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Nigerian lawyer Zannah Mustapha wins 2017 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

2 days ago
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Mustapha had negotiated and helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls from Chibok kidnapped by the Boko Haram militant group. He will be bestowed with the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award at a ceremony taking place in Geneva on 2 October 2017.The The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) called him “a champion for the rights of displaced children growing up amid violence in North East Nigeria”.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust wins Rajbhasha Kirti Award for 11th consecutive time

Sep 20, 2017
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The JNPT was honoured with the prestigious award in the category of ‘B’ region for autonomous bodies and boards. It won the prize for its excellent implementation of the official language. This is the 11th consecutive year that Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has won this award. Neeraj Bansal, Deputy Chairman of JNPT, accepted the award from the Honourable President of India, Ramnath Kovind.

69th Primetime Emmy Awards announced

Sep 18, 2017
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The Handmaid's Tale became the first web television series to win the award for Outstanding Drama Series. Westworld and Saturday Night Live were the most nominated programs, each with 22 nominations.

BAI to confer first Lifetime Achievement award on Prakash Padukone

Sep 12, 2017
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Announcing the award at Kochi, the Association President Himantha Biswa Sarma said, Prakash Padukone has been selected for the award for his contributions to Badminton. The award carries a cash prize of 10 lakh rupees with a citation which will be presented to him at New Delhi very soon. Padukone is the only Indian male player to reach world No.1 ranking, will be awarded a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh and a citation.

2 US scientists, Indian economist among 2017 Balzan Prize awardees

Sep 12, 2017
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The International Balzan Foundation announced the winners of the 2017 Balzan Prize. James P Allison of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Robert D Schreiber of the Washington University School of Medicine were awarded for Immunological Approaches in Cancer Therapy that enhanced the survival of patients with metastatic melanoma.

Tahir Mahmood awarded with N R Madhava Menon Best Law Teacher Award

Sep 11, 2017
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The awards are bestowed every year to honour the most deserved law teachers and institutions in India and across the SAARC region.

UNESCO announces winners for Girls’ and Women’s Education Prize 2017

Sep 6, 2017
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UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova announced the names of the two laureates from Peru and Thailand recommended by an International Jury.

N R Narayana Murthy conferred with PLuS Alliance Prize 2017

Sep 6, 2017
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The PLuS Alliance Prize is a prestigious honour that recognises research innovation, education innovation, global leadership and global innovation.

Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail receives 2016 Saraswati Samman

Sep 1, 2017
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Saraswati Samman is an annual award bestowed upon Indian citizens for their outstanding literary work written in any 22 Indian languages mentioned in Schedule VIII of Constitution.

WCD Minister to confer national level awards to Anganwadi workers

Aug 31, 2017
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Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi will be giving away National Level Awards to Anganwadi workers to recognize their exemplary service.

President presents National Sports & Adventure Awards 2017

Aug 31, 2017
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Punjabi University of Patiala was conferred with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy for the year 2016-17.

Nitasha Biswas crowned first Miss TransQueen India

Aug 28, 2017
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Biswas is currently pursuing Masters in Business Management in Kolkata, West Bengal.

K Chandrashekhar Rao selected for Global Agriculture Leadership Award 2017

Aug 22, 2017
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Rao launched various initiatives for the welfare of farmers in the state such as providing free power to farmers, waiving off 1 lakh loan of every farmer, supplying fertilizers in time and announced to credit 4000 per acre per crop to every farmer.

President gives away National Safety Awards (Mines) for the years 2013 & 2014

Aug 19, 2017
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The award for each mine was received jointly by one management representative and one workers’ representative.

Actor Dev Patel honoured with Asian Game Changer Award 2017

Aug 9, 2017
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As per the Asia Society, Dev Patel's roles in 'Slumdog Millionaire' and 'Lion' challenge the audiences to view India's poor as individuals instilled with hopes, dreams and opportunities.

US army medic conferred Medal of Honour by President Trump 48 years later

Aug 1, 2017
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US President Donald Trump awarded the Medal of Honour to veteran army medic James McCloughan for risking his life to treat and save wounded soldiers during the Vietnam War.

Jhulan Goswami and Subrata Bhattacharya felicitated by Mohun Bagan

Jul 29, 2017
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Debabrata Das was honoured with the Best Cricket Player of the Year award.

Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, dies

Jul 21, 2017
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Bennington apparently hanged himself, which lead to his death.

LK Advani receives Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions in Lok Sabha

Jul 20, 2017
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The awardees were selected by a jury headed by former Lok Sabha Speaker Shivraj Patil.

2017 IIFA awards: Alia and Shahid win Best Actors for Udta Punjab

Jul 17, 2017
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Udta Punjab won four awards at the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy awards. Neerja and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil won three awards each.

Lilly Singh appointed UNICEF’s Global Goodwill Ambassador

Jul 17, 2017
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As the UNICEF ambassador, Singh will use her channel to showcase the organisation’s work and urge millions of her followers to work for children’s rights.

IROAF wins Golden Peacock Award for Eco Innovation for the year 2017

Jul 11, 2017
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This innovation is expected to reduce emissions by bringing down NOx by 16 per cent, CO2 by 6 per cent and Particulate Matter by 18 per cent.

A R Rahman shortlisted for World Soundtrack Award - Public Choice

Jul 11, 2017
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The music maestro was shortlisted for the development of the music for the British-Indian historical film Viceroy’s House that was directed by British filmmaker of Indian origin Gurinder Chadha.

The Energy Resources Institute ranks second among world's climate think tanks

Jul 5, 2017
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The institute was ranked number two under the category 2016 Top Climate Think Tanks in the Rest of the World-Absolute Global Rankings during ICCG’s 23rd annual conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

Indian-Americans Shantanu Narayen and Vivek Murthy to be honoured with Great Immigrants Award

Jul 4, 2017
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Among other honourees include Canadian-origin social entrepreneur Jeff Skoll, who has been awarded the 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, PayPal cofounder of Ukrainian origin Max Levchin, Iranian-origin philanthropist and entrepreneur Hushang Ansary.

Telangana IPS Officer Mahesh Bhagwat conferred 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Heroes Award

Jul 3, 2017
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The IPS officer was recognised for his vital role in elevating human trafficking as a government priority, and his innovative approach to investigating cases and dismantling trafficking.

Writer Preeti Shenoy bags Indian of the Year Award

Jul 3, 2017
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Shenoy was awarded by Brands Academy, one of the most reputed branding companies in India.

Manushi Chhillar crowned Femina Miss India World 2017

Jun 27, 2017
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This is the first time the participants wore Indian dress at the finale designed by Manish Malhotra.

Bengal's Kanyashree initiative wins United Nations Public Service Award

Jun 24, 2017
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Kanyashree Prakalpa is a targeted conditional cash transfer scheme aimed at retaining girls in schools and other educational and skill development institutions and preventing child marriage.

Regional Poets sweep up 16 Sahitya Academy Awards

Jun 23, 2017
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Regional language poets dominated the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2017 with sixteen awards in various languages.

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