Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: Chandrayaan-2

Vikram lander dies today, but here’s how ISRO can ensure Chandrayaan-3 lives on

ISRO’s ambitious Vikram lander will die today as the lunar night sets in, two weeks after it went off the radar minutes before touchdown.

NASA analysing images of the moon’s region where ISRO’s Vikram Lander crashed

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) team will analyse these new images captured on 17 September and compare them to previous images to see if the lander is visible.

ISRO thanks Indians for support on Vikram lander, says it will keep up its work

People tweeted at the space agency after it lost contact with the lander of Chandrayaan-2 minutes before the lunar touchdown.

Lunar night is near, ISRO running out of time to contact Vikram lander

While the only official statements so far have said ISRO is trying to establish contact with Vikram, some reports say there is little hope of it.

Chandrayaan 2 has another troll ⁠— Right-wing American author Ann Coulter

Pro-Trump political commentator Ann Coulter isn't new to controversial and borderline racist remarks, and her latest tweet isn't any different.

‘No signal’ for ISRO & Kashmiris, and Patanjali sales chart ‘performs Shirshasana’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

No ISRO update on Chandrayaan-2 lander but social media goes wild with speculation

No clarification has been issued by ISRO on the status of the Vikram lander which was imaged by the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter Sunday.

VHP seeks divine intervention, conducts yajna for Chandrayaan-2′ lander Vikram

The VHP held the yajna, complete with Vedic chants, at the Arya Samaj temple in south Delhi.

Moon landing that had a nation transfixed and traffic penalties that have it stunned

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Hema Malini’s Chandrayaan goof-up, Chidambaram jailed not silenced & ‘how to spot idiots’

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

On Camera


Protecting pilots’ mental health will keep us all safer.Photographer: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America

Mental health of pilots under scanner after plane crash in China

An anonymous survey of 1,848 pilots in 2015 found 12.6% suffered from depression while 4.1% experienced suicidal thoughts.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.