Awards The Year 2021

Last Updated on:     22-07-2021

Free roadways bus ride to 'Sanskrit Language Awardees": Haryana Govt facilitated the awardees.


Justine Narayan(PIO) won the title of: Masterchef in Australia.


Journalist P.Sainath got a Japanese Award " the Fukuoka Grand Prize for 2021":  He is a committed journalist who has continued to investigate impoverished farming villages in India and captured the reality of the lifestyle of the residents in such areas.​​​​


►"The order of Polar Star": the top honor of Mongolia was conferred on 2 Indians, 1)Sh. R.K.Sabharval( the chairman, and managing director, Engineers India Limited) & 2)  Prof. Shashibala, Dean, Bhavan’s KM Munshi Centre for Indology.


"Taj Hotel" emerged as the strongest Hotel in the world.                                                                                                                        


"Smart City Award 2020": went jointly to Indore & Surat. While "Best State": honor went to Uttar Pradesh. &  "Best UT": Chandigarh.


Cochin Airport got an award: got "Airport Quality Roll of Excellency Award", awarded by "Airport Council International".


Sachin Tendulkar and Muttiah Muralitharan Named Star Sports' Greatest of All Time in the 21st Century: India’s Sachin Tendulkar and Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan were named as Star Sports’ Greatest of All Time batsmen and bowler respectively in Tests of the 21st century. A 50-member jury gathered by Star Sports made the decision.


Prime Minister Modi is adjudged leader no.1 globally: A data firm "Morning Consult" tracking the approval ratings of world leaders has put the net approval for Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a high of 55 percent. Morning Consult, which carries out surveys and researches globally, said in its latest survey that over 75 percent of people approve of Modi while 20 percent disapprove, making his net approval rating at 55.


Sumitra Mishra(PIO) got Award": Indian-American chemist Sumita Mitra has won the European Inventor Award 2021 in the 'Non-EPO countries' category. Sumita Mitra was honored with the European Inventor Award 2021 for her application of nanotechnology in dentistry, the European Patent Office (EPO) said in a statement.


The 2021 Land for Life Award has been won by Familial Forestry of Rajasthan, a unique concept that relates a tree with a family, making it a green “family member.” The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) organizes the Land for Life Award every two years to recognize excellence and innovation in efforts towards land in balance.


Two Indian-Americans won Pulitzer prizes: They are: 1)In the category ‘Local Reporting’ Neil Bedi  & 2)And for ‘International Reporting’ Megha Rajagopalan.


Green preneurAward 2021: Dr. Charu Khosla.


Pen Pinter Prize 2020: Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga wins PEN Pinter Prize


'TiIlotama Shom(Indian Actress): Adjudged 'The best Actress' at UK Asian Film Festival.

   Read more, at: https://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/hindi/2021/jun/08/tillotama-shome-wins-big-at-uk-asian-film-festival-for-raahgir-the-wayfarers-2313355.html


►"Asia- Pacific Productivity  Champion 2021": R.S.Sodhi(MD of Amul).


Assam Government instituted 4 new annual awards: a)Assam Ratan 1 in no. b)Assam Vibhushan 3 in nos. c)Assam Bhushan 5 in nos. & d)Assam Shree 10 in nos.     

                                                                        


►"Water Burial": A film from Arunachal Pradesh, directed by Shantanu Sen, has been adjudged the best film in the category of films related to "Environment Conservation",  at the 67th National Films Awards 2021. Inspired by the popular Assamese novel Saba Kota Manuh, which is written by Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi, Water Burial is in Monpa dialect and has an intriguing storyline around a dark ritual of a local tribe in Arunachal Pradesh.


Keralite 'Thomas Vijay won the award: "Nature TTL Photography Award 2021".


French Novelist won: "International Booker Award", for his work "At Nights all blood is black". This award is given for the English Translation of Any Internation book.


ONV Literary Award" 2021: Popular Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu. ONV Literary Award was established in 2017 in memory of renowned Malayalam poet and lyricist ONV Kurup. It is presented by the ONV Cultural Academy.


Union minister of health Dr. Harsh Vardhan: has been awarded by WHO for his earnest efforts to control Tobacco use.


"Pranvayu Award": Will be given away through "Ankur Yojna" A scheme by Madhya Pradesh, to encourage residents to plant more trees during the Monsoon season.


►"International Business Book of the Year Award 2021": by Nitin Rakesh and Jerry Wind, won the 'International Business Book of the Year' Award 2021


Amartya Sen got Spain’s top award in social sciences (Princess of Asturias Award): Amartya Sen, 87, was chosen among a pool of 41 candidates from 20 nations,  given for creative or research work in the field of economics, political science, sociology, law, history, linguistics, teaching, ethics, geography, philosophy, anthropology, demography, or psychology, 


India scientist Bharat Ratan Prof, CNR Rao: has received International Eni Award 2020 for research into renewable energy sources and energy storage, also called the Energy Frontier award. This is considered to be the Nobel Prize in Energy Research.


"Templeton Award 2021": goes to British naturalist Jane Goodall. Since 1972, the Templeton Prize has honored rare individuals who have responded to the deep challenges of our times with inspiring humility and curiosity. Their achievements have illuminated the deepest questions of the universe and humanity’s place and purpose in it, spanning the sciences, philosophy, theology, and the major global religious traditions.


TCS CodeVita Wins New Guinness World Records Title:  Tata Consultancy Services’ Global Programming Challenge Saw 136,054 Participants from 34 Countries; Ben Alexander Mirtchouk of Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey Named Winner. 


Etienne Glichitch FIH Honorary Award: to 'Hockey India'. 


Shaji NM(known as Tuber man of Kerala): won India biodiversity award.                  

                                                                                                                          


World Choreographer Award 2020: Qyuki Creator and Emmy Award Nominated Choreographer Suresh Mukund Becomes The First Indian To Win ‘The World Choreography Award 2020’.


Khushhal Kaushik:  Founder &CEO of Lisianth is awarded the super-prestigious Glory of India Award 2020 recently by the Indian achiever forum. Khushhal also joins the bandwagon of awardees of the award that include Kiran Bedi, former IPS officer and former Lt. Governor of Puducherry, and Sushil Kumar, the Olympian, among many others.


The International Invincible Gold Medal 2021:  The Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has been awarded the International Invincible Gold Medal. The International Invincible Gold Medal honor was announced at a two-day virtual session. The session was attended by various representatives from over 110 countries across the world. The decision was made after due deliberations by a high-powered committee duly constituted under the leadership of Dr. Tony Nader who is the global head of the organization. The award will be formally presented to the union minister on Guru Purnima this year. 


Nuklo Phoma from Nagaland: Nagaland’s renowned conservationist, Y. Nuklu Phom was among six winners for the prestigious “Whitley Awards 2021. This award is fondly known as "Green Oscar".   


"World Food Prize 2021": conferred on "Dr. Shakuntala Harak Singh Thilsted", A nutrition expert who pioneered innovative ways of raising fish rich in micronutrients and fatty acids and incorporating them into diets in developing countries was named the recipient of the World Food Prize on Tuesday. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, 71, who grew up on the Caribbean island of Trinidad and later became a citizen of Denmark, was awarded the prize in recognition of her achievements in pioneering fish-based food systems to improve nutrition, health.


"Green Energy Award 2021: to IREDA.


"Sheik Jayad Award 2021": conferred on Dr. Tahira Qutubddin, who turned 1st person of Indian Origin to receive this award.


"Odisha Government Instituted an English Literary Awads": in the name of 'Manoj Das', who passed away, recently.


"The New York City International Film Festival(Best Actor Award): Anupam Kher.


Justice Geeta Mittal: the retired chief justice of Jammu-Kashmir High Court, conferred "Arline Pacht Global Vision Award 2021".


"The Jungle Cry": a film by 'Sagar Ballary' has been awarded the 11th Dada Saheb Film Festival's "Best Film(Jury).


►"Satyajit Ray Award": Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Cinema’ introduced by Ministry of Information & broadcasting.


Maria Ressa: The UN's cultural agency awarded its annual press freedom prize to Philippine journalist Maria Ressa whose reporting has made her a target of her country's judiciary and online hate campaigns.


Shyamala Ganesh: The Japanese Government recently awarded the “Order of Rising Sun” to a Bengaluru-based Japanese teacher, Shyamala Ganesh. About Shyamala Ganesh Shyamala is a Japanese teacher at the Septuagenarian institution and also at the Ohara School of Ikebana in RT Nagar, Bengaluru. She has tutored more than hundreds of students since its inception 38 years.


Dr. Evita Fernandez: is an acclaimed Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Fernandez Hospitals in Jubilee Hills and Bogulkunta in Hyderabad, Telangana. The 29th Yudhvir Foundation Memorial Award would be conferred to Dr. Evita Fernandez, for her 'selfless and compassionate work in the field of maternal healthcare and contribution to the empowerment of women.


►"Oscar  Awards 2021": 

                                                                                


DR. Krithi Karanth: Dr. Krithi K. Karanth, the Chief Conservation Scientist, at Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bengaluru has been chosen as the first Indian and Asian woman for the 2021 WILD Innovator Award. This award given by the WILD ELEMENTS Foundation brings together a unique coalition of innovators, advocates, and partners to disrupt the status quo and identify solutions to global sustainability and conservation.


Sushmita Sen:   she has won the Champions of Change national award for her contribution to social welfare and women empowerment


Kane Williamson: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has won the prestigious Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for the fourth time in six years besides getting adjudged as the ‘International Test player of the season” at the New Zealand Cricket Awards.


M.A.Yusuf Ali: a person of Indian Origin & chairman of the Lulu group has been awarded the top honor by UAE.


Guneet Moga:  Film producer Guneet Monga on Wednesday posted a series of tweets on Wednesday expressing gratitude and respect for French cinema, on being honored with the prestigious Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, or Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. She dedicated the award, which is the second-highest French civilian honor, to "every girl with a dream".


E-Panchayat Raj award 2021: goes to Uttar Pradesh, awarded by The Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj, It has won the “E-Panchayat Puraskar 2021”, ranking first in Category I. It was followed by Assam and Chhattisgarh at the second position, while Odisha and Tamil Nadu stood third.


AICTE Leelawati Awards 2020: given away by Union Education Minister Sh. Ramesh Pokhariyal for Women Empowerment.


Dutee Chand: awarded with "Chhatisgarh Veerangna". Dutee Chand (born 3 February 1996) is an Indian professional sprinter and current national champion in the women's 100 meters event. She is the first Indian to win a gold medal in 100m race in a global competition. She is the third Indian woman to ever qualify for the Women's 100 meters event at the Summer Olympic Games.


Kalinga Award: to Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhushan Harichandan.


Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2020(51st one): goes to 'Rajnikanth'.


"Saraswati Samman 2020": has been conferred on Marathi Writer "Dr. Sharan Kumar Limbraley" o his book "Sanatam". It should be noted that the award is given by "Birla Foundation", it carries a money prize of 15 lakhs of Rupees.


63rd Film Fair Awards 2020: 

                                  


Dada Sahab Phalke Awards:

                                        

 

Ngoji OKonjo Iweala got Forbes Award: Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Okonjo - Iweala has been voted "Africa Person of the Year 2020" by Forbes magazine. The award is coming weeks after the Chair of the General Council of the WTO she accepted.

                                                                                                                       

 

"Order of the Rising Sun,, Gold and Silver Rays‘ decoration": has been given Dr. Thangjam Dhabali Singh, a physician and entrepreneur from Manipur.

                                                                                                                      

 

V.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy(the chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh): has been awarded the "The Skotch C.M. of the Year 2020".

                                                                                                                     

 

Genome Valley Excellence Award: goes to Hyderabad based Bharat Biotech(The COVID-19 vaccine maker) BioAsia, Asia’s largest annual global Biotechnology and Life Sciences forum organized by the Government of Telangana, has announced that the prestigious Genome Valley Excellence Award for the year 2021 will be bestowed upon Bharat Biotech International Limited for its breakthrough, pioneering research, development and commercialization of vaccines including COVAXIN™ (COVID-19 Vaccine), Rabies vaccine, Rotavirus vaccine, Japanese Encephalitis vaccine, Polio vaccine and Typhoid Conjugate vaccines, among others that have helped save billions of lives globally

 

Padam Vibhushan Awardees 2021:

 

 

All Indian Nobel-Prize Awardees:

  

 

Astro Mohan: Senior Press Photographer of Udupi(in Karnataka) Astro Mohan has been awarded the prestigious Photographic Society of America’s Gold Medal at the Dhaka International Photography Competition.                                                                                                  

 

"Rotterdam Film Festival's 'Tiger Award'":  P.S. Vinothraj's Tamil Film 'Koozhangal Aka Pebbles' got the award.

 

Karamvir Yodha: Madhya Pradesh Govt. honored all medical personals calling them Karamvir Yodha(Dutyful worriers) who were doing their selfless, daring Duty during pandemic break out.

 

Mahatma Gandhi Award for Mission Zero Hunger: to Jindal Steel & Power Limited:

 

State with the "Best Elecotal Practices Award": was awarded to the state of 'Meghalaya" by the Election commission of India.

 

Muhammad Muhsin: has been awarded with the "Best Life Saver Medal".  Muhammad Muhsin, 17, who lost his life while saving his friend from drowning has been chosen for the bravery award — Sarvottam Jeevan     Raksha Padak— posthumously.  Muhsin, of Thikkodi in Kozhikode, was playing cricket on Kodikkal beach with his friends in October 2019. After the game, they ventured into the sea to take a bath. However, three of his friends were swept away by the waves. Muhsin jumped into the sea and saved one of his friends. Others escaped somehow. But, Muhsin hit his head on a boulder under the sea and died. An IAS aspirant, he was conferred with the Indian Council for Child Welfare National Bravery Awards posthumously in 2019. He was plus-two Class student

 

Galwan Braveheart Col. Santosh Babu: has been awarded the 2nd Highest Gallantry Award "The Mahavir Chakra" posthumously.

                                                                                                                            

 

Padam Awards: On the eve of 72nd Republic day 26 January 2021, a total of 119 Padam honors were presented as Padam Vibhushan - 7; Padam Bhushan - 10 & Padam Shree - 102;

 

Mihir Dalal's book got CK Prahalad Best Business Book of the Year Award. The second annual Gaja Capital Business Book Prize has been awarded to Mihir Dalal’s Big Billion Startup: The Untold Flipkart Story. The winner was selected from a compelling shortlist of six books, and gets a purse of Rs 15 lakh.

 

Subhash Chandra Bose Emergency Management Award 2021: to Rajendra Kumar Bhandari in an individual category & to Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (in the institutional category). The award is announced every year on January 23, the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

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India's Best Police Academy: Rajasthan Police Academy has been adjudged the best Police Academy in the nation.

 

Nihal Singh: Indian Chess prodigy, won the Gazprom Brilliancy Prize, This award is given to the best game from the FIDE World Cadets & Youth Championship. This boy had attained Grand-Master at the age of 14 years.

 

"Indian Personality of the Year" Award of IFFI: This award goes to Biswajit Chatterjee, he is an Indian actor, producer, director, singer & politician, well known for his work in Hindi & Bengali Cinema

                                                                                                                          

 

Chief of the Army Staff Commendation Award: to Amresh Kumar Chaudhary(Chief Controller in Ministry of Railways) for his selfless, sincere, hard working proactive & result-oriented official duty with the highest degree of Integrity.

 

SKOTH Challenger Award: to Union Schedule Tribe Minister Sh. Arjun Munda for he led for E-Governance.

                                                                                                                                

 

Nelson Mendela Humanitarian Award: goes to social worker/Philanthropist "Ravi Gaikwad".  for his absolute spirit and professionalism. This coveted award was given to him for his dedication to the service of humanity. He is without any doubt deserving of this recognition wholeheartedly.

                                                                                                                                

 

Ordre National du Merite to Rohini Godbole: Indian physicist and Padma Shri awardee Rohini Godbole has been conferred with the Ordre National du Merite, one of the highest distinctions granted by France to honour eminent persons.

                                                                                                                                

 

Neha Kakkar Becomes Only Indian Singer To Bag The YouTube Diamond Award: Neha Kakkar is the winner of the YouTube Diamond award for garnering a huge amount of viewers towards her channel on the platform.                                                                                                         

 
Vinod Kumar Yadav(CEO & Chairman of Railway Board): was awarded by The Union Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship with the Eminent Engineer Award, Viz. "The Engineer of the Year 2020".  The award was presented at the special event to mark the 52nd Engineers' Day organized by the Institution of Engineers in New Delhi.
 

Year 2020

Last Updated on:   Thursday, 31 December 2020

Dr.Narendra Dhamolkar Award: goes to DK president K. Veeramani. Read more at https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/dabholkar-memorial-award-for-dk-chief/article33440438.ece

DRDO's "Scientist of the year 2020": scientist Hemant Kumar Pandey on Saturday was conferred with the agency's 'Scientist of the Year Award' for his contribution in developing a herbal drug for leucoderma, an autoimmune disorder characterized by the loss of skin color in parts of a body

Bihar got Digital India Award 2020: for using stranded people during the Pandemic.

    Read more at https://www.livemint.com/news/india/bihar-wins-digital-india-award-for-aiding-21l-stranded-workers-during-covid-11609113338939.html.

National Tansen Award: of Madhya Pradesh State, is conferred on  Pandit Satish Vyas.

New Jersey Award to Dharmendra: New Jersey(USA) state awarded "Lifetime Achievement Award" to veteran Bollywood actor Dharmendra Deol.

                                                                                                                                

Awards to Modi Ji: Because of his supervision, thinking And deeds, he has been awarded by all Foes & friends, here this pic. gives a summary of all those awards or affiliations.

                                                                                                                                  

Satara Teacher Balaji Jdhav: teaching in small  Zilla Parishad School, his ‘lockdown teaching’ innovation wins the award. Teaching was done through storytelling, sometimes stories were made up by both the teacher and the students together & these were then recorded to share with other students later. Eight months since the experiment began, Jadhav, who can now boast of covering 100 percent of his student syllabus through conference calls and even helping kids of neighboring schools, became one of 11 international HBN Creativity & Inclusive Awardees announced on December 24, 2020.

                                                                                                                                                                 

Roger Federer: the swiss Tennis player, has been given the "ATP fan's favorite Award"      

                                                                                                                                                

Rafael Nadal:  Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is ranked No. 2 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals,

                       has been awarded the "The Sportsmanship Award 2020". 

Cristiano Ronaldo: is a Portuguese professional footballer, has been awarded the "Golden Foot Award 2020".

                                                                                                                                            

USA's Top Award: "Legion Of Merit"  to P.M. Modi.

 

"Digital India Award Awareness: Haryana

Amar Singh College, Srinagar: has been awarded UNESCO's "Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation"

Kirti Nayak: has been awarded the "Meghdoot Award", which is awarded by Post Department.

Vidhyut Mohan: an Indian entrepreneur is awarded by UN Environment Agency UNEP with the honor of "Young Champion of the Earth 2020". He is one of the 7 awardees worldwide.

                                                                                                                                                                 

     Read more at:  https://indianexpress.com/article/world/indian-entrepreneur-named-among-young-champions-of-the-earth-winners-unep-7108214/

►Indo-Israel Chambers of Commerces honoured Ratan Tata with the title of: "Global Visionary of sustainable Business & Peace".

Golden Peacock Environment Prize 2020: goes to SAIL.

K.Siwan( Chairman of ISRO): was awarded with the honor of Surya-Bhushan International Award.

IUCN's Goldman Environment Prize: This prize is awarded by IUCN(International Union for Conservation of Nature) to six grassroots Environment activists, each one from one each continent.

   These are the six prize winners:    For Asia Continent,it has been awarded to Paul Sein Twa of Myanmar 

UNO starts a prize with the name as "Creative Economy": named on the father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Ashraf Patel: got the social entrepreneur of the year award. Ashraf Patel is the co-founder of two organizations -Pravah and ComMutiny Youth Collective, which train the youth for leadership roles.

    Read more at https://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/ashraf-patel-conferred-social-entrepreneur-of-the-year-award-1608028545-1

NDRI(Karnal) of Haryana: has been judged as the best Agriculture University of India by ICAR(Indian Council of Agricultural Researches).

HelpAgeIndia: A non-profit organization got the "UN Population Award 2020".                       in the institutional category for its contribution towards serving disadvantaged elderly people and raising awareness on their cause.

Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians 2020: was awarded to Dr. Carolina Araujo, Mathematician from the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,

UNCTAD: awards its prize "UN Investment Promotion Prize 2020" to "Invest India" program'

Anita Anand:  Indian-British Anita is a Radio/T.V presenter, Journalist & an Author, her book  'The Patient Assassin', based on the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, wins PEN Hessell-Tiltman history prize. 

                                                                                                                                                           
 

Raja Bhumibol World  Soil Day Award:  was conferred to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

Ranjit S Dishale: A teacher in Sholapur Distt. of Maharashtra, has been awarded the "Global Teacher Prize 2020". This award is given by Warkey Foundation & UNESCO. Disale won the award for his efforts to promote girls' education and for the work done in the field of education through QR-coded books.

Visveshvaraya Technology UnivertyKarnataka: awarded the honor of "Directorate" to ISRO chief K.Siwan.

Emmy Award: Netflix's India Original series 'Delhi Crime', helmed by Indian-Canadian director Richie Mehta, has bagged the best drama series honor at the 48th International Emmy Awards.

Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikar Award: Nasie-ud-Din Shah. 

Booker Award 2020: Scottish writer Douglas Stuart won this prize for his debut book "Shuggie Bain".Vatayan Lifelime Award: Dr. Ramesh Pokhsrial( the Union Education Minister).

Dr. Ambedkar Award 2020: is awarded to Bollywood actress  Richa Chadha. The Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Awards was instituted in the memory of the Ex Law Minister and Founder of the Constitution of India in Year -      2013. To reward the outstanding performers in the various Fields.

►Leelawati Award:  It is An initiative of the technical education regulator, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Lilavati Award aims to recognize efforts by AICTE-approved institutions to treat women with ‘equality and fairness. 

►International Children Peace Prize:  The prize is an initiative of Marc Dullaert, founder of the KidsRights Foundation. Bangladeshi Teen, Sadat Rahman, 17, Wins Prize for Creating App For Children to            Easily Report Crime. Read more at https://in.news.yahoo.com/bangladeshi-teen-wins-prize-creating-044953171.html

UNESCO's World Book Capital: UNESCO declared 1) Kuala Lampur (Malaysia) as "World Book Capital" for the year 2020,    2)Tbilisi (Georgia) for 2021 &    3) Guadalajara (Mexico) for the year 2022.

Swachchh Bharat Awards 2020 (By Jal Shakti Ministry): (particularly under the drinking water and cleanliness categories.). 

Under the Swachh Sundar Samudayik Shouchalaya category, Gujarat was awarded the first position at the state level whereas Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu got the Award for cleanliness at District Level. Chinnanur Village in Tamil Nadu bagged the top slot at Gram Panchayat level. Khachrod block in Ujjain district in Madhya Pradesh was awarded the first position. 

♦ Under the
Samudayik Shouchalaya Abhiyan, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh topped as best performing states. Prayagraj and Bareilly won the award for being the best performing districts. 

♦ Under the
Gandagi Mukth Bharat Mission, Haryana and Telangana were awarded the top slot.

►Maharastra outnumbered all other States in: providing jobs to its people using MSME.

►Nation Water Awards 2019: Tamil Nadu & UP have topped the Union ministry of Jal Shakti’s National Water Awards 2019 in the "Best State Category". 

Read more at: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/national-water-awards-2019-tamil-nadu-bags-first-prize/articleshow/79095752.cms

►COVID-19 Shree Shakti Challenge Prize 2020: 6 start-Ups started by women bagged this prize. It was started by Govt. Of India & UN Women jointly. 

►Hariharan: noted Film playback singer is awarded J.C.Daniel Prize by Kerala Government for his outstanding contribution to Malayalam Film Industry.

►K.L. Rahul: the Cricketer, has been given the Ekalavya Prize by the Karnataka govt.

►Gully Boy: Gully Boy won a record 13 Film-fare Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Singh), and Best Actress (Bhatt), and became the second film to win all four acting awards, 21 years after Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). It has bagged another honor in Best Original Music Award At the 14th Annual Asian Film Awards

►3 Best Governed Indian State 2020: these states are Kerala, Goa & Chandigarh as decided by an NGO named Public Affair Centre,  The Public Affairs Centre (PAC) is a not-for-profit research think tank situated in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It works at improving the quality of governance in India. The institute conducts research activities in two major fields, public policy and participatory governance. Its present head is former ISRO chief K. Kasturirangan.

►Global Himalayan Expedition: Indian Outfit Wins UN Award For Efforts To Combat Climate Change Amid COVID.

To read more, click more https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/indian-outfit-wins-un-award-for-efforts-to-combat-climate-change-amid-covid-2316767 

►Javed Akhtar: to receive Richard Hawkins Awards. He is the 1st Indian to get this Honour. 

To read more, visit this link: https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/javed-akhtar-first-indian-to-receive-richard-dawkins-award/article31775080.ece

►IGIA, New Delhi:  India's Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi has been ranked as the world's 2nd most safe for the COVID-19 pandemic. Top slot secured by Singapore's Changi Airport. 

To know more, visit this link https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/delhi-airport-igia-second-safest-airport-igia-coronavirus-safety-658868

►Sunanda Samaan: Odisha Government has decided to honor its veteran Vocalist Sunanda Patnaik by instituting an award in her name as Sunanda Samman.

To read more, visit this link https://odishatv.in/odisha-news/sunanda-samman-odisha-govt-institutes-award-in-memory-of-veteran-vocalist-sunanda-patnaik-486957

►EU's Top Right Award: has been awarded its annual Sakharov Prize for human rights on Thursday (22 October 2020) to the democratic opposition movement in Belarus led by the exiled opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.

To read more, click this link: https://www.euractiv.com/section/europe-s-east/news/belarus-opposition-wins-european-parliaments-human-rights-award/

►Dr. Jagini Vargese: a UK-based Indian-origin plastic surgeon, has been named an 'Outstanding Young Person of the World 2020' by a non-profit NGO for her "incredible" scientific contributions to diagnosing and treating breast cancer. To read more, click this link https://www.indiatimes.com/trending/human-interest/dr-jajini-varghese-outstanding-young-person-of-the-world-2020-525668.html

►Army Chief M.Narwane: is to be awarded by Nepalese Govt. with the Honorary Title of "Chief Of  Nepal Army".

►Minty Aggarwal: has been awarded the "Yudh Sewa Medal". To read more  click here

►Ratan Tata: Indo-American Chamber of Commerce awarded him with the "Lifetime Achievement Award". 

►Dada Saheb Award 2020: Amitabh Bachchan.

►The Amount of Nobel Prize 2020: 10 million SEK.

►Gareeb Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan:  U.P. has been awarded for its this campaign.

►UNDP SDG Special Humanitarian Award: Sonu Sood has been awarded 

►Yameen Hazarika Award 2020: Rana Safvi.  To know more,  click here  //  Lata Mangeskar Award (2020-21): Usha Mangeshkar by Maharastra Govt.

►PATA Grand Award 2020: has been bagged by Kerala State Tourism Department for its campaign "Human By Nature", To know more  click here

►Jnanpith Award 2019: has been awarded to Malayalam Poet- Akkitham Achuthan Namboodri, It is the 55th award.

►P.M. Narender Modi: finds a place in the list of "100 most Influential persons in the year 2020" by US magazine Time.

►P.M. Narender Modi got Ig Nobel Prize 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been awarded the Ig Nobel Prize for 2020 for his contributions to medical education, alongside the heads of the governments of Brazil, the UK, Mexico, Belarus, the US, Turkey, Russia and Turkmenistan. To read more, click here.

►Chaitanya Tamhane: got an award for the “Best Screenplay Award” at Venice Film Festival 2020.

►Donald Trump(U.S. president): has been nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2020, for his efforts in facilitating a Peace accord between Israel & UAE. 

►Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 2019:  Indira Gandhi Prize for 2019 conferred on Sir David Attenborough, In his acceptance speech, the British broadcaster warned against reckless exploitation of nature, and said that the world was heading towards a major crisis. To read more, Click here

►Google Boy- Kautilya Pandit: A boy from Karnal (Haryana) got the award “Global Child Prodigy Award".

►International Booker Prize 2020: won by Dutch Marieke Lucas Rijneveld (aged 29 years only)  for his book  “Discomfort of Evening".  

►Punjab University: has won the Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Trophy 2020.

►Gajanand Yadav: has won the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2019 in the "air adventure" category.

►Anita Kundu: Mountaineer Anita Kundu to get the ‘Tenzing Norgay National Adventure award’. President Ram Nath Kovid to confer the award on August 29; she is the first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest from both Indian and Chinese sides. 

Khel Ratna Award 2020: Rohit Sharma, Manika Batra, Vinesh Phogat, Rani Rampal, Mariyappan T.                                                                                

►Nitin Sethi: wins ACJ Investigative Journalism Award. For HuffPost Series On Electoral Bonds.  

Major Suman Gawani: wins Military Gender Advocate award from UN)  An Indian army officer has been bestowed with the 'United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the year award'. Major Suman Gawani has previously served as a woman peacekeeper with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in 2019. With this honor, she has become the first Indian peacekeeper to win this prestigious award. "Congratulations to the Military Gender Advocate of the Year Awardee, Major Suman Gawani of India serving with @unmissmedia in South Sudan,"

Javed Akhtar: Bollywood songwriter got Richard Dorking Award, which is awarded for Secular Approach or thinking.

World Food Prize: An alumnus of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and a renowned agricultural soil scientist from Ohio State University 

(OSU), Dr. Rattan Lal (76), has been declared the winner of the World Food Prize 2020. The announcement was made by the World Food Prize 

Foundation president Barbara Stinson in an online ceremony from Washington on June 11.

1st P.C.Mahalanobis Award: To Chakravarti Rangarajan. He (born 1932) is an Indian economist, a former Member of Parliament and 19th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He is the former Chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council

Freya Thakral: Delhi School Girl added to the 2020 Diana Award Roll of Honours.

Freya Thakral, a 13-year-old student of the British School New Delhi received the 2020 Diana Award for her Recycler App, which she developed to connect users with waste-handlers as a measure to help the ragpickers of Delhi. The award is presented annually on the birth anniversary of Princess Diana.

 Kartika Pandey:  Wins 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Kritika Pandey, the 29- year-old Indian author from Jharkhand who won the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, has voiced her hope that the award would help "more people trust their daughters and their dreams.”  

 

Polly Umrigar Award:

 India’s pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah will receive the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award (2018-19) for being the best international cricketer at the BCCI Annual Awards.

INDIAN BATTALION BAGS UNIFIL ENVIRONMENT AWARD (2020):  Indian battalion (INDBATT) has stationed with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has won an environment award for a project that aims to decrease waste generation, reuse plastic, build greenhouses and compost pits. 

Kezang D Thongdok: Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2020

NTPC ltd: got CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2019, 

Von Karman Award(2020): has been awarded to K.Siwan (ISRO chief). Von Karman Award was instituted in 1987 in memory of Dr. Theodore Von Karman, A great aerospace scientist, and Founder and the First President of the International Academy of Aeronautics.

CPJ International Press Freedom Award 2020 announced:

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has announced the recipients of the International Press Freedom Awards 2020 include =>

1)Shahidul Alam from Bangladesh, 

2)Mohammad Mosaed from Iran, 

3)Dapo Olorunyomi from Nigeria and 

4)Svetlana Prokopyeva from Russia.

Global Humanitarian Award: to Sachin Awasthi,

The Global Humanitarian Award is known as a part of honoring the honorable initiative of the World Humanitarian Drive(WHD). The main aim of this award is to honor the popular men and women who are paying contributions to the betterment of society and the world.

 

Nelson Mandela Prize 2020: Marianna Vardinoyannis, of Greece, and Doctor Morissana Kouyaté, of Guinea

 

Kala NarayanSwami:  an Indian-origin nurse in Singapore was awarded by the President of Singapore for her Services in the COVID -19 needs.

 

Sunil Yadav SS: SS Motivation Founder & CEO Sunil Yadav SS Receives Karamveer Chakra Award from United Nations and ICONGO.

 

Prem Bhatia Award (2020): 

Indian Express reporter Dipankar Ghose and People’s Archive of Rural India, a non-profit journalism website dedicated to reporting on rural India, has won this year’s Prem Bhatia award for outstanding journalism.