AWARDS - 2019 August

August 15

Dr. K Thangaraj, Chief Scientist, at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has bagged the prestigious J C Bose Fellowship for his outstanding scientific contributions in the field of population and medical genomics. The J C Bose fellowship is awarded to active scientists in recognition of their outstanding performance by the Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science & Technology.

President of India Ramnath Kovind awarded Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman to scholars of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic, Pali, Prakrit, Classical Kannada, Classical Telugu, Classical Malayalam and Classical Odiya for year 2019.  Dr.Addanki Srinivas, Dr. V. Triveni, Dr. D.K. Prabhakar has been conferred with Vyas Samman in Classical Telugu. The awards are annually conferred on the Independence Day. They were instituted in 2002 by Union Ministry of Human Resource Development. It is awarded to young scholars between 30 to 45 years of age. It carries a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh. These awards conferred to recognise contribution of scholars.

August 7

Actor Steve Coogan will be felicitated with the Charlie Chaplin Award for Excellence in Comedy by the British Academy's Los Angeles branch. Apart from Coogan, Jane Fonda will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, and Jackie Chan will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment. The Charlie Chaplin Award for Excellence in Comedy award recognizes the talents whose popularity and cultural impact exemplifies the uniquely transcendent quality of excellent comedy. The 2019 Britannia Awards will be held on October 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

August 2

The National order of Merit by the President of Guinea was awarded to the President of India, Mr. Ram Nath Kovind for the exceptional contribution to the advancement of overall relations and development between India and Guinea. This was in recognition of his role in promoting friendship and partnership between the people of both the countries.

Ravish Kumar, NDTV India's senior executive editor has been honoured with the prestigious 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award for his 'ethical journalism'. It is awarded annually to individuals or organizations from Asian region for their altruistic, selfless and philanthropic service. Ramon Magsaysay Award is the highest honour given to Asian individuals and organisations and often referred to as the Asian version of the Nobel Prize. Kumar has won the honour for his news show, Prime Time, which deals with real-life & under-reported problems of ordinary people. He is one among five individuals who were awarded.