Archive for the ‘General Knowledge’ Category

2016 – Nobel Prize Winners List

2016 – Nobel Prize Winners List

nobel-prize

Nobel Prize in Physics:

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 with one half to David J. Thouless University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA and the other half to F. Duncan M. Haldane Princeton University, NJ, USA and J. Michael Kosterlitz Brown University, Providence, RI, USA for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry:

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 to Jean-Pierre Sauvage University of Strasbourg, France Sir J. Fraser Stoddart Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA and Bernard L. Feringa University of Groningen, the Netherlands for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.

Nobel Peace Prize:

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end, a war that has cost the lives of at least 220000 Colombians and displaced close to six million people.

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine:

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute has decided to award the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Yoshinori Ohsumi (Japan) for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy.

Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences:

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2016 was awarded jointly to Oliver Hart (United Kingdom) and Bengt Holmstrom (Finland) for their contributions to contract theory.

CLICK HERE for Study Materials (Books/Guides) on All Competitive Exams

♦♦♦♦♦

Antonio Guterres will be the next United Nations (UN) Secretary General

Antonio Guterres, the former Portuguese prime minister, will be the next UN secretary general, after the security council agreed he should replace Ban Ki-moon at the beginning of next year.

antonio-guterres

Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, is a Portuguese politician who was Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002. He also served for a time as President of the Socialist International. He served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015. In October 2016 the United Nations Security Council announced he will be the next United Nations Secretary General.

 

CLICK HERE for Study Materials (Books/Guides) on All Competitive Exams

♦♦♦♦♦

Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act – 2009

Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act – 2009

children-reading-book

‘The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act’ or ‘Right to Education Act also known as RTE’, is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted on 4 August 2009, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India under Article 21A of the Indian Constitution. India became one of 135 countries to make education a fundamental right of every child when the act came into force on 1 April 2010.

CLICK HERE for Study Materials (Books/Guides) on All Competitive Exams

♦♦♦♦♦

Useful Books / Guides and other Study Materials on all National and State Level Competitive Exams

Useful Books / Guides and other Study Materials on all National and State level competitive exams. You can order these books by online and get delivered in your home. Please give correct address while ordering. You can also get discounts on MRP. All major Credit and Debit cards accepted!

Like us (EXAMS CORNER) on Facebook

**********

General Studies for Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Exams (In Tamil) by McGraw Hill Education

General Studies for TNPSC Exams (In Tamil)

CLICK HERE to Buy this Book Online (with discounts)

Meant for the TNPSC Groups I, II and IV preliminary and Main exams, this book is a one stop text for all content required to clear this exam. Text has been organized and presented in a structured manner to facilitate easy studying for the student. Organised in two sections, the content is segregated into General Studies and Tamil Nadu Studies.

Tamil GK Mc Graw Hill

Publisher : McGraw Hill Education (India) Pvt Ltd.

Number of Pages : 1872 Pages

Publication Year : 2016 February

CLICK HERE to Buy this Book Online (with discounts)

♦♦♦♦♦

April 22: World Earth Day – Earth Day 2016: Trees for the Earth

April 22 – World Earth Day

Earth Day 2016 – Trees for the Earth

Earth-Day-2016-Poster-Earth-Day-NetworkEarth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.

The organisers behind Earth Day are hoping to use the 2016 celebration to plant 7.8 billion trees, divest from fossil fuels and make cities 100 per cent renewable.

Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson is widely credited with suggesting the first Earth Day on April 22. It was a movement whose time had come, and Nelson wasn’t alone in 1970 in suggesting a grassroots demonstration aimed at protecting the environment. San Francisco activist John McConnell also asked Americans to join in a demonstration in 1970, and McConnell chose the spring equinox (March 21, 1970) as his date. Today, you can find Earth Day events on both the spring equinox and April 22.

CLICK HERE for Study Materials (GK/Current Affairs) on All Competitive Exams

♦♦♦♦♦

Apurvi Chandela wins gold in Sweden with world record effort

Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela broke the world record on way to winning gold in the women’s 10 metre air rifle event at the Swedish Cup Grand Prix. Chandela shot 211.2 in the event held on Tuesday to surpass the feat of Chinese Olympic gold medallist Yi Siling, who held the record with 211. Chandela had won the gold in the National Championships held last month. She had won an Olympic quota place for India after winning a bronze in the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea in April last year.

Apurvi Chandela

Apurvi Singh Chandela (born 4 January 1993) is an Indian shooter who competes in the 10 metre air rifle event. Apurvi was born to a Chandela Rajput family in Jaipur. Her father is Kuldeep Singh Chandela, a hotelier, and mother is Bindu Rathore. Her family is from Udaipur.

CLICK HERE for Study Materials (Books/Guides) on All Competitive Exams

♦♦♦♦♦

 

%d bloggers like this: