4 February 2014 Current Affairs

Vishwanath Tripathi Selected For The Vyas Samman  2013

Eminent Hindi writer Vishwanath Tripathi has been selected for the prestigious Vyas Samman for the year 2013. Tripathi has been chosen for the coveted annual literary award instituted in 1991 by the K.K. Birla Foundation for his memoir “Vyomkesh Darvesh,” a biography of noted Hindi scholar Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi.

Sachin Tendulkar and CNR Rao Conferred with Bharat Ratna

Renowned scientist C.N.R. Rao and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar were on 4 February conferred the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of the country for exceptional contribution in any field of human endeavour. CNR Rao became the third scientist and Sachin Tendulkar, the first sportsman and sitting Rajya Sabha member to get the country’s highest civilian award. Prof. Rao, Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, dedicated the award to his mother and students.


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