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Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2015 announced: CSIR on 26 September 2015 announced Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize for Science and Technology 2015 for eleven scientists in recognition of their work.
Ratan Tata honoured by Coventry: The city of Coventry, on 1 October 2015, honoured Ratan Tata, chairman Emeritus of Tata sons, with its highest award in recognition of his contributions to the West Midlands region of central England. Tata took oath as an Honorary Freeman of the City of Coventry. Since 1914, only 13 people have been conferred with the honour.
Forbes India Leadership Awards-2015 presented: Forbes India Leadership Awards-2015 was presented on 30 September 2015 in Mumbai. The winners of the award were as follow
·       Outstanding Start-up for the Year: BhavishAggarwal and AnkitBhati of Ola
·       NextGen Enterpreneur for the Year: Siddhartha Lal of Eicher Motors Ltd
·       Entrepreneur with Social Impact: SamitGhosh, Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd
·       Conscious Capitalist Company for the year: Godrej Consumer Products Ltd and Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (Amul)
·       Best CEO Multinational Company: Uday Shankar, Star India Pvt. Ltd
·       Best CEO – Public Sector: Arundhati Bhattacharya, State Bank of India
·       Best CEO – Private Sector: CP Gurnani, Tech Mahindra Ltd
·       Lifetime Achievement Award for the Year: RC Bhargava of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd
·       Entrepreneur for the Year: UdayKotak of Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd
24th Vyaas Samman conferred on Kamal Kishore Goenka: Eminent Hindi writer Dr Kamal Kishore Goenka was conferred with 24th Vyaas Samman for the year 2014 and 22 September 2015. He was awarded for his work ‘Premchand ki Kahaniyon ka Kaal Kramanusaar Adhyayan’. Goenka’s work is a critical analysis of the work by Munshi Premchand.
IndraNooyi, ShobhanaBhartia awarded with 2015 Global Leadership Award of USIBC: PepsiCo Chairman IndraNooyi and Hindustan Times Group chairperson ShobhanaBharatia were on 22 September 2015 awarded with the 2015 Global Leadership Award of the US-India Business Council (USIBC). Besides, renowned Indian-American artist NatvarBhavsar was awarded with the Artistic Achievement Award.
EPFO wins Skoch Award for Smart Governance Initiatives: Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on 23 September 2015 won the Skoch Award for Smart Governance. It was awarded at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi for its initiatives on UAN Programme and Transformation of Social Security Agenda in India.
Jacob Tsimerman wins 2015 SASTRA Ramanujam Prize: Mathematician Jacob Tsimerman of the University of Toronto, Canada on 28 September 2015 was chosen for the prestigious 2015 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize. Tsimerman is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the University of Toronto. He primarily conducts research in Number Theory.
CSIR-CIMAP wins CSIR Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development, 2014: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CSIR-CIMAP), Lucknow on 26 September 2015 won the CSIR Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development (CAIRD) 2014. CSIR-CIMAP was awarded for enhancing incomes of farm communities through Vetiver based Technological Interventions.
Indo-British van driver honoured with Pride of Britain Award: Prince Charles of Britain on 28 September 2015 awarded Indo-British van driver Dee Patel with the Pride of Britain Award. Patel had risked his life to save others.
Indian-American environmental engineer named as MacArthur Fellow: KartikChandran, an Indian-American associate professor of earth and environmental engineering at Columbia Engineering, on 29 September 2015 was named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow for transforming wastewater from a pollutant requiring disposal to a resource for useful products.
Laureates of 2015 Right Livelihood Awards announced: Laureates of 2015 Right Livelihood Awards were announced on 1 October 2015. Tony de Brum& the People of the Marshall Islands, Sheila Watt-Cloutier (Canada), Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera (Uganda) and Gino Strada& his organization ‘Emergency’ (Italy) were chosen for the prestigious award that it also known as Alternative Nobel Prize.
Arthur B McDonald and Takaaki Kajita share 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics: Japan’s TakaakiKajita and American Arthur B. McDonald on 6 October 2015 jointly won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass. Kajita belongs to the University of Tokyo while McDonald is from Queen’s University, Canada.
Three researchers share 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrichand Aziz Sancar were on 7 October 2015 jointly awarded with the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for having mapped how cells repair damaged DNA and safeguard the genetic information at a molecular level.
Svetlana Alexievich wins the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature: Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich was on 8 October 2015 awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.
4 researchers share Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine-2015: The Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine on 5 October 2015 announced the recipients of the 2015 award. The 2015 prize was divided, one half jointly to William C Campbell (Ireland) and Satoshi Omura (Japan) for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites and the other half to YouyouTu (China) for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria.
Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet wins the Nobel Peace Prize 2015: Tunisian National Dialogue Quarter won the Nobel Peace Prize 2015 for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of Jasmine revolution of 2011. The winner of the award was announced by the KaciKullman Five, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee on 9 October 2015.
Angus Deaton wins 2015 Nobel Prize for Economics: British-born economist Angus Deaton, on 11 October 2015, won the 2015 economics Nobel Prize for “his analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare”. Deaton’s work had been a major influence on policy making, helping for example to determine which social groups are affected by an increase of value-added tax on food. He also spearheaded the use of household survey data in developing countries, especially data on consumption, to measure living standards and poverty.
·       Deaton, who was born in Edinburgh and holds both British and U.S. citizenship, is professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the United States.
·       The economics prize, officially called the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, was established in 1968. It was not part of the original group of awards set out in dynamite tycoon Nobel’s 1895 will.
Raif Badawi and James Fenton share 2015 PEN Pinter Prize: Saudi blogger and activist RaifBadawi and British poet and critic James Fenton were on 6 October 2015 awarded with the 2015 PEN Pinter Prize. Badawi was named as the 2015 International Writer of Courage by Fenton himself during a public event held at the British Library in London.
Popular Choice Award for Indian firm: Nualgi, an Indian company with entirely Indian technology in the field of nano biotechnology, on 7 October 2015 won the Popular Choice Awards at the Climate CoLab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge. With this, Nualgi became the first Indian company to win the annual MIT contest.
2015 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award for Rehman: A R Rehman was on 8 October 2015 chosen for the 2015 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award. The Academy award winning music composer and singer was chosen by the Hridayesh Art for his contribution to the Indian music in his career spanning over two decades.
J.C. Daniel Award for Malayalam film maker: Renowned Malayalam filmmaker I.V. Sasi was, on 12 October 2015, awarded with the prestigious J.C. Daniel Award for the year 2014 for his contributions towards the Malayalam entertainment industry. In 1982, his film Aaroodam won the NargisDutt Award for the best feature film on National Integration.
Honorary Doctrate for President Pranab Mukherjee: The Al-Quds University, on 13 October 2015, conferred honorary doctorate on President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony held in Ramallah. Al-Quds University is a Palestinian university with campuses in Jerusalem, Abu Dis, and al-Bireh.
Jaitley chosen ‘Finance Minister of the Year, Asia’: Union Finance Minister ArunJaitley was chosen as ‘Finance Minister of the Year, Asia’ by London-based publication Emerging Markets in October 2015. Besides, AtiurRahman, the Governor of Bangladesh Bank was named as the Central Bank Governor of the Year, Asia 2015.
Marlon James wins the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction: Jamaican writer Marlon James on 13 October 2015 won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. With this, James became the first Jamaican author to win the prize in its 47-years of history.
Tibetan PM Sangay honoured with Presidential Medal for promoting peace: Tibetan Prime Minister LobsangSangay was, on 14 October 2015, awarded with the prestigious Presidential Medal by Salisbury University in Maryland, US for promoting peace and understanding. Sangay dedicated the medal to the sufferings of the Tibetan people and the non-violent Tibetan movement to reinstate freedom and dignity inside Tibet.
Harvard University’s 2015 Humanitarian of the Year Award: Nobel Peace Prize winner of 2014 KailashSatyarthi was on 16 October 2015 conferred with the 2015 Humanitarian of the Year Award for contribution to the cause of child rights and abolition of child slavery. Satyarthi was successful in getting the issue of child protection included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that was adopted by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in September 2015.
Miss Diva 2015: Model-actress UrvashiRautela was, on 18 October 2015, crowned as Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 at a star-studded event in Mumbai. With this, she became India’s representative for the Miss Universe pageant.

Paul H Appleby Award: Noted criminologist K Chockalingam was in October 2015 conferred with the prestigious Paul H Appleby Award given by the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA).

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