Thursday, July 31, 2014

Current Affairs

** Gandhi Peace Prize to Chandi Prasad Bhatt
** France confers ‘Officer of the Legion of Honor’ upon actor Shahrukh Khan
** Canada’s York University confers honorary doctorate upon Ratan Tata
** Pen Pinter prize to novelist Salman Rushdie
** Jnanpith Award 2013 to Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh
** Immunologists Dr James Allison of the US and Dr Tasuku Honjo of Japan were named joint recipients of the inaugural Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science.
** World Food Prize 2014 to India-born scientist Sanjaya Rajaram.
** Queen Elizabeth confers Knighthood upon Indian-origin physicist Prof. Tejinder Virdee
** Bharat Ratna JRD Tata award conferred upon Somasundaram
** Anand Mahindra first Indian to be honoured with Harvard Medal
** Vishwanath Tripathi awarded Vyas Samman