Awards & Honours - Current Affairs for July, 2015

Awards & Honours Current Affairs for July, 2015

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▼ S. Chaturvedi and A Gupta win Ramon Magsaysay award   [07-26-15]

Sanjiv Chaturvedi, former Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at AIIMS and Anshu Gupta, founder of NGO Goonj are among the people who have been awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2015. In 2014, Chaturvedi was relieved from the additional charge of CVO, although he continued to retain the Deputy Director post at AIIMS. He had alleged that his removal from the CVO post was a result of campaign by corrupt officials.

Anshu Gupta is being recognised for creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India, his enterprising leadership in treating in cloth as a sustainable development resource for the poor and in reminding the world that true giving always respects and preserves human dignity.

▼ Ravichandran Ashwin receives Arjuna Award 2015   [07-25-15]

Ashwin was not present during the Award Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29, 2014 as he was a part of the India ODI team, which was touring England at that time.The bowler from Tamil Nadu has taken 124 wickets in 25 Tests, 139 in 99 ODIs and 26 wickets in 25 T20 internationals.

▼ Sunitha Vishwanath wins Champions of Change award   [07-24-15]

She was selected for her work to encourage Hindus to take care of the environment. She was among 12 other faith leaders who were awarded for their efforts in protecting environment and communities from the effects of climate change.

▼ Sir F. H. Abed selected for World Food Prize 2015   [07-24-15]

He was selected for the prestigious award for his contributions towards reducing hunger in Bangladesh and 10 other countries through his organisation Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC).

▼ Seoul named Global Earth Hour Capital for 2015 by WWF   [07-31-15]

Total 163 cities from 16 countries participated. The city of Balikpapan, Indonesia was recognized as the Most Loveable City for 2015 and Thane city was named as the National Earth Hour Capital 2015 of India.

▼ Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar receive Padma Vibhushan   [07-31-15]

The Awards were announced in January 2015.

▼ UP confers award on poet Gopal Das Neeraj   [07-31-15]

Gopal Das Neeraj was also conferred with Padma Bhushan Award. Prior to this, Chief Minister of U.P. also unveiled the poetry book of Gopal Das Neeraj named 'Geetsri'in Lucknow on 8th Apr’15.

▼ Nationa Geoscience Award conferred by President on 23 Indian scientists   [07-31-15]

The awards were given to them for their outstanding contribution in the field of mining and allied areas.

▼ DIAL wins Golden Peacock National Quality Award 2015   [07-31-15]

The award will be presented to (Delhi International Airport Limited) DIAL by the UAE Minister for culture, youth and development Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan at a specially organized presentation ceremony to be held in Dubai on April 20.

▼ Dr. Subhadhra Devi Rai awarded international nursing award by FNIF/ Florence Nightingale International Foundation   [07-31-15]

She was named for the award for her work in the healthcare sector of women and refugees.