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Madhav Chavan wins WISE Prize ‘The Nobel Prize for education’

imageDr Madhav Chavan has won the WISE Prize.

  • The WISE Prize is considered to be the "Nobel prize for Education".
  • Prize of $500,000 (£314,000)
  • In recognition for his education work in the slums of Mumbai. His efforts to provide lessons in literacy and numeracy for disadvantaged children and adults in India.

About Dr. Madhav Chavan and his NGO “PRATHAM”

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‘Archduke Joseph diamond’ sold at world record price of $ 21.5 million

 ‘Archduke Joseph diamond’

  • A 19th century rare 76 carat diamond Indianimage  diamond.
  • Named after its first owner Archduke Joseph August of Austria.
  • Sold at world record price of $ 21.5 million (about Rs. 118 crore) at an auction in Geneva.
  • The diamond mined from erstwhile Golconda kingdom.

Connection with Koh-i-noor and Hope diamonds:

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