Awards & Honours Current Affairs - 2019

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.

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RBS Earth Heroes Awards 2019

RBS India, the innovation and operations hub of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) announced the winners of RBS Earth Heroes Awards (REHA), who have played significant role in combating climate change. The year 2019 is the 9th edition of REHA and the theme for 2019 awards was- ‘Climate Change’.

RBS Earth Heroes Awards (REHA)2019 Winners

  1. Bholu Abrar Khan of Bharatpur (Rajasthan): Green Warrior
  2. Dimbeshwar Das of Assam: Green Warrior
  3. Ela Foundation (Pune): Earth Guardian
  4. Aishwarya Maheshwari (Uttar Pradesh): Save the Species
  5. Sathish (Tamil Nadu): Save the Species
  6. Jalal Ud Din Baba (Jammu & Kashmir): Inspire
  7. Pramila Bisoyi (Odisha): Lifetime Achievement

About RBS Earth Heroes Awards (REHA)

The awards were instituted by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in association with World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in 2011.

Objective: REHA are an attempt to recognise the grit and determination of individuals and institutions who work exceptionally hard as well as went beyond their call of duty with an aim to preserve and protect the critical eco-systems and environment.

Significance: Under the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is a critical and urgent need for climate change mitigation,thus by recognising and rewarding those who are working towards this goal of environment conservation, RBS India is creating a value cycle that will urge more citizens to take up greater responsibility to mitigate climate change and conserve earth.

Categories: The award categories include:-

  • RBS Earth Hero Award (Felicitation)-Individual
  • RBS Earth Guardian Award (Rs.1,50,000)- Institution
  • RBS Save The Species Award (Rs. 1,50,000)- 2 Individuals
  • RBS Inspire Award (Rs, 1,50,000)- Individual or Institutional
  • RBS Green Warrior Award (Rs. 1,50,000 each)- 2 individuals

Guinness World Record of most students assembling radio kits simultaneously created

The Guinness World Record of most students assembling radio kits simultaneously was created on the third day of 5th India International Science Festival (IISF) 2019 being held in Kolkata. This is the 2nd Guinness World Record at IISF 2019 as earlier on first day of IISF more than 1,598 students had created a Guinness World Record for Largest astrophysics lesson and assembly of spectroscopes.

Record Highlights

Although 490 students participated in the event but a record 268 succeeded in completing process of assembling radio kits simultaneously in the stipulated hours. The participants students all from city and districts accomplished the record feat in 2 hours at an event in Science City Expo.

A representative of Guinness World Records presented a certificate and memento to Union Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan who took it on behalf of students.

5th IISF 2019: IISF is the world’s largest science festival. For year 2019 the host city is Kolkata. The first was held in December 2015 at IIT Delhi. Since 2015 it is held annually with the vision of promoting science and technology by showcasing public how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) provides us solutions to improve our lives.