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AP CM Chandrababu Announced Rs 100 Crore Reward for anyone who Wins Nobel Prize from Andhra

Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh announced a huge prize money to boost young talent in the state. Babu attended as a chief guest during the inauguration of Indian Children’s Science Congress at Sri Padmavati Women’s University at Tirupati. Speaking in the event, he announced that his government would give prize money of Rs 100 crore to the person who wins Nobel Prize from Andhra Pradesh state.

The announcement is first of its scale for any academic achievement, in a country where cash prizes for sportspersons winning international medals like those in Olympics are not rare. Recently we saw Olympic badminton silver medallist PV Sindhu was showered with cash inducements running into nearly Rs 20 crore by various governments and organizations.

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Naidu announced this bumper offer during the inauguration of Indian Children’s Science Congress at Sri Padmavati Women’s University at Tirupati on the offshoots of 104th Indian Science Congress. Addressing to the young talent, he said, “India has not been able to produce many Nobel Prize winning scientists despite having plentiful talent. Moreover, those who had won the prize had settled in other countries. There is a lot of possibility among the youngsters in the state, and I am sure, if they are heartened, Nobel Prize will come to the feet.”

“In this connection, Chandra Babu made an interesting statement that if any scientist from AP state who will win Nobel Prizes will get a reward of Rs 100 crore as prize money. I would like to tell young and talented scientists to take this opportunity as a challenge and boost. It only depends on your hard work, and I hope you can do it. The prize money is simply to encourage guys, and you can work hard for Nobel prize and bring glory to India and our state,” he added.

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Stating that his government would encourage young talent every time and India needs creative and innovative scientists who are packed with ideas in the science sector. Previously, he placed foundation stone for a Science museum at Alipiri worth Rs 1,500 crore

Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa: 3 Researchers Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Have you imagined that the world’s tiniest machines exist? To make that real, three scientists have developed World’s Smallest Machines. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences had announced three European chemists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry Category on Wednesday.

Researchers Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Bernard Feringa, and Sir J. Fraser Stoddart are awarded the Nobel Prize for their work in designing and synthesis of molecular machines. These three researchers have made possible existing of Nanomachines.

They had turned organic molecules into nano-machines with the components 1000 smaller than the width of a human hair. Last year, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Tomas Lindahl, Paul L. Modrich, and Aziz Sancar.

Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel Medicine Prize

“The development of computing demonstrates how the miniaturization of technology can lead to a revolution,” said the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences which awards the prize. They also added, “The 2016 laureates in chemistry have miniaturized machines and taken chemistry to a new dimension.”

In 1983, the Sauvage team was the first to create molecular interlocking chains and the rings which were called as catenanes. Stoddart himself, in 1991 created first molecule shuttle, a ring-shaped molecule threaded onto an axle called rotaxane. In 1999, Feringa was the first to create a synthetic motor which is a single molecule with paddle units connected by carbon-carbon double bonds.

“I’m a bit shocked because it was such a great surprise. And I’m so honoured,” said Feringa in an interview with the Nobel Committee just after winning the prize.

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“I applaud the fact that for once in chemistry Stockholm [where the Nobels are announced] has recognized a piece of chemistry that is fundamental in its making and being,” Stoddart said at a press conference at Northwestern University.

“It’s early days, of course,” Feringa told the Nobel Committee. “But once you can control movement, you have a motor, and you can think of all kinds of functions.”

A good thing comes in small packages, and a prestigious thing comes in molecular packages. The trio-researchers have made this possible. Currently, they are working on Microscopic Drug Delivery System and Property-changing Materials.

Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel Medicine Prize

Yoshinori Ohsumi, a Japanese cell biologist, has awarded with Noble Prize for his discoveries in Physiology or Medicine on Monday in Stockholm. He was awarded for his discoveries on how cells recycle their content which is known as the process of autophagy.

The word ‘Autophagy’ is derived from the Greek word Self-eating. It is a natural destructive mechanism that disassembles unnecessary and dysfunctional cell components. Autophagy allows orderly degradation and recycling of cellular components.

The term Autophagy was coined by the Medicine Laureate, Christian de Duve in the year 1974. Mutation in autophagy genes can cause disease and the process involved in several conditions cause to cancer and neurological disorder.

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Currently, Yoshinori Ohsumi was a Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. This Noble Prize in medicine category is the 107th award since the Noble prize is started awarded from 1905.

While announcing the awards, the Nobel Committee said in a statement that the cell biologist “discovered and elucidated mechanisms underlying autophagy, a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components.

This concept emerged during the 1960s, when researchers first observed that the cell could destroy its contents by enclosing it in membranes, forming sacklike vesicles that were transported to a recycling compartment, called the lysosome, for degradation.”

Last year the Noble prize in the medical category was shared by three persons namely William C. Campbell, Tu Youyou and Satoshi Omura for discovering anti-parasitic drugs for Malaria and Tropical Diseases. The next five more awards that are presented in upcoming days are:

  • Nobel Prize in Physics will be announced on Tuesday (4th October) in Sweden.
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry will announce on Wednesday (5th October) in Sweden.
  • Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday (7th October) in Norway.
  • Nobel Memorial Prize will announce on Monday (10th October) in Sweden.
  • Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced on Thursday (13th October) in Sweden