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2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for improvements to auction theory

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats." Paul R. Milgrom is from Detroit, USA. Ph.D. 1979 from Stanford University, Stanford, USA. Shirley and Leonard Ely Jr. Professor of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, USA. Robert B. Wilson is from Geneva, USA. D.B.A. 1963 from Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, Emeritus, Stanford University, USA.

2020 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for the discovery of hepatitis c virus

Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the "discovery of Hepatitis C virus" has been awarded jointly the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Harvey J. Alter , chief  is an American medical researcher, virologist, and physician who is best known for his work that led to the discovery of the hepatitis C virus. He is the chief of infectious disease section in the department of transfusion medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Michael Houghton is a British scientist. The co-discoverer of hepatitis C virus in 1989. He also co-discovered the Hepatitis D genome in 1986. Houghton is currently Canada Excellence Research Chair in Virology and Li Ka Shing Professor of Virology at the University of Alberta where he is also Director of the Li Ka Shing Applied Virology Institute. Charles M. Rice is an American virologist whose main area of research is hepatitis C virus. He is a professor of virology at the Rockefeller University.

Records are meant to be broken at Middle East IPL 2020

What is the highest totals in IPL 2020? 228/4 by Delhi Capitals vs KKR on 3rd October Who scored largest winning runs versus RCB? Kings XI 97 runs margin on 24th September 2020 Which team does KL Rahul belong to in IPL 2020? Kings XI Punjab SV Samson hit most sixes, a total of 16. Who stands 2nd with 13 sixes? KA Pollard TA Boult one of the top player in Most Wickets belongs to which team? Mumbai Indians Name the player who holds the best economy rate in IPL 2020. AR Patel , Delhi Capitals Who shares most dismissals with RR pant in IPL 2020? Q de Kock Who holds the record for most catches in IPL 2020? F du Plessis Name the players who holds the record for highest partnership by wicket. 1st wicket 183 runs by KL Rahul, MA Agarwal from Kings XI Punjab How many matches did Mumbai Indians loose in the IPL 2020 so far? 2 matches

Aero India February 2021

13th edition of Aero India 2021 , an Aerospace, Defence and Civil Aviation Exhibition will be held form 3 - 7 February at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru. A total of 58 exhibitors is expected to participate 44 from India and 14 from foreign. A total of 7 countries. The exhibition timings is as follows:- Business Days 3rd Feb 2021 (13:00 hrs onwards) 4th Feb 2021 (09:00 - 18:00 hrs) 5th Feb 2021 (09:00 - 18:00 hrs) Public Days 6th Feb 2021 (09:00 - 18:00 hrs) 7th Feb 2021 (09:00 - 18:00 hrs)

Asian Film Awards 2020

14th Asian Film Awards ceremony is scheduled on 14th October 2020 and will be held online. Anubhav Sinha directed and Taapsee Paanu starrer Thappad has bagged two nominations at the Asian Film Awards under the categories Best Film and Best Editing. Lijo Jose Pellissery directed and Antony Varghese starrer Jallikattu has bagged two nominations at the Asian Film Awards under the categories Best Cinematography and Best Original Music Zoya Akhtar directed and Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt Starrer Gully Boy has bagged two nominations at the Asian Film Awards under the categories Best Costume Designer and Best Production Design

2021 Formula One World Championship planned races

18 Grands Prix are under contract to be held as part of the 2021 FIA  Formula One World Championship Abu Dhabi Grand Prix United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi Australian Grand Prix Australia Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne Azerbaijan Grand Prix Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit, Baku Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir Belgian Grand Prix Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot British Grand Prix United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone Canadian Grand Prix Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montréal Dutch Grand Prix Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort French Grand Prix France Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet Hungarian Grand Prix Hungary Hungaroring, Mogyoród Italian Grand Prix Italy Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza Japanese Grand Prix Japan Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka Mexico City Grand Prix Mexico Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo Russian Grand Prix R

e-passports in India from 2021

e-passports in India from 2021   An e-passport is the usual passport booklet that has an embedded microchip similar to a SIM card but with decrypted data. All Indian citizens are expected to get an e-passport when they go in for renewal or issuance of a new passport starting from 2021.

Census 2021 activities postponed in India

India's last census was carried out in 2011, the population was 121 crore.  The first phase of Census operations and other related field activities scheduled between April 1 to September 30 2021 have been postponed due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai's written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on 16th September 2020.

Full List of Chief Ministers of India - updated Sep 2020

Complete List of Chief Ministers of India State Chief Minister Andhra Pradesh Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu Assam Sarbananda Sonawal Bihar Nitish Kumar Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel New Delhi Arvind Kejriwal Goa Pramod Sawant Gujarat Vijay Rupani Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur Jammu & Kashmir (President's rule) Jharkhand Hemant Soren Karnataka B S Yediyurappa Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan Maharashtra Uddhav Thackery Manipur N. Biren Singh Meghalaya Conrad Sangma Mizoram Zoramthanga Nagaland Neiphiu Rio Odisha Naveen Patnaik Puducherry V.Narayanasamy Punjab Amarinder Singh Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot Sikkim Prem Singh Tamang Tamil Nadu Edappadi K Palaniswami Telangana K.Chandrashekar Rao Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adithyanath Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat West Bengal Mamata Banerjee

Holiday list 2021

Holiday list 2021 Republic Day 26th January 2021 Good Friday 2nd April 2021 Ambedkar Jayanti 14th April 2021 Ramanavami 21st April 2021 Labour Day 1st May 2021 Indian Independence Day 15th August 2021 Gandhi Jayanti 2nd October 2021 Dasara 15th October 2021 Karnataka Rajyotsava 1st November 2021 Diwali 5th November 2021 Christmas 25th December 2021

APGCL Power projects, Hyderabad Bicycle zone, Teachers Day award 2020

APGCL Power projects, Hyderabad Bicycle zone, Teachers Day award 2020 University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya along with the other institutions run by ERD Foundation Guwahati, honoured Prof Nirmal Kumar Chaudhury, former VC of Gauhati University with the ‘Great Teacher of All Teachers’ title Power projects have been proposed by state-run Assam Power Generation Corporation Ltd (APGCL) 70-MWac Amguri Solar Power Project 25-MWac Namrup Solar Park 250-MW gas-based Chandrapur Power Project 734-MW gas-based Lower Assam Power Project 100-MWac Bilasipara Solar Power Project 1600-MW (2x800-MW) coal-based Thermal Power Project at Saleki NC village under Margherita subdivision 120-MW Lower Kopili Hydroelectric Project (HEP) near Umrangso Borapani Middle HEP (Stage-1 22.5 MW, Stage-II 24 MW) Bicycle only’ zones to come up in Hyderabad, Warangal and Karimnagar Forty teachers were conferred with the State Teachers Award- 2020 on the occasion of Teachers’ Day celebration at the DK Conventio

Xiaomi Redmi 9A, Flipkart Wholesale, Nexon compact SUV 2020

 Xiaomi Redmi 9A, Flipkart Wholesale, Nexon compact SUV 2020 Saudi Arabia will allow flights "from all countries" to cross its skies to reach the United Arab Emirates Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved for the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between textiles committee, India, and M/s Nissenken Quality Evaluation Centre, Japan, for improving quality and testing of Indian textiles and clothing for the Japanese market Kazakhstan eyes $700 mn fund in cryptocurrency mining India's Flipkart seeks launched an online wholesale service for mom-and-pop stores and other small businesses "Flipkart Wholesale" SoftBank invests in India's Unacademy, boosting its valuation to $1.45 billion Tata Motors launches XM (s) variant of Nexon compact SUV from 8.36 lakh onwards (ex-showroom, Delhi) Piaggio India launched the racing-themed special edition Vespa Racing Sixties with 125 and 150 cc engines in India and are priced at Rs. 1.2

List of books written by Pranab Mukherjee

 List of books written by Pranab Mukherjee Decentralised Planning and Panchayat Raj by Pranab Mukherjee and Malcom S. Adiseshiah A Centenary History of the Indian National Congress - Vol. V: Volume-V: 1964-1984 by Pranab Mukherjee and Aditya Mukherjee Beyond Survival: Emerging Dimensions of Indian Economy by Pranab Mukherjee Thoughts and Reflections by Pranab Mukherjee Congress and the Making of the Indian Nation (Set of 2 Vols) by Pranab Mukherjee The Turbulent Years: 1980 - 1996 by Pranab Mukherjee The Coalition Years by Pranab Mukherjee The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years by Pranab Mukherjee

List of Government schemes in India 2020-21

List of Government schemes in India 2020-21 Atal Pension Yojana Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All(UJALA) Central Government Health Scheme Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana Digital India Programme Gramin Bhandaran Yojana Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana Integrated Child Development Services Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana Jnani Suraksha Yojana Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme Midday Meal Scheme National Literacy Mission Programme National Pension Scheme National Service Scheme National Social Assistance Scheme Pooled Finance Development Fund Scheme Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana Pradhan Mantri Jeeva

Tourism taglines of Indian states

Karnataka – One State. Many worlds. Kerala – God’s own country Tamil Nadu – Enchanting Tamil Nadu Arunachal Pradesh – The Land of Dawnlit Mountains Chhattisgarh – Full of Surprise Goa – A perfect Holiday Destination Haryana – A pioneer in Highway Tourism Jharkhand – A new experience Madhya Pradesh – The Heart of Incredible India Orissa – The Soul of Incredible India Pondicherry – Give Time a Break Rajasthan – The Incredible State of India

Upcoming Telugu movies 2020

Upcoming Telugu movies 2020 Anushkha Shetty as Sakshi and Madhavan as Anthony in Nishabham (A Multi-lingual film Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, English, Malayalam) Ram Pothineni, Nivetha Pethuraj, Amritha Aiyer, Malavika Sharma, Sampath Raj and Vennela Kishore in Red , Remake of tamil langauge film Thadam Keerthy Suresh, Jagapathi Babu Naveen Chandra in Miss India Jabbardast Ramprasad in Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya Ravi Teja and Shruti Hassan in Krack

Business quiz 2020

US announces $174 million aid to 64 countries including $2.9 million to India Northern Indian Railways conducting study to use train coaches as Covid-19 isolation wards Businesses want insurance companies to pay " loss of profit " due to Covid-19 ITC announces Rs.150 crore Covid-19 contingency fund for vulnerable sections of society Auto component industry facing production loss Rs.1000-1200 crore per day in lockdown United Spirits shuts down manufacturing operations in India amid lockdown Coal India to set up 500 bed COVID hospital in Odisha SIDBI to provide loans up to Rs 50 lakh to MSEs manufacturing medical supplies to fight Covid-19 Microsoft, P&G and Deloitte are among the companies rope in psychiatrists, experts for emotional counselling of work from home employees Ministry of Health through a special amendment has categorized hydroxychloroquine (HCQS) drug as a schedule H1 drug - which means it cannot be sold over the counter

2020-2019 Repo rate by RBI

2020-2019 Repo rate by RBI 27th Mar 2020  4.40% 6th Feb 2020    5.15% 5th Dec 2019    5.15.% 4th Oct 2019     5.15% 7th Aug 2019    5.40% 6th Jun 2019     5.75% 4th Apr 2019     6.00% 7th Feb 2019     6.25%

19th March 2020 current affairs quiz

CBSE, ICSE and ISC postpones board exams till March 31st LIC, Air India, BPCL asset sale delayed due to COVID-19 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes south of Indonesia's Bali Pledging its support to the global fight against the pandemic, WhatsApp on Wednesday announced two initiatives -- launch of 'Coronavirus Information Hub' in partnership with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and UNDP, and a USD 1 million donation. WhatsApp is working with the WHO and UNICEF to provide messaging hotlines for people around the world Hyundai launches a BS-VI 2020 2nd generation Creta sports utility vehicle in Bengaluru priced from Rs. 9.99 lakh to Rs.17.20 lakh, ex-showroom across India Maruti Suzuki India Limited introduced the BS-VI S-CNG variant of its multi-purpose van Eeco. It is priced from Rs 4.64 lakh to Rs 5.06 lakh (both ex-showroom, Delhi). Rupee at 74.26 against US dollar on 18th March

Epidemic Disease Act 1897 and Disaster Management Act 2005

Epidemic Disease Act 1897 and Disaster Management Act 2005 An Act to provide for the better prevention of the spread of Dangerous Epidemic Diseases. All the states and union territories of India are advised to invoke the provisions of Section 2 of the Epidemic Disease Act 1897. The home ministry has also prohibited cruise ships, crew, or passengers from coronavirus-hit nations to come to India till March 31 under the act. The Act was formulated pre-independence mainly to control plague in the late 1800s. The GOI noted that the powers held by the home ministry under the Disaster Management Act shall be “delegated” to the health ministry so as to prepare India against the outbreak. Source: indiankanoon, thehindubusinessline

Ugadi Quiz March 2020

Ugadi is the beginning of New Telugu Year Ugadi is celebrated during the month of Chaitra Ugadi marks the beginning of Spring It falls on a different day every year because the Indian calendar is a Lunisolar calendar Special dish prepared to celebrate Ugadi festival is Ugadi Pachadi Ugadi Pachadi is made of Neem flower, sugar, tamarind, chilli powder In Andra Pradesh , a special dish called Bhakshyalu or Bobbatlu (Puran Poli) are prepared on this occasion In Punjab what is the Ugadi festival is called Baisakhi

Holi Quiz March 2020, Festival of colors, Dhuli, Dhulandi,Phagwah

How is Holi differently termed as? Festival of colours In which season Holi is celebrated across India? Spring (Spring festival) What is the Full moon day which falls on Holi known as? Phalgun Purnima or Pooranmashi What is the time span of Holi celebration? 3 to 16 days How is Holi known in different languages across India? Phagwah in Assamee Dolajatra in Oriya Dol Jatra or Basantotsav in Bengali What is the significance of celebrating Holi? Salvation of Prahlada and burning of Holika is celebrated as holi How many days holi is celebrated in Mathura? 16 days until Rangapanchmi Which region connects Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandagaon and Barsana and has become tourist destination during the season of Holi? Braj Which two countries primarily observe Holi? India and Nepal Which other countries also observe Festival of colours following large settlement of Indian diaspora? Fiji, Guyana, Malaysia, Mauritius, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United King

Yes Bank Limited Indian Private Sector Bank

Yes Bank Limited estd. 2004, Indian Private Sector Bank Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Founder: Rana Kapoor and Ashok Kapur CEO: Ravneet Gill 1st March 2019 - incumbent Core Business Corporate and Institutional Banking Commercial Banking Investment Banking Corporate Finance Financial Marketing Retail Banking Yes Bank has a major position in online payments, providing Unified Payments Interface (UPI) services for a number of major companies, such as Airtel, Cleartrip, RedBus, and PhonePe among others. In January 2020, it was responsible for handling 514 million UPI transactions out of 1.31 billion.

2nd March 2020 current affairs quiz

Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection in India for February Rs 1.05 lakh crore January Rs 1.10 lakh crore Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to produce a helicopter in 10 to 12 tonnes category to replace the Mi-17 fleet As per Nokia's annual Mobile Broadband India Traffic Index (MBiT) report the average data consumption per user in India is over 11 GB per month TVS to sell iQube electric scooter in Bengaluru, on-road price at Rs.1.15 lakh Maruti Suzuki to sell Vitara Brezza in Bengaluru, on-road price at Rs 7.34 lakh to Rs 11.40 lakh Source: Internet

Total Number of Districts in Indian States

How many Districts are there in the state of Andhra Pradesh? 13 How many Districts are there in the state of Arunachal Pradesh? 25 How many Districts are there in the state of Assam? 33 How many Districts are there in the state of Bihar? 38 How many Districts are there in the state of Chhattisgarh? 28 How many Districts are there in the state of Goa? 2 How many Districts are there in the state of Gujarat? 33 How many Districts are there in the state of Haryana? 22 How many Districts are there in the state of Himachal Pradesh? 12 How many Districts are there in the state of Jharkhand? 24 How many Districts are there in the state of Karnataka? 30 How many Districts are there in the state of Kerala? 14 How many Districts are there in the state of Madhya Pradesh? 52 How many Districts are there in the state of Maharashtra? 36 How many Districts are there in the state of Manipur? 16 How many Districts are there in the state of Meghalaya? 11 H

List of Governors of Indian States updated Jan 2020

Who is the Governor of Andhra Pradesh? Biswabhusan Harichandan Who is the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh? B. D. Mishra Who is the Governor of Assam? Jagadish Mukhi Who is the Governor of Bihar? Phagu Chauhan Who is the Governor of Chhattisgarh? Anusuiya Uikey Who is the Governor of Goa? Satya Pal Malik Who is the Governor of Gujarat? Acharya Devvrat Who is the Governor of Haryana? Satyadev Narayan Arya Who is the Governor of Himachal Pradesh? Bandaru Dattatreya Who is the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir? Narinder Nath Vohra Who is the Governor of Jharkhand? Draupadi Murmu Who is the Governor of Karnataka? Vajubhai Vala Who is the Governor of Kerala? Arif Mohammad Khan Who is the Governor of Madhya Pradesh? Lalji Tandon Who is the Governor of Maharashtra? Bhagat Singh Koshyari Who is the Governor of Manipur? Najma Heptulla Who is the Governor of Meghalaya? R. N. Ravi (additional charge) Who is the Governor of Mizoram? P. S. Sreedharan

Updated list of degrees in medicine

Graduate Degree M.B.B.S - Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery       Post Graduate Degree M.D - Doctor of Medicine M.S - Master of Surgery D.B.M.S - Diploma in Basic Medical Sciences D.C.D - Diploma in Chest Diseases D.C.H - Diploma in Child Health D.C.P - Diploma in Clinical Pathology D.C.P.M - Diploma in Clinical Pathology & Microbiology D.D - Diploma in Dermatology D.D. & S.T.D - Diploma in Dermatology & Sexually Transmitted Diseases D.D.V - Diploma in Dermatology and Venereology D.D.V.D - Diploma in Dermatology and Venereal Diseases D.F.P - Diploma in Family Planning D.G.O - Diploma in Gynecology and Obstetrics D.O - Diploma in Ophthalmology D.O.M.S - Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery D.Orth / Ortho - Diploma in Orthopedics D.O.S - Diploma in Orthopedic Surgery D.Paed - Diploma in Pediatrics D.P.M - Diploma in Psychological Medicine/Diploma in Psychiatric Medicine D.T.C.D - Diploma in Tuberculosis and Ches