Awards Honors Persons

इस श्रेणी में Awards Honors Persons में प्रकाशित हिन्दी भाषा के करेंट अफेयर्स (समाचार सारांश) एवं समसामयिक घटनाक्रम का SSC, Railways, RAS/RPSC, BPSC, MPPSC, JPSC, HPSC, UPPSC, UKPSC एवं अन्य प्रतियोगिता परीक्षाओं के लिए महत्वपूर्ण समाचारों का संग्रह किया गया है।

PM Modi to Receive Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will receive the CERAWeek global energy and environment leadership award during an annual international energy conference. The conference will be held next week. Key Points The CERAWeek Conference-2021 will be held virtually from March 1 to 5. The conference is being organized by IHS Markit. PM Modi will also deliver the keynote address at the conference. Other prominent speakers at the conference are the Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the founder of Breakthrough Energy Bill Gates, the US special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry, and the president and CEO, Saudi Aramco, Amin Nasser. The conference chair and IHS Markit vice chairman, Daniel Yergin said that PM Modi will be honored with the CERAWeek Global EnergyRead More...
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Jagan Mohan Reddy- Skoch Chief Minister of the Year

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has been conferred the Skoch Chief Minister of the Year award. The selection has been done on the basis of the study of project-level outcomes across various states of India. Key Points The award was presented to Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy by the Skoch group chairman, Sameer Kochhar, at the CM’s camp office at Tadepalli. The state government Schemes like the YSR Rythu Bharosa Kendra is an interesting model for village-level procurement at a pre-announced minimum support price and has shown good outcomes for farmers. YSR Cheyutha scheme focuses on the economic empowerment of middle-aged women through livelihood-linked loans for over a 4-year term and has set a great example of financial inclusion with outcomes. Schemes like AbhayRead More...
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Padma Awards 2021

President Ram Nath Kovind has conferred 119 Padma Awards for the year 2021. Every year on Republic Day, the President of India approves the conferment of Padma Awards in three categories- Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri. Padma Vibhushan It is conferred for exceptional and distinguished service. It is the 2nd highest civilian Award. This year, 7 people have been conferred with Padma Vibhushan. 2021 Padma Vibhushan Awardees Shinzo Abe (Public Affairs/Japan) Narinder Singh Kapany (Posthumous) (Science and Engineering/USA) Belle Monappa Hegde (Medicine/Karnataka) S P Balasubramaniam (Posthumous) (Art/Tamil Nadu) Maulana Wahiduddin Khan (Spiritualism/Delhi) Sudarshan Sahoo (Art/Odisha) B. Lal (Archaeology/Delhi) Padma Bhushan It is conferred for distinguishedRead More...
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National Startup Awards 2021 – Key Facts

Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has announced to launch of the second edition of the National startup Awards 2021. The department has now invited applications from the startups for the award. The applications for the National Startup Awards 2021 can be submitted by January 31, 2021. Key Points Many new categories have been added in the National Startup Awards 2021 acknowledging the initiatives and efforts of the startups during the pandemic. Startups promoting AatmaNirbhar Bharat with indigenous products will also be considered. The 2021 awards will be given in 15 sectors divided into 49 areas. The 15 sectors are- Animal Husbandry, Agriculture, Drinking Water, Energy, Enterprise Systems, Environment, Education and Skill Development, FinTech, HealthRead More...
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PM Modi gets U.S.’s ‘Legion of Merit’ award

Recently, US President Donald Trump presented the ‘Legion of Merit’ to PM Narendra Modi. He has been awarded for his contribution to improving US-India relationships. The award was received by the Indian Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu on the prime minister's behalf. Key Points Legion of Merit is the US Military award given to members of US Armed forces, members of non-US (Foreign) armed forces, and sometimes to the head of states. It is the 7th in the precedence order of all the US Military awards. The award was started in the year 1942 by Franklin D. Roosevelt, the former president of the US. For foreign recipients, the award is given in 4 categories namely- Legionnaire, Officer, Commander, and Chief Commander. Before PM Modi, Indian General RajendrasinhjiRead More...
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PM Modi lights Swarnim Vijay Mashaal on 50th anniversary of Indo-Pak War

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, have lit up the 'Swarnim Vijay Mashaal' at the National War Memorial in Delhi on December 16, 2020. ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashal’ was lit up in the light of 50th anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 India-Pakistan war. This day is celebrated as Vijay Diwas. Vijay Diwas Vijay Diwas is celebrated on December 16 every year in India. The day commemorates the victory of India over Pakistan. India’s victory over Pakistan during the 1971 war led to the creation of Bangladesh. Vijay Diwas 2020 On the occasion of Vijay Diwas, the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has unveiled the logo for 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh'. The year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1971 India-Pakistan war. On the occasion, PM Modi, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin RawatRead More...
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UNESCO’s new Prize in the name of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has announced to launch its 'UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International prize' in the field of ‘creative economy’.  The UNESCO will start giving prize from November 2021. Purpose of the prize The UNESCO will launch the prize to create a knowledge-sharing mechanism. It will celebrate, capture and communicate the best practice in developing the creative entrepreneurship. Prize Money The UNESCO has decided to keep the international prize money at 50 thousands dollars. It will be given by the UN agency once every two years. It will be utiilized for the global economic initiatives of the youth. UNESCO Award The UNESCO has declared 2021 as an ‘International Year of Creative Economy forRead More...
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Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) Accorded IEEE’s Milestone Status

The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) observatory has been given the status of 'IEEE Milestone' by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Highlights The status has been accorded to honour the significant technical achievement by the GMRT. The status has also been accorded in the light of honouring its excellence in unique product, services, patents and seminal papers that are provided with an aim to benefit the humanity. This is the third IEEE Milestone recognition that has been awarded for an Indian contribution. Two other ''IEEE milestone status" Earlier, IEEE milestone status has been accorded to the works of JC Bose in 1895 and CV Raman in 1928. Both of these works were accorded the status in the year 2012. About 'IEEE Milestone' Status TheRead More...
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PM Released Rs 100 Special Commemorative Coin to honour Vijaya Raje Scindia

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released a commemorative coin of 100 rupees in honour of Vijaya Raje Scindia on October 12, 2020.  The coin is being released on the occasion of birth centenary of Vijaya Raje Scindia. She was one among the Founding members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The special commemorated coin was minted by the Finance ministry Who was Vijaya Raje Scindia? Vijaya raje Scinida was one of the founding member of BJP. She was also known as Rajmata of Gwalior. She had been elected to Lok Sabha 7 times  and to Rajya Sabha 2 times in her lifetime. She was ranked amongst the highest Royal figures in the pre-Independent era.   She was the consortt of  last ruler of Gwalior named Jiwaji Rao Scindia. She was also made an active member of Jana Sangh. In the initialRead More...
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