AWARDS - 2018 JUNE

June 1

Vijay Goel Confers FICCI Smart Policing Awards 2018
Statistics and Programme Implementation Minister Vijay Goel conferred FICCI Smart Policing Awards 2018 to police officials of central armed police force and states police in New Delhi.
The 3rd edition of the event was part of a two-day long conference on Homeland Security-Cyber Crime Management. The conference aimed at showcasing smart initiatives and best practices taken by the police to combat crimes in their respected area.

June 2

PM Modi gives Padma Shri award to former Singaporean diplomat Tommy Koh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the Padma Shri award, one of India’s highest civilian awards, to former Singaporean diplomat Tommy Koh in Singapore.
Koh, 80, has served as Singapore’s ambassador to the US and the UN and as president of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea in 1981 and 1982.

June 3

India's Sanjana Ramesh wins the MVP award at Basketball Without Borders Asia
India's Sanjana Ramesh was awarded the 'Most Valuable Player' (MVP) even as compatriot Vaishnavi Yadav won the 'Girls Grit Award' on the fourth and final day of Basketball Without Borders Asia, which featured 66 campers from 16 countries from the Asia-Pacific region.
The camp got underway with the girls championship game between the New York Liberty and the Minnesota Lynx. Coached on the sidelines by Ruth Riley and Sakshi Sheoran, the Lynx defeated the Liberty 20-13.
The boys championship game then followed, with the Milwaukee Bucks going up against the Brooklyn Nets. Led by coaches Darvin Ham and Satnam Singh, the Bucks edged past the Bret Brielmaier and Caris LeVert led Nets team 22-18.

June 5

Assam boy is India’s youngest writer at 4
A four-year-old boy, Ayan Gogoi Gohain hailing from Assam's North Lakhimpur, has earned the unique achievement of being the 'Youngest Author of India'.
The wonder kid from Assam has managed to pen a book titled 'Honeycomb', published in January this year.Gohain is a student of St Mary's School in North Lakhimpur and has earned himself a rare distinction of being titled the 'Youngest Author of India' by the India Book of Records.

June 6

Corporation Bank bags award
Corporation Bank has bagged an award instituted by Investor Relations Society India.
The bank was chosen for ‘Investor Relations Awards 2018’ under the category ‘Best Expectation Management (Mid Cap)’ for 2017-18. The Investor Relations Award has been recognising companies in investor relation space since 2012.

June 7

Virat Kohli to get cricketer of the year award at BCCI annual gala
Team India captain Virat Kohli will be presented with the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for the best international cricketer (2016-17 and 2017-18) at the BCCI Awards to be held in Bengaluru .
Kohli will walk away with a prize money of Rs 15 lakh for each season in the men's category, while Harmanpreet and Mandhana, both of whom played a crucial role in India's impressive runners-up finish at the World last year, will become maiden recipients of the awards for best international cricketer (women) for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons respectively.

Anupam Kher to receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Veteran actor Anupam Kher will be given the prestigious Lifetime Achievement honour at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony in Bangkok.
The 63-year-old actor is a recipient of two National Film Awards and eight Filmfare Awards. He has held the post of chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification and the National School of Drama in India.
Kher, who has worked in over 500 films spanning across languages along with projects both in India and abroad for over three decades, will be honoured for his contribution in the field of cinema.

June 8

Indian entrepreneur team wins $1 million prize for women's safety device
A group of young Indian entrepreneurs, inspired to find solutions for women safety following the December 16, 2012 gangrape, have won a million dollar prize by developing a wearable smart device that women can use to send out emergency alerts if threatened or assaulted.
New Delhi-based Leaf Wearables was among the five finalists selected from 85 teams hailing from 18 countries for the million dollar prize instituted by eminent Indian-American philanthropists Anu & Naveen Jain.

June 9

Kamila Shamsie’s ‘Home Fire’ wins Women’s Prize for Fiction
Pakistani-British writer Kamila Shamsie has won the international Women’s Prize for Fiction with ''Home Fire'', a novel about love, radicalism and conflicting loyalties in the post-9/11 era.
Ms. Shamsie was awarded the €30,000 pound ($40,000) prize at a ceremony in London. Loosely based on Sophocles’ ancient Greek tragedy “Antigone,” her novel centers on three British Muslim siblings torn apart when one joins the Islamic State group.

June 10

SVC Cooperative Bank awarded National Payments Excellence Award by NPCI
SVC Bank received the National Payments Excellence Award 2017 awarded by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
The award is the highest recognition in the industry for exceptional performance in payments system.
SVC Co-operative Bank received the award for its outstanding performance in NFS ATM Network and CTS.

June 11

President Xi Jinping confers upon Vladimir Putin ‘highest state honour of China’
President Xi Jinping awarded China’s first friendship medal to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as the two leaders firmed up their alliance amid mounting US diplomatic and economic pressure on them.
Xi presented the medal described by the official media as the ''highest state honour of China'' at a special ceremony at the Great Hall of People during which he expressed his respect and admiration for Putin’s contributions and efforts to building a peaceful world.

June 12

Jane Fonda to receive Lumiere Award
American activist Jane Fonda will receive this year's Lumiere Award in Lyon, France.
She is also a two-time Academy Award winner, two-time BAFTA Award winner, and four-time Golden Globe Award winner. Festival director Thierry Fremaux will present the Oscar winner Jane Fonda with the prize. The largest international festival of classic cinema, the Lumiere Festival will take place from October 13 to October 21.

June 14

Sulabh International founder awarded Nikkei Asia Prize
Well known Indian social worker and the man behind low cost toilet revolution 'Sulabh Shauchalya', Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, was honoured with this year’s prestigious "Nikkei Asia Prize for Culture and Community" at an award ceremony in Tokyo (Japan). Nikkei Asia Prize is an award which recognises the achievements that have improved the lives of people throughout Asia.
Launched in 1996 by Nikkei Inc, the coveted prize honours people who have made significant contributions in one of the three areas: regional growth; science, technology and innovation; and culture and community.
Former Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh and Infosys Chairman Narayan Murthy are among few Indians who have won this award in the past.

June 20

Tamil Nadu’s Anukreethy Vas crowned Femina Miss India 2018
Tamil Nadu student Anukreethy Vas, who was earlier crowned fbb Colors Femina Miss India Tamil Nadu 2018, bagged the top honour at fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2018 in Mumbai.She became the 55th winner of Miss India since its inception.
Meenakshi Chaudhary from Haryana was declared the first runner-up while the second runner-up position went to Shreya Rao Kamavarapu from Andhra Pradesh.
The panel of judges who decided the winnder included cricketer Irfan Pathan, K.L. Rahul along with Bollywood actors Malaika Arora, Bobby Deol and Kunal Kapoor.

June 21

Nashik's Vishwas Mandlik, Mumbai's Yoga Institute win PM awards
The Vishwas Mandlik of Nashik and The Yoga Institute in Mumbai are the recipients of the Prime Minister's Award for outstanding contribution to promotion and development of yoga.
Mandlik won the award in the category Individual - National and The Yoga Institute won in the category Organisation - National. The selection was done from among 186 nominations received under different categories for the year 2018.
Mandlik acquired in-depth knowledge of authentic Patanjali and Hatha Yoga, Bhagwad Gita and Upnishad by study and research of ancient scriptures over the last 55 years. In 1978, he set up first branch of Yoga Vidya Dham, which has 160 centres in India.
The Yoga Institute in Mumbai, set up in 1918 by Yogendraji, has completed 100 years producing more than 50,000 yoga teachers and has over 500 publications to its credit. It has contributed to the promotion and development of holistic yoga for over 10 decades.

Surat To Receive 'City Award' Under India Smart Cities Award 2018
Under ‘India Smart Cities Award' 2018, Surat has been awarded for showcasing "great momentum" in the implementation of projects under the Smart Cities Mission.
Bhopal and Ahmedabad were selected in the ‘Innovative Idea' category for their "transformative approach towards sustainable integrated development".
Under ‘Social Aspects' category - NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Council) and Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) bagged the award for implementation of ‘smart classrooms' project,
Under 'urban environment' category- Bhopal, Pune and Coimbatore bagged the award for public bike-sharing project.

June 22

WCD Ministry conferred with 'Best Performing Social Sector Ministry' award
The Ministry of Women and Child Development was adjudged the Best Performing Social Sector Ministry' by a think-tank that deals with socio-economic issues.
SKOCH, a New Delhi-based think-tank, gave the award to Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi.

June 23

Indian contingent, part of UN peacekeeping mission, awarded for 'selfless service
The 7 Garhwal Rifles Infantry Battalion Group was awarded the United Nations Medal for "selfless service" in the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan,.
The ceremony was attended by a number of military and civil dignitaries, including Brigadier General Mohammed Al Masoom, Commander United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), and a host of senior commanders of various nationalities.
The parade was reviewed by Major General Bayarsaikhan Dashdondog, Deputy Force Commander for United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

June 24

Vasundhara Raje conferred with ‘Chief Minister of the Year’ award
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje was conferred the ‘Chief Minister of the Year’ award for her remarkable work in e-governance.The award was given at the 52nd Skoch Summit held in New Delhi.
The award was received by Raje’s OSD in advisory council Dr Anuj Saxena and joint director of IT department RL Solanki on her behalf from Skoch Group chairman Sameer Kochhar.
Efforts of the chief minister and state government were appreciated in implementing the prime minister’s Digital India campaign for benefitting the common man.

FICCI awarded at X International IT Forum, Russia
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) along with several industry members and senior government officials and academia, recently participated in X International IT Forum at Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.
FICCI received an award during the event, for its support and active participation at the forum, consecutively for two years. The 20-member Indian delegation, which was supported by Indian Embassy at Russia, actively participated in the sector specific seminars and several other B2G and B2B sessions organized by FICCI at the India pavilion.
The prime objective of the visit was to leverage on the unique strengths of the Indian IT industry potential and Russia's innovative products. The delegation members also explored the partnership and business opportunities in the area of digital and disruptive technologies.

June 25

Kalki Koechlin to be conferred with French honour
Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin will be conferred with the French distinction of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) , for her contribution in enhancing Indo-French ties in cinema.
The honour comes in recognition of an actor, who has interpreted striking roles in the Indian film industry, experimented with various forms of films as well as shown an abiding commitment to important social issues.
Kalki, who has French roots, has done films such as 'Dev.D', 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara', 'Shanghai' and 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' to name a few. The award will be presented by the Ambassador of France to India, Alexandre Ziegler.

IIFA Awards 2018
19th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards ceremony was held at Siam Niramit Theatre in Bangkok, Thailand.
Best Picture: Tumhari Sulu
Best Director: Saket Chaudhary (Hindi Medium)
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female): Sridevi (Mom)
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male): Irrfan Khan (Hindi Medium)

June 26

Economist Lawrence Haddad, Dr. David Nabarro awarded World Food Prize
The World Food Prize will be awarded this year to two men who have dedicated their careers to improving the availability of nutritious food for pregnant women and children in an effort to reduce the effects of malnutrition in developing countries.
Lawrence Haddad, who is a British economist and food policy researcher, and Dr. David Nabarro, who has worked with the World Health Organization and United Nations on health and hunger issues, were named the 2018 prize recipients in a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington.
The World Food Prize was created by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman Borlaug in 1986 to recognize scientists and others who have improved the quality and availability of food.

June 27

Social activist Pushpa Bhave selected for Rajarshi Shahu award
Eminent scholar and social activist Pushpa Bhave has been selected for the 'Rajarshi Shahu Puraskar'.
She will be conferred the award at a function to be organised on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Rajarshi Shahu, a former ruler of the erstwhile princely state of Kolhapur.
The prestigious award, presented in the memory of Rajarshi Shahu, a well-known social reformer, carries a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh.

Sagarmala’ receives Gold Award at the 52nd Skoch Summit 2018
The Ministry of Shipping’s flagship programme for port-led-prosperity ‘Sagarmala’ received the ‘Gold Award’ in infrastructure sector in the recently concluded 52nd Skoch Summit 2018in New Delhi, recognizing the programmes’s contribution to India’s socio-economic transformation and it's role in propelling fast-track growth and infrastructure development.
The Sagarmala Programme also received the ‘Order of Merit’ at the Summit. The Secretary (Shipping) Sh. Gopal Krishna shared the award with Minister for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Water Resources, River Develooment and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri. Nitin Gadkari.
The Skoch Awards recognize leadership and excellence in accelerating socio-economic changes. These awards have become a benchmark of best practices in India in the fields of governance, infrastructure, finance, banking, technology, corporate citizenship, economics and inclusive growth.

June 29

India wins GRR award for "most improved jurisdiction"
India has won Global Restructuring Review's "most improved jurisdiction" award.
The honour recognises the jurisdiction which improved its restructuring and insolvency regime the most over the last year.
Global Restructuring Review (GRR) is an online daily news service and magazine on cross-border restructuring and insolvency law.


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