Current Affairs - Awards and Honours

Exercise :: Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs

  • Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
61. 

Who received the 2020 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize?

A. Taslima Nasreen
B. The Coexist Initiative
C. Centre Resolution Conflits
D. Manon Barbeau

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Centre Resolution Conflits (Centre for Resolution of Conflicts - CRC, Democratic Republic of Congo) to receive UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize 2020. The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence rewards significant activities in the scientific, artistic, cultural and communication fields aimed at the promotion of a spirit of tolerance and non-violence.

62. 

Who has been honored with the Prof. AN Bhaduri Memorial Lecture Award 2020?

A. Dr. Jaiprakash Narayan
B. Dr. Harsh Vardhan
C. Dr. Abhinav Gupta
D. Dr. Susanta Kar

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Dr. Susanta Kar of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research- Central Drug Research Institute (CSIR-CDRI), Lucknow has been chosen for this year's Prof. AN Bhaduri Memorial Lecture Award by the Society of Biological Chemists (India). The Society Of Biological Chemists (India) was founded in 1930, with its Headquarters at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

63. 

Who has been awarded with Capital Foundation National Award 2020?

A. Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra
B. Jitendra Singh
C. Dr Harsh Vardhan
D. Narendra Damodardas Modi

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

FIH President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra has been awarded with Capital Foundation National Award 2020 in a virtual ceremony on Saturday. The hockey admino has been recognized for his 4-decade long contribution towards sports promotion. The Capital Foundation Annual Lecture & Awards 2020 were conducted by the Justice Krishna Iyer Free Legal Aid Cell and Capital Foundation Society. The Society brings together persons of thought and interest who deliberate and articulate public opinion on vital issues.

64. 

Which film won prize for Best of India Short Film Festival 2020?

A. Article 15
B. Gully Boy
C. Natkhat
D. War

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Natkhat, starring and co-produced by Vidya Balan, has won the top prize at the third edition of Best Of India Short Film Festival 2020, which makes it eligible for Oscar nominations. Directed by Shaan Vyas, the film has been showcased at the 2020 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, London Indian Film Festival. The film is a confronting story of a mother teaching her young son about gender equality and calling out toxic misogyny.

65. 

Which district bagged Union Jal Shakti ministry' award 2019 for water conservation efforts?

A. Mahe
B. Kutch
C. Karaikal
D. Kadapa

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Kadapa district has bagged Union Jal Shakti ministry's award for water conservation efforts. Last year, the Centre had selected 255 drought-hit districts to take up water conservation projects. The Centre had promised to honour the districts which implemented the programmes as per the mandate. Led by collector Chevuri Harikiran and District Water Management Authority (DWMA) project director Yadubhushan Reddy, the administration rolled out different works in the 13-mandals-with poor groundwater reserves.