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Chandrayaan 2 closer to Moon landing as it moves to second orbit: ISROChandrayaan 2 closer to Moon landing as it moves to second orbit: ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation on Wednesday revealed that the India's Chandrayaan 2 successfully performed a critical manoeuvre that lasted about 20 minutes as it moved more close to the Moon.

India's 'Chandrayaan 2' successfully placed in Lunar orbit: ReportIndia's 'Chandrayaan 2' successfully placed in Lunar orbit: Report

India's second moon mission achieved the "biggest milestone" as the scientists successfully placed it in the lunar orbit on August 20. The lunar-rover will now start a descent to the moon on September 7.

What made Chennai beaches sparkle blue in night?
What made Chennai beaches sparkle blue in night?

As per scientific explanation, the lights are produced with the chemical reactions in the presence of oxygen involving an enzyme called “luciferase”. Bioluminescence can also be noticed in the fireflies.

Indian soil may have reached Moon on crashed Israeli lander
Indian soil may have reached Moon on crashed Israeli lander

Nova Spivack, co-founder of AMF, told The Hindu that the Lunar Library contained a small sample from the Bodhi tree in India, along with material on learning Hindi, Urdu and information on music.

India

INX media case: P Chidambaram to be produced in court on ThursdayINX media case: P Chidambaram to be produced in court on Thursday

One day after his dramatic arrest from the residence in South Delhi, former Union Minister P Chidambaram will be produced in the court on Thursday for his alleged involvement in the INX Media Case.

Congress tags CBI and ED as 'revenge seeking departments'Congress tags CBI and ED as 'revenge seeking departments'

“The vindictive, selective and malicious manner in which former Finance Minister & Home Minister, Shri P Chidambaram has been persecuted and prosecuted is nothing short of a brazen personal and political vendetta,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said at a media briefing at the party headquarters.

P Chidambaram arrested amid high drama at home
P Chidambaram arrested amid high drama at home

Former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigations agency on Wednesday evening amid high drama outside his residence in South Delhi. His supporters shouted slogans and the CBI officials had to face harsh time while making an attempt to get inside the house. He has now been taken into the CBI custody for questioning.

Congress must be ashamed of P Chidambaram: BJP
Congress must be ashamed of P Chidambaram: BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday targeted Congress party over P Chidambaram not surrendering before the CBI in a corruption case against him. They said the latter must be ashamed of its leader who has turned into an absconder after Delhi High Court rejected his anticipatory bail plea in the matter.

World

India must fight Islamic State in Afghanistan: Donald TrumpIndia must fight Islamic State in Afghanistan: Donald Trump

The US President on Wednesday suggested that countries like India, Russia, Turkey, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan need to fight against Islamic State in Afghanistan.

Pakistan to drag Kashmir issue with India to world courtPakistan to drag Kashmir issue with India to world court

The announcement comes four days after the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) held a closed-door meeting to discuss India's move.

Tough situation, good conversations: Donald Trump on phone calls to PM Modi, Imran Khan
Tough situation, good conversations: Donald Trump on phone calls to PM Modi, Imran Khan

“Spoke to my two good friends, Prime Minister Modi of India, and Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan, regarding Trade, Strategic Partnerships and, most importantly, for India and Pakistan to work towards reducing tensions in Kashmir. A tough situation, but good conversations!” Trump tweeted.

Donald Trump stresses on reducing tensions between India and Pakistan: White House
Donald Trump stresses on reducing tensions between India and Pakistan: White House

In 30-minute-long phone call with PM Modi, Donald Trump discussed several topics but there was no mention about latter's July 22 offer to mediate in the Kashmir dispute.

Education

Dr. B R Ambedkar National University starts operations with full capacity Dr. B R Ambedkar National University starts operations with full capacity

Dr. BR Ambedkar National Law University which was constituted in 2012 by Haryana government and later stalled in bureaucracy, has now started its maiden batch for its 5-year integrated course. This move could be termed as a big leap for Haryana.

UP BTC Admit Card 2019 Released at btcexam.in; How to DownloadUP BTC Admit Card 2019 Released at btcexam.in; How to Download

UP BTC Admit card 2019: Uttar Pradesh Examination Regulatory Authority has released UP BTC Admit card 2019 on its official website. The UP BCT Admit Card 2019 is available on the official website i.e. bctexam.in.

Viral Video: Cow attends engineering class at IIT Bombay
Viral Video: Cow attends engineering class at IIT Bombay

Couple of days after a student was attacked by stray bulls inside the campus, a new video has surfaced on the internet showing a cow walking inside a classroom.

CBSE CTET Result 2019 released, over 3 lakh qualify
CBSE CTET Result 2019 released, over 3 lakh qualify

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday announced the results for CTET 2019 online. The results have been announced on the CBSE official website.