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Ramon Magsaysay Award: Current Affairs
Ramon Magsaysay Award
Context– The Ramon Magsaysay award of 2020 have been cancelled due to Corona Virus Pandemic.
About Ramon Magsaysay Award
- It was established in 1957 by trustees of the New York City based Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Philippine government in the memory of Philippines’ third President Ramon Magsaysay.
- It is given every year to individuals or organisations in Asia and the awards have traditionally been given in five categories: Government service; Public service; Community leadership; Journalism, literature, and creative communication arts; and Peace and international understanding.
- The award is regarded as the Asian version of the Nobel Prize and given annually in Manila, Philippines.
- Mother Teresa, Arun Shourie, Maheshweta Devi,Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi,Ravish Kumar, Sonam Wagnchuk, social entrepreneur Anshu Gupta are some of the notable recipients of the award from India.
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