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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:   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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"Kalinga Prize" associated with which of the following fields  ?

A) Sports B) Journalism
C) Science D) Literature
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Science

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Who has won the Nobel prize in "Physics" for the year 2017 ?

A) Barry Barish B) Kip Thorne
C) Rainer Weiss D) All of the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) All of the above

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Rainer Weiss, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, both of the California Institute of Technology, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago but had never been directly seen.

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Who has been nominated for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award by the Sports Ministry for 2017 ?

A) M S Dhoni B) P V Sindhu
C) Hardik Pandya D) Virender Sehwag
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) P V Sindhu

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Who has become the first Asian to be chosen for the prestigious "Von Hippel Award" ?

A) Charles Lieber B) Marvin Cohen
C) C.N.R Rao D) Stuart Parkin
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) C.N.R Rao

Explanation:

The Von Hippel Award, the Materials Research Society's highest honor, recognizes those qualities most prized by materials scientists and engineers—brilliance and originality of intellect, combined with vision that transcends the boundaries of conventional scientific disciplines. The Von Hippel Award is named after Arthur von Hippel (1898-2003), who was a pioneer in the study of dielectrics, semiconductors, ferromagnetics and ferroelectrics.

Eminent Scientist and Bharat Ratna Prof C.N.R. Rao was awarded 2017 Von Hippel Award. He is first Indian and first Asian to win this honour. The award will be presented to Prof Rao for his interdisciplinary contributions to development of novel functional materials, including nanomaterials, graphene, superconductivity, 2D materials and colossal magnetoresistance at Boston in November 2017.

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Which Indian film has been selected as India's official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category at Oscars 2018 ?

A) Bahubali B) Bhoomi
C) Newton D) Daddy
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Newton

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