GA Notes : Nobel Prize Winners

Dear Students,

Current Affairs is an equally important section containing weightage of 20 questions in Railway Group-D Exam 2018 and has an even more abundant importance in some other exams conducted by SSC. Few of the questions were asked from Important Awards given in different fields. For Railway Group-D Exam 2018, important awards, current affairs etc, so here we are with notes on Important  Noble prize winners. So you should know persons who received Noble Prizes so that you can score well in the current affairs section.

Nobel Prize Winners

Nobel Prize In : Chemistry
1st Awarded
Awarded in 2017
Awarded in 2018
Jacobus Henricus van’t Hoff 

for the discovery of laws of chemical dynamics and osmotic pressure in solutions
Jacques Dubochet,  Joachim  Frank and   Richard Henderson 

for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution

Frances H. Arnold –  for the directed evolution of enzymes  

George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter – for the phage display of peptides and antibodies
Prize Money: 9 Million SEK( Swedish krona )
Nobel Prize In : Physics
1st Awarded
Awarded in 2017
Awarded in 2018
Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen-

for the discovery of the remarkable rays

Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne

for contribution to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves

Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland

for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses

Arthur Ashkin 


for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems.

Prize Money: 9 Million SEK( Swedish krona )
Nobel Prize In : Medicine
1st Awarded
Awarded in 2017
Awarded in 2018
Emil Adolf von Behring-

for his work on serum therapy

Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young

for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm

James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo

for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation
Prize Money: 9 Million SEK( Swedish krona )
Nobel Prize In : Peace
1st Awarded
Awarded in 2017
Awarded in 2018

Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy 

for his role in founding the International Red Cross Movement and initiating the Geneva Convention
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad

for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict
Prize Money: 9 Million SEK( Swedish krona )
Nobel Prize In : Economic Sciences
1st Awarded
Awarded in 2017
Awarded in 2018

Ragnar Frisch and Jan Tinbergen

for having developed and applied dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes
Richard H. Thaler

for his contribution to behavioural economics
William D. Nordhaus (USA) “for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis”
Paul M. Romer (USA) “for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis.”
Prize Money: 9 Million SEK( Swedish krona )
Nobel Prize In : Literature
1st Awarded
Awarded in 2017
Awarded in 2018
Sully Prudhomme

for his poetic composition

Kazuo Ishiguro

for his novels of great emotional force
Cancelled this year
Prize Money: 9 Million SEK( Swedish krona )

Note: Prize money for every year is different as decided by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. This year it is 9 million SEK (Swedish Krona)







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