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AP­POINTED Av­inash Chan­der, chief ar­chi­tect of In­dia’s long- range mis­sile pro­grammes in­clud­ing Agni, as DRDO chief and sci­en­tific ad­viser to de­fence min­is­ter. SCALED Mount Ever­est by 15- year- old Raghav Joneja, with five teenage mates from the Lawrence School, Sanawar. Joneja has be­come the youngest In­dian to scale the sum­mit of Mount Ever­est.

AN­NOUNCED A fel­low­ship by In­dia in hon­our of Satish Dhawan, for­mer ISRO chair­man, which will pro­vide stu­dents an op­por­tu­nity to study at Cal­i­for­nia In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, US. WON The 86th Scripps National Spell­ing Bee by 13year- old In­dian- Amer­i­can

Arvind Ma­hankali. DIED Ac­tor Abir Goswami, 37, who acted in Hindi films such as Kha­kee, Lak­shya and Darna Mana Hai, fol­low­ing a heart at­tack.

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