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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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India Student Teams Reach Huntsville to Participate in NASA Rover Challenge 2015

Three Indian teams are participating for first time in the NASA annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge to be held from April 17-18 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to be covered live on NASA Television from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT. The first team from Galgotias University, Gautam Budh Nagar with race order 63, the second ...

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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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