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Indian engineer awarded Sci-Tech Oscar Award

Feb 16, 2018
Sathaye received the award along with his team for their contribution towards the conceptualisation, design, engineering and the implementation of the innovative Shotover K1 Camera System that has been used to shoot several iconic films like the Hobbit and Spectre.

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India’s Umang App, Aadhaar win awards at World Government Summit

Feb 14, 2018
India’s Aadhaar programme was recognised as the world’s largest biometric enabled identification programme at the recently concluded World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai.

Kannada writer, Chandrashekhara Kambara elected new president of Sahitya Akademi

Feb 14, 2018
Kambara is the third Kannada author, after Vinayaka Krishna Gokak and U R Ananthamurthy, to head the institution. He was elected with a clear majority over his rivals, well-known Marathi writer Bhalchandra Nemade and Oriya writer Pratibha Ray.

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2017 presented to 23 Indian language writers

Feb 13, 2018
The Sahitya Akademi Awards 2017 were given away to writers from 23 languages. The family of Tamil poet Inquilab, who was awarded posthumously, had earlier refused to accept the award and also didn’t attend the award ceremony.

Shesh Anand Madhukar awarded with Sahitya Akademi's Bhasha Samman 2018

Feb 1, 2018
Madhukar has been working extensively for the development of the Magahi language. Madhukar started his career as a lecturer in Hindi at the BSK College, Methan in 1966 and eventually became a reader and professor at the Saint Columba College, Hazaribagh.

Padma Awards 2018 announced

Jan 27, 2018
The Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian awards of the country, were announced on January 25, 2018. These awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

President of India confers Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for 2016

Jan 18, 2018
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Fellowships and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for the year 2016 at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 17 January.

75th Annual Golden Globe Awards announced

Jan 8, 2018
The award ceremony was organized at Beverly Hills, California, United States (US). This year, 'The Shape of Water' received the most nominations of show with seven, while 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' and 'Big Little Lies' both won the most awards with four each.

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2017 announced

Dec 22, 2017
The academy also announced the theme for Sahitya Akademi's next edition of 'Festival of Letters' – '70 years of Indian Independence'. A national seminar will also be organised on ‘70 Years of Indian Independence – Literary Portraits'.

Priyanka Chopra conferred Mother Teresa Memorial award for social justice

Dec 12, 2017
Indian actor, Priyanka Chopra has been bestowed with the 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award for her contribution towards lending her support to social causes such as her recent visit to Syria where she met and interacted with refugee children.

India’s Lakshmi Puri among six diplomats felicitated with Diwali 'Power of One' award at UN

Dec 12, 2017
Six top diplomats including one Indian were felicitated with the inaugural Diwali ‘Power of One’ award at the UN headquarters in New York for their contribution to help form a more perfect, peaceful and secure world.

Hindi writer Mamta Kalia selected for Vyas Samman 2017

Dec 12, 2017
The award is given annually by KK Birla Foundation to a Hindi literary work published in the past 10 years. The first recipient of the award was eminent literary critic and poet Ram Vilas Sharma, who was awarded in 1991.

Japanese Professor Hiroshi Marui conferred with 3rd ICCR Distinguished Indologist award

Nov 28, 2017
Professor Marui has spent over 40 years working on Indian philosophy and Buddhist Studies. His many acclaimed publications and research papers are considered as a final authority on several subjects the world. As the President of the Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies, he has made a significant contribution to Indology in Japan.

Ruskin Bond conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award

Nov 27, 2017
Renowned author and Padma Bhushan Awardee Ruskin Bond was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Chandigarh Literary Society during the 5th edition of Chandigarh Literature Festival. He was conferred with the award comprising a citation and Rs 2 lakh for his outstanding contribution in the field of literature.

Five Indian films nominated for ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal

Nov 24, 2017
The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has nominated nine movies for this year’s International Council for Film, Television and Audio-visual Communication (ICFT) UNESCO Gandhi Medal.

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