The award selection committee announced and sent names to the Sports Ministry for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards on August 03, 2017 .Two-time Paralympic gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia is the first paralympian to be recommended for the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
62nd Filmfare Awards ceremony, presented by the Filmfare magazine, honored the best Hindi language Indian films of 2016. The ceremony was held on 14 January 2017 and was co-hosted by Kapil Sharma, Karan Johar and Shahrukh Khan. Aamir Khan took away the Best Actor Award for his impressive performance in Dangal film.
The 88th Academy Awards ceremony alternatively known as "the Oscars", presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2015 (February 28, 2016: Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles). AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. Spotlight won two awards including Best Picture, and Mad Max: Fury Road won six awards, the most for
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016- David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz: "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter" The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016- Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa: "for the design and synthesis of molecular machines" The
Veteran Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh has been selected for this year's Jnanpith Award - India's highest literary award. The decision was announced by the Jnanpith Board in New Delhi on December 23. Ghosh is the sixth Bengali author to win India's highest literary award after the likes of Mahasweta Devi,