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  • Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Who has been conferred with the ICSI Lifetime Achievement Award of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India?

A. Naina Lal Kidwai
B. Savitri Jindal
C. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
D. Indu Jain

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Indu Jain, chairman, Bennett Coleman & Company Limited (BCCL), was conferred the prestigious ICSI Lifetime Achievement Award by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India on January 17. She won the award for "translating excellence in corporate governance into reality."

2. 

Who has been appointed as the Director of the National Book Trust?

A. Jyoti Sharma
B. Manoj Kumar
C. Yuvraj Malik
D. Rita Chowdhury

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Lt Col Yuvraj Malik appointed as the Director of the National Book Trust on deputation from the Indian Army. He will replace Sahitya Akademi-awardee writer Rita Chowdhury. He served with the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, Raj Bhawan in Jammu & Kashmir, United Nations Missions in Africa, and several operational areas. National Book Trust came under the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

3. 

Who received the Merck Young Scientist Award 2019?

A. C. N. R. Rao
B. Yamuna Krishnan
C. Ritu Karidhal
D. Sakya Singha Sen

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Sakya Singha Sen from National Chemical Laboratory awarded as Merck Young Scientist Award 2019 for performing remarkable research in chemical science. Sen and his research team specializes in main group chemistry and involves in the synthesis of compounds with main group element and their catalytic application.

4. 

Who won the GV Raja awards in male category?

A. Arokia Rajiv
B. Muhammad Anas
C. Jinson Johnson
D. Dharun Ayyasamy

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Kerala govt. awards GV Raja awards to Muhammad Anas (athletics) and PC Thulasi (badminton) in male and female categories respectively

5. 

Who has been elected as a bureau member of IUPAC?

A. CNR Rao
B. Ajay K. Sood
C. Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
D. Bipul Behari Saha

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

A noted chemist Bipul Behari Saha has been elected as a bureau member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). He will serve for a period of 2020-23. Currently, he is serving as the Director-R&D, L.R. Research Laboratories Pvt Ltd, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NACL Industries Limited, Hyderabad.