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ICMR awarded International Kochon Prize 2017

3 days ago
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has been awarded the International Kochon Prize 2017 for its contribution to the national programme in Tuberculosis research. The ICMR through its TB Consortium accelerated the efforts for research and development on the terminal disease in the country.

Union Government to institute award for best crime investigators

Mar 13, 2018
The award will be conferred to the best investigators of police forces of states, Union Territories and central investigating agencies. Officers from the rank of Sub-Inspector to Superintendent of Police will be eligible for the honour.

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of human rights award

Mar 9, 2018
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has revoked a prestigious human rights award it had given to the Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, due to her inability to take a proper stand against the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar.

Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi wins 2018 Pritzker Prize

Mar 8, 2018
With this, Doshi became the first Indian to win the Pritzker Prize, the premier global award for architecture.

Justice Gita Mittal to be conferred ‘Nari Shakti’ award on women’s day

Mar 8, 2018
Mittal is the first woman from the field of law and justice to be conferred the prestigious award. The Nari Shakti awards are national honours conferred on individual women for their exceptional achievement and exemplary service to the cause of upliftment of women.

Oscars 2018: ‘The Shape of Water’ won maximum awards

Mar 5, 2018
This year’s awards were majorly a three-way battle between Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy The Shape of Water, Christopher Nolan’s wartime epic Dunkirk and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Indian engineer awarded Sci-Tech Oscar Award

Feb 16, 2018
Sathaye received the award along with his team for their contribution towards the conceptualisation, design, engineering and the implementation of the innovative Shotover K1 Camera System that has been used to shoot several iconic films like the Hobbit and Spectre.

India’s Umang App, Aadhaar win awards at World Government Summit

Feb 14, 2018
India’s Aadhaar programme was recognised as the world’s largest biometric enabled identification programme at the recently concluded World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai.

Kannada writer, Chandrashekhara Kambara elected new president of Sahitya Akademi

Feb 14, 2018
Kambara is the third Kannada author, after Vinayaka Krishna Gokak and U R Ananthamurthy, to head the institution. He was elected with a clear majority over his rivals, well-known Marathi writer Bhalchandra Nemade and Oriya writer Pratibha Ray.

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2017 presented to 23 Indian language writers

Feb 13, 2018
The Sahitya Akademi Awards 2017 were given away to writers from 23 languages. The family of Tamil poet Inquilab, who was awarded posthumously, had earlier refused to accept the award and also didn’t attend the award ceremony.

Shesh Anand Madhukar awarded with Sahitya Akademi's Bhasha Samman 2018

Feb 1, 2018
Madhukar has been working extensively for the development of the Magahi language. Madhukar started his career as a lecturer in Hindi at the BSK College, Methan in 1966 and eventually became a reader and professor at the Saint Columba College, Hazaribagh.

Padma Awards 2018 announced

Jan 27, 2018
The Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian awards of the country, were announced on January 25, 2018. These awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

President of India confers Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for 2016

Jan 18, 2018
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Fellowships and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for the year 2016 at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 17 January.

75th Annual Golden Globe Awards announced

Jan 8, 2018
The award ceremony was organized at Beverly Hills, California, United States (US). This year, 'The Shape of Water' received the most nominations of show with seven, while 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' and 'Big Little Lies' both won the most awards with four each.

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2017 announced

Dec 22, 2017
The academy also announced the theme for Sahitya Akademi's next edition of 'Festival of Letters' – '70 years of Indian Independence'. A national seminar will also be organised on ‘70 Years of Indian Independence – Literary Portraits'.

Priyanka Chopra conferred Mother Teresa Memorial award for social justice

Dec 12, 2017
Indian actor, Priyanka Chopra has been bestowed with the 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award for her contribution towards lending her support to social causes such as her recent visit to Syria where she met and interacted with refugee children.

India’s Lakshmi Puri among six diplomats felicitated with Diwali 'Power of One' award at UN

Dec 12, 2017
Six top diplomats including one Indian were felicitated with the inaugural Diwali ‘Power of One’ award at the UN headquarters in New York for their contribution to help form a more perfect, peaceful and secure world.

Hindi writer Mamta Kalia selected for Vyas Samman 2017

Dec 12, 2017
The award is given annually by KK Birla Foundation to a Hindi literary work published in the past 10 years. The first recipient of the award was eminent literary critic and poet Ram Vilas Sharma, who was awarded in 1991.

Japanese Professor Hiroshi Marui conferred with 3rd ICCR Distinguished Indologist award

Nov 28, 2017
Professor Marui has spent over 40 years working on Indian philosophy and Buddhist Studies. His many acclaimed publications and research papers are considered as a final authority on several subjects the world. As the President of the Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies, he has made a significant contribution to Indology in Japan.

Ruskin Bond conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award

Nov 27, 2017
Renowned author and Padma Bhushan Awardee Ruskin Bond was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Chandigarh Literary Society during the 5th edition of Chandigarh Literature Festival. He was conferred with the award comprising a citation and Rs 2 lakh for his outstanding contribution in the field of literature.

Five Indian films nominated for ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal

Nov 24, 2017
The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has nominated nine movies for this year’s International Council for Film, Television and Audio-visual Communication (ICFT) UNESCO Gandhi Medal.

Girish Karnad conferred with 2017 Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award

Nov 20, 2017
The Book of the year Award in non-fiction category went to 'Age of Anger: A History of the Present' by Pankaj Mishra, whereas in the fiction category, Easterine Kire's 'Son of the Thundercloud' bagged the award.

President Ram Nath Kovind gives away National Child Awards 2017

Nov 15, 2017
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, gave away the National Child Awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on 14 November 2017, on the occasion of Children’s Day. The awards include the National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement, National Awards for Child Welfare and Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Awards.

National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017 announced

Nov 10, 2017
This year, the awards saw participation from 2880 applicants, out of which 45 were shortlisted and finally 15 were announced as winners across defined categories. The award includes a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh for enterprises and individuals and Rs 10 lakhs for organizations and institutes along with a certificate and trophy.

UNHCR to receive Mother Teresa Award 2017 for social justice

Nov 10, 2017
The award will be presented to the UNHCR at a function on 10 December 2017 on the occasion of the celebrations of the unique legacy of Mother Teresa, popularly known as the 'Saint of The Gutters'.

Surat wins Best City Bus Services Award for attracting 87% of private vehicles users

Nov 6, 2017
Surat city, with a population of about 45 lakhs, was heavily dependent on three wheelers and private vehicles till 2014 when Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) and city buses were made operational.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple wins UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017

Nov 6, 2017
The two key parameters that made the temple most eligible to win the award are its traditional method of renovating temple premises as well as re-establishment of rainwater harvesting and historic drainage system in preventing flooding.

Veteran actor Mohan Joshi honoured with Vishnudas Bhave award

Nov 6, 2017
Renowned Indian film and television actor Mohan Joshi has been honoured with the prestigious Vishnudas Bhave award for his contribution to theatre. The award is conferred in memory of Vishnudas Bhave, the founder of Marathi theatre. It comprises a trophy, a citation and a cash prize worth Rs 25,000.

Krishna Sobti chosen for prestigious Jnanpith award 2017

Nov 4, 2017
Krishna Sobti, renowned Hindi litterateur, will be honoured with the 53rd Jnanpith Award for the year 2017. The decision was announced by the Jnanpith Selection Board at a meeting of the selection committee held on 3 November 2017. The meeting was chaired by renowned Hindi critic Namwar Singh.

Girish Karnad to be honoured with Tata Literature Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

Oct 31, 2017
Versatile actor and playwright Girish Karnad will be honoured with Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 on 19 November 2017. The award will be presented to the veteran actor at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point in Mumbai. The actor will receive the award as a playwright.

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