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Two COVID vaccine pioneers win 2021 Lasker Awards in medicine

September 25, 2021 5:04 pm

The strikingly effective coronavirus vaccines made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech use the modification Kariko and Weissman discovered.

Japan's highest art prize given to photographer Sebastião Salgado

September 15, 2021 11:07 am

The Praemium Imperiale is endowed with 15 million yen (€115,000). Previous winners include violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, actress Catherine Deneuve, designer Issey Miyake, director Martin Scorsese, choreographer Pina Bausch and painter Gerhard Richter

Grace Banu bags Tamil Nadu government's first ever ‘Best Third Gender’ award for contributions to society

August 16, 2021 9:13 pm

The award, organised by the Social Welfare and Women Empowerment Department, has been introduced for the first time by the government of Tamil Nadu to recognise transgenders and their contributions to the society.

Indian illustrator Anand Radhakrishnan wins 'Oscars of the comic world': 'Feels nice to be validated'

July 28, 2021 7:14 pm

The Mumbai-based visual artist received the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for his work in the graphic novel 'Blue In Green'

Vairamuthu to 'return' ONV Kurup literary prize

May 29, 2021 4:18 pm

Vairamuthu requested that the cash prize of Rs three lakh be given to the Kerala Chief Minister's Public Relief fund and announced his own contribution of Rs two lakh towards the same.

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize award for Ornit Shani's 'How India Became Democratic'

November 09, 2019 7:33 pm

The book shines a light on the extraordinary tale of drawing up India’s first electoral rolls, even before the Constitution of India had been drafted.

Rekha to present an award to Dhanush in Shamitabh?

November 21, 2014 1:00 am

There has been a lot of speculation about what Rekha’s role in film-maker R Balki’s Shamitabh is

BMC to give award to sketch artist

August 27, 2013 1:30 am

Municipal school teacher Nitin Yadav will be felicitated by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) with a special award for his sketches that helped the Mumbai police nab

Lady Gaga accepts Peace Prize from Yoko Ono on Lennon's birthday

October 10, 2012 3:37 pm

Gaga was handed the LennonOno Grant for Peace in memory of the late Beatle in Reykjavik.

First Anuj Bidve Scholar at Lancaster in Oct

July 27, 2012 6:09 pm

The scholarship was established in memory of murdered Indian student Anuj Bidve.


Jaipur Lit Fest kicks off with much fervour

January 21, 2016 7:52 am

Jaipur, Jan 21 (ANI): The Jaipur Literature Festival kick started on Thursday morning with the performance of local award-winning Rajasthani musicians Nathoo Solanki and Chugge Khan. The annual event is being held at the Diggi Palace. The event is slated to run from 21-25 January. The festival is completely free and open to all, attracting visitors from all four corners of the globe. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will inaugurate the event in a ceremony, which will include a keynote address from award-winning author Margaret Atwood.