National & International Awards – Current Affairs – 2019

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Bharat Ratna Award national awards 2019

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National Awards – 2019

Bharat Ratna Award

  • The highest civilian award of India
  • Started in 1954.
  • The recommendations for the Bharat Ratna are made by the Prime Minister to the President
  • He can recommend maximum of three nominees per year.
  • The award was suspended twice
    • 1977-80 by Morarji Desai government
    • 1992-95 by PIL filed in Kerala & MP High Court (constitutional validity of awards)
  • 1st recipients of the Bharat Ratna in 1954 were
    • C. Rajagopalachari
    • Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
    • C. V. Raman
  • Non-citizen recipient
    • Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (Pakistan) in 1987
    • Nelson Mandela (South Africa) in 1990
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri became the 1st individual to be honored posthumously in 1966
  • Recipients of 2019

 

Padma Vibhushan Award

  • 2nd highest civilian award in India
  • Recipients of 2019
    • Balwant Moreshwar Purandare – Maharashtra – Arts
    • Teejan Bai – Chhattisgarh – Arts
    • Anil Manibhai Naik – Maharashtra – Trade & Industry
    • Ismaïl Omar Guelleh – President of Djibouti – Public Affairs

 

Padma Bhushan Award

  • 3rd highest civilian award in India
  • Famous recipients of 2019
    • Mahashay Dharampal Gulati – owner of MDH
    • Budhaditya Mukherjee
    • Bachendri Pal – 1st Indian woman to climb Mount Everest
    • Mohanlal Viswanathan – Malayalam actor
    • Nambi Narayanan
    • Kuldip Nayar

 

Ashok Chakra

  • Ashok Chakra is highest peacetime military decoration awarded for self-sacrifice away from the battlefield.
  • Established in 1952
  • Latest recipient
    • Jyoti Prakash Nirala – 2018
    • Nazir Ahmad Wani – 2019

 

 

Film Awards in India

66th National Film Awards – 2018

  • Established in 1954
  • Dadasaheb Phalke award started in 1969
  • 1st winner – Devika Rani – 1969
  • 1st Bengali – Birendranath Sircar -1970
  • Latest recipient
    • Manoj Kumar – 2015
    • Kasinathuni Viswanath – 2016
    • Vinodh Khanna – 2017
    • Amitabh Bachchan – 2018

 

Other winners of National Film Awards – 2018

  • Best Actress – Keerthy Suresh (Telugu movie – Mahanati)
  • Best Actor – Ayushman Khurrana (Andhadhun)  & Vicky Kaushal (Uri: The Surgical Strike)
  • Best Feature Film – Hellaro (Gujarati)
  • Best Direction – Aditya Dhar (Uri: The Surgical Strike)

 

 

International Film Festival

  • Held on Goa
  • It was founded in 1952
  • Theme of 2018 – Celebrating the Future of Cinema
  • Country of Focus – Israel
  • State in Focus – Jharkhand
  • Best film – Golden Peacock Award – Ukrainian film ‘Donbass’

 

 

64th Filmfare Award – 2019

  • Best Film – Raazi
  • Best Director – Meghna Gulzar (Raazi)
  • Best Actor – Ranbir Kapoor (Sanju)
  • Best Actress – Alia Bhatt (Raazi)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Sridevi
  • Critics’ awards Best Film – Andhadhun

 

 

Art & Cultural Awards in India

Jnanpith Award

  • Jnanpith Award is an literary award presented to an author for contribution towards literature.
  • Established in 1961
  • 1st recipient is G. Sankara Kurup in 1965
  • 1st Bengali Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay in 1966
  • Latest recipient
    • Shankha Ghosh – 2016
    • Krishna Sobti – 2017
    • Amitav Ghosh – 2018

 

Saraswati Samman

  • Saraswati Samman is an annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literary works.
  • It given in any of the 22 languages of 8th Schedule.
  • It was started in 1991
  • Latest recipient
    • Sitanshu Yashaschandra – 2017 – ‘Vakhar’ (Gujarati)
    • K Siva Reddy – 2018 – ‘Pakkaki Ottigilite’ (Telugu)

 

Sahitya Akademi Award

  • It is a literary award given by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.
  • Award given in 24 languages, 22 official and English and Rajasthani
  • The award was designed by Satyajit Ray.
  • Started in 1954
  • Bengali recipients
    • Jibanananda Das – 1955
    • Sanjib Chattopadhyay – 2018

 

Other Art & Cultural Awards

  • Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award
    • Madhur Bhandarkar, Salim Khan and Helen
  • Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize
    • Literature – Rana Dasgupta (novel “Solo”)
    • For Social achievement – Yohei Sasakawa
  • Sangita Kalanidhi award of the Music Academy
    • S. Sowmya
  • Lata Mangeshkar Award
    • Usha Khanna

 

 

Peace Prizes in India

International Gandhi Peace Prize

  • Gandhi Peace Prize is sponsored by Govt. of India for the contributions in social, economic and political transformation through Gandhian methods.
  • 1st winner was Julius Nyerere – Tanzania
  • Latest recipient
    • Ekal Abhiyan Trust – 2017
    • Yohei Sasakawa – 2018 – Japan – contribution in Leprosy Eradication

 

Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace

  • Given by Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust for the Outstanding contributions in peace.
  • Established in 1986
  • Latest recipient
    • Indian Space Research Organisation – 2014
    • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – 2015
    • Manmohan Singh – 2107
    • Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) – 2018

 

 

Other Important National Awards 2019

  • Vir Chakra
    • Abhinandan Varthaman
  • Bhagwan Mahavir Ahimsa Puraskar
    • Abhinandan Varthaman – 1st recipient
  • Kirti Chakra
    • Tushar Gauba & Prakash Jadhav (posthumously)
  • Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award
    • Javed Akhtar – 2017
    • Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi – 2018
  • Journalist of the Year – Mumbai Press Club
    • Rachna Khaira
  • 56th Miss India World – 2019
    • Suman Rao – Rajasthan
  • Kalam Smriti International Excellence Award
    • Sheikh Hasina
  • Gauri Lankesh National Award for Journalism
    • Ravish Kumar – 1st recipient
  • SASTRA Ramanujan Prize
    • Adam Harper
  • Narad Samman
    • Achyutanand Sahu
  • Indira Gandhi award for national integration
    • Chandi Prasad Bhatt

 

 

Swachh Bharat Awards

  • Swachh Survekshan award
    • Cleanest city
      • 1st – Indore, MP
      • 2nd – Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh
      • 3rd – Mysuru, Karnataka
    • Cleanest Big city
      • Ahmedabad, Gujarat
    • Cleanest Capital
      • Bhopal, MP
  • Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat
    • Cleanest railway station
      • 1st – Jaipur
      • 2nd – Jodhpur
      • 3rd – Durgapura
    • Cleanest Railway zone – Southern Railway zone
  • Best Swachh Iconic place – Ministry of Jal Shakti
    • Vaishno Devi Shrine – J&K
  • Most effective Swachchta Ambassador Award
    • Sachin Tendulkar

 

 

National Awards owned by Organizations

  • Best Miniratna PSU
    • Numaligarh Refinery Limited
  • Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar
    • 8th Battalion of the National Disaster Response Force
  • META Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Mahesh Elkunchwar (screenplay writer)
  • DD Mahila Kisan Award
    • Swati Shingade
  • Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman
    • Gyanaditya Shakya
  • National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)
    • IIT Madras
  • 27th Lifetime PC Chandra Puraskaar
    • Dr Devi Prasad Shetty
  • Best Police Station in the country
    • Kalu – Rajasthan
  • President’s award for utilization of CSR fund in social development
    • National Aluminium Company (NALCO)
    • “Aliali Jhia” a new scheme on the line of ‘BETI BACHAO BETI PADHAO”

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Nobel Prize 2019

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International Awards

Nobel Prize

  • 1895, Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel established 5 Nobel prizes
  • 1901, prizes in Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, and Physiology or Medicine were first awarded
  • 1968, Sweden’s central bank, Sveriges Riksbank, established Nobel Prize in Economic.
  • Nobel Prize in Economic, officially known as The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
  • Prize ceremonies take place in Stockholm, Sweden given by Sweden
  • Peace Prize ceremony take place in Oslo, Norway given by Norway
  • Oldest ever winner – Mr Goodenough
  • Youngest ever winner – Malala Yousafzai

 

Nobel Prize 2019

SubjectWinnersDiscovery
PhysicsJames Peebles
Michel Mayor
Didier Queloz
Discoveries in physical cosmology
Discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star
ChemistryJohn B. Goodenough
Akira Yoshino
M. Stanley Whittingham
Development of lithium-ion batteries
MedicineWilliam G. Kaelin Jr
Gregg L. Semenza
Peter J. Ratcliffe
How cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability
Literature -2019Peter Handke
Literature -2018Olga Tokarczuk
PeaceAbiy Ahmed AliResolved the border conflict between Ethiopia & Eritrea
EconomicAbhijit Banerjee
Esther Duflo
Michael Kremer
Experimental approach to alleviating global poverty

 

 

Ramon Magsaysay Award

  • Magsaysay Awards are regarded as the Asian version of the Nobel Prize
  • It was started in 1958
  • 1st Indian – 1958 – Vinoba Bhave in Community Leadership
  • Latest recipients
    • 2018 – Bharat Vatwani & Sonam Wangchuk
    • 2019 – Ravish Kumar for his news show ‘Prime Time’

 

 

Oscars – Academy Awards

  • 24 awards given annually by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • Highest no of Oscer won by Titanic, Ben-Hur and Lord of the Rings – 11 each
  • Walt Disney won 22 Oscars, highest as individual
  • Bhanu Athaiya 1st Indian to win Oscar in 1983 as costume designer in ‘Gandhi’ movie.
  • Satyajit Ray received Honorary Academy Award in 1992
  • Gulzar became 1st Indian lyricist to win Oscar for ‘Jai Ho’
  • A R Rahman won 2 Oscars in 2009

 

91st Academy Awards – 2019

  • Best Picture – Green Book
  • Best Actor – Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
  • Best Actress – Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
  • Best Director – Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
  • Best Foreign Film – Roma (Mexico)
  • Best Documentary in Short Subject – Period. End of Sentence (Hindi)

 

 

Other Awards in Films & Music – 2019

  • Golden Globe Award
    • Best Picture Drama – Bohemian Rhapsody
    • Best Picture Musical or Comedy – Green Book
    • Best Actor – Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
    • Best Actress – Glenn Close (The Wife)
  • 72nd British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)
    • Best Film – Roma
    • Film The Favourite has won seven honors
  • Palme d’Or – France
    • It is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival
    • Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”)
  • 61st Grammy Awards
    • Song & Record of the Year – “This Is America ” – Childish Gambino
    • Album of the Year – Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
  • NETPAC – The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema
    • Award for Best Asian Film – Gully Boy
  • 9th SAARC Film Festival – Colombo
    • Best Film – Nagarkirtan

 

 

Awards Presented by United Nations

  • UNESCO / Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize
    • Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo (Myanmar)
  • UN Human Rights Prize
  • UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award
    • Azizbek Ashurov – kyrgyzstan
  • UNEP – Champions of the Earth Prize
    • Policy Leadership – Costa Rica
  • UNEP – Asia Environmental Enforcement Award
    • Ramesh Pandey
  • UN – Global Climate Action Award
    • Climate Neutral Now Category – Infosys
  • UN World Summit on the Information Society awards
    • Utkarsh Bangla & Sabooj Sathi (WB govt. project)
  • UN medal for courage and sacrifice
    • Jitender Kumar
  • Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Sasakawa Award
    • Pramod Kumar Mishra
  • Martin Ennals Human Rights Prize
    • Abdul Aziz Muhamat – Sudan
  • UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award
    • Acharya Balkrishna
  • We Care Film Festival
    • Under 30 min category – I’m Jeeja

 

 

Other Important Awards

  • Man Booker Prize
    • Margaret Atwood (Novel – The Testaments) – Canada
    • Bernardine Evaristo (Novel – Girl, Woman, Other) – UK
  • Man Booker International
    • Jokha Alharthi (Celestial Bodies) – Oman
  • Pulitzer Prize
    • Fiction – Richard Powers (The Overstory)
    • Drama – Jackie Sibblies Drury (Fairview)
  • Abel Prize
    • Karen Uhlenbeck – 1st women
  • Pritzker Prize
    • Nobel Prize of architecture
    • Balkrishna Doshi – 2018
    • Arata Isozaki (Japan) – 2019
  • Young Global Leader
    • Presented by World Economic Forum
    • Nara Lokesh (Andhra Pradesh IT minister) – 2019
  • Barbie role model
    • Dipa Karmakar
  • Bodley Medal
    • Amartya Sen
  • Most viewed comedian in the World
    • Presented by World book of Records London
    • Kapil Sharma
  • World Press Freedom Hero award
    • Presented by International Press Institute
    • Cyril Almeida (Pakistani journalist)
  • Global Leadership Awards
    • Sundar Pichai & Adena Friedman
  • International Sand Art Championship
    • People’s Choice Prize – Sudarsan Pattnaik
  • Changemaker Award – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    • Payal Jangid – Rajasthan

 

 

Beauty Contest Awards

  • Miss Universe
    • 68th edition – 2019 –
    • 67th edition – 2018 – Catriona Gray – Philippines
  • Miss World
    • 69th edition – 2019 –
    • 68th edition – 2018 – Vanessa Ponce – Mexico
  • Miss World Diversity (transsexual) beauty pageant
    • Naaz Joshi – India – 3rd consecutive year

 

 

International Awards owned by Organizations

  • World’s busiest airport
    • Dubai International Airport – for 5th consecutive year
  • World’s Most Punctual Airline
    • Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Public Water Agency of the Year
    • Namami Gange project
  • Gold Award in South Africa 
    • Mahindra & Mahindra
  • BBC World Service Global Champion Award
    • Akshaya Patra – Bengaluru based NGO
  • Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award
    • “Find the Incredible You” campaign by Ministry of Tourism
    • Kerala Tourism

 

 

Important Awards by other Countries

  • Legion of Honour – France
    • Highest civilian award of France
    • Started in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte
    • Soumitra Chatterjee – 2018
    • Azim Premji – 2018
    • A.S. Kiran Kumar (Former ISRO Chairman) – 2019
  • Fellow of the Royal Society – UK
    • Gagandeep Kang – 1st Indian female scientist
    • Yusuf Hamied (Cipla chairman)
  • Freedom of the City of London
    • Sanjiv Chadha
    • Alice G. Vaidyan
  • The Structural Awards – UK
    • Statue of Unity
  • Dan David Prize – Israel
    • Sanjay Subrahmanyam
  • Missile Systems Award – USA
    • Given by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
    • Satheesh Reddy (DRDO Chairman)
  • Medal of Freedom – USA
    • Tiger Woods
  • Beijing International Film Festival – China
    • Best cinematography – Malayalam film ‘Bhayanakam’
  • Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca – Mexico
    • highest civilian award of Mexico given to foreigners
    • Pratibha Patil
  • Pushkin Medal – Russia
    • Meeta Narain
  • Russian Order of Courage
    • Nick Hague – U.S. astronaut

 

 

Awards Received by Indian President & PM

Received by Narenda Modi

  • Philip Kotler Presidential Award
  • Seoul Peace Prize – 2018
  • Zayed Medal
    • Highest civilian award of UAE
  • Order of St Andrew the Apostle
    • Highest state honor of Russia
  • Rule of Nishan Izzuddeen
    • Highest honour of Maldives
  • Global Goalkeeper Award
    • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

Received by Ram Nath Kovind

  • Grand Order of the King of Tomislav
    • Highest civilian award of Croatia

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