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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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Who was conferred with the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature?

A) Bob Dylan B) Oliver Hart
C) Yoshinori Ohsum D) J. Michael Kosterlitz
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Bob Dylan

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The 'Gujral Doctrine' relates to which one of the following issues?

A) Build trust between India and its neighbours B) Initiate dialogue with all insurgent groups in India
C) Undertake development activities in Naxal dominated areas D) Ensure food security
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Build trust between India and its neighbours

Explanation:

Gujral Doctrine is considered as a milestone in India's foreign policy. It was rendered by Mr. Inder Kumar Gujral, the Minister of External Affairs in H. D. Deve Gowda Government in 1996. This theory says that "India" as a bigger country of South Asia should give one-sided concession to her small neighbours and have cordial relations with them.

 

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Who among the following is the first Indian to win Pulitzer Prize?

A) Arundhati Roy B) Gobind Behari Lal
C) Vijay Seshadri D) Jhumpa Lahiri
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Gobind Behari Lal

Explanation:

Gobind BehariLal: He came to study at the University of California in Berkeley in 1912 on the Guru Govind Singh Sahib Scholarship. He later became the science editor of the San Francisco Examiner. He won the Pulitzer Prize for journalism in 1937.

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Who among the following is/are the recipient/recipients of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, 2018?

A) Virat Kohli B) S.Mirabai Chanu and Virat Kohli
C) Neeraj Chopra D) Hima Das and Neeraj Chopra
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Virat Kohli

Explanation:

Indian skipper Virat Kohli was bestowed with Rajiv Khel Ratna award by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind Virat Kohli became the third cricketer to receive this honour after Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

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Which among the following is not a gallantry medal?

A) Ashok Chakra B) Arjuna Award
C) Param Vir Chakra D) Shaurya Chakra
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Arjuna Award

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The Arjuna Awards are given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports , government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in National sports.
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Which movie won the award for the best movie at the Oscar Awards 2017?

A) La La Land B) Arrival
C) Moonlight D) Manchester by the Sea
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Moonlight

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Who was awarded Banga Bibhushan, the highest civilian award of West Bengal, for 2018?

A) Aparna Sen B) Victor Banerjee
C) Soumitra Chatterjee D) Asha Bhosle
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Asha Bhosle

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Which movie won the national award for Best Film on social issues at the 64th National Film Awards. 2017?

A) Dangal B) Pink
C) Sultan D) Airlift
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Pink

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