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Noble Prize 2021

  • Published
    12th Oct, 2021

GS-III: Science & Technology

  • Scientific Innovations and Discoveries
Context

Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia recently received the Nobel Peace Prize “for their courageous fight for freedom of expression”.

Prelims question:

With reference to Nobel Prizes, consider the following statements:

  1. Nobel Prizes in all the 6 fields are awarded by the Swedish Academy.
  2. Nobel Awards cannot be awarded posthumously.
  3. The Nobel Prize amount cannot be divided among more than 3 persons.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

Nobel prizes are one of the most prestigious recognitions for one’s contribution to the betterment of humanity. In this regard, highlight the major contributions of Indian Nobel prize winners. (250 Words)

Approach:

  • Introduce by giving a definition of Nobel prize, and the fields for which they are awarded.
  • Enumerate the nobel laureates of India and specify their major contributions
  • Conclusion

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