Tuesday, May 14, 2019

International Awards and prizes

International Awards and prizes notes for RRB and SSC Exams


In this post we will learn about the important International Awards and Prizes that can ask in upcoming RRB and SSC Exams.

The Ramon Magsaysay Award

International Awards and Prizes, Ramon Magsaysay Award

It is considered as the Asia’s Nobel prize. The Ramon Magsaysay award was established in April, 1957. This award was created to commemorate Ramon Magsaysay, the late president of Philippines.
This award is given in 6 categories.
Government services (GS), Public services (PS), Community leadership(CL), Journalism, literature & creative communication arts (JLCCA), Peace and International Understanding (PIU) and Emergent leadership (EL)

First Indian Awarded Ramon Magsaysay award
Vinoba Bhave in the year 1958 for Community Leadership

Magsaysay award 2018

Bharat Vatwani for Restoring health and dignity to troubled lives.
Sonam Wangchuk, ideal of Amir Khan in movie 3 idiots awarded for providing Education for community progress.


Pulitzer Prize

International Awards and Prizes, Pulitzer Prize

Field :- For achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.
Established in 1917 by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer, US newspaper publisher, the awards are administered by Columbia University in New York City.

This Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$15,000 cash award and the winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.

The winners in the category of Letters, Drama and Music are listed below:

Fiction: The Overstory, by Richard Powers (W.W. Norton).
Drama: Fairview, by Jackie Sibblies Drury.
History: Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, by David W. Blight (Simon & Schuster). Biography: The New Negro: The Life of Alain Loke, by Jeffrey C. Stewart (Oxford University Press).
Poetry: Be With, by Forrest Gander (New Directions)
General Nonfiction: Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America, by Eliza Griswold (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
Music: Prism, by Ellen Reid.



Man Booker prize

The Booker Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Booker–McConnell Prize and the Man Booker Prize) is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel written in the English language and published in the United Kingdom.
It is the Highest Literary award to author of British, Irish and commonwealth countries.

In 2018, to celebrate the 50 anniversary, the Golden Man Booker was awarded. One book from each decade was selected by a panel of judges: Naipaul's In a Free State (the 1971 winner), Lively's Moon Tiger (1987), Ondaatje's The English Patient (1992), Mantel's Wolf Hall and Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo. The winner, by popular vote, was The English Patient.The English Patient is a 1992 novel by Michael Ondaatje.

Important Winner of Booker Prize for RRB and SSC Exams

1971    V. S. Naipaul — In a Free State
1981    Salman Rushdie — Midnight's Children
1997    Arundhati Roy — The God of Small Things
2002    Yann Martel — Life of Pi
2006    Kiran Desai — The Inheritance of Loss
2008    Aravind Adiga — The White Tiger
2016    Paul Beatty — The Sellout
2017    George Saunders — Lincoln in the Bardo
2018    Anna Burns — Milkman

Man Booker International Prize

It was inaugurated in 2005. Until 2015, it was given every two years to a living author of any nationality for a body of work published in English or generally available in English translation. In 2016, the award was significantly reconfigured, and is now given annually to a single book in English translation, with a £50,000 prize for the winning title, shared equally between author and translator.

Important Winner of Man Booker International for RRB and SSC Exams

2016    Han Kang — The Vegetarian
2017    David Grossman — A Horse Walks Into a Bar
2018    Olga Tokarczuk — Flights


The Academy Awards

International Awards and Prizes, Oscar Awrd
Oscar Award, pixabay image

Oscars or The Academy Awards are a set of awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)

91st Academy Award, List of Oscar Award Winner 2019
Best FilmGreen Book

Best Actor in a Leading RoleRami Malek

Best Actress in a Leading RoleOlivia Coleman

Best Foreign Film — Roma

Best Director — Alfonso Curon (Roma)

Best Supporting Actress — Regina King ( If Bale Street Could Talk)

Best Supporting Actor — Marshall Ali (Green Book)

Best Animated Feature FilmSpider-Man: Into the Spyder-versus

Best Animated Short Film — Bao (BAO)

Best Documentary Short SubjectPeriod  End Of Sentence

Best Visual EffectsFirst Man

Best Live Action Short Film — Skin

Best Original Screenplay — Green Book

Best Adapted Screenplay — Blacklaysman

Best Original ScoreBlack Panther

Best Original Song — Shallow (Lady Gaga)

Costume Design — Ruth Carter

Grammy Awards

Grammy Awards  are presented by the Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The Grammys held for the first time on May 4, 1959, are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually (between the American Music Awards in the Fall, and the Billboard Music Awards in the summer.
The 61st annual Grammy Awards were held on 10th February 2019, Grammy Awards 2019 is an award given to recognize and honor excellence in the field of recording arts or the music industry.

The 61st annual Grammy Awards, Grammy Awards 2019

Record of the Year — THIS IS AMERICA.
Album of the Year — GOLDEN HOUR.
Song of The Year — THIS IS AMERICA.
Best New Artist — DUA LIPA.
Best Pop Solo Performance — JOANNE (WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU’RE GOIN’?)
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance —  SHALLOW
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album —  MY WAY
Best Pop Vocal Album — MY WAY
Best Pop Vocal Album — SWEETENER
Best Dance Recording — ELECTRICITY
Best Dance/Electronic Album —  WOMAN WORLDWIDE.


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