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Awards and Honors in March 2019
|1.||Tripura’s Tribal Musician Thanga Darlong||AB Vajpayee Life Time Award|
|2.||The Central Zone Power Distribution Company (CZPDC), BhopalWest Zone Power Distribution Company (WZPDC) Indore||“Saubhagya Award” under Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana|
|3.||Veteran Marathi writer and poet Vasant Abaji Dahake||‘Janasthan’ Award|
|4.||TVS Motor Company||‘Green Era Award for Sustainability’|
|5.||Indian Bank||Best Bank Award from the Tamil Nadu government|
|6.||Abhinandhan||Bhagwan Mahavir Ahimsa Puraskar|
|7.||Alastair Cook (England cricket)||Knighthood Award|
|8.||Bharti AXA General Insurance||Non-Life Insurer of The Year Award 2019 by the Assocham|
|9.||Arata Isozaki (Japanese architect)||Pritzker Architecture Prize 2019|
|10.||Acko General Insurance (Mumbai)||Golden Peacock Innovative Product Award 2019 – under the Insurance Category|
|11.||Priyanka Dubey (BBC)||Chameli Devi Jain Award ( Outstanding Woman Journalist for 2018)|
|12.||Ministry of Tourism||International Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2019 (TV cinema spot’ category)|
|13.||Vice President Venkaiah Naidu||Doctor Honoris Causa from University of Peace|
|14.||Sona Yukti||Social Enterprise Network (SEN) sustainability award for education|
|15.||Ved Rahi (Film director and novelist)||Kusumagraj national award for literature|
|16.||Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan||‘Yashwantrao Chavan National Award 2018’|
|17.||Kane Tanaka (116-year ) (Japan)||Guinness World Records as the oldest living person in the world|
|18.||Padmanaban Gopalan||Commonwealth Youth Award|
|19.||Kent RO Systems Pvt. Ltd||Best Domestic Water Purifier Award 2018-19|
|20.||Swati Shingade||DD Mahila Kisan Award|
|21.||Sociologist and political psychoanalyst Ashis Nandy||Hans Kilian Award 2019|
|22.||Brazilian physicist Marcelo Gleiser||Templeton Prize 2019|
|23.||Hindi writer Leeladhar Jagudi||Vyas Samman 2018|
|24.||Kenyan science teacher Peter Tabichi||$1m global teacher award|
|25.||President Ram Nath Kovind||Croatia’s highest civilian award – the Grand Order of the King of Tomislav|
|26.||Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yann LeCun||Turing Award 2018 (Nobel prize for computing)|
|27.||Amartya Sen And Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro||Oxford University’s Bodley Medal|
|28.||Dr Rajendra Joshi||Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award|
|29.||Alemba Yimchunger (forest guard of Nagaland)||Earth Day Network Star Award|
PM confers Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi conferred Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 in New Delhi. Several IITs combined won eight awards at the ceremony for the coveted Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, in New Delhi. Close behind the IITs was the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (IISc), which won seven prizes at the ceremony. Eleven scientists were given the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for 2016. The awardees include Dr Rishikesh Narayan of Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and Dr Amalendu Krishna of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. Among the ten scientists who got the prize for 2017 are Dr Deepak Gaur of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi and Dr S Suresh Babu of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre. There were thirteen prize winners for 2018. They include Dr Amit Kumar of IIT, Delhi and Dr Nitin Saxena, IIT, Kanpur.
President Kovind presents ‘Swachh Survekhshan 2019’ Awards
- Swachh Survekhshan-2019 Awards were presented by President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi. Indore bagged award for cleanest city for a third straight year in Swachh Survekshan. The second and third positions were grabbed by Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh and Mysuru in Karnataka, respectively.
- New Delhi Municipal Council area gets cleanest small city award while Uttarakhand’s Gauchar was adjudged Best Ganga Town in the survey. Top ranked cities received a statue of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi as award for their work towards cleanliness.
- Swachh Survekshan 2019 covered all Urban Local Bodies in the country, making it the largest such cleanliness survey in the world.
Guinness World Record in yoga in Hong Kong made by over 1,000 people
- A Guinness World Record in Yoga was set by more than a thousand people who performed the Virabathrasan or the Warrior II Pose for 3 minutes, in Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, Hong Kong. This initiative to promote yoga was taken by Overseas President of BJP for Hong Kong and China Sohan Goenka. The previous record was of 387 people
Biju Patnaik International Airport wins the prestigious ASQ award
- The Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar has won the 2018 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award as the leading airport in size and region. The Airports Council International selected BPIA for the prestigious award.
- The BPIA won the ASQ award for being the best airport in terms of size and region (2-5 million passengers in Asia-Pacific)
- Chandigarh Airport, Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Indore, SM Badaruddin II Airport in Indonesia, SS Kasim II Airport in Indonesia and Yichang Sanxia Airport in China were also chosen for the award.
- The award is accorded on the basis of independent survey amongst passengers on various parameters of security, safety, experience, ambience, ease of availability and cleanliness.
- Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru has become the first airport in the world to clinch the Airports Council International’s Airport Service Quality Awards for both Arrivals and Departures
- Cochin International Airport came second in the 5-15 million passenger category for ASQ Departure awards.
- Kempegowda International Airport is currently the busiest airport in south India and the third largest in the country.
- The Airport Service Quality (ASQ) programme is an airport passenger service and benchmarking programme for airports across the globe. The ASQ Departures programme measures passengers’ satisfaction across 34 key performance indicators.
President confers gallantry and distinguished service awards
- The President and Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces Shri Ram Nath Kovind conferred three Kirti Chakras and fifteen Shaurya Chakras to Armed Forces Personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Two Kirti Chakras and one Shaurya Chakra were given posthumously.
- The President also conferred fourteen Param Vishisht Seva Medals, one Uttam Yudh Seva Medals and twenty two Ati Vishisht Seva Medals to senior officers of the Armed Forces for distinguished service of an exceptional order.
6 Indians in WEF’s Young Global Leaders 2019 List
The World Economic Forum has recognized six Indians in its 2019 list of the Forum of Young Global Leaders.
- Nara Lokesh – Andhra Pradesh IT minister
- Poonam Mahajan – BJP MP
- Manu Kumar Jain – Xiaomi India head
- Phanindra Sama – Telangana government’s Chief Innovation Officer
- Piyush Tewari – Founder of SaveLife Foundation
- Sucharita Mukherjee – Kaleidofin’s co-Founder
The 2019 list features 127 of the world’s ‘most promising social activists, business leaders, public servants, artists and technologists’ under the age of 40.
Arun Jaitley gets Changemaker of the Year Award from Manmohan Singh for implementing GST
- Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presented the BusinessLine Changemaker Of The Year award to Union Minister Arun Jaitley for successfully introducing the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
- The awards were given in five categories: Social Transformation, Digital transformation, Young changemaker, Iconic changemaker, Changemaker of the year
Tata, Reliance, and Airtel emerge best Indian brands of 2019
- Tata, Reliance and Airtel emerged as the top three Indian brands of 2019 published by Interbrand, part of the Omnicom Media Group, an advertising and public relations conglomerate.
- Tata continued to hold the top position in the best Indian Brands ranking as its brand value grew by 6%, mainly due to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
- Knocking its competitor Airtel off from the second spot, Reliance’s brand value grew by 12%, bolstered by the success of Jio. This also explains the 13% degrowth in Airtel’s brand value.
- Following Airtel at number three, HDFC Bank, LIC, State Bank of India, Infosys, Mahindra, ICICI Bank and Godrej rounded off the top 10 list.
Tata, Reliance, and Airtel emerge best Indian brands of 2019
- Tata, Reliance and Airtel emerged as the top three Indian brands of 2019 published by Interbrand, part of the Omnicom Media Group, an advertising and public relations conglomerate. Tata continued to hold the top position in the best Indian Brands ranking as its brand value grew by 6%, mainly due to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
- Knocking its competitor Airtel off from the second spot, Reliance’s brand value grew by 12%, bolstered by the success of Jio. This also explains the 13% degrowth in Airtel’s brand value. Following Airtel at number three, HDFC Bank, LIC, State Bank of India, Infosys, Mahindra, ICICI Bank and Godrej rounded off the top 10 list.
Raghu Karnad’s ‘Indian story’ wins US Windham-Campbell Prize
- Journalist and writer Raghu Karnad won the prestigious award for his debut book ‘The Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War’ in the non-fiction category on a ceremony which was held in London.
- Karnad became the second Indian to win the Windham-Campbell Prize; after Jerry Pinto who won the prize in 2016 for his novel ‘Em And the Big Hoom’.
- The Indian author is one of the eight winners who have been chosen across four categories this year. Each of the eight winners won $165,000 as prize money to support their writing. In terms of the award money, Windham-Campbell Prize is one of the richest literary awards worldwide.
- Apart from Karnad, the other winner in non-fiction category was American writer Rebecca Solnit.
- The Windham-Campbell Prize was established in 2013 by writer Donald Windham to honour his late partner Sandy Campbell. It is now co-presented by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.
Karen Uhlenbeck becomes first woman to win Abel Prize for Maths
- An American professor Karen Uhlenbeck has become the first woman to win the Abel Prize for mathematics since it was first established in 2002.
- She has been awarded the 6 million Norwegian kroner ($700,000) prize for her work in the fields of gauge theory and geometric analysis, which have been credited with far-reaching impact in both mathematics and physics.
- She is also a role model and a strong advocate for gender equality in science and mathematics.
- The award was awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science since 2003 to honour the 19th-century Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel. It is often referred to as the Nobel Prize for mathematics
Hinduja family tops Asian Rich List with £25.2 bn
- Leading London-based NRI industrial tycoons, the Hinduja family top the Asian Rich List 2019 for the sixth successive year with an estimated net worth of 25.2 billion pounds, an increase of over 3 billion pounds over the previous year.
- According to the Asian Rich List 2019 released at the Asian Business Awards, Steel magnates Lakshmi Mittal and his son Aditya Mittal remained in second place, with 11.2 billion pounds- down 2.8 billion pounds. S P Lohia (Petrochemicals) took the third place with 5.8 billion pounds.
64th Vimal Elaichi Filmfare Awards 2019: Complete winners’ list
- Members from all quarters of Bollywood got together to honour the best of Hindi cinema in 2018 at Jio Garden, Mumbai for the 64th Vimal Elaichi Filmfare Awards 2019.
|Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male)||Ranbir Kapoor for ‘Sanju’|
|Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female)||Alia Bhatt for ‘Raazi’|
|Critics Best Actor in Leading Role (Male)||Ranveer Singh for ‘Padmaavat’ tied with Ayushmann Khurrana for ‘Andhadhun’|
|Critics Best Actor in Leading Role (Female)||Neena Gupta for ‘Badhaai Ho’|
|Best Director||Meghna Gulzar for ‘Raazi’|
|Best Film (Popular)||‘Raazi’|
|Critics Best Film||‘Andhadhun’|
|Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male)||Gajraj Rao for ‘Badhaai Ho’ tied with Vicky Kaushal for ‘Sanju’|
|Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female)||Surekha Sikhri for ‘Badhaai Ho’|
|Best Screenplay||Sriram Raghavan, Arijit Biswas, Pooja Ladha Surti, Yogesh Chandekar, Hemanth Rao for ‘Andhadhun’|
|Best Dialogue||Akshat Ghildial for ‘Badhaai Ho’|
|Best Original Story||Anubhav Sinha for ‘Mulk’|
|Best Debut Actor (Male)||Ishaan Khatter|
|Best Debut Actor (Female)||Sara Ali Khan|
|Best Debut Director||Amar Kaushik for ‘Stree’|
|Best Short Film (Popular Choice)||‘Plus Minus’|
|Best Actor (Male) for Short Film||Hussain Dalal for ‘Shameless’|
|Best Actor (Female) for Short Film||Kirti Kulhari for ‘Maya’|
|Best Short Film (Fiction)||‘Rogan Josh’|
|Best Short Film (Non-Fiction)||‘The Soccer City’|
|Gulshan Kumar Award for Best Music Album||Sanjay Leela Bhansali for ‘Padmaavat’|
|Best Lyrics||Gulzar for ‘Ae Watan’ from ‘Raazi’|
|Best Playback Singer (Male)||Arijit Singh for ‘Ae Watan’ from ‘Raazi’|
|Best Playback Singer (Female)||Shreya Ghoshal for ‘Ghoomar’ from ‘Padmaavat’|
|RD Burman Award for New Music Talent||Niladri Kumar|
|Best Cinematography||Pankaj Kumar for ‘Tumbbad’|
|Best VFX||Red Chillies VFX for ‘Zero’|
|Best Background Score||Daniel B. George for ‘Andhadhun’|
|Best Action||Vikram Dahiya and Sunil Rodriguez for ‘Mukkabaaz’|