Awards

Hungarian author awarded Man Booker International

Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai was presented the Man Booker International Prize for 2015 at a ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on Wednesday.


Unesco award for jailed Syria activist

The U.N.’s cultural body will on Sunday award its annual press freedom prize to Mazen Darwish, a Syrian journalist and rights activist who has been jailed by the regime for more than three years. Mr. Darwish was arreste


Award for historian Babasaheb Purandare

The BJP-Sena government has decided to confer the Maharashtra Bhushan on the right-wing historian, Babasaheb Purandare, whose major works have contributed much to the cult of King Shivaji.A committee, headed by Cultural


ISRO honoured with Gandhi Peace Prize

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014 for its contribution to the country’s development through space technology and satellite-based services.


Marathi novelist Bhalchandra Nemade chosen for Jnanpith award

Nemade is the fourth Marathi writer to win the country's highest literary honour.


Padma Awards 2015

These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year.


Ashok Chakra for Mukund Varadarajan

Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh of the 57 Battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles will be posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra, the country’s highest peacetime military decoration.


Music Academy honour for Leela Samson

The ninth edition of dance festival at The Music Academy here had a befitting start on Saturday with the title of ‘Natya Kala Acharya’ being conferred on renowned Bharatanatyam artist Leela Samson.


Honouring complex legacies

By conferring the highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, on former Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee and Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, who was president of the Indian National Congress more than once before Independence


Bharat gets two more Ratnas

Highest civilian award for Vajpayee, Malaviya


Akademi award for Poomani

Noted Tamil writer Poomani has won the Sahitya Akademi award for 2014 for his epic novel Angnaadi


ISRO wins Indira Gandhi Prize

Forty years of pioneering work culminating in the successful launch of India’s first Mars orbiter this September has won the Indian Space Research Organisation the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development.


Jnanpith conferred on Hindi poet

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday conferred the 49th Jnanpith award upon eminent Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh for his outstanding contribution towards Indian literature.


Indian scientist presented World Food Prize

Sanjaya Rajaram, an eminent Indian scientist, has been awarded the World Food Prize in recognition of his significant contributions to global wheat production.


A novel Flanagan was ‘born to write’

The process of writing is a journey into humility, says Man Booker winner


Rajan receives Euromoney award

Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan has received the Euromoney’s Central Bank Governor of the Year Award 2014 in Washington on October 10, the central bank said in a press release on Wednesday.


Jean Tirole wins 2014 Nobel Prize for Economics

French economist Jean Tirole won the 2014 economics Nobel Prize for his analysis of market power and regulation, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday.


The art of memory

The world outside France wondered who Patrick Modiano was after the French author was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature last week. The 69-year-old author, who is well-known in France, a country where he has been o


India, Pak. crusaders share Nobel

Kailash Satyarthi, 60-year-old child rights activist from Madhya Pradesh, and Malala Yousafzai, who has risked her life to wage a campaign for girls’ education in Pakistan, are the joint winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.


Turning an optical microscope into a nanoscope

Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been equally divided among the Laureates Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner for having bypassed a presumed scientific limitation stipulating that an optical microscope can