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1. 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival 2019 (France) -

  1. Awards -
    1. Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu served as jury president.
    2. Palme d'Or (Best Film) - __________________ film Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho. He became first South Korean director to win this award.
    3. Grand Prix: Atlantics by Mati Diop
    4. Best Director : Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne by Young Ahmed
    5. Best Screenplay : Céline Sciamma for Portrait of a Lady on Fire
    6. Best Actor: : Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory
    7. Best Actress : Emily Beecham for Little Joe
    8. Jury Prize: (TIE)
      1. Bacurau by Kleber Mendonça Filho
      2. Juliano Dornelles Les Misérables by Ladj Ly
    9. Camera d’Or : Our Mothers by Cesar Diaz
    10. Honorary Palme d’Or - Alain Delon.
    11. Palme d’Or for Short Film: The Distance Between Us and the Sky by Vasilis Kekatos
    12. Indian cinematographer Modhura Palit received 2nd Angénieux “special encouragement” award during “Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography” ceremony at Cannes Film Festival. This will allow Modhura the opportunity to use most sophisticated Angénieux lenses on an upcoming project.
    13. Indian filmmaker Achyutanand Dwivedi’s “Seed Mother”, won third prize in international section of Nespresso Talents 2019.
South Korean
None of These

2. Article ‘Coalgate 2.0’, authored by ___________________ and published in March 2018 issue of ‘The Caravan’ magazine, won Asian College of Journalism’s Award for Investigative Journalism, 2018.

  1. It investigates allotment of ‘captive coal blocks’ in Parba East and Kanta Basan regions of Chhattisgarh. It explores deforestation, re locations of people, loss of livelihood, and denial of forest rights to tribals.
  2. It is an excellent example of investigative journalism in field of financial reporting.
  3. ACJ Award for Investigative JounalismIt is instituted by Asian College of Journalism, with support of Media Development Foundation.
  4. It comprises of trophy, a citation and a cash prize of 200000.
Jhumpa Lahiri
Chetan Bhagat
Nileena M. S.
Amish Tripathi
None of These

3. Bollywood actor __________________ felicitated by council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India (EU Chamber) and delegation of European Union (EU) for his support in promoting cause of children rights, supporting women empowerment.

Aamir Khan
Shahrukh Khan
Salman Khan
Anil Kapoor
None of These

4. British ________________ Player Andy Murray and 3 time Grand Slam champion received Knighthood by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, for his services to tennis and charity.

  1. His Knighthood was announced in Queen’s New Years Honours in 2016, after he won second Wimbledon title, fetched second Olympic gold and emerged as World No. 1 in rankings. Ceremony was delayed due to his busy overseas playing schedule.
    1. Murray won 45 career titles. He is first British to reach 500 ATP match wins and first ever British world number one in Open Era.
  2. On same occasion, Novelist Sir Philip Pullman and BBC Broadcaster Chris Packham also received Knighthood.

5. CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) Awards 2019  -

Category Winner
International Cricketer and Batsman of the Year


International Bowler of the Year

Jasprit Bumrah

International Test Cricketer of the Year

Cheteshwar Pujara

International ODI Cricketer of the Year

Rohit Sharma

International T20 Player of the Year

Aaron Finch

Outstanding Performance of the Year

Kuldeep Yadav

International T20 Bowler of the Year

Rashid Khan

Lifetime Achievement Award

Mohinder Amarnath

Domestic Player of the Year

Ashutosh Aman

International Woman Cricketer of the Year

Smriti Mandhana

Joe Root
M S Dhoni
Virat Kohli
Johny Bairstow
None of These

6. _____________ Rapper Drake has set a record with most wins ever, after winning 12 honours at Billboard Music Awards. He surpassed Taylor Swift's record of 23 awards, to become top award recipient in Billboard Music Awards history.

None of These

7. Former ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar has been conferred with ____________________'s highest civilian honour, Chevalier de l'Ordre national de la Legion d'Honneur, for his contribution to space cooperation.

None of These

8. Former Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran will be honored by ____________________’s Second Highest National Award called ‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star’, for his contributions in strengthening strategic ties and enhancing mutual understanding between India and _______________ ?

None of These

9. Former PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi (Indian Origin) presented with honorary degree by Yale University (______________), for her achievements in business and for being a global role model.

None of These

10. _____________________, who headed investigation of infamous Nirbhaya murder case, has been conferred with 2019 McCain Institute Award for Courage and Leadership. Other famous awardees are Malala Yousafzai (2015) and Dikembe Mutombo (2016).

Bhaskar Khulbe
A.K. Dhasmana
Nripendra Misra 
Chhaya Sharma
None of These

11. Indian artist ________________ won 7th Barcelona-based Joan Miro Prize 2019, One of most prestigious contemporary art awards in world. It recognises present-day work by artists who show same spirit of exploration and innovationthat characterised Spanish painter and sculptor Joan Miro's work. The award carries a cash prize of of 70000 Euros (Rs 54.5 lakh approx).

Rahul Arya
Nitish Bharti
Sudarshan Pattnaik
Nalini Malani
None of These

12. Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar presented with ‘Order of St. George’ Award 2019, as part of the Commemorative Feast at the Puthuppally St. George Orthodox Church in Kottayam, ______________.

Andhra Pradesh
None of These

13. Indian writer ________________ announced as winner of Nine Dots Prize 2019, which encourage innovative thinking to address problems facing modern world. Entrants are asked to answer the given question in 3,000 words. Winner receives US$100,000 to write a short book expanding on their ideas.

Pradeep Kumar Sinha
A.K. Dhasmana
Nitish Bharti
Sudarsha Patnaik
Annie Zaidi

14. Indian–origin journalist in _____________________, G D Robert Govender has bee honoured with V K Krishna Menon Award 2019 in United Kingdom for his contribution as pioneer of decolonised journalism. He is first person to be honoured with this award posthumously.

  1. V K Krishna Menon was India’s first High Commissioner to Britain (United Kingdom). He holds record for longest speech (8 hours) before UN Security Council (UNSC) while defending India’s sovereignty over Kashmir.
South Africa
None of These

15. Industrial Awards (May 2019) -

  1. Noted Padma Awardee cardiac surgeon Devi Prasad Shetty has been awarded 27th P.C. Chandra Puraskar, the annual national award from P.C. Chandra Group at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre.
  2. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment felicitated Legacy Accelerators, Antano and Harini with ‘Award for Honour’ for their work to help people change trajectory of their lives and create a personal legacy in compressed time.
  3. Bharti AXA Life Insurance conferred with FICCI Claims Excellence Award, for improving its individual claim settlement ratio to 96.85% in 2017-18.
  4. Hema Divakar, A doctor from Bengaluru won Global Asian of the Year 2018-19 award in ___________________, In Service of Society and the Nation’ category.
  5. N Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University conferred lifetime recognition award by Confederation of Horticulture Association of India.
None of These

16. ________________ author Jokha Alharthi won ‘Man Booker International Prize 2019’ for her novel “Celestial Bodies”, becoming first Arabic-language writer to win this prize.  She will split prize money of 50,000 pound (USD 64,000) with her UK-based translator, Marilyn Booth.

  1. Celestial Bodies novel is story of three sisters Mayya, Asma, and Khawla. The novel, set in the Omani village of al-Awafi, confronts Oman’s history of slavery, which was abolished in the country only in 1970.
  2. This award will be renamed as ‘International Booker Prize’ soon as this is final year that award receives sponsorship from investment firm ‘Man Group PLC’.
  3. From June 2019, charitable foundation of Michael Moritz KBE and his wife Harriet Heyman, ‘Crankstart’ will be the new supporter of Booker Prize and International Booker Prize.
  4. Britain Hosted Man Booker International Prize is a counterpart to ‘Man Booker Prize’ that is awarded only for English-language novels.
Saudi Arabia
None of These

17. Professor Balram Bhargava, Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) jointly won 2019 Dr Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health at 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva (______________). This award was established in 2008. It consists of a sum of money under US$ 100 000.

None of These

18. ___________ writer Guy Gunaratne won 2019’s Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize, with Prize of £30,000. He won award for his debut novel ‘In Our Mad and Furious City’. His debut novel is a fictional account of 48 hours in a North London housing estate after murder of a British soldier.

Sri Lankan
None of These

19. Two teams jointly won $10-million prize of Global Learning XPRIZE, supported by SpaceX Founder Elon Musk, for developing apps to aid student learning. Teams are Kitkit School (US and South Korea) and Onebillion (UK and _______________).

  1. Global Learning XPRIZE was launched in 2014, challenging teams to create scalable, open-source software that will enable children to teach themselves basic reading, writing, and arithmetic in 15 months.
  2. In 2017, 5 finalists were selected from over 198 teams and awarded $1 million each. Bengaluru's Chimple was one of these Finaists.
  3. UK-based nonprofit onebillion developed onetab, a dedicated learning device that is pre-loaded and locked to onecourse, their comprehensive and modular software that adapts to the child’s abilities. Onebillion is a nonprofit.
  4. Kitkit School was created by Enuma, based in Berkley (US) and Seoul (South Korea).
None of These

20. USA’s House of Representatives (lower house of US Parliament) Speaker ______________________honoured with 2019 John F Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. She was recognized for her efforts to pass former President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law (Obama Care) and also for helping Democrats reclaim control of U.S. House during 2018 elections ?

Nancy Pelosi
Mike Pompeo
Patrick M. Shanahan
Steven Mnuchin
None of These

21. United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) conferred Sasakawa Award 2019 for Disaster Risk Reduction to Pramod Kumar Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister of India. He attended 6th Session of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) 2019 at Geneva (____________________), on India's Behalf.

  1. UN Sasakawa Award is most prestigious international award in area of Disaster Risk Management. It was instituted more than 30 years ago and is jointly organized by the UNDRR and the Nippon Foundation. A total grant of USD 50,000 is distributed among winners. Theme of 2019 Sasakawa award was “Building Inclusive and Resilient Societies”.
  2. In 1986, Ryoichi Sasakawa (Japan), founding Chairman of Nippon Foundation, established 3 prizes –
    1. United Nations (UN) Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction.
    2. World Health Organization (WHO) Sasakawa Health Prize.
    3. UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Sasakawa Environment Prize.
None of These

22. ‘Team Caeli’ from India comprising of three students namely Bharat Sundal, Aakash Bhadana and Vasu Kaushik emerged as First Runner-up (second position) in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup World Championship final in Seattle (______________________).

  1. They won for developing “Caeli”, world’s first smart automated anti-pollution and drug delivery mask. Caeli has several intellligent automated features, specially designed for asthematic paients.
  2. For this innovation, the team had earlier won first position in Asia Regional Final contest held in Sydney in February 2019.
  3. Microsoft’s Imagine Cup World Championship is held every year to celebrate top student teams that bring and compete with their biggest, boldest ideas to life.
None of These

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