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1. ___________________novelist Tayari Jones won 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her fourth novel “An American Marriage“. She won £30,000 and ‘Bessie’, which is a limited edition bronze figurine.

None of These

2. Bengaluru Based NSO ____________has been awarded BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) World Service Global Champion Award for being one of world’s largest school meals projects.

  1. _______________ Foundation was founded by Madhu Pandit Dasa in 2000. Since establishment, it is running mid-day meal programme across India. Today it feeds 1.75 million children all over India with freshly prepared meals.
Akshaya Patra
None of These

3._________________ journalist Mark Tully conferred with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at UK-India Awards in London for his contributions to UK-India relationships. Previously he had been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in UK and conferred with Padma Bhushan in India. Global Indian Icon of the Year was won by Kunal Nayyar.

None of These

4. Former Indian President Pratibha Patil has been honored by ________________’s highest civilian honour for foreigners titled ‘Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca‘ (order of the Aztec Eagle).

  1. The Royal Eagle is ___________’s national animal and is sacred to ancient Aztecs.
  2. 13 Indian nationals, including first Vice president of India, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan has been given this award. Pratibha Patil is 2nd Indian head of state (after former President S. Radhakrishna) to get this award.

5. Former US Prez (39th) _______________ won inaugural George H. W. Bush Award for Statesmanship in recognition of his contributions to relations between U.S. and China, conferred by George H. W. Bush Foundation.

Barack Obama
Bill Clinton
Jimmy Carter
Richard Nixon
None of These

6. Google's India-born CEO _____________________ and Nasdaq president Adena Friedman chosen for Global Leadership Awards 2019 by business advocacy group USIBC, in recognition contribution in technology.

Sundar Pichai
Satya Nadela
Shantau Narayan
Rajeev Suri
None of These

7. India born Priya Serrao won Miss Universe ____________________ title 2019.

None of These

8. Indian Actress __________________ will be awarded Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award by United Nations International Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF), for her contribution to social causes and for being a voice for children’s education. She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Priyanka Chopra
Deepika Padukone
Kangana Ranaut
Hema Malini
None of These

9. Indian engineer Nitesh Kumar Jangir named among 15 Awardees (from 53 member-countries of Commonwealth) of 2019 Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award in London (_____________).

  1. He won in People category, for creating a low-cost breathing support device called ‘Saans’ for premature babies.
  2. Saans is a breathing support device used for tackling avoidable deaths of premature babies from Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS). It is world’s 1st neonatal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device. It can be powered in multiple ways Including electricity, vehicle’s electrical supply, rechargeable battery, compressed gas, or even a manual air pumping.
None of These

10. Industrial Awards (June 2019) -

  1. Indian automobile firm Mahindra honored with Gold Award by _________________'s National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA), which tests dealers' satisfaction with way a brand supports and communicates with them.
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru University will confer distinguished alumni award Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman ( Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs) and Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (External Affairs). Ms. Sitharaman completed her MA and M Phil degrees while Mr. Jaishankar completed his M Phil and doctoral research form JNU.
  3. 29 journalists honoured with 44th Matri Shree Media Awards for 2019 for their contribution towards journalism.
  4. Noted pediatrician and author Gaurav Nigam conferred with ‘Innovative Research Excellence Award 2019’ at Asian Leadership Summit held at Thimphu (Bhutan), organized by Global Leaders Foundation.
  5. India's Gaurav Nigam honoured with ‘Innovative Research Excellence Award 2019’ at Asian Leadership Summit, organized by Global Leaders Foundation.
  6. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) released rankings of police stations for 2018 -
    1. Kalu police station in Bikaner district of Rajasthan ranked best police station in country, followed by Campbell Bay police station in Nicobar district of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
    2. Also, Rahimatpur police station in Satara district in western Maharashtra named State topper in a survey based on the ‘SMART’ policing concept announced by Govt.
  7. National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) selected for President’s award for utilisation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund in social development, for its Aliali Jhia Scheme. Aliali Jhia scheme was started in 2015, on lines of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao to adapt and promote poor girls for education.
  8. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) won ‘Best Port of the Year- Containerised’ award at the 4th India Maritime Award ’19.
  9. IIT Kanpur honoured India's chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand with honorary doctorate.
South Africa
None of These

11. Noted author Amitav Ghosh felicitated with __________________ Jnanpith Award for his outstanding contribution to enrichment of Indian Literature in English. Amitav Ghosh is 1st English language writer to become a Jnanpith laureate. He was chosen for this Award in Dec 2018, by Selection chaired by novelist Pratibha Ray.

None of These

12. Rachna Khaira of The Tribune News Service won Noted RedInk Award for Excellence in Indian Journalism. She won ‘Journalist of the Year’ 2019 award for her ______________________ expose about functioning of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and its Aadhaar data cache.

  1. Her Investigation confirmed that personal data of millions of citizens was at risk of being hacked/traded for a price. She is currently working for The Huffington Post.
  2. RedInk Awards for Excellence in Indian Journalism were instituted The Mumbai Press Club in 2010.
None of These

13. Sahitya Akademi selected _________________________ writers for Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2019 and 23 writers for Yuva Puraskar 2019.

  1. 11 books of poetry, 6 of short story, 5 of novel and 1 literary criticism won Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2019. It consists a cheque of INR 50000 cash compensation.
  2. Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2019 -
    1. Poetry (11) -
      1. Rujab Muchahary (Bodo), Anuj Lugun (Hindi), Sagar Nazir (Kashmiri), Anuja Akathoottu (Malayalam), Jiten Oinamba (Manipuri), Sushil Kumar Shinde (Marathi), Karna Biraha (Nepali), Yuvraj Bhattarai (Sanskrit), Guhiram Kisku (Santali), Kiran Paryani ‘Anmol’ (Sindhi), Sabarinathan (Tamil)
    2. Short Story (5) -
      1. Sanjib Pol Deka (Assamese), Tanuj Solanki (English), Ajay Soni (Gujarati), Hemant Aiya (Konkani), Keerti Parihar (Rajasthani)
    3. Novel (5) -
      1. Moumita (Bengali), Fakeer (Shridhar Banvasi G.C.) (Kannada), Yadwinder Singh Sandhu (Punjabi), Salman Abdus Samad (Urdu), Gaddam Mohan Rao (Telugu)
    4. Literary Criticism (1) -
      1. Sisira Behera (Odia)
  3. Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2019 -
    1. Poetry (5) -
      1. Jharumjhag (Santali) by Lakshman Chandra Saren, Chitva Trinam Trinam (Sanskrit) by Sanjay Chaubey, Chara Ko Chirbir Bhura ko Kirkir (Nepali) by Bhabilal Lamichhane, Shurin Hund Naji (Kashmiri) by Naji Munauwar, Larjaan (Dogri) by Vijay Sharma.
    2. Story (5) –
      1. Science ke Dilchasp Mazameen (Urdu) by Mohammad Khalil, Thatha Maata Varaala Moota (Telugu) by Belagam Bheemeswara Rao, Chitkulya Chinkichye Vishaal Vishwa (Konkani) by Rajashree Bandodkar Karapurkar, Kachu Ki Topi (Hindi) by Govind Sharma, Mili, Amia Aru Ekhon Nadi (Assamese) by Swmim Nasrin.
    3. Folk Tale (1) -
      1. Solobatha Khwnasong De (Bodo) by Lakhminath Brahma
    4. Novels (3) -
      1. Kadu Kanasina Beedige (Kannada) by Chandrakanth Karadalli, Jangal Khajinyacha Shodh (Marathi) by Salim Sardar Mulla, Aliens Di Dharti Te (Punjabi) by Pawan Harchandpuri
    5. History (1) -
      1. India Through Archaeology: Excavating History (English) by Devika Cariapa
    6. Play (1) -
      1. Thawaishinggi Thawai (Manipuri) by R.K. Sanahanbi Chanu
    7. Total Contribution (6) -
      1. Nabanita Debsen (Bengali), Kumarpal Desai (Gujarati), Malayath Appunni (Malayalam), Birendra Kumar Samantray (Odia), Veena Shring (Sindhi), Devi Nachiappan (Tamil)

14. Suman Rao from __________________ won Femina Miss India World 2019 beauty pageant, in ceremony held in Mumbai. Suman has become 56th winner of Miss India Title. Suman will represent India at Miss World 2019 in in Thailand in December 2019. Other Titles -

  1. Shivani Jadhav - Miss Grand India 2019.
  2. Shreya Shanker - Miss India United Continents 2019.
  3. Sanjana Vij - Miss India Runner Up 2019.
None of These

15. Teenage _______________________ climate activist Greta Thunberg (16 year old) won Amnesty International’s ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ Award 2019 for mobilising world public opinion global warming.

  1. She began protesting outside parliament in August 2018, skipping school every Friday demanding Swedish government take more serious action to tackle climate crisis. Her ‘Fridays for Future’ movement has spread globally with students around world strike from school to participate in climate protests.
None of These

16. Three Indian-origin persons (Purushottam Sawrikar, Makhan Singh Khangure and Vijay Kumar) have been awarded _______________'s highest civilian honour for their contributions in field of medicine and work towards community.

None of These

17. Veyil Marangal (Trees Under the Sun, directed by Bijukumar Damodaran) became first Indian film to win ‘Outstanding Artistic Achievement’ award at Shanghai International Film Festival (__________________).

None of These

18. Women Sangams (groups) of Deccan Development Society (DDS) honoured with Equator Prize 2019 by __________________ (UNDP) for their contribution to ecology and innovations in rainfed millet cultivation. They became only Indian group to have won 2019 award. They were honored for building their own seed banks and growing millets in predominantly rain-fed villages of Sangareddy district (Telangana).

  1. Equator Prize was established in 2002, with India getting 9 awards so far. It is biennially given by Equator Initiative of UNDP.
United Nations Development Platform
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Deployment Programme
United Nations Distribution Programme
None of These

19. World Health Organisation (WHO) awarded x_________________________ government’s Medical & Health Department its Tobacco Control Award for 2019 in recognition of Rajasthan’s achievements in field of tobacco control.

  1. Every year WHO recognizes various individuals / institutions worldwide and in each of six WHO regions for their accomplishments in area of tobacco control, on occasion of World No Tobacco Day (31 May).
  2. On This occasion, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recommended ‘complete’ ban on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes.
    1. ICMR released a white paper (an authoritative report or guide that informs readers about an issue) about harmful effects of ENDS and e-cigarettes.
    2. A committee headed by K Srinath Reddy of Public Health Foundation of India (PHAI) was constituted, to analyse over 300 research articles from globally and prepare the white paper.
None of These

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