The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) carried out "successful" test flight of its Rustom 2 drone at Chalakere in Karnataka's Chitradurga district.
Rustom 2 is a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Rustom 2 is being developed along the lines of predator drones of the US to carry out surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) roles for the armed forces with an endurance of 24 hours.
Rustom 2 is capable of carrying different combinations of payloads like synthetic aperture radar, electronic intelligence systems and situational awareness payloads
Rustom 2 comes seven years after the first flight of Rustom-I took place on 16 November 2009 at the Taneja Aerospace Air Field near Hosur.
Veteran Bollywood actor and Padma Shri awardee Sridevi, passed away due to cardiac arrest in Dubai. She was 54.
Sridevi made her Bollywood debut in 1978 with "Solva Sawan". While films like "Mawaali" (1983), "Tohfa" (1984), "Mr India" (1987) and "Chandni" (1989) kept her at the top in the box-office game, her outings like "Sadma" (1983), "ChaalBaaz" (1989), "Lamhe" (1991), and "Gumrah" (1993) earned her critical acclaim.
She was born in Sivakasi, Madras State, India on 13 August 1963. She starred in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada films. Regarded as Hindi cinema's first "female superstar". She was the recipient of five Filmfare Awards. Sridevi ranked amongst the highest-paid actors in the 1980s and 1990s and is considered to be the most popular actress of the era.
She also conferred on her by the state governments of Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Sridevi was also voted 'India's Greatest Actress in 100 Years' in a CNN-IBN national poll conducted in 2013 on the occasion of the centenary of Indian cinema.