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  • Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Which company won the CII-Exim Bank Business Excellence Award?

A. HAL
B. BEL
C. TATA
D. Mahindra

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) won the CII-Exim Bank Business Excellence Award, for being a role-model organization, at the Quality Summit held in Bengaluru. The Summit was organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The company's Bengaluru complex is the first state-run undertaking to be recognized as a role-model organization by the CII. 3 other BEL units at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh received Platinum recognition for business excellence.

2. 

Which of the following pair won a International James Dyson award 2018 for designing a 'Urban wind turbine' called O-Wind Turbine?

A. Nicolas Orellana, Yaseen Noorani
B. Arian Richard, Samuel Rolland
C. Peter Prentice, Michael Regan
D. Sean Preston, Mike Delfino

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The prestigious International James Dyson award 2018 was won by Nicolas Orellana of Chile and Yaseen Noorani from Kenya 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. It is a sphere shaped object with vents that spins and converts the power of the wind into electricity. This can either be used as a direct source of power or it can be fed into the electricity grid.

3. 

Name the organisation which won the 2018 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development.

A. INTUC
B. ISRO
C. CSE
D. YUVA

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the New Delhi (India)-based independent research and advocacy think tank, has been named the recipient of the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2018. CSE has been awarded for "its pioneering work over almost four decades in environmental education and protection, for its steadfast advocacy of measures to combat environmental deterioration, for its success in influencing public policies and programmes that have benefitted social and economic development in India, and for keeping the issue of environmental sustainability at the forefront of national attention and public policy.

4. 

Union Minister Suresh Prabhu awarded this airport for the 100% Grievance Redressal.

A. Trivandrum Airport
B. Chennai airport
C. Cochin Airport
D. Pune Airport

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Ministry of Civil Aviation launched AirSewa web portal and mobile app in November 2016 to address Air passengers' issues. Suresh Prabhu and Jayant Sinha also gave away the champion award to Chennai airport which saw 100% timely closure of grievances in one year.

5. 

Who was honoured as a 'Distinguished Fellow' by IndiaGlobal recently?

A. Om Puri
B. Zoe Kazan
C. Anil Kapoor
D. Anupam Kher

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Veteran actor Anupam Kher was honoured as a 'Distinguished Fellow' by IndiaGlobal - a leading US think-tank that works on issues concerning non-resident Indians. The actor was given a fellowship at the 3rd IndiaGlobal Summit. The event was held at the prestigious MIT Sloan School of Management in Boston, and was facilitated by MIT Sloan India Business Club.