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Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba won 2014 Mo Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership

Published on: 03-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Pohamba was awarded for serving the country since its independence and his leadership has renewed people’s trust in democracy. He is a role model for the African continent.

Wipro won seven awards at the CIO Choice Honour and Recognition 2015

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

Wipro won the award in the categories of Managed IT Services, Managed Security Services, Enterprise Infrastructure Automation Services, Systems Integrator, Network Maintenance Services, Service Assurance Program, and Application Managed Services.

Clemson University honoured Ratan Tata with Doctorate of Automotive Engineering

Published on: 26-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

He was awarded for his contributions to the global automotive industry.

Kristen Stewart won the Best Supporting Actress Award at France's Cesar Awards

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

With this, she became the first American actress ever to win a trophy at France's Cesar Awards.

Oscar Awards 2015

Published on: 23-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 131 people agreed

87th Academy Award was conferred on 22 February 2015 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The Best Actor Award was won by Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything and the Best Actress Award was won by Julianne Moore for Still Alice

Purnendu Dasgupta won the J. Calvin Giddings Award 2015 of American Chemical Society

Published on: 23-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

He was awarded for developeding an environment friendly field analyser for checking toxic arsenic levels in water.

Prime Minister presented Krishi Karman Awards 2013-14 to State Government functionaries

Published on: 20-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 44 people agreed

The awards were presented during the launch of the Soil Health Card scheme nationwide at Suratgarh, Rajasthan.

Indian-origin scientist Professor Srikanth Jagabathula received CAREER Award

Published on: 16-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

He received the award for developing data-driven modelling and learning techniques to improve the accuracy of operational decision making.

Nagesh Kukunoor’s film Dhanak won two awards at 65th Berlin International Film Festival

Published on: 16-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

The 65th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 5 February 2015 to 15 February 2015.

Dr. Tessy Thomas, Geeta Varadan jointly named for Nayudamma Award 2014

Published on: 16-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

This is the first time in the history of the trust that two eminent women scientists are being concurrently honoured.

Indian-American Gurpreet Singh presented with National Science Foundation CAREER award

Published on: 13-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Gurpreet Singh was honoured for his research on Scalable liquid exfoliation processing of ultrathin two-dimensional metal dichalcogenides nanosheets for energy storage devices.

Brigade of Guards and Sikh Regiment jointly awarded Best Marching Contingents on Republic Day 2015

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

The award was presented by Chairman Chief of Staff Committee, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha at an award ceremony held at Ministry of Defence, New Delhi.

Dr. Ambedkar National Merit Awards conferred by Thaawar Chand Gehlot

Published on: 11-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The awards were distributed among 84 students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes category.

Amartya Sen won Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize 2015

Published on: 10-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

With this, Professor Sen will receive 7500 British pounds to commission a work of art and will give the annual Charleston-EFG Keynes Lecture at the Charleston Festival in the United Kingdom.

Vinod Mehta awarded with Yash Bharti Samman 2015 by UP Government

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

The Yash Bharti Samman is conferred by the Uttar Pradesh Government for excellence in literature, fine arts, folk and classical music and sports.

57th Annual Grammy Awards

Published on: 09-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 56 people agreed

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards were held on 8 February 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. In all, 83 Grammy Awards were presented at the function.

68th British Academy Film Awards announced

Published on: 09-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

The awards were announced to honour the best British and international contributions to film in 2014. The nominees for the award were announced on 9 January 2015 by Stephen Fry and actor Sam Claflin.

Eminent Marathi writer Bhalchandra Nemade chosen for Jnanpith Award 2014

Published on: 09-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Eminent Marathi Writer Bhalchandra Nemade, known for his novel Kosala published in 1963 that changed the dimensions of Marathi literature, chosen for the Jnanpith Award for the year 2014.

Zakir Naik won King Faisal International Prize for the year 2015

Published on: 06-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The awards were announced by Mecca Governor Prince Khaled Al-Faisal and KFIP Secretary-General Abdullah Al-Othaimeen. Zaik is an international preacher on Islam and president of the Islamic Research Foundation of India.

60th Filmfare Awards announced

Published on: 06-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

60th Filmfare Awards were announced in Mumbai. Shahid won the Best Actor (male) award for his role in film Haider and Kangana Ranaut won Best Actor (female) award for her role in film Queen.

Visitor’s Awards for Best University, Innovation and Research presented by the President

Published on: 06-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 44 people agreed

Visitor’s Awards for Central Universities in the categories of Best University, Innovation and Research for the year 2015 were given at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Madhya Pradesh won the 10th National Award for excellent work in MGNREGA

Published on: 03-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 58 people agreed

The award was presented to Madhya Pradesh Panchayats and Rural Development Minister Gopal Bhargava by the Union Rural Development Minister Virendra Singh at the MGNREGA summit held in New Delhi.

Mithileshwar awarded with Shrilal Shukla Sahitya IFFCO Award 2014

Published on: 02-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Mithileshwar is the fourth recipient of Shrilal Shukla Sahitya IFFCO Award.

National Awards for e-Governance announced

Published on: 02-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

The awards were announced during the 18th National Conference on e-Governance held in Gandhinagar from 30 January to 31 January 2015.

Union Ministry of Defence announced 2015 Republic Day Parade Awards

Published on: 30-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 102 people agreed

The panels was appointed by the Defence Ministry for assessing the marching contingents from three Services, Para-Military Forces and tableaux from various States/ Ministries/Departments and School Children items from Schools of Delhi as well as outside Delhi.

Arundhathi Subramaniam won Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize for Poetry

Published on: 28-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Poet Arundhathi Subramaniam won the inaugural Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize for Poetry for her work When God is a Traveller at Jaipur Literature Festival.

Major Mukund Varadarajan, Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh posthumously awarded with Ashok Chakra

Published on: 27-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 72 people agreed

Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh were on 26 January 2015 posthumously awarded with the highest peacetime military honour the Ashok Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee.

President approved conferment of Padma Awards 2015 on 104 persons

Published on: 27-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee approved the conferment of Padma Awards 2015 on 104 persons from the fields of art, social work, public affairs, science, trade, medicine, literature, etc.

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega crowned Miss Universe 2014

Published on: 27-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 44 people agreed

Paulina Vega of Colombia crowned as Miss Universe 2014. She was crowned by the 2013 pageant winner Venezuelan Gabriela Isler.

Prime Minister presented National Bravery Awards 2014 to 24 awardees

Published on: 24-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

8 girls and 16 boys were conferred with National Bravery Awards. Four of them have been awarded posthumously. The awardees receive a medal, certificate and cash incentive. Also, they will participate in the Republic Day parade.

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