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  • Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Richard Henderson awarded with 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Through Cryo-electron microscopy, researchers can now freeze biomolecules mid-movement and visualise processes they have never previously seen, which is crucial for the basic understanding of life’s chemistry and for the development of pharmaceuticals.

    Oct 10, 2017
  • International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons awarded with Nobel Peace Prize 2017

    The decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has its roots in Alfred Nobel’s will. The will specifies three different criteria for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize- promotion of fraternity between nations; the advancement of disarmament and arms control; and the holding and promotion of peace congresses. ICAN works vigorously to achieve nuclear disarmament.

    Oct 10, 2017
  • World Mental Health Day 2017 observed globally

    The Day is observed with an aim of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work.

    Oct 10, 2017
  • The 3rd International Conference on Yoga underway in Delhi

    The third International Conference on Yoga has begun in New Delhi with the theme ‘Yoga for Wellness.’ The two-day conference is being organized by Ministry of AYUSH as a part of commemorating the celebration of 21 June as International Day of Yoga declared by the United Nations.

    Oct 10, 2017
  • World Payment Report 2017: China is ahead of India in Digital Payment

    As per the World Payments Report 2017, China is likely to be ahead of India in digital payment. It is a stunning remark in the backdrop of a major push in digital payment by Indian government following the Demonetisation. The report states that china will see a stable growth of 36 percent in digital transactions during 2016-20 while India is likely to grow up at an average of 26.2 percent during the same period.

    Oct 10, 2017
  • Supreme Court bans sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till 1 November 2017

    Burning of these firecrackers during Diwali in 2016 had led to immense increase in particulate matter levels by three times, making Delhi the worst city in the world, as air pollution is concerned.

    Oct 10, 2017
  • World this Week: 2 October to 8 October 2017

    World this week 02 October to 08 October 2017 provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events that happened in the week. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

    Oct 10, 2017
  • NMCG approves 8 Projects worth over Rs 700 Cr under Namami Gange Programme

    The National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved eight projects worth Rs 700 Cr under Namami Gange Programme, among which four relate to sewage management in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, three relate to treatment of drains through bio-remediation and one relates to inventorization and surveillance of river Ganga.

    Oct 10, 2017
  • MoRTH to implement new programme to promote new technologies in highway projects

    The Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways has decided to implement a Value Engineering Programme to promote new technologies and material in highway projects. The main aim of the programme is to use innovative technology, materials and equipment to reduce the cost of projects and make them more environment friendly.

    Oct 10, 2017
  • Morning Current Affairs: 10 October 2017

    The Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways has recently decided to implement a Value Engineering Programme to promote new technologies and material in highway projects. The programme is aimed at using innovative technology, materials and equipment to reduce the cost of projects and make them environment friendly. It is expected to increase the speed of construction, reduce construction cost, increase asset durability and improve aesthetics and safety.

    Oct 10, 2017
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 9 October 2017

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an intensive immunisation drive at Vadnagar in Gujarat on 8 October 2017.The campaign called the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI), aims to reach every child below the age of two years and pregnant women still uncovered under the routine immunisation programme.

    Oct 9, 2017
  • Richard Thaler awarded Economics Nobel for Behavioral Economics

    Richard H. Thaler from University of Chicago has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics for his contributions to Behavioral Economics. Richard Thaler has integrated psychologically realistic assumptions into analyses of economic decision-making. His pioneer work to bridge the gap between economics and psychology won him the Nobel Economics Prize.

    Oct 9, 2017
  • Rafael Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios to win 6th ATP title of 2017

    Rafael Nadal beat Nick Kyrgios of Australia in straight sets of 6-2, 6-1 in the China Open final to win his sixth ATP title of 2017. This is his 75th career singles trophy. The last time he won at least six titles in a year was in 2013 when he captured 10 trophies for the season.

    Oct 9, 2017
  • Scientists develop smart bandage for faster healing

    American scientists have developed a smart bandage that can precisely control the dose and delivery schedule of the medication tailored for a specific type of wound, leading to faster healing.

    Oct 9, 2017
  • Drop Muslim and Hindu from names of BHU, AMU: UGC Panel

    A UGC panel has recommended that Hindu and Muslim word in the names of universities- BHU- Banaras Hindu University and AMU- Aligarh Muslim University, do not echo their secular spirit and should be dropped. The UGC panel was created to investigate the suspected irregularities in ten central universities and the suggestions have been made in the audit report of AMU.

    Oct 9, 2017
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