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Chandrayaan-3 is in advanced stage, targeted to be launched in 2022-2023 financial year, says Jitendra Singh

New Delhi [India]: Chandrayaan-3 is in an advanced stage of realisation and it is targeted to be launched in the second quarter of the financial year 2022-2023, Union Minister Jitendra Singh informed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.In a written reply, the Minister said all the systems in both “Propulsion Module and Rover Module have been realized, integrated and tested”. In the Lander Module, Singh said most of the systems have been realised and tests are under progress.“Chandrayaan-3 is targeted to be launched in the second quarter of the financial year 2022-2023. Integrated Sensors and Navigation performance test on the Lander have been completedand other tests are in progress,” said the Minister.Singh further informed that all the identified tests will be completed before the launch of Chandrayaan-3.The Minister replied to the question asked by Samajwadi Party leader Rewati Raman Singh.Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) conceived…

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Ankit Tiwari: ‘I Am So Grateful To Be Back On Stage’

Singer Ankit Tiwari recently returned to the stage for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began. A few days ago, he went to Varanasi and enthralled fans with his soulful voice there. Sharing his experience performing on stage after a long time, Ankit said, “The real experience of being a performer is on stage. And it’s my great fortune that my first show was in Varanasi. It’s almost as if I had the blessings of the universe. We opened to a packed house. I was performing with my team after nearly two years. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ankit Tiwari (@ankittiwari) “These were tough months. We were holed up at home, creatively constricted. When one returns to stage, the exuberance and lively atmosphere inspire a musician to create music that makes them connect with their audience. I feel alive…

Entertainment Kannada

‘Udyami Aagu, Udyoga Needu’ Program’s Stage To Be Named After Puneeth Rajkumar

Paying an ode to the late legendary star Puneeth Rajkumar, Karnataka Large and Medium Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani, has decided to name the stage of ‘Udyami Aagu, Udyoga Needu’ (Be an Entrepreneur, Become an Employer) workshop in Kalaburagi on November 11, after the late actor. The Department of Industries and Commerce will conduct ‘Udyami Aagu, Udyoga Needu’ workshop and Kaigarika Adalat in Kalaburagi on November 11, 2021. Not just Kalaburagi, Nirani has also decided to name the stage for ‘Udyami Aagu, Udyoga Needu’ program in Mysuru, Mangalore, Tumakuru and Belagavi after the late ‘Appu’ star. Mentioning the late actor’s entrepreneurship skills, Nirani lauded him for encouraging young talent in his films by saying, “Puneeth not only excelled as an actor but also proved his entrepreneurship skills as a producer. He gave opportunities to new talents in films through his PRK Production and earned praises…

Technology

Discord to end its Stage Discovery tool

Washington [US]: Discord, the Slack-like chat app, recently said that it’s going to sunset its Stage Discovery tool on October 4, less than six months after it launched.According to The Verge, rolled out in June, Stage Discovery was designed to help users find its social audio rooms called Stage Channels. It used machine learning to curate a list of channels a user might be interested in joining. Stage Channels have been a hit, Discord said, but it’s been keeping an eye on Stage Discovery to evaluate whether it’s meeting its goal of helping people find community.“In listening to our communities and admins directly, we’ve learned that we still have work to do in regards to server onboarding and moderation,” Discord said in a release announcing the decision.The company added, “We’re going to take some time to rethink the Discovery aspect of Stages and how…

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Pearl Jam Returns To Stage After Three Years, Debuts Six New Songs

American rock band Pearl Jam’s first live show in more than three years was an eventful one on Saturday, as the group debuted six songs from its 2020 album ‘Gigaton’ and welcomed a new touring member Josh Klinghoffer into the fold. According to Variety, Pearl Jam opened the 20-song set with three new songs in a row, ‘Dance of the Clairvoyants’, ‘Quick Escape’ and ‘Seven O’Clock’. Klinghoffer’s presence was quickly felt, as he contributed guitar and backing vocals throughout. The best of the rest was ‘Never Destination’, a spritely rocker that served as a great segue into the classic ‘Even Flow’. Drummer Matt Cameron’s ‘Take the Long Way’ and the surging, Vedder-penned ‘Superblood Wolfmoon’ were also played for the first time. Singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen was the subject of rumours that he’d make a surprise appearance during the set. Though the man himself did not…

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Justin Bieber To Grace MTV VMAs Stage For The First Time In 6 Years

Singer-songwriter Justin Bieber will grace the MTV Music Video Awards (VMAs) stage with an epic performance for the first time in six years. The singer is leading this year’s award nominations with seven nods. As per Variety, the last time Bieber took the VMAs stage was in 2015 when he performed his song ‘What Do You Mean?’ from his hit album ‘Purpose’. Also set to perform at this year’s show are Camila Cabello, Chloe, Doja Cat, Kacey Musgraves, Lil Nas X, Machine Gun Kelly, Shawn Mendes, Olivia Rodrigo and Twenty One Pilots, with more to be announced. The Foo Fighters will receive the first-ever VMAs Global Icon award this year and will perform at the show for the first time since 2007. Bieber is nominated this year for video of the year and artist of the year, the night’s two biggest prizes. He starred…

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Shalmali: “I Can’t Explain My Excitement And Anxiety To Get Back On Stage For Live Gigs”

Singer Shalmali says people want to get together, but warns not to be hasty with decisions just for entertainment. With things slowly regaining normalcy, Shalmali is also finding her way back to the stage for live gigs. The singer feels new rules, which restrict movement of the performer, are crucial to keep the musical rhythm flowing. “We need to be mindful of social distancing and keep a mask on whenever we’re around people, even within the band. I generally don’t have anyone on stage other than the band and crew, and that’s more important now than ever before,” shares the singer, who has started live gigs but in a private setting. She asserts that it’s important for musicians to not get adventurous and venture out or do any more than what they’re required to. “So basically, limit our movement as much as we can…