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Two Indians posthumously named for UN’s Dag Hammarskjold Medal

Published on: 27-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Lance Naik Nand Ram served the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) and Raju Joseph served in a civilian capacity with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

Indian Film Masaan won FIPRESCI Award at 68th Cannes film festival

Published on: 25-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The movie is jointly produced by Manish Mundra, Macassar Productions, Arte France Cinema, Sikhya Entertainment & Phantom Films.

Cannes Films Festival 2015: French director Jacques Audiard bagged Palme d’Or

Published on: 25-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Indian Film Masaan won critics prize at 68th Cannes film festival, while Palme d'Or award went to Dheepan, directed by Jacques Audiard.

Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai won the 2015 Man Booker International Prize

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

Laszlo Krasznahorkai became the sixth winner of the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for 2015. His was awarded at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Indian-American Harkeert Singh Saini won Prestigious Police Award in Texas, US

Published on: 19-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Saini who hails from Hoshiarpur district of Punjab was awarded for his efficient services to the Houston Police department in the state of Texas of United States.

Anurradha Prasad conferred with Pt. Haridutt Sharma Award for Journalism and Social Services

Published on: 16-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The award is given in the memory of Pt. Haridutt Sharma who was a renowned journalist and eminent writer.

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil

Published on: 15-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The award was conferred on scholars who have made outstanding contribution to the development of Classical Tamil language and literature.

Indian-American boy Karan Menon won 2015 National Geographic Bee Championship

Published on: 15-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

In addition to winning the title of National Geographic Bee champion, Menon received a 50000 US dollars college scholarship.

Indian-American Sivanadane Mandjiny won UNC Board of Governors 2015 Award

Published on: 14-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Mandjiny is currently serving as a Chemistry Professor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in US.

Indian author Neel Mukherjee won 2014 Encore Award for The Lives of Others

Published on: 13-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The Lives of Others is the story of Supratik Ghosh and his family, after he leaves home to join the Communist party of India, Marxist and mobilise the peasants against their landlords.

Indian-American professor Dr. Sivanadane Mandjiny won UNC’s 2015 Award for Excellence in Teaching

Published on: 13-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The award carries a commemorative bronze medallion and a 12500 US dollar cash prize and he is one of the 17 winners of the annual awards that serve to underscore the importance of teaching.

Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor bestowed with Dada Saheb Phalke award

Published on: 11-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor was on 10 May 2015 honoured with the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award by Union Information and Broadcasting Minster Arun Jaitley at Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai. With this, Shashi Kapoor became the 46th winner of the award.

French magazine Charlie Hebdo presented with Freedom of Expression Courage Award 2015

Published on: 07-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The award was accepted by Charlie Hebdo's Editor-in-chief Gerard Biard and critic-essayist Jean-Baptiste Thoret.

Mazen Darwish honoured with 2015 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

Published on: 04-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

He was conferred with the award in recognition of the work he has carried out in Syria for more than ten year as a human rights defender and a journalist.

Tennis player Rafael Nadal received Golden Medal for Merit in Work of Spain

Published on: 02-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Rafael Nadal is 14-time Grand Slam singles champion out of which he has won the French Open for a record nine times.

Four Indians to be conferred with 2015 Spring Imperial Decorations of Japan

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

The awards will be conferred by Emperor of Japan Akihito.

Prannoy Roy honoured with the RedInk Lifetime Achievement Award 2015

Published on: 01-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

Journalist of the Year Award went to Sreenivasan Jain of NDTV for his consistent investigative work epitomized in his series Truth versus Hype.

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan conferred with Sayyidina Imam Al Hassan Ibn Ali Peace Award

Published on: 01-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan is known for his knowledge and efforts in keeping peace, that make him one of the most respected scholars.

Ananda Kumar, Pramod Patil won Whitley Awards for wildlife conservation

Published on: 30-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Kumar & Patil were awarded for their work of enabling human-elephant co-existence in Southern India and protection of the iconic great Indian bustard in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, respectively.

Novelist Siddhartha Gigoo won 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Asia region

Published on: 29-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

With this victory, Gigoo will compete with the other four regional winners for the 5000 pounds grand prize which will be announced in London on 8 September 2015.

Margarita, with a Straw won Best Feature Film Award at Washington Film festival

Published on: 29-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 122 people agreed

Kalki Koechlin-starrer Margarita, with a straw is a disability drama. In the film, Kalki has played role of a cerebral palsy patient named Laila. The film also stars Revathi and Sayani Gupta in prominent roles.

Prime Minister conferred 50th Jnanpith Award on Marathi litterateur Bhalchandra Nemade

Published on: 28-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

Nemade received the country’s highest literary award for his outstanding contribution towards Indian literature. His novel, Kosala, written in 1963 was considered as a path breaking in Marathi literature.

Yashwant Sinha honoured with Officier de la Légion d’Honneur by French Government

Published on: 28-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

This highest French civilian distinction was presented by the French Ambassador François Richier on behalf of the President of the French Republic.

Anil Kapoor conferred with Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar Award 2015

Published on: 27-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

Apart from Anil Kapoor, Marathi actor Dilip Prabhavalkar was also bestowed with the prestigious Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar Award 2015.

President Conferred Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards

Published on: 27-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces Pranab Mukherjee conferred two Kirti Chakras, including one posthumously; eleven Shaurya Chakras (five posthumously) to Armed Forces Personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry.

Bharatiya Mahila Bank won the Asian Banker Achievement Award 2015

Published on: 27-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

Bharatiya Mahila Bank was awarded for Technology Implementation in the category of Best Outsourcing Project (New Bank).

Gopinath Pillai awarded with the Outstanding Service Award for his services in Singapore

Published on: 27-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Currently, Pillai is serving as Ambassador-at-Large of Singapore and special envoy to Andhra Pradesh.

Sangeeta Bhatia, Indian-origin scientist at MIT, won the 2015 Heinz Award

Published on: 27-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

Bhatia who developed artificial human microlivers for drug testing was awarded for her work in tissue engineering and disease detection.

Shah Rukh Khan honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2015

Published on: 23-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 61 people agreed

Actor Rajkummar Rao won the prestigious award for his performance in the critically acclaimed film Citylights, which was released in 2014.

Pakistan conferred highest civilian award Nishan-e-Pakistan on Chinese president Xi Jinping

Published on: 22-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

The award was conferred for his outstanding contribution in promotion of relationship between the two countries.

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