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Defence Ministry signs Rs 2,580-crore deal to procure Pinaka rocket launchers

Officials said the Pinaka regiments will be deployed along India's border with China and Pakistan to further enhance operational preparedness of the armed forces.

A new way to make rockets reusable: Catch them with a helicopter

California-based Rocket Lab plans to deploy parachutes and then catch the rocket body in midair with a helicopter rather than use thrusters to help rockets land.
SpaceX Falcon 9

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launches second rocket of the year with three payloads

Musk's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was launched Thursday from Florida with three payloads including an Indonesian satellite and an Israeli lunar lander. 
Space start-up Rocketeers launched the first commercially-available model rockets in India

The Bengaluru start-up that is building affordable model rockets you can buy

Rocketeers, the brainchild of two alumni of the Indian Institute of Space Technology, has launched model rockets which fly at up to 900 feet.

On Camera

Woman working on a laptop (Representational image) | Flickr

Is it ‘shirk from home’? Jury’s still out as Europe begins working from home again

There is no evidence yet of mass remote work’s impact in the longer term on company productivity, but the current outlook is mixed at best.

Harley Davidson to discontinue sales and manufacturing operations in India

Harley’s decision comes weeks after Toyota Motor Corp. said it won’t expand further in India due to the country’s high tax regime.

Defence

Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?