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Awards Current Affairs Quiz - September 2016

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1. 5 day long 22nd Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Festival (____________) has named Jharana Das (Cinema) and Guru Kishore Kumar Mohanty (Odissi) for lifetime achievement award ?

Odisha
Uttar Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


2. 68th Emmy Awards (television's biggest award ceremony), held in Los Angeles (USA) has named ________ as Outstanding drama series and Veep as Outstanding comedy series ?

Quantico
Mad Men
Game of Thrones
The Returned
None of These


3. 73 Venice Film Festival (World's Oldest Film Festival) has given Golden Lion (Best Film Award ) to The Woman Who Left (___________) by Lav Dia ?

France
Italy
Germany
Philippines
None of These


4. Airports Authority of India’s Tirupati Airport awarded Best Tourist Friendly Airport under category for State Annual Excellence Awards for the year 2015­16 by __________ Tourism ?

Gujarat
Karnataka
Telengana
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh


5. Chinese action movie star _________ will be awarded with honorary Academy Award (Oscar) by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his extraordinary achievements in movies. Honorary Oscar will be given to editor Anne Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary maker Frederick Wiseman ?

Zhang Ziyi
Bruce Lee
Jackie Chan
Jet Li
None of These


6. Cricketers ____________ and Rohit Sharma conferred with Arjuna Award for 2016 and 2015 respectively ?

Ajinkya Rahane
M S Dhoni
Suresh Raina
R Ashwin
None of These


7. Ecologist and conservation activist Bibhuti Lahkar (from _________) became first Asian to win prestigious ‘Heritage Heroes Award’ of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) ?

Meghalaya
Assam
Maniput
Kerala
None of These


8. _________ has launched its second Skill Academy at Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), The first one being inaugurated last year at Ernakulam ?

Federal Bank
SBI
ICICI Bank
HDFC Bank
None of These


9. First Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award­2016 will be bestowed to Olympic champion ___________ ?

Muhammad Ali
Michael Phelps
Usain Bolt
Larisa Latynina
None of These


10. First edition of Lonavla International Film Festival India (LIFFI) ­ Best Actor ­ ____________ , Best Actress ­ Tannishtha Chatterjee, Best Director ­ Anant Mahadevan ?

Ranveer Singh
Ranbir Kapoor
Akshay Kumar
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
None of These


11. Government appointed ___________ as a Member of the 21st Law Commission of India (LCI). He is the professor at the Indian Law Institute (ILI) in New Delhi ?

Anuj Kumar Bishnoi
Trilochan Mohapatra
Devendra Chaudhary
S. Sivakumar
None of These


12. ___________ won ‘Best Horticulture State’ award at Agricultural Leadership Summit 2016 organized by ICFA in New Delhi. While 2016 Best Agriculture State award given to Odisha for its efforts for development of agriculture and bringing rural prosperity ?

Uttar Pradesh
Haryana
Rajasthan
Kerala
None of These



13. Hindustani classical singer ________ to be honoured with 2016 'Lalit Arpan Samman' ?

A R Rehmaan
Jagjeet Singh
Shankar Mahadevan
Hariharan
Shubha Mudgal


14. India's Sand artist ___________ won people's choice prize for his sand sculpture Mahatma Gandhi ­ World Peace at 9th Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship 2016 ?

Sudarsan Pattnaik
Nitish Bharti
Sekhar Basu
G. Gurucharan
None of These


15. India­born scientist _________ has won 2016 Lemelson­MIT Prize. He is an associate professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT’s) Media Lab and is known for his co­invention of an ultra­fast imaging camera that can see around corners, low­cost eye­care solutions. It also enables users to read the first few pages of a book without opening the cover ?

Sekhar Basu
Sudarshan Pattnaik
G. Gurucharan
Ramesh Raskar
None of These


16. Indian NGO ________ won first­ever FIFA Diversity Award for its fight against discrimination and promote diversity in football ?

Gully Soccer
Street Soccer
Slum Soccer
Local Soccer
None of These


17. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Bollywood actors Katrina Kaif, __________ are among recipients of Priyadarshini Global Awards 2016, instituted by socio­cultural and educational organisation Priyadarshini Academy ?

Priyanka Chopra
Juhi Chawla
Deepika Padukone
Hema Malini
None of These


18. Indian Writer _________ will be honoured with Kumaon Literary Festival’s FON (Fellows of Nature) South AsiaShort Story Award in Nature writing in October for her short story People of the Sun ?

Malay Kumar Sinha
Meghna Pant
Jhumpa Lahiri
Chetan Bhagat
None of These


19. Indian­American ________ named as Future Leader of Audiology and inducted into 2016 class of the ‘Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology’ by the American Academy of Audiology ?

Vivek Murthy
R Rajan
C Rangrajan
Vinaya Manchaiah
None of These


20. Indian­American physician­author ________ selected by USA for 2015 National Humanities Medal, along with 11 others recipients ?

Abraham Verghese
Vivek Murthy
Vinaya Manchaiah
Bobby Jindal
None of These

 

21. Indian­born researcher _________ won 2016 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award for his contribution to radio waves ?

Dinesh Bharadia
Vinaya Manchaiah
Vivek Murthy
Abraham Verghese
None of These


22. Indian­origin ___________ girl Kiara Nirghin won Google Science Fair prize 2016. She won grand prize of 50000 US dollars scholarship for using orange peel to develop a cheaper super­absorbent material that helps soil retain water ?

American
South African
Australian
French
None of These


23. Indian­origin person _________ honored 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at Asian Achievers Awards for his work in medical profession and public life in Britain ?

Sekhar Basu
Pradeep Kumar Sinha
G. Gurucharan
Narendra Babubhai Patel
None of These


24. Indo Origin Person Priyanka Yoshikawa has been named Miss ___________ . ?

Myanmar
Philippines
Vietnam
China
Japan


25. Industrialist ____________ has been conferred with 10th Annual Clinton Global Citizen Award for leadership in business and philanthropy ?

Mukesh Ambani
Ratan Tata
Adi Godrej
Kumar Birla
None of These


26. _____________ won UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy in recognition of its literacy­linked skill development activities among underprivileged in rural areas ?

Jan Shikshan Sansthan Malappuram
Being Human
CARE India
Smile foundation
None of These


27. John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation announced its ‘Class of 2016’, consististing 23 exceptionally creative people. It inlcudes 2 Indians Manu Prakash and _________ ?

Vivek Murthy
Subhash Khot
Anil Swarup
Ajit M. Sharan
None of These


28. __________ won 4 awards for inclusive insurance for 2016 from Skoch Group, that operates in 9 districts of Karnataka and has brought 28 lakh people under Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna, PM Suraksha Bima Yojna and PM Jan Dhan Yojna ?

Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank
Kaveri Grameena Bank
Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank
Kerala Gramin Bank
None of These


29. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (Chairperson of _____________) has been honored as Knight of the National Order of the French Legion of Honour (Chevalier de lOrdre National de la Légion dHonneur) for her contribution to biosciences and research ?

ICICI Bank
Google
Axis Bank
Pepsi
Biocon Limited


30. __________ stayed second runner­up at Miss United Continents 2016, held in Ecuador. Jeslyn Santos from Philippines won Miss United Continents 2016 title ?

Priyadarshini Chatterjee
Aditi Arya
Lopamudra Raut
Udita Tyagi
None of These


31. ___________ became first Pakistani to receive prestigious ICC Test Championship mace. He has been honored for inspiring Pakistan to reach to top of ICC Test Team Rankings ?

Mohammad Yousuf
Younus Khan
Shahid Afridi
Misbah­ul­Haq
None of These


32. Music director and violinist Uttam Singh for 2016 Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement by ___________ government ?

Gujarat
Maharashtra
Goa
Mizoram
None of These


33. National award winner director K G George selected for JC Daniel award 2015, ________ Government’s highest honor for outstanding contribution to Malayalam cinema ?

Kerala
Karnataka
Gujarat
Goa
None of These


34. Noted BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has been honoured with Tamil Ratna award by Tamil Sangam in ___________ ?

Spain
France
Russia
UK
USA


35. Noted __________ Poet Hrushikesh Mallick honoured with 37th prestigious Sarala Award for his poetry work Jeje Dekhi Nathiba Bharat ?

Punjabi
Odia
Urdu
Telugu
None of These


36. Noted __________ writer Kalakaluri Enoch conferred with Moortidevi Award of Bharatiya Jnanpith for 2015 ?

Telugu
Hindi
Urdu
Punjabi
None of These


37. __________ has been adjudged best in Rajbhasha Kirti competition for implementation of Official Language Policy in 2015­16 ?

Axis Bank
ICICI Bank
HDFC Bank
SBI
Punjab National Bank


38. Right Livelihood Award 2016 (also known as alternative Nobel) has been given to Egypt’s Mozn Hassan and Nazra for Feminist Studies, Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina, Turkish Newspaper Cumhuriyet and Syrian Organization _____________ ?

White Helmets
OPEC
Blue Helmets
Green Helmets
None of These


39. ________ Actor Ewan McGregor will receive Britannia Humanitarian Award at British Academy Britannia Awards in USA ?

British
Scottish
American
Australian
None of These


40. Scripts of Indian Movies "___________" and "Parched" have been archived at Oscar library (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) ?

Barfi
Jal
Sunset
Sagar
Sunrise


41. Short Film _________ (directed by Katyayan Shivpuri) won first prize at Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival (SBSFF), organised by National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) ?

Parched
Murga
Sunrise
Jal
None of These


42. Spiritual leader ___________ will be honoured with Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s highest honour ‘the Simon Wiesenthal Humanitarian Laureate’, by a prominent Jewish human rights organisation for promoting human dignity and tolerance among people ?

Baba Ramdev
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Acharya Balkrishan
Osho
None of These


43. Stuart Blackburn's Novel based on Apatani tribe of _____________ named Into the Hidden Valley has won 2016 MM Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction in United Kingdom ?

Arunachal Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
Assam
None of These


44. T R Zeliang (Chief Minister of ____________) won 2016 Pangkor Dialogue Award in Malaysia for the efforts made by the people of the state for environmental preservation and promotion ?

Meghalaya
Assam
Manipur
Mizoram
Nagaland


45. ____________ crime thriller Visaranai is chosen as India’s official entry to Oscars 2017 (89th Academy Awards) in Best Foreign Language Film category ?

Telugu
Tamil
Hindi
Punjabi
None of These


46. _________________ has been awarded Silver and Bronze awards in Reader Engagement category of South Asian Digital Media Awards at WAN­IFRA (World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers) India 2016 conference in Kolkata ?

The Hindu
Times of India
Hindustan Times
Amar Ujala
None of These


47. Two Indian forest officials ­Ritesh Sarothiya and _________, have been selected for 2016 Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards ?

Meneka Gandhi
Medha Patkar
Vandana Shiva
Subnderlal Bahuguna
Sanjay Dutta


48. __________ government will confer 2016 Bangabibhushan award to legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar ?

West Bengal
Uttar Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Meghalaya
None of These


49. M Leelavathi chosen for 2016 N Mohanan Suvarna Mudra Award for her remarkable contribution to _______ language and literature. ?

Telugu
Malayalam
Hindi
Punjabi
None of These


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