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Important Awards in 2017 (From January to December)

2017 Sahitya Akademi Award Winners:

  1. Hindi - Ramesh Kuntal Megh for his literary criticism work Vishw Mithak Sarit Sagar.
  2. English - Mamang Dai for his novel the Black Hill.
  3. Sanskrit - Niranjan Mishra for his novel Gangaputravadanam
  4. Urdu - Baig Ehsas
  5. Tamil - Inqulab
  6. Telugu - Devipriya 
  7. Malyalam - Kp Ramanunni
  8. Kannada - TP Ashoka
  9. Rajasthani - Nerraj Daiya 
  10. Gujarati - Urmi Ghanshyam Desai 
  11. Nepali - Bina Hangkhim 
  12. Odia - Gayatri Saraf 
  13. Kashmiri - Autar Krishen Rahbar 
  14. Dogri - Shiv Mehta 
  15. Konkani - Gajanan Jog
  16. Maithili - Udaya Narayana Singh 
  17. Santhali - Bhujanga Tudu 
  18. Marathi - Srikant Deshmukh 
  19. Punjabi - Nachhattar 
  20. Manipuri - Rajen Tojjamba 
  21. Sindhi - Jagdish Lachhani 

2017 Nobel Peace Prize :

Winner : International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

Vyas Samman 2017 :

Winner : Mamta Kalia for her novel "Dukkham Sukkham"

Ballon d'Or Award

Winner : Cristiano Ronaldo 

Times Person of the Year for 2017

Winner : The Silence Breakers (#MeToo movement)

3rd  Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Distinguished Indologist Award:

Winner : Hiroshi Marui (Japan)

Miss Universe 2017 :

Winner : Demi-Leigh Nel Peters (South Africa)

Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award - 2017:

Winner : Girish Karnad 

Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development - 2017:

Winner : Manmohan Singh 

Miss World - 2017 :

Winner : Manushi Chillar

Jnanpith Award - 2017 :

Winner : Kirshna Sobti 

Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award - 2017 :

Winner : Javed Akhtar 

Blue Panet Prize - 2017 :

Winner : Prof Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (Germany)

Man Booker Prize - 2017 :

Winner : George Saunders (US) for his novel "Lincoln in the Bardo"

Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015-16 :

Winner : TM Krishna 

Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences - 2017:

Winner : Richard H. Thaler for his contribution to behavioural economics.

Anna Politkovskaya Award :

Winner : Gauri Lankesh (First Indian)

Saraswati Samman - 2016 :

Winner : Mahabaleshwar Sail (Konkani writer) for his novel "Hwathan (हावटण)"

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award -2017 :

Winners : Devendra Jhajharia (Para Athletics) and Sardar Singh (Hockey) 

Dronacharya Award - 2017 :

Winners :
  1. Dr. R Gandhi ( Atletics)
  2. Heera Nand Kataria (Kabaddi)
  3. G.S.S.V. Prasad (Badminton)
  4. Brij Bhushan Mohanty (Boxing)
  5. P.A. Raphel (Hockey)
  6. Sanjoy Chakraverthy (Shooting)
  7. Roshan Lal (Wrestling) 

Arjuna award - 2017 :

Winners : 
  1. V.J. Surekha (Archery)
  2. Khushbir Kaur (Athelitcs)
  3. Arokia Rajiv (Athletics)
  4. Prasanthi Singh (Basketball)
  5. Laishram Debendro Singh (Boxing)
  6. Cheteshwar Pujara (Cricket)
  7. Harmanpreet Kaur (Cricket)
  8. Oinam Bembem Devi (Football)
  9. S.S.P. Chawrasia (Golf)
  10. S.V. Sunil (Hockey)
  11. Jasvir Singh (Kabaddi)
  12. P.N. Prakash (Shooting)
  13. A. Amalraj (Table Tennis)
  14. Sakety Myneni (Tennis)
  15. Satyawart Kadian (Wrestling)
  16. Mariyappan (Para-Athletics)
  17. Varun Singh Bhati (Para-Athletics)

Dhyan Chand Award - 2017 :

Winners :
  1. Bhupender Singh (Athletics)
  2. Syed Shahid Hakim (Football)
  3. Sumarai Tele (Hockey) 

Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award :

Winner : Nisha Dutt (First Indian Woman)

PM's Yoga Award :

Winner : Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (Pune)

Bhupen Hazarika Award - 2017 :

Winner : Yeshe Dorjee Thongshi 

Man Booker International Prize - 2017 :

Winner : David Grossman (First Israeli Author) for his novel "A Horse Walks into a Bar".

Dan David Prize :

Winner : Indian Scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni 

First Ever 'Genderless' Award :

Winner : Emma Watson 

US-India Business Council (USIBC) Award :

Winner : Chandrababu Naidu

Pierre L'enfant Awards - 2017 :

Winner : Bhubaneswar (First Indian City to win)

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