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AWARDS/HONOURS/WORLD TITLES/NEW DISCOVERIES THIS MONTH (March)
ª March 1: Eminent Gandhian and environmentalist Chandi Prasad Bhatt has been selected for the 2013 Gandhi Peace Prize.
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ª March 5: Laxmi, an acid attack victim and a standard-bearer for the movement to end acid attacks in India, was honoured in the US with the prestigious International Women of Courage Award.
ª March 5: Several prominent Indian newspapers have made it to the list of 90 finalists at this year’s International News Media Association, INMA awards.
ª Note: The Times of India received maximum number of seven nominations while Dainik Bhaskar and Dainik Jagaran were namedfinalists in three categories. Other Indian publications that made it to the finalist entries were The Hindu, Navbharat Times and The Hindustan Times.
ª March 8: Indian-American scientist Anil Jain developed the first 3D model of a human fingerprint called Phantom. The development could boost the accuracy of fingerprint-matching systems and improve security technology.
ª March 10: Indian writer Pankaj Mishra won Windham Campbell Literature Prize 2014 in non-fiction category.
Note: Pankaj Mishra is an Indian essayist, memoirist, travel writer and novelist.
ª March 17: Tomas Halik, the Czech priest won the Templeton Prize for 2014. The award was announced by the John Templeton Foundation and under the award he will receive 1.1 million Euro.
ª March 17: Infosys has bagged a multi-year deal from Volvo Cars. the company did not mention the value of this outsourcing deal or the duration of this deal, it said that has been engaged with Volvo since 2010 and as a part of this deal,
ª March 18: Gyan Correa bagged the Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2013.
ª March 18: India nominated Rani-ki-Vav located in Patan, Gujarat and the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Himachal Pradesh for UNESCO‘s World Heritage Site Status for 2014.
ª March 19: An Assamese thriller film, Ekhon Nedekha Nadir Xipaare (As River Flows) won the audience choice award in North Carolina film festival.
ª March 21: India and Singapore won the 2014 edition of the UN-Water ―Water for Life‖ Best Practices Award for their sustainable practices of water resources.
ª March 21: Indian journalist Shubhranshu Choudhary, who launched a unique grassroots communication platform in 2004 in Chhattisgarh called CGNet Swara to give voice to millions of tribals, was awarded a prestigious award for digital activism at the Barbican in London
ª March 22: Three officers, including an IAF officer who died while saving Uttarakhand flood victims, a naval officer who non-stop sailed around the world and an Army Major who killed three terrorists, were awarded the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry award.
ª March 22: Physicist Rajesh Gopakumar was selected for the 23rd G D Birla Award for scientific research for the year 2013.
ª March 22: IT major Tata Consultancy Services on Friday said it has been named as the top employer in Europe for the second consecutive year by the Top Employers Institute.
ª March 23: Ace Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh said he was immensely proud on being named as one of five golfers nominated for Asian Tour‘s ‗Player of the Decade‘ award.
ª March 25: Govind Mishra, the renowned Hindi author will receive Sarawasti Samman for the year 2013 for his book ‗Dhool Paudho Par‘ published in 2008.
ª March 26: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was conferred India’s Global Icon of the Year award at the NRI of the Year awards in Mumbai.
ª March 27: India and the 11-country South-East Asia region received formal certificates to mark a health milestone – being polio-free.
ª March 27: Japanese architect Shigeru Ban won the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2014. He won the award for his creative and inexpensive designs for disaster relief shelters.
ª March 27: An Indian-origin MBA student at the University of Cambridge, Gopal Rao, has won accolades from British Foreign Secretary William Hague after winning a Twitter competition which asked a question regarding UK’s foreign policy.
ª March 30: ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund has bagged Morningstar India‘s best fund house award in the debt, equity and multi-asset category.
ª March 31: President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Padma Awards on 66 eminent personalities at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.