Current Affairs - Awards and Honours

Exercise :: Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs

  • Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
56. 

Which CBI officer has won the India Cyber Cop of the Year award-2019?

A. Ridhi Sharma
B. Chandresh Tiwari
C. B P Raju
D. Rudish Menon

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

CBI officer B P Raju has won the India Cyber Cop of the Year 2019 award by the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)-Data Security Council of India (DSCI). The award was presented by Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Ajay Prakash Sawhney at an Information Security Summit held at Gurgaon, Haryana. BP Raju was awarded for cracking a fraud case in an online entrance exam conducted by an engineering college in Rajasthan. The investigation team was headed by BP Raju.

57. 

The troops of which country have received the United Nations Medal?

A. South Sudan
B. India
C. Russia
D. Turkey

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Around 850 Indian troops who serve in South Sudan have received the United Nations Medal. The award recognized the strong contribution of the Indian peacekeepers to build peace in conflict-affected South Sudan and to go above and beyond their duties to support local communities. The award recognized the dedication and sacrifice offered to protect civilians in South Sudan.

58. 

Who won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019?

A. Rohinton Mistry
B. Amitabha Bagchi
C. Ravinder Singh
D. Jeet Thayil

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Amitabha Bagchi's novel "Half The Night Is Gone" has won the $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019, topping a shortlist of six works of fiction. The winner was announced at the IME Nepal Literature Festival in Pokhara, Nepal, where Pradeep Gyawali, minister for foreign affairs of Nepal, presented the winner's trophy to Bagchi.

59. 

Which film topped IMDb's Indian films list for 2019?

A. Uri: The Surgical Strike
B. Gully Boy
C. Article 15
D. Peranbu

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Tamil feature Peranbu has claimed the number one spot on IMDb's annual list of top 10 Indian films for the year 2019.The film, directed by Ram, featured South superstar Mammootty alongside Anjali, Sadhana and Anjali Ameer.The list of top ten Indian films is curated by the organisation taking into account the ratings given by viewers to the movies and show on IMDb on a scale of 10.Following Peranbu are Bollywood hits Uri: The Surgical Strike and Gully Boy at second and third spots, respectively.

60. 

Which state recently received the President Colours award -2019?

A. Haryana
B. Rajasthan
C. Gujarat
D. Punjab

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Gujarat police was presented the 'President's Colours' by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu at a ceremony held in Karai Police Academy in Gandhi Nagar on 15 December 2019. Gujarat now becomes the seventh state to receive the prestigious President's Colours, also called as Nishaan, an emblem which all police officers of Gujarat would wear on left-hand sleeve of their uniform.