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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Indian origin scientist Venkatesh Mannar gets Canada’s highest civilian award

image Indian origin scientist Venkatesh Mannar who is President of Micronutrient Initiative, Canada, has been conferred with Canada’s ‘highest’ civilian award – the Order of Canada.

Order of Canada award is given to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation to people in all sectors of Canadian society.

What is Mannar’s contribution?

Mannar has been working for 40 years to alleviate debilitating micronutrient deficiencies among the world’s most vulnerable. He is attached with Micronutrient Initiative which is a not-for-profit organization  which endeavors to ensure that the world’s most vulnerable – especially women and children – in developing countries get vitamins and minerals they need to survive and grow through supplements and a food fortification programme.

Ireland honors Malala with Peace Prize

image Social activist Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan who was shot at by a Taliban gunman in 2012, will be awarded with  Ireland’s esteemedTipperary International Peace Prize for 2012 in recognition to her courage and determination to speak out in support of equal access to education for every child.

Malala is the second Pakistani to get the award. In 2007, it was given to Benazir Bhutto.

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