Awards And Honours

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2021

The Sahitya Akademi announced its coveted annual literary awards for great literary works in 24 languages for the year 2021. Ms. Namita Gokhale was awarded for her novel Things to Leave Behind and Ms. Anuradha Sarma Pujari for Iyat Ekhan Aaronya Asil (Novel). S. No Language Title and Genre Name of the Author 1AssameseIyat Ekhan Aaronya Asil (Novel)Anuradha Sarma Pujari 2BengaliMitjafar O Ananya Natale (Play)Bratya Basu 3BodoKhora Sayao Arw Himalay (Poetry)Mwdai Gahai 4DogriNamme Tunnel (Short Stories)Raj Rahi 5EnglishThings to Leave Behind (Novel)Namita Gokhale 6Gujarati Gandh Manjusha (

Oscars 2022 winners

The Oscars are back in Hollywood, as nominees from top contending films including "CODA," "The Power of the Dog" and "Belfast" hit the red carpet for the movie industry's biggest night. The awards ceremony is happening at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. "Dune", Denis Villeneuve's epic science fiction film, bagged four Oscars even before the ceremony began for the following categories: Editing, Original Score, Sound, and Production Design. Ariana DeBose  nabbed the Oscar for best supporting actress for her star turn as Anita in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the hit musical "West Side

Padma Awards 2022

Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion

Bharatiya Gyanpith Awards (Jnanpith Award)

On 22nd May 1961, the fiftieth birthday of Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain, the founder of the Bharatiya Jnanpith, members of his family thought that some unique scheme, commanding national prestige and of international standard, should be started in the literary or cultural field. Consequently, when on 16th September 1961, the Board of Trustees was considering matters relating to the "Rashtrabharati Granthamala", which brings out Hindi translations of outstanding works of other Indian languages, Smt. Rama Jain, the Founder President of the Jnanpith, queried whether it was possible to select the best

Padma Awards

Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ''Padma Vibhushan'' is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ''Padma Bhushan'' for distinguished service of high order and ''Padma Shri'' for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occas

National Sports Awards 2021

Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports announced the National Sports Awards 2021. National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of the previous four years. Arjuna Award for outstanding performance in Sports and Games is given for good performance over a period of the previous four years and showing qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, and a sense of discipline. Dronacharya Award for outstanding coa

Nobel Prize (Awards) Winners 2021

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2021The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2021 was awarded jointly to David Julius(Affiliation at the time of the award: University of California, San Francisco, CA, US) and Ardem Patapoutian(Affiliation at the time of the award: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Scripps Research, La Jolla, CA, USA) for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch. David Julius utilized capsaicin, a pungent compound from chili peppers that induces a burning sensation, to identify a sensor in the nerve endings of the skin that responds to heat. Ardem Patapout

Nobel Prize Winner

Swedish inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel, at the time of his death on 10 December 1896, had 355 patents worldwide – one of them was the patent on dynamite. Furthermore, he had started 87 companies all over the world. According to his will, Alfred Nobel's enormous fortune was to be used to establish prizes to award those who had done their best to benefit mankind in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. The first Nobel Prizes were awarded in 1901, five years after Nobel's death. In 1969, another prize was added "The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences

Nobel Prize (Awards) 2020

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter(Affiliation at the time of the award: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA), Michael Houghton (Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada) and Charles M. Rice (Affiliation at the time of the award: Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA) “for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus”. They have made a decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global health problem that causes cirrhosi

Sahitya Akademi Award 2020

Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 was announced by the National Academy of Letters during the opening day of the annual Festival of Letters. The list of awardees includes seven books of poetry, four novels, five short stories, two plays, and one each of memories and epic poetry in 20 Indian languages. S. No Language Title and Genre Name of the Author 1AssameseBengsata (Short stories)Apurba Kumar Saikia 2BengaliEka Eka Ekashi (Memoirs)Mani Shankar Mukhopadhyay 3BodoGwthenay Lamayao Gwdan Agan (Short stories)Dharanidhar Owari 4DogriBaba Jitmal (Play)Gian Singh 5EnglishWhen God is a Traveller (Poe

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World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF)

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What is Bitcoin?

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Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

Headquarter: New Delhi Function and Objective of the Organization: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food-related issues in various Ministries →