Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicMoon mission

Topic: Moon mission

Chinese spacecraft carrying lunar samples takes off from moon

China's Chang'e-5 probe, comprising an orbiter, a lander, an ascender, and a returner, was launched on 24 November. Its lander arrived on the north of the Mons Rumker on 1 December.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

ISRO chief K Sivan says things going as per plan for Chandrayaan-2’s soft moon landing

K Sivan said the soft landing of Chadrayaan will be almost like placing a baby on the cradle', and said this stage is causing some anxiety but 'there is no fear'.

As we await Chandrayaan-2 landing, here’s how Vikram Sarabhai hailed Apollo-11 fifty yrs ago

It was not just the sheer scale or the grandeur of the Apollo-11 mission that fascinated Vikram Sarabhai.

Sisir Kumar Mitra — Indian physicist with a crater named after him on moon

On 26 August, ISRO released a set of pictures in which crater 'Mitra', named after physicist Sisir Kumar Mitra, can be seen.

Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters orbit around Moon nearly a month after launch

ISRO said Chandrayaan-2 is days away from its final orbit passing over the lunar poles at a distance of about 100 km from the Moon's surface.

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inequality report

Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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