Awards Current Affairs 2018

2018 Albany Medical Center Prize awarded to James Allison, Carl June and Steven Rosenberg

Three US scientists James Allison, Carl June and Steven Rosenberg were declared winners 2018 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. They were awarded in recognition of their research in immunology and translation of their ideas into effective therapies that have led to innovative treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases. They will share this $500,000 medical prize. They will receive the award at ceremony to be held in September 2018 in Albany, New York.

Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research

It is United States’ second highest value prize in medicine and biomedical research, awarded by the Albany Medical Center. It was established in 2000 by late Morris “Marty” Silverman to honor to any physician or scientists or group whose work have led to significant advances in fields of health care and scientific research with demonstrated translational benefits applied to improved patient care. It is awarded annually and carries monetary award of $500,000.

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Presidents confers Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards on five MPs

President Ram Nath Kovind has conferred Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards on five Members of Parliament.

Recipients are

  • Dr Najma Heptulla: She is former Rajya Sabha MP. She was selected for this award for the year 2013.
  • Hukumdev Narayan Yadav: He is Lok Sabha MP. He was selected for this award for the year for 2014.
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad: He is Rajya Sabha and was selected for this award for the year for 2015. He is leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha representing Congress party.
  • Dinesh Trivedi: He is Lok Sabha MP and was selected for 2016.
  • Bhartruhari Mahatab: He is Lok Sabha MP and was selected for 2017. He is Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader.

Outstanding Parliamentarian Award

The award was established in 1992 by Shivraj Patil who was then Speaker of Lok Sabha. Indian Parliamentary Group selects outstanding sitting Member of Parliament after considering his/her overall contribution in Parliament. The award is aimed to motivate elected representatives to work better.

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