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ISRO rectified PSLV-C39 failure very quickly: Kiran Kumar

ISRO rectified PSLV-C39 failure very quickly: Kiran Kumar

Sriharikota, Jan 12 (UNI) Terming the successful launch of PSLV-C40 carrying Cartosat-2 and 30 other smaller satellites as a 'big feat', ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar on Friday expressed happiness over technocrats rectifying the efforts in the unsuccessful previous launch of C39 in quick time.

In his comments after the successful launch, Mr Kumar who, will be demitting office shortly said, ISRO had started 2018 in a big way. 'The last launch of PSLV C39 due to heat shield problems we had faced, the committees went through rigorously and found corrective measures that were required to make the system more

robust. Today what has happened indicates that problem is properly understood and rectified and we are extremely happy to present to the country a new year gift with Cartosat-2 series and other satellites,' he said.

The ISRO Chairman said Cartosat-2 and other satellites have been deployed successfully at the designated place. The performance of Cartosat-2 is satisfactory.

He said this year, ISRO had a large number of activities planned and the next -- the GSLV Mk-II, scheduled for launch next month, was being assembled.

Satish Dhawan Space Centre Director P Kunhikrishnan said today's success had proved that ISRO's team work had paid dividend. It is truely precious because of multiple reasons as this mission proved the correctiveness of all the measures taken in a much more efficient and effective way making the vehicle more robust and reliable. he said.

'This is the mission which turned out to be an excellent tribute to Mr Kumar, who has been the driving force with us all along. At the same time this is a mission, a welcome launch for our new Chairman designate Dr K Sivan,' Mr Kunhikrishnan said.

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West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination results to be declared Wednesday

23 May 2018 | 1:11 AM

Kolkata, May 22 (UNI) The results of the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE), 2018 for admission in Engineering, Architecture / Pharmacy Degree Courses for Universities / Colleges in the state will be declared on Wednesday, Dr Dibyendu Kar, Registrar, West Bengal Joint Examination Board said in a statement here on Tuesday.

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Situation tense on borders in Jammu, Samba, 13 civilians injured as Pak targets forward hamlets, BoPs

Situation tense on borders in Jammu, Samba, 13 civilians injured as Pak targets forward hamlets, BoPs

22 May 2018 | 11:09 PM

Jammu, May 22 (UNI) At least thirteen civilians on Tuesday sustained injuries as Pakistan shelled forward border hamlets and targeted more than 20 border outposts in Jammu and Samba sectors.

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Kumaraswamy, Parameshwara to be inducted as CM, DCM on Wednesday

Kumaraswamy, Parameshwara to be inducted as CM, DCM on Wednesday

22 May 2018 | 11:00 PM

Bengaluru, May 22 (UNI) Following a detailed discussion over sharing of portfolios, coalition partners Janata Dal (S) and Congress on Tuesday agreed on top two posts of chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and G Parameshwara as Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka at the grand pedestal of Vidhana Soudha here on Wednesday.

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Eight-year-old paraplegic boy gets back on feet, regains sensory perception after cell-based therapy in Mumbai clinic

22 May 2018 | 10:58 PM

Thane, May 22 (UNI) An eight-year-old boy from Jaipur who had sustained serious injuries to his spine in a road accident and thus lost sensory perception in his hips and legs as well as bowel and bladder control, has not only regained sensory perception but also been able to stand and walk following a stem cell therapy in a
hospital in Mumbai.

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Eight-year-old paraplegic boy gets back on feet, regains sensory

22 May 2018 | 10:49 PM

Thane, May 22 (UNI) An eight-year-old boy from Jaipur who had
sustained serious injuries to his spine in a road accident and thus
lost sensory perception in his hips and legs as well as bowel and
bladder control, has not only regained sensory perception but also
been able to stand and walk following a stem cell therapy in a
hospital in Mumbai.

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