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April 4th week 2015 current affairs
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1) President confers Bharat Ratna and Padma awards


  • President Pranab Mukherjee on 30th March conferred the country`s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna on legendary educationist and freedom fighter Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award was conferred to Veteran BJP Leader L K Advani, Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh badal and religious leader Jagadguru Swami Rambhadracharya.


2) Peltier Award to Rajani Ganesh-Pillai


  • An Indian-American professor Rajani Ganesh-Pillai, who uses a game called "BaffaBaffa" to teach culture`s role in business and how it can affect transactions and relationships has won the prestigious Peltier Award for innovation in teaching.
  • Pune University graduate Rajani Ganesh-Pillai, assistant professor of marketing at the North Dakota State University (NDSU), will be recognized during the annual Celebration of Faculty Excellence scheduled for May 6 with three other faculty members.
  • The Peltier Award was established by Joseph and Norma Peltier to honour innovation in teaching.Ganesh-Pillai will be recognized for her efforts to bring hands-on experience, theory-based understanding and an enhanced global perspective to her marketing students.

3) 2015 International Achievement Award to Subadhra Devi Rai

  • Subadhra Devi Rai, a senior lecturer at the School of Health Sciences (Nursing) at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), has been named winner of the 2015 International Achievement Award by the International Council of Nurses` Florence Nightingale International Foundation. She became the first Singaporean to get the biennial prize since its introduction in 1999. She will receive the prestigious award on 21 June 2015 at a conference in Seoul.