Netherland's Forensic Institute has decrypted the closely guarded driving data storage system "TSLA.O" which is used to operate its "autopilot". The institute stated that these data contain information such as record speed, accelerator pedal position, and much more which can further be used to analyse and investigate serious accidents. However, Tesla is yet to comment on this report.
The Three stage KSLV-II Nuri rocket was launched from Nero space station which was designed to put 1.5 tonne payload into the orbit, but failed to reach its target. President Moon Joe-In said, "the rocket completed its flight sequences, but failed to test payload into the orbit". Officials commented that the final stage of the rocket appeared to be shut 40-50 seconds earlier, hence it did not reach the target.
Former US President Donald Trump has sued the U.S Congressional committee, investigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol, claiming that the members had made an illegal request for his White House records. The lawsuit asserted that materials sought by the House of Representatives committee are covered by a legal doctrine known as executive privilege. The doctrine protects the confidentiality of White House communications.
Thousands are stranded as heavy monsoon rains have destroyed homes, crops, and other infrastructure in India as well as Nepal. Uttrakhand region has been badly hit with approximately 48 deaths, and 42 in Kerala, whereas, in the neighbouring country Nepal, an average of 77 people have lost their lives, as of October 21. Reportedly, the government is trying hard to find people and save those who are stranded.
The Australian government has made some changes in the decision to exit the Covid-19 lockdown on October 21, even if the cases are hovering at record levels. However, the residents of Melbourne have been under the COVID lockdown since August, due to the highly infectious Delta strain of viruses. Several clubs, restaurants, and cafes have started to restock but the officials are still concerned over the rising cases.
Owing to the missile tests and questioning sincerity of Washington's offer of talks, North Korea on October 21, commented over the US's reaction and accused them of operating "double standards" over weapons development. However, "It is normal to conduct these tests like any other countries do to develop and check their defence capabilities," says the government of North Korea.
Medical team from United States has succeeded in temporarily transplanting a pig's kidney to a human. The surgeon who performed the surgery described the procedure as a "potential miracle." A genetically modified pig and a brain-dead patient were used in the two-day study. Pig kidneys have been found to be viable in nonhuman primates in previous studies. Pig organ transplantation might provide a "renewable source of organs" in the future.
Former US President Donald Trump stated that he will launch his own social media platform, "TRUTH Social", on October 20. The Trump Media & Technology Group is reported to merge with Digital Acquisition Corp, in order to establish TMTG as a public-listed company. Reportedly, the initial transaction values of the enterprise TMTG is of $875 million. Furthermore, Trump also launched a blog, "From the desk of Donald J" in May.
Dr. David Boyce, a physics teacher in the United Kingdom's Lincolnshire, got surprised when he saw his bag of Kettle Potato chips included only one ''little potato''. In an interview, David termed the potato ''a champion'' and ''a survivor'' which ''refused to be a crisp''. David also took to Twitter and said, "So I opened a bag of @KETTLEChipsUK today to find no crisps. Just a whole potato.''
Singapore is planning to extend its social curbs in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 for a month. Reportedly, the move is to ease the pressure on the healthcare system. While Singapore has vaccinated more than 80% of its 5.45 million population, asymptomatic or mild cases have been rising steadily, spreading the virus and mounting pressure on the hospitals and medical staff.