Awards and Honours Questions and Answers Part-6

1. Sanghmitra Kalita' has been honoured with which award recently?
a) Pulitzer Award
b) Bookers Award
c) Gyanpeeth Award
d) The Legion of Honour

Answer: a
Explanation: The correct answer is Pulitzer Award. Indian - American Sanghamitra Kalita, who was the then managing editor of Los Angeles Times, was part of the team that won the Pulitzer in the breaking news category in 2016.

2. Who of the following was honoured as 2014 World Food Prize Laureate?
a) M. S. Swaminathan
b) Sanjaya Rajaram
c) Hari Shankar Gupta
d) C. N. R. Rao

Answer: b
Explanation: Sanjaya Rajaram, a wheat breeder who has spent his life developing more than 480 varieties of the staple crop, was awarded The World Food Prize among an international audience at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.

3. The 28th Annual lata Mangeshkar Samman Alankaran 2013 was conferred to
a) Sonu Nigam
b) Kailash Kher
c) Hariharan
d) A. R. Rahman

Answer: c
Explanation: The Madhya Pradesh government, in May 2013, conferred the 28th Annual Lata Mangeshkar Samman Alankaran 2013 on famous playback singer Hariharan

4. Kailash Satyarthi, a Nobel laureate, was selected for
a) Oxford Humanitarian of the year Award, 2015
b) Cambridge Humanitarian of the year Award, 2015
c) Harvard Humanitarian of the year Award, 2015
d) Australian Humanitarian of the year Award, 2015

Answer: c
Explanation: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi conferred Harvard University's 2015 Humanitarian of the Year Award. He was awarded for his continuing contribution to the cause of child rights and abolition of child slavery.

5. Which homegrown MNC was named the innovator of the year 2017 in the Times India Awards?
a) Hindustan Unilever Limited
b) Mindtree
c) Hero Motocorp
d) Mahindra & Mahindra

Answer: a
Explanation: Mahindra & Mahindra, a homegrown automotive multinational that produces everything from two-wheelers to tractors, was named Innovator for the Year 2017

6. Which Indian Chief Minister won the 2017 Outlook Speakout Award?
a) Mamata Banerjee
b) Nitish Kumar
c) Devendra Fadnavis
d) Naveen Patnaik

Answer: d
Explanation: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik won best administrator at Outlook Speakout awards.

7. Which one of the following films was awarded the best children's film in Berlin International film festival, 2016?
a) Ottal
b) Killa
c) Dhanak
d) Hail

Answer: a
Explanation: Malayalam film 'Ottal' (The Trap) won the Best Children's Film award at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival.

8. An Indian economist has won 'Balzan Prize 2017' for contribution of women in Indian agriculture. What is his name?
a) Devika Jain
b) Rohini Pande
c) Dipali Joshi
d) Bina Agarwal

Answer: d
Explanation: The International Balzan Foundation on 11 September 2017 announced the winners of the 2017 Balzan Prize. Indian economist Bina Agarwal was recognised among other awardees for her work on women's contributions to agriculture in India.

9. "Bharat Ratna" awardee of foreign nationality who died in December 2013 is :
a) Nelson Mandela
b) Ch. Gani Khan
c) Doris Lesseing
d) Dalai Lama

Answer: a
Explanation: "Bharat Ratna" awardee Nelson Mandela died on 5 December 2013.

10. The award given for outstanding performance in sports is
a) Bharat Ratna
b) Arjuna Award
c) Dronacharya Award
d) Padma Shri Award

Answer: b
Explanation: The award given for outstanding performance in sports is Arjuna Award.