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  • US economist Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Economics Prize for his contributions in the field of behavioural economics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on 9oct.
  • "In total, Richard Thaler's contributions have built a bridge between the economic and psychological analyses of individual decision-making," the award-giving body said on announcing the 9 million Swedish crown ($1.1 million) prize.
  • "His empirical findings and theoretical insights have been instrumental in creating the new and rapidly expanding field of behavioural economics, which has had a profound impact on many areas of economic research and policy."
  • The economics prize, officially called the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, was established in 1968.

  • Scientists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics for decisive contributions in the observation of gravitational waves, the award-giving body said on 3 oct.
  • "This is something completely new and different, opening up unseen worlds," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement on awarding the 9 million Swedish crown ($1.1 million)prize.
  • "A wealth of discoveries awaits those who succeed in capturing the waves and interpreting their message."
  • Physics is the second of this year's crop of Nobel Prizes and comes after Americans Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine on 2 oct.

  • Consequent upon announcement made by former Prime Minister, Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao, while dedicating Vizag Steel Plant to the nation on 1.8.1992, Government have decided to present an award known as Prime Minister’s Trophy and a cash award of Rs. 1 crore each year to the best performing integrated steel Plant(s) to generate a sense of competition and for improvement of performance of the integrated steel plants.
  • The objective of instituting the award for the integrated steel plants is to give recognition to outstanding performance in this vital sector of the national economy, which draws heavily on resources of capital and skilled manpower.
  • The award is intended to spur these major producers to achieve international standards of efficiency, quality and economy in their operations.
  • Ministry of Steel has since decided to increase the Award money of PM’s Trophy to Rs 2 crore and also a Runners Up to the PM’s Trophy (called the Steel Minister’s Trophy) has been launched with effect from FY 2006-07 with cash award of Rs 1 crore.

  • An IPS officer from India, Mahesh Bhagwat, who serves as Rachakonda police commissioner, Telangana State has won recognition as a hero for his efforts in combating trafficking.
  • The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U S Department of State, has listed him in the 2017 TIP Report Heroes released on June 27.
  • Recognising the efforts of the 1995 batch IPS officer, the report described Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat as one who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to the fight against human trafficking for the last 13 years.
  • He has participated in anti-trafficking operations that have removed hundreds of victims from situations of trafficking and, with the help of other government departments and civil society organizations, has ensured their placement in support programs.

  • Pune's RamamaniIyenger Memorial Yoga Institute has been selected as the first recepient of the Prime Minister's Award for outstanding contribution for promotion and development of Yoga, government said on 20 june.
  • "The selection was done from among 85 nominations received and 15 more recommended by the screening committee," the government said in a statement.
  • On June 21, last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in Chandigarh announced awards for the promotion and development of yoga. And following which the Ministry of AYUSH developed the guidelines for the awards.
  • "Two committees were consituted viz screening committee (for preliminary evaluation)and evaluation committee (jury), so that a transparent process is followed in finanizing the awards. Nomination for the awards were invited through open advertisement," the statement said.

  • ‘Project Jal Sanchay’ has been selected for the national award for excellence in the Mahatma Gandhi national rural employment guarantee programme (MGNREGP), by the union ministry of rural development.
  • A model of water conservation adopted successfully by the authorities in Nalanda district of south central Bihar, has been selected for the national award for excellence in the Mahatma Gandhi national rural employment guarantee programme (MGNREGP), by the ministry of rural development.
  • The award for excellence will be conferred on ‘Project Jal Sanchay’, the water conservation model developed in chief minister Nitish Kumar’s native district, at a function to be organised at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on June 19.
  • Nalanda deputy development commissioner (DDC) Kundan Kumar said he water conservation programme began just as an administrative initiative, but soon turned into a people’s movement.

  • RedInk Award for Lifetime Achievement goes to veteran journalist Vinod Dua The RedInk Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism for 2017 will be bestowed upon veteran journalist Vinod Dua.
  • The award, a part of the National RedInk Awards for Excellence in Journalism, and instituted by the Mumbai Press Club, will be given to Dua by Maharashtra Chief Minister DevendraFadnavis on Wednesday, 7th June, in Mumbai.
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Dua’s extensive and versatile contribution in different formats and subjects. He was among the country’s first psephologists, co-anchoring election analysis programmes alongside Dr.Prannoy Roy on Doordarshan.

  • G.D.Birla Award was instituted in 1991 by the K.K.Birla Foundation
  • The twenty-fifth G. D. Birla Award for Scientific Research for 2015
  • Prof. Sanjay Mittal from the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Significant contributions in the area of Bluff Body Flows
  • Instrumental in establishing the High Performance Computing (HPC) facility at IIT Kanpur
  • Heads the National Wind Tunnel Facility
  • Works in the area of sports aerodynamics
  • Was able to bring out the aerodynamic difference between a duck-feather and synthetic shuttle cock and have also been looking at the aerodynamics of the swing and reverse-swing of a cricket ball

Bharat Ratna

  • C. Rajagopalachari(1954): An Indian independence activist, statesman, and lawyer, Rajagopalachari was the only Indian and last Governor-General of independent India. He was Chief Minister of Madras Presidency (1937–39) and Madras State (1952–54); and founder of Indian political party Swatantra Party.
  • Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan(1954): Philosopher Radhakrishnan served as India's first Vice-President (1952–62) and second President (1962–67).Since 1962, his birthday on 5 September is observed as "Teachers' Day" in India.
  • C. V. Raman(1954): Widely known for his work on the scattering of light and the discovery of the effect, better known as "Raman scattering", Raman mainly worked in the field of atomic physics and electromagnetism and was presented Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.
  • Bhagwan Das(1955): Independence activist, philosopher, and educationist, Das is a co-founder of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith and worked with Madan Mohan Malaviya for the foundation of Banaras Hindu University.
  • M. Visvesvaraya(1955): Civil engineer, statesman, and Diwan of Mysore (1912–18), Visvesvaraya was a Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire. His birthday, 15 September, is observed as "Engineer's Day" in India.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru(1955): Independence activist and author, Nehru is the first and the longest-serving Prime Minister of India (1947–64)
  • Govind Ballabh Pant(1957): Independence activist Pant was premier of United Provinces (1937–39, 1946–50) and first Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (1950–54). He served as Union Home Minister from 1955–61.
  • Dhondo Keshav Karve(1958): Social reformer and educator, Karve is widely known for his works related to woman education and remarriage of Hindu widows. He established the Widow Marriage Association (1983), Hindu Widows Home (1896), and started Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University in 1916.
  • Bidhan Chandra Roy(1961): A physician, political leader, philanthropist, educationist, and social worker, Roy is often considered as "Maker of Modern West Bengal".He was second Chief Minister of West Bengal (1948–62) and his birthday on 1 July is observed as National Doctors' Day in India.
  • Purushottam Das Tandon(1961): Often titled as "Rajarshi", Tandon was an independence activist and served as speaker of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (1937–50). He was actively involved in a campaign to get official language status to Hindi.
  • Rajendra Prasad(1962): Independence activist, lawyer, statesman, and scholar,Prasad was closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi in the non-cooperation movement for Indian independence.He was later elected as the first President of India (1950–62).
  • Zakir Husain(1963): Independence activist and education philosopher, Husain served as a Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (1948–56) and the Governor of Bihar (1957–62).Later, he was elected as second Vice-President of India (1962–67) and went on to become the third President of India (1967–69).
  • Pandurang Vaman Kane(1963): Indologist and Sanskrit scholar,Kane is best known for his five volume literary work, History of Dharmaśāstra: Ancient and Medieval Religious and Civil Law in India; the "monumental" work that extends over nearly 6,500 pages and being published from 1930 to 1962.
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri(1966): Known for his slogan "Jai Jawan Jai Kisan" ("Hail the Soldier, Hail the Farmer"),Independence activist Shastri served as second Prime Minister of India (1964–66) and led the country during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
  • Indira Gandhi(1971): Known as the "Iron Lady of India",Gandhi was the Prime Minister of India during 1966–77 and 1980–84.During the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, her government supported Bangladesh Liberation War which led to the formation of a new country, Bangladesh.
  • V. V. Giri(1975): While studying at the University College Dublin, Giri was involvement in the Irish Sinn Féin movement. Returning to India, he organized labour unions and brought them to take active participation in Indian freedom struggle. He was elected as the first President of All India Trade Union Congress in 1926. Post-independence, Giri held positions of Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Mysore and various other cabinet ministries. He became the first acting President and was eventually elected as the fourth President of India (1969–74).
  • K. Kamaraj(1976): Independence activist and statesman Kamaraj was a former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for three terms; 1954–57, 1957–62, and 1962–63.
  • Mother Teresa(1980): "Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta" was a catholic nun and the founder of the Missionaries of Charity. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work in 1979 and was beatified on 19 October 2003 by Pope John Paul II.
  • Vinoba Bhave(1983): Independence activist, social reformer, and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, Bhave is best known for his Bhoodan movement, "Land-Gift Movement".[88] He was given the honorific title "Acharya" ("teacher") and was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award (1958) for his humanitarian work.
  • Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan(1987): Widely known as "Frontier Gandhi", independence activist and Pashtun leader Khan was a follower of Mahatma Gandhi. He joined Khilafat Movement in 1920 and founded Khudai Khidmatgar ("Red Shirt movement") in 1929.
  • M. G. Ramachandran(1988): Actor turned politician Ramachandran served as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for three terms; 1977–80, 1980–84, 1985–87.
  • B. R. Ambedkar(1990): Social reformer and leader of the Dalits ("Untouchables"),Ambedkar was the Chief architect of the Indian Constitution and also served as the first Law Minister of India.Ambedkar predominantly campaigned against the social discrimination with Dalits, the Hindu varna system.He was associated with the Dalit Buddhist movement and accepted Buddhism as a religion along with his close to half a million followers on 14 October 1956.
  • Nelson Mandela(1990): Leader of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa, Mandela was the President of South Africa (1994–99).Often called as the "Gandhi of South Africa",[97] Mandela's African National Congress movement was influenced by Gandhian philosophy.In 1993, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Rajiv Gandhi(1991): Gandhi was the ninth Prime Minister of India serving from 1984 to 1989.
  • Vallabhbhai Patel(1991): Widely known as the "Iron Man of India",[100] Patel was an independence activist and first Deputy Prime Minister of India (1947–50). Post independence, "Sardar" ("Leader") Patel worked with V. P. Menon towards dissolving 555 princely states into the Indian union
  • Morarji Desai(1991): Often titled as "Rajarshi", Tandon was an independence activist and served as speaker of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (1937–50). He was actively involved in a campaign to get official language status to Hindi.
  • Abul Kalam Azad(1992): Independence activist Azad was India's first Minister of Education and worked towards free primary education. He was widely known as "Maulana Azad" and his birthday on 11 November is observed as National Education Day in India.
  • J. R. D. Tata(1992): Industrialist, philanthropist, and aviation pioneer, Tata founded India's first airline Air India. He is the founder of various institutes including Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Tata Memorial Hospital, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tata Motors, TCS, National Institute of Advanced Studies, and National Centre for the Performing Arts.
  • Satyajit Ray(1992): Having debuted as a director with Pather Panchali (1955),film-maker Ray is credited with bringing world recognition to Indian cinema.In 1984, Ray was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award in cinema.
  • Gulzarilal Nanda(1997): Independence activist Nanda was two times interim Prime Minister of India (1964, 1966) and two times deputy chairman of the Planning Commission.
  • Aruna Asaf Ali(1997): Independence activist Ali is better known for hoisting the Indian flag in Bombay during the Quit India Movement in 1942. Post Independence, Ali was elected as Delhi's first mayor in 1958.
  • A. P. J. Abdul Kalam(1997): Aerospace and defence scientist, Kalam was involved in the development of India's first satellite launch vehicle SLV III and was the architect of Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. He worked for Indian National Committee for Space Research, Indian Space Research Organisation, Defence Research and Development Laboratory and was appointed as the Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister, Secretary to Department of Defence Research and Development and Director General of Defence Research and Development Organisation.Later, he served as the eleventh President of India from 2002 till 2007.
  • M. S. Subbulakshmi(1998): Carnatic classical vocalist Subbulakshmi, often hailed as "Queen of songs", is the first Indian musician to receive the Ramon Magsaysay award.
  • Chidambaram Subramaniam(1998): Independence activist and former Minister of Agriculture of India (1964–66), Subramaniam is known for his contribution towards Green Revolution in India. During the late 1970s, he worked for International Rice Research Institute, Manila, and the International Maize and Wheat Research Institute, Mexico.
  • Jayaprakash Narayan(1999): Independence activist, social reformer, and commonly referred as "Lok Nayak" ("People's Hero"), Narayan is better known for "Total Revolution Movement" or "JP Movement" initiated during the mid-1970s to "overthrow the corrupt and exploitative Congress government"
  • Amartya Sen(1999): Winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1998),Sen has done research over several topics including social choice theory, ethics and political philosophy, welfare economics, decision theory, development economics, public health, and gender studies.
  • Gopinath Bordoloi(1999): Independence activist Bordoloi is the first Chief Minister of Assam (1946–50).His efforts and association with the then Minister of Home Affairs Vallabhbhai Patel were widely acknowledged while keeping a Assam united with India when parts of it were to merge with East Pakistan
  • Ravi Shankar(1999): Winner of four Grammy Awards and often considered "the world's best-known exponent of Hindustani classical music", sitar player Shankar is known for his collaborative work with Western musicians including Yehudi Menuhin and George Harrison.
  • Lata Mangeshkar(2000): Widely credited as the "nightingale of India",playback singer Mangeshkar started her career in the 1940s and has sung songs in over 36 languages.In 1989, Mangeshkar was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award in cinema
  • Bismillah Khan(2000): Hindustani classical shehnai player, Khan played the instrument for more than eight decades and is credited to have bought the instrument to the centre stage of Indian music.
  • Bhimsen Joshi(2009): Hindustani classical vocalist, Joshi was a disciple of Kirana gharana, an Indian musical school. He is widely known for the Khyal genre of singing with a "mastery over rhythm and accurate notes"
  • C. N. R. Rao(2014): The recipient of Honorary Doctorates from 63 Universities including Purdue, IIT Bombay, Oxford, chemist and professor Rao has worked prominently in the fields of Solid State and Materials Chemistry, Spectroscopy and Molecular Structure. He has authored around 1600 research papers and 48 books
  • Sachin Tendulkar(2014): Having debuted in 1989, Tendulkar played 664 international cricket matches in a career spanned over two decades. He holds various cricket records including the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries, the first batsman to score a double century in a One Day International and the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in both ODI and Test cricket.
  • Madan Mohan Malaviya(2015): Scholar and educational reformer Malaviya is a founder of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha (1906) and Banaras Hindu University and served as the university's vice-chancellor from 1919 till 1938. He was the President of Indian National Congress for four terms and was the Chairman of Hindustan Times from 1924 to 1946.
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee(2015): Parliamentarian for over four decades, Vajpayee was elected nine times to the Lok Sabha, twice to the Rajya Sabha and served as the Prime Minister of India for three terms; 1996, 1998, 1999–2004.He was Minister of External Affairs during 1977–79 and was awarded as the "Best Parliamentarian" in 1994.

भारतरत्‍न

  • डॉ. सर्वपल्ली राधाकृष्णन(१९५४): भारताचे माजी राष्ट्रपती व नामांकीत शिक्षणतज्ञ
  • चक्रवर्ती राजगोपालचारी (१९५४): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व शेवटचे गव्हर्नर जनरल
  • डॉ. चंद्रशेखर वेंकट रमण(१९५४): प्रसिद्ध भारतीय भौतिकशास्त्रज्ञ
  • डॉ. भगवान दास(१९५५): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते
  • डॉ. मोक्षगुंडम विश्वेश्वरय्या (१९५५): पहिले अभियंता 'बँक ऑफ म्हैसूर' ची स्थापना
  • जवाहरलाल नेहरू(१९५५): भारताचे पहिले पंतप्रधान व भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीत अग्रणी असलेले काँग्रेसचे लोकप्रिय नेते
  • गोविंद वल्लभ पंत(१९५७): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व उत्तर प्रदेशाचे प्रथम मुख्यमंत्री व भारताचे दुसरे गृहमंत्री
  • धोंडो केशव कर्वे(१९५८): समाजसुधारक, शिक्षणप्रसारक
  • डॉ. बिधान चंद्र रॉय(१९६१):पश्चिम बंगालचे पहिले मुख्यमंत्री व वैद्यक
  • पुरूषोत्तम दास टंडन(१९६१): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व शिक्षणप्रसारक
  • डॉ. राजेंद्र प्रसाद(१९६२): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व भारताचे पहिले राष्ट्रपती
  • डॉ. झाकिर हुसेन(१९६३): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व भारताचे राष्ट्रपती
  • महामहोपाध्याय पांडुरंग वामन काणे(१९६३): शिक्षणप्रसारक
  • लाल बहादूर शास्त्री (मरणोत्तर)(१९६६): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व भारताचे दुसरे पंतप्रधान
  • इंदिरा गांधी(१९७१): भारताच्या पहिल्या महिला पंतप्रधान
  • वराहगिरी वेंकट गिरी(१९७५): कामगार युनियन पुढारी व भारताचे चौथे राष्ट्रपती
  • के. कामराज (मरणोत्तर)(१९७६): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते, मद्रास राज्याचे मुख्यमंत्री.
  • मदर तेरेसा(१९८०): "ख्रिश्चन मिशनरी समाजसुधारक, मिशनरीज ऑफ चॅरिटीच्या संस्थापक
  • आचार्य विनोबा भावे (मरणोत्तर)(१९८३): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व समाजसुधारक
  • खान अब्दुल गफार खान(१९८७): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील पहिले बिगर भारतीय नेते
  • एम. जी. रामचंद्रन (मरणोत्तर)(१९८८): चित्रपट अभिनेते व तमिळनाडू राज्याचे मुख्यमंत्री
  • भीमराव रामजी आंबेडकर (मरणोत्तर)(१९९०):भारतीय राज्यघटनेचे शिल्पकार, अर्थतज्‍ज्ञ, राजकीय नेते
  • नेल्सन मंडेला(१९९०): वर्णभेद विरोधी चळवळीचे प्रणेते
  • राजीव गांधी (मरणोत्तर)(१९९१): भारताचे सातवे पंतप्रधान
  • सरदार वल्लभभाई पटेल ( मरणोत्तर)((१९९१): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व भारताचे पहिले गृहमंत्री
  • मोरारजी देसाई(१९९१): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व भारताचे पाचवे पंतप्रधान
  • मौलाना अबुल कलाम आझाद (मरणोत्तर)(१९९२): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व भारताचे पहिले शिक्षणमंत्री
  • जे.आर.डी. टाटा(१९९२): उद्योजक
  • सत्यजित रे(१९९२): बंगाली चित्रपट निर्माते
  • ए.पी.जे. अब्दुल कलाम(१९९७): भारताचे ११वे राष्ट्रपती
  • गुलझारीलाल नंदा(१९९७): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व भारताचे पंतप्रधान
  • अरुणा असफ अली‎ (मरणोत्तर)(१९९७): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेत्या
  • एम.एस. सुब्बलक्ष्मी(१९९८): कर्नाटक शैलीतील गायिका
  • चिदंबरम्‌ सुब्रमण्यम्(१९९८): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व भारताचे माजी कृषीमंत्री
  • जयप्रकाश नारायण (मरणोत्तर)(१९९९): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते
  • रवी शंकर(१९९९): प्रसिद्ध सितारवादक
  • अमर्त्य सेन (१९९९): प्रसिद्ध अर्थतज्ज्ञ
  • गोपीनाथ बोरदोलोई‎ (मरणोत्तर)(१९९९): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते व आसामचे मुख्यमंत्री
  • लता मंगेशकर(२००१): पार्श्वगायिका
  • बिसमिल्ला खान(२००१): शहनाईवादक
  • भीमसेन जोशी(२००८): हिंदुस्थानी शास्त्रीय गायक
  • सी.एन.आर.राव(२०१४): शास्त्रज्ञ
  • सचिन तेंडुलकर(२०१४): क्रिकेटपटू
  • मदनमोहन मालवीय (मरणोत्तर)(२०१५): भारतीय स्वातंत्र्यसैनिक, बनारस हिंदू विद्यापीठाचे संस्थापक
  • अटलबिहारी वाजपेयी(२०१५): भारताचे पंतप्रधान, भारतीय स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीतील नेते
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