Awards & Honours Current Affairs - 2019

Awards and Honours in Current Affairs 2019 with latest winners of various awards in India and world. Current Affairs list of awards and prize won in India and world for 2019.

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The Tribune’s Journalist wins RedInk Award

Rachna Khaira of The Tribune News Service has bagged prestigious RedInk Award for for Excellence in Indian Journalism ‘Journalist of the Year’ 2019 for her expose during 2018 on functioning of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and its Aadhaar data cache.

The Aadhar Expose

Investigation: conducted by Rachna Khaira confirmed that personal data of millions of citizens was at risk of being hacked/traded for a price. The series of sting operations run by journalist helped to raise serious doubts over government claims that Aadhaar data stored on UIDAI servers was safe and secure.

Then later many of the leads provided by her became part of a public interest litigation (PIL), which finally led to troublesome and mandatory aspects of Aadhaar being watered down. She is currently working for The Huffington Post.

About RedInk Awards for Excellence in Indian Journalism

The Red Ink awards are a set of annual awards which were instituted by The Mumbai Press Club in 2010.

They are bestowed upon an individual in recognition of his/her excellence in journalistic achievements as assessed by a special jury. These award grants national recognition to journalists by a professional body

Other Awardees of 2019

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award– was jointly awarded to two retired senior journalists-

Dinu Ranadive (94) who retired from Maharashtra Times: He covered Goa freedom struggle (1961), Bangladesh war (1970-71) and broke stories on cement scandal (1982).

Sebastian D’Souza, Photojournalist who served as Photo Editor for Mumbai Mirror: He achieved acclaim for his photographs that captured Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror attack on Mumbai on 26 November 2008.

PM Yoga Awards 2019

The Prime Minister’s Awards for outstanding contribution for Promotion and Development of Yoga 2019 were announced by the Ministry of AYUSH (Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy).

PM’s Awards for Outstanding Contribution for Promotion and Development of Yoga -2019

Award Recipients in various categories-

  1. Swami Rajarshi Muni of Life Mission, Gujarat: Individual Category- National

Swami is a practicing Yogi from Limbdi, Gujarat and is also spiritual Head and Chairman of Gujarat’s Lakulish Yoga University, an institution that facilitates students to excel in Yoga and to explore its different facets.

  1. Antonietta Rozzi of Italy: Individual Category – International

She is a practicing Yoga Teacher from Lerici, Italy with more than 42 years of experience in Yoga. Her work has supplemented recognition to Yoga as a promising academic field and to Yoga Therapy as a viable healing system in Europe.

  1. Bihar School of Yoga, Munger: Organisation Category – National

The school was founded in 1964 by Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati and is known for varieties of Yoga techniques.

  1. Japan Yoga Niketan of Japan: Organisation Category –International

It was established in 1980 and since then has been a torch-bearer of Yoga in Japan. The Yoga Institute runs many high quality Yoga training and therapy courses through which Yoga have developed roots in Japan.

Background: In 2016, on occasion of 2nd International Day of Yoga celebrations at Chandigarh, PM Narendra Modi had announced institution of awards for promotion and development of Yoga.

Selection Procedure: The guidelines for awards were developed by AYUSH Ministry and Nominations for awards were invited through open advertisement. Two committees constituted were- Screening Committee (for preliminary evaluation) and Evaluation Committee (Jury).

The selection of recipients was done among 79 nominations received under different categories. Firstly, a screening committee chaired by AYUSH secretary, drew up a shortlist from 79 applications and then, the jury, chaired by Cabinet Secretary recommended the awards to final recipients.

Prize: Awardees will be felicitated with Trophy, Certificate and Cash Prize of Rs.25 lakh each.