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1. PM Narendra Modi conferred Yoga awards to winners of PM’s Award for Outstanding Contribution for Promotion and Development of Yoga.

  1. He also released _________________________ commemorative postal stamps to acknowledge great work of great Master Healers of AYUSH Systems.
  2. He also launched 10 AYUSH Health and Wellness Centres (AYUSH HWCs) in Haryana, in line with Ministry of AYUSH’s commitment to make 12,500 AHWCs functional in next three years.
  3. Winners of 2019 Yoga Awards
    1. Swami Rajarshi Muni of Life Mission (Gujarat) - Individual - (National)
    2. Antonietta Rozzi (Italy) - Individual (International)
    3. Bihar School of Yoga (Munger,  Bihar) - Organisation (National)
    4. Japan Yoga Niketan (Japan) - Organisation (International)
  4. Winners of 2018 Yoga Awards -
    1. Vishwas Mandalik (Nasik) - Individual (National)
    2. Yoga Institute (Mumbai) - Organisation (National).
None of These

2. Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) Hyderabad Scientist _____________________ has been selected 2019’s J C Bose Fellowship for his outstanding contribution in the field of population and medical genomics.

Sekhar Basu
K Sivan
K Thangaraj
Raghuram Rajan
None of These

3. As part of centenary year celebrations of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, father of Indian space programme, ISRO instituted two categories of awards in journalism - Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Researc, to recognize journalists who have actively contributed towards the field of space science, applications, and research.

  1. There are two categories of awards, wherein the first category holds a cash price of Rs _______________, a medal and  citation. 2 journalists or freelancers of print media will be awarded.
  2. Second category holds 3 cash prizes of Rs 3,00,000, 2,00,000 and 1,00,000 and citation each for journalists or freelancers of print media.
None of These

4. Biographical documentary "100 Years of Chrysostum" will receive Guinness Award in category of longest documentary. It is based on life of Philipose Mar Chrysostum, directed by filmmaker Blessy. It is _______________ and 8 minutes long documentary.

  1. Former Padma Bhushan awardee Philipose Mar Chrysostum is a Metropolitan Emeritus of Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar.

5. CPWD Director General Prabhakar Singh chosen for ‘Eminent Engineer Award for the Year 2019’ by the Institution of Engineers (India) for his exemplary Service in field of Engineering and Technology. It will be conferred to him on the ‘Engineers Day’ on _____________. 

September 25
September 5
September 15
September 20
None of These

6. ____________ actor and film director Andy Serkis will receive International Broadcasting Convention’s(IBC) highest award “International Honor for Excellence” for bringing extraordinary humanity to computer-generated characters.

None of These

7. Former India cricketer _________________ conferred with Karthik Bose Lifetime Achievement award of the Cricket Association of Bengal. He won his battle against jaw cancer and was coaching Bengal.

Kapil Dev
Arun Lal
Saurav Ganguly
Madan Lal
None of These

8. Former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev has been conferred with Bharat Gaurav Award 2019 by East Bengal Football Club. Other Awardees -

  1. Footballer ________________ - ‘Identifying and Nurturing the Icon’ award.
  2. Former Footballers Manoranjan Bhattacharya and Bhaskar Ganguly - Lifetime achievement award.
  3. Footballer P.K. Banerjee - Coach of Coaches award.
  4. Laldanmawia - Best Footballer of the Year award.
Bhaichung Bhutia
Mohun Bagan
Sunil Chettri
Kapil Dev
None of These

9. __________________ government conferred Indian Chef Priyam Chatterjee with ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mrite Agricoleto’ (Order of Agricultural Merit), in recognition of his great contribution towards reinventing gastronomic scene in India.

None of These

10. Government announced 66th National Film Awards 2019. Awards are given in 31 categories.

  1. Jury Heads - Rahul Rawail (Feature Film Category), AS Kanal (Non-Feature Film Category) and Utpal Borpujari (Best Writing on Cinema).
  2. Uttarakhand named winner of newly created Film friendly state Awards. Awardees -
  3. Category Winner
    Best Feature Film Hellaro (______________________) directed by Abhishek Shah
    Best Direction Aditya Dhar for Uri: The Surgical Strike
    Best Actor (Male) Ayushmann Khurrana for Andhadhun AND Vicky Kaushal for Uri: the Surgical Strike
    Best Actor (Female) Keerthy Suresh (Mahanati)
    Best Supporting Actor (Male) Swanand Kirkire (Chumbak)
    Best Supporting Actor (Female) Surekha Sikri (Badhaai Ho)
    Best Hindi Film Andhadhun
    Best Film on Social Issues Padman
    Best Music Direction Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Padmaavat)
    Best Background Score Shashwat Sachdev (Uri: The Surgical Strike)
    Best Female Playback Singer Bindu Malini (Maayavi Manave – Nathicharami, Kannada)
    Best Male Playback Singer Arjit Singh (Binte Dil – Padmaavat)
    Best Lyrics Nathicharami (Kannada)
    Best Cinematography MJ Radhakrishnan for Olu (Malayalam)
    Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration Ondalla Eradalla (Kannada)
    Best Child Artist PV Rohit (Kannada), Sahib Singh (Punjabi), Talha Arshad Reshi (Urdu) and Shrinivas Pokale  (Marathi)
    Best Film on Environment Conservation Paani
    Best Children’s Film Sarkari Area Prathamika Shaale Kasaragod (Kannada)
    Best Regional Films
    Malayalam Sudani from Nigeria
    Marathi Bhonga
    Urdu Hamid
    Tamil Baaram
    Rajasthani Turtle
    Telugu Mahanati
    Assamese Bulbul Can Sing
    Punjabi Harjeeta
    Bengali Ek Je Chhilo Raja
    Garo Anna
    Kannada Nathicharami
    Konkani Amori
    Gujarati Reva
    Sherdukpan Mishing
    Panchanga In The Land Of Poisonous Women
    Non Feature Films
    Educational Sarala Virala
    Sports Swimming through the Darkness
    Investigative Film Amoli
    Environment Film The World’s Most Famous Tiger
    Promotional Film Rediscovering Jalam
    Science & Technology Film G.D Naidu: The Edison of India
    Arts and Culture Film Bunkar: The Last of The Varanasi Weavers
None of These

11. Govt. Announced Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2018, given in 4 categories -

  1. Land Adventure - Aparna Kumar, Dipankar Ghosh, Manikandan K
  2. Water Adventure - Prabhat Raju Koli
  3. Air Adventure - Rameshwar Jangra
  4. Life Time Achievement - Wangchuk Sherpa
  5. Awardees will receive statuettes, certificate and award money of Rs. ______________each.
3 lakh
2 lakh
4 lakh
5 lakh
None of These

12. ISRO Chairman ________________ has been conferred with Tamil Nadu Government’s Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam award, for his extraordinary contribution in India's Space Programme.

Arvind Mayaram
K Sivan
Raghuram G Rajan
Sekhar Basu
None of These

13. India Today TV journalist __________________ won 2019 Prem Bhatia Award for his Outstanding Political Reporting over three decades, honored by Prem Bhatia Memorial Trust in New Delhi. The award carries cash prize of INR 2 lakhs.

  1. Another award, for Environment reporting was given to Down to Earth’s Ishan Kukreti and journalist Sharada Balasubramaniam.
Ravish Kumar
Arnab Goswami
Sudhir Chaudhary
Vikram Chandra
Rajdeep Sardesai 

14. Indian Actor Shah Rukh Khan felicitated with ‘Excellence in Cinema’ honour at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2019 (___________________). 2019 marks 10th edition of festival in Victoria (cultural city of __________).

None of These

15. Indian Origin Doctor Bhasha Mukherjee won Miss ________________ Title 2019.

None of These

16. Indian journalist Ravish Kumar of NDTV news channel is among 5 chosen winners of 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award, to be presented in Manila (Capital of Philippines) in September 2019.

  1. Other Winners of 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award -
    1. Ko Swe Win ( ______________________ )
    2. Neelapaijit Angkhana (Thailand)
    3. Cayabyab Rayamundo Pujante (Philippines)
    4. Kim Jong Li (South Korea)
  2. Ramon Magsaysay Award, named after former Philippine president Ramon Magsaysay, is Asia’s premier prize and highest honour, regarded as Asia’s equivalent of Nobel Prize. It was established in 1957 by trustees of New York City (NYC) based Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Philippine government.
None of These

17. Industrial Awards (August 2019) -

  1. Vinayak S Hiremath from Karnataka has been felicitated with ‘Pride of Nation Award’ by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
  2. Co-founder and director of Einfolge Technologies Pvt Ltd, Ruhan Rajput was honoured as entrepreneur of the Year 2019 for his excellence in service sector.
  3. Indian Actor Shah Rukh Khan conferred with an honorary degree, Doctor of Letters, by La Trobe University (__________________________).
  4. Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs instituted PMAY(U) Awards for Beneficiariesfor the first time to recognise the contribution of States/UTs, Urban Local Bodies and Beneficiaries.
    1. PMAY(U) has achieved a significant milestone of approving more than85 Lakh houses against a demand of about 112 Lakh houses in urban areas. Out of these, 50 Lakh houses are at various stages of construction and over 26 Lakh houses have already been completed.
  5. Rajasthan won best innovation and initiative leadership award for its achievements in higher education, at World Education Summit-2019 in New Delhi.
  6. Indian-American teenager Navneeth Murali won 2019 South Asian Spelling Bee contest and earned a grand cash prize of USD 3,000.
  7. IIT-Delhi-incubated start-up working on development of inclusive learning resources for visually impaired people won the award for developing a multisensory kit. The device narrates the content in the picture when a visually impaired person touches it.Ankita Gulati, founder of TouchVision was awarded the NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Award 2019.
  8. Indian documentary film "I'm Jeeja" has won award in Under 30 minute category at 14th edition of 'We Care Film Festival on Disability Issues'.
  9. Maitri App created by Students from Amity International School Noida won bronze medal at global tech competition called ‘Technovation Challenge’ in San Francisco (US). This app connects children at orphanages with senior citizens in old-age homes.
  10. ONGC CMD Shashi Shanker honoured with Distinguished Fellowship of Institute of Directors (IOD) 2019 during 29th Institute of Directors (IOD) Annual Day Ceremony in New Delhi.
  11. Kalinga-FCC Awards for Excellence in Journalism for 2019 as first of their kind Annual awards in India -
    1. Print Journalist and Digital Journalist - Team at Reuters
    2. Television Journalist - Rajini Vaidyanathan( BBC’s India Correspondent)
    3. Photo Journalist - Harish Tyagi (EPA)
    4. Video Journalist - Rakesh Nagar (PBS NewsHour)
  12. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs 's Deendayan Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) has been conferred SKOCH Governance Gold Award for its Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access (PAiSA).
  13. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited won award for the ‘ Best Navratna‘ in the ‘ Manufacturing Sector ‘ for 2nd time at 6th edition of Dun & Bradstreet PSU Awards in New Delhi.
  14. Phoebe Waller-Bridge will be felicitated by Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year by British Academy Los Angeles branch.
None of These

18. JNU Professor Meeta Narain has been conferred ‘Pushkin Medal - 2019, as highest honour given to an Indian scholar by _____________________ government. Pushkin Medal is given to a scholar of __________________ language and literature for outstanding contribution to _________ studies abroad.

None of These

19. National Sports Awards 2019 announced -

  1. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awrad (Highest Sports honor in India) - Para Games athelete Deepa Malik and wrestler Bajrang Punia.
  2. Arjuna Award -
    1. Ravindra Jadeja (cricket)
    2. Poonam Yadav (________________________)
    3. Mohammed Anas Yahiya (athletics)
    4. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (football)
    5. Sonia Lather (boxing)
    6. Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (hockey)
    7. S Bhaskaran (bodybuilding)
    8. Ajay Thakur (kabaddi)
    9. Anjum Moudgil (shooting)
    10. Bhamidipati Sai Praneeth (badminton),
    11. Tajinder Pal Singh Toor (athletics)
    12. Pramod Bhagat (para sports-badminton)
    13. Harmeet Rajul Desai (table tennis)
    14. Pooja Dhanda (wrestling)
    15. Fouaad Mirza (equestrian)
    16. Simran Singh Shergill (polo)
    17. Swapna Burman (athletics)
    18. Sundar Singh Gurjar (para sports-athletics)
    19. Gaurav Singh Gill (motorsports).
  3. Dronacharya Award (For Outstanding Coaches in Sports ) 
    1. Regular - Mohinder Singh Dhillon (athletics), Sandeep Gupta (table tennis) and Vimal Kumar (badminton).
    2. Lifetime - Sanjay Bhardwaj (cricket), Rambir Singh Khokar (kabaddi) and Mezban Patel (hockey).
  4. Dhyan Chand Award (Lifetime Achievement in Sports / Games) - Manoj Kumar (wrestling), C Lalremsanga (archery), Arup Basak (table tennis), Nitten Kirrtane (tennis) and Manuel Fredricks (hockey).
  5. Malualna Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy -
    1. Panjab University Chandigarh - 1st Place.
    2. Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) Amritsar - 2nd Place.
    3. Punjabi University Patiala - 3rd Place.
  6. About the awards -
    1. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna -
      1. Named after former PM Rajiv Gandhi, It was instituted in 1991-92. First recipient was Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand. In this, a medal, a citation and 7.5 lakh rupees are given to the winner.
    2. Arjuna Award -
      1. It was instituted in 1961, as India’s second-highest sporting award.  It is bestowed upon sportsperson for consistently outstanding performance for four years. 
      2. It carries bronze statuette of Arjuna, a scroll and a monetary award of 5 lakh rupees.
    3. Dhyan Chand Award -
      1. It is lifetime achievement sporting honour in India, named after legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand. It has been given since 2002. It comprises a statuette, a certificate, ceremonial dress, and a cash prize of 5 lakh.
    4. Dronacharya Award -
      1. It is awarded for Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games, named after Guru Drona, a character from epic Mahabharata of ancient India. It was instituted in 1985.
      2. Award comprises a bronze statuette of Dronacharya, a certificate, ceremonial dress, and a cash prize of  5 lakh.
  7. Govt had recently constituted a 12-member selection panel for national sports awards, headed by SC judge (Retd) Mukundakam Sharma.
    1. Panel including six-time world champion boxer M. C. Mary Kom and former football captain Bhaichung Bhutia.
    2. National sports awards will be given away on National Sports Day, August 29, the birth anniversary of hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand. According to the Sports Ministry, it is a new idea of one selection committee for all the awards.
None of These

20. President Ram Nath Kovind presented Bharat Ratna Awards to Shri Nanaji Deshmukh (posthumously), Bhupendra Kumar Hazarika (posthumously) and ____________________. Awards were announced in January 2019.

Pranab Mukherjee
Arun Jaitley
Major Dhyan Chand
Kapil Dev
None of These

21. Sardar Patel Memorial Statue of Unity, a _____________________ Metres Tall Structure in Gujarat’s Kevadiya town has been shortlisted for ‘The Structural Awards 2019’ of UK-based Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE). It was unveiled by PM Narendra Modi on October 31, 2019.

None of These

22. Vivek Menon, head of Delhi-based conservation non-profit, Wildlife Trust of India has been awarded Clark R Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Award 2019 in Geneva (___________________), during 18th meeting of Conference of Parties to CITES.

None of These

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