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Sanjay Pratihar bags INSA Medal for Young Scientist

Sanjay Pratihar, a scientist at Assam’s Tezpur University, has been selected for the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) medal for the Young Scientist Award, 2017, for his contribution to “multi-metal complexes, theoretical understanding, selective sensing of Hq2+ions and important applications in agriculture”. Sanjay Pratihar has done his PhD in Organometallic Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Much of his research work focused on the re-source-efficient design of products and processes which entails maximum utilization of all the products or processes as far as possible.

Sanjay Pratihar had earlier received ‘DST-INSPIRE Faculty’ award in 2012.  The INSA award consists of a bronze medal and a cash award of Rs. 25,000. The award will be presented during INSA’s anniversary meeting scheduled to be held in December.

INSA Medal for Young Scientist

The INSA medal was instituted in 1974 by the Indian National Science Academy. Since then, the medal is awarded annually to honour talented young Indian scientists in recognition of their outstanding contributions in science or technology. The award is considered to be the highest recognition of promise, creativity and excellence in a young scientist. Till date, more than 700 young scientists have been recognised by the INSA awards.

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Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu selected for USIBC Award

The US-India Business Council (USIBC) has selected Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu for the ‘Transformative Chief Minister Award’ for his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level. The award will be presented to him at the USIBC West Coast Summit in the Silicon Valley on May 8th.

The USIBC West Coast Summit will see the participation of Indian government officials and 150 industry leaders from sectors such as information technology, banking, food processing, healthcare, clean energy, digital payments, and manufacturing to explore the impacts of manufacturing in India, digitisation, move towards adoption of a cashless society and the future of the US-India trade relations.  The companies such as Amazon, Paypal, Deloitte, Facebook, Mastercard, Dell, TransAsia, Varian Medical and Visa will attend the summit.

In addition, the Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT Aruna Sundararajan will also be honoured with the ‘Transformative Leadership Award’ for excellence in public service and for her role in advancing US-India cooperation and Digital India. Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog was the last year’s recipient of this award.

USIBC

USIBC was established in 1975 as a business advocacy organization for encouraging the private sectors in the US and India to enhance investments. It acts a direct link between business and government leaders to enhance the trade and investment ties between the two nations. USIBC works in partnership with major trade associations of India like The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) among others. President and CEO of MasterCard Ajay Banga is the current chairman of USIBC.

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Bhubaneswar: First Indian city to win Pierre L’enfant Awards-2017

Bhubaneswar has become the first Indian city to win Pierre L’enfant International Planning excellence award-2017 instituted by the American Planning Association (APA). Bhubaneswar has been chosen for its good and advanced town planning and engaging its residents in the planning process.

The APA Awards jury has selected Five Excellence Award recipients in total who will be honoured at the Awards Luncheon at APA’s National Planning Conference in New York on May 8.

 

Pierre L’enfant Awards

Pierre L’enfant was a French-born American architect and civil engineer. He is credited for designing the layout of the streets of Washington, D.C. The American Planning Association (APA) has named an award in his honour to recognize excellence in international planning.

APA

APA was created in 1978. It is an independent, not for profit educational organization representing the field of urban planning in the United States. It serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas related to urban planning. The APA through awards, honours outstanding community plans, planning programs and initiatives, public education efforts, and individuals for their leadership on planning issues. APA boasts of 35,000 members from over 100 countries.

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