TISSNET GK – Important Awards & Honours

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Awards and Honours:

International Awards

Nobel Prize

  • The Nobel Prizes are given under the will of Alfred Bernhard Nobel who died in 1986. He was a noted Swedish chemist and an engineer who discovered Nitroglycerin and its use in the manufacture of dynamite.
  • Nobel Prize are given each year in the six fields. The Nobel Prizes for peace, physics, chemistry, medicine and literature were started in 1901. The Nobel Prize for economics was started in 1968
  • Indian Nobel Laureates
  • Rabindranath Tagore Literature (Gitanjali) 1913
  • CV Raman Physics(Raman Effect) 1930
  • Har Gobind Khorana (of Indian Descent) Medicine (Genetic Code) 1968
  • Mother Teresa Peace 1979
  • Subramaniam Chandrasekhar (of Indian Descent) Physics (Chandrasekhar’s limit) 1983
  • Amartya Sen Economics (Welfare Economics) 1998
  • Sir VS Naipaul (of India Descent) Literature 2001
  • Venkatraman Ramakrishna (of Indian Descent) Chemistry (Ribosomes) 2009
  • Kailash Satyarthi Peace (Struggle against Child Labour) 2014
  • Abhijit Banerjee Economics 2019

National Awards

 Bharat Ratna

  • Bharat Ratna is India’s Highest Civilian Award. It was first awarded in 1954

Winner of Bharat Ratna:

  • Bhupen Hazarika 2019
  • Pranab Mukherjee 2019
  • Nanaji Deshmukh 2019
  • Madan Mohan Malaviya 2015
  • Atal Bihari Bajpayee 2015
  • CNR Rao 2014
  • Sachin Tendulkar 2014
  • Pandit Bhimsen Joshi 2008
  • Ustad Bismillah Khan 2001
  • Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi
  • Professor Amartya Sen 1999
  • Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan 1999
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar 1999
  • Smt Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi 1998
  • Shri Chidambaram Subramaniam 1998
  •  APJ Abdul kalam 1997
  •  Aruna Asaf Ali 1997
  •  Maulana Abul kalam Azad 1992
  • Rajiv Gandhi 1991
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel 1991

Padma Awards 2019

     Padma Vibhushan

  • The Padma Vibhushan is the second-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, second only to the Bharat Ratna. Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is given for “exceptional and distinguished service”, without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex.

 Padma Vibhushan Award  Winners:

  • Teejan Bai (Arts-Vocals- Folk, (Chattisgarh)
  • Ismail Omar Guelleh (Public Affairs, Djibouti)
  • Anil Kumar Manibhai Naik (Trade and Industry – Infrastructure) Maharashtra
  • Balwant Moreshwar Purandare (Art – Acting theater) Maharashtra

Padma Bhushan:

  •   The Padma Bhushan is the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India, preceded by the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan and followed by the Padma Shri. Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is given for “distinguished service of a high order…without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex.”

   Padma Bhushan Award winners:

  • John Chambers (Foreigner – Trade & Industry – Technology, USA)
  • Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (Public Affairs, Punjab)
  • Pravin Gordian (Foreigner Public Affairs, South Africa)
  • Mahashay Dharam Pal Gulati (Trade & Industry – Food  Processing, Delhi)
  • Darshan Lal Jain (Social work, Haryana)
  • Laxmanrao kukade (Medicine – Affordable Healthcare, Maharashtra)
  • Kariya Munda (Public Affairs, Jharkhand)
  • Budhatiya Mukherjee (Art-Music – Sitar, West Bengal)
  • Kuldip Nayar (Posthumous) (Literature & Education, Journalism), Delhi
  • Bachendri Pal (Sports, Mountaineering, Uttarakhand)
  • V K Shunglu (Civil Service, Delhi)
  • Hukumdev Narayan Yadav (Public Affairs, Bihar)
  • Total Awarded in 2019 : 1254

Padma Shri:

  • Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan. It is awarded by the Government of India, every year on India’s Republic Day.

Padma Shri Award winners:

  • Rajeshwar Acharya ( Art- Vocal- Hindustani, Uttar Pradesh)
  • Bangaru Adigalar ( Spiritualism, Tamil Nadu)
  • Ilias Ali ( Medicine – Surgery, Assam)
  • Manoj Bajpayee ( Art-Acting-Films, Maharashtra)
  • Uddhab Kumar Bharali (Science & Engineering – Grassroots Innovation, Assam)
  • Pritam Bhartwan ( Arts-Vocal – Folk, Uttarakhand)
  • Mammen Chandy ( Medicine (Hematology) West Bengal)
  • Swapan Chaudhuri (Art-Music-Tabla, West Bengal)
  • Sunil Chhetri (Sports (Football), Telangana)
  • Prabhudeva (Art-Dance, Karnataka)
  • Rajkumari Devi (Agriculture, Bihar)
  • Baldev Singh Dhillon (Science & Engineering (Agriculture), Punjab)
  • Gautam Gambhir ( Sports (Cricket), Delhi)
  • Rohini Godbole (Science and Engineering (Nuclear), Karnataka)
  • Total Awarded in 2019: 2840

Film and Music Awards

     International

     Oscar Awards 2019

  • Picture: Green Book
  • Director: Alfonso Caurón Roma
  • Actress in Leading Role: Olivia Calmon, The Favourite
  • Actor in a Leading Role: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Actress in a supporting Role: Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
  • Actor in a Supporting Role: Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
  • Action Short Film: Skin, Guy Nattiv and Jamie Ray Newman
  • Animated Short Film: Bao, Domee Shi
  • Animated Feature Film: Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
  • Foreign Language Film: Roma, Alfonso Caurón

     Grammy Awards 2019

  • A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The trophy depicts a gilded gramophone. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest.
  • Album: Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
  • Record: This is America Childish Gambino
  • Song: This is America Childish Gambino
  • New Artist: Dua lipa
  • Solo Performance: Joanne (Where do you think You are Going?, Lady Gaga
  • Pop Duo Group Performance: Shallow, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
  • Pop Vocal Album: Sweetener, Ariana Grande
  • Traditional Pop Vocal Album: My Way, Willie Nelson
  • Rap Song: God’s Plan, Drake
  • Rap Album: Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B
  • Country Song: Space Cowboy, Kacey Musgraves
  • Country Solo Performance: Butterflies, Kacey Musgraves
  • Music Video: This is America, Childish Gambino

 National

  • Dada Saheb Phalke Award:

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in cinema. It is presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

  • Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2019: Amitabh Bachchan

66th National Film Awards 2019

  • Feature Film: Hellaro (Gujarati)
  • Director: Aditya Dhar (URI)
  • Actress: Keerthy Suresh (Mahanati, Telugu)
  • Actor: Ayushmann Khurrana (AndhaDhun) & Vicky Kaushal (URI)
  • Supporting Actress: Surekha Sikri (Badhaai Ho)
  • Supporting Actor: Swanand Kirkire (Chumbak, Marathi)
  • Nargis Dutt Award For Best Film on National Integration : Ondalla Eradalla ( Kannada)
  • Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment : Badhaai Ho (Hindi)
  • Film on Social Issues: Padman (Hindi)
  • Film on Environmental Conversation: Paani (Marathi)
  • SAARC Best Film Award: Bengali Movie Nagar kirtan by Kaushik Ganguly

Jnanpith Award:

The Jnanpith Award is an Indian literary award presented annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith to an author for their “outstanding contribution towards literature”.

  • Jnanpith Award 2018: Amitav Ghosh
  • 1st Jnanpith Award: G. Sankara Kurup 1965

Ramon Magsaysay Awards:

The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established to perpetuate former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay’s example of integrity in governance, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society. The prize was established in April 1957 by the trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund based in New York City with the concurrence of the Philippine government. The award is internationally-recognized as the Nobel Prize counterpart of Asia and is the highest award given to Asian individuals and organizations.

  • Ramon Magsaysay Awards 2019: Ravish Kumar (Journalist, India)

Ko Swe Win (Journalist, Myanmar), Ang-Khana Neelapajit (Human Right Activist, Thailand), Raymundo Pujante Cayabyab (Musician, Philippines) & Kim Jong-Ki (Activist, South Korea)

Journalism

Prem Bhatia Award: Rajdeep Sardesai

National Sports Awards 2019

  • Khel Ratna: Khel Ratna, officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in Sports and Games, is the highest sporting honour of the Republic of India. The award is named after Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India who served the office from 1984 to 1989.
  • Khel Ratna Award: Deepa Malik (Para-athletics)

Bajrang Punia (Wrestling)

Arjuna Award: The Arjuna Awards are given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in sports. Started in 1961, the award carries a cash prize of ₹500,000, a bronze statue of Arjuna and a scroll.

  • Arjuna Award: Ravindra Jadeja (Cricket), Mohammad Anas Yahiya (athletics), Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Football), Sonia Lather (Boxing), Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (Hockey), S Bhaskaran (BodyBuilding), Ajay Thakur (Kabaddi), Anjum Moudgil (Shooting), Bhamidipati Sai Praneeth (Badminton), Tejinder Pal Singh Toor (athletics), Pramod Bhagat (Para sports-badminton), Harmeet Rajul Desai (Table Tennis), Pooja Dhanda (Wrestling), Fouaad Mirza (Equestrian), Simran Singh Shergill (Polo), Poonam Yadav (Cricket), Swapna Burman (athletics), Sunder Singh Gurjar (Para sports – athletics) & Gaurav Singh Gill (Motorsports).

Miscellaneous

International

  • Mahatma Gandhi Award: Sam Brownback
  • Rule of Nishan Izzudden( Highest honour of Maldives): Narendra Modi
  • Manas Order of the First Degree (Highest National Award of Kyrgyzstan): Xi Jinping
  • Global Leadership Awards 2019: Sundar Pichai (Google’s CEO) & Nasdaq (President Adena Friedman)
  • United Nations Equator Prize 2019: Deccan Development Society in Andhra Pradesh
  • Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award: Priyanka Chopra
  • George H.W Bush Award: Jimmy Carter (Former President US)
  • Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2019: Climate change activist Greta Thunberg & the Friday for Future movement of school children.

PM Yoga Awards for outstanding Contribution for Promotion and Development of Yoga 2019: Swami Rajashri Muni, Antonietta Rozzi, Bihar School of Yoga and Japan Yoga Niketan.

  • Femina Miss India World 2019: Suman Rao
  • Miss world 2019: Toni-Ann Singh (Jamaica)
  • Miss universe 2019: Zozibini Tunzi (South Africa)
  • Mr world 2019: Jack Heselewood (England)

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