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ISRO launches Chandrayaan-2, India creates history; Zero to Rs 60Cr business from Ludhiana

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23rd Jul 2019
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India made history yesterday by launching the Chandrayaan 2 - the world's first mission to the Moon’s south polar region - from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh


With three modules - a lander named Vikram, an orbiter, and a six-wheeled rover named Pragyan - developed by ISRO, it will conduct scientific experiments on the Moon's previously uncharted territory to analyse the lunar soil. This mission will also mark ISRO’s first soft landing, making India the fourth country to do so after the US, China, and Russia. 


As ISRO’s website put it, “Are you ready for the unknown?”


Chandrayaan-2

Image: PTI



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Bhaskar Majumdar, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Unicorn India Ventures



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Toch founders



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Vidya Santhanam

Vidya Santhanam, Fitbots



This medical student brought drinking water, electricity to a remote village


On the border that separates Rajasthan from Madhya Pradesh, lies Rajghat, a village cut off from mainstream society. Into this rocky terrain and unfulfilled lives of the villages entered Ashwani Parashar, a 24-year-old medico whose aim in life was to make a difference, and “be the change he wished to see”.


Ashwani Parashar

Ashwani Parashar took it upon himself to better the lives of the villagers in Rajghat.



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Rage Akash Bansal

Akash Bansal. (Photo by author)


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