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Monday, January 12, 2015

AS Kiran Kumar appointed as new ISRO Chairman


* Government has today ( 12 January 2015) appointed Kiran Kumar Alur Seelin, a key figure behind Mangalyaan, as the new Secretary, Department of Space and the ISRO Chief for the next 3 yrs, succeeding K. Radhakrishnan who superannuated on December 31.

* Appointments committee of the cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared his name and subsequently the order was issued.

* He who was a Director in the Space Application Centre, will be Chairman of the Space Commission and Secretary, Department of Space on re-employment on contract basis for the next three years.


* He joined ISRO in 1975 and has contributed to the design and development of Electro-Optical Imaging Sensors for Airborne, LEO and GEO platform based imaging sensors starting from Bhaskara TV payload to the latest payloads for Chandrayaan-1 missions.
AS Kiran Kumar appointed as new ISRO Chairman Reviewed by Currentaffairs4examz on 12.1.15 Rating: 5 * Government has today ( 12 January 2015) appointed Kiran Kumar Alur Seelin, a key figure behi...

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