Archive For The “Awards Current Affairs 2018” Category

“Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters” French honor to Aishwarya Rai

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was conferred the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans  l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres). The coveted honor was given in recognition of her invaluable contribution to the world of cinema and the development of Indo-French cooperation in cinema, art, and culture. Earlier Indian recipients include Shahrukh Khan,…

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Gulzar honored with Indira Gandhi National Integration award

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Famous lyricist, poet and film director, Gulzar has been conferred with the Indira Gandhi National Integration Award. The award was given to mark the 28th death anniversary of the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.           Source:gktoday

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“European Golden Boot” to Lionel Messi

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Star footballer of Barcelona, Lionel Messi, bagged  European Golden Boot Award. The award has been given to him in recognition to his record 50 goals scored in the Europe’s domestic football league. It is the second Golden Boot award for Messi.           Source:gktoday

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International Crop Science award to ICRISAT scientist Dr. C.L. Laxmipathi Gowda The 2012 International Crop Science award was given to Dr. C.L. Laxmipathi Gowda, scientist of the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). It was given to recognize his contribution to agriculture in the dry land areas of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Dr.Gowda…

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Persons in News: Brahma Chellaney

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Bernard Schwartz award to Brahma Chellaney Brahma Chellaney has been awarded with 2012 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award for his book Water: Asia’s New Battleground. Who is Brahma Chellaney? Brahma Chellaney is a Professor of Strategic Studies at the New Delhi-based Centre for Policy Research, an independent think-tank. Formerly a Member of the Policy…

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2012 Hoover Medal to Narayana Murthy

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NR Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys, was  honored with prestigious 2012 Hoover Medal at the Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in Seattle, Washington. The medal was given to recognize Murthy for establishing a foundation that forges outstanding improvements in healthcare, social rehabilitation, rural uplift and education. The Infosys Science Foundation was established in 2009 to encourage…

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Pandit Ravi Shankar gets Grammy

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Legendary sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar has been conferred with Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award posthumously. Two other artists who will receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously are : classical piano giant Glenn Gould, who died in 1982; and blues pioneer Lightnin’ Hopkins, who died the same year.           Source:gktoday

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Persons in News: Malala Yousafzai

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Malala Yousafzai: A school student and education activist from the town of Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province. She is famous for her education and women’s rights activism in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban has at times opposed girls from attending school. Yousafzai gained prominence by giving interviews in print…

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‘Life of Pi’ receives National Tourism Awards

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Recently released feature film Life of Pi’, directed by  Ang Lee based on Yann Martel book titled the same, has been given two National Tourism Awards by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India recognizing the impact it has had in promoting India as a tourism destination, especially Puducherry and Munnar (Kerala).  These Awards would…

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“Passport Seva” Project: winner of CSI-Nihilent e-Governance Award

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Passport Seva Project of Ministry of External Affairs  won CSI-Nihilent e-Governance award for Excellence. CSI-Nihilent e-Governance award for Excellence Instituted in 2002 by the Computer Society of India (CSI), which is the largest association of IT professionals, in collaboration with Nihilent Technologies. Recognizes successful efforts in application of Information and Communication technology for good governance….

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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva honoured with Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development

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President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development on former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. This was for his outstanding contribution to the developing world. During Lula’s presidency, relations between India and Brazil steadily progressed. It was during Lula’s presidency that the seeds were also sown for several…

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Indian Origin Autar Kaw among recipients of U.S. Professor of the Year award

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Autar Kaw, an Indian born professor of mechanical engineering at the University of South Florida, is among the four recipients of the 2012 US Professor of the Year award. Kaw is known to tens of thousands of engineering students around the world as the "Numerical Methods Guy" via his Holistic Numerical Methods Institute website, his…

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Chosen for Indira Gandhi Peace Prize

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf chosen for this year’s Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for being an "inspiration" to women and ensuring return of peace and democracy in Liberia. An international jury, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, selected Sirleaf for the award. Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development was…

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Madhav Chavan wins WISE Prize ‘The Nobel Prize for education’

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Dr Madhav Chavan has won the WISE Prize. The WISE Prize is considered to be the “Nobel prize for Education”. Prize of $500,000 (£314,000) In recognition for his education work in the slums of Mumbai. His efforts to provide lessons in literacy and numeracy for disadvantaged children and adults in India. About Dr. Madhav Chavan…

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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak honoured with Kyoto Prize

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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Ms Spivak is amongst the recipients of this year’s Kyoto Prize. She won the award in the Arts and Philosophy category for her deep thinking on humanities against intellectual colonialism in relation to globalisation. About Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Kyoto Prize and father of computer graphics Ivan Sutherland

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Sachin Tendulkar conferred with the membership of the “Order of Australia”

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Sachin Tendulkar conferred  with the membership of the Order of Australia  Member of the Order of Australia (AM) Why Sachin was conferred with this honor? Sachin was conferred with this membership for his service to India-Australia relations by promoting goodwill, friendship and sportsmanship via Cricket. How many Indians till date have been honored with this…

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Persons in News: Ruchir Sharma

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Ruchir Sharma bags Tata Literature First Book Award. Author Ruchir Sharma was honored with the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award for his book Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles. The book gives a clear picture of the shifting balance of global economic power and how it will play out for emerging…

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Indian American lasik pioneer to be honored with America’s top inventor award

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Indian American Rangaswamy Srinivasan, has been nominated by President Barack Obama for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Why this award? Why this laser is unique? About National Medal of Technology and Innovation

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Jeet Thayil among 24 selected for Sahitya Akademi Awards 2012

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Jeet Thayil, whose novel Narcopolis was nominated for the Booker, has  been one among the 24 authors selected for Sahitya Akademi Awards 2012. He was selected for his poetry collection These Errors are Correct’ in English. About Sahitya Akademi Award The award was constituted in 1954 to honor outstanding works in the sphere of literature…

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Indian researcher to receive Alzheimer’s drug discovery award

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Mahaveer Golechha, a London-based Indian researcher will be honored with Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation’s ‘Young Investigator Scholarship Award’ at the 7th Annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Conference San Francisco. Why this award? The award is being given to him to recognize his outstanding research on ‘Naringin’, a bioflavonoid found in grape fruits and citrus fruits….

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Federer is Swiss Male Athlete of the Year 2012

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Tennis star Roger Federer has been given the honor of Swiss Male Athlete of the Year. Currently he sits at World no. 2 spot and has won 17 Grand Slams. He also won this award in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007. Switzerland’s Olympic triathlon champion Nicola Spirig was named the female Athlete of the Year….

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