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Category: Awards

SAIL receives the Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2020

Steel Authority of India Limited
  • Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has been conferred the esteemed Golden Peacock Environment Management Award for the year 2020 in the Steel Sector by the Institute of Directors.
  • The company has been the winner of this award for consecutive two years and this shows testimony to the efforts made by it for sustainable and environmentally responsible steel making. This award is one of the most coveted awards in the category.

UNEP declares 2020 Champions of the Earth Award

United Nations Environment Programme
  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has declared six laureates of the 2020 Champions of the Earth award, the UN’s highest environmental honor. The Champions were selected for their transformative impact on the environment and their leadership in urging bold and decisive action on behalf of the planet and its inhabitants.

Myanmar’s Paul Sein Twa wins Goldman Environmental Prize 2020

Paul Sein Twa
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Asia Regional Office bestowed Paul Sein Twa, for Goldman Environmental Prize 2020 for Asia.
  • This award is presented to him for his efforts in promoting the self-determination of the Karen people in managing their natural resources.

Ashraf Patel gets Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award – India 2020

Ashraf Patel
  • Ashraf Patel, the founder member and Board member of Pravah and ComMutiny – The Youth Collective (CYC) has been announced as the winner of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year (SEOY) Award – India 2020.
  • The award was conferred by the Union Minister of Women & Child Development & Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani.

Bajrang Punia, Elavenil Valarivan get Sportsperson of the Year awards

Bajrang Punia, Elavenil Valarivan
  • Indian athletes, Bajrang Punia (Freestyle-Wrestling) and Elavenil Valarivan (Shooting) won the top honors at the virtually held FICCI India Sports Awards 2020 on the back of the 10th Global Sports Summit.
  • The two athletes, who have had an extraordinary 2019-20 season, won the Sportsperson of the Year awards in their respective categories.

Carolina Araujo wins the 2020 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians

Carolina Araujo
  • The year 2020 Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians was won by Dr. Carolina Araujo, Mathematician from the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Her work area concentrates on birational geometry, which strives to classify and describe the structure of algebraic varieties.

Sonu Sood tops 50 Asian Celebrities in The World list 2020

Sonu Sood
  • Indian actor, Sonu Sood has topped the first-of-its-kind ’50 Asian Celebrities In The World’ 2020 list, issued by UK based Eastern Eye newspaper.
  • The 47-year-old talented Bollywood star has been honored for his inspirational philanthropic work during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially helping migrant workers reach their hometowns.

Invest India wins United Nations Investment Promotion Award 2020

Invest India
  • The Geneva-based United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has awarded the 2020 United Nations Investment Promotion Award to Invest India, the National Investment Promotion Agency of India.
  • Invest India was declared the winner from among the 180 global Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs).

Raj Kamal Jha gets Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize

Raj Kamal Jha
  • Journalist-author, Raj Kamal Jha has got the 3rd Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for his novel, “The City and The Sea”.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the winner of the $5,000 prize was declared online in Copenhagen, Denmark.

ICAR obtains 2020 King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award

  • The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), has obtained the prestigious International King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award for 2020.
  • The award was presented yearly by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).