Daily Archives: July 28, 2019

Mission Chandrayaan 2: Why Is Chandrayaan 2 So Special For India?


Published on Jul 20, 2019

Watch: The Moment Chandrayaan 2 Was launched from Sriharikota

India Today

Published on Jul 22, 2019

ISRO’s second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan 2, took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota today. The much-anticipated Chandrayaan 2 was launched at 2.43 pm after the first attempt was aborted on July 15 following a technical glitch. Watch the magnificent launch of India’s second lunar exploration, Chandrayaan 2.

India moon probe Chandrayaan 2 launches into space | DW News

DW News

Published on Jul 22, 2019

India is on track to head to the moon today. The rocket that carries the Indian lunar lander Chandrayaan 2 just launched into space. This is India’s second attempt to launch the lunar probe after a technical glitch caused the mission to be aborted just one hour before launch last week.

Is India a space superpower? – BBC News

BBC News

Published on Mar 29, 2019

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called his country a space superpower after the successful shooting down of one of its own satellites in a test of its national space defences.

India has been reaching for the stars since the 1970s. Today, the country has become a premier destination for other nations and companies to launch satellites cheaply.

Reality Check takes a look at India’s ambitions in space.

Video by Nadeem Shad

Animations by Jacqueline Galvin

Presented by Lora Jones

With Reservoirs Bone-Dry, How Is Chennai Dealing with Water Crisis? | The Quint

The Quint

Published on Jun 13, 2019

With Chennai metro water supply cut by 40%, water is available in most areas for hardly an hour leaving everyone at the mercy of water tankers. Almost all reservoirs are bone-dry with pipes empty. The wait period for metro water tankers is more than a month and private lorries are not affordable and accessible to all. People want the government to install desalination plants and rainwater harvesting systems, regulate the extraction of water and install more taps in rural localities.

Chennai becomes latest city to be hit by India’s growing water crisis

South China Morning Post

Published on Jun 24, 2019

Chennai is facing a severe water shortage as the southern city becomes the latest in India to be caught up in a nationwide crisis. All four reservoirs serving Chennai had mostly dried up as of June 2019, with storage only about one-hundredth of the levels recorded by the same time the previous year. Authorities say the coastal city’s water woes stem in part from a lack of rain in the 2018 monsoon season. The Indian government has set up a new ministry to tackle the nation’s growing water crisis.

Why is China so nervous about democracy in Taiwan? | The World

ABC News (Australia)

Published on Nov 23, 2018

It’s not just Taiwan’s rogue status that has Beijing worried, it’s the emerging success of its democracy. This weekend Taiwan will go to the polls for its midterm elections, and it’s independence-leaning government could be strengthened. Also at stake is a referendum on whether to adopt the name ‘Taiwan’ at the Olympics in what would be a show of defiance to Beijing who warned against any moves of showing autonomy.