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Awards Current Affairs Quiz - March 2017

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1. 6 Indians selected for Ellis Island Medal of Honour, highest civilian award in ________ for immigrants Indra Nooyi, Fareed Zakaria, Dinesh Paliwal, Dr. Annapoorna, Yashvant Patel, Mohan H Patel ?

USA
Germany
Poland
Sweden
None of These


2. Barbadian singer ___________ won 2017 Harvard University's Humanitarian of the year Awar, for her work in supporting education and health care in Caribbean and developing countries ?

Beyonce
Shakira
Rihanna
Akon
None of These


3. Bollywood Actress __________ won best actress award at International Film Festival and Awards of Australia (IFFAA) fo her movie Sarbjit, Directed by Omung Kumar ?

Deepika Padukone
Sunidhi Chauhan
Priyanka Chopra
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
None of These


4. Britain's Indian Origin Cabinet Minister ________ received Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) in London from Indian High Commission in United Kingdom ?

Shailesh Vara
Nirj Deva
Parmjit Dhanda
Nikki Haley
Priti Patel


5. ________ singer Ed Sheeran will be honoured with Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 2017 Hal David Starlight Award. Global ambassador award has been given to Pitbull ?

American
Russian
British
Canadian
None of These


6. ___________ teacher Maggie MacDonnell won $1-million Global Teacher Prize. He teaches at a school in a fly-in only village of Salluit in the Arctic region ?

Canadian
American
Russian
German
None of These


7. ____________ mathematician Yves Meyer won 2017‚ Abel Prize‚ for his role in development of mathematical theory of wavelets (small waves or ripples) ?

German
French
Polish
Swiss
None of These


8. GMR’s _________________ International Airport ranked 1st in world in Airports Council International (ACI) - Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey in 5-15 million passengers per annum (MPPA) category in 2016 ?

Hyderabad
Delhi
Bengaluru
Ahmedabad
None of These


9. Govardhan Eco Village of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at Wada taluka in _____________ received award in the “Best Water NGO-Water Education” category instituted by Water Digest. This village had earlier been conferred with UNWTO Award for Innovation in the category of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO), during UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism held at Madrid in Spain.

?

Maharashtra
Mizoram
Manipur
Assam
None of These


10. I & B Minister Minister Venkaiah Naidu conferred 6th National Photography Awards (total 13 awardees), noted awardees are -

  1. ____________________ - Life-Time Achievement Award
  2. K.K. Mustafah - Professional Photographer of the Year
Tapan Ray
N K Sinha
Sudarshan Pattnaik
Raghu Rai
None of These


11. Indian Film‚ Lipstick Under My Burkha,‚ directed by Alankrita Shrivastava won audience award at Glasgow Film Festival (____________) ?

UK
USA
Ireland
Scotland
None of These


12. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) _______________ won 2017 IEEE Spectrum Technology in Service of Society Award for its solar-direct current (DC) inverter system, developed using micro grid technology. It converts in-home power distribution from 230V Analog Current (AC) to 48V DC to directly power appliances and devices ?

Delhi
Madras
Bombay
Guwahati
None of These


13. Indian-American ______________ has been honored with National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER Award for his research on redesigning current machine-learning processes ?

Nikki Haley
Priti Patel
Ami Berra
Injeti Srinivas
Anshumali Shrivastava


14. Indian-American Indrani Das won top prize of $2,50,000 in Regeneron Science Talent Search competition in ___________ for her research on treating brain diseases ?

USA
UK
Russia
Germany
None of These


15. Indian-origin British director ___________ honoured with 2017 Sikh Jewel Award for her contribution to British cinema ?

Priti Patel
Kal Penn
Nikki Haley
Gurinder Chadha
None of These


16. ______________ awarded as‚ Best Small Bank‚ for 2016 (Balance Sheet Size under 1 lakh crore) by Business Today and KMPG ?

South Indian Bank
Catholic Syrian Bank
Karur Vysya Bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank
None of These


17. ___________ (Former Director of center for cellular and Molecular Biology) has been selected for award of SERB Fellowship (science and Engineering Research Board) ?

Amarendra Kumar Dubey
Lalji Singh
Amarjit Singh
Narendar Kumar Sinha
None of These


18. NDTV India's _________ has been awarded by First Kuldip Nayar journalism award ?

Arnab Goswami
Ravish Kumar
Kadambini Sharma
Anjana Om Kashyap
None of These


19. Noted American actress __________ has been awarded the 2017 Artist of Year Award by Harvard Foundation, during foundation’s 32nd annual Cultural Rhythms Festival ?

Cameroon Diaz
Ema Watson
Shakira
Viola Davis
None of These


20. Noted ___________ writer Mahabaleshwar Sail selected for Saraswati Samman 2016 for his novel‚ Hawthan.

  1. Saraswati Samman annual award was established in 1991 by K. K. Birla Foundation, for honoring outstanding literary work in any Indian language. It carries cash prize of 15 lakh rupees, a citation and a plaque of goddess Saraswati.
Konkani
Punjabi
Marathi
Gujarati
None of These


21. Noted __________ author M P Veerendra Kumar has been awarded 30th Moortidevi award 2016 by Bharatiya Jnanpith organization for his travelogue‚ Hymavathabhoovil ?

Malayalam
Marathi
Gujarati
Telugu
None of These


22. Noted actor ____________ honoured with Kala Ratan Award by vice president Hamid Ansari at Punjab University (Chandigarh) ?

Aamir Khan
Anupam Kher
Akshay Kumar
Amitabh Bachchan
None of These


23. ________________'s installation artist Sitaram Swain chosen as Glenfiddich’s Emerging Artist of 2017 ?

Manipur
Nagaland
Assam
Odisha
None of These


24. President Pranab Mukherjee presented _______________ National Awards to 49 physicians for 2014, 2015 and 2016 and Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Awards to 4 physicians. ?

R Rajan
C R Rao
A P J Abdul Kalam
C Rajgopalachari
Dr. B. C. Roy


25. Ramakrishna Ashram (___________) conferred with Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Rashtriya Krishi Vigyan Protsahan Puraskar for 2016, during Krishi Unnati Mela 2017 held in New Delhi ?

Andhra Pradesh
Meghalaya
West Bengal
Mizoram
None of These


26. Randeep Guleria appointed as Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) _________ ?

Delhi
Raipur
Jodhpur
Patna
None of These


27. ______________'s Changi Airport‚ voted as World's Best Airport‚ by air travellers at 2017‚ World Airport Awards‚ for 5th consecutive year. Top 5 are -

  1. Changi (__________)
  2. Tokyo (Japan)
  3. Incheon (South Korea)
  4. Munich (Germany)
  5. Hong Kong International Airport
Japan
Singapore
China
Vietnam
None of These


28. ________________ won‚ Most Popular Tourism Destination Award‚ at Guangzhou International Travel Fair (China), for second consecutive year ?

India
Bangladesh
Sri Lanka
Nepal
None of These


29. Two Indian-American authors Siddhartha Mukherjee and ___________ have been shortlisted for the ‚£30,000 Wellcome Book Prize ?

Priti Patel
Nikki Haley
Ami Berra
Omita Paul
Paul Kalanithi


30. Zee Cine Awards 2017 -

  1. Best Actor - Amitabh Bachchan (Pink)
  2. Best Actress - ___________ (Udta Punjab)
  3. Best Director ‚œ Ram Madhvani (Neerja)
  4. Best Film Jury ‚œ Pink
  5. Viewer’s Choice Best Film: Dangal
  6. Best Supporting Actress ‚œ Shabana Azmi ( Neerja)
  7. Best supporting actor (Male): Rishi Kapoor (Kapoor & Sons)
  8. Best Music: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
  9. Best Playback Singer (Female): Neha Bhasin (Jag Ghoomeya, Sultan)
  10. Best Playback Singer (Male): Arijit Singh (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil title track)
Deepika Padukone
Priyanka Chopra
Alia Bhatt
Kangana Ranaut
None of These




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