Most Important Awards and Honours in December 2016
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Today I going to post the list of New Awards of 2016 of the month of December in a Pdf Format. This Pdf will provide you insight into current affair events that are important for competitive exams. As we now General Awareness is the most important section in banking exams as well as other many competitive exams. General Awareness section is scoring, less time consuming, tricky and important part of RBI, IBPS, SBI, LIC, other Bank Exams, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, exams and around all govt. exams these days, it’s on the priority that General Awareness should be studied carefully as the tricky part.’
- Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank won two awards for inclusive insurance from Skoch Group for 2016 life insurance and micro insurance sectors. Corporation Bank also won SKOCH silver award for being top channel partner of LIC of India for past three years.To ensure greater participation in financial inclusion in rural areas, Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank (KVGB) Launched Bank Sakhi Scheme as to promote cashless transaction.
- Priyanka Chopra Ranked 55th in IMDb’s most popular celebrities’ list. She is only Indian in List, which is Topped by Algerian Artist Sofia Boutella. Priyanka also became first Indian to be appointed as global ambassador of the hair care brand Pantene.
- 23rd Star Screen Awards, hosted by Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan ->Shoojit Sircar Directed Pink won four awards Best Film, Best Actor (Amitabh Bachchan), Best Editing Aditya Banerji, Best Dialogue Ritesh Shah.
- American Singer Katy Perry honoured with Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award for her work as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
- Autobiography of Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar Playing it my way won Crossword Book of the Year Award in Autobiography category.
- Badminton Player PV Sindhu won Badminton World Federation (BWF) 2016’s Most Improved Player of Year award in Dubai.
- Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh chosen for prestigious Jnanpith Award for 2016. He is 52nd Overall and 6th Bengali recipient of this honour.
- Bharat Earth Movers Limited Ltd (BEML) won ‘CII National Quality 2016 Award’, jointly instituted by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and Export-Import Bank (EXIM).
- British Multimedia artist Helen Marten won Turner Prize (Britain’s top award for contemporary art). Marten also earlier won inaugural Hepworth Prize.
- Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation (Tamil Nadu) selected for Digital India Silver Award by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, in Most Innovative Citizen Engagement category.
- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos honoured with Lampard peace prize or Catholic Nobel for his efforts to reach FARC deal and establish Peace in his Nation.
- Corporation Bank won ‘Best MSME Bank Award 2016’ and Vijaya Bank won ‘Best Bank for SME Lending award’ by Assocham.
- Cricketer Sunil Gavaskar honoured with Golden Jubilee Lifetime Achievement Award by Sports Journalists’ Association of Mumbai (SJAM).
- Dec 1 Raising day of Border Security Force. It was raised on Dec 1, 1965.
- Defense PSU BEML conferred with CEPM Fellowship Award 2016 for its commitment to transforming and driving organizational capabilities through human-centric approach.
- IAAF World Athlete of the Year Awards 2016 Male Usain Bolt (Jamaica). Awarded for the sixth time.
->Female Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia).
->Other Awards Rising
->Andre De Grasse (Male), Belgium’s Nafissatou Thiam (Female).
->President’s Award Tegla Loroupe.
->Women in Athletics Polyxeni Argeitaki (Greece)
- India’s Srinidhi Shetty won Miss Supranational 2016 title held in Poland.
- Indian filmmaker Onir’s documentary Raising The Bar won Award of Recognition at Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards.
- Indian music Director A.R. Rahman nominated for Academy Awards (89th Oscars Awards) for his composition of the title track of ‘Pele: Birth of a Legend’. He has been nominated for Best Original Score and Best Original Song Categories.Rahman has won an Oscar for his music ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ in 2009 (Song Jai Ho).
- Indian physicist Kavita Sanghvi named among top 50 shortlisted for Global Teacher Prize 2017 by Varkey Foundation.
- Jeje Lalpekhlua named as 2016 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year.
- Kaisa Matom Aki (Finland) and Maksym Radziwill (Canada) jointly won 2016 SASTRA Ramanujan award, for their collaborative work on short intervals in number theory in Mathematics. It was announced during International Conference on Number Theory at SASTRA University at Kumbakonam (Tamil Nadu). Kaisa Matom Aki is the first woman to receive this prize since it began in 2005.
- Kolkata City (West Bengal) won C40 Award for best solid waste management improvement project of 2016 during C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City.
- La La Land (Starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling) chosen as Best film in 2016 New York Film Critics Circle Awards.
- Lord’s Cricket Ground’s top 20 players 2016 List Indian Player Virat Kohli is ranked at the top, Followed by Jonny Bairstow (England), Ravichandran Ashwin (India) and Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka).
- Ministry of Health and Family Welfare won gold in the Web Ratna category at 2016 Digital India awards.
- Noted Hindi poet Leeladhar Jagoori will be honoured with Gangadhar National Award for 2015 by Sambalpur University (Odisha).
- Portuguese Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo won 2016 FIFA Ballon d’Or Award (world’s best football player). He won it for a fourth time (Earlier in 2008, 2013 and 2014).
- Rajasthan Patrika’s Varun Bhatt and The Week have been jointly awarded International Press Institute (IPI) India Award for Excellence in Journalism 2016.
- SIES Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati National Eminence Award 2016
->Science & Technology- A S Kiran Kumar (ISRO chairman).
->Public Leadership- Devendra Fadnavis (Maharashtra Chief Minister)
->Social Thinkers, Philosophers and Pravachana Karthas- Kamala Murthy (Hari Katha exponent)
->International- John Marr (UK Based scholar in Sanskrit, Tamil, and Telugu)
- Sahitya Academy Awards 2016
->24 poets and authors will be conferred 2016 Sahitya Akademi Awards
->8 poetry, 7 short stories, 5 novels, 2 criticism books and 1 book each of essays and play.
Play-Swaraj Bir (Punjabi).
Essay- Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri (Bengali).
Criticism- Aziz Hajini (Kashmiri) and Nizam Siddiqui (Urdu).
Short stories- Chahatrapal (Dogri), Shyan Darihare (Maithili), Moirangthem Rajen (Manipuri), Asaram Lomate (Marathi), Paramita Satpathy (Odia), Bulaki Sharma (Rajasthani) Vannadhasan (Tamil).
Poetry -Jnan Pujari (Assamese), Anju (Bodo), Kamal Vora (Gujarati), Prabha Varma (Malayalam), Sitanath Acharya (Sanskrit), Gobinda Chandra Majhi (Santhali), Nand Javeri (Sindhi) and Papineni Sivasankar (Telugu).
- Scottish tennis player Andy Murray won BBC sports personality of Year 2016 Award. He became the first person to win it 3 times.
- Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico named as a winner of Miss World 2016 beauty Pageant held in the USA. The first runner-up was Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez of Dominican Republic, followed by Natasha Mannuela of Indonesia.
- Tata Sons interim Chairman Ratan Tata presented with ‘Global Agriculture Leadership Award 2016’ of Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA).
- Three Indian Origin teenagers Shriya and Adhya (Twins) and Vineet Edupuganti won the scholarship of USD 1 lakh for their innovative research in 17th annual Siemens Math, Science and Technology Competition.
- UAE-based Indian environmental activist Kehkashan Basu won 2016 prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize.
- US President-Elect Donald Trump has been named as TIME’s Person of The Year 2016. Although Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won online reader’s poll for TIME magazine’s Person of Year 2016 with 18% votes.
- US Secretary of State John Kerry has been having been awarded Officer of the Legion of Honour, highest French civilian honour.
- USA Magazine Esquire named Indian Actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh as International women and man of the year 2016, respectively.
- Vijaya Bank named as Best Bank for SME Lending at 4th SMEs Excellence Awards by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
- eCom Firm Flipkart founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal have been named as Asian of the Year 2016 by Singapore Based newspaper The Straits Times as part of a group called The Disruptors.
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