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  • Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

How many Indian women ranked in the Forbes list of Americas 60 richest self-made women?

A. 5
B. 4
C. 3
D. 2

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Two women, Jayshree Ullal and Neerja Sethi, who belong to an Indian background, have secured a place on Forbes list of Americas 60 richest self- made women, ranking on the 18th and 21st spot, respectively. Ullal, the CEO of Arista Network was ranked on the 18th position and Sethi, the Vice President of a tech company called Syntel, secured 21st position on the 60 richest self- made women list.

2. 

Which Indian city ranked 3rd in the best cities in the world by Travel?

A. Udaipur
B. Agra
C. Ahmedabad
D. Vadodara

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The heritage city of Udaipur has been ranked third among a list of 15 best cities in the world by Travel + Leisure. The first two cities on the list are San Miguel de Allende and Oaxaca, both in Mexico. Rajasthan's Udaipur city is also known as "City of Lakes" and the "Venice of the East".

3. 

Which finance company received Nabard 2018 award recently?

A. Muthoot Finance
B. Bajaj Finserv
C. Repco Micro Finance Ltd
D. LIC Finance Limited

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Repco Micro Finance Ltd, a non-banking finance company received Nabard 2018 award. The award is given service to self-help group in Tamil Nadu for the fiscal year 2017-18. The NBFC has disbursed loans amounting to ?2,500 crore to over 10 lakh beneficiaries. NABARD Financial Services Limited is a subsidiary of NABARD to provide financial services in areas of agriculture & microfinance.

4. 

Which team get Oxford Awards For Arsenic Poisoning Research?

A. IIT Guwahati
B. IIT Bombay
C. IIT Kharagpur
D. IIT Madras

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

A team comprising experts from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur and the University of Oxford has been selected for an award for exceptional research-led innovation to mitigate arsenic poisoning in the Ganga-Brahmaputra delta in the north and northeast India. The innovation awards instituted by the university's vice-chancellor include one for prominent Oxford-based linguist Aditi Lahiri, who was selected for the "inspiring leadership" award for developing a flexible approach to speech recognition.

5. 

Who of the following has been conferred for the '2018 Sangita Kalanidhi award' of the Music Academy?

A. M. Balamuralikrishna
B. Nithyasree Mahadevan
C. Aruna Sairam
D. Sudha Ragunathan

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Carnatic vocalist Aruna Sairam has been selected for this year's 'Sangita Kalanidhi' award of the Music Academy. Veteran Mridangam artiste 'Thanjavur' R Ramadas was selected for the 'Sangita Kala Acharya' award. The 'Sangita Kalanidhi' and other music awards would be presented at the 'Sadas' of the music festival on January 1, 2019.