10 October 2014 Current Affairs

India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzay Won Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani child education activist  Malala Yousafzai were on 10 October declared the joint winners of the Nobel Peace prize for 2014.  Satyarthi, who runs NGO Bachpan Bachao Aandolan (Save Childhood Movement), has maintained the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and headed various forms of peaceful protests, focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain.  Malala, who was nominated in the peace prize category last year also, had displayed tremendous courage even after the Taliban attack when she resolutely expressed her determination to carry on with her campiagn for child rights and girls education especially in a country like Pakistan. Malala, now 17,  was the youngest ever Nobel Laureate, taking over from Lawrence Bragg, who was 25 when he was awarded the prize with his father for physics in 1915.

Confocal Microscope with 3-D Feature Launched In New Delhi

Union Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh launched the ingeniously manufactured Broad Spectrum Confocal Microscope that generates 3D images of objects. This 3D microscope was launched in New Delhi. The Confocal Microscope can be used to obtain three dimensional features at microscopic level and can play a vital role in scientific understanding of nano material and biological object.  It can also do resonant scanning up to 1024×1024 pixels. It is the first of its kind, developed under public-private partnership mode by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Scientist wants to understand the spectroscopic behaviour of materials and this can be achieved only using Broad Spectrum Con focal Microscope.

World Mental Health Day Observed Across The World

The World Mental Health Day was on 10 October 2014 observed across the world to raise awareness about mental illness and its effects on people. The theme for the year 2014 is “Living with Schizophrenia.

Michael Phelps Suspended For Six Months By USA Swimming

American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was suspended for six months by USA Swimming following his recent arrest on a drunken driving charge.He is not eligible to compete again until April 6, 2015.

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