President Pranab Mukherjee presented National Geoscience Awards 2014

Posted on:05 Apr 2016 17:59:34

President Pranab Mukherjee presented National Geoscience Awards 2014
05 April 2016 Current Affairs GK: The President of India Pranab Mukherjee on 5 April 2016 presented the National Geoscience Awards - 2014 at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.The annual awards are presented to honour individuals and team of scientists for their outstanding contributions in the field of fundamental or applied Geosciences, Mining and Allied areas.For the year 2014, Prof. Ashok Kumar Singhvi was conferred with the highest honour National Geoscience Award for Excellence for his outstanding contributions in the field of sedimentary technologies.Along with him, 32 other geoscientists were being given the awards in 13 disciplines including Mining Technology, Basic Geosciences, Geo-Information System, etc.National Geoscience Awards Scheme : These are the prestigious awards in the field of Geosciences in the country.These were instituted in 1966 by the Union Ministry of Mines as National Mineral Awards and rechristened as NGA in 2009. Any citizen of India who is a professionally qualified geo-scientist or engineer or technologist or academician with significant contribution in any field of earth sciences is eligible.Nominations are invited annually for NGA under three categories viz., NGA, National Geoscience Award for Excellence and Young Researcher Award which carry 200000, 500000 and 50000 rupees award money respectively. The selection of the awardees is a three tier process and the final round of selection is done by the Award Making Authority chaired by the Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Mines.Recipients of National Geoscience Awards 20141Prof. Ashok Kumar SinghviAward For Excellence2Dr. Muduru Lachhana DoraMineral Discovery & Exploration3Shri Biswajeet LenkaMineral Discovery & Exploration4Shri Syed Ajaz AhmadMineral Discovery & Exploration5Shri Hemraj SuryavanshiMineral Discovery & Exploration6Shri Vijay V. MugalCoal, Lignite and Coal Bed MethaneDiscovery & Exploration7 Shri Lalit KhasdeoCoal, Lignite and Coal Bed MethaneDiscovery & Exploration8Shri Kaushik RajbanshiCoal, Lignite and Coal Bed MethaneDiscovery & Exploration9Dr. Abhijit MukherjeeGroundwater Exploration10 Dr. Satyendra Kumar SinghMining Technology11 Prof. Arvind Kumar MishraMining Technology12 Dr. Sreenivas TumulriMineral Beneficiation13 Dr. Swati MohantyMineral Beneficiation14 Dr. Khanindra PathakSustainable Mineral Development15 Dr. Dewashish UpadhyayBasic Geosciences16 Dr.  Prasanta SanyalBasic Geosciences17 Dr. Rajeev PatnaikBasic Geosciences18 Shri Milind V. DhakateApplied Geology19 Shri Gautam SahaApplied Geology20 Shri Rashtrapal H. ChavhanApplied Geology21 Shri Prashant Tukaram IlamkarApplied Geology22 Dr. Simanchal PadhyGeophysics / Applied Geophysics23 Dr. Sandeep Kumar GuptaGeophysics / Applied Geophysics24 Dr. Nathani BasavaiahGeo-Environmental studies25 Dr. Balakrishnan Nair T. MOceanography and Marine Geology26 Dr. Francis P.A.Oceanography and Marine Geology27 Dr. Harikumar ROceanography and Marine Geology28 Sandhya K. G.Oceanography and Marine Geology29 Dr. R. VenkatesanGlaciology and Arctic & Antarctic Research30 M Arul MuthiahGlaciology and Arctic & Antarctic Research31 Dr KP  KrishnanGlaciology and Arctic & Antarctic Research32 Shri B. KesavakumarGlaciology and Arctic & Antarctic Research33 Dr Indra Sekhar SenYoung Scientist Award

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