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Awards Current Affairs Quiz - June 2018

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1. 2017 Sports Illustrated India magazine Awards -

  1. Sportsperson of the Year - Kidambi Srikanth (____________)
  2. Team of the Year - Women’s cricket team
  3. Coach of the year - Stephen Constantine (football team coach)
  4. Outstanding contribution to Sport - Leander Paes (Tennis)
  5. Young Sportsperson of the Year - Paddler Manav Thakkar
  6. Lifetime Achievement Award - Dhanraj Pillay (Hockey)
None of These

2. 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction, previously known as Orange prize and Bailey’s prize, has been won by __________________ author Kamila Shamsie for her novel Home Fire.

None of These

3. Actor Kalki Koechlin has been conferred with _____________ distinction of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) for her contribution in enhancing cinematic ties.

None of These

4. American Actor Tim Robbins, 2003 Supporting actor Oscar winning star of Mystic River will receive Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) in ______________.

Czech Republic

5. American activist Jane Fonda will be awarded Lumiere Award 2018 in Lyon (________________). Lumiere Festival is largest international festival of classic cinema.

None of These

6. BCCI Awards 2018 -

  1. Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award – ______________
  2. BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award For Women – Diana Edulji (she declined the award as she is part of the Committee of Administrators which is currently overseeing the work of the board)
  3. BCCI Special Award – Abbas Ali Baig and Naren Tamhane
  4. Polly Umrigar Award – Virat Kohli (4th Polly Umrigar Title for Kohli, stands for International cricketer of the year)
  5. Best International Cricketer - Women – Harmanpreet Kaur
  6. Best Performance In BCCI Domestic Tournaments – Cricket Association of Bengal
  7. Other Awards
    1. Lala Amarnath Award For The Best All-rounder In Ranji Trophy – Parvez Rasool
    2. Lala Amarnath Award For The Best All-rounder In Domestic Limited-overs Competitions – Krunal Pandya
    3. Madhavrao Scindia Award – Highest Scorer In The Ranji Trophy – Priyank K Panchal
    4. Madhavrao Scindia Award – Highest Wicket-taker In The Ranji Trophy – Shahbaz Nadeem
    5. Jagmohan Dalmiya Trophy – Best Woman Cricketer (Sr Domestic) – Punam Raut
    6. Jagmohan Dalmiya Trophy – Best Woman Cricketer (Jr Domestic) – Jemimah Rodrigues
    7. Best Umpire In Domestic Cricket – Anil Dandekar
Pankaj Roy
Sachin Tendulkar
Sunil Gavaskar
Kapil Dev
None of These

7. China awarded its first highest state honour Friendship Medal to _________________ President Vladimir Putin, since the medal was established in 2015. Friendship Medal is conferred by China on foreigner who made outstanding contributions in promoting cooperation between China and world, and in maintaining world peace.

None of These

8. Femina Miss India Beauty Pageant 2018 -

  1. Anukreethy Vas from _______________ has been crowned Miss India World 2018 (1st Place).
  2. Meenakshi Chaudhary (Haryana) has been crowned Miss India Grand International 2018 (1st runner-up).
  3. Shreya Rao Kamavarapu (Andhra Pradesh) has been crowned Miss India United Continents 2018 (2nd runner-up).
Tamil Nadu
None of These

9. Indian Army contingent comprising of 7 Garhwal Rifles Infantry Battalion Group was awarded United Nations Medal for “selfless service”, as part of United Nations Mission in _____________ .

South Sudan
None of These

10. Indian International Film Awards (IIFA) 2018 -

  1. Best Film - Tumhari Sulu
  2. Best Actor in a leading role (Female) - Sridevi (MOM)
  3. Best Actor in a leading role (Male) - ______________ (Hindi Medium)
  4. Best Actor In Supporting Role (Female) - Meher Vij (Secret Superstar)
  5. Best Actor In Supporting Role (Male) - Nawazzuddin Siddiqui (MOM)
  6. Best Director - Saket Chaudhary (Hindi Medium)
  7. Best Debut Director - Konkona Sensharma (A Death in the Gunj)
  8. Outstanding Achievement by an Actor in Indian Cinema - Anupam Kher
  9. Best Story - Amit V Masurkar (Newton)
  10. Best Music Direction - Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi, Akhil Sachdeva (Badrinath Ki Dulhania)
  11. Best Playback Singer Female - Meghna Mishra (Main Kaun Hoon - Secret Superstar)
  12. Best Playback Singer Male - Arijit Singh (Hawayein - Jab Harry Met Sejal)
Amir Khan
Manoj Vajpayee
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Irrfan Khan
None of These

11. Industrial Awards (June 2018) -

  1. ____________________ recognized with Champion Security Award at 14th Visa Asia Pacific Security Summit in Singapore, in South Asia category.
  2. Corporation Bank won under category Best Expectation Management (Mid Cap) for 2017-18in awards instituted by Investor Relations Society India.
  3. Chennai-based startup Calzy 3 won Apple Design award 2018, along with 9 other startups from different countries. Calzy 3 is a customisable calculator that uses iOS technologies such as Drag & Drop to share results in other apps to help users perform day to day mathematical calculations.
  4. SVC Co-operative Bank received National Payments Excellence Award 2017 by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), as highest recognition in banking industry for exceptional performance in payments system.
  5. Oriental Bank of Commerce has been awarded as best public sector bank for Atal Pension Yojana for year 2017-18.
  6. SKOCH conferred Best performing Social Sector Ministry award on Ministry of Women and Child Development. Also, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje was conferred the ‘Chief Minister of the Year’ award for her remarkable work in e-governance. Awards were conferred during 52nd SKOCH summit in New Delhi. Ministry of Shipping’s flagship programme for port-led-prosperity ‘Sagarmala’ received the ‘Gold Award’ in infrastructure sector. Sagarmala Programme also received ‘Order of Merit’ at the Summit.
  7. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) received an award during X International IT Forum event in Russia, for its support and active participation at the forum, consecutively for 2 years.
  8. TechnipFMC has been honored with special recognition award for their community development initiative in India called ‘Seed of Hope’, at 13th National Convention 2018 at Shangri-La (Bengaluru).
  9. India won prestigious GRR Award for Most Improved Jurisdiction, in London (UK). It recognises jurisdiction that improved its restructuring and insolvency regime the most over last year.
Yes Bank
None of These

12. ______________ author Mike McCormack won the $100000 International Dublin Literary Award 2018 for his novel Solar Bones. The novel is written in a single sentence which comes across as really accomplished storytelling.  With €100000 cash, it is world’s largest prize for a single novel published in English. Solar Bones Novel is told by a ghost on All Souls’ Day and was turned away by major publishers as too uncommercial.

None of These

13. ________________ has been awarded by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for reducing maternal mortality under Prime Minister’s Safe Motherhood Campaign (Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan-PMSMA), from 221 in 2011-13 to just 173.

Madhya Pradesh

14. Noted ______________ director Martin Scorsese will be conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award at the Rome Film Festival 2018.

None of These

15. Noted Bollywood actor ______________ honoured with living legend prize at 25th annual Bharat Nirman awards.

Nasruddin Shah
Rishi Kapoor
Anupam Kher
Prem Chopra
None of These

16. Noted actor Anupam Kher will be honored with Lifetime Achievement honour at upcoming International Indian Film Academy awards ceremony in Bangkok (___________________).

None of These

17. Noted social activist Pushpa Bhave received Rajarshi Shahu Puraskar in Kolhapur (______________). Rajarshi Shahu Puraskar award is given in memory of Rajarshi Shahu, a well-known social reformer. It consists of a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh.

None of These

18. Smart Cities Awards 2018 -

  1. 9 awards in three categories - Project Award, Innovative Idea Award and City Award announced.
  2. City award  - Surat (______________).
  3. Innovative Idea award  - Bhopal (Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC)) and Ahmedabad (Safe and Secure Ahmedabad (SASA) Project).
  4. Project awards  - Given to innovative and successful projects in seven categories
    1. Governance - PMC Care from Pune.
    2. Built Environment - Smart Place Making from Pune under
    3. Social Aspects - Smart Class rooms from NDMC and Jabalpur, Smart Campus from Visakhapatnam, Lighthouse from Pune
    4. Culture and Economy - B Nest Incubation Centre from Bhopal and Conservation of Rajasthan School of Arts from Jaipur
    5. Urban environment - Public Bike Sharing from Bhopal, Pune, Coimbatore and Waste to Energy Plant in Jabalpur
    6. Transport and Mobility - Integrated Transit Management System (TMS) from Ahmedabad and Surat
    7. Water and Sanitation - Smart Water Management through SCADA from Ahmedabad
None of These

19. World Food Prize 2018 has been awarded to British Economist Lawrence Haddad and David Nabarro (UK) for their contribution in elevating maternal and child undernutrition within food security. They will share ______________ prize equally.

None of These

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