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President presented Bharat Ratna award to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Published on: 28-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The award giving ceremony is usually held at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, but an exception was made keeping in mind the poor health of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

ISRO won Gandhi Peace Prize 2014

Published on: 28-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Indian space agency successfully launched Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) and at a very cost effective price of 450 crore rupees.

Nobel Laureate John Nash won Abel Prize 2015 for work on partial differential equations

Published on: 27-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

He will share the Prize with Louis Nirenberg, Professor Emeritus at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. They both will share the prize money of 760000 US dollar.

CNN IBN announced Indian of the Year Award 2014

Published on: 27-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi won the Indian of the Year Award 2014 while Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley won the award in Politics category and N Chandrasekaran, CEO, Tata Consultancy Services, won the award in Businness category.

Dalal Street Investment Journal presented the 6th PSU Awards

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Dalal Street Investment Journal (DSIJ) presented the awards to fifteen PSUs under various catergories in recognition of performance excellence and their contribution to the economy.

Renowned Hindi poet Gopaldas Neeraj won the Rashtriya Kavi Pradeep Samman for the year 2012-13

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

90-year-old poet Neeraj won the award for his immense contribution in the field of literature.

Usha International Limited won the Gold award at 6th Flame Awards 2015

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

It was awarded in recognition of its rural marketing initiative to extend their footprint into small towns and villages.

Union Government felicitated the winners of the third Web Ratna Awards

Published on: 26-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting was awarded the Platinum icon award for the Comprehensive Web presence in the Web Ratna Awards 2014.

Indian-American author Akhil Sharma won The Folio Prize 2015 for novel Family Life

Published on: 25-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

He was presented with the winner trophy by Jean-Marc Rathe of The Folio Society and a cheque of 40000 pound at the awards ceremony held in London.

Artist Bharti Kher conferred with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France

Published on: 25-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

She was awarded for her contribution in contemporary art landscape. Kher's artworks span several mediums like painting, sculpture and installation.

Amitav Ghosh among the 10 finalists shortlisted for 2015 Man Booker International Prize

Published on: 25-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Kolkata born, Ghosh is the only Indian who was shortlisted in the final list of this prestigious award. In 2008, he narrowly missed out the Prize, when he was shortlisted for his work Sea of Poppies.

62nd National Film Awards announced

Published on: 24-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 103 people agreed

The Hindi film Haider starring Shaheed Kapoor won five awards and the film Queen won two awards which included Best Actress Award for Kangana Ranaut

Madhav Gadgil and Dr. Jane Lubchenco won Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2015

Published on: 24-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

They were named for the award for their leadership and engagement in the development of conservation and sustainability policies in the United States, India and internationally.

President’s award for Sanskrit, Pali/Prakrit, Arabic and Persian language conferred

Published on: 24-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The scheme for award of Certificates of Honour was introduced in the year 1958 to honour the scholars of Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian Languages. The scheme was extended to cover Pali/ Prakrit in 1996.

Shashi Kapoor selected for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2014

Published on: 24-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

He also appeared in notable British and American films like The Householder, Shakespeare Wallah, Bombay Talkie, Heat and Dust, Siddhartha and Muhafiz.

Rajendra Singh, the Water Man of India, named as the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate

Published on: 23-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Patron of the Stockholm Water Prize, will present the prize to Rajendra Singh at a Royal Award Ceremony during World Water Week in Stockholm in August 2015.

Lata Mangeshkar won the Laadli Voice of the Century award

Published on: 21-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar dedicated the award to the women in the country, and said she would like to be called Lata Laadli, just as she is called Lata didi.

Indian-origin Ganasen Reddy awarded with KwaZulu-Natal 2015 National Teachers Awards

Published on: 13-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

KwaZulu-Natal 2015 National Teachers Awards is a Lifetime Achievement Award for teaching in South Africa.

Veerappa Moily selected for Saraswati Samman 2014

Published on: 10-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

Divided into five volumes, Ramayana Mahanveshanam was first published in 2007 in Kannada. Later the poem was translated into English, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil.

President presented Stree Shakti Puraskars and Nari Shakti Puruskars for the year 2014

Published on: 09-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The Stree Shakti puraskars are conferred to six women, while Nari Shakti Puraskars are conferred on 8 womens.

Three South Asian women selected for International Women of Courage Award

Published on: 04-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

They were among the 10 extraordinary women selected from 10 countries for the award for demonstrating exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights and gender equality.

Rani Mukerji awarded by National Institute of Gender Justice for representing the cause of women

Published on: 04-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

Rani is the first ever film personality to be felicitated with this prestigious award. She was awarded for creating awareness about child trafficking in New Delhi.

Indian-American physician Rahul Jindal selected for Fulbright Nehru Distinguished Chair

Published on: 04-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Rahul Jindal is a Professor of Surgery and Global Health at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba won 2014 Mo Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership

Published on: 03-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Pohamba was awarded for serving the country since its independence and his leadership has renewed people’s trust in democracy. He is a role model for the African continent.

Wipro won seven awards at the CIO Choice Honour and Recognition 2015

Published on: 27-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Wipro won the award in the categories of Managed IT Services, Managed Security Services, Enterprise Infrastructure Automation Services, Systems Integrator, Network Maintenance Services, Service Assurance Program, and Application Managed Services.

Clemson University honoured Ratan Tata with Doctorate of Automotive Engineering

Published on: 26-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

He was awarded for his contributions to the global automotive industry.

Kristen Stewart won the Best Supporting Actress Award at France's Cesar Awards

Published on: 25-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

With this, she became the first American actress ever to win a trophy at France's Cesar Awards.

Oscar Awards 2015

Published on: 23-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 183 people agreed

87th Academy Award was conferred on 22 February 2015 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The Best Actor Award was won by Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything and the Best Actress Award was won by Julianne Moore for Still Alice

Purnendu Dasgupta won the J. Calvin Giddings Award 2015 of American Chemical Society

Published on: 23-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

He was awarded for developeding an environment friendly field analyser for checking toxic arsenic levels in water.

Prime Minister presented Krishi Karman Awards 2013-14 to State Government functionaries

Published on: 20-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 67 people agreed

The awards were presented during the launch of the Soil Health Card scheme nationwide at Suratgarh, Rajasthan.

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