Archive For The “Awards Current Affairs 2018” Category

“Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters” French honor to Aishwarya Rai

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was conferred the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans  l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres). The coveted honor was given in recognition of her invaluable contribution to the world of cinema and the development of Indo-French cooperation in cinema, art, and culture. Earlier Indian recipients include Shahrukh Khan,…

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Pandit Ravi Shankar gets Grammy

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Legendary sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar has been conferred with Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award posthumously. Two other artists who will receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously are : classical piano giant Glenn Gould, who died in 1982; and blues pioneer Lightnin’ Hopkins, who died the same year.           Source:gktoday

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Gulzar honored with Indira Gandhi National Integration award

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Famous lyricist, poet and film director, Gulzar has been conferred with the Indira Gandhi National Integration Award. The award was given to mark the 28th death anniversary of the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.           Source:gktoday

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‘Life of Pi’ receives National Tourism Awards

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Recently released feature film Life of Pi’, directed by  Ang Lee based on Yann Martel book titled the same, has been given two National Tourism Awards by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India recognizing the impact it has had in promoting India as a tourism destination, especially Puducherry and Munnar (Kerala).  These Awards would…

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“European Golden Boot” to Lionel Messi

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Star footballer of Barcelona, Lionel Messi, bagged  European Golden Boot Award. The award has been given to him in recognition to his record 50 goals scored in the Europe’s domestic football league. It is the second Golden Boot award for Messi.           Source:gktoday

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“Passport Seva” Project: winner of CSI-Nihilent e-Governance Award

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Passport Seva Project of Ministry of External Affairs  won CSI-Nihilent e-Governance award for Excellence. CSI-Nihilent e-Governance award for Excellence Instituted in 2002 by the Computer Society of India (CSI), which is the largest association of IT professionals, in collaboration with Nihilent Technologies. Recognizes successful efforts in application of Information and Communication technology for good governance….

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International Crop Science award to ICRISAT scientist Dr. C.L. Laxmipathi Gowda The 2012 International Crop Science award was given to Dr. C.L. Laxmipathi Gowda, scientist of the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). It was given to recognize his contribution to agriculture in the dry land areas of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Dr.Gowda…

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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva honoured with Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development

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President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development on former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. This was for his outstanding contribution to the developing world. During Lula’s presidency, relations between India and Brazil steadily progressed. It was during Lula’s presidency that the seeds were also sown for several…

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Persons in News: Brahma Chellaney

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Bernard Schwartz award to Brahma Chellaney Brahma Chellaney has been awarded with 2012 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award for his book Water: Asia’s New Battleground. Who is Brahma Chellaney? Brahma Chellaney is a Professor of Strategic Studies at the New Delhi-based Centre for Policy Research, an independent think-tank. Formerly a Member of the Policy…

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Indian Origin Autar Kaw among recipients of U.S. Professor of the Year award

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Autar Kaw, an Indian born professor of mechanical engineering at the University of South Florida, is among the four recipients of the 2012 US Professor of the Year award. Kaw is known to tens of thousands of engineering students around the world as the "Numerical Methods Guy" via his Holistic Numerical Methods Institute website, his…

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2012 Hoover Medal to Narayana Murthy

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NR Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys, was  honored with prestigious 2012 Hoover Medal at the Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in Seattle, Washington. The medal was given to recognize Murthy for establishing a foundation that forges outstanding improvements in healthcare, social rehabilitation, rural uplift and education. The Infosys Science Foundation was established in 2009 to encourage…

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