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Awards Current Affairs Quiz - August 2018

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1. Actors Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das and 13 others were awarded the Bharatiya Manavata Vikas Puraskar, by private media company Daily Indian Media. It also included Indian cricketer ________________.

Yuvraj Singh
M S Dhoni
Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma
None of These


2. Annie Zaidi won Hindu Playwright Award 2018 for her play Untitled-1, during 14th The Hindu Theatre Fest in ______________.

Kochi
Thiruvananthapuram
Chennai
Warangal 
None of These


3. Annual Directors Guild of America (DGA) honours Winners - Ang Lee (Noted _________________ Director), Nancy Utley, Amy Klobuchar, John McGuire and Ann Roth.

Japanese
Vietnamese
Myanmar
Chinese
None of These


4. Appa Rao Podile, Vice Chancellor OF University of ________________ has been selected for the J C Bose Fellowship of Department of Science and Technology by Government. He will receive a fellowship amount of Rs 25,000 pm and a research grant of Rs. 15 lakhs per annum for 5 years.

Mumbai
Allahabad
Delhi
Kochi
Hyderabad


5. Global cultural organization Asia Society announced that ________________s’s CEO Indra Nooyi will be honoured with Game Changer of the Year title of the 2018.

CocaCola
HDFC Bank
PepsiCo
ICICI Bank
None of These


6. Hindi Academy Delhi gave its highest Shalaka Samman for 2017-18 to bollywood lyricist and poet ______________.

Javed Akhtar
Sameer
Manoj Muntashir
Irshad Kamil
None of These


7. Industrial Awards (August 2018)-

  1. Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) received top honours at Swachhta Pakhwada Awards by oil ministry, with Indian Oil Corp (IOC) as runner-up.
  2. Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (marketers of popular milk brand Amul) has been awarded Marketer of the Year award by the International Advertising Association of India (IAAI).
  3. Indian-American Aruna Vishwanathan was one of 3 women honoured with ‘Women in Business: Making a Difference Award’ at 19th annual Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH) gala in Houston (__________________________).
  4. Reliance Power subsidiary Reliance Power Netherlands BV has won an international arbitration award of USD 56 million (Rs 390 crore) against Prestige Capital Holdings (a Seychelles-based company) and Kokos Jiang.
UK
USA
Spain
Russia
None of These


8. K.Anvar Sadath became first Indian to receive the International Contributions Award given by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) in ____________________. He is vice chairman and executive director of the Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) also known as IT@school Project.

USA
UK
Russia
Spain
None of These


9. Noted Indian-Australian mathematician _____________________ is among 4 winners of mathematics’ prestigious Fields medal, known as the Nobel prize for maths. Each winner receives a 15,000 Canadian-dollar cash prize. Other three winners are: Caucher Birkar (Cambridge University professor of Iranian Kurdish origin), Germany’s Peter Scholze and Italian mathematician Alessio Figalli.

Akshay Venkatesh
Kamala Harris
Shiva Ayyadurai
Tulsi Gabbard
None of These


10. President Ram Nath Kovind presented Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards for 2013-2017 -

  1. 2013 - Najma Heptulla
  2. 2014 - Hukmdev Narayan Yadav
  3. 2015 - Ghulam Nabi Azad
  4. 2016 - Dinesh Trivedi
  5. 2017 - ______________
Sushma Swaraj
Nitin Gadkari
Rajnath Singh
Bhartruhari Mahtab
None of These


11. SK Arora (Delhi) has been awarded World Health Organization (WHO) World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award for his extraordinary contribution towards tobacco control. World No Tobacco Day is observed annually on ________________.

May 9
May 10
May 1
May 19
None of These


12. Social Activist ____________________ has been conferred with Praful Bidwai memorial award 2018.

  1. Award was instituted in memory of journalist and social activist “Praful Bidwai” who died in Amsterdam in 2015.
Kailash Satyarthi
Ulka Mahajan
Malala Yousafzai
Rajendra Singh
None of These


13. Three ________________ scientists James Allison, Carl June and Steven Rosenberg are declared winners of 2018 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.

German
Spanish
Russian
UK
US


14. UEFA Awards 2018 -

  1. ______________ captain Luka Modric voted best player in Europe.
  2. Best women’s player award was won by Pernille Harder of Denmark and Wolfsburg.
  3. 2018 UEFA President’s Award was given to David Beckham, Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer, Eusebio and Sir Bobby Charlton.
Croatia
Russia
France
Spain
None of These


15. ______________________ awarded Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander) to Former Indian Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag, for exceptional service as chief of Indian Army. With this, he became 2nd Indian to get this award, first being General Rajendrasinghji Jadeja in 1946.

France
Russia
UK
USA
None of These


16. Xhoixobote Dhemalite (Rainbow fields), an Assamese film directed by Bidyut Kotoky has won an award for screenplay at Treasure Coast International Film Festival in Florida (____________________).

UK
Russia
USA
Spain
None of These




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