Scientist Current Affairs - 2019

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Senior scientist Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar appointed as Director of CSIR-IICT

Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar was appointed Director of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) a premier research institute of Union Government based in Hyderabad, Telangana.

He was named appointed to the top post by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is ex-officio Chairman of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) functioning under Union Ministry of Science and Technology.

Dr. Chandrasekhar had joined IICT as a Junior Research Fellow in 1986. He was promoted to the level of Chief Scientist in 2010. Since 2010 he is leading Natural Products Chemistry, one of the largest groups at the IICT.

He has made significant contributions in diverse areas of organic chemistry with a special emphasis total synthesis of biologically active natural products, on chiral chemistry and pharmaceutical products.

Dr. Chandrasekhar He also has developed technologies for synthesis of latest anti-tumor and abortive drug mesoprostol, anti-tuberculosis drug bedaquiline and drug for treatment of schizophrenia asenapine etc. Apart from above contributions, he also has more than 250 publications with 5,000 citations to his credit.

DRDO scientist Sathish Reddy conferred with prestigious RIN fellowship

Senior DRDO scientist Satheesh Reddy, has been conferred with the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN).

RIN has recognised Mr. Reddy for his work in the field of inertial and satellite-based navigation and avionics technologies.

With this he also became the first Indian to get the fellowship from Royal Institute of Navigation.

Currently, Dr Sathish Reddy is Director at Research Centre Imarat (RCI) of DRDO. He is also one of the leading navigation and avionics experts in the country with nearly three decades of experience.

He also had led the development of avionics technologies in critical areas of embedded computers, control, navigation, guidance, ground systems, telemetry etc.

He also had played important role in development of the Redundant Navigation System (RNS) for long duration missions and navigating accurately the Agni 5 Indian ICBM class long range missile over a range of more than 5000 km.

About Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN)

  • It was established in 1947.
  • It is one of the world’s leading professional bodies dedicated to advancement of navigation around the world.
  • In the past, the Institute has elected nearly 450 highly distinguished navigation professionals as Fellows from all over the world.