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US economist Richard Thaler wins Nobel economics prize
British author Kazuo Ishiguro wins 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature
How the World Celebrated International Women’s Day 2017
China sets precedent in handling bank defaulters, restricts them buying plane tickets

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US economist Richard Thaler wins Nobel economics prize

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 9, 2017
STOCKHOLM: US economist Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Economics Prize for his contributions in the field of behavioural economics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday.
“In total, Richard Thaler’s contributions have built a bridge between the economic and psychological analyses of individual decision-making,” the award-giving body said on announcing the 9 million Swedish crown ($1.1 million) prize. …

Nobel Prize 2017British author Kazuo Ishiguro wins 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

financialexpress.com
October 5, 2017
Kazuo Ishiguro, the British author of “Remains of the Day”, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Swedish Academy announced on Thursday. Japan-born Ishiguro won the Man Booker Prize for the 1989 novel that was made into an Oscar-nominated movie. The Swedish Academy hailed his ability to reveal “the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”. The award of the 9 million crown ($1.1 million) prize marks a return to a more mainstream interpretation of literature after it went to American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan last year. The works of Ishiguro, who moved to Britain as a young child, often touch on memory, time and self-delusion, the Academy said. “He is a little bit like a mix of Jane Austen, comedy of manners and Franz Kafka. If you mix this a little, not too much, you get Ishiguro in a nutshell,” said Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy. …

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Happy Women's DayHow the World Celebrated International Women’s Day 2017

Time.com 
Mar 08, 2017
On March 8, people around the world observed International Women’s Day — a day to commemorate the struggle for women’s rights and celebrate the political, social, economic and cultural achievements of women throughout history. …

Banking NewsChina sets precedent in handling bank defaulters, restricts them buying plane tickets

Newsnation.in
February 21, 2017
New Delhi : It could be a precedent for India that how to handle bank defaulters and debtors, the Supreme People’s Court of China passed a stern order restricting them travelling by plane, applying for loans and credit cards. The court has also blacklisted 6.73 million bank defaulters.
As per report of Global Times, the Chinese government had launched a massive crackdown on defaulters and had barred 6.15 million people from buying plane tickets and 2.22 million from travelling by high-speed train. …

Have we found the 8th continent? It’s called Zealandia

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Feb 18, 2017
Zealandia meets all the criteria that are satisfied by the existing seven continents 
There is an entire, submerged and unrecognised continent that has been hiding until now, according to scientists. New Zealand is sitting on top of the geological entity, most of which sits underneath the South Pacific and so can’t be seen, according to a major new paper.
In a paper published in the Geological Society of America’s Journal, researchers explain that Zealandia measures five million sq km which is about two thirds of neighbouring Australia.

Businessman buys photograph of a potato for €1m   

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com 
Jan 25, 2016
A celebrated photographer has sold a picture of an Irish potato for 1m (£750,000).
Kevin Abosch, 46, confirmed he had sold the photograph of an organic potato shot on a black background to an unnamed European businessman. … 

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Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, in pictures   

Telegraph.co.uk 
December 24, 2015

 

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