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INDIA

Vinod Kumar Gaur, Indian seismologist and geophysicist (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh State 11 July 1936 -


Discovered host rock effect in the electromagnetic response of subsurface geological conductors or geoelectromagnetics (1959)

First to use global positioning system in geodesy


HONOURS

Flinn Award, American Geophysical Union (2000)


Harnam Singh Hans, Indian nuclear physicist (Multan District, Punjab State 21 November 1922 – 19 March 2014)


Studied reactions data at 14.8 MeV neutron energy which gave an insight into pre-equilibrium for the first time in the literature


First to propose the 696.2 KeV level to be Coulomb excited 


Kusum Kanta, Indian botanist


Achieved the first intra-ovarian pollination

Intra-ovarian pollination in Papaver rhoeas L. Nature 188:683-4, 1960


Performed the first experiment of direct pollination of ovules with formation of viable cells in vitro

With N.S. Rangaswamy & P. Maheshwari. Test tube fertilization in a flowering plant. Nature 194:1214-7, 1962


Munshi Murdan Ali, Indian botanist (19th century)


He was keeper of the Saharanpur Botanic Garden


HONORS

Murdannnia Royle 1840 (Commelinaceae)  


Raghubir Prasad, Indian mycologist and plant pathologist (Chandausi, Uttar Pradesh 11 December 1907 – Delhi 17 February 1992)

 

Authored over 150 research papers

Discovered Alternaria blight of wheat

Described life cycle of flax rust (Melampsora lini)

With B.S. Mehrotra described 6 new fungi species