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Nobel Prize 2017 : List of all winners, current affairs, general knowledge

Nobel Prizes for 2017 have been announced. Kazuo Ishiguro has been awarded 2017 Nobel Prize for his outstanding contribution to literature. We will list the winners and will discuss question answers about Nobel Prize 2017 general knowledge and current affairs. Like each past year Nobel Prize has been awarded also In 2017 to eleven well known person from six different fields and an organisation of the world. Number of 2017 Nobel winners is one more than 2016 where there ten winners had received this prize. This article is very useful for the candidates of competitive exams such as PSC, SSC, UPSC, DEFENCE, RAILWAY, LIC, IBPS etc where a question about nobel prize is asked. Get well prepared for job by reading our article about nobel prize 2017 general knowledge and current affairs. Nobel prize 2017 current affairs question answers.

Nobel Prize 2017 : 

The Nobel Prize in Physics was announced by Goran. K. Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, on Tuesday 3 October. 

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was announced by Thomas Perlmann, Secretary of Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine on Monday 2 October

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was announced by Goran. K. Hansson, Secretary General if the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, on Wednesday 4 October

The Nobel Prize in Literature was announced by Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, on Thursday, 5 October

The Nobel Peace Prize was announced by Berit Reiss-Andersen, Chairman of the Norweigan Nobel Committee, on Friday 6 October

The Sveriges Riksbank Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was announced by Goran. K. Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, on Monday, 9 October 2017

What is Nobel Prize

According to 1895 will of Alfred Nobel it was decided to distribute Nobel Prize for outstanding contributions in five fields. The Nobel Prize was first awarded in 1901 in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace in memory of Sir Alfred Nobel who was a chemist, engineer and inventor from Sweden. Later in 1969 Nobel in Economics was first introduced. From 1901 to 2017 a total number of 923 nobel laureates have been awarded this prize. The winner receives a gold medal , a diploma and a prize money worth 8 Million SEK or $1.2 Million.

The Nobel Prize is widely regarded as the most prestigious award in the world available in the fields of literature, physics, chemistry, medicine or physiology, peace and economics. As Alfred’s will the award is administered by Nobel Foundation and awarded by the Swedish Academy in favour of  the Nobel Committee of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Nobel peace prize is awarded by Norweigan Nobel Committee. Nobel Peace prizes are presented in Stockholm, Sweden at the annual Prize Award ceremony. The Sveriges Riksbank of Sweden provides the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences.

 

Nobel Prize 2017 Highlights:

Nobel Peace Prize 2017 There are total 318 candidates nominated for 2017 Nobel peace prize out of which 215 are individuals and 103 are organisations.

The 12 Nobel laureates have been awarded this prize in – literature, physics, chemistry, medicine or physiology, peace, economics. 

After Bob Dylan 2017 Nobel prize for literature goes to Japan born British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro who is also a short story writer and creator of some books such as The Remains of The Day, An Artist of the Floating World. He also won Booker Prize in 1989. Previous winners are listed below

Australia based organisation International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons(ICAN) won this year Nobel peace prize. Founding in 2007 ICAN spread its branch over hundred countries. Previous winners are listed below

Rainer Weiss along with Barry Barish and Kip Thorne received Nobel for contributions to LIGO detector and observation of gravitational waves. Previous winners are listed below

Jacques Dubochet along with Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson won 2017 Chemistry Nobel for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution. Previous winners are listed below

Michael W. Young shared 2017 Nobel in physiology/medicine with Jeffrey C. Hall and Michael Rosbash for the discovery of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. Previous winners are listed below

American economist Richard Thaler won 2017 Nobel for his contributions to Behavioral economics. 72 year-old Thaler is the professor of University of Chicago and popular for ‘nudge’ theory. Previous winners are listed below

 

2017 Nobel Prize winners in Physics 

Three winners received Nobel Prize in Physics – Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, Kip Thorne

2017 Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry

Three winners received this year’s Nobel in Chemistry – Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Richard Henderson

2017 Nobel Prize winners in physiology or medicine 

From all the nominees three winners selected for Nobel Prize in physiology -Jeffrey C.Hall, Michael Rosbash, Michael W. Young

2017 Nobel Prize winners in Literature 

Kazuo Ishiguro

2017 Nobel Peace Prize winners

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons(ICAN)

Nobel Prize 2017 winner in Economics 

Richard Thaler

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Nobel Prize Winners list – 2016

The Winners Are:

1. Nobel winner in Physics – David J.Thouless, Duncan Halden, John. M. Kosterlitz 

2. Nobel in Chemistry- Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Fraser Stoddart, Ben Feringa 

3. Nobel in physiology or medicine- Yoshinori Oshumi 

4. Nobel in Literature- Bob Dylan 

5. Nobel in Peace – Juan Manuel Santos 

6. Nobel in Economics- Oliver Hart, Bengt R. Holmstrom

Winners list – 2015

1. Nobel winner in Physics – Takaaki Kajita, Arthur B. McDonald

2. Nobel in Chemistry- Tomas Lindahl, Paul L. Modrich, Aziz Sancar

3. Nobel in physiology or medicine – William C. Campbell, Satoshi ōmura, Tu Youyou

4. Nobel in Literature – Svetlana Alexievich

5. Nobel in Peace – Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

6. Nobel in Economics- Angus Deaton

Nobel Prize Winners list – 2014

1. Nobel winner in Physics – Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, Shuji Nakamura

2. Nobel in Chemistry – Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, William Moerner

3. Nobel in physiology/medicine- John O Keefe, May-Britt Moser, Edvard Moser

4. Nobel in Literature – Patrick Modiano

5. Nobel in Peace- Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai

6. Nobel in Economics– Jean Tirole

Nobel Prize Winners list – 2013

1. Nobel winner in Physics – Francois Englert, Peter W. Higgs

2. Nobel in Chemistry- Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt, Arieh Warshel

3. Nobel in physiology or medicine- James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman, Thomas C. Sudhof

4. Nobel in Literature- Alice Munroe

5. Nobel in Peace- Organisation For The Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

6. Nobel in Economics- Eugene F. Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, Robert J. Shiller

Nobel Prize Winners list – 2012

1. Nobel winner in Physics – Serge Haroche, David J. Wineland

2. Nobel in Chemistry- Brian K. Kobilka, Robert J. Lefkowitz

3. Nobel in physiology or medicine- John B. Gurdon, Shinya Yamanaka, 

4. Nobel in Literature- Mo Yan

5. Nobel in Peace- European Union

6. Nobel in Economics- Alvin E. Roth, Lloyd S. Shapley

Nobel Prize Winners list – 2011

1. Nobel winner in Physics – Saul Perlmutter, Adam G. Riess, Brian Schimidt

2. Nobel in Chemistry- Dan Shechtman

3. Nobel in physiology or medicine- Bruce Beutler, Jules A. Hoffman, Ralph M. Steinman

4. Nobel in Literature- Tomas Transtromer

5. Nobel in Peace- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, Tawakel Karman

6. Nobel in Economics- Thoms J. Sargent, Christopher A. Sims

Nobel Prize Winners list – 2010

1. Nobel winner in Physics – Andre Geim, Konstantine Novoselov

2. Nobel in Chemistry- Richard F. Heck, Ei-Ichi Negishi, Akira Suzuki

3. Nobel in physiology or medicine- Robert G. Edwards

4. Nobel in Literature- Mario Vargas Llosa

5. Nobel in Peace- Liu Xiaobo

6. Nobel in Economics- Peter A. Diamond, Dale T. Mortensen, Christopher A. Pissarides

Nobel Prize 2017

General

Knowledge and

Current Affairs

1. Who won the 2017 Nobel peace prize?

Ans:- International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons(ICAN)

Q. Who won the 2017 Nobel prize in literature?

Ans:- Japan born British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro received nobel prize for literature this year

Q. Who is the first ever Nobel recipient in physics in 1901?

Answer:- German physicist Wilhelm Rontgen

Q. Who is the first ever recipient of Nobel in economics in 1969?

Answer:- Ragnar Frisch and Jan Tinbergen

Q. Who is the first winner ever of Nobel in medicine ?

Answer :- German physiologist Emil adolf Von Behring won Nobel in 1901

Q. Who won the Nobel in physics during first world war started?

Answer :- German physicist Max Von Laue received nobel in 1914

2. Who won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize?

Ans:- Juan Manuel Santos

3. Who are the previous winners of Nobel Prize In economics?

Ans:- Oliver Hart and Bengt R. Holmstrom received in 2016

4. Who won the previous year Nobel Prize In literature?

Ans:- Bob Dylan in 2016

5. The previous winners of Nobel Prize 2017 In physics are

Ans:- David J. Thouless, Duncan Halden, John. M. Kosterlitz

6. The previous winner of Nobel Prize 2017 In medicine is –

Ans:- Yoshinori Oshumi

7. The winners of previous year Nobel Prize in Chemistry are

Ans:- Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Fraser Stoddart, Ben Feringa

Q. Which country received the maximum number of Nobel prize till 2017?

Answer : United States of America, 371

Q. Since 1901 how many laureates have been awarded Nobel Prize?

Answer : 923 laureates including 2017

Q. Who won 2017 Nobel prize in economics?

Answer : Richard Thaler

Q. How many laureates have been awarded Nobel Prize in Economics till 2017?

Answer : Total 79 individuals awarded with 49 prizes

8. Q.Who is Juan Manuel Santos the winner of nobel peace prize 2016?

Ans:- Juan Manuel Santos is the 32nd and current President of Colombia.

9. How much prize money awarded to the winner of nobel prize 2016?

Ans:- Us $1.2 Million or 0.93 Million Euro

10. Which organisation provides the nobel prize?

Ans:- The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Swedish Academy.

11. The nobel prize is awarded in memory of which great Swedish person?

Ans:- Sir Alfred Nobel

Q. How many laureates have been awarded Nobel Prize for Literature till 2017?

Answer : From Sully Prudhomme to Kazuo Ishiguro a total number of 114 laureates have been awarded.

 

 

 

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