Awards & Honours Current Affairs - 2020

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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Vyas Samman to Narendra Kohli and Ramdarash Mishra

Noted Hindi writers – Prof. Ramdarash Mishra and Dr. Narendra Kohli were honored with the Vyas Samman 2011 and 2012 respectively, for their outstanding contribution to Hindi literature.

Mishra (89) was awarded for his collections of poems Aam ke patte.

Kohli (73) was honored for his Na Bhooto Na Bhavishyati, a historical novel depicting Swami Vivekananda and the pursuit of the sanyasi for national unity.

About Vyas Samman:

It is an annual award established by the KK Birla Foundation is given to extraordinary Hindi literary works of an Indian citizen published during the last 10 years and could belong to any genre of literary writing like poetry, plays, novels, short stories, critiques etc. The award carries a citation, a plaque and Rs. 2.5 lakh prize.

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‘Gershwin Prize’ to Carole King

US President Barack Obama honored legendary US singer-songwriter Carole King (71) with Gershwin Prize for a lifetime achievement in popular music. With this achievement King has become the first woman to be awarded the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Who is Carole King?

Carole King is an American songwriter and singer-songwriter. King and her former husband Gerry Goffin wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists during the 1960s, many of which have become standards.

She is best known for penning hit songs such as Aretha Franklin’s (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. Her album Tapestry released in 1971 made her to become the first female solo artist to sell more than 10 million copies of a single album. The four-time Grammy winner co-wrote her first number one hit in 1960 aged 17 with Will You Love Me Tomorrow, recorded by The Shirelles.

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