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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Important Awards of the Month | IBPS RRB Special -22-10-17

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Important Awards of the Month | IBPS RRB Special -22-10-17
1. Padma Prabha Puraskaram:

Eminent poet, lyricist and journalist Prabha Varma has been selected for the Padma Prabha Puraskaram this year.
The award, carrying a cash prize of Rs 75,000, a plaque and a citation, was instituted by the Padma Prabha Memorial Trust.
Veerendra Kumar, a Rajya Sabha member, served thrice as Press Trust of India (PTI) chairman and is at present a director in the premier news agency.

2. Mathrubhumi Literary award:

Eminent writer M K Sanu has been chosen for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award for 2016 in recognition of his rich contribution to the Malayalam literature.
The award carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, a citation and a statuette.
Sanu is a recipient of several honours, including the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Vayalar Award, Padmaprabha Award, Kendra Sahitya Adademi Award and Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for his overall contributions.

3. Bhimsen Joshi award:

Noted vocalist Manik Bhide has been chosen for the prestigious Bharatratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi award for year 2017-18 for her contribution in the field of music.

4. ANR National Award:

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu felicitated film-maker S S Rajamouli with the prestigious ANR National Award for his contribution to the Telugu film industry.

5. NOBEL PRIZE 2017:

Rainer Weiss (USA), Barry C. Barish (USA) and Kip S. Thorne (USA)
for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves
Jacques Dubochet (Switzerland), Joachim Frank (USA) and Richard Henderson (Scotland)
for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution
Physiology or Medicine
Jeffrey C. Hall (USA), Michael Rosbash (USA) and Michael W. Young (USA)
for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm
Kazuo Ishiguro (Britain)
who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
Richard H. Thaler (USA)
for his contributions to behavioral economics

6. UK business award:

A Ghana-based Indian entrepreneur, Birendra Sasmal has won the 'International Business Person of the Year' award in the UK for his efforts to bring innovative IT solutions to Africa.

7. Swedish Rights Award:

Colin Gonsalves, a senior Indian advocate was selected for a prestigious rights award in Sweden for his innovative use of public interest litigation in securing fundamental human rights for India’s most marginalized and vulnerable citizens.
Gonsalves, a New Delhi-based Supreme Court lawyer, will share the award and the prize money worth over USD 300,000 (SEK 3 million) with two other laureates -- Khadija Ismayilova from Azerbaijan and Robert Bilott from the US, according to a statement by the 2017 Right Livelihood Awards Honour Inspiring Change makers and Champions of Justice.

8. Von Hippel Award:

Eminent scientist Professor C N R Rao has become the first Asian to be chosen for the prestigious Von Hippel Award for his immense contribution in materials research.
The award is the US-based Materials Research Society’s (MRS) highest honour.
It recognises "those qualities most prized by materials scientists and engineers -- brilliance and originality of intellect, combined with vision that transcends the boundaries of conventional scientific disciplines," according to the MRS.

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