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  • Eight parliamentarians were honoured by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu

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    NCP chief and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Pawar and veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi were presented the Lifetime Achievement award. Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and BJP MP Nishikant Dubey were selected for the Best Parliamentarians award. Four women MPs from both Houses were also be awarded for their contribution. While actor-turned-politician Hema Malini was awarded for her outstanding work inside and outside Parliament as a first-time MP, Lok Sabha MP Rama Devi was selected as the Best Woman Parliamentarian. DMK leader Kanimozhi was presented the award for the Best Woman Parliamentarian in the Rajya Sabha. The Best Debut Woman Parliamentarian award was be presented to Chhaya Verma. The Lokmat Parliamentary Awards is the brainchild of Lokmat Media group chairman Vijay Darda.

    Iranian Film Dark Room bags 'Suvarna Chakoram' award at Kerala film festival

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    Iranian director Ruhollah Hejazi’s “The Dark Room” was selected as best film at the 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) in Thiruvananthapuram, India. The award for best director went to Lijo Jose Pellissery for his film “Ee.Ma.Yau” from India. Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s latest movie “Everybody Knows” was the opening film of the festival.

    Ashok Amritraj was honoured with the French Knight of the National Order of Merit

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    Producer Ashok Amritraj was honoured with the French Knight of the National Order of Merit. French Minister of Europe and Foreign Minister, Mr. Jean-Yes Le Drian presided over the occasion. Mr. Amritraj has been the producer of Hollywood films such as Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance with Nicholas Cage and 99 Homes starring Andrew Garfield. The former CEO of National Geographic Films and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador was lauded for his contribution to the world of cinema and Indo-French film industry.

    Djokovic and Halep wins 2018 ITF world champions

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    Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep have been named as the 2018 International Tennis Federation (ITF) world champions by the governing body of global tennis. World number one Djokovic receives the honour from the ITF for the sixth time, while it is the first year that Romania's top-ranked Halep has been recognized. Djokovic had a maximum speed of 36.02kph, better than anyone else but was second to Andy Murray in terms of average speed, the Brit scoring 15.89 kph as compared to Djokovic’s 14.89 kph. Halep, the former French Open finalist, had a maximum speed with 23.04 kph while World No. 1 Angelique Kerber’s average speed at 14.27 was the highest.

    Amitav Ghosh won the Jnanpith Award

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    The Bharatiya Jnanpith announced that Amitav Ghosh, an eminent novelist, has been chosen for this year’s Jnanpith Award. The announcement was made on 15th December 2018. The award is given to an author for outstanding contribution towards literature. The decision to honour Mr.Ghosh was taken at a meeting of the Jnanpith Selection Board chaired by novelist and Jnanpith laureate Pratibha Ray. Mr.Ghosh’s novels include Shadow Lines, The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide, and the Ibis trilogy- Sea of Poppies, River of Smoke, and Flood of Fire- discussing the opium trade between India and China run by the East India Company.

    UN honoured Indian startup 'HelpUsGreen'

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    Uttar Pradesh based startup HelpUsGreen has been honored by UN for its works to clean River Ganga by recycling tonnes of floral waste. UN presented the award to the 14 other countries along with India at the Nations Climate Action award ceremony during the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice. According to UN the startup flower cycled 11060 metric tonnes of temple waste by the women working with the startup.

    Manika Batra was awarded ITTF Breakthrough Star Award 2018

    13 December 2018
    Manika Batra, India’s star paddler, was awarded the International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) Breakthrough Star Award 2018 during a ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.  In the Commonwealth Games 2018 at Gold Coast, Manika won four medals including a historic women’s singles gold, team gold, women’s doubles silver (with Mouma Das) and mixed doubles bronze (with G.Sathiyan). She had also bagged the bronze in mixed doubles (with A. Sharath Kamal) at the 2018 Asian Games.

    Mary Kom honoured with Meethoileima title

    13 December 2018
    She was honored by Chief minister N.Biren Singh who also handed over a cheque of Ten lakh rupees. The Chief Minister declared that the Imphal West DC Road towards Game Village will be named as MC Mary Kom Road.

    Anushka, Kartik named India's Hottest Vegetarians by PETA

    12 December 2018
    Actors Anushka Sharma and Kartik Aaryan have been named India’s Hottest Vegetarians, according to votes on the official website of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India. Anushka Sharma is the only woman to bag this title twice. She previously won in 2015. Rajkummar Rao, Alia Bhatt were named India's Hottest Vegetarians by PETA last year.

    Imran Siddiqui honoured with Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award 2018

    11 December 2018
    Hyderabad-based conservationist Imran Siddiqui has been honoured with this year's Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award, which is India's most prestigious award. Siddiqui, who is an Assistant Director for Conservation Science at WCS-India monitors tiger in 10,000 sq km, including Nagarjunasagar Srisailam, Amrabad and Kawal Tiger Reserves, and corridors connecting to Tadoba and Tirupati Forests.

    Shyam Sundar Besra conferred with Sahitya Akademi Award 2018

    11 December 2018
    Shyam Sundar Besra, Chief Inspector of Ticket, working in Asansol Division of Eastern Railway of Indian Railways has been conferred with the Sahitya Akademi Award 2018 for his novel 'Marom'. Written in Santali language, "Marom" is primarily based upon natural, social, economic and political conditions of Santhal Pargana, one of the divisions of Jharkhand headquartered at Dumka. Sahitya Akademi announced its annual Awards in 24 languages on December 5, 2018. Seven books of poetry, six novels, six short stories, three literary criticism and two essays have won the Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018. Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018 Winners List: Poetry Section: Samanta Tanti (Assamese) Paresh Narendra Kamat (Konkani) S Ramesan Nair (Malayalam) Dr Mohanjit (Punjabi) Dr Rakesh Kumar Vyas (Rajasthani) Dr Rama Kant Shukla (Sanskrit) Khiman U Mulani (Sindhi) Novels Section: Inderjeet Kesar (Dogri) Anees Salim (English) Chitra Mudgal (Hindi) Shyam Besra (Santali) S Ramakrishnan (Tamil) Rahman Abbas (Urdu) Short stories Section: Sanjib Chattopadhyay (Bengali) Rituraj Basumatary (Bodo) Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq (Kashmiri) Prof. Bina Thakur (Maithili) Bidhichandra Heisnamba (Manipuri) Lok Nath Upadhyay Chapagain (Nepali) Literary Criticism Section: K. G. Nagarajappa (Kannada) Ma. Su. Patil (Marathi) Dasarathi Das (Odia) Essays Section: Sharifa Vijliwala (Gujarati) Dr. Kolakaluri Enoch (Telugu)

    DMK MP Kanimozhi gets the best woman Parliamentarian Award

    11 December 2018
    Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Member of Parliament (MP), Kanimozhi will be awarded as “Best Woman Parliamentarian – Rajya Sabha” by the Vice-President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu at Dr. Ambedkar International Center in New Delhi. A 10-member board of Jury of eminent personalities headed by Murali Manohar Joshi selected Kanimozhi for the award presented by Lokmat Group of Newspaper.

    Vanessa Ponce de Leon crowned as Miss World

    10 December 2018
    Miss Mexico Vanessa Ponce de Leon, 26, a Mexican model and volunteer, has been crowned Miss World at a glitzy event on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan. She holds a degree in international business, volunteers for “Migrantes en el Camino” and is on the board of directors of a rehab centre for girls. She was crowned as the 68th Miss World by last year’s winner, Manushi Chhillar of India, in the coastal city of Sanya.  First runner-up was Thailand’s Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan, a 20-year-old studying business administration. Miss Belarus Maria Vasilevich, Miss Jamaica Kadijah Robinson and Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo were among the final five. It is the eighth time the Miss World final has been held in Sanya, which first hosted the pageant in 2003.

    Salman, Anurag Kashyap win at Asian Academy Creative Awards

    10 December 2018
    Salman Khan won the Best Entertainment Host for 'Bigg Boss', and Anurag Kashyap won the Best Direction [Fiction] for season one of 'Sacred Games' at the inaugural Asian Academy Creative Awards in Singapore. Other winners from India included Discovery Communications India, which got Best Comedy Programme for 'Queens Of Comedy' and Cartoon Network India's 'Lamput' won Best 2D Animated Programme.

    India's Prathamesh Maulingkar wins Mister Supranational 2018

    10 December 2018
    A professional footballer, Prathamesh clinched the main title for India the very first time and was slashed by Gabriel Correa Mister Supranational 2017 and he received the trophy from Miss Supranational 2018 Valeria Vazquez. At the same pageant Mister Supranational Poland Jakub Kucner was adjudged first runner up. The second runner up title was won by Mister Supranational Brazil Samuel Costa.

    Vanessa Ponce de Leon crowned as Miss World

    10 December 2018
    Miss Mexico Vanessa Ponce de Leon, 26, a Mexican model and volunteer, has been crowned Miss World at a glitzy event on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan. She holds a degree in international business, volunteers for “Migrantes en el Camino” and is on the board of directors of a rehab centre for girls. She was crowned as the 68th Miss World by last year’s winner, Manushi Chhillar of India, in the coastal city of Sanya.  First runner-up was Thailand’s Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan, a 20-year-old studying business administration. Miss Belarus Maria Vasilevich, Miss Jamaica Kadijah Robinson and Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo were among the final five. It is the eighth time the Miss World final has been held in Sanya, which first hosted the pageant in 2003.

    Professor Rattan Lal honoured with Glinka World Soil Prize 2018

    9 December 2018
    Rattan Lal, a distinguished university professor of soil science at the Ohio State University, has won the Glinka World Soil Prize 2018 in a ceremony at the Rome headquarters of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for his outstanding contribution to sustainable soil management. The Glinka World Soil Prize, named after the pioneering Russian scientist Konstantin D. Glinka, is considered the highest honour in the soil science profession. Rattan Lal has been listed among the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds (2012) and among the top one percent of all researchers in agriculture.

    Kipchoge and Ibarguen won 'IAAF Athletes of the Year' awards

    7 December 2018
    World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya and 2018 triple and long jump Diamond League champion Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia are the 2018 IAAF Male and Female Athletes of the Year. Both are first-time winners of the award. Kipchoge is just the second Kenyan ever to win the award after David Rudisha in 2010.

    Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody nominated at 96th Golden Globe Awards

    7 December 2018
    Chadwick Boseman starrer 'Black Panther' and Rami Malek's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' are among the films nominated in the 'Best Film - Drama' category at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards. Comedy-drama film 'Vice' has landed six nominations, including one in the 'Best Film - Musical or Comedy' category. 'Crazy Rich Asians' and 'Mary Poppins Returns' have also been nominated in this category.

    Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper nominated for Golden Globe awards

    7 December 2018
    Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper have earned nominations at the 2019 Golden Globe awards for their performances in the film 'A Star is Born'. Gaga was nominated alongside Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy in the 'Best Actress - Drama' category. Cooper was nominated in the 'Best Actor - Drama' category along with 'Bohemian Rhapsody' star Rami Malek, among others.

    Actor-Comedian Kevin Hart will host the 2019 Oscars

    7 December 2018
    Kevin Hart (39-year-old) has been selected to host the 2019 Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, for the first time. The 91st Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on February 24, 2019. Hart takes over hosting duties from Jimmy Kimmel who presided over the last two ceremonies. The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 22, 2019.

    S.Ramakrishnan won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2018 for Sancharam

    6 December 2018
    S.Ramakrishnan, a Tamil writer, traveller, essayist, and scriptwriter, has won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2018 for his novel Sancharam. It poignantly captures the lives of nagaswaram players in karisal bhoomi, the arid land, of Tamil Nadu. The novel places their music and struggle for a livelihood in the context of the decline of agriculture. Mr. Ramakrishnan has dropped his doctoral thesis on William Faulkner to become a full-time writer. He said that the prize comes as recognition for a person who opted for a career in writing, it also sheds light on the lives of the nagaswaram players. Sancharam talks about the shattered dreams of nagaswaram player Pakkiri, who wants to scale the heights of music after learning about great musicians and their music from his father.

    Croatia star Luka Modric wins Ballon d'Or to end Ronaldo, Messi era

    4 December 2018
    Midfielder Luka Modrić, who led Croatia to their first-ever FIFA World Cup final, won this year's Ballon d'Or. He was named 2018 FIFA World Cup's best player and had also won this year's The Best FIFA Men's Player award. This is the first time since 2007 that neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or. France World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe won the Kopa Trophy - for the best player under the age of 21.

    President Kovind presented the top IAF honour for Guwahati helicopter unit

    30 November 2018
    During his two day visit to Assam, President Ram Nath Kovind took part in India Air Force's special programme held in Borjhar. He presented Standards to 118 Helicopter Unit in Guwahati and Colours to Air Defence College, Lucknow. The President in his speech said the world looks at India differently today. India is seen as an eminent power, expected to play a prominent role in shaping the global paradigm with regards to international security, trade and commerce, and environmental protection. The Standards is the Indian Air Force’s topmost peacetime award for an operational or fighting unit. The Colours is for a static unit.

    Vijay Varma and P. Rajkumar were awarded the Asian of The Year awards

    29 November 2018
    Indian Navy commander Vijay Varma and Captain P. Rajkumar were among those honored at the ‘Asian of The Year’ awards at Singapore on 28th November. The two were acknowledged for their selfless service and bravery in rescue operations during the Kerala floods. They were awarded for their death-defying rescue flying during the floods in Kerala earlier this year. Others awarded included the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), and Singapore NGO Mercy Relief, who operated amid large-scale flooding, earthquakes and a variety of other disasters.

    Azim Premji to be conferred highest French civilian award

    28 November 2018
    Tech magnate and philanthropist Premji will receive the Knight of the Legion of Honour or Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur from Ambassador of France to India, Alexandre Ziegler. The renowned entrepreneur will be bestowed with this distinction for his contribution to developing the IT industry in India and his economic outreach in France. Indian recipients who have received this prestigious award include Shah Rukh Khan as well as Bengali actor Soumitra Charrerjee.

    Fourteen Scientist awarded with Swarnajayanti Fellowships 2017-18 award: Dept. of Science and Technology (DST)

    28 November 2018
    The awards were given in the areas of Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, and Mathematical Sciences. The Following shows the list of awardees: Sripada S V Ramasastry, Sebastian C Peter in Chemical Sciences KG Arun, GV Pavan Kumar in Physical Science Girdhari Lal, Chandrima Das, Arun Kumar Shukla in Life Sciences. Mayank Vatsa, Yogesh Singh Chauhan and Ashish Kumar Sen in Engineering Sciences Saket Saurabh and Parthanil Roy in Mathematical Sciences. Ramananda Chakrabarti in Earth and atmospheric sciences.

    IFFI nominates 12 movies for ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal

    27 November 2018
    The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has nominated 12 movies for this year’s International Council for Film, Television and Audio-visual Communication (ICFT) UNESCO Gandhi Medal. Of these 12 films, two are from India and the rest are foreign movies. The two Indian movies competing for the honour are Tamil film Baaram and Ladakhi movie Walking with the Wind.

    Monaco to host 2019 Laureus Awards on February 18 2019

    26 November 2018
    The ‘Oscars of sports’, the Laureus World Sports Awards 2019 will be held in Monaco on February 18 next year. Sport’s premier global awards ceremony will celebrate the best of 2018 across eight individual and team categories, with the winners collecting a prized Laureus Statuette. Sports fans around the world will also get to play their part by voting for the Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year Award. Former India cricket captains Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar are members of the Laureus Academy.

    Filmmaker Nandita Das to receive FIAPF Award

    25 November 2018
    Filmmaker Nandita Das will be honored with the International Federation of Film Producers Associations( FIAPF) Award at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane on the 29th of this month.  She will be presented the award in recognition of her achievement in film in the Asia Pacific region.  This was announced by  Michael Hawkins, chairman of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and its academy in a statement in Brisbane.

    Designers of Urban wind turbine O-Wind Turbine, Nicolas Orellana of Chile and Yaseen Noorani from Kenya, won 2018 International James Dyson award

    24 November 2018
    The prestigious International James Dyson award 2018 was won by Nicolas Orellana of Chile and Yaseen Noorani from Kenya for their innovative design ‘Urban wind turbine’ called O-Wind Turbine. It help cities to harness energy to produce electricity and was inspired from NASA’s Mars Tumbleweed Rover. It is a sphere shaped object with vents that spins and converts the power of the wind into electricity.

    Dr. Saroj Suman Gulati conferred with Global Education Leaders Award 2018

    19 November 2018
    He is the Director of Blue Bells Group of Schools. She was awarded in recognition of her remarkable contribution to ‘K-12 education and promotion of Art and Culture’. The award was conferred by His Highness Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, member of the Cabinet and Minister of State for Tolerance, United Arab Emirates. Mr. Ashish Gulati, Vice-chairman, Blue Bells Group of Schools, received the award on her behalf. She was among the 9 Indian educationists who were awarded the Global Education Leaders Award. Other award winners are: The globalization of Indian Education – Dr. Atul Chauhan Exemplary Contribution to the Growth & Development of Indian K-12 Education – MME. Grace Pinto Exemplary Contribution to Higher Education & Women’s Empowerment – Dr. M.K. Madan Exemplary Contribution to Research, Innovation & Institution Building in Higher Education – Prof. (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar Sustained Advocacy of Human Capital Development – Dilip Thakore.Shaping the Dreams of Millions of Medical & Engineering Aspirants – J.C. Chaudhry Exemplary Contribution to the Growth & Development of K12 to Higher Education in Eastern India – Prof. Samit Ray.

    Ustad Amjad Ali Khan presented lifetime achievement award in Delhi

    19 November 2018
    One of India’s greatest Sarod Master Ustad Amjad Ali Khan was presented “Sumitra Charat Ram Award for Lifetime Achievement” at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi for his immense contribution to the enrichment and promotion of Indian Classical Music. He already received a fellowship of Sangeet Natak Akademi, UNESCO Award, UNICEP National Ambassadorship, Fukuoka cultural Grand price of Japan &  ‘Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters’ of France.

    PM Modi felicitates winners of first India-Singapore Hackathon

    16 November 2018
    The winning teams from India were IIT Kharagpur, NIT Trichy and MIT College of Engineering, Pune. The winning teams from Singapore comprised Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Prime Minister Modi is in Singapore for the two-day visit to the country. He began his visit on November 14 by delivering his keynote address at the prestigious Fintech Festival.

    Dr. Martha Farrell Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    15 November 2018
    Late Dr. Martha Farrell has been honoured with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 6th Indian Social Work Congress in New Delhi.  Dr. Farrell was recognized for her lifelong work towards gender equality, women’s empowerment and prevention of sexual harassment at workplace. She was among 14 people killed in a terrorist attack on a guest house in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 13, 2015.

    Dr Debabhuson Borah Gets Munin Barkotoki Literary Award

    14 November 2018
    Munin Barkotoki Literary Award 2018 in Assam has been given to young writer-critic Dr Debabhuson Borah for his book on literary criticism titled ‘Nirbochon’. The Munin Barkotoki Memorial Trust announced the annual Award instituted to encourage young and promising writers in Assamese.

    Amnesty International withdraws Human Rights Award from Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi

    13 November 2018
    Amnesty International had withdrawn its highest human rights honor from Aung San Suu Kyi, the civilian leader of Myanmar, citing her defense of the military’s deadly crackdown against Rohingya Muslims and growing restrictions on free speech. The international human rights group 'Amnesty International' named Ms Suu Kyi as its 2009 Ambassador of Conscience Award recipient when she was still under house arrest for her opposition to Myanmar's oppressive military junta.

    Swati Chaturvedi won the 2018 London Press Freedom award

    12 November 2018
    Swati Chaturvedi has won the 2018 London Press Freedom Award for Courage. She is a freelance journalist who has been the target of online trolling and harassment for her investigative reports. Ms.Chaturvedi won the award for her work in exposing the “IT cell” within the Bharatiya Janata Party for keeping an army of angry trolls.  The award ceremony displayed the importance of press freedom and safety of journalists, especially in the wake of the killing of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul last month.

    Indian Wrestler Bajrang Punia becomes World No.1 in 65kg category

    12 November 2018
    The 24-year-old, who won silver in World Championships recently, is on top of the United World Wrestling rankings with 96 points, 30 points ahead of the second-placed wrestler. He's the lone male Indian to figure in top-10 in any category. Cuban Alejandro Enrique Vlades Tobier is a distant second with 66 points. Russia's Akhmed Chakaev (62) is in third place.

    Namrata Ahuja bags IPI-India Award for excellence in journalism 2018

    7 November 2018
    Namrata Ahuja is a senior special correspondent with The Week magazine. She has received this award for her exclusive story on Nagaland underground camps. The award consisted of a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, a trophy, and a citation. The jury was headed by former Attorney-General of India Soli Sorabjee.

    Actor Anupam Kher honoured with 'Distinguished Fellow Award' in Boston

    6 November 2018
    He was awarded at the 3rd India Global Summit held at MIT Sloan School of Management in Boston. The Summit discussed the growing importance of relationship between India, USA and China. Anupam Kher holds the record for winning the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian five times in total for: Ram Lakhan (1989), Lamhe (1991), Khel (1992), Darr (1993) and Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995).

    BEML received Top Challengers and Best Mining Equipment Seller Award

    29 October 2018
    Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML), a Mini Ratna Public Sector Undertaking, under the Ministry of Defence, received the prestigious ‘Top Challengers Award 2018’ for the excellent performance during the financial year 2017-18 and Best Seller in Crawler Equipment- Dozers and Rigid Dump Truck segment for mining sectors. At a function held at Delhi, CMD BEML Shri Deepak Kumar Hota received the award from Construction Economist Mr. Graham D Robinson.

    Roopam Sharma Won World Health Summit Startup Award In Berlin

    29 October 2018
    Roopam Sharma, a 23-year old Indian scientist, won the World Health Summit Startup award, 2018 for his invention, Manovue – the world’s first intelligent personal assisting system for the visually impaired.   

    MAHEs Department of European Studies bags prestigious Jean Monnet Centre of excellence award

    27 October 2018
    The European Union announced the selection of Department of European Studies (DES) of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) for the prestigious Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (CoE) Award. It became the only Centre of Excellence in European Studies in the country.

    Tezpur University professor bagged INSA Teachers Award

    27 October 2018
    Indian National Science Academy (INSA) selected Tezpur University professor Ashis Mukherjee for the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Teachers Award (2018). He was selected for his consistent and high-level of teaching, and inspiration and mentoring students to take up careers in Science and Technology. He will be conferred the award at the Anniversary General Meeting of the Academy in December 2018.

    Jyoti Shelar won the first place in the English category of SCARF

    26 October 2018
    Jyoti Shelar, The Hindu ’s Mumbai-based correspondent won the first place in the English category of Schizophrenia Research Foundation’s (SCARF) media for mental health reporting award. Ms.Shelar’s report on suicides by farmers and the resultant impact on the mental health of their families won her the award.

    M.S.Swaminathan receiving the first World Agriculture Prize

    24 October 2018
    M.S.Swaminathan, an Agricultural scientist, will be receiving the first World Agriculture Prize instituted by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) in New Delhi. The award carries a cash component of $1,00,000. The prize will be presented by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu at Vigyan Bhawan at a special session, named Swaminathan Global Dialogue on Climate Change and Food Security organised by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture. Prof.Swaminathan has been hailed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as ‘The Father of Economic Ecology’. He is Recognised worldwide for his basic and applied research in genetics, cytogenetics, radiation and chemical mutagenesis, food and biodiversity conservation. He is been awarded for his commitment towards the ever-green revolution movement in agriculture.

    Haryana girl Nishtha Dudeja won Miss Deaf Asia 2018 crown

    24 October 2018
    She is the first Indian to have won any title at the Miss Deaf World Pageant. She is the brand ambassador for Sivantos India Pvt Ltd. (Formerly Siemens hearing Instruments Pvt Ltd.), the world’s leading brand of hearing aids.  

    Invest India Won UN Investment Promotion Award

    24 October 2018
    The award was presented by Armenian President Armen Sarkissian to Deepak Bagla, the CEO of Invest India, in Geneva, Switzerland. About Investment Promotion Award The Investment Promotion Awards, organized by UNCTAD, honors Investment Promotion Agencies and their governments for their achievements. The Awards have been given annually since 2002 as part of UNCTAD’s investment promotion and facilitation programme.

    Arshdeep Singh won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award

    19 October 2018
    Arshdeep Singh, a 10-year-old boy from Punjab, won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award in 10 Years and Under category given by UK's Natural History Museum. He won the award for the picture titled 'Pipe Owls'. The picture was shot outside Kapurthala city with two owlets closely sitting inside a pipe. His work was published in Lonely Planet UK, Germany and India, and BBC Wildlife UK.

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