Monday, 27 June, 2022
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Topic: Chandrayaan-1

Earth’s oxygen creating rusty mineral on Moon, data from Chandrayaan-1 shows

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Discovery of water on moon: What India’s first Chandrayaan mission achieved a decade ago

Inserted into lunar orbit on 8 November 2008, Chandrayaan-1 was instrumental in discovering water on the moon, and had a brief tiff with NASA over this.

First private landing on moon fails as Israel’s Beresheet lander crashes

Beresheet crashed at 1925 GMT Thursday, when the craft’s main engine shut off during the braking procedure before touching down.

ISRO’s women scientists who busted ‘Mars is for men’ and other such myths with MOM

Mars Orbiter Mission allowed Indians to see women scientists upfront, dispelling long-held stereotypes of the fuzzy-haired Einsteinian male scientist.

ISRO seeks to tap the south side of the moon for waste-free nuclear energy

It will launch a rover in October to explore virgin territory on the lunar surface and analyse crust samples for signs of water and helium-3. 

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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