Chief Hydrographer Vinay Badhwar has been honoured with the award in recognition of his ‘unparalleled dedication, leadership, and professionalism in the disciplines of hydrography and nautical cartography.
Two Indian organisations have won Equator Prize 2021, for their exceptional achievement in showcasing innovative, local, nature-based solutions for tackling biodiversity loss and climate change and achieving their local development goals.
Kaushik Basu, a former Chief Economist of the World Bank (2012 to 2016), is currently a professor of Economics at Cornell University. He has decided to use the award for the research on Game Theory and Moral Philosophy.
Mithali Raj is the Indian women's Test and ODI cricket captain, who is the highest run-scorer in women's international cricket and the only female cricketer to score more than 7000 runs in women's ODI matches.
Megha Rajagopalan is among two Indian-origin journalists who won the US's top journalism award. Another Indian-origin journalist, Neil Bedi won the Pulitzer in the local reporting category. Check complete list of Pulitzer 2021 winners here.
Tsitsi Dangarembga, the author of the book ‘Nervous Conditions’, was arrested in 2020 while she was protesting and taking a stand against corruption. She was also shortlisted for Booker Prize 2020 for her work, ‘This Mournable Body’.