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  • Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Who has been honoured with Outstanding Young Person 2020?

A. Akash Chourasiya
B. Jajini Varghese
C. George Marrash
D. None of these

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

UK-based Indian-origin plastic surgeon, Dr Jajini Varghese has been named an 'Outstanding Young Person of the World 2020' by a non-profit NGO for her "incredible" scientific contributions to diagnosing and treating breast cancer.

2. 

Which awards recognise the outstanding contribution of scientists and engineers working in the field of solar energy?

A. Visvesvaraya award
B. Kalpana Chawla awards
C. Diwakar award
D. None of these

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Visvesvaraya award recognises the countries with a maximum floating solar capacity in each of the four regions of ISA. Kalpana Chawla awards recognise the outstanding contribution of scientists and engineers working in the field of solar energy. Diwakar award recognizes organisations & institutions that have been working for the benefit of differently-abled people and have maximised the use of solar energy in the host country.

3. 

Who won Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award?

A. Aishwarya Sridhar
B. Rathika Ramaswamy
C. Michael Nicholas
D. None of these

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

A 23-year-old, Mumbai based girl, Aishwarya Sridhar became the first Indian woman to win the 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. It is the 56th year of the prestigious award. Her image titled "Lights of passion", won among 50,000 entries from over 80 countries across the world.

4. 

The Raksha Mantri Trophy has been awarded to which hospital?

A. Command Hospital Kolkata
B. AFMS Command Hospital
C. Command Hospital Bengaluru
D. None of the above

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Raksha Mantri Trophy for the year 2019 has been awarded to the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS)' Command Hospitals.

5. 

Noted Odia Poet, Nityananda Nayak will receive which award?

A. Dronacharya Award
B. Sarala Puraskar
C. Padamshree
D. Padam Abhushan

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Noted Odia poet, Nityanand Nayak will be conferred the prestigious Sarala Puraskar for his poetry work 'Setebelaku Nathiba', published in 2017. The poet will be felicitated with a cash award of `5 lakh and a citation.