Founder of the Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak was honoured with the Stockholm Water Prize.Pathak is known worldwide for advancement and focus in the areas of public health, social progress and human rights.
he Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prizes are awarded annually by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for notable and outstanding work in the field of Science. The award is named after the founder Director of CSIR, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar.
Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship and Awards are given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama
The 12th Rajiv Gandhi Awards were presented on August 19. The awards were instituted in the memory of late Prime Minsiter Rajiv Gandhi. This year 11 personalities from different fields were given the honour.
The 93rd Pulitzer Prizes were given on April 20.The New York Times won five awards this year, with the St. Petersburg Times being the only other multi-prize winner with two.
A total of 133 persons were honoured with the prestigious Padma Awards this year. The second highest civilian honour Padma Vibhushan was given to 10 personalities. 30 individuals won Padma Bhushan while 93 others were presented Padma Shri award.
The ceremony for 81st edition of Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, was held on February 22. Slumdog Millionaire, an adaptation of the novel ‘Q & A’ by author and diplomat Vikas Swarup bagged eight awards, the most for any film of 2008.
President Pratibha Patil honoured eminent film personalities with the 55th National Film Awards on October 21. The awards were given to the films released in the year 2007. The South Indian film industry dominated these awards.
112 contestants from all over the world competed for the 59th Miss World crown. The pageant was held on December 12 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Miss Gibraltar Kaiane Aldorino clinched the title.
Britain’s novelist Hilary Mantel won the 2009 Man Booker Prize. Mantel received 50,000 pounds as prize money for her novel ‘Wolf Hall’.
The Grammy Awards are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States for outstanding achievements in the music industry. The 2009 award night was the 51st edition of the Grammy Awards.
The 66th Golden Awards ceremony was held on January 11. The Golden Globe Awards are presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to recognize outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry, both domestic and foreign.
Jodha Akbar, a film with historic storyline bagged most of the top awards at 54th Filmfare Awards on February 28. The Filmfare Awards are one of the oldest and most prominent film awards given to Hindi films.
One of the very famous and veteran playback singers of Hindi and Bengali cinema Manna Dey was conferred with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2007 for his outstanding contribution in the field of cinema.
The 62nd annual Cannes Film Festival was held from May 13 to May 24, 2009. The Cannes Film Festival is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious film festivals.