Bharat Ratna

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, will be awarded to former Prime Ministers P.V. Narasimha Rao and Choudhary Charan Singh, along with Green Revolution pioneer M.S. Swaminathan, making this year’s list the longest-ever announced in a single year. The Bharat Ratna is India’s highest civilian award, …

Grammy Awards 2024

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: livemint Context: Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain’s fusion band Shakti earned recognition at the 66th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, winning the Global Music Album award for their album “This Moment.” Formation: Shakti was formed in 1973 after the disbandment of the first Mahavishnu Orchestra. Album: Shakti reformed in …

Sahitya Akademi Awards

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB  Context: The Sahitya Akademi has announced the winners of its Annual Sahitya Akademi Awards for the year 2023 in 24 languages. The awards include 9 for poetry, 6 for novels, 5 for short stories, 3 for essays, and 1 for literary study. The awards, which include a casket containing …

Indira Gandhi Peace Prize

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH    Context: The Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for 2023 has been jointly awarded to classical pianist Daniel Barenboim and peace activist Ali Abu Awwad. The award acknowledges their efforts in promoting mutual social and cultural understanding through music, dialogue, and people’s participation

Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The Government of India has introduced a new set of National Awards in the field of Science, Technology, and Innovation called “Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar.” These awards aim to acknowledge exceptional contributions made by scientists, technologists, and innovators, whether individually or in teams, across various domains of science …

Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” (Knight of the Legion of Honour)

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: The Hindu  Context: Philanthropist and art collector Kiran Nadar was recently conferred “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” (Knight of the Legion of Honour) by French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain. Awarded for Contribution to the field of art, her commitment to providing greater access to culture both nationally and internationally, …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 03 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …