Current Affairs - Awards In News

Genesis Prize 2022

Albert Bourla, chairman and CEO of Pfizer, has been awarded the 2022 Genesis Prize for his “leadership, determination and especially for his willingness to assume great risks” in developing a coronavirus vaccine in record time.

  • Pfizer's vaccine was the first to win U.S. approval for emergency use in December 2020.

Golden Globe Awards 2022

The 79th Golden Globe Awards honored the best in film and American television of 2021, as chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

  • The ceremony took place on January 9, 2022.

National Water Awards 2020

On 7th January 2021, the Union Jal Shakti Ministry announced 3rd National Water Awards-2020.

Best State: In the Best State category, Uttar Pradesh has been awarded first prize, followed by Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.


Indian Navy, Coast Guard among winners of IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

This year, IMO council awarded Certificate of Commendation to Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and Master along with crew members of tugboat Ocean Bliss for exceptional and courageous efforts towards rescue operation of M/T New Diamond, which caught fire and was drifting towards the coast, laden with inflammable cargo.


56th & 57th Jnanpith Award

Assamese poet Nilmani Phookan and Konkani writer Damodar Mauzo has been conferred with the 56th and 57th Jnanpith Award respectively.



Rashtriya Kalidas Samman

The legendary santoor maestro and music composer Pandit Bhajan Sopori from Jammu & Kashmir has been awarded the National Kalidas Samman 2020 by the Government of Madhya Pradesh for his enormous contribution to Hindustani Classical Music (Santoor).

  • He belongs to the fabled Sopori Sufiana Gharana of Kashmir, the exclusive traditional Santoor family of the country with its roots spanning over more than 300 years.

Ratan Tata to get ‘Asom Baibav’

The Assam government has decided to confer the state’s highest civilian award, ‘Asom Baibav,’ on Ratan Naval Tata, for his contributions towards furthering cancer care in the state.


UNESCO Award to Indian Conservation Project

Delhi’s Nizamuddin Basti has received two awards at the Unesco Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation this year.

  • The conservation initiative at Nizamuddin bagged the Award of Excellence and Special Recognition for Sustainable Development Award.

Major Awards at 52nd IFFI

Golden Peacock (Best Film)

  • Ring Wandering (Japan) by Masakazu Kaneko

6th BRICS Film Festival Awards 2021

The 6th edition of the BRICS Film Festival was held alongside 52nd India International Film Festival (IFFI) from 20-28 November at Goa.


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