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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:   C) Soumitra Chatterjee



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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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Who has recently been awarded with Nobel Prize for peace in 2016?

A) Juan Manuel Santos B) Henry Dunant
C) Kailash Satyarthi D) Malala Yousefzai
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Juan Manuel Santos

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Who among the following is the 2017 Asian Award recipient for the outstanding achievement in Cinema?

A) Kunal Nayyar B) Vishal Bhardwaj
C) Om Puri D) Zeishan Quadri
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Kunal Nayyar

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Who among the following was awarded with Padma Shri 2017 in the field of 'Culinary'?

A) Sanjeev Kapoor B) Vikas Khanna
C) Ranveer Brar D) Kunal Kapur
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Sanjeev Kapoor

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Which one of the following temples of India has won the ‘UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit, 2017’ for cultural heritage conservation?

A) Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati  B) Sri Ranganathaswami Temple, Srirangam
C) Meenakshi Temple, Madurai D) Kedarnath Temple, Kedarnath
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Sri Ranganathaswami Temple, Srirangam

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The massive renovation and restoration effort at the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam has won the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017 for cultural heritage conservation.

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Who among the following has been recently awarded with ‘Indian of the year’ award?

A) Sunita Rani B) Dhiraj Singh
C) Preety Shenoy D) Abhishek Kumar
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Preety Shenoy

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Who among the following was awarded with Dhronacharya Award 2016 in the field of 'Swimming (Lifetime)'?

A) Shri Raj Kumar Sharma B) Shri Sagar Mal Dhayal
C) Shri S. Pradeep Kumar D) Shri Nagapuri Ramesh
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Shri S. Pradeep Kumar

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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

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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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