Nobel Prize Current Affairs - 2020

The World Food Programme awarded with Nobel Peace Prize 2020

The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 has been awarded to the United nation’s World Food Programme (WFP). The programme has been awarded the prize for its efforts to fight the hunger specially in the war zones and conflict affected areas. The  Norwegian Nobel Committee decided to award the prize to the WEP. World Food Programme The Read More…

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry- for Genome Editing method

Two women named Emmanuelle Charpentier of France, and American Jennifer Doudna have been award with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Charpentier and Doudna were working to develop the technology of genome editing. Key Facts Their genome editing technique has also been awarded with “Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences in 2015” and the “Wolf Prize in Medicine, 2020”. Apart Read More…

July 18: Nelson Mandela International Day

Every year Nelson Mandela International Day is marked all over the world on July 18. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in 2009 and the first UN Mandela day was observed in 2010. Highlights The day is observed as a global call to action that celebrates the idea, “Every individual has the Read More…

Asia’s Nobel Prize-Ramon Magsaysay Awards cancelled

A Manila, Philippines based foundation that gives out Ramon Magsaysay Award announced that the awards are being cancelled due to COVID-19. Highlights The Ramon Magsaysay Award has been cancelled thrice in 6 decades. The awards were cancelled for the first time in 1970 due to financial crisis. It was cancelled again in 1990 due to Read More…

February 28: National Science Day

Every year on February 28, India celebrates National Science Day to mark the discovery of Raman Effect by Sir C V Raman. Raman Effect was discovered by the professor on February 28, 1928. This year, the National Science Day is celebrated under the theme Theme: Women in Science History The National Science Day was first Read More…