Awards & Honours Current Affairs - 2020

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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National Awards for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2019

Vice President of India M. Venkiah Naidu conferred ‘National Awards for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2019’ at a function organized by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment to celebrate ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ celebrated on 3 December 2019 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Vice President was the Chief Guest of the function while Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot presided over the function.

About National Awards for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2019

The award was conferred on Institutions, Individuals, Organizations and State/District etc. for their outstanding achievements and work done every year towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities or Divyangjan (PwDs).

Till 2017, the Scheme of Award was governed under National Awards Rules, 2013 which provided 7 categories of disabilities according to Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995.  However, when Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 came into force w.e.f. 19 April 2017, the number of specified disabilities increased from 7 to 21 under new Law. Accordingly all 21 disabilities were included under National Award Guidelines.

National Selection Committee under Chairpersonship of Union Minister, Social Justice & Empowerment in its meeting held on 6 November 2019 considered recommendation of Screening Committees and approved all 65 awards in 14 categories.

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Awards for first ever CMS Vatavaran-2019 presented

The Awards for first-ever MoEF&CC and CMS VATAVARAN-2019 Short Film Competition and Festival on Environment was presented in New Delhi. The awards were presented by Ravi Agrawal, Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) at culmination of four-day festival where all shortlisted films were showcased.

Key Highlights

The Jury which selected final awardees for competition comprised of Ramesh Sippy, Manju Borah, Rahul Rawail and Agnimitra Paul. The shortlisted films of MoEF&CC-2019 Short Film Competition and Festival on Environment were screened in festival.

The award was presented in three categories: (1) School students, (2) Amateur and College students, (3) Professionals.

Under School Students category: 345 film entry was received and 35 was nominated

Under Amateur and College Students category: 173 film entry was received and 42 was nominated

Under Professionals category: 82 film entry was received and 35 was nominated

About Vatavaran-2019

The four-day long festival was organized by Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in collaboration with Centre for Media Studies (CMS). The MoEF&CC- 2019 Short Film Competition and Festival on Environment were announced by Union Environment Minister on 6 June 2019 during the celebrations of World Environment Day.

The festival was organized, exclusively on Environment and Wildlife along with 10th Competitive edition of CMS VATAVARAN. In a first, VATAVARAN-2019 festival was inaugurated at New Delhi by Union Minister Suresh Prabhu, who is also Chair of 2019 Awards Jury of CMS VATAVARAN.

During the festival, a range of workshops, discussions, seminars, interactions were also being organized to churn innovative ideas, paving a path for new talents and creative minds in stream of film making with a sense of responsibility towards Environment.

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