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  • Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Who is the winner under the Miniratna Category by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)?

A. Mecon
B. NSIC
C. CBFC
D. NFDC

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) was announced as the winner under the Miniratna Category by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in its campaign to felicitate CPSEs in recognition for their work in promoting SC/ST entrepreneurs. NFDC has funded over 300 films in various Indian languages which have been widely acclaimed and have won many national and international awards.

2. 

Which dancer was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2017 under the category 'Kathak', on 6thFebruary 2019?

A. Deepika Reddy
B. L.N. Oinam Ongbi Dhoni Devi
C. Rama Vaidyanathan
D. Shobha Koser

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for 2017 was presented by President Ram Nath Kovind to 42 artists in a ceremony held in New Delhi. Shobha Koser was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2017 under the category 'Kathak'.

3. 

Which bank UK chief honoured Freedom of the City of London?

A. Yes bank
B. ICICI Bank
C. SBI
D. HDFC

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The State Bank of India's UK head Sanjiv Chadha has been honoured with the 'Freedom of the City of London' award in recognition of his contribution to promoting the bilateral relations. Sanjiv Chadha was nominated for the honour by Lord Mayor of London Peter Estlin and Sheriff Vincent Keaveny.

4. 

Behrouz Boochani, who won the Australia's richest literary prize, is from which country?

A. Saudi Arabia
B. Palestine
C. Iran
D. Oman

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Kurdish Iranian journalist, filmmaker and detained refugee, Behrouz Boochani has won the Victorian Prize for Literature for a book he reportedly wrote using the online messaging service WhatsApp. He was awarded the Australian dollar $100,000 (US$72,600) prize for his book "No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison".

5. 

Who is the recipient of K.Veeramani Award for Social Justice 2018?

A. Nitish Kumar
B. Veera Munusam
C. S T Moorthy
D. P S Krishnan

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

P.S. Krishnan, former Secretary to Government of India (GoI), has been conferred prestigious K. Veeramani Award for Social Justice 2018 for his works in the field of social justice for SCs, STs, BCs for the last more than six-and-half decades. The Periyar International Inc., a Chicago-based voluntary organisation, gives an annual award for outstanding contributions to Social Justice at a function in New Delhi.