An American spacecraft designed to fly astronauts to the International Space Station from the United States was launched on 2 March for its debut unmanned flight. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifted off at 0749 GMT from National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX is a private company and contractor of the US space agency NASA for ISS flights. Points to Remember Elon Musk is the Chief executive officer CEO of SpaceX.
The 7th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Intersessional Ministerial Meeting Concludes in Cambodia The Meeting was chaired by Chutima Bunyapraphasara, Acting Minister of Commerce of Thailand. The RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement between the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the six Asia-Pacific states. These six Asia-Pacific countries are Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand.
Roger Federer has claimed the 100th ATP title of his career after beating 20-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in Dubai Tennis Championships. The 20-time grand slam champion is the second man, after American Jimmy Connors to claim 100 titles. Federer will have to win 10 more titles to beat Connors' men's record of 109. Martina Navratilova holds the all-time record having won 167 women's singles crowns during her career.
Indian wrestlers have won four medals including two golds at the Dan Kolov-Nikol Petrov tournament in Ruse, Bulgaria. Bajrang Punia won gold in the freestyle wrestling 65kg category. Pooja Dhanda claimed gold in the 59kg category. Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik settled for a silver medal in the 65kg category final after a defeat by Sweden’s Henna Johansson of Sweden. In the men’s freestyle category, Sandeep Tomar won silver after he lost his final in the 61 kg category.
India's Shashank Shekhar won the 10-kilometre race of Nepal's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Open Marathon and Run for Fun held in Kathmandu. Shekhar of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Contingent at Embassy of India in Kathmandu secured the first position. RD Murgan also from CISF got third place. COAS Open Marathon and Run for Fun is an annual event organised by the Nepal Army.
Zhores Alferov, a Russian physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, has died. In 2000, Alferov received the Nobel Prize in Physics together with US scientists Jack Kilby and Herbert Kroemer, for developing semiconductor heterostructures used in high-speed-and optoelectronics. He was elected a corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1972, and a full member in 1979.