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Irish Author Anna Burns wins Man Booker Prize 2018 for her novel 'Milkman'

2 days ago
Milkman is an exploration of Northern Ireland's three decades of violence told through the voice of a young woman. The novel chronicles the struggles of a middle sister in a family as she confronts rumour, social pressures and politics amid violent sectarian divisions in her community.

Sikkim wins FAO's Future Policy Award 2018 for being world's first 100 percent organic state

Oct 15, 2018
Every year, the World Future Council chooses a topic for the Future Policy Award on which policy progress is particularly urgent. The world’s best laws and policies promoting agroecology were awarded the 2018 Future Policy Award.

ESIC wins ISSA good practice award for Asia, Pacific region

Oct 9, 2018
The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has won the ‘ISSA Good Practice Award’ for an administrative solution for coverage extension at the ‘Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific’ held recently at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 6, 2018
Both Mukwege and Murad made a crucial contribution to focus attention on combating war crimes. Both of them have helped to give greater visibility to war-time sexual violence, so that the perpetrators can be held accountable for their actions.

PM Narendra Modi confers Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2018

Oct 5, 2018
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation commissioned “Swachh Survekshan Grameen-2018” (SSG 2018) through an independent survey agency to develop ranking of all districts of India on the basis of quantitative and qualitative sanitation parameters.

Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith, Sir Gregory P. Winter win 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Oct 4, 2018
All three of them harnessed the power of evolution which is revealed through the diversity of life. They took control of evolution and used it for purposes that bring the greatest benefit to humankind. The laureates used the same principles of genetic change and selection to develop proteins that solve mankind’s chemical problems.

PM Modi receives UN's Champions of the Earth award

Oct 3, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the UN Champions of the Earth award, the highest environmental honour of the United Nations on October 3, 2018. The award was presented by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at a special ceremony in New Delhi.

James P. Allison, Tasuku Honjo jointly win 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Oct 1, 2018
Cancer kills millions of people every year and is one of humanity’s greatest health challenges. The laureates James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo successfully established an entirely new principle for cancer therapy by stimulating the ability of immune system to attack tumour cells.

National Tourism Awards 2017: Ahmedabad, Mandu jointly win ‘Best Heritage City’ award

Sep 28, 2018
The National Tourism Awards 2016-17 were presented by Union Minister for Tourism (IC), K J Alphons on the occasion of the World Tourism Day, which is being celebrated globally with the theme ‘Tourism & Digital Transformation’.

PM Modi, Cochin International Airport honoured with UN Champions of the Earth Award 2018

Sep 27, 2018
The UN Environment jointly awarded PM Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron in the Policy Leadership category for their efforts regarding the creation of the International Solar Alliance. PM Modi was also acknowledged for his unprecedented pledge to eliminate all single use plastic in India by 2022.

President Ram Nath Kovind confers National Sports Awards 2018

Sep 25, 2018
The Ministry received a large number of nominations for these awards this year. The nominations were considered by the Selection Committees consisting of a former Olympian, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sport Journalists, Experts and sports administrators.

Village Rockstars is India’s official entry to Oscars 2019

Sep 24, 2018
Village Rockstars tells the story of 10-year-old Dhunu, a young girl from a remote village in Assam, who dreams of owning a guitar and forming a rock band despite the awful financial situation at home.

National Sports Awards 2018 announced; Mirabai Chanu, Virat Kohli to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Sep 21, 2018
This year, the Ministry received a large number of nominations for these awards. The nominations were considered by the Selection Committees consisting of a former Olympian, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sport Journalists, Experts and sports administrators.

Union HRD Ministry presents Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017-18

Sep 19, 2018
The award was launched as a follow up to the Swachh Vidyalaya Initiative launched in 2014. Under Swachh Vidyalaya Initiative, a record number of 417796 toilets were constructed in 261400 schools, including 190887 girls’ toilets in one year up to August 15, 2015.

70th Primetime Emmy Awards: Game of Thrones wins Outstanding Drama

Sep 18, 2018
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on September 18, 2018 at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, United States. For the first time in almost 20 years, HBO didn’t dominate the Emmy Awards. The channel had to settle for a tie with Netflix with 23 awards each.

Ministry of Steel presents secondary steel sector awards to 26 mini steel companies

Sep 13, 2018
In a first, the Ministry of Steel gave away secondary steel sector awards to 26 mini steel companies at a function in New Delhi. The awards have been instituted in order to encourage the secondary steel sector, as it plays a key role as a growth engine for the national economy.

India's Bharat Vatwani, Sonam Wangchuk among 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Award winners

Jul 27, 2018
Bharat Vatwani is a psychiatrist who works for the mentally-ill street persons, while, Sonam Wangchuk works to harness science and culture creatively for economic progress that has improved the lives of the Ladakhi youth.

Home Ministry institutes five Police Medals

Jul 13, 2018
The Union Home Ministry has instituted five Police Medals to promote professionalism and excellence in service and give recognition to the security personnel doing good work in stressful environment and in difficult areas.

Surat to receive ‘City Award’ under India Smart Cities Award 2018

Jun 21, 2018
Surat smart city has been selected for ‘City Award’ for showing great momentum in the implementation of projects under ‘India Smart Cities Award’ 2018. Overall, nine awards have been announced under the India Smart Cities Awards.

Sulabh International founder honoured with Japan's prestigious Nikkei Asia Prize

Jun 13, 2018
Bindeshwar Pathak, noted social reformer and founder of Sulabh International, has been honoured with Japan's prestigious Nikkei Asia Prize. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Infosys Chairman Narayan Murti are among the few Indians who have won the prize in the past.

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