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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.

Indian researcher to receive Alzheimer’s drug discovery award

Mahaveer Golechha, a London-based Indian researcher will be honored with Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation’s ‘Young Investigator Scholarship Award’ at the 7th Annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Conference San Francisco.

Why this award?

The award is being given to him to recognize his outstanding research on ‘Naringin’, a bioflavonoid found in grape fruits and citrus fruits. He has discovered thatnaringin bears significant "anti-Alzheimer activity" and will form the basis of further research to develop as a cure for the degenerative disease related to old age, which worsens as its progresses and eventually leads to death.

It is estimated that by 2025 at least 34 million people worldwide will be affected by the disease.

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‘Krishi Karman Award’ to states with record foodgrain production

President Pranab Mukherjee honored 8 states with ‘Krishi Karman Awards’ in recognition to their special achievements in foodgrain production in 2011-12.

The Awardees with their respective achievement category:

  • Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Manipur and Nagaland awarded for their special contribution to total foodgrains production.
  • Bihar received the award for contribution to production and productivity of rice.
  • Haryana awarded for wheat.
  • Jharkhand for pulses.
  • Uttar Pradesh for coarse cereals.