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AWARDS AND HONOURS - November 2019

Nov 2019

Nov 30, 2019

Satheesh Reddy will be the first Indian recipient in 100 yrs

  •  Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) London, the oldest aeronautical society in the world, has conferred honorary fellowship to G. Satheesh Reddy, secretary of the department of Defence R&D and chairman of DRDO.
  • The Society's highest award was bestowed on Dr. Reddy for his pioneering technological contributions over the past three decades, which has enabled the country to realise frontline military systems and world class missile technologies.

Malayalam poet Akkitham bags 55th Jnanpith Award

  •  The prestigious Jnanpith Award for literature has been announced for the Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboodri.
  • A jury under the chairmanship of noted Odia writer Pratibha Rai held a meeting before the declaration of his name. Jury's other members were Shamim Hanafi, Suranjan Das, Madhav Kaushik and Dr. Purushottam Bilimalale.
  • The award consists of Rs 11 lakh, a statue of Vagdevi, a citation and a memento.
About Akkitham
  • Akkitham is a famous writer in the Malayalam poetry world. He was born in 1926 and his full name is Akkitham Achuthan Namboodri but he is popularly known as Akkitham.
  • He was interested in literature and art since childhood. Apart from poetry, Akkitham has also written plays and novels.
  • His most of the poetry works have a unique prophetic character. He predicts a range of socio-political developments in his poetry. Akkitham is famous for showing modernity through his poetry.

NDTV Wins Award For Kathua Coverage

  •  NDTV has won the IPI India Award for Excellence in Journalism, 2019, for its coverage of the rape and murder of a young girl in Kathua and the aftermath, anchored by Nidhi Razdan. NDTV was unanimously selected by a jury headed by former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee.
  • The Award is for the expose of the conspiracy to scuttle probe into the heinous Kathua rape and murder: and a strong expose of the political hypocrisy across the political spectrum.

Nov 28, 2019

Sri Sathya Sai Award for Human Excellence

  •  Inspired by the universal message of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, 'Love All Serve All', the Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence (Gulbarga District, Karnataka) instituted the Sri Sathya Sai Award for Human Excellence. This is a humble endeavour to appreciate and recognize the services of those individuals who have led a life of service and sacrifice to serve mankind in various fields of social relevance such as: Health, Education, Woman and Child Welfare, Environment, Music and Fine Arts, Unity of Religions and Sports.
  • The awardees of the year 2019 are: EDUCATION - Gitanjali – Founding Member and CEO of Himalayan Institute of Alternatives Ladakh; ENVIRONMENT - Wilma Rodrigues – Founder of Saahas Zero Waste; HEALTH – Chethan Manchegowda – Founder of Khoon; MUSIC AND FINE ARTS – Himanshu. S – Founder of Dharavi Art Room. The award for UNITY OF RELIGIONS was given to Hindu Seva Pratishthana – an organisation that renders selfless service in various domains such as rural development, literacy, eradication of untouchability, children's education, family and individual counselling and rehabilitation of physically challenged and specially-abled children, among others. The WOMAN AND CHILD WELFARE award was given to Ms Anju Verma – Founder of Buland Udaan; SPORTS – Mr. Mahantesh GK – Founder of Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled and Cricket Association for the Blind in India. 

Sri Sathya Sai Award for Human Excellence

  •  Inspired by the universal message of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, 'Love All Serve All', the Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence (Gulbarga District, Karnataka) instituted the Sri Sathya Sai Award for Human Excellence. This is a humble endeavour to appreciate and recognize the services of those individuals who have led a life of service and sacrifice to serve mankind in various fields of social relevance such as: Health, Education, Woman and Child Welfare, Environment, Music and Fine Arts, Unity of Religions and Sports.
  • The awardees of the year 2019 are: EDUCATION - Gitanjali – Founding Member and CEO of Himalayan Institute of Alternatives Ladakh; ENVIRONMENT - Wilma Rodrigues – Founder of Saahas Zero Waste; HEALTH – Chethan Manchegowda – Founder of Khoon; MUSIC AND FINE ARTS – Himanshu. S – Founder of Dharavi Art Room. The award for UNITY OF RELIGIONS was given to Hindu Seva Pratishthana – an organisation that renders selfless service in various domains such as rural development, literacy, eradication of untouchability, children's education, family and individual counselling and rehabilitation of physically challenged and specially-abled children, among others. The WOMAN AND CHILD WELFARE award was given to Ms Anju Verma – Founder of Buland Udaan; SPORTS – Mr. Mahantesh GK – Founder of Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled and Cricket Association for the Blind in India. 

Nov 27, 2019

Kharjan TE Receives Best Tea Garden School Award

  •  Apeejay Tea's Kharjan Tea Estate bagged the award for the Best Tea Garden School at the Shramik Kalyan Divas, 2019, held at Kotalgoorie Tea Estate Field, Mariani, Jorhat. The manager of Kharjan TE received the award presented by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
  • Shramik Kalyan Divas 2019 organised by the Labour Welfare Department in association with the Assam Labour Welfare Society in commemoration of the birth anniversary of Santosh Kr. Topno, a prominent labour leader of Assam.
  • The company's annual award ceremony, three school head teachers, and teams received the coveted Chairman's Trophy as well as a cash award for the remarkable improvement in Gunotsav, 2018 rating. 
  • The Kharjan three schools -Kharjan LP School established in 1903, Kanjikhowa LP School, established in 1949, and Diglibari LP School.

Nov 26, 2019

American Music Awards 2019: Taylor Swift Takes Artist Of The Decade In Record-Breaking Haul

  •  Taylor Swift reflected on a year of highs and lows as she was named both artist of the year 2019 and artist of the decade at the American Music Awards. 
  • The pop superstar won six awards at this year's AMAs, taking her all-time total to 29 surpassing Michael Jackson's record of 24. 
  • The artist of the decade honour was announced well before the ceremony, but Swift also scooped the biggest prize of the night, artist of the year, from Drake, Ariana Grande, Halsey and Post Malone.

Nov 25, 2019

Taylor Swift Ties Michael Jackson's Record

  •  Taylor Swift tied Michael Jackson's record at the American Music Awards as she collected her 24th win and used her speech to thank her record label for allowing her to freely express herself as an artist.
  • Swift won favorite pop/rock album for "Lover," her first release on Universal Music Group's Republic Records. She released her first six albums on Big Machine Label Group, founded by Scott Borchetta, who owns Swift's master recordings along with music manager Scooter Braun.
  • Swift, who is nominated for five awards, has a chance of surpassing the King of Pop's record. Swift will also receive the artist of the decade award, to be presented by Carole King, at the show. She is also nominated for the top prize - artist of the year - along with Grande, Drake, Halsey and Post Malone, who is the leader with seven nominations.
  • Lizzo, Eilish and Lil Nas X — who also scored six Grammy nominations — are up for new artist of the year along with Ella Mai and Luke Combs.
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