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Awards Current Affairs Quiz - December 2018

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1. 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala held at Nishagandhi Auditorium (Kanakakunnu) -

  1. Crow Pheasant Award (Suvarna Chakoram) –___________________ film The Dark Room
  2. The Silver Crow Pheasant Award (Rajatha Chakoram) for best Director – Lijo Jose Pellissery
  3. Audience Poll Award for Best Film – Malyalam Film Ee. Ma.Yau
  4. FIPRESCI Award – Zakariya’s Sudani from Nigeria
  5. Special Jury Mention Award – The Silence
Iranian
Italian
Russian
Spanish
None of These


2. Actress Janhvi Kapoor will be awarded ‘Arets Stjerneskudd’ rising talent of year honor by __________________ Consulate General in Mumbai.

Russian
Spanish
Norwegian
German
None of These


3. Actress _______________ named by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) as India’s Person of the Year 2018. Also, Delhi Minister Imran Hussain received ‘Hero to Animals Award’ by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India banning life threatening forms of manja throughout National Capital Territory of Delhi.

Priyanka Chopra
Deepika Padukone
Kangana Ranaut
Sonam Kapoor
None of These


4. Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA’s)  2018 (held in Singapore). Notable winners are -

Category Show Winner
Best entertainment host/presenter Bigg Boss Salman Khan (India)
Best direction (fiction) Netflix’s original series Sacred Games __________________ (India)
Best actress Critical Eleven Adinia Wirasti of Indonesia
Best Actor The Hunter Yu Hewei of China
Best Supporting Actor Kenapa Harus Bule Michael Kho of Indonesia
Best Supporting Actress Roseki Candy Yang of Taiwan
Karan Johar
Sanjay Leeela Bhansali
Rohit Shetty
S S Rajamouli
Anurag Kashyap


5. Author ___________________ honoured with 54th Jnanpith Award for 2018, an award for outstanding contribution to literature. Selection committe was chaired by novelist Pratibha Ray.

Chetan Bhagat
Ramachandra Guha
Amitav Ghosh
Ashwin Sanghi
None of These


6. Bharti Enterprises chairman _____________________ became first Indian to receive ESCP Europe’s highest honour ‘Doctor Honoris Causa’ for his innovative entrepreneurship and philanthropy in education.

Sunil Bharti Mittal
Lakshmi Mittal
Kumar Mangalam Birla
Sunder Pichai
None of These


7. Catriona Gray of _________________ crowned as Miss Universe 2018, with pageant held in Bangkok (Thailand).

  1. 1st Runner-Up - Tamaryn Green (South Africa)
  2. 2nd Runner-Up - Sthefany Gutiérrez (Venezuela)
Myanmar
Philippines 
Japan
China
None of These


8.________________’s Footballer Luca Modrich won Ballon d’Or, prestigious honor of football. In past decade, the noted award has been rotating between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Women’s Ballon d’Or was won by Norway’s Ada Hegerberg, as inaugural edition of Women’s Ballon d’Or. France’s Kylian Mbappe won Trophee Kopa (best young player under 21 years age) at Ballon d’Or ceremony.

Croatia
Norway
Russia
Spain
None of These


9. Divya Patidar Joshi from _____________ won Mrs. India 2018 title.

Madhya Pradesh
Jharkhand
Odisha
West bengal
None of These


10. Eight parliamentasrians honoured by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu under Lokmat Parliamentary Awards 2018 -

  1. Lifetime achievement - Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Pawar and Murli Manohar Joshi
  2. Best Parliamentarian - Ghulam Nabi Azad AND Nishikant Dubey
  3. Best debut woman parliamentarian (Lok Sabha) - ____________________
  4. Best woman parliamentarian Lok Sabha - Rama Devi
  5. Best woman parliamentarian in Rajya Sabha - Kanimozhi
  6. Best debut woman parliamentarian (Rajya Sabha) - Chhaya Verma
Sushma Swaraj
Nirmala Sitharaman
Renu Swarup
Hema Malini
None of These


11. Former _______________ Manmohan Singh received South Indian Education Society (SIES) Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati National Eminence Award as part of Kanchi Mahaswami festival.

Chief Justice of India
RBI Governor
President
Prime Minister
None of These


12. Goa's Prathamesh Maulingkar became first Asian/Indian to win Mister Supernational title, after he won 2018 edition in a competition held in ______________.

Norway
Poland
Thailand
Indonesia
None of These


13. Government will confer Prime Minister’s Shram Awards 2017 to __________________ workers employed in Public Sector Undertakings. This year, no nomination was found suitable for presitigious Shram Ratna Award. 3 nominations for Shram Bhushan Award, 12 for Shram Vir/Shram Veerangana and 16 for Shram Shree/Shram Devi Awards have been selected.

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30
50
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14. Indian American Producer Ashok Amritraj honoured with ______________ Knight of the National Order of Merit. He is former CEO of National Geographic Films and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.

French
German
Polish
Norweign
None of These


15. Indian Women Cricketer Smriti Mandhana won Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2018, also adjudged as ICC Women’s ODI Player of the Year. Noted Awardees are -

  1. Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year - Smriti Mandhana (India)
  2. ICC Women’s ODI Player of Year - Smriti Mandhana (India)
  3. ICC Women’s T20I Player of the Year - Alyssa Healy (_____________)
  4. ICC Women’s Emerging Player of the Year - Sophie Ecclestone (England)
South Africa
Netherlands
England
Australia
None of These


16. Indian-American Shree Saini crowned Miss India Worldwide 2018 at annual global pageant held in New Jersey (____________________), Organised by New York-based India Festival Committee (IFC). Sakshi Sinha from Australia declared as first runner-up.

UK
Russia
USA
Spain
None of These


17. Industrial Awards (December 2018)

  1. Outstanding Case Writer award presented to ICFAI Business School by UK- Based The Case Centre.
  2. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has been conferred the Skoch Award for National Significance, for its critical role in installing about 73 GW renewable energy capacity in country. India ranks 4 in in wind energy capacity and 5th in solar & total renewable energy.
    1. Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu has been conferred Skoch Golden Jubilee Challenger Award at 55th Skoch Summit in New Delhi.
    2. Chief Minister of West Bengal has been awarded the Skoch Chief Minister of the Year Award for 2017.
  3. IIT _____________________ won DSCI Excellence Award 2018 by Data Security Council of India (DSCI), for its contributions inCyber Security education.
  4. Sundaram Finance MD T T Srinivasaraghavan presented the lifetime achievement award at Trinity Arts Festival in Chennai.
  5. IIT Mandi Professor Rajanish Giri has been given Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) 2018 for his proposed innovative idea on Zika virus Capsid Folding and inhibitor discovery.
  6. Tata Steel declared as winner of Prime Minister’s Trophy for ‘Best Performing Integrated Steel Plant’ for 2016-17, as 4th consecutive year for Tata Steel being honored with this award.
  7. Jharkhand selected for "Krishi Karman" award in rice category from Ministry of Agriculture. Award to be given away in February next year carries a cash prize of Rs 2 crores.
  8. Energy efficient pumps maker CRI pumps won National Energy Conservation Award 2018 in pumps category for fourth time. While, Indian Railways won 17 awards, as highest number of awards bagged by a single organisation.
  9. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation awarded Best Capital City in Solid Waste Management in Swachh Survekshan 2018 rankings.
Kanpur
Kharagpur
Delhi
Mumbai
None of These


18. _____________________ distance runner Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian long and triple jumper Caterine Ibarguen named male and female world athletes of the year by IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations).

Nigerian
Kenyan
Australian
Russian
None of These


19. ___________________ Government conferred its annual Tansen Samman upon eminent Sitar Player Manju Mehta.

West Bengal
Odisha
Jharkhand
Madhya Pradesh
None of These


20. Manika Batra became first Indian table tennis player to be honored with ‘Breakthrough Table Tennis Star’ award at ITTF Star Awards in Incheon (______________). Other Awardees at event are -

  1. Star Point - Xu Xin (China)
  2. Female Para Table Tennis star - Kelly van Zon (Netherlands)
  3. Male Para Table Tennis star - Jordi Morales (Spain)
  4. Star Coach - Massimo Costantini (Italy)
  5. Female Table Tennis Star - Ding Ning (China)
  6. Male Table Tennis Star - Fan Zhendong (China)
South Korea
South Africa
Russia
Thailand
None of These


21. ______________ CM N Biren Singh has been conferred ‘Champions of Change’ award by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, for his good governance practices.

Manipur
Meghalaya
Tripura
Nagaland
None of These


22. _______________ Government honored Noted Boxer MC Mary Kom with title “Meethoileima” (par excellence queen).

Meghalaya
Manipur
Tripura
Nagaland
None of These


23.___________________’s Vanessa Ponce de Leon won coveted Miss World 2018 crown at an event in Sanya (Chinea). Thailand’s Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan declared runner-up. Former Miss World Manushi Chillar (India) presented crown to the new winner. India's Anukreethy Vas made it to top 30.

Sain
Russia
USA
Mexico
None of These


24. Mohammed Rafi Awards instituted by NGO Spandan Arts bestowed upon late music composer Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and playback singer _________________.

Lata mangeshkar
Asha Bhosle
Alka Yagnik
Anuradha Paudwal
Usha Timothy


25. Novak Djokovic (_________________) and Simona Halep (Romania) named as 2018 International Tennis Federation (ITF) world champions by International Tennis Federation (ITF). It is Djokovic's 6th honour and Halep's first time with this honour.

Norway
Switzerland
Serbia
Romania
None of These


26. Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai honored by 2018 Gleitsman Award from Harvard’s Kennedy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts (______________) for her work promoting girls’ education. It provides $125,000 monetary Prize.

USA
UK
Russia
Germany
None of These


27. Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018 announced. It contains prize money of 1 Lakh INR. Awardees -

  • Assamese - Sananta Tanti (Poetry)
  • Bengali - Sanjib Chattopadhyay (Story)
  • Bodo - Rituraj Basumatary (Short Stories)
  • Dogri - Inderjeet Kesar (Novel)
  • English - Anees Safim (Novel)
  • Gujarati - Sharifa Vijiwala (Essay)
  • Hindi - Chitra Mudgal (Novel)
  • Kannada - K G Nagarajappa (Literary Criticism)
  • Kashmiri - Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq (Short Stories)
  • Konkani - Paresh Narendra Kamat (Poetry)
  • Maithili - Bina Thakur (Short Stories)
  • Malayalam - S Rameshan Nair (Poetry)
  • Manipuri - Budhichandra Heisnamba (Short Stories)
  • Marathi - Ma. Su. Patil (Literary Criticism)
  • Nepali - Lok Nath Upadhyay Chapagain (Short Stories)
  • Odia - Dasarthi das (Literary Criticism)
  • Punjabi - Mohanjit (Poetry)
  • Rajasthani - Rajesh Kumar Vyas (Poetry)
  • Sanskrit - Rama Kant Shukla (Poetry)
  • Santhali - Shyam Sundar Besra (Novel)
  • Sindhi - Khimam U Mulani (Poetry)
  • Tamil - S Ramkrishnan (Novel)
  • Telugu - Kolakaluri Enoch (Essay)
  • Urdu - Aahman Abbas (Novel)
28
24
32
36
None of These


28. Sascha Bajin (coach of Naomi Osaka (__________________)) became first-ever recipient of Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Coach of the Year Award.

China
Russia
Japan
Mexico
None of These


29. Scottish artist and film maker Charlotte Prodger won 2018 Turner Award, _______________’s prestigious contemporary art award, for her 33-minute film called ‘BRIDGIT’, that explores queer identity, which was shot in an iPhone. She would receive £25,000 as prize.

USA
Germany
Japan
Spain
Great Britain


30. Singers Shaan and Arijit Singh honored with Sangeet Maha Samman award by _________________ government at inaugural session of Bengal music and folk culture festival in Kolkata.

Odisha
Jharkhand
West Bengal
Gujarat
None of These


31. Star Screen Awards 2018 Winners -

  1. Best Actor - Ranveer Singh for Padmaavat
  2. Best Actress - Alia Bhatt for Raazi
  3. Best Director - Sriram Raghavan for Andhadhun
  4. Best Film - ______________
  5. Best Actor in Supporting Role (Male) - Pankaj Tripathi for Stree
  6. Best Actor in Supporting Role (Female) - Surekha Sikri for Badhaai Ho
  7. Lifetime Achievement - Shabana Azmi
  8. Best Music - Amit Trivedi for Manmarziyaan
  9. Best Male Playback singer - Arijit Singh for Ae Watan from Raazi
  10. Best Lyrics - Gulzar for Ae Watan from Raazi
  11. Best Female Singer - Harshdeep Kaur for Dilbaro from Raazi
Raazi
Padmaavat
Andhadhun
Stree
None of These




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