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1. 2 Indian films won awards at 67th annual Berlin International Film Festival.

  • _________________ ‚­ CICAE Art Cinema Award. It is co‚­written by Mayank Tiwari and directed by Amit V Masurkar.
  • Short film Aaba ‚­ Special Prize of Generation KPlus International Jury for Best Short Film. It has been directed by Amar Kaushik. ?
Slumdog Millionaire
None of These

2. 59th Annual Grammy Awards (Held at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California) ‚­

  • British singer __________ won most awards in 5 different categories.
  • Album of the year ‚­ 25 (Adele)
  • Record of the year and Song of the year ‚­ Hello (Adele)
  • Best urban contemporary album ‚­ Beyonce ‚œ Lemonade
  • Best country solo performance ‚­ My Church ‚œ Maren Morris
  • Best new artist ‚­ Chance the Rapper ?
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez
None of These

3. 70th British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards ‚­

  • _____________ won most awards, winning five and was also most nominated in 11 categories.
  • Best Film ‚­ La La Land
  • Best Director ‚­ Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
  • Best Actor ‚­ Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
  • Best Actress ‚­ Emma Stone (La La Land)
  • Best Supporting Actor ‚­ Dev Patel (Lion)
  • Best Supporting Actress ‚­ Viola Davis (Fences)
  • Best Original Music ‚­ La La Land
  • Best Original Screenplay ‚­ Manchester by the Sea
  • Best British Short Film: Home
  • Best British Film: I, Daniel Blake
  • Best Film Not in the English Language: Son of Saul Best Documentary: 13th
  • Best Animated Film: Kubo and the Two Strings
  • BAFTA Fellowship: Mel Brooks
Manchester by the Sea
La La Land
None of These

4. AIIMS ___________ won first prize of 5 crores for maintaining high standards of sanitation and hygiene under Government's Kayakalp awards. North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences Shillong was second (3 crore) and Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh received third Prize (1 crore) ?


5. ________ ‚­ based Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) received International Mercury Awards (IMA) for 2016‚­17 for best overall presentation of its 2015‚­2016 annual report ?

None of These

6. Chairman of Motherson Sumi systems, ___________ has been named Indian Entrepreneur of year 2016 by consulting firm Ernst & Young. Infosys co‚­founder Nandan Nilekani honored with lifetime achievement award for spearheading India’s Aadhaar project ?

Vivek Chaand Sehgal
Sunder Pichai
Gautam Adani
Pradeep Kumar Sinha
None of These

7. _________ won 2017 National MSME Excellence Award in New Delhi ?

Corporation Bank
Bank of India
Union Bank of India
None of These

8. ___________, President of Association of Breast Surgeons of India has been honored by Dr B C Roy national award for outstanding service in field of socio‚­medical relief for 2016. It will be conferred on him by Prez Pranab Mukherjee on Doctors day observed annually on 1st July ?

P Raghu Ram
Sekhar Basu
Radhakrishna Kin
Anuj Kumar Bishnoi
None of These

9. GMR _________________ International Airport (Rajiv Gandhi International Airport) won center of Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA)'s order of Merit for its focus on environmental sustainability and becoming first airport in Asia Pacific to become carbon neutral ?

None of These

10. Indian ‚­ Scottish person __________ and Craig Nicholson awarded 2017 UK's Outstanding Bravery of Year Award in special award ceremony of Total Excellence in Policing Awards ?

Hem Kumar Pande‚ 
G Mohan Kumar‚ 
Susheel Kumar
Shand Panesar
None of These

11. Indian Airline ___________ won 3 awards at Asia One Awards in Singapore ‚­ Asia’s Greatest Brands 2016, Global Asian of the year 2016 and Asia’s Greatest CFO 2016. ?

Jet Airways
None of These

12. Indian Hockey Player _________ honoured with Honorary Doctorate Degree by Desh Bhagat University, Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab). He is second Indian hockey player to receive this award after Dileep Tirkey ?

Sardar Singh
Sandeep Singh
Dhanraj Pillay
P R Shreejesh
None of These

13. Indo ‚­ British sculptor Anish Kapoor won 2017 USD 1 Million Genesis Prize by ___________ for his contribution for Jewish community across world ?


14. _____________ won Visitor’s Award 2017 for best Central University in India. These awards were instituted in 2015 ?

Jawaharlal Nehru University
Calicut University
Delhi University
Banaras Hindu University
None of These

15. Noted cultural event ‚­ Khajuraho Festival will be Organized by __________ Government in February 2017, aiming to promote cultural heritage of India ?

Madhya Pradesh
None of These

16. Oscars 2017 (89th Academy Awards (Total categories are 24)) -

  • _______________ won 6 Awards (nominated into 14 categories).
  • Best Picture ‚­ Moonlight
  • Best Actres ‚­ Emma Stone (La La Land)
  • Best Actor ‚­ Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea)
  • Best Director ‚­ Damien Chazelle (La La Land) At 32, he became youngest director to win oscar.
  • Best Supporting Actress ‚­ Viola Davis (Fences).
  • Best Supporting Actor ‚­ Mahershala Ali (Moonlight). He is first Muslim to win acting Oscar.
  • Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman (Iran).
  • Best Animated Feature Film: Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer (Zootopia).
  • Best Animated Short Film: Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer (Piper).
  • Best Original Screenplay ‚­ Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By The Sea)
  • Best Cinematography ‚­ Linus Sandgren (La La Land)
  • Best Original Score ‚­ Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
  • Best Original Song ‚­ Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land) ?
La La Land
Manchester By The Sea
None of These

17. Rajasthan and ____________ named Winners of Excellence under State category in eGov Awards 2017, Instituted by the Computer Society of India. Award of Recognition went to Odisha and Nagaland ?

None of These

18. Renowned ____________ litterateur Surendra Verma selected for Vyas Samman 2016 for his novel Kaatna Shami Ka Vriksha : Padma Pankhuri Ki Dhar Se. Vyas Samman award is given by K.K. Birla Foundation for outstanding literary work in Hindi. The award carries monetary award of 2.5 lakh rupees, a citation and a plaque ?

None of These

19. Singer ______________ honoured with Legendary Award 2017 by BrandLaureate (Malaysia). Brand Laureate Awards (including Legendary Award) recognise world‚­class achievement in branding amongst individuals and companies. In 2012, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan was honoured with Legendary Award ?

Alka Yagnik
Asha Bhonsle
Shreya Ghoshal
Lata Mangeshkar
None of These

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