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Ramon Magsaysay Awards 2011 :

Two Indians, Nileema Mishra, social worker in the field of micro – credit and US – trained Indian engineer Harish Hande, who revolutionised use of solar lights, are among six people who have been awarded Asia’s prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2011.

The Awardees are :

  • Harish Hande, from India : He is being recognised for his passionate and pragmatic efforts to put solar power technology in the hands of the poor, through a social enterprise that brings customized, affordable, and sustainable electricity to India’s vast rural populace, encouraging the poor to become asset creators.
  • Nileema Mishra, from India : She is being recognised for her purpose – driven zeal to work tirelessly with villagers in Maharashtra, organising them to successfully address both their aspirations and their adversities through collective action and heightened confidence in their potential to improve their own lives.
  • Koul Panha, from Cambodia : He is being recognised for his determined and courageous leadership of the sustained campaign to build an enlightened, organised and vigilant citizenry who will ensure fair and free elections – as well as demand accountable governance by their elected officials – in Cambodia’s nascent democracy.
  • Hasanain Juaini, from Indonesia : He is being recognised for his holistic, community – based approach to pesantren education in Indonesia, creatively promoting values of gender equality, religious harmony, environmental preservation, individual achievement, and civic engagement among young students and their communities.
  • Tri Mumpuni, from Indonesia : She is being recognised for her determined and collaborative efforts to promote micro hydropower technology, catalyze needed policy changes, and ensure full community participation, in bringing electricity and the fruits of development to the rural areas of Indonesia.
  • Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, Inc. ( AIDFI ), from the Philippines : The organization is being recognised for their collective vision, technological innovations, and partnership practices to make appropriate technologies that improved the lives and livelihoods of the rural poor in upland Philippine communities and elsewhere in Asia.

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Rajiv Gandhi International Prize :

Indira Gandhi National Open University ( IGNOU ) honoured the Azim Premji Foundation with the Rajiv Gandhi International Prize for Technology in Education and Development in New Delhi on September 28th, 2011 for its significant contributions in education, particularly educational technology, in developing countries across the world. Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal presented the award to Azim Premji and released a book containing lectures complied by Pro – Vice Chancellor Dr. Latha Pillai and Prof. Babu R Ramesh. Premji released a CD containing interactive multi – course study material of the university. The award, instituted by IGNOU to mark its silver jubilee, comprises a cash reward of ₹ 5 lakh and a citation.

Man Booker International Prize 2011 :

U.S. novelist Philip Roth, book “Portnoy’s Complaint,” won the biennial Man Booker International Prize for a body of work stretching over more than half a century. British author John Le Carre, known for spy classics including “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold” was shortlisted but rejected the nomination, saying he did not compete for literary prizes. Alice Munro was announced as the winner of the third Man Booker International Prize, on May 27th, 2009. Worth £60,000 to the winner, the prize is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English tanguage.

Booker Prize 2011 :

The novelist Julian Bames won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for “The Sense of an Ending,” a slim and meditative story of mortality, frustration and regret. The prize, Britain’s best – known literary award, is given annually to a novel by an author in Britain, Ireland or one of the Commonwealth nations. The award is accompanied by a check for £50,000, or about $78,000, and comes with an immediate lift in book sales and visibility.

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2011 Right Livelihood Award :

The 2011 Right Livelihood Awards went to four recipients who will share the € 200.000 cash award.

  • Huang Ming ( China ) receives the 2011 Honorary Award for his outstanding success in the development and mass – deployment of cutting – edge technologies for harnessing solar energy, thereby showing how dynamic emerging economies can contribute to resolving the global crisis of anthropogenic climate change.
  • Jacqueline Moudeina ( Chad ) : For her tireless efforts at great personal risk to win justice for the victims of the former dictatorship in Chad and to increase awareness and observance of human rights in Africa.
  • Ina May Gaskin ( USA ): For her whole – life’s work teaching and advocating safe, woman – centered childbirth methods that best promote the physical and mental health of mother and child.
  • GRAIN ( International ): For their worldwide work to protect the livelihoods and rights of farming communities and to expose the massive purchases of farmland in developing countries by foreign financial interests.

World Statesman Award 2011 :

The Appeal of Conscience Foundation honored South Korean President Lee Myung-bak with the World Statesman Award on September 20th 2011. The Korean leader highlighted the importance of education in overcoming poverty as well as the country’s outlook on unification of the two Koreas.

Peter Mackler Award 2011 :

Honduran radio journalist Karla Rivas, news editor for Radio Progreso, was awarded Peter Mackler Award 2011 for Courageous and Ethical Journalism. Rivas was awarded the prize at a ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on October 20th, 2011. Rivas is the first woman to receive the Award. Karla Rivas works for Radio Progreso, a Jesuit – run radio station covering current events, sports, and arts news.

Guillermo cano world press freedom prize 2011 :

Imprisoned Iranian journalist Ahmad Zeidabadi is the winner of 2011 UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

He is a former editor – in – chief of the Azad newspaper and contributor to the Tehran – based daily Hamshahari, the BBC Persian service, and the Persian/ English news site Rooz. Ahmad Zeidabadi is currently serving a six – year jail sentence following Iran’s disputed presidential election in 2009.

The prize is intended to reward journalists who have shown dedication in the name of freedom of expression and information and to afford them the international recognition they deserve. Awarded annually, the Prize is marked by a ceremony and the,winner is presented with the sum of US$25,000.

Ellis Island Medals of Honor :

The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations ( NECO ) has selected Dr. Manu Vora as a recipient of the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor, 2011. The Medal was presented on May 7th, 2011 on the Ellis Island in New York. The ELLIS ISLAND MEDALS OF HONOR are awarded annually to a group of distinguished American citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service.

Sydney peace prize 2011 :

Wiki Leaks’ Australian founder Julian Assange, who enraged Washington by publishing thousands of secret US diplomatic cables, has been given Sydney peace award 2011 for “exceptional courage in pursuit of human rights”.

2010 : Indian physicist and environmentalist Vandana Shiva won the Sydney Peace Prize.

Abel Prize 2011 :

John Willard Milnor of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences in the University of Stony Brook, U.S.A. was awarded the prestigious Abel Priz.e for the year 2011 on May 24th, 2011.

One of the most amazing discoveries of John Milnor is an exotic sphere in dimension 7. The award carries 6 million Norwegian Kroner ( approx. €750,000 or $1 m. ) The Prize is given in recognition of contributions of extraordinary depth and influence to mathematical sciences and has been awarded annually since 2003. The Prize is named after the great Norwegian mathematical genius, Niels Henrik Abel ( 1802 – 29 ), often compared with the Indian wizard Srinivasa Ramanujan, who died at a very young age of 26.

Orange prize 2011 :

Serbian/American author Tea Obreht has won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction,with her debut novel “The Tiger’s Wife”. Obreht is the youngest – ever author to take the Prize. Obreht’s book is set amid the horrors and aftermath of Balkan civil war, mixing magic, myth and folklore with intense, tough realism.

French prize 2011 :

US comic book artist Art Spiegelman won the top prize for his craft at the World Comic Strip Festival at Angouleme, France on January 31st, 2011. Spiegelman, is best known as the creator of “Maus”, an animal fable of his Jewish father’s experience in the Holocaust – the only comic book to have won a Pulitzer Prize, the top US book award. He also published political cartoons about the aftermath of the September 11th, 2001 attacks.

Miss World 2010 :

Miss World 2010, the 60th Miss World pageant contest final was held on October 30th, 2010 in Sanya, China. Alexadria Mills of USA crowned the Miss World 2010. Emma Wareus of Botswana and Adriana Vasini of Vanezuela won the second and third place respectively.

Miss Universe 2011 :

Leila Lopes of Angola was crowned Miss Universe 2011 in the 60th anniversary of the Miss Universe pageant organised in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 12th, 2011. Contestants from 89 countries and territories participated in this year’s pageant. Olesya Stefanko of Ukraine and Brazil’s Priscila Machado were first and second runners – up respectively.

Other winners Included: Miss Congeniality: Nikolina Lonkar ( Montenegro ); Miss Photogenic: Ronnia Fbrnstedt ( Sweden ); Best National Costume: Sheldry Saez ( Panama ).

Commonwealth Writers Awards 2011 :

Aminatta Forna won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2011 Best Book for ‘The Memory of Love’. Craig Cliff won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2011 Best First Book for ‘A Man Melting’.

Stockholm water prize 2011 :

American environmental scientist Stephen Carpenter has been named this year’s winner of the Stockholm Water Prize for his research on lake ecosystems and how humans and surrounding landscapes affect them.

The Stockholm Water Institute called him “one of the world’s most influential environmental scientists,” saying his research has “formed the basis for concrete solutions on how to manage lakes. The Stockholm Water Foundation was established in 1990 to encourage research and development of the world’s water environment by awarding the international Stockholm Water Prize. The Stockholm Water Prize is the World’s most prestigious prize for outstanding achievement in water related activities. This includes a USD 150,000 award and a crystal sculpture. Dr. Rita Colwell served as the first women to had the National Science Foundation.

95th Pulitzer Prizes 2011 :

It was instituted in 1917. It is a prize awarded for 21 categories in Journalism, each carrying a prize money of 10000 US Dollars. If is administered by the Columbia University. The 95th Pulitzer Prize was announced on April 12th, 2011.

  • Public Service : Los Angeles Times;
  • Breaking News Reporting : No award;
  • Investigative Reporting : Paige St. John of Sarasota Herald – Tribune;
  • Explanatory Reporting : Mark Johnson, Kathleen Gallagher, Gary Porter, Lou Saldivar and Alison Sherwood of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel;
  • Local Reporting : Frank Main, Mark Konkol and John J. Kim of Chicago Sun-Times; • National Reporting: Jesse Dsinger and Jake Bernstein of ProPublica;
  • International Reporting : Clifford J. Levy and Ellen Barry of The New York Times;
  • Feature Writing : Amy Ellis Nutt of The Star – Ledger, Newark, NJ;
  • Commentary : David Leonhardt of The New York Times;
  • Criticism : Sebastian Smee of The Boston Globe;
  • Editorial Writing : Joseph Rago of The Wall Street Journal;
  • Editorial Cartooning : Mike Keefe of The Denver Post;
  • Breaking News Photography : Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti of The Washington Post;
  • Feature Photography : Barbara Davidson of Los Angeles Times.

68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 :

The Golden Globe Awards are presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association ( HFPA ) to recognize outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry, both domestic and foreign, and to focus wide public attention upon the best in motion pictures and television. The 1st Golden Globe Awards were held in January 1944.

The 68th Golden Globe Awards, honouring the best in film and television for 2010, were presented on February 15th, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California, where they have been held annually since 1961.

  • Best Picture ( Drama ) : The Social Network;
  • Best Picture ( Musical or Comedy ) : The Kids are All Right;
  • Best Actress ( Drama ) : Natalie Portman – Black Swan;
  • Best Actor ( Drama ) : Colin Firth ( The King’s Speech );
  • Best Actress ( Musical or Comedy ) : Annette Bening ( The Kids are All Right );
  • Best Actor ( Musical or Comedy ) : Paul Giamatti ( Barney’s Version )
  • Best Actor ( Supporting Role ) : Christian Bale ( The Fighter );
  • Best Actress ( Supporting Role : Melissa Leo – The Fighter;
  • Best Director : David Fincher – The Social Network );
  • Best Foreign Language Film : In a Better World;
  • Best Screenplay : Aaron Sorkin ( The Social Network );
  • Best Original Score : Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross ( The Social Network ).

Bafta Awards 2011

The 64th Awards were announced in London on May 23rd, 2011.

The awardees are as follows :

  • Best Film : The King’s Speech;
  • Best Actor : Colin Firth, The King’s Speech;
  • Best Actress : Natalie Fbrtman, Black Swan;
  • Best Director : David Fincher, The Social Network;
  • Best Supporting Actress : Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech;
  • Outstanding British Film : The King’s Speech;
  • Best Supporting Actor : Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech;
  • Best Original Screenplay : The King’s Speech;
  • Outstanding British Contribution : The Harry Fbtter franchise;
  • Best Original Music : Alexandre Desplat, The King’s Speech;
  • Best Short Film : Until The River Runs Red, Paul Wright, Paul Kondeatis;
  • Best Short Animation : The Eagleman Stag, Michael Please;
  • Best Sound : Inception, Lee Smith;
  • Best Editing : The Social Network, Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter;
  • Best Make-up and Hair : Alice In Wonderland, Vali O’Reilly, Paul Gooch;
  • Best Costume Design : Alice In Wonderland, Coleen Attwood;
  • Best Production Design : Inception, Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat;
  • Best Special Visual Effects : Inception, Chris Courbold, Paul Franklin;
  • Best Animated Film : Toy Story 3;
  • Orange Wednesday’s Rising Star : Tom Hardy;
  • Best Screenplay : The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin;
  • Best Cinematography : True Grit

64th Cannes Film Festival Awards 2011 :

The World’s most prestigious 63rd Cannes Film Festival was held between May 12th to 23rd, 2011, in Cannes, France. Following are the category winners :

  • Palme d’Or ( Golden Palm ) : The Tree of Life by Terrence Malick ( United States );
  • Grand Prize : Shared between The Kid with the Bike by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne ( Belgium ) and Once Upon a Time in Anatolia by Nuri Bilge Ceylan ( Turkey ).
  • Best Director : Nicolas Winding Refn for Drive ( Denmark ); A Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist ( France );
  • Best Actress : Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia ( film from Denmark, actress from United States );
  • Best Screenplay : Joseph Cedar, Footnote ( Israel );
  • Camera d’Or ( first – time director ) : Las Acacias by Pablo Giorgelli ( Argentina );
  • Best short film : Country by Maryna Vroda ( Ukraine ).

53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2011 :

The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4th, 1959, to honor musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. The 53rd Grammy Award ceremony held on February 13th, 2011 at Los Angles.

  • Album of the year : Arcade Fire, ( The Suburbs );
  • Record of the year : Lady Antebellum, ( Need You Now );
  • Song of the year : ‘Need You Now’ ( Lady Antebellum, performers );
  • Best New Artist : Esperanza Spalding
  • Best female pop vocal performance : Lady Gaga, ( Bad Romance );
  • Best male pop vocal performance : Bruno Mars, ( Just the Way You Are );
  • Best pop vocal album : Lady Gaga, ( The Fame Monster );
  • Best traditional pop vocal album : Michael Buble, ( Crazy Love );
  • Best electronic / dance album : La Rorsux, ( La Roux );
  • Best solo rock vocal performance : Paul McCartney, ( Helter Skelter ).
  • Best hard rock performance : Them Crooked Vultures, ( New Fang );
  • Best rock album : Muse, ( The Resistance );
  • Best alternative music album : The Black Keys, ( Brothers ).

83rd Annual Academy Oscar Awards 2011 :

These Awards were presented at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles on February 27th, 2011.

  • Best Actor : Colin Firth ( The King’s Speech );
  • Best Actress : Natalie Portman ( Black Swan );
  • Best Director : Tom Hooper ( The King’s Speech );
  • Best Original Song : Randy Newman ( We Belong Together ) ( from ‘Toy Story 3″ );
  • Best Film Editing : Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter ( The Social Network );
  • Best Visual Effects : Inception;
  • Best Documentary Feature : Inside Job;
  • Best Documentary Short : Strangers No More;
  • Best Live Action Short : God of Love;
  • Best Costume : Alice in Wonderland;
  • Best Makeup : Rick Baker and Dave Elsey ( The Wolfman );
  • Best Sound Editing : Richard King ( Inception );
  • Best Soundtrack : Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross ( The Social Network );
  • Best Supporting Actor : Christian Bale ( The Fighter );
  • Best Foreign Film : In a Better World;
  • Best Original Screenplay : ( The King’s Speech );
  • Best Foreign Language Screenplay : In a Better World;
  • Best Adapted Screenplay : Aaron Sorkin ( The Social Network );
  • Best Animated Feature : Disney’s Toy Story 3;
  • Best Supporting Actress : Melissa Leo ( The Fighter );
  • Best Cinematography : Wally Pfister ( Inception );
  • Best Art Direction : Robert Stromberg ( Alice in Wonderland ).

International Sports Awards :

2011 Laureus World Sports Awards :

The Laureus World Sports Awards are awarded annually to sportspeople who have been outstanding during the previous year. The Laureus World Sports Awards were established in 1999 by Founding Patrons Daimler and Richemont and is supported by its Global Partners Mercedes – Benz, IWC Schaffhausen and Vodafone. The first gala was held on May 25th 2000, in Monte Carlo.The 11th ceremony was held at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi on February 7th 2011, hosted by Kevin Spacey.

UNDERGRADUATE – B. Tech ( Food Process Engineering )
DurationEligibilitySelection CriteriaNumber of Seats
Four years / 8 semester program+2 ( plus two ) or equivalent examination with major subjects : Mathematics, Physics and ChemistryOn the basis of All India Rank of JEE (main ) 2015 through common counselling system conducted by CSAB 2015 ( For details visit to www.csab.nic.in )

Selection is based purely on merit basis and ranking order only.

Reservation policy based on government norms
40 numbers in total for all India level
POSTGRADUATE - M. Tech ( Food Process Engineering )
Two years / 6 trimester programShould have passed a four year B. E. / B. Tech degree in any of the following discipline like Food Process Engineering, Agriculture Engineering, Agricultural Process Engineering, Post Harvest Technology, Food Technology and Food Science and Technology with proven knowledge in mathematics ( compulsory ) A candidate who has undergone course credit system with a minimum OGPA of 3.00 out of 4.00 or 7.00 out of 10 or 70% aggregate alone is eligible to apply. However for SC / ST candidates a pass in the qualifying degree is sufficient for all programs.Selection is based purely on merit basis and ranking order only.

Ranking will be done based on undergraduate overall marks and oral examination marks conducted by IICPT

Reservation policy based on government norms
10 numbers in total for all India level.
POSTGRADUATE - M. Tech ( Food Science and Technology )
Two years / 6 trimester programShould have passed a 4 year Bachelor’s degree in any of the following discipline like Food Technology, Home Science, Food Science and Nutrition, Food Science and Quality Control, Food Process Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Post Harvest Technology, Food Technology and Management

A candidate who has undergone course credit system with a minimum OGPA of 3.00 out of 4.00 or 7.00 out of 10 or 70% aggregate alone is eligible to apply. However for SC / ST candidates a pass in the qualifying degree is sufficient for all programs.
Selection is based purely on merit basis and ranking order only.

Ranking will be done based on undergraduate overall marks and oral examination marks conducted by IICPT

Reservation policy based on government norms
10 numbers in total for all India level
DOCTORAL PROGRAM - Ph. D ( Food Process Engineering )
Three years / 9 trimester programShould have passed a four year bachelors and a 2 years M. E. / M. Tech degree in any of the following discipline like Food Process Engineering, Agricultural Process Engineering, Post Harvest Technology, Agricultural Engineering, Food science and Technology, Food Technology and Management, Food Process Engineering and Management with proven knowledge in mathematics ( compulsory )

A candidate who has undergone course credit system with a minimum OGPA of 3.00 out of 4.00 or 7.00 out of 10 or 70% aggregate alone is eligible to apply. However for SC / ST candidates a pass in the qualifying degree is sufficient for all programs.
Selection is based on purely merit basis and ranking order only.

Ranking will be done based on postgraduate overall marks and oral examination marks conducted by IICPT.

Reservation policy based on government norms
5 numbers in total for all India level

ICC Awards 2011 :

The eight International Cricket Council ( ICC ) Awards ceremony was held in London, England.

The award winners were :

  • Cricketer of the year : Jonathan Trott ( England )
  • Test Cricketer of The Year : Alastair Cook ( England )
  • ODI Cricketer of The Year : Kumar Sangakkara ( Sri Lanka )
  • Spirit of Cricket Award : MS Dhoni ( India )
  • T20 International Performance of The Year : Tim Southee ( New Zealand )
  • Emerging Player Award : Devendra Bishoo ( West Indies )
  • Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of The Year : Ryan ten Doeschate ( Netherlands )
  • Umpire of The Year : Aleem Dar ( Pakistan )
  • Women’s Cricketer of The Year : Stafanie Taylor ( West Indies )
  • LG People’s Choice Award : Kumar Sangakkara ( Sri Lanka )

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