President Confers Shastri awards to ISRO scientist Tessy Thomas

On 1st October 2012 President Pranab Mukherjee  conferred the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award 2012 to ISRO scientist Tessy Thomas at an award function in Rashtrapati Bhawan. Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award is conferred every year for doing excellent work in the field of Public Administration, Academics and Management.

Banaras Hindu University VC wins MV Pylee award for best academician

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) vice chancellor and renowned molecular biology scientist Dr Lalji Singh has won the 7th MV Pylee award for the best academician. The MV Pylee award was constituted in year 1996 in honour of Cochin University’s former vice chancellor MV Pylee. The award includes Rs 2 lakh, a memento and citation for excellence in teaching and research and contribution to academic community. It is awarded once every three years.

S.NoDepartmentName of the Person/ OrganizationCountryField of Research
1.PHYSICSSerge Haroche andFranceFor ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems
David J. WinelandAmerica
2.CHEMISTRYRobert J. Lefkowitz andAmericaFor studies of G-Protein-coupled receptors
Brain K. KobilkaAmerica
3.PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINESir John B. Gurdon andBritanFor the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent
Shinya YamanakaJapan
4.ECONOMIC SCIENCESAlvin E. Roth andAmericaFor the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design
Lioyd S. ShapleyAmerica
5.LITERATUREMo YanChinaWho with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary
6.PEACE PRIZEEuropean Union (EU)EuropeFor over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation. Democracy and  human rights in Europe.

Sachin Tendulkar to be made member of Order of Australia

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard made the announcement on 16th October 2012 that the first Indian sportsperson  Tendulkar to be conferred with the Membership of the Order of Australia, an honour “rarely” bestowed on non-Australians.

First-ever India Biodiversity Awards presented

The women who led the ecological restoration of Gundlaba village in Odisha’s Puri district after the 1999 super cyclone are among the four winners of the first India Biodiversity Awards. The awards, instituted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP).

Vijay Kumar honoured with ‘Services Best Sportsman’

London Olympics silver medallist shooter Vijay Kumar was named as the ‘Services Best Sportsman’ award for 2012 at the Army Headquarters in New Delhi.The award  is  given to best sportsman from out of all the three services-Army, Air Force Navy.

Bangladesh honours fifty-two Indians

Bangladesh has honoured foreign friends who contributed to achieve the nation’s independence from Pakistan in 1971.Of the 61 recipients of the award in the third phase, 52 are from India and the rest are from Nepal, the United States, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, Australia, Sweden, and Italy.The former Indian Prime Minister, I.K. Gujral, and the former Nepalese Prime Minister, the late Girija Prasad Koirala, received the Bangladesh Muktijuddho Sammanana.

Singham Bravery Award Posthumously given to IAS and Security Personnel

Narendra Kumar the IPS officer who was brutally killed by illegal mining mafia in Madhya Pradesh and many other Security Personnel who had laid down their life for fighting against Maoists and anti Social element on 21 October 2012 were awarded with Singham Bravery Awards.

Bangladesh honours Babu Jagjivan Ram

Former Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of India, late Babu Jagjivan Ram has been awarded with the “Friends of Liberation War Honour” by the Government of Bangladesh for his contribution in the 1971 War.

Narayan Murthy honoured with Hoover Medal

IT giant Infosys founder, N.R. Narayan Murthy honoured with Hoover Medal for promoting science at Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in Washington.

Gavaskar to receive BCCI’s lifetime achievement award

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar will be conferred the Col C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award at the annual BCCI awards function on 25th October 2012.

Amitabh Bachchan gets best TV host award for Kaun Banega Crorepati

Amitabh Bachchan has won the best television host award for the popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati.

Lord Indarjit Singh conferred Punjab Ratan Award

Lord Indarjit Singh, the first member of the House of Lords to wear a turban, has been presented with the ‘Punjab Ratan’ (Jewel of Punjab) award by the World Punjabi Organisation, in recognition of his contribution to promoting Punjabi culture, heritage and inter-faith services.

Delhi Metro bags JICA President Award

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was awarded the prestigious Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) President’s Award 2012 on 29th October 2012.

Noted film lyricist and poet Gulzar presented with Indira Gandhi award for National Integration

The Indira Gandhi award for National Integration for 2011 has been given to noted film lyricist and poet Gulzar in recognition of his contribution to national integration.

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