August 1

East Bengal honours Dhanraj Pillay with 'Bharat Gaurav'.
Former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay was honoured by East Bengal football club on its foundation day with its highest award, Bharat Gaurav.
Former India international Subhash Bhowmick, a member of the 1970 Asian Games bronze medal-winning national football team, and former national team coach Syed Naeemuddin were honoured with lifetime achievement awards.
Meanwhile, East Bengal centre-back Gurwinder Singh bagged the Footballer of the Year award while Boddupalli Amit was adjudged Cricketer of the Year.

August 2

IAF chief felicitates Indian cricketer Shikha Pandey
Flight Lt Shikha Pandey, a member of the Indian women's cricket team, was felicitated by Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa for her sterling performance at the recent World Cup.
Pandey was awarded the chief of the air staff commendation by Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa for her performance at the recently concluded ICC Women's World Cup.
Pandey was felicitated for her brilliant performance during the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, which took place in England from June 24 to July 17. She played a crucial role in the tournament, helping her side to reach the final after a gap of 12 years.

August 3

Aishwarya named Beautiful Global Indian Icon at Vogue awards
Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was named 'Beautiful Global Indian Icon' at Vogue Beauty Awards 2017.
Shahid Kapoor and his wife Mira Rajput were named the 'Most Beautiful Couple'.
Akshay Kumar won the award for 'Most Beautiful Man of the Decade',
Varun Dhawan won the 'Most Beautiful Man Of The Year' award and
Disha Patani was named 'Fresh Face'.

August 4

Veteran actress Sharada selected for Prem Nazir award
Veteran actress and national award winner Sharada has been selected for this year Prem Nazir Award. The award, carrying a purse of Rs 75,000, a statuette and a citation, was instituted by people of Chirayankeezhu, Nazirs home town in the district, in memory of Keralas evergreen actor. It will be presented to Sharada by state Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran at a function at Chirayankeezhu on August 15.
Sharada had won three national awards with the first being for her performance in 1968 tragedy film "Thulabharam", which was remade in Tamil also. She has acted in several Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil films. Actor T P Madhavan will also be presented Rs 50,000 cash award announced by Chirayankeezhu Panchayat.

August 8

Firoz Merchant, Indian businessman, receives UAE’s community service medal
Firoz Merchant, a Dubai-based Indian businessman and philanthropist, became the first expatriate to receive prestigious community service medal in UAE.
The 59-year-old businessman is the founder and chairman of Pure Gold Jewellers. Merchant, who has donated 15 million dirhams ($4 million) to pay off the debts of more than 10,000 prisoners in the country, was honoured by UAE government.
Merchant received his award from the UAE’s deputy prime minister and interior minister, Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. Sheikh Saif appreciated Merchant’s philanthropic work and also urged him to continue it. He promised all necessary cooperation from government to Merchant.

Dev Patel to be honoured with Asia Society Game Changers Award at New York
Indian-origin actor Dev Patel is to be honoured by a leading educational organisation for making a “transformative and positive” difference for the future of Asia and the world. London-born Dev Patel, who became popular with his debut film Slumdog Millionaire, will be felicitated with the Asia Society 2017 Asia Game Changers Award at a ceremony to be held at the United Nations, New York, in November.

August 9

ASSOCHAM confers best skilling India award on NACER
ASSOCHAM, which has instituted skilling India awards to recognize contributions by individuals and organizations in successfully integrating developmental initiatives, processes and operations to meet growing skilling needs of the country, has conferred the best skilling award on National Centre for Excellence of RSETIs (NACER). NACER is an apex level organization for mentoring and monitoring RSETIs working under ministry of rural development.
NACER was awarded best NGO in skill development award for 2016-17 in recognition of its contribution in the field of skill development through RSETIs by an eminent jury in a two-stage process. RUDSETI, brainchild of D Veerendra Heggade, dharmadhikari, Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala to address problem of poverty and unemployment in rural areas was co-sponsored by Syndicate and Canara Banks and first RUDSETI was set up at Dharmasthala in 1982.

Dr. Debraj Shome awarded Indian of the Year at India Leadership Conclave
World Renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Debraj Shome has been awarded with the prestigious ‘Indian of the Year’ award at the 8th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2017, held in Mumbai.
Dr. Debraj Shome has been awarded with the ‘Indian of the Year’ for 2017, for reaching remarkable heights of success in facial plastic and cosmetic surgery and research. Dr. Debraj Shome is the top facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon in India and his talent and hard work have been recognized by many other agencies and organizations over the years. Four distinct prestigious fellowships make him an illustrious figure in the field of facial plastic surgery.
India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership awards which are also known as the ‘ILC Power Brand’ were instituted by the Network 7 media group in the year 2009 to felicitate individuals as well as organizations for their relentless hard work and unequalled contributions in six different categories.

August 10

Mimaansa wins award for combating learning disabilities
Organisation that works on assisting children who suffer from learning disabilities (LD), was awarded in the Young Innovators Challenge 2017 event hosted by 3M India and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for its work with students of municipal schools in Thane. The aim of the challenge was to come up with unique ideas to tackle India’s social and economic problems.
Mimaansa, started in 2012 by Poojaa Joshi, a former French teacher and now psychotherapist, works on offering early intervention for children with learning disabilities, including a remedial programme focused on alternative teaching strategies by skilled special educators. Mimaansa also offers teacher training programmes for municipal school teachers to help them identify and help students with LD, and counselling programme for children with LD.

Sravanth Malla Clinches Title of National Champion at 2017 South Asian Spelling Bee
Sravanth Malla correctly spelled the word “Chytridiales,” defined as an order of simple, aquatic fungi of the phylum Chytridiomycota, during the 2017 South Asian Spelling Bee finals to clinch the title of national champion and take home a cash prize of $3,000.
Sreeniketh Vogoti of St. Johns, Fla., was the first runner-up at the Touchdown Media initiative.
The South Asian Spelling Bee, organized by Touchdown Media Inc., celebrated a decade of Bees, which included some special Indian American guests at the finals such as 2016 South Asian Spelling Bee national champion Siyona Mishra and 2015 South Asian Spelling Bee winner Shourav Dasari.