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Awards Current Affairs Quiz - May 2018

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1. 11 National Geoscience Awards for 2017 were conferred by President Ram Nath Kovind on 22 geoscientists for their outstanding contributions in _______________ fields of geosciences. Noted Winners are -

  1. Shib Sankar Ganguli (IIT Kanpur) - Young Scientist Award 2017. Other Categories and Awards -
  2. Mining Technology - Samir Kumar Pal
  3. Basic Geosciences - Suryendu Dutta, Md Erfan Ali Monda
  4. Applied Geology - Girish Chandra Kothyari
  5. Geophysics / Applied Geophysics - Ambrish Kumar Mahajan
  6. Natural Hazard Investigations - Davuluri Srinagesh
None of These

2. 2018 Billboard Music Awards (Las Vegas (__________________)) -

  1. British singer - songwriter Ed Sheeran won 6 honours - Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Radio Song and Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist.
  2. Janet Jackson won BBMA Icon Award and became first African American female artist to receive this award.
  3. Other Awards -
    1. Top New Artist - Khalid
    2. Top Female Artist - Taylor Swift
    3. Top Billboard 200 Artist - Drake
    4. Top Billboard 200 Album - DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
    5. Top Selling Album - Reputation – Taylor Swift
    6. Top Selling Song - "Despacito" – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
None of These

3. 71st Cannes Film Festival 2018 (______________________) -

  1. Australian actress Cate Blanchett was President of the Jury for Main competition.
  2. Winners -
    1. Palme d'Or (Best Film) - Japanese film Shoplifters, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda.
    2. Grand Prix - BlacKkKlansman by Spike Lee
    3. Best Director - Paweł Pawlikowski (Poland) for Cold War
    4. Best Screenplay -
      1. Alice Rohrwacher for Happy as Lazzaro
      2. Jafar Panahi and Nader Saeivar for 3 Faces
    5. Best Actress - Samal Yeslyamova (Kazakhstan) for Ayka
    6. Best Actor - Marcello Fonte (Italy) for Dogman
    7. Jury Prize - Capernaum by Nadine Labaki
    8. Special Palme d'Or - The Image Book by Jean-Luc Godard
  3. Golden Camera (Caméra d'Or) - Girl by Lukas Dhont
  4. Noted Bollywood actress Late Sridevi honoured with TITAN Reginald F Lewis Film Icon Award.
  5. Chopard Trophy - Elizabeth Debicki and Joe Alwyn
  6. L'Eil d'or - Samouni Road by Stefano Savona
  7. Palm Dog -
    1. Palm Dog Award - Canine cast of Dogman
    2. Grand Jury Prize: Diamantino
None of These

4. Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus will be awarded annual Mark Twain award for ______________________ Humor from John F. Kennedy Centre of Performing Arts.


5. Bindeshwar Pathak (Founder of Sulabh International), has been honoured with Nikkei Asia Prize in _______________ for his contribution to Asia’s development. He was among three who were conferred with this award..

None of These

6. ___________ footballer Neymar is named France’s player of Year, as part of 27th UNFP (French National Professional Football Players Union) trophy Ceremony.

None of These

7. ____________________’s head coach John Gregory has been presented a Special Achievement Award by England’s League Managers Association (LMA) London. He beccame first Englishman to win Indian Super League (ISL).

Goa FC
Chennaiyin FC
Kolkata FC
Tripura FC
None of These

8. _______________’s Indian-origin former Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry has been selected for V K Krishna Menon Award for his contribution to Indian diaspora.

Trinidad and Tobago
None of These

9. Indian botanist Kamaljit Bawa received Linnean Medal in Botany from Linnean Society of London (______________________), becoming 1st Indian to receive this Honour. He was recognised for his pioneering research on evolution of tropical plants, tropical deforestation & non-timber forest products.

None of These

10. Indian cricketer __________________ has been awarded most inspiring icon of the year for Social Welfare award by the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF) for his contribution in field of social welfare.

Saurav Ganguly
Virat Kohli
M S Dhoni
Yuvraj Singh
None of These

11. Industrial Awards (May 2018) -

  1. _______________ won Best Co-operative Society on digital platform award in BFSI leadership Awards 2018. It is first credit co-operative society in India to perform financial services digitally.
  2. Vaccine maker Bharat Biotech received National Technology Award for 2018 from government’s Technology Development Board for its Rotavac vaccine.
  3. India's NMDC Limited won S&P Global PLATTS Global Metals Award 2018 in corporate social responsibility (CSR) category, in London (UK). This is first time this award has been won by an Indian Company.
  4. Jagriti Yatra, An Indian charity that organises 15-day train journeys around India to understand and build India of smaller towns and villages through enterprise has won an award in London, at Asian Voice Charity Awards by due diligence platform Charity Clarity.
  5. 2 case studies of IIM Calcutta received awards in 2017 European Foundation of Management Development case competition. It Includes awards for SIMsePAY at YES BANK: Creating Value Through an UnSmart Innovation and Switch On Energy: Social innovation challenges at the bottom of the pyramid.
  6. NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul (founder of Caparo Group of industries) has been presented a lifetime achievement award for his contributions in promoting brand India in UK. Business Leader of Decade honour was presented to Lord Karan Bilimoria (founder of Cobra Beer).
  7. Guru N Reddy has been given UK & Asia Inspirational Business Leaders Award in London (UK). He will be featured in WCRC Leaders Magazinein June 2018 issue.
  8. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research has been awarded Clarivate Analytics India Innovation Award 2018 in the Government Research Organizations Category, recognizing CSIR as top innovator. Clarivate Analytics – formerly IP & Science division of Thomson Reuters - recognizes most innovative companies in India according to patent-related metrics.
  9. HDFC bank recognized with Champion Security Award (2nd time) at 14th Visa Asia Pacific Security Summit,in India & South Asia category.
Adarsh Credit
None of These

12. Jnanpith Awardee M T Vasudevan Nair won 2018’s ONV Literary Prize, instituted in memory of iconic poet late O N V Kurup, for his contributions to ________________ literature.

None of These

13. Kerala cartoonist Thomas Antony won an international award, in best caricature category. He is among 9 winners at 13th World Press Cartoon awards in Lisbon (_____________________) ?


14. Minister of IT, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development of Andhra Pradesh Nara Lokesh received Digital Leader of the Year award, at Businessworld Digital India Summit Award 2018 in __________________.

New Delhi
None of These

15. New York based Indian Writer ______________ become first Indian to be nominated for this year’s Hugo awards, for best literary works of science fiction or fantasy in best related works category.

Chetan Bhagat
Ramachandra Guha
Anant Pai
Mimi Mondal
None of These

16. Nisha Bhalla has been presented Excellent Woman of Excellence award at WEF (Women Economic Forum) at Annual WEF Awards in ____________

New Delhi
None of These

17. Nobel Laureate Child rights activist ____________________ and ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar have been honored by Santokbaa Humanitarian Award.

Malal Yousafzai
Kailash Satyarthi
Verghese Kurien
Rajendra Singh
None of These

18. Noted Actor _____________________ has been honoured by European Union for strengthening Europe-India cultural ties.

Aamir Khan
Amitabh Bachchan
Shab Rukh Khan
Akshay Kumar
None of These

19. Noted Indian actress __________________ has been posthumously conferred with BRICS Business Forum Leadership Award for Lifetime Achievement in Indian Cinema.

Parveen Babi
Nargis Rabadi
Reema Lagoo
None of These

20. Noted Singer _____________________ has been honoured with Swara Mauli title by spiritual guru Vidya Narsimha Bharati Swami.

Lata Mangeshkar
Asha Bhonsle
Shreya Ghoshal
Sunidhi Chauhan
None of These

21. Noted singer _____________________ honoured with 26th PC Chandra Puraskaar for contribution in the field of Indian music.

Asha Bhosle
Lata Mangeshkar
Shreya Ghoshal
Sunidhi Chauhan
None of These

22. Olga Tokarczuk became First Author from ___________________to win Man Booker International Prize, after she won 2018 title for her novel Flights, which charts multiple journeys in time, space and human anatomy. It was published in 2007 and was translated into English in 2017 by Jennifer Croft.

  1. Man Booker International Prize is counterpart to Man Booker Prize for English-language novels presented by Man Group. It is open to books in any language that have been translated into English. It carries monetary award of £50,000 award which is split evenly between writer and translator.
None of These

23. Prajnesh Gunneswaran won T.K. Ramanathan award 2017-18 at by _______________ Tennis Association ?

Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
None of These

24. President ______________ presented Visitor’s Awards 2018, for Research in Basic and Applied Science, Humanities, Arts and Social Science.

  1. Sanjay K. Jain - Development of a drug delivery system having the potential to make cancer treatment more effective and affordable.
  2. Ashis Kumar Mukherjee – Research on molecular complexity of snake venom.
  3. Ashwani Pareek – Development of a rice variety with potential to increase farm productivity and income of farmers.
  4. Pramod K. Nayar – Work in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
Venkaiah Naidu
Susshma Swaraj
Narendra Modi
Ranhath Singh
Ram Nath Kovind

25. Railways annnounces awards for beautification for Railway Stations -

  1. Balharshah and Chandrapur stations (__________________) of Central Railway awarded first prize.
  2. Madhubani Railway station under East Central Railway in Bihar is 2nd.
  3. Kota Station (West Central), Gandhidham Station (Western Railway) & Secunderabad Station (South Central) are at 3rd place.
None of These

26. Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman conferred DRDO Awards 2016 & 2017 to various DRDO scientists, Including -

  1. ________________________ - DRDO Lifetime Achievement Award 2017
  2. Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre - DRDO Lifetime Achievement Award 2016
  3. G Satheesh Reddy - Technology Leadership Award 2016
  4. P Sivakumar (Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) (Chennai) director)-
  5. YST Raju - Scientist of the Year 2016
  6. S Pazhanikumar - Scientist of the Year 2017
  7. Navrachna implementation programme was also launched during the event.
V KSaraswat
Sekhar Basu
Trilochan Mohapatra 
K Sivan
None of These

27. RedInk awards for excellence in journalism, by Mumbai Press Club -

  1. Lifetime achievement in journalism - _____________ journalist William Mark Tully.
  2. Journalist of the year - Faye D’Souze (Mirror Now channel).
  3. Apart from these two awards, Redink awards for excellence in journalism are awarded in 13 categories to 32 journalists.
None of These

28. Singer Asha Bhosle, Writer Samaresh Majumdar, Bengali Actor Prosenjit Chatterjee , Justice (Retd.) Shyamal Kumar Sen and Footballer Subrata Bhattacharya are awardees of Banga Bhushan Award this Year, the highest civilian award of _______________.

West Bengal
None of These

29. Singer Zubeen Garg honoured with Hero to Animals Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for his recent appeal to end animal sacrifice at Kamakhya Temple in _________________.

Arunachal Pradesh

30. Three Indian alumni of _______________ universities (Saumya Saxena, Ruchi Shah and Sushant Desai), have been awarded by British Council for their outstanding achievements and contribution to country.

  1. Saumya Saxena - Professional Achievement Award.
  2. Ruchi Shah - Social Impact Award
  3. Sushant Desai - Entrepreneurial Award
None of These

31. US-based Kathak dancer Anindita Anaam has been presented Shri Jayadev Rastriya Yuva Pratibha Puraskar 2018 at Jayadev International Dance Festival in Bhubaneswar (_______________).

West Bengal
None of These

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