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Top 5 Current Affairs: 9 September 2019

Vikram lander of Chandrayaan-2 has been found in a tilted position and in a single piece on the surface of the Moon.

Sep 9, 2019 19:17 IST
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ISRO’s Vikram lander found unbroken but in a tilted position on the Moon
Vikram lander of Chandrayaan-2 has been found in a tilted position and in a single piece on the surface of the Moon. Vikram has been found in a single piece that means it has not broken despite a hard landing. ISRO is trying its best efforts to re-establish communication with Vikram lander.

World reaction to Chandrayaan 2: “Space is hard, we commend ISRO’s attempt to land Chandrayaan 2 mission," NASA
World reaction to Chandrayaan 2: Chandrayaan-2’s lander module, Vikram lander was scheduled to make its historic moon landing near the Moon’s South Pole in the early hours, between 1.30-2.30 am of September 7. Few seconds before the final touchdown, ISRO's Mission Control Centre lost contact with the Vikram Lander. Despite the setback, world leaders and foreign space agencies including NASA applauded ISRO for its Chandrayaan 2 mission achievements. 

100 Days of Modi Government 2.0: "First 100 days marked by development, trust and big changes," says PM Modi
The first 100 days of Modi Government 2.0 have been of “development, trust and big changes” in the country, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a big rally in Rohtak, Haryana on September 8, 2019.

UNCCD COP14: What is it and why is it relevant?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a high-level segment meeting at the gathering at the Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). He said that climate change was leading to land degradation of various kinds.

Donald Trump-Taliban secret talks cancelled: Explained
US President Donald Trump revealed on September 8, 2019 that he has called off his planned secret meeting with top Taliban leaders after they admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed a US soldier and 11 others. Trump tweeted saying, “Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday.”

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