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IISc professor Sriram Ramaswamy became Royal Society Fellow

Published on: 02-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Besides, biochemist Ramanujan Hegde, MRC Laboratory of Microbiology, U.K. and applied mathematician Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan, Harvard University, was also elected as the fellows of the premier scientific academy of the U.K. and the Commonwealth.

Indian-American journalist, Neela Banerjee, received with Edgar A. Poe award

Published on: 02-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Edgar A. Poe awards will be shared by Terrence McCoy of The Washington Post and Neela Banerjee, John Cushman Jr., David Hasemyer and Lisa Song of InsideClimate News.

Swat activist Tabassum Adnan won 2016 Nelson Mandela Award

Published on: 30-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

She won the award for the individual activist category on the concluding day of the International Civil Society Week held from 25 April to 28 April 2016.

New Zealand's $5 bill won IBNS Banknote of the Year Award

Published on: 29-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The runner’s up in the voting were Sweden’s 20 Kronor note depicting children's author Astrid Lindgren, Russia’s 100 Ruble note illustrating Crimean landmarks, Kazakhstan’s 20,000 Tenge note and Scotland’s (Clydesdale Bank) 5 Pound polymer note.

IIT scholar, K Ashok Kumar, won International Plant Nutrition Scholar Award

Published on: 27-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Ashok is pursuing his PhD on 'Comparative Assessment of Direct and Residual Effects of Organic and Inorganic Nutrient Management on Rice-Chickpea Production System in Lateritic Soil.'

Radhika Apte won best actress award for 'Madly' at Tribeca Film Fest 2016

Published on: 24-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Radhika starred in Clean Shaven, which is a segment of Madly.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 10th Civil Services Day

Published on: 22-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

PM Modi also conferred awards to civil servants for excellence in implementation of Priority Programmes of the Government of India namely Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna, Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), Swachh Vidyalaya and Soil Health Card Scheme.

Pulitzer Prize 2016 winners announced

Published on: 21-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The Associated Press won the Public Service Award for its investigation into the use of slave labour across the seafood industry in Southeast Asia.

Chinese professor Ge Fuping honoured with George Grierson prize for promoting Hindi

Published on: 20-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Besides him, Alka Dunputh (from Mauritius) and Shichiro Soma (from Japan) were also given the George Grierson award by the President.

President presented Hindi Sevi Samman Awards

Published on: 20-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Hindi Sevi Samman Awards were instituted by Central Hindi Institute, Agra in 1989.  Fourteen scholars receive this award in seven different categories every year for their contribution in the field of Hindi language and literature.

Viswanathan Anand conferred with Hridaynath Mangeskar Award 2016

Published on: 13-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

He was chosen for the award for his contributions to the game of Chess in India by becoming five-time world chess champion.

Padma Sachdev selected for Saraswati Samman 2015

Published on: 13-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Sachdev was selected for the prestigious award for her autobiography titled Chitt-Chete, written in Dogri language.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won Global Indian of the Year 2016 award

Published on: 12-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The awards are conferred to salute the spirit of the nimble-footed globetrotting Indians who have resided in any of the four regions of America, Asia Pacific, Middle East and UK.

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Padma Awards 2016

Published on: 12-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

He conferred 5 Padma Vibhushan, 11 Padma Bhushan and 40 Padma Shri awards.

Ex-Army Chief General JJ Singh conferred highest French civilian honour

Published on: 12-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

It is the highest civilian award given by the French Republic for outstanding service to France, regardless of the nationality of the recipients. Singh was conferred the honour by French Ambassador to India Francois Richier.

Khadija Ismayilova to receive UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2016

Published on: 11-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

An independent international jury of media professionals recommended Ismayilova in recognition of her outstanding contribution to press freedom in difficult circumstances.

Priyadarshini Chatterjee crowned FBB Miss India World 2016

Published on: 11-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Bangalore girl Sushruthi Krishna emerged as the Femina Miss India Supranational 2016 and Lucknow girl Pankhuri Gidwani was crowned the Femina Miss India Grand International 2016.

Mother Teresa conferred with Founders Award posthumously in UK

Published on: 09-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Teresa, who will be made a saint on 4 September 2016, founded the Missionaries of Charity and spent 45 years serving needy people. She passed away at the age of 87 in Kolkata in 1997.

President Pranab Mukherjee presented National Geoscience Awards 2014

Published on: 05-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Prof. Ashok Kumar Singhvi was conferred with the highest honour National Geoscience Award for Excellence for his outstanding contributions in the field of sedimentary technologies.

PM Modi conferred highest civilian award of Saudi Arabia

Published on: 04-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The prestigious award was awarded by King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Royal Court in Riyadh where the two nations heads held extensive talks on a range of bilateral, regional and international issues.

Jailed Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji to receive PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award

Published on: 02-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

PEN America’s 16 May 2016 Literary Gala will also salute Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling with the 2016 PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award for engendering a love of literature among children worldwide.

63rd National Film Awards announced

Published on: 28-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The awards are annually presented by Directorate of Film Festivals of India to honour the best films of 2015 in the Indian cinema.

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Padma awards 2016 on 56 awardees

Published on: 28-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

The President presented five Padma Vibhushan, eight Padma Bhushan and 43 Padma Shri awards at the function in New Delhi

5th National Photography Awards presented

Published on: 22-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

While the Life Time Achievement Award was presented to Bhawa Singh, Javed Ahmed Dar won the Professional Photographer Award

M Sukumaran chosen for CV Kunhiraman Literary Prize

Published on: 22-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The themes of all of his writings deal with the plight of the dispossessed and advocate an armed struggle for the liberation of the oppressed.

Prime Minister conferred National Krishi Karman Awards 2014-15

Published on: 21-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The objective of these awards is to encourage and motivate the states to enhance production and productivity of rice, wheat, pulses and coarse cereals and oilseeds.

Tikka Shatrujit Singh conferred France’s Knight of the Legion of Honour

Published on: 20-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Singh was chosen for the highest French civilian distinction in recognition of his extraordinary work in exchanging the French lifestyle and Indian culture with each other.

Skoch Lifetime Achievement Award conferred on Venkaiah Naidu

Published on: 19-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

He was selected for the award for his contributions to inclusive growth and towards poverty alleviation in India.

10th Asian Film Awards announced; The Assassin won maximum awards

Published on: 18-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Hong Kong Action Choreographer-director Yuen Wo-ping and Japanese Actress Kiki Kirin received the Lifetime Achievement Award on the occasion.

British mathematician Sir Andrew Wiles won 2016 Abel Prize

Published on: 17-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Wiles won the award for solving a centuries-old hypothesis, Fermat's Last Theorem.

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