Current Affairs - Awards and Honours

Exercise :: Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs

  • Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
36. 

Which prize has been launched by Britain's Prince William to encourage solutions to tackling climate change?

A. Earthshot Prize
B. Cavalier Prize
C. Climateculture Prize
D. Savearth Prize

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Britain's Prince William has announced "the most prestigious environmental prize in history" in a bid to galvanise a decade of action to repair the planet. The Earthshot Prize aims to encourage and inspire people across the world to find innovative new solutions to one of the gravest problems facing the Earth.

37. 

Who is to get Lifetime Achievement honour at the 25th Critics' Choice Awards (CCA) US?

A. Arsenio Hall
B. Eddie Murphy
C. Mike Myers
D. Dana Carvey

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Veteran actor-comedian Eddie Murphy is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement honour at the 25th Critics' Choice Awards (CCA).The actor will be feted for his extraordinary roles over the years, most recently his portrayal of Rudy Ray Moore in Netflix's "Dolemite Is My Name", for which he is nominated for best actor at the CAA and the 77th Golden Globes.

38. 

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.

39. 

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.

40. 

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.