16 March 2016 Current Affairs: Priyanka Kakodkar and Raksha Kumar on 15 March 2016 were named as joint winners of the 2015-16 Chameli Devi Jain Award. They were awarded for their work that clubs social concern and compassion with pioneering reportage and analytical skills.Kakodkar's reports, which targeted on the acute farming crisis in Maharashtra, were published on the front page of The Times of India in the year 2015. More than 50 of her reports were published in a year by the paper.Independent journalist Raksha Kumar won the honour as her rePriyanka Kakodkar and Raksha Kumar were on Tuesday named as joint winners of the 2015-16 Chameli Devi Jain award for women journalists.The Media Foundation's Chameli Devi Jain award for 2015-16 has been jointly awarded to Priyanka Kakodkar and Raksha Kumar for work that combines social concern and compassion with ground-breaking reportage and sharp analytical skills.Both Priyanka and Raksha have chosen to focus on areas that demand greater attention.Kakodkar's reports focused on the acute farming crisis in Maharashtra have been of such high quality that her paper, The Times of India, front-paged more than 50 of them in the year gone by Raksha Kumar, an independent journalist, has in 2015, focused on the perilous aspects of the central government's proposal to amend the Land Acquisition Act, the Forest Rights Act and the Coal Act.This year's award will be presented on March 17 by former environment minister Jairam Ramesh at the India International Centre, Delhi, which will be followed by the second B.G. Verghese Memorial Lecture.The annual Chameli Devi Award of The Media Foundation is the premier award for women media persons in India.It was first awarded in 1982.
ports focused on the perilous features of the Union Government's proposal to amend the Land Acquisition Act, the Forest Rights Act and the Coal Act.The award will be presented by former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on 17 March 2016 at the India International Centre, Delhi.he annual Chameli Devi Award of The Media Foundation is the premier award for women media persons in India. It was first awarded in 1982.