Current Affairs - Awards and Honours

Exercise :: Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs

  • Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
21. 

Who won the Hastings International Chess Congress tournament?

A. Baskaran Adhiban
B. Magesh Chandran
C. Krishnan Sasikiran
D. PentalaHarikrishna

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Magesh Chandran, the 36-year old Grand Master with a FIDE rating of 2479, remained unbeaten and finished first with 7.5 points from nine games. India's P. Magesh Chandran remained unbeaten in nine rounds to win the title in the 95th edition of the prestigious Hastings International Chess Congress in Hastings, England.

22. 

Who has been appointed as an advisor to the Lt Governor of J&K?

A. Manish Shanker Sharma
B. Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar
C. Shivdeep Lande
D. R Sreelekha

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, who recently retired as the CRPF DG, has been appointed as an advisor to the Lt Governor of Jammu-Kashmir. Bhatnagar is a 1983-batch officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre.

23. 

Which of the following won the Best Motion Picture - Drama award at the Golden Globes 2020?

A. Joker
B. The Farewell
C. Rocketman
D. 1917

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

1917 wins Best Motion Picture - Drama at the Golden Globes 2020. It is an epic war film directed, co-written and produced by Sam Mendes. The film stars George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, with Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch.

24. 

Who has been conferred with Nritya Kalanidhi Award?

A. Priyadarshini Govind
B. Padma Subrahmanyam
C. Yamini Krishnamurthy
D. Mallika Sarabhai

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Bharatnatyam dancer Priyadarshini Govind has been conferred with Nritya Kalanidhi Award. The award has been presented by the Madras Music Academy for her performance and efforts to propagate the art form.

25. 

Who won the best Actor award in a Motion Picture - Drama at the Golden Globes 2020?

A. Taron Egerton
B. Leonardo Dicaprio
C. Joaquin Phoenix
D. Ricky Gervais

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Joaquin Phoenix wins Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for the film Joker.Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix. The film is a dark and disturbing take on the origins of the DC villain.