Japan's Ohsumi wins Nobel Prize in medicine
i. Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi, a cell biologist specialising in autophagy, has received the 2016 Noble Prize in Medicine.
ii. He has received the award "for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy".
Mohammad Bin Zayed chief guest for Indian Republic Day
i. The Indian government has invited the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to be the next Chief Guest at India’s Republic Day parade of 2017.
ii. This is the first time that a leader of the United Arab Emirates will be honoured with the invitation of being the Chief Guest at India’s Republic Day parade.
India ratifies historic Paris climate deal at UN
i. On 2 oct 2016 (The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi), India formally joined the Paris Climate Change Agreement by submitting its instrument of ratification in New York (UN Headquarter).ii. India became the 62nd country to ratify the agreement.
India's Gaganjeet Bhullar wins Korea Open
i. Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar won his 6th Asian Tour title, winning the Korea Open 2016 in Incheon,South Korea.
ii. The 28-year-old, whose last Asian title came in 2013, was awarded a cash prize of $196,000 for the win.
Delhi Police launches mobile app for senior citizens
i. The Delhi Police has launched a mobile application for senior citizens to enable them to reach out to the police quickly in emergency situations.
ii. The application 'Delhi Police Senior Citizen' was launched by Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung and Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma.
R Ravindra concurrently accredited Ambassador to Guinea
i. Shri R Ravindra, presently Ambassador of India to the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Guinea.
ii. The Republic of Guinea is a country on the West coast of Africa.
'Murga' wins first prize at Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival
i. Young filmmaker Katyayan Shivpuri, from Maharashtra, has won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival (SBSFF) for his work "Murga".
ii. The short film was directed by young filmmaker Katyayan Shivpuri from Maharashtra.
Daniel Ricciardo wins 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix
i. Australian racing driver, Daniel Ricciardo has won the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix held at the Sepang International Circuit in Selangor, Malaysia.
ii. Max Verstappen finished second while Nico Rosberg ended at the third position.
Indian-origin teen wins Google Science Fair prize
i. A 16-year-old Indian-origin South African teen has won a $50,000 scholarship, the grand prize at the annual Google Science Fair for her work using orange peel to develop a cheaper “super-absorbent material” that helps soil retain water.