Famous Personalities

Justice Dalveer Bhandari has been re-elected as a Judge in the International Court of Justice

Date: November 21, 2017

Indian candidate Justice Dalveer Bhandari has been re-elected [for the term 2018-2027] as a Judge in the International Court of Justice after Britain has withdrawn his candidate Christopher Greenwood.

Justice Bhandari got 183-193 votes in the General Assembly and secured all the 15 votes in the Security Council in the election held at the UN headquarters in New York.

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Date: November 02, 2017

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Role of P C Mahalanobis in Nation Building

Date: June 28, 2017

In the words of Prof. Mahalanobis “Statistics must have a clearly defined purpose, one aspect of which is scientific advancement and the other human welfare and national development.” And in both the aspects his contribution has been immense. He is rightly referred to as the chief architect of Indian statistical system as well as father of statistical science in India. What started ...

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David Grossman :Man Booker International Prize 2017

Date: June 16, 2017

David Grossman’s “ambitious high-wire act of a novel”, A Horse Walks into a Bar, set around a standup comic’s rambling and confessional routine in an Israeli comedy club, has won the Man Booker International prize for the year’s best fiction in translation.

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Date: June 16, 2017

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Jnanpith Award:Poet Shankha Ghosh

Date: April 28, 2017

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday conferred the Jnanpith award on eminent Bengali poet Sankha Ghosh in New Delhi.

Speaking on the occasion, the president said that Ghosh, a poet and critique par excellence, a teacher of reputation, a Sahitya Akademi (1977) and Padma Bhushan awardee, was the most deserving recipient of this award.

A professor of Bengali and an authority in h...

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Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2016 goes to legendary filmmaker K.Viswanath

Date: April 25, 2017

Filmmaker and actor Kasinathuni Viswanath is going to be conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2016. I and B (Information and Broadcasting) Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today approved the recommendation of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award committee.
The award is conferred by the Government of India for outstanding contribution to the growth and development o...

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Babasaheb Ambedkar: Some Thoughts

Date: April 14, 2017

India is celebrating the 126th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar. It was this day 126 years go; in a tiny village of Mhow, in present day Madhya-Pradesh, Bhim Rao was born in the family of erstwhile untouchables.

Indeed a lot of research, reading and writings have gone into the life and works of Babasaheb Ambedkar. To this day, he is considered as one of the greatest...

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Date: March 24, 2017

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Date: March 11, 2017

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Saraswati Samman 2016: Mahabaleshwar Sail for his novel ‘Hawthan’

Date: March 10, 2017

 Konkani author Mahabaleshwar Sail has been honored with the 2016 Saraswati Samman for his novel ‘Hawthan’. The 74-year-old Sail’s novel Hawthan was published in 2009 and was shortlisted from 22 books written in various languages.

The Saraswati Samman is an annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any 22 Indian language listed in Schedule VII...

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Date: July 27, 2016

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Canadian author Margaret Atwood wins 2016 Pen Pinter Prize

Date: June 17, 2016

Margaret Atwood has been awarded with Pen Pinter Prize for the year 2016 for her contribution towards Political activism and speaks & act against violation of Human Rights.Margaret Atwood has said that she is humbled to win an award from PEN celebrating her political activism, describing herself as “a stand-in for the thousands of people around the world who speak and act against [hum...

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Date: May 12, 2016

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150th Birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore

Date: May 08, 2016

As a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary, the government on Monday announced a grant of Rs. 150 crore to the Nobel Laureate's abode -- Visva Bharati University - for restoring it to its old glory.

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Date: April 19, 2016

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Dr. Ambedkar: Life and Philosophy

Date: April 13, 2016

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, political leader, philosopher, thinker, anthropologist, historian, orator, prolific writer, economist, scholar, editor, a revolutionary and one of the founding father of independent India. Overcoming numerous social and financial obstacles, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar became the principal Architect of India’s democratic constitution and builder of m...

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Abel Prize (Noble Prize Of Matematics) 2016:Sir Andrew wiles

Date: March 17, 2016

Andrew wiles has been awarded the 2016 Abel Prize, regarded as mathematics’ equivalent of the Nobel Prize, for his stunning proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem which baffled the Mathematicians for more than 300years.He was selected by the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters for solving a centuries old hypothesis (equation), Fermat’s Last Theorem.

Fermat’...

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Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2015:Veteran Film Actor Manoj Kumar

Date: March 04, 2016

Veteran Film Actor and Director Shri Manoj Kumar is to be conferred the 47th Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2015. Award is conferred by the Government of India for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema. The Award consists of a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakhs and a shawl. The Award is given on the basis of recommendations of a Commi...

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Vinod Rai: First Chairman of Banks Board Bureau

Date: February 28, 2016

Former CAG Vinod Rai is appointed first Chairman of the Banks Board Bureau, which will advise the government on top-level appointments at public sector lenders and ways to address the bad loans problem among other issues.Besides, ICICI Bank’s former Joint Managing Director H.N. Sinor, Bank of Baroda’s former CMD Anil K Khandelwal and rating agency CRISIL’s former chief Rupa Ku...

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Ashok Chawla: New Chairman of TERI

Date: February 14, 2016

former Chairman of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) Ashok Chawla has been appointed as Chairman of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).He was selected by the Governing Council of TERI and shall succeed noted scientist B V Sreekantan. Besides he also has been appointed as Chairman of TERI’s Governing Council Ashok Chawla is former Union Finance Secretary.

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Mrinalini Sarabhai passes away

Date: January 21, 2016

Noted danseuse and Padma Bhushan recipient Mrinalini Sarabhai passed away today morning in Ahmedabad. She was 97.She had been admitted to hospital a day before.

Trained in Bharatnatyam, Kathakali and Mohiniyattom, she was educated at Shantiniketan under Rabindranath Tagore. She was married to the architect of India's space programme, Dr Vikram Sarabhai.

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Anuradha Roy won DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2016

Date: January 18, 2016

The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2016 has been conferred upon Anuradha Roy for her novel Sleeping on Jupiter which deals with the subject of violence against women at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka. Her novel deals with violence against women with story revolving around girl named Nomi and is set in Jarmuli, a city of temples.The jury panel  of The DSC Prize ...

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Raghuveer Chaudhari won 51st Gyanpeeth Award 2015

Date: December 29, 2015

Gujrati writer Raghuveer Chaudhari is selected for 51st Gyanpeeth Award 2015.He will receive this award in next year. He has written more than eighty books including novels, poetry, plays and literary criticism. He chiefly writes in Gujarati but also occasionally in Hindi.

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Salman Rushdie wins Mailer Prize 2015 for Lifetime Achievement

Date: December 12, 2015

Mailer Prize named after renowned American writer Norman Mailer, considered among the most influential writers of the second half of the 20th century, is awarded  to those writers whose work over the years has challenged readers’ perspectives on the world around them. Salman Rushdie,auther of 12 novels including the Booker Prize winner novel Midnight’s Child...

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Sulabh International's owner Bindeshwar Pathak to get top US humanitarian award

Date: November 02, 2015

Noted sociologist and founder of ‘Sulabh International’, Bindeshwar Pathak, has been nominated for ‘New York Global Leaders Dialogue Humanitarian Award’ to be given at New York in first week of November. Pathak is the only Indian to be nominated for the award.

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Man Booker Prize 2015: Marlon James wins for A Brief History of Seven Killings

Date: October 15, 2015

Marlon James has become the first Jamaican writer to win the Man Booker prize, taking the award for an epic, uncompromising novel not for the faint of heart. It brims with shocking gang violence, swearing, graphic sex, drug crime but also, said the judges, a lot of laughs.

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Sundar Pichai:The little-known big thinker now Google CEO

Date: August 11, 2015

Indian-born Sundar Pichai is new Google CEO

Sunder Pichai, 43, was named chief executive officer of the internet titan,as Google unveiled a new corporate structure creating an umbrella company dubbed Alphabet.Alphabet will be run by Google chief Larry Page.

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Bharat Ratna C.N.R. Rao:Japan’s highest civilian award

Date: June 20, 2015

C.N.R. Rao conferred with ‘Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star’

Eminent scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee C.N.R. Rao was conferred with Japan’s highest civilian award the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star for his outstanding contributions to science and Indo-Japanese s...

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John Nash:Inventor of game theory (mathematical study of decision-making)

Date: May 25, 2015

Renowned  mathematician and Nobel Laureate John Nash passes away

Renowned American mathematician and Nobel laureate John Nash passed away on 24 May 2015.He was the Princeton University mathematician and Nobel laureate whose towering intellect and descent into paranoid schizophrenia formed the basis ...

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