World’s third largest diamond found
Botswana’s Debswana Diamond Group just lately unearthed a 1,098-carat diamond. The corporate says that is the biggest diamond it has unearthed in its 50 years of operation. Additionally they declare it’s the third largest stone on the planet by weight, behind Cullinan and Lesedi La Rona.
Japan wears a masks for a Bodhisattva statue
The 57m-tall Bodhisattva statue at Houkokuji Aizu Betsuin Shrine, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan was lined by masks by employees. The masks is 5.3 m lengthy, 4.1 m large, and is estimated to weigh about 35 kg. Folks right here put on masks to the statue to hope for the Covid-19 epidemic to go shortly.
China sends folks to construct house station
China launched the Shenzhou 12 spacecraft into house on the morning of June 17 to carry 3 astronauts to the Tiangong house station. The three astronauts will reside and work on the Tianhe core module of the Tiangong station for 3 months to check the expertise on the house station, together with the life-sustaining system. They may also check people’ endurance, each bodily and psychological, whereas in house for lengthy durations of time.
Chinese language knowledgeable requires investigation of the origin of Covid-19 within the US
Zeng Guang, head of the epidemiology staff of the Chinese language Middle for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC), just lately known as for shifting the main focus of the investigation into the origin of Covid-19 to the US. He stated that the US was a rustic that was sluggish to check for Covid-19 within the early phases of the outbreak and likewise owned many organic laboratories. Mr. Tang Quang’s feedback got here after information that Covid-19 might seem from December 2019 within the US.
The Covid-19 pressure from India continues to mutate
The WHO warns that the Delta pressure from India is spreading extra extensively and is accounting for 10% of all new infections within the US. Presently, this variant has appeared in additional than 80 international locations and continues to mutate when spreading globally.
Biden used a sticky observe when he met Putin
On June 16, US President Joe Biden had a summit together with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. In a scene recorded by reporters, Mr. Biden stared at a chunk of paper in his palm whereas chatting with Mr. Putin. It’s not clear what the observe says, however in March, the press captured him holding a chart with the names and faces of numbered reporters. On the current assembly, Mr. Biden and Putin barely made eye contact. Throughout the interview, the US President repeatedly expressed confusion.