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ISRO Chairman K Sivan

ISRO announces Chandrayaan-2 launch in April, Gaganyaan could be in space by 2021

Speaking at a press conference, ISRO chairman K. Sivan also said that he hoped women astronauts would be part of the human spaceflight programme.
ISRO

ISRO sets target for 2019, plans 32 missions including Chandrayaan-2

The Indian space organisation also announced that India's maiden human spaceflight programme Gaganyaan will go full steam in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Marriage stopped her from going to IIT, but she still became ISRO’s top engineer

A control engineer, V.R. Lalithambika says she owes her interest in science to watching rocket launches with her grandpa at home.
Alok Nirantar | Twitter

The demise of a people’s leader, Modi’s space mission and a sinking rupee

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Indian astronaut Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma

Rakesh Sharma, the first and only Indian in space, wants to go back as a tourist

The veteran Indian Air Force fighter pilot says he is excited about PM Modi's announcement of plans to launch a desi crewed mission by 2022.

On Camera

Hussain Shahis’ Krishna Bhakti, Mughals’ Mathura link — lesser-known facts about Muslim rulers

After the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan, Right-wing commenters have claimed that 'rebuilding is a civilisational responsibility Indians owe to their ancestors'. This can't be more anachronistic.
Indian currency

Troubled NBFCs begin to show signs of revival after stimulus

Sound health of NBFCs is vital because they form backbone of Indian economy in lending to wide range of borrowers from small merchants to business giants.

Defence

IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.