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. . . . .
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. . . . .
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. . . . .
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. . . . .
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’’ 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 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 ** 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 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. . . . .
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. . . . .
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. . . . .
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.. . . . .