Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: space

Should India lead the way and set up a colony on the moon or focus on Mars instead?

Ahead of ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2 launch later this year, and the planning for Mangalyaan 2 mission underway, there is global talk on going back...

The ISRO spy case that became a potboiler of ‘sex, spies and rocket science’

Scientist Nambi Narayanan in Ready to Fire: How India and I Survived the ISRO Spy Case writes about being accused of selling top-secret data to foreign nationals and his acquittal. 

Remembering a Haryana girl who made Hindi Medium Type cool by becoming a heroic astronaut

Kalpana Chawla died in a space tragedy 15 years ago. But she brought home to me the Hindi Medium Type, or HMT, advantage.

TalkPoint: Does it make sense for India’s private sector to venture into space?

As the moon-landing proposal of private space start-up TeamIndus hits a new financial roadblock, experts weigh in on the question.

With help from ISRO, Japan plans to take humans to the moon by 2020s

Space agency chief Naoki Okumura says Japan & India may be in competition, but cooperation on moon mission will help fend off other countries.

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Representative image | File photos of Donald Trump, General Mark Milley | Photos via ANI, Commons

US military is protecting constitution on Trump case. Lessons for India here

Trump expected unquestioned loyalty from retired generals in his administration and from those in service, but the exact opposite happened.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.