How we get a sense of place and navigate

Results from functional imaging (fMRI) studies on human brains demonstrate the existence of place cells and grid cells

A prize for illuminating lives with blue light

This year the Nobel prize in physics goes to Isamu Akasaki, Meijo University and Nagoya University, Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya University, and Shuji Nakamura, University of California, Santa Barbara, for inventing the blue

Global biodiversity prize for Indian

R. Kamal Bawa, president, the ATREE, India, and Distinguished Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston, is among the three winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity, 2014.

Muzaffar Ali presented Rajiv Sadbhavana award

Noted filmmaker and poet Muzaffar Ali was conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana award on Wednesday.

PIOs bag top mathematics awards

Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford University, from Iran, is the first woman to win the Fields Medal.

Gandhi Peace Prize conferred on Chipko movement founder Chandi Prasad Bhatt

The prize is an expression of India’s belief that the ideals Mahatma Gandhi espoused are part of India’s collective living heritage.

UN award for govt’s Mobile Seva initiative

The vision of Mobile Seva is to mainstream mobile governance in India as a new paradigm for e-delivery of public services through mobile devices.

Rushdie wins Pen Pinter prize

The award was established in 2009 by writers’ charity English Pen in memory of famous British playwright and Nobel laureate Harold Pinter.

Kedarnath Singh chosen for Jnanpith

Eighty-year-old Singh, who has also written essays and stories, was born in Balia, Uttar Pradesh. ‘Abhi bilkul abhi’ and ‘Yahan se dekho’are among his prominent works.

Indian activist wins Green Nobel

Mr. Agrawal, who runs a small internet cafe in Raipur has been awarded for his contribution to control the unchecked industrial development throughout India.

India-born poet Vijay Seshadri wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize

India-born poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems "3 Sections."

Gulzar chosen for Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Gulzar was selected for the award by a committee of eminent persons set up by the government. He was the unanimous choice of the seven-member jury.

Public purpose of architecture

The Pritzker Architecture Prize, the most distinguished and celebrated award in architecture, is given to a professional in the field who has contributed substantially to humanity and displayed excellence in built work.

Mathematician Ya.G. Sinai is 2014 Abel Laureate

Awarded for his contribution to “dynamical systems, ergodic theory and mathematical physics.”

Sahitya Akademi awards presented

"What the Sahitya Akademi is offering to these literary greats is merely a gesture compared to their immense contribution to Indian literature"

Award for Indian acid attack victim

Laxmi will receive the award from U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama at an awards ceremony at the State Department here.

Sign of the times

So many awards are handed out before the Oscars, with strong favourites emerging on the basis of those wins, that the Academy Awards ceremony has today become largely predictable.

Padma Awards Announced

Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

UNICEF award for nine brave young girls

UNICEF has brought together nine such brave-hearts in the city to award them with this year’s Navjyoti award on December 13. The ceremony is held every year to celebrate the new images of young girls from rural Maharashtra.

Merkel chosen for Indira Gandhi Prize

Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2013 for her exemplary leadership in Europe and the world during the financial crisis and her stewardship of German economic growth.