Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Scopus Young Indian Scientists Awards

Scopus Young Indian Scientists Awards

Nine young scientists from different research institutions have won the prestigious Scopus Young Indian

Scientists Awards for 2008. The awards are instituted by Elsevier, the Netherlands based research publisher of

scientific information. The winners are: Govindasamy Bala of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (for

Earth Sciences category), Siva Athreya of the Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore (Mathematics), B.V.S.

Reddy of the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad (Chemistry), Bhanuprakash Reddy of the

National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad (Medicine), R. Raman of the International Centre for Genetic

Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi (Agriculture), S. Ganesh of IIT, Kanpur (Agriculture Biological

Sciences), Suman Chakraborthy of IIT, Kharagpur, (Engineering) and Satyabrata Patnaik of JNU, Delhi, and Moulik Parikh of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune (Physics).

Rajiv Mathur was appointed as the new Chief of the Intelligence Bureau from January 1, 2009. He took

over from P.C. Halder, who retired on Dec 31, 2008 after serving as IB chief for two years.

The European Union will ban the sale of incandescent light bulbs from 2009 and replace the market by

fluorescent energy-saving bulbs.

The world-famous mangoes of Malihabadi in Uttar Pradesh have got Geographical Indicators (GI)


Historian Romila Thapar has been honoured with the $1 million Kluge Prize for Lifetime Achievement in

the Study of Humanity, along with Peter Brown, a historian of the post-Roman world.

Honda has decided to pull out its team comprising drivers Jenson Button & Reubens Barrichello from F1.

The Union government has approved a hefty hike in the salaries of executives and non-unionised

supervisors of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs). Only profit-making CPSEs would be eligible for

implementing the revised pay scales.

Bharatanatyam danseuse and director of the Ahmedabad-based Darpana Academy Mallika Sarabhai has

been selected for the "Crystal award for 2009," given by the World Economic Forum, for her two decades

of work in the fields of women empowerment and social justice as well as arts and culture.

Nobel laureate and Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed ElBaradei has

been chosen to receive the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2008.

Editor-in-Chief of the IBN Network Rajdeep Sardesai has been unanimously elected president of the

Editors Guild of India. He succeeds the Chief Editor of Nai Duniya, Alok Mehta, who served for two terms.

Resident Editor of Malayala Manorama and The Week K.S. Sachidananada Murthy was re-elected


The Supreme Court collegium, headed by the Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan, has refused to

reconsider its decision on elevation of three High Court Chief Justices as apex court judges. Prime Minister

Manmohan Singh expressed his reservations about the elevation of these three judges on the ground that

seniority had been overlooked and certain States were not represented in the apex court.

Leather technologist T. Ramasami was selected for the prestigious Dr. Y. Nayudamma Memorial Award

for the year 2008.

Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo unveiled his lavish, $23 million ceiling painting at the United Nations

building in Geneva, a project that has evoked controversy over its hefty price tag.

Ashutosh Kaushik who hails from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh won the 'Bigg Boss 2' title and a whopping

Rs.1 crore in cash. Model-actor Zulfi Syed was declared the second runner-up, while Raja Chaudhry

became the first runner-up.

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