Awards: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Nov 9, 2018
  • 1 Mumbai Psychiatrist Bharat Vatwani, Ladakhi Education Reformer Sonam Wangchuk Win Magsaysay [ Edu., Awards ]

    2 Indians Bharat Vatwani & Sonam Wangchuk are among 6 winners of 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Award, often referred to as Asian version of Nobel Prize. Other winners are: Youk Chhang (Cambodia), Maria de Lourdes Martins Cruz (East Timor).

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  • Nov 4, 2018
  • 1 PM Modi Gets UN‘S’ Champions of the Earth’ Award [ Int. Rel & Org., Env., Awards ]

    PM & French President awarded UN’s highest environmental honour, ‘Champions of Earth Award’ at ceremony in Delhi, for pledge to eliminate single use plastic in India by 2022. Cochin International Airport honored w/award for Entrepreneurial Vision, for its leadership in use of sus

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  • Nov 3, 2018
  • 1 AAI’S Ahmedabad and Indore Airports Awarded as Best Airports Under National Tourism Awards 2016-17 [ Awards, Ranks & Indices ]

    Airports Authority of India’s Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport, Indore & Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad were conferred w/prestigious National Tourism Awards 2016 - 17 at glittering award function on World Tourism Day.

    Image of Top 10 Busiest Domestic Airports In India Feb -2017

    Image of Top 10 Busiest Domestic Airports In India Feb -2017

    Image of Top 10 Busiest Domestic Airports In India Feb -2017

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  • Oct 30, 2018
  • 1 NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS -2018 [ Sports, Awards ]

    National Sports Awards for 2018 is announced by Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. Awardees will receive their awards from President at special event at Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi. Awards include Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Dronacharya Awards, Arjuna Awards, Dhyan Chand Awar

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  • Oct 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 17) [ Edu., Policy-Governance, Sports, Awards ]

    Dipa Karmakar: Produnova princess- First Indian Gymnast to make India proud at world stage by coming fourth in artistic gymnastics (Rio Olympics 2016). Finished fourth in artistic gymnastics (Rio Olympics 2016) – best –ever performance by an Indian gymnast in the Olympics history

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  • 2 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 16) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Awards, Women and Minority Empowerment ]

    Committed to farmer’s welfare: Sown area in current Rabi season has shown 6 % rise compared to last year, During Kharif 2016, around 3.66 crore farmers were insured for a sum of Rs. 1.4 lakh crore under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.

    • Kisan Credit Cards will be converted into

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  • Oct 21, 2018
  • 1 Prime Minister to Interact with Awardees of National Teachers’ Awards on the Eve of Teachers’ Day [ Edu., Awards ]

    PM will be honoring recipients of National Teachers’ Awards on eve of National Teachers’ Day, & Vice President will be conferring awards on them at function on Teachers’ Day. This year, Ministry of Human Resource Development has revised guidelines for selection of Teachers for Na

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  • Oct 1, 2018
  • 1 Dipa Karmakar Becomes First Indian to Win Gold at Gymnastics World Cup [ Sports, Awards ]

    Dipa Karmakar, one of India’s leading gymnasts, scripted history by becoming 1st Indian gymnast to win gold medal in vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey on 8th July, 2018.

    Image of Dipa Karmakar, one of India's leading gymnasts

    Image of Dipa Karmakar, One of India’s Leading Gymnasts

    Image of Dipa Karmakar, one of India’s leading gymnasts

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  • Sep 18, 2018
  • 1 Union Ministry of Railways & Coal Gave Awards for Beautification of Stations Premises [ Awards, Railways ]

    Union Ministry of Railways & Coal distributed awards to winning stations of Station Beautification competition in Rail Bhawan, New Delhi on 12th July 2018. Station Beautification competition was organized among Zonal Railways in December 2017.

    Map of Union Ministry of Railways

    Map of Union Ministry of Railways

    Map of Union Ministry of Railways

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  • Sep 17, 2018
  • 1 Dr. T.K Chand Gets Knowledge Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution [ Awards ]

    Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO, received Knowledge Excellence Award from Secretary, Ministry of Mines, for Outstanding Contribution in Aluminium Knowledge domain, at 22nd International Conference on Non-Ferrous Minerals & Metals 2018 at Ranchi, Jharkhand.

    Image of Dr. T.K Chand Gets Knowledge Excellence Award

    Image of Dr. T. K Chand Gets Knowledge Excellence Award

    Image of Dr. T. K Chand Gets Knowledge Excellence Award

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  • Aug 30, 2018
  • 1 CSIR Bags Clarivate Analytics India Innovation Award 2018 in the Gov. Research Organizations Cat. [ Edu., Awards ]

    Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has received Clarivate Analytics India Innovation Award 2018 in Government Research Organisation Category. As per to SCImago Institutions Ranking World Report 2017, CSIR was ranked 9th in world among 1207 govt. institutions. It s

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  • Aug 28, 2018
  • 1 Ministry of Rural Dev. Launches NRLM Best Pract. Compendium & Self Help Group Products Catalogues [ Awards ]

    Union Ministry of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj & Mines, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar will confer National Awards on Best Performing Self Help Groups under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM).

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    Image of Ministry of Rural Development

    Image of Ministry of Rural Development

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  • Aug 10, 2018
  • 1 Halkaa’ Bags Award at Montreal Fest [ Awards ]

    Indian filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda’s “Halkaa”, got the Grand Prix de Montreal award. The film premiered at the 21st Festival International du Film Pour Enfants de Montreal Film (FIFEM).

    Image of Halkaa' Bags Award At Montreal Fest

    Image of Halkaa’ Bags Award At Montreal Fest

    Image of Halkaa’ Bags Award At Montreal Fest

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  • Aug 8, 2018
  • 1 BV Doshi First Indian to Win Pritzker Architecture Prize (Nobel for Architecture) [ Awards ]

    Balkrishna Doshi, the legendary Indian architect who designs buildings and institutions, is being honored with the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Nobel equivalent for the field. The Pune-born Doshi, who is 90, is the first Indian to receive the honor, the highest in the profess

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  • Jul 26, 2018
  • 1 Airport Authority of India Employs Its First Female Fire-Fighter [ Awards ]

    The last all-male bastion of Indian aviation has fallen with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) appointing its first ever woman fire fighter. The state-run Airport Authority currently employs 3, 310 firefighters at its airports across the country.

    Image of India's First Female Fire-Fighter

    Image of India’s First Female Fire-Fighter

    Image of India’s First Female Fire-Fighter

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  • Jul 24, 2018
  • 1 How is Gold Used in NASA Telescopes: Oscars Statuettes and NASA Now Use Same Gold Coating [ Sci-Tech, Awards ]

    NASA telescopes and Oscars trophies have gold coating is made by the same company- Epner Technology uses gold electroplating for NASA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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    Image of Gold Used in NASA Telescopes

    Image of Gold Used in NASA Telescopes

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  • Jul 23, 2018
  • 1 Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE): Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards [ Awards ]

    The President of India inaugurated Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE) in New Delhi. He also presented Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards. The festival aims to celebrate creativity and innovations.

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    Image of Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards

    Image of Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards

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  • Jul 17, 2018
  • 1 South Western Railway Awarded Safety Shield for Train Operations for 2017-18 [ Awards, Railways ]

    During 2017 - 18, South Western Railway (SWR) registered best figures & tremendous improvements in key areas of safety pertaining to train operations among all Zonal Railways and was awarded Railway Minister’s Safety Shield for 2017 - 18.

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    Image of Train Accidents Per Million Kilometers Run

    Image of train accidents per million kilometers run

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  • Jul 4, 2018
  • 1 World Intellectual Property Day: CSIR Bags National Intellectual Property (IP) Award 2018 [ Edu., Awards ]

    Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) was awarded National Intellectual Property Award, 2018 on 26th April, 2018 for being top research & development organisation for patents & commercialisation.

    Image of CSIR Organisational Structure

    Image of CSIR Organisational Structure

    Image of CSIR Organisational Structure

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  • Jun 25, 2018
  • 1 India Won “Best Exhibitor Award” at ITB – Berlin [ Awards ]

    India won Best Exhibitor Award at ITB–Berlin World Tourist Meet convened at Berlin, Germany. More than 100 countries had participated in the mega meet with their respective Tourism Ministers. It is the first time India has won this prize.

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    Image of 50 Years ITB History

    Image of 50 Years ITB History

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 17) [ Sports, Health, Awards, Schemes & Proj. ]

    National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi - nomadic Tribe: The National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi - nomadic Tribes has given its report in 2016. While some of these communities want recognition as SCs/STs and OBCs, others want recognition as DNTs/NTs.

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  • May 23, 2018
  • 1 21st of April is Civil Services Day- Four Priority Programmes Identified for PM’S Awards [ Awards ]

    On the 21st of April, The Civil Services Day is celebrated every year, where civil servants rededicate themselves to public service and awards for excellence in Public Administration are conferred. The Awards are given to acknowledge the exemplary and innovative work done by the

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  • May 8, 2018
  • 1 16-Yr Haryana Girl is Youngest Indian to Win a World Cup Gold in Shooting in ISSF World Cup [ Sports, Awards ]

    Manu Bhaker, clinched women’s 10m air pistol gold at the ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico in a tournament organized by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). Manu was introduced to shooting at her school Universal Senior Secondary school in Goriya Village in 201

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  • Mar 31, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar Nobel Participants & Indian Laureates (Important) [ Edu., Sci-Tech, Awards ]

    The Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 5, 2018, hosted a one-day Nobel Laureates Seminar organized by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India in association with the Nobel Foundation.

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    Image of Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar

    Image of Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar

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  • Mar 30, 2018
  • 1 Mumbai International Film Festival 2018 to Honour Shyam Benegal [ Awards ]

    Eminent filmmaker Shyam Benegal has been honoured with the V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award of the Mumbai International Film Festival in the field of Documentary, Shorts & Animation Films.

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    Image of Shyam Benegal

    Image of Shyam Benegal

    Facts about 15th Mumbai Internatio

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  • Mar 7, 2018
  • 1 Dr. Vinod Paul is the First Indian to Win IhsanDogRamaci Family Health Foundation Prize [ Awards ]

    NITI Aayog member Dr Vinod Paul became first Indian to be awarded prestigious IhsanDogramaci Family Health Foundation Prize by World Health Organisation. It will be formally presented at World Health Assembly to be held in Geneva, Switzerland in May 2018.

    Global Recognition for Dr Vinod Paul, Member, NITIAayog

    Global Recognition for Dr Vinod Paul, Member, NITIAayog

    Global Recognition for Dr Vinod Paul, Member, NITIAayog

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  • Mar 1, 2018
  • 1 Padma Award Selection Process Transformed- Common People Being Honoured [ Policy-Governance, Awards, Speeches ]

    Prime Minister said that the government has transformed the process for selecting Padma award winners. Identity of the awardee is not the deciding factor of the award, rather the importance of his/her work is increasing.

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    Padma Award Winners Image

    Padma award winners Image

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  • Feb 19, 2018
  • 1 President of India Felicitates Exceptional Women Achievers [ Awards ]

    The government of India felicitated 112 exceptional women who are the first to set a milestone in their respective fields after an extensive research process by the Ministry of Women & Child Development.

    President of India to felicitate exceptional women achievers

    President of India to Felicitate Exceptional Women Achievers

    President of India to felicitate exceptional women achievers

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  • Jan 11, 2018
  • 1 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award Winners [ Awards ]

    National academy of letters “Sahitya Academy” announced 24 poets and authors to be conferred the 2016 Sahitya Akademi Award in 24 different Indian languages. The award is given for books published between January 2011 and December 2015.

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    Image of 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award Winners

    Image of 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award Winners

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  • Dec 3, 2017
  • 1 Cities Awarded for Best Urban Transport Practices [ Awards ]

    The Awards for the ‘Best Urban Transport Practices’ were given by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for winning cities. Mysuru, Kochi, Surat, Chittor, and Hyderabad were main winners. MP, Bhopal, Lucknow, Noida, Pune, and Thiruvananthapuram were other Award Winners.

    Image of Awards for the ‘Best Urban Transport Practices’

    Image of Awards for the ‘Best Urban Transport Practices’

    Image of Awards for the ‘Best Urban Transport Practices’

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  • Nov 9, 2017
  • 1 2017 Nobel Prices- Medicine, Chemistry, Literature and Peace [ Awards ]

    Five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Alfred Nobel in 1895 are awarded for outstanding contributions in chemistry, physics, literature, peace, and physiology or medicine. The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall (72), Michael Rosbash (7

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  • 2 Gauri Lankesh First Indian to Win Anna Politkovskaya Award & CNR Rao Selected for Von Hippel Award [ Awards ]

    Late Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh was awarded “Reach All Women in WAR” (RAW in WAR) Anna Politkovskaya Award. Eminent Scientist and Bharat Ratna Prof C. N. R. Rao was awarded 2017 Von Hippel Award, the highest international prize in materials research.

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    Image of Kannada Journalist Gauri Lankesh

    Image of Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh

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  • Sep 27, 2017
  • 1 ‘The Man Who Saved the World’ Dies in Russia [ Awards ]

    Stanislav Petrov a Soviet military officer credited with helping prevent US-Russia nuclear war died at the age of 77: Petrov dismissed a warning about US nuclear strike as a false alarm. The probe later proved that Petrov was right and prevented the war.

    Image of The Man who Saved the World

    Image of The Man Who Saved the World

    Image of The Man who Saved the World

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  • Aug 12, 2017
  • 1 Indian-Origin British Sculptor Anish Kapoor Wins $ 1 Million Israeli Prize [ Scholarship Upd. ]

    Renowned Indian - origin British sculptor Anish Kapoor was honored with the prestigious $1 million 2017 Genesis Prize. Prize is given for his utmost contribution for Jewish community. He was chosen by the prize committee headed by Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky.

    Genesis winner 2017, Indian-Origin Anish Kapoor

    Genesis Winner 2017, Indian-Origin Anish Kapoor

    Genesis winner 2017, Indian-Origin Anish Kapoor

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