Awards and Honours 2015 – Complete List (January to June)

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Awards and Honours 2015 – Full List (Individual Awards)

Name of the Award

Award Winner

Key Points

Business Person of the Year Larry Page Given by Fortune Magazine
State Pre-Eminent Science and Technology Award Yu Min – Nuclear Scientist Given by Chinese President Xi Jinping
2015 Space Pioneer Award ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) Team Given by National Space Society
Asian Tour’s Players Player of the Year Anirban Lahiri He is a Golfer
Ballon d’Or 2014 Award Cristiano Ronaldo Wins for II consecutive time
Governor of the Year Raghuram Rajan Given by Central Banking Awards
National e-Governance Award Jammu and Kashmir Given for the best District Level Initiative in India
Vyas Samman Award 2014 Kamal Kishore Goyanka For his book ‘Premchand Kee Kahaniyo Kaa Kaalkramanusar’. Given by KK Birla Foundation
National Tiger Conservation Authority Award Periyar Tiger Reserve Given for encouraging local public in managing reserve
Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award MYS Prasad Given by Indian Science Congress Association
Sahitya Akademi Award Prabhu Nath Dwivedi Given for his work called ‘Kanakalochanaha’
NSC Award for Best Electoral Practices CV Anand Given by Election Commission of India
Social Media Person of the year 2015 Amitabh Bachchan Given by Internet and Mobile Association of India
Giraffe Hero Award Subash Chandra Agarwal He is RTI Activist
Best Indian Language Website in India Given by Internet and Mobile Association of India
Hindu Literary Prize 2014 Ashok Srinivasan Given for his book “Book of Common Signs”
Martin Luther King Award Frank Islam Given for his contribution in international service and civil engagement.
DSC Prize for South Asian Fiction Jhumpa Lahiri Given for her novel “The Lowland”
Kushwant Singh Memorial Prize Arundhathi Subramaniyam Given for her work “When God is a Traveller”
Sanjay Chopra Award Devesh Kumar Given by PM Modi Ji
Bapu Gaidani Award Monika, Rumoh Meto, and Riya Chaudhary Given by PM Modi Ji
Geeta Chopra Award Gunjan Sharm Given by PM Modi Ji
Bharat Award (These 4 are National Bravery Awards) Resham Fatma Given by PM Modi Ji
Bharat Gaurav Award Nasrin Ejner Given by Indian International Friendship Society
Yash Bharti Award Vinod Mehta (Journalist) Given by Government of UP
King Faisal International Award Zakir Naik Given by Saudi Arabia. Given for Zakir’s services to Islam
Hayek Prize Hindol Sengupta Given by US for  Sengupta’s book named Recasting India: How Entrepreneurship is Revolutionizing the World’s Largest Democracy
2014 Jnanpith Award Bhalchandra Nemade Fourth Marathi Writer to win the literary honour.
Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize 2015 Amartya Sen Given by United Kingdom
National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award Gurpreet Singh Given by US National Science Foundation
ESPN Cricinfo Award Rohit Sharma Given for his record breaking 264 against Sri Lanka
Honorary life membership of Marylebone Cricket Club Saurav Ganguly Dada retired from all forms of cricket in 2012.
National Award for Renewable Energy Popularisation Himachal Pradesh Given by Prime Minister Modi to Power minister Sujan Singh Pathania
Y Nayudamma Memorial Award 2014 Tessy Thomas and Geeta Vardhan Given for their contribution in the fields of missile technology and remote sensing
J Calvin Giddings Award 2015 Purnendu Dasgupta Given by American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry
The Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury Nagesh Kukunoor’s film “Dhanak” Given at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival
Honorary doctorate by the Clemson University Ratan Tata Given for his contribution to the Automotive Industry.
International Cricket Council’s Cricket Hall of Fame Martin Crowe He is the III New Zealander and 79th Cricketer to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
National Award for creating awareness about the child trafficking Rani Mukherjee Given by the National Institute of Gender Justice (NIGJ)
Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership 2014 Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba This is the world’s most valuable individual award
Golden Gate Award Kerala Tourism Dept Presented at the Internationale Tourismus-Borse Berlin (ITB-Berlin) 2015, Germany.
Best Wedding and Honeymoon Destination Goa Tourism Dept Given by Pacific Area Travel Writers Association.
Top Employer in Europe Tata Consultancy Services Won the award for Third Consecutive Time
Saraswati Samman Award Veerappa Moily For his literary work Ramayana Mahanveshanam
Stockholm Water Prize Environment activist Rajendra Singh He is also known as India’s Water Man
International Women of Courage Award 2015 1. Captain Niloofar Rahmani from Afghanistan Air Force2. Nadia Sharmeen- Journalist and women’s rights activist from Bangladesh3. Tabassum Adnan- founder of Khwendo Jirga from Pakistan. Given by United States for demonstrating exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights and gender equality.
National Photography Awards 1. Life-Time Achievement Award- Surendra R Patel2. Best Professional Photographer of the Year- Swarup Duta3. Best Amateur Photographer of the Year- Sasikumar. The theme for Professional Photographer category – “Hamara Bharat Swachh Bharat“.The theme for Amateur Category – “Mother and Child“.
Voice of the Century Award Lata Mangeshkar Awarded at the sixth edition of the National Laadli Media and Advertising Awards
New South Wales (NSW) Woman of the year 2015 Minoti Apte (Indian Pancreatic Cancer Researcher) Given for her enormous contributions to medical research
France’s Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters Bharti Kher Given for her contribution in contemporary art landscape.
National Kavi Pradeep Samman Award Gopaldas Neeraj Given by Madhya Pradesh Culture Minister Surendra Patwa.
Foilo Prize for Fiction Akhil Sharma Given for his book named “Family Life”
Women in Parliaments Award Bangladesh Given for regional leadership in the South and Southeast Asia category for closing the gender gap in politics
Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award Balbir Singh Given by Hockey India
Dada Saheb Phalke Award Bollywood Actor Shashi Kapoor 46th winner of this highly celebrated award
Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari VajpayeeMadan Mohan Malviya It is India’s highest Civilian Award
Gandhi Peace Prize 2014 ISRO Given for ISRO’s contribution in nation’s development
Abel Prize 2015 Dr. John Forbes Nash and Louis Nirenberg Abel Prize – Considered as Nobel Prize in Mathematics
Bishwaratna Dr Bhupen Hazarika International Solidarity Award Adoor Gopalakrishnan Given by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi
Femina Miss India 2015 Aditi Arya 2014 Miss India – Koyal Rana
Sir Richard Hadlee Medal Brendon McCullum It is the highest cricketing honor of New Zealand
Golden Peacock National Quality Award 2015 Delhi International Airport Ltd Given by the UAE Minister Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan
Kumaran Asan World Prize for Poetry Arab Poet Adonis Kumaran Asan – Famous Malayalam poet
Institute of Physics Prize Pratap Singh Given by United Kingdom
Hevesy Medal Award Susanta Lahiri Lahiri was the co-creator of super heavy element 117
Indians among the Time’s 100 most Influential People 1. PM Narendra Modi2. Microsoft CRO S Nadella3. ICICI CEO Chanda Kochar4. Metal Health Expert Prof Vikram Patel Time Magazine releases Top 100 People in many categories every year.
Champions of Change award Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Given by Barack Obama
Orwell Prize Rana Dasgupta Given for his Literary Work “Capital”
Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2015 Shah Rukh Khan Given for his performance in Happy New Year
Asian Banker Achievement Award 2015 Bharatiya Mahila Bank Presented for Technology Implementation
e-Panchayat Puraskar Award Tamil Nadu Given for developing many applications
Outstanding Service Award Gopinath Pillai (Indian Origin Diplomat) Given by the National University of Singapore
Deenanath Mangeshkar Award 2015 Anil Kapoor This was the 73rd edition of the awards
Heinz award Sangeeta N. Bhatia Indian-origin scientist at MIT
Officier de la Légion d’Honneur Yashwant Sinha Given by the French Government
Chaplin Award Hollywood Actor Robert Redford Robert Redford founded the Sundance Institute in 1981 to help emerging film makers.
2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize in Asia region Siddhartha Gigoo Given for his novel “Umbrella Man“
Sayyidina Imam Al Hassan Ibn Ali Peace Award Maulana Wahiduddin Khan He is well known for his knowledge and efforts in keeping peace
2015 RedInk Award for Lifetime Achievement for Excellence in Journalism Prannoy Roy He is the Executive Co-Chairman of NDTV
Journalist of the Year Sreenivasan Jain For his Truth versus Hype
Impact Editor of the Year Arnab Goswami For his The News Hour show
Japan’s highest civilian award CNR Rao Given for his huge contributions to science and Indo-Japanese science co-operation
Man Booker International Prize 2015 Laszlo Krasznahorkai of Hungary He is the sixth recipient to win this eminent award
World’s best airport Indira Gandhi International Airport Given under the category of handling 25 to 40 million passengers per annum
UNESCO press freedom prize Syrian journalist and rights activist Mazen Darwish He has been jailed by the regime for more than three years
PEN Award for freedom of expression Charlie Hebdo Charlie Hebdo – Famous satirical magazine of France
Whitley Award or Green Oscar Award Pramod Patil Given for his work on the conservation of the Great Indian Bustard
2015 United Nations Public Service Award Nadia District in West Bengal Given for improving delivery of public services
UNC Board of Governors 2015 Award for Excellence in Teaching Dr. Sivanadane Mandjiny He is Indian-American Professor in US
National Geographic Bee Championship Karan Menon of New Jersey The Championship held at Washington, D.C.
Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award Karan Jerath Given for his device that shuts down the undersea oil spills in a speedy manner
Pt. Haridutt Sharma Award Anurradha Prasad She is the editor-in-chief of News-24 Channel
Top Civilian Supervisor of the Year Harkeert Singh Saini He is an Indian-American policeman and the award was given by Houston Police department
Most Reputed Company in India Aditya Birla Group Based on Nielsen’s Corporate Image Monitor (CIM) 2014-15 survey
England Men’s Cricketer of the year Joe Root Given by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)
England Women’s Cricketer of the year Charlotte Edwards Given by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)
England Development Programme Cricketer of the Year award Saqib Mahmood He is Lancashire’s right-arm seamer
Disability Cricketer of the Year Luke Sugg He belongs to England’s Visually Impaired team
Indians – Radcliffe Fellowship Shivani Agarwal and Maharaja Pandit The Fellowship is given by Harward University for 50 scholars every year
United Nation’s Dag Hammarskjold Medal Lance Naik Nand Ram &Raju Joseph A total of 126 police, military and civilian personnel were awarded the UN medal
Oxford University Award Gurnimrat ‘Nimmy’ Sidhu Sidhu is currently the head of science at Oaks Park High School in north-east London.
Lifetime Achievement Award Filmmaker and writer Subhash Ghai Presented at the 16th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA)
Indians in Forbes’ World’s 100 most Powerful Women 1. SBI Chief Arundhati Bhattacharya2. ICICI bank head Chanda Kochhar3. Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar- Shaw4. HT Media Chair Shobhana Bhartia Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the list.
US spelling bee competition Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam The winners will each receive over USD 37,000 in cash and prizes
Bangladesh Liberation War award Atal Bihari Vajpayee Given for his outstanding support for the country’s independence from Pakistan in 1971
Norway’s The Bjornson Prize for freedom of expression Edward Snowden The Bjornson Prize is named after a Norwegian Nobel literature laureate
King and Queen of Social Media Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra Given by a leading Bollywood digital portal.
South African Cricketer of the Year AB De Villiers He won the award for a second consecutive time
Professor Honoris Causa Award President Pranab Mukherjee Given by the Belarus State University at a ceremony in Belarus
Lifetime achievement award in UAE R Seetharaman He is the CEO of Doha Bank
Asian Athletics Association (AAA) President’s award Suresh Kalmadi Awarded for his contribution towards the development of athletics in the continent
Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Ali Smith The Award was given for her novel “How to be Both”
Space Pioneer Award ISRO Given for ISRO’s Mangalyaan
ICC Cricket Hall of Fame Wesley Hall 80th player in the World to be inducted in Hall of fame
Pride of Community Award Vivek Murthy He is the present Surgeon General in US
Ludovic Trarieux Prize Saudi Arabian Lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khai. He has campaigned for reforms via his organization called Monitor of Human Rights in Saudi Arabia.
Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire SA Hasan He was the Former UK-based Managing Director of Tata Limited
Japan’s Fukuoka Prize 2015 Ramachandra Guha Given for his contribution to academia, arts and culture throughout Asia
Best Welfare Organization of the Year 2015 Award National Union of Seafarers of India Given by the United Kingdom-based International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network.
Best Test Player of 21st Century Sachin Tendulkar Based on online poll conducted by Cricket Australia’s website
Orden de la Democracia Simon Bolivar en el grado de cruz Caballero Sri Sri Ravi Shankar It is Columbia’s Highest Civilian Award