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Michael Phelps named Male Athlete of the Year at the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

He was crowned with the title for a fifth time

Assam NGO Aaranyak nominated for UN Lighthouse Activities award

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

UNFCCC announced United Nations Lighthouse Activities award 2014 in Bonn, Germany. It named 12 shining examples of climate action.

Bilal Tanweer won Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2014

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Lahore-based author Bilal Tanweer on 24 November 2014 won the 2014 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for his novel The Scatter Here Is Too Great (Random House India).

Dilip Vengsarkar received Col CK Nayudu Lifetime achievement award

Published on: 22-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Dilip Vengsarkar received the prestigious BCCI-instituted Colonel C K Nayudu Lifetime achievement award for his contribution to Indian cricket.

Rajinikanth conferred with Indian Film Personality of the year 2014 award at IFFI

Published on: 21-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth was on 20 November 2014 honoured with the centenary award for Indian Film Personality of the year 2014 at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

Chintan won Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award for the year 2014

Published on: 21-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The award was given for cleaning the New Delhi railway station.

ISRO chosen for Indira Gandhi prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2014

Published on: 20-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 46 people agreed

ISRO will be conferred the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2014.

Indian-American Neha Gupta won International Children’s Peace Prize 2014

Published on: 19-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 48 people agreed

Neha Gupta was awarded the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize 2014 by Desmond Tutu in The Hague.

Pandit Jasraj conferred with Sumitra Charat Ram Award 2014 for Lifetime Achievement

Published on: 18-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Veteran classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj was on 17 November 2014 conferred with the Sumitra Charat Ram Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Assam government presented 1st state bravery award to Gunjan Sarma

Published on: 18-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Gunjan Sarma won the first state bravery award of Assam for saving lives of 10 school children who were taken hostage by a gunman.

SAIL Chairman CS Verma received IIM- JRD Tata Award for Excellence in Corporate leadership

Published on: 17-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

SAIL Chairman CS Verma  was conferred with the IIM- JRD Tata Award for Excellence in Corporate leadership in Metallurgical Industries for the year 2014.

Radio Kashmir Jammu won Gandhian Philosophy and Public Service Broadcasting award 2014

Published on: 14-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

Radio Kashmir Jammu won prestigious Gandhian Philosophy and Public Service Broadcasting award 2014 for its programme Jeevan Rekha.

Jnanpith award 2013 conferred on Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh

Published on: 11-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

President conferred the Jnanpith Award 2013 on eminent Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh for his outstanding contribution towards Indian literature.

Darjeeling Zoo received The Earth Heroes Award 2014

Published on: 10-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

The Darjeeling Zoo or the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park was on 1 November 2014 selected for the prestigious International Award The Earth Heroes Award 2014.

President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented SCOPE Meritorious Awards

Published on: 07-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee on 5 November 2014 presented the Standing Conference of Public Enterprises Meritorious Awards at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

Narinder Batra awarded with the President's Award of International Hockey Federation

Published on: 05-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Narinder Batra on 4 November 2014 was awarded the prestigious President's Award by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) at Morocco.

Manmohan Singh received the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers

Published on: 04-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Manmohan Singh on 3 November 2014 was chosen for Japan’s top national award The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers 2014.

Malala won 2014 World’s Children prize

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

Malala Yousafzai, Indira Ranamagar and John Wood won the 2014 World’s Children Prize on 29 October 2014 at a ceremony in Mariestad near Stockholm.

Sir Schindler Nicholas Winton awarded Order of the White Lion of Czech Republic

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Sir Nicholas Winton was honoured Czech Republic’s Order of the White Lion at the age of 105 by the President of Czech, Milos Zeman.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes for the year 2014 announced

Published on: 28-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 63 people agreed

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes for the year 2014 was announced on 20 October 2014.

Ashwika Kapur won 2014 Panda Award for her film on a Kakapo parrot

Published on: 25-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 63 people agreed

Ashwika Kapur became first Indian woman to win Wildscreen Panda Award in Best Newcomer category for her film, Sirocco - how a dud became a stud.

Indian-origin Sahil Doshi won 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Published on: 25-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

Indian-American student Sahil Doshi won the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for his innovative design of an eco-friendly battery.

Malala Yousafzai conferred 2014 Liberty Medal

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 70 people agreed

Malala Yousafzai was conferred with the 2014 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia.

Denis Mukwege won prestigious Sakharov human rights prize

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege Mukengere on 21 October 2014 won the prestigious Sakharov human rights prize.

List of Nobel Prize Winners 2014

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 454 people agreed

Nobel Prizes 2014 was announced by the Nobel Assembly from 6 October to 13 October 2014.

UK announced first ever Dadabhai Naoroji Awards

Published on: 21-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 68 people agreed

The UK government on 17 October 2014 announced the inaugural Dadabhai Naoroji Awards to honour individuals who have worked to strengthen the UK-India relationship over the years.

Raghuram Rajan won Euromoney Award for Best Central Bank Governor of the Year 2014

Published on: 18-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 112 people agreed

The RBI governor Dr. Raghuram Rajan was conferred with Euromoney’s Central Bank Governor of the Year Award 2014 in Washington.

Tamil poet Iqbal named for Singapore's highest cultural award, Cultural Medallion

Published on: 17-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

Indian-origin Singaporean poet and writer KTM Iqbal will be awarded Cultural Medallion, the country's highest cultural award by the President.

Indian-born scientist Sanjaya Rajaram received World Food Prize 2014

Published on: 17-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

Indian scientist Dr Sanjaya Rajaram on 16 October 2014 received the World Food Prize 2014.

Australian author Richard Flanagan won 2014 Man Booker Prize

Published on: 15-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

Richard Flanagan won Man Booker Prize for his wartime novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North. The prize was presented to him by The Duchess of Cornwall.

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