List of Important Awards and Honours 2020 PDF Download


List of Important Awards and Honours 2020 PDF Download
List of Important Awards and Honours 2020 PDF Download



Important Awards and Honors 2020 PDF: Awards and honors are one of the most important subjects of current affairs of government exams like SSC, Banking, Railways, UPSC, State PCS and other competitive examinations. We have listed some important awards and honors of 2020.


We have attached here the list of awards and honors throughout the month 2020. Note them in your notebook and revise for your exam.

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    List of National Awards 2020

    • Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) Award 2019 → Nitin Sethi and Shiv Sahai Singh
    • ‘Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2019 → Wing Commander Gajanand Yadav
    • National Sports Promotion Award 2020 → Army Sports Institute, Pune
    • International Booker Prize 2020 for his debut novel Com the Discom of Evening '→ Marike Lucas Rijnfeld
    • National Award for Teachers 2020 → Sudha Penuli
    • First Gold Medal for India in Mental Count World Cup (MCWC) → Neelkanth Bhanu Prakash Jonnaladda
    • Lokmanya Tilak National Journalism Award → Sanjay Gupta (Editor-in-chief of Til Jagran).
    • National Award for Excellence to Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu → Dr. MS Swaminathan.
    • Plastic Waste Management Award -2020 → Dibrugarh District, India's Best District in Plastic Waste Management Category during Swachh Bharat Highway 2019.
    • Swachhata Darpan Award 2020 → Peddapalli District.
    • E-Governance 'Award of Excellence' → cVIGIL and Voter Helpline App for the year 2019.
    • 2019-2020 PEN Gauri Lankesh Award → Yusuf Jamil.
    • Andhra Pradesh Real Time Pollution Monitoring System (RTPMS) has received the National e-Governance Award 2019-20.
    • Dr. for politics Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Award 2020 → Sarbananda Sonowal
    • Prem Bhatia Award for Political Reporting for his work on Kovid-19 epidemic issues - Dipankar Ghosh
    • Gustave Trophy Award for Excellence in Electric Boats and Boating - Aditya Boats
    • Prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2019 - NTPC Limited
    • Pro. P. C. Mahalanobis Award - Chakravarthy Rangarajan
    • 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award - Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar
    • SKYTRAX Award for Best Regional Airport in India and Central Asia - Kempegowda International Airport
    • IIFTC Tourism Impact Award 2020 - Zoya Akhtar
    • Paul Harris Fellow Recognition - CM Palaniswamy
    • E-Panchayat Award-2020 - Himachal Pradesh
    • EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 - Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
    • Chief Minister Darpan's website and mobile app has been awarded "Elite Excellence Awards-2020" under 'Digital India Initiative' for monitoring the ambitious Surji Gaon Yojana and other major schemes of the Government of Chhattisgarh.
    • Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2020 for a short documentary "Chi Lupo" - Kezung de Thongdok
    • Richard Dawkins Award - Javed Akhtar
    • International Awards 2020
    • The Karamveer Chakra Award has been instituted by the United Nations and the International Confederation (iCONGO) - Sunil Yadav SS.
    • President Award in Singapore for Outstanding Services - Kala Narayanasamy
    • 2020 Toronto International Film Festival Tribute Actor Award - Kate Winslet
    • US-India Business Council (USIBC) Global Leadership Award 2020 - Natarajan Chandrasekaran and Jim Taichlet
    • 2020 Von Karman Award for International Academy of Astronautics - K. Sivan
    • "Top Promoter" Award at Global Humanitarian Awards 2020 - Sachin Awasthi
    • European 2020 US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership Award - IOC New Headquarters in Lausanne
    • 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Award for his short story The Great Indian Tea and Snakes - Kritika Pandey
    • BET 2020 Humanitarian Award for her long term philanthropic work - Beyonce
    • World No Tobacco Day Award 2020 - Socio-Economic and Educational Development Society (SEEDS)
    • France's Christoph Merieux Award for the year 2020 - Quaresha Abdul Karim
    • New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) "Inventor of the Year Award" for the year 2020 - Rajiv Joshi
    • United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award (2019) - Indian Army Officer Suman Gawani
    • Medal by World War II Russia - Kim Jong-un
    • "Medal of the Order of Australia" 2020 - Shobha Shekhar (Founder of Music Organization, Kalkurti in Australia)
    • Gulbenkian Award for Humanity - Greta Thunberg
    • The United Nations honors Kerala Health Minister KK Selja for his efforts to fight the coronovirus epidemic in his state.
    • Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Award - Deccan Development Society
    • 2020 Nelson Mandela Award - Mariana Verdinoianis of Greece and Morrisana Coyette of Guinea.
    • Marcus Wallenberg Prize (MWP) 2020 'or Nobel Prize for Forest Sector - Nicholas C. Kops, Richard H. Warning and Joseph J. Landsberg
    • Abel Prize for Mathematics 2020 - Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis
    • NASA's prestigious Public Service Medal - Ranjit Kumar
    • QualityZ Culinary Cup 2020 - Chef Angad Singh Rana
    • World Food Award 2020 - Indian-American Soil Scientist, Ratan Lal


    Sports Awards and Honors 2020

    • Sixth time → Male Player of the Year at the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards → Cristiano Ronaldo.

    BCCI Annual Awards 2020

    • Polly Umrigar Award and Dilip Sardesai Award → Jasprit Bumrah.
    • Best International Cricketer (Female) Award → Poonam Yadav.
    • Col CK Naidu Lifetime Achievement Award → Chris Srikanth and Anjum Chopra.
    • Best international debut in men's and women's category → Mayank Agarwal and Shaifali Verma.


    ICC Awards 2019

    • Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for Best Cricketer of the Year → Ben Stokes (England).
    • Test Cricketer of the Year → Pat Cummins (Australia).
    • ODI Cricketer of the Year → Rohit Sharma (India).
    • T20I Display of the Year → Deepak Chahar.
    • Emerging Cricketer of the Year → Marnus Labuschagne (Australia).
    • Spirit of Cricket Award → Virat Kohli stops fans provoking Steve Smith at the Oval.
    • David Shepherd Trophy for Umpire of the Year → Richard Illingworth, England.


    Kerala Sports Awards

    • Muhammad Anas winning the GV Raja Award for Athletics (Male).
    • In the women's category, PC Thulasi was declared the winner for the GV Raja Award.

    ⏩ World Sports Athlete of the Year Award → Rani Rampal.
    ⏩ The Been NBA All-Star Game MVP award is permanently named after Kobe Bryant.


    Laurel Awards 2020

    • Laureus World Sportsman of the Year → Lewis Hamilton and Lionel Messi.
    • Laureus World Sportsman of the Year → Simon Biles.
    • Laureus World Team of the Year → South Africa Men's Rugby Team.
    • Laureus Best Sporting Moment: the one placed on the shoulders of the nation '→ Sachin Tendulkar.
    • Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award → Dirk Nowitzki.


    2019 ESPN India Awards

    • ESPN's Women's Sportsperson of the Year Award → PV Sindhu.
    • Sportsperson of the Year (Male) → Saurabh Chaudhary (Shooter).
    • Lifetime Achievement Award → Balbir Singh Sr. (Hockey).
    • Emerging Sportsperson of the Year → Deepak Punia.
    • The comeback of the Year → Koneru Hampi.
    • Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA) 2019
    • Sportsperson of the Year → PV Indus.
    • Cricketer of the Year → Rohit Sharma.
    • Team of the Year → Indian Men's Hockey Team.
    • Annual Hockey India Awards
    • Hockey India Player of the Year → Rani Rampal in the women's category.
    • Hockey India Player of the Year (Male) → Manpreet Singh.

    ❖ Inaugural BBC Indian Sportswomen of the Year Award → PV Sindhu.

    ❖ The BBC awarded PT Usha the Lifetime Achievement Award.


    Cricket South Africa (CSA) Annual Awards

    • Men's 'Cricketer of the Year' - Quinton de Cock
    • Female Cricketer of the Year and ODI Cricketer of the Year Award - Laura Volvard
    • One day and T20 player of the year - Pacer Lungi Engidi

    ● First Indian to win Fed Cup Heart Award from Asia / Oceania zone - Sania Mirza


    Film and Music Awards 2020


    • 2019 Harivarasanam Award → Composer and composer Ilaiyaraaja.
    • The award has been instituted by the Kerala State Government and is being given since 2012.
    • National Lata Mangeshkar Award for 2018 → Famous singer Suman Kalyanpur and composer Kuldeep Singh.
    • WBR Golden Era of Bollywood Honors by World Book of Records in London → Manoj Kumar.


    Golden Globe Awards 2020

    • Best Motion Picture (Drama) → 1917.
    • Best Motion Picture (Musical / Comedy) → Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino.
    • Best Director (Motion Picture) → Sam Mendes, 1917.
    • Best Actress in a Motion Picture → Renee Zellweger, Judy.
    • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) → Joaquin Phoenix, Joker.
    • Best Motion Picture (Foreign) → Parasite.
    • Best Motion Picture (Animated) → Missing Link.
    • Cecil b. DeMille Award → Tom Hanks.
    • Carol Burnett Award → Ellen DeGeneres.


    62nd Annual Grammy Awards

    • Record of the year → "Bad Guy", Billy Ilish.
    • Album of the year → When we all go to sleep, where do we go? - Billy Illish.
    • Song of the Year → "Bad Guy", Billy Ellish.
    • Best New Artist → Billy Ilish.


    65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020

    • Best Film → Film Gully Boy '.
    • Zoya Akhtar for Best Director → 'Gully Boy'.
    • Ranveer Singh for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) → Singh Gully Boy '.
    • Alia Bhatt for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) → hatt Gully Boy '.
    • Lifetime Achievement Award → Ramesh Sippy.
    • Excellence in Cinema → Govinda.
    • Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020
    • Best Film → Super 30.
    • Best Actor → Hrithik Roshan.


    Oscar Awards 2020

    • The best photo → Parasite.
    • Best Actress → Renee Zellweger, Judy.
    • Best Actor → Joaquin Phoenix, Joker.
    • Best Director → Bong Joon-ho, Parasite.
    • Animated Short Film → Hair Love.
    • Animated Feature Film → Toy Story 4


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    Literature and Academic Award 2020

    • UK Costa Debut Award 2019 for his debut novel The Hope and the Spirit Bird '→ Jasbinder Bilan.
    • Basudev Jalan Award of Assam Sahitya Sabha → Kapoor Chand Jain
    • Green Ratna Award 2019 → Dr. N. Kumar (Vice-Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University).
    • The Motherland Book of the Year was awarded for his translated book "Blue is like Blue → Vinod Kumar Shukla".
    • Mystic Kalinga Sahitya Puraskar - Indian and Global Language → Odisha writer Manoj Das.
    • Honorary Doctorate by the University of Manchester → Ratan Tata.
    • Ruchika Tomar prestigious 2020 PEN / Hemingway Award for her novel which is → A Prayer for Travelers.
    • Santanu Das, Mirza Waheed won the Hindu Award 2019.
    • Deutsche Wale's Freedom of Speech Award 2020 - Siddharth Varadarajan
    • William E. Colby Award for his book Midnight in Chernobyl - Adam Higginbotham
    • 2020 PEN / Hemingway Award for her novel A Prayer for Travelers - Ruchika Tomar
    • Hindu Award 2019
    • Story - Mirza Waheed (Tell her everything)
    • Non-Fiction - Santanu Das (India, Empire and World War I Culture: Writings, Pictures and Songs).


    Social and Environmental Award 2020

    • Champion of Change Award-2019 → Hemant Soren.
    • International Gandhi Award for Leprosy Year 2019 → Dr. Ns Dharmshaktu.
    • Swami Vivekananda Karmayogi Award 2020 → Forest Man of India Jadav Penge.
    • 128th Commonwealth Points of Light Award Winner → Jadav Paeng.
    • The Order of Australia Honor → Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.
    • Jagjivan Ram Innovative Farmer Award - T. Purushothaman (Shrimp Farmer)
    • 2020 Diana Award for her Recycler App - Freya Thakral
    • Amartya Sen - German Book Trade's Peace Prize for his decades-long work around global justice issues
    • Edison Award under Social Innovation category - Tata Power
    • 'Hero to Animals Award' by PETA India - Naveen Patnaik
    • Skole Award for Social Entrepreneurship 2020 - Indian NGO ARMMAN
    • Order of the Rising Sun by the Government of Japan - Thangjam Dhabali Singh (Doctor by profession and founder of Manipur Tourism Forum (MTF))


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    Science and Technology Award 2020

    • Merk Young Scientist Award 2019 for doing remarkable research in chemical sciences → Shakya Sinha Sen
    • SERB Women's Excellence Award 2020 → Dr. Neeti Kumar
    • Young Career Award 2020 in Nanotechnology and Technology by Department of Science and Technology - Saurabh Lodha
    • Dr. for the period 2017-2019. MS Swaminathan Award - V Praveen Rao
    • Nikkei Asia Award 2020 - IIT Madras Professor T Pradeep


    Miscellaneous Awards 2020

    • ICSI Lifetime Achievement Award → Indu Jain (Chairman, Bennett Coleman & Company Limited (BCCL).
    • WEF's Lighthouse Network → Tata Steel's annual meeting of the World Economic Forum to join Kalinganagar.
    • Ayurveda Ratan Award 2020 in Brussels → Dr. Pratap Chauhan.
    • Kannada Ratna Award → Actor Rishabh Shetty.
    • Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), won the Outstanding Business Leader of the Year.
    • TCS also received the prestigious award of the company.
    • Mukesh Ambani, President, Reliance Industries, was recognized as the Distinguished Business Leader of the Decade at the Indian Business Leaders Awards (IBLA).
    • Former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was posthumously given the Hall of Fame award for his contribution to the Indian economy.
    • Uganda's Largest Citizen Award (Gold Jubilee Medal-Citizen) → Businessman Rajesh Chaplot.
    • Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Woman Media person, 2019 - jointly won by The Wire senior editor Arfa Khanam Sherwani and freelance journalist Rohini Mohan.
    • IIFTC Tourism Impact Award 2020 → Zoya Akhtar.
    • French Honor ier Chevalier Duns lOrdre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) → Sanjana Kapoor.


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