NSE, MCX, BSE Among Top 20 Global Derivatives Bourses

Three Indian bourses i.e.,  NSE, MCX and BSE have made it to the world’s top 20 derivative exchanges. As per a list compiled by the Futures Industry Association (FIA) for trading volumes between January and June 2012, the National Stock Exchange is ranked fifth. Among other Indian bourses, MCX is ranked at 10th and BSE at the 18th … [Read more...]

Bolt & Fraser-Pryce Crowned World Athletes Of 2013

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.Usain Bolt

Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce have been crowned the Male and Female World Athletes of the Year, 2013. This was done by the sport's governing body IAAF at a ceremony in Monaco on November 16. Bolt, 27, previously the World Athlete of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012, successfully regained his 100m title and won the 200m … [Read more...]

Woman Health Worker Bags Global UN Award

Martha Dodrey

The United Nations has conferred the 'UN Frontline Workers Global Leadership Award' on Martha Dodray, an Auxiliary Nurse & Midwife (ANM) from Darbhanga district of Bihar. She represented the worldwide Polio frontline workers, whose contribution to the cause of global health has been recognised and awarded by the United Nations Foundation this … [Read more...]

World’s Most Powerful People

Most Powerful People

Russian President Vladimir Putin (No. 1) has taken the top spot on Forbes’ fifth annual ranking of “The World’s Most Powerful People” , as he "continues to solidify control over Russia and the international stage". President Barack Obama (No. 2) dropped from the number one spot, followed by General Secretary, Communist Party of China Xi Jinping (No. … [Read more...]

Manna Dey Passes Away

Manna Dey

Singer Manna Dey passed away after a prolonged illness in a Bangalore hospital on October 24. He was 94. Born in Kolkata in May 1919 as Prabodh Chandra Dey, he had trained to be a wrestler as a college student, but struggled with the sport owing to worsening eyesight. His popular tracks include 'Poocho Na Kaise Maine' (Meri Surat Teri Aankhen), 'Ae Meri … [Read more...]

OPCW Wins Nobel Peace Prize 2013


The global chemical weapons watchdog working to eliminate chemical arms stockpiles around the battlefields of Syria's civil war won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a relatively small organisation with a modest budget, dispatched experts to Syria after a sarin gas attack killed more than 1,400 … [Read more...]

Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Alice Munro

Alice Munro, the renowned Canadian short-story writer whose visceral work explores the tangled relationships between men and women, small-town existence and the fallibility of memory, has won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. Ms. Munro, 82, is the 13th woman to win the prize. Previous winners in recent years include Mo Yan, a Chinese writer, in 2012; … [Read more...]

Nobel Prize In Chemistry 2013

Nobel Prize Chemistry

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three researchers for work that did not involve test tubes or lab coats. Martin Karplus, 83, of the University of Strasbourg in France and Harvard University; Michael Levitt, 66, of Stanford University; and Arieh Warshel, 72, of the University of Southern California, share the honor and the … [Read more...]

SBI Gets First Woman Chairperson

Arundhati Bhattacharya

The country's largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI) on October 7 got its first woman boss, Arundhati Bhattacharya after Pratip Chaudhuri's tenure as chief came to an end. Ms Bhattacharya had also become the first woman managing director of SBI in August. Prior to this appointment, Ms Bhattacharya was managing director and chief executive of SBI … [Read more...]

Nobel Prize In Medicine 2013

Nobel Medicines

Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof have won the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine  for discoveries on how hormones, enzymes and other key substances are transported within cells. This traffic control system keeps activities inside cells from descending into chaos and has helped researchers gain a better … [Read more...]