10 May 2016 Current Affairs: Dr Manvendra K Singh, a scientist from Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur city, was awarded a grant of SGD 3 million (about 14.7 crore rupees) by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF).
Dr. Singh in the first week of May 2016 announced that he is among the seven young scientists from across the world to be endowed with the Singapore NRF fellowship.The scientist has been awarded the fellowship to pursue research in the field of congenital and adult cardiovascular diseases.
Dr Manvendra K Singh : He works as an assistant professor in the cardiovascular and metabolic disorders programme at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at National Heart Research Institute Singapore and Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania, USA.He obtained his masters degree in Biotechnology from Madurai Kamaraj University. After completing his masters, he joined MD/Ph.D program in Molecular Medicine at Hannover Medical School, Germany.
National Research Foundation, Singapore : The National Research Foundation was set up on 1 January 2006. It is a department within the Prime Minister's Office.The NRF sets the national direction for research and development (R&D) by developing policies, plans and strategies for research, innovation and enterprise.It aims at transforming Singapore into a vibrant R&D hub.