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June 03, 2017

SBI PO 2017 Special - List of Awards & Honors in May 2017

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List of New Appointments in 2017 : May Month 

Miscellaneous
  • Anshu Jamsenpa (Indian) - 1st Woman to Climb Mount Everest 4 times
  • APJ Abdul Kalam - A newly discovered organism named after him (Solibacillus kalamii)
  • Chhavi Verg (Indian-born) - Runners-up, Miss USA 2017
  • Dhola-Sadiya bridge (Assam) - India's longest bridge
  • Donald Trump - Gold King Abdulaziz medal
  • Emma Watson - 1st ever Genderless Best Actor award (MTV Movie & TV Awards)
  • Indore - Cleanest city in India
  • Jimmy Kimmel - Host, 90th Oscars 2018
  • Kára McCullough - Miss USA 2017
  • Konkona Sen Sharma - Best Actress Award, 17th New York Indian Film Festival
  • Nara Chandrababu Naidu (AP CM) - Transformative Chief Minister Award
  • Ravichandran Ashwin - International Cricketer of the Year award [CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2017]
  • Sanjay Pratihar - INSA Medal for the Young Scientist Award 2017
  • Satyabrata Rout - Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar 2016
  • Shrinivas Kulkarni - Dan David prize
  • Sunny Pawar - Rising Star Award at the 7th Annual Asian Awards
  • Vikram Vishal - INSA Medal for Young Scientists 2017
  • Vishakhapatnam (AP) - Cleanest Railway Station
6th Lonely Planet India Travel Awards
  • Thailand was named the world's best destination for relaxation
  • Austria was named the Best destination for Romance
  • Spain was named the Best destination for food and drink
  • Japan was named the Best destination for culture.
  • Singapore was named the Best family destination.
2017 Italian Open Winners List
  • Men's Singles - Alexander Zverev (Germany) by beating Novak Djokovic (Serbia).
  • Women's Singles - Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) by beating Simona Halep (Romania)
  • Men’s doubles - Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) and Nicolas Mahut (France) by beating Ivan Dodig (Croatia) and Marcel Granollers (Spain)
  • Women’s Doubles - Taipei Chan Yung-jan (China) and Martina Hingis (Switzerland) by beating Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) and Elena Vesnina (Russia)
2017 Cannes Film Festival Award Winners
  • Palme d’Or : “The Square” (Ruben Östlund)
  • 70th Anniversary Award : Nicole Kidman
  • Grand Prix : “BPM (Beats Per Minute)” (Robin Campillo)
  • Best Director : Sofia Coppola, “The Beguiled”
  • Best Actor : Joaquin Phoenix, “You Were Never Really Here”
  • Best Actress : Diane Kruger, “In the Fade”
  • Jury Prize : “Loveless” (Andrey Zvyagintsev)
  • Best Screenplay — TIE: “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou) and “You Were Never Really Here” (Lynne Ramsay)
  • Camera d’Or (Golden Camera) : “Jeune femme” (Montparnasse-Bienvenüe) (Léonor Serraille)
  • Camera d’Or : “Jeune femme” (Montparnasse-Bienvenüe) (Léonor Serraille)
  • Short Films Palme d’Or : “Xiao Cheng Er Yue” (Qiu Yang)
  • Short Films Special Mention : “Katto” (Teppo Airaksinen)
  • Golden Eye Documentary Prize : “Faces Places” (Visages Villages) (Agnès Varda, JR)
  • Ecumenical Jury Prize : “Radiance” (Naomi Kawase)
Top 10 in Forbes Global Game Changers List for 2017
  1. Mukesh Ambani (India)
  2. Ziv Aviram, Amnon Shashua (Israel)
  3. Stewart Butterfield (US)
  4. John and Patrick Collison (US)
  5. James Dyson (UK)
  6. Scott Farquhar, Mike Cannon-Brookes (Australia)
  7. Larry Fink (US)
  8. Ken Frazier (US)
  9. Taavet Hinrikus, Kristo Käärmann (UK)
  10. Robert Katz (US)
Whitley Award (Green Oscars) winning Indians
  • Sanjay Gubbi (Karnataka)
  • Purnima Barman (Assam)
Top 10 in ICC Test Rankings :
  1. India
  2. South Africa
  3. Australia
  4. England
  5. New Zealand
  6. Pakistan
  7. Sri Lanka
  8. West Indies
  9. Bangladesh
  10. Zimbabwe
2017 Google Play Awards Winners
  • Memrise - Best App
  • TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight - Best Game Award
  • ShareTheMeal - App with the Best Social impact
Top 5 in India’s 100 most valuable brands
  1. Tata Group
  2. Airtel
  3. Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)
  4. Infosys
  5. State Bank of India
2nd Annual Asian Voice Charity Awards 2017 Winners
  • Jacqueline Fernandez - International Humanitarian Award
  • Jeffrey Archer - Lifetime Achievement Award
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