5 May 2014 Current Affairs

DBT secretary VijayRaghavan Elected To US National Academy of Sciences

K VijayRaghavan, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology(DBT), has been elected a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences (USNAS). VijayRaghavan is one of 21 foreign associates elected in 2014. He had joined a select group of Indians which includes the former NCBS Director, Obaid Siddiqi ; National Research Professor C.N.R. Rao, evolutionary biologists Raghavendra Gadagkar and Madhav Gadgil, and aerospace engineer Roddam Narasimha.

Slovenia Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek Resigned

Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek was resigned from his post on 5 May after losing the leadership of her party 10 days ago, paving the way for an early election in the small euro zone member that narrowly avoided an international bailout in 2013.


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