Presidential Medal of Freedom: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas passes away

Published: February 6, 2020

Veteran Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas has recently passed away at the age of 103. The legendary actor was born in Amsterdam and his original name was Issur Danielovitch Demsky. He made his Hollywood debut in 1946 with the film “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers” and Kirk Douglas became a leading box-office icon of Hollywood ..

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I. M. Pei, a pillar of modern architecture, dies at 102 in US

Published: May 18, 2019

Ieoh Ming Pei, the globe-trotting, versatile, preeminent Chinese-US architect who created a distinct brand of modern building design with his sharp lines and exquisite structures, has died at age of 102 years. Background I.M. Pei was born on 26 April 1917, in Canton, China and in 1935 he came to United States with plans to ..

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Tiger Woods honoured with 2019 US Presidential Medal of Freedom

Published: May 9, 2019

On May 6, US President Donald Trump bestowed Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. He won his first major in nearly 11 years at last month’s Masters Tournament, a comeback that captivated the sporting world. Woods is only the fourth and the youngest ..

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7 people including late singer Elvis Presley awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Published: November 12, 2018

United States President Donald Trump will present 7 distinguished individuals including late singer Elvis Presley 2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 16, 2018. These seven awardees includes three posthumous recipients- Music legend Elvis Presley, baseball great Babe Ruth and late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia. Other four are  philanthropist and heavyweight political donor Miriam ..

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Comedian Ellen DeGeneres receives America’s highest civilian honour

Published: November 23, 2016

Comedian Ellen DeGeneres was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is America’s highest civilian honour. President Obama honoured 21 people with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the White House including actors, performers, scientists, athletes, among others. The prominent awardees were actors Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Robert Redford and Cicely Tyson, musicians Bruce Springsteen and Diana Ross, Philanthropists ..

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