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ISRO commemorated Birth Centenary of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai

Current context: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched a year-long series of programmes on 12th August 2019, at the birth centenary of space scientist Dr Vikram Sarabhai.
ISRO commemorated Birth Centenary of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
  • Dr Vikram Sarabhai is the founder of ISRO as a Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in 1947.
  • The inaugural function of the year-long programme was organized at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad which is the birthplace of Dr Vikram Sarabhai.
  • Programmes including competitions for school children, space exhibitions, journalism awards and speeches by eminent personalities would be conducted across 100 selected cities from 12th August 2019.
  • The yearlong celebration will end on 12th August 2020.
  • During the inaugural ceremony, a commemorative coin has been unveiled along with a unique “Space on Wheels” exhibition inside the bus was also inaugurated.
  • Dr Vikram Sarabhai also is known as the father of Indian Space Program and a Coffee Table Book and a photo album of on life was unveiled on the occasion by ISRO.
  • Dr Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai was an Indian Scientist, astronomer, and physicist. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1966 and the Padma Vibhushan (posthumously) in 1972.

Question: 

Q.1 Who is known as the father of Indian Space Program?
a. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
b. Rakesh Sharma
c. Mylswamy Annadurai
d. Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
ISRO commemorated Birth Centenary of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai ISRO commemorated Birth Centenary of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Reviewed by Neha Verma on August 13, 2019 Rating: 5

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