One in five parliaments now use instant messaging (such as WhatsApp), an increase of 154 per cent from the eight per cent reported in 2016. This energy had been missing in India for the last two decades and is a reason that the country is falling behind China, for example. I wrote a 25-page proposal in 1975 recommending Indian participation in space shuttle and future space station missions that would have by now provided three decades of human flight experience to the country. Read this press release at, On International Day of Democracy, the Austrian Parliament has announced the publication of a new report, Parliaments Promoting Democracy – Report on Programmes of National Parliaments Promoting Democracy and Human Rights. This enthusiasm can yield much better avenues and opportunities for young professionals. A.P.J. ISRO made progress on liquid propulsion, this being the first time that India has attempted a soft landing — and its first experience using liquid propulsion-based retro-rockets to slow down a speeding lander before touchdown. The report is based on two surveys: the first on parliaments covering 114 parliamentary chambers in 85 countries; and the second on MPs based on a sample of 168 serving legislators. Choose the right option and rewrite the sentence. The IPU report finds that ICT is now firmly embedded in most parliaments. Aryabhata was the first satellite that was assembled by ISRO, launching to orbit on a Soviet rocket in 1975. Most of launch vehicle development is carried out at VSSC. The IPU provides technical support to parliaments, including on information and communication technology (ICT) projects. One needs to be forthright about admitting failures. Minutes before the clock struck 9.30 in the morning, a group of Parliamentarians and ISRO scientists assembled on the hot white sandy beach as the countdown for the launch began. Get breaking space news and the latest updates on rocket launches, skywatching events and more! In the new, vibrant India, the spark in the eyes and minds of young Indians is an indication of tremendous energy in science- and technology-related fields, the same enthusiasm that was shown during the Chandrayaan-2 mission. Only one Indian citizen has ever been to space. Meanwhile, ISRO engineers are studying what went wrong with the Chandrayaan-2 landing to help improve the design of India's next moon-landing attempt. The partial cost of a launch vehicle allocated to Chandrayaan-2A lander can be approximately 1 billion rupees ($14 million). Parliamentary systems fall into two categories: bicameral and unicameral. It is necessary to switch from hard braking to fine braking during testing and then soft landing under Earth's gravity. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted debris, marked in green, and soil disturbance, marked in blue, caused by the hard impact of India's Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft on Sept. 6, 2019.