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SATHYABAMA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CONDUCTS 32nd CONVOCATION CEREMONY
‘‘THIS G20 REFLECTS THE VOICE OF THE GLOBAL SOUTH” • India’s G20 presidency is a watershed moment, with the country helping shape a number of global issues. As the central figure taking it forward this year, Prime Minister NARENDRA MODI has successfully ensured that India plays a pivotal role in addressing the concerns of the Global South. Just days before the G20 Leaders’ Summit, the prime minister, in an exclusive interaction with our sister publication BUSINESS TODAY, spoke about the opportunity India has to help address areas of global concern. Excerpts:
MGM HEALTHCARE: TRANSFORMING LIVES WITH ADVANCED REHABILITATION AND MULTI-VISCERAL TRANSPLANT PROGRAMME • After carrying out several successful heart, lung and simultaneous heart-lung transplants, liver and kidney transplants, MGM Healthcare has recently started the Multi-Visceral Transplantation program. A robust clinical programme for pancreatic, intestinal, and multi-visceral transplant under the leadership of surgeon Professor Dr. Anil Vaidya, Chairman, and Director of the Institute of Multi-Visceral Transplant and Abdominal Transplant, MGM Healthcare, Chennai.
THE MOON WARRIORS • THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO MADE INDIA’S LUNAR ACCOMPLISHMENT POSSIBLE BY THE SHEER DINT OF THEIR DEDICATION, HARD WORK AND NEVER-SAY-DIE ATTITUDE. THEY ARE A BRILLIANT EXAMPLE OF HOW TO SCRIPT SUCCESS OUT OF FAILURE
FROM FAILURE TO SUCCESS • How the lessons learnt from the 2019 Chandrayaan-2 disaster contributed to the success of India’s third lunar exploration mission
SPACE’S ELEVEN • The key individuals behind one of the most spectacular space missions undertaken by India
“FAILURES GIVE YOU MUCH MORE UNDERSTANDING THAN SUCCESS” • The man of the moment, ISRO chairman DR S. SOMANATH, spoke at length to Group Editorial Director RAJ CHENGAPPA on the outcome of India’s moon missions and beyond. Edited excerpts from the interview
INDIA’S NEW SPACE AMBITIONS • AFTER THE CHANDRAYAAN TRIUMPH, ISRO IS NOW EYEING THE SUN, VENUS AND A MANNED SPACEFLIGHT. MEANWHILE, INDIA’S FLEDGLING PRIVATE SPACE INDUSTRY IS RARING FOR A PIECE OF THE PIE
“INDIA IS NO LONGER THE LESSER COUSIN” • DR JITENDRA SINGH, the Union Minister of State for Science & Technology and the Departments of Space and Atomic Energy, was present at Mission Control when the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft made a successful moon landing on August 23. Group Editorial Director RAJ CHENGAPPA spoke to him on the importance of the lunar mission and the future of India’s space programme. Excerpts:
OUR FIRST HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT
SKY IS THE LIMIT • Propelled by privatisation since 2020, the Indian...