Monthly Current Affairs March 2016 “AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS” key points to Remember.
5 Indian International Airports conferred with Airport Service Quality Awards (ASQ) 2015
=> Best Airport by Region – Mumbai and New Delhi
=> Best Airport by Size -Mumbai and New Delhi , Jaipur,Lucknow and Hyderabad
TCS has been awarded the Global Top Employer award by Top Employers Institute.
Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda honoured in Australia by Melbourne based South Asian
community members
Sataparna Mukherjee from West Bengal selected for NASA Scholarship
=> It is Goddard Internship Programme to study in Goddard Institute of Space Studies
Indian Accent in New Delhi bags the best restaurant award in India in the Asia’s best 50 Restaurants event sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua panna
TIME’s Most Influential People On Internet – Modi tops in the list.
Armaan Ebrahim won Motorsports Man of the Year Trophy organized by Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India
Forbes 2016 World’s Billionaires List
Rank Name Net Worth Source Country
1 Bill Gates (60) $75B Microsoft United States
2 Amancio Ortega (79) $67B Zara Spain
3 Warren Buffett (85) $60.8B Berkshire Hathaway United States
36 Mukesh Ambani (58) $20.6B Reliance
44 Dilip Shanghvi (60) $16.7B Sun Pharmaceuticals
55 Azim Premji (70) $15B Wipro Ltd
88 Shiv Nadar (70) $11.1B HCL
133 Cyrus Poonawalla (74) $8.5B Serum Institute of India
135 Laxmi Mittal (65) $8.4B Steel
184 Uday Kotak (56) $6.3B Kotak Mahindra
196 Kumar Birla (48) $6.1B Aditya Birla group
219 Sunil Mittal (58) $5.7B Bharti Airtel
Tim Bliss, Graham Collingridge and Richard Morris have won the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research prize
Windham-Campbell Prizes
Drama Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (US), Hannah Moscovitch (Canada) E, Abbie Spallen (Ireland)
Fiction Tessa Hadley (UK) ,Morgan (US) , Jerry Pinto (India)
Non- fiction Hilton Als (US), Stanley Crouch (US) , Helen Garner (Australia)
Noted Scientist Pallava Bagla was conferred with the national award for “Outstanding Efforts in the Field of Science and Technology Communication on Electronic Medium
Ratan Thiyam a veteran playwriter and a director is conferred with Lifetime achievement award 2016 at 11th META function
Bhagwathi Lal Vyas conferred with Bihari Puraskar Prize in the year 2015 for his anthology poems ‘Katha Sun Aawe Hai Sabad’
Manoj Kumar awarded with highest award in Cinema – Dada Saheb Phalke Award
Whitfield Diffie And Martin Hellman Won Acm 2015 A M Turing Award – “Nobel Prize for Computing”
American Musician Little Stevie Wonder honoured with Global Green Hero award at the 13th Annual Global green
The Innovation Award 2016 to Prof. Sirshendu De by the Indian Desalination Association (South Zone) for developing Low CostEco-friendly Laterite based Arsenic Filter for Providing Safe Drinking Water.
Dr Amrita Patel conferred with the Mahindra Samriddi India Agri Lifetime Achievement AearKrishi Shiromani Samman
Dogri Writer and Poetess, Padma Sachdev has been awarded the 2015 Krutitava Smagra Samman.
=> She was the first modern woman poet of Dogri
Saudi Arabian prince Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz conferred with the prestigious ‘The Legion of Honour’ award
=> NTPC Ltd conferred with Research Investor Communication Award among the “Large Corporates” category
Pranab Mukherjee presented Stree Shakti Puraskars and Nari Shakti Puraskars for the year 2015
Stree Shakti Puraskar Award Winners
Seema Prakash
P Bhanumati
The Nari Shakti Puraskar Awardees
Dr.Nandita Krishna
Dr.Sailakshmi Balijepally, Kausalya and DrSwarajVidwan
Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinhagot entered her name into the Guiness world book of records for most people painting their nails simultaneously – Inglet event
French Ambassador to India Franço is Richier conferred the Knight of the Legion of Honour on Anand Mahindra
Tezpur University won the annual Visitor’s Award for the Best University
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) won the Visitor’s Awards for Research and Innovation
United States-India Educational Foundation formally launched U.S.-India Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship
Kerala Tourism’s campaign on tourism bagged the New world ‘Golden City Gate Award’ at the travel trade show ITB in Berlin.
Palestinian Hanan Al Hroub Won 2016 Global Teacher Prize after beat India’s Robin Chaurasiya
Jagron Group CEO and the Editor Sanjay Gupta chosen for the Editor of the Year at the fourth Indian Advertising Association Awards in Mumbai.
United Nations honoured the founder of India-based Miavy Systems Abdulqadir Rashik for the Unite Ideas #LinksSDGs Data Visualization Challenge.
The founder of the Missionaries of Charity Mother Teresa is set to attain sainthood on September 4, as confirmed by Pope Francis.
Sir Andrew wiles awarded the 2016 Abel Prize, regarded as mathematics’ equivalent of the Nobel Prize, for his stunning proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem which baffled the Mathematicians for more than 300years.
10th Asian film awards were presented in Macau, China.
Assassin wins more than half of the 15 awards presented in the Asian film awards
Best Film The Assassin
Best Director Hou Hsiao-Hsien for The Assassin
Best Actress Shu Qi for The Assassin
Best Supporting Actress Zhou Yun for The Assassin
Best Cinematography Mark Lee Ping-bing for The Assassin
Best Production Design Hwarng Wern-ying for The Assassin
Best Original Music Lim Giong for The Assassin
Best Sound Chu Shih-yi, Tu Duu-chih and Wu Shu-yao for The Assassin

=> Other Awards presented
Best Actor Lee Byung-hun for The Inside Men
Best Newcomer Jessie Li for Port of Call
Best Supporting Actor Tadanobu Asano for Journey to the Shore
Best Screenplay Jia Zhangke for Mountains May Depart
Best Editing William Chang Suk-ping, Chu Ka-yat, Liao Ching-sung, Wong Hoi, Philip Yung for Port of Call
Best Visual Effects Prasad Sutar for Bajirao Mastani
Best Costume Design Lee Ji-yeon and Shim Hyun-seob for The Throne

Priyanka Kakodkar and Raksha Kumar were named as joint winners of the 2015-16 Chameli Devi Jain Award
Union urban Development minister M Venkaiah Naidu was conferred with the Skoch Lifetime Achievement Award at 43rd SKOCH summit
Tikka Shatrujit Singh conferred with the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour).
Geetakshi Arora of SOAS South Asia Institute won the first Noor Inayat Khan Prize in London
PM Narendra Modi conferred Himachal Pradesh with the ‘Krishi Karman Award’ for its landmark achievement in showing highest production of food grains in year 2014-15.
Malayalam writer M Sukumaran chosen for the CV Kunhiraman Literary Prize.
5th National Photography Awards held in New Delhi
=> Bhawan Singh– Life Time Achievement Award
=> Javed Ahmed Dar- Professional Photographer Award
=> Himanshu Thakur- Amateur Photographer
Hockey India second annual awards 2015

DhruvBatra Player of the Year PR Sreejesh and Deepika
Lifetime Achievement Award Captain Shankar Laxman
Upcoming Players of the Year
Harjeet Singh and Preeti Dubey
Baljit Singh Award for Goalkeeper of the Year
Pargat Singh Award for Defender of the Year
Kothajit Singh
Ajit Pal Singh Award Midfielder of the Year
Ritu Rani
DhanrajPillay Award for Forward of the Year
JamanLal Sharma Award for Invaluable Contribution
Baldev Singh
Hockey India President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement
Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy
The milestone awards
Dharamvir Singh, Kothajit Singh, BirendraLakra and SushilaChanu

Famous playback singer P.Susheela enters into the Guiness world book of records for singing highest number of songs – 17,695 solo, duet and chorus
Pallavi Fauzdar entered into the Limca book of records for crossing the Mana pass as a solo motorcyclist.
63rd National Film Awards

Best actress

KanganaRanaut for ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’KanganaRanaut was adjudged the Best Actress last year for VikasBahl’s Queen, which also emerged as the Best Film. Kangana had earlier won the Best Supporting Actress award for Fashion in 2008.

Best actor

Amitabh Bachchan for ‘Piku’, this is fourth National Award for Amitabh Bachchan who had earlier won for Agneepath, Paa and Black

Best Film

‘BaahubaliThe Beginning’

Best Director

Sanjay LeelaBhansali for ‘BajiraoMastani’

Best popular film providing wholesome entertainment


Best Film Friendly State Award Gujarat

(special mention to UP and Kerala)