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Discovery of water on moon: What India’s first Chandrayaan mission achieved a decade ago

Inserted into lunar orbit on 8 November 2008, Chandrayaan-1 was instrumental in discovering water on the moon, and had a brief tiff with NASA over this.
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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.
The GSLV Mk-III is slated to be the launch vehicle for Gaganyaan

This is how Indian astronauts will be trained for Gaganyaan in Russia

ISRO’s proposed Gaganyaan mission will be India’s first manned space flight, made using indigenous technologies. It is scheduled for December 2021.
India had suffered a setback in its lunar exploration ambitions when ISRO lost touch with the Vikram lander | ISRO

ISRO releases first illuminated images of moon taken by Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter

ISRO has released details of data captured by two payloads — an infrared imager and a solar x-ray monitor.
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Rocket science: How small ‘sounding rockets’ scripted ISRO success story

The PSLV is by no means the most powerful rocket in the world, or even in ISRO’s armour. Yet, the story of PSLV is, in a sense, the story of rocketry in ISRO.

ISRO not giving up on Vikram lander yet, efforts to reestablish communication still on

ISRO had suspended search operations 10 days ago when the lunar night began. The space agency lost contact seconds before Vikram Lander was scheduled to land on the moon.
ISRO's official update had retweeted this image of Vikram lander, which was tweeted by an unverified account | Twitter

All you want to know about the future of crashed Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram

The lunar night has officially begun over the Vikram landing spot. Here's what’s next with the orbiter, NASA’s camera, and ISRO.
ISRO Chairman K Sivan

India will send man to space by December 2021: ISRO chairman

K. Sivan says all technologies of the Chandrayaan-2 mission have proved accurate except for the soft landing.
India had suffered a setback in its lunar exploration ambitions when ISRO lost touch with the Vikram lander | ISRO

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.

On Camera

Animals have come home. Covid-19 lockdown gives control back into nature’s hands

With people in India and elsewhere locked down in homes due to the coronavirus, the peaceful reclamation of public spaces by animals is teaching us important lessons.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

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Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.