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  • Dadasaheb Phalke for Rajinikanth

    10 days ago
    The center announced the famous Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contributions as an actor, producer and screenwriter in recognition of Rajinikanth. Dadasaheb Phalke Award: ♦ The award was established in 1969 and is the highest honor for an artist in the Indian film industry. ♦ This award is part of the National Film Awards. ♦ This award is introduced annually by the "Ministry of Information and Broadcasting". ♦ This award is awarded by the Indian President. ♦ The first recipient of the award is Devika Rani Roerich. ♦ It consists of "Swarna Kamal" (golden lotus), cash prize of 1 million rupees, certificate, silk roll and shawl.  

    Winners of Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards (2021) Announced

    11 days ago
    The Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival is a unique platform designed to recognize and encourage the most creative artists, creators, filmmakers, and inject life into their careers. DPIFF held the "Most Prestigious Awards Ceremony" to recognize and appreciate the entertainment and film industry, and to commemorate the well-deserved storytellers, creative writers, passionate filmmakers and maverick artists who are the best of Indian film industry. Winners: ♦ Best Actor (Female)- Deepika Padukone, Chhapaak ♦ Best Actor (Male)- Akshay Kumar, Laxmii ♦ Best Actress (Critic)- Kiara Advani, Guilty ♦ Best Actor (Critic)- Late Sushant Singh Rajput, Dil Bechara ♦ Best Film- Tanhaji- The Unsung Warrior ♦ Best International Feature Film- Parasite Most Versatile Actor – Kay Kay Menon ♦ Best Director- Anurag Basu, Ludo ♦ Best Actor (Supporting Role)- Vikrant Massey, Chhapaak ♦ Best Actress (Supporting Role)- Radhika Madan, Angrezi Medium ♦ Best Actor in Comic Role- Kunal Kemmu, Lootcase ♦ Best Actor (Web Series)- Bobby Deol, Aashram ♦ Best Actress (Web Series)- Sushmita Sen, Aarya ♦ Best Web Series- Scam (1992) ♦ Album of the Year- Titliyaan ♦ Best Television Series- Kundali Bhagya ♦ Photographer of the Year- Daboo Ratnani ♦ Style Diva of the Year- Divya Khosla Kumar ♦ Best Actress (Television Series)- Surbhi Chandna ♦ Best Actor (Television Series)- Dheeraj Dhoopar ♦ Performer of the Year- Nora Fatehi ♦ Outstanding Contribution (Film Industry)- Dharmendra ♦ Outstanding Contribution (Literature in Indian Cinema)- Chetan Bhagat  

    International Ranger Awards were Announced - IUCN

    12 days ago
    The winners of the first International Ranger Awards were announced. The award is provided by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) to 10 professionals around the world.  Highlights: ♦ The award was established in 2020 under the cooperation of IUCN WCPA, International Rangers Federation, Global Wildlife Sanctuary and conservation allies.  ♦ The award aims to recognize the outstanding achievements of forest rangers in protected areas and protected areas around the world. The nomination period for this award is from November 17, 2020 to December 31, 2020. ♦ Ranger officer Mahinder Giri has become the only ranger in the region of Asia to win the International Ranger Award. In the past few years, he has been deployed within the Motichur range of Rajaji Tiger Reserve (RTR). ♦ This year, 10 professionals have won the award.  International Ranger Award is given by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) & World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). All winners will receive a prize of US$10,000 (Rs 7,26,150). ♦ Mahinder Giri was awarded for his efforts to contain human and wildlife conflicts inside and outside Rajaji and for his role in the ongoing tiger translocation exercise from Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) to Rajaji Tiger Reserve.  

    National Award For the Year Was Announced

    21 days ago
    The 2021 winners of the 67th National Film Awards of the United States were announced on March 22, 2021. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the award ceremony was postponed for a year. Highlights: ♦ The National Film Awards ceremony will be on May 3 every year. However, the award ceremony was not held in 2020. The winners were announced in a press conference at the National Media Center located in New Delhi on 22nd March. ♦ In 2021, there are 461 movies in the feature film category and 220 movies in the non-feature film category. Entries came from the 13 states that most liked movies. ♦ The National Film Awards recognize outstanding achievements in the film industry. The ceremony is held once a year. In 2019, the 66th National Film Awards was organized. In the 66th edition, the film "Uri: The Surgical Strike" won four awards. ♦ The winners (67th National Film Awards) are listed below: ♦ Best Book on Cinema - A Gandhian Affair: India’s Curious Portrayal of Love in Cinema. ♦ Best Film Critic - Sohini Chattopadhyay. ♦ In the non-features film category, the Best Narration award - Wild Karnataka by Sir David Attenborough ♦ Best Editing award - ‘Shut Up Sona’ by Arjun Gourisaria. ♦ Award of Best Audiography -  Radha (Musical), Allwin Rego and Sanjay Maurya. ♦ Best On-Location Sound Recordist - Rahas (Hindi) by Saptarshi Sarkar. ♦ Best Cinematography - Sonsi by Savita Singh. ♦ Best Direction - Knock Knock Knock (English/Bengali) by Sudhanshu Saria. ♦ Best Short Fiction Film award - Custody. ♦ Special Jury Award - Small Scale Societies. ♦ Best Animation Film award - Radha (Musical).  

    Highlights of Gandhi Peace Prize

    21 days ago
    The Ministry of Culture stated that the Indian government has awarded Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the Gandhi Peace Prize 2020. The 2019 Peace Prize was awarded to the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said His of Oman. Highlights: ♦ The Peace Prize was awarded before the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Narendra Modi) planned to visit Dhaka on March 26, 2021. He will participate in the celebration of the 100th birthday of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman). He was the first president and later became the prime minister of Bangladesh. He is called the "father of the nation" or "Mujib". He was assassinated on August 15, 1975. Sultan Qaboos, the winner of the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2019, is the longest-serving leader in the modern Arab world. He died in January 2020. The last two years of this year (i.e. 2019 and 2020) won the Peace Prize. In 2018, it was announced for the past four years. ♦ The Gandhi Peace Prize is the International Holy Land Peace Prize, named after Mahatma Gandhi. The award is awarded by the Government of India. It was expressed as a tribute to Gandhi's ideals. The award was established in 1995 on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi. This annual award is given to individuals and institutions to recognize their contributions to political, social and economic transformation through non-violence and other Gandhian ideals. It consists of ten million rupees in cash, a plaque and a citation. The award is open to everyone, regardless of race, nationality, gender or beliefs.  

    Grammy Awards Organised in Los Angeles

    28 days ago
    The 63rd Grammy Awards Ceremony in 2021 will be held in Los Angeles on March 14, 2021 during the covid-19 pandemic in a way of keeping a distance from society.  Highlights: The award ceremony witnessed the first Grammy Awards awarded to Meghan Thee Stallion and Harry Styles. However, the K-pop band could not win the Grammy Awards this year, which is disappointing for BTS fans.  At the ceremony, the Dynamite Band performed a Grammy-nominated performance in Seoul. At the awards party, Beyonce recorded a history because she became the only female artist ever to win 28 Grammy Awards.  In addition, she received the most nominations (nine) this year. The "Single Lady" star was awarded "Savage" (together with Meghan Thee STallion) and "Black Parade". The album of the year was awarded by Billie Eilish for everything I wanted, and the album "Folklore" by Taylor Swift was awarded the "Album of the Year".  The song of the year was awarded "I Can't Breathe" by H.E.R. Dernst Emile II and Tiara Thomas (Tiara Thomas).  On the other hand, Harry Styles awarded "Watermelon" the best pop solo performance. "Rain on Me" created by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande won the best pop duo/group performance award.  Grammy Awards is awarded by the Recording Academy. It recognizes the achievements of the entire music industry. The trophy for this award depicts a gilded gramophone. The annual awards ceremony features performances by outstanding artists and presents popular awards.  The Grammy Awards are considered to be the first and largest of the major music awards held by the three major networks each year. It is one of the four annual entertainment awards in the United States. The other three awards include Oscars (film), Tony Awards (theatre and Broadway) and Emmy Awards (TV).

    Sahitya Akademi Awards Was Announced on 12th March

    29 days ago
    The National Academy of Letters announced the name of the "2020 Sahitaya Akademi Award" on March 12, 2021. These names were announced during the opening of the annual "Literature Festival" event. Highlights: ♦ The award will be awarded to politician writer M Veerappa Moily, poet Arundhathi Subramaniam and 20 other writers. Subramaniam's collection of poems "When God is a Traveler" won the grand prize in English.  Veerappa Moily was named Kannada for his epic poems, named "Sri Bahubali Ahimsa Digvijayam". This list includes seven poems, five short stories, four novels, two plays, one memoir, and one epic, including 20 Indian languages.  ♦ The awards for Nepali, Malayalam, Odiya and Rajasthani languages will be announced later. ♦ In the "Poetry Category", the award was organized by Harish Menaksi (Gujarati), RS Bhaskar (Konkani), Anamika (Hindi), Irungbam Deven (Manipuri), Nikhileshwar (Thailand). Lugu) and Rupchand Hansda (Santali) awarded. ♦ In the "novelty category", Imaiyam (Tamil), Nanda Khare (Marathi), Mahesh Chandra Sharma Gautam (Sanskrit) and Sri Hussain-ul-Haque were named the winners. Apurba Kumar Saikia (Assamese), Hiday Koul Bharti (Kashmiri), Dharanidhar Owari (Bodo), Gurdev Singh Rupana (Punjabi) and Kamakant Jha (Maithili) won the short story award. ♦ Selection Procedure: These books were selected based on the recommendations of a three-member jury in the relevant language. They made the final decision based on the procedures established for this purpose. According to the resolution, the Executive Board will announce the award based on the unanimous selection of the jurors or the selection of the majority vote. ♦ The Sahitya Akademi Award is a literary honor in our country India. It was awarded by Sahitya Akademi, the National Writing Institute of India. The award is given to the most outstanding literary achievement books, which are published in any of the 24 major Indian languages, including Hindi, English and the other 22 languages of the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution. The award includes a casket, which consists of an engraved bronze plaque and a shawl, in the amount of 1,00,000 rupees.

    Amitabh Bachchan to be Honoured in FIFA Award

    33 days ago
    The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) and the organization of global film archives and museums will present the prestigious 2021 FIAF Award to Amitabh Bachchan on the virtual showcase on March 19, 2021. Highlights: ♦ The 78-year-old actor was nominated by the FIAF-affiliated Film Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by filmmaker and archivist Shivendra Singh Dungarpur.  ♦ The foundation is dedicated to preserving, restoring, documenting, displaying and researching the Indian film heritage. The award will be awarded by filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan. Both are previous winners of the award. Amitabh Bachchan will be honored for his dedication and contribution to film heritage protection. ♦ FIAF was established in Paris in 1938 by the Cinematheque Francaise and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It brings together leading institutions working in the field of global film heritage. Its affiliates describe these institutions as "the defenders of their own art forms in the twentieth century."  ♦ FIAF is committed to collecting, rescuing, preserving and screening dynamic images that are regarded as artistic and cultural works and historical documents. As of November 2020, it is composed of 172 film heritage institutions in 80 countries. ♦ The FIAF Awards are designed to recognize personalities outside the FIAF archive community. It pays tribute to those whose experience in cinemas is in line with federal purposes and goals. The award was created in 2001.

    Highlights of Golden Global Awards

    42 days ago
    The 78th Golden Globe Awards Ceremony will be held on February 28, 2021 in virtual and offline formats. Highlights: ♦ The award ceremony was filmed in Los Angeles and New York City.  Therefore, the award ceremony was co-hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey for the fourth time.  ♦ All the winning stars accepted their awards in virtual mode. They also gave a virtual acceptance speech. During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this year's Golden Globe Awards is the first major television broadcast award.  ♦ The award ceremony was also postponed from the original January date. Netflix has nominated the most this year, with a total of 42.  ♦ Among them, 22 nominations belong to the film category, including best picture (drama) nominations. The Netflix films "Mank" and "The Trial of the Chicago 7" were nominated for Best Picture (Drama). The TV show category nominated 20 Netflix shows, and the TV shows are mainly "The Crown" and "Schitt’s Creek". ♦ The award for best film and drama went to Nomadland, and the award for best director went to Chloe Zhao, director of Nomadland. Since Barbra Streisand won the award in 1984, she became the second woman ever to win the award. ♦ The late American actor Chadwick Boseman won the Best Action Award for his role as Levee Green in the movie "Marini's Black Background".

    National Awards by the Dept. of Chemicals and Petrochemicals

    48 days ago
    The 10th National Award for "Technology Innovation in Petrochemical and Downstream Plastic Processing Industry" will be awarded. About the Awards: ♦ Given By: The National Award for "Technology Innovation in Petrochemical and Downstream Plastic Processing Industries" was initiated by the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals. ♦ Objective: To promote and recognize the innovative efforts of famous scientists, researchers and industrialists in the field of Polymer Science and Technology. ♦ The award scheme is expected to help improve the performance and quality of existing products, thereby better accepting products and increasing product demand in the highly competitive polymer and plastic markets. ♦ These awards are divided into 12 categories.

    Awards by Animal Welfare Board of India

    54 days ago
    The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), the country’s highest welfare agency and protection of animals, which is based on section 4 of the Prevention of Cruelty Act to animals, 1960 awarded 14 Prani Mitra Awards and the JeevDaya Award in 2021 for outstanding performance of individuals, organizations and companies in the areas of Animal welfare. Animal Welfare Board of India ♦ Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), headquartered in Ballabhgarh, Haryana State is a statutory advisory body that provides advisory services to the Indian government’s Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (Department of Animal husbandry and Dairying). It was previously located in Chennai  ♦ The Animal Welfare Board of India was established in 1962 and is part of India’s 1960 Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. The well-known humanitarian Rukmini Devi Arundale helped establish the Board of Directors and is its first chairman. The following were awarded with the Prani Mitra and JeevDaya Awards in their respective fields: - 1.    JeevDaya Award (Animal Welfare Organization)    Dhyan Foundation, New Delhi and Animal Aid Charitable Trust, Udaipur, Rajasthan. 2.    Prani Mitra Award (Individual)    Shri Yogender Kumar, New Delhi, Shri Manish Saxena, Jaipur, Rajasthan and Shri Shyam Lal Chaubisa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. 3.    Prani Mitra Award (Shaurya)    Shri Anil Gandas, Gurugram, Haryana, Late Smt. Kalpana Vasudevan, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. 4.    Prani Mitra Award (Life Time Animal Service)    Maj. Gen. (Retd) Dr. R. M. Kharb, AVSM, Gurugram, Haryana, Dr. S. Chinny Krishna, Chennai, Tamilnadu and Dr. S.R. Sundaram, Chennai, Tamilnadu. 5.    Prani Mitra Award (Animal Welfare Organization)    World Sankirtan Tour Trust, Hodal, Haryana, Shri Karuna Foundation Trust, Rajkot, Gujarat and People for Animals, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. 6.    Prani Mitra Award (Corporate)    Tata Trust Foundation, Mumbai, Maharashtra.  

    Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award For Theodore Baskaran

    55 days ago
    S. Theodore Baskaran is a writer, historian, naturalist, and activist who has won the 2020 Sanctuary Reserve Lifetime Service Award. The award was established by the Sanctuary Nature Foundation.  Highlights: ♦ Theodore Baskaran was selected for the award for his dedication to wildlife protection. He won the award for his writing ability in English and Tamil for his contribution to the protection of discourse.  ♦ In the context of inspiring young naturalists, he was also selected for the award. Theodore believes that any conservation initiative should be expressed in local languages to promote the people's movement.  ♦ He won the Lifetime Achievement Award (Iyal Virudu) for writing a book on nature in Tamil. The award was awarded by the Canadian Literary Park in Toronto in 2014. Some of his English books include: "Dance of the Sarus: Essays of a Wandering Naturalist; Book of Indian Dogs and A Day with the Shama: Essays on Nature. Theodore Baskaran: ♦ He was born in Tamil Nadu in 1940. He is an Indian film historian and wildlife conservationist. He completed his school at St. Johns College in Palayamkottai. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Madras Christian University in 1960. He worked as a researcher at the National Archives of Tamil Nadu.  ♦ Later, in 1964, he joined the Indian Post Office as the head of the department. In the Indo-Pakistani War in Shillong in 1971, he also served as the "War Effort Special Officer." He is prolific in Tamil. Baskaran's Tamil works include Vaanil Parakkum Pullelam and Kal Mel Nadandha Kaalam.

    Women Excellence Award 2021 by SERB

    57 days ago
    SERB ( Science and Engineering Research Board) announces Women Excellence Award 2021. SERB awarded four young female researchers from the National Science Academies in recognition of their outstanding performance in science and engineering. Highlights: ♦ SERB awarded four young female researchers from the National Science Academies in recognition of their outstanding performance in science and engineering on the International Women’s and Girls’ Day in Science in 2021  ♦ The award is the funding of Rs 15 lakh for three-year scientists for their research. ♦ The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament. ♦ Supporting basic research in emerging science and engineering fields is the primary and distinctive mandate of the Board. ♦ The SERB Act 2008 is parliamentary legislation establishing Board. ♦ It operates under the Department of Science and Technology, GOI.

    Nominations for Nari Shakti Puraskar Extended

    68 days ago
    The Ministry of Women and Child Development recently extended the deadline for submission of Nari Shakti Plaska-2020 nominations. The final date has been extended to February 6, 2021.  Highlights: ♦ Every year on the occasion of International Women's Day, the Nari Shakti Puraskar award ceremony is held. The award is awarded by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.  ♦ The recognition of outstanding work done by individuals in empowering women is awarded. Nari Shakti Puruskar was awarded to individuals or groups or non-governmental organizations or institutions.  ♦ The award encourages women to participate in the decision-making role and skill development of traditional and non-traditional sectors among women.  ♦ It also provides basic convenience for rural women and promotes women in non-traditional fields, such as science, technology, sports, culture, art, and other aspects of safety and security, education, life skills, health and health care, respect and respect Important work. The dignity of women. ♦ The award includes citations and a cash prize of Rs. 200 thousand According to the ministries’ guidelines, any individual who is at least 25 years old and an institution that has worked in a related field for at least 5 years can apply.  ♦ The award aims to recognize those who have no age, geographical barriers or lack of access to resources to hinder their dreams. Their spirit particularly inspired the minds of young people in India.  ♦ The award further encourages society to resist gender inequality and discrimination. These awards also recognize that women are equal partners in social progress.  ♦ Every Year International Women's Day is designated on March 8th around the world. This day marks the women's rights movement. The United Nations began celebrating this day in 1977. The United Nations (UN) theme for International Women's Day in 2021 is "Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in the COVID-19 World".

    Republic Day Parade 2021 Awards Presented by Sports Minister

    71 days ago
    Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju presented the Parade Tableaux Republic Day Memorial Award 2021. In the 72nd Republic Day parade, 32 people participated in the performance. These Tableaux were selected from 17 states and Union Territories (UT). Highlights: ♦ Six members of the National Defence Forces are from the Ministry of National Defence, while nine other ministries, departments, and paramilitary forces.  ♦ The Uttar Pradesh table won 32 best table awards. The theme of the UP screen is "Ayodhya: Cultural Heritage of Uttar Pradesh".  ♦ Tripura's picture was chosen as the second-best picture. The Tripura screen shows an eco-friendly tradition to achieve self-reliance on social and economic parameters.  ♦ The third place in Uttarakhand won the Best Viewing Award. Tableau in Uttarakhand was exhibited under the theme of "Dev Bhoomi-Land of the Gods". ♦ Among the 9 awards of various ministries, departments and paramilitary forces, the Biotechnology Department received the highest award. The department presented Tableau with the theme "Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: Development of a COVID Vaccine". ♦ In addition, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) screen also won a special award. CPWD was rewarded for paying tribute to the heroes of the armed forces. The theme of the CPWD screen is "Amar Jawan". ♦ The Best Cultural Performance Award was given to students from Delhi Abu Hill Public School and Rodini Vidya Bharti School. In their performance, they showed India's vision of self-reliance-Atmanirbhar Bharat. ♦ The Ministry of National Defence chose this scene for the Republic Day parade. In order to be shortlisted for the exhibition, the Ministry of National Defence established an expert committee composed of outstanding individuals from various artistic fields. ♦ The expert committee is composed of outstanding individuals from the fields of art, painting, culture, music, architecture, sculpture and choreography. Give national representation on the basis of rotation.

    Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar Was Awarded

    76 days ago
    In 2021, 32 children were awarded Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar. The Government of India (GoI) has been awarding Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to children with outstanding abilities and achievements. Highlights: ♦ The Government of India (GoI) has been awarding Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to children with outstanding abilities and achievements in the fields of innovation, art and culture, social service, academics, sports, and bravery. ♦ Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar: The award scheme awards two types of awards every year - Bal Shakti Puraskar for individuals and Bal Kalyan Puraskar for institutions/individuals working for children. ♦ Bal Shakti Puraskar award is awarded to children in the fields of social service, academics, innovation, sports, art and culture, and bravery. It comes with a medal and a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh, with certificates and citations. This award was previously called as "National Children Award for Outstanding Achievement". It was established in 1996 and was renamed as "Bal Shakti Puraskar" in 2018. ♦ Bal Kalyan Puraskar: The award was established in 1979 and is called the "National Children Welfare Awards". It was renamed "Bal Kalyan Puraskar" in 2018. Provided to individuals and/or organizations working in the areas of child development, child protection, and child welfare. The award is divided into two categories-Individuals and Institutions. Each of these two categories won three awards and cash prizes.

    Padma Awards 2021 Announced on Republic Day

    77 days ago
    On the evening of the 72nd Republic Day, India rewarded 119 people from different fields through the Padma Awards. These awards were awarded by the President of India in a ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhawan. Highlights: ♦ In 2021, the President approved the award of 119 Padma Awards. In the list, there are 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri awards. The number of winning women is 29. ♦ It also includes 10 people from foreigners or NRI or PIO or OCI categories, 16 post-death winners and 1 transgender winner. Shri Ram Vilas Paswan was awarded the Bihar Public Affairs Award (after death). ♦ Padma Awards is one of the highest civilian awards in the country. The award is divided into three categories, namely Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. ♦ It is offered in various disciplines and fields of activity, including art, public affairs, social work, trade and industry, sports, science and engineering, medicine, literature, education and civil service. ♦ Padma Vibhushan: This is the second-highest civilian award in the Republic of India. The award was established on January 2, 1954. The award aims to recognize "excellent and outstanding service." It does not distinguish race, occupation, position or gender. This award is an award for excellence and service excellence. Satyendra Nath Bose, Zakir Hussain, Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher, Nand Lal Bose received the award in 1954. ♦ In the Republic day 2021, this award was given to: - Shri Shinzo Abe –– Japan (Public Affairs) - Shri S P Balasubramaniam (Posthumous) –– Tamil Nadu (Art) - Shri Sudarshan Sahoo –– Odisha (Art) - Belle Monappa Hegde –– Karnataka (Medicine) - Shri B. B. Lal Others –– Delhi (Archaeology) - Shri Narinder Singh Kapany (Posthumous) –– United States of America (Science and Engineering) - Maulana Wahiduddin Khan ––– Delhi (Spiritualism) ♦ Padma Bhushan: This is the third-highest civilian award in India. The award was established on January 2, 1954. In 2021, 10 were awarded Padma Bhushan. ♦ Padma Shri: Padma Shri is the 4th highest civilian award in India. Since 1954, the government of the Republic of India has awarded the award every year. In 20121, 102 were awarded Padma Shri.

    Raksha Mantri Padak to NCC Cadets

    80 days ago
    The Defence Minister awarded Raksha Mantri Padak and Commendation to NCC cadets. Raksha Mantri Padak: Raksha Mantri Padak was established in 1989. It is awarded to the most deserving National Cadet Corps (NCC) trainees every year for their bravery or outstanding service at the highest level. Raksha Mantri Padak awards are awarded to two trainees each year with a cash incentive of Rs.30,000 each. In addition, the "Raksha Mantri Commendation " is another award for four NCC personnel, with a cash incentive of Rs. 20,000 each.

    DPIIT invites applications for National Startup Awards

    110 days ago
    The DPIIT - Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade is launching the second edition of the 2021 NSA - National Entrepreneurship Award. The award aims to recognize and reward outstanding start-ups and ecosystem promoters.  Highlights: ♦ The award aims to recognize and reward outstanding start-ups and ecosystem promoters, these companies are building innovative products or solutions and scalable companies, these companies have great potential to create jobs or wealth, showing that they can Measure social impact. Not only must the economic interests of investors be considered, but also the contribution to social welfare. ♦ It also aims to recognize innovations focused on the localization of key products essential to Atma Nirbhar Bharat. ♦ The Startup Award will be divided into 15 categories in 49 areas. ♦ These 15 industries are agriculture, animal husbandry, drinking water, education and skill development, energy, enterprise systems, environment, financial technology, food processing, health and wellness, industry 4.0, safety, space, transportation and travel. ♦ In addition, six special awards were awarded to start-ups in educational institutions, which have had an impact on rural areas, women entrepreneurs, the potential of imported alternative products, innovation to combat COVID-19, and the delivery of Hindi content. ♦ It will also reward outstanding incubators and accelerators as a key component of a strong startup ecosystem. ♦ Winning start-ups in each region will each receive a cash prize of INR 500,000. The winner and two runner-ups will also have the opportunity to introduce their solutions to relevant public authorities and companies for potential pilot projects and work orders. ♦ They will also be given priority to participate in various domestic and international entrepreneurial activities. ♦ An award-winning incubator and an award-winning accelerator will each receive a cash prize of Rs 1.5 million.

    Modi Won Legion of Merit Award from the US

    110 days ago
    PM Modi won the American Legion of Excellence Award. Mr. Modi was awarded the award for his leadership in enhancing the strategic partnership between the two countries and the rise of India as a global power.  Highlights: ♦ The Prime Minister was awarded the Legion Medal, the highest honor, only to the head of state or head of government. ♦ The award was also awarded to the prime ministers of Australia and Japan. ♦ The Legion of Merit (LOM) is a military award awarded by the U.S. Armed Forces for outstanding service and achievement. ♦ The decorations were issued to eight American soldiers in uniforms and military and political figures from foreign governments. ♦ In addition to Mr. Modi, other Indians who received this award include: -    Marshall Cariappa Mustang (1950)-Chief Commander Degree -    General Satyawant Maulana Srinagesh (1955) – degree in the commander-in-chief -    General Rajendra Singh Jadeja (1946)-Commander's Degree -    Admiral Jal Cursetji (1978)-Commander Degree -    General Bikram Singh (2013)-Commander Degree -    General Dalbir Singh Suhag (2018)-Commander Degree

    Minister awarded Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Telecom Skill Excellence Awards

    112 days ago
    The Union Communications Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad and MOS for Communications and Electronics & IT, Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre awarded the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Telecom Skills Excellence Awards. The award was established by the Ministry of Telecommunications in 2017 to stimulate the telecom skills ecosystem. Highlights: ♦ Sreenivas Karanam of Bangalore won first place for its contribution to the development of a cost-effective customized technology solution under the "C Mobile" brand, which is used for deep-sea communications operating off the coast of Kerala, promoting Communication between fishermen and weather warnings, etc. ♦ This service enables fishermen to make one-to-one voice calls, group calls, SMS, location services and emergency services when they are outside the GSM coverage area. The service can run from Thiruvanathapuram to Kerakat, along the coast of Kerala for nearly 500 kilometers, and install equipment on nearly 900 motorboats. ♦ Subrat Kar, New Delhi, was selected as the second for his innovative solutions in developing and deploying large-scale sensor networks and equipment to avoid collisions between trains and animals. Wildlife protection. ♦ The system in the trial phase was installed in Rajaji National Park in Uttarakhand to prevent elephants from colliding with train elephants. Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Telecom Skill Excellence Awards: Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Telecom Skills Excellence Award was established by the Ministry of Telecommunications in 2017 to stimulate the telecom skills ecosystem. Reward successful telecommunications technicians who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of telecom skills, telecom services, telecom manufacturing, and telecom applications for the deployment of sectoral solutions that rely on telecommunications in various fields such as agriculture, commerce, health, and education. The award is named after Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay to commemorate the centenary of his birth.

    Seven People Won UNEP 2020 Young Championships

    116 days ago
    The United Nations Environment Programme has appointed seven energetic environmentalists as young champions of the planet. Every year, seven entrepreneurs under the age of 30 win the "Young Champions of the Earth" award. Background: Every year, seven entrepreneurs under the age of 30 win the "Young Champions of the Earth" award. These entrepreneurs should have bold ideas about sustainable environmental change. The winners of this award will receive guidance, seed funding, and communication support to expand their efforts. The Youth Champion Award aims to encourage more young people to get closer to the United Nations Ecosystem Recovery Decade (2021-2030), the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26, to be held in Glasgow in November 2021) and the United Nations Conference on Biological Diversity (to be Held in Kunming in May 2021). Prize Winners: ♦ The following seven individuals have won the 2020 Earth Youth Championships of the United Nations Environment Programme ♦ Nzambi Matee from Kenya - He is a materials engineer and was awarded for using recycled plastic waste and sand to produce low-cost building materials. ♦ Xiao Yuanren of China - He leads the MyH20 organization, which tests and records the quality of groundwater in rural China. He won an award for developing an app that will educate communities in rural areas about clean water. ♦ Vidyut Mohan from India - He is the co-founder of Takachar. He built affordable portable biomass upgrade equipment. It allows farmers to prevent open burning by converting crops into fuel, activated carbon and fertilizer. ♦ Lefteris Arapakis in Greece - He founded Enaleia. It trains, empowers and inspires local fishing communities to collect plastic from the sea. The collected plastic is recycled into fashion goods, such as socks and swimsuits. ♦ American Niria Alicia Garcia (Niria Alicia Garcia) - Niria coordinated with the indigenous activist community to bring the Sacramento Chinook Salmon back to life on a historical trip to California's largest watershed. ♦ Fatehmah Alzelzela in Kuwait - Fatehmah established Eco Star, a non-profit recycling program. It exchanges trees and plants for waste from schools, households and businesses in Kuwait. So far, the company has recycled 130 tons of metal, plastic and paper. ♦ Max Hidalgo Quinto from Peru - Max founded Yawa. He built a portable wind turbine that can harvest 300 liters of water per day from atmospheric humidity and fog. It uses air-water technology.

    Ramanujan Prize Awarded Annually To Young Mathematicians

    119 days ago
    The Ramanujan Prize is awarded annually to young mathematicians younger than 45 years old who have conducted outstanding research in developing countries. Highlights: ♦ The award was established by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to commemorate the pure mathematics genius Srinivasa Ramanujan, who was essentially self-taught and made outstanding contributions to elliptic functions, continuous fractions, infinite series and analytical theory of numbers. ♦ Researchers working in any branch of mathematical sciences are qualified. The award includes a cash prize of $15,000. ♦ In the virtual ceremony, the Brazilian Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA) awarded the "2020 Young Mathematician Ramannuyan Prize" to the mathematician Carolina Araujo. ♦ Her field of work focuses on two-way geometry, aiming to classify and describe the structure of algebraic varieties.

    Helpage India Has Been Presented The UN Population Award

    120 days ago
    HelpAge India won the 2020 UN Population Award in the Institution category. The Queen Mother of Bhutan, Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck, won the 2020 UN Population Award for Individuals for her work on sexual health and the elimination of gender-based violence. Highlights: ♦ Every year, the United Nations Population Award Committee recognizes individuals or institutions for their outstanding contributions to population and reproductive health problems and solutions. ♦ The award was first established in 1981 by the General Assembly and was first awarded in 1983. The award includes a gold medal, a diploma and a currency award. ♦ It is India's leading charity organization, working with disadvantaged seniors and serving them for nearly 40 years. It was established in 1978 and was registered under the Association Registration Act of 1860. ♦ This is the first time in the history of the United Nations Population Award that this honour has been awarded to an institution in India. ♦ Since the establishment of the award in 1981, in the past four decades, only two Indians have won the award: the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1983 and the industrialist-philanthropist Tata in 1992.

    United Nations Investment Promotion Council awarded India Investment Award

    126 days ago
    The United Nations Conference on Trade & Development - UNCTAD recently announced "Invest in India" as the winner of the 2020 United Nations Investment Promotion Awards. The award recognizes the outstanding achievements of investment promotion agencies around the world. In 2020, approximately 180 such institutions will be shortlisted for this award. Highlights: ♦ UNCTAD has formed a team to monitor investment promotion agencies around the world. The group was established in March 2020 to observe best practices adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  ♦ IPA's response has become the assessment of the 2020 United Nations Investment Promotion Awards. This proves that although India is the world's second-most populous country, India's innovations help control the spread of COVID-19 in the country. ♦ UNCTAD deals with trade, investment and development issues. The main target of the organization is to maximize trade and investment.  ♦ UNCTAD was established in 1964. It publishes reports such as the "Trade and Development Report" and the "World Investment Report". ♦ World Investment Report 2020 was released by UNCTAD in June 2020. According to the report, the flow of foreign direct investment in 2020 has decreased by 40% compared to 2019.  ♦ For the first time since 2005, global foreign direct investment flows will be below US$1 trillion. By 2021, the foreign direct investment will fall further by 5% to 10%. According to the report, India's foreign direct investment flow in 2019 jumped to 9th place. Foreign direct investment inflows into India were US$51 billion, and India ranked 12th in 2018.

    Dr. Samir Damare at CSIR- NIO to receive Senior Scientist Award

    127 days ago
    Dr. Samir Damare, Principal Scientist and Head Analytical Services Division, at Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-National Institute Of Oceanography (NIO), Goa has been selected for the Senior Scientist Award for the year 2020. He was selected by the Microbiologists Society, India.  Highlights: Dr. Damare has received this award in recognition of his research in the field of Extremophiles, Microbiology, Biotechnology & Molecular Biology. The award is presented to Microbiologists working in different fields annually. The award will be presented during the Annual Meeting of Society. Dr. Damare has 33 publications in reputed national and international journals. He has successfully guided 3 Ph.D students and 23 students for Internship, Project Work, and Dissertation. Microbiologists Society: Microbiologists Society, India was established in March 1996. The society has over 30 sub-units all over India and 6 units outside India. Over 70+ Student Units in different Colleges and Universities across India. The Society has over 528 Life Members.

    Global Teacher Prize Is Awarded To An Elementary School Teacher

    127 days ago
    Ranjitsinh Disale, an elementary school teacher in Solapur, Maharashtra, won the Global Teacher Award 2020. Global Teacher Prize: ♦ It is an annual award of one million dollars to recognize outstanding teachers who have made outstanding contributions to their profession. ♦ Founder: Varkey Foundation, a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving education. The award is organized in cooperation with UNESCO. ♦ Objective: It emphasizes the importance of educators and the fact that their efforts deserve recognition and praise throughout the world. ♦ It tries to recognize that the best teachers have an impact not only on their students, but also on the communities around them. ♦ Insufficient education is an important factor in the social, political, economic and health problems facing the world today. Education has the ability to alleviate poverty, prejudice and conflict. RanjitsinhDisale's Contribution: He converted a dilapidated school into a school, which later became the first school in Maharashtra to introduce a Quick Response (QR) code. A QR code is a barcode containing a matrix of dots. It can be scanned using a QR scanner or a smartphone with a built-in camera. He not only translates classroom textbooks into student's native language, but also embeds them in unique QR codes so that students can read audio poems, video lectures, stories and assignments. He is also passionate about building peace among young people in conflict areas. His 'Let's Cross the Borders' project connects young people in India and Pakistan, Palestine and Israel, Iraq and Iran, and the United States and North Korea. Impact of Disale's Efforts: Currently, there is no record of teenage marriage in the village, and the enrollment rate of girls has reached 100%. The state government announced in 2017 that they will launch QR code textbooks for all grades across the state. In 2018, it was announced that all NCERT textbooks will have QR codes embedded.

    Platinum Partner Awards Were Given For EPFO

    136 days ago
    Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) was awarded the UMANG App's highest transaction platinum partner award by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Highlights: ♦ The Union Ministers of Electronics and Information Technology awarded the newly established UMANG Award to the partner departments of the centre and the state based on the average transaction of all services in the past six months. ♦ The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) was awarded the Platinum Partner Award for registering more than 2.5 million transactions on the UMANG App. ♦ Since most EPFO members come from sectors that are at a disadvantaged social and economic situation, an easily available and affordable solution is needed to reach the tens of millions of EPFO users. ♦ Considering the popularity and ease of use of Internet-based devices such as smartphones, Kaios feature phones, tablets and desktops, EPFO aims to use the potential of the UMANG application to achieve easy access to services around the clock, especially for people Subscribers in the most remote areas. ♦ This led to the launch of EPFO service on UMANG. ♦ Using the UMANG App, EPFO members can access 19 different EPFO services on their mobile phones. ♦ Members can view passbooks, activate UAN, file a claim, track claim status, apply for a planning certificate, seed Aadhaar to UAN, update JeevanPramaan, register an appeal, search for institutions, obtain EPFO office addresses, etc. ♦ To use these services, a UAN (Universal Account Number) activated by Aadhaar seeds and a mobile phone number registered in EPFO is required.

    National Water Awards Winners were Declared

    148 days ago
    The winners of the National Water Awards for the year 2019 have been declared. The awards are given in several categories such as ‘Best State’, ‘Best District’, ‘Best School’, ‘Best Newspaper’, ‘Best NGO’, ‘Best Industry’, etc. with sub-categories also. Highlights: ♦ The Best State Awards for first 3 positions were backed Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. ♦ Special Category States  - 1st place is given  to Mizoram  ♦ Best District Awards in Revival of Rivers and Water Conservation were given to: ♦ Ayodhya and Almora - North  ♦ Vellore and YSR Kadapa - South ♦ Sangli and Kachchh - West ♦ Bilaspur and Surajpur - East  ♦ West Tripura (WC) - Northeast ♦ Khandana and Vizianagaram - Aspirational district category   

    National Water Awards Scheduled in November

    155 days ago
    Second National Water Awards to be presented in November. The Ground Water Augmentation Awards and National Water Award were first launched in the year 2007 with a target to support all stakeholders for adopting innovative practices of groundwater augmentation by rainwater harvesting and artificial recharge, promoting water use efficiency, recycling & re-use of water. Highlights: ♦ The National water grants are planned to make mindfulness through individuals' support in the focused on zones coming about into the manageability of groundwater assets advancement, sufficient limit working among the partners, and so on  ♦ Considering the way that surface water and groundwater are vital pieces of the water cycle, it was felt important to initiate a bound together National Water Awards with the objectives of encouraging the stakeholders to adopt a holistic approach towards water resources management in the country. ♦ In this manner, the National Water Awards 2018 were coordinated unexpectedly. The honours were given in 2019.  ♦ The honours are given by the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, GOI.  ♦ The honours are given in a few classes, for example, 'Best State', 'Best District', 'Best School', 'Best Newspaper', 'Best NGO', 'Best Industry', and so on with sub-classifications moreover.

    Gandhian Young Technological Awards

    157 days ago
    Union Health Minister Dr Harsha Vardhan gave away the Gandhian Young Technological Awards to the awardees on November 06, 2020. Highlights: The awards were given in two categories: ♦ SITARE-GYTI: Students Innovations for Advancement of Research Explorations – Gandhian Young Technological Innovation [Under Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Department of Biotechnology (DBT)] ♦ SRISTI-GYTI: Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technological Innovations – Gandhian Young Technological Innovation [by SRISTI] ♦ The awards and appreciations are given under these two categories to encourage technology students to set up biotech and other start-ups. ♦ Fourteen awards and eleven appreciations under SITARE-GYTI; seven awards and sixteen appreciations under SRISTI-GYTI were presented. ♦ Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards celebrate the spirit of student innovation in all the fields of engineering, science, technology, and design through extremely affordable/economical solution or the ones pushing the technological edge. 

    Dr Susanta Kar honoured with 2020 Prof.A N Bhaduri Memorial Lecture Award

    158 days ago
    To recognize the significant contributions towards defining the survival tactics of Leishmania donovani, CSIR-CDRI Scientist, Dr.SusantaKar, honoured with "Prof.A N Bhaduri Memorial Lecture Award-2020" by the Society of Biological Chemists (India) Highlights: ♦ Leishmania Donovani is a protozoan parasite that infects macrophages and is a causative agent of visceral leishmaniasis (Kala-Azar), a lethal infectious disease affecting millions worldwide.  ♦ Dr SusantaKar’s research group studied Leishmania's interaction with immune cells like macrophages, dendritic cells, and T cells and the fate of these interactions on the modulation of various intracellular signalling cascades that ultimately affect immune response/infection progression. Key Facts: ♦ Society of Biological Chemists (India) has instituted many awards, to recognize the meritorious and significant contributions made by the researchers/scientists on the development of biological sciences in the country. ♦ The Society of Biological Chemists (India) or SBC(I) was founded in 1930, with its Head Quarters at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.  ♦ The award is conferred every two years.  ♦ The recipient of the award should be below 50 years of age. ♦ The Award is given for Biological Chemistry and Allied sciences, preferably related to parasitic infection.

    CSIR-CDRI Scientist,Dr Satish Mishra bags DrTulsi Das chugh Award

    166 days ago
    “Tulsi Das Chugh Award 2020” won by CSIR-CDRI Scientist Dr Satish Mishra, Principal Scientist, Division of Molecular Parasitology and Immunology, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow. Highlights: ♦Ministry of Science & Technology - Dr Satish Mishra gets this award for research work on Malaria Parasite’s Life Cycle, which is a complex process involving two hosts and three invasive stages.  ♦Invasion in both mammals and mosquitoes requires a coordinated sequence of events to be played out successfully. ♦His outstanding work focused on “Secreted Protein with Altered Thrombospondin Repeat (SPATR) which is Essential for Asexual Blood Stages but not Required for Hepatocyte Invasion by the Malaria Parasite Plasmodium Berghei”. ♦This study focuses on the dispensability of SPATR in P. bergheisporozoites and its importance for the establishment of blood-stage infection, further investigation is needed to unravel its precise role during this process. About The Academy & The Award National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) is a unique institution which fosters and utilizes academic excellence as its resource to meet medical and social goals. It was registered as the ‘Indian Academy of Medical Sciences’ on 21st April, 1961 under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. The Academy was renamed National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) on 16th November, 1976 on the recommendations of a Working Group set up by the Govt. of India.

    Digital India Award 2020

    167 days ago
    Digital India Award formerly known as Web Ratna Awards is an initiative to acknowledge the exemplary initiatives in e-Governance. The Government of India (GoI) has been bracing for innovation and transformation in the delivery of information/services with the adoption of best ICT practices. Digital Awards: The Government of India (GoI) has been deploying innovative digital solutions to enhance the quality and reach of government services. Every year, Digital-Governance initiatives are demonstrating the power of ICT in improving the ease of living for all citizens. With the growing spread of internet & mobile, citizens are empowered to gain from government services using any digital device, anywhere, any time. As government entities at all levels - Centre, State & across India - continue undertaking various initiatives to provide accessible information & services, the Digital India Awards (DIA) offers an apt opportunity to showcase such initiatives. The Digital India Awards (DIA), instituted under the aegis of National Portal of India, serve the purpose of bringing to the fore innovative digital solutions & thereby inspiring emulation by all government entities.

    Digital India Award 2020

    167 days ago
    Digital India Award formerly known as Web Ratna Awards is an initiative to acknowledge the exemplary initiatives in e-Governance. The Government of India (GoI) has been bracing for innovation and transformation in the delivery of information/services with the adoption of best ICT practices. Digital Awards: The Government of India (GoI) has been deploying innovative digital solutions to enhance the quality and reach of government services. Every year, Digital-Governance initiatives are demonstrating the power of ICT in improving the ease of living for all citizens. With the growing spread of internet & mobile, citizens are empowered to gain from government services using any digital device, anywhere, any time. As government entities at all levels - Centre, State & across India - continue undertaking various initiatives to provide accessible information & services, the Digital India Awards (DIA) offers an apt opportunity to showcase such initiatives. The Digital India Awards (DIA), instituted under the aegis of National Portal of India, serve the purpose of bringing to the fore innovative digital solutions & thereby inspiring emulation by all government entities.

    Digital India Award 2020

    167 days ago
    Digital India Award formerly known as Web Ratna Awards is an initiative to acknowledge the exemplary initiatives in e-Governance. The Government of India (GoI) has been bracing for innovation and transformation in the delivery of information/services with the adoption of best ICT practices. Digital Awards: The Government of India (GoI) has been deploying innovative digital solutions to enhance the quality and reach of government services. Every year, Digital-Governance initiatives are demonstrating the power of ICT in improving the ease of living for all citizens. With the growing spread of internet & mobile, citizens are empowered to gain from government services using any digital device, anywhere, any time. As government entities at all levels - Centre, State & across India - continue undertaking various initiatives to provide accessible information & services, the Digital India Awards (DIA) offers an apt opportunity to showcase such initiatives. The Digital India Awards (DIA), instituted under the aegis of National Portal of India, serve the purpose of bringing to the fore innovative digital solutions & thereby inspiring emulation by all government entities.

    Digital India Award 2020

    167 days ago
    Digital India Award formerly known as Web Ratna Awards is an initiative to acknowledge the exemplary initiatives in e-Governance. The Government of India (GoI) has been bracing for innovation and transformation in the delivery of information/services with the adoption of best ICT practices. Digital Awards: The Government of India (GoI) has been deploying innovative digital solutions to enhance the quality and reach of government services. Every year, Digital-Governance initiatives are demonstrating the power of ICT in improving the ease of living for all citizens. With the growing spread of internet & mobile, citizens are empowered to gain from government services using any digital device, anywhere, any time. As government entities at all levels - Centre, State & across India - continue undertaking various initiatives to provide accessible information & services, the Digital India Awards (DIA) offers an apt opportunity to showcase such initiatives. The Digital India Awards (DIA), instituted under the aegis of National Portal of India, serve the purpose of bringing to the fore innovative digital solutions & thereby inspiring emulation by all government entities.

    List of Nobel Prize Winners 2020

    175 days ago
    Nobel Prize is announced at an international level which is administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. The man, Alfred Nobel is the reason behind the Nobel prizes. He was a versatile personality with various talents. Alfred Nobel’s will: Nobel Prize is announced in the will of versatile person Alfred Nobel. He had talents in the invention, Business, entrepreneurship, research, poetry, drama etc. On November 27, 1985, Alfred signed his last will of establishing Nobel prizes to various departments. Nobel Prize: The person who is awarded the Nobel Prize is known as Nobel Laureate. Nobel Prize initially initiated in 1901. The prizes in Literature, Chemistry, Physics, Peace, and Physiology or Medicine were first awarded in 1901. List of Nobel Prize Winners 2020: Recently Nobel Prize winners for the year 2020 were announced. Let’s have a view on the list of winners: Nobel Laureates Field Contribution Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice Medicine Discovered Hepatitis C virus Roger Penrose Physics Discovered about the black hole formation that is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez Discovered presence of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna Chemistry Discovered the method for genome editing Louise Glück Literature For the unmistakable poetic voice with austere beauty makes individual existence universal World Food Programme (WFP) Peace For the efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict. Paul R. Milgrom, Robert B. Wilson   Economic Sciences For the improvements made to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh presented Raksha MantriTrophy

    178 days ago
    Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh gives away Raksha Mantri Trophy for Best Command Hospitals Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) for the year 2019 on October 16, 2020. The Defence Secretary attended the award function besides senior service and civilian dignitaries. Highlights: ♦ Command Hospital (Air Force) Bengaluru has backed the Best Command Hospital for the year 2019. ♦ Command Hospital (Eastern Command) Kolkata has backed as the Second Best Command Hospital for the year 2019. ♦ AFMS was acknowledged for its incredible services from combat medical support to troops deployed in operational roles. ♦ AFMS has provided its services at mid-zonal, zonal, and tertiary care hospitals of its. ♦ The Raksha Mantri Trophy was first instituted in the year 1989  ♦ The Raksha Mantri Trophy is to recognize excellence in healthcare services provided by Command Hospitals of the AFMS and to make a spirit of healthy competition among them.

    Jal Shakti Minister presented 2020 Swachh Bharat Awards

    191 days ago
    Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat presented the Swachh Bharat Awards 2020 particularly under the drinking water and cleanliness categories. The awards were given to States, Districts, Blocks and Village Panchayats. GoI had earlier launched three missions namely Swachh Sundar Samudayik Shouchalaya, Samudayik Shouchalaya Abhiyan and Gandagi Mukth Bharat.  Highlights: ♦ Under the Swachh Sundar Samudayik Shouchalaya category Gujarat was awarded the first position at state level whereas Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu got the Award for cleanliness at District Level. Chinnanur Village in Tamil Nadu bagged the top slot at Gram Panchayat level. Khachrod block in Ujjain district in Madhya Pradesh was awarded the first position.  ♦ Under the Samudayik Shouchalaya Abhiyan, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh topped as best performing states. Prayagraj and Bareilly won the award for being the best performing districts.  ♦ Under the Gandagi Mukth Bharat Mission, Haryana and Telangana were awarded the top slot. ♦ Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) has transformed rural India into a Jan Andolan for  achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF). The Phase II of the SBM (G) was launched early this year. It focuses on ODF sustainability and Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) which aims at comprehensive cleanliness in villages.   

    Young researchers awarded with 2020 CDRI Award

    193 days ago
    The CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow awarded young researchers with CDRI Award for their outstanding contribution in drug discovery and development. CDRI Award 2020 was conferred to Dr Bushra Ateeq, Dr Surajit Ghosh and Dr Ravi Manjithaya.  Highlights: ♦ Dr.Bushra Ateeq was awarded for new therapeutic avenues for prostate cancer. Her findings provide an explanation for the clinical-outcomes after Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT), possibly due to SPINK1 upregulation. It offers CK1 inhibition as a strategy for Prostate Cancer adjuvant therapies. ♦ Dr.Surajit Ghosh was awarded for her contribution in Discovery of Nuclear Localizing Cell Penetrating Peptide (CPP) for an anticancer drug. The study opens up new avenues towards the development of next-generation cell-penetrating peptides (CPP) and major groove specific anticancer drugs. ♦ Dr.Ravi Manjithaya was awarded for his outstanding work on Chemical genetics-based identification of autophagy-modulating small molecules. It provides mechanistic insights and therapeutic potential. He has identified and characterized several autophagy-modulating small molecules. His research reveals potential therapeutic avenues towards diseases that currently have no cure. CDRI Award 2020: CDRI Award was instituted in the year 2004. The award is to promote scientific excellence in the country and to recognize outstanding contribution in the area of Drug Research and Development. CDRI awards are given every year to the Indian Nationals below 45 years of age. The person must carried out outstanding research work in the area having a direct bearing on Drug Research and Development. Two separate individual awards are presented in the area of Chemical Sciences and Life Sciences. CDRI Award carries a cash prize of Rs.20,000 and a citation.

    Kerala Tourisms Human by Nature campaign bagged 2020 PATA Grand Award

    199 days ago
    Kerala Tourism's internationally-acclaimed 'Human by Nature' campaign has bagged one of the three PATA Grand Awards 2020. The awards were announced live during a virtual presentation ceremony in Beijing, China. The award recognized the campaign's Marketing, giving a huge stimulus to the state's tourism industry, which has been severely impacted by COVID-19 pandemic. PATA Award Highlights: ♦ The PATA Gold Awards 2020 received 121 entries from 62 organisations and individuals across the world. ♦ The winners were selected by a judging committee of 16 personalities from various destinations. ♦ PATA 2020 presented 3 Grand Title Winners and 21 Gold Awards for best of show entries in the categories of Marketing, Sustainability and Human Capital Development.

    Sir David Attenborough awarded Indira Gandhi Peace Prize

    216 days ago
    British broadcaster David Attenborough was conferred the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize by Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a virtual event on 7th September 2020. Highlight: David Attenborough was awarded for revealing the wonders of the natural world, educating and entertaining generations of people through his films and books. The award recognized his tireless work to create awareness among the people about the need to preserve and protect the biodiversity on the earth, and advocating the necessity to live a sustainable and harmonious way of life, working with rather than against nature. Sir David has educated humankind with brilliant films and books about the natural world. Indira Gandhi Peace Prize: Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament, and Development was instituted in 1986 in the memory of the former Prime Minister by a trust in her name. The award consists of a monetary award of Rs.25 lakh along with a citation. The award is presented to individuals/organizations who work to ensure international peace and development, creating new international economic order. People who ensure that scientific discoveries are used to further the scope of freedom and better humanity are awarded the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize.

    RPF personnel honoured with Jeewan Raksha Medals

    222 days ago
    Three RPF personnel was awarded Jeevan Raksha Medals by President of India Ram Nath Kovind. The honoured Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel are Late Shri Jagbir Singh, Shri Shivcharan Singh, Shri Mukesh Kumar Meena.  Highlights: 1. Sanvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak (posthumous) - Late Shri Jagbir Singh, Constable/Northern Railway Recognized For: Late Shri Jaghir Singh was honoured as he laid down his life on duty while saving the precious lives of 4 children on railway premises. He saved them near Adarshnagar-Azadpur railway section Delhi. He went beyond the call of his duty and without caring for his own life saved the lives of these children. 2. Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak- Shri Shivcharan Singh, Constable/ Western Railway Recognized For: On 10 August 2019, Shivcharan Singh while performing train escorting duty on Train No. 12959 noticed some persons trapped in heavy flood shouting for help, when the train stopped due to waterlogging on the tracks near Shymkhayali railway station. Without caring for his own life, he rushed to their rescue and saved the precious lives of 9 persons. 3. Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak- Shri Mukesh Kumar Meena Head Constable/North Western Railway Recognized For: On 19 September 2018, Mukesh Kumar Meena, Head Constable/RPF/Jodhpur division, while on train escorting duty in Train No. 22478, saved the life of a lady passenger along with 2 children. Mukesh Meena jumped from the running train and pulled out the lady passenger from the gap between the platform and the train alongwith both her children.  

    President virtually presented 2020 National Sports and Adventure Awards

    226 days ago
    President of India Ram Nath Kovind virtually presented the National Sports and Adventure Awards, 2020 from Rashtrapati Bhavan on 29 August 2020. The achievements of these award winners are a reminder of India’s immense potential in the sports. Highlights: ♦ The sports award is presented every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.  ♦ Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award: This award is for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years ♦ Arjuna Award is presented for consistently outstanding performance for four years ♦ Dronacharya Award is for the coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious international sports events ♦ Dhyan Chand Award is presented for lifetime contribution to sports development. ♦ Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar is awarded to the corporate entities in both the private and public sectors and individuals who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and development.  ♦ Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy is given to the overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments.  ♦ In addition, the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award is awarded to recognize the spirit of adventure among the people of the country.

    Army Sports Institute is awarded 2020 Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar

    231 days ago
    Army Sports Institute, Pune was awarded the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar 2020 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. Army Sports Institute: Army Sports Institute (ASI), Pune was raised as part of the Indian Army’s “Mission Olympics” programme on 1 July 2001. The programme was aimed to train the vast reservoir of talent in the Army in selected seven disciplines to include Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Diving, Fencing, Weightlifting, and Wrestling. The main objective was to win medals at the Olympics. The institute draws its sportsmen from the Army and young raw and proven talent in ‘Boys Sports Companies’ between 8 and 14 years of age. The selected sportsmen are supported by a team of Foreign, Indian coaches, specialists in Sports Medicine, physical conditioners, Physiology, Psychology, Biomechanics, Statistics, and Nutrition. The institute has enabled the participation of twenty sportsmen in the Olympics and 12 sportsmen have already qualified for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics with more yet to qualify. The Institute has won 6 Youth Olympic Medals, nineteen 19 medals in Asian Games, and 18 medals in Commonwealth Games.

    National Sports Awards 2020 announced

    234 days ago
    The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports announced the National Sports Awards 2020. A large number of applications were received for Sports Awards 2020. The winners were considered by the Selection Committee headed by Justice (Retd.) Mukundakam Sharma, the former Judge of Supreme Court of India, and other members comprising eminent sportspersons, persons having experience in sports journalism and sports administration, etc. Based on the recommendations of the Committee, GoI has conferred awards upon the following sportspersons, coaches and entities under various categories:  RAJIV GANDHI KHEL RATNA AWARD Shri Rohit Sharma - Cricket Shri Mariyappan T. - Para Athletics Ms. Manika Batra - Table Tennis Ms. Vinesh - Wrestling Ms. Rani - Hockey DRONACHARYA AWARD A) Life- Time Category Shri Dharmendra Tiwary - Archery Shri Purushotham Rai - Athletics  Shri Shiv Singh - Boxing  Shri Romesh Pathania - Hockey  Shri Krishan Kumar Hooda - Kabaddi  Shri Vijay Bhalchandra Munishwar - Para Powerlifting  Shri Naresh Kumar - Tennis  Shri Om Parkash Dahiya - Wrestling B) Regular Category Shri Jude Felix Sebastian - Hockey  Shri Yogesh Malviya - Mallakhamb  Shri Jaspal Rana - Shooting  Shri Kuldeep Kumar Handoo - Wushu  Shri Gaurav Khanna - Para Badminton ARJUNA AWARD Shri Atanu Das - Archery  Ms. Dutee Chand - Athletics Shri Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy - Badminton Shri Chirag Chandrasekhar Shetty - Badminton Shri Vishesh Bhriguvanshi - Basketball Subedar Manish Kaushik - Boxing Ms. Lovlina Borgohain - Boxing Shri Ishant Sharma - Cricket Ms. Deepti Sharma - Cricket Shri Sawant Ajay Anant -Equestrian Shri Sandesh Jhingan - Football Ms. Aditi Ashok - Golf Shri Akashdeep Singh - Hockey Ms. Deepika - Hockey Shri Deepak - Kabaddi Shri Kale Sarika Sudhakar - Kho Kho Shri Dattu Baban Bhokanal - Rowing Ms. Manu Bhaker - Shooting Shri Saurabh Chaudhary - Shooting Ms. Madhurika Suhas Patkar - Table Tennis Shri Divij Sharan - Tennis Shri Shiva Keshavan - Winter Sports Ms. Divya Kakran - Wrestling Shri Rahul Aware - Wrestling Shri Suyash Narayan Jadhav - Para Swimming Shri Sandeep - Para Athletics Shri Manish Narwal - Para Shooting DHYAN CHAND AWARD Shri Kuldip Singh Bhullar - Athletics  Ms. Jincy Philips - Athletics  Shri Pradeep Shrikrishna Gandhe - Badminton  Ms. Trupti Murgunde - Badminton  Ms. N. Usha - Boxing  Shri Lakha Singh - Boxing Shri Sukhvinder Singh Sandhu - Football  Shri Ajit Singh - Hockey  Shri Manpreet Singh -Kabaddi Shri J. Ranjith Kumar - Para Athletics Shri Satyaprakash Tiwari - Para Badminton  Shri Manjeet Singh - Rowing  Late Shri Sachin Nag -Swimming  Shri Nandan P Bal - Tennis  Shri Netarpal Hooda - Wrestling TENZING NORGAY NATIONAL ADVENTURE AWARDS 2019 Ms. Anita Devi - Land Adventure  Col. Sarfraz Singh - Land Adventure  Shri Taka Tamut - Land Adventure  Shri Narender Singh - Land Adventure Shri Keval Hiren Kakka - Land Adventure Shri Satendra Singh - Water Adventure Shri Gajanand Yadava - Air Adventure Late Shri Magan Bissa - Life Time Achievement MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD (MAKA) TROPHY Panjab University, Chandigarh RASHTRIYA KHEL PROTSAHAN PURUSKAR Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent - 1. Lakshya Institute, 2. Army Sports Institute Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social Responsibility - Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Ltd. Employment of sportspersons and sports welfare measures - Air Force Sports Control Board Sports for Development - International Institute of Sports Management (IISM)

    IIT-Madras topped the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements

    237 days ago
    The Vice-President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu announced Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020 virtually on 18th August 2020. ARIIA classified the institutes into two broad categories and six subcategories.  Winners: IIT Madras topped the list under the category of Institutes of National Importance, Central Universities, and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai got the top position under Government and Government Aided Universities College of Engineering, Pune under Government and Government Aided Colleges Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar under Private or Self-Financed Universities SR Engineering College, Warangal under Private or Self-Financed Colleges Avinashilingam Institue for Home Science and Higher Education for Women emerged as the top performer under Women (only higher educational institutions). ARIIA: ARIIA was launched by the Ministry of Education, GoI. The ARIIA is implemented by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). In the year 2019, IIT-Madras emerged as the top Innovative Institution and also was one of the top 10 institutes in Public funded categories.

    Ministry of Tribal Affairs received SKOCH Gold Award for Empowerment of Tribals through IT-enabled Scholarship Schemes

    255 days ago
    Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) was awarded the SKOCH Gold Award for its “Empowerment of Tribals through IT-enabled Scholarship Schemes”. It is the project of the Scholarship Divison of the Ministry. MoTA chose to participate in Digital India & E-Governance-2020 Competition. The awards were announced on 30 July 2020.  Highlights: ♦ The theme of the 66th SKOCH 2020 Competition was “INDIA RESPONDS TO COVID THROUGH DIGITAL GOVERNANCE.” ♦ The project aimed to achieve Digital India and bringing transparency and ease in the delivery of services.  ♦ The aim is to assimilate with the larger vision of ‘Digital India’ and to realize GoI's goal of e-governance.  ♦ MoTA has integrated all 5 Scholarship Schemes with DBT Portal under the guidance of DBT Mission. The initiative was rolled out on 12th June 2019 by the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda and MoS Ms. Renuka Singh Sarota. ♦ The DBT portal provides facility to States for data sharing through Web services that have brought paradigm shift from Paper-based UC monitoring mandated for budget release to data-enabled budget release and monitoring process.  ♦ The portal has the facility to upload documents (not on Digi-Locker).   ♦ These portals have Grievance Redressal and Communication Mechanism and all stakeholders, Universities, banks, PFMS, Students, and States can upload queries, grievances, and upload documents, which has made grievances redressal mechanism easy, transparent and fast.   ♦ KPMG, as part of NITI Aayog's mandate, carried out a national evaluation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes focused on social inclusion. KPMG recognized the Direct Benefit  Transfer (DBT) Portal of Ministry of Tribal Affairs as a best practice in e-governance which has brought about greater transparency, accountability, and radical improvement in service delivery to Scheduled Tribe students.

    MoES announced National Awards for excellence in Earth System Science

    257 days ago
    Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has mandated to provide the nation with the best possible services for weather, climate, ocean, coastal and natural hazards, for the Public Safety and socio-economic benefits. The Ministry deals with exploration and sustainable harnessing of ocean resources (living and non-living) and plays a nodal role for Antarctic/Arctic/Himalayas and Southern Ocean research. Highlights: MoES aims to recognize major scientific contributions made by eminent scientists/engineers in various fields of Earth System Science. The Ministry aims to encourage women & young researchers in the field of Earth System Science. For this purpose, MoES has instituted the Life Time Excellence Award, National Awards in the field of Ocean Science; Geoscience & Technology;  Atmospheric Science & Technology; Ocean Technology/Polar Science, Two Young Researcher awards and Dr. Anna Mani National Award for Woman Scientist. Awardees: ♦ The Life Time Excellence Award will be awarded to Professor Ashok Sahni for his contribution in the field of Geology, Vertebrate Paleontology and Biostratigraphy. ♦ The National Award for Ocean Science & technology will be awarded to Dr. V. V. S. S. Sarma, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Vishakapatnam and Dr. M. Ravichandran, Director, National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, Goa.  Dr. Sarma will be awarded for his contributions in understanding biogeochemistry of the Indian Ocean.  Dr. Ravichandran will be awarded for his Formulation and Execution of Indian Argo Project and Implementation of Ocean Data assimilation and Modelling for operational ocean services. ♦ Dr. S. Suresh Babu, Scientist-SF, VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram will be awarded the National Award for Atmospheric Science & technology will be presented to. The award recognizes his contribution towards understanding the radiative impacts of black carbon aerosols on atmospheric stability and climate. ♦ N. V. Chalapathi Rao, Department of Geology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, will be awarded National award for Geoscience & technology. The award is for his research on deeper mantle petrology and geochemistry. ♦ The National Award for Ocean Technology will be presented to Dr. M. A. Atmanand, Director, National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai. He has done pioneering work in the area of deep sea technologies.   ♦ Dr. Lidita D. S. Khandeparker, Senior Scientist, CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Goa will receive the Anna Mani award for woman scientist. The award is to recognize her contributions in the field of aquatic microbial ecology, Marine biofilms and their relevance in the oceans. ♦ The Young Researcher Awards will be presented to Dr. Indra Sekhar Sen, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and Dr. Arvind Singh Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad for their outstanding work in Earth System Science.

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