AWARDS AND HONOUR – CURRENT AFFAIRS
1. Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prizes are given under the will of Alfred Bernard Nobel Each Year on 10 December.
Alfred Bernard Nobelwas a noted Swedish Chemist and Engineer, who discovered Nitroglycerine and its use in the Manufacture of Dynamite.
Fields in which Nobel Prizes are given – Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Peace, Literature and Economics.
· Nobel prize winner 2019
William G. Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza
How cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability
John B Goodenough, Stanley whittinggham, Akira Yoshino
Developing Lithium-ion batteries
James Peebles, Michel mayor, Didier Queloz
Theoretical discoveries of how the Universe evolved after Big Bang
Olga Tokarczuk (for 2018)
Peter Handke (2019)
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed
Ended 20 years of hostility with neighboring Eritrea
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Michael Kremer
Alleviating Global Poverty
· Nobel Prize winner 2020
Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, Charles M. Rice
Discovery of Hepatitis C virus
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna
Discovered the method of genome editing
Roger Penrose, Reinhard Ganzel, Andrea Ghez
Discovery of supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy
World Food Programme (WFP)
Combat Hunger in War and Conflicted areas
Paul R. Milgrom, Robert B. Wilson
For improvement in Auction Theory
2. Ramon Magsaysay Award
The Award is also known as Asia’s Nobel Prize and is awarded for outstanding contribution in Government Service, Public service, Leadership, Journalism, Literature, Arts and Peace.
Binova Bhave was the first Indian to achieve the Award in 1958 for community Leadership.
· Eminent Journalist Ravish Kumar won Magsaysay Award 2019
· Magsaysay Award 2020 was canceled due to COVID-19 Pandemic.
3. Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize is Awarded in for achievement in Newspaper, Magazine, Online Journalism, Literature and Musical Composition.
· Pulitzer Prize 2019
Journalism – Brent Staples (The New York Times)
Fiction Book – Richard Power (The Over-story)
· Pulitzer Prize 2020
Three Indian Photographers – Mukhtar Khan, Yasin Dar and Channi Anand from Jammu & Kashmir won Pulitzer Prize 2020.
4. Man Booker Prize
The Booker Prize awarded for the best novel of the Year written in English and Published in the UK or Ireland.
2019 – Bernardine Evaristo ( Girl, Woman, Others)
2020 – Douglss Stuart (For novel “shuggie bain’ )
5. Man Booker International
Man Booker International awarded for Best Book In English translation.
2019 – Jokha al-harthi (Celestial Bodies)
2020 – Marieke Lucas Rijneveld (The discomfort of Evening).
6. BharatRatna, 2019
Bharat Ratna 2019 was awarede two three Presons
Nanaji Deshmukh (Posthumous)
Bhupen Hazarika (Posthumous)
Pranab Mkukherjee (Ex-President of India)
7. Swachh Survekshan League 2020
8. Pritzker Architecture Prize, 2019-2020
2019 – Arata Isozaki (Jappan)
2020– Yvonne Ferrell and Shelley McNamara (Ireland)
9. Some mportant Awards
· Jananpith Award, 2019 – Akkitham achuthan Nambooththiri
· Vyas Samman, 2019 – Nasira Sharma (Kagaz Ki Nav)
· Saraswati Samman,2019 – Vasdev Mohi (Chequebook)
· Moortidevi Award,2019 – Viswanath tiwari (Asti Aur Bhavti)
· Sahitya Akademi Award,2019 – Sashi Tharoor (An Era of Darkness)
· Crotia’s Heighest Award 2019 – Ram Nath Kovind (President Of India)
10. Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis has been awarded with Abel Prize 2020.
11. Sanjay Gupta has been awarded Lokmany Tilak Journalism award.
12. Two Indian from Bihar Included in the Forbes India List of 20 people – Kanhaiya Kumar and Prashant Kishor.
13. Jsprit Bumrah received BCCI’s Polly Umrigar Award.
14. 29th Saraswati Samman 2019 (KK Birla Foundation) conferred to Sindhi writer Vasdev Mohi for the short stories collection “chequebook”.
15. Indian Journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani and Rohini Mohan have won the “Chameli Devi Award 2019”.
16. ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2019 given to Rohit Sharma.
17. National Lata Mangeshkar Award 2018 was conferred to Kuldeep Singh.
18. e-Governance Award of Excellence 2019 was won by “cVIGIL” and “Voter Helpline app”.
19. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw conferred with ‘The Order of Australia’.
20. Dr n Kumar conferred with the ‘Harit Ratna Award 2019’.
21. Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award given to Priya Prakash.
22. PEN Gauri Lankesh Award, 2019-2020 in Journalism was Given to Yusuf Jameel .
23. Rani Rampal becomes the 1st ever hockey player to win the 2019 “World Games Athlete of The Year”.
24. Sneha Pamneja awarded Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize 2020 ( In Book design).
25. ‘Amulya Mica’ won The Most Promising Brand of The Year 2019 organized by ASSOCHAM.
26. RBI Governor Shaktikant Das was Awarded the ‘Central Banker of the Year 2020’.
27. Big Bang Boom Solution Pvt Ltd. Awarded SKOCH Award for Boron Nitrate Based Personal Hybrid Combat Armor.
28. 73rd BAFTA (British Academy Film and Television Arts) given to Film “1917”.
29. 92ndAcademy Award (Oscar Award), 2020
Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)
30. Manpreet Singh Pawar has been selected as the FIH (International Hockey Fedration) Men’s Player of the Year 2019.
31. Forbes Real Time Billionaires Index
· 1st – Jeff Bezos (Amazon)
· 2nd – Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX)
Indian in The List
· 1st – Mukesh Ambani (Reliance Industries Ltd)
· 2nd – Radhakishan Damani (DMart’s Founder)
32. Forbes India Rich list 2020
· 1st – Mukesh Ambani
· 2nd – Gautam Adani
33. Virat kohli has the only Indian player to feature in the Forbes’ Top 100 heighest paid athletes, 2020.
34. Akshay Kumar is the only Indian celebritiesto find a place in the Forbes 100 list of world’s heighest paid celebrities.
35. Mukash Ambani ranked 6th in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index as the world’s richest man.
36. 65th Amazon Filmfare Award 2020, Guwahati
· Best Actor – Ranveer Singh (Gully Boy)
· Best Actress – Alia Bhatt (Gully Boy)
37. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw won Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year 2019
38. Sreekar Prasad,a veteran film editor has entered in LImca Book of Records for editing films in 17 languages.
39. Forest Man of India Jadav Payeng awarded with Swami Vivekananda Karmayogi Award 2020 for creating man-made forest through massive reforestation.
40. Niti Kumar won the SERB Women Excellence Award 2020.
41. Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020
Hrithik Roshan (Super 30)
Best Reality Show
BIgg Boss 13
42. Beauty Pagant Awards
· Miss Universe 2019 – Zozibini Tounzi
· Miss World 2019 – Toni-Anna Singh
· Miss India 2019 – Suman Rao
· Miss Diva Universe 2020 – Adline Castelino
43. Nupur Kulshrestha becomes the 1st Women to be Promated as Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Indian Cost Guard.
44. PV Sindhu has became BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2019.
45. Chittaranjan Locomotive Works has set the Limca Book of Records for producing Record 431 locomotives in the financial year 2019-2020
46. Tata Power has won the Edison award for Social Innovation.
47. Wisden Leading male cricketer of the the world 2020 – Ben Stokes.
48. Wisden Leading female cricketer of the world 2020 – Ellyse Perry.
49. Ravindra Jadeja has been named as the India’s Most valuable Player of the 21st century by Wisden.
50. Sania Mirza has became the first Indian to win Fed Cup Heart Award 2020 for Asia and Oceania zone.
51. Naomi Osaka became the highest paid female athlete in the world.
52. Rajiv Joshi has won ‘Inventor of The Year’ Award.
53. Rattan Lal has been conferred with prestigious World Food Prize 2020.
54. Amarty Kumar Sen has been selected for the 2020 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
55. Greta Thunberg has been awarded with the ‘Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity 2020’.
56. Amal Clooney has been awarded with the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award 2020.
57. IIT Kharagpur has won the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award 2020.
58. Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat, Manika Batra and M Thanavelu, Rani Rampal received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2020.
59. Sir David Attenborough has been conferredwith the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize, 2019.
60. Narendra Modi has been awarded the Ig Nobel Prize 2020 for Medical Education.
61. Sonu Sood has been honoured with SDG Special Humanitarian Award by UNDP.
62. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2020 given to Indian scientist for outstanding research in the field of Science and Technology.
63. Aishwarya Sridhar became first Indian women to win Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
64. Sadat Rahman has won the International Children’s Peace Prize 2020 for his work to stop cyberbullying of teen.
65. Vinisha Umashankar (14 Years) won 5th Children’s Climate Prize 2020.