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Verghese Kurien - father of White Revolution!

verghese kurienVerghese Kurien, also known as the architect of Operation Flood or 'White Revolution' - the largest dairy development program in the world, died at Nadiad in Gujarat on September 9, 2012. He's the man who helped modernise the Anand model of cooperative dairy development and engineered the White Revolution in India, and made India the largest milk producer in the world. Today over 10 million farmers across the country at 200 dairies produce over 20 million litres of milk a day. He was also the founder of the popular dairy milk brand in India- Amul. 

Know more about Verghese Kurien's life here: Facts about Verghese Kurien

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Who helped save Mars Rover from 'seven minutes of terror'?

anita sen-thumbAnita Sengupta- a 'Rocket Scientist' and a senior systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), played an instrumental role in the famous MARS "Curiosity" ROVER mission of NASA. She helped in the much talked about EDL – entry, descent and landing – sequence, which has been dubbed as “seven minutes of terror,” by engineers.

A parachute tested by aerospace engineer Anita Sengupta is among critical mission elements that determined the fate of the US spacecraft as it attempted to safely deposit a robotic rover.

The Mars Exploration Program is a science-driven program that seeks to understand whether Mars was, is, or can be, a habitable world.

Dr. Sengupta has published her research in several peer reviewed journals and is the recipient of various awards including ASEI Woman Engineer of the Year, NASA Tech Award, AIAA Best Paper Award, and JPL Mariner award. She received her PhD and MS in Aerospace Engineering from USC and BS in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University.

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An Indian scientist who decided the landing of Mars Rover mission

amitabha-ghosh-thumbToday when the world's entire scientist community jumped and rejoiced at the landing of a spacecraft sent to Mars, called, "Curiosity"- Indians found an additional reason to celebrate. That's because after flying approximately 567 million kilometers since November 26, 2011, 'Curiosity' landed on the GALE Crater location on a place selected by an award winning, Indian scientist- Dr. Amitabha Ghosh.

Dr. Amitabha Ghosh- a geologist- is the chair of the science operations working group at NASA Mars Exploration Rover Mission

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