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Pratibha Patil Awarded with Mexico’s Highest Civilian Award

  • Former President Pratibha Patilwas bestowed on the highest civilian award of Mexico for foreigners. She had served as the first woman president of India during 2007-12.

2019 Global Leadership Award

  • In the United States, Google’s India-born CEO SundarPichai and Nasdaq president Adena Friedmanhave been chosen for the prestigious Global Leadership Awards 2019 by business advocacy group USIBC in recognition of the two companies’ contribution as the leading technology-driven platforms.

Maldives to confer its highest award ‘Nishan Izzuddin’ on PM Modi

  • Maldives will confer ‘Nishan Izzuddin’ award on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is the highest award to honour foreign nationals.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Male for his two-nation tour to the Maldives and Sri Lanka. This will also be the first bilateral visit to the Maldives of an Indian Prime Minister after 2011.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Male for his two-nation tour to the Maldives and Sri Lanka. This will also be the first bilateral visit to the Maldives of an Indian Prime Minister after 2011.
  1. Male is the capital of Maldives.
  2. The Maldivian rufiyaa is the currency of the Maldives.
  3. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is the current President of the Maldives

Amitav Ghosh becomes the first English writer to get Jnanpith award

  • Renowned author Amitav Ghosh was awarded the 54th Jnanpith Award for his contribution to the enrichment of Indian Literature in English. He was conferred the award by former governor of West Bengal Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
  1. Jnanpith Award is an Indian Literary Award presented to an author for his outstanding contribution towards literature.
  2. The award consists of a shawl, citation, statue of goddess Saraswati and Rs 11 lakh.