Current Affairs 10th August, 2015: Goa Tourism Minister Parulekar Honored with PATWA Award

Current Affairs 10th August, 2015: Goa Tourism Minister Parulekar Honored with PATWA Award

Ajeet Kumar Saroj, a Convict in Varanasi Central Jail Awarded IGNOU Gold Medal

10.8.2015: A 23 year old convict in Varanasi, Ajeet Kumar Saroj, awarded gold medal by Indira Gandhi National Open University. He topped in Diploma in Tourism Studies.  Ajeet is serving ten years imprisonment in Varanasi jail.  He is the only gold medalist from Varanasi of IGNOU.  IGNOU is the only university to train prisoners.

Goa Tourism Minister Parulekar Honored with PATWA Award

10.8.2015:  Goa tourism minister Dilip Parulekar is honored with Pacific Area Travel Writers Association – Safari India South Asia Travel award 2015 award.  He is the first tourism minister from Goa to receive this award. 

Kayyara Kinhanna Rai, Kannada Poet Passed Away

10.8.2015: Kayyara Kinhana Rai, poet and freedom fighter belonging to Karanata passed away at the age of 101 years.  He founded Kasaragod Vileenekarana Kriya Samiti to fight for merging of Kannada speaking region north of Chanragiri river with Karnataka state.  He was born in 1915 on 8th June.  His first job was as a teacher and then he became a journalist.  He served as Akhila Bharatha Kannada Sahitya Sammelana president also.  The awards he won include Karnataka Ekikarna Award in 2007, National award for Best Teacher in 1969 and Karnataka Sahitya Academy Puraskar in 1969.

Saraswati Samman 2014 Presented to Dr M Veerappa Moily

10.8.2015: President of India Pranab Mukhejee presented the 24th Saraswati Samman for 2014 to M Veerappa Moily.  He is honored with this award for his work Sri Ramayana Mahenveshanam in Kannada.  DR M Veerappa Moily is a Lok Sabha MP.

Union Government Launched School Nursery Yojana

10.8.2015: Union minister Prakash Javadekar launched the School Nursery Yojana in New Delhi.  This is aimed at bringing school children close to nature.  The students from sixth to ninth classes will be encouraged to raise saplings in nurseries in schools.  Nurseries will be maintained by the principals of the schools for five years.  The government will grant an amount of 25000 for each school for this scheme.