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TopicChandrayaan-2

Topic: Chandrayaan-2

Chandrayaan-2 completes over 9,000 orbits around moon since launch in 2019, ISRO says

As the spacecraft completed two years around the lunar orbit, ISRO released data product, documents & data from Chandrayaan-2 orbiter payloads for analysis by academia and institutes.

Unique exoplanets, moonquakes, underground lakes on Mars — the big space stories of 2019

China’s historic moon landing, detection of First Radio Bursts from outer space & interstellar visitors were other big stories from the world of space.

Aided by Indian techie, NASA finds crashed Vikram lander on the Moon

NASA has acknowledged it was able to identify the impact site and debris of Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander after a tip from Chennai-based engineer Shanmuga Subramanian.

2 months on, govt confirms Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander made ‘hard landing’ on lunar surface

Vikram hard landed within 500 m of the designated landing site, MoS in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh says in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

ISRO plans second attempt at soft landing on Moon for November 2020

A senior ISRO official said the space agency was considering a Chandrayaan-3 mission and has tasked a committee with drawing up a report for the same by year end.

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.

ISRO releases first illuminated images of moon taken by Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter

ISRO has released details of data captured by two payloads — an infrared imager and a solar x-ray monitor.

ISRO not giving up on Vikram lander yet, efforts to reestablish communication still on

ISRO had suspended search operations 10 days ago when the lunar night began. The space agency lost contact seconds before Vikram Lander was scheduled to land on the moon.

All you want to know about the future of crashed Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram

The lunar night has officially begun over the Vikram landing spot. Here's what’s next with the orbiter, NASA’s camera, and ISRO.

India will send man to space by December 2021: ISRO chairman

K. Sivan says all technologies of the Chandrayaan-2 mission have proved accurate except for the soft landing.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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