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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:   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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Which international Airport Ltd has bagged the National Award for 'Excellence' in Energy Management ?

A) New Delhi B) Lucknow
C) Hyderabad D) Mumbai
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Hyderabad

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Who has become the 1st woman player from Jharkhand who has been awarded Dhyan Chand Award 2017  ?

A) Poonam Rani B) Samurai Tete
C) Monika Malik D) Navjot Kaur
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Samurai Tete

Explanation:

The Apex body for The national sport Hockey India pitched Jharkhand's Samurai Tete, former Team India skipper, for the Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award 2016.

Sumrai Tete is a member of the India women's national field hockey team. She played with the team when it won the Gold at the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games.

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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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