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As ISRO announced the launch date for ‘Chandrayaan-2’, cartoonist Sajith Kumar takes a dig at the Modi government by depicting the country’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, crediting Vikram Sarabhai for India’s moon mission. Sarabhai is regarded as the father of India’s space programme.
After former chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian kicked off a furore over India’s ‘mis-estimated’ GDP numbers, Manjul pokes fun at the debate by stressing on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s silence on the issue.
Nala Ponnappa also weighs in on the GDP numbers controversy. The former CEA has claimed in a working paper that India’s GDP growth between 2011-12 and 2016-17 was overestimated by 2.5 percentage points.
In a light-hearted cartoon, Satish Acharya depicts how everyone is a ‘table-topper’ with rains playing spoilsport at the ongoing ICC World Cup in England.
Referring to the Modi government move to bring in domain experts, E.P. Unny takes a dig at Amit Shah’s success as BJP president, which makes him a favourite to continue in the post despite being appointed Home Minister in the Union Cabinet.
Sandeep Adhwaryu takes a jibe at Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat comment Tuesday, terming India’s water shortage a “media hype”. Adhwaryu ties the comment to reports of West Bengal police using tear gas and water cannons to disperse BJP protesters.