Current Affairs – March, 2019

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Marcelo Gleiser wins Templeton Prize 2019

Brazilian physicist and astronomer Marcelo Gleiser has been awarded the 2019 Templeton Prize for his work blending science and spirituality.

Marcelo Gleiser contends that science and religion are not only compatible, but that science is spiritual. The two realms of science and spirituality are intertwined for him.

For Marcelo Gleiser, science is one part of the tripod of human questioning, and that philosophy and religion have asked these same questions for far longer than science has existed. The answers those different disciplines yield may be starkly different, but they are parallel pursuits and science has its own way of connecting to the spiritual side.

Templeton Prize

Templeton Prize awarded by the U.S.-based John Templeton Foundation honours a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension whether through insight, discovery, or practical works.

Templeton Prize was established in 1972 by the late Sir John Templeton. The Prize aims to honour outstanding individuals who have devoted their talents to expanding our vision of human purpose and ultimate reality.

The Prize celebrates no particular faith tradition or notion of God, but rather the quest for progress in humanity’s efforts to comprehend the many and diverse manifestations of the Divine. The Prize is a monetary award in the amount of £1,100,000 sterling.

Lose to Win Programme

The government of UAE has launched the Lose to Win Programme to assist the overweight employees in shedding extra kilos and adopt a healthy lifestyle.

About the Programme

  • The Programme has been initiated by the Ministry of Health and Prevention of UAE. The programme team comprises nutritionists and health educators from the Ministry.
  • The programme encourages those struggling with weight issues to learn how to induce positive changes in their lifestyle.
  • The programme involves adopting a healthy diet and engaging in physical activity.
  • It aims to help employees to lose excessive weight within eight weeks.
  • The programme also includes a workshop on healthy nutrition where the participants are briefed on essential topics, including how to read food labels as well as explaining the make-up of balanced diets.

In the current edition, the programme focuses on the employees of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development.

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