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Awards Current Affairs Quiz - November 2017

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1. 48th International Film Festival of India 2017 (IFFI 2017) held in Goa -

  1. Facts -
    1. ___________ was the focus country of IFFI Goa 2017.
    2. Beyond the Clouds directed by Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi was opening film this year, while Pablo Cesar-directed Indo-Argentine film Thinking of Him was closing film.
    3. Jahnu Barua was chaitrman of Steering Commitee and Vivek Agnihotri was chairman of Film Preview Commitee.
    4. World’s first Sanskrit 3D film‘Anurakthi’ screened during IFFI 2017.
  2. Awards -
    1. Indian film personality of 2017 - Amitabh Bachchan
    2. Lifetime achievement - Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan.
    3. Best film (Golden Peacock award) - 120 Beats Per Minute (French movie) directed by Robin Campullo.
    4. Best director - Vivian Qu for Angels Wear White (China).
    5. Special Jury Award - Take-off (Malayalam film-India)
    6. Best Actor (Female) - Parvathy for Take Off
    7. Best Actor (Male) - Nahuel Perez Biscayart for 120 Beats Per Minute.
    8. Best Debut Feature Film Director - Kiro Russo for Dark Skull (Spanish).
    9. ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal - Kshitij-A Horizon (Marathi movie) directed by Manouj Kadamh.
Canada
USA
Russia
Spain
None of These


2. 67th Miss World Beauty pageant held in Sanya (_____________) -

  1. India's Manushi Chhillar (Haryana) won the Title, Bringing Miss world Crown back to India After 17 Years (Priyanka Chopra winning in 2000).
Japan
Vietnam
China
Myanmar
None of These


3. AFC Asian Football Awards -

  1. Male Player of the Year - Omar Kharbin (he became First _________ ever to win this title)
  2. Men's Coach of the Year - Takafumi Hori (Japan)
  3. International Player of the Year - Son Heung-min (South Korea)
  4. Women's Player of the Year -Samantha Kerr (Australia).
Iranian
Afghan
Iraqi
Syrian
None of These


4. Actor ____________ has been conferred UNICEF celebrity advocate status for child rights, becoming first South Indian actor industry to receive this honour ?

Hema Malini
Kangana Ranaut
Priyanka Chopra
Deepika Padukone
Trisha Krishnan


5. Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) selected ___________ for Prof. Yashwantrao Kelkar Yuva Puraskar 2017 ?

D.M. Mulay
Ruchi Ghanashyam
Gopinath R.
Ajay Narayan Jha
None of These


6. __________ state government Announced Nandi Awards 2014 - 2016 -

  1. Nandi Awards are given by State Governmemt to honor artists in Telugu Cinema, that were discontinued in 2014 when new state Telangana was born. Awards for 3 successive years (2014-16) are announced now.
  2. Nandi Awards 2014 
    1. Best Film: Legend
    2. Best Director: Boyapati
    3. Best Actor: Nandamuri Balakrishna
    4. Best Actress: Anjali
  3. Nandi Awards 2015
    1. Best Film: Baahubali
    2. Best Director : S S Rajamouli
    3. Best Actor: Mahesh Babu
  4. Nandi Awards 2016 
    1. Best Film: Pelli Choopulu
    2. Best Director : SatishVegesna
    3. Best Actor: Junior NTR
    4. Best Actress: Ritu Varma
  5. Special Awards
    1. NTR National Award -
      1. 2014 - Kamal Hassan
      2. 2015 - K Raghhavendra Rao
      3. 2016 - Rajanikanth
    2. BN Reddy State Award -
      1. 2014 - SS Rajamouli
      2. 2015 - Trivikram Srinivas
      3. 2016 -Boyapati Srinivas
    3. Nagireddy and Chaprani State Award -
      1. 2014 -Narayana Murthy
      2. 2015 - Keeravani
      3. 2016 - K S Rama Rao
    4. Raghupati Venkaiah State Award -
      1. 2014 - Krishnam Raju
      2. 2015 - Eshwar
      3. 2016 - Chiranjeevi
    5. Special Jury Award -
      1. 2014 - Siddala Ashok Teja
      2. 2015 - P C Reddy
      3. 2016 - Paruchuri Brothers
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Karnataka
Maharashtra
None of These


7. ___________ Footballer Lionel Messi Received Golden Shoe award (handed to Europe’s top goalscorer) for his 37 Goals in Spanish Football League in 2016-17. It is fourth time Messi has won this title, equalling Christiano Ronaldo (Portugal) ?

Brazilian
Argentinian
Chilian
Russian
None of These


8. Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Brisbane, ______________ -

  1. Bollywood movie ‘Newton’ secured 2 awards with Rajkummar Rao winning best actor award and Mayank Tewari and Amit V. Masurkar secured best screenplay honour. Newton is directed by Amit V. Masurkar.
Australia
New Zealand
Russia
Spain
None of These


9. Awards for Display at 37th IITF (India International Trade Fair) Delhi 2017 -

  1. Gold - Ministry of _______________
  2. Silver - Ministry of Power
  3. Bronze - Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
Home Affairs
External Affairs
Finance
None of These


10. ___________ journalist Khaled el-Balshy won Individual Activist award of Nelson Mandela – Graca Machel Innovation Awards. He made several attempts to publicly reveal violations by government ?

Russian
Turkish
Iranian
Egyptian
None of These


11. Eric Vuillard (________________)'s novel L’ordre du jour (in English ‘Agenda’), story of how German industry and finance backed Adolf Hitler, won Goncourt Prize 2017 award (Top Award in French-speaking world) ?

Russian
Danish
German
French
None of These


12. Former ____________ Manmohan Singh will receive Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2017 for his services between 2004 and 2014. It includes cash prize of INR 25 lakh and a citation ?

President
Prime Minister
Chief Justice
Chief Election Commisioner
None of These


13. Indian Actor Ishaan Khattar won Best Actor award for his debut film ‘Beyond The Clouds’ at the International Bosphorus Film Festival in ____________. Film is directed by Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, and Music composed by A. R. Rahman ?

Russia
USA
Germany
France
Turkey


14.________________’s Kevin Lilliana has been crowned Miss International 2017 at an event held in Tokyo (Japan). She also won award for as best dressed contestant ?

Indonesia
Thailand
Malaysia
Japan
None of These


15. Industrial Awards -

  1. Tata Power Solar won ‘Dun & Bradstreet – Everest Infra Awards 2017’ under Infrastructure Project category for commissioning India’s largest solar project under Domestic Content Requirement for NTPC at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.
  2. ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) honoured CMC Skills’ Founder Ms. Maya Swaminathan Sinha with the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2017’ award.
  3. Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company has been awarded at 21st Asia Insurance Industry Awards in Singapore in General Insurance Company of the Year.
  4. ADI PEC (Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference) Excellence in Energy Awards 2017 adjudged Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation (APMDC) as winner for 2nd position in category social contribution in country value.
  5. Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited (NINL) received Kalinga Safety Award in 8th Odisha State Safety Conclave.
  6. ________________ library has bagged the Highest Profile Registration category award for effective utilisation of the J-Gate@eShodhSindhu platform.
Lucknow University
Delhi University
Allahabad University
Pondicherry University
None of These


16. ___________ Actress Natalie Portman has been awarded 2018 Genesis Prize (Also called Jewish Nobel Prize), for her commitment to social causes and deep connection to her Jewish and Israeli roots ?

Russian
American
Israeli
Brazilian
None of These


17. Miss Universe Beauty Pageant 2017, held in Las Vegas (USA)-

  1. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of __________ won the contest.
  2. Shraddha Shashidhar represented India in this pageant.
USA
South Africa
Brazil
Argentina
None of These


18. Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) announced 2nd Edition of National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017, beginning in 2016 with ________ Organizations / Individuals as winners. It includes cash prize of 5 lakh for enterprises and individuals and 10 lakhs for organizations and institutes.  ?

20
15
25
30
None of These


19. NSE Entity India Index Services & Products (IISL) launched Nifty SME Emerge Index as a new Nifty Index to measure performance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) listed on NSE’s EMERGE platform (dedicated NSE platform for small companies).

  1. Nifty SME Emerge Index represents about _______ of full market capitalisation of all SMEs listed on EMERGE.
52 %
82 %
26 %
62 %
None of These


20. ______ author Sergio Ramirez Mercado won 2017 Cervantes Prize, Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor. ?

Nicaraguan
Nigerian
Chilian
Brazilian
None of These


21. Noted Author _________ presented with Lifetime Achievement Award by Chandigarh Literary Society during 5th Chandigarh Literature Festival ?

Ruskin Bond
Khushwant Singh
Salman Rushdie
Chetan Bhagat
None of These


22. Noted ________ Litterateur Krishna Sobti has been honored with 53rd Jnanpith Award for 2017. She is 8th women to win this prestigious award. ?

Gujarati
Hindi
Odia
Urdu
None of These


23. Noted Indian Multilingual Actor Mohan Joshi honoured with vishnudas Bhave award for his contribution to theatre. It is conferred with memory of Vishnudas Bhave, founder of __________ theatre. It comprises a trophy, a citation and a cash prize worth Rs 25,000 ?

Hindi
Punjabi
Urdu
Marathi
None of These


24. Noted Malayalam Poet K Satchidanandan selected for 2017 Ezhuthachan Puraskaram award, _________ government’s highest literary honor.

  1. It award is instituted in name of Ezhuthachan, known as father of Malayalam language. It carries cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation.
Telangana
Anahra Pradesh
Karnataka
Maharashtra
Kerala


25. Noted journalist ___________ honored by Life Time Achievement Award by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) ?

Rajat Sharma
Arnab Goswami
Manik Banerjee
Barkha Dutt
None of These


26. President Ram Nath Kovind conferred 3rd ICCR Distinguished Indologist Award on Professor Hiroshi Marui of ________ ?

Japan
China
Vietnam
Myanmar
None of These


27. __________ author Anuk Arudpragasam bags Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2017 for his novel The Story of a Brief Marriage.Note that recently he also won $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017 for the same novel. ?

Bangladeshi
Sri Lankan
Indian
Nepali
None of These


28. Sri Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam in ____________ won UNESCO Asia-Pacific award for cultural heritage conservation programme in Awards of Merit category, for its efforts for protecting and conserving cultural heritage ?

Telangana
Kerala
Tamil Nadu
Karnakata
None of These


29. Tata Literature Live Literary Awards (Mumbai) -

  1. Non-fiction - ______________’s ‘Age of Anger: A History of the Present’.
  2. First Book – Prayaag Akbar’s ‘Leila’ & Pranay Lal’s ‘Indica: A Deep Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent’
  3. Fiction – Easterine Kire’s ‘Son of the Thundercloud’
  4. Business Book of Year – YV Reddy’s ‘Advice and Dissent: My Life in Public Service’
  5. Publisher of the Year – Penguin Random House India
  6. Big Little Book Award – Nabaneeta Dev Sen
Amish Tripathi
Chetan Bhagat
Ashwin Sanghi
Vikram Seth
Pankaj Mishra


30. UNHCR (________________) is named as recipient of Harmony Foundation’s Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice 2017 with 2017 theme Compassion Beyond Borders ?

United Nations Huge Commission for Refugees
United Nations High Composition for Refugees
United Nations High Commission for Refugees
United Nations High Commission for Runners
None of These


31. Best Urban Transport Practices’ Awards by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs -

  1. Best City Bus Services Award - Surat Municipal Corporation
  2. Best Non-Motorised Transport - Mysuru’s Public Bicycle Sharing
  3. Best Urban Transport Initiative - Kochi (________ )
Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Karnataka
Kerala
None of These




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