Current Affairs - Awards and Honours

Exercise : Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
  • Awards and Honours - Latest Current Affairs
156.
Which Tamil writer was awarded the Saraswati Samman in 2022 for her memoirs, "Surya Vamsam"?
Jeyamkondan
Jayamohan
Perumal Murugan
Sivasankari
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Tamil writer Sivasankari was awarded the Saraswati Samman in 2022 for her memoirs, "Surya Vamsam".

157.
Which company won the 'Best Innovation in Refinery' award for the year 2022-23?
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL)
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL)
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL)
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL)
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) has won the 'Best Innovation in Refinery' award for the year 2022-23. This is a significant achievement, as it marks the second consecutive year that MRPL has received this accolade. The award is a testament to MRPL's commitment to innovation and its efforts to improve the efficiency and sustainability of its operations.

158.
Who won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences?
Claudia Goldin
Paul Krugman
Joshua Angrist
Ben Bernanke
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Claudia Dale Goldin is an American economic historian and labor economist who is currently the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Claudia Goldin won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences "for having advanced our understanding of women's labor market outcomes". Goldin is only the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, after Elinor Ostrom in 2009 and Esther Duflo in 2019. Her award is a recognition of her important contributions to the field of economics and her work to promote gender equality.

159.
Who were the first Nobel Prize winners in the world?
Alfred Nobel and Bertha von Suttner
Jean Henri Dunant and Frederic Passy
Marie Curie and Albert Einstein
Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Jean Henri Dunant and Frederic Passy were awarded the first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901 for their contributions to the peace movement. Dunant was the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross, while Passy was a leading international pacifist.

160.
Who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2023?
Shirin Ebadi
Masih Alinejad
Narges Mohammadi
Javad Zarif
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian human rights activist, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2023 for her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her fight to promote human rights and freedom for all. Mohammadi is a co-founder of the Centre for Human Rights Defenders in Iran and has been a vocal critic of the Iranian government's human rights abuses. She has been imprisoned several times for her work, most recently since 2021.