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Episode 437 July 15, 2019

Chandrayaan 2 on hold, Rohingya refugees, New Zealand vs England

In an anti-climax to the build-up around the historic moment, a keenly awaited launch of Chandrayaan-2 had to be aborted about an hour before the scheduled launch time due to a technical snag in the launch vehicle system. For today’s episode, we take a step back and discuss why there’s been renewed interest in moon missions globally, what other difficulties Chandrayaan 2 might face and why it is a relatively low cost mission. Amitabh Sinha, our Resident Editor who writes on issues related to science and the environment, joins us over call from Chennai to explain. Next, India is handing over 250 pre-fabricated houses for the first batch of Rohingya refugees who are willing to return to Myanmar. Shubhajit Roy, who reports on matters of foreign affairs for the Indian Express, discusses diplomatic relations between India and Myanmar, India’s stance on the Rohingya refugee crisis and what efforts are being made to ensure the safety of refugees who are willing to return. Last, how the nail-biting Cricket World Cup 2019 final between England and New Zealand played out.


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Chandrayaan 2 on hold, Rohingya refugees, New Zealand vs EnglandIn an anti-climax to the build-up around the historic moment, a keenly awaited launch of Chandrayaan-2 had to be aborted about an hour before the scheduled launch time due to a technical snag in the launch vehicle system. For today's episode, we take a step back and discuss why there's been renewed interest in moon missions globally, what other difficulties Chandrayaan 2 might face and why it is a relatively low cost mission. Amitabh Sinha, our Resident Editor who writes on issues related to science and the environment, joins us over call from Chennai to explain. Next, India is handing over 250 pre-fabricated houses for the first batch of Rohingya refugees who are willing to return to Myanmar. Shubhajit Roy, who reports on matters of foreign affairs for the Indian Express, discusses diplomatic relations between India and Myanmar, India's stance on the Rohingya refugee crisis and what efforts are being made to ensure the safety of refugees who are willing to return. Last, how the nail-biting Cricket World Cup 2019 final between England and New Zealand played out. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on www.indianexpress.com/audio.