Key Awards and Winners List 2014

Sl QuestionAnswerMonth
1Bank won the national award for excellence in lending to micro enterprises for 2012-2013Indian BankMar-14
2Indian Bank has bagged -Skoch achiever award for outstanding performance in SME enablement during 2014- instituted by Skoch Consultancy Services Pvt LtdCorporation BankMar-14
3Regional Rural Bank has won the Platinum Award for 'excellence'- in banking awarded by Skoch GroupAndhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas BankJun-14
4PSU bank has been awarded the -Platinum SKOCH Inclusion & Deepening Award 2014- for -excellence in banking-UCO BankJun-14
5Indian American scientist awarded the prestigious 2014 Marconi Society Prize He is the only India-born scientist to receive both the Marconi Prize and the Bell Medal, two top global IT technology awards.Arogyaswami Joseph PaulrajJan-14
6State tourism has been conferred the United Nations Award for creating innovative initiatives for sustainable tourism the first time India has ever won the recognitionKerala TourismJan-14

7UNWTO awarded whom with the 2013 UNWTO Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of his work as a business journalist reporting on the tourism industryRichard QuestJan-14
8Winner of the 2014 Othmer Gold Medal, a top award of the US-based Chemical Heritage Foundation,Kiran Mazumdar-ShawJan-14
9International Political leader  has been awarded with Israel's highest civilian honour, the "Medal of Distinction"Angela MerkelFeb-14
10Indian-born scientist won the Protein Science Young Investigator Award for 2014 at Cambridge. The Protein Science Young Investigator Award is given by the Protein Society for important contribution made in the study of proteins.Madan BabuFeb-14
11US First Lady Michelle Obama presented the International Women of Courage Award for successfully leading the campaign against acid attacks on women in IndiaLaxmi (Acid attack victim)Mar-14
12Templeton Prize for 2014, was announced by the John Templeton FoundationTomas HalikMar-14
13A Prestigious award for digital activism at the Barbican in LondonShubhranshu ChoudharyMar-14
14Pritzker Architecture Prize, world's most prestigious architecture award, for the year 2014Shigeru BanMar-14
15Indian writer won Windham Campbell Literature Prize 2014 in non-fiction categoryPankaj MishraMar-14
16Which Mathematician has been chosen for the 2014 Abel Prize by the Norwegian Academy of Science LettersYakov Grigorevich SinaiMar-14
17Indian-American Doctor was chosen for Prestigious Simon Dack AwardSumit ChughMar-14
18The Pritzker Architecture Prize, world's most prestigious architecture award, for the year 2014Shigeru BanMar-14
19British-American physicist won Millennium Technology Prize 2014 for discoveries leading to a thousand-fold increase in digital data storage on magnetic disks. The Millennium Technology Prize was initiated in 2004 by the Technology Academy Finland.Stuart ParkinApr-14
20The rank of Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) by the queen of Britain. This honour is one of the highest honours given by the queen to civilians.Ratan TataApr-14
21A Pulitzer Prizefor public service for coverage of National Security Agency surveillance programmes based on documents from US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.The Washington Post and the British-based The Guardian newspaperApr-14
22India-born poet won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems -3 Sections-.Vijay SeshadriApr-14
23Agency won two YoungGun awards in the YGA 2013 AwardsOgilvy MumbaiApr-14
24Indian business person was honored with with the 2014 -Canada India Foundation Chanchalani Global Indian Award- in Toronto for his remarkable vision and leadership in the IT sectorNR Narayana MurthyApr-14
25Indian received the Goldman prize for helping villagers fight coal mining in Chhattisgarh and succeeded in shutting down one of the largest planned coal mines in the area.Ramesh AgrawalApr-14
26Hollywood actor was awarded with the Most Popular All Time International Star in India at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards held in Tampa Bay, FloridaJohn TravoltaApr-14
27Indian Crickter won the United Kingdom-s 2014 Asian Award for outstanding achievement in Sports. The award was announced at London-s at The Grosvenor House HotelMS DhoniApr-14
28Famous boxer awarded with an honorary championship belt by World Boxing Council (WBC).Iwao HakamadaApr-14
29Indian scientist has been granted a prestigious fellowship worth 1,068,000 pounds by a top British agency which funds research in engineering and the physical sciencesRavinder DahiyaMay-14
30Leading NRI industrialist won the International Business of the Year award 2014 at the Asian Business Awards Midlands in BirminghamLord Swraj PaulMay-14
31Indian-American student  won the National Geographic Bee championship in Washington, USAAkhil RekulapelliMay-14
32Which journalist won 2014 UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. He received the award worth of 25000 US dollars by the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova in ParisAhmet SikMay-14
33Indian academy has been selected in 2014 by the Business Initiative Directives Group (BIDG), Madrid (Spain) for the International Arch of Europe Award for quality and technology in Gold CategoryIndian Aviation AcademyMay-14
34Indian businessperson has received the -Othmer Gold Medal 2014-, in Philadelphia, USAto be the first Indian to make it to this prestigious group.Kiran Mazumdar-ShawMay-14
35Indian Government project won second rank in the 2014 United Nations Public Service AwardMobile SevaMay-14
36Indian Businessperson became the first Indian to receive the prestigious Harvard MedalAnand MahindraMay-14
37Author won the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction with her debut novel, "Girl is a Half-Formed Thing"Eimear McBrideJun-14
38India-born was honoured with Champions of Change by the White HousePratishtha KhannaJun-14
39Indian businessperson has been awarded with the -EY World Entrepreneur of The Year 2014- award at a ceremony held in MonacoUday KotakJun-14
40Indian scientist has been awarded with an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to the field of scienceTejinder VirdeeJun-14
41Leading NRI industrialist  has been honoured with the -Lifetime Achievement Award- by a UK-based business associationfor his outstanding contribution to the industry, education and philanthropy.Swraj PaulJun-14
42India-born plant scientist has been awarded with the USD 250,000 World Food Prizefor his breakthrough achievement in increasing global wheat production by more than 200 million tonnes after the Green RevolutionSanjaya RajaramJun-14
43Famous Indian born author has been awarded with the Pen Pinter prizefor the current year 2014 for his outstanding literary output and support for freedom of expressionSalman RushdieJun-14
44First Tang Prize in sustainable development. The Tang Prize was awarded to her by the Tang Prize FoundationGro Harlem BrundtlandJun-14
45Government project was chosen in the list of the second place winners of the 2014 UN Public Service AwardsMobile SevaJun-14
46An honorary doctor of laws degree from York University in Toronto, Canadafor his achievements in promoting innovations, exemplary leadership and corporate social responsibilityRatan TataJun-14
47France has presented Bollywood actor with the 'Legion of France' award, one of its highest civilian awards.Shah Rukh KhanJun-14
48Sand artist  won the People's Choice prize at the World Cup of Sand Sculpting-2014 held in the Atlantic City of the USSudarsan PattnaikJun-14
49The Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia, The medal has been awarded annually since 1989, when Polish Solidarity founder Lech Walesa received it first.Malala YousafzaiJun-14
50The novel -The Lives of Others- written by India-born British Indian writer was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2014Neel MukherjeeJul-14
51Mathematician and Stanford University professor became the first woman  to win the Fields MedalMaryam MirzakhaniAug-14
52Indian-origin mathematician, awarded the prestigious Fields Medal at the International Mathematical Union-s (IMU) International Congress of MathematiciansManjul BhargavaAug-14
53Indian origin, awarded with the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize by the International Mathematical UnionSubhash KhotAug-14
54The International Political Science Association has honoured with the Global South AwardSunil KumarAug-14
55An Indian neuroscientist in the US, awarded Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) under President Barack Obama's multi-year Brain InitiativePartha MitraAug-14
56US actor and singer, named for the honorary Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Oscar AwardHarry BelafonteAug-14
57Famous footballer named the UEFA Best Player in Europe in Aug 2014, his second after he won the same in 2008.Cristiano RonaldoAug-14
58Famous Indian scientist, awarded with the prestigious USD 1 lakh Midori Prize for biodiversity for his pioneering research, including in climate change in the HimalayasKamal BawaSep-14
59US University Southern University System of Louisiana gave honorary doctorate degree toIndian Prime Minister Narendra ModiSep-14
60Leading NRI businessmen have been awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Business in United KingdomHinduja brothersSep-14
61Jointly awarded with the Right Livelihood AwardAlan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian along with Edward SnowdenSep-14
62China Book Award by China for 2014 in recognition of his long-term contribution to the translation and publication of Chinese worksPriyadarsi MukherjiSep-14
63Indian movie won best debut award at the 71st Venice Film FestivalCourtSep-14
64Mayilamma Award named after the `Plachimada Heroine- who had campaigned against the Coca-Cola company at Kerala-s Plachimada villageMeena KandasamyJan-14
65The Best CFO Award, conferred by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)P.K.GoyalJan-14
66Writer won The Hindu Prize for Best Fiction 2013 for his second novel, -Vanity Bagh- for consistent writing and humour and imaginationAnees SalimJan-14
67The Thiruvalluvar award by the Tamil Nadu government in ChennaiYushJan-14
68Famous playwright and journalist won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2014 for the book "The Chronicle of the Corpse Bearer"Cyrus MistryJan-14
69National Communal Harmony Award for work done in the field of Peace and HarmonyDr. Mohinder Singh and N RadhakrishnanJan-14
70The 2014 Ramanujan Mathematics Award in RajkotAnand KumarJan-14
71Prestigious journalism Lokmanya Tilak National AwardMammen MathewJan-14
72Prestigious Vyas Samman for the year 2013Vishwanath TripathiFeb-14
73Corporate Strategist of the Year Award by Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) PRCI gives this award as recognition to those who have excelled in their own field and contributed to social justice and made a difference to the nation in the last four years. This award is also called as the Chanakya Award.V B GadgilFeb-14
74Y Nayudamma memorial award for the year 2013. The award is annually given to persons chosen for their significant contributions to the development of science and technology in the country.Jayant Vishnu NarlikarFeb-14
75The -Youth Achievers Award- at the sixth Global Marketing and Social Media awardBharat GuptaFeb-14
76The Amazing Indian Award 2014Arunima SinhaFeb-14
77NGO won the Gold Shield and Hall of Fame for Excellence award in Financial Reporting for the year 2012-13 by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)Akshaya Patra FoundationFeb-14
78Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2013Chandi Prasad BhattMar-14
79Indian dirctor has been selected for the Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2013. The award has been instituted in memory of late Gollapudi Srinivasa, who died while directing his first film Prema Pustakam (Book of Love) in 1992.Gyan CorreaMar-14
80The 23rd G D Birla award for scientific research for the year 2013Rajesh GopakumarMar-14
81Indian author has been chosen for the Saraswati Samman for the year 2013Govind MishraMar-14
82Indian PSU Company has received the honour of the most efficient Navaratna award for the year 2013Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)Apr-14
83The 51st edition of the FBB Femina Miss India 2014 crownKoyal RanaApr-14
84The prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2013GulzarApr-14
85Indian musician was selected for M S Subbulakshmi Award 2014, announced by the M S Subbulakshmi FoundationMathangi SathyamurthyApr-14
86The Żoung Achiever Award - 2013, for his contribution to the society in the field of agriculture, announced The award was instituted by the Society for Advancement of Human and Nature (Sadhna), Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni PO, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India.VinothkumarApr-14
87The -CEO of the Year- at the 2014 Platts Global Metals Awards. The award was presented to him in recognition of a comprehensive leadership style demonstrated by himSteel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) Chairman C S VermaMay-14
88Famous Hindi writer received the prestigious Vyas Samman for the year 2013Vishwanath TripathiMay-14
89Company was chosen for the Special Commendation at the Golden Peacock National Training Awards 2014Technopark Technology Business Incubator (T-TBI)May-14
90Writer has been shortlisted for the prestigious Moortidevi Award for 2013 for his novel "Theekkadal Katanhu Thirumadhuram"C RadhakrishnanJun-14
91Famous Hindi poet has been chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith award for 2013. He will be the recipient of 49th Jnanpith award.Kedarnath SinghJun-14
92Indian city has won this year-s -best city award- from news channel CNBC AwaazKochiJun-14
93Indian airport won the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award by Airport Council International (ACI) in the category of the best improved airport in Asia Pacific RegionKolkata International AirportJun-14
94Prestigious Gandhi Peace prize for 2013Chandi Prasad BhattJul-14
95Technology company won the -Best Implementation of Green IT Award- at the National IT Leadership and Excellence award ceremonyPolarisJul-14
96Lokmanya Tilak award for this year 2014Avinash ChanderJul-14
97Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award for his outstanding contribution towards the promotion of Communal harmony, peace and goodwillMuzaffar AliAug-14
98-Bharat Gaurav- award by the football East Bengal ClubBachendri PalAug-14
99-Entrepreneur of the Year- award from the All India Management Association (AIMA)Chandra Shekhar GhoshAug-14
100-Emerging Business Leader of the Year- award from the All India Management Association (AIMA)M G George MuthootAug-14
101Delhi based wrestling academy won the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar (RKPP) award for this yearGuru Hanuman AkharaAug-14
102Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has awarded with the ICSI Life Time Achievement Award 2013 for Excellence in Corporate GovernanceShiv NadarAug-14
103Chosen for the fifth Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal and ConcertM. KrishnaAug-14
104G K Reddy Memorial Award for the year 2014 for his contribution in the field of Journalism (announced by the TSR FoundationVinod MehtaSep-14
105V Krishna Murthy Award for ExcellenceNandan NilekaniSep-14
106Indira Gandhi Rajbhasa awards on the occasion of National Hindi Divas, one of the awardeeCMD Madhusudan of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL)Sep-14
107Giants International award for 2014Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood danseuse HelenSep-14
108Famous Hindi author, awarded with the 'Saraswati Samman'Govind MishraSep-14
109JC Daniel Award for lifetime achievement for the year 2013 by the Kerala GovernmentMadathil Thekkepaattu Vasudevan NairSep-14
110Former cricketer has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at a ceremony in the House of Lords in LondonKapil DevSep-14

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