The Union health ministry’s CoWin app, Digi Locker by the Ministry of Electronics & IT, and Delhi Police’s Himmat App are among the digital initiatives that won at the Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA) Digital Impact awards announced on Sunday.
SS Rajamouli’s “RRR” has won the 2023 Golden Globe Awards for the best original song–motion picture for “Naatu Naatu” track.
The President of India, Droupadi Murmu has conferred the Digital India Awards 2022 to the winners on 7th January 2023.
The e-NAM (Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare) was awarded the platinum award in Digital Empowerment of Citizens category.
Veteran actor-director, Aparna Sen was honoured with the lifetime achievement award at the opening ceremony of the 15th edition of the Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF).
Assam CM, Himanta Biswa Sarma has selected 21 personalities for the Assam State Civilian Awards 2022.
The State’s highest civilian award, ‘Assam Baibhav’ to Dr. Tapan Saikia for his contributions in the field of cancer care.
Jalna district police and Nagpur city police in Maharashtra have bagged the ‘Best Police Unit’ awards for 2021 in the state.
Odisha has won the UN-Habitat’s World Habitat Awards 2023 for Jaga Mission (5T initiative of the state).
5T: Team work, Technology, Transparency, Transformation and Time limit.
Filmmaker SS Rajamouli has honoured with the Best Director Award for RRR at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2022.
The anti-drug & illicit liquor campaign of Chhattisgarh police named ‘Nijaat’ has been selected for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 2022 award under the ‘Leadership in Crime Prevention’ in the institutional category.
Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Madras won the Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards. IIT Madras’ courses – BS Data Science and NPTEL in collaboration with IISc Bangalore, won awards for the best programmes. As per the official press release issued by IIT Madras, the BS in Data Science and Applications programme won Silver in the ‘Best Online Program’ category.
Nikhat Zareen and Lovlina Borgohain have won gold medals at Women’s National Boxing Championship 2022, organised in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
NHPC Limited has been awarded as Winner of ‘Best Globally Competitive Power Company of India – Hydropower and Renewable Energy Sector’ at PRAKASHmay ‘15th Enertia Awards 2022’.
The Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2021-22 has been jointly won by Sudeep Sen for his genre and formbender Anthropocene: Climate Change, Contagion, Consolation (Pippa Rann Books & Media, 2021) and Shobhana Kumar for her haibun collection A Sky Full of Bucket Lists (Red River, 2021).
Sethrichem Sangtam, a forty-year-old working towards the development of farmers in the eastern part of Nagaland has received the first Rohini Nayyar Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Rural Development.
Jammu and Kashmir has been awarded 1st prize in the category for Ayushman Bharat health account ID generation and 2nd prize in the category for Teleconsultation conducted during the celebration of Universal Health Coverage Day 2022 which is being celebrated on 10th and 11th December at International Cooperation and Convention Centre, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
At the Turf 2022 and India Sports Awards of FICCI, former Ranji cricketer Sarkar Talwar was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement of the Year award. Apart from Talwar, Avani Lekhara, who won two medals at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, was recognized as the Para Sports Person of the Year, while Shrey Kadyan was recognized as the Special Sportsperson of the Year.
The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence, for this 2022 Edition, has been given to Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yong from Cameroon, President of the NGOs #Afrogiveness and Positive Youths Africa. She received the Prize at an official ceremony held on 15 November at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
West Bengal has been awarded the prestigious SKOCH award for its ‘Lakshmir Bhandar’ scheme under the women and child development category.
Hyderabad has won the overall ‘World Green City Award 2022’ and another in the category ‘Living Green for Economic Recovery and Inclusive Growth’ at the International Association of Horticulture Producers (AIPH) 2022 World Green City Awards 2022 held in Jeju, South Korea on October 14.
The Nobel Prize is an award that is given to person who has done something great for the humankind in the previous year. It is given as per Sir Alfred Nobel’s will of 1895. The first Nobel Prizes were awarded in 1901.
The Nobel Prize in physics for 2022 is being awarded to Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger for their work on quantum mechanics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on October 4, 2022.
A women’s rights activist from India, who traveled 3,800 km through the length of the country in less than a year to raise awareness on gender-based violence and inequality, has won a prestigious honour at the UN SDG Action Awards.
Srishti Bakshi, marketer-turned-women’s-rights-activist, was honoured with the ‘Changemaker’ award at the UN SDG Action Awards for “confronting gender-based violence and advocating for safe access to public spaces.”
On the occasion of World Tourism Day, Uttarakhand was conferred with the best adventure tourism destination and all-round development of tourism by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
Noted playback singers Kumar Sanu and Shailendra Singh and music-composer duo Anand-Milind will be conferred with the National Lata Mangeshkar Award for different years.
India Expo Centre & Mart received the prestigious ‘National Tourism Award 2018-19 for best standalone convention centre’ during “National Tourism Awards’ 2022 ceremony held at Vigyan Bhawan on September 27, 2022.
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has announced that the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2020 will be accorded to legendary actress Ms Asha Parekh. The award will be presented at the National Film Award ceremony in New Delhi.
Indian author and poet Meena Kandasamy has been announced as this year’s recipient of the Hermann Kesten Prize by the PEN Centre in Germany’s Darmstadt. The Hermann Kesten Prize honours personalities who, in the spirit of the charter of the PEN association, stand up for the rights of persecuted authors and journalists.
India has won a UN award for its initiative to control and prevent hypertension under the government’s National Health Mission. The India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) which is a large-scale hypertension intervention under National Health Mission, has been recognized for its exceptional work within India’s existing primary healthcare system.
Prominent Indian scientist and industrialist Dr Swati Piramal has been conferred France’s top civilian honour for her contributions in the fields of business and industry, science, medicine, and towards strengthening Indo-French ties.
She is the vice-chairperson of the Mumbai-headquartered Piramal Group, a business conglomerate with interests in pharmaceuticals, financial services, real estate and glass packaging.
CSIR’s popular science magazine “Vigyan Pragati” has created a new history. This magazine has received the National Rajbhasha Kirti Award (First position) and this award was given at the Second All India Rajbhasha Sammelan held during 14-15 September 2022 in the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Indoor Stadium, Surat.
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been conferred with the highest global recognition on Literacy- UNESCO International Literacy Prize 2022. The prize carries an endowment of US$ 20,000, a medal and a citation. It was given away at a global award ceremony organised by UNESCO in Côte d’Ivoire on 8 September 2022.
The Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation (RMAF), which is widely regarded as the “Nobel Peace Prize of Asia,” recently announced this year’s awardees. The 2022 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees are Sotheara Chhim (Cambodia), Bernadette Madrid (Philippines), Tadashi Hattori (Japan) and Gary Bencheghib (Indonesia).
The 67th Filmfare Awards ceremony, presented by The Times Group, honored the best Indian Hindi-language films of 2021. Shershaah led the ceremony with 19 nominations each, followed by Sardar Udham and 83 with 14 nominations each, Rashmi Rocket with 11 nominations and Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar with 10 nominations.
A 17-year-old pilot became the youngest person to fly solo around the world in a small aircraft after he landed in Bulgaria, where his journey kicked off five months ago.
Mack Rutherford, a Belgian-British dual national, landed on an airstrip west of Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, to complete his task and to claim two Guinness World Records.
The extraordinary contributions to social psychology and management by Ramadhar Singh, currently a Distinguished University Professor at the Amrut Mody School of Management of Ahmedabad University have been marked on the ‘Heritage Wall of Fame’ of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) in the United States.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson presented Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy with the Sir Winston Churchill Leadership Award. The Churchill leadership award was first presented in 2006. Past recipients include Prince Charles, former British Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major, and former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
The Orang National Park & Tiger Reserve, located in Assam, received the prestigious 2nd Annual IUCN WCPA International Ranger Award 2022.
The award, presented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), recognizes the efforts of those that go beyond the call of duty to protect the earth’s wild places and wildlife and to support local communities.
Kaushik Rajashekara, an Indian-origin professor of engineering at the University of Houston, has won the prestigious Global Energy Prize for outstanding contributions to transportation electrification and energy efficiency technologies while reducing power generation emissions.
Only three people in the world were selected this year for the honour, bestowed by the Global Energy Association, out of a record 119 nominations from 43 countries.
DBS has been recognised as the ‘World’s Best SME Bank’ yet again, entrenching the bank’s position as a global industry leader in partnering SMEs to grow and expand their businesses across borders and digitally.
DBS’ latest global best SME bank accolade comes from leading UK-based financial publication Euromoney, which has honoured DBS with the ‘World’s Best SME Bank’ title for the second time since 2018.
The Japanese government has decided to award former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with the country’s highest order posthumously.
Abe will receive the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum. The longest-serving PM of Japan will be the fourth former prime minister to receive the decoration under the postwar Constitution.
Pallavi Singh, from India, has bagged the Mrs Universe Divine Title at the finals held at Yeosu City, South Korea. Pallavi Singh hails from Kanpur. She has made India proud in this contest that saw participation from 110 countries. Pallavi Singh was the only contestant from Asia in the Mrs Universe contest.
The International Mathematical Union (IMU) on Tuesday announced the winners — Ukrainian Maryna Viazovska, 37, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Frenchman Hugo Duminil-Copin, 36, at the University of Geneva, Korean-American June Huh, 39, at Princeton University and Britisher James Maynard, 35, at Oxford.
HCL Technologies was recognised at Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2022, for innovation and implementing customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. HCL Tech bagged Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Healthcare and Life Sciences (global winner) and the 2022 UK Microsoft Partner of the Year Award (country winner).
NTPC has been recognized as one of the “Most Preferred Workplaces of 2022″ in the premier edition of “Most Preferred Workplaces 2022″ organized by Team Marksmen in association with India Today.
The one-of-kind industry-led initiative is informed and driven by insights drawn from an industry-wide, in-depth research and survey conducted by Team Marksmen.
Sini Shetty from Karnataka was announced the winner of Femina Miss India World 2022 title at the grand finale of VLCC Femina Miss India here.
Rajasthan’s Rubal Shekhawat emerged as Femina Miss India 2022 first runner-up and Shinata Chauhan from Uttar Pradesh was named Femina Miss India 2022 second runner-up.
Ashok Soota, founder and Executive Chairman of Happiest Minds Technologies, has been conferred with CII Quality Ratna Award 2021. The CII Awards Committee unanimously concurred to bestow the 2021 Award to Mr. Soota considering his significant contribution to building the competitiveness of the Indian industry through quality Initiatives.
The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Department, Government of Odisha has been awarded first prize in the category “National MSME Award 2022 to States/UTs for outstanding contribution in the promotion and Development of MSME Sector” by virtue of various developmental initiatives taken up for the development of MSMEs.
The Delhi-based leading Drone enterprise platform company IG Drones has been felicitated with the “Best Drone Organization – Start-up Category” by Airwards. IG Drones has been selected for the award for its approach of helping local communities and giving access to technology to various stakeholders during natural disasters and calamities.
Mo Bus, the bus service of Odisha’s Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) authority, has been recognised by the United Nations as one of 10 global recipients of its annual Public Service Awards for 2022.
The public transport service has been recognised for its role in “promoting gender-responsive public services to achieve the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)”, the UN said.
The Prime Minister’s award for outstanding contribution for promotion of Yoga has been announced for the year 2021.
Ayush Ministry said, two individuals Bhikkhu Sanghasena from Ladakh, Marcus Vinicius Rojo Rodrigues from Brazil and two organisations, The Divine Life Society from Uttarakhand and the British Wheel of Yoga from United Kingdom have been chosen for award.
Harini Logan, an Indian origin girl, won the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Class 8 student from Texas won the competition by spelling more words correctly in a spell-off, the Bee’s first since its inception in 1925.
Director of Ruchi Foodline, Eastern India’s leading food brand and Odisha’s No.1 spices company, Rashmi Sahoo has been presented the Times Business Award 2022.
Indian writer Geetanjali Shree and American translator Daisy Rockwell won the International Booker Prize on Thursday for “Tomb of Sand,” a vibrant novel with a boundary-crossing 80-year-old heroine.
ndian filmmaker Shaunak Sen’s documentary All That Breathes, which previously won grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival, has now won the top documentary award, the Golden Eye, at the ongoing 75th Cannes Film Festival.
The Sangita Kalanidhi will be given to renowned vocalist Neyveli R Santanagopalan (2020), eminent mridangam artiste Tiruvarur Bhakthavathsalam (2021) and violin duo Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi (2022), a release from N Murali, president of the academy, said.
The Bengali translation of French novel “Meursault, contre-enquête” (The Meursault Investigation) has won the fifth Romain Rolland Book Prize.
The award was given to translator Trinanjan Chakraborty and publisher Patra Bharati.
Gurusamy Krishnamoorthy, chief executive officer of Penlon, a British medical device manufacturing firm, is all set to receive the Member of the Royal Order of British Empire (MBE) recognition from the Queen.
Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui is among four Indians honoured with the prestigious Pulitzer Prize 2022 in the feature photography category.
Siddiqui and his colleagues Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo and Amit Dave from the Reuters news agency won the award.
A NASA climate research scientist – Cynthia Rosenzweig was awarded the World Food Prize 2022.
Cynthia Rosenzweig, an agronomist and climatologist, was awarded the $250,000 prize in recognition of her innovative modeling of the impact of climate change on food production.