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An award is given to recognize achievement. No matter what field it represents, it is important to give an award to show that a person’s achievement is appreciated and commended. Awards are commonly given in the following fields or areas:

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  • Sports
  • Corporate Events
  • Academic Institutions

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Among these, the area that gives the most awards is in the sporting world. Unlike academic institutions and corporate events, there are many different sub-areas in the field of sports. There are various types of sporting events and every declared winner is bestowed with a unique award to celebrate his or her victory in that particular event. Some of the most popular sporting events where prizes include trophies, medals, and plaques are:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Golf

List of Important Awards and Honours 2022

S. No. Awardee Awards
Important Awards and Honours December 2022
1. “The Chipko Movement: A People’s History” by Shekhar Pathak Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize 2022
2. “Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne” by Katherine Rundell Baillie Gifford Prize 2022
3. Beth Mead BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2022 Award
4. Indian Cyclist Swasti Singh 30th Ekalabya Puraskar
5. India’s Greenhouse-in-a-Box startup Kheyti Earthshot Prize 2022
6. Best Tech Initiative of the Year Award- Manthan Platform Dun & Bradstreet Business Excellence Awards 2022
7. Canara Bank Banker’s Bank of the Year Award 2022
8. IIT Madras Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards 2022
9. The CEO of Farmkart Online Services Private Limited, Atul Patidar Pride of Central India Award 2022
10. Jammu and Kashmir 1st Prize in Category For Ayushman Bharat Health Account ID Generation
11. Best Director- SS Rajmouli (RRR) New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2022
12. Pune-based NGO, Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP), under the “Capacity and Knowledge” category Local Adaptation Champions Award
13. Bank of Baroda EAG Laureate Award-2022
14. Sethrichem Sangtam Rohini Nayyar prize
15. Veena Nair Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching 2022
16. NHPC Limited Best Globally Competitive Power Company of India Award
17. Venkaiah Naidu 25th South Indian Education Society (SIES) Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi National Eminence Award for Public Leadership
18. SpiceJet Safety Performer of the Year 2022 Award
19. Jindal Steel and Power (JSP) FICCI CSR Special Commendation Award
20. Meghalaya Health Department Best Practice in Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilisation (ACSM) in Tuberculosis (TB) control
21. Sargam Koushal Mrs. World 2022
22. Sonakshi Sinha “Person of the Year 2022” by PETA
23. Sudeep Sen & Shobhana Kumar Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2021-2022
24. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Data Security Council of India (DSCI) Excellence Award 2022
25. Prof. Thalappil Pradeep “VinFuture Special Prize 2022”
26. South Korea’s Mina Sue Choi Miss Earth 2022
27. C.N. Manjunath, Krishnappa G. and S. Shadakshari Nadoja Award
28. Indian-American Krishna Vavilala US Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award
29. National Miner NMDC IEI Industry Excellence Award 2022
30. Cuban social worker Aleida Guevara KR Gouri Amma national award
31. Prabhu Chandra Mishra Atal Samman Award for his excellence in field of science & research
Important Awards and Honours November 2022
1. Former US Senator Edward M Kennedy Prestigious “Friends of Liberation War” Honour
2. 63 Police Officers from Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Punjab, and Telangana were awarded Union Home Minister’s Special Operation Medal 2022
3. Actor Puneeth Rajkumar, Nicknamed “Appu” Karnataka Ratna award
4. Padma Shree awardee Carnatic vocalist, Aruna Sairam The prestigious Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite by the French Government
5. A. Sethumadhavan aka Sethu Ezhuthachan Puraskaram by the Kerala government for his contribution to the field of Malayalam language and literature
6. Amit Dasgupta Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia Award for his service to the Australia-India bilateral relationship
7. M T Vasudevan Nair Kerala Jyothi Award
  • Ajit Doval (National Security Advisor)
  • Late General Bipin Rawat (First Chief of Defence Staff)
  • Prasoon Joshi (Poet and Lyricist)
Uttarakhand Gaurav Samman 2022
9. Dr. Subhash Babu Bailey K Ashford Medal 2022 and  Fellow of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Award 2022
  • Ghazal Alagh (Co-founder of Honasa Consumer)
  • Soma Mondal (Chairperson of SAIL)
  • Namita Thapar (Executive Director of Emcure Pharma)
Asia’s Power Businesswomen 2022
11. Arfa Khanum Sherwani Kuldip Nayar Patrakarita Samman for 2022
12. Lewis Hamilton Honorary Brazilian Citizenship
13. National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) Best Agribusiness Award under Fisheries Sector
14. Haryana Best Agribusiness State
15. Madhu Kankariya 31st Bihari Puraskar
16. Dr Madhav Hada 32nd Bihari Puraskar
17. Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan The prestigious Order of Merit Award
18. The President of the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI), Sumeet Anand The Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur
19. Danish Manzoor Bhat Jaipur Foot USA’s first Global Humanitarian Award
20. The Indian Army Chief, Manoj Pande The prestigious Guard of Honour
21. Shree Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad popularly known as Chiranjeevi The Indian Film Personality of the Year Award
22. Carlos Saura (Spanish Director) Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award
23. Uma Sharma Sumitra Charat Ram Award
24. NGO Pratham Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2021
25. Rajendra Singh Pawar Lifetime Achievement Award
26. K Sivan Rajyotsava Award By Karnataka government
27. West Bengal’s Lakshmir Bhandar scheme SKOCH Award
28. Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina ‘Friends of Liberation War’ honour on Edward M Kennedy
29. Dr Purnima Devi Barman UNEP Champion of the Earth-2022 in the Entrepreneurial Vision Category
30. Ravi Kumar Sagar Prestigious Dr Abdul Kalam Seva Puraskar
31. AP Shreethar Economic Times Inspiring Leaders Award 2022
32. Sonam Wangchuk Dr Paulos Mar Gregorios Award
33. Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan 2022 National Gopal Ratna Award
34. Bangladesh feature film “Agantuk” Prasad Lab DI Award at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI)
Important Awards and Honours October 2022
1. Srishti Bakshi Changemaker Award for raising awareness regarding gender-based violence
2. Geneticist Svante Pääbo Nobel Prizes 2022 for Medicine/ Physiology for his discoveries concerning the “genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution”
3. Vivek Lall Lifetime Achievement Award from US President Joe Biden
4. Raghupati Singhania Lifetime Achievement Award for 2022 by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla at the PHDCCI’s 117th annual session
5. Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, and K. Barry Sharpless Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022 “for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry”
6. French author Annie Ernaux Nobel Prize in Literature for 2022 “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory”
7. Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel Nansen Award from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for her “leadership, courage, and compassion” during the Syrian crisis
8. Mumtaz Khan Rising Star of the year 2021-22 award from the Federation Internationale de Hockey (FIH)
9. Hyderabad Grand Winner of the International Association of Horticulture Producers (AIPH) World Green City Awards 2022
10. Shehan Karunatilaka Booker Prize 2022
11. People of Ukraine and their President Sakharov Prize 2022
12. IIT-Madras National Intellectual Property Award for 2021 and 2022 for intellectual property innovations
13. SS Rajmouli’s period drama RRR “Best International Film” at the Saturn Awards 2022
14. West Bengal government’s “Lakshmir Bhandar” SKOCH Award in Women and Child Development category
Important Awards and Honours September 2022
1. Vanshika Parmar Miss Earth India 2022
2. Indian scientist and industrialist, Dr. Swati Piramal Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur or Knight of the Legion of Honour
3. Gautam Adani IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2022
4. Meena Kandasamy Hermann Kesten Prize 2022 by the PEN Centre in Germany’s Darmstadt
5. UK, Suella Braverman First-ever Queen Elizabeth II Woman of the Year award in London
6. Zerodha’s Nikhil Kamath “IIFL Wealth Hurun India 40 & Under Self-Made Rich List 2022”
7. Former US president Barack Obama Emmy award for his narration in Netflix documentary
8. Mahadevikadu Kattil Thekkethil chundan Nehru Trophy Boat Race
9. Hindi writer Dr. Asghar Wajahat 31st Vyas Samman
10. Alia Bhatt “Priyadarshni Academy’s Smita Patil Memorial Award”
11. Daniel Spielman Breakthrough Prize 2023 in Mathematics
12. Asha Parekh Bestowed with 52nd Dadasaheb Phalke award
13. Kumar Sanu and Shailendra Singh and music-composer duo Anand-Milind National Lata Mangeshkar Award (2019-2021)
Important Awards and Honours August 2022
1. Dalai Lama ‘dPal rNgam Duston’ award the highest civilian honour of Ladakh
2. Aarya Walvekar Miss India USA in 2022 in New Jersey
3. Late Kannada film star Puneet Rajkumar ‘Kannada Ratna’ Award
4. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor France’s highest civilian award Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur
5. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Liberty Medal 2022
6. Canadian Jeffrey Armstrong ‘Distinguished Indologist for 2021’ award
7. Marina Tabassum Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Lifetime Achievement Award
8. Bangladeshi Fahmida Azim Pulitzer Prize 2022
9. Former German chancellor Angela Merkel Unesco Peace Prize 2022
10. Karim Benzema, Alexia Putellas UEFA best player awards
11. Karnataka’s Divita Rai Miss Diva Universe 2022
S. No. Awardee Award
Important Awards and Honours July 2022
1. Ashok Soota CII Quality Ratna Award 2021
2. HCL Technologies Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2022
3. Tanuja Nesari Ayurveda Ratna Award by the UK Parliament
4. Sini Shetty Femina Miss India 2022
5. Michelle Poonawalla Shiromani Award at NRI World Summit 2022
6. Maryna Viazovska Fields Medal 2022
7. Gita Gopinath 1st woman to feature on IMF’s ‘wall of former chief economists’
8. Pallavi Singh Mrs Universe Divine Crown in South Korea
9. Narayanan Kumar Japan’s ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ Award
10. Dia Mirza & Afroz Shah Mother Teresa Memorial Award
11. National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institute Award 2021
12. DBS Bank ‘World’s Best SME Bank’ by Euromoney
13. KP Kumaran JC Daniel Award 2022
14. Professor Kaushik Rajashekara Global Energy Prize 2022
15. Volodymyr Zelenskyy Churchill Leadership Award
16. Dinesh Shahra Foundation (DSF) “Dinesh Shahra Lifetime Award for Excellence” in Music
Important Awards and Honours July 2022
1. Ashok Soota CII Quality Ratna Award 2021
2. HCL Technologies Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2022
3. Tanuja Nesari Ayurveda Ratna Award by the UK Parliament
4. Sini Shetty Femina Miss India 2022
5. Michelle Poonawalla Shiromani Award at NRI World Summit 2022
6. Maryna Viazovska Fields Medal 2022
7. Gita Gopinath 1st woman to feature on IMF’s ‘wall of former chief economists’
8. Pallavi Singh Mrs Universe Divine Crown in South Korea
9. Narayanan Kumar Japan’s ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ Award
10. Dia Mirza & Afroz Shah Mother Teresa Memorial Award
11. National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institute Award 2021
12. DBS Bank ‘World’s Best SME Bank’ by Euromoney
13. KP Kumaran JC Daniel Award 2022
14. Professor Kaushik Rajashekara Global Energy Prize 2022
15. Volodymyr Zelenskyy Churchill Leadership Award
16. Dinesh Shahra Foundation (DSF) “Dinesh Shahra Lifetime Award for Excellence” in Music
Important Awards and Honours June 2022
1. Jharkhand World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) Award-2022
2. Director of Ruchi Foodline Rashmi Sahoo Times Business Award 2022
3. West Indies Captain Darren Samy Sitara-i-Pakistan Award for services to Pakistan
4. Ahmed Salman Rushdie Queen’s Birthday Honors List in 2022
5. Ramakrishna Mukkavilli SDG Pioneer for water stewardship by UNGC
6. Vijay Amritraj Golden Achievement Award by the International Tennis Hall of Fame and International Tennis Federation
7. S M Krishna, N R Narayana Murthy and Prakash Padukone ‘Kempegowda International Award’
8. “Turn Your Body to the Sun” Golden Conch award for the Best Documentary Film at MIFF 2022
9. Indian Railways UIC International Sustainable Railway Awards (ISRA) in the category of “Best use of Zero-Carbon Technology”
10. Ruth Ozeki Women’s Prize for Fiction this year for her novel ‘The Book of Form and Emptiness”
11. Khushi Patel Miss India Worldwide 2022
12. Odisha govt bags “National MSME Award 2022 to States/UTs for outstanding contribution in the promotion
Important Awards and Honours May 2022
1. Danish Siddiqui Pulitzer prize again, this time under the feature photography category
2. IB V Doshi Royal Gold Medal 2022
3. Dr. Frank Wilczek 2022 Templeton Prize
4. Mr.Ajay Piramal chairman of the Piramal group British honorary Award
5. Author and Journalist Wesley Morgan William E. Colby Award for military and intelligence writing
6. Political Journalist and orator Nitin Kumar Seema Nazareth Award For Excellence in Journalism 2021
7. Shaunak Sen 2022 L’OEil d’Or award for his documentary “All That Breathes”
8. Triangle of Sadness Palme d’Or at 75th Cannes Film Festival
9. Wesley Morgan William E.Colby Award for 2022
10. RJ Umer Best Content Award and Immunization Award by UNICEF
11. Sanjit Narwekar V Shantharam lifetime achievement award at MIFF (Mumbai International Film Festival)2022
Important Awards and Honours April 2022
1. Dr. Bhushan Kumar and Sahyog Kushtha Yagna Trust Prestigious International Gandhi Award for Leprosy, by Hon. Vice President of India
2. Volodymyr Zelensky John F Kennedy profile in courage award
3. PM Narendra Modi 1st Lata Mangeshkar Award 2022
4. Aarefa Johari Chameli Devi Jain Award for an Outstanding Woman Media person 2021
5. Prof Ramdarash Mishra Prestigious Saraswati Samman, 2021
6. Amber Bracken titled “Kamloops Residential School” 2022 World Press Photo of the Year award
7. Veteran Bengali Author Amar Mitra Prestigious O. Henry Award
8. Assamese poet Nilamani Phookan 56th Jnanpith Award
9. Falguni Nayar EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2021
10. M. Venkaiah Naidu International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy, 2021
11. Prabhat Patnaik Malcolm Adiseshiah Award 2022
12. Shoojit Sircar Director Of The Year award for Sardar Udham
13. IndusInd Bank Global ‘Celent Model Bank’ Award for its EPH initiative
14. Indian-American Defense Expert Vivek Lall 6th Entrepreneur Leadership Award 2022
15. Sir David Attenborough UN ‘Champion of the Earth Lifetime Achievement award’
16. Ardeshir B K Dubash Highest Diplomatic Award by Peru Government
17. Charudutt Mishra Whitley Gold Award
Important Awards and Honours March 2022
1. Professor Deepak Dhar Boltzmann Medal 2022 by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics for his contribution to statistical physics
2. National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) ‘Special Jury Award’ at the 7th India Industry Water Conclave and the 9th edition of the FICCI Water Awards
3. CtrlS ASSOCHAM Award for Sustainability Excellence in Energy Management
4. National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd 1st prize in the Ispat Rajbhasha Award for 2018-19 and 2020-21 and the Ispat Rajbhasha Prerna Award for 2019-20
5. Bangladeshi Rizwana Hasan US International Women of Courage Award 2022
6. Jammu and Kashmir Bank “National Award for Outstanding Performance for FY 2020-21″
7. Axis Bank ‘Asian Bank of the Year’ at IFR Asia Awards 2021
8. Narayan Pradhan GD Birla Award for Scientific Research
9. Poland’s Karolina Bielawska Miss World 2021
10. Neeraj Chopra Sportsman of the Year award: Sportstar Aces 2022
11. Francis Kéré First African to win Pritzker Prize 2022
12. American mathematician Dennis P. Sullivan Abel Prize for the year 2022
13. Devendra Jhajharia 1st para-athlete to receive Padma Bhushan
14. Mario Marcel Governor of the year award 2022
15. Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) Covid champion’ award at Wings India 2022
16. Prof Wilfried Brutsaert Stockholm Water Prize 2022
17. Actress Deepika Padukone TIME100 Impact Awards 2022
18. Mirabai Chanu ‘BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year’ award 2021
Important Awards and Honours February 2022
1. Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand) ICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2021
2. Neeraj Chopra Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award 2022
3. Street Student (Telugu short film) NHRC’s Short Film Award
4. Nitin Gadkari 18th Late Madhavrao Limaye Award
5. ICICI Bank’s Sandeep Bakhshi Business Standard Banker of the Year 2020-21
6. RailTel ICAI award for excellence in financial reporting for the year 2020-21 in Public Sector Entities Category
7. Karnataka Bank Three awards at the 17th Annual Banking Technology Conference and Awards: 2020-21 Next-Gen Banking
8. Bill Gates Hilal-e-Pakistan honour
9. Coal India India’s Most Trusted Public Sector Company’ award
Important Awards and Honours January 2022
1. Shaylyn Ford Mrs World 2022
2. Satish Adiga ICMR national award “Dr Subhas Mukherjee Award”
3. Danish Siddiqui (Posthumously) Mumbai Press Club’s RedInk Award 2020
4. Kishore Kumar Yedam World CEO Winner of the Year 2021 award
5. Rohit Kumar (Founder of Media Trendz) Bihar Vibhuti Samman at the Bihar Entrepreneurship Conclave
6. Harshaali Malhotra 12th Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award 2022
7. Zishaan A Latif Ramnath Goenka Award in the Photo Journalism category for his photo essay work
8. South Indian Bank (SIB) UiPath Automation Excellence Awards 2021 for Best Automation under ‘Crisis for business continuity
9. JC Chaudhry (numerologists) First-ever Guinness World Record in Numerology and the first world record of 2022
10. Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) KOCH Award in the Silver category for its contributional work to combat Crime and Violence against Children
11. Kerala Arts and Crafts Village Organisation International Craft Award 2021 by World Crafts Council International as the best craft village in the entire world (KAVC)
12. Clive Lloyd Knighthood by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle
13. Navdeep Kaur Best National Costume award at Mrs World 2022 Pageant
14. NIRAMAI Health Analytix Pvt Ltd, and InnAccel Technologies Pvt Ltd World Bank Group and Consumer Technology Association’s Global Women’s Health Tech Awards
15. Axis Bank and CRMNEXT Solution IBS Intelligence Global FinTech Innovation Award for 2021 under the category of ‘Best CRM System Implementation’
16. Sumit Bhale (Lavni artist from Maharashtra) Gold medal at the International Folk Art Festival in Dubai
17. Albert Bourla (Pfizer Inc.’s Chairman and CEO) Prestigious Genesis Prize 2022
18. Sushmita Sen International Association of Working Women Award at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) 2021
19. Prajakta Koli (Indian Youtuber and Actor) India’s First-ever ‘Youth Climate Champion’ by UNDP
20. Shinzo Abe (Former Japan Prime Minister) Netaji Award 2022 by Netaji Research Bureau
21. PV Sindhu Women’s singles title at the Syed Modi International Tournament in Lucknow
22. Koozhangal Best film award at Dhaka International Film Festival
23. Neeraj Chopra Param Vishisht Seva Medal
24. Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (Tamil Nadu) TX2 award for doubling the population of wild tigers
25. Ratan Tata Assam government’s highest civilian award ‘Assam Baibhav’

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