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Awards Current Affairs October 3rd Week 2016
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1) Nobel Peace Prize for Colombia`s Juan Manuel Santos.

  • Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the 52-year conflict with left-wing rebels. The Nobel committee in Norway praised him for his peace agreement with FARC rebels, signed after four years of negotiations.
2) Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) achieved Platinum rating from Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
  • Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) announced that the Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) achieved Platinum rating from Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
  • The plaque and certificate for the achievement was handed over by IGBC to Douglas Webster, COO-DIAL and Roy Sebastian, VP- Project and Engineering, during the 14th Green Building Congress, 2016 organized by IGBC in Mumbai.
  • The state-of-the-art Terminal 3 of IGIA has become the first Platinum rated green terminal building under Green Existing Building O&M Rating System by IGBC. This is another significant environmental achievement by IGIA, after being accredited as the first Carbon Neutral airport in Asia Pacific recently by Airports Council International (ACI).

Colombia`s Juan Manuel

3) Pawan Chamling honoured with Sustainable Development Leadership Award.
  • Pawan Chamling, the Chief Minister of Sikkim, on 6 October 2016 was conferred the prestigious 2016 Sustainable Development Leadership Award.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee presented the award to Chamling during the World Sustainable Development Summit organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi.
  • The award was presented to Chamling in recognition of his vision and leadership in environment and sustainable development leading to the establishment of Sikkim as the first and only organic state in the country.

4) Aishwarya among Outlook Business Outstanding Women awardees.

  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan recently received the Outstanding Celebrity Woman of the Year award while featuring among Outlook Business` 19 outstanding women. 
  • The lovely lady of Bollywood, who featured on the Outlook Business cover recently, mentioned that she was thankful and happy.

Aishwarya Rai

5) Nobel Prize in Economics 2016 awarded to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom.

  • Two U.S.-based professors won the Nobel Prize in economics for studying how to best design contracts, work that sheds light on when it makes sense to give a CEO a bonus or privatize public services like schools, hospitals and prisons. British-born Oliver Hart of Harvard University and Finnish economist Bengt Holmstrom of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Finland will share the 8 million kronor ($930,000) award for their contributions to contract theory.
  • That’s a field of research that deals with incentives and risks involved in contracts drawn up between companies and employees, banks and lenders or insurance agents and their customers.

Nobel Prize

6) Rekha won a National Award for `Umrao Jaan`.
  • With Rekha as the female lead, heroes could never be assured of their stardom. It’s true that Rekha was limited to some insignificant films such as Sawan Bhaadon (1970) and Rampur Ka Lakshman (1972) early in her career, but the ultimate diva started to carve a niche for herself once she got established in the Hindi film industry.
  • To mark her 62nd birthday we revisit five films in which Rekha proved that she is the most adored heroine Bollywood has ever seen.
7) Pune NGO wins UN Climate change award.

    Pune NGO

  • Pune-based organisation Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) is one of the 13 winners of the 2016 UNFCCC Momentum for Change Award for its work on Rural Community Women Leaders Combating Climate Change. 
  • Momentum for Change is an initiative spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat to recognize innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges. Under SSP’s award-winning initiative, rural women are involved as entrepreneurs in propagating clean, green practices in sustainable agriculture, protecting natural resources and adopting renewable energy solutions.