AWARDS - 2017 MAY

May 1

Britney Spears receives top honour at Radio Disney Music Awards.
Pop star Britney Spears was honoured at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards with the ceremony's first-ever Icon award. Britney's younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, surprised the singer onstage by presenting the inaugural award.
Actress-singer Hailee Steinfeld and the show's hosts Kelsea Ballerini and Sofia Carson teamed up to pay musical tribute to the 35-year-old pop diva and performed a medley of her biggest hits, including "Circus" and "Till the World Ends".

Daytime Emmy Award Winners.
The 44th Daytime Emmy Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) "recognizes outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast in the 2016 calendar year". The ceremony took place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, in Pasadena, Los Angeles. Actors and television hosts Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood hosted the ceremony for the first time.
2017 Daytime Emmy Awards Winners List:
Outstanding Talk Show – Entertainment:The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Outstanding Talk Show – Informative: The Dr. Oz Show.
Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series: Lexi Ainsworth as Kristina Davis on General Hospital.
Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Craig as Morgan Corinthos on General Hospita.

May 2

Padma Venkataraman bestowed with Avvaiyar award.
Tamil Nadu government honoured social worker Padma Venkataraman with the states "Avvaiyar Award" for 2017.
Padma, daughter of former President of India, the late R. Venkataraman, was honoured for her efforts in the areas of womens welfare and rehabilitation of leprosy-affected persons for the past 30 years.
Chief Minister K. Palaniswami gave away the award to Venkataraman, it carried a cheque for Rs one lakh, a gold medal weighing 8 gm, and a certificate.
Venkataraman, Chairperson of Womens Indian Association (WIA), called the award a "great honour."

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu bags USIBC award.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has been selected for the 'Transformative Chief Minister Award' in recognition for his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level.
The award by the US-India Business Council (USIBC) would be presented to Naidu during the USIBC West Coast Summit in the Silicon Valley on May.
The summit will convene 150 industry leaders from sectors such as information technology, banking, food processing, healthcare, clean energy, digital payments, manufacturing and Government of India officials to explore the impacts of manufacturing in India, digitisation, India’s move towards a cashless society and the future of the US-India trade relations.
Participants will discuss key issues such as how Internet of Things (IoTs), smart city planning, and manufacturing issues are shaping the future of the US-India technology partnership.
Led by USIBC chairman and Cisco Executive Chairman, John Chambers, the summit among others will feature Union Cabinet Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT Aruna Sundararajan.
The summit will also honour Sundararajan with the 'Transformative Leadership Award' for excellence in public service and for her commitment to advancing US-India cooperation and Digital India.

INSA medal for young science 2017 winners announced.
The Indian national science academy (INSA) in the last week of April 2017 announced the names of the recipient of the INSA medal for young scientist 2017.
A total of 30 scientists have been chosen for the prestigious award. The award, consisting of a bronze medal and cash award of 25000 will be given to the recipients during INSA's anniversary meeting scheduled in December 2017.
The INSA young scientists award is considered to be was instituted in 1974 by the Indian national science academy.

Rajive Kaul gets diplomatic service award from South Korea.
Chairman of Nicco group and past president of CII Rajive Kaul was conferred with the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit Sungnye Medal of the Republic of Korea for his services rendered as honorary consul general of South Korea in Kolkata.
The award was conferred by the acting President and Prime Minister of South Korea Hwang Kyo-ahn at a programme in New Delhi recently.
Kaul, who was appointed as honorary consul general in November 1998.

May 3

Shabana Azmi starrer The Black Prince awarded at film fest in Houston.
Hollywood film The Black Prince, featuring singer-poet Satinder Sartaaj and veteran actress Shabana Azmi, was awarded the Special Jury Remi Award at the 50th annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival.
The event’s Gold Remi was also awarded to the film's Natalie O'Connor for achievement in Art Direction.
The film is a historic biopic on the poignant life story of the last king of Punjab - Maharajah Duleep Singh and is set for international release on July 21. Sartaaj, who marks his acting debut with the film, essays the role of Maharajah Duleep Singh while Shabana portrays Rani Jindan, the exiled King’s mother.
The film also features Jason Flemyng, Amanda Root, Keith Duffy, David Essex OBE, Canadian actor Rup Magon and Sophie Stevens.

Sunil Chhetri wins Hero of I-League 2016-17 Award.
India and Bengaluru striker Sunil Chhetri was named as the best player of the I-League while Khalid Jamil, who guided Aizawl FC to a historic title win, was expectedly chosen as the coach of the year.
Chhetri, who scored seven goals for fourth-place finishers Bengaluru FC, won the most number of votes cast by coaches and captains of the 10 teams which took part in the I-League.
Born on 3 August 1984, Sunil Chhetri is an Indian professional footballer.
He plays as a striker for Indian club Bengaluru FC and the Indian national team.
He helped India win the 2007 Nehru Cup, 2009 Nehru Cup, the 2012 Nehru Cup as well as the
He has also been named AIFF Player of the Year four times in 2007, 2011, 2013 and 2014.

President Pranab Mukherjee to present 64th National Film Awards.
President Pranab Mukherjee will give way the 64th National Film Awards in New Delhi.
Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and MoS Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore will also be present on the occasion.
The awards had been announced last month.
Akshay Kumar has been chosen for the best actor Award for Hindi movie 'Rustom'.
Surabhi has been named as the best actress for her role in Malayalam film 'Minnaminungu-The Firefly'.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel announces changes in National Youth Awards.
Sports Minister Vijay Goel announced several changes in the National Youth Awards structure by increasing the number of recipients and making it more broad-based and transparent in the selection process. The National Youth Awards will henceforth be given to 25 individuals and in 10 organisations.
Earlier, only one award was given under Voluntary Organisation category, working with the youth for national development and social service.
For the first time, it has been decided that the nomination for the National Youth Awards should be received and processed through online mode, on the lines of the Padma Awards, to cover the people on pan-India basis.
Earlier, the nominations were received only through State/UT Governments with the restriction that they should nominate only five names for Individuals and two nominations in Voluntary Organisations Category.

Village Financial Services gets award.
Village Financial Services, a Kolkata-based NBFC – MFI has bagged MSME Banking Excellence Awards 2016. The award was instituted by the Chamber for Indian Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (CIMSME).
Village Financial Services won the award under the category 'Best NBFC-MFI for Promotional Schemes'.
The NBFC-MFI was also adjudged as the runner-up in Eco-Technology Savvy NBFC-MFI category.
Kuldip Maity, CEO and Managing Director, VFS, received the awards from Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, at New Delhi.


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