27 September 2014 Current Affairs

Edward Snowden and Alan Rusbridger Won Right Livelihood Award

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger won Right Livelihood Award. The award was shared between the two. The award is also referred to as the Alternative Nobel prize of Sweden. Both of them recieve the prize in honorary category while the cash prizes have been pocketed by three activists from Pakistan (Asma Jahangir), Sri Lanka (Basil Fernando) and the US (Bill McKibben). The 2-lakh euro prize honours individuals who offer practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges of the time.

Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Waugh Selected As 2014 Bradman Honouree

Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar  and Steve Waugh (Australia) were selected as Bradman Honouree 2014 which was announced by The Bradman Foundation. They will be honoured at the Gala Dinner of the Bradman Foundation on 29 October 2014 in Sydney. Sachin Tendulkar was selected for Bradman Honouree because he has scored more Test runs than any other cricketer in history and bestrode the international cricket stage for 24 years.


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