Honours & Awards

Current Affairs

Former Cricketer Kapil Dev honoured with Bharat Gaurav Award

  • East Bengal club will be awarded India’s first cricket World Cup-winning captain Kapil Devwith its highest honour, Bharat Gaurav.
  • Kapil is no stranger to football as he had donned the club’s colours in an exhibition match against Mohun Bagan in 1992.

Indian journalist Ravish Kumar wins 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award

  • Senior Indian journalist Ravish Kumar awarded this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award regarded as the Asian version of the Nobel Prize, for“harnessing journalism to give voice to the voiceless”.
  • The Magsaysay award was started in 1957. It is given every year to individuals or organisations in Asia who manifest the same selfless service and transformative influence that ruled the life of the late and beloved Filipino leader.

President Kovind honoured with the highest award of Republic of Guinea

  • President Ram Nath Kovind has been awarded the National Order of Merit by the President of Guinea for his exceptional contribution to the advancement of overall relations and development of mutual cooperation between India and Guinea and for promoting friendship and partnership between the people of both the countries. 
  • President of Guinea– Alpha Conde
  • Capital of Guinea- Conakry.
  • Currency of Guinea- Guinean franc. 

Rajasthan gets award at World Education Summit 2019

  • Rajasthan has bagged the “best innovation and initiative leadership award” for its achievements in higher education in the World Education Summit-2019 held in New Delhi.
  • Chief Minister of Rajasthan- Ashok Gehlot
  • Governor of Rajasthan- Kalyan Singh
  • Capital of Rajasthan- Jaipur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be honoured with “Order of Zayed”

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred the prestigious Zayed medal by President of the UAE Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
  • The award comes in appreciation of Modi’s role in consolidating the long-standing friendship and joint strategic cooperation between the two countries.
  • Capital of the UAE- Abu Dhabi
  • Currency- Dirham.

WCD Minister Smriti Irani distributed the Poshan Abhiyaan Awards for 2018-19 

  • Women and Child Development Minister distributed the Poshan Abhiyaan Awards for 2018-19 in different categories in New Delhi.
  • The awards were given to the States, Districts, Blocks and Anganwadi Workers for their contributions in scaling up the Abhiyaan and ensuring that it reaches every household in the country.
  • Poshan Abhiyaan is a multi – ministerial convergence mission with the vision to address malnutrition with a targeted approach by 2022 across the country.

 DAY-NULM conferred the prestigious SKOCH Governance Gold Award

  • The Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) has been conferred the prestigious SKOCH Governance Gold Award for its Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access (PAiSA).
  • The mission was launched in 2014 and is being implemented by the Urban Ministry of Housing &n Poverty Alleviation.