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Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, dies

Jul 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Bennington apparently hanged himself, which lead to his death.

LK Advani receives Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions in Lok Sabha

Jul 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The awardees were selected by a jury headed by former Lok Sabha Speaker Shivraj Patil.

2017 IIFA awards: Alia and Shahid win Best Actors for Udta Punjab

Jul 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Udta Punjab won four awards at the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy awards. Neerja and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil won three awards each.

Lilly Singh appointed UNICEF’s Global Goodwill Ambassador

Jul 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

As the UNICEF ambassador, Singh will use her channel to showcase the organisation’s work and urge millions of her followers to work for children’s rights.

IROAF wins Golden Peacock Award for Eco Innovation for the year 2017

Jul 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

This innovation is expected to reduce emissions by bringing down NOx by 16 per cent, CO2 by 6 per cent and Particulate Matter by 18 per cent.

A R Rahman shortlisted for World Soundtrack Award - Public Choice

Jul 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The music maestro was shortlisted for the development of the music for the British-Indian historical film Viceroy’s House that was directed by British filmmaker of Indian origin Gurinder Chadha.

The Energy Resources Institute ranks second among world's climate think tanks

Jul 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The institute was ranked number two under the category 2016 Top Climate Think Tanks in the Rest of the World-Absolute Global Rankings during ICCG’s 23rd annual conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

Indian-Americans Shantanu Narayen and Vivek Murthy to be honoured with Great Immigrants Award

Jul 4, 2017
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Among other honourees include Canadian-origin social entrepreneur Jeff Skoll, who has been awarded the 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, PayPal cofounder of Ukrainian origin Max Levchin, Iranian-origin philanthropist and entrepreneur Hushang Ansary.

Telangana IPS Officer Mahesh Bhagwat conferred 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Heroes Award

Jul 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The IPS officer was recognised for his vital role in elevating human trafficking as a government priority, and his innovative approach to investigating cases and dismantling trafficking.

Writer Preeti Shenoy bags Indian of the Year Award

Jul 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Shenoy was awarded by Brands Academy, one of the most reputed branding companies in India.

Manushi Chhillar crowned Femina Miss India World 2017

Jun 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

This is the first time the participants wore Indian dress at the finale designed by Manish Malhotra.

Bengal's Kanyashree initiative wins United Nations Public Service Award

Jun 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Kanyashree Prakalpa is a targeted conditional cash transfer scheme aimed at retaining girls in schools and other educational and skill development institutions and preventing child marriage.

Regional Poets sweep up 16 Sahitya Academy Awards

Jun 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Regional language poets dominated the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2017 with sixteen awards in various languages.

Indian anti-hunger activist Ankit Kawatra chosen for Queen’s Young Leaders Award

Jun 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

At present, Feeding India works in 43 cities with 4500 volunteers and has served more than 8.5 million meals to vulnerable individuals such as children, women, old age citizens, disabled people et cetera.

Sonam Kapoor's fashion label Rheson wins PETA Award 2017

Jun 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Her brand label Rheson was awarded for a line of bags made exclusively of vegan materials.

Qatar Airways announced World's Best Airline at 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards

Jun 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

On the other hand, Air Asia won awards for being the Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia for a month year in the row, and also as World's Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Cabin 2017.

Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute selected for PM's Yoga Award 2017

Jun 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The award was instituted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of the Second International Day of Yoga at Chandigarh on 21 June 2016.

Yeshe Dorjee Thongshi chosen for Bhupen Hazarika Award 2017

Jun 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The award will be conferred on Thongchi at a function to be held in Jammu and Kashmir in September 2017 by Pune-based social organization Sarhad.

A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman wins Man Booker International Prize 2017

Jun 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The novel unfolds over the course of one final show by stand-up comedian, Dovaleh Gee, who exposes a wound he has been living with for years: a fateful and gruesome choice he had to make between the two people who were dearest to him.

NASA confers Exceptional Public Service Medal to Michael A'Hearn posthumously

Jun 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

NASA posthumously awarded the Exceptional Public Service Medal to Michael A’Hearn, one of the world’s leading comet scientists, for his fundamental work on comets and small bodies of the solar system.

Bihar’s ‘Project Jal Sanchay’ Chosen for National Award

Jun 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Nalanda model of water conservation, Project Jal Sanchay has been selected for the national award for excellence in the Mahatma Gandhi national rural employment guarantee programme.

Poet Haraprasad Das conferred with Kalinga Literary Award

Jun 12, 2017
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This year, the Kalinga Literary Festival also introduced two new awards: the Kalinga International Literary Award and the Kalinga Karubaki Award.

Polish poet Adam Zagajewski wins Spain's Princess of Asturias Award for Literature

Jun 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

He was awarded for his resolute stance in defence of freedom and the search for beauty, works of great human depth and fine aesthetic sensibility.

Union Health Minister conferred WHO Director-General’s special recognition award

Jun 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda was conferred the WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award for global tobacco control.

Anand Neelakantan, Haraprasad Das, Paramita Satpathy to be honoured with Kalinga Literary Awards

Jun 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Around 200 celebrities from the world of literature, cinema, media and politics will be present at the Kalinga Literary Festival.

Indian-American girl Ananya Vinay wins 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee competition of US

Jun 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

As a winner, Ananya will be awarded with a USD 40000 cash prize, a trophy and other awards, including a USD 2500 US savings bond from Merriam-Webster.

President of India presents Hindi Sevi Samman Awards

May 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the Hindi Sevi Samman Awards to 26 eminent Hindi scholars under 12 different categories.

Global Icon Priyanka to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award

May 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Global star Priyanka Chopra will be honoured with the much-esteemed Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award for her great work on the International platform.

 

Satyabrata Rout honoured with Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar

May 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar is an award given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama.

Kerala’s Munnar adjudged 'Best Destination for Romance'

May 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Kerala’s popular hill station, Munnar won the award for best romantic destination at the 2017 Lonely Planet Magazine Indian Travel Awards.

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