Awards and Honor recipients of India 2017.

This article gives insights about the Awards and Honor recipients of India 2017. Awards and Honors in India given to individuals or to an organisation for their services given to the nation. The main award categories of India are: 1. Civilian awards. 2. Military Awards. 3. National awards. 4. Literature awards and 5. Particular awards like national sports awards, police awards, bravery awards, and etc. Here, we are given the list of Awards and Honor recipients of India 2017 and it is helpful for the aspirants of various competitive exams like SSC, UPSC, Civil Services, RRB Railway Exams, IBPS PO Clerk Exams, TSPSC, APSPSC and other Public Service Commission Exams.


Dronacharya Award recipients 2017 – Awards in Sports 

S. No.Name of the AwardeesDiscipline
1.Late Dr. R. GandhiAthletics
2.Mr. Heera Nand KatariaKabaddi
3.Mr. G.S.S.V. PrasadBadminton (Lifetime)
4.Mr. Brij Bhushan MohantyBoxing (Lifetime)
5.Mr. P.A. RaphelHockey (Lifetime)
6.Mr. Sanjoy ChakraverthyShooting (Lifetime)
7.Mr. Roshan LalWrestling (Lifetime)


Dronacharya Award recipients 2017 – Awards in Sports 

  • Dronacharya Award is given to coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious international sports events.
  • Dronacharya Awardees will receive statuettes, certificates and cash prize of Rs.5 lakh each.
S. No.Name of the AwardeesDiscipline
1.Late Dr. R. GandhiAthletics
2.Mr. Heera Nand KatariaKabaddi
3.Mr. G.S.S.V. PrasadBadminton (Lifetime)
4.Mr. Brij Bhushan MohantyBoxing (Lifetime)
5.Mr. P.A. RaphelHockey (Lifetime)
6.Mr. Sanjoy ChakraverthyShooting (Lifetime)
7.Mr. Roshan LalWrestling (Lifetime)


Arjuna Award recipients 2017 – Awards in Sports  

  • Arjuna Award is given for consistently outstanding performance for four years
  • Arjuna Awardees will receive statuettes, certificates and cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh each
S. No.Name of the AwardeesDiscipline
1.Ms. V.J. SurekhaArchery
2.Ms. Khushbir KaurAthletics
3.Mr. Arokia RajivAthletics
4.Ms. Prasanthi SinghBasketball
5.Sub. LaishramDebendro SinghBoxing
6.Mr. CheteshwarPujaraCricket
7.Ms. Harmanpreet KaurCricket
8.Ms. OinamBembem DeviFootball
9.Mr. S.S.P. ChawrasiaGolf
10.Mr. S.V. SunilHockey
11.Mr. Jasvir SinghKabaddi
12.Mr. P. N. PrakashShooting
13.Mr. A. AmalrajTable Tennis
14.Mr. SakethMyneniTennis
15.Mr. SatyawartKadianWrestling
16.Mr. MariyappanPara-Athlete
17.Mr. Varun Singh BhatiPara-Athlete


Arjuna Award recipients 2016 – Awards in Sports  

 Sl. No.Name of the awardeeDiscipline
1.Shri Rajat ChauhanArchery
2.Ms. Lalita BabarAthletics
3.Shri Sourav KothariBilliards & Snooker
4.Shri Shiva ThapaBoxing
5.Shri Ajinkya RahaneCricket
6.Shri Subrata PaulFootball
7.Ms. RaniHockey
8.Shri Raghunath V.R.Hockey
9.Shri Gurpreet SinghShooting
10.Ms. Apurvi ChandelaShooting
11.Shri Soumyajit GhoshTable Tennis
12.Ms. VineshWrestling
13.Shri Amit KumarWrestling
14.Shri Sandeep Singh MannPara-Athletics
15.Shri Virender SinghWrestling (Deaf)


Dhyan Chand Award 2017 – Award Winners List

  • Dhyan Chand Award is given for life time contribution to sports development
  • Dhyan Chand Awardees will receive statuettes, certificates and cash prize of Rs.5 lakh each
Sl. No.Name of the AwardeesDiscipline
1 .Mr. Bhupender SinghAthletics
2.Mr. Syed Shahid HakimFootball
3.Ms. Sumarai TeteHockey


Dhyan Chand Award 2016 – Award Winners List

 Sl. No. Name of the awardeeDiscipline
1Ms. Satti GeethaAthletics
2Shri Sylvanus Dung DungHockey
3Shri Rajendra Pralhad ShelkeRowing


Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards 2017:

  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in Sports and Gamesis the highest sporting honour of India.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years.
  • Selection Committee for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Awards was headed by Justice C.K. Thakkar (Former Judge Supreme Court of India, Chief Justice of High Court of Himachal and Bombay).
  • Apart from a medal and a citation, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardees will receive a cash prize of Rs.7.5 lakh each.
  • Devendra Jhajharia became the first paralympian to be recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award


Winners of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards 2016

Name of the awardeeDiscipline
Ms. P.V. SindhuBadminton
Ms. Dipa KarmakarGymnastics
Shri Jitu RaiShooting
Ms. Sakshi MalikWrestling
Shri Devendra JhajhariaPara Athlete 
Shri Sardar SinghHockey


Padma Bhushan Award Winners List 2017

Sl. No.NameFieldState
1Shri K J YesudasArt-MusicKerala
2Sadhguru Jaggi VasudevOthers-SpiritualismTamil Nadu
3Shri Sharad PawarPublic AffairsMaharashtra
4Shri Murli Manohar JoshiPublic AffairsUttar Pradesh
5Prof. Udipi Ramachandra RaoScience & EngineeringKarnataka
6Late Shri Sunder Lal Patwa (Posthumous)Public AffairsMadhya Pradesh
7Late Shri PA Sangma(Posthumous)Public AffairsMeghalaya
8Shri Vishwa Mohan BhattArt-MusicRajasthan
9Prof. (Dr.) Devi Prasad DwivediLiterature & EducationUttar Pradesh
10Shri Tehemton UdwadiaMedicineMaharashtra
11Shri Ratna Sundar MaharajOthers-SpiritualismGujarat
12Swami Niranjana Nanda SaraswatiOthers-YogaBihar
13H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner)Literature & EducationThailand
14Late Shri Cho Ramaswamy (Posthumous)Literature & Education–JournalismTamil Nadu


National Film Awards Winners List 2017

CategoryNational Film Awards 2017 Winner
Best book on cinema“Lata : Sur Gatha” – authored by Yatindra Mishra
Best ActorAkshay Kumar – Rustom (Hindi)
Best ActressSurabhi C.M – Minnaminungu – the Firefly (Malayalam)
Best DirectorRajesh Mapuskar  – Ventilator (Marathi)
Best Feature FilmKasav (Marathi)
Best Film CriticG Dhananjayan
Best Film On Social IssuesPink (Hindi)
Best Hindi FilmNeerja
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome EntertainmentSathamanam Bhavathi (Telugu)
Best Supporting ActorManoj Joshi – Dashakriya  (Marathi)
Best Supporting ActressZaira Wasim – Dangal (Hindi)
Best Writing on Cinema (Special Mention)“A Fly in the Curry” – authored by K.P. Jayashankar – Anjali Monteiro
Most Film Friendly State Award 2016Uttar Pradesh
Special Jury AwardMohan Lal



Nobel Prize Winners 2017 – Award winners List

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne

(for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves)

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson

(for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution)

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young

(for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm)

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017Kazuo Ishiguro

(who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world)

The Nobel Peace Prize 2017International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons ICAN

(for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons)

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences 

Richard H. Thaler

(for his contributions to behavioural economics)

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