Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: Chandrayaan-2

Fake ISRO Twitter handle says Chandrayaan-2 lands on moon, Hema Malini retweets it

The account, which has more than 10,000 followers, is misleading given its name and display picture are similar to the official ISRO Twitter handle.

Vikram lander lies tilted on moon as single piece after hard landing, claims ISRO official

An ISRO official said despite the hard landing, Vikram lander is still very close to the scheduled touchdown site, according to images sent by Chandraayan-2's orbiter.

ISRO has Modi support. If all projects succeed, it only shows bar isn’t high: IIT-D director

Media should divert its attention from ISRO. It will do ISRO and the nation a lot of good.

Chandrayaan-2 orbiter has a task cut out as ISRO tries to re-establish contact with Vikram

ISRO is looking to lowering the orbiter to take a closer picture of Vikram lander, which will help speed up investigation into what went wrong during landing.

Time is running out for re-establishing link with Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram: ISRO

Top ISRO official said 'hard-landing' of Vikram has made the task of linking with it difficult.

India wanted Fawad Khan but it got Fawad Chaudhry, Pakistan science minister who trolled ISRO

Turncoat, clown, opportunist, rationalist, survivor, troll – Pakistan’s federal minister for science and technology juggles many names.

Indians mansplain ‘planets’ to an engineer who helped land Curiosity rover on Mars

Anita Sengupta, a former NASA scientist, even shared a chart on how men can avoid the temptation to mansplain.

Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander located on the Lunar surface: ISRO chief

ISRO chairman K Sivan said constant efforts are being made to establish contact with the lander.

Indian TV media’s Chandrayaan-2 coverage: Modi, Pakistan & Deepak Chaurasia’s tinfoil suit

TV anchors sat on the Moon’s ‘surface’ even before Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander approached it. They credited Modi and discussed buying lunar property.

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Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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.