Awards

Bharat Ratna for Sachin, C.N.R. Rao

Sachin Tendulkar, one of cricket’s greatest heroes, and top scientist C.N.R. Rao were on Saturday named for the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.


7 scientists, academics bag Infosys Prize

The Infosys Prize, awarded annually by the Infosys Science Foundation, includes a cash award of Rs. 55 lakh, a citation certificate and a medal.


The long and winding road to the Booker

The Booker is Britain’s most prestigious literary prize, awarded annually to a novelist from Britain, Ireland or a Commonwealth country. The winner receives £50,000, or about $80,000.


A prize for weighty prose

At 28, Catton is the youngest ever writer to win the Booker, beating Ben Okri, who was 32 when he won it for The Famished Road in 1991.


Beyond theory

The winners of this year’s Economics Nobel have shown that it is possible to reach out of the ivory tower to the real world.


Message behind the Peace Nobel

The quick and effective elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons would reinforce the world’s faith in multilateralism and vindicate the Nobel Committee’s choice for what is arguably its most prestigious prize.


‘OPCW is upholding Nobel’s vision’ Wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Committee said that by conferring the award on the OPCW it was upholding Alfred Nobel’s vision of disarmament.


Alice Munro wins literature Nobel

Canadian novelist — and now Nobel prize winner — Alice Munro sets her taut, acutely observed stories in the rural Ontario countryside where she grew up, focusing a stark lens on the frailties of the human condition.


Malala awarded Sakharov prize

Malala bravely stands for the right of all children to be granted a fair education. This right for girls is far too commonly neglected.


Higgs, Englert get Physics Nobel for God particle research

The existence of the Higgs boson was confirmed at the Large Hadron Collider, near Geneva, Switzerland, over the last year. On July 4, 2012, first hints of the boson's existence were spotted at the collider.


Karplus, Levitt, Warshel win Nobel chemistry prize

The work of Karplus, Levitt and Warshel is ground-breaking in that they managed to make Newton’s classical physics work side-by-side with the fundamentally different quantum physics.


Three share medicine Nobel

The 2013 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to three scientists, all based in the United States, for working out how biological cells organise and transport the many molecules they need to function.


Amjad Ali Khan to get Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan will be honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award for his contribution towards promotion of communal harmony and peace.


Paradip wins ‘major port of the year’ award


Afghan, Myanmar women win Magsaysay


Statistics Day Celebrations on 29th June

he theme for this year’s Statistics Day is “Labour and Employment Statistics”


U.N. public service awards for three Indian projects

Kerala’s Mass Contact Programme helped combat red tape and bureaucracy M.P.’s Graamin Haat allowed women to gradually become part of governance of community Projects that fight poverty and promote sustainable development are chosen.


Swaminathan award for William Dar

Named after eminent agriculture scientist M.S. Swaminathan, the award is considered the country’s version of the “world food prize”.


Uttarakhand NGO gets French award

The Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA), a voluntary organisation based in Nainital, was honoured with ’Special Mention of the 2012 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic’ in recognition of its work in the field of “defence of socio-economic rights and sustainable development” of people.


Manoj Das presented with NTR literary award

Noted Oriya writer Manoj Das was presented the NTR National Literary Award on Tuesday, coinciding with the birth anniversary of former Chief Minister and Telugu Desam founder Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao.