Awards Current Affairs
January 3rd week 2015 current affairs
Category : Awards Current Affairs
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1) Honour for MOM team


  • The National Space Society based in Washington DC has chosen the ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) team, headed by M. Annadurai, for its 2015 Space Pioneer Award.
  • The society announced on 12th January that a representative of the team would be presented the honor in the science and engineering category during its annual international conference in Toronto in May. The society describes itself as “an independent, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a space-faring civilization


2) Amitabh Bachchan:

  • Amitabh Bachchan has been honored with the Social Media Person of the Year award by Internet and Mobile Association of India. The 72-year-old actor, who is an active social media user and online blogger, took the opportunity to thank his online fans, whom he affectionately calls ‘extended family’ for their support. IAMAI presented him with the award at his home as he will not be able to attend the ceremony in Delhi.


3) Mangaluru high-rise wins award


  • Planet SKS’, a high-rise building in Mangaluru, has been awarded the ‘Best residential project in tier-II city under the ultra luxury segment’ by CNBC Awaz. Planet SKS is set out on 4.55 acres of land with just 10 per cent ground coverage. The rest of the area is being used as green cover and fitness zone. The project has ground-plus-35 floor residential units.