GK Eduwrap – 3rd Oct 2015

National:

1. India has emerged world’s largest cotton producer in the season ending in September 30, 2015 by surpassing China.

Sports:

1. Venus Williams wins 700th match of career at Wuhan Open.

Awards & Recognition:

1. Forbes India Leadership Awards-2015 was presented in Mumbai.

List of winners of Forbes India Leadership Awards-2015

Outstanding Start-up for the Year: Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati of Ola

Nextgen Entrepreneur for the Year: Siddhartha Lal of Eicher Motors Ltd

Entrepreneur with Social Impact: Samit Ghosh, Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd

Conscious Capitalist Company for the year: Godrej Consumer Products Ltd and Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (Amul)

Best CEO – Multinational Company: Uday Shankar, Star India Pvt. Ltd

Best CEO – Public Sector: Arundhati Bhattacharya, State Bank of Indi

Best CEO – Private Sector: CP Gurnani, Tech Mahindra Ltd

Lifetime Achievement Award for the Year: RC Bhargava of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd

Entrepreneur for the Year: Uday Kotak of Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd

2. Laureates of 2015 Right Livelihood Awards announced.

Tony de Brum & the People of the Marshall Islands, Sheila Watt-Cloutier (Canada), Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera (Uganda) and Gino Strada & his organisation ‘Emergency’ (Italy) were chosen for the prestigious award that is also known as Alternative Nobel Prize.

Appointments:

1. Sarat Kumar Acharya assumed office as Chairman and Managing Director of Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLC).

2. Dr. Anup K Pujari assumed additional charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).

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