PERSONALITIES IN NEWS
What’s in news?
- Professor Arjun Dev passed away at a hospital near his home in Noida.
- Vice President has appreciated the commitment and hard work of virologist Ms. Minal Dakhave Bhosale and her team.
About Professor Arjun Dev:
- Field: The legendary belongs to the field – the education and history.
- Born in and on: He was born on November 12, 1938 in Leiah, West Punjab (now in Pakistan).
- He worked as a historian at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).
- In partnership with Indira (his wife) he wrote a number of extremely popular textbooks for the NCERT on Modern and Contemporary India and the World.
- Discontinued book: In 2002, a book called History of the World: From the Late 19th to the Early 20th Century was republished by Orient Blackswan – which was discontinued by the NCERT.
- Post retirement: After retiring from the NCERT, Prof. Arjun took up another major enterprise, the Towards Freedom Project of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) to document the history of the last ten years of colonial rule in India.
About Ms. Minal Dakhave Bhosale:
- Minal Dakhave Bhosale and her team has been appreciated by the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu for their contribution of Mylab Discovery Solutions in developing India’s first testing kit for COVID-19.
- The kit is the first one to receive commercial approval from Indian FDA/ Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) and is developed in a record time of six weeks.
- Given the low testing rate in the country, India’s very own testing kit will help in fighting back the global pandemic Covid-19.
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