Milestones

Shakti Devi: Inspector of the Jammu and Kashmir Police deployed in the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), she has been awarded the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award 2014, for her “exceptional achievements” in her duty with the UN mission in Afghanistan, including her efforts towards helping victims of sexual and gender-based violence.

Alan Eustace: A skydiving Google executive, he broke the the sound barrier and world altitude record after jumping out of a giant balloon floating in the stratosphere more than 40 km above New Mexico. He was lifted up 41,419 meters by an enormous balloon.

Dr G. Satheesh Reddy: Eminent scientist and Director of DRDO’s Research Centre Imarat, he has been conferred the prestigious fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society, London for his outstanding contributions in the field of aeronautics and aerospace engineering. The society, a professional body dedicated to the aerospace community, has nearly 2,780 fellows elected and inducted from all over the world and he is one of the only five from India.

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