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Awards in 2010

 

International Awards

Nobel Prize 2010


Medicine
Robert G Edwards (British)
For research in in-vitro fertilization
Physics
Andre Geim (UK)
Konstantin Novoselov (UK)
For experiments with Graphene.   Novoselov is the youngest physicist since 1973 to win a nobel
Chemistry
Richard Heck (US)
Ei-ichi Negishi (US)
Akira Suzuki (Japan)
Palladium catalysed cross coupling
Literature
Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru)
Famous works: Conversation in the Cathedral, The  feast of the goat, The time of the Hero
Peace
Liu Xiaobo (China)
For his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China
Economic Sciences
Peter Diamond (MIT)
Dale Mortensen (NorthWestern   University)
Christopher Pissarides (LSE)
For their analysis of markets with search frictions



Man Booker Prize 2010
Howard Jacobson (British)
For the novel ‘The Finkler Question’



Knight of the Order of Legion d’Honneur (France’s highest honour)
Deepak Parekh




Pulitzer Prize 2010


General non-fiction
Siddhartha Mukharjee
Book: The Emperor of all Maladies: A biography of Cancer

NY Times
For its economics commentary and reporting on Russia
Public Service + Feature Photography
The Los Angeles Times

Photography
Carol Guzy <has won 4 Pultizers>
Nikki Kahn
Ricky Carioti
<The Washington Post>
For pictures of earthquake in Haiti
Fiction
Jennifer Egan
A visit from the goon squad


Sports


Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Started in 1991-92.
It is the highest honour given for achievement in sports.
First Awardee: Vishwanathan Anand (1991-92)
Was not awarded in 1993-94.
Joint awards were given in the years:
1994-95: Homi D Motivala(Yatching), P K Garg (Yatching)
1996-97: Nameirakpam Kunjarani (weightlifting), Leander Paes (Tennis)
2002-03: Anjali Bhagwat (shooting), K M Beenamol (Athletics)
2008-09: Mary Kom (Boxing), Vijender Singh (Boxing), Sushil Kumar (Wrestling)
In 2009-10, it was awarded to Saina Nehwal.
Only two cricket personalities have got the award: Tendulkar (1997-98), Dhoni (2007-08)
2 in badminton: Pullela Gopichand (2000-01) and Saina (2009-10)
1 in tennis: Leander Paes
Maximum given in shooting: 4. Abhinav Bindra (2001-02), Anjali Bhagwat (2002-03), Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (2004-05), Manavjit Singh Sandhu (2006-07)

Dhyan Chand Award

Instituted in 2002. Highest award for lifetime achievement in sports.
Rastriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar is given to institutions promoting sports development.

 Awards in 2010

 


Jnanpith Award (for 2006)
Ravindra Kelkar
Konkani Writer
2007
ONV Kurup
Malayalam Writer
2008
Akhlaq Khan Shahryar
Urdu Poet



Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
Saina Nehwal
Badminton
Arjuna Awards
Joseph Abraham
Athletics

Krishna Poonia
Athletics

Dinesh Kumar
Boxing

Parimrajan Negi
Chess

Deepak Kumar Mandal
Football

Sandeep Singh
Hockey (Men)

Jasjeet Kaur Handa
Hockey (Women)

Dinesh Kumar
Kabaddi

Sanjeev Rajput
Shooting

Rehan Jehangir Poncha
Swimming

Kapil Dev K J
Volleyball

Rajeev Tomar
Wrestling

Rajesh Chaudhary
Yachting

Jagseer Singh
Paralympic (Athletics)
Dhyan Chand Award
Satish Pillai
Athletics

Kuldeep Singh
Wrestling

Anita Chanu
Weightlifting
Dronacharya Awards
A K Kutty
Athletics

Subhash B Aggarwal
Billiards and Snooker

L Ibomcha Singh
Boxing

Ajay Kumar Bansal
Hockey

Captain Chandrup ( For lifetime contribution to coaching)
Wrestling
Rashtriya Khel Protsahana Puraskar
Services Sports Control Board
Community Sports Identification and nurturing of budding and young talent

Tata Steel Limited
Financial Support for Sports Excellence

Khel Evam Yuva Vibhag, Govt of MP
Establishment and Management of Sports Academies of Excellence

Services Sports Control Board
Employment of sportsperson and sports welfare measures
Dada Saheb Phalke Award, 2009
D Ramanaidu




National Film Awards for 2009


Best Feature Film
Kutty Srank
Malyalam. Starring Mamooty.
Best Popular Film
3 Idiots

Best film on national integration
Delhi-6

Best film on social issues
Well Done Abba

Best Actor
Amitabh Bacchan
For Paa. (Has won the award 3 times now)
Best Actress
Ananya Chatterjee
For Abohoman (Bengali)
Best Director
Rituparno Ghosh
For Abohoman
Best Film in non-feature category
The Postman and Bilal (Joint)




Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award 2010



Sanjeev Galande (Bio sciences)
National Centre for Cell Science, Pune

Shubha Tole (Bio Sciences)
TIFR

Swapan K Pati
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

Sandeep Verma
IITK

G K Ananthasuresh
IISc

Sanghamitra Bandopadhyay
ISI, Kolkata

Mitali Mukherji
Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi

Umesh Vasudeo Waghmare
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

Kalobaran Maiti
TIFR



Sangit Natak Akademi Fellow (Akademi Ratna) for 2009



Lalgudi G Jayaraman
Carnatic Violinist

Shriram Lagoo
Film Actor (Hindi and Marathi)

Yamini Krishnamurti
Bharatnatyam/Theatre

Kamlesh Dutt Tripathi
Theatre

Kishori Amonkar
Khayal/Thumri/Bhajan singer

Pandit Jasraj
Hindustani Classical Vocalist
India International Film Festival 2010


Golden Peacock Award
Moner Manush (Bengali) (dir: Gautam Ghose)
The film is a saga of the life of Lalan Faquir, a 19th century Bengali Philosopher poet and his liberal sect whose message was tolerance
Best Actor
Guven Kiran (Turkey)
For the film: The Crossing
Best Actress
Magdalena Boczarska (Poland)
 For the film: Little Rose



Sahitya Academi Awards


Poets
Arun Sakhardande
Konkani

Vanita
Punjabi

Mithila Prasad Tripathi
Sanskrit

Sheen Kaaf Nizam
Urdu

Laxman Dubey
Sindhi

Mangat Badal
Rajasthani

Aurobindo Uzir
Bodo

Gopi Narayan Pradhan
Nepali
Novelists
Esther David
English

Bani Basu
Bengali

Dhirendra Mehta
Gujarati

M Borkanya
Manipuri
Short Stories
Nanjil Nadan
Tamil

Uday Prakash
Hindi

Manoj
Dongri
Padmavibhushan



Montek Singh Ahluvalia


Brajesh Mishra
Former National Security Advisor

Azim Premji


A Nageshwara Rao
Telugu film celebrity

Kapila Vatsyayan
Art Historian

Lakshmi Chand Jain (posthumous) – the family declined the honor as LC Jain was against the concept of state honors.
Gandhian activist. Served as a member of Planning Comm and Indian HC to S. Africa
Padma Bhushan



Waheeda Rahman

Padma Shri



VVS Laxman



Ashok Chakra



Major Laishram Jyotin Singh
Posthumous. He was an Army doctor.
Kirti Chakra
Cptn Deepak Sharma (Psth), Cptn Vikrant Ajit Deshmukh, Major Rahul Gurung
For fighting insurgents and terrorists in J&K, J&K and Manipur respectively
Shaurya Chakra
Major Deepak Yadav and Major Nitish Roy: killed during attack on Indian mission in Kabul
Guardsman Krishnan Kumar, Sepoy Ravi Kant and Sepoy Sangat Singh
All posthumous



Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad Award for National Integration
Presented by the Assam government


M J Akbar (2008)
Journalist

Hema Bharali (2009)
Freedom fighter

Booker Prize Winners from India

Name
Year
Book
Other Books
Kiran Desai (resides in US)
2006
The Inheritance of Loss
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard
V S Naipual (Trinidadian of Indian Origin) (also won the Nobel Prize in 2001)
1971
In a Free State
A House for Mr Biswas, A Bend in the River, The Enigma of Arrival
Salman Rushdie (resides in UK)
1981
Midnight’s Children
The Satanic Verses
Arundhati Roy
1997
The God of Small Things


Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding

Award by GoI. Started in 1965. Administered by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
First: U Thant – 1965
2007 – Olafur Ragnar Grimmsson
Notable recipients: Martin Luther King Jr, Mother Teresa, Raul Prebisch, Nelson Mandela, Indira Gandhi, Aung Suu Kyi

Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Developemnt

Annual award to individuals or organisations in recognition of creative efforts towards promoting peace, disarmament etc. Since 1986
First – Parliamentarians for global action
2007 – Gates foundation
2008 – Md Elbaradei
2009- Sheikh Hasina
2010 – Lula Da silva
Other notable: Gorbachev, Rajiv Gandhi, Jimmy Carter, Md Yunus, MS Swaminathan, Kofi Annan, Hamid Karzai



Science


Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology


Started in 1958
Awarded annually by CSIR for applied or fundamental research in seven fields: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Atmosphere Ocean and Planetary Sciences (Environmental Sciences), Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine and Physics
A citizen of India engaged in research in any field of science and technology up to the age of 45 years is eligible for the prize. Nominations proposed by CSIR, heads and deans of universities and previous awardees. Announced on September 26.

Literature

Jnanpith Award


·         Instituted in 1961
·         First awarded in 1965: G Sankara Kurup
·         Highest literary award in India; presented by the Bhartiya Jnanpith trust.