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  • Vyas Samman

    Vyas Samman

    Dec 13, 2010
  • Stockholm Water Prize

    Founder of the Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak was honoured with the Stockholm Water Prize.Pathak is known worldwide for advancement and focus in the areas of public health, social progress and human rights.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize

    he Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prizes are awarded annually by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for notable and outstanding work in the field of Science. The award is named after the founder Director of CSIR, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship & Awards

    Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship and Awards are given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama

    Dec 13, 2010
  • Ramon Magsaysay Award

    Ramon Magsaysay Award

    Dec 13, 2010
  • Rajiv Gandhi Awards

    The 12th Rajiv Gandhi Awards were presented on August 19. The awards were instituted in the memory of late Prime Minsiter Rajiv Gandhi. This year 11 personalities from different fields were given the honour.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • Pulitzer Prize

    The 93rd Pulitzer Prizes were given on April 20.The New York Times won five awards this year, with the St. Petersburg Times being the only other multi-prize winner with two.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • Padma Awards

    A total of 133 persons were honoured with the prestigious Padma Awards this year. The second highest civilian honour Padma Vibhushan was given to 10 personalities. 30 individuals won Padma Bhushan while 93 others were presented Padma Shri award.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • Oscar Awards

    The ceremony for 81st edition of Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, was held on February 22. Slumdog Millionaire, an adaptation of the novel ‘Q & A’ by author and diplomat Vikas Swarup bagged eight awards, the most for any film of 2008.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • Nobel Prize 2009

    Nobel Prize 2009

    Dec 13, 2010
  • National Film Awards

    President Pratibha Patil honoured eminent film personalities with the 55th National Film Awards on October 21. The awards were given to the films released in the year 2007. The South Indian film industry dominated these awards.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • Miss World

    112 contestants from all over the world competed for the 59th Miss World crown. The pageant was held on December 12 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Miss Gibraltar Kaiane Aldorino clinched the title.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • Miss Universe

    Miss Universe

    Dec 13, 2010
  • Miss India

    Miss India

    Dec 13, 2010
  • Man Booker Prize

    Britain’s novelist Hilary Mantel won the 2009 Man Booker Prize. Mantel received 50,000 pounds as prize money for her novel ‘Wolf Hall’.

    Dec 13, 2010