Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicGaganyaan

Topic: Gaganyaan

Aryabhata to Gaganyaan, S-400 & nuclear energy — India’s age-old ties with Russia run deep

Majority of Indian defence equipment is currently of Soviet or Russian make, and, in scientific fields, the collaboration has included space physics and aerospace. 

India, France sign agreement for cooperation over Gaganyaan space mission

Among other things, the agreement provides for Indian astronauts to use French equipment, consumables and medical instruments for missions.

Chandrayaan-3 likely to be launched in 2022, says ISRO chief K Sivan

The Covid lockdown has hit several projects of the ISRO including Chandrayaan-3, which was scheduled to be launched in late 2020, and Gaganyaan, India's first manned space mission.

Biryani, upma and halwa — Gaganyaan menu made by DRDO lab will offer touch of home in space

Defence Food Research Laboratory, a pioneer in developing food products for soldiers at the border, and scientists onboard Antarctic expedition, has finalised menu for Gaganyaan.

ISRO says India’s Gaganyaan mission likely to be delayed by a year due to Covid

As part of Gaganyaan, two unmanned missions were slated for launch in December 2020 and July 2021, and the first manned mission was scheduled in December 2021.

First trial flight of India’s Gaganyaan mission may face delay due to lockdown

ISRO had earlier said it has planned two trial flights without crew ahead of Gaganyaan -- the first one around December 2020 and the second around July 2021.

ISRO to send robot ‘Vyomamitra’ in unmanned Gaganyaan ahead of first human spaceflight

ISRO chairman K. Sivan told reporters the humanoid will simulate human functions in space and also interact with the environment control life support system.

Gaganyaan astronauts to get ISRO’s module-specific training in India after Russia session

The astronauts for India’s first crewed space mission were selected after a round of training in Russia by the launch service provider called Glavkosmos.  

First Gaganyaan spaceflight likely to carry only one astronaut, and it’ll be a man

When PM Modi announced Gaganyaan on 15 August 2018, he had said 'an Indian son or daughter' will carry the national flag on the trip in 2022.

IIT-Delhi ties up with ISRO for research cell, will help with India’s manned space missions

ISRO is helping set up a research centre at IIT-Delhi that is expected to contribute to Gaganyaan project, through which India hopes to send manned missions to space.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
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Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

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.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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