Current Affairs Global - 8 October 2014

1. American Scientists Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their contribution to invent new methods which helps microscopes see finer details compared to earlier details visible.


As per academy, -Their ground-breaking work has brought optical microscopy into the nano-dimension.- Betzig works at the Howard Hughes Medfical Institute, Hell is director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Goettingen, Germany while Moerner is a professor at Stanford University in California.


2. Pratima Dharm, who recently retired as the first Hindu chaplain in the U.S. Army, has been appointed as the first Hindu chaplain at the Georgetown University. She will serve the religious needs of its Hindu students with increased numbers in recent years. Georgetown University was founded in 1789 and also the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the USA.


3. Capital of Australia, Canberra has been chosen as the best place in the world to live,as per the report publishedby the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). OECD ranked 362 regions in its recent report.


Australia also secured no 1 rank among the countries followed by Norway among 34 countries. OECD used nine measures of wellbeing, including income, education, jobs, safety, health and environment for the ranking.