Awards and Honours

19 NRIs honourned With Light Of India Awards     
“Columbia University professor and economist Jagdish Bhagwati and noted author anitav ghosh are among 19 persons winning the Light of India awards recognizing excellence and exemplary achievement of Indians living abroad.

PetroFed Awards for 2011

The annual PetroFed Oil & Gas Industry Awards for 2011 for excellence in performance in various categories were presented by the Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, S Jaipal Reddy here on 8June 2012. The awards for performance during fiscal 2010-11 were in 11 categories.    The leading PetroFed award winners were Indian Oil and ONGC. Indian Oil bagged the “Leading Oil & Gas Corporate of the Year award”,the Oil & Gas Marketing – “Company of the Year award and the one forProject Management ” .   ONGC won the awards for Human Resources Management, Environmental Sustainability and the Innovator of the Year award by their team.

IIFA Awards 2012

13th IIFA Awards 2012 schedule  from 7th Jun to 9th Jun, 2012 as held in the beautiful city of Singapore . The list of winners has just been announced and as expected, Ranbir Kapoor and Vidya Balan have once again won the Best Actor and Best Actress award respectively. The Best movie and director too have been predictable this year, as Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, which swept the IIFA 2012 technical awards, has won in both categories.
Winners of IIFA Awards 2012
Best Actor – Ranbir Kapoor (Rockstar)
Best Actress – Vidya Balan (The Dirty Picture)
Best Movie – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Best Director – Zoya Akhtar (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)
Best Story – Zoya Akhtar and Reema Katgi (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)
Best Music – A R Rahman ( Rockstar)

Sachin Tendulkar Honoured By “Wisden India”

Sachin Tendulkar won  “Wisden India” maiden Outstanding Achievement award for completing a century of 100 international hundreds, in Dubai on 11 June 2012. he is the first recipent of the Wisden India Outstanding Achievement award.The legendary batsman was presented a trophy at an event organised by FidelisWorld. The trophy was made from crystal, it resembles a cricket  ball resting on the open pages of a book.

Israeli Micro-Irrigation Innovation Wins World Food Prize

This year’s winner of world Food Prize(WFP)in israeli scientist Daniel Hillel has pioneered a method of bringing water to crops in arid and dry-land regions.Dr.Hillel was gven the prestigeous award, established in 1987 by NObel Peace Prize winner Noruran Borlaug.

Ogilvy Mumbai Wins Effie Award

Ogilvy Mumbai has been declares the “most effective Agency office Globally, in the 2012” Effie effectiveness Index at the Cannes advertising festival currently being held in France.At the same time Vodafone & Ogilvy has also won bronze in the Direct Lions category for I FOLD Vodafone India saving paper. The Index was launched in June last year and is led by Effie world wide.This gives Ranks the marketing communication Industry’s most effective agencies. advertisers, and brands by analysis finalist and winner data from Effie world wide competitions.

R.K.Pachauri Gets Mexican Honour

The Director General of the energy and Resources Institute(TERI) Dr.R.K.Pachauri, has been conferred the Mexican order of the Aztec Eagle by the Mexican president, during the G-20 summit in Los Cabos.He was honoured along with MS.Margaret chan, Director General of the world health organization.

Yarlagadda Presented Award For Promoting Hindi

Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Hindi Academy Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad was honoures with Ganga sharan Singh Award by President Pratibha singh patil in New Delhi on 20 June 2012.The President also gave away the award,instituted by center’s kendriya Hindi Santhan,at a gli-hering ceremony at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan to Girish karnad,Shyam Benagal and Madhur Bahndarkar,among others their contribution to the promotion of the national language.

ITC Bags Award For BIZ Development

Diversified Business firm ITC ltd on 21 June said it has received the ‘2012 World Business & Development Award’ at the on going Rio+20 united nations summit in Brazil.The award has been given for the transformational rural initiatives in social & farm forestry programmes in India , undertaken by the company.

Kolkata Solar Physicist Wins Prestigious US Prize

Dibyendu Nandi of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata has been awarded the prestigious Karen Harvey Prize for 2012 by the American Astronomical Society (AAS).The first scientist from the Asia Pacific to get the prize, Nandy was awarded for his “advances in the use of kinematic dynamo models to elucidate the typical and atypical solar cycle, and for his outstanding leadership within the solar physics and space climate communities.”

G20 Challenge Award for Medicare Initiative

The Apollo Hospitals Group initiative to provide quality tertiary health care in semi urban and rural areas has won the G20 challenge on Inclusive Business Innovation.

Ratan Tata Gets LifeTime Achievement Award b the Prestigious Rockefeller Foundation

Tata sons chairman,Ratan Tata, has been awarded a lifetime Achievement Award by the Rockfeller Foundationa in New York for his innovation in philonthropy.The foundation, celebrating 100 years of global innovation, honoured individuals and institutiona with in second annual innovation wasrds on 26 June 2012 .Last year’s receipient of the Roche feller foundation’s Life time Achievement Award was former US president Bill Clinton.

Tata Power  Jojobera Unit Wins Award

Tata powers Jojobera thermal power station at Jamshedpur in Jharkhand won the golden peacock environment Management award for 2012 . The award will be presented in New Delhi during the 14th world congress on environment Management on 7-8 July.

City Firm Bags Global Packaging Awards

Ecoblis, a Hyderabad based firm engaged in making innovative packaging products, bagged three awards at the international packaging excellence awards competition held in Croatia. The jury consisted of 33 country representatives and a representative from the international packaging press organization.

Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2012

K.Ravi, Managing director,NCL industries , has won the Hyderabad Management Associations”Entrepreneur of the year award 2012″. Civil supplier minister D.sridhar babu presented the award to him at a function organized by the HMA here.A Hyderabad based company,NCL induction in engaged in the manufacture of cement, ready concrete, cement particle board etc.

Life Time Achievement Award

Eminent Write Ruskin Bond, renowned Sarod exponent Ustad Amjad Ali khan and noted classical singer Girija Devi were conferred ‘Life Time Achievement Awards’ for the year 2011 -2012 by Delhi government at a function in New Delhi on June 22,2012.

Eklavya Award

The Government of Gujarat of June 5,2012 presented Eklavya Award of the year 2010-11 to Indian Cricketer Yusuf Pathan in Vododara. Munaf patel also received the award. Eklavya Award is highest award resented by Gujarat Government in the area id sports. Both recipients received cheque of Rs.1 lakh and a trophy.

Benjamin Franklin Award

US based India chief  Vikas Khanna’s cookbook is among the winners of America’s prestigious Benjamin  Franklin Awards on June 7,2012 , Pakistani civil servant Irfan Hussain also received the award for his book ‘ Fatal Faultlines’ in Politics and current affairs category while vikas khanna’s book was ‘Flavours First: An Indian Chef’s Culinary Journey’.

International  Peace Award

Two India human rights activists –Binayak sen and Bulu Imam will be honoured with the International peace Award given by Gandhi Foundation at the House of Lords. The award  was instituted in 1998 by Suruv Hoda and Diana Schumacher with support of the foundation’s President Lord Attenborough.

Common Wealth Literary Prize

Writers from Srilanka and New Aealand on June 8,2012 won the common wealth Foundation’s literary Prizes for 2012.shehan karunatilaka from srilanka picked up the common wealth short story prize was won by Newzealnd’a Emma Martin for ‘Two Girls in a Boat’.

USIBC Leader ship Award

The chairman and  Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra , Anand Mahindra received the UDIBC leadership award along with Fors Moto’r President and CEO, Alan Mulally on June 12, 2012 at the 37th Annual gala of the US India Business council. USIBs is the largest bilateral trade organization based in Washington and Premier business advocacy organization advancing the US- India commercial and trade ties.

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