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Context: The Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2019 will be conferred on renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough.

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Analysis

  • Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development is awarded annually by Indira Gandhi Trust since 1986 and not by any government body.
  • It is awarded to individuals or organizations in recognition of their creative efforts towards promoting international peace, and development.
  • It is also bestowed upon them for creating new international economic order and ensuring that scientific discoveries are used for the larger good of humanity and enlarging the scope of freedom.

Important Past recipients:

UNICEF (1989), Muhammad Yunus (1998), M S Swaminathan (1999), Kofi Annan (2003), Sheikh Hasina (2009), Angel Merkel (2013), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) (2014), UN High Commission for Refugees (2015), Dr Manmohan Singh (2017), Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) (2018).