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Shah Rukh Khan honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2015

Published on: 23-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 40 people agreed

Actor Rajkummar Rao won the prestigious award for his performance in the critically acclaimed film Citylights, which was released in 2014.

Pakistan conferred highest civilian award Nishan-e-Pakistan on Chinese president Xi Jinping

Published on: 22-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

The award was conferred for his outstanding contribution in promotion of relationship between the two countries.

IT Department awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration

Published on: 22-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

The Prime Minister Award for excellence in public administration to the Income Tax Department demonstrates the commitment of the Department towards achieving Minimum Government and Maximum Governance in tax administration.

New York Times won prestigious Pulitzer prizes for West Africa Ebola coverage

Published on: 22-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

The Pulitzer Prize honours the extraordinary work in US journalism, literature, drama and other areas and brings welcome attention and recognition to newspapers and websites.

Shah Rukh Khan, Zayn Malik honoured at the 5th Asian Awards

Published on: 20-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

Khan was awarded with the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Cinema award, while, Malik was conferred with Outstanding Contribution to Music.

Satya Nadella honoured with the White House Champions of Change

Published on: 17-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Champions of Champs honour is given to those who support working families and help make change in their companies or communities.

Chemical scientists Susanta Lahiri and Kattesh V Katti received Hevesy Medal Award 2015

Published on: 16-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

The awards were presented to them at the Tenth International Conference on Methods and Applications of Radio-analytical Chemistry for their outstanding contributions in the fields of radio and nuclear chemistry.

Gopaldas Neeraj, Uday Pratap Singh conferred with Sahitya Shiromani Samman of Uttar Pradesh

Published on: 09-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Along with the award, Gopaldas Neeraj and Uday Pratap Singh also received a cash prize of 21 lakh rupees.

Pratap Singh, an Indian-origin schoolboy, won Institute of Physics Prize for his Cosmic-ray project

Published on: 07-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

He was awarded for conducting an experiment that verified an effect of Albert Einstein’s theory of special relativity at the Bing Bang Fair held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham.

Delhi International Airport Limited won Golden Peacock National Quality Award 2015

Published on: 06-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 62 people agreed

The award will be presented to DIAL by the UAE Minister for Culture, Youth and Development Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan at a ceremony to be held in Dubai on 20 April 2015.

President presented National Geoscience Awards 2013

Published on: 06-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

The annual awards are presented to honour individuals and team of scientists for their outstanding contributions in the field of fundamental or applied Geosciences, Mining and Allied areas.

Mariyam Asif Siddiqui, Muslim girl won Bhagwad Gita contest

Published on: 04-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Siddiqui who studies in Class 6 in a school at Mira Road near Mumbai won the prize for explaining the teachings of the Bhagwad Gita.

Indian-origin nurse Subadhra Devi Rai named for 2015 International Achievement Award

Published on: 02-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 88 people agreed

Subadhra Devi Rai became the first Singaporean to get the prestigious biennial prize since its introduction in 1999.

Balbir Singh Senior conferred with Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award of Hockey India

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Balbir Singh Senior was a member of three Olympic gold medal winning Indian team, viz., London Olympics (1948), Helsinki Olympics (1952) and Melbourne Olympics (1956).

Madan Mohan Malaviya posthumously awarded Bharat Ratna

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 45 people agreed

Pandit Malaviya was born on 25 December 1861 in Allahabad. He studied in Calcutta University and became a school teacher and later a lawyer and even a newspaper editor. He was the founder of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Hindu Mahasabha.

Aditi Arya won the fbb Femina Miss India 2015 title

Published on: 30-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

She was crowned Miss India 2015 in the 52nd edition of the beauty contest held in Mumbai.

President presented Bharat Ratna award to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Published on: 28-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 18 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: 26 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: 28 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: 31 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: 36 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: 18 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: 25 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: 24 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: 18 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: 9 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: 24 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: 160 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: 23 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: 15 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.

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