Awards & Honours - Current Affairs for January, 2015

Awards & Honours Current Affairs for January, 2015

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▼ Katsuhiro Otomo wins Lifetime Achievement Award at French Angouleme awards 2015   [01-23-15]

The awarding of the Grand Prix, which last year awarded "Calvin and Hobbes" creator Bill Watterson, to Otomo highlights the importance of mangas in France, where they represent a quarter of all comic book sales.

▼ Munindra Nath Rai- Yudh Sewa Medal awardee who died a martyr   [01-23-15]

Colonel Rai, a 2/9 Gorkha Rifles officer who was commanding 42 Rashtriya Rifles, and J&K police head constable Sanjeevan Singh laid down their lives in the fierce encounter, which led to the killing of two Hizbul Mujahideen militants at Handora village of Tral in south Kashmir.

▼ Pauline Vega- 63rdMiss Universe Contest winner for the year 2015   [01-23-15]

Colombia's Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and The Netherlands at the world's top beauty pageant in Florida.

▼ Frank Islam, noted Indian American entrepreneur awarded Martin Luther King Jr Prize 2015   [01-22-15]

He was born in Azamgarh, a district in Uttar Pradesh and went to the United States at the age of 15.

▼ Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh- Ashok Chakra 2015 awardees   [01-23-15]

Major Varadarajan, who was an officer in the Rajput Regiment of the Indian Army, killed three terrorists in an encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir in April last while Naik Neeraj Singh leading a search operation in general area Gurdaji of Kupwara district in August came under heavy fire from terrorists.

▼ Padma Vibhushan awardees for 2015- Amitabh Bachchan and Mohd. Yusuf Khan   [01-23-15]

Lal Krishna Advani has been awarded with Padma Vibhushan Award in the Public Affairs discipline; Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Rambhadracharya has been awarded in the Others category; Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade has been awarded with the Padma Vibhushan Award in the Social Work discipline.

▼ Shri Karim Al Husseini Aga Khan- Only foreign Padma Vibhushan awardee in 2015   [01-23-15]

Shri Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (Foreigner) of France/UK (State/Domicile)given Padma Vibhusan award in the disciple of Trade and Industry.

▼ Padma Vibhushan- Second highest civilian award in India   [01-23-15]

Padam Vibhusan is the second highest civilian award after Bharat Ratna. Padma Vibhushan is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; Padma Bhushan for distinguished service of high order and Padma Shri for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

▼ HAL Chairman R. K. Tyagi conferred JGBS Top Rankers Excellence Award for 2014-2015   [01-22-15]

The award has been instituted by Jindal Global Business School (JGBS) and Top Rankers’ Management Consultants.

▼ 104- Number of persons selected for Padma awards in 2015   [01-23-15]

Total 104 persons were chosen for these awards, of which 9 were awarded Padma Vibhushan, 20 were awarded Padma Bhushan and 75 were awarded Padma Shri.

▼ Largest vertical maze of 55 stories in Dubai breaks Guinness Book of World Records   [01-22-15]

The design on the façade of the building is actually a puzzle made from intricate lines of balconies on the front and rear, and there is another garden maze on the roof top.

▼ C. V. Anand Wins CEC Award 2014 for Best Electoral Practices   [01-22-15]

He was conferred with this award for the commendable election related measures taken by him in the area of ‘Expenditure Monitoring and Tackling Money Power’ during the General Elections of 2014.

▼ Giraffe Hero Award 2015 conferred on Subhash Chandra Agarwal   [01-22-15]

He holds the Guinness record of filing highest number of published letters to the editors.

▼ J&K wins National Award for e-Governance for Citizen Centric Services Delivery category   [01-22-15]

J & K for the first time was awarded since the institution of awards in 1997.

▼ Navbharat Times bags "Best Indian Language Website 2014" award from IAMA   [01-22-15]

Of the several entries in the category only three portals — Navbharat Times, Maharashtra Times and Divya Bhaskar managed to reach the final shortlisting, from which NBT emerged as the winner.

▼ Amitabh Bachchan awarded Social Media Person of the Year award 2015 by IAMA   [01-22-15]

He was awarded for being an active blogger and user of different social networking sites. He makes the most use of social media to communicate with his fans and well-wishers.

▼ Central Banking Names RBI Governor as Governor of the Year for 2015   [01-22-15]

The jury cited Dr Rajan's "disciplined and focused approach" to tackling macroeconomic instability, his "deep understanding" of the root causes of economic problems and an "impressive leadership style" as reasons for him winning the award.