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Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters Moon’s orbit

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Bengaluru: India’s second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, has entered Moon’s orbit early on Tuesday (August 20). Confirmations about the successful Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) are just trickling out of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), whose chairman K Sivan will hold a press briefing about this at 11am in Bengaluru.
Now that Chandrayaan-2 has completed its trek to Moon, it is just days away from Moon landing, which will put it in an elite club of nations—the US, USSR (now Russia) and China—to have successfully landed probes on the lunar surface.
The project, which has cost India Rs 978 crore has seen wide participation from institutions from around the country.” Nearly 500 universities and 120 industries have played a role in GSLV Mk III and Chandrayaan 2 respectively. And, 80% and 60% of the cost has gone to these,” Sivan had said.
If reaching Moon’s orbit is one part of the mission—Isro had already put a satellite around Moon in 2008 (Chandrayaan-1)—the more crucial part of Chandrayaan-2 would be to land Vikram, it’s lander on Moon.
Chandrayaan-2 is carrying a total of 14 payloads—13 Indian and one passive payload from Nasa—with special focus of the orbiter on mapping craters in the polar region, besides checking for water again.
While that’s for the orbiter, the rover payloads will check on mineralogical compositions on the Moon and determine the composition (what elements it contains) of lunar rocks and soil and instruments on the lander will focus on measuring thermal properties and seismicity among other things.
Chandrayaan-2 Will carry forward India’s legacy after the first lunar mission and the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) said.
“The mission is mainly to make use of space tech to help the common man lead a better life and to ensure safety, security and quality. Cyclone predictions, broadband to rural India et al are just examples of how the common man is linked with space tech. But along with this we are also looking at space science,” Sivan had said.

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UP : Those found suspicious in terms of symptoms will be subjected to an antigen test within 12 hours

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath has given instructions to improve the medical system of Lucknow and Kanpur city regarding Corona. Those found suspicious in terms of symptoms will be subjected to an antigen test within 12 hours. People exposed to positive patients will be searched within 24 hours.

While reviewing Lucknow and Kanpur Nagar video conferencing on Wednesday, the Chief Minister said that in both the districts, the instructions for medical testing, contact tracing and door-to-door survey work have been done better.

Increase the number of beds for Covid patients at KGMU, SGPGI and RMLIMS in Lucknow. To increase the number of beds in Covid hospitals running in private hospitals and institutions, the district administration should prepare and implement action plan and increase the number of ventilator beds.

Care should be taken to ensure that there is no shortage of oxygen in Covid and non-Covid hospitals. ” CM Yogi further said.

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