AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2018 Albany Medical Center Prize awarded to James Allison, Carl June and Steven Rosenberg
James P. Allison, Carl June and Steven A. Rosenberg, have been conferred the 2018 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.
2018 Albany Medical Center Prize:
i. James P. Allison is from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Carl June is from the University at Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia.
ii. Steven A. Rosenberg is from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute in Maryland.
iii. These have made significant contribution to the field of immunotherapy and have revolutionized cancer treatment.
iv. The Albany Medical Center Prize is presented annually to those who have altered the course of medical research. This is one of the largest prizes in medicine and science in the U.S.
v. On 26th September 2018, the three scientists will be honoured at an award ceremony in Albany. The award consists of cash prize of $500,000.
About Albany Medical Center Prize:
♦ Founded – 2001
♦ Founded by – Morris “Marty” Silverman
♦ Chairperson of Albany Prize National Selection Committee – Vincent Verdile
Godrej’s Smitha Crishna India’s wealthiest woman: Kotak Wealth-Hurun report
Smitha Crishna has topped the India’s wealthiest women list for 2018, prepared by Kotak Wealth-Hurun Report.
Godrej’s Smitha Crishna India’s wealthiest woman:
i. Top 10 richest women in the Kotak Wealth Hurun – Leading Wealthy Women 2018 list:
|Rank||Name||Wealth (Rs crore)||Company|
|3||Indu Jain||26,240||Bennett Coleman & Co Group|
|6||Leena Gandhi Tewari||10,730||USV|
|7||Sangita Jindal||10,450||JSW Steel|
|8||Jayshree Ullal||9,490||Arista Networks|
|10||Shradha Agarwal||8,200||Outcome Health|
ii. Smitha Crishna is a third-generation heir of the Godrej Group. She has over 20% stake in the Godrej Group. She has an estimated net worth of Rs 37,570 crores.
iii. The Kotak Wealth Hurun – Leading Wealthy Women 2018 list includes 100 Indian women with net worth above Rs 1,000 crore.
iv. This is a first of a kind report released by Kotak Wealth Management along with London-based Hurun Report.
v. Average wealth of the women in the list is nearly Rs 4,000 crore. Total wealth of the top three women in the list is nearly Rs 96,000 crore, which is more than the GDP of 68 countries in the world.
vi. The list has 8 Padma awardees. Most of the women in the list are from pharmaceutical sector followed by the software and services sector.
vii. More than 50 wealthiest women are based in either New Delhi or Mumbai. The Hurun Global Rich List 2018 has 404 women. Out of this 14 women are from India.
About Kotak Mahindra Group:
♦ Established – 1985
♦ One of India’s leading financial services conglomerates