Current Affairs January 2018 - Awards
1 - JNPT won “Samudra Manthan - Caring Organisation of the Year” award
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has won the “Samudra Manthan - Caring Organisation of the Year” award. The award instituted by Bhandarkar Shipping aims to fuel healthy competition in the maritime sector. The port is fully committed to the welfare of its employees and their families.
Besides achieving operational excellence, JNPT provides excellent facilities to their staff like medical insurance, residential township with school, transport service, canteens, rest rooms, recreation, sports activities and regular training programs on various key topics.
2 - CWC received CBIP Special Recognition Award 2018
The Central Water Commission (CWC) has been conferred with the CBIP Special Recognition Award 2018 by the Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP).
The award was given to CWC for promoting the health and safety of large dams in India through the World Bank aided Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP). DRIP also assists in the capacity building of the Implementing Agencies through national and international training programmes in which about 3200 dam professionals have been trained on various aspects of dam safety aspects.
3 - Sterling K Brown won Golden Globe
Actor Sterling K Brown created history by becoming the first African-American to win Golden Globe for best actor in a drama television series. Brown bagged the accolades for his role as Randall Pearson on NBC's breakout hit "This Is Us".
Elizabeth Moss won Golden Globe trophy in Best Drama Actress TV category for her performance in "The Handmaids Tale". Actor Nicole Kidman won the award for the Best Actress in a Limited Series. The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards were held at Beverly Hills in California.
4 - Golden Globe Awards 2018: The Complete List of Winners
The 75th Golden Globe Award ceremony was held in Los Angeles, the USA.
Complete List of Winners of Golden Globe Awards 2018:
|1||Best motion picture, drama||Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.|
|2||Best motion picture, musical or comedy||Lady Bird.|
|3||Best director, motion picture||Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”.|
|4||Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama||Frances McDormand.|
|5||Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama||Gary Oldman.|
|6||Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy||Saoirse Ronan.|
|7||Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy||James Franco.|
|8||Best motion picture, animated||Coco|
|9||Best motion picture, foreign language||In the Fade|
|10||Best television series, drama||The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu|
|11||Best performance by an actress in a television series, drama||Elisabeth Moss.|
|12||Best performance by an actor in a television series, drama||Sterling K. Brown.|
5 - Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and Awards for 2016
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for 2016.
The four Fellowships (Akademi Ratna) was conferred on Shri Arvind Parikh, Smt. R. Vedavalli, Shri Ram Gopal Bajaj and Shri Sunil Kothari. The Fellows received Rs 3 lakh, an angavastram, and a tamrapatra. 43 artists were honoured with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for 2016 and received Rs 1 lakh, an angavastram, and a tamrapatra.
6 - Actor Sudhir Dalvi gets Janakavi P Sawlaram award
Actor Sudhir Dalvi was honoured with the Janakavi P Sawlaram award. The award is jointly given by the Thane Municipal Corporation and the Janakavi P Savlaram Kala Samiti. Popular dancer Jaishree T was bestowed with the Ganga Jamuna award.
Dalvi is well known for his role as Guru Vashishta in Ramanand Sagar's TV series "Ramayan". He also featured in the famous TV show "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" and other Hindi serials.
7 - Shah Rukh Khan received prestigious Crystal Award at WEF
Shah Rukh Khan has received the prestigious Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos for raising awareness about human rights issues and his work for acid attacks victims.
Shah Rukh is a founder of a non-profit foundation which provides support to female victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries through medical treatment, legal aid, vocational training, rehabilitation and livelihood support. The Crystal Award is given by the WEF to artists who make a positive change in society.
8 - 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018
The 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018 was held at the NSCI Dome in Worli, Mumbai. The key winners of the award are −
|1||Best Film||'Hindi Medium'|
|2||Critics' Award for Best Film||'Newton'|
|3||Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female)||Vidya Balan for 'Tumhari Sulu'|
|4||Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male)||Irrfan Khan for 'Hindi Medium'|
|5||Critics' Award for Best Actor (Male)||Rajkummar Rao for 'Trapped'|
|6||Critics' Award for Best Actor (Female)||Zaira Wasim for 'Secret Superstar'|
|7||Best Director||Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari for 'Bareilly Ki Barfi'|
|8||Best Debut Director||Konkona Sensharma for 'A Death in the Gunj'|
|9||Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male)||Rajkummar Rao for 'Bareilly Ki Barfi'|
|10||Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)||Meher Vij for 'Secret Superstar'|
9 - PM Modi presented National Bravery Awards to 18 children
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave away the National Bravery Awards to 18 children which included seven girls. Three of the awards were given posthumously. The awards are divided into five categories - Bharat Award, Geeta Chopra Award, Sanjay Chopra Award, Bapu Gaidhani Award, and General National Bravery Awards.
Bharat Award − Kumari Nazia of Uttar Pradesh.
Geeta Chopra Award − Ms. Netrawati M. Chavan
Sanjay Chopra Award − Karanbeer Singh of Punjab
10 - Tamil Nadu CM Edappady K Palaniswami received UNESCO Award
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappady K. Palaniswami has been honoured with the UNESCO Award of Merit awarded to the iconic Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangam (Tiruchy).
The Award of Merit, 2017, was given by UNESCO Asia Pacific region for the cultural heritage conservation activities taken up at the temple without altering its original splendour. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu who is seen in reclining form.
11 - Padma Vibhushan Awards 2018
The government has announced recipients of the Padma Vibhushan Awards. The ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service. The list comprises 3 Padma Vibhushan winners in 2018.
|2||Shri Ghulam Mustafa Khan||Art-Music|
|3||Shri Parameswaran Parameswaran||Literature and Education|
12 - Padma Bhushan Awards 2018
The government has announced recipients of the Padma Bhushan Awards. The ‘Padma Bhushan’ is awarded for distinguished service of high order. The list comprises 9 Padma Bhushan winners in 2018.
|1||Shri Pankaj Advani||Sports- Billiards/Snooker|
|2||Shri Philipose Mar Chrysostom||Others-Spiritualism|
|3||Shri Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Sports-Cricket|
|4||Shri Alexander Kadakin (Foreigner/Posthumous)||Public Affairs|
|5||Shri Ramachandran Nagaswamy||Others-Archaeology|
|6||Shri Ved Prakash Nanda (OCI)||Literature and Education|
|7||Shri Laxman Pai||Art-Painting|
|8||Shri Arvind Parikh||Art-Music|
|9||Ms. Sharda Sinha||Art-Music|
13 - Padma Shri Awards 2018
The government has announced recipients of the Padma Shri Awards. The ‘Padma Shri’ is awarded for distinguished service in any field. The list comprises 73 Padma Shri winners in 2018.
The key recipients are:
|1||Shri Kidambi Srikanth||Sports-Badminton|
|2||Shri Damodar Ganesh Bapat||Social Work|
|3||Shri Prafulla Govinda Baruah||Literature and Education-Journalism|
|4||Ms. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu||Sports-Weightlifting|
|5||Shri Somdev Devvarman||Sports-Tennis|
|6||Shri Anwar Jalalpuri||Literature and Education|
|7||Ms. Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan||Art-Folk Music|
|8||Shri Romulus Whitaker||Others-Wildlife|
14 - President conferred Ashok Chakra on Air Force corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala posthumously
President Ram Nath Kovind awarded India's highest peacetime military decoration Ashok Chakra posthumously to Indian Air Force Garud commando Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala, who laid down his life after gunning down two terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.
The award was received by Corporal Nirala's wife Sushmanand and his mother Malti Devi at the majestic Rajpath. Ashok Chakra is the highest peacetime military decoration for valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice away from the battlefield.
15 - Republic Day Parade 2018 best contingent & tableau awards
Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave away the Republic Day Parade 2018 best contingent and tableau awards. Punjab Regiment Contingent was awarded the best marching contingent while Indo-Tibetan Border Police awarded the best marching contingent among the para-military and other auxiliary forces.
The tableau from Maharashtra depicting coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj won the first prize, while tableau from Assam depicting traditional masks and sastras bagged second and Tableau of Chhattisgarh, depicting Ramgarh’s ancient amphitheatre was awarded third prize.
16 - Documentary on Kailash Satyarthi won US Documentary Grand Jury Award
A film on the life of Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has won the US Documentary Grand Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival held at Park City in Utah.
The documentary, titled 'Kailash' has been directed by debutante Derek Doneen. It traces the journey of Satyarthi and his efforts to eliminate child trafficking and child labour. The film has been produced by Davis Guggenheim and Sarah Anthony, and co-produced by Purnima Raghunath.
17 - Asha Bhosle selected for 5th Yash Chopra Memorial Award
Asha Bhosle has been selected for the 5th 'Yash Chopra Memorial Award'. The other four recipients of the award are playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, and actors Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, and Shah Rukh Khan.