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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.