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First woman officer to receive a gallantry award Major Mitali Madhumita became the first woman officer to receive

a gallantry awa rd in the Army. She was honoured with 21 Army personnel for acts of bravery and distinguished se rvice at the military station.

Emerging Residential Infrastructure Company of the Year' award Orris Infrastructure, a leading real estate developer, has bagged the prestigiou s Emerging Residential Infrastructure Company of the Year' award for 2010. The award was presented to Orris Infrastructure chairman and managing director V ijay Gupta by Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath

Neyveli Lignite Corporation has won a national award Neyveli Lignite Corporation has won a national award for tices for 2009-2010. Innovative training prac

The award instituted, by the Indian Society for Training and Development, New De lhi, was handed over by Bhaskar Chatterjee, Secretary, Central Department of Pub lic Enterprises, to NLC Deputy General Manager N.Balaji at Kota, Rajasthan.

International Gold Star Millennium Award D. Mohan Reddy, Chairman of Yogananda Institute of Technology and Science (YITS) , Tirupati, has received the International Gold Star Millennium Award' and the Int ernational Kohinoor Award' at the global conference on Indo-Thai Friendship and E conomic Cooperation' held at Bangkok.

CII Environmental Best Practices Award-2011 Zinc Smelter Visakhapatnam (ZSV) of Hindustan Zinc Ltd. has added one more feath er to its cap by winning the coveted CII Environmental Best Practices Award-2011' in the category of Innovative environmental project' of CII - Sohrabji Godrej Gr een Business Centre, Hyderabad, a division of Confederation of Indian Industry ( CII).

United India gets Skoch award 2010 SUCCESSFUL INITIATIVES: G. Srinivasan (left),Chairman and Managing Director, Uni ted India Insurance Company, receiving the Skoch Financial Inclusion Award 2010 from K. C. Chakrabarty, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India.

International award for Technopark firm Innoz Technologies, a Technopark-based company specialising in mobile value adde d services, has won the Red Herring Global 100 award for 2010. The award is instituted for the 100 most promising technology companies across t he globe, that are expected to lead the next wave of industry innovation, every year. Innoz Technologies earlier won the Red Herring 100 Asia award and got qual ified amongst the 200 companies from across the globe to vie for the Red Herring Global 100 title.

Ernst & Young announces 2010 year awards Dilip Shanghvi, Chairman and Managing Director of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., is named as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year 2010. Mr. Shanghvi will represent the country at the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Monte Carlo, Monaco in June 2011

Award for Rashtrapati Nilayam Rashtrapati Nilayam in Hyderabad bagged the first prize and the Sandadi- Susheel

a Devi Trophy in the Garden festival 2011 for garden maintenance for the third c onsecutive year. ISO certification awarded to BSNL Cellular mobile services of Tamil Nadu Circle of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (B SNL) have been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certificate.

Gary Kirsten presenting the Lifetime Achievement award to coach Ramakant Achreka r,who had guided Sachin Tendulkar in his formative years.

O.N.V. Kurup receives Jnanpith Award Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presented 43 rd Jnanpith Award to poet O.N.V. Kuru p for cross-translation of more literary texts into different Indian languages t o make people aware of the richness of the country's literature.

Jayati Ghosh awarded ILO prize The International Labour Organisation's Decent Work Research Prize has been awar ded to economist Jayati Ghosh and Professor Eve Landau.

K.R. Narayanan Award Poet O.N.V. Kurup has been selected for this year's K.R. Narayanan Award. Accord ing to K.R. Narayanan Foundation general secretary Aby J. Jose, the award, consi sting of a memento and a citation, will be presented to the poet on February 19 by the former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Tamil Nadu AGRISNET, has won a national gold award The Tamil Nadu Agriculture Department's portal, AGRISNET, has won a national gol d award for e-governance in the Focus Sector category. The focus for the Specifi c Sector Award for 2010-11 was on agriculture. Silver and bronze awards had gone to e-Krishi', a Kerala government portal, and t he Tea Board's e-auction portal respectively.

Tribal institute bags e-governance award 2010-11 A project on the use of geoinformatics in the implementation of the Forest Right s Act, 2006 in Maharashtra by the Tribal Research and Training Institute (TRTI), Pune has been given the National e-Governance award, 2010-11 (Silver) in Aurang abad

Pushkin Gold Medal to Professor Arun Mohanty Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has awarded the prestigious Pushkin Gold Medal to Professor Arun Mohanty of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for his cont ribution to studies on Russia and promotion of bilateral cultural ties and frien dship.

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