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'Medini Puraskar Yojna'

23-07-2018

The Environment Ministry has re-introduced 'Medini Puraskar Yojna'- a scheme for awarding Indian authors for their original work in Hindi on subjects related to environment including pollution and climate change.

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Sangita Kalanidhi Award

18-07-2018

Prominent Carnatic vocalist Aruna Sairam has been selected for this year’s Sangita Kalanidhi Award, instituted by the Music Academy, Chennai.

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Golden Man Booker Prize

09-07-2018

“The English Patient,” the wartime love story by Michael Ondaatje, won the Golden Man Booker Prize. “The English Patient,” was a Booker Prize winner in 1992. This was a special award announced as a part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Man Booker Prize for Fiction (first awarded in 1969). The awardee was selected from the past winners. Indians in contention were Salman Rushdie: Midnight’s Children (1981) V S Naipaul: In a Free State (1971) Arundhati Roy: The God of Small Things (1997) Kiran Desai: The Inheritance of Loss (2006) Aravind Adiga: The White Tiger (2008).

Note: Man Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded for best original novel, written in the English language, and published in the UK.Man Booker International Prize awarded for best book in English translation.

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National Maritime Search & Rescue Award

03-07-2018

A fisherman from Maharashtra’s Palghar district, Milan Shankar Tare has been selected for this year’s National Maritime Search and Rescue Award. Tare saved the lives of 12 people from a sinking fishing boat named Shivneri in May this year.

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Himachal Awarded For PMSMA

03-07-2018

Himachal Pradesh has been adjudged first among states for its performance under the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritav Abhiyan (PMSMA) in the country.

Under PMSMA, pregnant women are supposed to get antenatal check up on 9th of every month by a doctor.

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Kalidas Samman

03-07-2018

Anjolie Ela Menon: West Bengal’s noted artist Anjolie Ela Menon was conferred the National Kalidas Samman for visual arts. The award was conferred in recognition of her insightful and sensitive portrayal of the identity and spirit of women through her meaningful paintings. She is counted among India’s most accomplished artists and is the recipient of the Padma Shri.

A. Ramachandran: Noted painter from Kerala, Achutan Ramachandran Nair was also awarded with the National Kalidas Samman. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2005.

The Kalidas Samman is presented annually by the government of Madhya Pradesh. The award is conferred in the fields of Classical Music, Classical Dance, Theatre and Plastic Arts.

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Miss India 2018

20-06-2018

Miss Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu won the 55th edition of Femina Miss India 2018 pageant. Miss Meenakshi Chaudhary from Haryana and Miss Shreya Rao from Andhra Pradesh bagged the first and second runner up positions respectively.

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Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards

20-06-2018

The Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's national academy for music, dance and drama, has declared a total of 42 artistes for the prestigious award for the year 2017.

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Nikkei Asia Prize For Culture And Community

14-06-2018

Founder of Sulabh International, Bindeshwar Pathak was honoured with Japan’s ‘Nikkei Asia Prize for Culture and Community’ for his significant work in tackling poor hygiene and discrimination.

The award honours people in Asia who have made significant contributions in one of the three areas: regional growth; science, technology and innovation; and culture and community.

Former PM Manmohan Singh and Infosys Chairman Narayan Murti are among the few Indians who have won the prize in the past.

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National Awards On Best Performing Self Help Groups

12-06-2018

The Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Mines, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar conferred the National Awards on Best Performing Self Help Groups (SHGs) under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM). For the assessment year 2017-18, a total of 34 SHGs have been awarded National Awards.

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