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Lunar surface. | Photo: ISRO/Twitter

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 engineers | Pallava Bagla/Corbis via Getty Images

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.
The launch of PSLV C31

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. 

On Camera

Hospital staff is seen outside the Special Isolation Ward at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai

Your coronavirus nightmares are good for you. They’ll help prepare for scary times

If your dreams are dark, it’s just the mind’s way of coping. Dreaming about the precise problem you’re trying to solve may be especially helpful.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.