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

Published on: 25-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 29 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: 36 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: 18 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: 11 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: 15 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: 9 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: 17 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: 6 people agreed

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

Indian American Sunita Viswanath honoured as Champions of Change by US White House

Published on: 17-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

Sunita was selected for her work to encourage Hindus to take care of the environment.

Sayed Haider Raza honoured with highest French civilian honour Legion of Honour

Published on: 16-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The award was presented by French Ambassador Francois Richier on the occasion of the French National Day celebrations.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Churachandpur of Manipur won 18th National Youth Parliament Competition

Published on: 16-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

JNV Churachandpur emerged winner from a list of 64 JNVs spread across 8 regions of Navodaya Vidyalaya Saimiti in the country.

PetroFed Oil & Gas Industry Awards 2014 conferred

Published on: 16-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The winners were selected through a rigorous process of collation by knowledge partner PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Make in India initiative of DIPP won Frost and Sullivan’s 2015 Economic Development Innovation Award

Published on: 15-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The award was given in recognition of its outstanding contribution to nurture India’s economic and industrial transformation and was received by Amitabh Kant, Secretary, DIPP

Jodhpur Film Society honoured with Pritiman Sarkar Award 2014-15

Published on: 08-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The award was presented by the Federation of Film Societies of India (North Region).

Four Indian-Americans honoured with 2015 Great Immigrants: The Pride of America award

Published on: 04-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

These Indian-Americans are among 38 individuals that were honoured for having enlightened the society, culture, and economy.

Indian-American Professor R. Paul Singh named for GCHERA World Agriculture Prize 2015

Published on: 04-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

He will be awarded in recognition of remarkable internationally renowned contributions to food engineering research, education, development, consulting, and technology transfer.

World Food Prize 2015 to be conferred on Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh

Published on: 04-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Sir Abed has been recognized for his decades of service to human development and through building Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), the largest NGO in the world.

Darshan Jain, an Indian-American teacher named for US Presidential Award

Published on: 02-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

The award is given annually to outstanding K-12 Science and Mathematics teachers from across the country and carries a cash prize of 10000 US dollars.

Sanjeev Galande selected for G D Birla Award for Scientific Research for 2014

Published on: 02-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The name was announced by the K K Birla Foundation and he is the 24th recipient of the award.

Famous Writer Vishwanath Tripathi chosen for 28th Moorti Devi Award

Published on: 29-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Moorti Devi award was founded by Bharatiya Jnanpith and is given away to the authors who have contributed in the field of contemporary creative writing in modern Indian languages.

Nadia district won the UN Public Service Award 2015 for eliminating open defecation

Published on: 29-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Till October 2013, half of the district’s population was defecating in open spaces but the situation improved under Sabar Souchagar (Toilets for All) programme launched on 2 October 2013

President conferred Punyabhushan Award on Prataprao Pawar

Published on: 29-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Punyabhushan award constituted by Tridal, Pune is annually announced on 23 March to commemorate memory of Indian revolutionary martyrs Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar conferred with Columbia’s highest civilian award

Published on: 25-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

The Order of the Democracy Simon Bolivar was created in 1980 to honour the outstanding citizens for their service to the nation in any field. It is granted by the House of Representatives of Columbia

Sahitya Akademi announced Bhasha Samman

Published on: 25-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The Bhasha Samman is given to 3-4 persons every year in different languages on the basis of recommendation of experts' committees constituted for the purpose.

Sahitya Akademi announced Bal Sahitya Puraskar for the year 2015

Published on: 25-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The awards were conferred on five novelists, four writers of short stories and three authors of poetries, one book of one-act play and eleven writers for their contribution to children’s literature.

UK-based philanthropist Benni Joseph Mavelil selected for VK Krishna Menon Award 2015

Published on: 24-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

At present, Mavelil is a registered Manager and Director for the Ideal Fostering in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Three Indians won inaugural Queen's Young Leaders Award in UK

Published on: 24-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

These three Indians are among 60 others who received the Queen's Young Leaders award from the British monarch at a gala ceremony in Buckingham Palace.

Sanjay Subrahmanyam selected for Sangitha Kalanidhi award for the year 2015

Published on: 22-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

With this nomination, Subrahmanyan joined the league of stalwarts like Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, who received the award before turning 50.

Hindi writers Babusha Kohli, Upasana won 10th Navlekhan Award of Bharatiya Jnanpith

Published on: 18-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Kohli was awarded for poem Prem Gilhari Dil Akhrot and Upasana for her novel Ek Zindagi Eke K Script Bhar.

Sangeet Natak Akademi announced awardees for 2014 Akademi Awards and fellowships

Published on: 13-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

The Akademi recognizes the contribution of outstanding musicians, dancers and theatre artists by bestowing them the Fellowships and Awards on yearly basis

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