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Who has become the first Asian to be chosen for the prestigious "Von Hippel Award" ?

A) Charles Lieber B) Marvin Cohen
C) C.N.R Rao D) Stuart Parkin

Answer:   C) C.N.R Rao



Explanation:

The Von Hippel Award, the Materials Research Society's highest honor, recognizes those qualities most prized by materials scientists and engineers—brilliance and originality of intellect, combined with vision that transcends the boundaries of conventional scientific disciplines. The Von Hippel Award is named after Arthur von Hippel (1898-2003), who was a pioneer in the study of dielectrics, semiconductors, ferromagnetics and ferroelectrics.

Eminent Scientist and Bharat Ratna Prof C.N.R. Rao was awarded 2017 Von Hippel Award. He is first Indian and first Asian to win this honour. The award will be presented to Prof Rao for his interdisciplinary contributions to development of novel functional materials, including nanomaterials, graphene, superconductivity, 2D materials and colossal magnetoresistance at Boston in November 2017.

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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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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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