Important Award and Honors For UPSC Prelims and Mains 2019

This article will help in covering the following topics of the syllabus

Prelims – Events of National Importance 

Mains – Essay Paper-III


As you know Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019 will be conducted on 2nd June 2019, and mains will be starting from 20th September 2019 in which current affairs will play a crucial role.

So in this article, we will be updating all important Award and Honors between January 2018 to August 2019 on monthly basis. Bookmark this page in your browser so that you don’t miss any important event. The events are compiled from newspapers (The Hindu, TOI, IE & ET), magazines, and various online resources.


December 2018

  • Awards on International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • Sahitya Akademi Award 2018
  • Skoch Award
  • First writer in English to win Jnanpith
  • Third Edition of the WTI Awards
  • New award for National Unity
  • Stamp, coin released for Paika rebellion

November 2018

  • Ladakh restoration project wins UNESCO award
  • Awards Presented at ‘Global IT Challenge for Disabilities 2018’
  • India gets UN Environment award
  • Mary Kom wins historic gold

October 2018

  • Nobel Prize for medicine 2018 awarded
  • Nobel Prize for Physics 2018
  • No winners for International Gandhi Peace Prize
  • Nobel Prize 2018 in Chemistry
  • PM receives UN’s Earth Award
  • SSG Awards 2018
  • Nobel Peace Prize 2018
  • ESIC wins ISSA GOOD Practice Award 2018
  • Nobel Prize in Economics 2018
  • UN-backed award for Sikkim
  • Award under ‘Saubhagya’
  • Man Booker Prize 2018
  • PM awarded Seoul Peace Prize 2018
  • Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony
  • CAPAM Award 2018
  • Best Agriculture Award

September 2018

  • Successful Test of NAG
  • India retains WHO Regional Director position
  • NS Awards 2018 and NA Awards 2017 conferred

August 2018

  • DG AIR elected AIBD President
  • India’s first women wrestling gold in Asiad
  • First National CSR Awards
  • The new chief of DRDO

July 2018

  • Awards for the beautification of stations premises
  • PATA Gold Award 2018
  • Four Indian-origin in Fortune’s influential people

June 2018

  • Sarita Nayyar appointed to WEF Managing Board
  • Acting UPSC chief appointed
  • Japan’s Nikkei Asia Prize
  • India Smart Cities Award 2018
  • ‘Sagarmala’ receives Gold Award

May 2018

  • New chief of Lalit Kala Akademi
  • Man, Booker Prize 2018
  • CSIR bags Innovation Award 2018

April 2018

  • CMFRI scientist gets global recognition
  • Silver in CWG 2018
  • 2018 Pulitzer Prize
  • Airport cargo gets WHO certification
  • CSIR bags National IP Award 2018
  • First woman lawyer set to be SC judge

March 2018

  • Indian-American awarded for cancer research
  • Lifetime achievement award
  • Hindu woman creat history in Pakistan
  • CSIA bags award
  • Forbes’ 2018 ‘World’s Billionaires’ list
  • Two Indian airports ranked best in the world
  • First Indian wins Pritzker prize
  • Richest Indian women
  • 2nd Indian woman to fly fighter solo
  • First female UN political chief

February 2018

  • MIFF to honour Benegal
  • Best marching contingent trophy

January 2018

  • The first woman directly appointment as judges of SC
  • PM among top 3 world leaders
  • First, all-women crew crosses Cape Horn
  • New Chief Election Commissioner
  • New Chief Election Commissioner
  • The driver gets the second highest award
  • Indian selected for ClimateForce Antarctica Expedition

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