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Monisha Kaltenborn: First Woman Team Principal in Formula one

October 19, 2012

Monisha Kaltenborn of Indian origin became the First Woman Team Principal in Formula one after taking the hold of team Sauber, a swiss Formula one team. Monisha took the place of Peter Sauber, the founder of the Sauber team, who stepped down from the position.

Anil Kumble named Chairman of ICC Cricket Committee

October 19, 2012

Former India cricketer and captain Anil Kumble was appointed as the new head of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) cricket committee. He replaced former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd.  About ICC Cricket Committee it is a 16-member committee which meets twice a year to consult on playing matters and...

Paes, Stepanek win Shanghai Masters Men’s Doubles title

October 17, 2012

Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek defeated the Indian duo of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to win the ATP Shanghai Masters men’s doubles tennis title at Shanghai, China.

Jnanpith award to Chandrashekar Kambar

October 17, 2012

Poet-writer Chandrashekar Kambar has been conferred with the Jnanpith Award. The award was given to him in recognition to his contributions to Kannada literature. The award: The Jnanpith Award is a literary award. It is one of the two most prestigious literary honours in the country, the other one...

2012 Nobel for Economics to Roth and Shapley of U.S.

October 17, 2012

Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley of U.S. have been awarded the Nobel economics prize for studies on the match-making that takes place when doctors are coupled up with hospitals; students with schools; and human organs with transplant recipients. As per Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, their research has sparked...

2012 Literature Nobel for Mo Yan of China

October 12, 2012

Chinese author Mo Yan won Nobel Prize for literature. His real name is Guan Moye. The Swedish Academy recognized the writer as a one "who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary". Some of his notable works: Red Sorghum The Republic of Wine Life and Death...

2012 Physics Nobel for Haroche and Wineland

October 11, 2012

Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of America together won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing methods to observe the bizarre properties of the quantum particles without disturbing them. This thing was previously thought unattainable. What is their invention? Their inventions are the methods by which...

2012 Chemistry Nobel for Lefkowitz, Kobilka

October 11, 2012

US scientists Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka win the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry for studies of an important family of protein receptors, called G-protein-coupled receptors. What are G-protein-coupled receptors? It is an important family of receptors found in human body cells which allow the cell to sense and...

Sebastin Vettel won Japanese Grand Prix

October 11, 2012

Sebastin Vettel won the F1 title race of the Japanese Grand Prix. Vettel is a German Formula One racing driver, currently driving for the Austrian racing team Red Bull Racing. He is the current World Champion.

Abdi Farah Shirdon Said is the new Somali PM

October 9, 2012

Abdi Farah Shirdon Said has been chosen as the new Prime Minister of Somalia. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who was recently chosen by parliament in a UN-backed process, selected his close ally Shirdon to the powerful position. This event is one of the first major steps of the new...