'Missile woman' Tessy Thomas conferred Shastri award
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) 'Missile woman' Tessy Thomas was conferred the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for 2012 by President Pranab Mukherjee Monday.
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) "Missile woman" Tessy Thomas was conferred the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for 2012 by President Pranab Mukherjee Monday.
Currently project director (mission) for the long-range Agni-V system, Thomas successfully flight tested Agni-V April 19. She was project director of Agni-IV, a major project of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and successfully flight tested it Nov 15, 2011.
In a career spanning 24 years, she has contributed in various fields such as guidance, control, inertial navigation, trajectory simulation and mission design.
NFAI acquires Mahapurush Dr Ambedkar, rare 1968 Marathi short film that portrays Babasaheb's faith, later life
The film was originally made in 35 mm format but what we have found is a 16 mm copy, probably meant for distribution in rural areas, said Prakash Magdum, Director, NFAI.
The short film, Mahapurush Dr Ambedkar, fictionalises the key events of Dr Ambedkar’s life, and also has live footage of his later years.
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