Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicNobel Prize

Topic: Nobel Prize

Economics Nobel Prize celebrates auctions that failed in India

India's telecom revolution only took off after govt moved away from auctions & started assigning spectrum to licensees in return for a share of revenue.

Why the Nobel Prize isn’t as prestigious as it used to be

A Nobel Prize is worth less each year. What’s more, these awards no longer generate much interest or suspense.

Combating hunger since 1961 — what is World Food Programme that won 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

The World Food Programme, a United Nations body, beat 318 other candidates, including Greta Thunberg and Donald Trump to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Science behind medicine and chemistry Nobels, and hepatitis C & its treatment in India

In episode 587 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta analyses the science behind the discovery of hepatitis C virus that won Nobel for Medicine, and CRISPR scissors that got Chemistry Nobel.

American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Louise joins only a few American poets who have received the prize, which has been dominated by novelists through its 112-year history.

Why 2020 Chemistry Nobel went to CRISPR-Cas9 tool that can ‘rewrite code of life’

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna won the first Nobel jointly awarded to two women for their work on developing CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique Wednesday.

Einstein proved right & a Milky Way secret revealed — why black holes ruled 2020 physics Nobel

The Nobel 2020 for physics was awarded to three theoretical physicists for separately proving the existence of black holes and discovering Milky Way’s supermassive black hole.

Why discovery of hepatitis C virus won its researchers a Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 was awarded to three US and UK virologists for contributing to the discovery of the hepatitis C virus.

Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to US-UK trio for work on identifying Hepatitis C virus

The Nobel Assembly said the 3 scientists have made a decisive contribution as the disease can now be cured for the first time in history, raising hopes of eradicating it.

Off The Cuff with Abhijit Banerjee

The 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics winner Prof. Abhijit Banerjee was in conversation with ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Business Standard Chairman T.N. Ninan...

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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