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Saraswati Saman is given annually for outstanding contribution to

A) Literature B) Education
C) Fine arts D) Classical Dance

Answer:   A) Literature

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Who won the world’s largest pre-college science competition in the US in the environmental engineering category for his project on biodegradation of pesticides  ?

A) Shanmuga Sundaram B) Prashant Ranganathan
C) Suresh Kumar D) Vijay Ragunathan
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Prashant Ranganathan

Explanation:

An Indian boy has won the world’s largest pre-college science competition in the US in the environmental engineering category for his project on biodegradation of pesticides. Prashant Ranganathan, a 12th grader from Jamshedpur, alongwith over 20 high school students from various parts of India, participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

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Who was named as " Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World " for 2016 ?

A) M S Dhoni B) Musharaf Ali
C) Virat Kohli D) Ashwin
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Virat Kohli

Explanation:

i. India’s Virat Kohli was named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016.

ii. Kohli had also won the prestigious ‘Polly Umrigar award’ presented to the ‘International Cricketer of the Year’ at the BCCI Annual Awards.

iii. Kohli was additionally declared Wisden India Almanack’s Cricketer of the Year for the second time in its 2017 edition.

 

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Indian Cricketer who received Padma Shri 2017 Award is

A) Ajinkya Rahane B) Ravichandran Ashwin
C) Dinesh karthik D) Virat Kohli
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Virat Kohli

Explanation:

Political stalwarts Sharad Pawar, Murli Manohar Joshi and the late Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma, cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood singer Anuradha Paudwal were among the 39 people who conferred this year’s Padma awards.

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Which of the following village has won the 'WATER AWARD' an award instituted by Water Digest ?

A) Govardhan Eco Village B) Saranagati Eco Village
C) New Gokula D) New Gokul Farm
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Govardhan Eco Village

Explanation:

The Govardhan Eco Village of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at Wada taluka, has received an award instituted by Water Digest, a news portal on water management.

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The newly appointed adviser to Odsha government on public health programmes, K. Srinath Reddy is the receiver of which prestigious civilian award ?

A) Padma Vibushan B) Padma Shri
C) Padma Bhushan D) Bharat Ratna
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Padma Bhushan

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