Under the 2017 Padma Vibhushan award winning scientist, India carried out at least 20 satellites project including the country's first, Aryabhatta. Having worked with Dr Vikram Sarabhai, Dr Homi Bhabha and Professor Satish Dhawan-the doyens of Indian space programme-Rao went on to carve a niche for himself at the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), where he served as its chief for a decade (1984-1994).
In a recent conversation with The Hindu, he contemplated seeking expansion of the planetarium, considering its 30-year-old structure could no more comfortably seat the increasing number of visitors.
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The advanced technologies will eventually power cars, aircraft, consumer electronics and will store electricity from the grid. The competition is one of the first concrete moves to be confirmed as part of the government's flagship Industrial Strategy.
Moreover, during his tenure as ISRO chief, the development of rocket technology was speeded up, resulting in the successful launch of the ASLV rocket and the operational PSLV launch vehicle, which can launch two- ton class satellites into polar orbit. "He had a vision so clear that such hurdles could not stop him". Active nearly until the last days, Dr. Rao had been to his office in the Antariksh Bhavan earlier this month, ISRO officials said.
Saddened by demise of renowned scientist Professor UR Rao, PM Modi tweeted this morning.
Prime Minister Modi also expressed his sadness over the death of Rao. We take a look at the story of one of the main architects of India's space programme. Read: Former ISRO Chairman U R Rao passes away at 85. He was also serving as Chairman of the governing council of the physical research laboratory and the chancellor of the indian institute of science and technology at Thiruvananthapuram.
Rao also held positions in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has about 10 worldwide awards and many more national awards.
Prof. U.R. Rao, who had a tenure at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was the first Indian to be inducted into the prestigious "The 2016 IAF Hall of Fame" by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) during the closing ceremony of the International Astronautical Congress-2016 at Guadlajara, Mexico in September.
By contrast, the Red Crescent reported at least 450 Palestinians were wounded in the demonstrations, almost half from tear gas. Muslims around the world said the new measures aim to change the status quo - a delicate balance of prayer and visiting rights.
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Following the incident, Israeli police briefly shut down the al-Aqsa compound and canceled Muslim Friday prayers at the holy site. Israel's move triggered Muslim protests and claims that it's trying to expand its role at the site, which is also holy to Jews.
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It was a vintage performance by Hernandez, all the way down to the lack of run support a staple of his career with the Mariners. Rookie starter Trevor Williams (4-4) overcame a rough first to pitch 62/3 solid innings for his first win in more than a month.
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Arsène Wenger reiterated his belief that the club had no option but to keep the striker, while on tour in Australia and China. They're expected to open the bidding at €45m (£40.3m).
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He also said that the Iraqi government had financial incentives for people who could help locate those 39 Indians. It has been three years since the Islamic State abducted 39 Indian labourers from Mosul city in Iraq.
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The ministry blamed Israeli fire for a second shooting in the A-Tur area of east Jerusalem that left another Palestinian dead. Three Israelis having dinner in their West Bank home were murdered by a 19-year-old Palestinian wielding a knife Friday.
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It also snubbed her suggestion of a simultaneous withdrawal in the disputed region describing it as India's "fantasy". We want that if a dialogue is held, and if talks are to be held, then both the countries should withdraw their troops.
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This may be only the second complete skull found in New Mexico ". "It really has to be done with great care and know-how". It was found in Las Cruces , New Mexico right on the outskirts of Jude Sparks' neighborhood.