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UAE’s Moon Mission

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    10th Oct, 2020
  • Recently, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has decided to send an unmanned spacecraft to the moon in 2024.
  • The rover would be named Rashid after Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, one of the original founding rulers of the UAE.
  • Aim: To explore the surface of the moon in areas that have not been explored previously by human missions such as NASA’s Apollo.
  • According Article 254(2)
    • It enables a State government to pass a law, on any subject in the Concurrent List that may contradict a Central law, provided it gets the President’s assent.
    • However, the Parliament is not barred from enacting at any time any law with respect to the same matter including a law adding to, amending, varying or repealing the law so made by the Legislature of the State.

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