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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.

Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World 2019

Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh was crowned as Miss World 2019 at a beauty pageant held in London, UK. She won the coveted Miss World title for the year 2019 after beating her contenders, Ophely Mezino from France and Suman Rao from India. She received her crown from Mexico’s Vanessa Ponce de Leon, the winner of Miss World 2018. The event was hosted by British television personality Piers Morgan, who was also the head judge of the event.

Key Highlights

France’s Ophely Mezino was adjudged first runners-up. India was represented at the annual beauty pageant by Suman Rao India. She was declared second runners-up (3rd) while.

Suman Rao, who is from Rajasthan, had earlier won Femina Miss India World 2019 title in June. She is a Chartered Accountant student hailing from Rajasthan, was crowned Miss India World 2019 in June this year.

India had won the last Miss World title was in 2017, when Manushi Chillar represented the country. This 2017 win had come in 17 years after Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra had bagged the title in year 2000.

About Toni-Ann Singh

The 23-year-old Toni-Ann Singh is born to Indo-Caribbean father Bradshaw Singh and African-Caribbean mother Jahrine Bailey. She is a student of women’s studies and psychology at US’s Florida State University and aspires to be a medical doctor. She has previously served as the president of Caribbean students association at the university. She is the fourth Jamaican woman to win the coveted beauty pageant. The Caribbean island nation has previously won Miss World titles in 1963, 1976 and 1993 (when Lisa Hanna had represented).

2020 Crystal Award: World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (WEF) announced the Winners of 26th Annual Crystal Award for the year 2020. The Crystal Awards recognises as well as celebrates the achievements of leading artists and cultural figures whose leadership inspires inclusive and sustainable change. The annual awards are hosted by World Economic Forum’s World Arts Forum.

WEF’s 2019 Crystal Award Recipients

Jin Xing– China’s media personality. She was recognized for her leadership in shaping inclusive cultural norms

Theaster Gates– Chicago-based artist. He was recognized for his leadership in creating sustainable communities

Lynette Wallworth­- Australian artist. She won for her leadership in creating inclusive narratives

Deepika Padukone- Indian actress. She won the award for her remarkable leadership in raising mental health awareness. She is the only Indian actress who has won 26th Annual Crystal Award for spreading mental health awareness.

The three awardees will be honoured at opening session of World Economic Forum’s 2020 Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, on 21-24 January. The 2020 annual meeting will take place from 22-25 January under under the theme, ‘Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World’. The WEF Annual Meeting brings together leaders from international organisations, government, civil society, culture and media, business, foremost experts and young generation from all over the world, at highest level and in representative ways.