Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: Chandrayaan-2

Chidambaram’s ‘economy class cell’ in Tihar and Modi-Shah’s toast to RBI

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

ISRO chief K. Sivan’s tears reveal passion of a farmer’s son who’s now India’s ‘rocket man’

ISRO chief K. Sivan’s emotions are a reminder of how passion drove a humble Tamil Nadu farmer’s son to lead India’s most ambitious space mission so far, Chandrayaan-2. 

Pakistan science minister, army PRO Asif Ghafoor troll India on Chandrayaan-2 setback

Pakistan's science and technology minister Fawad Hussain said that it was unwise for India to spend Rs 900 crore on Chandrayaan-2 and venture into unknown territory.

Chandrayaan-2 mission is not a ‘failure’, plenty of science expected from orbiter

India is anxiously waiting for official confirmation from ISRO on the fate of the Chandrayaan-2 lander, hours after the space agency lost communication with.

Emotions run high at ISRO, Sivan in tears as Modi says, ‘India with you, best yet to come’

PM Modi addressed ISRO scientists Saturday after the space agency lost contact with Chandrayaan-2 lander minutes before landing time.

Very, very difficult to re-establish contact with Vikram Lander: ISRO Official

The Vikram lander was designed to execute a soft landing on the lunar surface, and to function for one lunar day, equivalent to about 14 earth days.

Chandrayaan-2 orbiter still healthy, intact, functioning normally: ISRO official

The Chandrayaan-2 comprises of an orbiter, a lander 'Vikram' and rover 'Pragyan'.

PM Modi tells ISRO scientists to not get dejected as Chandrayaan-2’s lander loses contact

PM Modi tells the scientists to 'move with courage' and says he has the belief that the country will 'once again start celebrations' due to their efforts.

ISRO loses communication with Vikram lander minutes before Chandrayaan-2’s moon landing

ISRO chairman K. Sivan announced that ground control had lost communication with Vikram lander and data is being analysed.

‘Great travelling with you’: Orbiter, lander, rover exchange ‘banter’ on ISRO Twitter feed

ISRO wished Vikram and Pragyan as they make their way to the untouched lunar South Pole and uncover its many mysteries.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

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.