AWARDS - 2018 NOVEMBER

November 1

Sanjoy Gaddipati, Founder, CEO & MD of InternationalCryptoX Pte. Ltd, INCX, receives FINEXT Award 2018 at Las Vegas, USA.
The Finextcon 2018 awards recognize the innovative, creative and successful projects in financial technology from various parts of the world. It honours companies in the financial markets.
FINEXT Tech conference awards committee finalizes the awardees after rating theImpact on the finance industry, Integration of technology and finance, Spirit of innovation.
InternationalCryptoX (INCX)’s advanced next generation crypto trading platform  will be launched in the last week of November 2018.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi awarded with Amir Abdulla Khan Award of Afghanistan.
He was awarded the honour by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani following the inauguration of the landmark Afghan-India Friendship Dam.
Amir Amanullah Khan Award is the Highest Civilian honour bestowed by Afghan government to Afghan national as well as foreigners in appreciation of their services. 
The award is named after Afghan national hero, Amanullah Khan (Ghazi), who championed the cause of Afghanisthan’s freedom.
The citation on the reverse of the medal reads: “nishan-e dawlati Ghazi Amir Amanullah Khan”, or "State Order of Ghazi Amir Amanullah Khan.”
Previous recipients include- US President George Bush, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, NATO General James Jones, former Afghan President spiritual leader Sibghatullah Mujaddedi, and Afghan Chief Justice (CJ) Abdul Salam Azimi.

Mukundan has been selected for 2018 Ezhuthachan Puraskaram
Noted Malayalam writer M Mukundan selected for 2018 Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, the highest literacy prize of the Kerala government.
The award, which carries a cash prize of Rs five lakh and citation, is being given for his overall contributions to the language and literature.
His popular works inlcude ‘Mayyazhippuzhayude Theerangalil’, ‘Kesavante Vilapangal’, ‘Delhi Gadhakal’, ‘Appam Chudunna Kunkiyamma’ and ‘Lesli Achante.

November 2

HarsimratKaurBadal confers ‘Swachhta’ awards.

Kaur presented awards for cleanliness to Mega Food Parks and Cold Chain Units for maintaining, promoting and encouraging Swachhta Culture.
The ‘Swachhta’ award winners are as follows:
First prize - M/s. Patanjali Food and Herbal Park (P) Ltd. in Haridwar
Winners were selected by National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management based on Swachhta Audit conducted on 11 Mega Food Parks and 11 Cold Chain Units.

November 3

CSIR-ICT Scientist S. Venkata Mohan has been selected for Vasvik Award 2018
CSIR - Indian Institute of Chemical Technology principal scientist and Department of Biotechnology Tata Innovation Fellow S. Venkata Mohan has been selected for the prestigious Vasvik Award for 2018.
VASVIK Industrial Research Award is an Indian award, instituted to recognize and promote excellence in industrial research in the areas of science and technology.
The award is given annually to individuals or groups and carries a citation and a cash prize of Rs. 100,000.
CSIR Founded: 26 September 1942,
President: Prime Minister of India

Malayalam Writer Mukundan selected for Ezhuthachen Award
Malayalam novelist and short story writer M. Mukundan has been selected for “Ezhuthachen Puraskaram 2018”.
The Ezhuthachan Puraskaram is the highest literary honour that is given by the Kerala Sahitya Akademi, Government of Kerala. The award is named after Ezhuthachan, the father of the Malayalam language.
The award consists of a cash prize of Rs. 5,00,000 and a citation. 

November 4

Super 30 founder Anand Kumar honoured with Global Education Award in Dubai.
Veteran Mathematician Anand Kumar will be awarded for his contribution to the field of education and illuminating the lives of many talented students.
Mr. Anand will be honoured “Global Education Award” by Malabar Gold & Diamonds, a flagship company of Malabar Group, a leading Indian business conglomerate.
A 12 member jury shortlisted Kumar from a list of 100 names working in the field of education.

Actor Anupam Kher has been honoured with Distinguished Fellow Award
Bollywood Actor Kher honoured with Distinguished Fellow Award at the 3rd India Global Summit held at MIT Sloan School of Management in Boston.
Pari Singh, a 22-year-old year girl from Jharkhand, headed the Australian High Commission for a day.
She got the opportunity after winning an annual programme held to mark the United Nations' International Day of the Girl Child.

November 5

Namrata Ahuja bags IPI-India Award for excellence in journalism 2018
Namrata Biji Ahuja of The Week magazine has been awarded the IPI (International Press Institute) India Award for excellence in journalism 2018.
She has received this award for her exclusive story on Nagaland underground camps.
 IPI-India Award: cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, a trophy and a citation
IPI India had instituted the award in 2003. It is awarded annually to honour the best work done by an Indian media organisation or journalist working in print, radio, television and internet mediums.
Work done in public interest, safeguarding of freedom of the press and other freedoms like human rights are recognized.
About IPI (International Press Institute):
Chairperson - Markus Spillmann, Based in - Vienna, Austria
Objective – promotion of free exchange of accurate and balanced news among countries

Dr. Ramdas M. Pai, MAHE Chancellor, conferred ‘Lifetime Achievement Award 2018’ by FICCI.
Dr. Ramdas M Pai, Chancellor and President of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), was awarded ‘Lifetime Achievement Award 2018’ by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), in New Delhi.
Dr. Ramdas M Pai is also Chairman Emeritus, Manipal Education and Medical Group. He has been awarded for his contributions in the fields of education and healthcare.

November 6

“Mere Pyaare Prime Minister” is the only Asian Film screened at Rome Film Festival.
The Official Selection of the Rome Film Fest presented 3 productions from 3 different continents. From Asia, filmmaker RakeyshOmprakashMehra’s upcoming film “Mere Pyaare Prime Minister” was screened.
The film is produced by BharathiMehra. The film speaks about the social issue of open defecation.
The film focuses on four children living in a slum in Mumbai. One of the kids wants to build a toilet for his single mother and makes an appeal to the Prime Minister.

Argentine fan names rose after LataMangeshkar
A LataMangeshkar fan from Argentina, Santiago Lopez, who is a florist by profession, has named a rose in honour of the veteran playback singer. 
The 89-year-old melody queen, who was “deeply touched” by the gesture, revealed that Lopez, who is Spanish by birth, is learning Sanskrit, Hindi and Yoga.

N Ram chosen for ‘Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award’ by PCI
Veteran journalist and the Hindu Group of Publications Chairman N Ram has been chosen for the prestigious Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award, presented by the Press Council of India, for his outstanding contribution towards journalism.
 The award will be presented on November 16 on the occasion of the National Press Day.
Press Council of India (PCI) also announced other winners of the National Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2018.
Ruby Sarkar, Chief Correspondent, Deshbandhu, Bhopal, and Rajesh ParshuramJoshte, Daily Pudhari, Ratnagiri, have been jointly named as winners of the award in the category of ‘Rural Journalism’.
Subhash Paul, Rashtriya Sahara, Delhi, was named as a winner of the award in the ‘Photo Journalism-Single News’ category, while Mihir Singh of the Punjab Kesari, Delhi has been selected in the category of ‘Photo Journalism-Photo Feature’.

November 7

N Ram chosen for ‘Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award’ by Press Council of India (PCI)
Veteran journalist and the Hindu Group of Publications Chairman N Ram has been chosen for the prestigious Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award, presented by the PCI for his outstanding contribution towards journalism.
The award will be presented on November 16 on the occasion of the National Press Day. Press Council of India (PCI) also announced other winners of the National Awards for Excellence in journalism 2018
Rural Journalism: Ruby Sarkar, Chief Correspondent, Deshbandhu, Bhopal & Rajesh Parshuram Joshte, Daily Pudhari, Ratnagiri.
Developmental Reporting: VS Rajesh, Deputy Editor, Kerala Kaumudhi
Photo Journalism-Single News: Subhash Paul, Rashtriya Sahara, Delhi
Photo Journalism-Photo Feature: Mihir Singh of the Punjab Kesari, Delhi
Best Newspaper Art: overing cartoons,
caricature and illustrations: P Narasimha, Cartoon Editor, Nava Telangana, Hyderabad.
PCI: HQ-New delhi, Chairman-Chandramauli Kumar Prasad.
Tamil Nadu's Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple wins UNESCO award. 
The Sri Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam in Tamil Nadu has won UNESCO Asia-Pacific award for cultural heritage conservation programme in the Awards of Merit category.
It is first temple from Tamil Nadu to grab the prestigious honour from the UN body.
Tamilnadu CM- Edappadi K. Palaniswami, Governor- Banwarilal Purohit.

The Awards for the ‘Best Urban Transport Practices’ were announced by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in Hyderabad.
The Awards were announced on the concluding day of the three day Urban Mobility Conference -cum-Exhibition at Hyderabad.
Best City Bus Services Award - Surat Municipal Corporation.
Best Non-Motorised Transport Award - Mysuru’s Public Bicycle Sharing
Best Urban Transport InitiativeAward - Kochi (Kerala) for completing its Metro Rail Project in a quick time besides integrating the metro with other modes of transport.
Commendable Initiative Award under Best Intelligent Transport Project category - H-TRIMS of Hyderabad, the Traffic Integraged Management initiative.
Commendable Initiative Award for the city police’s initiative for improving road safety – Chittor(Andhra Pradesh)

November 8

SamayGodika Wins Breakthrough Junior Challenge for 2018
SamayGodika, a bengaluru boy has won this year’s Breakthrough Junior Challenge. Godika won a whooping prize money of $400,000 (approx Rs 2.0 crore).
A student of National Public School-Koramangala, Godika, 16, won the prize for his video in life science category that is focused on circadian rhythms, the 24-hour biological processes that can affect simple daily experiences such as waking up for school or jet lag.

November 9

Ayodhya Deepotsav 2018 Enters Guinness Book For Lighting Over Three Lakh Diyas on Banks of River Sarayu
The mega Deepotsav 2018 celebrations which began with an aim to set a world record, entered the Guinness Book of Record for lighting as many as 3,01,152 earthen lamps, on the bank of River Sarayu. More than three lakh ‘diyas’ or ‘earthen lamps’ were lit on both sides of the banks of River Sarayu.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanathalong with South Korean First LadyKim Jung-sook who is the chief guest on the occasion, were present during this feat.

Super 30 founder Anand Kumar to be honoured with Global Education Award in Dubai
Mathematician and Super 30 founder Anand Kumar will be awarded for his “pioneering” contributions to the field of education and illuminating the lives of many talented students. Kumar will be honoured with ‘Global Education Award’ by ‘Malabar Gold & Diamonds’, flagship company of Malabar Group, a leading Indian business conglomerate.

Actor JayantSawarkar to get Maha lifetime award for theatre
Noted Marathi actor JayantSawarkar will be honoured with the Maharashtra government's NatvaryaPrabhakarPanshikar Lifetime Achievement award in the field of theatre.
The SangeetacharyaAnnasahebKirloskar Lifetime Achievement will be bestowed on tabla artist VinayakThorat.
The both awards comprise cash prizes of Rs 5 lakh, citation and memento each.

November 10

Arunima Sinha World's first Indian woman amputee to scale Everest gets honorary doctorate in UK
Arunima Sinha, the Indian mountaineer who became the world's first woman amputee to climb Mount Everest in 2013, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by a prestigious UK university for her inspirational achievements.
Sinha was conferred with the honorary doctorate by the University of Strathclyde at a graduation ceremony in Glasgow.She was honoured in the Barony Hall for her inspirational achievements in mountaineering.
Centre awards Assam Police for citizen services
The Union government has awarded the Assam Police for "good practices" under the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS), an e-governance project.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has also awarded Anil Kumar Jha, Special Director General (CID) of the force, for his outstanding contribution in implementing the project.
The award was given for citizen centric service delivery, in which the state police has automated passport verification and Permanent Residential Certificate (PRC) services using the online CCTNS.

November 11

Jawahar Lal Sarin conferred with France’s highest civilian honour ‘Knight of the Legion of Honour’.
It was given by French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler.
 He received the honor due to his outstanding contribution to enhancing Indo-French cultural cooperation and promoting the French language.
 He is currently the president of the  governing body of Alliance Franaise.
France: Capital - Paris, Currency - Euro
PM - Édouard Philippe, President - Emmanuel Macron

Indian Journalist Swati Chaturvedi wins 2018 London Press Freedom Award for Courage in UK. 
 She received the award at the 1st award ceremony organised by the United Kingdom chapter of Paris-based Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) or Reporters Without Borders in London.
She is the author of the book ‘I am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of the BJP’s Digital Army’.


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