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Top 5 Current Affairs: 6 September 2019

The Chandrayaan-2, India's ambitious lunar mission, will touchdown the lunar surface tonight between 1.30-2.30 am. 

Sep 6, 2019 18:22 IST
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Chandrayaan 2 landing: Know about timing, Vikram and Pragyaan
The Chandrayaan-2, India's ambitious lunar mission, will touchdown the lunar surface tonight. Lander Vikram is scheduled to make a soft-landing on the surface of the Moon. According to the information released by ISRO, the rover Pragyan will roll out from the moon lander between 5:30 am and 6:30 am.

Chandrayaan 2 landing: Why ISRO feels last 15 minutes will be 'terrifying'
ISRO has described the last 15 minutes of Vikram Lander's descent as "terrifying", as it will be the first time that ISRO attempts a soft landing on the lunar surface. A successful landing will make India the first nation to land a mission successfully near the Moon's South Pole. 

Vikram and Pragyan: Meet India’s first moon lander and rover
Vikram Lander is named after former ISRO Chairperson, Dr. Vikram A Sarabhai, the Father of the Indian Space Programme. Vikram Lander is designed to function for one lunar day, which is equal to around 14 Earth Days. Vikram Lander, which is carrying three scientific payloads to conduct surface and subsurface science experiments, is scheduled to begin its powered descent between 1-2am September 7, followed by touchdown between 1.30-2.30 am. 

Robert Mugabe: Former Zimbabwe President passes away
Robert Mugabe, former Zimbabwe President passed away at the age of 95 on September 6, 2019. Robert Mugabe had ruled Zimbabwe for almost four decades before he was ousted from power in a military coup two years ago.

Investigation into crimes ‘prerogative’ of police, courts should not interfere: SC
The Supreme Court ruled on September 5, 2019 that investigation into crimes is a "prerogative" of the police and the courts should not interfere in its every stage. The top court said that a court’s interference at each stage would affect the normal course of the investigation.

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