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Dr CNR Rao awarded Bharat Ratna
Along with Sachin Tendulkar, world class scientist Dr Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao was awarded the Bharat Ratna today. We had the great fortune to interview Dr Rao, exactly three years ago in Bangalore.

Dr CNR Rao, known in India as “Mr Science” has published more than 1500 research papers over the last five decades and has been conferred an astounding 40 honorary doctorates. Dr Rao, the world's foremost solid state and materials chemist, is currently the Linus Pauling Research Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore and Chairman of the Science Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister.
 
He has authored over 1500 research papers and edited or written 43 books in materials chemistry. There is hardly any academy that has not made him a fellow/member, including The Royal Society London, National Academy of Sciences, USA, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pontifical Academy of Sciences, French Academy of Sciences and Japan Academy. There is a wide consensus that he would have easily won a Nobel Prize by now if he were working in a Western country. Dr Rao spoke to MoneyLIFE editors Sucheta Dalal and Debashis Basu about his career and his views on where Indian science is headed, given the way bright science students are sucked by the software sector. Read the whole interview here.
 
This interview was also published as part of Pathbreakers 2, a collection of interviews about top Indian achievers. You can buy the book here
 

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nagesh kini

4 years ago

Dr. Rao very richly deserves the Bharat Ratna.
What he said of the politicians is absolutely apt and did not warrant any retraction!

ADR and Facebook to provide info about candidates through mobile
This feature will allow citizens to access information about candidates in the election more easily and enable them to make an informed choice
 
Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said it partnered with Facebook to provide citizens the up-to-date candidates’ information for the upcoming State Assembly Elections and Lok Sabha Elections to help them make an informed choice. Voters will now be able to access election candidates’ criminal, financial, educational and professional information directly on their mobile via Facebook using USSD technology. USSD or unstructured supplementary service data is a global system for mobile (GSM) communication technology used to send text between a mobile phone and an application program in the network.
 
"This initiative with Facebook will allow us to expand our reach. Voters will be able to know the poll worthiness of candidates -- their educational, criminal and financial information -- at their fingertips and choose wisely. Simply voting in an uninformed manner is not enough, citizens needed to make an informed choice,” said Prof Trilochan Sastry, founder and trustee of ADR.
 
Ankhi Das, Director of Public Policy, Facebook India, said, “Over 82 million Indian citizens access Facebook regularly, and an increasing number of users access the platform on mobile. Our goal is to enable citizens to get involved in issues of governance."
 
How to access the information on election candidates for free-
Access to information has never been simpler, faster and cheaper -- all users have to do is dial *325# from their mobile to access Facebook and select the election menu (option 6) or directly dial *325*35# to access the election menu for no charge. 

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