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Modi in Bengaluru Live Updates: Touchdown point of Vikram lander will be known as

Bengaluru News Today Live Updates: PM Modi will meet scientists of the ISRO team involved in the Chandrayaan-3 Mission at ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network Mission Control Complex on Saturday.

pm modi bengaluru isroPM Modi in Bengaluru Live: PM addresses ISRO scientists, congratulates them for success of Chandrayaan-3. (Express Photo by Jithendra M)

PM Modi Bengaluru Visit Live Updates: Congratulating the ISRO team behind the successful Chandrayaan-3 Moon Mission in Bengaluru this morning, a visibly emotional Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the touchdown point of the Vikram lander would henceforth  be known as ‘Shivshakti’, while the Chandrayaan-2 Lunar landing point will be called ‘Tiranga’. He further declared August 23, the day the Vikram lander descended on the moon, as National Space Day. “India’s scientific temper is now being hailed by the world,” Prime Minister Modi said.

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to pass any order on the Tamil Nadu government’s plea seeking the release of 24,000 cusecs of Cauvery water daily by Karnataka for standing crops, news agency PTI reported. A three-judge bench headed by Justice BR Gavai sought report report from the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) on the amount of water released by Karnataka after Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati informed that a meeting of the authority is scheduled on Monday. “We do not possess any expertise on the matter,” the top court said.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka police on Thursday formed a special investigation team to investigate the anonymous threat letters received by prominent Kannada writers, a day after a delegation of writers met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah seeking a thorough inquiry into the threats. During the meeting with Siddaramaiah on Wednesday, Dr Marulasiddappa, who led the delegation, said the threats received over the past year had forced the writers to live in fear and anxiety.

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One of the main takeaways that the Indian Space Research Organisation’s scientists provided after the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft’s lander module safely hit the moon’s surface was that the failure of the Chandrayaan 2 mission in 2019 was really the stepping stone to Wednesday’s success.

There were multiple accounts provided by ISRO scientists of the amount of effort that was put into the Chandrayaan-3 mission to ensure that the mistakes in the Chandrayaan-2 mission are not repeated and to reduce the probability of failure to the minimum. Scientists recounted that there were moments of criticism and ridicule that had to be overcome for success.

Chandrayaan-2 was the work of many years and Chandrayaan-3 of the last four years. The learning from Chandrayaan-2 of the unsuccessful attempt to soft-land has really helped us perfect the methodology and also have a large number of experiments and tests in the process of landing and it has paid dividends,” ISRO Chairman S Somnath said after the success.

Three of the key scientists associated with the Chandrayaan-3 mission were also a part of Chandrayaan-2—project director P Veeramuthuvel, associate project director K Kalpana and mission director M Srikanth. Top scientists like V Narayanan also contributed to the Chandrayaan 2 mission.

In its findings, Bengaluru-based Cadabams Hospital said it is a proven fact that music can address mental health issues. The hospital found that music therapy can be helpful in modulating moods and emotions.

The hospital has been actively involved in researching the efficacy of music therapy as a healing modality for mental health disorders for several years.

According to Neha Cadabam, executive director at the hospital, the research commenced with a pilot programme in 2019, and from the end of 2020, regular music and cinema therapy sessions have been implemented as a part of the hospital’s therapeutic approach.

“Music therapy is a specialised therapeutic approach that utilises the inherent qualities of music to address the physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals. It involves a trained and certified music therapist who uses music interventions to achieve specific therapeutic goals. These interventions can include playing instruments, singing, listening to music and songwriting,” she said.

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First published on: 25-08-2023 at 09:15 IST

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