1 Jun 2016

List of Important Awards and Honors in May 2016 | GK Updates

List of Important Awards and Honors- May 2016
List of Important Awards and Honors- May 2016:
Dear Readers, List of Awards and Honors that received in the month of May 2016 was given here. Candidates those who are preparing for upcoming all competitive exams can use these GK materials.


Important Awards and Honors in May 2016
Awards
Winners
Prestigious Edgar A Poe award from US President Barack Obama
Neela Banerjee (Indian-American journalist)
elected as the Fellow of The Royal Society
Sriram Ramaswamy (Physicist, Director of TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad)
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)
Veteran actors Dharmendra and Jeetendra (Honoured by the Maharashtra for their contribution to the film industry.)
Nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel by BCCI
Virat Kohli
Nominated for the Arjuna award by BCCI
Ajinkya Rahane
the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2016 prize in e-Agriculture category
Andhra Pradesh
International’s most prestigious human rights award
Angélique Kidjo (Musician)
2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Asia Region
Indian Parashar Kulkarni
Excellence Award on Empowering MSMEs 2016
Mangalore based Corporation Bank  (Bank MD and CEO Jai Kumar Garg)
the National Award for Smart Policing instituted by FICCI
Nagaland police (for its SMS-based Vehicle Monitoring System)
leading actor and actress awards in The BAFTA (The British Academy Television Awards) 2016
Mark Rylance and Suranne Jones (respectively)
Winner of SGD 3 million (about 14.7 crore rupees) by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF)
Dr Manvendra K Singh (a scientist from Uttar Pradesh)
Winner of Japan's 2nd highest civilian award
NK Singh (Former bureaucrat and parliamentarian)
ranked number one on the 'Times 50 Most Desirable Women 2015'
Actress Priyanka Chopra
Best Indian Destination for Wildlife Award
Madhya Pradesh Tourism
“State Teachers of the Year” honored by President Barack Obama at the White House
Revathi Balakrishnan (Indian American elementary teacher)
the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2016
Kerala
Third prize winner in the 'UN Poster for Peace' contest
Anjali Chandrashekar (Indian, aimed at raising awareness regarding nuclear disarmament)
The 2016 Man Booker International Prize
Han Kang (South Korean author, for her novel 'The Vegetarian'. Han (45))
Four Indian Peacekeepers, civilian to be honored posthumously
Head Constable Shubhkaran Yadav, Rifleman Manish Malik, Havildar Amal Deka, Rakesh Kumar
named as worst film at the sixth Ghanta Awards held in Mumbai
'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' (PRDP)
the European Materials Research Society’s Young Scientist Award
Nandini Bhandaru (IIT-Kharagpur’s PhD student)
Winner of National Medal of Science award from US President Barack Obama
Rakesh K Jain (India American Scientist)
the prestigious Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award
Syamantak Payra (Indian-American boy)
Winner of highest French civilian honour French Legion of Honour
JK Rowling (Eminent Harry Potter Series Author)
Winner of the University of Houston’s Distinguished Leadership in Teaching Excellence Award, the highest teaching award of United States
Rupa Iyer (Indian-American biotechnologist)
Winner of Yug Kavi Siddhicharan Award, one of the Nepal’s prestigious literary award
PawanChamling (Sikkim Chief Minister)
Winners of prestigious national bee competitions
Rishi Nair (1st), SakethJonnalagadda (2nd ), Kapil Nathan (3rd)
Winner of highest Harvard B-School award
Sunil Bharti Mittal (the founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises)
Winner of 2016 India Biodiversity Award 2016
Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh
Prestigious Springer Theses Award
Arnab De (An Indian-American scientist for his outstanding research in which he developed transgenic mice to study a critical tumour-suppressor called A20)
Honored with the Guinness World Record for Most Guinness World Records titles
Ashrita Furman
Winner of the Grand Prize for 2016 under Japan's Fukuoka prize.
AR Rahman (Oscar-winning Indian musician)
List of Winners of CEAT Award 2016
Lifetime Achievement Award:- Dilip Vengsarkar.
International Cricketer of the Year:- Joe Root
International Batsman of the Year:- Joe Root
International Bowler of the Year:- R Ashwin
Test Cricketer of the Year:- Kane Williamson
ODI Cricketer of the Year:- Martin Guptill
 T20 Player of the Year:- Virat Kohli
Indian Cricketer of the Year:- Rohit Sharma
Domestic Cricketer of the Year:- ShreyasIyer
 Young Player of the Year:- Rishabh Pant
Special Award:- Ajinkya Rahane





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