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1. Gairdner Foundation named Indian Origin person Vikram Patel among 7 recepeints of ________________ Gairdner Award 2019, for his research career raising global profile of mental health problems. Laureates receive a $100,000 cash honorarium.

None of These

2. _______________honoured PM Narendra Modi with prestigious Zayed Medal for giving a "big boost' to bilateral strategic ties. It is highest decoration awarded to kings, presidents, and heads of states.

Saudi Arabia
None of These

3. ESPN India Multi-Sport Awards 2018 -

  1. Sportsperson of the Year (Male) – Neeraj Chopra (Athletics - _________________)
  2. Sportsperson of the Year (Female) – P V Sindhu (badminton)
  3. Comeback of the Year – Saina Nehwal (badminton)
  4. Coach of the Year – Jaspal Rana (shooting)
  5. Emerging Sportsperson of the Year – Saurabh Chaudhary (shooting)
  6. Team of the Year – Women’s team (table tennis)
  7. Differently-abled athlete of the Year – Ekta Bhyan (para-athletics)
  8. Lifetime Achievement – Pradip Kumar Banerjee (football)
High Jump
Long Jump
Javelin throw
None of These

4. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu conferred President’s Certificate of Honour and Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman Awards to over 100 Awardees.

  1. Certificate of Honour was introduced in 1958 to honour the scholars of Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian Languages.
  2. Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Sammandistinction is conferred for contribution in field of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic, Pali, Prakrit, Classical Odiya, Classical Kannada, Classical Telugu and Classical Malayalam. It was introduced in ________________.

5. 2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize awarded to Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, for their exceptional courage in reporting on alleged human rights violations in the ___________________’s state of Rakhine.

  1. Their documentary on the taboo topic regarding crimes committed against Rohingyas landed them behind the bars. UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize recognises outstanding contributions to the defence or promotion of press freedom especially in the face of danger. It carries a reward of $25,000 Prize.
  2. Prize is named after Guillermo Cano Isaza, Colombian journalist who was assassinated in front of offices of his newspaper El Espectador in Bogotá, Colombia, on 17 December 1986.
None of These

6. 2nd edition of Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize awarded to author Rana Dasgupta for his 2010 novel Solo, a tale of estrangement and the ultimate failure of material existence. The award carries a ____________________, a Tagore statue and a certificate.

  1. Also, Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for social achievement was awarded to Yohei Sasakawa, World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador for Lseprosy Elimination, for his incredible efforts to uproot leprosy and great contribution to world peace.
None of These

7. Alice G. Vaidyan, CMD of General Insurance Corporation (GIC) of India has been awarded Freedom of the City of ______________________ in recognition of her work to promote insurance ties between India and UK. She was first lady CMD of GIC and also the first lady CMD in public-sector insurance industry (non-life).

  1. Freedom of the City is an honour bestowed by City of ______________ Corporation,with its Genesis traced to medieval time of around 1237.
None of These

8. All India Management Association (AIMA) Managing India Awards 2019 -

  1. Lifetime Contribution Award

    Azim H Premji (Chairman, ___________________)

    Outstanding Institution Builder

    Prathap C Reddy (Founder-Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group)

    Entrepreneur of the year

    Sanjiv Bajaj (Managing Director, Bajaj Finserv Ltd)

    Business Leader of the Year

    Sanjiv Mehta  (Chairman & Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Ltd)

    Indian MNC of the Year

    Pawan Goenka (Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, Managing Director and Member of the Group Executive Board)

    MNC in India of the Year

    T Krishnakumar (Coca-Cola India, President & CEO, India & Southwest Asia)

    Outstanding PSU of the Year

    Sanjiv Singh (Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd)

    Director of the Year

    Rajkumar Hirani (Director, Producer, Writer & Editor - Sanju)

None of These

9. An image of a little girl crying, as she and her mother have been taken into custody by US border officials in Texas won World Press Photo of the Year 2018. It has been taken by photographer ____________________________ in June 2018. Dutch-Swedish photographer Pieter Ten Hoopen won “World Press Photo Story of the Year Award” for image of 2018 mass-migrant caravan to the US border.

John Moore
Steve Mccurry
Lee Jeffries
Jimmy Nelsson
None of These

10. Calcutta Sports Journalists’ club (CSJC) awards 2019 -

  1. Jhulan Goswami (Female __________________) - Sportsperson of the Year
  2. Sukumar Samajpati (Footballer), Sambaran Banerjee (Cricketer) - Lifetime Achievement
  3. State awards -
    1. Best cricketer – Tanusree Sarkar
    2. Best footballer- Pritam Kotal
    3. Best athlete - Lily Das
Tennis Player
Badminton Player
None of These

11. Dawn editor and Columnist Cyril Almeida from ____________________won IPI’s (International Press Institute) World Press Freedom Hero award 2019, for his “critical” and “tenacious coverage” of civil-military relations in ______________. MadaMasr, an Egyptian news site, also won Free Media Pioneer Award 2019 of IPI and International Media Support (IMS).

None of These

12. _____________________'s MCC (the Marylebone Cricket Club) bestowed honour of ‘Honorary Life Members’ to Pakistan’s Inzamam-ul-Haq and South Africa’s Mark Boucher for their exemplary achievements in cricket.

New Zealand
None of These

13. Former South African Cricketer ___________________ has been honoured with Order of Ikhamanga in Silver Division.

  1. This award was instituted in 2003 and is granted by President of South Africa for achievements in arts, culture, literature, music, journalism, and sports (which were initially recognised by Order of the Baobab).
  2. It has three classes : Gold (exceptional achievement), Silver (excellent achievement), Bronze (outstanding achievement).
Makhaya Ntini
Greame Smith
Kagiso Rabada
Mark Boucher
Jacques Kallis

14. India's flagship programme, National Mission for Clean Ganga or Namami Gange felicitated with coveted Public Water Agency of the Year award at Global Water Summit at London (____________________), presented by Global Water Intelligence.

  1. Namami Gange programme aims at providing sustainable solutions for major pollution hot spots along stretch of 97 towns and 4,465 villages on Ganga stem.
  2. In Namami Gange programme, total 289 projects have so far been sanctioned at a cost of Rs 28,377 crore out of which 87 projects have been completed.
  3. Till date, 37 projects of pollution abatement have been completed, which has resulted in laying 2,565 km sewer networks and of 575 MLD of STP capacities in Ganga basin.
None of These

15. Indian-American scientist and social activist Sree Sreenath inducted into Cleveland International Hall of fame (___________________) for his contribution in applications in systems biology, global issues, and sustainable development.

None of These

16. India’s education technology startup ‘Dost Education’ has bagged a ______________________ Next Billion Edtech Prize 2019 along with two other winners - Ubongo (Tanzania) and PraxiLabs (Egypt).

  1. Dost Education was awarded for its ability to empower parents to take charge of their child’s early education by creating short, friendly audio content that is sent to them via their mobile phones.
  2. Next Billion Edtech Prize 2019 is awarded by UK-based Varkey Foundation, recognizing most innovative technology destined to have a radical impact on education in low income and emerging world countries.
None of These

17. Industrial Awards (April 2019) -

  1. Hero MotoCorp Chairman Pawan Munjal honoured by Asian Tour with a “Special Achievement Award” for his contributions to Asian Golf, at Hero Indian Open Golf tournament in Gurugram (Haryana).
  2. Tata Steel has been named as ‘Global Slag Company of the Year’ at the 14th Global Slag Conference and Exhibition 2019, in Aachen (______________________________).
  3. A K Singh, director at Life Sciences, DRDO has been honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 during 4th APJ Abdul Kalam Innovation Conclave at Chandigarh University, Mohali.
  4. Digital Sukoon founder, Sudhanshu Kumar honoured with Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Nobel Award by International Human Rights Council.
  5. Mint’s Teena Thacker won Citi Journalistic Excellence Award. for her long story in Mint on Johnson and Johnson (J&J's) faulty hip implants in India.
  6. Fincare Small Finance Bank (SFB) honoured with Celent Model Bank 2019 Award in Financial Inclusion category, for ‘Redesigning Lending to Reach Small Businesses’.
    1. The award recognizes LAP (Loans Against Property) D.Lite, a tab-based solution by Fincare SFB for origination and instant underwriting of loans against property targeted at micro and small enterprises. LAP D.Lite is one of the 22 initiatives from around world to receive the award.
None of These

18. __________________________ film Bhayanakam (Fear) directed by Jayaraj won best cinematography award at Beijing International Film Festival. It had also won best cinematography award at 65th National Film Awards.

None of These

19. Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Awards 2019 - -

  1. Lifetime Award – __________________________________.
  2. Special Award for the contribution to Indian cinema – Madhur Bhandarkar.
  3. Special Award – Helen.
  4. Vagvilasini Award – VasantAbaji Dahake.
  5. Mohan Wagh Award (Best Drama of the Year 2019) – SoyareSakal.
  6. Anandmayee Puraskar– Pandit Suresh Talwalkar.
  7. Award for music and art – Classical dancer Sucheta Bhide-Chapekar.
Kader Khan
Amitabh Bachchan
Salim Khan
None of These

20. Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Awards -

  1. Player of the Year - Virgil van Dijk (_____________), Liverpool
  2. Young Player of the Year - Raheem Sterling, Manchester City
  3. Women's Player of the Year - Vivianne Miedema, Arsenal
  4. Women's Young Player of the Year - Georgia Stanway, Manchester City
  5. PFA Merit Award - Steph Houghton, Manchester City
None of These

21. Pulitzer Prize 2019, honors achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in __________________ -

  1. Winners -
    1. Journalism -
      1. Public Service - The Sun-Sentinel
      2. Breaking News Reporting - Staff of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
      3. Investigative Reporting - Matt Hamilton, Harriet Ryan and Paul Pringle of Los Angeles Times
      4. Explanatory Reporting - David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner of The New York Times
      5. Local Reporting - The Advocate staff
      6. National Reporting - Staff of The Wall Street Journal
      7. International Reporting - Maggie Michael, Maad al-Zikry and Nariman El-Mofty of The Associated Press AND Staff of Reuters, with notable contributions from Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo (who recently also won 2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize)
      8. Feature Writing - Hannah Dreier of ProPublica
      9. Commentary - Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
      10. Criticism - Carlos Lozada of The Washington Post
      11. Editorial Writing - Brent Staples of The New York Times
      12. Editorial Cartooning - Darrin Bell (freelancer)
      13. Breaking News Photography - Photography Staff of Reuters
      14. Feature Photography - Lorenzo Tugnoli of The Washington Post
    2. Letters, Drama, and Music -
      1. Fiction - The Overstory by Richard Powers
      2. Drama - Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury
      3. History - Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight
      4. Biography or Autobiography - The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart
      5. Poetry - Be With by Forrest Gander
      6. Music - Prism by Ellen Reid
      7. General Nonfiction - Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
    3. Special Awards and Citations -
      1. Aretha Franklin For her indelible contribution to American music and culture
      2. Capital Gazette, Annapolis, Md.
  2. About Pulitzer Prizes -
    1. Given for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in USA.
    2. Established in 1917 by provisions in will of American (Hungarian-born) Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher and is administered by Columbia University in New York City.
None of These

22. Rio Paralympics silver medalist Deepa Malik honoured with ________________________ Prime Minister’s Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship for 2019 in recognition of her “inspiring achievements”. She won silver in shot put F53 event in Rio Paralympics in 2016. She became the first Indian woman to win a medal at Paralympics and first Indian women to win medals in 3 consecutive Asian Para Games in 2010, 2014 and 2018.

New Zealand
South Africa
None of These

23. Russia honoured Indian PM Narendra Modi with Order of St Andrew the Apostle, highest order of Russian Federation, for promoting partnership and friendly relations between the two countries.

  1. Order of St Andrew the Apostle is both the highest and the oldest state decoration of Russia.  It was established as the first and highest order of chivalry of Russian Empire in 1698 but was abolished under USSR in 1918 before being reinstated as top Russian order in ______________________.
None of These

24. Six grassroots environmental activists received Goldman Environmental Prize 2019 -

  1. Linda Garcia (______________________________) - Rallied local communities to prevent construction of North America’s largest oil export terminal in Vancouver.
  2. Ana Colovic Lesoska (North Macedonia) - Led 7 year campaign to cut off international funding for two large hydropower plants project from being built in Mavrovo National Park (country’s largest national park).
  3. Bayarjargal Agvaantseren (Mongolia) - Led fight to create 1.8 million-acre Tost Tosonbumba Nature Reserve (in South Gobi Desert) which is a critical habitat for vulnerable snow leopard.
  4. Alfred Brownell (Liberia) - Stopped destruction of Liberia’s tropical forests by palm oil plantation developers.
  5. Jacqueline Evans (Cook Islands) - Led 5 year campaign to protect Islands’ stunning marine biodiversity and for conservation and sustainable management of all of Cook Islands’ ocean territory and creation of 15 marine protected areas.
  6. Alberto Curamil (Chile) - A jailed indigenous activist who organized his Mapuche community to protest construction of hydroelectric projects on sacred Cautín River in Chile.

25. _______________________ honored with ‘Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Award‘ for 2018-19 by Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), for his book titled ‘Samvidhan Kavya‘, as Poetic representation of Indian Constitution.

Sanjay Kothari 
I V Subbarao
Sunil Kumar Gautam
Bhaskar Khulbe
None of These

26. _________________ poet K Siva Reddy will be conferred Saraswati Samman, 2018, for his collection of poems titled Pakkaki Ottigilite (Turning Aside While Lying Down).

  1. The award, instituted by KK Birla Foundation, is given annually for an outstanding literary work written in any official Indian language and published during the preceding 10 years. It is the highest recognition in the field of Indian literature and carries a cash purse of Rs 15 lakh, apart from a citation and a plaque.
None of These

27. Three teams from India won awards at NASA’s annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge which invites high school and college students to build and test roving vehicles for future missions to Moon, Mars and beyond.

  1. Team from KIET Group of Institutions in Ghaziabad (____________________) won the “AIAA Neil Armstrong Best Design Award”, which recognises systems best designed to meet Rover Challenge performance requirements.
  2. Team from Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering from Mumbai (Maharashtra), won “Frank Joe Sexton Memorial Pit Crew Award” for ingenuity and persistence in overcoming problems during race as well as “System Safety Challenge Award”.
  3. Team from Lovely Professional University in Phagwara (Punjab) won “STEM Engagement Award”, presented to the team that best-informed others about rocketry and other space-related topics.
Uttar Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
None of These

28. UK Royal Society elected ______________________________ eminent scientists as Fellows of Royal Society. Selected Indians / PIOs -

  1. Yusuf Hamied (Cipla pharmaceuticals chairman)
  2. Gurdyal Besra (Professor at University of Birmingham)
  3. Manjul Bhargava (American-Canadian mathematician)
  4. Anant Parekh (Oxford University)
  5. Akshay Venkatesh (Australian Mathematician)
  6. Gagandeep Kang (Christian Medical College, Vellore). She is also First Indian woman scientist to be selected as a fellow of UK’s Royal Society.
None of These

29. ________________________ government Schemes ‘Utkarsh Bangla’ (skill training of youth) and ‘Sabooj Sathi’ (cycles for students) won World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) awards by UN. Utkarsh Bangla emerged winner in Capacity Building category and Sabooj Sathi was ranked in the first five as a champion project under ICT application: E-Government category.

  1. Utkarsh Bangla is aimed at providing vocational training to school dropouts. The beneficiaries of the scheme will be trained in driving, tailoring, repairing television and other electronic equipment’s, beautician courses etc.
  2. Sabooj Sathi aims at distribution of bicycles to students of class IX to XII studying in Govt. Schools and Madrashas.
  3. World Summit on the Information Society Awards is a global multi-stakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing sustainable development.
West Bengal

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