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ISRO’s historic feat in Sriharikota.

 

ISRO successfully injected 20 satellites into Polar Sun-Synchronous orbits. It ejected each of the individual satellites itself.

This is a proof that India’s famous frugal space agency is headed for a larger slice of the lucrative commercial space market. This feat comes days after ISRO launched the Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator(RLV-TD) which went up to a height of 65 km and successfully glided down to a pre-determined landing spot over Bay of Bengal.

This is not the only achievement India has scripted its history in. It became the first ever to successfully get  a spacecraft to the Martian orbit on its maiden attempt in 2013 which is popularly coined as MOM(i.e., Mars Orbiters Mission).

The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully placed 20 satellites at 9:26 A.M. which is PSLV’s( Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) 35th consecutive successful mission. After a flight of 16 minutes and 30 seconds, the satellites achieved a Polar-Sun Synchronous Orbit of 508 km inclined at an angle of 97.5 degrees to the equator which is very close to the intended orbit. And in the succeeding 10 minutes, all 20 satellites successfully separated from the PSLV 4th stage in a predetermined sequence.

Of the 20 satellites launched, one was the CARTOSAT-2 series which will be useful in Cartographic applications,  Land Information System and Geographical Information System.

This achievement by the Indian Space Research Organisation is exemplary.

Out of the other 19 satellites,  SATHYABAMASAT and SWAYAM  built in collaboration with Sathyabama University, Chennai and College of Engineering, Pune respectively is one of the best paradigms of Make-In-India Campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014.

This is one of the many evidences to prove that ISRO continues to break new barriers in the history of Indian Space Technology.

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Salman Khan in the soup for making a derogatory remark.

Being a girl, I think it was quite insensitive. Of course, “to err is human”, and it might have been an honest mistake, but it was a poor of choice of words.

Three days ago, Salman Khan felt a lot of backslash on social media when he made a comparison of his training session to a raped woman. His upcoming movie, Sultan is scheduled for release this Eid and comparing his wrestling training and shooting schedule to something as sensitive as this will definitely hinder his promotions.

But, for a star who is not new to controversies, this will just be one minor setback.

Bollywood maintaining a strong silence on this issue has raised quite a few eyebrows. A fraternity which voices many opinions involving a celebrity has turned a blind eye implying a tacit support to the star. Considering the media outrage on AIB’s Tanmay Bhat Snapchat Parody, silence on this remark is quite unusual.

Even though the National Commission for Women has seeked his apology, he has chosen to maintain a stoic silence on the issue.

Being the organiser of Being Human, he should have thought it through before letting his tongue slip. Even though rape analogies are common in Bollywood, the agony of a rape victim should never be made fun of.

It’s a clear and classical case of misogyny. I guess after the controversy involving the film Udta Punjab, Salman Khan thought his blase` remark on rape will be considered as an expression of Freedom of Speech

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A layman making this remark would have probably got away with it but Khan, being a celebrity is not acceptable. Thousands of people follow him, and one comment like this  ends up making a negative impact on his fans especially children.

Our Indian Constitution gives us the benefit of freedom of speech. How much ever bizarre a statement is, you are allowed to comment on an issue because you are entitled to your opinion. But a statement hurting the sensitivity of a rape victim is not cool. At least if Salman Khan tenders a public apology, then he will be still looked upon because no one can throw away the fact that he is an excellent artist.