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  • Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Which of the following institution received the Nobel Peace Prize recently?

A. UN Refugee Agency
B. ICAN
C. American Civil Liberties Union
D. ECOWAS

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican) has received the Nobel Peace Prize. The leader of an Australian-founded group that received the Nobel Peace Prize has warned humanity is only "one impulsive tantrum" away from a nuclear catastrophe. ICAN had campaigned for a UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

2. 

Which country wins award for putting high effort to combat Illegal Wildlife Trade?

A. Singapore
B. Spain
C. India
D. Russia

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

India awarded the Certificate of Commendation for its effort to combat illegal wildlife trade. "The award was given to Wildlife Crime Control Bureau yesterday by the Secretary-General of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) at Geneva, Switzerland", Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. Wildlife Crime Control Bureau is a statutory multi-disciplinary body established by the Government of India under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, to combat organized wildlife crime in the country.

3. 

Which award is given to honour Nabaneeta Dev Sen recently?

A. British Book Awards
B. Crossword Book Award
C. Big Little Book Award
D. American Book Award

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Popular Bengali writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen declared as winner in 'Author in the Bengali language' category at the second edition of Big Little Book Award. The Big Little Book Award honors authors and illustrators who have contributed to children's literature that are global in appeal and contextual in nature. The award has been instituted under Parag initiative of Tata Trusts to promote children's literature. The chief of Parag Initiative is Swaha Sahoo.

4. 

Who has been chosen for Prof. Yashwantrao Kelkar Youth Award 2017?

A. Arunima Sinha
B. Gopinath R
C. Nagesh Thakur
D. Viswajit Singh

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Gopinath R., the famous Child Care activist from Bengaluru, has been chosen for Prof. Yashwantrao Kelkar Youth Award 2017 in appreciation of his work for "Child care, protection and development. The award will be given to him at the 63rd National Conference of ABVP at Ranchi, Jharkhand on December 2.

5. 

Who has been honored with the 2017 National Entrepreneurship Award under Mentor (Government) Category?

A. Sheetal Salve
B. Pankaj Gupta
C. Prahalad Sharma
D. Renu Swarup

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Dr. Renu Swarup, Senior Adviser for Department of Biotechnology (DBT), has been awarded with National Entrepreneurship Award, 2017 under Mentor (Government) category in the Recognition Track at the National Entrepreneurship Award Ceremony, 2017 in New Delhi.