Current Affairs - Awards and Honours

Exercise :: Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs

  • Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
51. 

R. Nagaswamy was honoured at the Silver Jubilee International Conference of Art held in Dhaka. He belongs to which profession?

A. Painter
B. Writer
C. Sand Artist
D. Archaeologist

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Renowned archaeologist R. Nagaswamy was honoured at the Silver Jubilee International Conference of Art held in Dhaka by Bangladesh Culture Minister K.M. Khalid. He was honoured for the contribution of Nagaswamy to art, archaeology, history, and culture.The Silver Jubilee volume of the Journal of Bengal Art was dedicated to Mr. Nagaswamy. The art carries articles by international scholars. R. Nagaswamy is an Indian historian, epigraphist and archaeologist.

52. 

Who topped the Forbes India's 2019 Celebrity 100 list?

A. Narender Modi
B. Virat Kohli
C. Salman Khan
D. Sania Mirza

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Virat Kohli tops Forbes India's 2019 Celebrity 100 list.Virat Kohli occupied the top spot in Forbes' list with earning of Rs 252.72 crore. Among other cricketers, MS Dhoni is ranked fifth (Rs 135.93 crore) while the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar occupies the ninth spot with earning of Rs 76.96 crores.

53. 

Who has won the 2019 Sahitya Akademi Award for the autobiography in Kannada?

A. Dr. Shashi Tharoor
B. Sri Tarun Kanti Mishra
C. Sri Abdul Ahad Hajini
D. Dr. Vijaya

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Sahitya Akademi has announced the winners of the 2019 Sahitya Akademi Awards in 23 languages on 18 December. Four of novels, seven books of poetry, six of short stories, three of essays and one each of non-fiction, biography, and autobiography won the award. Six books of short stories were awarded to Sri Tarun Kanti Mishra in Odia, Sri Abdul Ahad Hajini in Kashmiri, Sri Kirpal Kazak in Punjabi, Sri Ram Swaroop Kisan in Rajasthani, Sri Kali Charan Hembram in Santali and Sri Ishwar Moorjani in Sindhi. For creative non-fiction, Dr. Shashi Tharoor in English was awarded. For the autobiography, Dr. Vijaya in Kannada was awarded and for biography, Prof. Shafey Kidwai in Urdu won the award.

54. 

Who was awarded SAR Award for Fisherman for saving 11 lives from a sinking fishing boat at the 18th National Maritime Search and Rescue Board (NMSARB) meeting?

A. Ravi Shukla
B. Jayanand Singh
C. Anand A Ambhire
D. Vikram

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) organised 18th National Maritime Search and Rescue Board (NMSARB) meeting in New Delhi. The annual meeting was held to discuss policy issues, formulate guidelines & procedures as well as assess the efficacy of National Search and Rescue Plan (NSRP). MV Asia Emerald III was awarded the SAR Award for Merchant Vessel for the year 2018-19. It saved 6 lives from a distressed fishing boat. Anand A Ambhire from Maharashtra was awarded SAR Award for Fisherman for saving 11 lives from a sinking fishing boat. Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGS) Sujoy and ICGS Vikram were jointly awarded SAR Award for Government Owned SAR Unit for saving 46 lives from ROSV Sagar Sampada off New Mangalore.

55. 

Who is the author of the book 'An Era of Darkness'?

A. Brijesh Patel
B. Vikram Seth
C. Chetan Bhagat
D. Shashi Tharoor

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

On December 18, 2019, Sahitya Akademi announced its awardees for this year. It announced seven books of poetry, six short stories, four novels, three non-fiction books and three essays. Shashi Tharoor, the former external affairs minister has won the award for his book "An Era of Darkness".