GK & Current Affairs!

CURRENT AFFAIRS - AWARDS & HONOURS India's S V Sunil named player of the year for 2016 in Asian Hockey Awards | 02-Apr-2017 17:04
                  Indian forward player S V Sunil was named the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Player of the Year for 2016.
                 Drag-flick specialist Harmanpreet Singh was chosen as the Promising Player of the Year in the continental body’s annual awards.

Raghu Rai conferred with Lifetime Achievement award | 26-Mar-2017 16:06

Photojournalist Raghu Rai was conferred with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry for “his remarkable contribution to the field.”

Rai was honoured with the award by I&B minister M. Venkaiah Naidu at 6th National Photography Awards organised by the photo division of the ministry in the capital.

Top math award goes to Yves Meyer | 26-Mar-2017 16:00

         The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the Abel Prize for 2017 to mathematician Yves Meyer of the Ecole normale superieure Paris-Saclay, France, for his “pivotal role in the development of mathematical theory of wavelets.”

     The theory of wavelets that he started and made fundamental contributions to finds wide-ranging applications from image processing to fluid dynamics.