Awards Current Affairs 2018

Awards and Honours in Current Affairs 2018 with latest winners of various awards in India and world. Current Affairs list of awards and prize won in India and world for 2018.

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40 Participants attend 46th Know India Programme

40 participants of Indian Origin from 9 countries attended 46th edition of Know India Programme (KIP). Madhya Pradesh was partner state of this edition. As part of the initiative participants visited Madhya Pradesh, Parliament House, President’s House and attended orientation programme at the Foreign Service Institute

Know India Programmes (KIP)

KIP is initiative (scheme) of Ministry of External Affairs for Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) between the age group of 18 to 30 years. The scheme was launched in 2004 and has so far had 40 editions in which some 1,293 PIO youths have participated.

Objective

  • Engage and make students and young professionals of Indian Diaspora (18 to 30years) feel sense of connect with their motherland
  • Motivated and inspire PIOs by transformational changes taking place in India and give them an exposure to various aspects of contemporary India’s forms of art, heritage and culture.

KIP is three-week orientation programme aimed at promoting awareness on different facets of life in India as well as the progress made by country in fields such as economic and education. It offers platform for young PIOs to visit India share their views, experiences and expectations and forge closer bonds with India.

The participants are selected on basis of nominations received and recommendations of heads of Indian Missions and posts. The participants are provided all the hospitality in India. In 2016, KIP scheme was revamped to extend number of days from 21 to 25 days including 10-day visit to one or two states.

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90th Academy Awards (Oscars 2018)

The 90th Academy Awards commonly referred to as Oscars was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California (US). The award presented in 24 categories by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honouring best films of year 2017.

The Shape of Water won the most number of awards totaling to four at the ceremony after it was nominated into highest 13 categories. It was followed by Dunkirk, nominated for eight categories and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, nominated for seven categories.

Winners are

Best Picture: The Shape of Water.

Best Actress: Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as Mildred Hayes).

Best Actor: Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour as Winston Churchill)

Best Director: Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water).

Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney – I (Tonya)

Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Best Original Screenplay: Get Out – Written by Jordan Peele.

Best Adapted Screenplay: Call Me by Your Name – James Ivory based on the novel by André Aciman.

Best Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049 – Roger A. Deakins

Best Original Score: The Shape of Water – Alexandre Desplat.

Best Original Song: “Remember Me” from Coco.

Best Sound Editing: Dunkirk – Richard King and Alex Gibson.

Best Foreign Language Film: A Fantastic Woman (Chile) in Spanish.

Best Film Editing: Dunkirk

Best Visual Effects: Blade Runner 2049.

Best Production Design: The Shape of Water.

Best Sound Mixing: Dunkirk

Best Documentary-Feature: Icarus.

Best Animated Feature Film: Coco.

Best Animated Short Film: Dear Basketball.

Best Documentary-Short Subject: Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405

Best Live Action Short Film: The Silent Child.

Best Make-Up and Hairstyling: Darkest Hour

Best Costume Design: Phantom Thread

Academy Awards (Oscars)

Academy Awards, famously known as “Oscars” is a group of 24 artistic and technical honours that recognizes excellence in cinematic achievements in US film industry. It is given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The award was first presented in 1929. The winners are awarded a copy of a statuette officially called the Academy Award of Merit (famously referred as Oscar Award).

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