Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan said the target is for two unmanned missions to space is December 2020 and July 2021. “The target for a manned mission to space is December 2021,” he said. During his Independence Day speech last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the plan of sending an Indian astronaut to space by 2022 on board ‘Gaganyaan’. (Hindustan Times)read more
The cabinet today approved plan to send indians to space. Three Indians will be sent to space by 2022. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad approved the Rs 10,000-crore plan. The programme is named ‘Gaganyaan’ and is an indigenous human spaceflight programme. India will be the 4th country after USA, Russia, and China to send humans to space. (Hindustan Times)read more
The Indian Space Research Organisation’s mission to send three humans to space by 2020 is significant as it would make India one of the four countries in the world after Russia, US and China to launch a manned space flight. read more
The pair of Sharath Kamal & Manika Batra have entered the mixed-double quarter-finals after beating the world number three South Korean pair. Boxer Amit Panghal has reached the semi-finals of the 49 kg category and Vikas Krishan reached the last four of the 75 kg category, thereby ensuring two medals in boxing at the 2018 Asian Games. The women’s squash team is through to the semi-finals and that is another medal assured for India.