Dr Sonam Wangchuk, a famous Educationist and Social Scientist from Secmol (Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir) has been awarded the 40th Rolex Global Enterprise Award at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on November 17, 2016.
Album Of The Year has been won by 25, Adele. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 12, 2017 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. The ceremony recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.
British singer and songwriter Adele won the highest number of awards by winning in 5 categories including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance
The Movie La La Land won the most awards at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) event on February 12, 2017 by winning total five honours including Best Film, Best Director- Damien Chazelle, Best Cinematography- Linus Sandgren, Best Original MusicJustin Hurwitz and Best Actress in a Leading Role- Emma Stone.
Mumbai based Kush Bhagat has been awarded the Candidate Master (CM) title by the World Chess Federation body, FIDE on February 14, 2017 for his outstanding performance in Western Asian Youth Chess championship 2016 at UAE. He won 3 gold medals at the first ever Western Youth Chess Championship 2016 at Dubai in UAE, Grammy
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the 'Sportsman of the Year' award at the Laureus World Awards or the 'Oscar of Sports' held in Monaco on February 14, 2017. Bolt received the award from legendary Michael Johnson. This is the fourth time that the world's greatest sprinter has won the honour.
India's premier health institute the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi has been awarded the first prize of the Government's Kayakalp Award under the Central Government Hospitals category on February 15, 2017 in New Delhi for maintaining high standards of sanitation and hygiene.
Apple has been awarded the number one spot on Fortune's annual list of the World's Most Admired Companies." The 2017 list marks Apple's tenth consecutive win as the most admired company in the world collecting data from 3
Renowned Hindi litterateur and playwright Surendra Verma has been selected for 2016 Vyas Samman for his novel Kaatna Shami Ka Vriksha Padma Pankhuri Ki Dhar Se published in the year 2010. Mr Verma would be presented a cash prize of Rs. 3.50 lakh a citation and a logo for the prestigious award.
Melody Queen Lata Mahashkar has been conferred with the 2017 Legendary Award by the Brand Laureate for singing scores of memorable hits and soulful melodies in Hindi film music. The Brand Laureate Awards recognize world-class achievement in branding amongst individuals and companies.
Cricket icon Kapil Dev has been inducted into Legends Club 'Hall of Fame' at the Cricket Club of India on January 17, 2017. Former Indian player and Legends Club president Madhav Apte presented Kapil with a citation.