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  • Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Who won the New York Intellectual Property Law Association 2020 Inventor of the Year Award?

A. Dr. Madhu Sudan
B. Dr. Rajiv Joshi
C. Madhuri Kanitkar
D. Shiva Ayyadurai

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

IBM Academy of Technology member Dr. Rajiv Joshi, an Indian-American scientist won The New York Intellectual Property Law Association 2020 Inventor of the Year Award, to honour for his work in advancing the electronic industry and improving artificial intelligence capabilities. He received the award through an online interview.

2. 

Who has been selected for the prestigious United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award-2019?

A. Priya Jhingan
B. Mitali Madhumita
C. Madhuri Kanitkar
D. Suman Gawani

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Indian Army officer and woman peacekeeper Suman Gawani who has served with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan & Brazilian Naval Officer Commander Carla Monteiro de Castro Araujo have been selected for the prestigious United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award 2019. Suman Gawani becomes the 1st Indian peacekeeper to win the award. The award will be given during an online ceremony presided over by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on May 29, the International Day of UN Peacekeepers.

3. 

Who is honored with the 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award?

A. Vinay Badhwar
B. Sunil Duggal
C. Francisco D'Souza
D. Gopal Vittal

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The National Hydrographer to the Government of India, Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar is honored with the 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award. The award was first presented in 2006 by the UK Ministry of Defence sponsored UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) named after the first Hydrographer of the Admiralty, Alexander Dalrymple.

4. 

Who received the Young Career Award in Nano Science & Technology for the year 2020?

A. Saurabh Lodha
B. Jagadish Shukla
C. Biman Bagchi
D. Dipan Ghosh

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Professor Saurabh Lodha from Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay, received the Young Career Award in Nano Science & Technology for the year 2020. The award is instituted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. The award recognized his contributions in the development of logic transistor technologies beyond silicon and nanoelectronic devices based on two-dimensional Van der Waals materials.

5. 

Who has been awarded a commemorative war medal to mark the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany by Russian President Vladimir Putin?

A. Edouard Philippe
B. Christine Lagarde
C. Kim Jong Un
D. David Sassoli

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded Kim Jong Un a commemorative war medal to mark the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. The medal was awarded to recognize the North Korean leader's role in preserving the memory of Soviet soldiers who died on North Korean territory.