Svante Paabo wins 2022 Nobel Prize in Medicine for decoding ancient DNA.

  • Swedish geneticist, Svante Paabo (67) has won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discoveries on human evolution.
  • This discovery provides understanding of how modern day humans evolved from extinct ancestors.
  • He performed his prize-winning studies in Germany at the University of Munich and at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig.
  • Paabo is the son of Sune Bergstrom, who won the Nobel prize in medicine in 1982.

Himachal Pradesh government launches app to aid police.

  • Himachal Pradesh CM, Jai Ram Thakur has launched the Satya Nishtha app that will help state police to investigate and control criminal activities.
  • The app will help police to prepare a database of criminals.
  • It also study the various offences that take place under different police stations in the district.
  • The app was designed under the guidance of Kangra Superintendent of Police Kushal Sharma.
  • The data available in the app from be accessed from anywhere and at anytime

Chhattisgarh govt launches scheme to develop into rural industrial parks.

  • Chhattisgarh CM, Bhupesh Baghel has launched a Mahatma Gandhi Rural Industrial Parks (MGRIP) scheme.
  • Under this scheme, gauthans (cow shelters in villages) will be developed as rural industrial parks.
  • In the first phase of this scheme, 300 such facilities are being developed across the state.
  • The state government has set up gauthans in over 8,000 villages under its flagship scheme Suraji Gaon Yojana (village good governance scheme).

Yunqing Tang wins 2022 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize.

  • Yunqing Tang, Assistant Professor with the University of California has been awarded the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for 2022.
  • She was born in China and completed her B.Sc in Peking University in 2011.
  • She completed her Ph.D in 2016 at Harvard under the supervision of Mark Kisin.
  • The award was instituted by the Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) in 2005.
  • This award is presented annually to individuals aged 32 and below.
  • Cash prize: $ 10,000

President Murmu to launch start-up platform for women entrepreneurs.

  • Dr. A K Anil Kumar, Senior Scientist in ISRO, has been elected as the Vice President of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF).
  • He is currently working as Associate Director, ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC).
  • It is a recognition of ISRO's space endeavors and helps in promoting international collaboration.
  • The IAF is the world's leading space advocacy body with 433 members in 72 countries.
  • It was founded in 1951.

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