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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.

Kailash Satyarthi, AS Kiran Kumar conferred with Santokbaa Humanitarian Award

May 31, 2018
The award was first presented in 2007 and since then, the award has honoured various eminent personalities including Ratan Tata, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Bhikhu Parekh, Dr Verghese Kurien, Gandhian Narayan Desai and Sam Pitroda.

Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve wins National Biodiversity Award

May 26, 2018
The Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve partnered with the Forest Department in 2016 to protect and conserve the 17sq km area of the Reserve adjoining the Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary in West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh.

INSV Tarini team conferred Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017

May 24, 2018
The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi presented the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017 to the members of the INSV Tarini team in New Delhi on May 24. A six-member crew led by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi undertook the first ever circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women Indian crew.

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International prize 2018

May 24, 2018
Tokarczuk’s book 'Flights' was chosen over the works of five other finalists including Iraqi author Ahmed Saadawi’s novel ‘Frankenstein In Baghdad’.

President Ram Nath Kovind presents 65th National Film Awards

May 4, 2018
Amit V Masurkar's ‘Newton’ movie won the Best Hindi language film award, while Pankaj Tripathi received a special mention for his performance in the same film.

CSIR wins National Intellectual Property Award 2018

Apr 27, 2018
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been awarded the National Intellectual Property Award, 2018 for being the top research and development organisation for patents and commercialisation.

Jailed Egyptian photographer Mahmoud Abu Zeid wins UNESCO Press Freedom Prize

Apr 24, 2018
Abu Zeid was arrested in August 2013 for covering deadly demonstration between the security forces and supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi at Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square in Cairo, Egypt.

2018 Pulitzer Prize winners announced

Apr 17, 2018
This year, Reuters won the Pulitzer Prize in two categories- one is ‘International Reporting’ for coverage of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs and other in the ‘Feature Photography’ category for coverage of the Rohingya crisis.

Dharmendra to be conferred Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement award

Apr 16, 2018
Veteran Bollywood actor Dharmendra will be conferred with the prestigious Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement award and filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani will be conferred with the Raj Kapoor Special Contribution award.

Mithali Raj wins 'Sportsperson of the Year' award

Apr 2, 2018
Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj was named 'Sportsperson of the Year' at the Telangana Sports Journalists Association annual awards for 2017 in Hyderabad. Ace Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu won the best senior male and female athlete award respectively.

President confers Gallantry and Distinguished Service awards

Mar 28, 2018
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind presented Gallantry and Distinguished Service awards to armed forces personnel at a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. The Gallantry awards are given for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty.

Canadian Mathematician Robert Langlands wins 2018 Abel Prize for his Grand Unified Theory

Mar 26, 2018
Robert Langlands was awarded for his visionary program connecting representation theory to number theory.

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Awards

Mar 21, 2018
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on March 20 presented the Padma awards to 43 eminent personalities at a Civil Investiture Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Awards are conferred to people belonging to various disciplines or fields including art, social work, sports, public affairs, science and engineering, medicine and literature and education.

ICMR awarded International Kochon Prize 2017

Mar 14, 2018
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.

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