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The Prestigious 'Ramanujan Mathematics Award' at Eighth National Mathematical Convention on January 28, 2014,  was awarded to

A) Mr. Sushanta Kumar B) Mr. Anand Kumar
C) Mr. Vinod Kumar Singh D) None of the above

Answer:   B) Mr. Anand Kumar



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Q:

Arjuna Award was introduced in _____ ?

A) 1971 B) 1961
C) 1951 D) 1987
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 1961

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Which Indian Anti Hunger activist will be honoured with the 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders award  ?

A) Sachin Bansal B) Anil Agarwal
C) Ankit Kawatra D) Kunal Bahl
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Ankit Kawatra

Explanation:

Indian anti-hunger activist Ankit Kawatra has honoured with the 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders award for his exceptional work in transforming the lives of others. Kawatra is among the 60 others from all 53 Commonwealth countries to be felicitated with the prestigious award by Queen Elizabeth (II) at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace in London on June 29, 2017. The honourees will also undergo a year-long mentoring and online learning by the University of Cambridge to build leadership capabilities and better their work towards the communities. He is the founder of Feeding India, a not-for profit organization that works towards solving problems of hunger, malnutrition and food wastage, mainly by redistributing extra food from restaurants, canteens, households, corporates etc. to help people in need.

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Who has won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize  ?

A) Roy Jacobsen B) Amos Oz
C) David Grossman D) Ian Samsom
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) David Grossman

Explanation:

David Grossman has become the first Israeli author to win the 2017 Man Booker International prize for his novel “A Horse Walks Into a Bar”. The novel was translated by Jessica Cohen and is published in Britain by Jonathan Cape. The book is an ambitious high-wire act of a novel that shines a spotlight on the effects of grief, without any hint of sentimentality. Since 2016, the Man Booker International Prize awards both the winning author and translator £25,000. To be considered for the prize, books had to be translated into English and published in the UK between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017.

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__________________will confer a doctorate on former sprint queen PT Usha, who missed a medal by a whisker at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

A) IIT, Kanpur B) IIT, Kharagpur
C) IIT, Delhi D) IIT, Bombay
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) IIT, Kanpur

Explanation:

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur will confer a doctorate on former sprint queen PT Usha, who missed a medal by a whisker at the 1984, Los Angeles Olympics. The degree, Doctor of Science (honoris causa – a degree awarded as a mark of esteem) will be conferred on June 16 to mark the 50th convocation of the prestigious institute of the country. This is her second doctorate – in 2002, Kannur University had conferred D.Lit on her.

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Q:

Moortidevi Award is presented for contribution to _____

A) Literature B) Arts
C) Science D) Peace
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Literature

Explanation:

The Moortidevi Award is an annual literary award in India presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith organization for a work which emphasizes Indian philosophy and culture. In 2003, the prize included an amount of Rs. 1 lakh (US$1,500), a plaque, a statue of Saraswati, and a shawl. The cash prize was raised to Rs. 2 lakh (US$3,000) in the year 2011 and to Rs.4 lakh (US$5,900) in the year 2013.L

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