Special Current Affair for IBPS
Topic: Awards and Prizes
- AIMA Managing India Awards 2013
- National Award for Excellence 2011-12
- New York Times won Four Pulitzer Prizes including the Award for
- 2nd National Photo Awards for the Year 2011-2012
- John Bates Clark Medal For 2013
AIMA Managing India Awards 2013
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the AIMA
Managing India Awards 2013 at a function in New Delhi on 11 April 2013. The
awards were given away to people who contributed towards the progress of the
country. The aim of the AIMA Managing India Awards 2013 was promotion of
management in all spheres of life. The AIMA Managing India Awards 2013 are given
to the people who proved excellence in their fields. The jury of these awards
was chaired by Sanjiv Goenka, Past President, AIMA as well as the Chairman, RP-Sanjiv
The list of awardees of AIMA Managing India Awards 2013 is
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance
Pawan Munjal, MD and CEO, Hero MotoCorp Ltd
Keshub Mahindra, Chairman Emeritus, Mahindra & Mahindra
Shyam S Bhartia, Chairman & Co-Founder, Jubilant Bhartia
Hari S Bhartia, Co-Chairman & Founder, Jubilant Bhartia
Prannoy Roy, Executive Co-Chairperson, NDTV
Bhaskar Bhat, Managing Director, Titan Industries Ltd
Vivek Kumar Jain, Managing Director, Gujarat
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Mr BP Rao, Chairman &
Managing Director, BHEL received the award)
Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (Mr Nitin Paranjpe,CEO & Managing
Director, HUL received the award)
Tata Motors (Karl Slym, Managing Director, Tata Motors
received the award)
About All India Management Association (AIMA)
All India Management Association was formed as apex body
of professional management along with the assistance of the Government of
India and Industry in 1957.
AIMA is the federation of Local Management Associations (LMAs).
At present, it affiliates 64 LMAs in India and 2
co-operating management associations- Mauritius Management Association and
Qatar Indian Management Association.
National Award for Excellence 2011-12
The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group was conferred with the
National Award for Excellence in Hospitality Education 2011-12 for the category
Hotel undertaking skill development in the hospitality sector, on 5 April 2013.
The award was given away by Minister of State for Tourism, Dr K Chiranjeevi.
Chairman and Managing Director of the Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, Jyotsna Suri
received the award.
About Lalit Suri Hospitality Group: Project Disha
Lalit Suri Hospitality Group has the Project called Disha,
which is actually a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility policy. Disha
offers local youth as well as the school students, an access to quality
education which in turn would turn into employment. There are 3500 students at
present that passed out of various Disha centres. Project Disha also includes
the employment oriented vocational training in various sectors such as spoken
English courses, life skills training, computer literacy and hospitality sector.
New York Times won Four Pulitzer Prizes including the Award
for Investigative Reporting
The New York Times won four Pulitzer Prizes on 15 April 2013,
including the award for investigative reporting for stories that detailed how
Wal-Mart used bribery to expand in Mexico. The other awards included two awards
for its reporting on the actions of companies like Apple and Wal-Mart overseas,
and another for an examination of the hidden wealth of the Chinese premier’s
family. The fourth award for The New York Times went to John Branch for his
feature Snow Fall, on a fatal avalanche in the Cascade Mountains in Washington
State.The Pulitzer Prize for fiction was won by author Adam Johnson for his
novel based in North Korea, The Orphan Master’s Son.
Other awardees are as following:
The Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was awarded
the public service Pulitzer for its reporting of reckless driving by
off-duty police officers.
The Associated Press won Pulitzer in breaking news
photography for its coverage of the civil war in Syria.
InsideClimate News won the prize for national reporting
for its coverage of dangers posed by oil pipelines.
The fiction prize was given to Adam Johnson for The
Orphan Master’s Son.
The Star Tribune in Minneapolis won two Pulitzers, one
for local reporting on the rise in infant deaths at badly regulated day care
centers and another for editorial cartooning by Steve Sack.
The Wall Street Journal won one Pulitzer Prize for Bret
Stephens’s commentary on politics and American foreign policy.
The Washington Post won a Pulitzer Prize for Philip
Kennicott’s criticism of art and the social forces that underlie it.
The Denver Post won in the award for breaking news for
its coverage of the theater shootings last summer in Aurora, Colo.
The Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received its
first Pulitzer, winning in the public service category for its reporting on
how off-duty police officers were often speeders who endangered the lives of
Ayad Akhtar won the drama award for Disgraced, a play
about a corporate lawyer who long disguises his Pakistani Muslim heritage,
and Sharon Olds won the poetry award for Stag’s Leap.
2nd National Photo Awards for the Year 2011-2012
The 2nd National Photo Awards for the year 2011-2012 were
given away on 28 March 2013 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. The awards were
conferred by the Speaker of the Lok Sabha Meira Kumar to eminent
photojournalists. The most important Life-Time Achievement Awards were given
away to some of the renowned photographers such as Pranlal Patel, T.S. Nagarajan
and T.N.A. Perumal. Other awardees in different categories were as follows:
List of Awardees at the 2nd National Photo Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award- Pranlal Patel, T.S. Nagarajan
and T.N.A. Perumal
Best Professional Photographer of the Year 2011-12- Salil
Professional Photographer of the Year 2011-12 on Green
India: Environmental Stories- Pankaj Sharma
Professional Photographer of the Year 2011-12 on Open
Category- Anil Risal Singh
Special Mention Awards (Professional) - Anand Patel, Atul
Choubey, Shib Narayan Acharya, Kailash Soni, Vinod Gajjar, Chetan Soni,
Dilip Lokre, Kailash Mittal, Sanat Kumar Sinha and Shankar Mandal Mondal
Best Amateur Photographer of the Year 2011-12- Subhash
Best Amateur Photographer of the Year 2011-12 on Life and
Landscape of India- Sudip Roychoudhury
Best Amateur Photographer of the Year 2011-12 on Fine
Arts- Debashish Ghosh Ray
Special Mention Awards (Amateur) category- Asis Kumar
Sanyal, Joydeep Mukherjee, Manish Bhatnagar, Debashis Tarafder, Sirsendu
Gayen, Subhrajit Basu, Dhrumil Desai, Subir Kumar Dutta, Ganesh Shankar and
About the National Photo Awards
The National Photo Awards are given away by the
Government of India to the eminent photojournalists in different categories.
These awards are given away to the professional and
These were the second National Photo Awards, given away
for the year 2011-2012.
The second National Photo Awards were conferred by the
Speaker of Lok Sabha, Meira Kumar.
John Bates Clark Medal For 2013
Delhi-born Raj Chetty, the professor in the Department of
Economy at the Harvard University won John Bates Clark medal for 2013, also
called Baby Nobel. Raj Chetty’s work was also cited by the US President Barack
Obama in State of the Union Address. John Bates Clark medal is conferred upon
the American economist whose age is below 40 years and the one who has made
crucial contribution to economic knowledge and thought. Baby Nobel is one of the
most prestigious awards of economy.
Infact, it is second only after Nobel Prize in economic
science. Raj Chetty, 33, is the first Indian-origin person to win this high
honour. His areas of work include social insurance, tax policy as well as
education policy. American Economic Association Honors and Awards Committee
described that Raj Chetty’s contributions assimilate evidence by making use of
various methodological perspectives in order to find out answers of public
policy questions. Raj Chetty graduated from Harvard University in 2000. He
completed the PhD from Harvard University in 2003.
About the John Bates Clark medal
John Bates Clark medal used to be conferred upon the
economists biennially from 1947-2009.
From 2010 onwards, the medal started being given
Notable winners from the past include Paul Samuelson,
Joseph Stiglitz, Paul Krugman and Milton Friedman. All these are also the
This award is also known as Baby Nobel because a lot of
winners of John Bates Clark medal have also won the Nobel awards.