You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> Opinion & Viewpoint

Manned mission will put India on the world space map

DNMUM418064 | 7/13/2018 | Author : MARTAND JHA | WC :802



Last week, news came out from ISRO that caught our attention. The news was that ISRO had conducted the first-ever crew escape test for its first proposed manned mission to space. The test was conducted at Sriharikota. Without going into the technicalities of this test, the more interesting aspect was the fact that there was the possibility of India sending its first astronaut into outer space.
One could argue that sending an astronaut into outer space is nothing new as the US and erstwhile Soviet Union have achieved this feat more than five decades back. What’s the big deal if India joins the elite club of nations who have already sent manned missions into space? The big deal is that it will open many new avenues for space research in
Read full story


Copyright restricted. Under license from www.dnasyndication.com   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on Opinion & Viewpoint

Stop denigrating India’s rise
DNMUM418252 | 7/16/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Pranjal Sharma | WC :829

Such is the cynicism in politics that India’s steady rise as an economic power is met with derision and not appreciation. The World Bank’s data has placed India at rank six with GDP of $2.597 trillion, slightly ahead of France with $2.582 trill
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Don’t blame environmental rules for Lavasa’s failure
DNMUM418253 | 7/16/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Kanchi Kohli and Manju Menon | WC :802

In June of this year, leading newspapers reported Lavasa, a recently constructed private hill city as ‘a large-scale infrastructure project gone bad.’ With an investment of US $210 billion stuck in the project, its non-completion has left
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Twitter Troubles
DNMUM418254 | 7/16/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Edit | WC :512

With the Monsoon Session of Parliament almost upon us it is natural to see Opposition parties honing their strategies on how best to counter the BJP. While reports claim the Left is honing their strategy on how to blame the government for the recent
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Troubled times
DNMUM418306 | 7/16/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Edit | WC :326

PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti seems to have made things worse for herself. The senior Kashmiri leader who is already on shaky ground has accused the Centre of ‘engineering’ a split within her party and claimed that such a split could have ‘dangerous cons
Add To LightboxCalculate Price