Today News on 4 October 2021
PM Modi to inaugurate conference-cum-expo, development projects in UP on Tuesday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate ''Azadi@75 New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape'' conference-cum-expo on Tuesday in Lucknow and also launch many development projects.
Ethiopia's PM sworn in for a second term as war spreads
Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been sworn in for a second five-year term running a country in the grip of a nearly year-long war.
Pandora Papers leak prompts calls for action in Asia
Malaysia''s main opposition leader called Monday for information found in the Pandora Papers data leak to be discussed in Parliament, after learning the country''s former finance minister and several current officials might have been involved with offshore firms set up in tax havens.
Death toll in Cyclone Shaheen now 13 as storm churns in Oman
The death toll from Cyclone Shaheen rose to 13 on Monday while other fishermen from Iran remained missing as the storm moved further inland into Oman and weakened.
Italy's northwest Liguria area hit by floods, mudslides
Heavy rain battered Liguria, the northwest region of Italy bordering France, causing flooding and mudslides on Monday in several places. No casualties were reported.
Well-managed companies attract equity investors: FM
New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the advise given by company secretaries to businesses is going to make a lot of difference as only "well-managed" companies following good governance practices are attracting investors.
Gautam Adani says $50-70 bn investment planned across energy chain
Billionaire Gautam Adani on Monday said his infrastructure conglomerate will invest between USD 50-70 billion in organic and inorganic growth opportunities across the entire energy value chain over the next decade.
Adani to triple solar power generation capacity in 4 years
Having achieved the initial target of 25 Giga Watt renewable portfolio four years ahead of schedule, the Adani Group now plans to triple its solar power generation capacity in the next four years.
Project approval of SilverLine project in final stages: Kerala CM
Project approval for the state government''s ambitious SilverLine project is in the final stages, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday during the question hour of the state assembly.
Kapil Malhotra elected as President of Alkali Manufacturers Association of India
Alkali Manufacturers Association of India (AMAI) on Monday said that Kapil Malhotra has been elected as its president. Malhotra is the Global Business Unit Head - Fluoropolymers at Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd (GFL), AMAI said in a statement.
Lakhimpur Kheri violence: SC says nobody takes responsibility of such incidents
New Delhi: Nobody takes the responsibility when such incidents happen, the Supreme Court said when Attorney General K K Venugopal referred to the unfortunate incident at Lakhimpur Kheri where eight people were killed in the violence that erupted during the farmers'' protest.
Don't interfere with operation of licenced spas: HC tells Delhi Police
Making efforts to ensure audit of balance sheets in interest of transparency: DJB to HC
The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Monday told the Delhi High Court that it was making every effort to ensure that all final statements and balance sheets are duly prepared and audited in the interest of transparency and compliance with the law.
Murder case: SC agrees to hear plea by three convicts who are in custody since 2004
The Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear a plea filed by three convicts, who are serving a life term in Uttar Pradesh in a murder case, seeking bail on the ground that they have been in jail for over 17 years.
Asian C'ships: India finish with two bronze medals in men's doubles
The two Indian pairs of Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan, and Harmeet Desai and Manav Thakkar, earned bronze medals in the men''s doubles of the 2021 ITTF-ATTU Asian Championships here on Monday.
Sahdev Yadav elected as Indian Weightlifting Federation president
Veteran sports administrator Sahdev Yadav was on Monday unanimously elected as president of the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for a four-year term.
1.Two US scientists get Medicine Nobel for discovery of temperature, touch receptors
David Julius, Ardem Patapoutian share the Nobel Prize for physiology
The Nobel Prize in the field of physiology or medicine has been awarded to U.S. scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian.
They were cited for their discovery of receptors for temperature and touch.
The groundbreaking discoveries of the TRPV1, TRPM8 and Piezo channels by this year’s Nobel Prize laureates have allowed us to understand how heat, cold and mechanical force can initiate the nerve impulses that allow us to perceive and adapt to the world around us, a statement said.
David Julius utilised capsaicin, a pungent compound from chilli peppers that induces a burning sensation, to identify a sensor in the nerve endings of the skin that responds to heat. Dr. Julius is a professor at the University of California in San Francisco.
Ardem Patapoutian used pressure-sensitive cells to discover a novel class of sensors that respond to mechanical stimuli in the skin and internal organs. Dr. Patapoutian is a professor at Scripps Research in California.
The winners were announced on Monday by Thomas Perlmann, secretary-general of the Nobel Committee. “This really unlocks one of the secrets of nature,” said Perlmann. “It’s actually something that is crucial for our survival, so it’s a very important and profound discovery.”
The pair also shared the prestigious Kavli Award for Neuroscience last year.
The more than century-old prize is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and is worth 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.15 million).
Last year's Nobel medicine prize went to three scientists who discovered the liver-ravaging hepatitis C virus, a breakthrough that led to cures for the deadly disease and tests to keep the scourge from spreading though blood banks.
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