May 1

Asha Bhosle has been honoured with the Lifetime 26th P.C. Chandra Puraskaar 2018
P.C. Chandra Group conferred P.C. Chandra Puraskaar 2018 to singer Asha Bhosle on the occasion of celebrating their 26th year of honoring excellence.
Asha Bhosle has been honoured with the Lifetime 26th P.C. Chandra Puraskaar 2018.
Actress Sharmila Tagore was the Chief Guest of the event. She presented the award to Asha Bhosle.
Asha Bhosle made her singing debut in 1943. She has won the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2008.
The P.C. Chandra Puraskaar honours people from various fields who have achieved great heights.
The ‘P.C. Chandra Puraskaar’ award consists of Rupees Ten lacs which is tax exempted.

May 2

President of India presents Visitor’s Awards 2018
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, hosted a one-day meet of Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities of whom he is Visitor, at Rashtrapati Bhavan. During the inaugural session of the meeting, he presented the Visitor’s Awards for Research in the field of Basic and Applied Science and in the field of Humanities, Arts and Social Science.
The President congratulated the winners of the Visitor’s Awards, 2018. The awards were presented to Prof. Sanjay K. Jain’s for his work on the development of a drug delivery system having the potential to make cancer treatment more effective and affordable; Prof. Ashis Kumar Mukherjee for his research on the molecular complexicity of the snake venom; Prof. Ashwani Pareek’s work on the development of a rice variety having the potential to enhance the farm productivity and income of farmers; and Prof. Pramod K. Nayar for his work in the field of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

May 3

Adarsh Credit wins "Best Cooperative Society on Digital Platform" award
Adarsh Credit, India's largest credit cooperative society has added one more feather to its list of its achievements. Adarsh Credit has won "Best Co-operative Society on digital platform" award in the BFSI leadership Awards 2018.
The BFSI leadership awards were held at Hotel Eros in New Delhi.
Deepak Sharma, Zonal Manager, Gurgaon collected the award on behalf of Adarsh Credit Co-operative Society Ltd.

May 4

Nobel Literature Prize Will Not Be Awarded This Year
The Nobel Prize in literature will not be awarded this year due to sex-abuse allegations and other issues.
By the Swedish Academy, the Nobel Literature Prize 2018 will be given in 2019. The Nobel Literature Prize is postponed for the first time in 70 years.
The Swedish Academy has previously reserved the prize on seven occasions in: 1915, 1919, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1936 and 1949.
The Swedish Academy has been in stress due to the #MeToo campaign since November 2017.
The Academy has been alleged of sexual misconduct by the husband of one of its members.

May 5

Jnanpith laureate M.T. Vasudevan Nair bags ONV Literary Prize
Jnanpith laureate M.T. Vasudevan Nair has won this year's annual ONV Literary Prize, instituted in memory of iconic poet late ONV Kurup, for his overall contributions to Malayalam literature.
The award, comprising a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh, citation and a plaque, was instituted by the ONV Cultural Academy.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan would present the award to Nair, popularly known as M.T. among his admirers, at a function.
He was selected by a jury comprising critic M.M. Basheer, K. Jayakumar and Prabhavarma.

May 6

Ministry of Railways announces Awards for beautification of Station premises
In order to promote cleanliness with creativity, the Ministry of Railways had invited nominations across all Zonal Railways for stations where beautification has been done with participation of local artists.
The evaluation committee consisting of the Executive Director (Station development), Chief Commercial Manager (systems) of South Central Railway, Executive director (Tourism) and an official from the Northeast Frontier Railway set up to review 62 entries received from 11 Zonal Railways.
Balharshah and Chandrapur stations (Nagpur Division) of Central Railway have been awarded first prize for depicting the best art & refurbishing itself as the most beautiful station across Indian Railways.
Ballarshah and Chandrapur railway stations were decorated with paintings and sculptures depicting the Tadoba forest, which was welcomed by the passengers who had a feel of the rich wildlife beauty of the Tadoba Forest in the station itself.Both the stations have been awarded Rs 10 Lakhs as the prize money.

May 7

Fiji's Mahendra Chaudhry chosen for Krishna Menon Award
Mahendra Chaudhry, Fiji's Indian-origin former prime minister has been chosen to receive the V.K. Krishna Menon Award in recognition of his contribution to the Indian diaspora.
The award was announced by the director of V.K. Krishna Menon Institute Cyriac Maprayil as the institute celebrated the 122nd birth anniversary at the Nehru Centre.
Several dignitaries including Professor Philip Murphy, Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London and J.P. Fernandes, General Secretary of the Indian Young Men's Christian Association in London attended the function.

May 8

Spanish Star Power And Oscar Winners Get 71st Cannes Film Festival Launched In Style
The 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival got off to a strong start with the world premiere of two-time Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi’s familial kidnapping mystery drama Everybody Knows, with stars Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Ricardo Darin walking the fabled red-carpeted Grand Theatre Lumiere steps along with the Iran-born director.
The film itself played well an accessible melodrama centering on the kidnapping of a teen girl that leads to a series of long-held family secrets being revealed.
As some of the plot twists became known there were audible “ahs” in my section of the theater. It is a satisfying launch for Cannes, with very strong performances from its large cast.

May 9

Nisha Bhalla conferred with WEF 2018 award
Women Economic Forum is the largest global gathering of women entrepreneurs and leaders worldwide. This annual event recognises the most successful women across all fields, with guests like Nobel laureate Ouided Bouchamaoui.
Nisha Bhalla, a 46-year-old holistic coach and consultant from Mumbai was felicitated at the recently concluded Annual WEF 2018 Awards, where she also spoke about 'Economics of Goodness in Giving and Philanthropy'.
The event was held at Vivanta by Taj, Dwarka in Delhi. Nisha was presented the 'Excellent Woman of Excellence' award for her spiritual service.

May 11

Prof Muhammad Yunus conferred KISS Humanitarian Award 2018
Prof Muhammad Yunus was awarded the 11th KISS Humanitarian Award 2018 at an event, in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
KIIT and KISS (Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences) president Saswati Bal and founder Achyuta Samanta presented the award to Prof Muhammad Yunus.
Prof Muhammad Yunus is the founder of Grameen Bank of Bangladesh. He is known as the Father of Microfinance. He is the second Nobel laureate to receive this award.
KISS Humanitarian Award is an international award. It is presented to someone who has contributed exceptionally to the society in fields related to social issues.

May 12

British Council awards for three Indian alumni of UK universities
Three Indian alumni of UK universities have been awarded by the British Council for their outstanding achievements and contribution to the country.
Three UK alumni in India were recognised for their outstanding achievements as business professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders, and for their important contribution to strengthening collaborative ties between the UK and India.
The 'Professional Achievement Award' which recognises alumni, who have distinguished themselves through exemplary leadership in their professional field, was presented to Saumya Saxena, an alumnus of the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford
The Social Impact Award,which acknowledges alumni who have made an exceptional contribution to creating positive social change, was presented to Ruchi Shah, a post graduate of the University of the Arts London.
The Entrepreneurial Award,which highlights alumni who have played a leading role in business innovation, was presented to Sushant Desai, a post graduate from the University of Edinburgh.