Awards Current Affairs 2018

Awards and Honours in Current Affairs 2018 with latest winners of various awards in India and world. Current Affairs list of awards and prize won in India and world for 2018.

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PM Narendra Modi awarded 2018 Seoul Peace Prize

Seoul Peace Prize Committee has decided to confer 2018 Seoul Peace Prize on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He is the fourteenth recipient of this award. The award will be presented to him by Seoul Peace Prize Foundation at mutually convenient time.

Key Facts

PM Modi was selected for this prestigious award in recognition of his dedication for improving international cooperation, raising global economic growth, accelerating Human Development of people in India by fostering economic growth and furthering development of democracy through anti-corruption and social integration efforts. It also recognized PM Modi’s contributions to growth of Indian and global economies, credited ‘Modinomics’ for reducing social and economic disparity between rich and poor. It also lauded PM’s initiatives to make government cleaner through anti-corruption measures and demonetization. It also credited PM for his contribution towards regional and global peace through proactive foreign policy with countries around  world under Modi Doctrine and Act East Policy.

Seoul Peace Prize

It was established in 1990 to commemorate success of the 24th Olympic Games held in Seoul, South Korea. It was established to crystallize Korean people’s yearning for peace on Korean Peninsula and in the rest of the world.  It is awarded biennially to those individuals who have made their mark through contributions to harmony of mankind, reconciliation between nations and world peace.  The awardee receives diploma, plaque and honorarium of US $200,000. Past laureates include distinguished global personalities like German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and renowned international relief organizations like Doctors Without Borders and Oxfam.

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Fali S. Nariman awarded 19th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration

Eminent jurist Fali S. Nariman (89) was awarded 19th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration. He was presented the award by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu at a function held in New Delhi.

Fali S. Nariman

He is one of India’s most distinguished constitutional lawyers and he has argued several leading cases. He was the senior advocate to Supreme Court of India since 1971 and has remained President of Bar Association of India since 1991. He is internationally recognised jurist on international arbitration. He was Additional Solicitor General of India from May 1972- June 1975. He has been awarded Padma Bhushan (1991), Padma Vibhushan (2007)and Gruber Prize for Justice (2002). He was nominated by President as member of Rajya Sabha, Upper House of Parliament for single term (1999–2005).

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award

The award was instituted in 1999 by Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management in memory of India’s second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. It is awarded annually to Indian who is exceptionally outstanding and distinguished business leader, management practitioner, public administrator, educator or institution builder for his/her sustained individual contributions and achievements. The award consists of cash award of Rs. 5,00,000 plus citation and plaque. In 2017, it was awarded to Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International.

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