Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2020

Published on October 01, 2020
Current Context: The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize is given every year to mark the outstanding contribution to science and technology.
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2020
  • It is the science award given by CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) for outstanding work in research, applied or fundamental , in physics, biology, chemistry, environmental science, engineering , mathematics and medicine. 
  • This year the CSIR announced SSB award to 14 scientists. The awards were announced by Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan. He is also Vice President of CSIR. 
  • The winners for each category of SSB award 2020 are:

Category

Name of Winner

Biological Science

Dr Subhadeep Chatterjee

Dr Vatsala Thirumalai

Chemical Science

Dr Jyotirmayee Dash

Dr Subi Jacob George

Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Science

Dr Abhijeet Mukherjee

Dr Suryendu Dutta

Engineering Science

Dr Amol Arvindrao Kulkarni

Dr Kinshuk Dasgupta

Mathematics Science

Dr UK Anandavardhanan

Dr Rajat Subhra Hazra

Medicine Science

Dr Bushra Ateeq

Dr Ritesh Agrawal

Physics Science

Dr Rajesh Ganapathy

Dr Surajit Dhara

Questions: 

Q.1 Who among the following announces Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize?
a. ICMR
b. NITI Aayog
c. IIT Lucknow
d. CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)

Q.2 In which field Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prizes are given?
a. Science

b. Art
c. Social Service
d. History

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