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India in Space: Year End Review of ISRO’s Achievements in 2015

From positive news of Mars Orbiter Mission completing its task successfully and enhancing it lifespan for few more years, ISRO has made every Indian smile with pride in 2015. Hardwork, dedication and team spirit still dominate the sprawling ISRO campus in Bangalore and their efforts towards socially beneficial projects has equally taken centre-stage in 2015. Here is a glance at ...

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Bangalore-based Grameen Koota Gets Top Microfinance India Award 2015

Bangalore-based Grameen Koota has been awarded the Microfinance Organization of the Year (Large) 2015, at the 7th edition of the Microfinance India Awards ceremony held as part of the Inclusive Finance India Summit on Tuesday in New Delhi. The Awards honour the MFIs which have contributed positively to the growth of the industry and maintained transparency and customer-centric approach. Most ...

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Meet Girish Sahni, New CSIR Director General

Microbiologist Girish Sahni, the erstwhile director of CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology in Chandigarh, has been appointed as the new director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which entails him to act as the secretary of Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) under the science and technology ministry. Sahni obtained hius PhD from the Indian Institute ...

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Cannes’ Acclaimed Film ‘Masaan’ to be Released on Friday, Will it Get Same Standing Ovation?

First-time director Neeraj Ghaywan’s much acclaimed movie ‘Masaan’ is all set for release on Friday, July 24 in more than 20 cities in India. The film ‘Masaan’ was showcased at the 68th Cannes Film Festival on May 19 and it received a 5-minute long standing ovation at the end. Neeraj Ghaywan’s directorial debut ‘Masaan’ which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, ...

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Meet Indian-Origin Boy Who Won Intel Young Scientist Award

Befitting Indians’ quest for kinowledge since ancient times, Indian boys in the US are bringing accolades to the field of science that knows no boundaries or genes. Meet Karan Jerath, 18, was awarded this year’s prestigious Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award in the United States for his device that works undersea and quickly shuts down oil spills from disasters. A ...

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Meet Shubham Banerjee, Indian-Origin Teenager at Microsoft to Make Braille Printer

Shubham Baneerjee, who at 12 invented affordable Braille printer, has joined hands with tech giant Microsoft to incorporate his invention in Windows OS which will make the visually-impaired gain easy access to it. The technology giant invited 13-year-old Banerjee, a student in Santa Clara, California, to display his Braigo 2.0 printer at a tech fair organised by the company in ...

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ISRO gets Gandhi Peace Prize 2014

ISRO has been chosen for the award of Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2014, in addition to the Indira Gandhi award announced last year and host of other honours and awards for its successful Mangalyaan or Mars Orbiter Mission. The MOM made India the first Asian country to enter the Martian sphere of influence – and at a very ...

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National Sports Awards Schemes Revamped, to Videograph Selections

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has revised the Schemes of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award and Dronacharya Awards. In the revised Schemes, several amendments have been made as below: (i) Selection Committee for Arjuna Award will be headed by Retired Judge of Supreme Court/High Court. (ii) A sportsperson of eminence/sports administrator/sports expert belonging ...

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A.S. Kiran Kumar Takes Charge as ISRO Chief, Space Secretary, Chairman of Space Commission

India’s space scientist Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar on Wednesday took charge as secretary of the department of space and also chairman of the Space Commission and the Indian space agency ISRO in Bangalore on a three-year term. The 62-year-old ISRO’s veteran scientist was director of the Indian Space Research Organisation’s Space Applications Centre (SAC) in Ahmedabad in Gujarat prior to ...

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Fifa Ballon d’Or: Lewandowski Regrets voting for Ronaldo over teammate Neur

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has regretted his decision to vote Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo in the Fifa Ballon d’Or over his teammates Manuel Neuer and Bastian Schweinsteiger, but said the German goalkeeper would have been a better choice. Neuer finished third in the running for the prize with 15.72 per cent of the votes, just 0.04 per cent ...

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Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar appointed ISRO Chief as Radhakrishnan Retires

A.S.Kiran Kumar, another distinguished space scientist has been appointed as the secretary, department of space and chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation, an official statement said on Monday after the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved it for a period of three years on contract basis. Prior to his appointment, Kiran Kumar was Associate Director, Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad ...

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‘Je Suis Charlie’ Chant Celebs in Tribute to Charlie Hebdo at Golden Globe Awards ceremony

From George Clooney to Helen Mirren and Jared Leto – Hollywood celebrities at the 72nd Golden Globe award ceremony on Sunday night paid their tribute to the French magazine Charlie Hebdo staff who were killed in an attack by terrorists in Paris. Clooney, the recipient of this year’s Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, flaunted a “Je Suis Charlie” pin ...

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VICE PRESIDENT PRESENTS ‘LAKSHMIPAT SINGHANIA-IIM LUCKNOW NATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS-2012’

The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari presented the ‘Lakshmipat Singhania-IIM Lucknow National leadership Awards-2012’ at a function here today. Addressing on the occasion, he said that the importance of the three categories for which the awards are given viz. “Award for Business; Award for Science and Technology; and Award for Community Service & Social Upliftment”, cannot be ...

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IIFA 2014: Four-Day Extravaganza Kicks Off in Florida

The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards ceremony has taken off in Florida’s Thampa Bay with the Bollywood celebrities descending in the town to a four-day extravaganza. Priyanka Chopra, one among the first to arrive, said she is glad that the event celebrates the country and its cinema abroad. The four-day extravaganza that began Wednesday will culminate with the awards ...

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Google’s Mapathon 2013 weighs to make India maps better

Google India has announced Mapathon 2013, a mapping competition, to improve Google Maps in India. The top 1,000 mappers will win Android tablets, smartphones, other gift vouchers, said Google India. Registrations for the competition will commence on February 12 and go on until March 25, 2013. Those who sign up for the competition can update the maps via Google Map-Maker ...

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