By: D.K Choudhary
EDII wins International Mercury Award 2016-17
i. The Ahmedabad-based Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) has received the prestigious International Mercury Awards for the year 2016-17 for the best overall presentation of its 2015-2016 annual report.
ii. The EDII is an acknowledged national resource institute for entrepreneurship education, research, training and institution-building and was set up by MerComm, Inc.
iii. Mercomm INC is the world’s only independent awards organization, the International Mercury Awards, honor outstanding achievement in professional communications in around 80 countries.
Haryana CM, Guv confer Bhim Award to 42 sportspersons
i. The BJP led Haryana government gave away the Bhim awards to 42 sports persons of the state, spotting them for their outstanding performance at the national and international fronts between the years 2013 and 2017.
ii. The awards were given by the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki at a function held at Haryana Raj Bhawan on 19 February.Bhim Award
iii. A total prize money of Rs 2.10 crore was distributed among the 42 sports persons and the awardees would be presented Bhim award that would get in cash, a memento, citation, blazer, tie and a scarf.
♦ Capital: Chandigarh
♦ Chief Minister: Manohar Lal Khattar
♦ Governor: Kaptan Singh Solanki