Latest Updated on:  Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Visveshvaraya Technology UnivertyKarnataka: awarded the honour 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 honour 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 Ex Law Minister and Founder of Constitution of India in the 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 recognise 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

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

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►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 with 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 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 honour in Best Original Music Award At 14th Annual Asian Film Awards

►3 Best Governed Indian State 2020: these states are Kerala, Goa & Chandigarh as decided by a 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.

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

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

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

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►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.

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►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

►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.