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June 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi has finally received her honourary degree from Oxford University . The leader of Myanmar's

opposition is being honoured on 20 june at the university's Encaenia ceremony, in which it presents honourary degrees to distinguished people. uu !yi, who is ma"ing her first visits outside of her native country in 2# years, was awarded the honourary doctorate in civil law in $%%& but was unable to collect it under house arrest in Myanmar. he studied philosophy, politics and economics at t. 'ugh's (ollege in )*ford between $%+# and $%+,.

Bulu Imam of Jharkhand and Binayak Sen of Chhattisgarh has been invited to receive the

andhi !oundation

International "eace a#ard $%&& at a function to be organi-ed at the 'ouse of .ords in the /! on 0une $2.1hile individual letter of invitation has been sent to both of them, the citation released by the 2andhi 3oundation on its website reads that the duo have been selected for the international peace award for their humanitarian wor" and their practice of non4violence. The 3oundation honours individuals or groups annually based on their wor" in the field of promoting or practising 2andhian philosophy. 'a-aribag4based 5ulu 6mam has been selected for the award in the wa"e of his non4 violent approach in protesting coal mining and environmental damage to /pper 7amodar 8alley 9!arnapura: because of open cast coal mines.

Israeli scientist 'aniel (illel #on the )orld !ood "ri*e 20$2 on $& 0une 20$2. The wor" and motivation of 7aniel

'illel built the bridge between the divisions and to promote peace and understanding in the Middle East by advancing a brea"through achievement. 'is wor"s contributed to agriculture4dominated economies. 'e applied the method of micro4irrigation, which ma*imi-es the efficiency of water usage in agriculture. 1orld 3ood ;ri-e is an international award. This award recogni-es the importance of water for agricultural purposes. 7r. 'illel will be formally presented with the cash pri-e of 2<0000 dollar award in )ctober 20$2 at /nited tates. The 1orld 3ood ;ri-e award is chaired by M. . waminathan. 'e is 6ndian agricultural scientist ;rofessor and the first 1orld 3ood ;ri-e laureate.

Sachin +endulkar was conferred upon the )isden India Outstanding Achievement a#ard for completing a century of

$00 international hundreds, in 7ubai on $$ 0une 20$2. Tendul"ar was presented a trophy at an event organised by 3idelis1orld. Tendula"ar achieved the incredible feat while playing against 5angladesh in the =sia (up in March 20$2. 'e has total #% )ne47ay 6nternational centuries and <$ Test centuries to his credit.

July 2012

,andana Shiva to receive !ukuoka "ri*e in Ja-an this year. The 2overnment of 0apan on 2& 0uly 20$2 decided to

honour renowned Indian /nvironmentalist ,andana Shiva #ith !ukuoka "ri*e $%&$ . he enlightens people about the ideas for the love of nature. he is the director of The >esearch 3oundation for cience, Technology and Ecology. 7r. hiva is the founder of ?avdanya, an ?2) which was established in the year $%%$. he commenced her wor" in the field of conservation of traditionally used seeds, organic farming and fair trade. 6n $%%&, she had received >ight .ivelihood =ward that is "nown as the =lternative ?obel ;ri-e. 3u"uo"a ;ri-e is the prestigious award and given to those people who contribute to the academy, arts and culture in =sia. Earlier, ;andit >avi han"ar, ;adma ubrahmanyam, >omila Thapar and =shis ?andy were the famous personalities who were honoured by this award. he penned several boo"s including, Earth 7emocracy@ 0ustice, ustainability and ;eace, The 8iolence of the 2reen >evolution, Monocultures of the Mind@ ;erspectives on 5iodiversity and 5iotechnology, and taying =live@ 1omen, Ecology and urvival in 6ndia. he also set up an international college for sustainable living in the year 200$.

0agasaysay a#ard for +1 activist Kulandei !rancis. Indian social activist Kulandei !rancis2 who gave up being a

priest to devote himself entirely to social wor" in Tamil ?adu, is among the si* individuals from across =sia who has been chosen for the prestigious >amon Magsaysay =wards for 20$2. !ulandei 3rancis is being recognised for Ahis visionary -eal, his profound faith in community energies, and his sustained programmes in pursuing the holistic economic empowerment of thousands of women and their families in rural 6ndia. The others chosen for the pri-es, announced by the >amon Magsaysay =ward 3oundation 9>M=3: in Manila today, are Ms (hen hu4(hu from Taiwan, Mr >omulo 7avide from the ;hillipines, Ms yeda >i-wana 'asan of 5angladesh, Mr Bang aing !oma of (ambodia and Mr =mbrosius >uwindrijarto from 6ndonesia. Established in $%<,, the =ward is =sia's highest honor and is widely regarded as the region's eCuivalent of the ?obel ;ri-e. 6t celebrates the memory and leadership e*ample of the third ;hilippine ;resident, and is given every year to individuals or organi-ations in =sia who manifest the same sense of selfless service that ruled the life of the late and beloved 3ilipino leader.

Sridevi ,edula Sarma gets US "re* a#ard. / ;resident 5arac" )bama has named four 6ndian4=merican scientists

among %+ researchers as recipients of the prestigious presidential Early (areer =wards for cientists and Engineers on 2&, 0uly. The awards bestowed

on ridevi 8edula arma, ;awan inha, ;arag =. ;atha" and 5iju ;are""adan is the highest honour given by the / 2overnment to science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Established in $%%+, the awardees are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach

#on "eo-le5s Choice

Sand artist Sudarsan "attnaik #on double

old medal at S-ain. 6ndian and =rtist Sudarshan "attnaik3Orissa4

old 0edal A#ard in 0osco# on &6 July $%&$7 6t was the econd 1orld and culpture (hampionship. 'e sculpted the

copy of the face of The howman of the Millennium >aj !apoor, while the theme of the competition was 1)>.7 (6?EM=. udarshan ;attnai" had also won 5erlin 1orld (hampionship 200D. 'e had also won his first ;ri-e in (openhagen and culpture (hampionship in 7enmar". 'e also won two gold medals and a trophy in olo 6nternational and culpture contest 20$2.

0ani-al University has bagged the

olden "eacock /nvironment 0anagement A#ard for $%&$ . !aran ingh

conferred the award at the $#th 1orld (ongress on environment management in 7elhi on D july. 7r >amdas M ;ai, chairman, Manipal Education and Medical 2roup earlier had received 2olden ;eacoc" .ifetime =chievement =ward for 20$$ in recognition of his contribution in fields of education and healthcare on 0anuary 22, 20$2.= jury chaired by 0ustice ;? 5hagwati, former (06 and member, /? 'uman >ights (ommission selected Manipal /niversity for the award.

Tata ons chairman 8atan +ata has been a#arded a 9ifetime Achievement A#ard by the -restigious 8ockefeller

!oundation in 1e# york on 2, june for innovation in philanthropy.Tata was honored by the foundation for incorporating public good into the business model of the Tata 2roup.

Aug 2012

Aditi 0ukher:ee2 a 'elhi based scientist2 #on the -restigious 1orman Borlaug A#ard in 3ield >esearch and

=pplication. Mu"herjee was pic"ed for the award for her wor" in transforming access to water for thousands of farmers in 1est 5engal. The award will be formally presented to Mu"herji on $, )ctober 20$2 in 7es Moines, 6owa, / . Mu"herji, &,, is a senior researcher at the 7elhi office of the 6nternational 1ater Management 6nstitute 961M6:. The international award is conferred by the 1orld 3ood ;ri-e 3oundation, which was started by ?orman 5orlogue, the father of 2reen >evolution in 6ndia. The award carries $0000 dollar cash pri-e. The 5orlaug =ward is restricted to scientists under #0.

for4 Buvraj

+he Castrol a#ards for cric"eting e*cellence honoured the players, as =jit 1ade"ar, who bagged the lifetime achievement

award, and /nmu"t (hand, who topped the E0unior cric"eterF category. The other awards are4 6ndian cric"eter of the year G M. . 7honi, special award ingh. Test4cric"eter4of4the4year award 4 >ahul 7ravid , while the limited4over category honours went to uresh >aina and achin

Tendul"ar too" the batsman4of4the4year trophy and the best bowler award 4 >. =shwin. )ther awards@ ;erformance in the 1orld (up@ Buvraj inghH $00th hundred@ Tendul"arH E*traordinary double century in )76s@ 8irender ehwagH ;erformance under pressure@ 2autam 2ambhir 91orld (up final:H tand4out performance under pressure@ 8irat !ohli.

;hysics professor of 0ohns 'op"ins /niversity, Charles 9 Bennett2 #as a#arded #ith the

ruber Cosmology "ri*e

$%&$ in 5eijing at the opening ceremony of the 2Dth (onference of the 6nternational =stronomical /nion on 22 =ugust 20$2. This award was given to him ac"nowledging his immense contribution to the world of physics. 5ennett, a prominent physicist, led a 2+4member team that wor"ed on ?= ='s 1il"inson Microwave =nisotropy ;robe. The findings of the study helped astronomers refine their understanding of the age, shape and ma"eup of the universe.

'r "KB "atnaik has bagged the 'amien;'utton A#ard for 20$2. 'e is now wor"ing as the tate .eprosy )fficer ,

)disha. 7r ;atnai" has been selected for the award in recognition of his more than 2< years of concern and dedication to the victims of leprosy in 6ndia and for his direct involvement in ma"ing the multi4drug therapy available to the people affected by leprosy and goal to eliminate leprosy from the tate, which has been achieved. The 7amien47utton ociety for .eprosy =67 6?( was founded in the year $%## by the taff gt 'oward E (rouch, Medical (orps / =rmy.7r ;atnai" is also 'onorary ecretary, 'ind !ustha ?ivaran angh, )disha tate 5ranch appointed by the 2overnor since $%%+.

6n a rare honour, eminent /rdu litterateur, ;admabhushan award winner, ;rofessor

o-i Chand 1arang<s36&4 name

figured in the list of civilian honours announced by "akistan on the eve of its 6ndependence 7ay. ;rof. ?arang has been conferred itara4i4 6mtia- 9 tar of E*cellence:, the third highest civilian honour bestowed by the nation.The legendary writer aadat 'asan Manto 9 ?ishan4i46mtia- :,

gha-al maestro Mehdi 'assan 9 ?ishan4i4 6mtia- : and eminent poet 0osh Malihabadi 9 'ilal4i46mtia- : are also figured in the list of award winners. 6n the past, former ;rime Minister Morarji 7esai and matinee idol 7ilip !umar have been bestowed ;a"istan's highest civilian honour, ?ishan4i46mtia.The investiture ceremony will ta"e place in ;a"istan on March 2&, 20$&, ;a"istan's >epublic 7ay.

Ashok Sen2 an Indian -hysicist currently on the faculty of an =llahabad4based research institute has become a proud

recipient of / 7 three million 9about >s $+.,< crore: cash pri-e instituted by >ussian entrepreneur =uri 0ilner for researchers in the disci-line . =sho"e en, a professor in ;hysics faculty of the 'arishchandra >esearch 6nstitute, situated at the city outs"irts and funded by the 7epartment of =tomic Energy 97=E:, received the news on, that he was selected for the inaugural group of nine recipients of the 3undamental ;hysics ;ri-e this year when he was abroad last wee". en, <+, who is "nown for his research on the ' tring Theory', is an alumni of the prestigious ;residency (ollege at !ol"ata and 66T4 !anpur. 'e has been associated with premier / 4based institutes li"e 3ermilab and tanford .inear =ccelerator (entre, besides the Tata 6nstitute of 3undamental >esearch at Mumbai. en had received the ;adma hri in 200$, besides being honoured with a number of pri-es li"e the 6nternational (entre for Theoretical ;hysics ;ri-e 9$%D%:, 5hatnagar =ward 9$%%#:. 'e was elected 3ellow of the >oyal ociety in $%%D. Buri Milner

is said to have himself studied ;hysics at the under4graduate level before dropping out of college and ma"ing billions by investing in companies li"e 3aceboo". =ccording to the 3undamental ;hysics ;ri-e 3oundation's website, en was chosen Afor uncovering stri"ing evidence of strong4wea" duality in certain super4 symmetric string theories and gauge theories, opening the path for the realisation that all string theories are different limits of the same underlying theoryA.

= (hennai4based development organisation, (and in (and India2 is among the five #inners of this year<s )orld

/nvironment 'ay Challenge organised by the /? for inspiring environmental action. 'and in 'and 6ndia brought together over <00 volunteers to create a colourful $0,000 sCuare foot rangoli carpet depicting $0 environmental themes. The /? Environment ;rogramme 9/?E;: had challenged people across the world to pledge an environmental activity in connection with this yearFs 1orld Environment 7ay, which was observed on 0une <.

8eno#ned social #orker '787 0ehta was selected for the $%th 8a:iv

andhi 1ational Sadbhavna A#ard on #

=ugust. (ongress treasurer Motilal 8ora, who is member secretary of >ajiv 2andhi ?ational adbhavana =ward (ommittee, said in a statement that the award was given to Mehta for Ahis outstanding contribution towards the promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwillA. The award, given on the birth anniversary of former prime minister >ajiv 2andhi, carries a citation and a cash award of >s.< la"h. Mehta is founder of 5hagwan Mahaveer 8i"lang ahayata amiti 95M8 :, a 0aipur4based ?2) that helps the physically challenged, particularly the poor, by providing devices such as artificial

limbs and callipers. 3ormer recipients of the award include Mother Teresa, /stad 5ismillah !han, .ata Mangesh"ar, unil 7utt, .?. ubbarao and 7ilip !umar.

6ndia born internationally acclaimed 18I (eart Surgeon and 8esearch Scientist from the famed 'arvard /niversity, 'r

0ukesh (aria#ala, has been unanimously selected by the ?ational 'ealthcare jury to be honored with the prestigious 5India5s 0ost Admired Surgeon $%&$ A#ard57 The glittering ceremony to be held at Mumbai's 'ilton 'otel on 2$st eptember, will have in attendance top dignitaries from government, celluloid personalities, industrialists and eminent public figures, led by Maharashtra 2overnor hri !. an"aranarayanan,

Sept 2012

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on &> se-tember has received -restigious Congressional old

0edal2 a rare honour besto#ed to any foreign leader by the US administration7 The ?ational .eague for 7emocracy leader also met ;resident 5arac" )bama on a day when the / lifted additional sanctions on Myanmar. 6n her (ongressional 2old Medal acceptance speech uu !yi said it has always been her opinion that democracy offers the best balance between freedom and security for all of them.

1oted +amil scholar A A 0anavalan was on $D september,in ?ew 7elhi, conferred with the -restigious Saras#ati

Samman for his wor" '6rama !athaiyum 6ramaya"alyum', a comparative study of epic >amayana written in #D languages.(orporate =ffairs and ;ower Minister M 8eerappa Moily presented a citation plaCue, a memento and a cheCue of >s ,.< la"h to Manavalan at a function organised by ! ! 5irla 3oundation.

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The bo*ing (hampion, Muhammad =li who retired from the game in the year $%D$ was honored with .iberty Medal in ;hiladelphia on $& eptember 20$2. The bo*er who has been battling with ;ar"inson disease for the past &0 years was awarded with the honor for his contribution towards the humanitarian causes li"e religious freedom and civil rights. ?ational (onstitution (enter of the /nited tates administers the .iberty Medal and

presents the honor of this medal to the leaders who fight in pursuit of freedom. Muhammad =li, who was born as (assius Marcellus (lay changed his name to be Muhammad =li after converting himself into 6salm in the year $%+#. 'e won the world heavyweight title three times and is nic"named as The 2reatest. 6n the year $%%%, 55( crowned =li, with the titleH ports ;ersonality of the (entury and ports illustrated crowned him with the title of portsman of the century

8eno#ned -oet and film;maker

ul*ar has been nominated for the $?th Indira

andhi A#ard for 1ational

Integration7 (ongress ;resident onia 2andhi will give away the 2,th 6ndira 2andhi =ward for ?ational 6ntegration to the ,<4year4old lyricist and writer in recognition of his yeoman wor" in promoting and preserving spirit of national integration in the country.The =ward consists of a citation and cash of >s < la"h. 5efore 2ul-ar, some of the other film personalities, who received the award are director hyam 5enegal, lyricist 0aved ="htar, music composer = > >ahman and writer Mahashweta 7evi. The award instituted in the name of late 6ndira 2andhi is given in recognition to outstanding contribution to this cause by individuals or institutions. 3ormer ;residents = ; 0 =bdul !alam and han"ar 7ayal harma, .ate ;rime Minister >ajiv 2andhi, late ;unjab (hief Minister 5eant ingh, the former head of >am"rishna Math and Mission wami >anganathananda, musician M

ubula"shmi, =runa =saf =li, ; ? 'a"sar, =charya hree Tulsi 0i, 5ishambar ?ath ;aride and ?atwar Tha""ar are among the other awardees.

/brahim Alka*i2 the grand old man of Indian theatre has been conferred !rance<s highest cultural a#ard for

his contribution in nurturing and presenting modern theatre in 6ndia and preserving the treasures of photography and other art forms for posterity. Alka*i2 #as a#arded Knight of the Order of Arts and 9etters 3Chevalier dans l<Ordre des Arts et des 9ettres4 on 2D eptember, in ?ew 7elhi by the 3rench government who hailed him as Ithe universal manJ for his patronage of fine arts and culture. 3rench =mbassador to 6ndia 3rancois >ichier recalled =l"a-iFs association with 3rance and his contribution in preserving and enduring the bonds between the two countries through his wor"s and through the =l"a-i 3oundation of the =rts. The award is given to writers, filmma"ers, musicians and other artists and persons who have distinguished themselves in the field of art, culture and literature or for their contribution to the influence of arts in 3rance and throughout the world.

Afghan human rights activist and former 0inister Sima Samar 3@@4 on $6 Se-tember #on the S#edish 8ight

9ivelihood A#ard 7= medical doctor by training, Ms. amar fled to ;a"istan in $%D#. he returned in 200$ to become the first Minister of 1omenFs =ffairs and in 2002 was named the head of the =fghanistan 6ndependent 'uman >ights (ommission, which she still leads. 0s7 Samar shares the a#ard #ith American -olitical theorist ene Shar- 36A4 and an organisation cam-aigning for an end to British arms ex-orts7 South Korean !ilm #on olden 9ion ,enice +o"ri*e @

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The 2olden .ion ;ri-e for best movie was given to the outh !orean Movie, ;ieta directed by !im !i4du" at the +%th 8enice 3ilm 3estival on D eptember 20$2. The Master by ;aul Thomas =nderson wal"ed off with two major awards namely, pecial 0ury =ward and 5est =ctor for 0oaCuin ;hoeni*. ;ieta is the brutal story about a debt collector with a habit of crippling those, who were unable to pay his debt. The brutality stops at a certain point of time, when he meets a woman who claims to be his mother.

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India

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Ten senior scientists, including theoretical physicists Thanu ;admanabhan and 8arun ahni and environmental scientist 8inod !umar 2arg, were on $2 eptember honoured with the 6ndia (itation =wards instituted by Thomson >euters. The other awardees are =nunay amanta 9physical chemistry and photochemistry:, Murali astry 9nanobiotechnology:, >abin 5anerjee and andip Trivedi 9both theoretical physics and cosmology:, /mesh 1aghmare 9applied physics and materials science, computational methods:. arit !umar 7as 9mechanical engineering, heat transfer: 8elayutham Murugesan 9physical, organic and environmental chemistry: were also among the awardees. The awardees were selected on the basis of their highly cited research papers written over a decade between 2002420$$. 6ndian scientists who had previously been recognised at Thomson >euters awards in 200#, 200+ and 200% were not considered for selection. 1hile amanta is a ;rofessor of (hemistry at the /niversity of 'yderabad, astry is the 7irector of 6ndia 6nnovation (entre of 7 M 6ndia ;rivate .imited. 5anerjee is a enior ;rofessor, 7epartment of Theoretical ciences, ? 5ose ?ational (entre for 5asic

ciences. Trivedi teaches Theoretical ;hysics at the Tata 6nstitute of 3undamental >esearch. 1hile 7as is the ;rofessor, 7epartment of Mechanical Engineering, 66T4Madras, ;admanabhan is a >esearch cientist at 6nter4/niversity (entre for =stronomy and =strophysics 96/(==:. 1aghmare is the ;rofessor, Theoretical cience /nit, 0awaharlal ?ehru (entre for =dvanced cientific >esearch 90?(= >:. ahni is a ;rofessor at 6/(==. Murugesan is the ;rofessor of (hemistry 9Eminence: at =nna /niversity and 2arg is an =ssociate ;rofessor, 7epartment of Environmental cience and Engineering, 2uru 0ambheshwar /niversity of cience and Technology, 'isar

9iberty

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0uhammad

Ali2

the

Boxing

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The bo*ing (hampion, Muhammad =li who retired from the game in the year $%D$ was honored with .iberty Medal in ;hiladelphia on $& eptember 20$2. The bo*er who has been battling with ;ar"inson disease for the past &0 years was awarded with the honor for his contribution towards the

humanitarian causes li"e religious freedom and civil rights. ?ational (onstitution (enter of the /nited tates administers the .iberty Medal and presents the honor of this medal to the leaders who fight in pursuit of freedom. Muhammad =li, who was born as (assius Marcellus (lay changed his name to be Muhammad =li after converting himself into 6salm in the year $%+#. 'e won the world heavyweight title three times and is nic"named as The 2reatest. 6n the year $%%%, 55( crowned =li, with the titleH ports ;ersonality serious of the (entury and ports illustrated crowned him with the title of portsman of the century.

wor" in the

Andhra "radesh State 9iteracy 0ission Authority 9 .M=: received three 1ational 9evel A#ards for its e*cellent tate. The =uthority has received awards for its wor" in 8i-ianagaram district and one gram panchayat ; Beleru of =nantapur

district. Andhra "radesh is the only State #hich received the Saakshar Bharat A#ard in the entire Country . The =wards comprising a trophy and a certificate which will be given by the 8ice4;resident of 6ndia 'amid =nsari on the occasion of International 9iteracy 'ay to be celebrated on Se-tember 6 at 9uckno# in Uttar "radesh7 The ?ational .iteracy Mission =uthority has instituted aa"shar 5harat =wards to encourage the institutions wor"ing in the field of the literacy and "ill 7evelopment and the awards are presented on 6nternational .iteracy 7ay on Dth of eptember every year. 6n =ndhra ;radesh, aa"shar 5harat programme is being implemented in $% districts where female literacy is less than <0 per cent. The overall literacy rate of =ndhra ;radesh is +,.## per cent as per 20$$ census. /nder aa"shar 5harat ;rogramme, so far &, la"h non4literates were enrolled and about && la"h non4literates were made literate. Thus, the literacy rate among adults in the age group of $<K above will be around ,2 per cent which is nearer to the ?ational =verage.

Author Siddhartha 'eb has been named among the winners of the $%&$ "/1=wards, considered the most comprehensive

literary awards programme in the / , for his non4fiction wor" on 6ndia, which is described as a Agripping analysisA of the country and an Aimportant boo"A of current times. 7eb's boo" The 5eautiful and the 7amned@ = ;ortrait of the ?ew 6ndia won the ;E? )pen 5oo" =ward, which carries a L<000 cash reward Afor an e*ceptional wor" of literature by an author of colour. A7eb's boo" chronicles varying lives in contemporary 6ndia, including that of highly paid call centre wor"ers, an entertainment mogul and the tragedy of the farmer suicides.

K7C Abraham2 the Managing 7irector of !unnath ;harmaceuticals and the producer of world famous Musli ;ower M4tra has

won the S#it*erland Business /xcellence A#ard $%&$ on D eptember 20$2 at Nurich, wit-erland. 'e got shortlisted for the award because of his visionary leadership s"ill, hard wor"ing nature and dedication.

The /niversity of ;etroleum and Energy tudies on < eptember 20$2, on the occasion of teacherFs day felicitated 'r7 A1

"urohit #ith siksha ratna a#ard . 7r. ;urohit is a former vice4chancellor of '?5 2arhwal /niversity. 7r ;urohit has widely wor"ed in the 'imalayan belt, particularly in /ttara"hand, on specific subject of plant physiology, ecophysiology of trees and the environment.'e was awarded ;admashree in $%%, by the ;resident.

Oct 2012

9ionel 0essi2 the Barcelonean for#ard footballer on $> October $%&$ #on olden Boot A#ard7 Messi won the

award in recognition to his record <0 goals scored in the EuropeFs domestic football league in the last session. To win the award he scored # more goals than (ristiano >onaldo, the panish league star. This is the second 2olden 5oot award for Messi, as he won his first 2olden 5oot =ward in the year 20$0 after scoring &# goals during =rgentina 6nternational to help 5arcelona win the league title. 'e is also in the list of the favorites to win the 20$2 5allon dF)r for the 1orldFs best player.

!amous 9yricist and #ell kno#n -oet

ul*ar on B& October $%&$ a#arded #ith Indira

andhi 1ational

Integration A#ard by congress ;resident onia 2andhi. The award was given on the eve of 2Dth death anniversary of the late ;rime Minister 6ndira 2andhi who was assassinated on &$ )ctober $%D#.Earlier, 2ul-ar was awarded ahitya ="ademi =ward in 2002 and the ;adma 5hushan in 200# for his contribution to the arts.

+he 'elhi 0etro 8ail Cor-oration 3'08C4 on $> Se-tember $%&$ a#arded the Ja-an International

Coo-eration Agency 3JICA4 "resident A#ard for $%&$ for its outstanding contribution to the development of human resources, society and economy of 6ndia and also for promoting mutual understanding between 6ndia and 0apan.6t is the ninth edition of the 06(= awards which in the past has been given mostly to 0apanese organisation such as research institutions, non4government organisations and medical organisations. 06(= and 7M>( have been associated since the beginning of the 7elhi Metro construction in $%%D in the ?ational (apital >egion.

Indian Oil5s 0athura 8efinery #as a#arded the "latinum A#ard in the &Bth Annual

reentech /nvironment

A#ards. The award was felicitated on &$ )ctober 20$2.Mathura >efinery was awarded in regard to the company's outstanding achievements and contribution to apt implementation of environmental friendly technologies and methodologies.2reentech =wards is a "ey component that values the need of environmental management in business sustainability.

Indian Oil5s 0athura 8efinery #as a#arded the "latinum A#ard in the &Bth Annual

reentech /nvironment

A#ards. The award was felicitated on &$ )ctober 20$2. Mathura >efinery was awarded in regard to the company's outstanding achievements and contribution to apt implementation of environmental friendly technologies and methodologies. 2reentech =wards is a "ey component that values the need of environmental management in business sustainability.

The

ujoy 2hosh directorial venture CKahaaniD2 has been named as the best film at the film festival held in

9abassa7 The festival, that was partnered with 6ndian 'igh commission and organi-ed by 3iji ?ational /niversity and 3ilm 3iji, had opened with the screening of !ahaani.1hile >aj !umar 'irani received the E5est 7irectorF award for & 6diots, a special 0ury 5est 3ilm award went to !umavatara.

"rof7 ,enkatesh 8aghavan #as honored #ith the $%&$ Sol Kat* A#ard for 2eospatial 3ree and )pen ource oftware

during the inaugural session of the !OSSA ;India $%&$ conference held in (yderabad2 6ndia. The award was presented by >avi !umar and 8undavallu =runa !umar, Member of ;arliament. 8en"atesh's dedication to 3) #2 and his community wor" around the world, promoting open

source geospatial, is second to none. 'e has been involved in ) 2eo since the foundation was formed in 200+. The ol !at- =ward for 2eospatial 3ree and )pen ource oftware is awarded annually by ) 2eo to individuals who have demonstrated leadership in the 23) community. >ecipients of the

award will have contributed significantly through their activities to advance open source ideals in the geospatial realm. ol !at- was an early pioneer of 23) and left behind a large body of wor" in the form of applications, format specifications, and utilities. 6n the early D0's, ol assisted in the 9Map )verlay and tatistical ystem:. This software was arguably the first open source 26

development of a public domain 26 pac"age called M) software in the world.

6ndiaFs leading strategic thin"er and analyst Brahma Chellaney has #on the $%&$ Asia Society Bernard Sch#art*

Book A#ard for his recently -ublished C)ater. Asia<s 1e# BattlegroundD book7 (hellaney will be honoured and presented with a L20,000 pri-e at a special event to be held at =sia ocietyFs headCuarters in ?ew Bor" (ity on 0anuary 2&. Established in 200%, the =sia ociety 5ernard chwart- 5oo" =ward is the only award that recognises non4fiction boo"s for their outstanding contributions to the understanding of contemporary =sia or / 4=sia relations, as well as potential policy impacts relating to the region.

6nfosys founder 1787 1arayana 0urthy has been conferred #ith the $%&$ (oover 0edal in recognition of his ;residents 'erbert 'oover, 7wight Eisenhower and 0ames Earl (arter are among some of the

-hilanthro-ic activities in India73ormer /

prominent recipients of this annual award established in $%&0 to recognise great, unselfish and non4technical services by the engineers to humanity.Murthy was awarded with the award on )ctober 2 at the 2lobal 'umanitarian Technology (onference in eattle.The ,0th recipient of the award, Murthy was recognised for establishing a foundation that forges outstanding improvements in healthcare, social rehabilitation, rural uplift and education following his formation of 6nfosys, an innovative company that provides business consulting, technology, and engineering services in over &0 countries.6n 200D, former 6ndian ;resident =.;.0. =bdul !alam had received this award.

Musa ayeedFs 8alley of aints bagged the special jury award in the international competition section at the $#th Mumbai 3ilm

3estival that concluded on 2< )ctober. Mr. ayeed dedicated the film to the people of !ashmir who inspired him to ma"e the movie. 8eteran actor 1aheeda >ehman was presented with the .ifetime =chievement =ward. 6n the international competition category for first feature films, the award went to =CuO B =lla 9'ere =nd There: directed by =ntonio Mendes Espar-a. 6t also won the award for best direction. The jury award for technical e*cellence went to ;an"aj !umar for hip of Theseus directed by =nand 2andhi.6n the newly introduced competition section for 6ndian feature films, Miss .ovely directed by =shim =hluwalia bagged the best film award, while hahid , directed by 'ansal Mehta, based on the real4life story of lawyer and human rights activist hahid =-mi who was "illed in Mumbai, was the runner4up.=nother special jury award was given to Manjeet ingh for Mumbai (ha >aja . The Mumbai Boung (ritics chose 5easts of the outhern 1ild , directed by 5enh Neitlin, as the best film, while Thomas 8interbergFs The 'unt was selected winner of the =udience (hoice =ward.

1arendra Kumar the I"S officer who was brutally "illed by illegal mining mafia in Madhya ;radesh and many other

ecurity ;ersonnel who had laid down their life for fighting against Maoists and anti ocial element on 20 )ctober 20$2 was awarded with Singham Bravery A#ards7 The awards were handed over to the family members of the police officers by reel life ' ingham' =jay 7evgan,who is also the brand ambassador of Maharashtra police ,actor unil hetty and former (>;3 7irector 2eneral ! 8ijay !umar. 5esides ?arendra !umar, the award was posthumously presented to urinder ingh, ?arinder ingh >anjeet ingh, ;ra"ash Meena, ! ( Meena, Tanveer ingh and anjeev !umar.Mar"ing

the occasion, =jay 7evgn and >ohit hetty, were also bestowed with ';ride of ?ation' awards.The ingham 5ravery =ward was organised by the =ll 6ndia =nti Terrorist 3ront 9=6=T3: and were held on the occasion of ?ational ;olice 7ay 20$2 to felicitate those who had ris"ed 4 some had even sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

"resident !elicitates 8ashtra-ati Bhavan 0edical Officer 0a:or Surendra "oonia for )inning Seven 0edals ames. The ;resident of 6ndia hri ;ranab Mu"herjee felicitated Major 7r. urendra ;oonia, 8 M at >ashtrapati 5havan ames held in

at BBrd )orld 0edical

on )ctober +, 20$2 for winning seven medals 9two 2old Medals and five ilver Medals: at BBrd )orld 0edical and (ealth

Antalya2 +urkey from 0uly , to $<, 20$2. Major ;oonia won two gold medals in ;owerlifting and D00 meters race and five ilver medals in #00 meters race, $<00 meters race, <000 meters race, cross country race and ;entathlon. +his year 0a:or "oonia #as a#arded by E,ishisht Seva 0edal< by the "resident of India for his outstanding -erformance in s-orts for year $%&&7 'e is also a Cualified paratrooper 9$2& jumps: and has served in ;ara pecial forces earlier in 0P! and in 0odhpur.

Charu Udaya2 ,inayak Bagare2 Keertan Kumar and San:ay Kumar on &6 October2 received the India

Biodiversity a#ards for sustained efforts to conserve forests and natural resources at the global biodiversity summit. They represented ;ir 0ahania 0ungle ura"sha amithi, )dishaH han"arpur 8illage 2ram ;anchayat, MaharashtraH 8an /tthan ansthan from >ajasthan and the ;eriyar Tiger >eserve, !erala, respectively. The United 1ations 'evelo-ment "rogramme 3U1'"4 is -artnering the Union 0inistry of /nvironment and !orests in su--orting these a#ards. The award carries >s one la"h, a citation and recognises good practices in 6ndia, from community4run institutions, local self4governance bodies, joint forest management committees and protected area management agencies. 8eerle 8andeweerd, /?7; 7irector, Environment and Energy 2roup, ?ew Bor", told that at the ceremony, /?7; currently wor"s in $#+ countries, managing <$2 projects on ecosystems and biodiversity with L$.+ billion in funding from the 2lobal Environment 3acility and other sources and co4financing of L&.< billion.

British )riter (ilary 0antel on $+ )ctober 20$2 #on the -restigious literary -ri*e2 the Booker "ri*e for her

novel CBring u- the Bodies J, the second in a historical trilogy set during the reign of !ing 'enry 8666. 'ilary Mantel had earlier won the 5oo"er pri-e in 200% for A1olf 'all,A the first novel in the trilogy. 'ilary Mantel is the third author to win the pri-e twice, alongside outh4=frican4born 0.M. (oet-ee and =ustralian ;eter (arey. 1ith this she also became the first 5ritish author, and the first woman, to achieve a double 5oo"er ;ri-e. The Man 5oo"er ;ri-e for 3iction is a literary pri-e awarded each year for the best original full4length novel, written in the English language, by a citi-en of the (ommonwealth of ?ations, 6reland, or Nimbabwe.

8eliance Industries 9td<s 38I94 S/F refinery at Jamnagar has #on the E lobe of (onour A#ard< for excellence

in environmental management7 +he a#ard is given by the British Safety Council2 9ondon7 This is the first time that a >eliance 6ndustriesF manufacturing site has been bestowed with such a coveted award. The award will be presented at a celebratory luncheon at Mansion 'ouse in the (ity of .ondon on ?ovember 2&. The 5ritish afety (ouncil is a global health, safety and environmental charity. 3or over <0 years, the 5ritish afety (ouncil has been a champion of wor"place health and safety.

Alvin 8oth and 9loyd Sha-ley of America #ere a#arded the 1obel economics -ri*e on $< )ctober 20$2 for their

#ork in market design and matching theory . The award was cited to the economist by The >oyal wedish =cademy of ciences for the theory of stable allocations and the -ractice of market design . The >oyal wedish =cademy of ciences, which awards the D million crown 9L$.2 million: pri-e, called their wor" an outstanding e*ample of economic engineering. The two economists were wor"ing independently on the same research project. .loyd hapley used game theory to study matching models, and =lvin >oth built on them to ma"e real4world changes to e*isting mar"ets, including school choice and organ transplants, =lvin >oth is a professor at 'arvard and .loyd hapley teaches at the /niversity of (alifornia in .os =ngeles

0o =an2 the Chinese #riter #on $%&$ 1obel "ri*e for 9iterature on $$ )ctober 20$2. The

wedish =cademy of

toc"holm praised the (hinese writer for the writer called his hallucinatory realism. The #riter combines the folk stories2 modern events and the history in his #orks7 (e is the first Chinese #riter in the &&& years of 1obel history to become a 1obel "ri*e #inner7 5efore him, 2ao Mingjiana a 3rench citi-en born in (hina won a ?obel in literature in 2000.Mo Ban will receive the pri-e medal and the pri-e amount of more than $ million L on $0 7ecember 20$2, the death anniversary of the pri-e founder, =lfred ?obel.

0ax India founder and ,odafone Chairman Anal:it Singh has been given this year's

olden "eacock A#ard for

personal leadership and his contribution to society. Eric ;ic"les, 3ormer ;rime Minister of weden and (o4(hair of the 1orld (ommission on 3orests and ustainable 7evelopment, presented the award at the third '2lobal (onference on ustainability' in .ondon on $$ )ctober.

+he "eriyar +iger 8eserve 3"+8 : has won the coveted U717;India Biodiversity

overnance a#ard instituted by the

2overnment of 6ndia and the /nited ?ations 7evelopment ;rogramme 9/?7;: for the best managed protected area of the country. The award was

announced at the venue of the (onference of ;arties to (onvention on 5iological 7iversity in 'yderabad on $, )ctober. anjayan"umar, deputy director of the reserve, and 'ydros Meeran, chairman of the ;eriyar East Eco 7evelopment (ommitteesF (onfederation, received the award. The award carries a purse of >s.<0, 000 and a citation.

The ;T>, first tiger reserve in the tate, is home to &< tigers. The reserve, which is spread over an area of %2< sC "m, is also one

of the best "nown eco4tourism centres of the country which is visited by around seven la"h people annually. The par" supports a wide range of wildlife, including tigers and elephants. 6t is also one of the elephant reserves of the country. The reserve had earlier bagged recognition as one of the best tiger reserves of the tate. The ?ational Tiger (onservation =uthority had bestowed the best tourism regulated par" award on the ;T> last year.

$$th Economist (rossword 5oo" =ward #as declared on &6 October $%&$ at 0umbai . The 3olded Earth and = 3ree Man4

a nonfiction boo", #ritten by Anuradha 8oy and Aman Sethi res-ectively #ere declared among #inners of the &&th /conomist Cross#ord Book A#ard7 +he !olded /arth #as declared #inner in /nglish Indian !iction Category2 #hereas2 A !ree 0an #on the a#ard in the /nglish 1on;!iction Category for $%&&7

3ew more boo"s that won awards in different categories were English Translation by =runava inha of a boo" on short stories,

$, written by =nita =gnihotri and The =raya 1oman written by ?aayan and Translated by (atherine Than"amma were declared joint winners of the award for 6ndian .anguage Translation and the 6ncredible 5an"er written by >avi ubramanian fetched the ;opular =ward

1obel "eace 9aureate Aung San Suu Kyi2 reno#ned Burmese o--osition leader and chair-erson of the

1ational 9eague for 'emocracy in Burma2 received an honorary doctorate from the University of San !rancisco on 2% september,20$2 in recognition for her years of e*traordinary wor" giving voice to the marginali-ed and strength for the oppressed. 6n 7ecember 200,, the /niversity honored the 5uddhist mon"s of 5urma at a commencement ceremony with an honorary doctorate for their courage, compassion, and commitment in see"ing to protect the human and democratic rights of the 5urmese people in the face of a harshly brutal military dictatorship. 6t was this proven commitment to social justice that led the local 5urmese community to select / 3 as the venue location for this historic visit by the +,4year4 old ?obel laureate, who spent $< years under house arrest for opposing military rule. This trip to the /nited tates mar"s her first return since she wor"ed at the /nited ?ations in ?ew Bor" (ity from $%+% to $%,$.

+he

overnment of S-ain has conferred on && October2 the

reat Cross of Civil merit on 'r7 !arooG Abdullah2

0inister of 1e# and 8ene#able /nergy . This is the highest possible honour accorded by the panish 2overnment to somebody who is not 'ead of tate or 2overnment. 7r. =bdullah has been honoured for his efforts to promote sustainable economic development through the promotion of renewable energy. The honour was received by 7r. =bdullah from Mr. 2ustavo de =ristegui, the ambassador of pain in a function in the panish Embassy. 7r. =bdullah than"ed the panish 2overnment for conferring this honour on him. 'e accepted it on behalf of the people of 6ndia and hoped that one day he would be able to see his vision of every 6ndia household electrified become a reality. pain is the #th largest producer of wind generated power and is top4ran"ed worldwide in terms of photovoltaic solar power capacity. The olar ;latform of =lmeria 9; =:, run under the panish Ministry of Economy and (ompetitiveness is considered one of the largest and best >P7 facilities for (oncentrating olar ;ower Technologies 9( ;

Technologies:. The )rder of panish (ivil Merit was created by Queen 6sabel 66 in the M6M century to honour paniards and foreign citi-ens with e*ceptional Cualities who have performed great services for their communities and contributed to a better understanding between nations.

&& exce-tional -ersonalities including2 !lutist (ari-rasad Chaurasia2 santoor -layer Shivkumar Sharma2

sarod -layer Am:ad Ali Khan and 0ani-uri dance guru 8a:kumar Singha:it Singh #ere conferred the -restigious Sangeet 1atak Akademi !ello#shi-s by ;resident ;ranab Mu"herjee on % )ctober in ?ew 7elhi. They receive a purse of money of >s.& la"h and a citation. )ther fellows include mridangam player /mayalpuram !asiviswanatha ivaraman, !alamandalam 2opi 9"atha"ali artist:, ;adma ubrahmanyam

95haratnatyam dancer:, (handrase"har 5asavanneppa !ambara 9!annada poet, playwright and fol"lorist: and Manipuri theatre personality 'eisnam !anhailal. (urrently, the angeet ?ata" ="ademi has #0 living fellows. =ltogether, &+ artists received the ="ademi awards for their contribution to performing arts and music.

The /uro-ean Union #on the 1obel "eace "ri*e;$%&$ . 6n this regard the ?orwegian ?obel (ommittee praised the 2,4

nation E/ for rebuilding after 1orld 1ar Two and for its role in spreading stability to former communist countries after the fall of the 5erlin 1all in $%D%.AThe union and its forerunners have for over si* decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe,A ?obel (ommittee president Thorbjoern 0agland said in )slo. The pri-e, worth L$.2 million, will be presented in )slo on 7ecember $0.2iving the award to an organi-ation is not unprecedented. omething called the 6nternational ;eace 5ureau won all the way bac" in $%$0, and other past recipients include the 6nternational >ed (ross, 7octors 1ith 5orders, and /?6(E3.

Chinese #riter 0o =an #on the $%&$ 1obel -ri*e for literature on $$ )ctober, for wor"s which combine Ahallucinatory

realismA with fol" tales, history and contemporary life grounded in his native land. The pri-e, awarded by the wedish =cademy, is worth D million "ronas 9L$.2 million:.Mo, who grew up in 2aomi in handong province in the northeast of the country and whose parents were farmers, sets his wor"s mainly in (hina.

+#o Chennai;based auto com-onent makers2 9ucas;+,S and 8ane 30adras42 have bagged the 'eming

rand

"ri*e for Guality excellence7 +he coveted -ri*e 3originally established as the Ja-an Huality 0edal4 is given by the Union of Ja-anese Scientists and /ngineers7 .ucas4T8 and >ane 9Madras: now join an elite group of 2< companies worldwide, including three companies from 6ndia 91abco T8 , MPM 3arm ECuipment and >ane T>1:, which have won this honour for e*cellence in total Cuality management 9TQM:. The 7eming 2rand ;ri-e is given to companies for TQM approach in business processes with a focus on customer orientation, improvement and employee involvement. .ucas4T8 , which ma"e auto electricals, launched the TQM movement in $%%DH it secured the 7eming =pplication ;ri-e in 200# for its TQM commitment and appreciation. The 7eming 2rand ;ri-e is the ne*t higher level of award. >ane 9Madras:, which ma"es steering and suspension systems, had earlier won the 7eming =pplication ;ri-e in 200,.

The >oyal

wedish =cademy of

ciences has decided to award the 1obel "ri*e in "hysics for $%&$ to Serge

(aroche2 (ollege de 3rance and Ecole ?ormale uperieure, ;aris, 3rance and 'avid J7 )ineland, ?ational 6nstitute of tandards and Technology 9?6 T: and /niversity of (olorado 5oulder, (), / = Afor ground4brea"ing e*perimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual Cuantum systemsA. erge 'aroche and 7avid 0. 1ineland have independently invented and developed methods for measuring and

manipulating individual particles while preserving their Cuantum4mechanical nature, in ways that were previously thought unattainable.

The ?obel =ssembly at !arolins"a 6nstitutet has on D )ctober, decided to award +he 1obel "ri*e in "hysiology or urdon and Shinya =amanaka for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become

0edicine $%&$ jointly to John B7

pluripotent. The ?obel ;ri-e recogni-es two scientists who discovered that mature, specialised cells can be reprogrammed to become immature cells capable of developing into all tissues of the body. Their findings have revolutionised our understanding of how cells and organisms develop. 0ohn 5. 2urdon discovered in $%+2 that the specialisation of cells is reversible. hinya Bamana"a discovered more than #0 years later, in 200+, how intact mature cells in mice could be reprogrammed to become immature stem cells. urprisingly, by introducing only a few genes, he could reprogram mature cells to become pluripotent stem cells, i.e. immature cells that are able to develop into all types of cells in the body. These groundbrea"ing discoveries have completely changed our view of the development and cellular specialisation.

The >oyal wedish =cademy of ciences has decided to award the 1obel "ri*e in Chemistry for $%&$ to 8obert J7

9efko#it* 'oward 'ughes Medical 6nstitute and 7u"e /niversity Medical (enter, 7urham, ?(, / = and Brian K7 Kobilka tanford /niversity chool of Medicine, tanford, (=, / = Ifor studies of 24proteinRcoupled receptorsA. >obert .ef"owit- and 5rian !obil"a are awarded the 20$2 ?obel ;ri-e in (hemistry for groundbrea"ing discoveries that reveal the inner wor"ings of an important family of such receptors@ 24proteinRcoupled receptors. The ;ri-e amount of S/K D million, to be shared eCually between the .aureates. +he 8oyal S#edish Academy of Sciences2 founded in &?B>2 is an independent organi-ation whose overall objective is to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society. The =cademy ta"es special responsibility for the natural sciences and mathematics, but endeavours to promote the e*change of ideas between various disciplines.

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? han"ar won the 5est 7irector for the film, 0ai 5olo Telangana, which also won the arojini 7evi =ward for a 3ilm on ?ational 6ntegration. 2addar was adjudged the 5est inger for his rendition of ;oru Telangana in the critically acclaimed film. 1hile .a"shmi Manchu was declared the 5est =ctor in a ?egative >ole for =naganaga ) 7heerudu, ;ra"ash >aj and ujatha >eddy were declared the 5est upporting =ctors for their roles in 7oo"udu and 6n"ennalu respectively. .

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"resident "ranab 0ukher:ee on < )ctober participated in the occasion of the-resentation of !ederation of Indian

/x-ort Organisation<s 1iryat Shree and 1iryat Bandhu a#ards ceremony in ?ew 7elhi. 'e urged e*porters to focus on products of high e*port intensity, which currently have low penetration abroad, and said 6ndia had been a part of global efforts to restore growth and reform financial systems. The ;resident gave away <2 awards G AI 1iryat Shree A#ards to ex-orters for their performance in $2 categories, which cover agriculture, plantation productsH chemicals, drugs, pharma and allied productsH engineeringH gems and jewellery, handicrafts, carpetsH te*tiles, leather, service providersH and I 1iryat Bandhu A#ards to /x-ort "romotion Councils and Banks for their su--ort to the ex-orting community. =mong the ?iryat hree awardees who were presented a gold trophy was M6)T 'ospitals .imited for being the highest foreign e*change earner in the country among all service providers. The award was received by company chairperson Malli"a Mohandas. >eliance 6ndustries too was awarded a gold trophy for earning the highest foreign e*change. ;( 0ewellers was awarded a silver trophy in the 2ems and 0ewellery category. 6n the ?iryat 5andhu category for ban"s, the winners were (anara 5an" 9gold trophy: followed by 5an" of 6ndia 9silver: and ;unjab ?ational 5an" 9bron-e:.

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;resident ;ranab Mu"herjee on $ )ctober 20$2 conferred the prestigious .al 5ahadur hastri ?ational =ward 20$2 to 6 >) scientist Tessy Thomas at an award function in >ashtrapati 5hawan. The award was given on the eve of 5irth anniversary of 3ormer ;rime Minister .al 5ahadur hashtri. Tessy Thomas #D years old is the !ey cientist for =gni48 in 7efence >esearch and 7evelopment )rganisation 'yderabad. he is the first woman scientist to head a missile project in 6ndia. Tessy Thomas was an associate ;roject director 9mission: for =gni46, 66 and 666 systems. he was associated with the =gni ;rogramme since their developmental stages. he has designed the guidance scheme for long4range missile systems, which is used in all =gni missiles. ;resently, she is the ;roject 7irector of =gni 468, which is a major project with state of the art technologies. The =gni468 was successfully flight tested on $<th ?ovember, 20$$.

Nov 2012

A" enco on $> 1ovember2 has bagged EIndia "o#er A#ard< of the (ouncil of ;ower /tilities again for 20$$4$2 for

overall performance in generation activity during the year. This is the fourth time that the utility, which has an installed capacity of D,%2# M1, bagged this award in the past five years. The award was presented to =;2enco M7 !. 8ijayanand at a function in 7elhi.

(oromandel 6nternational .td has conferred the EBorlaug A#ard< for $%&$ on t#o Indian Agriculture 8esearch

Institute 3IA8I4 scientists. The award has been given to K7,7 "rabhu and Ashok Kumar Singh for their contribution to basmati rice research and develo-ment. = five4member jury headed by M. . waminathan, 3ather of the 2reen >evolution in 6ndia, has named these scientists for the award. (oromandel has instituted the award in $%,2 to honour ?obel .aureate ?orman E. 5orlaug. The award is given in recognition of outstanding research and contribution in the field of agriculture, environment and e*tension by 6ndian scientists. The award carries a cash pri-e of >s < la"h, a gold medal and a citation. Monte" ingh =hluwalia, 7eputy (hairman of ;lanning (ommission, presented the award to the winners in ?ew 7elhi on ?ovember 2D.

+umkur University3Karnataka4 #ill confer (onorary 'istinguished "rofessorshi- on (is (oliness +he 'alai

9ama on $?th 1ovember $%&$during the inauguration of 6nternational (onference on B)2= 6? E7/(=T6)? at Tum"ur /niversity.7alailama will inaugurate the international conference on ?ovember 2, and deliver a tal" on I'uman approach to 1orld ;eaceJ. 5esides, Tum"ur /niversity and ara 0ey Monastic /niversity will sign a Memorandum of /nderstanding 9Mo/:.

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4 Midde >amulu =ward for 20$$ was presented to the balladeer 2addar in 8emulawada in !arimnagar district on 2< ?ovember. The award was instituted to perpetuate the memory of internationally acclaimed )ggu artist Midde >amulu by his family. =t an impressive function in ( ?arayana >eddy !alamandir at 8emulawada, 2addar received the award. pea"ing on the occasion, 2addar said he never accepted awards but made an e*ception in this case as he felt it privilege to receive such an award named after internationally renowned artist.

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olden "eacock A#ard at I!!I "ana:i. "un:abi film '=nhey 2hore 7a 7aan' 9=lms for a

5lind 'orse: won the 2olden ;eacoc" award for best film at the #&rd 6nternational 3ilm 3estival of 6ndia 96336: in ;anaji on &0 ?ovember. The ?ational 3ilm 7evelopment (orporation movie 9?37(:, adapted from a novel by 2urdial ingh and directed by 2urvinder ingh, was one of the $< films in the international competition section vying for a cash pri-e of >s four million. The ilver ;eacoc" award for best director went to !yu4hwan 0eon for outh !orean film 'The 1eight'. =njali ;atil won the best actress ilver ;eacoc" for her role in Tamil4 inhalese film '1ith Bou 1ithout Bou' while Marcin 7orocins"i was named the best actor for ;olish film '>ose'. = special jury ilver ;eacoc" award was given to .ucy Mulloy for panish film '/na ?oche'. 3ilmma"er Mira ?air was given a special peacoc" and a (entenary 3ilm =ward for her new 'ollywood movie, 'The >eluctant 3undamentalist', which was the $$4day festival's closing film.

+he "resident of India "ranab 0ukher:ee conferred the Indira

andhi "ri*e for "eace2 'isarmament and

'evelo-ment on (7/7 0r7 9ui* Inacio 9ula da Silva , former ;resident of the 3ederative >epublic of 5ra-il at a function organi-ed in >ashtrapati 5havan on ?ovember 22, 20$2. The ;resident described former ;resident of 5ra-il as an outstanding champion of the developing world.

The ;ri-e has been awarded to 'is E*cellency ;resident .ula of 5ra-il for his outstanding contribution to the cause of eliminating hunger and promoting inclusive growth in 5ra-il, for his advocacy of stronger ties among the developing economies and for his signal contribution to the cause of the 6ndia45ra-il partnership. The 6ndira 2andhi ;ri-e for ;eace, 7isarmament and 7evelopment is awarded annually to a person or organi-ation without any distinction of nationality, race or religion, in recognition of creative efforts towards enlarging the scope of freedom and enriching the human spirit. 6t consists of an award of >s. 2.< million and a trophy with a citation. mt. onia 2andhi, (hairperson, 6ndira 2andhi Memorial Trust and ;rime Minister 7r. Manmohan ingh also addressed the gathering on the occasion.

The ;resident of 6ndia, "ranab 0ukher:ee on $Brd 1ovember2 $%&$ gave a#ay 8ashtrakavi 8amdhari Singh

E'inkar< Sahitya 8atna Samman to $& -rominent #riters and social #orkers at a function organi-ed in >ashtrapati 5havan. )n the occasion, the ;resident recalled the contribution of hri >amdhari ingh E7in"arF in the freedom struggle and his service to 'indi literature. 'e also called upon the 6ndian writers to bring international laurels to the country through their writings.

0alala =ousaf*ai, on $% ?ovember 20$2 was awarded by )orld "eace and "ros-erity !oundation for her bravery and

commitment to education for girls in adverse conditions in wat, ;a"istan. he was shot in the head by Taliban, and had become the face of ;a"istanFs struggle against the Taliban. he is now being treated and on the road to recovery at a Queen Eli-abeth 'ospital, England. The 7eputy 'igh NulfiCar 2arde-i received the award on her behalf at the (holmondeley >oom of the 'ouse of .ords.The other

(ommissioner of ;a"istan to the /!,

recipients of award included a 5ishop of .ondon, a distinguished 5ritish Muslim ;sychiatrist, a distinguished Tur"ish academic and M;, and eight year old 0osh =ltman, European (hess 5ron-e medalist. )n % )ctober 20$2 Malala Bousaf-ai, was shot in the head and nec" by the Tehri"4i4Taliban ;a"istan 9TT;: while she was returning home. he was attac"ed for spea"ing up against the Taliban and advocating girls' education.

Indian;born2 Autar Ka#2 a /niversity of outh 3lorida 9/ 3: mechanical engineering professor has been named a $%&$

US "rofessor of the =ear by the Carnegie !oundation for the Advancement of +eaching and the Council for Advancement and Su--ort of /ducation . This annual award is conferred on e*ceptional academicians for their ability to engage and influence students. =ccording to / 3 news and a press statement, !aw, who was an early adopter of new technologies and social media to teach comple* mathematical calculations, was feted on ?ovember $<, 20$2 in events at the ?ational ;ress (lub and the 3olger ha"espeare .ibrary in 1ashington, 7(. 'e is one of four professors 4 selected from more than &00 nominees 4 to receive the award that is considered the nation's highest honor for undergraduate teaching. !aw was selected in the category of )utstanding 7octoral and >esearch /niversities ;rofessor of the Bear.!aw, who has been associated with / 3 for over 2< years was lauded for his innovative wor" in using technology and social media to reach tens of thousands of students around the world studying to be

engineers.!aw has dedicated his career to eliminating one of the most significant obstacles to engineering students being successful by providing students everywhere free access to supplemental lessons.!aw is a fellow in the =merican =merican ociety of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the

ociety of Engineering Education. In $%&&2 he #as a#arded the 1ational Outstanding +eaching 0edal from the American

Society for /ngineering /ducation . = prolific writer, he has authored four te*t boo"s and scores of academic articles.5orn in 6ndia, !aw received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from 5irla 6nstitute of Technology and cience in 6ndia, ;ilani and his master's and ;h7 in Engineering Mechanics from (lemson /niversity

Indira

+he

overnment of India has named "resident /llen Johnson Sirleaf of 9iberia as the reci-ient of the $%&$

andhi "ri*e for "eace2 'isarmament and 'evelo-ment7 The announcement of the ;ri-e came on ?ovember $%, the birth anniversary

of the late ;rime Minister of 6ndia, 6ndira 2andhi, who was assassinated 2D years ago, in $%D#. The 20$2 ;ri-e was awarded to ;resident irleaf, an international jury said, Ifor serving as an e*ample and an inspiration to many a woman in =frica and beyondH for ensuring the return of peace, democracy, development, security and order in .iberiaH and for her strong interest in the consolidation and improvement of .iberiaFs relations with 6ndia since her first election as ;resident in 200< and her re4election in 20$$.J

(yderabad based social activist2 'r Syed 0a*her (ussain2 has been selected by the Association for Communal

(armony in Asia 3AC(A42 for the =('= outh =sian ;eace tar =ward for 20$2, according to ;ritam !. >ohilla, E*ecutive 7irector of =('=. = press release $% ?ovember said that, 7r yed Ma-her 'ussain, is an indefatigable campaigner for peace within his own society as well as between societies of outh =sia. The association, based in / =, honours persons for their wor", in fostering peace, communal harmony and human rights, particularly in outh =sia, biennially. 7r 'ussain, who is the e*ecutive director of 'yderabad4based (onfederation of 8oluntary =ssociations 9()8=:, is also a member of many national international organisations, wor"ing in the fields of communal harmony, community empowerment, disaster4relief projects and ?uclear 7isarmament etc. (urrently he is wor"ing on setting up the (enter for ;eoples 3oreign ;olicy in outh =sia and the 6nternational (enter for =pplied ;eace tudies. The other activists selected for the award are, .ajja han"ar 'erdenia from 5hopal, ;ramod harma from (handigarh and heema !ermani of ;a"istan. Eminent communal harmony and human rights personalities, 7r. =sghar =li Engineer, 7r. >am ;uniyani, 7r. .enin >aghuvanshi, and 0atin 7esai, were some of the recipients of =('= award in the previous years

0nanpith awardee and noted writer 'r C 1arayana 8eddy has been selected for the "otti Sriramulu +elugu

University<s ,isishta "uraskar a#ard for the year $%&$7 >eddy will be presented the ward during the universityFs foundation day celebrations at 'yderabad on 7ecember 2. pea"ing to the media on 22 ?ovember Telugu varsity vice4chancellor ;rof. Elluri iva >eddy said the award carries a cash pri-e of >s $ la"h and a citation, adding that the cash award, which was >s <0,000 earlier, has been increased to >s $ la"h this time. 'e also announced that $2 more eminent Telugu personalities from various fields li"e literature and fine arts will also be conferred with the ;otti riramulu Telugu /niversity ;ratibha ;uras"ar on the occasion. Each award carries a cash pri-e of >s <0,000 and a citation. 7eputy (hief minister ( 7amodara >aja ?arasimha will present all the awards during the 2,th 3oundation 7ay celebrartions of the university on 7ecember 2, said Elluri iva >eddy. 6t may be noted that the ;otti riramulu Telugu /niversity 8isishta ;uras"ar award was introduced by 7r ( ?arayana >eddy in $%%$ when he was the vice4 chancellor of the Telugu varsity.

+he ,ice "resident of India Shri 07 (amid Ansari -resented the C0oortidevi A#ard for $%&%D to eminent /rdu

scholar ;rof. 2opi (hand ?arang for his outstanding wor" E/rdu 2ha-al aur 'industani Nehan wa Teh-eebJ at a function organi-ed by 5hartiya 0nanpith in ?ew 7elhi on $2 november. =nsari said that ;rof. ?arang revived /rdu language in our country through his writings and he is one of the foremost theorist, literary critic and /rdu scholar of our country. 'is perceptive writings have helped /rdu criticism becoming more contemporary. 6t is befitting that his long academic life of e*cellence has been felicitated by conferring the Moortidevi award on him.

The year 20$2 winner of one of the biggest awards in international education is 0adhav Chavan ; who has provided an

education for millions of impoverished families in 6ndia. 'r Chavan has #on the )IS/ "ri*e2 #hich has been likened to a J1obel -ri*e for educationJ7 The award, announced on $& ?ovember, at the 16 E summit in Qatar, recognises his education wor" in the slums of Mumbai. The international award, which comes with a pri-e of L<00,000 9S&$#,000:, recognises 7r (havan's efforts to provide lessons in literacy and numeracy for disadvantaged children and adults in 6ndia.

8eno#ned literary critic and educator

ayatri Chakravorty S-ivak #as a#arded the -restigious Kyoto "ri*e

in Kyoto on $2 ?ovember.6nstituted by the 6namori 3oundation, the pri-e honours those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural and spiritual betterment of man"ind.Ms. piva", professor at (olumbia /niversity in the /. ., won the award in the =rts and ;hilosophy category for her Ideep thin"ing on humanities against intellectual colonialism in relation to globalisationJ. U7S7 com-uter scientist Ivan Sutherland2

regarded as a father of com-uter gra-hics2 won the =dvanced Technology ;ri-e while 0apanese molecular biologist Boshinori )hsumi was awarded the 5asic ciences ;ri-e.Each laureate received a diploma, a 20! gold !yoto ;ri-e medal and a cash gift of T<0 million 9L+&0,000:.

'r7Bhuma ,engamma; 7irector and 8ice4(hancellor of

ri 8en"ateswara 6nstitute of Medical

ciences 9 86M :,

Tirupati, has been nominated as a fello# of the 8oyal College of "hysicians of /dinburgh2 in recognition of her outstanding academic contribution and research wor".The college that has an impressive membership of $0,000 fellows and has members in %$ countries covering <+ medical specialties, recognised her efforts in ta"ing medicine to the community level, as 7r. 8engamma is "nown for having conducted camps for epilepsy patients regularly since $%%%, in which an average of #<0 patients are treated every month.

Minister for 6nformation, ;ublic >elations, (inematography and 3ilm 7ivision (orporation 7 ! =runa on $2 ?ovember

announced 1andi television film a#ards for I6 #ings in nine categories for the year $%&& . he announced that ?aa 5hoomi of 7oordarshan !endra 977!:, produced by ailaja uman and directed by ai, had been selected as the first best tele film. The film gets the 2olden ?andi. he said

that the producer would get 2olden ?andi award with a cash pri-e of >s &0,000. 0ogini of 77!, produced and directed by 8 8 >ao and M >ambabu respectively, had been selected as the second best tele film and the film producer would get silver ?andi for it. ! 8inod !umar of 'MT8 was selected as Ebest male T8 news anchorF and .a"shmi !alyani of T84< as Ebest female T8 news readerF. =nnouncing the awards, =runa said that the government

constituted ?andi Television 3ilm =wards (ommittee for the selection for television films produced and telecast during the year 20$$. he said that the committee, headed by television actor 8inod 5ala and other members, viewed all the entries and gave their recommendations. he said that the

committee had formulated well laid out modalities and schedules for screening. he said that the committee received $2D entries and selected the best for the awards. .

A#ards

Tele 3ilms4 ?aa 5hoomi 977!:, 3irst and 0ogini 977!:, econd. T8 3eatures 4 =durs 9ET8:4 3irst and 5rahmamo"ate 9 85(:4 econd. T8 Mega erials4 ?ayana 9 85(:, 3irst and ;ancha Tantram 9ET8:, econd. T8 7aily erials4 ;asupu !un"uma 9Nee T8:, 3irst and Mamatala !ovela 92emini T8:, econd. T 8 (hildrenFs 3ilms 4 (heyutha ?ivvandi 92emini T8:,3irst and han"ar 977!:, econd, T8 7ocumentary 3ilms4 !eshlapur ?agoba 0atara 9 85(:,3irst and !avita !alanidhi !apilavai .ingamurthy 977!:, econd.

T8 ocial >elevant 3ilms4) (hitteemma !atha 9T84<:, 3irst and !alushya ?ivarana4Mana 5hadhyatha 977!:, econd. T 8 Educational 3ilms4 Telugu ;rasasthi 9>T8:, 3irst and 5harthuhari4Enugu .a*mana !avi 9 6ET:. 6ndividual =wards and Technicians R 5est 7irector42 =nila !umar for Manasu Mamata 9ET8:, =chyut =ward for 5est .eading =ctor to ubhale"a udha"ar for Manasu Mamata 9ET8:, 5est .eading =ctress to > ;allavi for

5haryamani 9ET8:, 5est upporting =ctor to ! 0ayaram for =adadhe =adharam 9ET8:, 5est upporting =ctress to Madhumani for 0ogini 977!:, 5est (omedian =ctor to >amajan for (hudu (hudu Thamasha 9ET8:, 5est (omedian =ctress to rila"shmi for ?ene Mee =lludu 9ET8:, 5est 8illain to .avanya .ahari for =nthapuram 9ET8:, 5est (hild =ctor to Master ?aresh (handra for ;asupu !un"uma 9Nee T8:, 5est (hild =ctress to 5aby =nusha and 5aby ; 7ivija for =nna (hellellu 9Maa T8:, 5est 3irst 3ilm of a director to ! ambasiva >ao for =dugu 9T84$:, 5est creenplay 1riter to ; 5havani ;rasad for 7harani 977!:. 5est tory 1riter to late (' uman for Mamatha 9ET8:.

Andhra "radesh has bagged four 1ABA8' a#ards 9?ational 5an" for =griculture and >ural 7evelopment: for >ural

6nnovation at a function held in ?ew 7elhi recently. /nion 3inance Minister ; (hidambaram presented awards to the winners. 6n academic and research institutions category, .8 ;rasad Eye 6nstitute of 'yderabad received an award for developing an in4house software called Electronic Medical >ecord 9EM>:. 6t contains digitised case papers of D<,000 patients that have been networ"ed, enabling easy access to doctors and students. 6n ?2)UTrust category, ociety for Energy, Environment and 7evelopment 9 EE7: head professor M >ama"rishna >ao who integrated solar energy applications with food processing technologies using solar dryers was awarded.

mart =Cua olutions was adjudged as winner for developing water and waste water treatment and purification system on the concept of E(ommunity 1ater (entreF. The runner up was (h Mallesham of ?algonda district who developed E=su MachineF which automated the process of spreading $0.< "m of sil" thread around #$ steel pins for ma"ing a ;ochampally saree in one and half hour.

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8ecords7

The .addu that was displayed at the >ajahmundry ;ush"ar 2hat during 2anesh (hathurthi, celebrated by >ajahmundry 2anesh /tsava (ommittee, won the 2uinness 1orld >ecord for the heaviest .addu. 6t had been prepared by the 5ha"tanjaneya weets organisation at Tapeswaram that is famous for its Madata !haja, a typical =ndhra sweet. The .addu weighing +,<<% "g was prepared on the order of the /tsav (ommittee that was established by late former minister 0a""ampudi >ammohan >ao and displayed during the 2anesh festival.

+he "resident "ranab 0ukhr:i -resented 'r7 'urgabai 'eshmukh A#ards for )omen<s 'evelo-ment for the

years $%%@2 $%%I and $%%? on 1ovember @2 $%&$ at >ashtrapati 5havan. The ;resident of 6ndia called for concerted efforts by 2overnment, private and voluntary sectors for the development of the wea"er and vulnerable sections of our society. The eighth =ward for 200< was jointly given to Mi-oram 'meithai 91idows: =ssociation and ;eopleFs 3orum, 5hubaneswar. The Mi-oram 'meithai 91idows: =ssociation has been wor"ing to bring succour and relief to thousands of widows and destitute women and hundreds of abandoned orphan children. The ;eopleFs 3orum, 5hubaneswar was awarded for its landmar" services in the rescue and rehabilitation of hundreds of mentally ill women and for its e*emplary wor" with women in distress. The ninth =ward for the year 200+ was awarded to umangali eva =shram of 5angalore. The main activities of the umangali eva =shram are care, education and development of deserted, orphan and needy children and socio4economic opportunities for development of women. nehalaya of

=hmednagar was awarded the tenth =ward for the year 200, for its landmar" wor" in the rehabilitation of women of red light areas and other destitute women.

+he "resident of India2 "ranab 0ukher:ee on > 1ovember2 conferred $% Shil-

uru A#ards2 &6 Sant Kabir

A#ards along #ith ?A 1ational A#ards to master crafts-ersons and master #eavers at a function in 8igyan 5hawan, ?ew 7elhi. pea"ing on the occasion, ;resident ;ranab Mu"herjee congratulated all the awardees for their Icontribution in preserving, promoting and enriching the traditional and cultural heritage of our country.J Shiluru a#ards are conferred to legendary master crafts-ersons of (andicrafts

#hose #ork and dedication have contributed not only to the -reservation of rich and diverse craft heritage of the country2 but also to the resurgence of handicrafts sector as a #hole7 Each =ward consists of one mounted gold coin, one shawl, (ertificate and a Tamrapatra. 6n addition, financial assistance to the e*tent of >s. + la"h is also given to each selected =wardee to innovate and create five new products of high level of e*cellence, high aesthetic value and high Cuality befitting the stature of the 2uru. Sant Kabir A#ard is conferred on such outstanding #eaver #ho has made valuable contribution in kee-ing alive the handloom heritage and also for his dedication in building u- the linkages bet#een the -ast2 -resent and future through dissemination of kno#ledge on traditional skills and designs . Each ant !abir =ward consists of one mounted gold coin, one shawl, certificate and a Tamrapatra. 6n addition, financial assistance to the e*tent of >s. + la"h is also given to each selected awardee to innovate and create ten new products of high level of e*cellence, high aesthetic value and high Cuality. 1ational A#ards to 0aster Crafts-ersons and master #eavers #ere introduced in &>I@ and the award comprises of a cash pri-e of >s.$ la"h, a certificate, Tamrapatra and an =ngavastram.

Indian Oil5s 0athura 8efinery #as a#arded the "latinum A#ard in the &Bth Annual

reentech /nvironment

A#ards. The award was felicitated on &$ )ctober 20$2.Mathura >efinery was awarded in regard to the company's outstanding achievements and contribution to apt implementation of environmental friendly technologies and methodologies.2reentech =wards is a "ey component that values the need of environmental management in business sustainability.

Cisco Systems on ? 1ovember2 a#arded

eorge "7 Johnson 3 "J42 the number one ranked event and

ex-erience agency2 its -restigious Innovation A#ard for design and activation of the brand5s ex-eriential activities #orld#ide . 2;0 representatives were on hand at (isco's =nnual upplier 7ays to accept the award held at the technology leaders' headCuarters in an 0ose.

'r Charn:it Singh At#al2 S-eaker of "un:ab 9egislative Assembly2 has been -resented #ith Asian

uild5s

5S-ecial International A#ard5 for contribution to -rimary education in his state7 .ord Tarsem !ing, (hairman of the =sian 2uild presented the award to =twal, a former 7eputy pea"er of the .o" abha, at the =sian 2uild =nnual =wards 7inner 20$2 at the 'ouse of .ords ,.ondon. The citation said that =twal's project '=dopt a ;rimary school Teacher' is now a success story in ;unjab and it is now being adopted by other states of 6ndia. The =sian 2uild's 'European =irline =ward 20$2' went 7r Temel !otil, (E) P ;resident of Tur"ish =irlines. The =sian 2uild's A3ood =ward 20$2A was bagged by Tony 7eep 1ouhra, M5E, (hairman East End 3ood ;lc and the =sian 2uild's AEnterprise and 6nnovation in 6ndustries =ward 20$2A went to tewart Towe, 2roup Managing 7irector and chairman of 'adley 6ndustries 'oldings .td who helped the company to grow from $ million pounds annual turnover in $%,0s to over $00 million pounds annual turnover in 20$2. 9ord King announced that J+he =ash Cho-ra !ilm School in UKJ #ould be started as a tribute to the famous -roducer2 director of Bolly#ood movies #ho -assed a#ay late last month7 =ash Cho-ra #as the first !ello# of the Asian uild7

'r 9okes#ara 8ao from Star (os-itals in (yderabad had been nominated to the -restigious +echno College

A#ard for his immense contribution in the develo-ment of an innovative and a breakthrough techniGue for by-ass surgery .= new surgical techniCue in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery which reduces sterna wound infection using modified pedicle bilateral internal thoracic artery harvest techniCue and the patented device M= ; 9mammary artery surgical platform: has been developed by 7r .o"eswara >ao ajja. (urrently 7r >ao is wor"ing as a (onsultant (ardiothoracic urgeon in tar 'ospitals.'aving recogni-ed for his immense contributions in the development of a

brea"through device and operating techniCue for bypass surgery, 'r 8ao<s name has been confirmed nominated for the -restigious a#ard of /AC+S for the year $%&$. 7r >ao is e*pected to leave to pain to participate in the 2+th =nnual meeting of the /uro-ean Association of Cardio +horacic Surgery 3/AC+S4 which is to be held in 5arcelona from 2, to &$ )ctober. 7r ajja is also e*pected to give a paper presentation on I=nalysis of thirty4day outcomes of off4pump versus on4pump coronary artery bypass grafting@ a large cohort studyJ which is the only scientific study conducted from 6ndia that is being discussed in the prestigious forum. /very year the +echno;College in Barcelona in S-ain invites a--lications from surgeons2 engineers2 innovators2 researchers and scientists active in the field of +horacic and Cardiovascular Surgery to a--ly for +he +echno;College Innovation A#ard7 Techno (ollege 6nnovation =ward of European =ssociation for (ardiothoracic urgery is awarded

annually to one of the surgeons, engineers, innovators, researchers and scientists active in the field of Thoracic and (ardiovascular urgery.The main aim of this award is to recogni-e and promote technological brea"throughs in all areas related to thoracic and cardiovascular research in particular for new surgical methods or devices. 6nnovations can be in the form of patents, inventions, new products, ideas or services.

5an"er and ?ew Bor" based4 author 8uchir Sharma #as a#arded the +ata 9iterature 9iveK !irst Book A#ard for

his Breakout 1ations. In "ursuit of the 1ext /conomic 0iracles at the Mumbai .itfest on < ?ovember. The authors shortlisted included ?ilanjana >oy 9The 1ildings:, udha hah 9The !ing in E*ile:, udheendra !ul"arni 9Music of the pinning 1heel:, ?aresh 3ernandes 9Mahal

3o*trot:, >uchir harma 95rea"out ?ations: and =man ethi 9= 3ree Man: whose boo"s were all introduced by journalist and jury member 7ileep ;adgaon"ar. Mr. harma is the Managing 7irector and 'ead of the Emerging Mar"ets ECuity team at Morgan tanley 6nvestment Management and has been a long4time contributing editor with ?ewswee", The 1all treet 0ournal, 3inancial Times, The ?ew Bor" Times and 3oreign =ffairs. Mr. harma has also been writing a regular column on global financial mar"ets since $%%$.

occasion Mr.

1ational level 1SCI Safety A#ards2 $%&& for organisations in manufacturing2 construction and 0S0/ sectors

#ere on ? 1ovember -resented by the Minister of tate for .abour and Employment, 2ovt. of 6ndia, !. uresh in ?ew 7elhi. pea"ing on the uresh lauded the role of ?ational afety (ouncil 9? (: for maintaining and implementing effective occupational safety P health

management systems. 1ational Safety Council 31SC42 an autonomous organisation in the field of Occu-ational Safety and (ealth2 set u- by the 0O9L/2 has been o-erating the a#ards scheme since &>>67 These =wards are given to recogni-e factories, construction sites and M MEs for establishing and implementing effective occupational safety P health management systems and achieving outstanding performance during the assessment period. The assessment period for the =ward year 20$$ for the organisations in manufacturing P M ME sectors was three years, from 200D to 20$0 and for construction establishments one year R 20$0. 6n manufacturing sector, the $st level award, Sarva Shreshtha Suraksha "uraskar, which carries a 2olden Trophy and (ertificate is won by the Kakra-ar Atomic "o#er Station of ?uclear ;ower (orporation .td. located at =numala, Tapi, 2ujarat under 2roup ( of the awards scheme covering ;ower 2eneration R ThermalU'ydelU?uclear ;ower ;lants of the awards scheme. The construction division of 9anco Infratech 9td2 " athadih, !orba, (hhatisgarh has bagged the Sarva Shreshtha Suraksha "uraskar in the construction sector for their project R .anco =mar"anta" ;ower .tdH /nit & P #. 6n M ME sector 1obel Synthetics "vt7 9td2 1avi Mumbai is the winner of the Sarva Shreshtha Suraksha "uraskar7

=nand !umar, founder of

uper &0, a free coaching centre which trains children from poor families for entry into the

prestigious 6ndian 6nstitutes of Technology, has added another feather to his cap. "eo-le maga*ine of the +ime maga*ine grou- carries2 in the Indian edition5s latest issue2 a detailed feature on the #ork of Anand Kumar2 listing him as a J"eo-le5s (eroJ7 The maga-ine usually features celebrities and film stars. This is a rare occasion when a teacher has been profiled. The ;eople maga-ine feature details how =nand !umar, wor"ing almost alone for over a decade, has helped 2+& children from poor families to ma"e it into the prestigious 66Ts. Time maga-ine has earlier described uper &0 as the Abest of =siaA, while ?ewswee" had listed the school as one of the world's four innovative schools. Europe's 3ocus maga-ine paid tribute to !umar's ability to unleash hidden talent, while .ondon's Monocle listed him among the 20 top teachers of the world.7iscovery (hannel, which made an hour4long documentary on =nand !umar and uper &0, described it as a Arevolutionary e*periment to bring about social changeA. Only days ago2 the University of +okyo had entered into an agreement #ith Su-er B%2 to s-onsor the studies of one child from the school at the university7

!ormer 'e-uty "rime 0inister and 'efence 0inister of India2 Babu Jag:ivan 8am #as "osthumously overnment of Bangladesh for his contribution in the $%,$ 1ar. The award

a#arded #ith theD !riends of 9iberation )ar (onourD by the

was received by 5abuji's grandson, =nshul =vijit at the 5angabandhu 6nternational (onference (entre in 7ha"a. =nshul =vijit, is a journalist and academician and also the son of pea"er of the .o" abha, Meira !umar.5abu 0agjivan >am as the 7efence Minister of 6ndia in $%,$, helped in liberation of 5angladesh. 'e assured that the war for liberation of 5angladesh ended in the remar"ably short time of $& days.

+he Aish#arya 8ai on & 1ovember $%&$ #as conferred #ith the Knight of the Order of Arts and 9etters

3Chevalier dans l<Ordre des Arts et des 9ettres4 by the !rench Ambassador to India !ranMois 8ichier7 he was conferred with the award for the contributions made by her to 6ndian and 1orld (inema and the developments in 6ndo43rench cooperation in art, culture and the most important one, (inema. .ate 'abib Tanvir, ?andita 7as, >aghu >ai, hahru"h !han, and /pamanyu (hatterjee are few more 6ndians who had been conferred with this prestigious 3rench award.

,eteran Bolly#ood actress Sharmila +agore #as A#arded #ith an (onorary 'octorate of Arts for her

outstanding contribution to Indian cinema by the /dinburgh 1a-ier University . =t present, she is a 2oodwill =mbassador for /?6(E3 that is wor"ing for literacy, maternal health and =67 4related issues and is also an active spo"esperson for 6ndian (hildren (hild >ights and B)/ 9(>B:. The /niversity stressed its strong lin"s with 6ndia and 6ndian (ulture and pointed out that to promote and establish a relationship with 6ndian culture, philosophy, education, art and literature it has created a cottish (enter for Tagore tudies 9 coTs:, which highlights the legacy of >abindranath Tagore the first =sian, who won a ?obel ;ri-e for .iterature in the Bear $%$&. This study center is first of its "ind in /nited !ingdom.

Amitabh Bachchan2 #as a#arded as the EBest +elevision (ost< for the -o-ular game sho# EKaun Banega

Crore-ati< by "eo-le<s Choice A#ard of Colors +elevision channel7 Amitabh is -resently hosting Season I of Kaun Banega Crore-ati2 #hich is being aired on Sony channel7 The first appearance of =mitabh 5achchan on 6ndian television is mar"ed with !aun 5anega (rorepati,9!5(: which first aired in the year 2000.=mitabh 5achchan, the ,04year4old 6ndian 5ollywood megastar had previously won the 6ndian Telly =wards, 562 Television =wards, The 2lobal 6ndian 3ilm and T8 'onours among major award by television channel.

Dec 2012

The 2eneral (ouncil of angeet ?ata" ="ademi, ?ew 7elhi on 2$ 7ecember 20$2 declared 17 8a:am2 +7(7 ,inayakram

and 8atan +hiyam as the three eminent -ersonalities in the field of Arts2 as Sangeet 1atak Akademi !ello#s 3Akademi 8atna47 =t present, there e*ist only #0 fellows of the angeet ?ata" ="ademi. +hirty Six -ersons from field of Music, Theater, ;uppetry and 7ance #ere also elected for the Sangeet 1atak Akademi A#ards 3Akademi "uraskar4 $%&$7 ?ine eminent artists are from the field of Music and they are Mysore M. ?agaraja, 98iolin: and !.8. ;rasad 9Mridangam: for (arnatic 6nstrumental Music, abir !han 9Tabla: and 5ahauddin 7agar 9>udra 8eena: for 'industani 6nstrumental Music, ). . Thyagarajan for (arnatic 8ocal Music, >ajashe"har Mansur and =jay ;ohan"ar for 'industani 8ocal Music, Illayara:a for Creative and /x-erimental 0usic and 5hai 5albir ingh >agi 92urbani: for other major traditions of music.?ine =rtists were also selected for the 95haratanatyam:, ,edantam angeet ?ata" ="ademi =wards in the field of 7ance and they are 8ijay 8amalinga Sastry 3Kuchi-udi42 ;ain"ulam 7amodara (ha"yar han"ar 9!atha":, ;riyadarsini 2ovind 9!utiyattam:, 8a-hengada 8ijayan

9!atha"ali:, harmila 5iswas 9)dissi:, 0ai ?arayan amal 9(hhau:, 0wala ;rasad 9Music for 7ance: and =diti Mangaldas 9(reative P E*perimental 7ance:. Eight artists from the Theatre world were also selected for the angeet ?ata" ="ademi =wards 20$2 namely Tripurari harma and 1aman !endre for 7irection, =rjun 7eo (haran for ;laywriting, ;arvesh ethi, Murari >oychoudhury for Theatre Music, ?irmal >ishi and ;urisai !annappa ambandan for =cting and 2hulam >asool 5hagat for Major Traditions of Theatre 95hand ;ather:.Eight more artists were selected for ma"ing the contributions in other fol"UtraditionalUdanceUtribal musicU theatre and puppetry for the ="ademi =wards.?andini >amani and =run !a"ade would be awarded with the ="ademi =ward 20$2 for their )verall (ontributionU cholarship in ;erforming =rts.The ="ademi =ward has been conferred on people since $%<2 and the ="ademi 3ellow honour has been conferred since $%<#.

8eno#ned Oriya novelist2 "ratibha 8ay on $? 'ecember $%&$ selected for the -restigious Jnan-ith a#ard for

the year $%&& for her contribution to the field of 6ndian literature. ;ratibha >ay is the first )riya woman and fourth )riya writer to get the coveted award. Earlier 2opinath Mohanty 9$%,&:, achidananda >outray 9$%D+: and ita"ant Mohapatra 9$%%&: were conferred the honour.The award carries a cash pri-e of , la"h rupees, a citation and a bron-e statuette of 2odess araswati. >ay's hilapadma in $%D& won her the )rissa Sahitya Academy A#ard2 $%D<, while Bajnaseni 9$%D#: got her the Moorti 7evi =ward in $%%$ and arala =ward in $%%0. >ay has 20 novels, 2# short stories, $0 travelogues, two poetry collections and a number of essays to her credit.

/mirati -oet Shihab

hanem became the first /mirati and Arab to #in the +agore "eace "ri*e7 Tagore ;eace

;ri-e is instituted by the 6ndian government to commemorate the birth anniversary of 6ndiaFs poet, philosopher and ?obel .aureate >abindranath Tagore.2hanem was awarded the accolade in recognition of his creative literary and translation wor"s, both in =rabic and English, and for promoting human understanding and values of love and peace Tagore had advocated.The award is given to one person every two years. 2hanem was chosen due to

the promotion of the human values of love and peace via his poetic wor"s. 2hanem had written &$ =rabic poems and &+ English poems and had published #< boo"s mainly in =rabic verse.

5oo"er4nominated 0eet Thayil and 5engali novelist

ubrata Mu"hopadhyaya were among 2# authors selected for this

year's3$%&$4 Sahitya Akademi A#ards2which was dominated by poets. Twelve of the 2# awards went to wor"s of poets, which included ! achitandandan 9Malayalam 4 'Marannu 8acha 8a-hi"al':, late 5al !rishna '5haura' 97ogri 4 'Tim4Tim !arde Tare': and Ma"han .al !anwal 9!ashmiri 4 'Bath =angna- Man-':. +hayil2 #hose novel 51arco-olis5 #as shortlisted for Booker "ri*e2 #as selected for his -oetry collection 5+hese /rrors are Correct5 in /nglish category . The ="ademi said $2 boo"s of poetry, si* short story collections, four novels and one each of autobiography and criticism were selected for the awards this year, two of them posthumously. =mong the poets, other winners are 2uneswar Musahary 95odo 44 5oro !honthai:, (handra"ant 7evtale 9'indi 44 ;athar 3en" >aha 'oon:, ' hivapra"ash 9!annada 44 Mabbina 'aage !abniveyassi:,

!ashinath hamba .olien"ar 9!on"ani 44 !avyasutra: and 7arsan 5uttar 9;unjabi 44 Maha !ambani:. =aidan ingh 5hatti 9>ajasthani 44 =an"h 'inye >a 'ariyal apana:, >amji Tha""ura 9 ans"rit 4 .aghupadhyaprhbandhatrayi: and !rishna !umar Toor 9/rdu 44 2hurfa4642halib: are the other poets who were selected for the award. =ssamese writer (handana 2oswami was selected for her novel ';at"air 6oare More 7esh' while Mu"hopadhyaya was selected for his fiction '5irasan'. )ther novelists are 0odha ( anasam 9Manipuri 44 Mathou !anba 7?=: and 7 elvaraj 9Tamil 44 Thol:. 6n 2ujarati, (handra"ant Topiwala's critical study '2ujarati a"shibhasya' was selected for the award while in Maithili hefali"a 8erma's autobiography '!ist4!ist 0eewan' won the award. Six short story collections also #on the a#ard7 0ayant ;awar's Marathi collection ';hoeni*chya >a"hetun /thala Mor', /day Thulung's E"antvas 9?epali:, 2ourahari 7as's !anta )' =nyanya 2alpa 9)dia:, 2angadhar 'ansda's 5anchaw ="an 2oj 'or 9 antali:, .ate 6ndra 8aswani's Miteea !haan Miteea Taaeen 9 indi: and "eddibhotla Subbaramaiah "eddibhotia Subbaramaiah Kathalu ,ol & 3+elugu4 were the winners in this category.

)rganisers of the >ecording =cademy announced on $& 7ecember 20$2 that "andit 8avi Shankar2 the sitar maestro rammy 9ifetime Achievement A#ard -osthumously7 "andit 8avi Shankar #ould become first Indian

#ould be honoured #ith the

to receive the -restigious a#ard. The award would be presented at <<th 2rammy =wards ceremony on $0 3ebruary 20$& in .os =ngeles. ;andit >avi han"ar is a three4time 2rammy =ward winner.=part from ;andit >avi han"ar, others who would be receiving the lifetime achievement 2rammy award are Temptations, (arole !ing, ;atti ;age, .ightninF 'op"ins, 2lenn 2ould and (harlie 'aden.

5ollywood superstar Shah 8ukh Khan has received the Brand9aureate 9egendary A#ard on $& december, for his

contribution to the 'indi film industry, and for being 6ndia's foremost brand ambassador in Malaysia.The 5rand.aureate .egendary =ward has been earlier given to the li"es of former outh =frican president ?elson Mandela, ?obel .aureate Mohammad Bunus, 6ndian businessman >atan Tata, late =pple co4founder teve 0obs, 3aceboo" (E) Marc" Nuc"erburg and 3$ ace Michael chumacher.The #,4year4old was in Malaysia to attend the birthday party of ;rime Minister Mahathir bin Mohammad. The actor was honoured by the =sia ;acific 5rands 3oundation, and received the award from >obert .oh, founder of .ord's Tailor, !! 0ohan, president, The 5rand.aureate, and ;rime Minister Mahathir bin Mohammad.

Union !inance 0inister "7 Chidambaram has been selected for the K Karunakaran !oundation a#ard for

excellence in administration. The award, instituted in memory of veteran (ongress leader and former !erala (hief minister ! !aruna"aran, carries >s $ la"h and citation. The award would be presented to (hidambaram by 8ice4 ;resident 'amid =nsari at the (onstitution (lub in ?ew 7elhi on 7ecember $&.

'irectorate of Advertising and ,isual "ublicity 3'A,"4 #as conferred the -restigious )eb 8atna $%&$2 olden Icon A#ard for Innovative use of +echnology . The 7=8; 1ebsite 9http@Udavp.nic.inU: has enabled a complete change from the manual

mode to the online mode where the media plans are made and released for the end users. The website with several user friendly features is the only advertising agency in the country which releases its designs, >elease orders, payments online. The ;roject was headed by = ; 3ran" ?oronha, 72, 7=8;.+he Kerala Chief 0inister5s #ebsite 3###7keralacm7gov7in4 has bagged the Icon of /xcellence )eb 8atna gold medal a#ard .; T (hac"o, ;ress ecretary to (hief Minister )ommen (handy, received the award from (ommunication and 6T Minister !apil ibal.The award was given to honour the initiatives ta"en by )omen (handy to leverage the use of 6(T to see" the active participation of the public in the process of governance, says the report5ihar received the ilver 6con 1eb >atna =ward 20$2 for its public grievance redressal website. +he )eb 8atna a#ards2 constituted by the 0inistry of Communication and Information +echnology2 ac"nowledges e*emplary initiativesUpractices in the realm of e4governance. 6n order to promote more innovative e4governance initiatives, the 1eb >atna =wards have been instituted under the ambit of the ?ational ;ortal of 6ndia.

8eno#ned film actress and Bharatanatyam ex-onent (ema 0alini has been selected for the -restigious

Bharat 0uni Samman this year for outstanding contribution to the field of art and culture.?amed after the author of ?atyashastra 5harat Muni, the

award has been instituted by organisation !alingayana Touryatri"am.The award is to be presented to 'ema Malini for her contribution towards promotion of 6ndian arts and entertainment on 7ecember $D, the concluding day of the three4day 5harat Muni 3estival scheduled to be held in 5hubaneswar.'ema Malini, +#, will be the fifth recipient of the award. The earlier recipients are Than"amani !utty, ;andit 5irju Maharaj, ;andit 0asraj and >atan Thiyam.

+he "resident of India2 "ranab 0ukher:ee2 -resented the && 1ational /nergy Conservation A#ards N $%&$ to

Indian 8ail#ays2 the highest ever by any Indian industry2 for the remar"able achievements by its Nonal >ailways in Energy (onservation initiatives during the year 20$2, at a function in ?ew 7elhi on $# december.6n order to intensify the energy conservation initiatives, Ministry of ;ower has instituted I?ational Energy (onservation =wardJ which is given on ?ational Energy (onservation 7ay on 7ecember $# every year. These awards are given to $$ major category 9li"e >ailways, hospitals, office buildings, industry, power plant etc.: covering &< different subsectors of large and medium scale industries mainly on the basis of improvement in specific energy and energy conservation initiatives. (hairman, >ailway 5oard, 8inay Mittal, Member Electrical, !ul 5hushan and other >ailway officials were present among others on the occasion.=wards for the above including >ailways category are decided by E=ward Evaluation (ommitteeF under 5ureau of Energy Efficiency 95EE: based on approved evaluation criteria.

+#o OB2%%%2%%% s-ecial -hysics -ri*es have been a#arded to Ste-hen (a#king and to seven scientists #ho

led the effort to discover a (iggs;like -article at C/81<s 9arge (adron Collider7 +he !undamental "hysics "ri*e !oundation2 backed by 8ussian billionaire =uri 0ilner announced the a#ards on $$ 7ecember, saying that 'aw"ing is honored for his discovery of 'aw"ing radiation from blac" holes Iand his deep contributions to Cuantum gravity and Cuantum aspects of the early universe,J and that the pri-e money for the European )rgani-ation for ?uclear >esearch, or (E>?, is being shared among a scientist who administered the building of the L$0 billion .arge 'adron (ollider and si* physicists who directed two teams of &,000 scientists each.The L& million 3undamental ;hysics ;ri-e is awarded annually by the nonprofit 3undamental ;hysics ;ri-e 3oundation to recogni-e Itransformative advances in the field.J The 3oundation said the seven were being honored Ifor their leadership role in the scientific endeavor that led to the discovery of the new 'iggs4li"e particle by the =T.= and (M collaborations at (E>?Fs .arge 'adron (ollider.J They will share the L& million pri-e eCually.

1oted classical singers 8a:an and Sa:an 0ishra have been conferred on &@ december2#ith the -restigious

1ational +ansen Samman for $%&&;&$ . The award, which carries >s 2 la"h in cash and a citation, was presented to the vocalist4brothers by 2walior Mayor ami"sha 2upta at the Tansen amaroh . pea"ing on the occasion, >ajan said though he was a recipient of ;adma 5hushan, the country's third highest civilian award, it was a big honour to get the Tansen amman as it is considered a prestigious pri-e in the the music world. The Tansen amaroh is being organised from 7ecember $# to $, by the Madhyapradesh tate 2overnment's /stad =lauddin !han angeet Evam !ala ="ademi and Madhya ;radesh ans"riti ;arishad. >ajan4 ajan's father 'anuman ;rasad Mishra is one of the past recipients of the Madhya ;radesh 2overnment4sponsored award.

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>cognising the role it played in promoting 6ndia as a tourism destination, especially ;uducherry and Munnar 9!erala:, the

film 9ife of "i has been given t#o a#ards by the tourism ministry . =nnouncing the awards on $ december, tourism minister (hiranjeevi said these would be given =ng .ee, director of the film .ife of ;i and Bann Martel, writer of the 5oo"er pri-e winning boo" of the same name. The minister e*pressed hope that this will go a long way in encouraging film producers from abroad to shoot films in 6ndia. Every year, the ministry recognises various sta"eholders, including film ma"ers and writers for their contribution in promoting 6ndia tourism by conferring the national tourism awards.The ministry has identified 'film tourism' as a niche tourism product and has reCuested state governments and union territory administrations to recognise the potential of film tourism and constitute special bodiesUcells to facilitate filming in their respective statesUunion territories.6n 3ebruary this year, the ministry had signed a Mo/ with ministry of information P broadcasting as a major initiative to promote the '6ncredible 6ndia' campaign and had made 6ndian cinema a sub brand of the campaign at various international film festivals.

"resident of India "ranab 0ukher:ee #ill give a#ay a#ards for coo-erative excellence on D december. ?ational

(ooperative 7evelopment (orporation has been conferring I?(7( =ward for (ooperative E*cellenceJ once every two years since 2002 to the best ;rimary ociety from each tateU/T. The award consists of >s.<0,000U4 as cash pri-e, trophy and a certificate of citation. 6n addition, from this year onwards, ?(7( has also instituted three ?ational .evel =wards for ;rimary (ooperative ocieties, one each from cooperatively developed tates, cooperatively under4developed tates and cooperatively least developed tates. The ?ational =ward consists of >s.$.00 la"h as cash pri-e, trophy and a certificate of citation. ?ational (ooperative 7evelopment (orporation 9?(7(: is a statutory (orporation set up under an =ct of ;arliament in $%+& to plan, promote and finance programmes through cooperatives for the production, processing, mar"eting, storage, e*port and import of agricultural produce and other notified services. This yearFs recipients of ?ational .evel =wards are 7a"hin >ampur 2aon ;anchayat amabay amity .td., 7istt. !amrup, =ssam under (ooperatively .east 7eveloped tates categoryH 0ulukanoor )omen<s Coo-erative 'airy ,ish#anda-uri2 'istt7 amarth aha"ari a"har !ar"hana .td.,

Karimnagar2 Andhra "radesh under Coo-eratively Under;develo-ed States categoryP and

=n"ushnagar, 7istt. 0alna, Maharashtra under (ooperatively 7eveloped tates category. 5esides these, 2# other cooperatives from different states of the country are the winners of tate .evel =wards.

even men and women and si* organisations were honoured with the &$ th 1C"/'";Shell (elen Keller A#ards $%&$ on

2 7ecember, for their contributions towards improving the lives of disabled persons or serving as role models and a source of inspiration for everyone. The 6nternational 7ay of ;eople with 7isability is celebrated on 7ecember &. =mong the winners in the category for C8ole 0odel 'isabled "ersonsD #ere Abdul Sa:eed Ali2 -resident2 Chaitanya ,ikulangula (akkula ,edikaP !etan !othari, >egional ;rogramme 7evelopment =dvisor, ocial 6nclusion, ight avers 9>oyal (ommonwealth ociety for the 5lind:H >adhi"a (hand, assistant, =rt and (raft 7epartment for pecial ection, 8asant 8alley choolH and angeeta 2ala, chairperson, ?ational 3oundation of 7eaf 1omen.=bdul ajeed =li was awarded for his efforts to ensure that the =ndhra ;radesh government provided employment for the disabled under the $004days' job guarantee scheme. !etan !othari is credited with ushering in systemic changes to help visually4impaired people have access to the printed word. >adhi"a (hand, a person with 7own yndrome is an artist and school teacher. angeeta 2ala, who is hearing4impaired, is an associate director to filmma"er anjay .eela 5hansali.

The awardees in the category of C8ole 0odel Su--orters J were 6shita anyal, 3ounder and 7irector, Turning ;oint, for

promoting employment of mentally4ill people, and >. 'ari, 2eneral Manager 9'uman >esources:, for ma"ing his company, .emon Tree 'otels ;vt. .td, an inclusive wor"place. This category of awards is given to non4disabled persons from within the disability sector or outside who have contributed substantially to the cause of promoting employment opportunities for disabled people over an e*tended period of time.

3ive organisations have been awarded the I>ole Model (ompaniesU ?2)sU 6nstitutionsJ category award. They are =egis .td.,

Euro=ble 9=n Eure"a 3orbes 6nitiative:, .emon Tree 'otels ;vt. .td., un 6TE (onsulting ;vt. .td., 1ipro .td. These five organisations have been credited with sharing the ?ational (entre for ;romotion of Employment for 7isabled ;eopleFs vision on disabled rights and Ithrough their policies and practices demonstrated their belief in eCual rights and gainful employment for persons with disabilitiesJ. =ccenture ervices ;vt. .td. has been awarded a special mention in this category.The awards, instituted in $%%%, were presented by E*ternal =ffairs Minister alman !hurshid.

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An Indian;origin #oman2 named Krishna Arora is all set to figure in the prestigious list of people who have received

the Order of Australia 0edal 3OA047 D<4year old !rishna =rora, who has been running a community service was selected for this year's awards for her contribution to the 6ndian community. =rora, also popularly "nown as '=untieji', runs a hotline tele service offering coo"ing tips. he has also been teaching =sian coo"ing to =ustralians for two years at one of the (ommunity (entre in 1estern suburb of 8ictoria. The other 6ndian4origin women who had earlier received the honour include 0oyce 1estrip 92000:, Mala Mehta 9200+: and 8ettath >aj"umar 9200%:. In 1ovember last year2 iconic Indian cricketer Sachin +endulkar #as also conferred #ith the -restigious a#ard7

9al:i Singh2 scientist and ,ice;Chancellor of Banaras (indu University2 has been selected for the -restigious

'r7 =7 1ayudamma 0emorial A#ard for $%&$ for his outstanding contribution to life sciences, particularly in establishing 7?= fingerprinting as a tool of both fundamental research and crime detection, and for trying to unravel the pu--le of human evolution in relation to the =ndaman4?icobar tribes.7r. B. ?ayudamma Memorial Trust 3ounder ;. 8ishnu Murthy stated in a press release that the award would be presented by =ssembly pea"er ?adendla Manohar at a function to be held in Tenali, =.; on 3ebruary $+. )n the occasion, 7r. .alji ingh would deliver the 2$st 7r. B. ?ayudamma Memorial .ecture on the theme Mystery of )ur )rigins.'e joins the gala*y of awardees such as >ajendra ;awar, 8. hanta, 8.!. araswat, T.

>amasami, =. ivathanu ;illai, ?ori 7attatreyudu, am ;itroda, 2. Madhavan ?air, !ota 'arinarayana, 8. !. =atre, >. (hidambaram, >.=. Mashel"ar, 0. . 5ajaj, !. !asturi >angan, 8erghese !urien, .N. Qasim, M.2.!. Menon and M. . waminathan, to mention a few.'e was earlier 7irector of the (entre for (ellular and Molecular 5iology 9((M5:, 'yderabad. The award was instituted in $%D+ to honour persons who made significant contributions to the development of science and technology, in commemoration of the distinguished scientist and renowned leather technologist 7r. ?ayudamma.

U7S "resident Barack Obama on $ !ebruary -resented the -restigious 1ational 0edal of +echnology and

Innovation to eminent Indian American 8angas#amy Srinivasan for his groundbreaking #ork #ith laser . >angaswamy received the award along with amuel 5lum and 0ames 1ynne, for the pioneering discovery of e*cimer laser ablative photodecomposition of human and animal tissue, laying the foundation for ;>! and .= 6! laser refractive surgical techniCues that have revolutionised vision enhancement. =t a glittering function held on 2 3ebruary at the 1hite 'ouse, )bama presented ?ational Medal of cience to $2 eminent scientists while $0 e*traordinary inventors received 20$$1ational 0edal of +echnology and Innovation2 the highest honors besto#ed by the United States overnment u-on

scientists2 engineers2 and inventors . Established by statute in $%D0, the ?ational Medal of Technology and 6nnovation was first awarded in $%D< and is administered for the 1hite 'ouse by the / 7epartment of (ommerce ;atent and Trademar" )ffice. 6n $%D$, rinivasan discovered that an ultraviolet e*cimer laser could etch living tissue in a precise manner with no thermal damage to the surrounding area. 'e named the phenomenon =blative ;hotodecomposition 9=;7:, which later revolutioni-ed eye surgery. 6nducted into the / 6nventor 'all of 3ame in 2002, rinivasan has spent &0 years at 65Ms T 0 1atson >esearch (enter. 'e received both bachelors and masters degrees in science from the /niversity of Madras, in $%#% and $%<0. 'e earned doctorate in physical chemistry at the /niversity of outhern (alifornia in $%<+. 'e currently holds 2$ / patents.

+he ,isakha-atnam district of A7"7 has bagged the -restigious a#ard in recognition of effective and successful andhi 1ational 8ural /m-loyment uarantee Scheme 30 18/ S4 .;rime Minister 7r Manmohan ingh

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gave the award to 7istrict (ollector 8 eshadri at a function held in !rishi 5havan in ?ew 7elhi on & february. 8arious awards were given in seven categories to different tates and ,isakha-atnam has been selected from Andhra "radesh in the area of 0 18/ S . The scheme is aimed at providing wor" for $00 days to agriculture wor"ers. )ne >amanamma, a 7alit woman from >amachandrapalem village of !otavuratla mandal, who had completed $00 days of wor", was one among three 7alits who had aired their opinion about this welfare programme. /nion Minister 0airam >amesh and /;= chairperson onia 2andhi were present at the function.

A +ai#anese tycoon with business interests in mainland (hina said on 2% 0anuary, he is funding what local media

call Asia5s 1obel "ri*es for outstanding achievements in natural and social sciences. >uente* 2roup head Samuel =in announced the establishment of the +ang "ri*e !oundation #ith an initial endo#ment of O&%B million . The +$D4%0, =7 Tang 7ynasty is revered by (hinese for its cultural and scientific achievements. The pri-es will be awarded every other year to international leaders in biopharmaceutical science, sustainable development, the study of (hina and the rule of law. Bin said he decided on those fields because the $$D4year4old ?obels do not cover them, and they have intrinsic importance for humanity. The pri-es will be awarded starting ne*t year. 1inners will receive L$., million, compared to L$.2 million that comes with a ?obel ;ri-e. The Tang ;ri-e winners will be nominated and screened by special committees set up by the =cademia inica, Taiwan's most prestigious research organi-ation.

Senior Indian di-lomat '7 Bala ,enkatesh ,arma , a "ey member of the negotiating team that saw the 6ndo4/. . nuclear

deal through from the first agreement of 0uly 200< down to the =dditional ;rotocol in 20$0, #as given the first S7K7 Singh a#ard Ifor his e*traordinary efforts to strengthen 6ndia's position in the global nuclear orderJ by /;= chairperson and (ongress president onia 2andhi at a high4 profile function held in ?ew 7elhi on # 0anuary. +he a#ard for excellence in the Indian !oreign Service is named after the former foreign secretary and overnor2 Shailendra Kumar Singh , a diplomat widely respected within the 63 community for his acumen, professionalism and

leadership. 0r7 ,arma #as selected as the first reci-ient of the -restigious a#ard by a top4drawer jury consisting of 8ice ;resident 'amid =nsari, ?ational ecurity =dviser hivshan"ar Menon, 3oreign ecretary >anjan Mathai, Ms 2andhi and (ongress M.;. >ahul 2andhi.

@6th Idea !ilmfare A#ards #ere given a#ay on 20 0anuary 20$& at B>3 tudio, =ndheri. =t the <Dth 6dea 3ilmfare

=wards, 5arfiV, the much4acclaimed film grabbed seven awards while, !ahaani bagged five awards. The award for the Best Actor was given to 8anbir Ka-oor for his deaf4mute performance in 5arfiV ,idya Balan, on the other hand was adjudged as the Best Actress for !ahaani. BarfiKwas awarded with the Best !ilm award, while !ahaaniFs director Su:oy given away to =ash Cho-ra posthumously. hoshwon the 5lac" .ady for the Best 'irector. The lifetime achievement a#ardwas (hopraFs wife ;amela collected this award on his behalf.

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Charles )right, professor emeritus of the English departmentFs (reative writing programme in the /niversity of 8irginiaFs

college of =rts and ciences, has #on the $%&B Bollingen "ri*e for American "oetry . 1right taught at /.8a. for almost &0 years, retiring in 20$$, and is one of =mericaFs most celebrated poets. The 5ollingen ;ri-e in =merican ;oetry is among the most prestigious pri-es given to =merican writers. Established by ;aul Mellon in $%#%, it is awarded biennially by the Bale /niversity .ibrary to an =merican poet for the best boo" published during the previous two years or for lifetime achievement in poetry. The pri-e includes a cash award of L$<0,000.The judges awarded 1right the 5ollingen ;ri-e for his 20$$ boo", I5ye4and45ye@ elected .ate ;oems,J describing it as Ian e*tended meditation in which we sense Esplinters of the divineF in the phenomena and cyclic changes of the natural world, and in the elusive reaches of memory, myth, and history.J

"resident has a--roved the conferment of &%6 "adma A#ards7 +hese com-rise A "adma ,ibhushan2 $A

"adma Bhushan and 6% "adma Shri A#ards. 2# of the awardees are women and the list also includes $$ persons in the category of 3oreigners, ?>6s, ;6)s and ;osthumous awardees. ;adma =wards, the countryFs highest civilian awards, are conferred in three categories, namely, ;adma 8ibhushan, ;adma 5hushan and ;adma hri. The awards are announced on >epublic 7ay every year. The awards are conferred by the ;resident of 6ndia at a function held at >ashtrapati 5hawan sometime around MarchU =pril.

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Dr /S*t 0 Saro1a 2ai"yanathan Shri A-"ul Ra'hi" +han 5ate Ra1e'h +hanna 5ate Ja'pal Singh 4hatti Shri Shiva1irao 6ir"har $atil Dr Apathu,atha Sivathanu $illai Dr 2i1ay +u*ar Sara'7at Dr A'ho,e Sen Dr 4 N Sure'h $ro% Satya N Atluri $ro% Joge'h 8han"ra $ati Shri Ra*a*urthy .hyagara1an Shri A"i 4ur1or 6o"re1 Dr Nan",i'hore Sha*rao 5au" Shri Mange'h $a"gaon,ar $ro% 6ayatri 8ha,ravorty Spiva, Shri !e*en"ra Singh $an7ar Dr Mahara1 +i'han 4han Shri Rahul Dravi" M' ! Mangte 8hungnei1ang Mary +o*

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Dr 8 2en,ata S Ra* alia' 8hitta 2en,ata Me"icine Sun"ara Ra* Dr Ra1en"ra Achyut 4a"7e Dr .arapra'a" Da' $ro% /Dr 0 . 2 Devara1an $ro% /Dr 0 Saro1 8hoora*ani 6opal Dr $ra*o" +u*ar Jul,a Dr 6ul'han Rai +hatri Dr 6ane'h +u*ar Mani Dr A*it $ra-ha,ar May"eo Dr Sun"ara* Natara1an $ro% +ri'hna 8han"ra 8hune,ar Dr 2i'h7a +u*ar 6upta Me"icine Me"icine Me"icine Me"icine Me"icine Me"icine Me"icine Me"icine Me"icine Me"icine Me"icine

.a*il Na"u )ttar $ra"e'h

Mahara'htra Mahara'htra )ttar $ra"e'h

$ro% /8apt 0 Dr Moha**a" Shara%-e-Ala* 5iterature : ("ucation Dr Ra"hi,a !er#-erger Shri J Mal'a7*a Shri Deven"ra $atel Dr Ra*a +ant Shu,la $ro% A,htarul 3a'ey $ro% Anvita A--i Shri Ni"a ;a#li Shri Suren"er +u*ar Shar*a Dr Jag"i'h $ra'a" Singh 5iterature : ("ucation An"hra $ra"e'h 5iterature : ("ucation Mi#ora* 5iterature : ("ucation 6u1arat 5iterature : ("ucation 5iterature : ("ucation 5iterature : ("ucation 5iterature : ("ucation Ma"hya $ra"e'h 5iterature : ("ucation 5iterature : ("ucation

5ate Shau,at Ria# +apoor Alia' Sali, 5iterature : ("ucation 3e't 4engal 5a,hna7i $ro% No-oru +ara'hi*a Shri 8hri'topher $inney S*t $re*lata Agra7al Shri &oge'h7ar Dutt Shri !o'anagara Nagara1ego7"a 6iri'ha Su-e"ar Ma1or 2i1ay +u*ar Shri Ngango* Ding,o Singh Nai- Su-e"ar 4a1rang 5al .a,har M' Ritu +u*ar Dr Ravin"ra Singh 4i'ht

5iterature : ("ucation 5iterature : ("ucation Jhar,han" !aryana +arnata,a !i*achal $ra"e'h Mahara'htra Ra1a'than ;a'hion De'igning Archaeology )ttar $ra"e'h

0a:or Abu- J 0an:ali of the 8ashtriya 8ifles has been a#arded the Kirti Chakra on this >epublic 7ay for the

e*hibition of e*ceptional valor in counter4 terrorist operations in 0ammu and !ashmir. Manjali is the only soldier to be awarded the second4 highest peacetime gallantry award !irti (ha"ra on this >epublic 7ay. Major =bup 0 Manjali of the >ashtriya >ifles was selected for the award of !irti (ha"ra for his e*traordinary bravery efforts in counter4 terrorist operations in 0ammu and !ashmir. Major Manjali will be awarded on 2+ 0anuary 20$&. haurya (ha"ra, on the other hand, is being given away to Major andeep !umar of $& i"h >egiment for his bravery act in ?ortheast area.

1oted Indian scientist 'r C18 8ao has been conferred #ith China5s to- science a#ard for his im-ortant

contributions in boosting China;India scientific coo-eration . (hinese =cademy of ciences 9(= : on 2# 0anuary, gave its 20$2 =ward for 6nternational cientific (ooperation to three scientists from 6ndia, 2ermany, and >ussia. >ao, ,%, founder of 0awaharlal ?ehru (entre for =dvanced cientific >esearch 9 0?(= >:, 5angalore, shared the 20$2 award with 'erbert 0aec"le of 2ermany's Ma* ;lanc" ociety and >ussian space physicist 2= Nherebtsov. The awards are given every year by the (= , which is (hina's top academic and research institution for natural sciences. 6t has so far

honoured $, international scientists for their contributions in (hina4foreign research cooperation, since the pri-e was instituted in 200,.>ao has won various prestigious awards. (e is currently the head of the scientific advisory council to the Indian "rime 0inister7

+he "rime 0inister 0anmohan Singh on &@ January2 -resented the lifetime achievement a#ards for the rover , who played a "ey role in negotiating the 6ndo4/. . nuclear deal, K7

scientists in the field of Atomic energy to 87B7

Balaramamoorthy2 who developed non4destructive testing techniCues, mathematician > 7 Balasubramanian2 and S7K7 Sikka2 a "ey player in the nuclear tests of $%,# and $%%D. ;resenting the lifetime achievement awards of the 7epartment of =tomic Energy 97=E: to four of its veteran scientists at a brief ceremony at his residence, 7r. ingh noted that the 7epartment wor"ed in Ione of the most comple*, sophisticated and challenging areas of science, technology and engineering.J 'e appreciated its scientists for wor"ing with unfailing commitment, dedication and s"ill, despite decades of facing international technology denial regimes. 'e urged the 7=E to ensure that it continued to attract the best scientific minds among the younger generations and e*pressed hope that its scientists would continue to be guided by the basic goal of directing scientific activities to bring about an improvement in peopleFs Cuality of life .7r. ingh paid special tributes to nuclear scientist and ;rincipal cientific =dvisor to the government, >. (hidamabaram for Iguiding 6ndiaFs atomic energy programme with such great distinctionJ and said his W7r. (hidambaramFsX life and wor" were a source of inspiration for all scientists and technologies in the country.

"resident "ranab 0ukher:ee on &@ January2 -resented Krishi Karman A#ards to eight tates for their

achievements in food grains production in 20$$4$2. Ten tates were given commendation awards. Madhya ;radesh, Tamil ?adu, Manipur and ?agaland received the awards for special contribution to total food grains production. 5ihar received the award for contribution to production and productivity of rice, 'aryana for wheat, 0har"hand for pulses and /ttar ;radesh for coarse cereals. ;unjab, /ttara"hand, =ssam, 1est 5engal, Tripura, >ajasthan, 2ujarat, =runachal ;radesh, Mi-oram and 'imachal ;radesh received commendation awards. The awards were received by (hief Ministers of Madhya ;radesh, 'aryana and Manipur and =griculture MinistersU =griculture ecretaries of other tates. 3or the first time one female and one male farmer from the eight award winning tates were also given awards for their outstanding performance. !rishi !arman =wards were instituted in 20$04$$ for recogni-ing the meritorious efforts of tates in food grain production. The awards are given to best performing tates in two broad sets, one for the total food grain production and the other for individual food grain crops of rice, wheat, pulses and coarse cereals. tates for total food grains category are further divided into three categories based on total food grain production capacity of the tate.

9ondon;based Indian researcher 0ahaveer

olechha has been selected for a -restigious a#ard for his #ork

on a drug to cure Al*heimer<s . The 2,4year4old will be travelling in the month of 3ebruary to an 3rancisco to receive the =l-heimerFs 7rug 7iscovery 3oundationFs EBoung 6nvestigator cholarship =wardF at the ,th =nnual 7rug 7iscovery for ?eurodegeneration (onference .'e has been recognised for his outstanding research on EnaringinF, a bioflavonoid found in grape fruits and citrus fruits. 6n his study, he found that naringin possesses significant Ianti4=l-heimer activityJ and will form the basis of further research to develop as a cure for the degenerative disease related to old age, which worsens as its progresses and eventually leads to death. =l-heimerFs is a common form of dementia afflicting millions around the world and has no "nown cure at present. 6t is estimated that by 202< at least &# million people worldwide will be affected by the disease. Mahaveer is currently pursuing a MasterFs in 'ealth ;olicy, ;lanning and 3inancing at the .ondon chool of Economics 9. E: and was recently elected director of e*ternal relations of the . E tudentsF /nion 6ndia ociety.

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$& 0anuary 20$&. 9es 0iserables2 on the other hand won the awards in best musical or comedy category with the actors =nne 'athaway and 'ugh 0ac"man winning one trophy each. The award4winning movie Argo is actually inspired by $%,% crisis / diplomats in 6ran. 6n the category of 5est 7rama, other nominees were 7jango /nchained, Nero 7ar" Thirty as well as 9ife of "i7 9incoln which was leading the race with a total of seven nominations too" away just the trophy of best actor which was awarded to 7aniel 7ay4.ewis for his role as the $+ ;resident of / . 'owever, the film might have better opportunities at )scars where it is running first with $2 nominations. The 2olden 2lobe =wards 20$& also did not stand with 9ife of "i and 9ist of the olden film only too" home a single award, the best original score by Mychael 7anna.

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5est =nimated 3eature 3ilm@ 5rave 5est )riginal ong@ "yfall, =dele from "yfall 5est )riginal core@ Mychael 7anna, .ife of ;i 0alala =ousaf*ai, $<, the schoolgirl from ;a"istan shot by Taliban for campaigning girlsF education, on % 0anuary

20$& received !rance5s Simone de Beauvoir "ri*e for )omen5s !reedom in "aris7 MalalaFs father Niaudin Bousaf-ai received the honour on her behalf. The award is accompanied with 2.< million >upees honorarium. 6n the first wee" of 0anuary 20$&, Malala Bousaf-ai got released from the 5ritish hospital. he is waiting for the reconstructive surgery to be performed on the s"ull. Malala was shot by the Taliban in her head after her school bus drove through Mingora town of wat 8alley of ;a"istan.

8enault 'uster was awarded the Car of the =ear A#ard $%&B by the automotive maga-ine =utocar 6ndia at the annual

awards night on % 0anuary 20$& in Mumbai. =utocar 6ndia gave away 22 awards in all, in the two4wheeler as well as four4wheeler segment. 8enault 'uster grabbed three a#ards in all and these #ere SU, of the year $%&B vie#er<s choice car of the year $%&B and overall Autocar car of the year $%&B7 In the mean#hile2 0ahindra and 0ahindra #ere a#arded #ith the 0anufacturer of the =ear A#ard $%&B and 5ajaj !TM 200 7u"e bagged the =utocar 5i"e of the Bear 20$& and viewersF choice 5i"e of the Bear 20$&.

Ireland<s -restigious +i--erary International "eace "ri*e for $%&$ #as a#arded on B January $%&B to 0alala

=ousaf*ai the teenage schoolgirl from ;a"istan, who was shot by TalibanFs 2unman in )ctober 20$2.Malala, would be conferred with the award for her bravery, courage and determination to spea" and support the cause of access to eCual education for every child. 1ith this award, Malala became the second ;a"istani ?ational to win the award. Before this2 9t7 Bena*ir Bhutto #as a#arded #ith the same a#ard in $%%?7 Malala was one among the five nominees, which included onia 2andhi, the 6ndian ?ational (ongress ;arty ;resident and 'illary (linton, the /. . ecretary of tate.

)ell;kno#n filmmaker Shyam Benegal has been chosen for the 6th annual Akkineni 1ages#ara 8ao 3A184

national a#ard by the =?> 6nternational foundation on & 0anuary at 'yderabad. The award carries a pri-e of >s < la"h. 'emamalini, ! 5alachander, .ata Mangesh"ar, 8yjayantimala 5ali, =njali 7evi, habana =-mi and 7ev =nand among others were recipients of this award earlier.


The =stronautical

"rofessor Jose-h Stiglit* 2 1oble 9aureate in /conomics received the degree of 'octor of Science from =ndhra

;radesh 2overnor E. ... ?arasimhan at the University of (yderabad on # 0anuary. 0uthunayagam and Saras#at to be a#arded #ith Aryabhatta A#ard by the ASI

ociety of 6ndia 9= 6: in the last wee" of 7ecember 20$2 announced names of former secretary of the 7epartment of )cean

7evelopment, 7r. =.E. Muthunayagam and 7r. 8.!. araswat, cientific =dviser to the 7efence Minister for prestigious =ryabhatta =ward for the year 20$0 and 20$$ respectively. The two have been selected for the achievement in roc"etry. 7r. 2. atheesh >eddy an associate 7irector of >esearch (entre 6marat 'yderabad and ;. !unhi"rishnan of the 8i"ram arabhai pace (entre, 6ndian pace >esearch )rganisation 96 >):, Thiruvananthapuram would receive = 6 =wards for roc"et and roc"et related technologies for the year 20$0 and 20$$ respectively.

Scientist

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8en"atesh Mannar a (hannai4born cientist of 6ndian )rigin and ;resident, Micronutrient 6nitiative, (anada was awarded with (anadaFs 'ighest (ivilian =ward R the )rder of (anada in the last wee" of 7ecember 20$2. Mannar, a 2raduate from 6ndian 6nstitute of Technology, Madras and a post graduate in chemical engineering from ?orthwestern /niversity, / , was honoured with the award for his forty years long contribution wor"ing towards reduction of debilitating micronutrient deficiencies among the worlds most vulnerable.

'r7 "787 S#aru- conferred #ith /"C )orld A#ards $%&$ for Outstanding Contribution to (8'

7r. ;.>. warup, 7irector 2eneral, (onstruction 6ndustry 7evelopment (ouncil 9(67(: has been conferred with the E;( world =wards 20$2 under the category pecial =chievement =wards in the field of 'uman >esource 7evelopment for the 6ndian (onstruction P 6nfrastructure 6ndustry. The award ceremony was held on $<th 7ecember 20$2 at hotel The =sho", ?ew 7elhi. E;( 1orld Media 2roup has been presenting the award for the past three years to recogni-e the Cualitative P Cuantitative performance, innovation and strategic initiatives of the companies, individuals P projects in the field of 6nfrastructure P (onstruction sector in 6ndia.

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6relandFs prestigious Tipperary 6nternational ;eace ;ri-e for 20$2 was awarded on & 0anuary 20$& to Malala Bousaf-ai the teenage schoolgirl from ;a"istan, who was shot by TalibanFs 2unman in )ctober 20$2. Malala would be conferred with the award for her bravery, courage and determination to spea" and support the cause of access to eCual education for every child. 1ith this award, Malala became the second ;a"istani ?ational to win the award. 5efore this, .t. 5ena-ir 5hutto was awarded with the same award in 200,. Malala was one among the five nominees, which included onia 2andhi, the 6ndian ?ational (ongress ;arty ;resident and 'illary (linton, the /. . ecretary of tate.

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Indian scientist Sugata 0itra #as a#arded the million;dollar +/' "ri*e on $I !ebruary $%&B for -ursuing his

idea for building the schools in the Internet7 TE7 ;ri-e is actually awarded to the e*traordinary people who have creative as well as bold ideas for global change. ugata Mitra is a researcher who started inspiring the children across the world to arouse curiosity in them. 6n $%%%, ugata along with his colleagues installed the 6nternet4connected computer in ?ew 7elhi and left it with the hidden camera. Eventually, the slum "ids started learning English as well as searched the 6nternet for various cience and other topics. ugata performed these e*periments for $& years, which eventually earned him $ million / dollars TE7 ;ri-e. TE7 ;ri-e was first introduced in 200<.

B Surender 0ohan2 C0'2 19C 31eyveli 9ignite Cor-oration4 #as conferred #ith the C/O #ith (8

Orientation A#ard on $, 3ebruary 20$& at the 1orld '>7 (ongress 20$& in 0umbai7 ?eyveli .ignite (orporation .imited is a ?avratna 2overnment of 6ndia Enterprise. 1orld '>7 (ongress is actually the largest meeting of the '> professionals from the world which brings together global personalities. 1orld '>7 (ongress is held annually and the purpose of the meeting is to honour best (E)s who implement as well as innovate the new techniCues in '> arena. +he )orld (8' Congress $%&B #as held at (otel +a: 9ands /nd2 0umbai7 $,0 '> professionals from / =, outh =merica, 6ndia and England participated in this meeting. 5 urender Mohan was chosen for this award by 0ury and (ouncil of 5oard Members of 1orld '>7 (ongress 20$&.

Information Commissioner of Andhra "radesh2 "7 ,i:aya Babu #as conferred #ith 1arla;'eveneni

-uraskaram at a function held at 2untur on 2D 3ebruary. 1ith an e*perience of over 2< years in main stream journalism, Mr. 8ijaya 5abu has been chosen for the Epuras"aramF for his contribution to the field of journalism. The award was instituted in memory of former Editor of =ndhra ;rabha and =ndhra 0yothi ?arla 8en"ateswara >ao and 7eveneni ubba >ao. 3rom this year, =nnamaya eva amithi has been entrusted with the tas" of

presenting the award. The previous recipients of the award were Turlapati !utumba >ao, (h. >aghavachari, 'arihara ;riya, an"ara ?arayana and senior journalist from Tenali 5.. ?arayana.

5ollywood actor Anu-am Kher #as honoured by 'erb 0. 1esson, 0r, ;resident .os =ngeles (ity (ouncil and Tom

.abonge, (ouncil Member #th 7istrict with a (ity ;roclamation at .os =ngeles (ity 'all on 3ebruary 2+ in .os =ngeles, (alifornia.6t may be "nown that the actorFs performances in films li"e 5end 6t .i"e 5ec"ham and went on to do 5ride P ;rejudice, The Mistress of pices, =merican 5lend, 'ope and a .ittle ugar, MidnightFs (hildren and T8 series E> has been appreciated and been an inspiration for other actors.

,ish#aroo-2 C/O2 1+"C SAI9 "o#er Com-any 31S"C94 has been conferred #ith C/xem-lary 9eader A#ardD

by )orld (8' Congress C lobal (8 /xcellence A#ards J held in Mumbai on 2< 3ebruary. 8ishwaroop has been honored for his contribution to the ;ower ector. ?T;( =6. ;ower (ompany 9? ;(.: is the joint venture between ?T;( .imited and =6. for generating power for the steel plants in 6ndia.

+he 6@th Academy A#ards 3Oscars4 ceremony took -lace on $A !ebruary $%&B7 +he annual Academy A#ards

#ere -resented by the Academy of 0otion "icture Arts and Sciences 3A0"AS47 +he Oscars $%&B ceremony #as held at 'olby +heatre in (olly#ood2 California7 +he main #inners of the Oscars $%&B #ere 9ife of "i2 #ith four a#ardsP Argo #ith three a#ardsP 9es ome of 0iserables the #ith "ey awards three are a#ards7 4

9ist of the a#ardees of 6@th Academy A#ards.

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5est ;icture@ =rgo 5est =ctor in a .eading >ole@ 7aniel 7ay4.ewis for .incoln 5est =ctress in a .eading >ole@ 0ennifer .awrence for ilver .inings ;layboo" 5est =ctor in a upporting >ole@ (hristoph 1alt- for 7jango /nchained 5est =ctress in a upporting >ole@ =nne 'athaway for .es MisYrables 5est =nimated 3eature 3ilm@ 5rave 5est (inematography@ (laudio Miranda for .ife of ;i 5est (ostume 7esign@ =nna !arenina 5est 7irecting@ =ng .ee for .ife of ;i 5est 7ocumentary 3eature@ earching for ugar Man 5est 7ocumentary hort@ 6nocente 5est 3ilm Editing@ 1illiam 2oldenberg for =rgo 5est 3oreign .anguage 3ilm@ =mour 9=ustria: 5est Ma"eup and 'airstyling@ .isa 1estcott and 0ulie 7artnell for .es MisYrables 5est Music4)riginal core@ Mychael 7anna for .ife of ;i 5est Music4)riginal ong@ "yfall from "yfall 9Music and .yric by =dele =d"ins and ;aul Epworth: 5est ;roduction 7esign@ >ic" (arter 9;roduction 7esign:H 0im Eric"son 9 et 7ecoration: for .incoln 5est 8isual Effects@ 5ill 1estenhofer, 2uillaume >ocheron, Eri"40an 7e 5oer and 7onald >. Elliott for .ife of ;i 5est 1riting4=dapted creenplay@ (hris Terrio for =rgo 5est 1riting4)riginal creenplay@ Quentin Tarantino for 7jango /nchained "andit 8avi Shankar2 the sitar legend #as honoured #ith the -osthumous 9ifetime Achievement rammy

a#ard7 'is daughter sitarist =noush"a han"ar accepted the award on his behalf on % 3ebruary 20$& ahead of the 2rammyFs show that too" place in .os =ngeles on $0 3ebruary 20$&. =noush"a han"ar and ?orah 0ones attended the pre42rammy ceremony at the 1ilshire Ebell Theatre for accepting the honour which was given to their deceased father. ;andit >avi han"ar died on $$ 7ecember 20$2 at %2 years of age. ;andit >avi han"ar was in the list of seven other artistes named for .ifetime =chievement =ward honourees. +he Indian sitar legend also #on best #orld music album

rammy for the 9iving 8oom Sessions "art &7 "andit >avi han"arFs daughter =noush"a han"ar was also nominated in this category for album Traveller.

+he 8omanian film Child5s "ose has pic"ed up the coveted

olden Bear -ri*e for best film at the IBrd Berlin film

festival. The film, directed by (alin ;eter ?et-er, tells the story of a wealthy mother who uses her connections to try and stop her son from going to jail. / filmma"er 7avid 2ordon 2reen won best director at the festival for his comic road movie ;rince =valanche, while best actress went to (hile's ;aulina 2arcia for her role as a antiago divorcee in 2loria.The biggest surprise at the 5erlin awards ceremony was the best actor pri-e going to ?a-if Mujic, a 5osnian >oma who had never acted before and had to be tal"ed into playing himself in a drama based on his real4life ordeal.

0ichael Clarke2 the Australian cricket ca-tain #on the fourth Allan Border 0edal in 0elbourne on # 3ebruary

20$&. &$4year old (lar"e had won the medal earlier in 200<, 200% and 20$2. =part from (lar"e, the only other player to win this medal four times is (aptain >ic"y ;onting. Michael (lar"e also won the Test cric"eter of the year award for the second consecutive time after he scored $0D0 runs in nine tests from 2< 3ebruary 20$2 to 0anuary 2D 20$&. Allan Border 0edal is a -restigious a#ard given a#ay in the Australian cricket7 6t was first awarded in 2000. The =llan 5order Medal is named after the former captain of =ustralia, =llan 5order.

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8eno#ned s-ace scientist "rof U 8 8ao has been inducted into the highly coveted JSatellite (all of !ameJ2 pace >esearch )rgani-ation (hairman and

)ashington2 by the Society of Satellite "rofessionals International7 >ao, a former 6ndian

7epartment of pace ecretary, is the first Indian S-ace Scientist to be inducted into the Satellite (all of !ame2 joining the select group of about <0 'all of 3ame members. 'e was conferred the honor at a function attended by over $,000 distinguished guests consisting of pace cientists, 6ndustry leaders, =dministrators and ;rofessionals on March $%, 20$& at 1ashington, an 6 >) release said.

1+"C 9imited2 India<s largest -o#er utility has been a#arded as the most /fficient 0aharatna;in

0anufacturing for the year $%&$ by a leading toc" Maga-ine at the #th 7 60 =ward held in ?ew 7elhi on 2+ March. The =ward was received by 6.0. !apoor, 7irector 9(ommercial:, ?T;( from =jit ingh, /nion Minister of (ivil =viation.

+he $nd 1ational "hoto A#ards; $%&&;&$ #ere conferred on $6 0arch by the S-eaker2 9ok Sabha2 0s7 0eira

Kumar to eminent photojournalists at a function held in 8igyan 5havan, ?ew 7elhi. +he 9ifetime Achievement A#ards #ere given to eminent -hotogra-hers i "ranlal "atel2 +7S7 1agara:an and +717A7 "erumal . ;ranlal ;atel, $0# years of age, has been the primary school teacher, who was inclined to photography as an amateur photographer but gradually the passion turned into profession. 'e captured the memories of our struggle for independence through his photographs. 'is pictures celebrate the glory of blac" and white. 'is photographs are not merely a collection of unmatched s"ills but also repository of social and historical values of time. The second recipient T. . ?agarajan, is an eminent photojournalist whose wor"s have been e*hibited and published widely in 6ndia and abroad. 'e has held e*hibitions of his wor"s all over the world, including the Museum of Modern =rt, )*ford, in $%D2. 'e is a specialist in blac" and white photography, and has won several awards including the ;=T= 2old =ward in $%D,. The third recipient, +717A7 "erumal is the doyen of #ildlife -hotogra-hy in India7 'e embraced bird photography as passionate profession in $%+0 and was awarded the artiste 36=; in ?ature ;hotography in $%+& and E*cellence 36=; in $%+D. 'e won associate ship of >oyal ;hotographic ociety of /nited !ingdom in $%,, and 3ellowship of >oyal ;hotographic ociety of /nited !ingdom in $%,D and Master photographer of the 3ederation delF=rt photographiCue of 3rance in $%D&. 'e is recogni-ed as the father of 6ndia ;hotography. 'e is a member of Mysore ;hotographic ociety and life member of 3ederation of 6ndian ;hotography. 'e has more than $<00 acceptances in national and international salons and has over 200 awards and merit certificates to his credit. 6n the ;rofessional (ategory, the E5est ;rofessional ;hotographer of the Bear 20$$4$2F has been given to alil 5era, who has earned fame in the field of wildlife photography. 'e has also won 'onorary mention at /?E; ;hoto (ompetition in 0apan in 200<. The award of E;rofessional ;hotographer of the Bear 20$$4$2 on 2reen 6ndia@ Environmental toriesF has been given to ;an"aj harma.The award of E;rofessional ;hotographer of the Bear 20$$4$2 on E)pen (ategoryF was given to =nil >isal ingh. 6n the =mateur (ategory, the E5est =mateur ;hotographer of the Bear 20$$4$2F has been given to ubhash 0irange.FThe 5est =mateur ;hotographer of the Bear 20$$4$2 on .ife and .andscape of 6ndiaF was given to udip >oychoudhury.EThe 5est =mateur ;hotographer of the Bear 20$$4$2 on 3ine =rtsF was given to 7ebashish 2hosh >ay.

+he Com-etition Commission of India 3CCI4 #as nominated for the

lobal Com-etition 8evie# 3 C84 A#ards

$%&B in the category Agency of the =ear;Asia;"acific2 0iddle /ast L Africa in the last #eek of 0arch $%&B . This is the first time that ((6 was nominated for internationally acclaimed award. )ther agencies that were nominated in =gency of the Bear4=sia4;acific, Middle East P =frica

category include ;a"istanFs (ompetition (ommission, Tur"eyFs (ompetition =uthority and 0apanFs 3air Trade (ommission. The (ompetition (ommission of 6ndia 9((6: was established by the 2overnment of 6ndia with effect from $# )ctober 200&. The primary aim of (ompetition (ommission of 6ndia 9((6: is to eliminate the practices which have adverse effect on competition. 6ts aim is to protect the consumersF interests and ma"e sure that there is freedom of trade in 6ndian mar"ets. The purpose of ((6 is to give opinion on competition issues, create public awareness as well as impart training on the competition issues.

1e#s +elevision A#ards $%&B. ,ineet Jain Conferred )ith Contribution to 1e#s +elevision A#ard

8ineet 0ain, the Managing 7irector of Times 2roup was conferred with the (ontribution to ?ews Television =ward 20$& by the 6ndiantelevision.com at the i*th ?ews Television =wards on 2< March 20$& at Taj ;alace 'otel, ?ew 7elhi. 'e was awarded for his initiative to bring Times of 6ndia group in the television industry. 6t is worth noticing that the Times of 6ndia group made its presence in the television broadcasting with channels such as Noom, ET and Times ?ow. E*ecutive ;resident of the Times 2roup, >ahul !ansal accepted this award on behalf of 8ineet 0ain.

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Other a#ardees #ere as follo#s 5est 5usiness ?ews ;rogramme 9English:@ 1e Mean 5usiness 9?7T8 ;rofit: 5est 5usiness ?ews ;rogramme 9'indi:@ =uto E*po 9=aj Ta": 5est (rime how 9'indi:@ 8ardaat 4 Mhujhe 5hulana Mat 9=aj Ta": 5est (urrent =ffairs 3eature 9English:@ 2round Nero 2ujarat 9(??465?: 5est (urrent =ffairs 3eature 9'indi:@ =yodhya !o !uchh !ehna 'ai 9=aj Ta": 5est ports ?ews how 9Marathi:@ !hel Majha 4 3ight 5ac" Buvi 9=5; Majha: 5est =uto how 9'indi:@ Top 7rive 965?,: 5est how on ocialUEnvironment =wareness U ocial 7evelopment (ampaign 9Telugu:@ 5athu"u 5andi 98anitha

5est ?ews 7ocumentary 4 .imited episodes 9English:@ 2round Nero 2ujarat 9(??465?: 5est Entertainment 3eature 9'indi:@ 0ai 0awan 9?7T8 6ndia: 5est ;ublic 7ebate how 9English:@ Question Time 7idi 9(??465?: 5est T8 ?ews ;resenter@ >ajdeep ardesai 9(??465?: 5est Boung T8 0ournalist 95elow 2# years of age:@ onal Mehrotra 9?7T8 2#*,: pecial =ward for ?ews (inematographer@ ;ra"asam 9(??465?: pecial =ward for (ontribution to ?ews Television@ 8ineet 0ain 9Times 2roup: 5est T8 ?ews >eporter 9Marathi:@ =l"a 7hup"ar 965? .o"mat: 5est T8 ?ews >eporter 9Telugu:@ !rishna Mohan 9T8%: 5est T8 ?ews >eporter 9English:@ =nubha 5honsle 9(??465?: and 5ar"ha 7utt 9?7T8 2#*,: 5est T8 ?ews >eporter 9'indi:@ harad harma 9?7T8 6ndia: pecial =wards for 6nnovation and .eadership in =pp 7evelopment@ ?7T8 pecial =wards for Most E*tensive ocial Media T8 ?ews 5rand@ ?7T8 pecial =wards for 5est ?ews (hannel 1ebsite@ 65? .ive 5est ?ews Tal" how 9English:@ 1e the ;eople 9?7T8 2#*,: 5est ?ews Tal" how 9'indi:@ Nindagi .ive 4 2ujarat >iots 965?,: 5est T8 ?ews =nchor 9Marathi:@ 7nyanada =rvind (havan 9=5; Majha: 5est T8 ?ews =nchor 9Telugu:@ Bashoda Mithra 98+ ?ews: 5est T8 ?ews =nchor 9'indi:@ weta ingh 9=aj Ta":

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Su-erstar Amitabh Bachchan has been chosen for 1+8 1ational !ilm A#ard for the year;$%&&7 The award

carries a cash component of >s < la"h besides a memento and a citation. = committee comprising Telugu film personalities Tammareddi 5haradwaja, M e"har 5abu chose =mitabh 5achchan for the ?T >ama >ao ?ational 3ilm =ward for 20$$ in recognition of his outstanding

contribution to 6ndian cinema, official sources here said. +he Committee also chose film director Shyam Benegal for the B 1 8eddy

1ational A#ard that carries a reward of >s 2 la"h, a citation and a memento. ;revious recipients of the award include =""ineni ?ageswara >ao, a contemporary of late ?T>, 5ollywood great 7ilip !umar, .ata Mangesh"ar, thespian ivaji 2anesan, music maestro 6laiyaraja, !annada actor >aj !umar, director 'rishi"esh Mu"herjee and actress 1aheeda >ehman among others. +elugu movie stal#art and former 0" Kaikala Satyanarayana has been chosen for -restigious 8aghu-ati ,enkaiah 0emorial A#ard that also carries 8s $ lakh7 +elugu film -roducer and studio o#ner Adiseshagiri 8ao has been chosen for the 1agireddy;Chakra-ani 1ational !ilm A#ard7 Andhra

"radesh government gives this a#ard2 instituted in &>>I in the name of +elugu film legend and former Chief 0inister of the state2 every year to an outstanding film -ersonality. The awards will be presented on /gadi, the Telugu ?ew Bear's 7ay, in 'yderabad on =pril $$.

+oyo Ito3?&42 the Ja-anese architect #as declared as the #inner of $%&B "rit*ker Architecture "ri*e on &6

0arch $%&B7 The ;rit-"er =rchitecture ;ri-e is said to be the most -restigious and richest a#ard of architecture7 )ften, this pri-e is also referred as the ?obel ;ri-e of =rchitecture. Toyo 6to is the si*th 0apanese architect to win this pri-e. 'e will win $00000 / 7ollars as well as a bron-e medal at the official ;rit-"er ceremony will ta"e place on 2% May 20$& at 0ohn 3 !ennedy ;residential .ibrary and Museum in 5oston.

+he +0th ?ational 3ilm =wards #ere announced on $D March 20$&. The artists who gave benchmar" performances in

acting and film ma"ing in the year 20$2 were rewarded in the 1ational !ilm A#ards $%&B7 +he list of #inners chosen by the :ury in 1ational !ilm A#ards $%&B is as follo#s. Best !eature !ilm ; "aan Singh +omar 3(indi4 Indira andhi A#ard for Best 'ebut !ilm of a 'irector ; Chittagong 3(indi4P and &%& Chodiyangal

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5est ;opular 3ilm ;roviding 1holesome Entertainment 4 8ic"y 7onor 9'indi:H /stad 'otel 9Malayalam: 1argis 'utt A#ard for Best !eature !ilm on 1ational Integration ; +hanichallan:an 30alayalam4 5est 3ilm on ocial 6ssues@ pirit 9Malayalam: 5est (hildren's 3ilm 4 7e"h 6ndian (ircus 9'indi: 5est 3ilm on Environment and (onservationUpreservation@ 5lac" 3orest 9Malayalam: 5est =nimation 3ilm 4 7elhi afari 9'indi: Best 'irection ; 'hag 30arathi4 'ir. Shiva:i 9otan "atil Best Actor ; "aan Singh +omar 3(indi4 Actors. Irrfaan2 ,ikram Best Actress ; 'hag 30arathi4 Actress. Usha Jadhav 5est upporting =ctor 4 8ic"y 7onor 9'indi: =ctor@ =nu !apoor 5est upporting =ctress 4 8ic"y 7onor 9'indi: 7olly =hluwaliaH Thanichallanjan 9Malayalam: !alpana 5est (hild =rtist 4 7e"h 6ndian (ircus 9'indi:, =ctor@ 8irendra ;ratapH $0$ (hodiyangal, =ctor@ Minon 5est Male ;laybac" inger 4 (hittagong 9'indi: inger@ han"ar Mahadevan, 5olo ?a 9>ajat !amal medal and >s okhale

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5est 3emale ;laybac" inger 4 amhita 9Marathi: inger@ =arti =n"le"ar Ti"e"ar, ;ala"ein ?aa Moondon 5est (inematography 4 !o@ B=7, (ameraman@ udheer ;alsane 5est creenplay 4 creenplay 1riter 9)riginal: !ahani 9'indi: ujoy 2hosh, creenplay writer 9=dapted: )h My 2od

9'indi: 5havesh Mandalia, /mesh hu"la and 7ialogues /staad 'otel 9Malayalam: =njali Menon $%. 5est =udiography 4 .ocation ound >ecordist =nnayum >asoolam 9Malayalam: >adha"rishnan H ound 7esigner,

habdo 95engali: =nirban engupta, 7ipan"ar (ha"iH >e4recordist of final mi*ed trac" 2angs of 1asseypur 9'indi: =lo" 7e, inoy 0oseph, hreejesh ?air 20. 2$. 22. 2&. 2#. 2<. 5est Editing 4 !ahaani 9'indi: ?amrata >ao 5est ;roduction 7esign 4 8ishwaroopam 9Tamil: 5oontawee Thor Taweepasas, .algudi ? 6layaraja 5est (ostume 7esigner 4 ;aradesi 9Tamil: ;oornima >amaswamy 5est Ma"e4up =rtist 4 8a-a""uenn $DU% 9Tamil: >aja 5est Music 7irection 4 ongs@ amhita 9Marathi: hailender 5arveH !aliyachan 9Malayalam: 5iji 5al 5est .yrics 4 (hittagong 9'indi: ;rasoon 0oshi, 5olo ?a

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Best S-ecial /ffects ; /ega 3+elugu4 0akuta ,!Q Best Choreogr-ahy ; ,ish#aroo-am 3+amil4 "andit Bir:u 0ahara:

The ?ational 3ilm =wards are most prominent awards given away to the film fraternity. +hese a#ards #ere established in

&>@A. =nnually, the national panel is appointed by 2overnment of 6ndia which selects the winner. +he a#ards are -resented by the "resident of India in the official ceremony7

Sugathakumari3?>42 the 0alayalam -oetess in the third wee" of March 20$&#as chosen for the Saras#ati Samman

$%&$ for the poetry collection Manale-huthu, which means The 1riting on the and in English. +he Saras#ati Samman is constituted by K7 K7 Birla !oundation7 araswati amman is awarded annually for outstanding literary wor" in any 6ndian language in past $0 years. ugatha"umari has $< volumes of poetry credited to her. (ommission. ugatha"umari is also the passionate environmentalist. he was also the head of !eralaFs tate 1omenFs

1avneet Kaur 'hillon3$%4 was crowned "ond<s !emina 0iss India $%&B on 2# March 20$& in the grand finale of <0th

edition of the beauty pageant in Mumbai. ?avneet !aur belongs to ;unjab and is a media student at present. ?avneet !aur was also given the title Miss 2lowing "in7 Sobhita 'huli-ala and Foya Afro* #ere the first and second runners;u- res-ectively7 The trio of ?avneet !aur, obhita 7hulipala and Noya =fro- were selected from a total of 2& finalists from 6ndia.

+he 9ondon based Indian origin #riter2 Anil Ananthas#amy #on inaugural "hysics Journalism "ri*e for the

article (i- (i- Array on 2D 3ebruary 20$& in central .ondon. The ;hysics 0ournalism ;ri-e is co4sponsored by the cience and Technology 3acilities (ouncil 9 T3(: and the 6nstitute of ;hysics 96);:. The article written by =nil =nanthaswamy, 'ip 'ip =rray lays emphasis on Cuare !ilometre =rray which is an international project for building and designing largest radio telescope. The purpose of the pri-e is to inspire physicists by encouraging the journalists for tac"ling the comple* topics.

18I entre-reneur Kartar 9alvani has been conferred #ith the (ealthcare Businessman of the =ear A#ard

$%&B at the Asian Business A#ards ceremony held in 9ondon on 2& March. The founder4chairman of 8itabiotics, /!'s largest supplier of minerals and vitamin supplements to the retail trade received the honour from /!'s 'ome ecretary Theresa May. Amit Bhatia, chief of the wordfish group of companies and son4in4law of steel tycoon .a"shmi Mittal, #as declared the =oung /ntre-reneur of the =ear $%&B . The .ifetime =chievement =ward 20$& went to 6ndian4origin entrepreneur udhir (houdhrie. =sian 5usiness =wards 20$& were the $+th edition of =sian 5usiness =wards. The event celebrates the acumen, achievement and e*cellence of the =sian business. The event encapsulates diversity as well as range of =sian businesses in /!.

S7 ,enkata 0ohan a scientist of the Indian Institute of Chemical +echnology 3IIC+42 on &> 0arch $%&B #on the

1ational Bioscience A#ard for $%&$ in 'yderabad. . 8en"ata Mohan who is from the 5ioengineering and environmental centre of the 6nstitute won the pri-e for his contributions towards developing technologies for production of clean bio4fuels from waste. +he 1ational Bio;science A#ard #hich is also called by 1;BIOS "ri*e is an honour of high importance conferred by the 3ederal 2overnment of 6ndia to the select young 6ndian bio4 scientists of less than #< years of age. The award is given every year for distinctive contributions made towards the development of state of art in basic and applied areas of biological sciences through demonstrated activity in the form of publication in reputed journals and or patents. The award recogni-es research and development wor" carried out in 6ndia during the last < years of the career.

0adhya "radesh on bagged t#o national tourism a#ards one for the best civic management of a tourist

destination and other for the most innovative and uniGue tourism -ro:ect in the $Brd 1ational +ourism A#ard . Madhya ;radesh which is "nown for tourism hotspots received the awards from ;resident ;ranab Mu"herjee at a function held for ?ational Tourism =wards 20$$4$2 in ?ew 7elhi, at 8igyan 5hawan. The state received the award in category4E5F city for Municipal (ouncil of Mandu in 7har district. 6t also got another award for most innovative and uniCue tourism project4=ir Ta*i. The state has pioneered in the country to launch the first intra4state =ir Ta*i services through M; T7(, in a joint venture with MUs 8entura =ir connect ;vt .td.

+he Union ministry of social :ustice and em-o#erment for the first time instituted national a#ards in order

to recogni*e the efforts and encourage excellence in the field of -revention of Alcoholism and 'rug abuse and rehabilitation of its victims. The awards shall be conferred on the awardees in a function to be held in ?ew 7elhi on the 2+ 0une every year, which has been declared as the 6nternational 7ay against 7rug =buse and 6llicit Traffic"ing. The =wards are open to all 6ndian 6nstitutions, )rgani-ations including 2ram ;anchayats and 6ndividuals without any distinction or discrimination on grounds of religion, race, se*, caste or creed. Even a former addict, who has done outstanding wor" in the field of awareness generation or de4addiction or rehabilitation will be recogni-ed and awarded. 6n the country the problem of drug abuse and the substance abuse is on the increase and it has been felt that the victims who are falling prey to this problem are youth in the country. 6n some of the states the problem has become very serious li"e ;unjab, Manipur and some of the other states. Therefore apart from the government lot of ?2)s are involved in the prevention of drug abuse and alcoholism.

'r7 "rakash Kumar2 "rinci-al Scientist2 seismology grou-2 CSI8; 1ational eo;science A#ard;$%&& in the A--lied

eo-hysical 8esearch Institute

#as selected for the 1ational

eo-hysics category for his contribution in seismology and

geodynamics. 'e has published papers on seismological mapping of .ithospheric4=sthenospheric boundary using converted waves, a state4of4the4art seismological approach. 'e earlier received the ( 6> Boung cientist award. 'r7,7 ,i:aya 8ao2 Chief Scientist of controlled seismic studies grou- of 1 8I received the E9ifetime Achievement A#ard< for his significant research contributions in geo-hysics7

+an +#an /ng on $# March 20$& was announced as a winner of the $%&$ 0an Asian 9iterary "ri*e . 1ith this, he became

the first Malaysian author to win the most prestigious literary pri-e of =sia. Tan Twan Eng won the 20$2 Man =sian .iterary ;ri-e for his novel +he arden of /vening 0ists7 This is only a second time that the pri-e has been given to the novel written originally in English. The previous winners had won the award as English translations. +he 0an Asian 9iterary "ri*e laid its foundation in $%%?7 +he literary a#ard is given annually to best novel by an Asian #riter7 The novel can be written in English or translated into English. 6t should have been published in previous year. The winner is given &0000 / 7ollars. The translator, if e*ists, is given <000 / 7ollars. The submissions for the best novels are invited by the jury through publishers in any country.

announced 8a:iv

The Minister of

tate for (onsumer =ffairs, 3ood and ;ublic 7istribution, ;rof. !.8. Thomas on $# March 20$& andhi 1ational Huality A#ards are given every year by

andhi 1ational Huality A#ards for the year 20$$7+he 8a:iv

Bureau of Indian Standards for encouraging the service as #ell as manufacturing organi*ations so that they strive for excellence . These awards give recognition to those who are considered as the leaders of Cuality movement in the country. The Best of All A#ard was given to 7=8 =(( enior econdary ;ublic chool, 5ilaspur, 'imachal ;radesh for e*cellence service standards. 6n a category called .arge cale Manufacturing 6ndustry, 1okia Siemens 1et#orks "rivate 9imited2 Kanchi-uram2 +amil 1adu #as given the a#ard for excellence in Guality standards. 6n the .arge cale ervice 6ndustry category, > ystems 6nternational .imited, ?oida, and /ttar ;radesh won the award. 6n the mall cale Manufacturing 6ndustry category, the award was bagged by Technocrat (onnectivity ystems 9;rivate: .imited, >udrapur, /ttara"hand.

At the @th CI'C ,ish#akarma A#ard $%&B2 +a-as Kumar 9ahiry; the chairman;cum;managing director

3C0'4 of 1orthern Coalfields 9imited 31C94 and Bharat Cooking Coal 9imited 3BCC94 #on the Achievement a#ard for "ublic Officer on , March 20$& in ?ew 7elhi. =t the function organi-ed by (onstruction 6ndustry 7evelopment (ouncil 9(67(:, .ahiry received this award. .ahiry is a mining engineer as well as administrator with leadership Cualities. 5((.Fs turnover is +%<2 crore >upees with a profitability of $0%&.+% crore >upees in 20$04$$. .ahiry has also remained associated with mining industry of =merica, (hina and =ustralia. CI'C ,ish#akarma A#ards are held annually for recognising the achievements as #ell as #ork of the organisations and individuals7

SAA8C 9iterature A#ard #as -resented to five #riters at Agra during the two days ==>( 3estival of .iterature on

$0 March 20$&. = poet4diplomat from 6ndia Abhay K was among the five writers to be honoured with the prestigious .iterature =ward. )ther writers to be honoured with this award were 3arheen (haudhary 9;a"istan:, =bdul !haliC >ashid 9=fghanistan:, uman ;o"hrel 9?epal: and novelist 7aya 7issanaya"e 9 ri .an"a:. The award is annually presented to the eminent writers of the outh =sian region for their contribution in the promotion of literature through their writings as well as literary initiatives. The ==>( .iterature 3estival 20$& focused on environment, literature and cultural connectivity. The 3irst4Ever ==>( 1riters (onference was organi-ed in =pril 2000.

+he "resident of India "ranab 0ukher:ee #as conferred #ith the 9iberation )ar (onour A#ard by the

;resident of 5angladesh Nillur >ahman on # March, 20$&. The award was conferred upon him for his contribution to $%,$ war.Earlier, this top most honour of 5angladesh was conferred upon former 6ndian ;rime Minister 6ndira 2andhi posthumously in 20$$ for contributing towards creation of 5angladesh.


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+he "arliamentary A#ard Committee selected BJ" leader Arun Jaitley2 Congress 0" Karan Singh and J'3U4 =adav for Outstanding "arliamentarian A#ard for $%&%2 $%&& and $%&$ res-ectively7

=run 0aitley and !aran ingh are the members of >ajya abha from 2ujarat and 7elhi respectively. 1hile harad Badav is a member of .o" abha from Madhepura, 5ihar. The =ward (ommittee which was headed by the pea"er of .o" abha, Meira !umar recommended these names, which were accepted by e*ecutive committee of the 6ndian ;arliamentary 2roup on + March 20$&. )utstanding ;arliamentarian =ward was instituted by the 6ndian ;arliamentary 2roup in $%%#.

;ublic ector /nits 9; /s: li"e )?2(, =6. and 6)( will be among the seven state4owned units to be conferred the SCO"/

0eritorious A#ards $%&&;&$ next month7 Standing Conference of "ublic /nter-rises 3SCO"/42 #hich is an a-ex body of "SUs , on + March, announced the names of awardees of E ();E Meritorious =wardsF in speciali-ed fields. IThese awards, which are highly prestigious in areas of economy and other segments li"e corporate governance, would be distributed ne*t month,J ();E E*ecutive 7irector, / 7 (houbey said in a

statement. (; Es, which would be awarded, have been selected for performing well in various fields li"e corporate governance, corporate social responsibility 9( >:, environment and sustainable development, and human resource development 9'>7:. 1eyveli 9ignite Cor- 9td #ould receive an a#ard for environmental excellence and sustainable develo-ment2 #hile Indian Oil Cor-oration #ould be a#arded for cor-orate governance7 )?2( would be awarded for doing good job in the area of ( > and =6. in '>7.

1irbhaya2 the 'elhi gang;ra-e victim2 has been honoured #ith a US J#oman of courageJ a#ard

-osthumously for Ainspiring people to wor" together to end violence against women in 6ndia and around the world.A/ first lady Michelle )bama joined secretary of state0ohn !erry as he praised the determination and courage of Aa woman "nown simply as ?irbhaya 4 braveheart, fearlessA at the tate 7epartment presentation ceremony on D March on 6nternational 1omen's 7ay. Besides 1irbhaya2 eight other #omen #ere give the annual a#ard recogni*ing #omen around the globe #ho have sho#n exce-tional courage and leadershi- in advocating for #omen5s rights and em-o#erment2 often at great -ersonal risk7 They are Malalai 5ahaduri, first sergeant, =fghan ?ational 6nterdiction /nit 9 =fghanistan:H 0ulieta (astellanos, rector, ?ational =utonomous /niversity of 'onduras 9'onduras:H 0osephine )biajulu )duma"in, president, (ampaign for 7emocracy 9?igeria:H Elena Milashina, journalist, human rights activist 9 >ussia:H 3artuun =dan, e*ecutive director, Elman ;eace and 'uman >ights (entre 9 omalia:H Tsering 1oeser 91ei e:, Tibetan author, poet, blogger 9(hina:H >a-an Neitunah, human rights lawyer and founder, .ocal (oordination (ommittees 9 yria: and Ta ;hong Tan, blogger 9 8ietnam:.

6ndian Ministry of TourismFs new film !ind )hat =ou Seek received first -ri*e at the &&th olden City

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0edia A#ards (eremony held inBerlin on D March 20$& 7+he

ate is an international film2 -rint and media contest for the

tourism industry. The =wards ceremony is held every year at 6T5 5erlin, the worldFs leading travel trade show. /nion Minister for Tourism ! (hiranjeevi had launched the new campaign !ind )hat =ou Seek2 the second phase of 6ncredible 6ndia (ampaign at 1TM 20$2 in ?ovember 20$2 along with the ne# 'omestic Cam-aign C o BeyondD7 5y launching new campaign, the Ministry of Tourism has made a paradigm shift by shifting the focus from destinations and products to consumers 9travelers:. The new campaign emphasi-es that there is something for every traveler in 6ndia and every traveler can find what he or she is see"ing while travelling in our incredible country. 7omestic campaign 2o 5eyond urges travelers to travel beyond the obvious, the "nown destinations to the lesser "nown destinations.

+he results of the AB" 1e#s Best City A#ards Survey #ere announced at a glittering ceremony on + March on ?ew

7elhi. The =5; ?ews46psos 5est (ity >esearch and >ewards running for the first time is the only consumer validated survey and celebrates the best of 6ndiaFs cities and acts as a benchmar" for e*cellence. .ist of winners of the =5; 1e#s;I"SOS Best City Survey and A#ards $%&B

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Best City $%&B ;"ublic +rans-ort. 1ag-ur 5est (ity 20$&4;ower =vailability@ Mumbai 5est (ity 20$&4=ffordable 'ousing@ Madurai 5est (ity 20$&4>oads@ 7elhi Best City $%&B;9a# L Order. 8a:kot 5est Tourist 3riendly (ity 20$&@ ?asi" Best reen City $%&B. 1ag-ur

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5est (ity for 'ealth (are ervices 20$&@ ?agpur 5est (ity for ;rimary Education 20$&@ 7elhi Best City;)omen Safety $%&B. 8a:kot 5est (ity4Efficient Traffic Management 20$&@ ;une

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5est (ity4(leanliness and anitation 20$&@ >aj"ot Best City to 9ive in $%&B. 1ag-ur As a tribute to the 'elhi gang ra-e victim2 the government on 6 0arch in 1e# 'elhi2 besto#ed the 8ani 9axmi

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Bai ; Stree Shakti a#ard to 5s-irit of 1irbhaya52 a -seudonym given to her7 +he a#ard2 -resented on the International )omen5s 'ay by "resident "ranab 0ukher:ee2 was received by the mother of the 2&4year4old paramedical student at a function where her father and two younger brothers were also present. The citation of the award to the spirit of ?irbhaya said that it was in ac"nowledgement of the contribution of thousands of men, women, boys and girls who turned the dar" hour into a momentous cry for justice and freedom for all women from violence. Mu"herjee also lauded the wor" of five other #inners of the Stree Shakti a#ards7 +he 8ani 8udramma 'evi a#ard #as given to Assamese social #orker "ranita +alukdar2 0ata Ji:abai a#ard to artist Sonika Agar#al2 Kannagi a#ard to Karnataka2 8ani uramma ( Sankina of

idinliu Feliang a#ard to Keralite social #orker Omana + K and 'evi Ahilyabai (olkar a#ard to Olga '50ello

from 0aharashtra7

SAA8C 9iterature A#ard #as -resented to five #riters at =gra during the two days ==>( 3estival of .iterature on $0

March 20$&. A -oet;di-lomat from India Abhay K #as among the five #riters to be honored with the prestigious .iterature =ward. )ther writers to be honored with this award were 3arheen (haudhary 9;a"istan:, =bdul !haliC >ashid 9=fghanistan:, uman ;o"hrel 9?epal: and novelist 7aya 7issanaya"e 9 ri .an"a:. ==>( .iterature =wards annually presented to the eminent writers of the outh =sian region for their contribution in the promotion of literature through their writings as well as literary initiatives. The ==>( .iterature 3estival 20$& focused on environment, literature and cultural connectivity. The 3irst4Ever ==>( 1riters (onference was organi-ed in =pril 2000.

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9egendary actor2 "ran Krishan Sikand2 >B2 on &$ A-ril $%&B #as a#arded #ith Bolly#ood<s highest honour in

Indian Cinema 'ada Saheb "halke A#ard $%&$ . 'e is the ##th 7ada aheb ;hal"e =ward 1inner. 'e gave a different and uniCue frame to the negative and character roles of 6ndian (inema with his impressive performances. ;ran served 5ollywood for a career span of more than si* decades in more than &<0 films and is "nown for his brilliant performances in films li"e >am =ur hyam, ;urab aur ;aschim, !ar-, Nanjeer and =mar ="bar =nthony and many more. 6n 200$ he was awarded with 6ndiaFs third highest civilian award ;adma 5hushan. 6n his career span, he received four film fare awards. 6n 20$0 he was named among the Top 2< =sian =ctors of =ll times by (??. The award is conferred by the 2overnment of 6ndia for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of 6ndian (inema. The award consists of a warn !amal, a cash pri-e of >s.$0 la"hs and a shawl.

1+"C has been a#arded as Business 9eader in the "o#er Sector at the 1'+, Business 9eadershi- A#ards

held in 1e# 'elhi on > a-ril7 The award was presented by Monte" ingh =hluwalia, 7eputy (hairman, ;lanning (ommission of 6ndia in the presence of 7r ;rannoy >oy to Aru- 8oy Choudhury2 C0'2 1+"C7 6ndiaFs top business leaders were awarded on the occasion.

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(hairman of the =wards 0ury of the 6( 6 96nstitute of (ompany ecretaries of 6ndia: and former Chief Justice of India overnance

Justice 07 17 ,enkatachaliah in 1e# 'elhi on @ A-ril2 -resented the EICSI 1ational A#ards for /xcellence in Cor-orate

overned Com-anies<.&4 Indian Oil Cor-oration 9imitedP and $4 (C9 +echnologies 9imited7 The =wards were

presented during the ongoing 2nd ( 6= 6nternational (orporate 2overnance (onference. The (ompany ecretaries of the awardee companies, >aju >anganathan, (ompany ecretary, 6ndian )il (orporation .imitedH and Manish =nand, (ompany ecretary, '(. Technologies .imited were also honored for their contribution in adhering to good corporate governance practices. ICSI 9ife +ime Achievement A#ard for the year $%&$ #as -resented to 'ee-ak S7 "arekh2 (hairman, 'ousing 7evelopment 3inance (orporation .td for translating e*cellence in (orporate 2overnance into reality.

6n recognition of its strong fundamentals and dynamic growth model, J L K Bank #on the -restigious !/ 3!inancial

/x-ress4 India<s Best Banks A#ard for $%&$;&B .6t >an"ed as ?o. $ in E5est )ld ;rivate ector 5an"F category. 6t got &rd in the overall ban"ing industry in terms of E;rofitabilityF and $st in terms of E;rofitabilityF in the category of E)ld private sector ban"sF.

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An Indian;origin #oman2 named Krishna Arora is all set to figure in the prestigious list of people who have received

the Order of Australia 0edal 3OA047 D<4year old !rishna =rora, who has been running a community service was selected for this year's awards for her contribution to the 6ndian community. =rora, also popularly "nown as '=untieji', runs a hotline tele service offering coo"ing tips. he has also been teaching =sian coo"ing to =ustralians for two years at one of the (ommunity (entre in 1estern suburb of 8ictoria. The other 6ndian4origin women who had earlier received the honour include 0oyce 1estrip 92000:, Mala Mehta 9200+: and 8ettath >aj"umar 9200%:. In 1ovember last year2 iconic Indian cricketer Sachin +endulkar #as also conferred #ith the -restigious a#ard7

9al:i Singh2 scientist and ,ice;Chancellor of Banaras (indu University2 has been selected for the -restigious

'r7 =7 1ayudamma 0emorial A#ard for $%&$ for his outstanding contribution to life sciences, particularly in establishing 7?= fingerprinting as a tool of both fundamental research and crime detection, and for trying to unravel the pu--le of human evolution in relation to the =ndaman4?icobar tribes.7r. B. ?ayudamma Memorial Trust 3ounder ;. 8ishnu Murthy stated in a press release that the award would be presented by =ssembly pea"er ?adendla Manohar at a function to be held in Tenali, =.; on 3ebruary $+. )n the occasion, 7r. .alji ingh would deliver the 2$st 7r. B. ?ayudamma Memorial .ecture on the theme Mystery of )ur )rigins.'e joins the gala*y of awardees such as >ajendra ;awar, 8. hanta, 8.!. araswat, T.

>amasami, =. ivathanu ;illai, ?ori 7attatreyudu, am ;itroda, 2. Madhavan ?air, !ota 'arinarayana, 8. !. =atre, >. (hidambaram, >.=. Mashel"ar, 0. . 5ajaj, !. !asturi >angan, 8erghese !urien, .N. Qasim, M.2.!. Menon and M. . waminathan, to mention a few.'e was earlier 7irector of the (entre for (ellular and Molecular 5iology 9((M5:, 'yderabad. The award was instituted in $%D+ to honour persons who made significant contributions to the development of science and technology, in commemoration of the distinguished scientist and renowned leather technologist 7r. ?ayudamma.

U7S "resident Barack Obama on $ !ebruary -resented the -restigious 1ational 0edal of +echnology and

Innovation to eminent Indian American 8angas#amy Srinivasan for his groundbreaking #ork #ith laser . >angaswamy received the award along with amuel 5lum and 0ames 1ynne, for the pioneering discovery of e*cimer laser ablative photodecomposition of human and animal tissue, laying the foundation for ;>! and .= 6! laser refractive surgical techniCues that have revolutionised vision enhancement. =t a glittering function held on 2 3ebruary at the 1hite 'ouse, )bama presented ?ational Medal of cience to $2 eminent scientists while $0 e*traordinary inventors received 20$$1ational 0edal of +echnology and Innovation2 the highest honors besto#ed by the United States overnment u-on

scientists2 engineers2 and inventors . Established by statute in $%D0, the ?ational Medal of Technology and 6nnovation was first awarded in $%D< and is administered for the 1hite 'ouse by the / 7epartment of (ommerce ;atent and Trademar" )ffice. 6n $%D$, rinivasan discovered that an ultraviolet e*cimer laser could etch living tissue in a precise manner with no thermal damage to the surrounding area. 'e named the phenomenon =blative ;hotodecomposition 9=;7:, which later revolutioni-ed eye surgery. 6nducted into the / 6nventor 'all of 3ame in 2002, rinivasan has spent &0 years at 65Ms T 0 1atson >esearch (enter. 'e received both bachelors and masters degrees in science from the /niversity of Madras, in $%#% and $%<0. 'e earned doctorate in physical chemistry at the /niversity of outhern (alifornia in $%<+. 'e currently holds 2$ / patents.

+he ,isakha-atnam district of A7"7 has bagged the -restigious a#ard in recognition of effective and successful andhi 1ational 8ural /m-loyment uarantee Scheme 30 18/ S4 .;rime Minister 7r Manmohan ingh

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gave the award to 7istrict (ollector 8 eshadri at a function held in !rishi 5havan in ?ew 7elhi on & february. 8arious awards were given in seven categories to different tates and ,isakha-atnam has been selected from Andhra "radesh in the area of 0 18/ S . The scheme is aimed at providing wor" for $00 days to agriculture wor"ers. )ne >amanamma, a 7alit woman from >amachandrapalem village of !otavuratla mandal, who had completed $00 days of wor", was one among three 7alits who had aired their opinion about this welfare programme. /nion Minister 0airam >amesh and /;= chairperson onia 2andhi were present at the function.

A +ai#anese tycoon with business interests in mainland (hina said on 2% 0anuary, he is funding what local media

call Asia5s 1obel "ri*es for outstanding achievements in natural and social sciences. >uente* 2roup head Samuel =in announced the establishment of the +ang "ri*e !oundation #ith an initial endo#ment of O&%B million . The +$D4%0, =7 Tang 7ynasty is revered by (hinese for its cultural and scientific achievements. The pri-es will be awarded every other year to international leaders in biopharmaceutical science, sustainable development, the study of (hina and the rule of law. Bin said he decided on those fields because the $$D4year4old ?obels do not cover them, and they have intrinsic importance for humanity. The pri-es will be awarded starting ne*t year. 1inners will receive L$., million, compared to L$.2 million that comes with a ?obel ;ri-e. The Tang ;ri-e winners will be nominated and screened by special committees set up by the =cademia inica, Taiwan's most prestigious research organi-ation.

Senior Indian di-lomat '7 Bala ,enkatesh ,arma , a "ey member of the negotiating team that saw the 6ndo4/. . nuclear

deal through from the first agreement of 0uly 200< down to the =dditional ;rotocol in 20$0, #as given the first S7K7 Singh a#ard Ifor his

e*traordinary efforts to strengthen 6ndia's position in the global nuclear orderJ by /;= chairperson and (ongress president onia 2andhi at a high4 profile function held in ?ew 7elhi on # 0anuary. +he a#ard for excellence in the Indian !oreign Service is named after the former foreign secretary and overnor2 Shailendra Kumar Singh , a diplomat widely respected within the 63 community for his acumen, professionalism and

leadership. 0r7 ,arma #as selected as the first reci-ient of the -restigious a#ard by a top4drawer jury consisting of 8ice ;resident 'amid =nsari, ?ational ecurity =dviser hivshan"ar Menon, 3oreign ecretary >anjan Mathai, Ms 2andhi and (ongress M.;. >ahul 2andhi.

@6th Idea !ilmfare A#ards #ere given a#ay on 20 0anuary 20$& at B>3 tudio, =ndheri. =t the <Dth 6dea 3ilmfare

=wards, 5arfiV, the much4acclaimed film grabbed seven awards while, !ahaani bagged five awards. The award for the Best Actor was given to 8anbir Ka-oor for his deaf4mute performance in 5arfiV ,idya Balan, on the other hand was adjudged as the Best Actress for !ahaani. BarfiKwas awarded with the Best !ilm award, while !ahaaniFs director Su:oy given away to =ash Cho-ra posthumously. hoshwon the 5lac" .ady for the Best 'irector. The lifetime achievement a#ardwas (hopraFs wife ;amela collected this award on his behalf.

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+he other a#ards are;

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(riticsF =ward for 5est =ctor@ 6rrfan !han for ;aan ingh Tomar 97irector@ Tigmanshu 7hulia: (riticsF =ward for 5est 3ilm@ 2angs of 1asseypur 97irector@ =nurag ingh !ashyap : (riticsF =ward for 5est =ctor 93emale:@ >icha (hadda for 2angs of 1asseypur 5est .yricist@ 2ul-ar for (halla 90ab Ta" 'ai 0aan@ 7irector Bash (hopra: 5est Music 7irector@ ;ritam for 5arfiV 5est 5ac"ground core@ ;ritam for 5arfiV 5est ;roduction 7esign@ >ajat ;odar for 5arfiV 5est ;laybac" 93emale:@ halmali !holgade for the song E;areshaanF 5est ;laybac" 9Male:@ =yushmann !hurrana for the song E;ani da >angF .ifetime =chievement =ward 4Bash (hopra 5est =ctor in a upporting >ole 93emale:@ =nush"a harma 90ab Ta" 'ai 0aan: 5est =ctor in a upporting >ole 9Male:@ =nnu !apoor 98ic"y 7onor:

Charles )right, professor emeritus of the English departmentFs (reative writing programme in the /niversity of 8irginiaFs

college of =rts and ciences, has #on the $%&B Bollingen "ri*e for American "oetry . 1right taught at /.8a. for almost &0 years, retiring in 20$$, and is one of =mericaFs most celebrated poets. The 5ollingen ;ri-e in =merican ;oetry is among the most prestigious pri-es given to =merican writers. Established by ;aul Mellon in $%#%, it is awarded biennially by the Bale /niversity .ibrary to an =merican poet for the best boo" published during the previous two years or for lifetime achievement in poetry. The pri-e includes a cash award of L$<0,000.The judges awarded 1right the 5ollingen ;ri-e for his 20$$ boo", I5ye4and45ye@ elected .ate ;oems,J describing it as Ian e*tended meditation in which we sense Esplinters of the divineF in the phenomena and cyclic changes of the natural world, and in the elusive reaches of memory, myth, and history.J

"resident has a--roved the conferment of &%6 "adma A#ards7 +hese com-rise A "adma ,ibhushan2 $A

"adma Bhushan and 6% "adma Shri A#ards. 2# of the awardees are women and the list also includes $$ persons in the category of 3oreigners, ?>6s, ;6)s and ;osthumous awardees. ;adma =wards, the countryFs highest civilian awards, are conferred in three categories, namely, ;adma 8ibhushan, ;adma 5hushan and ;adma hri. The awards are announced on >epublic 7ay every year. The awards are conferred by the ;resident of 6ndia at a function held at >ashtrapati 5hawan sometime around MarchU =pril.

"adma ,ibhushan

Discipline Shri Raghunath Mohapatra Shri S !ai"er Ra#a

State/ Domicile

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"adma Bhushan

Science an" (ngineering Science an" (ngineering

)ttar $ra"e'h +arnata,a

Discipline Dr Ra*anai"u Daggu-ati S*t Sreera*a*urthy Jana,i Dr /S*t 0 +ana, Rele S*t Shar*ila .agore Dr /S*t 0 Saro1a 2ai"yanathan Shri A-"ul Ra'hi" +han 5ate Ra1e'h +hanna 5ate Ja'pal Singh 4hatti Shri Shiva1irao 6ir"har $atil Dr Apathu,atha Sivathanu $illai Dr 2i1ay +u*ar Sara'7at Dr A'ho,e Sen Dr 4 N Sure'h $ro% Satya N Atluri $ro% Joge'h 8han"ra $ati Shri Ra*a*urthy .hyagara1an Shri A"i 4ur1or 6o"re1 Dr Nan",i'hore Sha*rao 5au" Shri Mange'h $a"gaon,ar $ro% 6ayatri 8ha,ravorty Spiva, Shri !e*en"ra Singh $an7ar Dr Mahara1 +i'han 4han Shri Rahul Dravi" $u-lic A%%air'

State/ Domicile An"hra $ra"e'h .a*il Na"u Mahara'htra

3e't 4engal Mahara'htra

Mahara'htra

Science an" (ngineering Science an" (ngineering Science an" (ngineering )ttar $ra"e'h Science an" (ngineering +arnata,a Science an" (ngineering Science an" (ngineering .ra"e an" 9n"u'try .ra"e an" 9n"u'try Me"icine .a*il Na"u Mahara'htra Mahara'htra

5iterature : ("ucation Mahara'htra 5iterature : ("ucation 8ivil Service 8ivil Service +arnata,a Ma"hya $ra"e'h

M' ! Mangte 8hungnei1ang Mary +o*

"adma Shri

Manipur

Discipline Shri 6a1a* An1aiah S7a*i 6 8 D 4harti alia' 4harati 4an"hu M' 4 Jaya'hree S*t Sri"evi +apoor Shri +aila'h 8han"ra Meher Shri 4rah*"eo Ra* $an"it Shri 2i'h7anath Din,ar $ate,ar alia' Nana $ate,ar Shri Re,an"ar Nage'7ara Rao alia' Sura-hi Shri 5a,'h*i Narayana Sathira1u S*t Jay*ala Shile"ar Shri Sure'h Dattatray .al7al,ar Shri $ Ma"havan Nair alia' Ma"hu Shri Apur-a +i'hore 4ir Shri 6hana,anta 4ora 4or-ayan S*t !il"a Mit 5epcha S*t Su"ha Malhotra Shri 6hula* Moha**a" Sa#na7a# Shri Ra*e'h 6opal"a' Sippy M' Mahru,h .arapor Shri 4al7ant .ha,ur Shri $uran Da' 4aul Shri Ra1en"ra .i,,u Shri $a-lo 4artholo*e7

State/ Domicile An"hra $ra"e'h 8hhatti'garh +arnata,a Mahara'htra

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$ro% /8apt 0 Dr Moha**a" Shara%-e-Ala* 5iterature : ("ucation Dr Ra"hi,a !er#-erger Shri J Mal'a7*a Shri Deven"ra $atel Dr Ra*a +ant Shu,la $ro% A,htarul 3a'ey $ro% Anvita A--i Shri Ni"a ;a#li Shri Suren"er +u*ar Shar*a Dr Jag"i'h $ra'a" Singh 5iterature : ("ucation An"hra $ra"e'h 5iterature : ("ucation Mi#ora* 5iterature : ("ucation 6u1arat 5iterature : ("ucation 5iterature : ("ucation 5iterature : ("ucation 5iterature : ("ucation Ma"hya $ra"e'h 5iterature : ("ucation 5iterature : ("ucation

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0a:or Abu- J 0an:ali of the 8ashtriya 8ifles has been a#arded the Kirti Chakra on this >epublic 7ay for the

e*hibition of e*ceptional valor in counter4 terrorist operations in 0ammu and !ashmir. Manjali is the only soldier to be awarded the second4 highest peacetime gallantry award !irti (ha"ra on this >epublic 7ay. Major =bup 0 Manjali of the >ashtriya >ifles was selected for the award of !irti (ha"ra for his e*traordinary bravery efforts in counter4 terrorist operations in 0ammu and !ashmir. Major Manjali will be awarded on 2+ 0anuary 20$&. haurya (ha"ra, on the other hand, is being given away to Major andeep !umar of $& i"h >egiment for his bravery act in ?ortheast area.

1oted Indian scientist 'r C18 8ao has been conferred #ith China5s to- science a#ard for his im-ortant

contributions in boosting China;India scientific coo-eration . (hinese =cademy of ciences 9(= : on 2# 0anuary, gave its 20$2 =ward for 6nternational cientific (ooperation to three scientists from 6ndia, 2ermany, and >ussia. >ao, ,%, founder of 0awaharlal ?ehru (entre for =dvanced cientific >esearch 9 0?(= >:, 5angalore, shared the 20$2 award with 'erbert 0aec"le of 2ermany's Ma* ;lanc" ociety and >ussian space physicist 2= Nherebtsov. The awards are given every year by the (= , which is (hina's top academic and research institution for natural sciences. 6t has so far honoured $, international scientists for their contributions in (hina4foreign research cooperation, since the pri-e was instituted in 200,.>ao has won various prestigious awards. (e is currently the head of the scientific advisory council to the Indian "rime 0inister7

+he "rime 0inister 0anmohan Singh on &@ January2 -resented the lifetime achievement a#ards for the rover , who played a "ey role in negotiating the 6ndo4/. . nuclear deal, K7

scientists in the field of Atomic energy to 87B7

Balaramamoorthy2 who developed non4destructive testing techniCues, mathematician > 7 Balasubramanian2 and S7K7 Sikka2 a "ey player in the nuclear tests of $%,# and $%%D. ;resenting the lifetime achievement awards of the 7epartment of =tomic Energy 97=E: to four of its veteran scientists at a brief ceremony at his residence, 7r. ingh noted that the 7epartment wor"ed in Ione of the most comple*, sophisticated and challenging areas of science, technology and engineering.J 'e appreciated its scientists for wor"ing with unfailing commitment, dedication and s"ill, despite decades of facing international technology denial regimes. 'e urged the 7=E to ensure that it continued to attract the best scientific minds among the younger generations and e*pressed hope that its scientists would continue to be guided by the basic goal of directing scientific activities to bring about an improvement in peopleFs Cuality of life .7r. ingh paid special tributes to nuclear scientist and ;rincipal cientific =dvisor to the government, >. (hidamabaram for Iguiding 6ndiaFs atomic energy programme with such great distinctionJ and said his W7r. (hidambaramFsX life and wor" were a source of inspiration for all scientists and technologies in the country.

"resident "ranab 0ukher:ee on &@ January2 -resented Krishi Karman A#ards to eight tates for their

achievements in food grains production in 20$$4$2. Ten tates were given commendation awards. Madhya ;radesh, Tamil ?adu, Manipur and ?agaland received the awards for special contribution to total food grains production. 5ihar received the award for contribution to production and productivity of rice, 'aryana for wheat, 0har"hand for pulses and /ttar ;radesh for coarse cereals. ;unjab, /ttara"hand, =ssam, 1est 5engal, Tripura, >ajasthan, 2ujarat, =runachal ;radesh, Mi-oram and 'imachal ;radesh received commendation awards. The awards were received by (hief Ministers of Madhya ;radesh, 'aryana and Manipur and =griculture MinistersU =griculture ecretaries of other tates. 3or the first time one female and one male farmer from the eight award winning tates were also given awards for their outstanding performance. !rishi !arman =wards were instituted in 20$04$$ for recogni-ing the meritorious efforts of tates in food grain production. The awards are given to best performing tates in two broad sets, one for the total food grain production and the other for individual food grain crops of rice, wheat, pulses and coarse cereals. tates for total food grains category are further divided into three categories based on total food grain production capacity of the tate.

9ondon;based Indian researcher 0ahaveer

olechha has been selected for a -restigious a#ard for his #ork

on a drug to cure Al*heimer<s . The 2,4year4old will be travelling in the month of 3ebruary to an 3rancisco to receive the =l-heimerFs 7rug 7iscovery 3oundationFs EBoung 6nvestigator cholarship =wardF at the ,th =nnual 7rug 7iscovery for ?eurodegeneration (onference .'e has been recognised for his outstanding research on EnaringinF, a bioflavonoid found in grape fruits and citrus fruits. 6n his study, he found that naringin possesses significant Ianti4=l-heimer activityJ and will form the basis of further research to develop as a cure for the degenerative disease related to old age, which worsens as its progresses and eventually leads to death. =l-heimerFs is a common form of dementia afflicting millions around the world and has no "nown cure at present. 6t is estimated that by 202< at least &# million people worldwide will be affected by the disease. Mahaveer is currently

pursuing a MasterFs in 'ealth ;olicy, ;lanning and 3inancing at the .ondon chool of Economics 9. E: and was recently elected director of e*ternal relations of the . E tudentsF /nion 6ndia ociety.

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$& 0anuary 20$&. 9es 0iserables2 on the other hand won the awards in best musical or comedy category with the actors =nne 'athaway and 'ugh 0ac"man winning one trophy each. The award4winning movie Argo is actually inspired by $%,% crisis / diplomats in 6ran. 6n the category of 5est 7rama, other nominees were 7jango /nchained, Nero 7ar" Thirty as well as 9ife of "i7 9incoln which was leading the race with a total of seven nominations too" away just the trophy of best actor which was awarded to 7aniel 7ay4.ewis for his role as the $+ ;resident of / . 'owever, the film might have better opportunities at )scars where it is running first with $2 nominations. The 2olden 2lobe =wards 20$& also did not stand with 9ife of "i and 9ist of the olden film only too" home a single award, the best original score by Mychael 7anna.

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5est )riginal core@ Mychael 7anna, .ife of ;i 0alala =ousaf*ai, $<, the schoolgirl from ;a"istan shot by Taliban for campaigning girlsF education, on % 0anuary

20$& received !rance5s Simone de Beauvoir "ri*e for )omen5s !reedom in "aris7 MalalaFs father Niaudin Bousaf-ai received the honour on her behalf. The award is accompanied with 2.< million >upees honorarium. 6n the first wee" of 0anuary 20$&, Malala Bousaf-ai got released from the 5ritish hospital. he is waiting for the reconstructive surgery to be performed on the s"ull. Malala was shot by the Taliban in her head after her school bus drove through Mingora town of wat 8alley of ;a"istan.

8enault 'uster was awarded the Car of the =ear A#ard $%&B by the automotive maga-ine =utocar 6ndia at the annual

awards night on % 0anuary 20$& in Mumbai. =utocar 6ndia gave away 22 awards in all, in the two4wheeler as well as four4wheeler segment. 8enault 'uster grabbed three a#ards in all and these #ere SU, of the year $%&B vie#er<s choice car of the year $%&B and overall Autocar car of the year $%&B7 In the mean#hile2 0ahindra and 0ahindra #ere a#arded #ith the 0anufacturer of the =ear A#ard $%&B and 5ajaj !TM 200 7u"e bagged the =utocar 5i"e of the Bear 20$& and viewersF choice 5i"e of the Bear 20$&.

Ireland<s -restigious +i--erary International "eace "ri*e for $%&$ #as a#arded on B January $%&B to 0alala

=ousaf*ai the teenage schoolgirl from ;a"istan, who was shot by TalibanFs 2unman in )ctober 20$2.Malala, would be conferred with the award for her bravery, courage and determination to spea" and support the cause of access to eCual education for every child. 1ith this award, Malala became the second ;a"istani ?ational to win the award. Before this2 9t7 Bena*ir Bhutto #as a#arded #ith the same a#ard in $%%?7 Malala was one among the five nominees, which included onia 2andhi, the 6ndian ?ational (ongress ;arty ;resident and 'illary (linton, the /. . ecretary of tate.

)ell;kno#n filmmaker Shyam Benegal has been chosen for the 6th annual Akkineni 1ages#ara 8ao 3A184

national a#ard by the =?> 6nternational foundation on & 0anuary at 'yderabad. The award carries a pri-e of >s < la"h. 'emamalini, ! 5alachander, .ata Mangesh"ar, 8yjayantimala 5ali, =njali 7evi, habana =-mi and 7ev =nand among others were recipients of this award earlier.


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"rofessor Jose-h Stiglit* 2 1oble 9aureate in /conomics received the degree of 'octor of Science from =ndhra

;radesh 2overnor E. ... ?arasimhan at the University of (yderabad on # 0anuary. 0uthunayagam and Saras#at to be a#arded #ith Aryabhatta A#ard by the ASI

ociety of 6ndia 9= 6: in the last wee" of 7ecember 20$2 announced names of former secretary of the 7epartment of )cean

7evelopment, 7r. =.E. Muthunayagam and 7r. 8.!. araswat, cientific =dviser to the 7efence Minister for prestigious =ryabhatta =ward for the year 20$0 and 20$$ respectively. The two have been selected for the achievement in roc"etry. 7r. 2. atheesh >eddy an associate 7irector of >esearch (entre 6marat 'yderabad and ;. !unhi"rishnan of the 8i"ram arabhai pace (entre, 6ndian pace >esearch )rganisation 96 >):, Thiruvananthapuram would receive = 6 =wards for roc"et and roc"et related technologies for the year 20$0 and 20$$ respectively.

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8en"atesh Mannar a (hannai4born cientist of 6ndian )rigin and ;resident, Micronutrient 6nitiative, (anada was awarded with (anadaFs 'ighest (ivilian =ward R the )rder of (anada in the last wee" of 7ecember 20$2. Mannar, a 2raduate from 6ndian 6nstitute of Technology, Madras and a post graduate in chemical engineering from ?orthwestern /niversity, / , was honoured with the award for his forty years long contribution wor"ing towards reduction of debilitating micronutrient deficiencies among the worlds most vulnerable.

'r7 "787 S#aru- conferred #ith /"C )orld A#ards $%&$ for Outstanding Contribution to (8'

7r. ;.>. warup, 7irector 2eneral, (onstruction 6ndustry 7evelopment (ouncil 9(67(: has been conferred with the E;( world =wards 20$2 under the category pecial =chievement =wards in the field of 'uman >esource 7evelopment for the 6ndian (onstruction P 6nfrastructure 6ndustry. The award ceremony was held on $<th 7ecember 20$2 at hotel The =sho", ?ew 7elhi. E;( 1orld Media 2roup has been presenting the award for the past three years to recogni-e the Cualitative P Cuantitative performance, innovation and strategic initiatives of the companies, individuals P projects in the field of 6nfrastructure P (onstruction sector in 6ndia.

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Indian scientist Sugata 0itra #as a#arded the million;dollar +/' "ri*e on $I !ebruary $%&B for -ursuing his

idea for building the schools in the Internet7 TE7 ;ri-e is actually awarded to the e*traordinary people who have creative as well as bold ideas for global change. ugata Mitra is a researcher who started inspiring the children across the world to arouse curiosity in them. 6n $%%%, ugata along with his colleagues installed the 6nternet4connected computer in ?ew 7elhi and left it with the hidden camera. Eventually, the slum "ids started learning English as well as searched the 6nternet for various cience and other topics. ugata performed these e*periments for $& years, which eventually earned him $ million / dollars TE7 ;ri-e. TE7 ;ri-e was first introduced in 200<.

B Surender 0ohan2 C0'2 19C 31eyveli 9ignite Cor-oration4 #as conferred #ith the C/O #ith (8

Orientation A#ard on $, 3ebruary 20$& at the 1orld '>7 (ongress 20$& in 0umbai7 ?eyveli .ignite (orporation .imited is a ?avratna 2overnment of 6ndia Enterprise. 1orld '>7 (ongress is actually the largest meeting of the '> professionals from the world which brings together global personalities. 1orld '>7 (ongress is held annually and the purpose of the meeting is to honour best (E)s who implement as well as innovate the new techniCues in '> arena. +he )orld (8' Congress $%&B #as held at (otel +a: 9ands /nd2 0umbai7 $,0 '> professionals from / =, outh =merica, 6ndia and England participated in this meeting. 5 urender Mohan was chosen for this award by 0ury and (ouncil of 5oard Members of 1orld '>7 (ongress 20$&.

Information Commissioner of Andhra "radesh2 "7 ,i:aya Babu #as conferred #ith 1arla;'eveneni

-uraskaram at a function held at 2untur on 2D 3ebruary. 1ith an e*perience of over 2< years in main stream journalism, Mr. 8ijaya 5abu has been chosen for the Epuras"aramF for his contribution to the field of journalism. The award was instituted in memory of former Editor of =ndhra ;rabha and =ndhra 0yothi ?arla 8en"ateswara >ao and 7eveneni ubba >ao. 3rom this year, =nnamaya eva amithi has been entrusted with the tas" of

presenting the award. The previous recipients of the award were Turlapati !utumba >ao, (h. >aghavachari, 'arihara ;riya, an"ara ?arayana and senior journalist from Tenali 5.. ?arayana.

5ollywood actor Anu-am Kher #as honoured by 'erb 0. 1esson, 0r, ;resident .os =ngeles (ity (ouncil and Tom

.abonge, (ouncil Member #th 7istrict with a (ity ;roclamation at .os =ngeles (ity 'all on 3ebruary 2+ in .os =ngeles, (alifornia.6t may be "nown that the actorFs performances in films li"e 5end 6t .i"e 5ec"ham and went on to do 5ride P ;rejudice, The Mistress of pices, =merican 5lend, 'ope and a .ittle ugar, MidnightFs (hildren and T8 series E> has been appreciated and been an inspiration for other actors.

,ish#aroo-2 C/O2 1+"C SAI9 "o#er Com-any 31S"C94 has been conferred #ith C/xem-lary 9eader A#ardD

by )orld (8' Congress C lobal (8 /xcellence A#ards J held in Mumbai on 2< 3ebruary. 8ishwaroop has been honored for his contribution to the ;ower ector. ?T;( =6. ;ower (ompany 9? ;(.: is the joint venture between ?T;( .imited and =6. for generating power for the steel plants in 6ndia.

+he 6@th Academy A#ards 3Oscars4 ceremony took -lace on $A !ebruary $%&B7 +he annual Academy A#ards

#ere -resented by the Academy of 0otion "icture Arts and Sciences 3A0"AS47 +he Oscars $%&B ceremony #as held at 'olby +heatre in (olly#ood2 California7 +he main #inners of the Oscars $%&B #ere 9ife of "i2 #ith four a#ardsP Argo #ith three a#ardsP 9es ome of 0iserables the #ith "ey awards three are a#ards7 4

9ist of the a#ardees of 6@th Academy A#ards.

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5est 3ilm Editing@ 1illiam 2oldenberg for =rgo 5est 3oreign .anguage 3ilm@ =mour 9=ustria: 5est Ma"eup and 'airstyling@ .isa 1estcott and 0ulie 7artnell for .es MisYrables 5est Music4)riginal core@ Mychael 7anna for .ife of ;i 5est Music4)riginal ong@ "yfall from "yfall 9Music and .yric by =dele =d"ins and ;aul Epworth: 5est ;roduction 7esign@ >ic" (arter 9;roduction 7esign:H 0im Eric"son 9 et 7ecoration: for .incoln 5est 8isual Effects@ 5ill 1estenhofer, 2uillaume >ocheron, Eri"40an 7e 5oer and 7onald >. Elliott for .ife of ;i 5est 1riting4=dapted creenplay@ (hris Terrio for =rgo 5est 1riting4)riginal creenplay@ Quentin Tarantino for 7jango /nchained "andit 8avi Shankar2 the sitar legend #as honoured #ith the -osthumous 9ifetime Achievement rammy

a#ard7 'is daughter sitarist =noush"a han"ar accepted the award on his behalf on % 3ebruary 20$& ahead of the 2rammyFs show that too" place in .os =ngeles on $0 3ebruary 20$&. =noush"a han"ar and ?orah 0ones attended the pre42rammy ceremony at the 1ilshire Ebell Theatre for accepting the honour which was given to their deceased father. ;andit >avi han"ar died on $$ 7ecember 20$2 at %2 years of age. ;andit >avi han"ar was in the list of seven other artistes named for .ifetime =chievement =ward honourees. +he Indian sitar legend also #on best #orld music album rammy for the 9iving 8oom Sessions "art &7 "andit >avi han"arFs daughter =noush"a han"ar was also nominated in this category for album Traveller.

+he 8omanian film Child5s "ose has pic"ed up the coveted

olden Bear -ri*e for best film at the IBrd Berlin film

festival. The film, directed by (alin ;eter ?et-er, tells the story of a wealthy mother who uses her connections to try and stop her son from going to jail. / filmma"er 7avid 2ordon 2reen won best director at the festival for his comic road movie ;rince =valanche, while best actress went to (hile's ;aulina 2arcia for her role as a antiago divorcee in 2loria.The biggest surprise at the 5erlin awards ceremony was the best actor pri-e going to ?a-if Mujic, a 5osnian >oma who had never acted before and had to be tal"ed into playing himself in a drama based on his real4life ordeal.

0ichael Clarke2 the Australian cricket ca-tain #on the fourth Allan Border 0edal in 0elbourne on # 3ebruary

20$&. &$4year old (lar"e had won the medal earlier in 200<, 200% and 20$2. =part from (lar"e, the only other player to win this medal four times is (aptain >ic"y ;onting. Michael (lar"e also won the Test cric"eter of the year award for the second consecutive time after he scored $0D0 runs in nine tests from 2< 3ebruary 20$2 to 0anuary 2D 20$&. Allan Border 0edal is a -restigious a#ard given a#ay in the Australian cricket7 6t was first awarded in 2000. The =llan 5order Medal is named after the former captain of =ustralia, =llan 5order.

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8eno#ned s-ace scientist "rof U 8 8ao has been inducted into the highly coveted JSatellite (all of !ameJ2 pace >esearch )rgani-ation (hairman and

)ashington2 by the Society of Satellite "rofessionals International7 >ao, a former 6ndian

7epartment of pace ecretary, is the first Indian S-ace Scientist to be inducted into the Satellite (all of !ame2 joining the select group of about <0 'all of 3ame members. 'e was conferred the honor at a function attended by over $,000 distinguished guests consisting of pace cientists, 6ndustry leaders, =dministrators and ;rofessionals on March $%, 20$& at 1ashington, an 6 >) release said.

1+"C 9imited2 India<s largest -o#er utility has been a#arded as the most /fficient 0aharatna;in

0anufacturing for the year $%&$ by a leading toc" Maga-ine at the #th 7 60 =ward held in ?ew 7elhi on 2+ March. The =ward was received by 6.0. !apoor, 7irector 9(ommercial:, ?T;( from =jit ingh, /nion Minister of (ivil =viation.

+he $nd 1ational "hoto A#ards; $%&&;&$ #ere conferred on $6 0arch by the S-eaker2 9ok Sabha2 0s7 0eira

Kumar to eminent photojournalists at a function held in 8igyan 5havan, ?ew 7elhi. +he 9ifetime Achievement A#ards #ere given to eminent -hotogra-hers i "ranlal "atel2 +7S7 1agara:an and +717A7 "erumal . ;ranlal ;atel, $0# years of age, has been the primary school teacher, who was inclined to photography as an amateur photographer but gradually the passion turned into profession. 'e captured the memories of our struggle for independence through his photographs. 'is pictures celebrate the glory of blac" and white. 'is photographs are not merely a collection of unmatched s"ills but also repository of social and historical values of time. The second recipient T. . ?agarajan, is an eminent photojournalist whose wor"s have been e*hibited and published widely in 6ndia and abroad. 'e has held e*hibitions of his wor"s all over the world, including the Museum of Modern =rt, )*ford, in $%D2. 'e is a specialist in blac" and white photography, and has won several awards including the ;=T= 2old =ward in $%D,. The third

recipient, +717A7 "erumal is the doyen of #ildlife -hotogra-hy in India7 'e embraced bird photography as passionate profession in $%+0 and was awarded the artiste 36=; in ?ature ;hotography in $%+& and E*cellence 36=; in $%+D. 'e won associate ship of >oyal ;hotographic ociety of /nited !ingdom in $%,, and 3ellowship of >oyal ;hotographic ociety of /nited !ingdom in $%,D and Master photographer of the 3ederation delF=rt photographiCue of 3rance in $%D&. 'e is recogni-ed as the father of 6ndia ;hotography. 'e is a member of Mysore ;hotographic ociety and life member of 3ederation of 6ndian ;hotography. 'e has more than $<00 acceptances in national and international salons and has over 200 awards and merit certificates to his credit. 6n the ;rofessional (ategory, the E5est ;rofessional ;hotographer of the Bear 20$$4$2F has been given to alil 5era, who has earned fame in the field of wildlife photography. 'e has also won 'onorary mention at /?E; ;hoto (ompetition in 0apan in 200<. The award of E;rofessional ;hotographer of the Bear 20$$4$2 on 2reen 6ndia@ Environmental toriesF has been given to ;an"aj harma.The award of E;rofessional ;hotographer of the Bear 20$$4$2 on E)pen (ategoryF was given to =nil >isal ingh. 6n the =mateur (ategory, the E5est =mateur ;hotographer of the Bear 20$$4$2F has been given to ubhash 0irange.FThe 5est =mateur ;hotographer of the Bear 20$$4$2 on .ife and .andscape of 6ndiaF was given to udip >oychoudhury.EThe 5est =mateur ;hotographer of the Bear 20$$4$2 on 3ine =rtsF was given to 7ebashish 2hosh >ay.

+he Com-etition Commission of India 3CCI4 #as nominated for the

lobal Com-etition 8evie# 3 C84 A#ards

$%&B in the category Agency of the =ear;Asia;"acific2 0iddle /ast L Africa in the last #eek of 0arch $%&B . This is the first time that ((6 was nominated for internationally acclaimed award. )ther agencies that were nominated in =gency of the Bear4=sia4;acific, Middle East P =frica category include ;a"istanFs (ompetition (ommission, Tur"eyFs (ompetition =uthority and 0apanFs 3air Trade (ommission. The (ompetition (ommission of 6ndia 9((6: was established by the 2overnment of 6ndia with effect from $# )ctober 200&. The primary aim of (ompetition (ommission of 6ndia 9((6: is to eliminate the practices which have adverse effect on competition. 6ts aim is to protect the consumersF interests and ma"e sure that there is freedom of trade in 6ndian mar"ets. The purpose of ((6 is to give opinion on competition issues, create public awareness as well as impart training on the competition issues.

1e#s +elevision A#ards $%&B. ,ineet Jain Conferred )ith Contribution to 1e#s +elevision A#ard

8ineet 0ain, the Managing 7irector of Times 2roup was conferred with the (ontribution to ?ews Television =ward 20$& by the 6ndiantelevision.com at the i*th ?ews Television =wards on 2< March 20$& at Taj ;alace 'otel, ?ew 7elhi. 'e was awarded for his initiative to bring Times of 6ndia group in the television industry. 6t is worth noticing that the Times of 6ndia group made its presence in the television broadcasting with channels such as Noom, ET and Times ?ow. E*ecutive ;resident of the Times 2roup, >ahul !ansal accepted this award on behalf of 8ineet 0ain.

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Other a#ardees #ere as follo#s 5est 5usiness ?ews ;rogramme 9English:@ 1e Mean 5usiness 9?7T8 ;rofit: 5est 5usiness ?ews ;rogramme 9'indi:@ =uto E*po 9=aj Ta": 5est (rime how 9'indi:@ 8ardaat 4 Mhujhe 5hulana Mat 9=aj Ta": 5est (urrent =ffairs 3eature 9English:@ 2round Nero 2ujarat 9(??465?: 5est (urrent =ffairs 3eature 9'indi:@ =yodhya !o !uchh !ehna 'ai 9=aj Ta": 5est ports ?ews how 9Marathi:@ !hel Majha 4 3ight 5ac" Buvi 9=5; Majha: 5est =uto how 9'indi:@ Top 7rive 965?,: 5est how on ocialUEnvironment =wareness U ocial 7evelopment (ampaign 9Telugu:@ 5athu"u 5andi 98anitha

5est ?ews 7ocumentary 4 .imited episodes 9English:@ 2round Nero 2ujarat 9(??465?: 5est Entertainment 3eature 9'indi:@ 0ai 0awan 9?7T8 6ndia: 5est ;ublic 7ebate how 9English:@ Question Time 7idi 9(??465?: 5est T8 ?ews ;resenter@ >ajdeep ardesai 9(??465?: 5est Boung T8 0ournalist 95elow 2# years of age:@ onal Mehrotra 9?7T8 2#*,: pecial =ward for ?ews (inematographer@ ;ra"asam 9(??465?: pecial =ward for (ontribution to ?ews Television@ 8ineet 0ain 9Times 2roup: 5est T8 ?ews >eporter 9Marathi:@ =l"a 7hup"ar 965? .o"mat: 5est T8 ?ews >eporter 9Telugu:@ !rishna Mohan 9T8%: 5est T8 ?ews >eporter 9English:@ =nubha 5honsle 9(??465?: and 5ar"ha 7utt 9?7T8 2#*,: 5est T8 ?ews >eporter 9'indi:@ harad harma 9?7T8 6ndia: pecial =wards for 6nnovation and .eadership in =pp 7evelopment@ ?7T8

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pecial =wards for Most E*tensive ocial Media T8 ?ews 5rand@ ?7T8 pecial =wards for 5est ?ews (hannel 1ebsite@ 65? .ive 5est ?ews Tal" how 9English:@ 1e the ;eople 9?7T8 2#*,: 5est ?ews Tal" how 9'indi:@ Nindagi .ive 4 2ujarat >iots 965?,: 5est T8 ?ews =nchor 9Marathi:@ 7nyanada =rvind (havan 9=5; Majha: 5est T8 ?ews =nchor 9Telugu:@ Bashoda Mithra 98+ ?ews: 5est T8 ?ews =nchor 9'indi:@ weta ingh 9=aj Ta":

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Su-erstar Amitabh Bachchan has been chosen for 1+8 1ational !ilm A#ard for the year;$%&&7 The award

carries a cash component of >s < la"h besides a memento and a citation. = committee comprising Telugu film personalities Tammareddi 5haradwaja, M e"har 5abu chose =mitabh 5achchan for the ?T >ama >ao ?ational 3ilm =ward for 20$$ in recognition of his outstanding

contribution to 6ndian cinema, official sources here said. +he Committee also chose film director Shyam Benegal for the B 1 8eddy 1ational A#ard that carries a reward of >s 2 la"h, a citation and a memento. ;revious recipients of the award include =""ineni ?ageswara >ao, a contemporary of late ?T>, 5ollywood great 7ilip !umar, .ata Mangesh"ar, thespian ivaji 2anesan, music maestro 6laiyaraja, !annada actor >aj !umar, director 'rishi"esh Mu"herjee and actress 1aheeda >ehman among others. +elugu movie stal#art and former 0" Kaikala Satyanarayana has been chosen for -restigious 8aghu-ati ,enkaiah 0emorial A#ard that also carries 8s $ lakh7 +elugu film -roducer and studio o#ner Adiseshagiri 8ao has been chosen for the 1agireddy;Chakra-ani 1ational !ilm A#ard7 Andhra

"radesh government gives this a#ard2 instituted in &>>I in the name of +elugu film legend and former Chief 0inister of the state2 every year to an outstanding film -ersonality. The awards will be presented on /gadi, the Telugu ?ew Bear's 7ay, in 'yderabad on =pril $$.

+oyo Ito3?&42 the Ja-anese architect #as declared as the #inner of $%&B "rit*ker Architecture "ri*e on &6

0arch $%&B7 The ;rit-"er =rchitecture ;ri-e is said to be the most -restigious and richest a#ard of architecture7 )ften, this pri-e is also referred as the ?obel ;ri-e of =rchitecture. Toyo 6to is the si*th 0apanese architect to win this pri-e. 'e will win $00000 / 7ollars as well as a bron-e medal at the official ;rit-"er ceremony will ta"e place on 2% May 20$& at 0ohn 3 !ennedy ;residential .ibrary and Museum in 5oston.

+he +0th ?ational 3ilm =wards #ere announced on $D March 20$&. The artists who gave benchmar" performances in

acting and film ma"ing in the year 20$2 were rewarded in the 1ational !ilm A#ards $%&B7 +he list of #inners chosen by the :ury in 1ational !ilm A#ards $%&B is as follo#s. Best !eature !ilm ; "aan Singh +omar 3(indi4 Indira andhi A#ard for Best 'ebut !ilm of a 'irector ; Chittagong 3(indi4P and &%& Chodiyangal

1 2
30alayalam4 &.

5est ;opular 3ilm ;roviding 1holesome Entertainment 4 8ic"y 7onor 9'indi:H /stad 'otel 9Malayalam: 1argis 'utt A#ard for Best !eature !ilm on 1ational Integration ; +hanichallan:an 30alayalam4 5est 3ilm on ocial 6ssues@ pirit 9Malayalam: 5est (hildren's 3ilm 4 7e"h 6ndian (ircus 9'indi: 5est 3ilm on Environment and (onservationUpreservation@ 5lac" 3orest 9Malayalam: 5est =nimation 3ilm 4 7elhi afari 9'indi: Best 'irection ; 'hag 30arathi4 'ir. Shiva:i 9otan "atil Best Actor ; "aan Singh +omar 3(indi4 Actors. Irrfaan2 ,ikram Best Actress ; 'hag 30arathi4 Actress. Usha Jadhav 5est upporting =ctor 4 8ic"y 7onor 9'indi: =ctor@ =nu !apoor 5est upporting =ctress 4 8ic"y 7onor 9'indi: 7olly =hluwaliaH Thanichallanjan 9Malayalam: !alpana 5est (hild =rtist 4 7e"h 6ndian (ircus 9'indi:, =ctor@ 8irendra ;ratapH $0$ (hodiyangal, =ctor@ Minon 5est Male ;laybac" inger 4 (hittagong 9'indi: inger@ han"ar Mahadevan, 5olo ?a 9>ajat !amal medal and >s okhale

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5est 3emale ;laybac" inger 4 amhita 9Marathi: inger@ =arti =n"le"ar Ti"e"ar, ;ala"ein ?aa Moondon 5est (inematography 4 !o@ B=7, (ameraman@ udheer ;alsane 5est creenplay 4 creenplay 1riter 9)riginal: !ahani 9'indi: ujoy 2hosh, creenplay writer 9=dapted: )h My 2od

9'indi: 5havesh Mandalia, /mesh hu"la and 7ialogues /staad 'otel 9Malayalam: =njali Menon $%. 5est =udiography 4 .ocation ound >ecordist =nnayum >asoolam 9Malayalam: >adha"rishnan H ound 7esigner,

habdo 95engali: =nirban engupta, 7ipan"ar (ha"iH >e4recordist of final mi*ed trac" 2angs of 1asseypur 9'indi: =lo" 7e, inoy 0oseph, hreejesh ?air 20. 2$. 22. 2&. 2#. 2<. 2+. 5est Editing 4 !ahaani 9'indi: ?amrata >ao 5est ;roduction 7esign 4 8ishwaroopam 9Tamil: 5oontawee Thor Taweepasas, .algudi ? 6layaraja 5est (ostume 7esigner 4 ;aradesi 9Tamil: ;oornima >amaswamy 5est Ma"e4up =rtist 4 8a-a""uenn $DU% 9Tamil: >aja 5est Music 7irection 4 ongs@ amhita 9Marathi: hailender 5arveH !aliyachan 9Malayalam: 5iji 5al 5est .yrics 4 (hittagong 9'indi: ;rasoon 0oshi, 5olo ?a pecial 0ury =ward 4 (hitrangada 95engali: >ituparno 2hoshH !ahaani 9'indi: 2angs of 1asseypur 9'indi: 7e"h

6ndian (ircus 9'indi: ?awa-uddin iddiCui

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Best S-ecial /ffects ; /ega 3+elugu4 0akuta ,!Q Best Choreogr-ahy ; ,ish#aroo-am 3+amil4 "andit Bir:u 0ahara:

The ?ational 3ilm =wards are most prominent awards given away to the film fraternity. +hese a#ards #ere established in

&>@A. =nnually, the national panel is appointed by 2overnment of 6ndia which selects the winner. +he a#ards are -resented by the "resident of India in the official ceremony7

Sugathakumari3?>42 the 0alayalam -oetess in the third wee" of March 20$&#as chosen for the Saras#ati Samman

$%&$ for the poetry collection Manale-huthu, which means The 1riting on the and in English. +he Saras#ati Samman is constituted by K7 K7 Birla !oundation7 araswati amman is awarded annually for outstanding literary wor" in any 6ndian language in past $0 years. ugatha"umari has $< volumes of poetry credited to her. (ommission. ugatha"umari is also the passionate environmentalist. he was also the head of !eralaFs tate 1omenFs

1avneet Kaur 'hillon3$%4 was crowned "ond<s !emina 0iss India $%&B on 2# March 20$& in the grand finale of <0th

edition of the beauty pageant in Mumbai. ?avneet !aur belongs to ;unjab and is a media student at present. ?avneet !aur was also given the title Miss 2lowing "in7 Sobhita 'huli-ala and Foya Afro* #ere the first and second runners;u- res-ectively7 The trio of ?avneet !aur, obhita 7hulipala and Noya =fro- were selected from a total of 2& finalists from 6ndia.

+he 9ondon based Indian origin #riter2 Anil Ananthas#amy #on inaugural "hysics Journalism "ri*e for the

article (i- (i- Array on 2D 3ebruary 20$& in central .ondon. The ;hysics 0ournalism ;ri-e is co4sponsored by the cience and Technology 3acilities (ouncil 9 T3(: and the 6nstitute of ;hysics 96);:. The article written by =nil =nanthaswamy, 'ip 'ip =rray lays emphasis on Cuare !ilometre =rray which is an international project for building and designing largest radio telescope. The purpose of the pri-e is to inspire physicists by encouraging the journalists for tac"ling the comple* topics.

18I entre-reneur Kartar 9alvani has been conferred #ith the (ealthcare Businessman of the =ear A#ard

$%&B at the Asian Business A#ards ceremony held in 9ondon on 2& March. The founder4chairman of 8itabiotics, /!'s largest supplier of minerals and vitamin supplements to the retail trade received the honour from /!'s 'ome ecretary Theresa May. Amit Bhatia, chief of the wordfish group of companies and son4in4law of steel tycoon .a"shmi Mittal, #as declared the =oung /ntre-reneur of the =ear $%&B . The .ifetime =chievement =ward 20$& went to 6ndian4origin entrepreneur udhir (houdhrie. =sian 5usiness =wards 20$& were the $+th edition of =sian 5usiness =wards. The event celebrates the acumen, achievement and e*cellence of the =sian business. The event encapsulates diversity as well as range of =sian businesses in /!.

S7 ,enkata 0ohan a scientist of the Indian Institute of Chemical +echnology 3IIC+42 on &> 0arch $%&B #on the

1ational Bioscience A#ard for $%&$ in 'yderabad. . 8en"ata Mohan who is from the 5ioengineering and environmental centre of the 6nstitute won the pri-e for his contributions towards developing technologies for production of clean bio4fuels from waste. +he 1ational Bio;science A#ard #hich is also called by 1;BIOS "ri*e is an honour of high importance conferred by the 3ederal 2overnment of 6ndia to the select young 6ndian bio4 scientists of less than #< years of age. The award is given every year for distinctive contributions made towards the development of state of art in basic and applied areas of biological sciences through demonstrated activity in the form of publication in reputed journals and or patents. The award recogni-es research and development wor" carried out in 6ndia during the last < years of the career.

0adhya "radesh on bagged t#o national tourism a#ards one for the best civic management of a tourist

destination and other for the most innovative and uniGue tourism -ro:ect in the $Brd 1ational +ourism A#ard . Madhya ;radesh which is "nown for tourism hotspots received the awards from ;resident ;ranab Mu"herjee at a function held for ?ational Tourism =wards 20$$4$2 in ?ew 7elhi, at 8igyan 5hawan. The state received the award in category4E5F city for Municipal (ouncil of Mandu in 7har district. 6t also got another award for most innovative and uniCue tourism project4=ir Ta*i. The state has pioneered in the country to launch the first intra4state =ir Ta*i services through M; T7(, in a joint venture with MUs 8entura =ir connect ;vt .td.

+he Union ministry of social :ustice and em-o#erment for the first time instituted national a#ards in order

to recogni*e the efforts and encourage excellence in the field of -revention of Alcoholism and 'rug abuse and rehabilitation of its victims. The awards shall be conferred on the awardees in a function to be held in ?ew 7elhi on the 2+ 0une every year, which has been declared as the 6nternational 7ay against 7rug =buse and 6llicit Traffic"ing. The =wards are open to all 6ndian 6nstitutions, )rgani-ations including 2ram ;anchayats and 6ndividuals without any distinction or discrimination on grounds of religion, race, se*, caste or creed. Even a former addict, who has done outstanding wor" in the field of awareness generation or de4addiction or rehabilitation will be recogni-ed and awarded. 6n the country the problem of drug abuse and the substance abuse is on the increase and it has been felt that the victims who are falling prey to this problem are youth in the country. 6n some of the states the problem has become very serious li"e ;unjab, Manipur and some of the other states. Therefore apart from the government lot of ?2)s are involved in the prevention of drug abuse and alcoholism.

'r7 "rakash Kumar2 "rinci-al Scientist2 seismology grou-2 CSI8; 1ational eo;science A#ard;$%&& in the A--lied

eo-hysical 8esearch Institute

#as selected for the 1ational

eo-hysics category for his contribution in seismology and

geodynamics. 'e has published papers on seismological mapping of .ithospheric4=sthenospheric boundary using converted waves, a state4of4the4art seismological approach. 'e earlier received the ( 6> Boung cientist award. 'r7,7 ,i:aya 8ao2 Chief Scientist of controlled seismic studies grou- of 1 8I received the E9ifetime Achievement A#ard< for his significant research contributions in geo-hysics7

+an +#an /ng on $# March 20$& was announced as a winner of the $%&$ 0an Asian 9iterary "ri*e . 1ith this, he became

the first Malaysian author to win the most prestigious literary pri-e of =sia. Tan Twan Eng won the 20$2 Man =sian .iterary ;ri-e for his novel +he arden of /vening 0ists7 This is only a second time that the pri-e has been given to the novel written originally in English. The previous winners had won the award as English translations. +he 0an Asian 9iterary "ri*e laid its foundation in $%%?7 +he literary a#ard is given annually to best novel by an Asian #riter7 The novel can be written in English or translated into English. 6t should have been published in previous year. The winner is given &0000 / 7ollars. The translator, if e*ists, is given <000 / 7ollars. The submissions for the best novels are invited by the jury through publishers in any country.

announced 8a:iv

The Minister of

tate for (onsumer =ffairs, 3ood and ;ublic 7istribution, ;rof. !.8. Thomas on $# March 20$& andhi 1ational Huality A#ards are given every year by

andhi 1ational Huality A#ards for the year 20$$7+he 8a:iv

Bureau of Indian Standards for encouraging the service as #ell as manufacturing organi*ations so that they strive for excellence . These awards give recognition to those who are considered as the leaders of Cuality movement in the country. The Best of All A#ard was given to 7=8 =(( enior econdary ;ublic chool, 5ilaspur, 'imachal ;radesh for e*cellence service standards. 6n a category called .arge cale Manufacturing 6ndustry, 1okia Siemens 1et#orks "rivate 9imited2 Kanchi-uram2 +amil 1adu #as given the a#ard for excellence in Guality standards. 6n the .arge cale ervice 6ndustry category, > ystems 6nternational .imited, ?oida, and /ttar ;radesh won the award. 6n the mall cale Manufacturing 6ndustry category, the award was bagged by Technocrat (onnectivity ystems 9;rivate: .imited, >udrapur, /ttara"hand.

At the @th CI'C ,ish#akarma A#ard $%&B2 +a-as Kumar 9ahiry; the chairman;cum;managing director

3C0'4 of 1orthern Coalfields 9imited 31C94 and Bharat Cooking Coal 9imited 3BCC94 #on the Achievement a#ard for "ublic Officer on , March 20$& in ?ew 7elhi. =t the function organi-ed by (onstruction 6ndustry 7evelopment (ouncil 9(67(:, .ahiry received this award. .ahiry is a mining engineer as well as administrator with leadership Cualities. 5((.Fs turnover is +%<2 crore >upees with a profitability of $0%&.+% crore

>upees in 20$04$$. .ahiry has also remained associated with mining industry of =merica, (hina and =ustralia. CI'C ,ish#akarma A#ards are held annually for recognising the achievements as #ell as #ork of the organisations and individuals7

SAA8C 9iterature A#ard #as -resented to five #riters at Agra during the two days ==>( 3estival of .iterature on

$0 March 20$&. = poet4diplomat from 6ndia Abhay K was among the five writers to be honoured with the prestigious .iterature =ward. )ther writers to be honoured with this award were 3arheen (haudhary 9;a"istan:, =bdul !haliC >ashid 9=fghanistan:, uman ;o"hrel 9?epal: and novelist 7aya 7issanaya"e 9 ri .an"a:. The award is annually presented to the eminent writers of the outh =sian region for their contribution in the promotion of literature through their writings as well as literary initiatives. The ==>( .iterature 3estival 20$& focused on environment, literature and cultural connectivity. The 3irst4Ever ==>( 1riters (onference was organi-ed in =pril 2000.

+he "resident of India "ranab 0ukher:ee #as conferred #ith the 9iberation )ar (onour A#ard by the

;resident of 5angladesh Nillur >ahman on # March, 20$&. The award was conferred upon him for his contribution to $%,$ war.Earlier, this top most honour of 5angladesh was conferred upon former 6ndian ;rime Minister 6ndira 2andhi posthumously in 20$$ for contributing towards creation of 5angladesh.

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+he "arliamentary A#ard Committee selected BJ" leader Arun Jaitley2 Congress 0" Karan Singh and J'3U4 =adav for Outstanding "arliamentarian A#ard for $%&%2 $%&& and $%&$ res-ectively7

=run 0aitley and !aran ingh are the members of >ajya abha from 2ujarat and 7elhi respectively. 1hile harad Badav is a member of .o" abha from Madhepura, 5ihar. The =ward (ommittee which was headed by the pea"er of .o" abha, Meira !umar recommended these names, which were accepted by e*ecutive committee of the 6ndian ;arliamentary 2roup on + March 20$&. )utstanding ;arliamentarian =ward was instituted by the 6ndian ;arliamentary 2roup in $%%#.

;ublic ector /nits 9; /s: li"e )?2(, =6. and 6)( will be among the seven state4owned units to be conferred the SCO"/

0eritorious A#ards $%&&;&$ next month7 Standing Conference of "ublic /nter-rises 3SCO"/42 #hich is an a-ex body of "SUs , on + March, announced the names of awardees of E ();E Meritorious =wardsF in speciali-ed fields. IThese awards, which are highly prestigious in areas of economy and other segments li"e corporate governance, would be distributed ne*t month,J ();E E*ecutive 7irector, / 7 (houbey said in a

statement. (; Es, which would be awarded, have been selected for performing well in various fields li"e corporate governance, corporate social responsibility 9( >:, environment and sustainable development, and human resource development 9'>7:. 1eyveli 9ignite Cor- 9td #ould receive an a#ard for environmental excellence and sustainable develo-ment2 #hile Indian Oil Cor-oration #ould be a#arded for cor-orate governance7 )?2( would be awarded for doing good job in the area of ( > and =6. in '>7.

1irbhaya2 the 'elhi gang;ra-e victim2 has been honoured #ith a US J#oman of courageJ a#ard

-osthumously for Ainspiring people to wor" together to end violence against women in 6ndia and around the world.A/ first lady Michelle )bama joined secretary of state0ohn !erry as he praised the determination and courage of Aa woman "nown simply as ?irbhaya 4 braveheart, fearlessA at the tate 7epartment presentation ceremony on D March on 6nternational 1omen's 7ay. Besides 1irbhaya2 eight other #omen #ere give the annual a#ard recogni*ing #omen around the globe #ho have sho#n exce-tional courage and leadershi- in advocating for #omen5s rights and em-o#erment2 often at great -ersonal risk7 They are Malalai 5ahaduri, first sergeant, =fghan ?ational 6nterdiction /nit 9 =fghanistan:H 0ulieta (astellanos, rector, ?ational =utonomous /niversity of 'onduras 9'onduras:H 0osephine )biajulu )duma"in, president, (ampaign for 7emocracy 9?igeria:H Elena Milashina, journalist, human rights activist 9 >ussia:H 3artuun =dan, e*ecutive director, Elman ;eace and 'uman >ights (entre 9 omalia:H Tsering 1oeser 91ei e:, Tibetan author, poet, blogger 9(hina:H >a-an Neitunah, human rights lawyer and founder, .ocal (oordination (ommittees 9 yria: and Ta ;hong Tan, blogger 9 8ietnam:.

6ndian Ministry of TourismFs new film !ind )hat =ou Seek received first -ri*e at the &&th olden City

olden City

ate +ourism

0edia A#ards (eremony held inBerlin on D March 20$& 7+he

ate is an international film2 -rint and media contest for the

tourism industry. The =wards ceremony is held every year at 6T5 5erlin, the worldFs leading travel trade show. /nion Minister for Tourism ! (hiranjeevi had launched the new campaign !ind )hat =ou Seek2 the second phase of 6ncredible 6ndia (ampaign at 1TM 20$2 in ?ovember 20$2 along with the ne# 'omestic Cam-aign C o BeyondD7 5y launching new campaign, the Ministry of Tourism has made a paradigm shift by shifting the focus from destinations and products to consumers 9travelers:. The new campaign emphasi-es that there is something for every traveler in 6ndia and every traveler can find what he or she is see"ing while travelling in our incredible country. 7omestic campaign 2o 5eyond urges travelers to travel beyond the obvious, the "nown destinations to the lesser "nown destinations.

+he results of the AB" 1e#s Best City A#ards Survey #ere announced at a glittering ceremony on + March on ?ew

7elhi. The =5; ?ews46psos 5est (ity >esearch and >ewards running for the first time is the only consumer validated survey and celebrates the best of 6ndiaFs cities and acts as a benchmar" for e*cellence. .ist of winners of the =5; 1e#s;I"SOS Best City Survey and A#ards $%&B

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5est (ity for 'ealth (are ervices 20$&@ ?agpur 5est (ity for ;rimary Education 20$&@ 7elhi Best City;)omen Safety $%&B. 8a:kot 5est (ity4Efficient Traffic Management 20$&@ ;une 5est (ity4(leanliness and anitation 20$&@ >aj"ot Best City to 9ive in $%&B. 1ag-ur As a tribute to the 'elhi gang ra-e victim2 the government on 6 0arch in 1e# 'elhi2 besto#ed the 8ani 9axmi

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Bai ; Stree Shakti a#ard to 5s-irit of 1irbhaya52 a -seudonym given to her7 +he a#ard2 -resented on the International )omen5s 'ay by "resident "ranab 0ukher:ee2 was received by the mother of the 2&4year4old paramedical student at a function where her father and two younger brothers were also present. The citation of the award to the spirit of ?irbhaya said that it was in ac"nowledgement of the contribution of thousands of men, women, boys and girls who turned the dar" hour into a momentous cry for justice and freedom for all women from violence. Mu"herjee also lauded the wor" of five other #inners of the Stree Shakti a#ards7 +he 8ani 8udramma 'evi a#ard #as given to Assamese social #orker "ranita +alukdar2 0ata Ji:abai a#ard to artist Sonika Agar#al2 Kannagi a#ard to Karnataka2 8ani uramma ( Sankina of

idinliu Feliang a#ard to Keralite social #orker Omana + K and 'evi Ahilyabai (olkar a#ard to Olga '50ello

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SAA8C 9iterature A#ard #as -resented to five #riters at =gra during the two days ==>( 3estival of .iterature on $0

March 20$&. A -oet;di-lomat from India Abhay K #as among the five #riters to be honored with the prestigious .iterature =ward. )ther writers to be honored with this award were 3arheen (haudhary 9;a"istan:, =bdul !haliC >ashid 9=fghanistan:, uman ;o"hrel 9?epal: and novelist 7aya 7issanaya"e 9 ri .an"a:. ==>( .iterature =wards annually presented to the eminent writers of the outh =sian region for their contribution in the promotion of literature through their writings as well as literary initiatives. The ==>( .iterature 3estival 20$& focused on environment, literature and cultural connectivity. The 3irst4Ever ==>( 1riters (onference was organi-ed in =pril 2000.

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9egendary actor2 "ran Krishan Sikand2 >B2 on &$ A-ril $%&B #as a#arded #ith Bolly#ood<s highest honour in

Indian Cinema 'ada Saheb "halke A#ard $%&$ . 'e is the ##th 7ada aheb ;hal"e =ward 1inner. 'e gave a different and uniCue frame to the negative and character roles of 6ndian (inema with his impressive performances. ;ran served 5ollywood for a career span of more than si* decades in more than &<0 films and is "nown for his brilliant performances in films li"e >am =ur hyam, ;urab aur ;aschim, !ar-, Nanjeer and =mar ="bar =nthony and many more. 6n 200$ he was awarded with 6ndiaFs third highest civilian award ;adma 5hushan. 6n his career span, he received four film fare awards. 6n 20$0 he was named among the Top 2< =sian =ctors of =ll times by (??. The award is conferred by the 2overnment of 6ndia for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of 6ndian (inema. The award consists of a warn !amal, a cash pri-e of >s.$0 la"hs and a shawl.

1+"C has been a#arded as Business 9eader in the "o#er Sector at the 1'+, Business 9eadershi- A#ards

held in 1e# 'elhi on > a-ril7 The award was presented by Monte" ingh =hluwalia, 7eputy (hairman, ;lanning (ommission of 6ndia in the presence of 7r ;rannoy >oy to Aru- 8oy Choudhury2 C0'2 1+"C7 6ndiaFs top business leaders were awarded on the occasion.


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(hairman of the =wards 0ury of the 6( 6 96nstitute of (ompany ecretaries of 6ndia: and former Chief Justice of India overnance

Justice 07 17 ,enkatachaliah in 1e# 'elhi on @ A-ril2 -resented the EICSI 1ational A#ards for /xcellence in Cor-orate

overned Com-anies<.&4 Indian Oil Cor-oration 9imitedP and $4 (C9 +echnologies 9imited7 The =wards were

presented during the ongoing 2nd ( 6= 6nternational (orporate 2overnance (onference. The (ompany ecretaries of the awardee companies, >aju >anganathan, (ompany ecretary, 6ndian )il (orporation .imitedH and Manish =nand, (ompany ecretary, '(. Technologies .imited were also honored for their contribution in adhering to good corporate governance practices. ICSI 9ife +ime Achievement A#ard for the year $%&$ #as -resented to 'ee-ak S7 "arekh2 (hairman, 'ousing 7evelopment 3inance (orporation .td for translating e*cellence in (orporate 2overnance into reality.

6n recognition of its strong fundamentals and dynamic growth model, J L K Bank #on the -restigious !/ 3!inancial

/x-ress4 India<s Best Banks A#ard for $%&$;&B .6t >an"ed as ?o. $ in E5est )ld ;rivate ector 5an"F category. 6t got &rd in the overall ban"ing industry in terms of E;rofitabilityF and $st in terms of E;rofitabilityF in the category of E)ld private sector ban"sF.