Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019

Question: Who among the following has been named for Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019?
(a) Ravish Kumar
(b) Arvind kejriwal
(c) Sushma Swaraj
(d) Arvind subramanian
Answer:(a)
Related facts:

  • On 2nd August 2019, Journalist Ravish Kumar has been named for Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019.
  • Ravish Kumar has been awarded for “harnessing journalism to give voice to the voiceless”.
  • Magsaysay Award is known as the Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize.
  • Ravish Kumar is among the five recipients of Ramon Magsaysay Award.
  • The award citation says that Ravish Kumar’s ‘Prime Time’ programme deals with real-life, under-reported problems of ordinary people.
  • The award citation describes Ravish Kumar as a sober, well-informed and incisive anchor who has been highly vocal on insisting that the professional values of balanced, fact-based reporting be upheld in practice.

Winners of Magsaysay Award 2019

  • Apart from Ravish Kumar, the other winners of the Magsaysay Award 2019 are –
  • Myanmar’s Ko Swe Win (Journalist)
  • Thailand’s Angkhana Neelapajit (Human Rights Activist)
  • Philippines’ Raymundo Pujante Cayabyab (Musician)
  • South Korea’s Kim Jong-Ki (Activist working with violence and mental health issues in youth)

Ramon Magsaysay Award

  • Ramon Magsaysay Award was established in 1957 by trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
  • The award is also known as the Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize.
  • The award is named after the 3rd president of Republic of Philippines Ramon Magsaysay.
  • Awardees are presented with a certificate and a medallion with an embossed image of Ramon Magsaysay facing right in profile

Links:
https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/ndtvs-ravish-kumar-wins-2019-ramon-magsaysay-award-2079102
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramon_Magsaysay_Award https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ramon_Magsaysay_Award_winners

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