Special Current Affair for IBPS Exams : Awards and Prizes Part - 3

Special Current Affair for IBPS Exam

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 Investigative Reporting
  • 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 Goenka Group.

The list of awardees of AIMA Managing India Awards 2013 is as follows:

  • Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance Industries Ltd

  • Pawan Munjal, MD and CEO, Hero MotoCorp Ltd

  • Keshub Mahindra, Chairman Emeritus, Mahindra & Mahindra

  • Shyam S Bhartia, Chairman & Co-Founder, Jubilant Bhartia Group and

  • Hari S Bhartia, Co-Chairman & Founder, Jubilant Bhartia Group

  • Prannoy Roy, Executive Co-Chairperson, NDTV

  • Bhaskar Bhat, Managing Director, Titan Industries Ltd

  • Vivek Kumar Jain, Managing Director, Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd

  • 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 residents.

  • 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 Bera

  • 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 Jirange

  • 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 Rajesh Joshi

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 amateur photographers.

  • 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 annually.

  • Notable winners from the past include Paul Samuelson, Joseph Stiglitz, Paul Krugman and Milton Friedman. All these are also the Nobel laureates.

  • This award is also known as Baby Nobel because a lot of winners of John Bates Clark medal have also won the Nobel awards.