Awards Current Affairs

Awards and Honours in Current Affairs 2019 with latest winners of various awards in India and world. Current Affairs list of awards and prize won in India and world for 2019.

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg awarded 1 million Euros Gulbenkian Prize

The Climate Activist Greta Thunberg was awarded the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity. She was awarded with prize money of 1 million Euros.


The Climate Activist is to donate the prize money to organizations focused on environment and climate change. Miss Thunberg is the first person to receive the prize. She was selected among 136 nominees from 43 countries.

Greta Thunberg

Miss Thunberg is a Swedish Environmental activist. She gained international recognition for promoting existential humanity crisis due to climate change.

Friday for Future

It is a school climate strike movement launched by Thunberg and other students of Sweden. The movement soon gained international recognition and students from all over the world joined the movement. It is an international movement where students take off from class on Fridays participate in demonstrations demanding actions from political leaders to prevent climate change.

The movement is also called youth for Climate, Youth Strike for Climate, Climate Strike.

Gulbenkian Prize

The Prize is awarded annually by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. It was established in 1976. The prize distribution ceremony is held in Portugal.

Cambodian NGO Receive ‘Development Marketplace Award’ from World Bank Group and SVRI

A WhatsApp chatline named ‘SMARTgirl Chatline’ was implemented by a Research Team from Cambodian NGO- KHANA Centre for Population Health Research. The ‘Smartgirl Chatline’ offered 24 hours response and support against gender-based violence to female entertainment workers in Cambodia.

A cash reward of USD 100,000 was provided by the World Bank Group & SVRI- Sexual Violence Research Initiative under the Development Marketplace Award to NGO KHANA Centre for Population Health and Research for implementation of ‘Smartgirl Chatline’.

Development Marketplace Award

The Development Marketplace Award is an annual global competition under which cash reward is provided to researchers for finding preventing innovative solutions for individuals and communities from gender-based violence.

The Development Marketplace Award competition is organized and funded jointly by the World Bank Group and SVRI.

From evidences that have emerged, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted to a lack of access to services and restrictions in freedom of movement across the world, as a result, gender-based violence against female across the world has intensified.

In the last 4 years, under the Development Marketplace Award, USD 5 Million has been awarded to research programs in more than 32 low and middle-income countries across the world.