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This week - from parasites to self-repairing cells to the Jasmine revolution; this
years Nobel Prizes recognized them all. Apart from the yearly awards, the IAF
looks to make strides in equal opportunity and BP gets its just desserts.
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Nobel Peace Prize,

TNDC, Tunisia, Sep 2015
Issue No. 9 | 12th October 2015

President Pranab Mukherjee

underlined core values of
diversity, tolerance and plurality
in the backdrop of the Dadri
Recent opinion polls on Bihar
Elections suggest that BJP-led
NDA has lost its lead
SC refused to immediately
concede its demand for wider
use of Aadhaar as proof; plea
referred to larger bench
A.R. Rahman has been
appointed as the Cultural
Ambassador of Seychelles

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha

said that IAF is planning to
induct women as fighter aircraft
pilots, which would make it the
first among the three armed
forces to induct women in direct
combat roles
HRD held crucial meeting with
IIM Directors to resolve the row
over the controversial IIM Bill
BARC Director, Shekar Basu,
has been appointed as the
Chairman of the Atomic Energy

Nobel Prizes for 2015 were

announced; Peace Tunisian
National Dialogue Quartet;
Literature Svetlana A.
amongst others
Two blasts in Turkish capital,
Ankara, hit peace rally killing
over 100 protestors
BP fined $20.8 Bn. for the
Deepwater Horizon spill disaster
Ebola-hit countries, including
Sierra Leone and Liberia,
recorded first week without
fresh cases since March 2014

Wales qualify for Euro 2016

along with Northern Ireland and
Lewis Hamilton wins actionpacked Russian Grand Prix to
move to the brink of winning his
3rd Championship
India lose to South Africa by 5
runs in the 1st ODI; Rohit
Sharma hit 150
Novak Djokovic beats Rafa
Nadal in the finals of the China
Republic of Ireland beat World
Champion Germany 1 0 with
Shane Long scoring the winner

FM Arun Jaitley announced that

India's CAD is down to 1.3% of
GDP in FY15 as against 4.8%
two years earlier.
Despite 0.50% rate cut by RBI,
banks not seen to pass on
entire benefit to customers
BSE Sensex soared by 325
points to trade above 27,000
following buying amidst strong
Asian trends.
RBI Governor cautioned that
financial inclusion should not be
pressed excessively as target
beneficiaries may not be in a
position financially to benefit

Scientists discover than

placebo effect is increasing in
US painkiller trials
New research suggests that a
Pluto-size ball of solid iron
makes up Earth's inner core
formed 1 - 1.5 Bn. years ago
Nobel Prize 2015 in medicine
awarded to therapies for
parasite infections
New research suggests that the
cornea can sense light and,
together with the retina,
synchronizes with the earths
light and dark cycles