Pulitzer Prize-winning author and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee and Professor of Economics at Harvard University Raj Chetty have been nominated by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as ‘2020 Great Immigrants’ honourees.
Kritika Pandey has got the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The 29-year-old got the coveted recognition for her short story, The Great Indian Tee and Snakes, which moves around an unlikely friendship struck at the background of a tea stall.
Ex Reserve Bank of India governor C Rangarajan, who was awarded the first P C Mahalanobis Award in Official Statistics for lifetime achievements on the occasion of the National Statistics Day on 29th June, called upon the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) to put the disputes associated to national income at rest.
Dr Arvind Pandey, former Director National Institute of Medical Statistics (NIMS), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Dr. Akhilesh Chandra Kulshreshtha, Ex-Addl. Director General, MoSPI, Government of India were jointly awarded with the esteemed Prof. P.V. Sukhatme National Award in Statistics.
Kerala’s Health Minister KK Shailaja was respected by the United Nations for her struggles to stop the coronavirus pandemic. She was among a few of the world leaders called to speak on the occasion of the United Nations Public Service Day.
Maharashtra Culture Minister Amit Deshmukh declared that Vithabai Narayangaokar lifetime achievement award 2018-19 will be awarded to the senior tamasha (folk art) artist, Gulabbai Sangamnerkar and Sangeetacharya Annasaheb Kirloskar musical theatre lifetime achievement award will be presented to expert theatre actress-singer Madhuvanti Dandekar.
THE HIMACHAL Pradesh Panchayati raj department has got first prize under the e-Panchayat Puraskars-2020, to be presented by the Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced on 24th June.
Germany’s publishers and booksellers association—has declared on June 17 that Indian economist, philosopher, and Nobel (1998) laureate Amartya Sen is the winner of the 2020 Peace Prize of the German book trade.
Martyapura Re Jamaraj (‘Yamaraj on earth’), a short film released by a group from the Ankushpur village of Odisha’s Ganjam district has honored with a special jury award at the COVID-19 International Film Festival 2020.