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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National Film Awards 2019

National Film Awards 2019 awards were announced by Rahul Rawail, head of Jury for feature films. The year 2019 marks 66th edition of National Film awards. Usually recipients of annual National Film Awards are announced in month of April and presentation takes place on May 3 every year but it was delayed this time owing to the 17th Lok Sabha polls.

National film awards are given in 31 categories. 419 films competed for 2019 award. In this year’s award a new category called Award for Most Film Friendly State was instituted which was won by Uttarakhand.

66th National Film Awards Winners

Best Feature Film: ‘Hellaro’ (Gujarati)

Best Non Feature Film: Son Rise by Vibha Bakshi and The Secret Life of Frogs by Ajay and Vijay Bedi

Best Actor: Ayushmann Khurrana (‘Andhadhun’) & Vicky Kaushal (‘Uri’)

Best Actress: Keerthy Suresh for ‘Mahanati’ (Telugu)

Best Supporting Actress: Surekha Sikri for ‘Badhaai Ho’

Best Supporting Actor: Swanand Kirkire for ‘Chumbak’ (Marathi)

Best Director: Aditya Dhar for- ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’

Best Popular Film providing wholesome entertainment: ‘Badhaai Ho’

Best film on social issues: ‘Padman’

Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: ‘Paani’ (Marathi)

Best Film for National Integration – Ondalla Eradalla (Kannada)

Best Educational Film: Sarala Virala

Best Cinematography – Olu (Malayalam) to MJ Radhakrishnan

Best Children’s Film: ‘Sarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shale Kasargodu’ (Kannada)

Best Child artist:  P V Rohith (Kannada), Sameep Singh (Punjabi), Talha Arshad Reshi (Urdu) and Shrinivas Pokale (Marathi)

Best Debut Film of a Director: Naal (Marathi)

Best Choreography: ‘Ghoomer’ in ‘Padmavaat’

Best Editing: ‘Nathicharami’ (Kannada)

Best Special Effects: KGF

Special Jury Award: Award shared by Sruthi Hariharan, Joju George for Joseph, Savithri for Sudani From Nigeria, Chandrachood Rai

Best Regional films

Best Rajasthani Film: Turtle

Best Tamil Film: Baaram

Best Marathi Film: Bhonga

Best Hindi Film: Andhadhun

Best Urdu Film: Hamid

Best Telugu Film: Mahanati

Best Assamese Film: Bulbul Can Sing

Best Punjabi Film: Harjeeta

Music

Best Lyrics: Nathichirami (Kannada)

Best Music Direction (Songs): Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Padmaavat

Best Music Direction (Background score): Uri

Best Sound Design: Uri

Best Female playback Singer: Bindhu Malini for Mayavi Manave from Nathichirami (Kannada)

Best Male Playback Singer: Arijit Singh for ‘Binte Dil’ in ‘Padmavaat’

Production

Best Make-Up artist– Awe

Best Production Design:  Kammara Sambhavam (Malayalam)

Best Costume: Mahanati

Screenplay

Best Original Screenplay: ‘Chi Arjun La Sow’ (Telugu)

Best Adapted Screenplay:  Andhadhun

Best Dialogues: Tariqh

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Bharat Ratna 2019 Awards presented by President of India

President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presented Bharat Ratna Awards to Nanaji Deshmukh (posthumously), Bhupendra Kumar Hazarika (posthumously) and Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Bharat Ratna 2019 Award Winners

Pranab Mukherjee: His life-long political career spanned about five decades. He was 13th President of India (from 2012 until 2017). He has also served as the Union Finance Minister from 2009 to 2012 under prime ministership of Manmohan Singh.

Bhupen Hazarika: He was a legendary Assamese singer-composer who died in 2011. He was most popular in Bengal and Bangladesh and was responsible for introducing culture and folk music of Assam and northeast India to Hindi cinema. He is popularly known as Sudhakantha, meaning the nightingale.

Nanaji Deshmukh: He had been a member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He is credited with bolstering Jana Sangh in Uttar Pradesh (UP). As a social activist, he laid emphasis on education. He established 1st Saraswati Shishu Mandir at Gorakhpur in 1950. He has been honoured with Padma Vibhushan earlier.

NOTE: Other Presidents, who had been conferred Bharat Ratna earlier are- Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Rajendra Prasad, Zakir Hussain, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Dr. V V Giri.

About Bharat Ratna

It is highest civilian award of Republic of India. It was instituted in 2 January 1954.

First recipients of Bharat Ratna award (1954)- C. Rajagopalachari, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and C. V. Raman.

Bharat Ratna recipients rank 7th in order of precedence of Republic of India.

Criteria: Bharat Ratna award is conferred in recognition of exceptional service/performance of highest order in any field of human endeavor. Till 2011 the award was originally limited to achievements in fields of arts, literature, science, and public services which was then changed. Also, original statutes did not provide for posthumous awards but were amended in 1955 to permit them.

Eligibility: It is conferred without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex. Although usually Bharat Ratna is conferred on India-born citizens, but it has been awarded to one naturalised citizen (Mother Teresa) and to 2 non-Indians (former South African President Nelson Mandela and Pakistan national Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan).

Award Process: There is no formal nomination process. The recommendations for award can only be made by the Prime Minister to President.

Limits: Maximum of 3 nominees can be awarded per year.

Medal: Bharat Ratna recipients receive a certificate signed by President and a medal. Medal is in shape of a peepal leaf rimmed in platinum. The sun burst design with rays spreading out, made of platinum, is embossed on obverse side of medal. The words ‘Bharat Ratna’, in Devanagari Script, is inscribed on obverse side. In centre of reverse side of me A State Emblem of India is placed in centre of reverse side with national motto, ‘Satyamev Jayate’ (Truth alone triumphs) in Devanagari Script. There is no monetary grant associated with award.

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