AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS


Monthly Current Affairs September 2016 “AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS” key points to Remember.
Two Indians Carnatic singer T.M. Krishna and campaigner for eradication of manual scavenging
Bezwada Wilson were among six persons who received the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award for
2016 in Manila.
Irrfan Khan was honored with the Entertainer of the Year award by CNBC in New Delhi and he was
felicitated by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Aishwaryaa ,Rajinikanth and Dhanush appointed as UN Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and
Women’s Empowerment in India.
Lopamudra Raut has bagged the second runner-up spot at Miss United Continents, which was held in
Guayaquil, Ecuador. Jeslyn Santosfrom Philippines won the title of Miss United Continents.
Renowned Dalit personality, poet and Telugu writer Prof.Kalakaluri Enoch was conferred with the
prestigious Moortidevi Award of Bharatiya Jnanpith for the year 2015.
Tirupati Airport was awarded with “Best Tourist Friendly Airport” under the category for “State
Annual Excellence Awards (2015-16)” by Andhra Pradesh Tourism.
A new Guinness World Record for the largest Lego sculpture has been set in the UK, where a 13-
metre high replica of the London’s iconic Tower Bridge was created using an astounding 5,805,846
individual pieces. This huge 13-metre high LEGO version of London’s Tower Bridge created for Land
Rover to launch their New Discovery car has set a new world record.
A nearly 1,000-year-old wooden pagoda in China’s northern Shanxi province, was declared
the world’s tallest wooden pagoda by the Guinness World Records.
Music Director Uttam Singh honoured with ‘Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement’
Indian NGO Slum Soccer won the inaugural FIFA Diversity Award in Manchester on September 27,
2016 in Manchester, UK. It was received by Abhijeet Barse, CEO of Soccer.
Odisha based Eminent sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has bagged the people’s choice prize for his sand sculpture named Mahatma Gandhi World Peace at the 9 th Moscow Sand SculptureChampionship
2016.
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has selected Human
Resource and Development Ministry’s Jan Sikshan Sansthan (JSS) project implemented in Malappuram for the international UNESCO Confucius Prize for literacy 2016.
Hong Kong-born Action star Jackie Chan to receive Lifetime Achievement Oscar Award 2016
Renowned Odia poet Dr Hrushikesh Mallick to be honoured with the 37th edition of prestigious Sarala
Award for his outstanding poetry. This prestigious Sarala Puraskar, an award instituted by the Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT), an organisation established by the IMFA Group, at a special function to be held on October 26. This award has a cash award of Rs 1,50,000 along with citations.
A Kerala-based NGO, The Jan Sikshan Sansthan (JSS) received the prestigious UNESCO Confucius
Prize for Literacy for its literacy-linked skill development activities at a ceremony in Paris.
Assam-based ecologist and conservation activist Bibhuti Lahkar has become the first Asian to be
awarded the prestigious ‘Heritage Heroes Award’ by the International Union for Conservation of
Nature (IUCN).
Mother Teresa St. Teresa was formally canonized thus by Pope Francis at Vatican City. She was
canonized 19 years after her death. India Post released Commoration stamp to tribute this feat.
The World’s largest LEGO ship named Jubilee Seaways has created Guinness world record for set in
Denmark, where employees of a shipping company successfully constructed the incredible 2,860 kg boat using over one million interlocking plastic bricks.
Renowned film maker K.G. George won the prestigious J.C. Daniel Award 2016for his overall
contribution to the Malayalam film industry.
1st BRICS film festival – A five day filmy conference held in New Delhi. Many amazing films
from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa as part of the BRICS film festival in New Delhi from September 2-6. Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor was felicitated at the opening ceremony of the 1st BRICS Film Festival. Raam Reddy’s Kannada film Thithi was conferred the Best Film .It is noted that Filmmaker Jianqi Huo from China won the best director award for his film Xuan Zang. Russia’s Yulia Peresild received the best actress honour for The Battle for Sevastopol. Thabo Rametsi of South Africa bagged the best actor’s trophy for his role in Kalushi,
Priyanka Yoshikawa, whose father is an Indian and mother a Japanese crowned Miss Japan furthering
racial equality in the country .
Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang has received ‘Pangkor Dialogue Award 2016‘ inMalaysia for the
efforts made by the people of the state for environmental preservation and promotion.
Stuart Blackburn’s book “Into the Hidden Valley” wins MM Bennetts Award for historical fiction.
Renowned Odia cine actress Jharana Das and renowned Odishi dance guru Kishore Kumar Mohanty
were honored with the prestigious Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award 2016for lifetime achievement.
Harnaam Kaur, a 24-year-old British Sikh model-cum- campaigner sporting a six-inch-long facial hair
has entered the Guinness World Records as the youngest female with a beard.
Jharkhand was awarded with the 45th Skoch Merit Award and Skoch Smart Governance Gold Award,
2016 which was held in Hyderabad.
Four prominent Indo-Americans awarded by Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater
Houston (IACCGH)
2016 Awardees:-
1. The “Young Professional of the Year” – Malisha Patel
2. Woman entrepreneur award – Revati Puranik, CFO, Worldwide Oilfield Machine
3. Business leader of the year – Bhavesh Patel, CEO LyondellBasell while entrepreneur of the year
was given to Abezaar S Tayabji, founder and CEO Shipcom Wireless.
Odisha bagged 9th Global Agriculture Leadership Award 2016 and Haryana has bagged ‘Best
Horticulture State’ award for increasing the income of the farmers in horticulture at the National Level
gathering of important stake-holders in agriculture development at the Agriculture Leadership Summit
at New Delhi.Haryana bagged Best Horticulture State award.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has been honoured with ‘Tamil Ratna’ award by a body of Tamil
diaspora in America for fighting corruption and working for more transparency in the functioning of
the government.
A nearly four-hour long movie about a woman’s thirst for revenge and her feelings of forgiveness after
30 years in jail for a crime she did not commit won the Venice Film Festival’s top prize. Director Lav
Diaz had described “Ang Babaeng Humayo” (“The Woman Who Left”)as a testimony to the struggles
of the Philippines after centuries of colonial rule.
Indian Writer Meghna Pant to be honored with Kumaon Literary Festival’s FON – Fellows of Nature
South Asia Short Story Award in Nature writing in October for her short story “People of the Sun.”
Shristi Sharma(12) from Nagpur has created history by by ice skating for 10 metres under 11 bars
placed a metre apart at a height of 33 centimetres from the ground at the iSkate rink in Gurgaon on 9th
September 2016 at the iSkate rink in Gurgaon, Shristi made history. She also campaigns actively
for ‘Save the Girl Child.’
An Indian born scientist Ramesh Raskar has bagged the prestigious Lemelson-MIT Prize worth
$500,000.
ActorEwan McGregor to Receive Humanitarian Award at 2016 British Academy Britannia Awards.
Kunwar Bai, a 105-year-old woman who was felicitated by PM Narendra Modi for building toilet by
selling off her goats, has been chosen as the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ mascot.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar would be honoured with a humanitarian award by a Jewish human rights
organisation for promoting human dignity, interfaith relations and tolerance among people.
Indo-American Abraham Verghese to be honored by Barack Obama with 2015 National Humanities
Medal
Indian-born researcher Dinesh Bharadia at theMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) had won
the prestigious Young Scholar award of the US-based Marconi Society for his contribution to radio
waves.
Karnataka VikasGrameena Bank won awards from Skoch Grou. The bank, which operates in nine
districts ofKarnataka covering 57 taluks, had brought28 lakh people under Pradhan Mantri Jeevan
JyotiBimaYojna, PM Suraksha BimaYojna and PM Jan DhanYojna.
7 women get M.S. Subbulakshmi Award in Mumbai. Each of the awardees was given a shawl, a cutout of Ms Subbulakshmi, a cheque of Rs. 1 lakh and a CD with a collection of her songs.
Vocalists :- Girija Devi, Kishori Amonkar, Aruna Sairam and Vishaka Hari
Dancers :- Yamini Krishnamurthy, Vyjayantimala Bali
Pandavani exponent :- Teejan Bai
India batsmen, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma were awarded with the prestigious Arjuna Award
for 2016 and 2015 respectively, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.It is instituted in
1961; the award carries a cash prize of Rs. 500,000, a bronze statue of Arjuna and a scroll.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Bollywood actors Katrina Kaif and Juhi
Chawla bagged the prestigious Priyadarshini Global Awards 2016 in Mumbai.
Eminent Malayalam critic and academician Dr M Leelavathi has been chosen for the prestigious N
Mohanan Suvarna Mudra Award 2016.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi (ahngsahnsoochee) of Myanmar would be honored
as the 2016 humanitarian of the year by students and faculty at the Harvard Foundation.
The scripts of Adil Hussain-starrers “Sunrise” and “Parched” have been archived at the library of the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Member of the UK Parliament Lord Narendra Babubhai Patel(78) honoured with the ‘Lifetime
Achievement Award’ at the Asian Achievers Awards in Britain by a leading publishing group for his
work in the medical profession and being incredible role model for social justice, equality and those
less fortunate.
Bollywood Fame Abhishek Bachan had become a Guinness World Record Holder for ‘Most Public
Appearances Made By A Film Star In 12 Hours. He travelled 1,800 kms in total through his private jet
and car on Feb 22, 2009, to make this possible. He beated actor Will Smith who made three public
appearances in two hours in the year 2004 for his film‘I, Robot’.
68th EMMY AWARDS 2016Winners 2016:-
The winners were announced at an awards ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.With five awards, The People
v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story took the most wins.
The two main television program categories, drama and comedy, were won by the same programs as the
previous year.
In the acting categories, there were debut dramatic wins for Rami Malek in Mr. Robot and Tatiana
Maslany in Orphan Black. The main comedic acting awards went for a second time to Jeffrey
Tambor in Transparent, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep for a fifth consecutive year.
WB to conferred Banga Bibhushan award to Lata Mangeshkar
The Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo set a world record for creating a
Canadian flag measuring about one one-hundredth the width of a human hair.
Guinness World Records granted the inaugural award for smallest national flag to the Institute for
Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo in Canada for the flag measuring 1.178
micrometers in length. It is invisible without the aid of an electron microscope.
2015-Better Performing Project Award won by Virbhadra Singh lead Himachal Pradesh government
for development of infrastructure by tourism department under the ADB Funded Project.
Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) had
received the Green Apple Awards for Built Environment and Architectural Heritage Award 2016 in
UK.
The Tamil movie Visaranai written by M. Chandrakumar was chosen as India’s official entry for Best
Foreign Language film at the 89th Academy Awards to be held in 2017.
Bollywood Filmamaker Sajid Nadiadwala conferred with France’s prestigious Chevalier dans l’Ordre
des Arts et des Lettres
Hindustani classical singer Shubha Mudgal would be honoured with the annual ‘Lalit Arpan
Samman’ this year. Mudgal, a Padma Shri recipient was known for her singing in genres of Khayal,
Thumri and Dadra.
Chairman of Godrej Group Adi Godrej was conferred with the 10th Annual Clinton Global Citizen
Award for leadership in business and philanthropy in New York.
Syrian aid group White Helmets wins Right Livelihood Award 2016
Two Indian-American scientists are among 23 scientists who have won this year’s prestigious
MacArthur Fellowship for showing exceptional creativity in their respective fields. The IndianAmericans
— Manu Prakash and Subhash Khot are alumunus of Indian Institiute of Technology (IIT)
in Kanpur and Bombay respectively.
2 Indians selected for 2016 Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards, they were Assistant
Conservator RiteshSarothiya of Madhya Pradesh State Forest Service and Range officer Sanjay
Dutta of Belakoba Forest Range Jalpaiguri in West Bengal
The first Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award would recognize the late Muhammad Ali.
The leading newspaper ‘The Hindu‘ has been awarded the Silver and Bronze awards in the ‘Best
Reader Engagement’ category of the South Asian Digital Media Awards at the WAN-IFRA (World
Association of Newspapers and News Publishers) India 2016 conference in Kolkata.
The Delhi government would now have its own bravery awards and these awards would be given out
on Independence Day and Republic Day every year
Biocon MD Kiran Mazumdar Shaw appointed as ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion
d’Honneur