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The Revenant director Alejandro Gonzalez won Directors Guild of America award 2015

Published on: 08-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

He has joined a select group of directors who have won the DGA trophy twice including Ang Lee, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, George Stevens, David Lean, Ron Howard and Joseph Mankiewicz.

Geetu Mohandas won Global Filmmaking award 2016 for script of Insha Allah

Published on: 05-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

She won the award for her wonderful narration about an 11 year old boy, Mullakoya who sets off on a treacherous journey from the Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea to Indian mainland in search of his missing older brother and tired of living in the shadow of the colorful, magical-realist folklore.

Manipuri documentary Phum-Shang won Golden Conch Award at MIFF 2016

Published on: 04-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The 52-minute film critically examines the serious environmental problems faced by the Loktak lake, the largest freshwater lake in northeast India.

Sarangi maestro Pandit Ram Narayan selected for Bhimsen Joshi Award

Published on: 04-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Narayan’s selection for the award was announced by Maharashtra's Cultural Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde in Mumbai.

Titli became first Indian film to win Best First Foreign Film award by FSCC

Published on: 03-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Titli has earlier won at various international film festivals at places like Bordeaux, Hawaii, New York, Turkey and Spain.

Amitabh Bachchan conferred with lifetime achievement award

Published on: 03-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

He received the honour at NDTV Indian of the Year Awards for his contribution to the film industry.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar selected for K Veeramani Award for Social Justice

Published on: 01-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Nitish Kumar is chosen for the award for his contribution towards social justice as Chief Minister.

Naresh Bedi honoured with V Shantaram Award Life Time Achievement Award

Published on: 01-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Bedi was honoured for his outstanding contribution to wildlife filmmaking. He is also credited with filming several rare wildlife moments.

Prince Mahidol Award 2015 conferred in Bangkok

Published on: 30-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The award was presented at the Grand Palace in Bangkok by the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on behalf of the King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Nisid Hajari won 2016 William E. Colby Award for Best Military Book

Published on: 29-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Hajari’s book Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition covers the 1947 partition of India and the violence that surrounded that event.

Rod Laver honoured with Companion of the order of Australia

Published on: 28-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

So far, Don Bradman and Herb Elliott were the only other two sportsmen who were conferred with the honour.

Chennupati Jagadish, Jay Chandra honoured with Order of Australia

Published on: 28-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

They were awarded for their contribution in the fields of physics, engineering and medicine.

Indian activist Henri Tiphagne selected for Amnesty International Human Rights Award 2016

Published on: 28-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

He will be conferred with the award at an official ceremony on 25 April 2016 at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin, Germany.

Australian batsman David Warner won Allan Border Medal 2016

Published on: 28-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Warner also won the Test Player of the Year Award with 30 votes ahead of Smith on 24.

Parrikar presented Rakshamantri Award for excellence for 2012-13 and 2013-14

Published on: 28-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The awards were given in three major categories, Institutional Awards, Best Performing Division, Factory, Shipyard Awards and Group and Individual Awards.

FIH Hockey Stars Awards 2015 announced

Published on: 27-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The FIH Player of the Year Awards are awarded annually by the International Hockey Federation to the male and female field hockey players adjudged to be the best in the world.

Cottalango Leon selected for 2016 Technical Achievement Award of Academy of Motion Pictures

Published on: 27-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Leon won the award under the Scientific and Technical Achievements category for the design, engineering and continuous development of Sony Pictures Imageworks Itview.

President Pranab Mukherjee announced 2016 Padma Awards

Published on: 27-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

19 of the awardees in the list are women and the list also includes 10 persons in the category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 4 posthumous awardees.

Rekha honoured with 3rd National Yash Chopra Memorial Award

Published on: 27-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao presented the award to the actress in recognition of her talent and contribution to the film industry.

Ashok Chakra awarded posthumously to Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami

Published on: 27-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

He exhibited the most outstanding gallantry in personally killing two terrorists and also assisted in neutralizing another two and saved the lives of three of his wounded colleagues in a fierce encounter with four terrorists at Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Kerala dentist Sajeev Koshy honoured with Order of Australia

Published on: 27-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Koshy was given the award for his service to dentistry in Victoria, Australia. He was honoured on the Australia Day Awards 2016, by the Governor General of Australia.

National Bravery Awards 2015 presented to 25 Children

Published on: 25-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The awards are presented by the Prime Minister of India prior to Republic Day and the children then participate in the Republic Day Parade.

Jeevan Raksha Padak Awards 2015 announced

Published on: 25-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

These series of gallantry awards were instituted in the year 1961. These are given to a person for meritorious act of humane nature in saving the life of a person in cases like drowning in water, accidents, fire incidents, electrocution, natural calamities, rescue operation in mines etc.

National e-Governance Awards 2015-16 conferred

Published on: 25-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

These awards are given for the outstanding achievement in the field of e-governance and were conferred during the valedictory function of 19th National e-governance conference held in Nagpur on 21-22 January 2016.

Rahul Thakkar won an Oscar Award for technical achievement

Published on: 22-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

He shares the award with Richard Chuang in the category of groundbreaking design of the DreamWorks Animation Media Review System.

21st Critics' Choice Awards presented in California

Published on: 18-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Movie 'Spotlight' won the best picture at Critics' Choice Awards 2016.

Anuradha Roy won 2016 DSC Prize for Sleeping on Jupiter

Published on: 18-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is a literary prize awarded annually to writers of any ethnicity or nationality writing about South Asia with themes such as culture, politics, history or people.

61st Filmfare Awards presented in Mumbai

Published on: 17-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

Moushumi Chatterjee was awarded with the 2015 Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr Jancy James selected for Prof MV Pylee Award for the Distinguished Academician of India

Published on: 16-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The award was instituted by Cochin University of Science and Technology in the name of MV Pylee who is widely regarded as the father of management education in Kerala.

Delhi-based writer Ankita Anand won the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for work on Khap panchayats

Published on: 16-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

She earned the award for her sensitive portrayal of life for young women facing the threat of the diktat of khap panchayats in Haryana with the title Stirrings beneath the peepul

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