Nobel Prize Award 2017 Nobel Prize Award 2017

Nobel Prize Award 2017Nobel Prize Award 2017

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The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. The announcement marked the start of this year’s Nobel season. It is the 108th time the prize has been awarded.

The medicine prize will be followed by the physics prize announcement on Tuesday. The honour could also go to the discovery of exoplanets by Swiss astrophysicians Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz.

The 2017 Nobel prize in physics has been awarded to three US scientists for the detection of gravitational waves. The coveted award has been conferred jointly upon Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne for their “decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.” Predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago as part of his theory of general relativity but only first detected in 2015, gravitational waves are 'ripples' in the fabric of space-time caused by violent processes in the Universe, such as colliding black holes or the collapse of stellar cores. It took 1.3 billion years for the waves to arrive at the LIGO detector in the US.

The chemistry prize committee will announce a winner in its field on Wednesday. A recurring favourite for the prize is John Goodenough, a 95-year old electrochemist whose pioneering work led to the invention of rechargeable lithium-ion battery present in cell phones, computers and electric cars.

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Major Indian Authors and Languages


Urdu : Ali Sardar Jafri, Asadullah Khan 'Ghalib', Mohammed Iqbal, Mir Taqi Mir, Raghupati Sahai 'Firaq Gorakhpuri', Kanwar Mohinder Singh Bedi, Faiz Ahmed 'Faiz', Krishan Chander, Rajinder Singh Bedi, Upendra Nath Ashq, Qurrtulain Haider.
Telugu : Ajanta, Lakshrni Narasimhan, Triputi, V. Satyanarayana. .
Tamil : P. V. Akilan, Subramania Bharati, Ramalingam, D. Jayakanthan. .
Sindhi : Ishwar Anchal, Hari Motwani, Mohan Kalpana. .
Sanskrit : Maharishi Valmiki, Maharishi Ved Vyas, Harsha, Ashvaghosh, Shudrak, Bhasa, Bharvi, Jaidev, Bhartrihari, Kalidas, Dandi, Banabhatta, Bhavabhuti, Shyam Dev Prashar, Kamlesh Dutta Tripathi, Ram Karan Sharma. .
Punjabi : Bhai Veer Singh, Dhani Ram Chatrik, Amrita Pritam, Jaswant Singh Kanwal, Nanak Singh, Balwant Gargi, Waris Shah, Bulle Shah, Sheikh Farid. .
Odia : Gopabandhu Das, Gopi Nath Mohanty, Pandit Dukhisyama Pattanayak, Radha Nath Ray, Satchidanand Routray, Si...


Pulitzer Prize Winners 2017


Journalism .

Breaking news : Staff of the East Bay Times, for their coverage of the Ghost Ship fire.

Breaking news photography : Daniel Berehulak, freelancer, for his photography of government assault on drug dealers and users in the Philippines.

Commentary : Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal, for her coverage of the election season.

Criticism : Hilton Als of the New Yorker, for his theater reviews.

Editorial cartooning : Jim Morin of the Miami Herald, for his political cartoons.

Editorial writing : Art Cullen of the Storm Lake Times, for his coverage of Iowa’s corporate agricultural interests.

Explanatory reporting : International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy and Miami Herald, for the Panama Papers.

Feature photography : E. Jason Wambsgans of the Chicago Tribune, for his photo essay on a child who survive...


Major Dams in India


Bhakra Nangal Dam Type: Concrete gravity.
River: Sutlej River.
Location: Himachal Pradesh.
Hirakud Dam Type: Composite Dam.
River: Mahanadi River.
Location: Orissa.
NagarjunaSagar Dam Type: Masonry Dam.
River: Krishna River.
Location: Andhra Pradesh.
Sardar Sarovar Dam Type: Gravity Dam.
River: Narmada River.
Location: Gujarat.
Tehri Dam Type: Earth and rock-fill.
River: Bhagirathi River.
Location: Uttarakhand.
Dam River State .
Alamatti Krishna Karnataka .
Baglihar Chenab Jammu and Kashmir .
Bhakra Nangal Sutlej Himachal Pradesh .
Chutak Suru Jammu and Kashmir .
Gandhisagar Chambal Madhya Pradesh .
Hirakud Mahanadi Orissa .
Koyna Koyna Maharashtra .
Krishnaraja Sagar Kaveri Karnataka .
Maithon Barakar Jharkh...