Obama to present national science medal to Indian American

Mr. Rakesh Jain, a 65 year old Indian American scientist will receive the prestigious ‘National Medal of Science’ award from US President Barack Obama this week. He is a professor of tumor biology at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Harvard Medical School. He will be honour along with 16 other recipients of the ‘National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation on May,19.

The National Medal of Technology and Innovation award was created in 1959 and administered by the National Science Foundation. It has been conferred annually to the person who have made contributions to outstanding contributions to science, engineering and mathematics. 

So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. Name the Indian-American who has been named to receive the prestigious ‘National Medal of Science’ award ?
2. Mr. Rakesh Jain will receive the ‘National Medal of Science’ award from whom ?

Courtesy : The Hindu


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