A. S. Kiran Kumar

As Kiran Kumar

Question:Recently, A.S. Kiran Kumar has been conferred with?
(a) France’s highest civilian award
(b) Britain’s highest civilian award
(c) America’s highest civilian award
(d) None of the above
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • On 2nd May, 2019, former ISRO chairman Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar was honoured with France’s highest civilian award — Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Lgion d’Honneur – for his contribution to India-France space co-operation.
  • On behalf of the President of France, Ambassador of France to India, Alexandre Ziegler conferred Kumar with the highest civilian honour of France.
  • Throughout his career at the Indian Space Research Organization, Kumar has fostered the historic and ambitious space cooperation between the two nations.
  • Created in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, the Ordre national de la Lgion d’Honneur (National Order of the Legion of Honour) is the highest Civilian award given by the French for outstanding service to France, regardless of the nationality of the recipient.


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