Zia Haider Rahman
- Zia Haider Rahman, a Bangladeshi novelist has been awarded with Britain’s oldest literary prize, the James Tait Black award, at the Edinburgh international book festival, for his first novel, ‘In the Light of What We Know’ on August 17, 2015.
- James Tait Black award is an annual literary award bestowed on person for literature written in the English language in UK. It was constituted in 1919 in memory of James Tait Black. The award carries a monetary prize of £ 10000.
- Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar has been awarded with the PATWA an affiliate of United Nations WTO. i.e., Safari India South Asia Travel Award for the year 2015 under the category of Best Tourism Minister on August 7, 2015.
- Safari India is a prestigious regional tourism magazine covering India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and South-East Asia.
- It covers a wide range of topics on .tourism, aviation, travel agents, hotels, travel trade conferences, wildlife and environment.
Awards/Prizes Current Affairs
- The UNESCO announced on September 1, 2015 that Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur (India) won the Asia Pacific Heritage Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
- The award recognised the remarkable conservation effort undertaken at the sacred site which employed age-old rituals and conservation techniques drawn from vastu shastra focusing on architecture and construction.
- Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located in Thrissur district of Kerala. It is dedicated to Shiva.
- It is a classic example of the architectural style of Kerala and has Mural paintings depicting various episodes from Mahabharata.
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National Sports and Adventure Awards 2014-15
- Pranab Mukherjee, President of India conferred National Sports and Adventure Awards on August 29, 2015 at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Arjuna Awards 2015
|Nayab Subedar Sandeep Kumar||Archery|
|Kidambi Srikanth Nammalwar||Badminton|
|Mandeep Jangra .||Boxing|
|Abhilasha Shashikant Mhatre||Kabaddi|
|Anup Kumar Yama||Roller Skating|
|S. Sathish Kumar||Weightlifting|
|Yumnam Sanathoi Devi||Wushu|
|Sharath M. Gayakwad||Para-Swimming|
Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2014
|Arunima Sinha||Land Adventure|
|Jot Singh||Land Adventure|
|Wg. Cdr. Paramvir Singh||Water Adventure|
|Lt. Col. (Retd.) Satyendra Verma||Air Adventure|
|Col. (Retd.) Satish Chander Sharma||Life Time Achievement|
Dronacharya Award 2015
|Naval Singh||Athletics Para-sports|
|Swatantar Raj Singh||Boxing|
Dhyan Chand Award 2015
|Shiv Prakash Mishra||Tennis|
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2015
|Directorate. General of Military Training (DGMT)||Identifying and nurturing of young talent in sports.|
|Coal India Limited (CIL)||Encouraging sports through Corporate Social Responsibility.|
|Haryana State Police||Employing sportspersons and sports welfare measures.|
|Sports Coaching Foundation (SCF)||Development of sports.|
Kerala State Film Awards 2014
- State Minister of Kerala for Cinema, Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan announced Kerala Chalchitra awards 2014 in various categories at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
- Best Actor Award Nivin Pauly (Bangalore Days and 1983) and Sudev Nair (My Life Partner)
- Best Actress Award Nasriya Naseem (0m Shanthi Hosana and Bangalore Days)
- Best Male Playback Singer KJ Yesudas
- Best Female Playback Singer Shreya Ghoshaal
- Best Director Sanalkumar Sasidharan (Oraal Pokkam)
First Sunhak Peace Ptfze 2015
- Noted Indian agriculture scientist Dr. Modadugu Vijay Gupta, who has done pioneering work in aquaculture in India,Bangladesh and several South-East Asian countries, was awarded the first Sunhak Peace Prize, billed as an alternative to the Nobel Peace Prize on August 28, 2015.
- He shared the prize with the President of Kiribati Islands, Anote Tong. He was chosen for the award for his dogged fight to end the carbon emissions which are spelling doom for small island nations which are facing dire prospects of being engulfed by rising sea waters by 2050.
- Gupta hailed from Bapatla in Andhra Pradesh. He is a biologist, also the recipient of the World Food Prize in 2005 for development and dissemination of low-cost techniques for freshwater fish farming.
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