Current Affairs, News & Facts of 09 Oct 2013

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  • The 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel for development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.
    • Their model allowed chemists to use computers instead of test tubes to understand chemical processes, and helped in the creation of new drugs as well as more efficient industrial products.
  • World Post Day was observed on 9th October worldwide. 
    • It is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern.
    • It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969.
  • Tolkappiar award given to Dr. Iravatham Mahadevan for the year 2009-10 and Prof. Tamizhannal Periakaruppan for the year 2010-11. 
    • Tolkappiar award is a lifetime achievement award given to Indian scholars for their outstanding contribution in the field of Tamil studies.
    • This award is the most prominent of the Presidential awards of Classical Tamil.
  • Wal-Mart and Bharti Enterprises separate ways in their retail joint venture. Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, will buy out Bharti's 50 percent stake in Bharti Wal-Mart Pvt Ltd, which runs 20 wholesale stores under the Best Price Modern Wholesale brand.
  • Government to set up 'dedicated plastic parks' to organise the plastic manufacturing and processing industry in the country.
  • Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited to buy AES Saurashtra Windfarms (ASW) which owns 39.2 MW wind farm in Gujarat.

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