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Tasuku Honjo

Cancer treatment patents worth billions in legal soup as Nobel winner fights for payday

Nobel winner Tasuku Honjo has taken ex-collaborator Gordon Freeman to court for leaving his name out of patents on immunotherapy, the evolving cancer treatment.
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Remembering Rudyard Kipling, ‘Jungle Book’ writer and youngest Literature Nobel laureate

Despite his extensive stay in the country, which inspired his works, Kipling drew criticism in post-colonial India over his racism.
Abdus Salam

Pakistan’s first Nobel winner was shunned for being Ahmadi. A documentary brings him back

Dr Abdus Salam won the 1979 Nobel Prize for physics. But in his home country Pakistan, he is all but forgotten because of his religious affiliation.
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There was no limit to Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist S Chandrasekhar’s genius

Chandrasekhar's work on stars and black holes yielded several honours but he struggled with opposition from senior scientists to 'Chandrasekhar limit'.
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Nobel committee rewarded the right kind of economics this year

Academics William Nordhaus and Paul Romer helped find answers to what makes people better off, and how can we have more of it.
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How research is a Nobel way of attaining economic growth

Paul Romer, co-winner of this year’s economics prize, showed that research leads to new discoveries which in turn create possibilities of economic growth. New Delhi: The 2018 economics Nobel prize went to Paul Romer and William Nordhaus, an extremely deserving pair of economists. In addition to honoring two scholars whose contributions have deeply influenced their field, the award points to a crucially important issue that the world is beginning to give short shrift — economic growth. Growth in rich countries’ living standards has slowed during the past decade: Going Nowhere Fast Country annual change in per-capita gross domestic product in constant dollars. That’s bad news. Of course, it’s good for people in the U.S., France or Japan to have higher living standards. But rich-country growth is also crucial for poorer nations. When they’re growing faster, rich countries have more purchasing power with which to buy poor countries’ products. Even more importantly, rich-country growth means that the living standards of people in...
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Nobel winners Allison & Honjo have helped reverse cancer completely in some patients

Allison and Honjo made key discoveries about immune checkpoints that later led to the development of immunotherapies that have proven successful in humans.
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Nobel 2018 for medicine & chemistry is great news for science, but probably not patients

The pharma industry needs to do a better job of grappling with how success tends to bring out its worst instincts.
2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad

Campaigns to end sexual violence wins Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege Nobel Peace Prize

The award is as much in honour of sexual violence victims as the two deserving recipients.
U.K. prime minister Theresa May dances onto the stage at the Conservative Party annual conference in Birmingham, U.K. | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Theresa May’s dance moves can’t hide Brexit jitters

Missing Chinese actress Fan Bingbing fined for tax evasion and a 3D-printed prosthetic bill for a hornbill in Singapore.

On Camera

What about Dalit priest at Ayodhya Ram Mandir? Even Communist intellectuals won’t demand it

It is being said that the Ram Mandir will be more significant than the Vatican of Rome and the Mecca of Saudi Arabia. But will it change the status of Dalits and Shudras?

These are the things Indians have been spending their money on during the pandemic

Immunity boosters, comfort foods and digital services are some of the items Indian consumers have been buying in the lockdown months.

Defence

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This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.