🌏 American economist Richard H Thaler has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences "for his contributions to behavioural economics".
🌏 Singapore-based venture fund Temasek Holdings's venture capital arm Vertex announced that it has raised $210 million in funding. Vertex plans to invest the fund in Southeast Asian and Indian startups across enterprise technology, financial technology and consumer internet.
🌏 The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics was not among the awards Alfred Nobel established in his will in 1895. In 1968, Sweden's central bank Sveriges Riksbank, marking its 300th anniversary, made a donation to the Nobel Foundation to establish the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.
🌏 Claire Polosak became the first woman to officiate as an on-field umpire in an Australian domestic men's match, standing in the List A match between New South Wales and Cricket Australia XI. In 2015, Polosak had become the first woman third-umpire in the Australian domestic men's cricket. The 29-year-old also officiated in 2017 Women's World Cup in England.
🌏 Doctors from Maharashtra's Sion Hospital have recently entered the Guinness Book of World Records by removing the world's heaviest kidney tumour weighing 5.5 kg.
🌏 Technology giant Google has Launched its digital assistant, called 'Google Assistant' on the Play Store. The app lets users tap on its icon to launch the Assistant. Google Assistant lets users ask questions with Google picking the conversation and returning the right answer and also lets them take screenshots using their voice.
🌏 U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has offered concessions in an attempt to allay EU antitrust concerns over its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors, the largest ever in the semiconductor industry.
🌏 Ericsson has picked the former boss of high-flying mining gear maker Atlas Copco as its new chairman, boosting hopes of a recovery at the Swedish mobile equipment company.
🌏 Muhammad Shaheer Niazi, a 17-year-old Pakistani kid, has provided the first photographic evidence of ion movement that forms an electric honeycomb. The phenomenon occurs when an oil layer placed in an electric field between a flat and pointy electrodes forms a honeycomb-like pattern.
🌏 A 3,000-km-long solar car race, dubbed World Solar Challenge, across Australia, featuring 42 cars in three classes. The teams in the event, which was first organised in 1987, are allowed to drive between 8am and 5pm every day.
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