Awards 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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Sansad Ratna Awards

The Governor of Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit presented the Sansad Ratna Awards in Chennai. The recipients under various categories include:

  • MP from Cuttack, Odisha, Bhartruhari Mahtab was honoured for his performance in initiating debates.
  • MP from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, Anurag Singh Thakur received Jury Committee Special award in the Lok Sabha for his distinguished performance.
  • Standing committee on finance headed by M Veerappa Moily was selected for outstanding performance among the Parliamentary Standing Committees.
  • MP from Kollam, Kerala, N K Premachandran, was selected for his performance in initiating debates.
  • MP from Baramati (Maharashtra) Supriya Sule was honoured in overall tally, questions and women MPs categories.
  • MP from Godda, Jharkhand, Nishikant Dubey was awarded for his outstanding performance in private member bills.
  • MP, Rajeev Shankarrrao Satav was chosen for his outstanding performance among the first-time parliamentarians.
  • MP from Maval, Maharashtra, Shrirang Appa Barne was selected for his outstanding performance.
  • MP from Kolhapur, Dhananjay Bhimrao Mahadik was selected for his performance under questions and overall tally category.
  • Heena Vijaykumar Gavit who raised 1,059 questions in the Lok Sabha and holds an attendance of 82 per cent was selected for her outstanding performance.
  • Rajani Patil was selected as the topper in overall tally among the retirees of Rajya Sabha.
  • Ananda Bhaskar Rapolu, MP from Telangana was selected for debates among the retirees of the upper House.

Sansad Ratna Award

Sansad Ratna Award (“Gem of Parliament”) was established in 2010 by the Prime Point Foundation and e-magazine PreSense to honour “top performing” Members of the Indian Parliament, based on the suggestions given by Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India.

The awards are given on behalf of “civil society” through a transparent selection process by a Jury committee of eminent Parliamentarians, based on the data on various performance parameters.

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International Gandhi Peace Prize Announced

The Union government has announced the winners for International Gandhi Peace Prize. The awards were announced for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 after the gap of four years.

Winners of Gandhi Peace Prize

The government has announced the names of Vivekananda Kendra in Kanyakumari (2015), AkshayaPatra Foundation and  Sulabh International  (2016), EkalAbhiyan Trust (2017) and Yohei Sasakawa (2018) for the International Gandhi Peace Prize.

The Vivekananda Kendra in Kanyakumari was awarded for its contribution to rural development, education, and development of natural resources.

The Akshaya Patra Foundation was awarded for its work towards providing midday meals to children across India.

The Sulabh International was awarded for its contribution towards the improvement of sanitation facilities in India and the emancipation of manual scavengers.

The EkalAbhiyan Trust was awarded for its work in the field of education for rural and tribal children, rural empowerment and gender and social equality.

Yohei Sasakawa, chairperson of Nippon Foundation and World Health Organization goodwill ambassador was awarded for his contribution towards eradicating leprosy.

About International Gandhi Peace Prize

International Gandhi Peace Prize was constituted by the government of India in 1995 as a tribute to the ideals espoused by Mahatma Gandhiji, father of the Nation.

The winners are selected by a jury headed by Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, the Chief Justice of India and two other eminent persons. The winners would receive a cash prize of Rs 1 crore, a citation in a scroll, a plaque and a traditional handicraft/handloom item.

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