Nobel Prize Current Affairs, GK & News

Who was ‘Desmond Tutu’?

Nobel Peace Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, died at the age of 90 on December 27, 2021. Highlights Desmond Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize for his opposition to racial discrimination in South Africa. In 1997, He was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent surgery. Tutu was subsequently hospitalized multiple times to undergo treatment for ..

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Nobel Prize in Economics 2021

Three United States-based economists namely, David Card, Joshua D Angrist and Guido W Imbens have been conferred the “Nobel prize in Economics 2021”. Highlights They were conferred with the prize for their work on “use of natural experiments” on the impact of minimum wage, immigration and education on the labour markets. One half of the prize ..

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Nobel Prize in Literature 2021

Nobel Prize in Literature 2021 was conferred to Tanzanian novelist “Abdulrazak Gurnah”. Key facts The novelist was awarded with the Prize for his uncompromising & compassionate penetration of “effects of colonialism” and fate of refugees in the gulf between cultures & continents. Who is Abdulrazak Gurnah? Abdulrazak Gurnah was born in the year 1948. He ..

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Nobel Prize 2021 for Physics

The Nobel Prize 2021 for physics was awarded to three scientists from Japan, Germany and Italy. Secretary-general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Goran Hansson, announced the winners on October 5, 2021. Key facts Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann were awarded for their work in “physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably ..

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2021 Nobel Prize in Medicine

On October 4, 2021, American scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian won the prestigious “2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine”. Key Facts They won the prize for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch. According to award-giving body, these discoveries could make way for new pain-killers. These findings have allowed to understand how heat, cold ..

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