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  • 13-Nov-2018
  • Dr Debabhuson Borah Gets Munin Barkotoki Literary Award 

    The prestigious Munin Barkotoki Literary Award 2018 in Assam has been given to young writer-critic Dr Debabhuson Borah for his book on literary criticism titled 'Nirbochon'.

    The Munin Barkotoki Memorial Trust on Monday announced the annual Award instituted to encourage young and promising writers in Assamese.

  • 10-Nov-2018
  • Arunima Sinha Gets Honorary Doctorate In The UK

    Arunima Sinha, the Indian mountaineer who became the world's first woman amputee to climb Mount Everest in 2013, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by a prestigious UK university for her inspirational achievements.
    Ms Sinha, 30, was conferred with the honorary doctorate by the University of Strathclyde at a graduation ceremony in Glasgow.

  • 08-Nov-2018
  • Anupam Kher Gets 'Distinguished Fellow' Award 

    Veteran actor Anupam Kher was honoured as a 'Distinguished Fellow' by IndiaGlobal - a leading US think-tank that works on issues concerning non-resident Indians.
    The actor was given a fellowship at the 3rd IndiaGlobal Summit. The event was held at the prestigious MIT Sloan School of Management in Boston and was facilitated by MIT Sloan India Business Club.

  • 31-Oct-2018
  • Malala Yousafzai To Be Honoured Gleitsman Award by Harvard University

    Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai will be honored by Harvard University for her work promoting girls' education. Harvard's Kennedy School stated that Yousafzai will be conferred with the 2018 Gleitsman Awardat a ceremony on 6th December.
     
    Now aged 20, Yousafzai is a student at Oxford University in England. The Gleitsman Award provides 125,000 US dollars for activism that has improved quality of life around the world.
  • 27-Oct-2018
  • Pak Lawyer Asma Jahangir Wins UN Human Rights Prize Posthumously

    Pakistan's iconic human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir was posthumously awarded the 2018 UN Human Rights Prize.
    She was one of the four winners of the award which was announced by the United Nations on Thursday. 

  • Roopam Sharma Wins World Health Summit Startup Award in Berlin 

    Roopam Sharma, a 23-year old Indian scientist, won the World Health Summit Startup award, 2018 for his invention, Manovue – the world’s first intelligent personal assisting system for the visually impaired. Sharma was awarded at an annual event of the health summit in Berlin recently.

    Roopam is also listed in the UNESCO Youth forum and Innovators under 35.

  • Prof. M S Swaminathan Received 1st World Agriculture Prize

    Professor M.S. Swaminathan — founder of the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) — was awarded the first World Agriculture Prize at the 11th Global Agriculture Leadership Summit in New Delhi recently.

    He received the award from Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu at the event hosted by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture. The M.S. Swaminathan Junior Research Fellowship — to be awarded from 2019 onwards — was also instituted on the occasion.

  • 25-Oct-2018
  • Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony for 2014, 2015 & 2016 Announced 
     
    The Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 were announced on Thursday and awarded to a distinguished Manipuri dancer, a Bangladesh-based cultural organisation and an eminent sculptor, respectively.

    The award jury was headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and included Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi, former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami and national vice president of the BJP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe.
  • 24-Oct-2018
  • Sachin Tendulkar Gave Away Prizes To The Winners of South Asia Regional WASH Innovation 

    India's legend cricketer and UNICEF Ambassador for South Asia, Sachin Tendulkar gave away prizes to the winners of South Asia Regional WASH innovation in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. 
    The event was organised by UNICEF in association with BRAC, a Bangladesh based international organisation. The basic aim of the challenge was to identify innovative solutions to promote the practice of hand washing with soap. 
  • Narendra Modi Conferred With Seoul Peace Prize 

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize for 2018 for his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth. 

    The Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement Wednesday that Modi expressed his gratitude for the prestigious honour and in the light of India' deepening partnership with the Republic of Korea, he has accepted the award. 

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