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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Nine Dots Prize 2019: winner Annie Zaidi

Indian writer Annie Zaidi was announced as the winner of Nine Dots Prize 2019.

About The Nine Dots Prize

  • The name of this global book prize is in reference to the ‘nine dots puzzle’ which is a lateral thinking puzzle that can only be solved by thinking outside the box.
  • Objective: to promote, engage and encourage innovative thinking so as to address problems facing modern world. The prestigious book prize is awarded for creative thinking that tackles contemporary societal issues.
  • Selection Criteria: Entrants are asked to answer the given question in 3,000 words.
  • Eligiblility: All entrants with minimum 18 years of age and over are welcome to enter but responses and resulting book must be in English.
  • Cash Prize: The winner receives US$100,000 to write a short book expanding on their ideas. The Prize is sponsored by the Kadas Prize Foundation with support from the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Press.

About Annie Zaidi

  • She is a Mumbai-based freelance writer.
  • She won Nine Dots Prize for her entry titled ‘Bread, Cement, Cactus’. It was a combining memoir and reportage which explores concepts of home and the belonging rooted in her experience of contemporary life in India.

ICMR head wins Dr. Lee Jong-wook Prize for Public Health

Professor Balram Bhargava, Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) jointly won the 2019 Dr Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

He won the award for his achievements as an innovator, clinician, researcher and trainer.

About Dr Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health

  • It was established in 2008.
  • Awarded to: institutions, individuals, governmental organizations and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), who have made an outstanding contribution towards public health.
  • Objective: Prize aims to reward work the done that has extended far beyond the call of normal duties. It is not intended as a reward for excellent performance of duties normally expected of an official position of a governmental or intergovernmental institution.
  • It is an annual award which is conferred at a special ceremony held during the World Health Assembly.
  • Cash Prize: It consists of a plaque from Founder and a sum of money which will not exceed US$ 100 000.