Awards Current Affairs - 2019

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International Film Festival of Kerala concluded: List of Awards

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan presented awards during the 23rd  International  Film Festival of Kerala held at Nishagandhi Auditorium, Kanakakunnu, Kerala. The event organized successfully after the state witnessed one of the biggest natural calamities.

List of Awards

  • The Golden Crow Pheasant Award (Suvarna Chakoram) – Iranian film The Dark Room
  • The Silver Crow Pheasant Award (Rajatha Chakoram) for best Director – Lijo Jose Pellissery
  • Audience Poll Award for Best Film – Malyalam Film Ee. Ma.Yau
  • Rajath Chakoram for Debut Director – Anamika Haksar for Taking the Horse to Eat Jalebis
  • FIPRESCI Award  – Zakariya’s Sudani from Nigeria
  • Network for Promotion of Asian Cinema Award – Malyalam Film Ee. Ma.Yau
  • Best reporter award – Aravind of Metro Vartha
  • Special Jury Mention Award – The Silence
  • K.R.Mohanan Endowment Award – Bengali Film ‘Manohar and I’
  • Special Jury Mention – FFSI K R Mohan Award – Bilathikuzhal
  • Special Jury Mention – Cinematographer – Saumyanand Sahi

International Film Festival of Kerala

The event was established in 1996 and hosted by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy annually in the Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. This is one of the leading cultural events of India in which several national and International films have their premier each year. The competition includes the films from Asia, Africa or Latin America. Netpac and FIPRESCI award, introduced in 2007 for best Malayalam films.

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Uttar Pradesh’s Startup HelpUsGreen honoured by UN

Uttar Pradesh based startup HelpUsGreen has been honored by UN for its works to clean River Ganga by recycling tonnes of floral waste. UN presented the award to the 14 other countries along with India at the Nations Climate Action award ceremony during the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice.

How It Works?

The startup collects the floral waste daily from the temples. These flowers are then recycled to produce charcoal free incense, organic vermicompost and biodegradable packaging material through Flowercycling technology.

According to UN the startup flower cycled 11060 metric tonnes of temple waste by the women working with the startup. According to data, more than 800 million metric tonnes of flowers are used in temple and these flowers are thrown into the Ganga river. The river filled with lots of waste, toxins and pesticides dumped into it,  eventually lead to pollution and water borne diseases.

HelpUsGreen

HelpUsGreen started as world’s first profitable solution to the waste problem created by flowers in monumental temple. Total of 8.4 tons of floral waste is collected by the startup everyday from the temples in Uttar Pradesh. The startup helped 1260 women who have been supporting the startup and 19 children whose mother works at manual scavengers started going to school.

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