July 2

Himachal gets national award for best performance under PMSMA
Himachal Pradesh has been adjudged first among states for its performance under the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritav Abhiyan (PMSMA) in the country.
Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda conferred the award upon the state which was received by Additional Chief Secretary, Health, BK Agarwal at a ceremony in New Delhi.
The Union government has conferred the award upon Himachal Pradesh for bringing maximum number of women for ante-natal check-up to the PMSMA clinics.

Artist Anjolie Ela Menon conferred the Kalidas Award
Noted artist Anjolie Ela Menon,received the National Kalidas Samman in Delhi for visual arts from the Madhya Pradesh government.
The award was conferred in recognition of her insightful and sensitive portrayal of the identity and spirit of women through her meaningful paintings in a variety of media.
With her first solo exhibition being held in Delhi in 1958, Menon is counted among India’s most accomplished artists and is the recipient of numerous national and international awards including the Padma Shri. She recently received a doctorate from Rabindra Bharati University.

July 4

Palghar fisherman to get maritime search and rescue award
Milan Shankar Tare, a resident of Satapati village, will receive the National Maritime Search and Rescue Award, instituted by the National Maritime Search and Rescue Board.
The board recognises search and rescue efforts by merchant mariners, government vessels and fishermen every year.
Tare saved the lives of 12 people from a sinking fishing boat Shivneri on May 9. Tare, who was fishing off the Satpati coast, heard distress calls from another fishing boat in the vicinity.

July 6

NHRC announces winners for silver jubilee logo, slogan-tagline contests
A Mumbai man has emerged as the winner from nearly 900 entries sent to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for its silver jubilee logo contest.
Several contests were organised online through the MyGov portal seeking people's involvement and participation in the promotion and protection of human rights, in the run up to the 25th year anniversary celebrations of the commission this year.
Bansi Lal Ketki from Mumbai in Maharashtra won the first prize of Rs 50,000 along with a certificate in the logo design contest.
His design artistically adds the numerals '25' to the existing logo of the NHRC, using the theme of the tricolour.
Tabrej Qureshi from Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh has bagged the top prize in the slogan/tagline contest.
His tagline entry was: 'Awaaz Aapke Adhikar Ki' and slogan -- 'Desh may vikas ki aayge bahar, jab hoga surakshit manav adhikar'.

July 9

'The English Patient' Wins Best of Man Booker Prize
'The English Patient', the wartime love story by Michael Ondaatje, won the Golden Man Booker Prize.
The one-off award, voted for by the public, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker prize. The shortlist of five novels was selected by a panel of judges from the 51 previous winners of the Man Booker, which honors the best novels written in English and published in Britain or Ireland.

July 10

Dr. Ravi Mehrotra received lifetime achievement award at Seatrade 30th Anniversary Awards Event
Dr. Ravi Mehrotra CBE, Chairman of Foresight Group International Ltd., was presented with a lifetime achievement award by Chris Hayman (Chairman, Seatrade) at the Seatrade 30th Anniversary Award Ceremony held at the Landmark, London.
The award recognises recipients who have made a significant and lasting contribution to shipping and the maritime industry.

July 15

8-year-old yoga champion named 'British Indian of the Year'
Ishwar Sharma,An eight-year-old Indian-origin schoolboy who is the under-11 UK national yoga champion has been named the British Indian of the Year for his achievements in the field.
Ishwar Sharma has won a string of titles in both individual and artistic yoga, most recently a gold medal representing Great Britain at the World Student Games 2018 in Winnipeg, Canada.

July 17

Indian experts get Oxford awards for arsenic poisoning research in Ganga-Brahmaputra delta
A team comprising experts from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur and the University of Oxford has been selected for an award for exceptional research-led innovation to mitigate arsenic poisoning in the Ganga-Brahmaputra delta in north and northeast India.
The innovation awards instituted by the university’s vice-chancellor include one for prominent Oxford-based linguist Aditi Lahiri, who was selected for the “inspiring leadership” award for developing a flexible approach to speech recognition.
The team that developed a unified experimental and theoretical approach to mitigate arsenic poisoning includes Oxford-based Ian Griffiths and Raka Mondal, and IIT-Kharagpur‘s Sirshendu De, Sourav Mondal and Krishnasri Venkata.

July 18

'Sangita Kalanidhi' award for Aruna Sairam
Well-known carnatic vocalist Aruna Sairam has been selected for this year's 'Sangita Kalanidhi' award of the Music Academy.
Sairam, one of the most popular carnatic vocalists, has been chosen for the coveted Sangita Kalanidhi award. Over an illustrious career spanning decades, she can be credited with taking the art to a very wide audience both in India and abroad.

July 19

Nabard award for Repco Micro Finance
Repco Micro Finance Ltd, a non-banking finance company promoted by Repco Bank, received Nabard 2018 award for its service to self-help group (SHG) linkage in Tamil Nadu for the fiscal year 2017-18.
Since its inception, the NBFC has disbursed loans amounting to Rs. 2,500 crore to over 10 lakh beneficiaries through 50,000 SHGs.

July 23

All India Football Federation Awards 2017 Announced
Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri was named the 2017 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year. This was announced by AIFF after its Executive Committee meeting in Mumbai.
2017 AIFF Award for long-time contribution to Indian Football: Hero Motocorp.
2017 AIFF Emerging Woman Footballer of the Year: E Panthoi.
2017 AIFF Emerging Player of the Year: Anirudh Thapa.
2017 AIFF Woman Footballer of the Year: Kamala Devi.
2017 AIFF Player of the Year: Sunil Chhetri.

July 27

Ramon Magsaysay Award 2018: India’s Bharat Vatwani, Sonam Wangchuk among winners
The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established to perpetuate former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay's example of integrity in governance, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society.
Two Indians, Bharat Vatwani (for Restoring Health & Dignity to troubled lives) and Sonam Wangchuk (for Harnessing nature, culture & education) made the country proud as their names figured in the list of 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Award winners.
Bharat Vatwani - India
Sonam Wangchuk - India
Youk Chhang - Cambodia
Maria de Lourdes Martins Cruz - East Timor
Howard Dee - Philippines
Vo Thi Hoang Yen - Vietnam

Virat Kohli receives International Player of the Year award by Barmy Army
India captain Virat Kohli was presented with the International Player of the Year award for 2017-2018 by England’s Barmy Army as India concluded Day 1 of the practice match against Essex.
Barmy Army is a popular fan club of English cricket supporters who had last year shared a video of Kohli. The fan club this year went ahead and presented him with the award.
Kohli warmed up nicely for the first Test against England with a half-century as the visitors posted 322 for 6 on the opening day of their three-day tour-match. Kohli, who had struggled all through the previous Test tour of England in 2014, was instrumental in reviving the Indian innings after the visiting side were reduced to 5/2 in the third over and 44/3 in the 19th over.

Cochin International Airport Ltd wins UN's highest environmental honour
The Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) has bagged the 'Champion of Earth Prize -2018', the highest environmental honour instituted by the United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP).
CIAL has been selected for the award for its successful execution of one of the revolutionary ideas of using solar energy, which made CIAL the world's first fully solar-powered airport.

July 28

Assamese film wins 3 top awards at US fest
Assamese film "Xhoihobote Dhemalite" (Rainbow Fields) bagged three top awards at the 3rd Love International Film Festival 2018 in Los Angeles including best movie.
Besides the best film, it also won the awards for best actress (Dipannita Sharma) and best music (Anurag Saikia) at the festival, where more than 150 films from 36 countries participated.
The film, directed by Bidyut Kotoky, deals with the sensitive issue of children of Assam growing up in violent times and witnessing brutality around them.

July 29

Pradip Chowdhury to receive Mohun Bagan Ratna
Mohun Bagan 'Ratna', the highest honour of the century-old club will be conferred on former India international Pradip Chowdhury at its foundation day programme.
A former Mohun Bagan captain, Chowdhury was also the India team manager. He made headlines for wrong reasons when he left the India camp days before the 2011 Asian Cup after a reported fallout with the then chief coach Bob Houghton.
Chowdhury will be the 18th recipient of the award first given to Sailen Manna in 2001. Former India defender Subrata Bhattacharya won the prize last year.
The awardees also include Sudip Chatterjee (Best Cricketer), Sourav Das (Best Youth Footballer Player) and a special award to Rahim Ali for his performance in the U-17 World Cup.

ONGC presented with INFRA Icon Award Read
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has been bestowed with INFRA Icon Award in the 'Global Energy' category at the mid-day 'INFRA Icons'.
ONGC has received the top corporate level award in recognition of its valuable contribution in upgrading the country as a whole.
With the theme being; 'Smart cities envisages to take infrastructure development to a next level', the event was attended by dignitaries and industry veterans from key infrastructure sectors such as construction, ports, power, oil and gas, steel, civil aviation, road transport and many more along with other stakeholders in the ecosystem such as policymakers, financial institutions, industry regulatory bodies amongst others.

July 31

Gopalkrishna Gandhi to get Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award.
The Congress announced that 24th Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award will be given to former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi for his outstanding contribution towards promotion of communal harmony.
This year award will be presented to Gopalkrishna Gandhi at a special ceremony on August 20, 2018 in the auditorium of Jawahar Bhawan, New Delhi.
The Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award is given to mark the birth anniversary of the late Prime Minister. It carries a citation and a cash award of Rs 10 lakh.