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Awards Current Affairs Quiz - January 2018

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1. Indo British Scientist _________ is named for damehood (female equivalent of a knighthood), in British Queen Elizabeth’s New Year’s Honours List 2018.

Pratibha Laxman Gai
Pramila Jayapal
Rita Teotia
Kamala Harris
None of These


2. Ravi Menon, The Indian Origin Managing director of Monetary Authority of _____________, has been named best central bank governor in Asia-Pacific for 2018 by UK-based magazine The Banker.

Malaysia
Thailand
Singapore
Indonesia
None of These


3. 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards (honoring best film and ________________ television of 2017), Winners are -

  1. Motion Picture -
    1. Drama - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
    2. Musical/Comedy - Lady Bird.
  2. Director -
    1. Drama- Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water).
  3. Actor -
    1. Drama - Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
    2. Musical / Comedy - James Franco (The Disaster Artist)
  4. Actress-
    1. Drama - Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).
    2. Musical/Comedy - Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)
  5. Actor in a Supporting role -
    1. Motion Picture - Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
  6. Actress in a Supporting role -
    1. Motion Picture - Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
  7. Original Song - This Is Me (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul) - The Greatest Showman.
  8. Animated Feature Film - Coco.
  9. Foreign Language Film - In the Fade (Germany/France)
  10. Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award - Oprah Winfrey.
Russian
British
French
American
None of These


4. _____________ CM Nitish Kumar is awarded first Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Award for Probity (Honesty) in Public Life, instituted by J & K government to mark death anniversary of Mufti M Sayeed.

J & K
Punjab
Haryana
Uttarakhand
Bihar


5. French government will present Legion of Honour award to Indian actor Soumitra Chatterjee, at 42nd International _________________ Book Fair. France will be Theme country for the event.

Delhi
Jaipur
Kolkata
Guwahati
None of These


6. Actor ___________ is honored with Janakavi P Sawlaram award, instituted by Thane Municipal Corporation and Janakavi P Savlaram Kala Samiti.

Sudhir Dalvi
Nana Patekar
Aamir Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
None of These


7. ______________ residents awarded Donald Trump a bravery medal for rebuking Pakistan over its failure in curbing terrorist havens.

India
Afghanistan
Japan
Vietnam
None of These


8. ______________ (Minister of State for Law and Justice & Corporate Affairs) has been conferred Honorary Fellowship of Institute of Company secretaries of India (ICSI).

P.P. Chaudhary
Arvind Mayaram
H R Khan
Raghuram Rajan
None of These


9. President Ram Nath Kovind honored four 4 artists and scholars in performing arts with Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and 43 artists with Sangeet Natak Akademi awards 2016.

  1. Fellowship awardees receive INR ______________ and Akademi Puraskar Awadees receive INR 1 lakh, along with angavastram and a tamrapatra.
3 lakh
2 lakh
4 lakh
5 lakh
None of These


10. Awards and Decorations announced on the eve of Republic Day.

  1. 50 people named for Prime Minister’s Shram Awards 2016, including 3 women.
    1. Shram Ratna Award - No awardees.
    2. Shram Bhushan - 12.
    3. Shram Vir/Shram Veerangana Award - 18.
    4. Shram Shree/Shram Devi Award - 20
  2. 44 Persons honored by Jeevan Raksha Padak Awards 2017.
  3. 7 girls and 11 boys honored by National Bravery Awards.
  4. President approved _______________ Gallantry Awards and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel. This includes one Ashok Chakra (Air Force's Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala), one Kirti Chakra (Army's Major Vijayanta Bisht), 14 Shaurya Chakras and Other Awards
340
490
290
390
None of These


11. Biopic on Noted Sachin Tendulkar, titled A Billion Dreams won 2 awards at 11th Tehran International FICTS Festival 2018 in __________ -

  1. Helmer James Erskine won the Best Director of a Long Documentary trophy.
  2. Producer Ravi Bhagchandka won Special Award for Best Film in Long Documentary section.
France
Russia
Turkey
Iran
None of These


12. _________________'s Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust won United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Award for Innovation in Tourism Enterprise at 14th UNWTO Awards in Madrid (Spain), in recognition of Mangalajodi’s business model that is both economically viable and environmentally sustainable based on principles of community ownership and Eco Tourism.

Chhattisgarh
Odisha
Jharkhand
Gujarat
None of These


13. Padma Awards 2018 -

  1. Conferred every year by President of India around March / April.
  2. In 2018, 85 Padma Awards including two duo cases (in a duo case, the award is counted as one) have been announced.
  3. Awards comprise 3 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 73 Padma Shri Awards. 14 awardees are women. Padma awards do not carry any monetary incentives.
  4. Awardees are -
    1. Padma Vibhushan

      Sl. No

      Name

      Field

      State

      1

      Illaiyaraja

      Art-Music

      Tamil Nadu

      2

      Ghulam Mustafa Khan

      Art-Music

      Maharashtra

      3

      P. Parameswaran

      Literature and Education

      Kerala

    2. Padma Bhushan

      Sl. No

      Name

      Field

      State

      1

      Philipose Mar Chrysostom

      Others-Spiritualism

      Kerala

      2

      __________________

      Sports-Cricket

      Jharkhand

      3

      Pankaj Advani

      Sports- Billiards/Snooker

      Karnataka

      4

      Alexander Kadakin

      (Foreigner/Posthumous)

      Public Affairs

      Russia

      5

      Ramachandran Nagaswamy

      Others-Archaeology

      Tamil Nadu

      6

      Ved Prakash Nanda

      (OCI)

      Literature and Education

      USA

      7

      Laxman Pai

      Art-Painting

      Goa

      8

      Arvind Parikh

      Art-Music

      Maharashtra

      9

      Ms. Sharda Sinha

      Art-Music

      Bihar

Rohit Sharma
Ajinkya Rahane
Sachin Tendulkar
Virat Kohli
Mahendra Singh Dhoni


14. President Ram Nath Kovind felicitated ____________ exceptional women achievers who are the first to set a milestone in their respective fields, selected by Women & Child Development Ministry. Noted Names Include -

  1. Bachendri Pal - First Indian woman to reach Mount Everest summit.
  2. Deepa Malik - first Indian woman to win a medal at Paralympics.
  3. Priya Jhingan - First Lady Cadet to join Indian Army.
  4. P V Sindhu - first Indian woman to become Olympic silver medallist (Badminton)
  5. Nicole Faria - First woman from India to win Miss earth title.
  6. Karnam Malleswari - first Indian female Olympic medal winning weightlifter.
  7. Diana Edulji: First ODI captain of first ever Indian Women’s Cricket Team.
112
102
122
142
None of These


15. Rachel Morrison (________________) became first female cinematographer to receive an Oscar nomination in 89-year-old history of Academy Awards, for her work in Mudbound.

Spain
Russia
UK
USA
None of These


16. __________________ CM Edappadi K Palanichamy received UNESCO Award of Merit awarded to iconic Srirangam Ranganathaswamy temple in Tiruchirapalli. This Award of merit was awarded by UNESCO Asia Pacific region for temple's reconstruction without affecting its traditional splendour and Vedic rituals.

Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
Tamil Nadu
Kerala
None of These


17. 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018Mumbai -

  1. Best Film - Hindi Medium
  2. Critics' Award for Best Film - Newton
  3. Best Actor (Female) - __________ for 'Tumhari Sulu'
  4. Best Actor (Male) - Irrfan Khan for 'Hindi Medium'
  5. Best Director - Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari for 'Bareilly Ki Barfi'
  6. Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male) - Rajkummar Rao for 'Bareilly Ki Barfi'
  7. Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female) - Meher Vij for 'Secret Superstar'
  8. Best Music Album - Pritam for 'Jagga Jasoos'
  9. Best Playback Singer (Male) - Arijit Singh for 'Roke na ruke naina' - 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania
Deepika Padukone
Vidya Balan
Priyanka Chopra
Parineeti Chopra
None of These


18. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave Republic Day Parade Awards 2018 -

  1. Total 23 tableaux participated, of which 14 were from States & UTs, 2 were from Ministry of External Affairs and rest from other Ministries/Departments -
    1. Among states, Maharashtra depicted coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was adjudged best.
    2. Among Ministries/Departments - Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports depicting ‘Khelo India’ was given first prize.
  2. Best marching contingent was ______________ Regiment Among 3 Services and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) among Among para-military and other auxiliary forces.
  3. School children items category -
    1. First prize went to South Central Zone Cultural Centre in Nagpur (Maharashtra), performing ‘Baredi Dance’ from Madhya Pradesh.
    2. Consolation prizes was awarded to North East Zone Cultural Centre in Dimapur (Nagaland) and Oxford Foundation School, Najafgarh (Delhi).
Rajasthan
Punjab
Haryana
Uttarakhand
None of These


19. Noted playback singer ___________ has been chosen for 5th Yash Chopra Memorial Award for her contribution to Hindi film industry.

Alka Yagnik
Shreya Ghoshal
Lata Mangeshkar
Asha Bhosle
None of These


20. _____________ Annual Grammy Music Awards held in New York City (USA) -

  1. Album Of The Year - Bruno Mars
  2. Song of the Year - That's What I Like by Bruno Mars
  3. Record Of The Year - 24K Magic by Bruno Mars
  4. Best Pop Solo Performance - Ed Sheeran's Shape of You
  5. Best Pop Vocal Album - Ed Sheeran's Divide
  6. Best Music Film - The Defiant Ones
  7. Best Children's Album - Feel What U Feel by Lisa Loeb
  8. Producer of the Year (Classical): David Frost
60th
50th
40th
25th
None of These


21. Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards 2013 - 2017

  1. 2013 - _____________ (Rajya Sabha).
  2. 2014 - Hukumdev Narayan Yadav (Lok Sabha)
  3. 2015 - Ghulam Nabi Azad (Rajya Sabha)
  4. 2016 - Dinesh Trivedi (Lok Sabha)
  5. 2017 - Bhartruhari Mahatab (Lok Sabha)
Najma Heptulla 
Arjun Ram Meghwal
Shailendra Kumar
Jagdambika Pal
None of These


22. Malayalam actor Mohanlal and athlete P. T. Usha were awarded honorary Doctorate of Literature (D.Litt) by Calicut University (____________).

Karnataka
Kerala
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


23. NITI Aayog Member ___________ has been awarded prestigious IhsanDoğramacı Family Health Foundation Prize by World Health Organisation (WHO), in recognition to his services in the field of family health. He is the first Indian to receive this global honour.

Amitabh Kant
Nripendra Mishra 
Arvind Mayaram
Vinod Paul
None of These


24. Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee has been honored with _______________’s highest civilian award, Legion d’Honneur.

Bulgaria
USA
Spain
Russia
France


25. Industrial Awards in Jan 2018 -

  1. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (________________) won Samudra Manthan - Caring Organisation of the Year award, instituted by maritime industry publication Bhandarkar Shipping.
  2. Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) conferred Special Recognition Award 2018 on Central Water Commission (CWC), for promoting health and safety of large dams in India through World Bank aided Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP).
Pune
Calcutta
Mumbai
Goa
None of These


26. ____________ writer Shesh Anand Madhukar has been honoured with Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman Award 2018, becoming 2nd writer of _________ language get this award.

  1. Sahitya Akademi honours writers from 24 regional languages, but Bhasha Samman identifies those languages which are equally spoken in different parts of country. Award prize consists of INR 1 lakh cheque and a memento.
Magahi
Odia
Gujarati
Punjabi
None of These


27. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu conferred ________________ Association of India Lifetime Achievement Award to 1983 World Championship medallist Prakash Padukone.

Tennis
Badminton
Wrestling
Athletics
None of These




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