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  • Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Peter Handke, who received the Nobel Literature prize, belongs to which of the following countries?

A. Germany
B. France
C. Austria
D. Australia

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Author Peter Handke was conferred the Nobel Literature Prize. He received the 9 million-kronor ($948,000) award from King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony in Stockholm. Peter Handke, 76, is an Austrian author and playwright.

2. 

Who received the Nobel Peace Prize 2019?

A. Abiy Ahmed Ali
B. James Peebles
C. Michel Mayor
D. Stanley Whittingham

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Abiy Ahmed Ali received the Nobel Peace Prize on 10 December 2019 at Oslo's City Hall. The Norwegian Nobel Committee conferred the 100th Nobel Peace Prize to the Prime Minister in the presence of the Norwegian royal family. Abiy Ahmed was awarded for his extraordinary efforts to end the decades-long conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.

3. 

Who is to be awarded the Right Livelihood Award 2019 for the fight against climate change?

A. Isra Hirsi
B. Leah Namugerwa
C. Autumn Peltie
D. Greta Thunberg

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Four people won the Right Livelihood Award for the year 2019. The awardees are Greta Thunberg, Aminatou Haidar, Guo Juanmei and DaviKopenawa Yanomami. The award aims to honour Greta Thunberg for her fight against climate change.

4. 

Which anniversary of Engineering Exports Awards was recently celebrated by EEPC?

A. 40th
B. 60th
C. 50th
D. 70th

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Minister of State for Commerce and Industry and Minister of State Independent Charge of Civil Aviation and Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, gave away the Engineering ExportPromotion Awards (EEPC) for the year 2017-2018 at a function in New Delhi. EEPC celebrates and completes 50 years of rewarding exporters, and 111 winners were given national awards for 2017-18 across eight categories in over 32 product panels.

5. 

Who is to get the 'Gangadhar National Award' 2019?

A. Gopaldas Neeraj
B. Kumar Vishwas
C. Mohan Rana
D. Viswanath Prasad Tiwari

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Eminent Hindi poet Viswanath Prasad Tiwari would be honoured with the prestigious 'Gangadhar National Award' during the 53rd Foundation Day celebrations of the Sambalpur University. The award, carrying a cash prize of Rs 50,000, a shawl and citation, would be presented to Tiwari in January.Instituted in memory of Odisha's renowned bard Gangadhar Meher, the award is conferred on a poet of national repute every year since 1991.