Awards and honours 2022 and 2021 Important for SSC, NTPC

All the list of awards and honours 2022-2021

Current Affairs is an integral part of the General Awareness section of most of the competitive exams. The awards and honours are one of the important topics of all the Competitive exams. In this section, questions related to the awards, are asked in Government exams.
Aspirants preparing for the upcoming Government exams like UPSC, Railway exam, SSC, etc. can find this article helpful for the current affairs section. This article contains the list of awards and honours for the year 2022, 2021 and 2020.

National and Padma Awards

Bharat Ratna

It is the India’s highest-civilian award given for the for the exceptional service to the advancement of art, literature and science, and in recognition of public service of the highest order. This award was started on 2 January 1954

The first three recipients of the Bharat Ratan award were Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, C. Rajagopalachari and Dr. C.V. Raman while Khan Adbul Ghaffar Khan was the first foreigner to be honoured with this award in 1987.

The latest Bharat Ratan Award  of 2019 were given to:

  • Pranab Mukherjee
  • Nanaji Deshmukh
  • Bhupen Hazarika

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prizes are the most prestigious awards available in their respective fields. Nobel Prizes are awarded in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace in the beginning. The first distribution of the prizes took place on 10 December 1901, since then every year on the 10 of December these awards are given. In 1968, a sixth prize was established in the field of Economic Sciences.
These awards are given in the name of Alfred Nobel and are given by the Nobel Foundation, Sweden.

Nobel Prize for 2021

Nobal Prize


Nobel Prize in Peace 2021

Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov : For their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression in
democracy and freedom of the press.

Nobel Prize in Literature 2021

Abdulrazak Gurnah
For writing on issues such as the refugee crisis and colonialism.

Nobal Prize in Ecomomic 2021

David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens For research on the labour market impacts of minimum wage, immigration and education, and for creating the scientific framework to allow conclusions to be drawn from such studies that can’t use traditional methodology.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021

Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan
For the development of asymmetric organocatalysis.

Nobel Prize in Physics 2021

Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi
For the physical modelling of Earth's climate,reliably predicting global warming and
for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2021

David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian

For their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.

Nobel Prize for 2020

Nobal Prize


Nobel Prize in Peace 2020

World Food Programme (WFP)

Nobel Prize in Literature 2020

Louise Gluck 

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of a method for genome editing.

Nobel Prize in Physics 2020

Roger Penrose for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity. The other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy.

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020

Harvey J. Alter(America), Charles M. Rice (America) and Michael Houghton (Britain) for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus.

awards and honours current affairs

Awards given on the field of Movies

List of awards given in BAFTA 2022

  • Best Film: The Power of the Dog
  • Best Actress in Leading Role: Joanna Scanlan, After Love
  • Best Actor in Leading Role: Will Smith, King Richard

Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2022

  • Film of the Year Award: Pushpa: The Rise
  • Best Film Award: Shershaah
  • Best Actor Award: Ranveer Singh for film 83
  • Best Actress Award: Kriti Sanon for film Mimi

List of Awards and honour given in 2022

AwardsAwards received by
Karolina BielawskaMiss World 2021
Rizwana HasanUS International Women of Courage Award 202
Deepak DharHas become the first Indian to be awarded the Boltzmann Medal given in field of Physics
PR SreejeshWorld Games Athlete of the Year award for 2021
Daryl MitchellICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2021
Neeraj ChopraLaureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award 2022
Zishaan A Latif RamnathGoenka Award in the Photo Journalism
Dr. Satish AdigaIndian Council of Medical Research National Award
Clive LloydKnighthood by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle
Sushmita SenInternational Association of Working Women Award at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) 2021
Prajakta KoliIndia’s First-ever ‘Youth Climate Champion’ by UNDP
Shinzo AbeNetaji Award 2022
Neeraj ChopraParam Vishisht Seva Medal
Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (Tamil Nadu)TX2 award for doubling the population of wild tigers
Ratan TataAssam government’s highest civilian award (Assam Baibhav)
V Praveen RaoDr. M S Swaminathan Award for 2017-19
Anju Bobby GeorgWoman of the Year Award by the World Athletics
Harshaali MalhotraDr Ambedkar Award 2022
Neena GuptaRamanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians

Important awards and honour list for 2021


Award Received by

Miss Universe 2021

Harnaaz Sandhu

Highest civilian honour of Bhutan, Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo

Narendra Modi

 Knighthood award from Bristish Government

Lewis Hamilton 

Time magazine’s 2021 Athlete of the Year

Simone Biles

56th Jnanpith Award

Assamese poet Nilmani Phookan Jr

57th Jnanpith Award

Konkani novelist Damodar Mauzo

 FIFA Ballon d'Or award

Lionel Messi

Basavashree award 2021 by Karnataka

Puneeth Rajkumar (Kannada actor)

Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2020

Priyanka Mohite

2021 JCB prize for Literature, for his book "Delhi: A Soliloquy"

M Mukundan

International Children’s Peace Prize for recycling household waste and tackling pollution

Vihaan and Nav Agarwal

12th Manipur State Award for Literature 2020

Beryl Thanga

Indian Film Personality of the Year award at the International Film Festival of India 2021

Hema Malini and Prasoon Joshi

Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021 by the Badminton World Federation

Prakash Padukone

Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021

Anita Desai

Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 2021

Pratham NGO

1st Indian to be honoured with the Knighthood of Parte Guelfa

Dr. S K Sohan Roy

Right Livelihood Award 2021 

Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE)

US India Business Council (USIBC) for the 2021 Global Leadership Award

Shiv Nadar and Mallika Srinivasan

Satyajit Ray Award 2021

B Gopal

Aryabhata Award by the Astronautical Society of India

Dr. G Satheesh Reddy

22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence

Dr. Randeep Guleria

CK Prahlad award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership 2021

Satya Nadella

UNESCO’s Martial Arts Education Prize 2021

Kung Fu Nuns

Earth Guardian Award instituted by the NatWest Group India

Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation

Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2021

Tsitsi Dangarembga

Behler Turtle Conservation Award 2021

Shailendra Singh

Swami Brahmanand Award 2021

Anand Kumar

Florence Nightingale Award 2021

Bhanumati Gheewala

National Florence Nightingale Award 2020

Brigadier SV Sarasvati

Global Goals Awards 2021

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Changemaker Award 2021 

Fairooz Faizah Beether

Lokmanya Tilak National Award 2021

Dr Cyrus Poonawalla

Olympic Laurel at the Tokyo Games

Muhammad Yunus

International Dublin Literary Award 2021 for her novel ‘Lost Children Archive’

Valeria Luiselli

International Business Book of the Year Award 2021

Nitin Rakesh and Jerry Wind

International Booker Prize 2021 for ‘At Night All Blood Is Black’

David Diop

Nature TTL Photography Awards 2021 

Thomas Vijayan

“Order of Rising Sun” by the Japanese Government

Shyamala Ganesh

World Press Freedom Prize

Maria Ressa

Best Actor Award for his performance in a short film named ‘Happy Birthday’ at New York City International Film Festival

Anupam Kher

World Food Prize 2021 

Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted

International Invincible Gold Medal 2021

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

Prestigious Etienne Glichitch Award 2021

Hockey India

Spain’s top Princess of Asturias Award in the social sciences category, the Spanish prize foundation

Amartya Kumar Sen

Saraswati Samman 2020

Dr Sharankumar Limbale

Awards and honours for 2020


Award Received by

Kalinga Ratna Samman

Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan

 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award


2021 Film Archive Award by The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF)

Amitabh Bachchan

 Padma Vibhushan

Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister of Japan

BBC Indian Sportswoman of the year award

Koneru Humpy

BBC Lifetime Achievement award

Anju Bobby George

World Soil Day 2020 Award

Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR)

 Pritzker Architecture Prize 2021

Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal

 Gandhi Peace Prize 2020 

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Gandhi Peace Prize 2019

Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said

Vyas Samman 2020

Prof. Sharad Pagare

Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2020

Asha Bhosle

Global Teacher Prize 2020

Ranjitsinh Disale

Golden Globe Awards 2021  Best Film 


Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021

Robert Irwin

Skoch Chief Minister of the Year Award

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Miss India World 2020

Manasa Varanasi   

International Anti-Corruption Champions Award

Anjali Bharadwaj

CERA Week Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award

PM Narendra Modi

Eminent Engineer Award for the Year 2020

V K Yadav

Sahitya Gaurav Samman 2021

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

96th Tansen Music Festival award, given by MP

Satish Vyas

 First prize in Republic Day 2021

Ram Mandir, Tableau of Uttar Pradesh

JCB Prize in Literature for 2020

S Hareesh

Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award 2020

Ruskin Bond

International Children’s Peace Prize 2020

Sadat Rahman

 Booker Prize for Fiction 2020

Douglas Stuart

Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikhar Puraskar 2020 

Naseeruddin Shah

Gandhi Award 2020 

Sanjay Singh

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award 2020 

Aishwarya Sridhar

 UN Global Climate Action Award 2020 

Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) of India

Dayton Literacy Peace Prize’s 2020 

Margaret Atwood

Lata Mangeshkar Award 2020-21 

Usha Mangeshkar

SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award 

Sonu Sood

International Booker Prize 2020 for her debut novel ‘The Discomfort of Evening’ 

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

National Award to Teachers 2020 

Sudha Painuli

Mental Calculations World Cup (MCWC) 

Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash Jonnalagadda

P C Mahalanobis Lifetime Achievement Award 

C Rangarajan

Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020 

Kritika Pandey

Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2020 

Kezang D Thongdok

Von Karman Award 2020

K Sivan

Global Humanitarian Award 2020

Sachin Awasthi

President’s Award for Nurse in Singapore 

Kala Naryanasamy

Premier League Golden Boot Football Award 

Jamie Vardy

EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2020

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Richard Dawkins Award 2020

Javed Akhtar

World Food Prize 2020

Rattan Lal

German Book Trade for 2020 Peace Prize 

Amrtya Sen

e-Panchayat Puraskar-2020 

Himachal Pradesh

‘Hero to Animals Award’ by PETA India 

Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik

Wisden’s Leading Cricketer 2020 Men

Ben Stokes

Wisden’s Leading Cricketer 2020 Women

Ellyse Perry of Australia

MS Swaminathan Award

V Praveen Rao

Central Banker of the Year 2020’ for the Asia-Pacific region

Shaktikanta Das

1st Mathrubhumi Book of the Year Award 

Vinod Kumar Shukla

Lifetime Achievement Award by International Olympic Committee’s (IOC)

Pullela Gopichand

Miss Diva Universe 2020

Adline Castelino

Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award

Lewis Hamilton and Footballer Lionel Messi

Kalinga Literary Award

Manoj das

Swami Vivekananda Karmayogi Award 2020 

Jadav Payeng

‘Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu National Award for Excellence’ 

Dr M S Swaminathan

World Games Athlete of the Year’ Award

Rani Rampal

Miss Teen International 2019

Aayushi Dholakia

29th Saraswati Samman

Vasdev Mohi

Tyler Prize 2020 

Pavan Sukhdev

Miss Universe for the year 2019

Zozibini Tunzi

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Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh and Bhupen Hazarika
Bharat Ratan is the highest civilian award of India.
Param Vir Chakra is the highest gallantry award.
Nobel Prize is given in field of Peace, Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Medicine and Economic
Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman was awarded the Vir Chakra by President Ram Nath Kovind.

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