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Dr S Somanath appointed as New ISRO Chairman

Today Dr. S Somanath, an Indian aerospace engineer and rocket scientist, has been appointed the new chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He replaces K Sivan who will complete his extended tenure on Friday.

Dr. Somanath, born in July 1963, is Mechanical Engineering from Kerala University, with the second rank in the university. He completed his Post Graduation in Aerospace Engineering from IISc Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore with a Gold Medal for his meritorious performance.

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