BANGALORE: Prof. U.R. Rao, former Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Secretary, Department of Space, has been awarded the A.V. Rama Rao Technology Award for 2007. The award, which is given to an eminent scientist/technologist, has been instituted by the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, in collaboration with AVRA Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad. The earlier recipients of this award are: M.S. Swaminathan (2004), Prof. M.M. Sharma (2005) and Sam Pitroda (2006). — Staff Reporter

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