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Awards Current Affairs October 1st Week 2016
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Awards Current Affairs October 1st Week 2016

1) Doon’s KendriyaVidyalaya awarded for being cleanest school.

  • Dehradun`s Kendriya Vidyalaya FRI was awarded by PM NarendraModi as the cleanest school in the country. The school encourages waste management and recycling and 60% of its premises have greenery. 

2) Gangtok - India`s `Cleanest Tourist Destination`.

  • Sikkim`s capital Gangtok has been conferred with the title of the `Cleanest Tourist Destination` in India by the Ministry of Tourism. The award was presented to the state officials by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the India Sanitation Conference in Delhi 
  • Further, Chandigarh and Mysore were felicitated as `Clean Cities` in the `million plus population` category.
  • Gujarat world heritage site: Rani ki Vav bags `Cleanest Iconic Place` award.
  • Two of the five major Swachh Bharat awards to be presented by the Centre are likely to go to Gujarat.UNESCO-approved Rani Ki Vav at Patan in Gujarat was set to get the ``cleanest monument award`` while textile city Sura twas likely to get the tag of the city with cleanest railway station.
  • Gujarat’s 900-year-old World Heritage Site Rani ki Vav beat 10 other iconic heritage structures across the country to bag an award for the ``Cleanest Iconic Place`` at the Indian Sanitation Conference (INDOSAN) 2016 at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi
  • Rani Ki Vav is an intricately constructed stepwell on the banks of Saraswati River. Built as a memorial to an 11th century AD king, it was added to the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage 
  • Pune-based Prineet Grewal crowned Mrs India Earth 2016.
  • PrineetGrewal, 29 from Pune has been crowned winner of beauty pageant Mrs India Earth 2016.
  • The first and second runners­up were Paris Keswani and Roshini Hassan respectively.

3) Murga` wins first prize at Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival.

  • Young filmmaker KatyayanShivpuri from Maharashtra has won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival. He was awarded for his film Murga. 
  • M. Venkaiah Naidu awarded Katyayan with a certificate and a cash prize of 10 lakhs rupees.
  • Four thousand 346 entries were received by the National Film Development Council in this regard, of which ten filmmakers received cash awards.
  • Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi.
  • The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi ``for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy``. The professor is currently at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
  • Autophagy is the body’s internal recycling programme – scrap cell components are captured and the useful parts are stripped out to generate energy or build new cells.
  • In Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries on how cells recycle their content, a process known as autophagy, a Greek term for ``self-eating``. 
  • KTR Gets Global Champion Of Digital Literacy Award.
  • Telangana IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao (KTR) was awarded with the Global Champion of Digital Literacy Award by Certiport. 
  • Certiport found the work done by Rao deserving of a Global Champion of Digital Literacy Award.
  • The award recognizes people who are making a difference in preparing students to be digitally literate and competitive in an ever-competitive job market besides creating the infrastructure for growth of IT in their state or country and movement towards providing better governance using technology. 
  • SJVN honoured ``P.L. Roy Award`` by HelpAge India for Meritorious CSR Works.
  • The prestigious `P.L. Roy Award` instituted by HelpAge India has been conferred on SJVN for its outstanding contribution in providing free & quality medical care to the communities as one of its many CSR initiatives.
  • The award was presented by Hon`ble Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, and PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh to Shri R.N. Misra, Chairman and Managing Director, SJVN at a glittering event held at New Delhi.
  • he function was held in commemoration of `International Day of Older Persons` by HelpAge India.