Which country has recently become an associate member of European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)?

Which country has recently become an associate member of European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)?
[A]Pakistan
[B]Maldives
[C]India
[D]Bangladesh

India
India has officially become an associate member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) after the Indian government completed internal approval procedures on the agreement it signed in November 2016. With this membership, India will enhance participation of young Indian scientists and engineers in various CERN projects and bring back knowledge for deployment in the domestic programmes. It will also open opportunities for Indian industries to participate directly in the CERN project. The CERN operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world and the headquarters is located at Geneva, Switzerland.

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