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The Nobel Prize for chemistry for the year 2011 has been awarded to

A) Saul Perlmutter,Brain P. Schmid & Adam G. Riess B) Bruce A.Beutler,Jules A. Hoffmann
C) Christopher A. Sims & Thomas J. Sargent D) Dan Schechtman

Answer:   D) Dan Schechtman



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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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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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Which Indian personality has been selected for France’s highest civilian award “Legion of Honour”  ?

A) Amitabh Bachchan B) Salman Khan
C) Soumitra Chatterjee D) Shahrukh Khan
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Soumitra Chatterjee

Explanation:

Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee has been selected for France’s highest civilian award “Legion of Honour” for his outstanding contribution to cinema and theatre. With this, Chatterjee has become the first Bengali actor to be chosen for the award. The honour comes almost 3 decades after the same recognition was conferred on master director Satyajit Ray in 1987. Chatterjee has acted in several of Ray’s films including ‘Apur Sansar’, ‘Debi’,’ Aranyer Din Ratri’, ‘Ghare Bairey’ and ‘Ganashatru’. Earlier recipients of the Legion of Honour include sitar meastro Pandit Ravi Shankar, Amitabh Bachaan, Shahrukh Khan and Kamal Hasan. Chatterjee was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2012.

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Which district in Andra Pradesh won the MGNREGA annual award for effective implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act ?

A) Vizianagaram B) Vizag
C) Guntur D) Srikakulam
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Vizianagaram

Explanation:

The Ministry of Rural Development has selected Vizianagaram as one among the 17 districts across the nation for the MGNREGA annual award for effective implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act during 2015-16. The award would be presented at the Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Sammelan to the district programme coordinator and District Collector on June 19, 2017 in New Delhi.

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