Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Gets French Award

IAS Prelims 2023

Biocon chairperson and managing director Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has been appointed ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur’ (Knight of the National Order of the French Legion of Honour) for her global contribution to biosciences and research.

The award, instituted in 1802 by French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, is the nation’s highest civilian award given to people across the world for their contribution in diverse fields.