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Awards and Honors 2022 [Month wise]

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Recent Awards and Honours July 2022

Major Awards and Honours of July

Awards Awardee Field
CII Quality Ratna Awards 2021 Ashok Soota (Founder and Executive Chairman of Happiest Minds Technologies) leadership in Indian industry
Shiromani Award (at NRI World Summit 2022) Michelle Poonawalla contribution in the field of art
Femina Miss India World 2022 Sini Shetty (from Karnataka) beauty pageant or beauty contest
Fields medal 2022 (also known as the Nobel Prize for mathematics) Ukrainian Mathematician Maryna Viazovska Mathmetics
‘Order of the Rising Sun’ award by Japan Narayanan Kumar Vice Chairman of Sanmar Group To strengthen economic relations between Japan and India
Mrs Universe Divine Title Pallavi Singh ( from India) beauty pageant or beauty contest
Mother Teresa Memorial Award ( by the Maharashtra government) Dia Mirza (UNEP National Goodwill Ambassador) Social Justice
Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institute Award 2021 The National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM). Chairman of NAARM Srinivasa Rao. Agricultural Research
JC Daniel Award 2022 Malayalam filmmaker KP Kumaran contribution film industry
Global Energy Prize 2022 Indian-Origin Professor Kaushik Rajashekara contribution in energy efficient technologies

68th National Film Awards

68th National Film Awards
1. Best Feature Film Soorarai Pottru
2. Best Actor Suriya for Soorarai Pottru and Ajay Devgn for Tanhaji
3. Best Actress Aparna Balamurali for Soorarai Pottru
4. Best Director Sachidanandan KR, Ayyappanum Koshiyum
5. Best Cinematography Avijatrik
6. Best film on Social Issues ‘Justice Delayed but Delivered & Three Sisters
7. Best Feature Film in Hindi Toolsidas Junior

Recent Awards and Honours June 2022

Major Awards and Honours of June

Awards Awardee Field
Companion of Honour (CH) Ahmed Salman Rushdie ……
Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022 Ruth Ozeki The Book of Form & Emptiness
UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize Ministry of Education (MoE) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education
Miss India Worldwide 2022 Khushi Patel longest-running Indian pageant awards outside India
THE Awards Asia 2022 Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences Himachal Pradesh Education (Outstanding Support for Students category)
2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee Harini Logan ( an Indian origin person from San Antonio, Texas, USA Education (Words Spelling Competition)
Golden Conch award “Turn Your Body to the Sun” a dutch documentary film directed by Aliona Van der Horst Best Documentary Film
L’OEil D’Or Award 2022 Shaunak Sen Documentary
• An Indian Filmmaker from Delhi, Shaunak Sen’s ‘All That Breathes’ won the prestigious L’Oeil d’Or (Golden Eye) award 2022 for the best documentary at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

• This film had earlier won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

NEXA International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA Award for 2022)

NEXA International Indian Film Academy Major Awards
Best Picture Award Shershaah the biopic of Kargil martyr Captain Vikram Batra
Best Directions Award Vishnu Vardhan (Shershaah)
Best Actor Award Vicky Kaushal (Sardar Udham)
Best Actress Award Kriti Sanon (Mimi)

Recent Awards and Honours May 2022

Awards Awardee Field
V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award Eminent Documentary filmmaker and author Sanjit Narwekar Films
Order of the British Empire (OBE) Award Kishore Jayaraman (President of Rolls-Royce for India and South Asia region)
Immunization Champion Award Radio Jockey Umar Nisar (RJ Umar from South Kashmir
Top 10 List 2022 of the World’s Highest-Paid Athletes Lionel Messi Football
2022 Pulitzer Prizes Four Indians
1. Adnan Abidi
2. Sanna Irshad Mattoo
3. Amit Dave
4. late Danish Siddiqui
2022 International Booker Prize Geetanjali Shree for novel Tomb of Sand Novel
Whitley Gold Award 202 renowned conservationist and snow leopard expert Charudutt Mishra
William E. Colby Award 2022 American journalist Wesley Morgan for The reports “the Hardest Place”
World Food Prize 2022 An American agronomist and climatologist Cynthia Rosenzweig Climate Crisis and Food Production
Romain Rolland Book Prize 2022 Bengali translation of the French novel “Meursault, contreenquête” (The Meursault Investigation) Novel
Royal Gold Medal 2022 Indian Architect Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi Architecture
Templeton Prize 2022 American Theoretical physicist and author, Dr Frank Wilczek
2022 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award Cameroonian Activist Cécile Ndjebet Preserving forests and improving the lives of people dependent on forests
First Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award 2022 Anna Qabale Duba (a nurse from Marsabit, Kenya)
Bangla Academy Award Mamata Banerjee Relentless literary pursuit
Honorary Commander of the Order of The British Empire (CBE) Ajay Piramal
6 National Awards Karnataka Vikas Grameena (KVG) Bank Outstanding achievement under enrollment of Atal Pension Yojana (APY)

Recent Awards and Honours April 2022

Awards Awardee Field
Wisden’s ‘Cricketers of the Year’ in the 2022 5 Cricketer
1. Rohit Sharma (India)
2. Jasprit Bumrah (India)
3. Devon Conway (New Zealand) 4. Ollie Robinson (England)
5. Dane van Niekerk (South Africa)
World Sportsman of the year 2022 Max Verstappen Sports
Laureus World Sportswoman of the year 2022 Elaine Thompson-Herah Sports
UN Award – World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) Prizes 2022 – Champion Project e-Proposal System The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Stockholm Water Prize Laureate 2022 Wilfried Brutsaert Environment
Chameli Devi Jain Award for 2021 Aarefa Johari Outstanding Woman Mediaperson
‘Outstanding Digital CX – SME Payments’ award Indus Merchant Solutions pioneering innovation in Digital Customer Experience
Saraswati Samman 2021 amdarash Mishra Poet and Litterateur
IBC Awards for Excellence in Built Environment 2021 Atal Tunnel
First Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award 2022 Narendra Modi Pharma & Medical Device
O.Henry Prize Amar Mitra Short Fiction
EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 India Founder & CEO of Nykaa beauty products – Falguni Nayar Best entrepreneurs
The International Gandhi Award for Leprosy 2021 Bhushan Kumar & Sahyog Kushtha Yagna Trust Leprosy awareness campaign
2022 Malcom Adiseshiah Award Prabhat Patnaik Developmental studies for an outstanding economist
Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration 2020 UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik), a flagship Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) Excellence in Public Administration
Celent Model Bank’ award IndusInd Bank Payments System Transformation
Entrepreneur Leadership Awards 2022 Vivek Lall Global Leader in Defence and Aviation Sector
Champions of the Earth Award 2021 Sir David Attenborough Lifetime Achievement
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award 2022 Five Individuals To protect and defend democracy
Commonwealth Point of Light award Kishore Kumar Das “Bidyanondo” an educational voluntary organisation

Recent Awards and Honours March 2022

Awards Awardee
Sportstar of the Year (Male) Award Neeraj Chopra (Javelin)
Sportstar of the Year (Female) Award Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting)
BBC Indian Sportswoman of The Year (ISWOTY) 2021 Indian Weightlifter  Mirabai Chanu
Sports Icon Award Former Indian International cricket player Suresh Raina
Pritzker Architecture Prize 2022 Diebedo Francis Kere
Boltzmann Medal2022 for contribution in the field of statistical physics Indian physicist Deepak Dhar
Special Jury Award National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)
Miss World 2021          Karolina Bielawska from Poland
Governor of the year Award 2022 Mario Marcel Cullell (Mario Marcel)  [Governor of Banco Central de Chile (BCCh – Central Bank of Chile)]
ASSOCHAM Award’s for the Best MSME Bank of the Year (in Private Category) award Karnataka Bank Limited       
Asian Bank of The Year 2021 Axis Bank
National Award for Outstanding Performance for FY 2020-21 Jammu and Kashmir Bank (J&K Bank)
Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) award CtrlS, a DataCenter Company in Hyderabad, Telangana.
GD (Ghanshyam Das) Birla Award for Scientific Research 2022 Narayan Pradhan for his outstanding contribution in the field of material sciences.
Abel Prize for 2022 Dennis Parnell Sullivan for his contributions to topology in its broadest sense, and in particular its algebraic, geometric, and dynamical aspects.

75th BAFTA Award 2022

Category Winners
Best Film The Power of the Dog
Best Director Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
Best Actress in Leading Role Joanna Scanlan, After Love
Best Actor in Leading Role Will Smith, King Richard
Best Supporting Actress Ariana DeBose, West Side Story
Best Supporting Actor Troy Kotsur, CODA
EE Rising Star Award Lashana Lynch

OSCAR: 94th Academy Awards 2022

Category Winners
Best Actor in a Leading Role Will Smith, “King Richard”
Best Actress in a Leading Role Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Best Picture CODA
Best International Feature Film Drive My Car
Documentary Short Subject The Queen of Basketball
Best Directing Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog

Recent Awards Current Affairs  January 2022

QS-Wharton Reimagine Education Award 2021Chennai-based Rhapsody Music Foundation
Netaji Award 2022former Prime Minister(PM) of Japan , Shinzo Abe
Global Private Banking Awards 2021‘Best Private Bank’ – HDFC Bank
Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award 2022Hindi actress Harshaali Malhotra
SKOCH Award 2021Delhi based Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL)
Knighthood for sportsFormer West Indies Captain  Clive Lloyd
First-ever Guinness World Record in Numerology India’s one of the top numerologists : JC Chaudhry
International Craft Award for 2021Kerala Arts and Crafts Village Organization (KACV)
IBS Intelligence (IBSi) Global FinTech Innovation Awards 2021 for the “Best CRM (Customer Relationship Management) System Implementation”Axis Bank & CRMNEXT Solution
National Water Awards-2020Uttar Pradesh in Best State category
UiPath Automation Excellence Awards 2021South Indian Bank (SIB) for Best Automation under ‘Crisis for Business Continuity
TX2 award 2022 for doubling their tiger populations since 2010.India’s Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (STR) in Erode, Tamil Nadu, and Nepal’s Bardiya National Park had
jointly won the award
Dr Subhas Mukherjee Award 2020Satish Adiga( Professor in Clinical Embryology at Kasturba Medical College (KMC)
Global Women’s Health Tech Awards 2022Two startups namely NIRAMAI Health AnalytixPvt. Ltd.(NIRAMAI) and InnAccel Technologies Pvt. Ltd.(InnAccel)
Mrs World 2022Shaylyn Ford (USA)
Prime Minister’s Banner at the Republic Day Camp(RDC) AwardMaharashtra Directorate of the National Cadet Corps



Most Popular World Leaders with 71% RatingPM Modi
2022 Genesis Prize for the Efforts in leading the development of the COVID-19 vaccineDr Albert Bourla (Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and Chairman of Pfizer))
Children’s Word of the Year 2021 by Oxford University“Anxiety”

Recent Awards Current Affairs February 2022

Most Dependable Public Sector in India award 2022Associated Chambers of  Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)
Excellence in ‘Financial Reporting’ for the year 2020-21RailTel Corporation of India Ltd.
IBA 17th Annual Banking Technology Conference and Awards 2021South Indian Bank (SIB), headquartered in Thrissur, Kerala.
Hilal-e-Pakistan honour (second Highest Civilian Honour of Pakistan) for the  efforts towards eradicating polio in PakistanCo-founder of Microsoft and philanthropist Bill Gates
18th Late Madhavrao Limaye AwardUnion Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari
Digital Transformation Award (DX 2021Awards)Karnataka Bank
Presidential Colours or Nishan AwardFour Parachute Battalions• 11 PARA (SPECIAL FORCE)



• 23 PARA

• 29 PARA

This award presented by Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane on behalf of the President of India Ram Nath Kovind.

Business Standard Banker of the Year 2020-21Sandeep Bakhshi, Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICICI Bank
International Cricket Council (ICC) Spirit of Cricket Award 2021New Zealand cricketer, Daryl Mitchell
The World Games Athlete of the Year 2021Veteran India hockey goalkeeper Parattu Raveendran (PR) Sreejesh (33) from Kerala
Best State Tableau on 73rd Republic Day parade 2022Uttar Pradesh
‘Voice of the Customer’ award by The Airports Council International (ACI)18 Indian Airports

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Recent Awards Current Affairs December 2021

70th Miss UniverseIndia’s Harnaaz Sandhu
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2021Emma Raducanu
‘Vaccine’ as 2021 Word of the YearBy Merriam-Webster
Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ 2021Elon Musk
Royal Gold Medal 2022Indian Architect Balkrishna Doshi
‘Asom Baibhav’ 2021 awardRatan Tata
SJFI Medal 2021Sunil Manohar Gavaskar
Britain’s Knight Bachelor Award / KnighthoodLewis Hamilton
UNESCO Asia Pacific AwardsDelhi
Ballon d’Or award or Golden Ball AwardLionel Messi
Bhutan’s highest civilian awardPrime Minister of India, Narendra Modi
Dr M S Swaminathan AwardV Praveen Rao
“Best Female Debut” honour at the 2021 Paralympic Sport Awards.Avani Lekhara
Jnanpith AwardNilmani Phookan & Damodar Mauzo
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF (New India Foundation) Book Prize 2021Dinyar Patel
2021 DST-ICTPIMU Ramanujan PrizeNeena Gupta
Golden Peacock Environment Management Award (GPEMA) 2021Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)
United Nation (UN) Women’s AwardDivya Hegde
Most Effective Bank-Fintech Partnership AwardVayana Network & Federal Bank
‘Woman o the Year’ 2021 from World AthleticsAnju Bobby George
Digital Innovation of the Year AwardJindal Global University (JGU)
Badminton World Federation (BWF) Male & Female Player of the YearViktor Axelsen, Tai Tzu Ying
Women’s Tennis Association(WTA)’s  Player of the YearAustralia’s Ashleigh Barty

Recent Awards Current Affairs November 2021

2021 KidsRights International
Children’s Peace Prize
Vihaan and Nav Agarwal
Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India
(ASSOCHAM) Award in Best Digital Financial
Karnataka Vikas
Grameena Bank
ABU – UNESCO Together for Peace (T4P) Media Awards 2021All India Radio(AIR) ‘s ‘Living on the edge – The coastal lives’ and
Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2020Priyanka Mohite
Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 in BadmintonIndian badminton player Prakash Padukone
Prestigious Booker Prize 2021South African author Damon Galgut
• For the Novel ‘The Promise’
JCB Prize for Literature 2021M Mukundan
• novel ‘Delhi: A Soliloquy’,
Swasthya Nidhi Survey App at 4th Digital Transformation AwardsThe National Health Mission (NHM), Jammu & Kashmir (J&K)
Indira Gandhi Prize 2021 for Peace, Disarmament
and Development
Pratham , a civil society organization (CSO)
Pharma & Medical Device Startup India Grand Challenge 2021 PrizeSascan Meditech Private Limited, a
Kerala based startup

Recent Awards Current Affairs October 2021

1st Satyajit Ray  Lifetime Achievement AwardAmerican Director Martin Scorsese & Hungarian Director Istvan Szabo
Sakharov Prize for Freedom of ThoughtRussian Opposition leader (PartyRussia of the Future), lawyer and anticorruption activist Alexei Navalny
Aryabhata Award [in the field Astronautics ]Dr G Satheesh Reddy
WHO Director General’s awardHenrietta Lacks
C K Prahlad awardMicrosoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Satya Nadella
UNESCO-ICM 2021 Martial Arts Education PrizeKung Fu Nuns of Drukpa
Joseph A. Cushman AwardDr Rajiv Nigam
Lal Bahadur Shastri National AwardDr Randeep Guleria
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) India 2021James Pangsang Kongkal Sangma
2021 UNHCR Nansen Refugee AwardJeel Albena Association for Humanitarian Development (JAAHD)
2021 Earthshot PrizeVidyut Mohan
Right Livelihood AwardLegal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE
NatWest Group’s Earth Guardian Award 2021 in the field of  Conservation of Tigers and BiodiversityParambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation
India Green Energy Award 2020TVS Motor Company
2021 Peace Prize of the German Book TradeTsitsi Dangarembga
Top Organization with Innovative HR (Human  Resource) Practices AwardKarnataka Bank

Recent Awards Current Affairs  September, 2021

Ramon Magsaysay award 2021
• (Known as Asia’s Nobel Prize)
Firdausi Qadri
• For the development of cheap oral vaccine against cholera
Behler Turtle Conservation Award 2021
•( Known as ‘’Nobel Prize for Turtle Conservation”)
Shailendra Singh
7th Yamin Hazarika Woman of Substance AwardNamita Gokhale
2021 International Young Eco-HeroAyaan Shankta
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (SSB)
• Field – Science and Technology
Binoy Kumar Saikia
• From Jhorhat, Assam
• For his pioneering research in the field of coal and energy
International Lifetime Achievement Award in NeurosurgeryBasant Kumar Misra
Association for Talent Development (ATD) 2021 best AwardPOWERGRID
Sahitya Akademi Award for 8 Eminent Writers• Ruskin Bond, Vinod Kumar Shukla (Hindi)
• Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay (Bengali)
• Mundanat Leelavathy (Malayalam)
• Dr. Bhalchandra Nemade (Marathi)
• Dr Tejwant Singh Gill (Punjabi)
• Swami Rambhadracharya (Sanskrit)
• Indira Parthasarthy (Tamil)
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Energy Leader Award-2021Ramagundam
Africa Food Prize 2021 in Food SecurityInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
World’s Best Bank 2021DBS
Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021• Susanna Clarke
• For the Fantasy novel titled “Piranesi”
SDG Progress AwardSheikh Hasina
2021 Global Goalkeeper Award to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)• Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
CIPS Excellence in Procurement Awards 2021
• for Best Use of Digital Technology
Government eMarketplace (GeM)
2021 IHA Blue Planet Prize
• For Excellence in sustainable hydropower development
510 MW Teesta-V Power Station

Recent Awards Current Affairs August  2021

Will Eisner Comic Industry Award 2021Anand Radhakrishnan
Prof. C.R. Rao Centenary Gold Medal awardJagdish Bhagwati & B. C. Rangarajan
Lokmanya Tilak National Award for 2021Cyrus Poonawalla
Best performing banks for PSB Reforms EASE 3.0 based on the EASE index• State Bank of India
• Bank of Baroda
• Union Bank of India
• All of the above
Ashoka Chakra ( Posthumously)Babu Ram
Sri Basava International Award by Karnataka govt.Sri Basavaliga Pattaddevaru
Natwest Group Earth Heroes AwardSatpura Tiger Reserve
Sahitya Akademi Award – 2020• Yashodhara Mishra
• For her book ‘Samudrakula Ghara‘
Biju Patnaik Sports Award for Lifetime Achievement in Promotion of Sports and GamesKalu Charan Choudhury
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Energy Leader Award-2021NTPC
AI Gamechanger Award at the Xperience-AI Summit organised by NASSCOMTelangana
Best Feature Film at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2021Soorarai Pottru
◘ Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2021 winners list
● Best Feature Film – Soorarai Pottru● Best Performance Male (Feature) – Suriya Sivakumar (Soorarai Pottru)● Best Performance Female (Feature) – Vidya Balan (Sherni) & Honourable mention to Nimisha Sajayan (The Great Indian Kitchen)● Best Director – Anurag Basu (Ludo) & Honorary Mention Prithvi Konanur (Pinki Elli?)● Best Series – Mirzapur Season 2● Best Actress in a Series – Samantha Akkineni (The Family Man 2)● Best Actor in a Series – Manoj Bajpayee (The Family Man 2)● Best Documentary Film – Shut Up Sona● Diversity in Cinema Award – Pankaj Tripathi
Brunel Medal award by the London-based Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).• India-assisted Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project in Butan
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award has been renamed as – Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award
Kerala government is planning to institute Padma-style awards.
Ngaland has been conferred seven national awards on the first Van Dhan Annual Awards 2020-21.
Maharashtra government has announced the Rajiv Gandhi award for the IT sector.
The Prime Minister’s Shram Awards (PMSA) 2018 were given to 69 workers of private, central and state employees.


◘ This year the awards were given in 3 categories , Namely …
• Shram Bhushan Awards – cash prize of Rs.1,00,000/- each

• Shram Vir/Shram Veerangana Awards – cash prize of Rs. 60,000/- each

• Shram Shree/Shram Devi Awards – cash prize of Rs.40,000/- each.

Recent Awards Current Affairs  of June 2021

❖International Booker Prize 2021♦ David Diop
• 1st French Writer to Win the Award.
• Novel name – “Frere d’ame”
• Novel name in English – “At Night All Blood Is Black”
• Translated by – Anna Moschovakis
❖ The International Business Book Of The Year Award 2021♦ Nitin Rakesh and Jerry Wind
• His book name – Transformation in Times of Crisis.
❖ Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific Green Airports Recognition 2021♦ Delhi, Hyderabad Airports
❖ ‘WHO Director-General Special Award’♦ Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan
• For Efforts In Tobacco Control.
• Mansukh L. Mandaviya is the present Union Health Minister
❖ Gold Stevie Award 2021♦ SpiceHealth (Gurgaon based Spice Healthcare Pvt. Ltd)
• for ‘Most Valuable Medical Innovation.
❖ Fastest Female Climber to Reach the Peak of Mount Everest♦ Hong Kong’s Tsang Yin-Hung
❖ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Pioneer of the Year by UNGC♦ Sumant Sinha
❖ World’s Best Banks 2021 in India♦ Singapore based DBS Bank
• Top 3 Best Bank in India – DBS > CSB > ICICI
❖ ‘Great Place to Work’♦ National Thermal Power Corporation(NTPC)
• Rank – 38 out of 50
• NTPC recognized as ‘India’s Best Employers among Nation-Builders 2021’
❖ Best Ship of the Eastern Fleet♦ INS Sahyadri
❖ APO’s Asia Pacific Productivity Champion of 2020♦ Dr. RS Sodhi (Rupinder Singh)
• MD of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation(GCMMF), AMUL
• R S Sodhi became the first Indian to receive this award in the past 20 years.
❖ Wins 2021 PEN Pinter Prize♦ Zimbabwean Novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga
❖ ICC Hall of Fame 2021♦ Former Indian Cricketer Vinoo Mankad
❖ ‘Open Society Prize 2021’♦ K K Shailaja
• Teacher and Former Health Minister of Kerala
• It is the Central European University’s (CEU) highest award.
• Awarded for her commitment to public health services.
❖ NSG Counter-IED & Counter-Terrorism Innovator Award 2021♦ Shailesh Ganpule from IIT Roorkee
❖ UNCCD’s 2021 Land for Life Award♦ Familial Forestry
❖ European Inventor Award 2021♦ Indian-American Sumita Mitra
•for her work and invention in nanotechnology in the dental field.
❖ Japan’s Fukuoka Grand Prize 2021♦ Journalist P Sainath
❖ World’s Top Philanthropist of Last Century♦ founder of Tata Group, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata

Recent Awards Current Affairs of May 2021

❖ 22nd Laureus World Sports Awards – 2021♦ Sportsman of the year title – Spanish Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
♦ Sportswomen of the year title – Japanese Tennis player Naomi Osaka
❖ Japanese Tennis player Naomi Osaka awards♦ KVG Bank
❖ 11th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2021♦ Best Film Jury Award – Jungle Cry
❖ Order of The Rising Sun from The Consulate-General of Japan♦ Shyamala Ganesh
❖ International Invincible Gold Medal 2021♦ Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
❖ Miss Universe 2020♦ Andrea Meza of Mexico
• 1st Runner-up Julia Gama – Brazil
• 2nd Runner-up Janick Maceta del Castillo – Peru
• 3rd Runner-up Adeline Castelino – India
❖ World Record by climbing Mount Everest Twice♦ Nepali Mingma Tenji Sherpa
❖ 2020 Millennium Technology Prize by TAF♦ Prof Shankar Balasubramanian &
♦ Prof David Klenerman
❖ 1st Indian Women to Summit Mount Pumori♦ Baljeet Kaur and Gunbala Sharma
❖ 15th annual Sheikh Zayed Book Award in 2021♦ Tahera Qutbuddin
• 1st Indian to Win the Award
❖ Whitley Award 2021 for “Biodiversity Peace Corridor”♦ Y Nuklu Phom
❖ 1st woman of Asian heritage won the World Food Prize 2021♦ Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted
❖ Green Urja Award 2021♦ Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA)
❖ Energy Frontier Award 2020♦ Chintamani Nages Ramachandra Rao
❖ India and Asian Geopolitics: The Past, Present♦ Shivshankar Menon
❖ Europe’s Golden Shoe Award♦ Robert Lewandowski
❖ India Biodiversity Awards 2021♦ Shergaon Biodiversity Management Committee (BMC)
of Arunachal Pradesh
❖ 1st Indian To Win 2021 Rudolf V Schindler Award♦ Dr D Nageshwar Reddy
❖ Dublin Literary Award 2021 for ‘Lost Children Archive’♦ Valeria Luiselli
❖ Etienne Glichitch Award by FIH♦ Hockey India
❖ Order of The Rising Sun♦ Shyamala Ganesh
• 3rd Highest Order of Japan
❖ Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at Oscar 2021♦ Tyler Perry

Recent Awards Current Affairs of April month 2021

❖ Saraswati Samman 2020♦ Marathi Writer Dr Sharankumar Limbale
For his 2018 Marathi novel titled “Sanatan”
Kalinga Ratna Samman 2021Governor of Andhra Pradesh – Biswabhusan Harichandan
51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2019Film Star Rajinikanth
2021 Rathbones Folio Literary Prize♦ American Author Carmen Maria
• For the memoir ‘In the Dream House’
Wisden Almanck’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade list♦ Featured 3 Indian cricketers –
• Kapil Dev
• Sachin Tendulkar
• Virat Kohli
UN’s National Innovative and Sustainable Supply Chain Award♦ Won by Birla Cellulose Limited
GD Birla Award for Scientific Research♦ Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur’s Professor Suman Chakraborty
UAE’s Top Civilian Award♦ Indian Origin Businessman Yusuffali MA
‘Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters’, second-highest civilian French honour♦ Oscar-Winning Producer, Guneet Monga
Chhattisgarh Veerni AwardsOdisha Sprinter Dutee Chand
Indian Society for Training and Development(ISTD)’s National Award for Innovative Training PracticeHindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
2020 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) A.M. Turing Award♦ Alfred VainoAho and Jeffrey David Ullman
The award is also referred to as the Nobel Prize of Computing.
The Global Winners of ICC Development Awards for 2020♦ Global winner – Argentina, Brazil, Uganda, Vanuatu
Nelson Mandela World Humanitarian Award 2021♦ Won by Rumana Sinha Sehgal
E-Panchayat Puraskar 2021♦ Uttar Pradesh

Recent Awards Current Affairs  March 2021

Awards / HonoursAwardee
❖ King Bhumibol World Soil Day 2020 Award by FAOIndian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
❖ Ibrahim Priz 2020♦ Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou
❖Bihari Puraskar 2020♦Mohankrishna Bohara
•for his Book ‘Taslima: Sangharsh aur Sahitya
❖ Baton of honour by President Ram Nath KovindKiran Bedi
❖ Global Women of Excellence Award – 2021Honoured to Tamilisai Soundararajan (LG of Puducherry)
❖ First Indian to Receive UN’s 2020 Asia Environmental Enforcement AwardOdisha Forest Officer, Sasmita Lenka,
❖ CERAWeek Global Energy and Environment Leadership AwardNarendra Modi
❖ Hurun Global Rich List 2021♦ Topped by Elon Mask
♦ Mukesh Ambani becomes 8th Richest in the World.
❖ TIME Magazine’s Annual List of 100♦ 5 Indian-origin personalities and 1 Indian Activis featured in this list
◘ The 5 Indian origin personalities are …
• Vijaya Gadde (Chief Legal Officer of Twitter)
• Rishi Sunak (Britain’s Finance Minister)
• Apoorva Mehta (Founder & CEO of Instacart)
• Shikha Gupta (Executive Director of Nonprofit ‘Get Us PPE’)
• Rohan Pavuluri (Founder of Nonprofit ‘Upsolve’)
❖ BBC Indian Sportswoman of the year (BBC ISWOTY) 2020♦ Chess Player Koneru Humpy
❖ Only Asian to Win International Ranger Award♦ Ranger Mahinder Giri of Rajaji Tiger Reserve(RTR)
❖ ‘Role Model’ Award♦ NTPC
❖ Asiamoney Best Bank Award♦ Best domestic bank – Kotak Mahindra Bank
♦ ‘India’s Best Bank for SMEs – HDFC Bank
♦ Best corporate and investment bank 2021 – Kotak Mahindra Bank
♦ Best international bank – DBS Bank
♦ Best digital bank – Axis Bank
♦ Best bank for Corporate social responsibility(CSR) – RBL Bank
❖ Vyas Samman 2020♦ Hindi Writer Prof. Sharad Pagare (Madhya Pradesh)
• For his historic novel titled “Patliputru ki Samragi”.
❖ Maharashtra Bhushan Award♦ Legendary singer Asha Bhosle
❖ Pritzker Architecture Prize 2021♦ Paris-based duo of Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal

Recent Awards Current Affairs  February 2021

Awards / HonoursAwardee
❖ International Anticorruption Champions Award♦ Anjali Bharadwaj
❖ Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award, 2020♦ S. Theodore Baskaran
• Instituted by the Sanctuary Nature Foundation.
❖ SERB Women Excellence Award 2021♦ Winner – 4 Young Women
• 1. Dr Shobhna Kapoor
• 2. Dr Antara Banerjee
• 3. Dr Sonu Gandhi
• 4. Dr Ritu Gupta• For their excellence in Science and Engineering.
• SERB :- Science and Engineering Research Board
❖ Best Tableau Award♦ Award goes to – Republic Day parade tableau of Uttar Pradesh
•Theme of the UP tableau – “Ayodhya:The cultural heritage of Uttar Pradesh”
❖ Award of Appreciation♦ Won by – Ministry of tribal Affairs
❖ Alert Being Icon Awards♦ AR Rahman (Music Composer) and Saidapet Hari Krishnan (Social Activist)
❖ 1st prize in Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award♦Robert Irwin
❖ SKOCH Chief Minister of the Year Award♦ Winner – YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
❖ VLCC Femina Miss India World 2020♦ Winner :- Manasa Varanasi (Telangana)
❖ ‘Best Service Provider’ in HR and ‘Best Institution’♦ Union Bank of India
• For ‘Excellence in Learning and Development’ at the 29th Global HRD Congress Awards
❖ Asia Environmental Enforcement Award 2020♦ Awarded to Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB)
❖ ‘CERA Week Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award’♦ Won by :- PM Narendra Modi
❖ Prani Mitra’ & ‘Jeevdaya’ Awards♦ Won by 14 Individuals, organizations and corporates
• For their outstanding performance in the field of animal welfare.
• Given in the field of Animal Welfare and Protection
• Conferred by Animal Welfare Board of India
❖ Airports Council International World’s ‘Voice of the Customer’ award♦ Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru

Recent Awards Current Affairs  January 2021

Awards / HonoursAwardee
❖ 6th Digital India Awards(DIA) 2020Ram Nath Kovind
❖ Eminent Engineer Award” 2020♦ Received by Vinod Kumar Yadav
• Vinod Kumar Yadav former Chairman & CEO, Railway Board
• The award was presented by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
❖ Guard of Honour at Gyeryong, South Korea♦Received by General MM Naravane
❖ Kayakalp Awards♦ Presented by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
♦ This award given to the health facilities with the highest standards of sanitation and hygiene.❖ Under Category A
• JIPMER received the prize in Central facilities category, hospitals having more than thousand beds.❖ Under Category B
• AIIMS Bhubaneswar has received the best central government hospital for cleanliness for the third consecutive time.
• Rani Durgavati Hospital received the award for the fourth time consecutively.
❖ Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar♦32 children were awarded Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar.


♦ The Government of India (GoI) has been awarding Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to children with outstanding abilities and achievements in the fields of innovation, art and culture, social service, academics, sports, and bravery.

❖ Business Standard Banker of the Year (2019-20)♦ MD and CEO of Federal Bank, Shyam Srinivasan
❖ National Best Electoral Practices Awards 2020♦ Delhi won under Accessible election category
♦ Meghalaya received the special award for its Information Technology(IT) applications in Elections.
❖ ICC Player of the Month’ Awards for Male & Female Cricketers.♦ Introduced by the International Cricket Council (ICC)
◘ To recognise and celebrate best performances throughout the year.
★ Winner of the ICC Player of the Month
✪ Men’s Player➻ Rishab Pant (India)
✪ Women’s Player ➻ Shabnim Ismail (South Africa)
❖ Romain Rolland Book Prize 2021♦ Given at Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2021
♦ Won by Novel named Ullasa Thirumanam
♦ Ullasa Thirumanam is the Tamil translation of a French novel, ‘Le mariage de plaisir
♦ ‘Le mariage de plaisir’, the French Novel was authored by Tahar Ben Jelloun. And it was translated by Dr Vengada Soupraya Nayagar in Tamil.
❖ Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2021♦ Won by Dr. Rajendra Kumar Bhandari & SEEDS
• SEEDS -> Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society.
• The Government of India gives this award to individuals and organisations in India to recognise and honour their contribution and selfless services in the field of disaster management.
❖ Michael And Sheila Held Prize 2021♦ Won by Indian Mathematician Nikhil Srivastava.
♦ Other Two winner -> Adam W. Marcus(American)and Daniel Alan Spielman(US)
❖ Coal Minister’s Award 2020’♦ For adopting the best & sustainable practices for coal mining in India.
♦ The award bagged by Three units of Coal India Ltd (CIL) namely
◘ Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL) in Madhya Pradesh
◘ Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) in Jharkhand
◘ Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL) in Maharashtra
❖ Nelson Mandela World Humanitarian Award♦ Awarded to Philanthropist Ravi Gaikwad
❖ Sahitya Gaurav Samman 2021♦ Honoured to Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
❖ 1st UN Women 2020 Asia-Pacific Award♦ IKEA India Pvt Ltd Wins Women’s Empowerment Principles Regional Awards under Gender-inclusive Workplace Category.

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