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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Daily Current Affairs Updates: 08 October 2014

1) 2014 Nobel Prize in chemistry announced: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 to Eric Betzig Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA, USA,Stefan W. HellMax Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, and German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany and William E. Moerner Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”. Read details>> http://goo.gl/E3cQDu

2) Anoop Jain wins 2014 Waislitz Global Citizen Award: A young Indian has won a prestigious global citizen award and USD 100,000 cash prize for his work to build community sanitation facilities, an area that aligns with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to ending open defecation, organisers of the award said. Anoop Jain was named recipient of the 2014 Waislitz Global Citizen Award for his "exemplified values of a Global Citizen" through his work in founding Humanure Power (HP) in Bihar in 2011 that builds community sanitation facilities in rural India.

3) Georgetown University appointed first Hindu priest: The Georgetown University has appointed its first Hindu priest —a woman — to serve the religious needs of its Hindu students, whose number has increased in recent years. Pratima Dharm, who recently retired as the first Hindu chaplain in the U.S. Army, has been appointed as the first Hindu chaplain at the Georgetown University, a move welcomed by the Hindu students of this top private research university. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the U.S. 

4) Jet Airways appointed Cramer Ball as new CEO: Jet Airways announced the appointment of its new CEO, aviation specialist Cramer Ball, after its earlier chief quit in January. The airline's activities were since that time being managed by Director and Manager Gaurang Shetty, who will continue to lead it "till the requisite approvals are obtained and Ball assumes charge as the CEO," said a Jet spokesperson. Jet's last CEO, Garry Kenneth Toomey, had quit in mid-January, barely seven months after taking charge of the airline.
Daily Current Affairs Updates: 08 October 2014 Reviewed by Currentaffairs4examz on 11.10.14 Rating: 5 1) 2014 Nobel Prize in chemistry announced : The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to ...

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