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President presents Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards

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. . . . .

75th Annual 'Golden Globe Awards' held at California

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 wins SamudraManthan Award 2017

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 commissioned. . . . .

Devi Priya and Vallabha Rao won Sahitya Akademi awards

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 award given to 27 journalists

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. . . . .

Business World awards for Telangana State and KTR

"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 AACTA

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  Best. . . . .

India got certification of commendation from CITES

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. . . . .

48th International Film Festival of India

The 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017 drew to a close on Tuesday evening, 28 November 2017, in Goa after an eight-day run that saw stars and controversies show up at the Panaji, Goa, the venue in equal measure. After a week-long fiesta which saw the presence of Bollywood’s biggest stars including Shah Rukh. . . . .

Manmohan Singh selected for Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was selected Indira Gandhi Prize for peace, disarmament, and development for his leadership of the country. He was unanimously chosen for the award by an international jury chaired by former President Pranab Mukherjee. The prestigious award accorded annually by Indira. . . . .

Nandi awards announced by Andhra Pradesh government

The Andhra Pradesh government announced Nandi film awards for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016. It also announced the NTR National Award, RaghupatiVenkaiahPuraskarams and the Nagi Reddy-Chakrapani National Award. 2016 winners: Best film- 1. Pellichoopulu 2. ArdhaNaari 3. Manalo Okadu Best popular feature. . . . .

National child awards on the occasion of Children’s day

The President of India, Shri Ram NathKovind, presented the National Child Awards today (November 14, 2017) at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of Children’s Day. The National Child Awards include: The National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement that give recognition to children with exceptional abilities Outstanding. . . . .

France highest literature award to ‘’L’ordre du jour’’

France highest literature award to ‘’L’ordre du jour’’ L’ordre du jour (in English ‘Agenda’) had been among the favourites for the Goncourt prize — the most prestigious in the French-speaking world.The Renaudot award, which is often seen as a consolation prize for those not shortlisted for the Goncourt,. . . . .

Hyderabad’s TRIMS project won award

Hyderabad’s TRIMS project won award City’s Integrations Traffic Management System or TRIMS has been recognised as a ‘commendable initiative’ by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The award was received by Municipal Commissioner B. Janardhan Reddy at the valedictory session of the 10th Urban Mobility. . . . .

Karen Ibasco won Miss Earth 2017 title

** Karen Ibasco won Miss Earth 2017 title ** The Philippines' Karen Ibasco named as Miss Earth 2017 in a coronation held at the Mall of Asia Arena, Manila. During the competition’s final question, Ibasco was asked who or what she thinks is the biggest enemy of Mother Earth and why? Ibasco said: “I. . . . .

Hyderabad traffic police won best project award

Hyderabad traffic police won best project award The Hyderabad Traffic Integrated Management System (H-TRIMS) of the City Traffic Police bagged the award for best practice projects in urban transportation under the ‘Best Intelligent Transport System Project’ category.  This was announced during the 10th Urban. . . . .

Krishna Sobti won Jnanpith award

Which edition: 53rd edition Language: Hindi Popular works: ‘Daar Se Bichhudi’, ‘Mitro Marjani’, ‘Zindaginama’, ‘Dil-o-Danish’, ‘Badalom ke Ghere’, ‘Ai Ladki’ and ‘Gujarat Pakistan Se Gujarat Hindustan’.

Paika Rebellion would be considered as First war of independence: HRD

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that The 'Paika Bidroha' (Paika rebellion) of 1817 will find a place in the history books as 'the First War of Independence' from the next academic session Paikas were peasant militia under the Gajapati rulers of Odisha who rendered military service to the king during the times. . . . .

2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction to George Saunders 

The unique and extraordinary novel  ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ by noted American short story writer George Saunders that tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s grief after the death of his young son has been declared as the winner of 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction  He was presented with a trophy and a 50,000 pounds. . . . .

Indira Gandhi national Integrationaward to T.M Krishna

Carnatic vocalist T M Krishna has won the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015-16. The singer, who won the Ramon Magsaysay award for bringing “social inclusiveness in culture” in 2016, will be presented with the honour by Congress president Sonia Gandhi on October 31, Indira Gandhi’s death anniversary.. . . . .

Javed Akhtar conferred with Hridaynath award

Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar is being honored with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award on the 28th anniversary of Hridayesh Arts and the. . . . .

United Nations Medal for Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan 

Fifty Indian peacekeepers stationed in South Sudan have been awarded the UN Medal for their professionalism and service in protecting civilians and building a durable peace in the conflict-ridden. . . . .



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