Awards Current Affairs
January 1st week 2015 current affairs
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1) Ashok Chakra

  • Ashok Chakra to be conferred to Late Major Mukund Varadarajan , Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh
  • Gallantry awards have been announced on the occasion of Republic Day.13 awards have been announced for Army personnel. These include one Ashok Chakra, three Kirti Chakras and nine Shaurya Chakras. In addition, award of Ashok Chakra posthumously to Major Mukund Varadarajan, which was announced in August last year, will be conferred by the President today. Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh will also be conferred Ashok Chakra posthumously. Late Subedar Ajay Vardhan of 14 Garhwal Rifles will be given Kriti Chakra.
  • The country`s largest paramilitary force, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has bagged the maximum number of gallantry medals at 36 this Republic Day with eight of these bravery awards being accorded posthumously to the paramilitary personnel.

2) Australia`s young cricketer of the year Award


  • Sean Abbott has been named Australia`s young cricketer of the year. Steve Smith was another winner at Australia`s annual cricket awards, receiving the Allan Border Medal and being named both Test and one day player of the year.

3) Periyar Tiger Reserve won award


  • The Periyar Tiger Reserve, spread over 925 in Kerala, bagged the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) biennial award on 20th January for encouraging local public participation in managing the reserve.There are 75 communities living around the reserve, including tribal people who are dependent on eco-development programmes, said field director of the reserve Amit Mallick.