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  • Changemaker Award for Fairooz Faizah

    3 days ago
    Fairooz Faizah of Bangladesh has been chosen for the 2021 Changemaker Award for her work advertising correct fitness and well-being by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The award celebrates a character who has inspired exchange the usage of private ride or from a role of leadership. About the Fairooz Faizah: Fairooz Faizah is co-founder of ....

    Global Goalkeeper Award for Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

    3 days ago
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation made an announcement about its annual Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards 2021, as part of its annual Goalkeepers campaign. Goalkeepers is the foundation’s marketing campaign to accelerate progress closer to the Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals). By sharing memories and facts behind the Global Goals via ....

    Japanese sisters were certified as Oldest Living Twins by Guinness Records

    4 days ago
    On September 20, 2021, Guinness World Records certified two Japanese sisters as the world's oldest living identical twins. Both sisters are 107 years old. This certification date falls on Japan's "Respect for the Elderly Day," which is a national holiday. Key points: ♦ Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama are twin twins who have ....

    SDG Progress Award for Bangladesh PM

    5 days ago
    Bangladesh PM, Sheikh Hasina, has been conferred with the “SDG Progress Award” & was brought as the “jewel in the crown of the day” at an event on September 20, 2021. Highlights: ♦ Award was once conferred by means of the UN-sponsored Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). ♦ She was awarded for ....

    President Awards National Florence Nightingale Award 2020 To Brigadier S V Saraswati

    6 days ago
    The National Florence Nightingale award 2020 was awarded to Brigadier S V Saraswati by President Ramnath Kovind. Highlights: ♦President Ram Nath Kovind Conferred the National Florence Nightingale Award 2020 to Brig. S V Saraswati, Deputy Director-General of Military Nursing Service. ♦The award was presented to Saraswati in a Virtual ....

    Earthshot Prize for Two Indians

    8 days ago
    Two Indians (Vinisha and Vidyut) amongst 15 finalists have been chosen for the first ever Earthshot Prize 2021, which will be held in London. Highlights: ♦ A 14-year-old Tamil Nadu schoolgirl’s solar-powered ironing cart and a Delhi entrepreneur’s agricultural waste recycling thinking named amongst finalists. ♦ The prize ....

    Kaushal Acharya Awards to 41 Skill Trainers

    8 days ago
    The 2021 Kaushal Acharya Award was awarded to 41 skill trainers Highlights: ♦ The Union Minister of Skills Development awarded 41 skill trainers the Kaushal Acharya Award 2021 in recognition of their exemplary contribution to the skills ecosystem ♦ These 41 instructors come from the Directorate General of Training (DGT), Pradhan Mantri ....

    Joshi Laboratory Excellence Award by QCI

    10 days ago
    QCI (Quality Council of India) launches Prof. S.K. Joshi Laboratory Excellence Award. This is India’s first laboratory excellence award. The Excellence Award has been instituted to promote Laboratory Quality and performance improvement in the country. Highlights: ♦ The award has been incepted to ensure the laboratory’s dedication ....

    UNESCO Award for NIOS

    11 days ago
    The NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling), run by the training ministry, has bagged international recognition from UNESCO for its modern strategy closer to education. Highlights: ♦ The attention is for instructing differently-abled humans through technology-enabled inclusive gaining knowledge of material. ♦ The NIOS cross has ....

    UNESCO Award for NIOS

    11 days ago
    The NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling), run by the training ministry, has bagged international recognition from UNESCO for its modern strategy closer to education. Highlights: ♦ The attention is for instructing differently-abled humans through technology-enabled inclusive gaining knowledge of material. ♦ The NIOS cross has ....

    Florence Nightingale Award to Bhanumati Gheewala

    11 days ago
    The Florence Nightingale Award will be conferred to a nurse, Bhanumati Gheewala, from Sir Sayajirao General Hospital, Gujarat. She has been in charge of COVID-19 fantastic pregnant women’s deliveries as properly as baby care. She worked in the gynaecology branch as well in the paediatric ward. In 2019, when the wards of the medical institution ....

    Africa Food Prize 2021 for ICRISAT

    13 days ago
    Hyderabad organization ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) has been awarded the Africa Food Prize for 2021 for improving meals security in sub-Saharan Africa. The Tropical Legumes Project developed 266 types of extended legumes and half of a million tons of seeds for a variety of legume crops, which includes cowpeas, ....

    UN World Tourism Organization Award

    14 days ago
    Ladhpura Khas is a village in Niwari District of Madhya Pradesh. It has been nominated by the Union Ministry of Tourism as the "Best Tourist Village" category of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Awards. Ladpura Khas village is located near tourist town Orchha. Highlights: ♦ The ‘Rural Tourism Project’ ....

    Award For Turtle Conservation - Shailendra Singh

    19 days ago
    Biologist of India Shailendra Singh has been awarded the Behler Turtle Conservation Award for bringing three significantly endangered turtle conservation species again from the brink of extinction. Highlights: ♦ Shailendra was named to lead the Turtle Survival Alliance/ Wildlife Conservation Society India turtle programme. ♦ The award ....

    Bird Photographer of the Year

    24 days ago
    Mexican photographer Alejandro Prieto emerged as the winner of the Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) 2021. He has won for shooting a picture of a larger roadrunner staring up at the barbed-wire-clad border wall between the USA & Mexico, with what almost appears like a sense of bewilderment. The image has been given the title as ‘Blocked’. ....

    AANS Honor to Neurosurgeon Basant Kumar Misra

    25 days ago
    Odisha-born Dr Basant Kumar Misra (Neurosurgeon) has been conferred with the prestigious American Association of Neurological Surgeons’ ‘International Lifetime Achievement Award in Neurosurgery’. Misra is the first Indian medical doctor to receive the AANS honor, which was conferred on him at a virtual ceremony in the course of the ....

    Announcement of Awardees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award

    25 days ago
    Awardees of Ramon Magsaysay Award 2021 have been announced, the winners will be formally awarded the Magsaysay Award in the November 28 event at the Ramon Magsaysay Centre located in Manila. List of awardees: ♦ Muhammad Amjad Saqib - A visionary who headquartered one of the biggest microfinance establishments in Pakistan, servicing tens of ....

    Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards

    36 days ago
    The Family Man 2 actors Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha Akkineni had been amongst the winners of the modern-day edition of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards. The IFFM 2021 were held truely on Friday with a number of stars from quite a number film industries in attendance. Eminent Indian artists like Shoojit Sircar, Anurag Kashyap, Thiagarajan ....

    National Youth Award for Mohammad Azam

    40 days ago
    Mohammad Azam from Karimnagar in Telangana has been awarded the National Youth Award by the Youth Affairs & Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur in Delhi for displaying exemplary management qualities. Highlights: ♦ Mohammad Azam has carried out a few attention programmes related to blood donation, organ donation and plantation programmes ....

    Mahatma Gandhi to be given Congressional Gold Medal

    40 days ago
    An influential US lawmaker from New York reintroduced a decision in the US's Representatives House to posthumously awarded the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal to Honourable Mahatma Gandhi in focus of his advertising of peace and nonviolence. Key Points: The Congressional Gold Medal is the easiest civilian award in the United States. Gandhi ....

    Shram Award Announced for 69 Executives

    45 days ago
    The Indian government has decided to award Shram awards for the year 2018 to 69 executives for their innovation at work. Highlights: ♦ The Prime Minister's Shram award will be awarded to 69 workers. These 69 workers are employed in departmental undertakings and public sector undertakings of both Central and state governments as well ....

    Nagaland Won Seven Awards in Van Dhan Annual Awards

    47 days ago
    Nagaland has been awarded with 7 national awards on the 1st Van Dhan Annual Awards (2020-21), in the celebration of the 34th foundation day of the TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited). Highlights: ♦ The awards were presented by Central tribal minister through a Zoom webinar. Meanwhile, the state of ....

    Four SKOCH Awards for West Bengal

    53 days ago
    The government of West Bengal has obtained 4 SKOCH awards for its schemes under the Ease of Doing Business initiative. Highlights: ♦ The State scheme 'Silpasathi’-the online single window portal won the platinum award, whilst the Auto-Renewal of Certificate of Enlistment through the online device for urban areas has received the gold ....

    Lokmanya Tilak Award to Cyrus Poonawalla

    56 days ago
    Dr Cyrus Poonawalla, Chairman of the Pune-based vaccine maker Serum Institute of India (SII), has been chosen for the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak National Award for 2021. Highlights: ♦ He has been named for his work at some point in the COVID-19 pandemic by manufacturing the Covishield vaccine. He will get hold of the award on August thirteen. ....

    Asha Bhosle to get Maharashtra Bhushan

    57 days ago
    The Maharashtra Bhushan Choice Board of trustees led by Boss Pastor Uddhav Thackeray has collectively chosen unbelievable playback vocalist Asha Bhosle for the lofty honor. Highlights: ♦ Asha is a very popular playback singer. She is known for her singing in many Hindi films, in spite of the fact that she has a more extensive collection. ....

    Anand Radhakrishnan Won Will Eisner Comic Award

    57 days ago
    Visual Artist (Graphic Artist) Anand Radhakrishnan has won the esteemed Will Eisner Comic Industry Award, considered what could be compared to the funnies world. The Eisner Grants are given out every year and the honor won by Radhakrishnan "Best Painter/Mixed media Craftsman (inside workmanship)" perceives the maker of a realistic novel's ....

    Vaidehi Dongre Crowned as Miss India USA

    57 days ago
    Vaidehi Dongre, a 25-year-old young lady from Michigan, has been delegated Miss India USA 2021 at the excellence event. Arshi Lalani from Georgia was pronounced the primary next in line and North Carolina's Mira Kasari was proclaimed the second place. Highlights: Dongre, who has studied worldwide examinations, won the 'Miss Capable' ....

    Alexander Dalrymple Award - Chief Hydrographer

    64 days ago
    The British High Commissioner presented the Alexander Dalrymple award to the Chief Hydrographer of the Government of India. Highlights: ♦ Alexander Dalrymple Award was named after the first Admiralty's hydrographic surveyor and was established in 2006. ♦ Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar, India's chief hydrographer, received the award ....

    SKOCH Award for Cachar District

    67 days ago
    Keerthi Jalli Deputy Commissioner of Cachar received the National Silver SKOCH Award a few days ago for Pushti Nirbhor (nutrition-dependent). Pushti Nirbhor is a convergence project on transformation & development entailing setting up Nutri-gardens at houses in Dinnathpur Bagicha village. Dinnathpur Bagicha village is near the India-Bangladesh ....

    Launch of National Logistics Excellence Awards

    69 days ago
    The government launches the National Logistics Excellence Award About the National Logistics Excellence Awards: ♦ The awards were created in order to draw attention to the logistics industry. ♦ The awards are divided into two categories: logistics infrastructure/service providers in the first, and various user industries in the second. ♦ ....

    Name of Vidya Balan for Firing Range of Indian Army

    82 days ago
    Army of India has named a firing range in Gulmarg, Kashmir after an Indian cinema actress, Vidya Balan. Vidya Balan: ♦ Vidya Balan is an actress in the ‘Shakuntala Devi’ web series. ♦ She has contributed to Indian cinema for more than 2 decades after she began her profession on the small screen. ♦ Vidya Balan has ....

    Investment Promotion Agency 2021 Award - Invest India

    84 days ago
    Invest India has been awarded the world’s most innovative Investment Promotion Agency 2021 via OCO Global. OCO Global is the main authority on foreign investment and provides a range of financial development services, products, and unique employer assessment tools. About Invest India: ♦ Invest India, established in 2009. It is a non-profit ....

    Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair - ISEF

    85 days ago
    At the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair, Team India 2021 received nine Grand Awards and eight Special Awards. Highlights: ♦ The team received awards for innovations ranging from the discovery of genes that protect species from abiotic stress to the development of an augmented reality smart stethoscope that allows non-medical ....

    Nominations of Sardar Patel National Unity Award

    85 days ago
    Until 15th August 2021, the nominations for the 2021-Sardar Patel National Unity Award are being accepted. About Sardar Patel National Unity Award: ♦ The Sardar Patel National Unity Award is India's highest civilian award for contributions to the country's unity and integrity. ♦ The award was established by the Centre in honour ....

    Kuvempu Rashtriya Puraskar Bagged by Odia Poet Rajendra Kishore Panda

    88 days ago
    The Kuvempu Rashtriya Puraskar, the award instituted in reminiscence of late poet laureate Kuvempu, has been awarded to famed Odia poet Dr Rajendra Kishore Panda for the year 2020. The prestigious award consists of a cash award of Rs 5 lakh, a silver medal, and a citation. Dr Panda: He was Born on June 24, 1944, Dr Panda writes in the Odia language. ....

    Fukuoka Grand Prize of Japan Won by Sainath

    90 days ago
    Journalist Palagummi Sainath has been awarded the Fukuoka Grand Prize for 2021. He is a dedicated journalist who has persevered to look into impoverished farming villages in India and captured the actuality of the lifestyle of the residents in such areas. Highlights: ♦ The award, set up with the aid of Japan’s Fukuoka city and the Fukuoka ....

    Highest Civilian Award of Mongolia - RK Sabharwal

    91 days ago
    Engineers India Limited (EIL) Chairman & Managing Director (CMD), RK Sabharwal has been honoured with the easiest civilian award of Mongolia ‘The Order of Polar Star through his excellency. Highlights: ♦ The President of Mongolia recognises the super contribution made via him toward the establishment of the first-ever oil refinery ....

    Central European University Open Society Prize KK Shailaja

    96 days ago
    The Central European University (CEU) Open Society Prize for the year 2021 has been awarded to KK Shailaja, the former Health Minister of Kerala. Highlights: ♦ The award was to her in attention of “her determined management and community-based public health work, saving lives throughout the pandemic”. She demonstrates to the world ....

    Environmental Organisation Familial Forestry Wins UN Award

    101 days ago
    Familial Forestry of Rajasthan has received the Land for Life Award for the year 2021. This unique notion relates a tree with a family, making it an inexperienced family member. Highlights: ♦ The UN Convention to Combat Desertification organises the Land for Life Award each and every two years to apprehend excellence and innovation in efforts ....

    Pulitzer Prize 2021 Have Been Announced

    104 days ago
    The hundred and fifth classification of Pulitzer Prize 2021 winners in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music have been announced. Highlights: ♦ The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in various categories like newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. It used to be set up in ....

    Announcement of BAFTA TV Awards

    109 days ago
    The winners of the 2021 BAFTA TV Awards have been announced. The awards ceremony itself was filmed at the London Television Center and hosted by Richard Ayoade. It was a mixed event that complied with the COVID-19 agreement, allowing some nominees in the main performance category to participate, while others were participating digitally. Highlights: ♦ ....

    India Biodiversity Award 2021 Biodiversity Day

    126 days ago
    The Indian Biodiversity Award 2021 was awarded on the occasion of International Biodiversity Day on May 22. Highlights: ♦ KrishiAvam Paristhitiki Vikas Sansthan (KRAPAVIS) won an award in the category "Sustainable Use of Biological Resources". ♦ Shaji N.M (also known as the "Tuber Man" of Kerala) won an award in ....

    Sports Awards 2021 Ministry of Youth Affairs

    129 days ago
    The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is seeking nominations for the 2021 Sports Awards. About Sports Awards: ♦ Every year, the government presents Sports Awards to recognise Indian athletes' achievements in sports. The following are the awards: ♦ Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award: for a sportsperson's spectacular and most ....

    Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank Gets International Invincible Gold Medal

    133 days ago
    This year's International Invincible Gold Medal was awarded to Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Minister of Education of the Union. His books, society and outstanding public life are recognized for his extraordinary dedication and outstanding contributions to mankind. The decision was made after due consideration by a high-level committee formed ....

    World Food Prize Won by Dr Shakuntala Haraksingh

    137 days ago
    Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, an Indian-born global nutrition expert, won the prestigious 2021 World Food Award for her pioneering research in developing holistic, nutritionally sensitive aquaculture and food system methods. About the World Food Awards: ♦ The World Food Award is the most important international honor and aims to recognize ....

    Whitley Awards 2021 was Announced

    137 days ago
    The Whitley Award is called the "Green Oscar Award." In 2021, Nuklu Phom of Nagaland won the Whitley Award. He is the only Indian to get the award. Highlights: ♦ The Whitley Award is awarded annually by the Whitley Nature Foundation. Proposed to commend grassroots protection leaders. It involves the reference, application and interview ....

    IREDA Conferred with Green Urja Award

    138 days ago
    IRDEA (Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd) has been conferred with the “Green Urja Award” for being the Leading Public Institution in the Financing Institution for Renewable Energy this year by means of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Highlights: ♦ IREDA gets the award for the pivotal & developmental position ....

    First Indian To Win Arab World Nobel Prize - Dr Tahera Qutbuddin

    139 days ago
    Mumbai born, Dr Tahera Qutbuddin, a professor of Arabic Literature at the University of Chicago, lately grew to be the first character of Indian-origin to win the 15th Sheikh Zayed Book Award. Highlights: The award is viewed to be the Nobel Prize of the Arab world. She gained the award for her brand new book, “Arabic Oration – Art and ....

    A Bengaluru Teacher Has Been Awarded The Order Of The Rising Sun By Japan.

    150 days ago
    Shyamala Ganesh, a Bengaluru-based Japanese teacher, was recently awarded the “Order of the Rising Sun” by the Japanese government. Highlights: ♦ Shyamala is a Japanese instructor at the septuagenarian institution as well as the Ohara School of Ikebana in Bengaluru's RT Nagar. Since its establishment 38 years ago, she has tutored ....

    Krithi Karanth - First Indian Woman to Get Wild Innovator Award

    151 days ago
    Dr Krithi K Karanth, who has been the Chief Conservation Scientist at Bengaluru-based Centre for Wildlife Studies has been chosen as the first Indian and Asian woman for the 2021 'WILD Innovator Award'. Highlights: This award given by the ''WILD ELEMENTS Foundation" brings together a coalition of innovators, advocates and partners ....

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