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Awards and Honors in April 2019
|1.||Vikram Patel||John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award|
|2.||Pawan Munjal||Asian Tour for contribution to golf in Asia|
|3.||PM Narendra Modi||UAE’s highest civilian honour Zayed Medal|
|4.||Tata Steel||‘Global Slag Company of the Year’|
|5.||Telugu poet K Siva Reddy||Saraswati Samman Award 2018|
|6.||Deepa Malik ( Rio Paralympics silver medallist)||New Zealand Prime Minister’s Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship for 2019|
|7.||Eni Nuraeni||Best athletic coach in Asia for short-haul run category|
|8.||Narendra Modi||The Order of Saint Andrew The Apostle (Russia’s highest state honour )|
|9.||Alice G. Vaidyan ( GIC India CMD)||ETPrime ‘Woman CEO of the Year’ award|
|10.||Scientist Dr A K Singh||Lifetime Achievement Award (4th APJ Abdul Kalam Innovation Conclave at Mohali )|
|11.||John Moore||World Press Photo of the Year award|
|12.||Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo||2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize|
|13.||Pieter Ten Hoopen||World Press Story of the Year|
|14.||‘Dost Education’ an Indian startup||National Billion Edtech Prize 2019|
|15.||Fincare Small Finance Bank||Celent Model Bank 2019 Award in the category of Financial Inclusion|
|16.||Paytm Payments Bank||Celent Model Bank 2019 Award under Beyond Banking category|
|17.||Yusuf Hamied ( Cipla chairman)||UK Royal Society honour|
|18.||Sree Sreenath ( Indian-American Professor)||Cleveland International Hall of Fame|
|19.||IPR cell of Kerala Agricultural University (KAU)||National Intellectual Property Award 2019|
|20.||Malayalam film Bhayanakam||Best cinematography at 2019 Beijing International Film Festival|
|21.||Mike Budenholzer||National Basketball Coaches Association’s 2019 Coach of the Year|
|22.||Sunil Kumar||”Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Award” for the year 2018-19 for his book ”Samvidhan Kavya”|
|23.||Cyril Almeida (Pakistani journalist)||World Press Freedom Hero award of The International Press Institute (IPI)|
|24.||Benny Antony||National Intellectual Property Award for 2019 in the category of Top Individual for Patents and Commercialization|
|25.||Rana Dasgupta||Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for his 2010 novel “Solo”, a tale of estrangement and the ultimate failure of material existence|
|26.||Jacques Kallis||Order of Ikhamanga in the Silver Division|
Batman to be first inductee into Comic-Con Museum’s Character Hall of Fame
- Batman, who turned 80 years old, got a birthday gift at WonderCon in Anaheim, with the fictional character being announced as the first entrant to the Comic-Con Museum’s Character Hall of Fame
- The ceremony will take place at the Federal Building in San Diego’s Balboa Park, the future site of the Comic-Con Museum, on July 17. Batman first appeared in the ‘Detective Comics No. 27’ published on March 30, 1939, created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.
London’s Law University honours Shah Rukh Khan with a doctorate degree
- The Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, has added yet another feather to his cap. The actor was conferred an honorary doctorate in Philanthropy by The University of Law, London. Earlier, Shah Rukh Khan had received two honorary doctorates from The University of Edinburgh and The University of Bedfordshire
Dr. Sohini Sastri honoured with D. Litt
- Indian Astrologer Dr Sohini Sastri has been honoured with ‘D. Litt in Astrology’ by National American University, USA. The announcement was made at an event held in Mumbai recently at Classique Club.
- Other prominent personalities who were also awarded Doctorates at the same event includes Bollywood singer Mohit Chauhan and choreographer Terence Lewis.
- Last year, Sohini was honoured with Doctorate in Astrology by Victoria Global University, USA for her immense knowledge and contribution towards Astrology. She is also a receipt of ‘Champions of Change Award’
Tata Steel gets award at Global Slag Conference & Exhibition
- Tata Steel has been named as the ‘Global Slag Company of the Year’ at the 14th Global Slag Conference and Exhibition 2019. The award was presented to Tata Steel for its innovative practices in development of new applications for Steel by-products (Slag).
- The conference, held recently in Aachen, Germany, was one of the largest global annual slag event, attended by major steelmakers, steel mill service providers & associated companies.
Namami Gange gets global recognition at world summit
- National Mission for Clean Ganga or Namami Gange was felicitated with the coveted ‘Public Water Agency of the Year’ award at the Global Water Summit in London. The coveted Global Water Awards are presented by the Global Water Intelligence at the Global Water Summit, the major business conference for the water industry worldwide.
- The Global Water Awards recognise excellence across the entire international water industry and reward those initiatives in the water, wastewater, and desalination sectors which bring remarkable improvements in the lives of people.
- The Namami Gange Mission aims at providing comprehensive and sustainable solutions for major pollution hot spots along the stretch of 97 towns and 4,465 villages on the Ganga stem. In Namami Gange programme, a total of 289 projects have so far been sanctioned at a cost of Rs 28,377 crore out of which 87 projects have been completed.
India to be Guest of Honour country at ADIBF 2019
- UAE has announced that India will be the Guest of Honour country at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF 2019, to be held from 24th to 30th of this month.
- The fair aims to highlight the UAE’s rich heritage, showcasing its authenticity and modernity, as well as its cultural and literary output. India’s participation in the fair is expected to attract significant increase in the number of visitors with various events and activities which will be held throughout the entire duration of ADIBF. The Indian Pavilion will host Indian writers, authors and literary scholars who will serve as ambassadors for the literature and art of their country.
2 West Bengal government schemes win UN awards
- Two schemes of the West Bengal government for skill development and distribution of bi-cycles to students have won the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) awards of the United Nations. The schemes are “Utkarsh Bangla” and “Sabooj Sathi”.
- The “Utkarsh Bangla” project aims at creating a pool of skilled candidates who are industry ready, while under the “Sabooj Sathi” scheme, bi-cycles are distributed to students between class IX and XII studying in government run and government aided schools and madrashas of the state.
3 Indian teams win awards at NASA rover challenge
- Three Indian student teams won awards in NASA’s annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge at the US Space and Rocket Centre in Huntsville, Alabama.
- The team from KIET Group of Institutions in Ghaziabad won the “AIAA Neil Armstrong Best Design Award” in the college/university division. The Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering from Mumbai won the “Frank Joe Sexton Memorial Pit Crew Award”. Lovely Professional University from Phagwara, Punjab, won the STEM Engagement Award.
Indian peacekeepers awarded Medal of Honour under UNMISS
- A total of 150 Indian peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have received medals of honour for their dedicated service and sacrifice. India is one of the top troop-contributing countries to UN peacekeeping missions. More than 200,000 military and police have served over the past 70 years and 168 Indian military personnel have lost their lives under the UN flag.
- India is the second largest contributor of peacekeepers to UNMISS with more than 2,400 military and police personnel currently deployed the mission.
- UNMISS stated that the Indian Horizontal Mobility Engineering Company serving with the mission completed the renovation of 145 km of roadway connecting Bentiu and Leer easing the way for the delivery humanitarian aid, trade and inter-communal dialogue.
Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards announces its 2019 winners list
- Winners in the sixth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the awards programme to recognise innovation in business throughout the entire Asia-Pacific region.
- Among the winners of the 2019 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are 18 organisations in India. In total, they’ll receive 43 Stevie Awards: 10 Gold Stevies, 19 Silver and 14 Bronze. This high number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevies is evidence of the great performance of organisations in India.
- Among the top overall winners are PT Petrokimia Gresik (Indonesia) with eight Gold, nine Silver and 15 Bronze Stevie Awards and SM Supermalls (Philippines) with three Gold, 25 Silver and 20 Bronze Stevie wins.
All India Radio, Publication Division & Children’s Film Society of India given Swacchta Pakhwada Awards-2019
- All India Radio, Publication Division and Children’s Film Society of India were given Swacchta Pakhwada Awards-2019 in New Delhi.
- Secretary in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry Amit Khare gave away the awards. Director General of All India Radio F. Sheheryar and Director General (News) Ms. Ira Joshi received the Award for All India Radio.
LSE names a professorship after economist Amartya Sen
- The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has announced the creation of the Amartya Sen Chair in Inequality Studies, named in honour of the India-born economist, philosopher and Nobel laureate, who was Professor of Economics at LSE from 1971-82.
- Sen won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 and National Humanities Medal in 2012, and is the recipient of many other honors. He works in welfare economics, development economics, social choice theory, economic theory, and political philosophy.
Helen, Salim Khan and Madhur Bhandarkar get Deenanath Mangeshkar award
- National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, popular scriptwriter Salim Khan and yesteryears dancing diva Helen were honoured with the prestigious Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award at a ceremony
- For music and art – Classical dancer, Smt. Sucheta Bhide-Chapekar
- Lifetime award (Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar) – Salim Khan
- Special Award – Madhur Bhandarkar (for his contribution to Indian Cinema)
- Special Award – Helen (for her contribution to Indian Cinema)
- The Vagvilasini Award – Vasant Abaji Dahake (for Literature)
- Mohan Wagh Award – Bhadrakali Productions “Soyare Sakal” (for Best Drama of the Year)
- Anandmayee Puraskar – Pandit Suresh Talwalkar of Taalyogi Ashram (for espousing a social cause)
Neeraj, Sindhu picked for ESPN India Multi-Sport Awards
- Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu and star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra were named as female and male sportsperson of the year in the ESPN India Multi-Sport Awards for their achievements in 2018.
- Sportsperson of the Year (Male) – Neeraj Chopra (athletics)
- Sportsperson of the Year (Female) – P V Sindhu (badminton)
- Comeback of the Year – Saina Nehwal (badminton)
- Coach of the Year – Jaspal Rana (shooting)
- Emerging Sportsperson of the Year – Saurabh Chaudhary (shooting)
- Team of the Year – Women’s team (table tennis)
- Match of the Year – Amit Panghal vs Hasanboy Dusmatov (boxing)
- Differently-abled athlete of the Year – Ekta Bhyan (para-athletics)
- Moment of the Year – Women’s 4x400m relay
- Lifetime Achievement Award – Pradip Kumar Banerjee (football)
Pulitzer Prize: 2019 Winners List
- Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.
- It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City
- Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$15,000 cash award
- The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal
|1.||Public service||South Florida Sun-Sentinel|
|2.||Criticism||Carlos Lozada of The Washington Post|
|3.||Editorial Writing||Brent Staples of The New York Times|
|4.||Breaking News Reporting||staff of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette|
|5.||Investigative Reporting||Harriet Ryan, Matt Hamilton and Paul Pringle|
|6.||Explanatory Reporting||David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner of The New York Times|
|7.||Local Reporting||staff of The Advocate of Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|8.||National Reporting||staff of The Wall Street Journal|
|9.||International Reporting||1. Maggie Michael, Maad al-Zikry and Nariman El-Mofty2. Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo and a team from Reuters|
|10.||Feature Writing||Hannah Dreier of ProPublica|
|12.||Editorial Cartoons||Darrin Bell|
|13.||Breaking News Photography||The photography staff of Reuters|
|14.||Feature Photography||Lorenzo Tugnoli of The Washington Post|
|BOOKS, DRAMA, AND MUSIC|
|15.||Fiction||The Overstory by Richard Powers|
|16.||Drama||Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury|
|17.||General Nonfiction||Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold|
|18.||Drama||Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury|
|19.||History||Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight|
|20.||Autobiography or Biography||The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart|
|21.||Poetry||Be With by Forrest Gander|
|22.||Special Citation||Aretha Franklin|