Awards: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2017 (Including PIB)

  • Nov 9, 2017
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    Five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Alfred Nobel in 1895 are awarded for outstanding contributions in chemistry, physics, literature, peace, and physiology or medicine. The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall… (873 more words) …

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    Late Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh was awarded “Reach All Women in WAR” (RAW in WAR) Anna Politkovskaya Award. Eminent Scientist and Bharat Ratna Prof C. N. R. Rao was awarded 2017 Von Hippel Award, the highest international prize in materials… (474 more words) …

  • Oct 3, 2017
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    The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented the Rajbhasha Awards on the occasion of Hindi Diwas on September 14, 2017. Aims to propagate Hindi language and its cultural heritage and values.

    Map of Number of Hindi Speakers

    Map of Number of Hindi Speakers

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  • Sep 27, 2017
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    Stanislav Petrov a Soviet military officer credited with helping prevent US-Russia nuclear war died at the age of 77: Petrov dismissed a warning about US nuclear strike as a false alarm. The probe later proved that Petrov was right and… (234 more words) …

  • Aug 1, 2017
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    Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian mathematician- only woman win a Fields Medal-most prestigious honor in mathematics, died Saturday causing big loss to the mathematical community worldwide.

    Image of Fields Medal

    Image of Fields Medal

    Image of Fields Medal

    • Dr. Mirzakhani worked on dynamics and geometry… (174 more words) …
  • Jun 11, 2017
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    Vizianagaram of Andhra Pradesh has been selected for the MGNREGA annual award by Ministry of Rural Development among the 17 districts for effective implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act during the time period 2015 - 16.… (285 more words) …

  • Aug 1, 2017
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    Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar 2016 has been awarded to Satyabrata Rout who is professor at the Department of Theatre Arts, S N School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad (UoH).

    Image of Satyabrata Rout

    Image of Satyabrata Rout

    Image of Satyabrata Rout

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  • May 27, 2017
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    India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Wednesday won the coveted International Cricketer of the Year award at the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2017. The award was presented to Ashwin by former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar and Harsh Goenka, Chairman… (343 more words) …

  • May 26, 2017
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    Rohan Chakravarty, a young Indian wildlife and environment cartoonist has won this year’s WWF International President’s Award for his efforts to inspire change and attitudes towards nature. The award ceremony was held recently in Manado, Indonesia.

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    An Indian boy has won the world’s largest pre-college science competition in the US in the environmental engineering category for his project on biodegradation of pesticides. Prashant Ranganathan is a student of Carmel Junior College in Jamshedpur.

    Image of Indian boy Wins Intel Internationl Award in US

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  • May 24, 2017
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    Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni has won the prestigious Dan David prize as recognition for his contribution in the field of astronomy. Mr Kulkarni is a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.

    Image of Scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni

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  • May 15, 2017
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    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has been selected for the ‘Transformative Chief Minister Award’ in recognition for his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level. Last year’s receiver for this award was Amitabh Kant, CEO of… (200 more words) …

  • Apr 28, 2017
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    The Union Nations has bestowed the highest honor UN Messenger of Peace upon Nobel Peace prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. She had been described as a symbol of the most important thing in the world-education for all. Because of this r4eason… (256 more words) …

  • Apr 14, 2017
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    On 7th April 2017 the 64th National Film Awards were announced. Kasaav, the Marathi film won the award in the Best Feature Film category and Fireflies in the Abyss won in the Non-Feature film Category. Telugu drama film… (423 more words) …

  • Mar 20, 2017
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    Eminent Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail was honoured with the Saraswati Samman 2016. The award was given for his novel ‘Hawthan’. Selection for the award was made by a jury president by the 29th Chief Justice of India (CJI) as… (229 more words) …

  • Mar 17, 2017
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    The prestigious Moortidevi Award for Rajya Sabha MP and writer M P Veerendra Kumar has been selected of Bharatiya Jnanpith organization. M P Veerendra Kumar will be presented the 30th Moortidevi Award instituted by Bharatiya Jnanpith.

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    Twenty-four writers received the Sahitya Akademi Awards 2016. Eminent authors were conferred with award/honour for writing in as different Indian languages. Awards were conferred in different genres and they included poetry, essay, short story, novel, criticism and play.

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    Haryana government conferred awards to 42 sportspersons of state. It is to recognize sports persons for their outstanding performance at national and international level between years 2013 and 2017. Out of them five awards given for games of individuals.

    11 sports persons were honoured with Bhim award in Haryana

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    Tata Steel’s Katamati iron mine has been honoured with Best Green Organisation of Year Award. Global Green Future Leadership Awards in recognition of its environmental protection measures. Award was presented at a function organized by World CSR Day on February… (182 more words) …

  • Feb 24, 2017
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    Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar was honoured with ‘Legendary Award’ 2017 by Brand Laureate. She was bestowed with this award for her immense contribution to Hindi film music. Awards recognize world-class achievement in branding amongst individuals and companies.

    Lata Mangeshkar has been honoured with 'Legendary Award'

    Lata Mangeshkar has… (251 more words) …

  • Mar 17, 2017
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    All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi won first prize under Central Government Hospitals category of Kayakalp awards. AIIMS was rewarded with Rs. 5 crore, for maintaining high standards of sanitation and hygiene.

    Union Health Minister J P Nadda presenting Kayakalp award

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    Indian tabla player Sandeep Das won Grammy in World Music category. Sandeep Das was part of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble Sing Me Home. The album was released to accompany a documentary on Ma’s project.

    59th Annual Grammy Awards

    59th Annual Grammy Awards

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    Renowned Indian - origin British sculptor Anish Kapoor was honored with the prestigious $1 million 2017 Genesis Prize. Prize is given for his utmost contribution for Jewish community. He was chosen by the prize committee headed by Jewish Agency Chairman… (289 more words) …

  • Aug 12, 2017
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    Renowned Indian - origin British sculptor Anish Kapoor was honored with the prestigious $1 million 2017 Genesis Prize. Prize is given for his utmost contribution for Jewish community. He was chosen by the prize committee headed by Jewish Agency Chairman… (287 more words) …

  • Mar 17, 2017
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    Hangpan Dada laid down his life after single-handedly killing three terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir last year. President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Ashok Chakra on Havildar Hangpan Dada of Rashtiya Rifles on republic day. It was accepted by Dada’s widow Chasen… (271 more words) …

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    This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons. The list comprises of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 7 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. 19 of the awardees are women. The Padma Award ceremony… (301 more words) …

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    The Delhi International Airport (Private) Limited (DIAL) has won the ’Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in transportation sector under Aviation category for year 2016.

    Interior of GMR Group-led Delhi International Airport Ltd

    Interior of GMR Group-led Delhi International Airport Ltd

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    Joe Biden broke down in tears as Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a surprise farewell ceremony. It is the highest civilian honour, in a surprise tribute at the White House. Biden became the fourth person… (244 more words) …

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    Padmasree K. M. Philip, former executive director of MRF Ltd. and former director of Malayala Manorama, passed away. He dies at the age of 104. He has served to the Rubber Board of India for more than 15 years. His… (259 more words) …

  • Jan 3, 2017
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    Two new Hindi writers Shraddha and Ghyansham Kumar Devansh have been chosen for Bharatiya Jnanpith Navlekhan Award for the year 2016.The award on Shraddha for her short story, ‘Hawa Mein Phadphadati Chitthi’.Devansh for his poem ‘Akash Mein Deh’.

    Bharatiya Jananpith

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  • Dec 24, 2016
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    Veteran Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh has been selected for this year’s Jnanpith Award. It is India’s highest literary award. The decision was announced by the Jnanpith Board in New Delhi. The award returned to Bengal after 20 years. Mahasveta Devi… (211 more words) …

  • Dec 23, 2016
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    Sahitya Akademi has announced the Sahitya Akademi Awards for the year 2016. Eight books of poetry, seven books of short stories, five books of novel, two books of criticism, one book of essays and a book of play have won… (202 more words) …

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    Kaisa Matomaki and Maksym Radziwill have jointly won the 2016 SASTRA-Ramanujan award. Award is for mathematics for their ‘revolutionary’ collaborative work on short intervals in number theory. Both presented with this prestigious award at inauguration of International Conference on Number… (261 more words) …

  • Dec 11, 2016
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    Ronaldo has won the 2016 Ballon D’OR award. France Football confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo as the winner of this year’s award ahead of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann. 200 respected football journalists voted their top three players from 30-man shortlist where… (230 more words) …

  • Nov 24, 2016
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    President Barack Obama awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor to 21 groundbreaking actors, musicians, athletes and others during a ceremony at the White House. Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and… (196 more words) …

  • Aug 8, 2017
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    2016 Nelson Mandela Graca Machel Innovation Award has been won by Pakistani women’s rights activist from Swat valley Tabassum Adnan the second woman from Pakistan’s Swat valley to win this international recognition after Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai.

    • She won the… (202 more words) …