Current Affairs Awards October 25-31
CDAC-ACCS Foundation Award were instituted by the Advance Computing and Communications Society. The 2009 winner of this award are Dr Raj Jain of Washington University and Dr Anurag Kumar of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore . The awards will be presented to them on December 14, 2009.
Dr Jain bagged award in recognition of his role in influencing the growth and impact of Networking technology. Dr Kumar was selected for the award for his contributions to the a nalysis, optimization and control techniques in communication networks.
October 25, 2009: Best Eco Tourism award – Chhattisgarh:
Chhattisgarh was awarded the Best Eco Tourism award for its outstanding performance for promotion of eco tourism in the state. The award was given away to the Chhattisgarh Tourism Board by the Union Minister of State for Tourism Sultan Ahmed at the ”5th Hospitality India and Explore the World” conference held in New Delhi.
“Globosport” of Mahesh Bupati Starts Film Awards
Globosport is Mahesh Bhupathi’s advertisement company. It has started annual film awards to honour South Indian artistes. Recently Soundarya Rajnikanth (She is daughter of Rajnikanth and runs Ocher Studios that produced the animation film “Sultan: The Warrior”.) has joined hands with Mahesh Bhupathi for these awards.
October 26, 2009: 10th annual Greentech Environment Excellence Silver Award
10th annual Greentech Environment Excellence Silver Award for 2009 was conferred to Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) which owns and operates the 1,500-MW Nathpa-Jhakri hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh. However the award goes to SJVNL’s 412 MW Rampur project.
About the Award: The award has been instituted by non-profit organisation Greentech Foundation — based in California and New Delhi and is given in recognition of outstanding performance in safety issues.
Clinton Global Citizen Award : Ruchira Gupta
Ruchira Gupta (Eminent journalist and social activist ) has been awarded with the Clinton Global Citizen Award in New York recently in recognition of her efforts in combating trafficking in women and children. She has been fighting for the cause of women for the last 24 years aiming at combating trafficking through small self-help group structures like Apne Aap, an NGO started by women in prostitution in the hetwadi / Kamatipura red light area of Mumbai in 1998.
In addition to her work with Apne Aap, Ruchira provides policy support to the Indian government, the UN and USAID. In 2008, Gupta addressed the UN General Assembly on human trafficking and was awarded the Abolitionist Award at the UK House of Lords.
October 31, 2009: FAI Golden Jubilee Award
FAI Golden Jubilee Award are given by Fertilisation Association of India for outstanding work in the field of Fertilizers. Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar has bagged this prestigious award for outstanding research on Integrated Nutrient Management.
October 31, 2009: Indira Gandhi national integration award
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