It said the National Space Society (NSS) of USA presented the award in recognition of ISRO’s efforts in accomplishing Mars Mission in its very first attempt.
From June 8 to 22, the sun will block Mars from the earth snapping communication with the satellite.
ISRO has set 2017-18 as a target for launching Chandrayaan-2, which is being developed as an “indigenous” mission.
“This will be a technology that will eliminate cables and will be ideal for smart cities that are being planned in the country,” said Tapan Misra, director, SAC, a crucial arm of ISRO.
The event also marks a landmark in India’s effort to develop a big cryogenic engine.
Sources said the HEMRL director’s extension was recommended by Chander and was considered by the ACC.
IRNSS 1D, which was launched on Saturday from Sriharikota, is the fourth satellite to be launched.
RNSS-1D is the fourth in the series of seven satellites, planned by ISRO.
An in-house report on traffic-optimisation submitted to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
The jury for the prize met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to decide on it.
The Gandhi Peace Prize for social, economic and political transformation through non-violence was instituted in 1995.
India has been ignored by its neighbours even as countries from Europe and the Americas have sought ISRO’s services.
Already a technology showpiece, Isro is becoming an engine of development.
‘I have met 45 Secretaries of the Govt of India just in the last one month or so’, A S Kiran Kumar, chairman, ISRO.
It is alleged that the agreement caused a wrongful gain of Rs 578 crore to Devas and its owners.