1. Japan successfully put a spy satellite into orbit and expects to complete its network of intelligence-gathering satellites with another launch next year. Japan’s space agency, JAXA, said the launch from the remote southern island of Tanegashima went off without a hitch and the radar-equipped satellite is functioning properly. It was the second launch of the year, following a successful liftoff in September.
2. A 194-party climate change conference in Durban made a a new U.N. climate change agreement, Fatih Birol, the chief economist of the International Energy Agency welcomed the agreement.
3. The Hollaback movement started in the summer of 2005, when founder Emily May and her friends got together to discuss common street harassment in New York City and created Hollaback, a web site dedicated to ending it. Hollaback came to India, opening chapters in Mumbai and Delhi.
4. The chairman of the Karnataka Vision Group on Nanotechnology C.N.R. Rao said-A specialised institute for nanotechnology research will be set by the Center in the Bangalore city.
5. NASA announced that one year and one day after Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, became the first private business to launch a capsule into orbit and return it safely to Earth.
6. Ultraviolet (UV) emissions of neutral hydrogen in Earth’s own galaxy Milky Way, reported by Astronomers.
7. A 20-year-old Norwegian, Waleed Ahmed, has invented a cover for Apple’s iPhone that would charge the device using sunlight.