February 1

Magahi writer Madhukar awarded Sahitya Akademi's Bhasha Samman
Magahi writer Shesh Anand Madhukar, who has been working extensively for the development of the language, was honoured with this year's Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award.
The second writer of Magahi language to be given the award, Madhurkar was conferred the award, comprising a Rs 1 lakh cheque and a memento, by Sahitya Akademi President Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari.

Shabnam Asthana wins Times Power Woman 2017 award
The Times Group recently celebrated the invaluable contribution of women by introducing The Times Power Woman 2017 (Pune) awards.
These awards were initiated to celebrate the victories of women who have been a great source of inspiration. These awards focused on the women of Pune and the prestigious list included 34 select women with power, supremacy, command and control. These awardees have been instrumental in working towards the improvement of the socio economic, art, health, education, and fashion, scientific and intellectual potential of the society.
Shabnam Asthana was awarded the 'Times Power Women of the Year 2017'- Pune for Global PR.

February 3

Shyam Benegal selected for prestigious V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award
Mumbai, Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal has been selected for the prestigious 'V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award' of the Mumbai International Film Festival.
The award, carrying a trophy, a citation, shawl and cash prize of Rs 10 lakh, will be conferred on Benegal by Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao at the MIFF 2018 valedictory function.

Malaysian chef wins International Young Chef Olympiad 2018, India comes second
The 4th edition of International Young Chef Olympiad (YCO) concluded in New Delhi with Lai Jia Yi from Malaysia winning the top spot and Indian student chef Surya Sekhar Roy Choudhury claiming the second position.
Touted as the "World's biggest culinary battle of student chefs", the competition was judged by eminent celebrity chefs and Michelin-starred winners including Sanjeev Kapoor, Ranveer Brar, John Wood, Chris Galvin, Scott Baechler, and Enzo Oliveri.

February 8

Indian-origin girl Sohini Roy Chowdhury enters UK's Mathletics Hall of Fame
An eight-year-old Indian-origin schoolgirl has entered the UK's Mathletics Hall of Fame, an online mathematics-based competitive tool aimed at primary school pupils.
Sohini Roy Chowdhury competed with pupils from across Britain and other countries to also make it into the top 100 World Hall of Fame after solving mathematical puzzles with speed and accuracy.

February 10

Reliance Industries Limited wins Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility for 2017
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has won the Golden Peacock Award 2017 for the success of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives and, in particular for the transformative work done by Reliance Foundation, the CSR arm of the company.
Reliance Industries Limited was recognised by the awards jury under the Chairmanship of Justice (Dr) Arijit Pasayat, former judge of the Supreme Court.