Current Affairs - Awards and Honours

Exercise :: Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs

  • Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
16. 

The Sahitya Akademi named the authors Yashodhara Mishra as the winner of the 2020 awards for his work in which language?

A. Malayalam
B. Odia
C. Sanskrit
D. Hindi

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Sahitya Akademi named authors Yashodhara Mishra and Omcherry N.N. Pillai as the winners of the 2020 awards for their works in Odia and Malayalam, respectively.

17. 

Who is going to receive Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 for her work in Odia?

A. Chetan Bhagat
B. Yashodhara Mishra
C. Sunit Cheti
D. Jamuna Prasad

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Noted writer and poet Dr Yashodhara Mishra will be receiving Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 for her work in Odia.

18. 

Who will be given the 1st Congressional Gold Medal for recognition of his promotion of peace and nonviolence?

A. Jawahar Lal Nehru
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. C V Raman
D. D D Basu

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

An influential US lawmaker from New York on 16th August reintroduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives to posthumously award the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal to Mahatma Gandhi in recognition of his promotion of peace and nonviolence.

19. 

Who have been conferred with the inaugural Prof CR Rao Centenary Gold Medal (CGM)?

A. C Rangarajan
B. Jagdish Bhagwati
C. Both A and B
D. None of the Above

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) Trust has selected two renowned economic scholars for the Prof. C.R. Rao Centenary Gold Medal award. Renowned economists Jagdish Bhagwati and C Rangarajan have been conferred with the inaugural Prof CR Rao Centenary Gold Medal (CGM).

20. 

Who has been chosen for the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak National Award for 2021?

A. Cyrus Poonawalla
B. Harish Mistri
C. Jitender Singh
D. Kawal Keshav Das

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Dr Cyrus Poonawalla, Chairman of the Pune-based vaccine maker Serum Institute of India (SII), has been chosen for the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak National Award for 2021.