16 August 2016 Current Affairs: Central Leather Research Institute's Principal Scientist P Shanmugam has bagged the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award for meritorious services in the Higher Education Department of Tamil Nadu.
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa presented the award comprising a certificate, Rs five lakh cheque and eight gram gold medal during the 70th Independence Day celebrations at Fort St George .
The Kalpana Chawla Award for Courage and Daring Enterprise was presented to Jayanthi hailing from Namakkal District by Jayalalitha on the occasion. The award carries Rs five lakh cheque, certificate and gold coated medal.
The Chief Minister's Best Practices Award was presented to Thanjavur District Collector N Subbaiyan and Superintendent of Police Mayilvahanan.
Tamil Nadu Municipal Administration and Rural Development Minister S P Velumani and Rural Development, Principal Secretary, Hansraj Verma, received the award for solid waste management in rural areas.
State Revenue Minister R B Udhayakumar, Revenue Department, Prinicipal Secretary, B Chandramohan received the award for respectively in the field of online patta transfer.
Dindigul Corporation received the Best Corporation Award while Pattukottai Municipality received the Best Municipality First Prize while Perambalur Municipality bagged the second prize.
The Chief Minister's State Youth Award was presented to K Masha Nazeem in women's category while in Men's category, P Ruban Santhosh bagged the award which carries a certificate, Rs 50,000 cheque and a medal.