Awards, Persons & Places in News

Awards Current Affairs 2020-2021 covers all Current Affairs related to various Awards, Prize and Personalities winning them. These Current Affairs are suitable for UPSC , Civil Services, SSC, Railways, Banking, IBPS and all other competitive exams of India.

Cannes Film Festival 2021: ‘Titane’ wins Palme d’or

French director, Julia Ducournau of ‘Titane’, a horror drama becomes the first female director in the last 28 years to win the Palme d’or at Cannes Film Festival. Cannes Film Festival 2021 On July 18, 2021, the awards of the 74th Cannes Film Festival were handed out at the closing ceremony of the event in ..

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Two Indian Organization wins UNDP Equator Prize 2021

Two Indian communities have bagged this year’s UNDP Equator Prize. They have won this prestigious prize for their exceptional achievement in exhibiting innovative, local and various nature-based solutions for tackling climate change and biodiversity loss and also achieving their local development goals. Winners from India Out of the ten winners globally, the two Indian winning ..

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PM invites people’s nominations for Padma Awards

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited people to send nominations for Padma Awards 2022. Padma Awards are announced every year on the eve of Republic Day. About Padma Awards Padma awards are the highest civilian honors in India. As of 2020, 3123 people have received them. These awards are conferred in three categories Padma Vibhushan- ..

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Mansukh Mandaviya: India’s new Health Minister

Mansukh Mandaviya, Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat, has been appointed as new Health Minister of India in a major cabinet reshuffle. Key points Mandaviya has replaced Dr Harsh Vardhan who was in charge of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences since 2019. Mandaviya will ..

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Dr Rajendra Kishore Panda awarded 2020 Kuvempu Rashtriya Puraskar

Odia poet, Dr Rajendra Kishore Panda, has been awarded Kuvempu Rashtriya Puraskar 2020. Highlights Name of Dr Panda was finalized by a three-member committee under the chairmanship of Prof. Hampa Nagarajaiah. Other members of the committee include Bengali author Shyamal Bhattacharya, Kannada poet Dr. H.S. Shivaprakash & Agrahara Krishnamurthy, former secretary of Central Sahitya Academy. ..

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