Awards and Honors

Vedant Sakre Wins Gold as Indian Team Excels at 35th International Biology Olympiad in Kazakhstan

The Indian team achieved remarkable success at the 35th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) 2024 held in Astana, Kazakhstan, from July 7 to July 13, 2024. One student won a gold medal, and three students secured silver medals.

  • Vedant Sakre from Mumbai, Maharashtra won the gold medal.
  • Ishan Pednekar from Ratnagiri, Maharashtra; Shrijith Sivakumar from Chennai, Tamil Nadu; and Yashashwi Kumar from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, each won a silver medal.

The team was led by Prof. Sasikumar Menon from TDM Lab, Mumbai, and Dr. Mayuri Rege from Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), TIFR. Two scientific observers accompanied the team: Dr. Rajesh Patkar from IIT Bombay and Dr. Devesh Suthar from M. S. University, Baroda.

Q: Who won the gold medal at the 35th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) held in Astana, Kazakhstan?

A. Ishan Pednekar
B. Shrijith Sivakumar
C. Vedant Sakre
D. Yashashwi Kumar

Answer: C. Vedant Sakre
Vedant Sakre from Mumbai, Maharashtra won the gold medal at the 35th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) 2024 held in Astana, Kazakhstan, from July 7 to July 13, 2024.

NIMHANS awarded Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion for 2024

The National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru received the 2024 Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion from the World Health Organization (WHO).

The award, established by WHO in 2019, honors significant contributions to health promotion by individuals, institutions, and organizations.

NIMHANS was recognized for its outstanding work in mental health. The institute is known for its innovative research, education, and patient care in mental health and neurosciences.

Q: Which institution received the 2024 Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion from the WHO?

A) AIIMS
B) NIMHANS
C) IIT Bengaluru
D) PGIMER

Answer: B) NIMHANS

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