Current Affairs


  • Three major investors in the stock market have picked up a stake in Team Indus, the start-up that plans to send India’s first privately-funded spacecraft to the moon next year.
  • The overall mission will cost $ 75 million or around Rs. 450 crore.
  • The start-up is the only Indian aspirant and among the four from across the world that plan to send spacecraft to soft-land on the moon before December 2017, deploying a rover and sending lunar pictures.
  • Last year, it won a $1 million milestone prize from Google Lunar X Prize for completing the viable concept of its moon lander.