echoed Macron's comments that Europe should resist pressure to become "America's followers," Michel told the US-based POLITICO news service on Tuesday. "On the issue of the relationship with the US, it's clear that there can be nuances and sensitivities around the table of the European Council... I think quite a few really think like Emmanuel Macron," the European Council president said, Xinhua News Agency reported.