President Ramnath Kovind conferred the prestigious Padma Awards to 42 persons who've made an extraordinary contribution in their fields in the service of society. This was the second batch of the Padma awardees who received their honors at the Rashtrapati Bhawan's Darbar Hall.
Prominent recipients of the Padma. . . . .
President Ram Nath Kovind presented Gallantry Awards and Distinguished Service Decorations at the Defence Investiture Ceremony held at Rashtrapati.
The President awarded three Kirti Chakra, 15 Shaurya Chakra, 14 Param Vishisth Sewa medals, 22 Ati Vishishta Seva medals and one Uttam Yudh Sewa Medal.
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President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the prestigious Padma awards for 2018 on 43 prominent personalities at a function in New Delhi.
Noted music composer Illaiyaraja, littérateur P. Parameswaran and Classical singer Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan have been honoured with Padma Vibhushan.
There were also many such names. . . . .
Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha has been honored with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the fields of arts and politics at a ceremony in the UK’s Parliament complex.
The annual ‘Political and Public Life Awards’ presented by Britain’s Asian Voice weekly newspaper, now in its 12th year, recognizes. . . . .
The 90th Annual Academy Awards known as Oscar Awards were held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the USA.
Jimmy Kimmel hosted the ceremony for the second year in a row. He has become the first host since Billy Crystal to do so.
Here are all the winners from the 90th Academy Awards::
Best Picture: The Shape. . . . .
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu presented the Prime Minister Shram Awards to 338 workers at a function in New Delhi.
Minister of State for Labour & Employment, Santosh Kumar Gangwar was also present on the occasion.The event was attended by the Labour Ministers, Labour Secretaries, Labour Commissioners of. . . . .
The Indian Parliamentary Group (IPG) headed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan announced that five members of parliament (MPs) selected for the Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards.
Among those selected is Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi, Manipur’s governor. . . . .
R&B star Bruno Mars was the surprise big winner at the Grammy Awards, with a clean sweep of the top awards including Album, Record, and Song of the Year, and six overall.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar took home five Grammys on a night that featured powerful #MeToo moments, especially from Kesha, who delivered a searing. . . . .
The Central Government announced the recipients of Padma awards in various categories for 2018.The President has approved the awards for 85 individuals, which includes 3 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan, and 73 Padma Shri. The awards are announced on the event of the Republic Day every year.
In sports. . . . .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented the National Bravery Awards 2017 to 18 children for their fearless act of bravery from across the country here at his residence.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister lauded the winners' efforts and their courageous acts.
Among the 18 awardees, three. . . . .
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan was honored with the 24th Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Shah Rukh Khan received the 24th Crystal Award for "his leadership in championing children's and women's rights in India," the World Economic Forum (WEF) said.
Shahrukh received the award alongside. . . . .
Bollywood came together to celebrate the industry's talent at 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018, held on January 20, in Mumbai.
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar hosted the event, which witnessed some amazing performances by stars.
Irrfan Khan won the Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) for Hindi. . . . .
President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Fellowships (Akademi Ratna) and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) for the year 2016 at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Fellowships and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards are recognized as among the most. . . . .
The 75th Golden Globe Award ceremony was held in Los Angeles, the USA.
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” dominated the 2018 Golden Globes, taking home "four statues, including best drama, best screenplay, and acting awards for Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell in the drama category".. . . . .
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s Premier Container Port has won “Samudra Manthan-Caring Organisation of the Year” award organised by Bhandarkar Shipping, which is leading publication of the maritime industry and has played the role of a business and a social catalyst.
JNPT located in Mumbai
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Renowned Telugu poet and writer Devi Priya bagged the Sahitya Akademi Award 2017, for his book "Gaali Rangu". Devi Priya is a noted cartoonist and is known for his socially-conscious contributions. Devi Priya, who hails from Tadikonda, is known as the father of the Telugu poetic cartoon strip. Some of his works include Amma. . . . .
Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award given to 27 journalists at an event in Delhi. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu was the chief guest at the event. Among the winners were 17 journalists from print media and 10 from broadcast media. The Ramnath Goenka Awards “recognise courage and commitment and showcase the outstanding. . . . .
"Telangana State" has been adjudged as the State with best urban infrastructure by prominent publication Business World.
And also Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister "KT Rama Rao" has been declared the winner of the ‘Leader of the Year’ award by the national business weekly.
The awards will. . . . .
Dangal wins ‘Best Asian Film’ at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards! The seventh annual event took place on 6th December 2017.The ceremony’s Grand Jury President Russell Crowe announced the win on the stage.
Lion found remarkable success by winning a jaw-dropping 12 awards! These include
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India has been awarded a certificate of commendation for its effort to combat illegal wildlife trade by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
The award was given to the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) which works under the Ministry. The award was given to WCCB. . . . .