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Prime Minister presented National Bravery Awards 2014 to 24 awardees

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

8 girls and 16 boys were conferred with National Bravery Awards. Four of them have been awarded posthumously. The awardees receive a medal, certificate and cash incentive. Also, they will participate in the Republic Day parade.

HAL Chairman R K Tyagi conferred with JGBS-Top Rankers’ Excellence Award

Published on: 17-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Chairman R.K. Tyagi was on 16 January 2015 conferred with the JGBS-Top Rankers' Excellence Award for CEO of the year 2014.

21st Screen Awards announced

Published on: 17-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

2015 Screen Awards were announced in Mumbai. Shahid won the Best Actor (male) trophy for Haider and Priyanka won Best Actor (female) for Mary Kom.

Noted RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal conferred with Giraffe Hero award 2015

Published on: 16-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Renowned Indian RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal was on 15 January 2015 conferred with the Giraffe Hero award 2015 by a US-based NGO The Giraffe Heroes Project.

Prabhu Nath Dwivedi named as the winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award 2014 for Sanskrit

Published on: 15-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Eminent Sanskrit scholar Prabhu Nath Dwivedi was on 14 January 2015 named as the winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award 2014 for Sanskrit language.

ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission Team won the 2015 Space Pioneer Award

Published on: 13-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) Team of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on 12 January 2015 won the 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the Science and Engineering category.

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan received Governor of the Year Award for 2015

Published on: 13-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 68 people agreed

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan received the Governor of the Year for 2015.

72nd Golden Globe Awards presented in California

Published on: 12-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

72nd Golden Globe Awards were presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in Beverly Hills, California, US.

SDSC-SHAR director MYS Prasad chosen for Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award 2015

Published on: 12-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

The director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota Range (SHAR) MYS Prasad was on 10 January 2015 selected for the Vikram Sarabhai memorial award 2015.

Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari presented Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2015

Published on: 10-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 83 people agreed

Vice President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari on 9 January 2015 presented the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2015 to sixteen personalities.

Yu Min honoured with State Preeminent Science and Technology Award 2014

Published on: 10-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Chinese nuclear physicist Yu Min was on 9 January 2015 presented with the State Preeminent Science and Technology Award 2014 by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Indians awarded with Queen’s New Year Honours 2015

Published on: 02-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

Indian-origin Nilesh Jayantilal Samani awarded knighthood as part of Queen’s New Year Honours.

Amitabh Bachchan honoured with Yash Chopra Memorial Award

Published on: 26-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao honoured him with the award.

Atal Bihari Vajpee and Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya to receive Bharat Ratna

Published on: 24-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 122 people agreed

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpee and freedom fighter Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (posthumously) will receive Bharat Ratna.

TVS Chairman Venu Srinivasan conferred honorary citizenship of Busan

Published on: 19-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

TVS chairman Venu Srinivasan conferred the title of Honorary Citizen of Busan for his efforts to enhance friendship and cooperation between India and Korea.

Veteran poetess Imtiaz Dharker awarded with the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 2014

Published on: 19-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Noted Pakistan-born poetess Imtiaz Dharker was on 17 December 2014 awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 2014 for her latest poetry collection Over the Moon.

Xu Youyu of China won Olof Palme Human Rights Prize for the year 2014

Published on: 17-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Pro-democracy activist of China Xu Youyu won Olof Palme human rights prize of Sweden and it was announced by the Olof Palme Memorial Fund.

Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss crowned Miss World 2014

Published on: 15-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant's final in London. 2013 winner Megan Young of the Philippines crowned Strauss.

Asha Bhosle awarded DIFF Lifetime Achievement Award 2014

Published on: 13-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Playback singer Asha Bhosle was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th Dubai International Film Festival held in Dubai.

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz awarded the Confucius Peace Prize 2014

Published on: 12-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Former Cuban Leader Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was on 9 December 2014 awarded the Confucius Peace Prize 2014 for his important contributions in eliminating nuclear war after his retirement.

Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai received Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2014

Published on: 11-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

Child rights campaigner of India Kailash Satyarthi and Education activist of Pakistan Malala Yousafzai received the Nobel Peace Prize awards.

Manthan Awards conferred on 26 social entrepreneurs from South Asia and Asia-Pacific

Published on: 11-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Manthan Awards South Asia 2014 was given on 5 December 2014 to 26 social entrepreneurs...

Azim Premji awarded Swiss Ambassador's Award

Published on: 09-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

Chairman of Wipro Azim Premji awarded Swiss Ambassador Award for inspirational and socially responsible leadership.

Indian PM Narendra Modi named as the Asian of the Year 2014 by The Straits Times

Published on: 06-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on 5 December 2014 named as the Asian of the Year 2014 by Singapore’s leading newspaper The Straits Times.

Film artist Duncan Campbell won Turner Prize for the year 2014

Published on: 02-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Film artist of Ireland Duncan Campbell won Turner Prize 2014 for a video that reflects on African art and includes a dance sequence inspired by Karl Marx.

President Pranab Mukherjee presented Niryat Shree and Niryat Bandhu Awards

Published on: 02-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 69 people agreed

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented the Niryat Shree and Niryat Bandhu Awards for outstanding performance in exports for the year 2010-11 and 2011-12 in New Delhi.

The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence announced

Published on: 01-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 85 people agreed

The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence was announced on 30 November 2014.

37th Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation Awards for the year 2014 presented

Published on: 29-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

In the year 2014, the Foundation is commemorating the 125th Birth Anniversary of Jamnalal Bajaj.

Michael Phelps named Male Athlete of the Year at the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

He was crowned with the title for a fifth time

Assam NGO Aaranyak nominated for UN Lighthouse Activities award

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

UNFCCC announced United Nations Lighthouse Activities award 2014 in Bonn, Germany. It named 12 shining examples of climate action.

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