The DY Patil Group in collaboration with the Maharashtra Editors’ Council announced the initiative of Lifetime Achievement Award, funded by the DY Patil Group, on Monday. The award — with a Rs 1 lakh cash prize, a citation, shawl and shreefal — will be conferred on people who have made notable contribution in fields such as literature, journalism, arts, sports and social work. Ajeenkya DY Patil, chairman of Ajeenkya DY Patil Group and Honorary Consul General, Republic of Guyana along with Yashwant Padhye, working chairman, Maharashtra Editors’ Council, conferred the first edition of the award on noted poet Mangesh Padgaonkar. The award ceremony will be held on September 5 at DY Patil Knowledge City Auditorium, Pune. Padagaonkar is also the winner of Sahitya Academy Award and Padmabhushan Award.
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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced that Pune’s edition of TCS IT Wiz 2013 will be held on Tuesday, August 27, at Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha, Karve Road, Kothrud. The event is open to all school students in standards VIII-XII. There will be no entry fee. Each institution is allowed to send multiple teams of two-members each to participate. Through the event this year, there will be a hunt for smart Tech Wizard across 14 cities including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune. Winners of the Tech Wizard from each of these cities will contest for the “Smart Tech Wizard 2013” title, in the mega finals to be held in December. Winners of the UAE edition will also compete in this mega final. Entries for the event must be submitted through the institutions on or before August 23 to TCS IT Wiz Coordinator, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Research Development & Design Centre, Hadapsar. Teams can also opt to register online on the website www.tcsitwiz.com. The quiz will focus on applications of information technology across various sectors such as world of internet and unique web sites, IT buzzwords and acronyms, IT personalia-international, national and local, advertisements of IT and communication companies, software products and brands, history of IT as well as the humorous side