Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicMission Shakti

Topic: Mission Shakti

US plays down NASA’s criticism of India’s A-SAT test

NASA called India's A-SAT test a 'terrible thing', claiming it created about 400 pieces of space debris that could damage the ISS.

After Mission Shakti, declare a ‘No First Use’ policy in space as well

India’s role as a space power must be aimed at reducing the possibility of a space war.

NASA slams A-SAT test for leaving debris in space, increasing risk factor for space station

On 27 March, India entered an exclusive club of nations capable of destroying space-borne satellites as it launched a missile to destroy an Indian satellite.

PM Modi’s Mission Shakti broadcast didn’t violate Model Code of Conduct, says EC

An EC-appointed committee found that state broadcaster Doordarshan only took the feed from news agency ANI, and did not broadcast the speech directly.

Mission Shakti takes out model code even as an economist feels the election heat

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EC seeks response from DD & AIR on how they sourced PM Modi’s Mission Shakti address

EC could take action against DD for violating the Model Code of Conduct if the address was directly broadcast by it, but not if it was sourced from YouTube.

Modi govt does a ‘great job’ with A-SAT test as PM gulps down ‘Shakti tonic’

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India’s satellite-destroying missile sends message to China

India is not engaging in an arms race but with the anti-satellite missile test it has now joined an exclusive group of space-faring nations, says India's foreign ministry.

Russian media is all-praise for Modi’s A-SAT, but British press is ‘furious’

International media organisations are divided in their opinion on India’s maiden A-SAT missile test.

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.