World Event Diary – 13th September 2012, Thursday

iPhone 5 unveiled

Apple Inc. has finally unveiled its all new iPhone 5 which is thinner and lighter than the previous models, inspite of a bigger screen. Its 16 GB version (the cheapest version) costs about $199, and its highest version costs $399.

The new model which is entirely made of aluminium and glass, has a screen 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than the previous iPhone 4S. With this release the company is expecting to regain the market, which it lost to Samsung this year.

Now, the second U.S. Ambassador was killed

For the second time, the ambassador of the United States to Libya, has been killed during an armed mob attack in Benghazi. Christopher Stevens who was visiting the country on 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was killed, which is the second such instance, after the death of Adolph Dubs in 1979 during his tenure in Afghanistan.

“SARAL” launch on 12-12-12

PSLV-C20 will launch the Indo-French satellite “SARAL” from the spaceport of Sriharikota on December 12, this year. Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K Radhakrishnan also said that “PSLV—C20 will be assembled in about 25 days in Sriharikota and the satellite will be launched on December 12, 2012.”

India’s GSAT launch on September 22

ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan informed that the European space consortium Arianespace would launch India’s GSAT—10, communication satellite from Kourou in French Guiana at 2.30 AM IST on September 22.




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