Edristi Navatra Current Affairs November-2017

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Priyanka Chopra receives Mother Teresa Memorial award for social justice

Mother Teresa Memorial award for social justice

Question: Who amongst the following was recently awarded the Mother Teresa Memorial Award-2017 for Social Justice?
(a) Vidya Balan
(b) Priyanka Chopra
(c) Deepika Padukone
(d) Deja Mirza
Answer: (b) 
Related facts:

  • On December 12th, 2017, famous Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra was awarded the Mother Teresa Memorial Award-2017 for Social Justice.
  • She has been given this award for their support in social work.
  • It is worth mentioning that this award is given to those who work towards social justice.
  • She recently visited Syria where he met the refugee children and talked to them.
  • She is also a goodwill ambassador of UNICEF and is known for his support in various philanthropic works.
  • Her mother, Madhu Chopra, accepted the award on her behalf.

Reference:     
https://www.deccanchronicle.com/entertainment/bollywood/121217/priyanka-chopra-receives-mother-teresa-memorial-award-for-social-justice.html
https://khabar.ndtv.com/news/bollywood/priyanka-chopra-mother-teresa-memorial-award-2017-social-justice-1786887

Chaudhary Prem Singh

Chaudhary Prem Singh

Question: Chaudhary Prem Singh passed away recently. He was-
(a) Actor
(b) Scientists
(c) Environmentalist
(d) Politicians
Answer: (d)
Related facts:

  • On December 12th, 2017, senior Congress leader and former Delhi Assembly Speaker Chaudhary Prem Singh passed away.
  • He has a record of losing no election between 1956 and 2008.
  • He remained the president of Delhi Congress three times.

Reference:
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/senior-congress-leader-chaudhary-prem-singh-passes-away/1/1108926.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prem_Singh_(Delhi_politician)
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/chaudhary-prem-singh-cremated/1/1109616.html

up hindi sansthan announces 2017 awards

Announcement of the Awards / Samman of the year 2016 by Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan

Question: Who has recently been selected for the best Bharat-Bharti Samman by Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan?
(a) Asghar Wajahat
(b) Mamta Kalia
(c) Dr. Anand Prakash Dikshit
(d) Dr. Vidya Point Singh
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts:

  • On December 11th, 2017 Awards / honors of the year 2016 by the Uttar Pradesh HindiSansthan were announced.
  • Anand Prakash Dikshit from Bikaner was selected for the best Bharat-Bharti award of the Snsthan.
  • Under this award, 5 lakh rupees, citation and memento is given.
  • Lohia Sahitya Samman (4 lakh rupees) – Anand Mishra ‘Abhay’
  • Hindi Gaurav Samman (Rs. 4 lakhs) – Dr. Vidya Bindu Singh
  • Mahatma Gandhi Sahitya Samman (Rs. 4 lakhs) – Dr. Nand Kishore Acharya
  • Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Sahitya Samman (Rs. 4 lakhs) – Mahesh Chandra Sharma.
  • Avantibai Sahitya Samman (Rs 4 lakhs) -Pro. Netrapal Singh
  • Rajarshi Purushottamdas Tandon Samman (Rs. 4 lakhs) Literature Competition Committee, Madras
  • Sahitya Bhushan Samman (Rs 2 lakhs)
    Dr. Ramsharan Gaur
    2. Prof. Jay Prakash
    3. Ganesh Narayan Charge
    4. Ved Prakash Amitabh
    5. Madhukar Asthana
    6. Vijay Ranjan
    7. Shriram Parihar
    8. Surendra Dubey
    9. Prem Shahar Tripathi
    10 Baldev Bhai Sharma
  • In addition to the above awards, Lok Bhushan, Art Bhushan, Vidya Bhushan, Science Bhushan, Journalism Bhushan, Pravasi Bharatiya Hindi Bhushan, Children’s Literature, Madhuliyanee Sahitya Samman, Pt. Narayan Chaturvedi Sahitya Samman, Law Bhushan Soharahad Samman, (Rs. 2 lakhs) awards were announced to various literary people on the occasion.
  • Hindi Videh Prasar Samman (one lakh rupees) – Sushas Kumar
  • University level honors (50 thousand rupees) – Paramesum Sharma and Pranav Sharma Shastri.

Reference:
http://uphindisansthan.in/Information%20Centre/Puraskar%202017/Web/Page%201.htm
https://www.patrika.com/lucknow-news/up-hindi-sansthan-announces-2017-awards-hindi-news-2095554/

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