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By admin: March 21, 2023

1. Nepali wicketkeeper-batsman Asif Sheikh wins 2022 Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket Award

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Nepali wicketkeeper-batsman Asif Sheikh wins 2022 Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket Award

Nepalese wicketkeeper-batsman Asif Sheikh will be officially presented with the 2022 Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket Award by the MCC and the BBC later this year.

An Overview of the News

  • The award is presented annually by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), UK in association with the BBC.

  • The award was created in 2013 by the MCC and the BBC in memory of former MCC President and BBC Test Match Special Commentator Christopher Martin-Jenkins (CMJ), who was passionate about promoting the spirit of the game.

  • Sheikh was awarded for his sportsmanship shown in the men's T20 International between Nepal and Ireland in February 2022.

  • It is the first time in the award's history that the MCC and the BBC have invited public nominations for the award.

  • Sheikh's conduct was declared the winning entry.

  • Sheikh was also honoured with the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award in January 2022 for his works.

About Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)

Establishment - 1787

Founder - Thomas Lord

About International Cricket Council (ICC)

Establishment - 15 June 1909

Chairman - Greg Barclay

CEO - Geoff Allardyce

Headquarters - Dubai, United Arab Emirates


By admin: March 21, 2023

2. Bombay Jayashri chosen for Sangita Kalanidhi Award 2023 by Music Academy

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 Carnatic vocalist and Padma Shri awardee Bombay Jayashri

Renowned Carnatic vocalist and Padma Shri awardee Bombay Jayashri has been selected for the Sangita Kalanidhi award for 2023 by the Music Academy. 

An overview of the news

  • Jayashree is one of the foremost Carnatic musicians of today, trained initially by his parents and later by TR Balamani and violinist Lalgudi G. Jayaraman.

  • Apart from Carnatic music, Jayashree is also trained in Veena, classical dance and Hindustani music.

  • She is known for her melodious and meditative style of singing.

  • The Nritya Kalanidhi Award for dance has been given to Vasanthalaxmi Narasimhachari. She has specialized in Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi.

Sangeeta Kalanidhi Award

  • It is considered the highest honor in the field of Carnatic music.

  • It came into existence in 1942.

  • In 1942, it was decided that the composer would be honored with the title of Sangeet Kalanidhi, the award consisting of a gold medal and a Birudu Patra (citation).


By admin: March 18, 2023

3. Tamil writer Sivashankari honoured with Saraswathi Samman for acclaimed work "Surya Vamsam"

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The award is for his book "Surya Vamsam", a memoir published in Tamil in 2019.

Noted Tamil writer Sivasankari has been conferred with the prestigious Saraswati Samman for the year 2022.

The award is for his book "Surya Vamsam", a memoir published in Tamil in 2019.

An Overview of the News

  • Sivasankari is a prolific writer who has made significant contributions to Tamil literature, and the award is a recognition of his talent and dedication.

  • Sivasankari's recognition with the Saraswati Samman will help bring greater visibility to Tamil literature and inspire new generations of writers in the language.

About Saraswati Samman

  • It is given annually to an outstanding literary work written in any Indian language and published during the last 10 years.

  • The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 15 lakh, a citation and a plaque.

  • The award has been received by some of India's most prominent writers, including Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Mahasweta Devi, M.T. Vasudevan Nair, and S.L. Bhairappa.

  • The Saraswati Samman has played an important role in promoting Indian literature and recognizing the contribution of Indian authors to the global literary scene.


By admin: March 17, 2023

4. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das wins 'Governor of the Year' award at Central Banking Awards 2023

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international publication Central Banking.

Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das has been honoured with the 'Governor of the Year 2023 Award' by the international publication Central Banking.

An Overview of The News 

  • Mr Das has been heading the central bank since December 2018.

  • He has been awarded for successfully navigating the financial markets through various crises, including the pandemic and inflation caused by the war in Ukraine.

About Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the central bank of India and was established on April 1, 1935.

  • It is responsible for regulating India's monetary policy and managing the country's currency and foreign exchange reserves.

  • RBI also acts as the banker to the Government of India, commercial banks and other financial institutions.

  • RBI is headquartered in Mumbai and operates through various regional offices across India.


By admin: March 17, 2023

5. President Draupadi Murmu awarded the President's Color to INS Dronacharya

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President Draupadi Murmu presented the "President's Colour" to INS Dronacharya at Kochi.

On March 16, 2023, President Draupadi Murmu presented the "President's Colour" to INS Dronacharya at Kochi.

An Overview of the News

  • He also visited India's first indigenously built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant at the Cochin Shipyard.

  • President Murmu praised the aircraft carrier as a shining example of Atmanirbhar Bharat and said that India is among the very few countries that have the capability to build an aircraft carrier with indigenous technology.

About President's Color Award

  • The President's Color is the most prestigious decoration awarded by the President to a unit for outstanding service to the nation.

  • The highest military honour is an award given to military units for exceptional dedication and bravery in service.

  • Eligibility requires a minimum of 25 years of service and outstanding contribution to the military community.

  • It was instituted on May 27, 1951 and is considered one of the most prestigious military awards.

  • The award recognizes the collective efforts and sacrifices of a unit in defending their country, maintaining peace and order and upholding military values.

About INS Dronacharya

  • INS Dronacharya is responsible for training the Sagar Prahari Bal and is also the Navy's primary centre for training various nations in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

  • INS Dronacharya is a training establishment of the Indian Navy located in Kochi, Kerala.

  • It was commissioned in 1989 and provides training to naval personnel in various technical fields.

  • It also conducts research and development activities in the field of marine technology and provides consultancy services to the Indian Navy and other organisations.

  • INS Dronacharya has played an important role in the training of the submarine arm of the Indian Navy and is named after Dronacharya, the renowned warrior and teacher.


By admin: March 13, 2023

6. Oscars 2023: RRR's 'Naatu Naatu' wins Best Original Song award

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The song 'Naatu Naatu' from the Indian film RRR has won the Oscar in the Best Original Song category at the 95th Oscar Awards.

An overview of the news

  • RRR is the first Indian film to be nominated for Academy Awards in the last two decades, while 'Naatu Naatu' was the first Indian song to be nominated for an Oscar.

  • The song beat out other nominees in the category including Applause (Tell It Like a Woman), Hold My Hand (Top Gun Maverick), Lift Me Up (Black Pather Wakanda Forever) and This Is a Life (Everything Everywhere All At). 

  • Music director MM Keeravani received the award.

  • This Telugu song is sung by Kaal Bhairav & Rahul Sipligunj. 'Naatu-naatu' means 'to dance'.

  • The song is picturized on actors Ram Charan and Jr NTR, in which their peppy dance moves have also been appreciated.

  • It is noteworthy that the song 'Jai Ho' from the UK film 'Slumdog Millionaire' directed by Danny Boyle is the first Hindi song to win an Academy Award in the Best Original Score and Original Song categories.

  • Its music was composed by AR Rahman and its lyrics were written by Gulzar.

  • Rajamouli's RRR received several American awards, made it to the BAFTA 2023 in the Film Not in the English Language category, won the Golden Globe in the Best Original Song category, and also won the Best Song award at the 28th edition of the Critics' Choice Awards.

Oscar in the Best Documentary Short Film category

  • Another Indian entry at the Academy Awards, 'The Elephant Whispers' won the Oscar in the Best Documentary Short Film category.

  • This 41-minute short documentary film by filmmakers Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga explores the bond between Raghu, an orphaned baby elephant, and his caretakers.

By admin: March 11, 2023

7. Ukrainian Rights Group Truth Hounds wins Norwegian prize

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Ukrainian rights group Truth Hounds, which documents war crimes in the Ukraine conflict, was on 9 March awarded Norway's Sakharov Freedom Award.

An overview of the news

  • The Sakharov Freedom Award was established in 1980 with the support of Soviet scientist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Andrei Sakharov.

  • The prize has been awarded to the Norwegian Helsinki Committee human rights organization Truth Hounds for "documenting war crimes and possible crimes against humanity.
  • Truth Hounds is a Ukrainian rights group founded during the Maidan Revolution that led to the fall of pro-Russian former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

  • The award is regularly awarded to human rights defenders from the former Soviet Union.

By admin: March 11, 2023

8. British Architect David Chipperfield Wins 2023 Pritzker Prize

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British architect Sir David Chipperfield has won the 2023 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

An overview of the news

  • He is a civic architect and urban planner with an extensive work plan of projects built across 3 continents.

  • David Chipperfield is the 52nd winner of the award, established in 1979.

  • Francis Kéré (Germany) was awarded the prize in 2022, and Anne Lacton (France) and Jean-Philippe Vasal (France) in 2021.

  • The 45th Pritzker Prize ceremony honoring David Chipperfield will be held in Athens, Greece in May 2023.

About Pritzker Architecture Prize

  • It is the highest international honor for architects.

  • The prize was designed to honor architects for the work they built.

  • The prize was established in 1979 by J. A. Pritzker is funded by the Pritzker family and sponsored by the Hyatt Foundation.

By admin: March 6, 2023

9. President of India confers Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman 2023

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“Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman 2023”,

The “Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman 2023”, organized by the Ministry of Jal Shakti to honour the women champions of rural water and sanitation sector, was graced by the President Droupadi Murmu. 

An overview of the news

  • The President launched the Jal Shakti Abhiyan - Catch the Rain 2023 campaign in New Delhi.

About Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman

  • The Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman is to highlight and acknowledge the leadership and contribution of women at the grassroots level in the journey of creating a 'Swachh Sujal Bharat'.

  • Women who have made significant contributions in ODF Plus Model Villages, Har Ghar Jal Villages, Water Conservation etc. under the National Flagship Mission were felicitated.

  • This year's event was organized by the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti to honor women champions of the rural water and sanitation sector.

About Catch the Rain campaign

  • It is a mass movement campaign that encourages all stakeholders to build Rain Water Harvesting Structures (RWHS).

  • Tag Line: Catch the rain where it falls, when it falls.

  • The campaign is implemented by the National Water Mission (NWM) under Ministry of Jal Shakti.

  • The campaign is run across the country in both rural and urban areas.

By admin: March 6, 2023

10. Writer Vinod Kumar Shukla wins 2023 PEN/Nabokov Lifetime Achievement Award

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Chhattisgarh's senior writer and eminent Hindi litterateur Vinod Kumar Shukla was awarded the prestigious PEN/Nabokov Award for 2023

Chhattisgarh's senior writer and eminent Hindi litterateur Vinod Kumar Shukla was awarded the prestigious PEN/Nabokov Award for 2023 for achievement in international literature at a function organized by PEN America in New York.

An overview of the news

  • Shukla, a Hindi story writer, novelist and poet, is the first Indian-Asian origin writer to be conferred with this highest honour.

  • He was born in 1937 in Rajnandgaon, Madhya Pradesh, presently Chhattisgarh.

  • In this award, he was given an amount of 50 thousand dollars (about 41 lakh rupees).

  • Vinod Kumar Shukla's major novels include 'Naukar ki Kameez', 'Khilega to Dekhenge', 'deewar me aek khidki rahti thil', 'haree ghaas kee chhappar vaalee jhopadee aur bauna pahaad', 'yaasi raasa ta, ek maun sthaan'.

PEN/Nabokov Lifetime Achievement Award

  • This honor is given to those litterateurs who make a mark in international literature, who look at traditions, modernity, present and history with a new perspective in their works.

  • The award is presented biennially by PEN America to writers, primarily novelists.

  • The award is funded by the Vladimir Nabokov Foundation, established by the American opera singer and translator Dmitri Nabokov.