Famous Personalities - Current Affairs for February, 2017
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▼ Shawna Pandya is third Indian origin NASA astronaut [02-13-17]
Dr Shawna Pandya is a general physician in Canada’s Alberta University Hospital.
She is also an astronaut preparing for two crucial space missions.
When they take off, she will be only the third woman of Indian origin, after Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams, to fly to space.
Born in Canada, the 32-year-old was shortlisted after topping the Citizen Science Astronaut (CSA) program.
Pandya said she will do experiments in bio-medicine and medical science.
She is part of a project called Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere (PoSSUM), which will study the effects of climate change.
She will also work on Physiological, Health, and Environmental Observations in Microgravity (PHEnOM).
She is a prime crew member of Project Poseidon, a 100-day underwater mission at the Aquarius Space Research Facility in Florida.
▼ Meet Shaikha Mozah Al Maktoum - First woman commercial pilot from Dubai's ruling family [02-9-17]
Shaikha Mozah Al Maktoum, one of the female members of Dubai’s ruling family, is claimed to have become the first woman commercial pilot.
A few members of the Al Maktoum family took to Instagram to congratulate the young achiever, expressing their pride and joy on her accomplishment.
Other members of the ruling family sent their congratulations on social media to the young royal pilot, with Shaikha Maitha Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum praising her.
It is noteworthy that UAE’s aviation sector boasts of many women, from pilots to engineers.
In 2016, Etihad Airways announced that more than half the UAE nationals employed by the airline are women, including nearly 50 pilots.
In recent years, an Emirati woman fighter pilot - Major Mariam Al Mansouri - made news around the world when she led an aerial raid against ISIS in Syria.
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Vivek Chaand Sehgal, the 60-year-old chairman of auto parts maker Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd, has been named Indian entrepreneur of the year 2016 by EY, the consulting firm formerly known as Ernst & Young.