AWARDS - 2018 OCTOBER

October 1

Lilima Minz to receive Ekalabya Puraskar, 2018
Hockey player Lilima Minz, who hails from Odisha, has been selected for the prestigious Ekalabya Puraskar, 2018.
The annual award, comprising a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh along with a citation, would be presented at the Ekalabya Award function.
The Ekalabya Committee comprising jury members drawn from different walks of life were unanimous in their decision to select the woman hockey player for the award at a meeting held.
Lilima Minz represented the Indian senior team for the first time in 2011 during a four-nation tournament in Argentina. She was part of the squad that represented the country in the 2016 summer Olympics and member of the Indian team that won the gold medal Womens Hockey Asia Cup after a gap of 13 years in Japan.

October 2

Nobel Prize for Physics 2018: Three scientists win for ‘groundbreaking inventions in field of laser physics’
The 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Arthur Ashkin as well as jointly to Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland for their groundbreaking discoveries in ‘laser physics’. Strickland became the third female Nobel laureate in physics.
Nobel Prize considered a pride to regard people who have made great advances and discoveries in different fields. Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Physics, and Chemistry are conferred upon people who have excelled in the field of science.
The winners will be awarded with nine million kronor (£770,000) which has been decided by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Among this year’s top contenders were scientists who worked on a technology which showcased the development of solar cells based on a class of mineral called perovskites, devices whose performance is on par with that of silicon solar cells, and which are less costly and energy-intensive to produce.
Another discovery touted to be a winner are scientists who have worked on quantum entanglement – which means that even when two particles are separated by vast expanses, they are still “in touch” with each other so by measuring the properties of one, the properties of the other are also known. This phenomenon was famously described by Einstein as “spooky action at a distance”.

Nobel Prize for medicine won by cancer researchers
Two scientists who discovered how to harness the body’s immune system to fight cancer have won the 2018 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.
James Allison, of the US, and Tasuku Honjo, of Japan, will share the 9m Swedish kronor (£775,000) prize, announced by the Nobel assembly at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
The scientists’ groundbreaking work on the immune system has paved the way for a new class of cancer drugs that are already dramatically changing outcomes for patients. It is the first time the development of a cancer therapy has been recognized with a Nobel Prize.

October 3

PM Modi among 6 entities to get UN’s ‘Champions of the Earth’ award: UN
Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, conferred the Champions of the Earth Award 2018 for Policy Leadership by UN Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Guterres at a ceremony at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra.

Frances H Arnold, George P Smith and Gregory P Winter win Nobel prize in chemistry
Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work in harnessing evolution to produce new enzymes and antibodies.
British scientist Sir Gregory P Winter and Americans Frances H Arnold and George P Smith will share the 9m Swedish kronor (£770,000) prize, awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
The winners’ work has led to the development of new fuels and pharmaceuticals by making use of nature’s evolutionary processes themselves, leading to medical and environmental advances.
Half of the prize goes to Arnold, from the California Institute of Technology, for her work on directing the evolution of enzymes – proteins that speed up chemical reactions.

October 4

Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2018
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave awards to top Ranked State, District and State with maximum citizen participation based on the National Swachh SurvekshanGrameen 2018 commissioned by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. The awards by Prime Minister were given at the concluding session of Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention at RahtrapatiBhawan Cultural Centre. Haryana was ranked as the best State while Satara District of Maharashtra was ranked as the best district as per the ranking undertaken by Swachh SurvekshanGrameen 2018.
Uttar Pradesh was rewarded for maximum citizens’ participation.Later, Ms Uma Bharti, Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation gave awards at PravasiBhartiya Kendra, New Delhi to top three States and Districts from all the zones of the country.
As part of Swachh SurvekshanGrameen, 6786 villages in 685 Districts across India were covered.
Top 3 States
(1) Haryana
(2) Gujarat
(3) Maharashtra
Top 3 Districts
(1) Satara, Maharashtra
(2) Rewari, Haryana
(3) Pedapalli, Telangana
States with maximum citizen participation
(1) Uttar Pradesh
(2) Gujarat
(3) Maharashtra
Districts with maximum citizens’ participation
(1) Nashik, Maharashtra
(2) Solapur, Maharashtra
(3) Chittorgarh, Rajasthan

October 5

Nobel peace prize 2018 won by Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad
The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. The Foundation while announcing the winner in a tweet, lauded the duo's efforts for controlling violence through sexual assault.
Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending victims of war-time sexual violence. Fellow laureate Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and others. Muradis one of an estimated 3,000 Yazidi girls and women who were victims of rape and other abuses by the IS army. The abuses were systematic and part of a military strategy. They served as a weapon in the fight against Yazidis and other religious minorities

October 9

Nepal bags tourism awards at 14th Annual Travel Awards ceremony held in New Delhi.
The 14th Hospitality India and Explore the World Annual International Travel Awards 2018 held in New Delhi.
The award ceremony was organized to honor the best-in-class in the field of Tourism and Hospitality Industry Sector in India and Nepal.
The Chandragiri Hills Limited of Nepal got the best tourism destination of Nepal award in the hospitality and tourism sector.

Ruhaan Rajput bags Mid-day Young Achiever Icons Award 2018.
Ruhaan Rajput was awarded in the film and television category for his work in the industry in a short period of time.
Ruhaan Rajput is the director of “Einfolge”, a company that deals with patents, trademarks, etc. He is also the owner of “Gloss Skin and Hair Clinic”.
The Mid-day awards is hosted every year to honour youngsters for their remarkable work in various fields.

October 14

Maryse Condé, who has been awarded the 2018 New Academy Prize in Literature.
Organized by prominent cultural and literary figures, The New Academy Prize was established as an alternative to the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was cancelled this year due to a sexual harassment scandal.
The international literary prize was awarded to Condé in accordance with the New Academy’s values of ''democracy, openness, empathy and respect''.
Three of Condé’s numerous works: Tales From The Heart, Desirada, and Windward Heights.

October 16

PremaGopalan wins social entrepreneurship award.
PremaGopalan, founder of SwayamShikshanPrayog (SSP), was awarded the 8th Social Entrepreneur of the Year award, 2018, for her work in promoting women’s entrepreneurship at the grassroots and ensuring rural livelihood.
Gopalan and her team have so far built ecosystems to enable 145,000 women to succeed in remote market.
Working in the areas affected by global climate change, Gopalan has helped women farmers, entrepreneurs and grassroots business leaders, who are solving the problems of their communities through small businesses.
Jointly founded by Jubilant Bhartia Foundation and Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in 2010, the award recognizes promising and high-impact social entrepreneurs who implement practical and sustainable solutions.
The winner of SEOY India Award takes part in the annual and regional meetings of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

October 17

Hridaynath Award for Lifetime Achievement 2018.
National award-winning music director Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi, famously known as Khayyam has been named for this year’s Hridaynath Award for Lifetime Achievement.
This year, the award ceremony coincides with 81st birthday of HridaynathMangeshkar after whom award is named.
The award was established in 2011 by Mumbai-based socio-cultural organization Hridayesh Art in Honour of music composer and singer HridaynathMangeskar.

Anna Burns wins 2018 Booker Prize for ‘Milkman’
Author Anna Burns has won the Man Booker Prize for her novel ‘Milkman’, becoming the first author from Northern Ireland to win the most prestigious English-language literary award.
‘Milkman’, a coming of age story of a young woman’s affair with a married man set in the political troubles of Northern Ireland.
The recipient of the Man Booker Prize gets 52,500 pounds (USD 69,223 or Rs 50.85 lakh).

October 18

HM Pernal Gets Vishwa Konkani Book Award
'BeegAniBeegath', a collection of short stories in Konkani by the well-known writer, journalist, and critic H M Pernal bagged the prestigious 'Vimala V PaiVishwa' Konkani best book award for the year 2018.
HM Pernal is the pen name of Henry M Mendonca.
Konkani poet SharathchandraShenoy from Kochi won the Vishwa Konkani best poetry award for his book 'Idam Na Mama,' while Vishwanath M Shet from Uttara Kannada bagged the Vishwa Konkani lifetime achievement award.
Each award carries a purse of Rs one lakh each, a certificate, memento and shawl.

Suheil F. Tandon wins International Olympic committee award.
Social Entrepreneur Suheil F. Tandon has won the International Olympic Committee's Sport and Active Society Commission's Grant Award for his contribution to sports for development.
Suheil is the Founder of Pro Sport Development (PSD) and Executive Director of Martha Farrell Foundation.
The International Olympic Committee, which is committed to building a better world through sport, redistributes more than 90 per cent of its income to the wider sporting movement, to help athletes and sports organisations at all levels around the world
Worth USD 25,000 each, these grants are awarded to grassroots organisations running effective sport for all programmes in different regions across the world.

October 19

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2018 Bagged By Marsel van Oosten of Netherlands.
The powerful image of a pair of golden snub-nosed monkeys seated in contemplation amid iridescent foliage has been awarded one of the most prestigious prizes in photography, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018.

Arshdeep Singh wins top Wildlife Photo award in junior category
Arshdeep Singh, a 10-year-old boy from Punjab, has won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award in 10 Years and Under category given by UK’s Natural History Museum.
He won the award for the picture titled ‘Pipe Owls’, which showed two spotted owlets sitting inside an old waste-pipe in Punjab’s Kapurthala.

Indian-American Minal Patel Davis receives the Presidential Medal for her work against human trafficking.
She has made a large impact on the local human trafficking and has enhanced the system to address it.

October 20

5 eminent achievers chosen for prestigious Rachana Awards
Five eminent personalities will receive the prestigious Rachana Award to be given by the Rachana Catholic Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The Awardees are
Aloysius Richard Lobo (Rachana NRI of the Year),
Lawrence Pinto (Rachana Agriculturist of the year),
Ronald Castelino (Rachana Entrepreneur of the Year),
Faye D’Souza, Executive Editor of Mirror Now (Rachana Professional of the Year) and
Sr. Maria JyothiA C (Rachana Woman of the year).

PiyushGoyal To Receive Carnot Prize For Rural Electrification Effort.
The Carnot Prize is given by the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania in recognition of his work for rural electrification while he held the power and renewable energy portfolios.
The Carnot Prize is givenfor distinguished contributions to energy policy.
During his tenure (as Power Minister), Goyal directed a fast-track effort to electrify 18,000 villages in remote parts of India, helping bridge the country's vast energy divide.
Goyal is now the Minister for Railways and Coal.

9 Scientists win 2019 Breakthrough Prize.
The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced nine recipients of the 2019 Breakthrough Prize in recognition of their important achievements in the fields of fundamental physics, life sciences and mathematics.
The Foundation will award a total of $21 million to the nine winners.
It is considered the most generous science prize in the world, Xinhua news agency
Five scientists won the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for their contributions to finding significant solutions to curing human diseases.

October 22

Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime Achievement Award for Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.
Grammy-winning Hindustani classical music instrumentalist PanditVishwa Mohan Bhatt will be honoured with the annual Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime AchievementAward.
The two-day Indian classical music festival scheduled to be held on October 22-23, this year, will be dedicated to saint-musician-composer Pandit Kunwar Shyam, and celebrate the rich 'Guru-Shishya' tradition.
Best known for his Grammy award winning album "A Meeting by the River" with RyCooder, Bhatt, born in Jaipur, plays the Mohan Veena (slide guitar).

October 23

Invest India wins UN award for excellence in promoting investments in sustainable development.
Invest India, the country’s investment promotion body, has won the UN Award for excellence in promoting investments in sustainable development.
The award was presented by Armenian President Armen Sarkissian to Deepak Bagla, the CEO of Invest India, at the World Investment Forum, Geneva.
Invest India received the award for excellence in servicing and supporting a major global wind turbines company in the establishment of a blade manufacturing plant in India while committing to train local staff and produce 1 gigawatt of renewable energy.

October 24

Sachin Tendulkar Gave Away Prizes To The Winners of South Asia Regional WASH Innovation.
The event was organised by UNICEF in association with BRAC, a Bangladesh based international organisation.
The basic aim of the challenge was to identify innovative solutions to promote the practice of hand washing with soap.
More than 700 teams from South Asia had submitted their ideas about how to get everyone to wash their hands with soap.

Modi conferred with Seoul Peace Prize
For his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth.
The award committee credits ‘Modinomics’ for reducing social and economic disparity between the rich and the poor.
The award was established to crystalise Korean people’s yearning for peace on the Korean peninsula and in the rest of the world.

October 25

Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony for 2014, 2015 & 2016 announced.
The Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony for the years 2014, 2015 & 2016 is being conferred on the doyen of Manipuri dance Sh. Rajkumar Singhajit Singh; Chhayanaut (a cultural organization of Bangladesh) and on one of India’s greatest sculptors, Sh. Ram Vanji Sutar, respectively.
Shri Rajkumar Singhajit Singh, a doyen of Manipuri dance, has distinguished himself both as an outstanding teacher, performer and choreographer. His work over the years bears witness to his creativity within the framework of traditional Manipuri dance.
Chhayanaut, established in 1961, has played a leading role in promoting Tagore’s works and Bengali culture, music and literature not only within Bangladesh, but all across the world.
Sh. Ram VanjiSutar is one of the greatest living sculptors of India. He has created more than fifty monumental sculptures in the last forty years of his career

October 26

M.S. Swaminathan awarded World Agriculture Prize.
Agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan received the first World Agriculture Prize instituted by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) in New Delhi.
The prize will be presented by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu named, Swaminathan Global Dialogue on Climate Change and Food Securityorganised by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture.
Recognised worldwide for his basic and applied research in genetics, cytogenetics, radiation and chemical mutagenesis, food and biodiversity conservation.
Prof. Swaminathan has been hailed by the United Nations Environment Programme as ‘The Father of Economic Ecology’ owing to his commitment towards the ever-green revolution movement in agriculture.
It will carry a cash component of $1,00,000.

India wins Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management.
The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is an institutional member of Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM)
CAPAM is a non-profit association representing an international network of over 1100 senior public servants, Heads of Government, leading academics and researchers located in over 50 different countries across the Commonwealth.
The association is guided by international leaders who believe in the value of networking, knowledge exchange and the promotion of good governance for the betterment of citizens in the Commonwealth countries.
CAPAM has been announcing its International Innovations Awards (IIA) Programme bi-annually, since 1998.
The CAPAM Awards celebrate the spirit of innovation in the public service by recognizing organizations that have made significant contributions to improve governance and services in the public sector.

October 27

MAHE's Department of European Studies bags prestigious Jean Monnet Centre of excellence award.
The Department of European Studies (DES) of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) has been selected for the prestigious Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (CoE) Award given by the European Union.
With this, it becomes the only Centre of Excellence in European Studies in the country.
This recognition comes along with a grant of close to one lakh euros for various activities planned for the next three years.

Tezpur University professor bags INSA Teachers Award.
It is being awarded for his consistent and high-level of teaching, and inspiring and mentoring students to take up careers in Science and Technology.
Prof Mukherjee is the Dean of Research and Development, the Head and Coordinator of Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Nodal Cell for Medical Colleges and Biomedical Research Institutes of northeastern India.
The award founded by INSA, New Delhi is one of the highest recognition for science and technology teachers in the country.

October 28

UN human rights prize 2018 announced
The President of the UN General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosaannounced the 2018 winners of the prestigious United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights.
They are:
Ms. RebecaGyumi – activist for the rights of women and girls (Tanzania)
Ms. Asma Jahangir (Posthumously) – human rights lawyer (Pakistan)
Ms. JoêniaWapichana (Joênia Batista de Carvalho) – activist for the rights of indigenous communities (Brazil)
Front Line Defenders – organization advocating and working for the protection of human rights defenders (Ireland)
The United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights is an honorary award given to individuals and organizations in recognition of outstanding achievement in human rights.
It provides an opportunity to give public recognition to the achievements of the recipients themselves and to send a clear message to human rights defenders all over the world that the international community is grateful for, and supports, their efforts to promote all human rights for all.

October 29

Ranbir Kapoor is the Vogue Man of the Year and Alia Bhatt takes home Vogue Youth Icon of 2018
Ranbir Kapoor gave a hit after a long time with Rajkumar Hirani's Sanju. A biopic based on Sanjay Dutt's life, Ranbir was excellent with his performance as Dutt in the film. His transformation as Sanjay Dutt from his younger days to older days left the audience in awe of him.
Alia Bhatt was seen in Meghna Gulzar's Raazi. She played an Indian Spy who gets married to a Pakistani army officer in the film. Based on Harinder Sikka's book Calling Sehmat, Alia's superlative performance as Sehmat Khan was a winner.

Vogue list of awards 2018.
Kareena Kapoor Khan: Vogue and IWC Schaffhausen Style Icon of the Year
Alia Bhatt: Vogue and Lamborghini Youth Icon of the Year
Ranbir Kapoor: Vogue Man of the Year
Vicky Kaushal: Vogue Trends Disruptor of the Year (Male)
Radhika Apte: Vogue Trends Disruptor of the Year (Female)
Ayushmann Khurrana: Vogue Man of the Moment
Meghna Gulzar: Vogue Filmmaker of the Year

Simona Halep becomes first recipient of Chris Evert WTA World No. 1 Trophy.
World number one Simona Halep has become the first recipient of the Chris Evert Women's Tennis Association (WTA) World No. 1 Trophy, named after WTA's first-ever world number one, Chris Evert.
She lifted her maiden Grand Slam title at the Roland Garros and claimed the WTA Year-End world number one singles award for the second consecutive year.
The Chris Evert WTA World No. 1 Trophy has a silver star-map tennis ball that represents the tennis universe.

October 30

Clara Sosa won Miss Grand International 2018 in Myanmar
Clara Sosa (Miss Paraguay) won the Miss Grand International 2018 title at the 6th edition of the beauty pageant in Yangon, Myanmar. She succeeds Miss Grand International 2017 Maria Jose Lora of Peru.
FBB colors Femina Miss Grand India 2018 Meenakshi Chaudhary was named 1st runner up.
Myanmar Capital: Naypyidaw
Currency: Burmese kyat
President: Win Myint
PM: Aung San Suu Kyi
Paraguay Capital: Asunción
Currency: Paraguayan guarani
President: Mario Abdo Benítez
PM: Justin Trudeau

October 31

 MalalaYousafzai To Be HonouredGleitsman Award by Harvard University.
Nobel Prize Winner MalalaYousafzai will be honored by Harvard University for her work promoting girls' education.
Harvard's Kennedy School stated that Yousafzai will be conferred with the 2018 Gleitsman Award at a ceremony on 6th December.
The Gleitsman Award provides 1,25,000 US dollars for activism that has improved quality of life around the world.
Yousafzai is a student at Oxford University in England.
She became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.


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