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

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 which recognises the outstanding contribution of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban in 2019.  Andhra Pradesh bagged a special category award in innovative construction technology and project monitoring tools.

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar The award is formerly known as the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement. This is the Highest Civilian Honour in India that is given to 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 instituted the purashkar in 1996. This Pushkar recognizes the children with exceptional abilities and outstanding status in

Padma Awards 2021

Padma Awards 2021 On the evening of 72nd Republic Day, India honoured 119 people from the diverse fields 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 has conferred the award (Posthumous) in Public Affairs Bihar category. Padma Awa

Nari Shakti Puraskar

Nari Shakti Puraskar Nari Shakti Puraskar is 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 women to participate in decision-making roles, and skill development in traditional and non-traditional sectors among the women. Who are eligible for the award? As per the Guideline

Theodore Baskaran won Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award 2020

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 did he win the award? Theodore Baskaran was chosen for the award in the light of his dedication to wildlife conservation. He won the award for his writing prowess in English and Tamil.  About S. Theodore B

Hyderabad- 2020 Tree City of the World

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 the World. Hyderabad was selected for recognition following its commitment to grow and maintain the urban forests. Highlights This recognition was a testament to the city’s sustained and institutional efforts of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. It also marks the development of

UN Investment Promotion award to Invest India

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

Golden Peacock Environment Management Award

Golden Peacock Environment Management Award Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has been awarded 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 t


UNESCO PRIZE FOR 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 for 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 is t


LEGION OF MERIT- TO INDIAN PRIME MINISTER The President of the 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, and loyalty. It is issue


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

Gandhi Peace Prize 2020 & 2019

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 the 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 Governm

 Neeraj Chopra Sets New Javelin Throw National Record

 Neeraj Chopra Sets New Javelin Throw National Record Of 89.94m With a throw of 89.94m at the Diamond League, Neeraj Chopra (24 years) broke his own national record of 89.30m that he set at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku earlier this month. He finishes second just behind the World champion and season leader Anderson Peters of Grenada who won the competition with a best throw of 90.31m which he came up with in this third attempt. Niraj Chopra became the second Indian to finish in


FIELD MEDEL 2022 Recently, Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska along with the other three mathematicians received the prestigious Fields Medals.                 Fields medal is often described as the Nobel Prize in Mathematics. What are the Key Highlights of the Field Medal? The Fields Medal is awarded every four years to one or more mathematicians under the age of forty year Fields medal is awa

Nobel Prize in Economic Science 2022

Nobel Prize in Economic Science 2022 Ben S. Bernanke, Douglas W. Diamond, and Philip H. Dybvig will receive the 2022 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel "for research on banks and financial crises," according to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. David Card, a Canadian-American, received half of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (labour economics), and Joshua D. Angrist and Guido W. Imbens, Israeli-Americans, shared the other half

National Geoscience Awards -2022

National Geoscience Awards -2022 The Ministry of Mines is seeking nominations for the National Geoscience Awards (NGA)-2022 for contributions to fundamental/applied geosciences, mining, and related fields. The Earth Sciences are collectively referred to as geoscience. Atmospheric sciences, geology, hydrology, mineralogy, petrology, pedology, and oceanography are all examples of geoscientists. What are the Awards' main points? It was established in 1966 by the Ministry of M

Porter prize 2023

Porter Prize 2023 Recently, the Porter Prize 2023 was awarded to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry. Major Points The government's approach to managing COVID-19, as well as the approach and involvement of many stakeholders, including the involvement of ASHA workers in the industry to create PPE Kits, were recognised with the award. Its involvement in the creation and production of vaccinations The award was presented during The India Dialog at Stanford Universi

Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman 2023

Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman 2023 The "Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman 2023" was recently held by the Ministry of Jal Shakti to recognise the female leaders in the rural water and sanitation industry. Jal Shakti Abhiyan - Catch the Rain 2023 was also introduced at the ceremony. What are the Main Points To recognise and highlight the leadership and participation of women at the grassroots level in the effort to create a "Swachh Sujal Bharat" this event was held in

Malcolm Adiseshiah Award

Malcolm Adiseshiah Award 2023 A distinguished economist with both national and international praise, Utsa Patnaik, has been chosen to receive the Malcolm Adiseshiah Award in 2023. Regarding the Malcolm Adiseshiah Award  One of the India's most esteemed national prizes, it acknowledges and recognises the exceptional contributions made by  the social scientists to the field of development studies. The Malcolm and Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust established it in the yea

British Academy Book Prize

India-born author Nandini Das won the 2023 British Academy Book Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, a leading international non-fiction prize. The prize was awarded her book ‘Courting India: England, Mughal India and the Origins of Empire’. The prize was established in 2013, formerly known as the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize. The prize is open to authors of any nationality based anywhere in the world and working in any language provided the nominated wor

Hasmukh Shah Memorial Award

Alvin Anto of ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has won the Hasmukh Shah Memorial Award for Ecological Studies for the year 2023 in the research category. He has been recognised for his extensive research on the resilience of coral reefs in the Lakshadweep islands, highlighting the increasing threats these critical ecosystems face from climate change and other human-induced factors. Hasmukh Shah Memorial Award, instituted by the Gujarat Ecology Society and f

Booker Prize for fiction

Irish writer Paul Lynch wins Booker Prize with dystopian novel 'Prophet Song' recently. Prophet Song - It is about a woman’s struggle to protect her family as Ireland collapses into totalitarianism and war. Booker Prize – It is founded in 1969, is open to English-language novels from any country published in the U.K. and Ireland, and has a reputation for transforming writers’ careers.

Nansen Award

A former Somali refugee intent on bringing books and education to his compatriots in Kenya was recently received UN refugee agency’s prestigious Nansen Award. The Nansen Refugee Award is a medal given annually by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The award recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the cause of refugees, displaced, or stateless people. The award was established in 1954 to honor 

Sahitya Akademi Awards for 2023

The Sahitya Akademi Awards for 2023 were announced and will be presented at the award presentation function in 2024. Established in – 1954 by Sahitya Akademi Awarded to – The most outstanding books of literary merit published in the languages recognised by the Sahitya Akademi. The Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters was founded in 1954, an autonomous body under the Union Culture Ministry and registered as a society unde

Guinness World Record in Gujarat

Gujarat set a Guinness World Record recently after more than 50,000 people performed 'Surya Namaskar' simultaneously at 108 venues. Surya Namaskar or sun salutation is an ancient Yogic practice of paying respect to the rising sun and comprises different postures or Asanas.

National Youth Award 2024

Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has selected Bisathi Bharat of Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh for the National Youth Award (NYA) recently. It is an award conferred annually to individuals and voluntary organisations serving in the arena of youth development.


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