Current Affairs - Awards and Honours

Exercise :: Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs

  • Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
26. 

Who has recently won the World blitz crown?

A. Hikaru Nakamura
B. Vladimir Kramnik
C. Fabiano Caruana
D. Magnus Carlsen

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Magnus Carlsen again proved why he is the best chess player around by retaining the World blitz title, after winning a playoff against Hikaru Nakamura. Veteran Vladimir Kramnik won the bronze medal.

27. 

Who has been honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award?

A. Shahrukh Khan
B. Aamir Khan
C. Amitabh Bachchan
D. Rishi Kapoor

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The 50th Dadasaheb Phalke Awards honored legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan with India's highest film honor for his stupendous contribution to Indian cinema, in New Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Award to Mr. Bachchan. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that Mr. Bachchan would be awarded the prestigious award.

28. 

Who recently won 2019 Harivarasanam award?

A. A. R. Rahman
B. S. Janaki
C. K. J. Yesudas
D. Ilaiyaraja

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Musician and composer Ilaiyaraja has been selected for the prestigious Harivarasanam Award instituted by the state government for 2019. Each year, Harivarasanam Award is announced ahead of Makaravilakku festival in Sabarimala.

29. 

Who won the Director of the Year Award at Palm Springs International Film Festival for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"?

A. Uma Thurman
B. Martin Scorsese
C. Quentin Tarantino
D. Christoph Waltz

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Quentin Tarantino will receive the Director of the Year award from the Palm Springs International Film Festival's 2020 Awards Gala. Tarantino is being honored for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," his ninth feature film, which has also landed him directing nominations at the Golden Globes and the Critics' Choice Awards.

30. 

Who was conferred with American Academy of Ophthalmology's (AAO) highest award Life Achievement honor?

A. Reeta Ganguly
B. Sunil S Ramesh
C. Santosh G Honavar
D. Devesh Patel

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Dr. Santosh G Honavar, India's ophthalmologist conferred with the American Academy of Ophthalmology's (AAO) highest award Life Achievement honor. He is the first Indian chosen for the honor. The award presented to Dr. Honavar recently at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology held in San Francisco.