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  • Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

How many Indian teams win the award in the 25th Annual Human Exploration Rover challenge 2019?

A. 5
B. 4
C. 3
D. 6

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

NASA has awarded three teams of Indian students in its 25th Annual Human Exploration Rover challenge 2019 at the US Space and Rocket Centre in Huntsville, Alabama.The program invites college students and high school students to develop and test roving vehicles for future missions to the Mars,Moon and beyond. "AIAA Neil Armstrong Best Design Award" won by team from KIET Group of Institutions in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Team from Lovely Professional University in Phagwara, Punjab, received "STEM Engagement Award". The Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, Mumbai, Maharashtra, received the "Frank Joe Sexton Memorial Pit Crew Award" and also won the System Safety Challenge Award at the competition hosted by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.

2. 

The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal was honoured with this title for their separate investigations of President Donald Trump and his family.

A. Peabody Award
B. Gerald Loeb Award
C. Clio Awards
D. Pulitzer Prizes

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal were awarded Pulitzer Prizes for their separate investigations of President Donald Trump and his family. The Times won the prestigious journalism award for a probe of the Trump family's finances that debunked his claims of self-made wealth and revealed a business empire riddled with tax dodges. The Journal won for its coverage of Trump's secret hush money payments to two women during his 2016 presidential campaign who claimed to have had affairs with him. The Associated Press won a Pulitzer for international reporting for its coverage of the war in Yemen. Reuters was honoured for international reporting for its coverage of atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

3. 

Who topped the Asian Rich List 2019 with Rs 2.3 lakh crore?

A. Hinduja family
B. Lakshmi Mittal & family
C. SP Lohia
D. Mukesh Ambani family

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Leading London-based NRI industrial tycoons, the Hinduja family has topped the Asian Rich List 2019 for the sixth successive year with £25.2 billion (over Rs 2.3 lakh crore) wealth. Steel magnates Lakshmi Mittal and his son Aditya Mittal were ranked second with £11.2 billion (over Rs 1 lakh crore) wealth. Petrochemicals billionaire SP Lohia was ranked third with £5.8 billion (over Rs 53,000 crore) wealth.

4. 

Which of the following was conferred with the Golden Peacock Innovative Product Award - 2019?

A. Acko General Insurance
B. Magma Fincorp
C. Max Bupa
D. TATA

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

ACKO General Insurance a new-age digital insurance company was awarded the coveted Golden Peacock Innovative Product Award - 2019, for their contextual micro insurance product -"Ola Ride Insurance". The award was presented to Mr. Biresh Giri, Appointed Actuary & CRO, Acko. The award ceremony was held in Dubai.

5. 

Which among the following won the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award for being the best airport in size and region for the year 2018?

A. SM Badaruddin II Airport
B. Biju Patnaik International Airport
C. Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport
D. Yichang Sanxia Airport

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar won the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award for being the best airport in size and region (2-5 million passengers in Asia-Pacific) for the year 2018. It has been chosen for the award by the Airports Council International. Chandigarh Airport, Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Indore, SM Badaruddin II Airport in Indonesia, SS Kasim II Airport in Indonesia and Yichang Sanxia Airport in China were also chosen for the award. The award is given on the basis of independent survey among passengers on the parameters of security, safety, experience, ambience, ease of availability and cleanliness.