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 1. Swachh Survekshan Awards 2019

The Swachh Survekshan awards 2019 were recently conferred by President Ram Nath Kovind.
Swachh Survekshan 2019 covered all urban local bodies in the country, making it the largest such cleanliness survey in the world.
Indore was adjudged India’s cleanest city for the third straight year. The second and third positions in the category were grabbed by Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh and Mysuru in Karnataka.
Bhopal is country’s Swachh capital.
New Delhi Municipal Council area was given the ‘Cleanest Small City’ award.
Uttarakhand’s Gauchar was adjudged the ‘Best Ganga Town’.
The ‘Cleanest Big City’ award has been bagged by Ahmedabad, while Raipur is the ‘Fastest Moving Big City’.
Ujjain has been the adjudged the ‘Cleanest Medium City’ and Mathura-Vrindavan bagged the tag of the ‘Fastest Moving Medium Cities’.
 
2. President Kovind confers Padma awards
 
President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Padma awards on prominent personalities at a civil investiture ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhawan. 
Padma Bhushan was presented to Malayalam actor Mohanlal, South African politician Pravin Gordhan, former Cisco head Jhon Chambers, Parliamentarians Hukumdev Narayan Yadav, Kariya Munda and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa. 
Renowned journalist Kuldip Nayar was also awarded Padma Bhushan posthumously.  
Padma Shri was conferred on various personalities including Chess player Harika Dronavalli, Table Tennis player Sharat Kamal, Social Workers Bhagirathi Devi and Muktaben Dagli, Actor Prabhudeva, Music Director Shankar Mahadevan, former civil servant S Jaishankar, Agriculturist Rajkumari Devi and Babaulal Dahiya, Archaeologist Dilip Chakravarty and Hematologist Mammen Chandy. 
This year, 112 personalities were selected for the Padma awards, which was announced on the eve of Republic Day.
The remaining awardees are likely to be conferred the honour at another function to be held later this month.   
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and others were present on the occasion. 
 
3. Acko Awarded the Coveted Golden Peacock Award 
 
ACKO General Insurance a new-age digital insurance company, was awarded the coveted Golden Peacock Innovative Product Award - 2019.
Acko introduced the revolutionary Ola Ride Insurance - a first of its kind in the Indian market - in March 2018.
The Ola Re. 1 ride insurance is a contextual microinsurance solution that protects the user against any unfortunate mishaps while commuting, providing benefits in cases of loss of baggage/laptops, missed flights, accidental medical expense, ambulance transportation cover, and much more.
 
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