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  • RIL hits ?9 trillion market cap, a first for an Indian company [18 Oct 2019]

    The Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has become the first Indian company to cross ?9 trillion market capitalization after its shares rose nearly 2% to hit ?1,423. The shares have surged nearly 26% since January.

  • Global Hunger Index India slips to 102nd [15 Oct 2019]

    India trails at a miserable 102nd among 117 countries in the 2019 Global Hunger Index (GHI) released on October 15. The rank is significant because the country seems to have regressed from its 95th rank in 2010 and stands way below its neighbours and BRICS' peers. Alarmingly, India was the worst performer when it came to child wasting (age appropriate weight), clocking a dismal 20.8 percent. Among infants aged 6-23 months, merely 9.6 percent received the 'minimum acceptable diet'. The child stunting rate at 37.9 percent, was also termed 'very high'.

  • Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo create history by jointly winning the Booker Prize [15 Oct 2019]

    The prestigious Booker Prize for Fiction jointly goes to Canadian author Margaret Atwood for 'The Testaments' and Anglo-Nigerian author Bernardine Evaristo for 'Girl, Woman, Other'. Atwood becomes only the second female author to win the award twice.

  • Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2019 [14 Oct 2019]

    The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2019 was awarded jointly to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty."

  • Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Ali wins Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 [11 Oct 2019]

    The Nobel Peace Prize 2019 was awarded to Abiy Ahmed Ali "for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea."

  • Forbes India Rich List 2019 [11 Oct 2019]

    • Mukesh Ambani - Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries (Net worth: $51.4 billion)
    • Gautam Adani - Founder and Chairman, Adani Group (Net Worth: $15.7 billion)
    • Hinduja Brothers - Hinduja Group (Net worth: $15.6 billion)
    • Pallonji Mistry - Shapoorji Pallonji Group (Net worth: $15 billion)
    • Uday Kotak - Founder and Chairman, Kotak Mahindra Bank (Net worth: $14.8 billion)
    • Shiv Nadar - Founder and Chairman, HCL Technologies (Net Worth: $14.4 billion)
    • Radhakishan Damani - Founder, Avenue Supermarts (Net worth: $14.3 billion)
    • Godrej Family - Godrej Group (Net worth: $12 billion)
    • Lakshmi Mittal - Chairman and CEO, ArcelorMittal (Net worth: $10.5 billion)
    • Kumar Birla - Chairman, Aditya Birla Group (Net worth: $9.6 billion)
  • 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to Austrian author Peter Handke [10 Oct 2019]

    Austrian author Peter Handke has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature. Peter Handke was awarded "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience."

  • 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for work that led to smartphone batteries [09 Oct 2019]

    The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino "for the development of lithium-ion batteries". John B. Goodenough was born in Germany in 1922 and is currently at the University of Texas in the US. M. Stanley Whittingham was born in 1941 in the UK and currently teaches at the Binghamton University in the US. Akira Yoshino was born in 1948 in Japan and is currently a professor at the Meijo University in Japan.

  • James Peebles, Michel Mayor, Didier Queloz win Nobel physics prize for discoveries in astronomy [08 Oct 2019]

    Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics "for revealing the wonder of the evolution of the universe and discovering planets orbiting distant suns".

  • 2019 Nobel Prize: Kaelin, Ratcliffe, Semenza jointly awarded for work on cells, oxygen [07 Oct 2019]

    Scientists William G Kaelin, Jr, Peter J Ratcliffe and Gregg L Semenza received the Nobel Prize jointly for their discoveries of "how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability".

2019 Nobel Prize Winners

2019 Nobel Prize in LiteratureThe Nobel Prize in Literature 2019 was awarded to Peter Handke "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience." 2019 Nobel Prize in ChemistryThe Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 was awarded jointly ...

First in India (Men)

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Nobel Prize Winner

Swedish inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel, at the time of his death on 10 December 1896, he had 355 patents worldwide – one of them was the patent on dynamite. Furthermore, he had started 87 companies all over the world. According to his will, Alfred Nobel's enormous fortune was to be used to es ...

Dada Saheb Phalke Award

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is an annual award given by the Indian government for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. It was instituted in 1969, the birth centenary year of Dadasaheb Phalke, considered the father of Indian cinema.The award for a particular year is given during the end of the foll ...

Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2018

Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards are given every year to recognize the achievements of persons in the fields of adventure, to encourage young people to develop the spirit of endurance, risk–taking, cooperative teamwork and quick, ready and effective reflexes in challenging situations and to ...

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United Nations Organization (UNO)

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What is Bitcoin?

In 2009, an unknown programmer by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto put forward a whitepaper that proposed a creation of new form of digital currency - cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency functions the same way as regular currencies do in that its used as a means of exchange, unit of account and a store of va →

Medical Council of India (MCI)

Headquarter: New Delhi Function of the Organization: The Medical Council of India was established in 1934 under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1933, now repealed, with the main function of establishing uniform standards of higher qualifications in medicine and recognition of medical qualifications →

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