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Aug 2013 Malayalam Poetess Sugathakumari Awarded With Saraswati Samman 2013 On 2 August Renowned Malayalam poetess and

nd social activist Sugathakumari has been conferred with the prestigious Saraswati Samman 2012 for Manalezhuthu (the Writings on the Sand), a collection of poems in Malayalam.Manalezhuthu was published in the year 2006.Saraswati Samman Award was instituted by KK Birla Foundation in 1991.This award is given every year to the literary work in any Indian language which is the part of Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. US Presidential Medal To Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey On 8 August Barack Obama, the US President would confer the Presidential Medal of Freedom on former US President, Bill Clinton and talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey. It is the highest civilian honour of America. Indian American Professor Received Top US Environmental Award On 16 August An Indian American professor of biological and agricultural engineering has been recognised by a top US environmental and water resources institute for his pioneering work in hydrology. Vijay P Singh, professor and Caroline ; William N Lehrer distinguished chair in the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University, was named a recipient of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI).Singh is an internationally recognised and pre-eminent engineer specialising in water resources engineering and hydrology. His work has developed the application of kinematic wave theory to the point where it is widely used throughout the world in hydrologic models used for water resource modelling, flood planning and hydrologic design. Harshwanti Bisht Selected For Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal 2013 On 12 August Professor of economics, and conservationist, and mountaineer Dr. Harshwanti Bisht has been selected to receive the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal 2013.The award is presented for remarkable service in the conservation of culture and nature in mountainous regions.In 2003 the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal was initiated by unanimous resolution of the Namche Conference: Parks, People and Mountain Tourism. Malala Yousafzai Wins International Childrens Peace Prize On 27 August Pakistani school pupil and education activist Malala Yousafzai won the International Childrens Peace Prize 2013. The peace prize carries a cash value of 100000 euros (133000 US dollars) which is invested in projects relating to the winners cause. The International Childrens Peace Prize is an initiative of the Amsterdem-based Dutch KidsRights Foundation. It was launched in the year 2005 by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, when he chaired the Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome. Since then, the prize has been awarded every year by a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The prize is presented annually to an exceptional child, whose courageous or otherwise remarkable actions have made a difference in countering problems, which affect children around the world. Mandela Is The First Recipient Of Mahathir Award For Global Peace

On 27 August Former South African President Nelson Mandela was awarded the first Lifetime Campaigner for Peace and Freedom of the Mahathir Award for Global Peace .Current South African President Jacob Zuma received the award on behalf of Mandela, who is in a critical condition in a hospital in Pretoria.The Mahathir Award for Global Peace is a peace award instituted by the Mahathir Global Peace Foundation. The foundation was formed to contribute to worldwide peace efforts.Mahathir bin Mohamad is a Malaysian politician who was the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia. He held the post for 22 years from 1981 to 2003, making him Malaysias longest serving Prime Minister. July 2013 27 Individuals Conferred With National Youth Awards 2011-12 National Youth Award 2011-12 was conferred by Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India on 4 July 2013 to 27 individuals and an organization at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhawan. It is for the first time that the National Youth awards were given by the President of India.A total of 27 individuals and one organisation received he award this year.The youth award carries a Silver Medal, a Certificate and a cash prize of 40000 rupees in cases of individual awardees and 2lakh case prize for voluntary organizations.The selected individuals are expected to possess leadership qualities and use them in carrying out voluntary activities in the field of youth development. IIFA Awards 2013 Winners The 14th IIFA awards held at Macau on 6 July 2013. And this years IIFA will always be remembered for some outstanding performances by veteran actresses Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi.Ranbir Kapoor won the Best Actor Award for Barfi, while Vidya Balan took the Best Actress Award home for Sujoy Ghoshs Kahaani. Winners List :* Best Actor: Ranbir Kapoor (Barfi!) * Best Female Actor: Vidya Balan (Kahaani) * Best Film: Barfi! * Best Director: Anurag Basu (Barfi!) * Best Story : Tani and Anurag Basu (Barfi!) * Best Supporting Actor (Male): Annu Kapoor (Vicky Donor) * Best Supporting Actor (Female): Anushka Sharma (Jab Tak Hai Jaan) * Best Music Director: Pritam (Barfi!)

Zubin Mehta Conferred Tagore Award 2013 On 10 July Zubin Mehta, western classical music conductor of Indian-Parsi origin, has been awarded 2nd Tagore Award For Cultural Harmony ( for 2013).He was named for the award because of his outstanding

contribution to cultural harmony.The first Tagore Award was conferred on Pt. Ravi Shankar, the Indian Sitar Maestro in 2012 Two Indians Among 7 Girls Awarded On Malala Day On 12 July Two Indians were among the seven young girls honoured with the UN Special Envoy for Global Educations Youth Courage Award for Education as part of Pakistani teen activist, Malala Yousafzai, Malala Day celebrations at the world body.Among them were two Indians,Ashwini from Bangalore and Razia from Uttar Pradesh who were awarded with UN Special Envoy for Global Educations Youth Courage Award for Education. Tongam Rina Selected For German Media Prize On 13 July Senior journalist of Arunachal Pradesh-Tongam Rina has been selected for the prestigious Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media 2013 instituted by Media Foundation, Leipzig, Germany.Brigitte Alfter and Ides Debruyne are the initiators of the European Fund for Investigative Journalism. Instituted in 2001, the award, which carries a prize of 30,000 Euros. Human Powered Helicopter Wins US prize On 13 July The worlds first human-powered helicopter by a Canadian engineer has become the first winner of a decades-old US$250,000 (S$316,255) engineering prize ,after performing a minute-long flight at an altitude of 3.3 meters fueled only by the pilots pedaling of a modified bicycle.The winning vehicle is called the Atlas , and was designed by a team of about 20 students and young professionals.The aircraft is extremely light just 121.4 pounds (55 kilograms) but it spans a sprawling 162 feet (49.4 meters). Shalini Singh Wins 2013 Prem Bhatia Award Shalini Singh, a deputy editor with The Hindu, has bagged the prestigious Prem Bhatia Award for Political Reporting 2013.She has been selected for her excellent coverage of several key issues, particularly her reporting of the telecom and Coalgate scandals.Previous award-winners include Harish Khare, Praveen Swami, P. Sainath, Gargi Parsai, Nirupama Subramanian, Pallavi Aiyar and Amit Baruah for their works in The Hindu. Amitabh Bachchan Received Maestro Award On 17 July Amitabh Bachchan, classical flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia and ace santoor exponent Shivkumar Sharma were honoured with the WWI (Whistling Woods International) Maestro Awards.The honour was bestowed on the trio by filmmaker Subhash Ghais film and media institute. 2013 Ramon Magsaysay Award Winners On 24 July the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation announced the Ramon Magsaysay Awards for the year 2013.Three individuals and two organizations from Afghanistan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal and the Philippines to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award, the Asias premier prize.The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established to perpetuate former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysays example of integrity in government, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society.The prize was established in April 1957.

The Awardees are:* Habiba sarabi Afghanistans first woman governor, was selected for helping build a functioning local government and pushing for education and womens rights in Afghanistans Bamyan province despite working in a violent and impoverished environment in which discrimination is pervasive. * Lahpai Seng Raw of Myanmanr honoured for helping the rehabilitate work in damaged communities amid armed conflict. *Ernesto Domingo, from the Philippines.He is being recognized for his exemplary embrace of the social mission of medical science and his profession, his steadfast leadership in pursuing health for all as a shared moral responsibility of all sectors. *Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (Corruption Eradication Commission), from Indonesia.The organization is being recognized for its fiercely independent and successful campaign against corruption in Indonesia. *Shakti Samuha (Power Group), from Nepal.The organizations founders and members are being recognized for transforming their lives in service to other human trafficking survivors, their passionate dedication towards rooting out a pernicious social evil in Nepal. Azim Premji Bags Asian Business Leaders Award On 24 July Wipro chairman Azim Premji has been awarded the Asian Business Leaders Award 2013 for his impressive business credentials and service to society by London-based Asia House.Past recipients of the honour includes Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group, and Lord Stephen Green, UKs minister of state for trade and investment and former group chairman of HSBC Holdings. Four Indian Americans Won Simons Investigators Awards On 27 July Four Indian-American Professors Kannan Soundararajan, Rajeev Alur, Salil P Vadhan and Senthil Todadri won Simons Investigators Awards 2013. Apart from these, 9 other mathematicians, theoretical physicists and theoretical computer scientists were also selected for the Simons Investigators Awards for their cutting edge research.The 2013 awards were announced by the New York-based Simons Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation. Its mission is to advance the lines of research in mathematics and basic sciences. The Simons Investigators program provides a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term study of fundamental questions. The foundation was incorporated in 1994 by Jim and Marilyn Simons.

Metro Man Sreedharan Chosen For 2013 Lokmanya Tilak Award On 29 July Metro Man E. Sreedharan has been selected for the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak award for 2013 for his outstanding contribution to society.Name of Sreedharan, considered as the architect of the ambitious Delhi metro project, was announced by Lokmanya Tilak Trust.The Padmashree laureate is also credited for pulling off the Konkan Railway project.

Amjad Ali Khan To Get Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award

On 30 July Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan was chosen for the 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award for his contribution towards promotion of communal harmony and peace. The award was ininstituted by All India Congress Committee of the Indian National Congress Party (INC). June 2013 AWARDS & HONOURS 1) Who is the Malaysian author won the Walter Scott Prize 2013 ? Ans:- Tan Twan Eng 2) Which country advertising agencies grabbed gold and bronze lions in Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2013 ?Ans:- India 3) International Data Groups Computerworld Honours Program, Computerworld Honors Laureate selected UIDAI for 21st Century Achievement Award 2013 under the category ? Ans:- Economic Development 4) How many awards India got at the third SAARC Film Festival in Colombo ?Ans:- Three 5) What is the name of the Indian short film has won the Yellow Oscar award at the Uranium Film Festival at Rio-de-Janeiro, Brazil ?Ans:- High Power 6) Who is the Legal activist received the India abroad publishers special award for excellence 2012 ?Ans:- Amrit Singh 7) Which country film The Major won Golden Goblet on 23 June 2013 for best feature film at the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival ? Ans:- Russia May 2013 1) Which product of Zydus Wellness Ltd got the Product of the year 2013 award? Ans:- Nutralite Omega-3 2) Who is the Miss Panama 2013? Ans:- Carolina Brid 3) Who honoured with the Whitley award, also known as Green Oscar in London on 2 May 2013 by Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth? Ans:- Aparajita Datta 4) Who got the ISRO young scientist award 2013 from Meghalaya? Ans:- Jenita Mary 5) Who got the National Florence Nightingale award 2013 from Andhra Pradesh? Ans:- N.Leela Samuel

6) Who was elected for the prestigious Global Leadership Award-2013? Ans:- Malala Yousafzai 7) Who is the Indian-American girl won Americas Top Young Scientist Award for inventing a supercapacitor device that could potentially charge a cellphone in less than 20 seconds? Ans:- Esha Khare 8) Who conferred with the 47th Jnanpith Award for the Year 2011? Ans:- Pratibha Ray April 2013 1. Who won the Prestigious 2013 Templeton Prize ? Ans:-Desmond Tutu 2. Which film won the best film award in The Times of India Film Awards? Ans:- Barfi 3. Who is the Indian-American got the Baby Noble prize(John Bates Clark young economist award)for the year 2013? Ans:- Raj Chetty 4. According to Skytrax-World Airport Awards,which Airport rated as the fifth best regional airport in Asia? Ans:- Rajiv Gandhi International Airpor,Hyderabad 5. Who received the Queens Award on 20 April 2013? Ans:-Kartar Lalvani 6. Who will honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award on 30 April 2013? Ans:- Pran Krishan Sikand 7. Who will get the Kirti Chakra from President on 30 April 2013? Ans:- Anup Joseph March 2013 1. Who is the Indian women selected for US State Dept Award For Environment Awareness on 5 March 2013 ? Ans: Dr.Shubhalaxmi Vaylure 2. Which Indian film got the 11th Golden City Gate Tourism Media Awards Ceremony held in Berlin? Ans: Find What You Seek

3. Who is honoured with International Women of Courage award by American Government on 08 March 2013? Ans: (Nirbhaya)Jyothi Singh Panday 4. Who won the Best Actor award for Paan Singh Tomar and Vikram Gokhale for Anumati in 60th National Film Awards for the year 2012 ? Ans: Irrfan 5. Which industries had been awarded by the prestigious International Refiner of the Year 2013 ? Ans: Reliance Industries 6. Which city was declared as the Best Liveable City of India at the First ABP News-IPSOS Best City Survey and Awards 2013 on 6 March 2013? Ans: Nagpur 7. Who was honoured with the first annual Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony? Ans: Pandit Ravi Shankar Feb 2013 1. The Pakistani girl was shoot by the Talibans against the girl education was nominated for this years Nobel Peace Prize.Who is she? Ans: Malala Yousafzai 2. Who is the Karnataka Artist had won the Rs 1 million Skoda Prize 2012 for contemporary art on 1 February 2013? Ans: L. N. Tallur 3. Who had been received the Georgescu roegen Award at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit on February 2013? Ans: Kozo Mayumi (The University of Tokushima) 4. Who got Lifetime Achievement Grammy award after his death? Ans: Pandit Ravi Shankar 5. Which picture got the best picuter award in 85th Oscar awards ceremony? Ans: Argo 6. Who is the Eminent Hindi litterateur had been selected for the prestigious Vyas Samman for 2012 for his historical novel Na Bhooto Na Bhavishyati on 22 February 2013 ? Ans: Narendra Kohli Jan 2013

1. Who is the Mauritius President was received the 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award on 9 January 2013 ? Ans:- Rajkeswur Purryag 2. Who is an Indian researcher selected for a prestigious Young Investigator Scholarship Award for his work on a drug to cure Alzheimers? Ans:- Mahaveer Golechha 3. Who got the Best Actor award at the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards held in Mumbai on 20 January 2013? Ans:- Ranbir Kapoor 4. Who honoured with the prestigious International Scientific Cooperation Award 2012? Ans:- C N R Rao 5. Who launched a Tang Prize(Asian Noble Prize) on 28 January 2013 ? Ans:- Samuel Yin 6. Who was selected for the Order of Australia Medal award on 30 January 2013? Ans:- Krishna Arora Dec 2012 1. Who was honoured with award of National Tansen Samman for year 2011-12 for their contribution to Hindustani classical music? Ans: Rajan and Sajan 2. Which state received the Silver Icon Web Ratna Award 2012 for its public grievance redressal website? Ans: Bihar 3. Who received the Yuri Milner Foundation award for the work on black holes and in the discovery of a new subatomic particle believed to be the long-sought Higgs boson? Ans: Stephen Hawking 4. Who will be honoured with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously and he is also the first Indian to got this award? Ans: Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar 5. Who is former BBC correspondent had been conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012 on 16 December 2012? Ans: Sir Charles Wheeler 6. Who is the Indian-origin girl won the prestigious a wildlife conservation award in South Africa ?

Ans: Afeefah Patel 7. Who was honoured with Tolkappiyar award by the President on 21 December 2012? Ans: C. Govindarajanar 8. Who is the Bollywood actor attended the Italys River to River Film Festival from India and honoured by the Government of Italy Ans: Amitabh Bachchan 9. Who became the first Emirati and Arab to win the Tagore Peace Prize on 26 December 2012? Ans: Shihab Ghanem 10. Who was honoured with Canadas Highest Civilian Award the Order of Canada in December 2012? Ans: Venkatesh Mannar