Archive For The “Awards Current Affairs 2018” Category

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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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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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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Persons in News: Malala Yousafzai

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Malala Yousafzai: A school student and education activist from the town of Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province. She is famous for her education and women’s rights activism in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban has at times opposed girls from attending school. Yousafzai gained prominence by giving interviews in print…

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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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“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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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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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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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Chosen for Indira Gandhi Peace Prize

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf chosen for this year’s Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for being an "inspiration" to women and ensuring return of peace and democracy in Liberia. An international jury, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, selected Sirleaf for the award. Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development was…

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Madhav Chavan wins WISE Prize ‘The Nobel Prize for education’

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Dr Madhav Chavan has won the WISE Prize. The WISE Prize is considered to be the “Nobel prize for Education”. Prize of $500,000 (£314,000) In recognition for his education work in the slums of Mumbai. His efforts to provide lessons in literacy and numeracy for disadvantaged children and adults in India. About Dr. Madhav Chavan…

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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak honoured with Kyoto Prize

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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Ms Spivak is amongst the recipients of this year’s Kyoto Prize. She won the award in the Arts and Philosophy category for her deep thinking on humanities against intellectual colonialism in relation to globalisation. About Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Kyoto Prize and father of computer graphics Ivan Sutherland

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