Current Affairs Awards & Honours

 The General Council have selected 44 artists from the field of Music, Dance, Theatre, Traditional/Folk/Tribal Music/Dance/Theatre, Puppetry and Overall contribution /scholarship in the Performing Arts for the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for the year 2018. Some of the awardees are:
  • Zakhir Hussain, Sonal Mansingh, Jatin Goswami and K Kalyanasundaram Pillai have been selected in the Akademi Ratna category.
  • Diwan Singh Bajeli and Puru Dadhich have been selected for the Akademi Award 2018 in the field of Overall Contribution/Scholarship in the Performing Arts.
Source: The Business Standard

 
Sports and Youth Affairs Minister conferred Arjuna Awards to tennis player Rohan Bopanna and Women cricketer Smriti Mandhana. Bopanna who won the Gold medal in tennis men’s double category in Asian Games 2018 and Mandhana was the ICC women’s player of the year 2018. 
Source: The Business Standard

 Sharath Kamal was voted the Sportsperson of the Year in the annual Indian Oil Sports Conclave. The other nominees were cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara, Grandmaster B Adhiban, hockey player Simranjeet Singh and table tennis player Manika Batra.
Source: The Hindu

  Director Kaushik Ganguly’s Bengali film ‘Nagarkirtan’, has won 4 awards in SAARC film festival. The movie was honoured with ‘Best Feature Film’, ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Original Score’ awards. Two other Indian films have won awards at the fest,‘Na Bole Wo Haram’, a 20-minutefilm by debutant director Nitish Patankar, bagged the ‘Best Short Film’ award, while ‘Walking With the Wind’ by Praveen Morchhale received the Special Jury award for direction and story.
Source: The Business Standard

  Northeast Frontier Railway has won the‘Best Innovation Award’ for unique strategy adopted to keep wild elephants away from train tracks. The cash prize awarded of Rs 3 lakh. The NEFR, in a bid to tackle the problem, came up with ‘Plan Bee’ in 2017.
Source: The Business Standard

The full list of AIFF awards:
  • Best Grassroots Development Programme: Jammu & Kashmir Football Association.
  • Best Referee: R. Venkatesh (Tamil Nadu).
  • Best Assistant Referee: Joseph Tony (Karnataka).
  • Emerging Women’s Footballer 2018-19: Dangmei Grace (Manipur).
  • Emerging Men’s Footballer of the Year: Abdul Sahal (Kerala).
  • Women’s Footballer of the Year: Ashalata Devi.
  • Men’s Footballer of the Year: Sunil Chhetri.
Source: The Hindu

Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar’s directorial ‘Gully Boy’ has won the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Award at the 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in South Korea.
Source: The Economics Times

 The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum has announced that Mastercard CEO and President Ajay Banga and Wipro Chairman Azim Premji will receive the 2019 Global Excellence Awards. This is the Second Annual Leadership Summit of USISPF. They have been honored with the awards for their significant contribution to strengthening economic ties between the US and India.
Source: The Business Standard

 National Aluminium Company Limited has been selected for President’s award for utilisation of Corporate Social Responsibility fund in social development. NALCO started a scheme “Aliali Jhia” in 2015 to promote the education of Girls of BPL families. NALCO is an Odisha based Navaratna Company.
Source: The News on Air

Sports Journalists Federation of India 2019 Awards: 
  • SJFI Medal (Highest Honour): Prakash Padukone (Badminton).
  • Sportsperson of the Year Award: Pankaj Advani (Billiards and Snooker) and Bajrang Punia (Wrestling).
  • Emerging Talent of the Year Award: Saurabh Choudhary (Shooting).
  • Team of the Year Award: Vidarbha Cricket Team.
Source: The Hindu



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