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Awards Current Affairs Quiz - November 2018

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1. 7 individuals have been given 2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom (______________’ highest civilian award), Including three posthumous recipients-

  1. Elvis Presley (Music)
  2. Babe Ruth (Baseball)
  3. Antonin Scalia (SC Judge)
  4. Miriam Adelson (Philanthropist)
  5. Football Hall of Famers Roger Staubach and Alan Page.
  6. Orrin G Hatch.
US
UK
Russia
Spain
None of These


2. A. N. Patil named as recipient of Kuncha Kala Tapasvi Lifetime Achievement Award, by Chitrakala Shilpi D.V. Halbhavi National Memorial Trust (______________________).

Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka
Telangana
None of These


3. ATP World Tour Tennis Awards 2018 -

  1. Player of the Year - Novak Djokovic (_______________)
  2. Doubles Team of the Year - Oliver Marach (Austria) AND Mate Pavić (Croatia)
  3. Most Improved Player - Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece)
  4. Newcomer of the Year - Alex de Minaur (Australia)
  5. Comeback Player of the Year - Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
  6. Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award - Rafael Nadal (Spain)
  7. ATPWorldTour.com Fans' Favorite - Roger Federer (Switzerland) - Record 16th Consecutive Time
Poland
Switzerland
Norway
Serbia
None of These


4. In Asia Pacific Screen Award (APSA) 2018 (Brisbane (__________________)) -

  1. Best Performance by an Actor (Male) won to India's Nawazuddin Siddiqui for Manto.
  2. Nandita Das, director of Manto received International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) Award for achievement in film in Asia Pacific region.
Spain
Russia
UK
USA
Australia


5. Indian Actor _________________________ honoured with ‘Distinguished Fellow Award’ in Boston (USA), at 3rd India Global Summit held at MIT Sloan School of Management in Boston.

Aamir Khan
Salman Khan
Anupam Kher
Shah Rukh Khan
None of These


6. Indian freelance journalist ____________________ won 2018 London Press Freedom Award for Courage. She is author of I am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of the BJP Digital Army.

Swati Chaturvedi
Jhumpa Lahiri
Shobha De
Rashmi Bansal
None of These


7. Indian ___________________ Player Shubhankar Sharma became first Indian to win Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of Year award, after finishing tied 41st at season-ending DP World Tour Championship event in Dubai.

Tennis
Golf
Badminton
Football
None of These


8. Industrial Awards (November 2018) -

  1. _____________________________________ Police won Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) good practice award for the development of Digital Criminal Intelligence Gazette and generation of State Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) reports.
  2. Manipal Academy of Higher Education won silver in International Green Apple Award for environmental best practice 2018, in London.
  3. Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) won Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)-Exim Bank Business Excellence Award.
  4. Tamil Nadu wn Best State Award in cadaveric organ donation from National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) under Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It has been awarded for 4th consecutive year. It was given during 9th Indian Organ Donation Day observance in Delhi (Nov 27).
Punjab
Haryana
Uttarakhand
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


9. Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) announced winners of Infosys Prize 2018 in 6 different categories -

  1. Engineering and Computer Science - Navakanta Bhat (IISc Bangalore), for his work on novel biosensors.
  2. Humanities - Kavita Singh (School of Arts & Aesthetics at JNU), for her illuminating study of Mughal, Rajput and Deccan art.
  3. Life Sciences - Roop Mallik (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)), for his work on molecular motor proteins.
  4. Mathematical Sciences - Nalini Anantharaman (University of Strasbourg in France), for her work related to ‘Quantum Chaos.’
  5. Physical Sciences - SK Satheesh (IISc Bangalore)., for his work in field of climate change.
  6. Social Sciences: Sendhil Mullainathan (University of Chicago (_________________________)), for his work in behavioural economics.
USA
UK
Russia
Spain
None of These


10. International James Dyson award 2018 won by Nicolas Orellana of Chile and Yaseen Noorani from _______________________________, for their innovative design ‘Urban wind turbine’ called O-Wind Turbine. It would help cities to harness energy to produce electricity and was inspired from NASA’s Mars Tumbleweed Rover.

Russia
Spain
Nigeria
Kenya
None of These


11. Journalist N Ram (Hindu Group of Publications Chairman) chosen for Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award by Press Council of India (PCI). It will be presented on _________________________, on National Press Day. Other Winners arr -

  1. Rural Journalism - Ruby Sarkar
  2. Developmental Reporting - VS Rajesh
November 25
November 20
November 12
November 16
None of These


12. Journalist Namrata Ahuja from The Week magazine received Intellectual Property India (IPI) Journalism Excellence award 2018, for her exclusive story on ___________________ underground camps.

Mizoram
Nagaland
Meghalaya
Myanmar
None of These


13. Actor Jayant Sawarkar will be awarded ____________________ government’s Natvarya Prabhakar Panshikar Lifetime Achievement award in the field of theatre. Also, Tabla artist Vinayak Thorat will be awarded Sangeet Acharya Annasaheb Kirloskar Lifetime Achievement. Both awards consist of cash prizes of Rs 5 lakh.

Haryana
Punjab
Rajasthan
Gujarat
Maharashtra


14. Mathematician and Super 30 founder ___________________ honoured with education award global education award in Dubai, by Malabar Gold & Diamonds.

Anand Kumar
Nripendra Misra
Arvind Mayaram
Rakesh Srivastava
None of These


15. Mexican government honoured Indian academician __________________________________ with “Orden Mexicana del Águila Azteca” (Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle), the highest civilian honour given to a foreigner by Mexico. He was awarded for disseminating Spanish language and Mexican culture to strengthen Mexico-India cultural relations. He is first Indian Academician to get this award.

Upendra Prasad Singh
Amarendra Kumar Dubey
Deepak Khandekar
Shyama Prasad Ganguly
None of These


16. Munin Barkotoki Literary Award 2018 in _______________has been given to young writer-critic Dr Debabhuson Borah for his book on literary criticism titled ‘Nirbochon’.

Manipur
Meghalaya
Assam
Tripura
None of These


17. National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) SCOPUS Young Scientist Awards 2018 -

  1. This year 5 categories were introduced - Agriculture, Plant sciences and rural development, Women in science, Environmentally sound sustainable development, Biomedical research and healthcare and innovation in engineering and physical sciences. The prize includes citation, trophy and INR ________________ . Winners are -
    1. Agriculture, Plant Sciences and Rural Development - Jitender Giri (National Institute of Plant Genome Research)
    2. Biomedical Research and Healthcare - Maddika Subba Reddy (CDFD)
    3. Environmentally Sound Sustainable Development - Vimal Chandra Srivastava (IIT Roorkee)
    4. Innovation in Engineering and Physical Sciences - Ajay S. Karakoti (Ahmedabad University)
    5. Women in Science - Zhumur Ghosh (Bose Institute Kolkata).
50000
75000
175000
200000
None of These


18. Noted Actor _____________________ has been awarded 3rd third Sayaji Ratna Award, established by Baroda Management Association in memory of erstwhile Baroda ruler Sayajirao Gaekwad III.

Aamir Khan
Amitabh Bachchan
Shah Rukh Khan
Salman Khan
None of These


19. Noted Amputee Athelete Arunima Sinha awarded an honorary doctorate by University of Strathclyde of United Kingdom in Glasgow (____________________). She has been awarded for her inspirational achievements in mountaineering. In 2013, she became world’s first woman amputee to climb Mount Everest.

England
Irelana
Netherlands
Scotland
None of These


20. Noted Indian Origin French scholar Jawahar Lal Sarin presented with _____________________’s highest civilian honour Chevalier de la Lgion d’Honneur, for his outstanding contribution to enhancing cultural cooperation and promoting French language. He is president of Alliance franaise de Delhi’s governing body.

France
Germany
Spain
Russia
None of These


21. Noted Malayalam novelist M Mukundan selected for ______________ government’s highest literary award ‘Ezhuthachan Puraskaram’ for this year.

Kerala
Karnataka
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


22. Renowned flutist Pandit Keshav Ginde selected as recipient of 2018 Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Lifetime Achievement Award for Classical Music, by _________________ Government.

Gujarat
Maharashtra
Rajasthan
Punjab
None of These


23. Restoration of an aristocratic house project from partial ruin state in Ladakh undertaken by LAMO (Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation) Center won 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific award for Cultural Heritage conservation in Award of Distinction category.

  1. Its recovery establishes precedent for conserving non-monumental urban fabric of Leh Old Town.
  2. Other Category awardees -
    1. Award of Excellence - Give to restoration project of early 20th-century Shijo-cho Ofune-hoko Float Machiya in __________________.
    2. Award of Distinction - LAMO Center, Ladakh, India
    3. Award of Merit - 5 Martin Place, Sydney (Australia); Aijing Zhuang, Fujian (China); Commercial Bank of Honjo Warehouse, Saitama (Japan).
Myanmar
Vietnam
China
Japan
None of These


24. Sanjay Kumar (Founder Geospatial Media & Communications) has been conferred ‘Global Geospatial Industry Ambassador’ Award at United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress at Deqing city (________________________). Theme was The Geospatial Way to a Better World.

Netherlands
Myanmar
Vietnam
Japan
China


25. _______________ maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan has been presented with Sumitra Charat Ram Award for Lifetime Achievement for his contribution to Indian classical music.

Flute
Tabla
Sarod
Sitar
None of These


26. UASG (Universal Acceptance Steering Group) conferred “Universal Acceptance Thought Leader award” on __________________________ Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for providing Rajmail email service for citizens of Rajasthan in local script.

Rajasthan
Punjab
Haryana
Uttarakhand
None of These


27. UNESCO/Emir Jaber al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities -

  1. Bangladeshi disabilities’ advocate Vashkar Bhattacharjee honored in Individual and Chinese Tencent (China) awarded in Organization Category. They will be presented with awards at UNESCO Headquarters on International Day of Persons with disabilities (______________________).
13 December
3 December
20 December
25 December
None of These


28. United Nation Environment awarded India's ______________________ (WCCB) (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change) India with Asia Environment Enforcement Awards 2018 for excellent work done by Bureau in combating transboundary environmental crime.

  1. WCCB is honored in Innovation category, for adopting enforcement techniques that have dramatically increased enforcement of transboundary environmental crimes in India. It also developed Wildlife Crime Database Management System to get real time data, to better analyze trends in crime and devise effective measures to prevent and detect wildlife crimes across India.
Wildlife Case Control Bureau
Wildlife Crime Care Bureau
Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
Water Care Control Bureau
None of These


29. _____________________ Chairman Azim Premji -

  • Bestowed with highest French civilian distinction, Knight of the Legion of Honour.
  • Won Lifetime Achievement award in Forbes India Leadership Awards 2018. Also, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) named Best Company and Vivek Chaand Sehgal of Motherson Sumi named Entrepreneur of the Year.
Tech Mahindra
TCS
HCL
Infosys
Wipro




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