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  • 🏆 Winners of Cannes 2018
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    Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' has won the Palme d'Or, the top prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

    ✔️ Complete list of Cannes 2018 winners

    ▪️Palme d'Or : Hirokazu Kore-eda, Shoplifters
    ▪️Grand Prix : Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
    ▪️Director : Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
    ▪️Actor : Marcello Fonte, Dogman
    ▪️Actress : Samal Yeslyamova, Ayka
    ▪️Jury Prize : Nadine Labaki, Capernaum
    ▪️Screenplay — TIE : Alice Rohrwacher, Happy as Lazzaro & Jafar Panahi, Nader Saeivar, Three Faces
    ▪️Special Palme d’Or : Jean-Luc Godard
    ▪️Camera d’Or : Lukas Dhont, Girl
    ▪️Short Films Palme d’Or : Charles Williams, All These Creatures
    ▪️Short Films Special Mention : Shujun Wei, On the Border
    ▪️Golden Eye Documentary Prize : Samouni Road
    ▪️Ecumenical Jury Prize : Nadine Labaki, Capernaum
    ▪️ Best Telegram Channel : DailyGkZone
    ▪️Ecumenical Jury Special Mention : Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
    ▪️Queer Palm : Lukas Dhont, Girl

    ✔️ Important Points to Note :

    ▪️Hosted by : Édouard Baer
    ▪️Opening Film : Everybody Knows
    ▪️Closing Film : The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

    - Bollywood Actor Amitabh Bachchan has been felicitated with a citation by the European Union for his his contribution to building cultural bridges between Europe and India.

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  • Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj was adjudged 'Sportsperson of the Year' while ace shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and P V Sindhu bagged the best senior male and female athletes at the Telangana Sports Journalists Association annual awards for 2017 in Hyderabad.

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  • President Ram Nath Kovind today coffered Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and Awards for 2016 on an eminent group of musicians, dancers, and theatre artists.

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  • Actor Sudhir Dalvi has been honoured with the Janakavi P Sawlaram award at a function in Mumbai on January 13, 2018.

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  • Soumitra Chattopadhyay (82), the legendary film and theatre actor, will be conferred with the France’s highest order of merit ‘Legion of Honour at the 42nd International Kolkata Book Fair 2018. 

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  • Actor Sterling K Brown has created history by becoming the first African-American to win Golden Globe for best actor in a drama television series

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  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been bestowed with the 1st Mufti Mohammed Sayeed Probity in Politics and Public Life Award for his works.

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  • India’s Premier Container Port, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has won the “Samudra Manthan - Caring Organisation of the Year” award.  The award instituted by Bhandarkar Shipping aims to fuel healthy competition in the maritime sector. 

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  • Actor-playwright Girish Karnad was today conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution in the field of theatre at the Tata Literature Live in Mumbai. 

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  • Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will receive the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development this year for his leadership of the country between 2004 and 2014 and for enhancing India's stature globally.

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  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been named as the recipient of the Harmony Foundation’s 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice as an acknowledgement of its exceptional work worldwide. 

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  • Dr. Renu Swarup, Senior Adviser for Department of Biotechnology (DBT), has been awarded with National Entrepreneurship Award, 2017

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  • Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company, a joint venture between integrated healthcare provider, Apollo Hospitals Group, and the Munich Re Group was conferred with the 21st Asia Insurance Industry Awards in the "General Insurance Company of the Year" category.

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  • Veteran actor Mohan Joshi was today felicitated with the prestigious Vishnudas Bhave award for his contribution to theatre. The award is conferred in memory of Vishnudas Bhave, the founder of Marathi theatre. 

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  • Tamil Nadu’s historic Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam has won the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017 for cultural heritage conservation. 

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  • Krishna Sobti (92), the renowned Hindi Litterateur, has been chosen for the 53rd Jnanpith Award for the year 2017 for her path-breaking contribution to Indian literature. 

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  • Two Indo-British teams of scientists, one which developed a portable device to monitor maternal health and another that worked on producing solar energy more efficiently, have won the first-ever Newton Prize.

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  • Veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad will be honoured by Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award 2017.

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  • Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher received Pramod Mahajan Smriti Award in Pune.

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  • Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has been honoured with the 2017 Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award in Mumbai.

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  • Professors Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim, a globally-acclaimed South African Indian-origin researcher couple, has been honoured with a prestigious 2017 IHV Lifetime Achievement Award for their exceptional contributions in the field of HIV/AIDS.

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  • Veteran actor Sharmila Tagore was bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement Award .

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  • Real Madrid's Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the FIFA best soccer player in the world for the second consecutive year.

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  • Prof Hans Joachim Schellnhuber from Germany has won the 2017 Blue Planet Prize

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  • US author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for his first full-length novel “Lincoln in the Bardo”.

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  • Prabha Varma, the well-known poet, lyricist and journalist, has been chosen for the 2017 Padma Prabha Puraskaram for his contribution to Malayalam literature. 

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  • M K Sanu, the well-known critic, biographer and orator, has been chosen for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award for 2017.

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  • Carnatic vocalist T M Krishna has won the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015 -16

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  • Indian boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu has been honoured with the 2017 National Awards for senior citizens by President Ramnath Kovind.

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  • T D Ramakrishnan has been chosen for the 2017 Vayalar Ramavarma Literary Prize

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  • British writer Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. 

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  • Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead in Bengaluru on September 5, 2017, has been awarded a prestigious global Anna Politkovskaya Award.

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  • The 2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to Richard H. Thaler for his contributions to behavioural economics. 

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  • Birendra Sasmal, a Ghana-based Indian entrepreneur, has won a prestigious International Business Person of the Year at the Asian Achievers Awards in London.

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  • Madhya Pradesh won ‘Best Tourism State’ national award for the 3rd consecutive year.

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  • National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar and veteran actress Hema Malini will be felicitated at the 4th Indian Film Festival of Russia, for their contribution to Indian cinema.

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  • Noted Odia poet and short story writer Banaj Devi will be honoured with the 38th edition of prestigious Sarala award for her short story compilation "Kathapua".

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  • Eminent Scientist and Bharata Ratna Prof CNR Rao has been honoured with prestigious Von Hippel Award for materials research. he is the first Asian to receive the award.

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  • The Indian Institute of Management- Ahmedabad (IIM-A) has been awarded by President of India, Ramnath Kovind with Rajbhasha Keerti Award 2016-17.

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