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Awards Current Affairs Quiz - October 2017

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1. 12-year old Indian girl Poorvi G B has been awarded best performer subtitle at Little Miss World 2017 pageant held in ___________ ?

Greece
Italy
Russia
France
None of These


2. 2017’s Kalakar Puraskar instituted by Mandd Sobhann will be conferred on Noted _____________ folk artiste Gopal Gowda.

Malayalam
Tamil
Konkani
Telugu
None of These


3. 30th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015 and 2016 has been awarded to Carnatic vocalist _____________ for his services in promoting National Integration in India. The award consists of a citation and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and is bestowed on Oct 31.

Girija Devi
Javed Akhtar
Hariprasad Chaurasia
T M Krishna
None of These


4. Govardhan Eco Village set up by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in Palghar (______________) won Green Platinum Award during Green Building Congress 2017 held at Jaipur (Rajasthan). ?

Meghalaya
Himachal Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
Goa
Maharashtra


5. Actor ________ received Pramod Mahajan Smriti Award. Saira Banu, who moved Supreme Court seeking a ban on instantaneous ‘Triple Talaq’ among Muslims, is the second recepient of Pramod Mahajan Smriti Award ?

Aamir Khan
Shahrukh Khan
Anupam Kher
Amitabh Bachchan
None of These


6. Actor Prakash Raj received Kota Shivaram Karanth Huttura Prashasti award in Kota (Udupi district) __________ ?

Karnataka
Kerala
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


7. Akinwumi Adesina (_____________), President of African Development Bank will be honored by 2017 World Food Prize.

  1. Since 1987, World Food Prize is awarded annually by World Food Prize Foundation to recognize contributions in any field related to world food supply
Russia
Nigeria
Spain
Portugal
None of These


8. __________ author George Saunders won 2017 Man Booker Prize for his novel Lincoln in the Bardo.

  1. It is given by Man Group (UK) with £50,000 as Prize Money. Man Booker Prize begun in 2005. It is 8th edition of these awards.
American
British
Russian
Spanish
None of These


9. ___________ CM N Chandrababu Naidu has been honoured with prestigious Golden Peacock Award in 17th London Global Convention, in category of Global Leadership in Public Service and Economic Transformation ?

Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Karnataka
Kerala
None of These


10. Blue Planet Prize (Noted as Most prestigious award in environmental science), has been given to ____________ theoretical physicis Hans Joachim Schellnhuber ?

Russian
French
Italian
German
None of These


11. Choti Kumari from Bihar won International acclaim for her efforts to uplift Musahar community in Bihar, considered most downtrodden community in state’s caste-ridden society. Title was Women’s Creativity in Rural Life Award and was given by _________ based Women’s World Summit Foundation ?

Italy
Russia
Norway
Switzerland
None of These


12. Industrial Awards -

  • Engineering Services Company L&T Technology Services Ltd (LTTS) conferred with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Industrial Innovation Award 2017.
  • Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) received an award from AICTE (____________) for supporting start-ups.
  • Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which manages brand AMUL, has been awarded as best FMCG in food sector at 5th International Advertising Associations (IAA) Leadership Awards in Mumbai.
  • Indian IT Firm TAKE Solutions will receive Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance from Institute of Directors in London (UK).
  • US-headquartered IT services Firm CSS Corp won Customer Service Excellence Award 2017 by National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM).
  • Online travel solutions provider Cleartrip named Best Mobile App for Travel and Leisure at Mobexx Awards 2017. IIT-Roorkee won Schneider’s ‘Go Green in the City’ contest held in Paris.
All India Committee for Technical Education
All India Council for Technical Education
All India Council for Total Education
All India Council for Technical Econnomy
None of These


13. Jaipur and _______________ Airport won first and second rank in category of 2-5 million passengers in Airport Service Quality (ASQ)-Airport Council International (ACI) survey 2017. Jaipur Airport received award in same category in 2016 as well ?

Hyderabad
Delhi
Ahmedabad
Guwahati
Srinagar


14. Journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead recently has been posthumously accorded with prestigious Anna Politkovskaya Award, instituted by Reach All Women (RAW) in War. _________ activist Gulalai Ismail is also honored for her fight against Islamic extremism ?

Pakistani
Afghan
Syrian
Russian
None of These


15. M K Sanu has been chosen for Mathrubhumi Literary Award for 2016 in recognition of his rich contribution to the ___________ literature ?

Kannada
Tamil
Telugu
Malayalam
None of These


16. Nobel Prize 2017 -

  1. Physics - Rainer Weiss (USA), Barry C. Barish (USA) and Kip Throne (USA) for decisive contributions to LIGO detector and observation of gravitational waves.
  2. Chemistry - Jacques Dubochet (Switzerland), Joachim Frank (Germany) and Richard Henderson (Scotland) for developing a technique to produce detailed images of life’s complex molecular machinery.
  3. Physiology / Medicine - American trio of Jeffrey C. Hall (USA), Michael Rosbash (USA) and Michael W. Young (USA) for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.
  4. Literature - Kazuo Ishiguro (___________________).
  5. Peace - International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for its work to draw attention to catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.
  6. Economic Sciences - Richard H. Thaler (USA) for his contributions to behavioral economics. It is also called Sveriges Riksbank Prize (Sveriges Riksbank is Sweden’s central bank).
  7. About Nobel Prize -
    1. Established in 1895, in memory of Swedish inventor Alfred Bernhard Nobel.
    2. Prize ceremonies take place annually in Stockholm (Sweden), except peace prize which is held in Oslo (Norway)
    3. Each recipient received US$1.1 Million.
    4. Among total 835 recipients so far, 12 are Indians (5 Indian citizens and 7 of Indian origin or residency). Rabindranath Tagore was first Indian citizen to be awarded (1913) and Mother Teresa is the only woman in list (1979) ?
Russia
China
Japan
Vietnam
None of These


17. Noted Actor _______ received Lifetime Achievement Award by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi for her contribution in field of cinema ?

Hema Malini
Sharmila Tagore
Rekha
Jaya Bachchan
None of These


18. Noted British Indian Businesman ______________ (Chairman of Caparo Group) has been honoured with Life Time Achievement Award at the 2nd British Asian Achievers Awards organised by Jagatwani a Hindi weekly ?

Lakhami Niwas Mittal
Swraj Lord Paul
Hinduja Brothers
Gautam Adani
None of These


19. Noted Indian-American ______________ has been honoured with 3rd American Bazaar Philanthropy award for his philanthropic activities in USA ?

Tulsi Gabbard
Kamala Harris
Pramila Jayapal
Ajay Raju
None of These


20. Noted Novelist _____________ ’s is selected for 2017’s Vayalar award. Vayalar Award was instituted in 1977 by Vayalar Ramavarma Memorial Trust in memory of Malayalam poet and lyricist Vayalar

T D Radhakrishnan
Ashwin Sanghi
Ramachandra Guha
Salman Rushdie
None of These


21. Noted actor and playwright ___________ will be honoured with Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award 2017. He will receive the award as a playwright ?

Girish Karnad
Javed Akhtar
Aamir Khan
Samir
None of These


22. Noted journalist ________ selected for Padma Prabha Puraskaram 2017, by Mathrubhumi daily ?

Arnab Goswami
Prabha Varma
Rajat Sharma
Barkha Dutt
None of These


23. Noted lyricist ________________ will be honored with Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award 2017. He will receive INR 1 lakh and a memento ?

Sameer
Amitabh Bhattacharya
Kumaar
Javed Akhtar
None of These


24. Noted music composers Usha Khanna, Bappi Lahiri, Anu Malik and playback singers Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan have been selected for ______________ government’s prestigious National Lata Mangeshkar Award ?

Chhattisgarh
Jharkhnad
Odisha
West Bengal
Madhya Pradesh


25. Noted writer ___________ received first Centenary National Award for Literature, conferred by Asam Sahitya Sabha ?

Shobha De
Jhumpa Lahiri
Namita Gokhale
Ashwin Sanghi
None of These


26. President Ram Nath Kovind gave National award for senior citizens to Indian boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu and Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for 2017 to _________________ ?

Bindeshwar Pathak
Shashi Tharoor
Anant Pai
Jhumpa Lahiri
None of These


27. Rajesh Nath (MD of VDMA India) has been conferred Cross of the Order of Merit (also known as Bundesverdienstkreuz or Federal Cross of Merit )highest civilian honour in ______________ ?

Russia
Germany
Italy
Spain
None of These


28. ____________Indian-origin researcher couple Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim honoured with prestigious US award for their contributions in field of HIV/AIDS Research ?

Russian
British
South African
Polish
None of These




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