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It completes 15.54 orbits per day. The ISS is the ninth space station to be inhabited by crews, following the Soviet and later Russian Salyut, Almaz, and Mir stations as well as Skylab from the US . The station has been continuously occupied for 15 years and 351 days since the arrival of Expedition 1 on 2 November 2000 . After the US Space Shuttle programme ended in 2011, Soyuz rockets became the only provider of transport for astronauts at the International Space Station, and Dragon became the only provider of bulk cargo return to Earth services (downmass capability of Soyuz capsules is very limited). The American portion of ISS is being funded until 2024 . Roscosmos has endorsed the continued operation of ISS through 2024, but has proposed using elements of the Russian Orbital Segment to construct a new Russian space station called OPSEK. On 28 March 2015, Russian sources announced that Roscosmos and NASA had agreed to collaborate on the development of a replacement for the current ISS. NASA later issued a guarded statement expressing thanks for Russia's interest in future co- operation in space exploration, but fell short of confirming the Russian announcement.
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CURRENT AFFAIRS DECEMBER 2017 120 | Page 9004078746 [email protected] S&T 2) IT Many cybercrime cases not investigated More than 12,000 incidents of cybercrime were reported in 2016 , but nearly the same number of such crimes carried forward from the previous years had not been investigated, the data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said. In 2016, 12,317 such incidents were reported and in 2015 the figure stood at 11,592, a jump of 6.3%. Only in 30% cases reported in 2016, the police or the investigating agency filed a charge sheet . In absolute numbers, 7,990 persons were arrested for the crimes, which included 147 women and charge sheets were filed against 4,913 accused. Illegal gain (5,987 incidents) and revenge (1,056) were the two top motives that accounted for cybercrimes . Sexual exploitation (686), insulting the modesty of women (569) and causing disrepute (448) constituted 13% of the crimes. There were 40 cases that were done with a “political” motive and 14 cases pertained to sale and purchase of illegal drugs. There were 149 cases of inciting crimes against a community and three cases of inciting hate crimes against the country. Uttar Pradesh with 2,639 cases reported the highest number of incidents accounting for 21.4%, followed by Maharashtra with 2,380, Karnataka 1,101 and Rajasthan 941cases.
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CURRENT AFFAIRS DECEMBER 2017 121 | Page 9004078746 [email protected] S&T 3) BIOTECHNOLOGY World's smallest Mona Lisa ‘painted' with DNA Scientists have created the world's smallest copy of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting ‘Mona Lisa' using DNA .
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