Manushi Chhillar crowned Femina Miss India World 2017
Haryana’s Manushi Chhillar on 25 June 2017 was crowned the 54th Femina Miss India World 2017. The event was held at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

The first runner-up of the contest is Sa More..

Bengal's Kanyashree initiative wins United Nations Public Service Award
The West Bengal Government's Kanyashree Prakalpa on 23 June 2017 was awarded the first prize in United Nations Public Service Award for Asia Pacific.

Out of 552 initiatives from 62 different countries, West Bengal Government's initiati More..

Regional Poets sweep up 16 Sahitya Academy Awards
The Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2017 was dominated by regional language poets, who took away sixteen awards for their exceptional poetry works. The other awardees included five authors for short stories, two for biographies and one for essay.

Indian anti-hunger activist Ankit Kawatra chosen for Queen’s Young Leaders Award
Anti-hunger activist Ankit Kawatra is all set to receive the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award with 60 others from all 53 Commonwealth countries.

Kawatra will be honoured by Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony to be held in the Buck More..

Sonam Kapoor's fashion label Rheson wins PETA Award 2017
Fashion label Rheson, owned by actress Sonam Kapoor and her producer-sister Rhea Kapoor, on 22 June 2017 won the Compassionate Business Award 2017 from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for a line of bags made exclusively o More..

Qatar Airways announced World's Best Airline at 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards
Qatar Airways on 20 June 2017 was announced the World’s Best Airline at the SKYTRAX 2017 World Airline Awards.

Qatar Airways was voted Best Airline by travellers across the world in the annual passenger survey.

The Doha More..

Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute selected for PM's Yoga Award 2017
Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute of Pune was on 21 June 2017 selected as the first recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Promotion and Development of Yoga for 2017. The award was announced on the occasion of More..

Yeshe Dorjee Thongshi chosen for Bhupen Hazarika Award 2017
Eminent litterateur Yeshe Dorje Thongchi was on 15 June 2017 chosen for the Bhupen Hazarika Award 2017. 

The award will be conferred on Thongchi at a function to be held in Jammu and Kashmir in September 2017 by Pune-based social More..

A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman wins Man Booker International Prize 2017
A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman on 14 June 2017 was announced as the winner of the 2017 Man Booker International Prize.

The novel was translated by Jessica Coh More..

Bihar’s ‘Project Jal Sanchay’ Chosen for National Award
Project Jal Sanchay, a water conservation model adopted successfully by the authorities in Nalanda district of south-central Bihar, has been selected for the national award for excellence in the Mahatma Gandhi national rural employment guarantee prog More..

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