Nobel Prize 2016 – Winners, General Knowledge, Current Affairs For Competitive Exams

Nobel Prize 2016 : The Nobel Prize is widely regarded as the most prestigious award available in the fields of literature, physics, chemistry, medicine or physiology, peace and economics. The Nobel Prize is provided by the Swedish Academy in favour of  the Nobel Committee of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences stockholm. The Nobel Prize first started award in 1901 in memory of Sir Alfred Nobel who was a chemist, engineer and inventor. The Nobel Prize money worth 8 Million SEK or $1.2 Million.

This article about nobel prize is an ideal study material for general knowledge and current affairs. Candidates for exams like PSC, UPSC, IBPS, IAS, RAILWAY, LIC, SSC, WBCS etc.

Nobel Prize Winner – 2016

This year in 2016 the Nobel Prize given for six fields- literature, physics, chemistry, medicine, peace, economics. The winners of Nobel Prize 2016 are following. The winners list also contains general knowledge and current affairs which is essential for every competitive exam.

The Winners Are:

 1. Nobel in Physics- David J.Thouless, Duncan Halden, John. M. Kosterlitz 2Nobel in Chemistry- Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Fraser Stoddart, Ben Feringa 3Nobel 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

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General Knowledge Question and Current Affairs – Nobel Prize 2016

1. Who won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize?

Ans:- Juan Manuel Santos

2. Who are the winner of Nobel Prize 2016 In economics?

Ans:- Oliver Hart and Bengt R. Holmstrom

3. Who won the prestigious Nobel Prize 2016 In literature?

Ans:- Bob Dylan

4. The winners of Nobel Prize 2016 In physics are

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

5. The winner of Nobel Prize 2016 In medicine is –

Ans:- Yoshinori Oshumi

6. The winners of 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry are

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

7. 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.

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

Ans:- Us $1.2 Million or 0.93 Million Euro

9. Which organisation provides award the nobel prize?

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

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

Ans:- Sir Alfred Nobel

Padma Awards 2016 – GK Current Affairs List of Winners

A complete categorically and statewise sorted list of padma awardees 2016 given below including general knowledge and current affairsThere are total number of 112 recipients of padma awards in 2016

Padma Awards 2016

Padma Awards is a group of three awards- Padma Bhushan Awards, Padma Vibhushan Awards and Padma Shri Awards. This award first introduced in 1954. Padma Awards are given for the contribution in various fields like – Art, Literature, Education, Science, Sports, Medicine, Social service, Civil service, Public affairs, Trade and industry. All person are eligible for these awards. All these civilian awards are given by India Government.

President Pranab Mukherjee has announced the names of Recipients of this year’s Padma Awards. He approved conferment of 112 Padma Awards. Following is the list of the recipients :-

Here is the statewise and categorically sorted list of padma awards winners of 2016-

-Padma Vibhushan Awardees 2016-

1. Ms. Yamini Krishnamurthi – Art-Classical Dance (Delhi)
2. Shri Rajinikanth – Art-Cinema (Tamil Nadu)
3. Smt. Girija Devi – Art-Classical Vocal (West Bengal)
4. Shri Ramoji Rao – Literature and Education Journalism (Andhra Pradesh)
5. Dr. Viswanathan Shanta – Medicine- Oncology (Tamil Nadu)
6. Shri Shri Ravi Shankar – Others-Spiritualism (Karnataka)
7. Shri Jagmohan – Public Affairs (Delhi)
8. Dr.Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre – Science and Engineering (Karnataka)
9. Shri Avinash Dixit (Foreigner) – Literature and Education (USA)
10. Late Shri Dhiru Bhai Ambani (Posthumous) – Trade and Industry (Maharashtra) 

-Padma Bhushan Awardees 2016-

11. Shri Anupam Kher – Art-Cinema (Maharashtra)
12. Shri Udit Narayan Jha – Art-Playback Singing (Maharashtra)
13. Shri Ram V. Sutar – Art-Sculpture (Uttar Pradesh)
14. Shri Heisnam Kanhailal – Art-Theatre (Manipur)
15. Shri Vinod Rai – Civil Service (Kerala)
16. Dr. Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad – Literature and Education (Andhra Pradesh)
17. Prof. N. S. Ramanuja Tatacharya – Literature and Education (Maharashtra )
18. Dr. Barjinder Singh Hamdard – Literature and Education – Journalism (Punjab)
19. Prof. D. Nageshwar Reddy – Medicine-Gastroenterology (Telangana)
20. Swami Tejomayananda – Other-Spiritualism (Maharashtra)
21. Shri Hafeez Contractor – Others-Architecture (Maharashtra)
22. Shri Ravindra Chandra Bhargava – Public Affairs (Uttar Pradesh)
23. Dr.Venkata Rama Rao Alla – Science and Engineering (Andhra Pradesh)
24. Ms. Saina Nehwal – Sports-Badminton (Telangana)
25. Ms. Sania Mirza – Sports-Tennis (Telangana)
26. Ms. Indu Jain – Trade and Industry (Delhi)
27. Late Swami Dayanand Sarawasati (Posthumous) – Others-Spiritualism (Uttarakhand)
28. Shri Robert Blackwill (Foreigner) – Public Affairs (USA)
29. Shri Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry (NRI/PIO) – Trade and Industry (Ireland)

-Padma Shri Awardees 2016-

30. Smt. Prathibha Prahlad – Art- Classical Dance (Delhi)
31. Shri Bhikhudan Gadhvi – Art- Folk Music (Gujarat)
32. Shri Sribhas Chandra Supakar – Art- Textile Designing (Uttar Pradesh)
33. Shri Ajay Devgn – Art-Cinema (Maharashtra)
34. Ms. Priyanka Chopra – Art-Cinema (Maharashtra)
35. Pt. Tulsidas Borkar – Art-Classical Music (Goa)
36. Dr. Soma Ghosh – Art-Classical Vocal (Uttar Pradesh)
37. Shri Nila Madhab Panda – Art-Film Direction and Production (Delhi)
38. Shri S.S. Rajamouli – Art-Film Direction and Production (Karnataka)
39. Shri Madhur Bhandarkar – Art-Film Direction and Production (Maharashtra)
40. Prof. M. Venkatesh Kumar – Art-Folk Artist (Karnataka)
41. Ms. Gulabi Sapera – Art-Folk Dance (Rajasthan)
42. Smt. Mamta Chandrakar – Art-Folk Music (Chhattisgarh)
43. Ms. Malini Awasthi – Art-Folk Music (Uttar Pradesh)
44. Shri Jai Prakash Lekhiwal – Art-Miniature Painting (Delhi)
45. Shri K. Laxma Goud – Art-Painting (Telangana)
46. Shri Bhalchandra Dattatray Mondhe – Art-Photography (Madhya Pradesh) 
47. Shri Naresh Chander Lal – Art-Theatre and Cinema (Andaman and Nicobar)
48. Shri Dhirendra Nath Bezbaruah – Literature and Education (Assam)
49. Shri Prahlad Chandra Tasa – Literature and Education (Assam)
50. Dr.Ravindra Nagar – Literature and Education (Delhi)
51. Shri Dahyabhai Shastri – Literature and Education (Gujarat)
52. Dr.Santeshivara Bhyrappa – Literature and Education (Karnataka)
53. Shri Haldar Nag – Literature and Education (Odisha)
54. Shri Kameshwaram Brahma – Literature and Education – Journalism (Assam)
55. Prof. Pushpesh Pant – Literature and Education Journalism (Delhi)
56. Shri Jawaharlal Kaul – Literature and Education Journalism (Jammu and Kashmir)
57. Shri Ashok Malik – Literature andEducation (Delhi)
58. Dr.Mannam Gopi Chand – Medicine-Cardio Thoracic Surgery (Telangana)
59. Prof. Ravi Kant – Medicine-Surgery (Uttar Pradesh)
60. Prof. Ram Harsh Singh – Medicine- Ayurveda (Uttar Pradesh)
61. Prof. Shiv Narain Kureel – Medicine- Paediatric Surgery (Uttar Pradesh)
62. Dr.Sabya Sachi Sarkar – Medicine –Radiology (Uttar Pradesh)
63. Dr. Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale – Medicine-Cardiac Surgery (Andhra Pradesh)
64. Prof. T.K. Lahiri – Medicine-Cardio Thoracic Surgery (Uttar Pradesh)
65. Dr. Praveen Chandra – Medicine-Cardiology (Delhi)
66. Prof. (Dr) Daljeet Singh Gambhir – Medicine-Cardiology (Uttar Pradesh)
67. Dr.Chandrasekar Shesadri Thoguluva – Medicine Gastroenterology (Tamil Nadu)
68. Dr. (Mrs.) Anil Kumari Malhotra – Medicine-Homeopathy (Delhi)
69. Prof. M.V. Padma Srivastava – Medicine-Neurology (Delhi)
70. Dr. Sudhir V. Shah – Medicine-Neurology (Gujarat)
71. Dr. M. M. Joshi – Medicine-Ophthalmology (Karnataka)
72. Prof. (Dr) John Ebnezar – Medicine-Orthopaedic Surgery (Karnataka)
73. Dr. Nayudamma Yarlagadda – Medicine-Paediatric Surgery (Andhra Pradesh)
74. Shri Simon Oraon – Other Environment Conservation (Jharkhand)
75. Shri Imitiaz Qureshi – Other-Culinary (Delhi)
76. Shri Piyush Pandey – Others-Advertising and Communication (Maharashtra)
77. Shri Subhash Palekar – Others-Farming (Maharashtra)
78. Shri Ravinder Kumar Sinha – Others-Wildlife Conservation (Bihar)
79. Dr. H.R. Nagendra – Others-Yoga (Karnataka)
80. Shri M. C. Mehta – Public Affairs (Delhi)
81. Shri M. N. Krishna Mani – Public Affairs (Delhi)
82. Shri Ujjwal Nikam – Public Affairs (Maharashtra)
83. Shri Tokheho Sema – Public Affairs (Nagaland)
84. Dr. Satish Kumar – Science and Engineering (Delhi)
85. Dr.Mylswamy Annadurai – Science and Engineering (Karnataka)
86. Prof. Dipankar Chatterji – Science and Engineering (Karnataka)
87. Prof.(Dr.) Ganapati Dadasaheb Yadav – Science and Engineering (Maharashtra) 
88. Smt. (Prof.) Veena Tandon – Science and Engineering (Meghalaya)
89. Shri Onkar Nath Srivastava – Science and Engineering Uttar Pradesh
90. Ms. Sunita Krishnan – Social Work (Andhra Pradesh)
91. Shri Ajoy Kumar Dutta – Social Work (Assam)
92. Shri M. Pandit Dasa – Social Work (Karnataka)
93. Shri P. P. Gopinathan Nair – Social Work (Kerala)
94. Smt. Madeleine Herman de Blic – Social Work (Puducherry)
95. Shri Srinivasan Damal Kandalai – Social work (Tamil Nadu)
96. Shri Sudhakar Olwe – Social Work (Maharashtra)
97. Dr. T.V. Narayana – Social Work (Telangana)
98. Shri Arunachalam Murugantham – Social Work (Tamil Nadu)
99. Ms. Deepika Kumari – Sports-Archery (Jharkhand)
100. Shri Sushil Doshi – Sports-commentary (Madhya Pradesh)
101. Shri Mahesh Sharma – Trade and Industry (Delhi)
102. Shri Saurabh Srivastava – Trade and Industry (Delhi)
103. Sh Dilip Sanghvi – Trade and Industry (Maharashtra)
104. Dr. Keki Hormusji Gharda – Trade and Industry (Maharashtra)
105. Late Shri Prakash Chand Surana (Posthumous) – Art -Classical Music (Rajasthan)
106. Late Shri Saeed Jaffrey (NRI/PIO/Posthumous) – Art-Cinema (UK)
107. Shri Michael Postel (Foreigner) – Art-Archaeology (France)
108. Shri Salman Amin Sal Khan (NRI/PIO) – Literature and Education (USA)
109. Smt. Hui Lan Zhang (Foreigner) – Others-Yoga (China) 
110. Shri Predrag K. Nikic (Foreigner) Others-Yoga (Serbia) 
111. Dr.Sundar Aditya Menon (NRI/PIO) Social Work (UAE)
112. Shri Ajaypal Singh Banga (NRI/PIO) Trade and Industry (USA)
Note: Last updated April 2017

G-8 G-15 G-20 BRICS Groups and Its Details

We have provided complete study material about world organisations of G-8, G-15, G-20 and BRICS groups through general knowledge(gk) quiz question and current affairs. You will get informations detailing about current and past events, news, history, political matters, international relation, frequently asked top questions and general query related to these organisations.

What is Group of

8(G8):

Group of 8 is an organisation or forum of world’s richest eight countries. The forum was started journey with six countries with the leadership of France in the year of 1975. The organisation came to known as group of seven(G7) after joining of Canada in 1976. Later Russia joined this forum in 1997 and its became known as group of eight(G8). Due to Crimea issue Russia was suspended in 2014 and the group reverted to G7. European Union was represented at G8 since 1980 and hosted 40th summit at Brussels for the first time.

 

It is the responsibility of the member nations to host the G8 summit each calender year by this rotation – France, Usa, United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada. Heads of G8 nations and a secretary sets the agenda, hosts the summit of that year and determines about the ministerial meetings. Nations except Group-8 can participate at annual summit by invitation but the host nation leads the G-8 conference.

The group-8 nations are known as the most economically developed in the world.

The ministerial meetings of the Group-8 discuss on mutual and global issuses. Mainly focused topics are – health, labor, law enforcement, social and economic development, energy, foreign affairs, environment, terrorism and trade

Who are Group-8/g-7 Member Nations

As of 2017 the current member countries of G8 are : 1› Canada 2› France 3› Germany 4› Italy 5› Japan, Russia(suspended) 6› United Kingdom and 7› Usa 8› European Union

Who are Heads of Group of 8

Each governmental head of group-8 nations represents own country to the forum. Here is a list of all the nation’s current leaders-

1. Canada – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

2. France – President Emanuel Macron

3. Germany – Chancellor Angela Merkel

4. Italy – Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni

5. Japan – Prime Minister Shinzō Abe

Russia(suspended) – President Vladimir Putin

6. United Kingdom – Prime Minister Theresa May

7. United States – President Donald Trump

8. European Union – Council President Donald Tusk

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

Group-7 Summit

The first group-8 summit was held in France in 1975. Then the group members were six before joining of Canada and Russia.

Venue and Objectives of G-7 summit 2017 :                                  

The current 43rd g-7 or group-7 summit was held in Taormina, Sicily, Italy. Due to suspension of Russia in 2014 the summit continued within g7 nations.

The main agenda those are emphasized at g7 summit are – Syrian crisis, UN mission in Lybia to reduce influence of ISIS and ISIL, North Korea issue with UN and Ukrain conflict with Russia.

Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria and Tunisia were the invited nations at the g7 summit 2017.

Venue and objectives of G7 summit 2016

The 42nd G7 summit was held in May 2016 at the Shima Kanko Hotel in Kashiko Island, Shima, Mie Prefecture, Japan. Due to suspension of Russia in 2014 the meeting continued within g7 nations.

What is Group of

20(G20):

The group of 20 is an international organisation of world’s twenty countries. The G-20 Or Group of twenty has been established on 20 Aug, 2003.

Who are Group of 20 nations

There are presently 23 members in this group they are : 1 > Argentina 2 > Bolivia 3 > Brazil 4 > Chelee 5 > China 6 > Cuba 7 > Equador 8 > Egypt 9 > Guatemala 10 > India 11 > Indonesia 12 > Mexico 13 > Nigeria 14 > Pakistan 15 > Paraguay 16 > Peru 17 > Phillipines 18 > South Africa 19 > Tanzania 20 > Thailand 21 > Uruguay 22 > Venezuela 23 > Zimbabwe.

 

What is G-15(Group

of 15):

G-15 Or Group of fifteen has been established in the year 1989 at Belgrade, Yugoslavia. The main motto of this group is to cooperate between each other. There are 18 countries are member of this group they are : 1> Jamaica 2> Mexico 3> Argentina 4> Brazil 5> Peru 6> Chelle 7> Venezuela 8> Algeria 9> Egypt 10> Kenya 11> Nigeria 12> Senegal 13> Zimbabwe 14> India 15> Indonesia 16> Iran 17> Malaysia 18> Srilanka.

 

What is BRICS(Brazil

Russia India China

and South Africa):

BRIC meant for an economical group of Brazil, Russia, India and China. Based on economic development these countries are also called Big four. The first conference of bric was held on 16 th june, 2009 later South africa joined this group in 2011 and therefore this called as BRICS.