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January 2011 Awards
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Castrol Awards were announced for Indian cricket players at Bombay.
Sachin Tendulkar was declared `The Indian Cricketer of the Year`, `Test Cricketer of the year.
M.S. Dhoni was declared the "ODI cricketer of the year".    
Virendra Sehwag was declared `Batsman of the year`   
Harbhajan singh as `Bowler of the year`
Jaidev Unadkat as `Junior Cricketer of the year`

A.R.Rehman was awarded with World Economic Forum`s, `crystal award` at Dawos (switzerland). W.E.F presented him this award for giving wonderful music for the movies - Slumdog millionaire and Bombay Dreams.  

Godavari Palimars Private Limited Director Dr. C. Rajendra Kumar Received the "Swamy Vivekananda National Award-2010" from Central Minister Ambika Soni at Delhi Siriport Auditorium.        
Central Excise Superintendent Rajasekhar Reddy received the "President Award" from Finance Minister Pranb Mukarji at Maneksha Center in Delhi. Now he is working at Visakhapatnam.        
Saeed Saleem Selected for "Central Literature Academy Award-2010" for his novel of "Kaluthunna Pulatota”.
        Union Home Ministry announced the list of Padma Awards. They announced 128 awards of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

        Padma Vibhushan:
        1. Kapila vatsyayana: Art;
        2. Homai Vyarawalla:Art;
        3. A.Nageshwar Rao:Art (A.P);
        4. Parasaran Kesava Iyenger: Public Affaires;
        5. Akhlaq-ur- Rehman Kidwai: Public Affairs;

        6. Vijay Kelkar: Public Affaires;
        7. Montek Singh Ahluwalia: Public Affaires;
        8. Palle Rama Rao: Science and Engineering (A.P);
        9. Azim Premji: Trade and Industry;
        10. Brajesh Mishra: Civil Services;
        11. Ottaplakkal N.V. Kurup: Literature and Education;

        12. Siltakant Mahapatra: Literature and Education;and
        13. L.C. Jain: Public Affaires.
        Padma Bhushan : From A.P : K.Anji Reddy (Reddy Labs) ; G.V.Krishna Reddy (GVK); S.P.Balasubramanyam (Play Back Singer);
        Padma Shri : From A.P : V.V.S.Laxman (Cricketer); Anitha Reddy (Social Work); Gajam Govardhan (weavers); Koneru Ramakrishna Reddy (Para Psychology); SriRamchandrudu (Literature); Siddiki (Agriculture);
Major Laishram Jyotin Singh, an Army doctor who died fighting a suicide bomber in Kabul, was conferred the country`s highest peacetime gallantry medal, "Ashok Chakra", posthumously at the 62nd Republic Day parade in New Delhi.       
Raveendranath received the "President Award" from Finance Minister Pranb Mukarji in Delhi .He is working as an Inspector in Enforcement Directorate.

Deepak Lalwani, a London-based NRI investment consultant specialising on India, has been presented with an "Order of British Empire" (OBE) honour. Prince Charles conferred the honour on Lalwani at Buckingham Palace, in recognition of his contributions to the financial services`` industry.       
Music composer A.R. Rahman bagged the best original song trophy at the 16th Critics` Choice Awards for his number “If I Rise” in Danny Boyle`s film 127 Hours. Written by Rollo Armstrong and American artiste Dido, the song was performed by Rahman and Dido.       
Suprasannacharya Selected for the "Hussain sha kavi Puraskar" Award. This award has been given from 2001 year. 

Nine girls and 14 boys have been selected for the National Bravery Awards-2010. The children received the awards from Prime Minister of India. The youngest award winner this year is six-year-old Shrawan Kumar from Rajasthan. He rescued a one-year-old girl and her two-and-half-year-old sister from a burning hut in Sarneshwar village.        
Natalie Portman, who won the best actress Golden Glob for "Black Swan", `Colin Firth` chosen best actor for his role in "The King”, at an awards party in Beverly Hills, California.       
Dr.C.V.Subbanna Satavadhani selected for the LokNayak Foundation Award. Former CM Rosaiah was presented the award at Kalabharathi Auditorium, Visaka.       
Former Indian leg spinner M V Narasimha Rao was awarded the prestigious Member of the Order of British Empire (MBE) for his contribution to cricket and humanity in Ireland. He led the Hyderabad Ranji team to title triumph in 1987 Ranji Trophy.       
Geospatial World Forum 2011 inaugurated in Hyderabad. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi conferres Rachapudi Kamakshi Memorial Gold Medal for young Geospatial Scientist 2010 on Thiyam Tamphasana Devi, IIT Guwahati.      
Union Minister of Science and Technology Kapil Sibal presented the Lifetime Achievement Award of Geospatial World Forum to the former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), K Kasturirangan.       
Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance has been awarded the SKOCH Financial Inclusion Award 2011 in recognition of its micro-insurance product catering the rural market by its plan called `Sarve/Swayam Shakti Suraksha (SSS).       
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The awardees organisations` missions range from protecting biodiversity to fighting poverty.        
Annette Bening` received the "American Riviera Award" from `Kevin Costner` at the 2011 Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California.       
The largest prostate gland weighing 650 grams was removed from a human body by Urologist Dr Rajendra Punjabi, has been recognised by the "Guinness World Records" at Roberts Nursing Home, Indore, India.    
56 Idea Film Fare Awards Function held at Mumbai. `Sharukh Khan` won the best actor award for "My Name is Khan", `Kajol` won the best actress for "My Name is Khan", best film for "Dabangg", `Karan Johar` won the best Director for "My Name is Khan".       
The living legend and doyen of Indian Statistics, 91years old Padmavibhushan "Prof C.S. Rao" is designated fro Guy Medal in Gold of the Royal Statistical Society, UK. IN the 115 years history of Royal Statistical Society he is 34th receipient of the award. He is the first Asian, first non European and first non American to receive the award.

Eminent Malaya, Kaula Lumpur University Vice- Chancelor Acharya Gowth Jasmok has been selected for the prestigious Dr.Y. Nayudamma Memorial Award for the year 2011, for his contribution to science and technology, according to A.Jagadeesh, Director of Dr Y Nayudamma center for Devolopment Alternatives.        
Indian President Pratibha Patil presented the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award 2011 to Sri Lankan industrialist Mano Selvanathan at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in New Delhi. Mano Selvanathan is one of Sri Lanka`s leading industrialists.    

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, Hyderabad, bagged the First prize in the `Best Suggestor Award` category at the 21st Inssan National Convention held in Pune .        
Agricultural scientist K.V.Raman has been awarded as a prestigious Bharat Jyoti.  

Actor Salman Khan`s blockbuster entertainer `Dabangg` made its presence felt at the Chevrolet Apsara Awards by bagging eight awards in different categories.        
The National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) has bagged the special recognition award for innovative products, like cost-effective housing, at the recent 98th Indian Science Congress in Chennai.   

Tarun Tejpal, Editor of Tehelka, received the "Award for Excellence in Journalism for 2010" from Union Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily in New Delhi.        
Bollywood actor Vivek Oberai received the "Youth Icon Award" from Art of living founder Sri Sri Ravishankar as part of the Vivekananda birth anniversary celebrations on Wednesday (12/1/2011).        
The Institute of Economic Studies, New Delhi, one of the country`s premier research institutes, has announced the "Udyog Rattan Award" to Vishal Manchala, Founder Director & CEO of Vast Technologies Private Limited. Also the company has been awarded the "Excellence Award" for the year 2010. His Excellency Mr. Korn Dabbransi, former Prime Minister of Thailand presented the award at the seminar on "Indo-Thai Economic cooperation" in Bangkok, Thailand.        
Film Director Bapu, Poet Mullapudi Venkata Ramana, both were selected "NTR Lalitha Kala Award" for 2010-11 Year. NTR Vignan Trust will give this award.        
TV actress Swetha Tiwari won the reality show `Bigboss-4` at Lonavana. Swetha received winner`s trophy and 1 crore rupees. She became the first women to win the title of the Big Boss. The others are: Kali 2nd place, Ashmit Patel 3rd place in Big Boss-4.       
G.V.Vishwanath won the `Spellbrain India spelling championship award` in Hyderabad. He is a tenth standard student of Gitanjali Public School. He has spelled 21 words correctly in two-and-half minutes.        
Darla Nageswara Rao working in A.P.Govt. Central Press, Chanchalguda, Hyderabad, invented a new concept of Replica art of newspapers. He entered Global World Records. He has entered the Limca Book of World Records in 2006,2008,2009,2010. He replicated newspapers of five Indian languages with the same dimensions and two years later, he repeated the feat in 13 languages, including Arabic and Assamese.        
The London-bassed Indian writer, Ms Kishwar Desai has won UK`s prestigious Costa First Novel Award 2010 for her book "Witness by Night" which addresses issues like unwanted girl child, gender prejudices and bias and men-woman equality.        
SAIL Chairman C.S.Verma received "ICWAI`s Icon of the year award" as part of 52nd National Convention of ICWAI in Chennai.