Thursday, December 10, 2015

Uttar Pradesh Ratna Award 2015

Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Islam  will be conferred with Uttar Pradesh Ratna Award to recognise his achievements and outstanding contributions in a foreign country.Frank Islam will be honoured by UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at the inaugural UP Pravasi Diwas in Agra.He was also awarded with ‘Martin Luther King Jr. Award’ in 2015. 

       About UP Ratna Award
The award is conferred by the Uttar Pradesh Government on the NRI who hails from state.  It is bestowed on NRI for making significant contribution to the field of science, technology, medicine, culture, education, public service and commerce in foreign countries.  The award carries shawl, citation certificate and memento.

Female Badminton Player of the Year award

World number one women shuttler Carolina Marin from Spain has won the 2015 Female Badminton Player of the Year award.Carolina Marín is currently ranked No. 1 in the world by Badminton World Federation Women’s Singles 2015 rankings. She has won in World Championships in women’s single category two times in 2014 and 2015 respectively. She also has won five World Superseries titles.

Other winners:
Male Player of the Year award: Chen Long (China)
Most Promising Player of the Year: Zheng Si Wei (China)
Male Para-Badminton Player of the Year award: Lee Sam Seop (South Korea).
Female Para-Badminton Player of the Year award: Helle Sofie Sagoy (Norway).

TIME Person of the Year

Angela Merkel

Time magazine has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its “Person of the Year” for 2015.Merkel recently observed the 10th anniversary of being leader of Europe’s largest economy.She was named for her role in Europe’s crises over migration and Greek debt as she had provided steadfast moral leadership in a world where it is in short supply.Angela Merkel (full name- Angela Dorothea Kasner) was born on 17 July 1954 in Hamburg, West Germany.She is trained as a physicist and had entered politics after the 1989 fall of the Berlin WallIn 2005 national elections, Merkel became Germany’s first female chancellor, and one of the leading figures of the European Union.

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