सामयिक विषय: Awards & Honors

48thDadasahebPhalke Award for the year 2016

48th Dadasaheb Phalke Award-2006

Question: Who was recently announced to be awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke Award of the year 2016?
(a) Salim Khan
(b) Nitin Mukesh
(c) Prem Chopra
(d) Kasinadhuni Viswanath
Ans: (d)
Related facts

  • On April 24, 2017; the announcement was made to confer the 48th Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2016 to the famous film director and actor Kasinadhuni Viswanath.
  • As a director, he directed 50 films from Tamil, Telugu and Hindi cinema from the year 1965.
  • His famous Hindi films include Sargam, Kamchor, Sanjog, Jaag Utha Insaan, Ishwar, Sur Sangam, Shubhkaamna, Sangeet and Dhanwaan.
  • He was awarded the Padma Shri award in the year 1992 by the Indian government for his contribution in film production.
  • Apart from this, he has been honored with 5 National Film Awards, 20 Nandi Awards (by the Andhra Pradesh Government) and 10 Filmfare Awards including Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • His national award winner ‘SwathiMuthayam’ was the official film of India in 59th Oscar Awards.
  • He was born on February 19, 1930 in Andhra Pradesh.
  • It is important that Dada Saheb Phalke Award is given by the Indian Government for outstanding contribution in the progress and development of Indian cinema.
  • The award was started from Dada Saheb Phalke birth centenary year 1969.
  • Devikaraani was the first recipient of this award.
  • Under this award, a gold lotus, cash amount of Rs 10 lakh and a shawl are provided.
  • This award will be given by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function organized at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on May 3, 2017.
  • It is worth mentioning that the year-2015, 47th Dadasaheb Phalke Award was given to the famous film actor and director Manoj Kumar.

Related Links:-
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=161251

Aniruddhan Vasudevan's 'One Part Woman', a translation of Perumal Murugan's controversial Tamil novel 'Maadhorubaagan',wins Translation Sahitya Akademi award

Aniruddhan Vasudevan

Question: Sahitya Akademi has recently announced to give the Sahitya Akademi Translation Award-2016 Aniruddhan Vasudevan for translation in which of the following languages?
(a) Hindi language
(b) Malayalam language
(c) Tamil language
(d) English language
Answer- (d)
Related facts:

  • On April 18th, 2017, Sahitya Akademi has announced to give translation prize in English 2016 to Aniruddhan Vasudevan.
  • Vasudevan will receive this prize for his ‘One Part Woman’, a translation of Perumal Murugan’s controversial Tamil novel Maadhorubaaga.
  • The selection was based on the recommendations made by a jury comprising Malayalam poet and critic K.
  • Satchidanandan, writer Githa Hariharan and translator and historian A.R. Vankatachalapathy.
  • The prize is awarded to books first published during five years immediately preceding the year of the award (i.e. between 1st January, 2010 and 31stDecember, 2014).
  • Vasudevan will be felicitated with the award along with the other winners of the Sahitya Akademi award in 23 languages at a special function in June 2017.
  • Prize consists of a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque and a cheque of Rs 50,000.
  • Translation prize 2016 in Malayalam language will be given to N.K. Desam for his translation Geethanjali by Rabindra Nath Tagore.

Reference:
http://sahitya-akademi.gov.in/sahitya-akademi/pdf/Press_Release_(English)_SATA_2016.pdf
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/q5fgSzmwS7dYxtiY7pmaEI/Sahitya-Akademi-award-for-translation-of-Perumal-Murugans-M.html
http://sahitya-akademi.gov.in/sahitya-akademi/pdf/Press_Release_(Hindi)_SATA_2016.pdf

The Golf Industry Association (GIA) awards 2017

Golf Industry Association Award-2013

Question-Winners of the Golf Industry Association Award 2017 include:
(1) Aditi Ashok
(2) Ali Sher
(3) Shiv Prasad Chaurasia
(a) Only 1 and 2
(b) Only 2 and 3
(c) Only 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3 all
Ans: (d)
Related facts:-

  • On April 20, 2017; Second Golf Industry Award was announced by the Industry Association in Gurugram (Haryana).
  • The names of the winners in different classes are as follows:
  • Outstanding Playing Career – Ali Sher
  • Pioneer in Golf Coaching – Simran Singh
  • Best New Golf Course – Glade One Golf Course, Ahmedabad
  • Digital Initiative Award-Golfing Indian
  • Best Golf Tour Operator – My Golf Tours
  • Best Player of the Year (Men) 2016 – Shiv Prasad Chaurasia
  • Excellent achievement as a player – Aditi Ashok
  • It is notable that in 1991, Ali Sher became the first Indian professional golfer to win the prestigious Indian Open title.
  • He was also given the Arjuna Award in the year 1991.

Related links:-
https://www.sportskeeda.com/golf/aditi-ashok-ssp-chawrasia-ali-sher-win-golf-industry-awards
http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/golfer-aditi-chawrasia-ali-sher-win-golf-industry-awards-117042001031_1.html
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/aditi-ssp-ali-sher-win-golf-industry-awards/1/934189.html

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