AWARDS AND HONOURS


Monthly Current Affairs June 2016 “AWARDS AND HONOURS” key points to Remember.
Pope Francis Awards Medals to Richard Gere, George Clooney, Salma Hayek
Aditi Krishnakumar wins 2016 Scholastic Asian Book Award
Punjab teenager Prince Pal Singh earns scholarship to train in US
Sachin Tendulkar’s name to be used in Kerala Government’s Anti-Drug Campaign
Indian banker Raghavan Seetharaman awarded Green Economy Visionary Award
PM Modi awarded Afghan’s highest civilian honour Amir Amanullah Khan Award
Indian Sudarsan Pattnaik wins gold at World Sand Art Championship
India Post releases Amazon India stamp
96-yr-old man Shigemi Hirata becomes world’s oldest graduate
V.O.Chidambaranar Port Bags National Award For Excellence In Cost Management
US Army Reserve officer Deshauna Barber crowned as Miss USA 2016
IOC honours IOA chief N Ramachandran with Olympic Order
4 Indians in Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women list
Indian prof’s dept awarded UK royal patronage
Putin awards UN chief Ban Ki-Moon with Order of Friendship
Indian-origin professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya awarded Regius Professorship by Queen
Umesh Sachdev, a 30-year-old Indian entrepreneur, has featured in TIME Magazine’s 2016 list of ‘10 millennials who are changing the world’
Ronaldo highest earning athlete: Forbes
Sheryl Sandberg most powerful woman in tech: Forbes
Two Indian-Americans shortlisted for WH Fellows programme
Ridley Scott to receive American Cinematheque Award
AAI bags national award for solar power projects
Indian short film ‘Leeches’ wins at Seoul film gala
Priyanka Chopra nominated for Choice TV Breakout Star in 2016 Teen Choice Awards
Government proposes yoga medals for paramilitary force
9-yr-old Indian-origin youngest at Apple’s WWDC
Indian-American Author Akhil Sharma wins 2016 International Dublin Literary Award
IISc, IITs in top 50 QS Asia university rankings
Margaret Atwood awarded 2016 PEN Pinter Prize
Syed Nayeemuddin, former Indian football team coach, to be conferred with Mohun Bagan Ratna
Italy’s Osteria named world’s best restaurant
Priyanka Chopra tops Maxim Hot 100 list
Cambodia named World’s Best Tourism Destination
‘Thithi’ wins two awards at Shanghai Film Fest
Baahubali wins 5 awards at Filmfare South Awards
Kerala Tourism bags four awards at ‘FilmAT’ International film festival in Poland
Panama Papers wins Investigation of the Year
106-yr-old becomes oldest Olympic torchbearer
JaliYogpeeth sets ‘sirsasana’ world record
Freida to get International Icon Award at IIFA
IIT-Kanpur professor Sanjay Mittal awarded with G D Birla Award for Scientific Research for 2015
‘Bajirao Mastani’ wins 9 technical IIFA awards
Ranveer Singh wins Best Actor at IIFA Awards ’16
Social entrepreneur Zubaida Bai bags UN honour for corporate sustainability initiative
Mahashangarh declared as the SAARC cultural capital for 2016-17
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar awarded Honorary Fellowship in UK
2 Indians get Queen’s Young Leaders Award 2016
International Indian Film Academy Awards 2016
• Beyonce wins four awards at BET Awards 2016
Viswanathan Anand honoured with ‘Honoris Causa’ Doctor of Science degree
Four Indian-Americans honoured with Great Immigrants Award
Abhishek Bachchan holds a Guinness world record
Amazon named world’s smartest company of 2016