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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Nobel laureate Doris Lessing passed away

Screenshot_2Doris Lessing (94), one of the UK’s most-influential writer and a Nobel Literature laureate passed away.

Doris Lessing:

Born: October 22, 1919, in Kermanshah, Iran
British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer.
Authored more than 80 books, including poetry, two operas, short stories, plays and non-fiction.
She is best-known for ‘The Golden Notebook’.
Other illustrious works: The Grass is Singing (her first novel), the sequence of five novels collectively called Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook , The Good Terrorist , and five novels collectively known as Canopus in Argos.

Awards and Honors:

In 2001, Lessing was awarded the David Cohen Prize for a lifetime’s achievement in British literature.  The Swedish Academy awarded her the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature.

‘International Indian of the Decade’ award to Lord Swaraj Paul

Screenshot_2Eminent NRI industrialist and educationist, Lord Swraj Paul was conferred with the ‘International Indian of the Decade’ award on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the publication of India Link International, a monthly magazine published from London. He was presented this award for his outstanding achievements in the fields of industry, education and philanthropy.

Who is Lord Swaraj Paul?

  • Swraj Paul (82) is an India-born, UK-based business baron, philanthropist, and Labour politician.
  • Founded UK-based steel and engineering multinational company Caparo which employs around 10,000 people worldwide principally in the UK, USA and India.
  • In 1996, became a life peer, a member of the House of Lords, as a Labour memberwith the title Baron Paul, of Marylebone in the City of Westminster.
  • 1983: Awarded Padma Bhushan by the Government of India
  • 1999: Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton
  • 2000-2008: Member of the London Development Agency
  • 2005-2008: Chaired the LDA Olympics Delivery Committee responsible for delivering the land and infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
  • 2006: Chancellor of the University of Westminster
  • 2008: Became first Indian-born Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords
  • 2009: Appointed to the Privy Council.
  • Awarded with 15 honorary degrees by universities in the UK, India, USA and Switzerland including the Corporate Leadership Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.