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April 2nd week 2015 current affairs
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April 2nd week 2015 current affairs

1) Miranda Lambert wins big at 2015 ACM awards

  • Lee Brice grabbed the award Single of the Year at 2015 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards and Jason Aldean took home the award of Male Vocalist of the Year. Miranda Lambert was named as Female Vocalist of the Year at 2015 ACM, and she also managed to grab Album of the Year award for her album ‘Platinum.

2) Xi Jinping:

  • Pakistan conferred its top civilian award `Nishan-e-Pakistan` on Chinese President Xi Jinping for his outstanding contribution in promotion of relationship of China`s relationship with Pakistan. The award-giving ceremony was organized at the President House where president Mamnoon Hussain conferred the award on 61-year-old Xi.

3) Yale World Fellows in US:

  • Two Indians are among 16 scholars selected for the 2015 Yale World Fellows in the US for their exemplary mid-career work. An Indian conflict reporter, Rahul Pandita and a health care founder, Zeena Johar has been selected by the prestigious Ivy League university. They were chosen from a pool of about 4,000 applicants for the New Haven, Connecticut-based university`s signature global leadership development initiative.
  • With the addition of Pandita and Johar, the global Yale World Fellows network now includes 17 Indian Fellows, more than any other country since the programme was established in 2002. Pandita is mostly known for his reportage on Maoist insurgency in central and eastern India, and on the turmoil in Kashmir. Johar`s SughaVazhvu health care center is working to create a primary-care delivery network through rural clinics. Every year, the University invites a group of exemplary mid-career professionals from a wide range of fields and countries for an intensive four-month period of academic enrichment and leadership training.


4) Sunitha:

  • The 24th Yudhvir Foundation Memorial Award will be given to Prajwala founder Sunitha Krishnan for her extraordinary achievement in the rescue, restoration and rehabilitation of victims in trafficking and her exemplary care and support to HIV patients.

4) Dr M V Jagannadham:

  • Senior scientist at CSIR Centre for Cellular and Molecular Jagannadham has been awarded with Eminent Mass Spectrometrist Award by Indian Society for Mass Spectrometry (ISMAS). The award was given in recognition of his contribution in the field of biological mass spectrometry. Dr Jagannadham, a member of the team for establishing the proteomics facility at CCMB, developed chemical modification methods for peptides followed by mass spectrometry to improve the efficiency of de novo sequencing.
  • These methods help in the identification of proteins from the species of unknown genome sequences and also to validate the sequences obtained from database searches. He is a member of the Editorial board of ‘Proteomics Insights’ and Associate Editor of ‘Journal of Integrated OMICS’. His current research is focused on the structure and functional studies of the outer membrane vesicles from gram-negative bacteria.




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