Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023 awarded to Bawendi, Louis and Alexei.

  • The Nobel Prize 2023 in Chemistry has been awarded to Moungi G Bawendi, Louis E Brus, and Alexei I Ekimov for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots.
  • The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences rewards the discovery and development of quantum dots, nanoparticles so tiny that their size determines their properties.
  • The Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2023 have succeeded in producing particles so small that their properties are determined by quantum phenomena.

India surpasses Japan and UK in global mobile speed ranking.

  • India has beaten developed countries like the UK and Japan and ranked 47th in the mobile Okla Speedtest Global Index.
  • According to Ookla Speedtest data, India’s median download speed has improved remarkably, increasing by 3.59 times since 5G was launched in the country.
  • 5G speeds in India are particularly impressive compared to those on 4G; in August 2023.
  • Here are top-5 countries with fastest mobile speed as per Ookla:
    • UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Norway, Denmark

2nd malaria vaccine to win global approval is cheaper and easier to make.

  • The World Health Organization has validated a second malaria vaccine to protect children against the deadly disease, which killed 619,000 people in 2021.
  • According to Researchers the vaccine, known as R21, is easier to make than the first-approved malaria vaccine, called RTS,S, and will be cheaper per dose.
  • R21 met the WHO’s target of 75% efficacy at preventing the disease in a trial with 4,800 children who received three doses before a seasonal malaria peak.

Himachal launches unique scheme for care of vulnerable sections of society.

  • Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu launched the Mukhyamantri Sukh Ashraya Yojana from the Ridge Shimla to support orphans.
  • Aim: To provide comprehensive support to orphans, specially-abled children, destitute women, and elderly people in the state.
  • In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, the state government took a decision to adopt the orphans, the specially-abled children as the ‘children of the state’ and work for their upliftment.

Ministry of Tourism inaugurates PATA Travel Mart 2023 in New Delhi.

  • The 46th edition of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2023 is being organized by the Ministry of Tourism at the International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) in New Delhi.
  • The Mart is being organized from October 4th to 6th 2023.
  • It is an opportunity to highlight unique destinations and members to develop networks , learn and socialize for delegates from all over the world and for business to expand.

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