The Mars Colour Camera (MCC) onboard ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission has captured the image of Phobos, the closest and biggest moon of Mars.

The image was taken on July 1 when MOM was about 7,200 km from Mars and 4,200 km from Phobos.”Spatial resolution of the image is 210 m. This is a composite image generated from 6 MCC frames and has been color corrected,” ISRO said in an update along with the image.

Phobos is largely believed to be made up of carbonaceous chondrites.

According to ISRO, “the violent phase that Phobos has encountered is seen in the large section gouged out from a past collision (Stickney crater) and bouncing ejecta.”

“Stickney, the largest crater on Phobos along with the other craters (Shklovsky, Roche & Grildrig) are also seen in this image,” it said.

The mission also known as Mangalyaan was initially meant to last six months, but subsequently, ISRO had said it had enough fuel for it to last “many years.”

The country had on September 24, 2014, successfully placed the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft in orbit around the red planet, in its very first attempt, thus breaking into an elite club.

ISRO had launched the spacecraft on its nine-month-long odyssey on a homegrown PSLV rocket from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on November 5, 2013.

It had escaped the earth’s gravitational field on December 1, 2013.

The Rs 450-crore MOM mission aims at studying the Martian surface and mineral composition as well as scan its atmosphere for methane (an indicator of life on Mars).

The Mars Orbiter has five scientific instruments -Lyman Alpha Photometer (LAP), Methane Sensor for Mars (MSM), Mars Exospheric Neutral Composition Analyser (MENCA), Mars Colour Camera (MCC) and Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (TIS).

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Soon after actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, social media was up in arms, condemning nepotism in Bollywood. Actor Kangana Ranaut had also released a video in which she spoke about the “darker side” of the Hindi film industry, alleging that behind the glitz, talented actors were being sidelined by certain powerful personalities.

And now, a viral social media post claims that Kangana has released late actor Sridevi’s autopsy report with several sensational details. The purported autopsy report says she was “clearly forcefully fed” cocaine and whiskey, had three injuries, and it was “not a natural death”. It further says Sridevi had passed away “due to toxic reactions from external toxins injected and not naturally encountered”.

The “autopsy report” also bears the letterhead of the United Arab Emirates ministry of health and prevention. Sridevi was found dead in the bathtub of her hotel suite in Dubai on February 24, 2018.

India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found that the purported autopsy report is fake. Neither has Kangana released any such document nor has it been shared by any authentic source in the UAE government.

The said “autopsy report” emphasises on the fact that Sridevi had injuries on her head, near the palm veins, and on the diaphragm. It also asserts that the actress was “thrown into the bath tub when there was no pulse”.

The archived version of the post can be seen here. This post is being widely shared on the Facebook fan pages of Sushant Singh Rajput with captions such as “Conspiracy is in bollywood’s Legacy”.

AFWA investigation

A number of grammatical and spelling errors gave rise to suspicions about the authenticity of the “autopsy report”, following which we searched the Internet for articles related to Sridevi’s death.

Two days after her death, on February 26, 2018, authorities in Dubai had confirmed that the cause of death was getting drowned in a bathtub following loss of consciousness.

We searched for authentic news reports on the actor’s demise and found several articles that can be read here, here and here.

We also found official documents regarding her death.

We could not find the viral document in any media report. Nor could we find any such document shared by the Dubai government.

To confirm whether Kangana has released any such document, we checked the official Twitter handle of “Team Kangana Ranaut“.

The bio of this platform mentions “Ms. Ranaut is personally not on any social media platforms.” We could not find any such document on this handle either. Therefore, we contacted her public relations team, which rubbished the claims of Kangana having released any such document.

Therefore, it is clear that the “autopsy report” of Sridevi’s death being shared on social media is fake. Neither has it been released by actor Kangana Ranaut, nor by any authentic source in the Dubai government.

ClaimActress Kangana Ranaut has released Sridevi’s autopsy report that says she was forcefully fed cocaine, had injuries and her death was unnatural.ConclusionThe document is fake. Neither has it been released by Kangana nor by any authentic source in the Dubai government.

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The number of crows determines the intensity of the lie.

  • 1 Crow: Half True
  • 2 Crows: Mostly lies
  • 3 Crows: Absolutely false
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver a video address on the occasion of Asaadh Poornima while President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the Day from President’s House in Delhi.

PM Narendra Modi will deliver a video address to commemorate the occassion of Asaadh Purnima. (Photo: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver a video address on the occasion of Asadha Poornima on Saturday, July 4. The day is celebrated as Dharma Chakra Day by the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), under the Ministry of Culture. This day commemorates Buddha’s First Sermon to his first five ascetic disciples at the Deer Park, Rsipatana in the present-day Sarnath near Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

President Ram Nath Kovid will inaugurate the Dharma Chakra Day from the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Union Minister of Culture Prahlad Patel and Minister of State (MoS) for Minorities Affairs, Kiren Rijiju will also address the opening ceremony.

A special address by the President of Mongolia will also be read out and a valuable Buddhist manuscript of Indian origin, preserved in Mongolia for centuries together, will be presented to the President of India.

This day is also aptly observed as Guru Poornima by both Buddhists and Hindus as a day to mark reverence to their Gurus.

Rest of the events on this day, including messages from top Buddhist religious leaders, masters and scholars from different parts of the world will be streamed from Sarnath and Bodh Gaya.

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Constable Muthuraj was the only out of five policemen accused in the Thoothukudi custodial deaths of Jayaraj and Beniks, who was absconding until now.

File photo of Jayaraj (left) and his son J Beniks (right)

File photo of Jayaraj (left) and his son J Beniks (right) (Picture Courtesy: Twitter)

Accused in the Thoothukudi custodial deaths case, constable Muthuraj has been arrested by the CB-CID near Kovilpatti in Tamil Nadu. He is being brought to the CB-CID station in Thoothukudi.

Muthuraj was among the policemen accused in the custodial deaths of Thoothukudi resident Jayaraj and his son J Beniks. Four of the other cops accused in the case are already in CB-CID’s custody. Constable Muthuraj was the only one who was absconding.

Inspector General (IG), CB-CID Shankar had told reporters earlier this week that Muthuraj will be nabbed within two days.

Others accused in the case are inspector Sridhar, sub-inspector (SI) Balakrishnan, SI Raghu Ganesh. All of whom were arrested soon after CB-CID took over the investigation into the case earlier this week. The four accused arrested before constable Muthuraj were interrogated and produced before a magistrate who remanded them in judicial custody for 15 days.

The policemen have been accused of torturing mobile store owner Jayaraj and his son Beniks. Reports have indicated that Jayaraj was arrested by policemen following an argument over his decision to keep his mobile shop open beyond permissible hours. After his arrest, Jayaraj’s son J Beniks rushed to the Sathankulam police station where he objected to the cops thrashing his elderly father.

This is when the policemen placed both father and son in custody. According to statements by eyewitnesses, both of them were mercilessly tortured throughout the night before being shifted to the Kovilpatti sub-jail. They were later shifted to the Kovilpatti General Hospital where both died within a gap of fewer than 24 hours.

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