ii. The main events at the week-long Naropa festival, a celebration of the 1,000th birth anniversary of Saint Naropa.
Two India-Born MIT Scientists Win Prestigious US Awards
i. Two Indo-American scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have been conferred with prestigious awards for their path-breaking inventions.
iii.Dinesh Bharadia, the researcher at MIT, won the Paul Baran Young Scholar Award of the US-based Marconi Society.
i. Abhishek Bachchan might be the most underrated actor of the industry, but one didn’t know that he’s actually hold a Guinness World Record .
ii. Jr Bachchan holds the record for ‘Most Public Appearances made by a Film Star in 12 Hours.’ In fact, he beat Hollywood actor Will Smith who had made three public appearances in 2 hours during the promotions of his film I, Robot in 2004.
i. Lord Narendra Babubhai Patel ,a 78-year-old Indian-origin British obstetrician and member of the UK Parliament was honored the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’during the Asian Achievers Awards for his work in the medical profession and public life in Britain over the years.
West Bengal to confer Bangabibhushan award to Lata Mangeshkar
i. To honour her contributions to Bengali songs, West Bengal government will confer this year’s ‘Bangabibhushan’ to legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.
ii. Banga Bibhushan is a title instituted by the West Bengal Government to honour the services of personalities in various fields.
i. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been honored as the 2016 humanitarian of the year by students and faculty at the Harvard Foundation.
ii. Suu Kyi gained international prominence as the General Secretary of the newly formed National League for Democracy in Myanmar in 1990.