HYDERABAD: Several scientists of the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) bagged prestigious positions in different international bodies of earth sciences at the general assembly of International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Perugia, Italy, from July 2-13. V. P. Dimri, Director presented a national report. Harsh Gupta, former NGRI Director, was elected vice-president of IUGG for 2007-11. T. Harinarayana, to the executive committee of the International Association of Geo-magnetism and Aeronomy and Kalachand Sain, bureau member, International Lithosphere Programme. – Special Correspondent