Awards Current Affairs
January 2nd week 2015 current affairs
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1) Frank Islam:

  • An eminent Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist has been presented with the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr Award in recognition of his contribution to the legacy of the civil rights pioneer through his efforts in international service and civil engagement. Azamgarh-born Frank Islam was given the annual award by the president of the Memorial Foundation, Harry Johnson.


2) Jhumpa Lahiri:

  • Indian-American writer JhumpaLahiri won the USD 50,000 DSC Prize for Literature, one of South Asia`s top literary awards for her book `The Lowland`, it was announced at the Jaipur Literature Festival on 22nd January. The Pulitzer Prize winning author`s tale of Indian brothers bound by tragedy was also shortlisted for the Man Booker prize last year.The Lowland was Lahiri`s first book, but the fourth one to be published. The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature was instituted in 2010 by Surina Narula.


3) Raghuram Rajan awarded ‘Governor of the Year’


  • Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan is the ‘Governor of the Year’ in the Central Banking Journal Awards for 2015.
  • Rajan was one of three individuals to be honored this year, with former IMF MD Jacques de Larosière winning the lifetime achievement award after a lengthy struggle for monetary order. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) scooped the prize for Central Bank of the Year. The judging panel cited Rajan’s disciplined and focused approach to tackling macroeconomic instability as a reason for him winning the award.

4) 72nd Golden Globe Awards

  • Best film (Musical or Comedy): The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Best Director- Richard Linklater
  • Best actress (Musical or comedy)
  • Amy Adams: Big eyes