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Five Indian films nominated for ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal

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The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has nominated nine movies for this year’s International Council for Film, Television and Audio-visual Communication (ICFT) UNESCO Gandhi Medal.

Girish Karnad conferred with 2017 Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award

Nov 20, 2017
The Book of the year Award in non-fiction category went to 'Age of Anger: A History of the Present' by Pankaj Mishra, whereas in the fiction category, Easterine Kire's 'Son of the Thundercloud' bagged the award.

President Ram Nath Kovind gives away National Child Awards 2017

Nov 15, 2017
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, gave away the National Child Awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on 14 November 2017, on the occasion of Children’s Day.  The awards include the National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement, National Awards for Child Welfare and Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Awards.

National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017 announced

Nov 10, 2017
This year, the awards saw participation from 2880 applicants, out of which 45 were shortlisted and finally 15 were announced as winners across defined categories. The award includes a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh for enterprises and individuals and Rs 10 lakhs for organizations and institutes along with a certificate and trophy.

UNHCR to receive Mother Teresa Award 2017 for social justice

Nov 10, 2017
The award will be presented to the UNHCR at a function on 10 December 2017 on the occasion of the celebrations of the unique legacy of Mother Teresa, popularly known as the 'Saint of The Gutters'.

Surat wins Best City Bus Services Award for attracting 87% of private vehicles users

Nov 6, 2017
Surat city, with a population of about 45 lakhs, was heavily dependent on three wheelers and private vehicles till 2014 when Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) and city buses were made operational.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple wins UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017

Nov 6, 2017
The two key parameters that made the temple most eligible to win the award are its traditional method of renovating temple premises as well as re-establishment of rainwater harvesting and historic drainage system in preventing flooding.

Veteran actor Mohan Joshi honoured with Vishnudas Bhave award

Nov 6, 2017
Renowned Indian film and television actor Mohan Joshi has been honoured with the prestigious Vishnudas Bhave award for his contribution to theatre. The award is conferred in memory of Vishnudas Bhave, the founder of Marathi theatre. It comprises a trophy, a citation and a cash prize worth Rs 25,000.

Krishna Sobti chosen for prestigious Jnanpith award 2017

Nov 4, 2017
Krishna Sobti, renowned Hindi litterateur, will be honoured with the 53rd Jnanpith Award for the year 2017. The decision was announced by the Jnanpith Selection Board at a meeting of the selection committee held on 3 November 2017. The meeting was chaired by renowned Hindi critic Namwar Singh.

Girish Karnad to be honoured with Tata Literature Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

Oct 31, 2017
Versatile actor and playwright Girish Karnad will be honoured with Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 on 19 November 2017. The award will be presented to the veteran actor at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point in Mumbai. The actor will receive the award as a playwright.

ISKCON's Govardhan Eco Village awarded with Green Platinum Award

Oct 20, 2017
The village’s director Gauranga Das received the award by IGBC. The Govardhan Eco Village is a self-sustained farm community. A farm community and retreat centre, Govardhan Eco Village is spread over a scenic landscape of 100 acres at Galtare in Wada taluka.

Jaipur and Srinagar Airports rated Best Airports in the World

Oct 20, 2017
The Jaipur and Srinagar Airport bagged the first and second rank respectively in the category of 2-5 million passengers on 17 October 2017 in Airport Service Quality (ASQ)-Airport Council International (ACI) survey. The awards were presented during the 27th ACI Africa/world annual general assembly, conference and exhibition at Port Louis in Mauritius.

Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas awarded with Swachh Bharat Inter-Ministerial Award

Oct 18, 2017
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG) was conferred with Swachh Bharat Inter-Ministerial Award for carrying out various innovative and cleanliness activities over a period of 3 years.

George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

Oct 18, 2017
The prize, worth approximately USD 66000, was launched in 1969. Initially, Man Booker Prize was only open to writers from Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth nations until it began permitting authors from other English-speaking countries in 2014.

Indian peacekeepers in Sudan awarded with UN medal

Oct 18, 2017
The peacekeepers were presented with the award by UNMISS Force Commander General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi. These Indian peacekeepers are part of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Indian peacekeepers were deployed with the Indian battalion stationed at Bor in the Jonglei region of South Sudan.

Indian-American attorney awarded 3rd American Bazaar Philanthropy award

Oct 17, 2017
Noted Indian-American attorney Ajay Raju has been honoured with the third American Bazaar Philanthropy award in recognition of his philanthropic activities in the United States. Raju was honoured for his commitment to revive Philadelphia through the Germination Project.

Carnatic Singer T M Krishna wins Indira Gandhi National Integration award

Oct 16, 2017
Carnatic music vocalist, T M Krishna is going to be honoured with the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015 -16 on the late Congress Supremo’s death anniversary. He would be conferred the award by Sonia Gandhi, President of Indian National Congress Party.

Kazuo Ishiguro awarded with 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

Oct 11, 2017
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 was awarded to English author Kazuo Ishiguro on 5 October 2017 for uncovering the abyss beneath the illusory sense of connection with the world in his novels of great emotional force. Kazuo Ishiguro has been a full-time author ever since his first book A Pale View of Hills that was published in 1982.

Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne awarded with 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

Oct 10, 2017
The universe's gravitational waves were first observed on 14 September 2015. These waves were predicted by Albert Einstein a hundred years ago. These waves came from a collision between two black holes. It took 1.3 billion years for the waves to arrive at the LIGO detector in the USA.

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Richard Henderson awarded with 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Oct 10, 2017
Through Cryo-electron microscopy, researchers can now freeze biomolecules mid-movement and visualise processes they have never previously seen, which is crucial for the basic understanding of life’s chemistry and for the development of pharmaceuticals.

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons awarded with Nobel Peace Prize 2017

Oct 10, 2017
The decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has its roots in Alfred Nobel’s will. The will specifies three different criteria for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize- promotion of fraternity between nations; the advancement of disarmament and arms control; and the holding and promotion of peace congresses. ICAN works vigorously to achieve nuclear disarmament.

Richard Thaler awarded Economics Nobel for Behavioral Economics

Oct 9, 2017
Richard H. Thaler from University of Chicago has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics for his contributions to Behavioral Economics. Richard Thaler has integrated psychologically realistic assumptions into analyses of economic decision-making. His pioneer work to bridge the gap between economics and psychology won him the Nobel Economics Prize.

Gauri Lankesh to receive Anna Politkovskaya Award posthumously

Oct 9, 2017
Gauri Lankesh, activist-journalist from Karnataka, who was shot dead in September 2017, will be posthumously conferred the Anna Politkovskaya Award 2017. She would be sharing the award with a Pakistani peace activist, Gulalai Ismail, who has faced death threats for speaking out against the Taliban.

President of India presents the National Tourism Awards 2015-16

Sep 27, 2017
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind presented the ‘National Tourism Awards 2015-16’ to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry at a function organised by the Ministry of Tourism on the occasion of ‘World Tourism Day’.

C N R Rao chosen for 2017 Von Hippel Award

Sep 25, 2017
The award citation noted Rao’s immense work on novel functional materials, including nanomaterials (having particles of nanoscale dimensions), graphene (the strongest and thinnest material) and 2D materials, superconductivity, and colossal magnetoresistance (change in electrical resistance of a material in a magnetic field).

Nigerian lawyer Zannah Mustapha wins 2017 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

Sep 22, 2017
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
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
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
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
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.

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