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Eminent scientist and recipient of Bharat Ratna, C N R Rao has been chosen for the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research, given by the Centre for Advanced Materials of the UAE. The award includes a plaque, a medal and a cash prize of $100000. The award will be presented to Rao at ..
The Blue Planet Prize recognizes outstanding efforts in scientific research or applications of science that contribute to solving global environmental problems. The prize was created by the Asahi Glass Foundation in 1992, the year of the Rio Earth Summit, and since then the foundation has awarded the prize to two winners every year 2017 Blue Planet Prize was won by Prof ..
Prof Hans Joachim Schellnhuber from Germany has won the 2017 Blue Planet Prize for establishing a new field of science ‘Earth System Analysis’ and introducing most influential concepts including the notion of tipping elements in the climate system in Tokyo. He is Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Beside him, Prof. ..
Prof C.N.R. Rao, the renowned scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee, has become the first Asian to be chosen for the prestigious 2017 Von Hippel Award for his immense contribution in materials research. The award is the US-based Materials Research Society’s (MRS) highest honour. The award, which includes a cash prize, trophy and a diploma, will ..
Israeli scientist Daniel Hillel bagged World Food Prize 2012. His work and motivation has contributed in bridging the divisions and spreading peace and understanding in the Middle East by enhancing a breakthrough achievement. His work is relevant for agriculture-dominated economies.He conceived and implemented the method of micro-irrigation, which maximizes the efficaciousness of water usage in ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2012
Topics: Agronomists • Awards • Borlaug Award • Fellows of the Royal Society • Green Revolution • Learned societies • M. S. Swaminathan • Mexican Academy of Sciences • National academies • Norman Borlaug • Rockefeller Foundation • World Food Prize