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Only 1 person has been awarded Chemistry Nobel Prize twice


  • British biochemist Frederick Sanger is the only person to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry twice.
  • He received the award in 1958 and 198.
  • He got awarded for his work on the structure of proteins and nucleic acids.

‘N Korea may be preparing for 6th nuclear test’


  • North Korea’s nuclear test site could signal preparations for a new test or a collection of data from its last one.
  • The satellite images showed activity at all three tunnel complexes at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site.
  • One possible reason for this activity is to collect data on the Sept. 9 test, although other purposes cannot be ruled out.

The White Helmets congratulate Santos on Nobel Peace Prize


  • ‘The White Helmets’ is also called as the Syrian civil defence organisation, who were considered the top contenders for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • They were congratulated by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.
  • The volunteer rescue group has saved over 62,000 lives in Syria so far.

India saw highest number of child deaths in 2015


  • India had the highest number of child deaths (under five) at 13 lakh in 2015.
  • Such deaths have gone down by half in the world between 1990 and 2015.
  • India was followed by Nigeria with over 7 lakh child deaths and Pakistan 3 lakh deaths.

Longest usable golf club measures 8.56 metre

EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:01 (BST) ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 - 23:01 (GMT) on September 9, 2014 A recent undated handout picture released by the Guinness World Records on September 9, 2014, shows 49-year-old trick golf artist Karsten Maas, from Denmark, who secured his place in the 2015 Guinness World Records book for creating the worlds longest usable golf club. It measures 4.37, (14ft 5in) in length and has been used to drive a ball a distance of 165.46m (542ft 10.16in). The 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book will reflect on six decades of record-breaking, whilst also featuring the latest additions to the oddball hall of fame. AFP PHOTO/GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS / RANALD MACKECHNIE = RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS / RANALD MACKECHNIE " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSRANALD MACKECHNIE/AFP/Getty Images

  • The longest usable golf club is 8.56 metre long (28 ft 1 inch) which was used by Michael Furrh from the United States.
  • Furrh, who broke his own record for the third time.
  • He achieved the feat on September 12, 2016, after hitting the ball a distance of nearly 54 metres.

India has won all the Kabaddi World Cups


  • India has won all the Kabaddi World Cups that have ever been held.
  • The men’s team have won seven World Cup titles.
  • The women’s team have won three titles.

Govt launches LPG scheme PMUY in Maharashtra


  •  Dharmendra Pradhan an Union Petroleum Minister today launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in Maharashtra to provide free LPG connections to households.
  • The move will benefit 91 lakh households living below the poverty line.
  • A target of 10 lakh connections has been set under PMUY for Maharashtra in 2016-17.

The 4th highest Test wicket taker for India


  • Zaheer Khan is the fourth highest wicket taker for India in Test cricket.
  • Zaheer Khan celebrates his 38th birthday today(08.10.16).
  • He is also the fourth highest wicket taker for India in One Day International cricket with 282 wickets.


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