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Haryana bagged Skoch Order-of-Merit National award for implementing e-governance initiatives

Published on: 04-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Skoch Digital Inclusion Award is an initiative to recognise the e-Governance initiatives of the Central Government, State, Local Governments and others.

India won UNESCO's Award of Excellence 2015 for conserving Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple

Published on: 02-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The Award of Excellence for the conservation of Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple at Thrissur in Kerala recognizes the remarkable conservation effort undertaken at the sacred site.

Tejinder Pal Singh named as Australian of the Day by Commonwealth Bank

Published on: 01-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

He dedicated the last Sunday of every month to feed the poor and homeless in northern Darwin after his night shift as a cabbie.

National Sports Day celebrated on 29 August

Published on: 31-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

On this occasion, President Pranab Mukherjee conferred National Sports and Adventure Awards in New Delhi.

Rajendra Singh conferred with 2015 Stockholm Water Prize

Published on: 27-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Patron of the Stockholm Water Prize presented the prize at a Royal Award Ceremony during World Water Week in Swedish Capital Stockholm.

Three Indians named Fellows of American Society for Metals for 2015

Published on: 27-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The fellows were selected for their contributions in the field of materials science and engineering.

Kolkata Port adjudged as the best 'Major Port of 2014-15'

Published on: 27-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Kolkata Dock System and Haldia Dock System under Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) together handled 16.834 million tonnes (MT) of traffic during April to June 2015, which stands against 13.698 MT handled during the corresponding period 2014.

Syrian woman Journalist Zaina Erhaim awarded with Peter Mackler Award 2015

Published on: 25-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

She will be presented with this award at a ceremony to be held at the National Press Club in Washington in October 2015.

Historian Babasaheb Purandare bestowed with Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2015

Published on: 21-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

He was bestowed this award in literature category by Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao at a function held at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai.

Debut Novelist Zia Haider Rahman won the James Tait Black Award 2015

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

Zia Haider Rahman won the award for his debut novel In the Light of What We Know during the 2015 Edinburgh international book festival.

TPP Nair, SP Misra, Romeo James recommended for 2015 Dhyan Chand Award

Published on: 19-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

In 2014, the award was conferred on Gurmail Singh (Hockey), K.P.Thakkar (Swimming-Diving) and Zeeshan Ali (Tennis).

Union Government announced awardees for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2015 and Arjuna Awards 2015

Published on: 17-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 171 people agreed

The selection of awardees was based  on the recommendations of the Selection Committee headed by Justice VK Bali, former Chief Justice of Kerala High Court.

President Pranab Mukherjee approved 67 Gallantry Awards

Published on: 17-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

The approved awards include two Kirti Chakras, 10 Shaurya Chakras, one Bar to Sena Medal (Gallantry), 49 Sena Medals (Gallantry), two Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry) and three Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry).

Mustansir Barma won 2015 Gujar Mal Modi award for innovative science and technology

Published on: 17-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Barma, a distinguished Professor and former Director of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, has made immense contribution in the field of Statistical Physics in India.

President Pranab Mukherjee presented Saraswati Sammaan to Dr. M Veerappa Moily

Published on: 11-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

In the poem Ramayana Mahaveshanam, Moily tried to explore the Ramarajya or the true principle of the ideal State from a secular and modern point of view in his collection of poems.

Raghavendra Gadagkar awarded with Germany's Cross of Order of the Merit

Published on: 10-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

He was bestowed with the honour for his contribution in the field of behavioural ecology and sociobiology and for strengthening research corporation between India and Germany.

Ajeet Kumar Saroj, Varanasi jail inmate awarded with IGNOU gold medal

Published on: 10-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Ajeet, who is serving a 10-year imprisonment, was lodged in jail in February 2012. He has pursued four certificate courses from IGNOU before pursuing the Diploma in Tourism Studies.

Goa Tourism Minister Parulekar conferred with PATWA 2015 award

Published on: 10-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Parulekar is the first tourism minister of Goa to receive this prestigious award.

Zhanna Nemtsova awarded with Poland's Solidarity Prize 2015

Published on: 06-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

She received 1.1 million US dollars human rights prize as a recognition. Presently, Nemtsova works for German broadcaster Deutsche Welle in Berlin.

Mathematician Amalendu Krishna won 2015 Ramanujan Prize

Published on: 05-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

He was bestowed with this award for his outstanding contributions in the area of algebraic cycles, algebraic K-theory and the theory of motives.

Hindi litterateur Kashinath Singh chosen for Bharat Bharti literary award 2014

Published on: 04-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Singh has penned many novels and short stories. One of his most famous novel is Kashi ka Assi, which captures the vibrant hues of Banaras.

Ramon Magsaysay Awardees for the year 2015 announced; Two Indians among the awardees

Published on: 29-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 97 people agreed

Among the five awardees who will be conferred with the so-called Asia’s Nobel Prize, there are two Indians, namely Sanjiv Chaturvedi and Anshu Gupta.

Helena Ndume, Jorge Sampaio awarded with first-ever Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize

Published on: 25-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 44 people agreed

The award ceremony was a part of the annual commemoration of Nelson Mandela International Day, which is observed on 18 July every year.

Ramachandra Guha chosen for Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize 2015

Published on: 25-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 48 people agreed

The prize will be conferred upon him on 17 September 2015 in Fukuoka International Congress Center in Japan, following which the awardees will be deliberating lectures at high-schools and universities across the city.

Peter Higgs received Royal Society’s Copley Medal, the world's oldest scientific prize

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

Higgs received the Copley Medal for his fundamental contribution to particle physics with his theory explaining the Higgs Boson, which was confirmed by the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider in 2012.

36th annual American Book Awards announced

Published on: 23-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The awards are presented by the Before Columbus Foundation, a non-profit educational and service organisation.

Telugu cartoonist Pamarthy Shankar won Grand Prix World Press Cartoon 2014 Award

Published on: 21-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

He was presented the award at Cascais in Portugal by World Press Cartoon Director Antonio Antunes.

Benoy Behl won the Best Documentary Producer award at Madrid International Film Festival

Published on: 21-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

He was awarded for producing and directing a documentary film titled Indian Roots of Tibetan Buddhism.

Kerala tourism's Muziris heritage project bagged PATA award

Published on: 20-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

MHP that stretches across from municipality of North Paravur in Ernakulam district to that of Kodungalloor in Thrissur district is designed to involve & integrate the local community in all intended developmental initiatives.

Indian-origin Shiv Pande received honorary fellowship from University of Central Lancashire

Published on: 20-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

He received the prestigious fellowship for his contribution to the community as a general practitioner and medical educator.

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