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

Published on: 04-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 9 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: 4 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: 6 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: 16 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: 10 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: 23 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: 13 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: 18 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: 25 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: 14 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: 6 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: 2 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: 6 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: 12 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: 21 people agreed

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

ISRO presented with 2015 Space Pioneer Award for Mars Orbiter Mission

Published on: 11-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

The award was presented by National Space Society (NSS) of USA in recognition of ISRO’s efforts in accomplishing Mars Orbiter Mission in its very first attempt.

Parkash Singh Badal conferred with 2015 Sant Namdev National Award

Published on: 11-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

Badal was honoured with a citation, a prize amount of 101000 rupees and a memento by the foundation.

International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2015

Published on: 09-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

The 16th IIFA Awards were presented in the first week of June 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Eleven Indo-Canadians honoured with ICCC Annual Awards 2015

Published on: 08-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The award was presented by Toronto Mayor John Tory and President of the Indo-Canada Chambers of Commerce (ICCC) DP Jain at the annual gala award ceremony held at Toronto.

UK Author Ali Smith won 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

Published on: 06-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Baileys Prize was set up in 1996 with an aim to celebrate and promote international fiction by women throughout the world. Earlier it was known as the Orange Prize.

Suresh Kalmadi conferred with Asian Athletics Association President’s award

Published on: 04-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Kalmadi is credited of introducing top events like Asian Grand Prix series, Asian Indoor Championships and Asian All Star Meet and others during his tenure as the president of AAA from 2000 to 2013.

McCullum, Hesson honoured in Queen’s Birthday Honours‎ in New Zealand

Published on: 02-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The head of the New Zealand World Cup organizing committee, Therese Walsh, was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Uttarakhand’s Health Minister SS Negi conferred with World No Tobacco Day Award 2015

Published on: 01-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

He was one of the six awardees from the WHO South-East Asia Region.

Anand Kumar, Founder of Super 30, honoured in Canada

Published on: 30-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

The Speaker Linda Reid honoured Kumar with a memento and also appreciated his endeavour at a proposal initiated by Marc Dalton, an MLA.

Indian-origin teacher Gurnimrat Nimmy Sidhu named for Oxford University award

Published on: 29-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

She is among 12 teachers to win the University of Oxford Inspirational Teacher Award.

Two Indians posthumously named for UN’s Dag Hammarskjold Medal

Published on: 27-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 5 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: 14 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: 10 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: 16 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.

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