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  • Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Who won the first Prof. P. C. Mahalanobis National Award on National Statistics Day?

A. D. Subbarao
B. Chakravarthi Rangarajan
C. Urjit Patel
D. Raghuram Rajan

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

On account of National Statistics Day The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) presented the first Prof. P. C. Mahalanobis National Award in Official Statistics'2020 to Dr. Chakravarthi Rangarajan, Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India for his contribution to the National Statistical System (NSS) in India.

2. 

Who received the Humanitarian Award at 20th edition of annual BET Awards 2020, for her long standing philanthropic work, including recent COVID-19 relief efforts?

A. Billie Eilish
B. Rihanna
C. Lady Gaga
D. Beyonce

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

24-time Grammy winner Popstar Beyonce(38 years old) to receive the Humanitarian Award at 20th edition of annual BET Awards 2020, for her long standing philanthropic work, including her recent COVID-19 relief efforts. The event will be held virtually for the 1st time on June 28.

3. 

Who has won the Vithabai Narayangaokar lifetime achievement award 2018-19?

A. Gulabbai Sangamnerkar
B. Nakash Aziz
C. Irshad Kamil
D. Teddy Maurya

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Maharashtra Culture Minister Amit Deshmukh announced that Vithabai Narayangaokar lifetime achievement award 2018-19 will be conferred upon the senior tamasha (folk art) artist, Gulabbai Sangamnerkar and Sangeetacharya Annasaheb Kirloskar musical theatre lifetime achievement award will 2019-20 be given to Veteran theatre actress-singer Madhuvanti Dandekar.

4. 

Who has been selected for 2020 Peace Prize by the Board of Trustees of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade?

A. Jagdish Bhagwati
B. Amartya Kumar Sen
C. Avinash Dixit
D. Surjit Bhalla

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Indian economist, philosopher and Nobel Laureate Amartya Kumar Sen (86) has been selected for 2020 Peace Prize by the Board of Trustees of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for his decades-long work around issues of global justice.

5. 

Who has been named as Photographer of the Year in professional category in 2020 Sony World Photography Awards?

A. Steve McCurry
B. Mario Testino
C. Pablo Albarenga
D. Annie Leibovitz

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Uruguay's Pablo Albarenga named Photographer of the Year in professional category in 2020 Sony World Photography Awards.