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Union Environment Minister launches Global Cooling Prize

Nov 13, 2018
The Global Cooling Innovation Summit was inaugurated by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on November 12 in New Delhi. The two-day summit is a first-of-its-kind solutions-focused event, which has been organised to explore concrete means to address the climate threat that comes from the growing demand from room air conditioners.

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Ladakh’s LAMO Centre wins UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award, 2 Mumbai projects get Honourable Mention

Nov 12, 2018
Apart from Ladakh’s centre, two Mumbai projects fetched Honourable Mention under the 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards. These two projects are Rajabai Clock Tower & University of Mumbai Library Building of Mumbai; and Ruttonsee Muljee Jetha Fountain, both belonging to the colonial-era.

Asma Jahangir wins UN Human Rights Prize posthumously

Oct 27, 2018
Pakistan's late human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir was posthumously awarded the 2018 UN Human Rights Prize. She was the first woman to serve as the president of Pakistan's Supreme Court Bar Association.

India wins CAPAM International Innovations Awards 2018

Oct 26, 2018
India has won the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management Award 2018 for an initiative that envisages quality education for all.

PM Narendra Modi awarded with prestigious Seoul Peace Prize 2018 for 'Modinomics'

Oct 24, 2018
The Seoul Peace Prize Committee recognised Modi's contributions to the growth of the Indian and global economies, crediting 'Modinomics' for reducing social and economic disparity between the rich and the poor. With this, PM Modi became the 14th recipient of this coveted award.

Invest India wins UN Investment Promotion Award for promoting renewable energy investment

Oct 23, 2018
Apart from India, agencies from Bahrain, Lesotho and South Africa won top honours at the United Nations Investment Promotion Awards for excellence in boosting investment into sectors that will have social and economic benefits and will help meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Irish Author Anna Burns wins Man Booker Prize 2018 for her novel 'Milkman'

Oct 18, 2018
Milkman is an exploration of Northern Ireland's three decades of violence told through the voice of a young woman. The novel chronicles the struggles of a middle sister in a family as she confronts rumour, social pressures and politics amid violent sectarian divisions in her community.

Sikkim wins FAO's Future Policy Award 2018 for being world's first 100 percent organic state

Oct 15, 2018
Every year, the World Future Council chooses a topic for the Future Policy Award on which policy progress is particularly urgent. The world’s best laws and policies promoting agroecology were awarded the 2018 Future Policy Award.

ESIC wins ISSA good practice award for Asia, Pacific region

Oct 9, 2018
The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has won the ‘ISSA Good Practice Award’ for an administrative solution for coverage extension at the ‘Regional Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific’ held recently at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 6, 2018
Both Mukwege and Murad made a crucial contribution to focus attention on combating war crimes. Both of them have helped to give greater visibility to war-time sexual violence, so that the perpetrators can be held accountable for their actions.

PM Narendra Modi confers Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2018

Oct 5, 2018
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation commissioned “Swachh Survekshan Grameen-2018” (SSG 2018) through an independent survey agency to develop ranking of all districts of India on the basis of quantitative and qualitative sanitation parameters.

Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith, Sir Gregory P. Winter win 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Oct 4, 2018
All three of them harnessed the power of evolution which is revealed through the diversity of life. They took control of evolution and used it for purposes that bring the greatest benefit to humankind. The laureates used the same principles of genetic change and selection to develop proteins that solve mankind’s chemical problems.

PM Modi receives UN's Champions of the Earth award

Oct 3, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the UN Champions of the Earth award, the highest environmental honour of the United Nations on October 3, 2018. The award was presented by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at a special ceremony in New Delhi.

James P. Allison, Tasuku Honjo jointly win 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Oct 1, 2018
Cancer kills millions of people every year and is one of humanity’s greatest health challenges. The laureates James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo successfully established an entirely new principle for cancer therapy by stimulating the ability of immune system to attack tumour cells.

National Tourism Awards 2017: Ahmedabad, Mandu jointly win ‘Best Heritage City’ award

Sep 28, 2018
The National Tourism Awards 2016-17 were presented by Union Minister for Tourism (IC), K J Alphons on the occasion of the World Tourism Day, which is being celebrated globally with the theme ‘Tourism & Digital Transformation’.

PM Modi, Cochin International Airport honoured with UN Champions of the Earth Award 2018

Sep 27, 2018
The UN Environment jointly awarded PM Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron in the Policy Leadership category for their efforts regarding the creation of the International Solar Alliance. PM Modi was also acknowledged for his unprecedented pledge to eliminate all single use plastic in India by 2022.

President Ram Nath Kovind confers National Sports Awards 2018

Sep 25, 2018
The Ministry received a large number of nominations for these awards this year. The nominations were considered by the Selection Committees consisting of a former Olympian, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sport Journalists, Experts and sports administrators.

Village Rockstars is India’s official entry to Oscars 2019

Sep 24, 2018
Village Rockstars tells the story of 10-year-old Dhunu, a young girl from a remote village in Assam, who dreams of owning a guitar and forming a rock band despite the awful financial situation at home.

National Sports Awards 2018 announced; Mirabai Chanu, Virat Kohli to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Sep 21, 2018
This year, the Ministry received a large number of nominations for these awards. The nominations were considered by the Selection Committees consisting of a former Olympian, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sport Journalists, Experts and sports administrators.

Union HRD Ministry presents Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017-18

Sep 19, 2018
The award was launched as a follow up to the Swachh Vidyalaya Initiative launched in 2014. Under Swachh Vidyalaya Initiative, a record number of 417796 toilets were constructed in 261400 schools, including 190887 girls’ toilets in one year up to August 15, 2015.