India on Monday launched an ambitious mission to soft-land on the surface of the moon and deploy a rover, seeking to become only the fourth country to do so after Russia, the US and China.
Chandrayaan-2, Sanskrit for "moon vehicle," lifted off at 2:43 p.m. local time from the spaceport of Sriharikota in the country's south, Nikkei reported.
The first attempt to launch the mission on July 15 was aborted at the eleventh hour due to a technical glitch. An expert committee, formed to analyze the issue and suggest remedial action, said it had "identified the root cause of the technical snag and all corrective actions had been implemented," according to a brief statement from India's space agency on July 18.
NMDC- India's largest iron ore producer registered iron ore sales at 1.91 MnT for the month of Sep’19, up 28% as compared to 1.49 MnT in Aug'19. Sales from Chhattisgarh mines witnessed at 1.34 MnT (up 28% M-o-M) and sales from Karnataka mines at 0.57 MnT, up 30% on monthly basis.
One of India's largest steel producer - Vizag Steel, state owned steel maker under the Ministry of Steel, had invited a tender for export of 8,127 Billets, 8,127 MT Wire Rod and 5,418 MT Bloom to Nepal on 17th Sep'19.
This week Indian HR plate prices continued to show downtrend over pessimistic sentiments amid dwindling demand hovering in domestic market. Buyers resist their purchasing activities over continuous fall in domestic steel prices.
Indian Ferro Chrome Prices have been under pressure for a long duration, however, despite low demand and thin trading activity, the prices skyrocketed in the domestic market in line with increased Chrome Ore Prices in the recent auctions. Meanwhile, most of the producers are out of material to supply and thus, the supply situation for both the raw material and Ferro Chrome are tight.
Indian iron ore export shipments in Sep’19 was recorded at 1.14 MnT, down 48% as against 2.20 MnT in Aug’19. On yearly basis, exports increased significantly compared to 0.12 MnT in Sep’18.
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Monday there were no talks underway to change the global output deal under which OPEC and non-OPEC oil-producing countries have curbed output in order to support prices.