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Vishakhapatnam: Best Performing Civic Body in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Awards

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has selected Vishakhapatnam Municipal Corporation as the best performing civic body. Vishakhapatnam was placed under the Annual Awards for Excellence that recognises outstanding contribution of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban in 2019.  Andhra Pradesh bagged special category award in innovative construction technology and project monitoring tools. Other Awards Mirzapur won the best performing Municipal body.

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar

The award is formerly known as the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement. This is Highest Civilian Honour in India that is given to the exceptional achievers under the age of 18. A child must be an Indian Citizen and reside in India in order to get the award. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has instituted the purashkar in the 1996. This purashkar recognizes the children with exceptional abilities and outstanding status in fields including the arts, culture, acad

Padma Awards 2021

On the evening of 72nd Republic Day, India has honored 119 people from diverse field with the Padma Awards. Highlights These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions at Rashtrapati Bhawan.. It also includes 10 persons from the category of Foreigners or NRI or PIO or OCI,16 Posthumous awardees and 1 transgender awardee. Shri Ram Vilas Paswan was conferred the award (Posthumous) in Public Affairs Bihar category. Padma Awards It is one of

Nari Shakti Puraskar

Nari Shakti Puraskar Nari Shakti Puraskar are conferred every year on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The award is conferred by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The Nari Shakti Puruskar is awarded to individuals or groups or NGOs or institutions. The award encourages the women to participate in decision making roles, skill development in traditional and non-traditional sectors among the women. Who are eligible for the award? As per the Guidelin

Theodore Baskaran won Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award 2020

S. Theodore Baskaran who is a writer, a historian, a naturalist and an activist has won the Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award, 2020. The award was instituted by the Sanctuary Nature Foundation. Why he won the award? Theodore Baskaran was chosen for the award in the light of his dedication to the wildlife conservation. He won the award for his writing prowess in English and Tamil.  About S. Theodore Baskaran He was born in 1940 in Tamil Nadu. He is an Indian f

Hyderabad- 2020 Tree City of the World

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Arbor Day Foundation have recently recognized Hyderabad as a 2020 Tree City of World. Hyderabad was selected for the recognition following its commitment to grow and maintain the urban forests. Highlights This recognition was a testament for city’s sustained and institutional efforts of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. It also marks the development of the urban and peri-urban forestry actions, p

UN Investment Promotion award to Invest India

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) recently declared “Invest India” as the winner of the United Nations Investment Promotion Award, 2020. The award recognizes outstanding achievements of investment promotion agencies spread all over the world.  Background This award helps India’s innovation helped to control the spread of COVID-19 in the country. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development The UNCTAD deals wit

Golden Peacock Environment Management Award

Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has been awarded with the Golden Peacock Environment Management award for the year 2020 in the steel sector. The award was given for its efforts in adopting various environmental measures like upgrading pollution control facilities, treatment and recirculation of wastewater from individual units and outfalls, enhancement in green cover and efficient solid waste management. SAIL has received the award for two consecutive years. About the Golde


UNESCO PRIZE ON CREATIVE ECONOMY UNESCO is to launch an international prize in the creative economy field in the name of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. 2021 has been declared as ‘International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development’ by UNESCO. About UNESCO Prize on Creative Economy The prize will create knowledge sharing mechanism by communicating the best practice in developing creative entrepreneurship. The prize will be 50,000 USD and


LEGION OF MERIT- TO INDIAN PRIME MINISTER The President of United States conferred the Legion of Merit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The award was received by the Ambassador of India to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu on behalf of the Prime Minister. About Legion of Merit The Legion of Merit is a military award of the United States. It is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements, loyalty. It is issued to the


WORLD SOIL DAY AWARD 2020 - 5TH DECEMBER Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has won prestigious International King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award for 2020 on World Soil Day. ICAR has been conferred for its commitment to raise awareness about healthy soil addressing soil erosion under motto ‘Stop soil erosion, save our future’, taken in 2019. Award is presented by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Gandhi Peace Prize 2020 & 2019

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the former Sultan of Oman, the late Qaboos bin Said Al Said, will be awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2020 and 2019, respectively. They were selected by the jury, chaired by Prime Minister, Chief Justice of India, the leader of the single largest Opposition party in the Lok Sabha, Lok Sabha Speaker and founder of Sulabh International. About the Gandhi Peace Prize: The annual award was instituted by the Government of India in 1995 during the commemoration o

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