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ISRO receives Gandhi Peace Prize from President

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By NewsGram Staff-Writer

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday awarded the Indian space agency ISRO with Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014.

Presenting the prize at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President said science and technology is a key driver for shaping the destiny of nations and people across the globe. He also congratulated every member of ISRO for receiving the prize.

President Mukherjee praised ISRO by terming it an organisation which has developed and demonstrated world class capabilities. He said, “Technology is not built alone by individuals, an organization is always necessary. The characteristics of organization – their leaders, their structures and their cultures have a great bearing on catalysing innovations and putting them to use for the benefit of society.”

“Although technology has sought to encompass the globe and reach for the stars, but it has always remained rooted in its core mission of national regeneration and worked towards improving the life of a common man, a goal set for the nation by Mahatma Gandhi,” the President said.

He applauded the launch of small sounding rockets from Thumba for atmospheric studies. as it has made ISRO sixth largest space agency of the world. He also said India scripted history on September 24 last year as it successfully placed the Mars Orbiter around Mars.

“It is the only country in the world to achieve this feat in its first attempt and the fourth space agency in the world to reach Mars. It makes us even more proud that this mission was achieved at a fraction of the cost incurred by other successful nations,” the President said.

The President said ISRO has also successfully built the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) with an indigenous cryogenic engine. He complimented ISRO for designing people-centric space programmes to support various national priorities such as food and water security, sustainable environmental practices, conservation of resources, livelihood support, poverty alleviation, rural prosperity, education and health care and disaster management.

With Inputs from IANS

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Xiaomi Unveils New “Redmi Note 9 Series” Smartphones With ISRO’s Navigation “NavIC” in India

Both the devices will be available across all offline partner stores soon

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The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max houses a quad-camera setup with a combination of 64MP primary lens, 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, 5MP macro sensor and 2MP depth sensor. For the front, there is a 32-megapixel in-display selfie shooter. IANS

 Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi on Thursday launched ninth generation of the Redmi Note series smartphones Note 9 Pro Max and Note 9 Pro with support for ISRO’s indigenously developed navigation system, NavIC in India.

“Redmi Note 9 Pro series is built for true Mi Fans and we hope they would appreciate this perfect amalgamation of Aura design, Pro Cameras and Max Performance as we continue to bring the best specs with highest quality at honest pricing,” Anuj Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer, Xiaomi India said in a statement.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will be available in three colour variants, interstellar black, aurora blue and glacier white in 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB storage variants for Rs 14,999, Rs 16,999 and Rs 18,999 respectively across mi.com, Amazon India, Mi Homes and Mi Studios starting March 25.

Meanwhile, Redmi Note 9 Pro will be available in same three colour variants in 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB storage variants for Rs 12,999 and Rs 15,999 respectively starting March 17.

Both the devices will be available across all offline partner stores soon.

In terms of specifications, both the smartphones feature a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels along with triple Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Both the phones are powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor along with Adreno 618 GPU.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max houses a quad-camera setup with a combination of 64MP primary lens, 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, 5MP macro sensor and 2MP depth sensor. For the front, there is a 32-megapixel in-display selfie shooter.

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi on Thursday launched ninth generation of the Redmi Note series smartphones Note 9 Pro Max and Note 9 Pro with support for ISRO’s indigenously developed navigation system, NavIC in India. Wikimedia Commons

The Redmi Note 9 Pro also comes with a quad-camera setup with a combination of 48MP primary lens, 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, 5MP macro sensor and 2MP depth sensor. For the front, there is a 16MP in-display selfie shooter.

Both smartphones run on Android 10 with MIUI 11.

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Additionally, the phones are backed by a 5020mAh battery. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with 33W fast charging support, while the Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with 18W fast charging support. (IANS)