सामयिक विषय: Awards & Honors

Begum Akhtar Award 2017-18

Question: Who amongst the given were recently awarded with the Begum Akhtar Award for the year 2017-18?
(a) Pt. Dharmanath Singh, Ustad Sakhawat Hussain Khan
(b) Ustad Sakhawat Hussain Khan, Munawar Rana
(c) Gopaldas ‘Neeraj’, Pt Dharmanath Singh
(d) Munawar Rana, Gopaldas ‘Neeraj’
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • On March 29th, 2018, the Begum Akhtar Awards were delivered by the Uttar Pradesh government for year 2017-2018.
  • The Begum Akhtar Award for the year 2017-18 was awarded to the Harmonium player and sub-classical singer Pt Dharmanath Mishra and Ghazal singer Ustad Sakhawat Hussain.
  • Whereas the year 2018 award was given to Ustad Sakhawat Hussain Khan.
  • On this occasion Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath gave the Shawl, the citation and the amount of Rs 5 lakh each to the two people.
  • It is worth mentioning that this award is given in the memory of Begum Akhtar (Akhtar Bai Faizabadi), popularly known as ‘Mallika e-Ghazal’.
  • This award is given to talented singers in Dadra, Thumri and Gazal genres.
  • On this occasion, the Chief Minister awarded Uttar Pradesh Rani Lakshmibai Gallantry award to 129 women and children.
  • They were awarded in the form of prize the shawl, citation and money worth Rs. 1 lakh.


Dan David Prize-2018

Question: Recently the Dan David Prize-2018 was announced by Dan David Foundation. This foundation is located in which of the following countries?
(a) Israel
(b) France
(c) Norway
(d) Sweden
Answer: (a)
Related Facts:

  • On February 7th, 2018, the ‘Dan David Prize-2018 was announced at the Tel Aviv by the Dan-based Institute of the Israel-based Institute.
  • The Dan David Prize rewards those innovative and inner-subjective research that break conventional boundaries and norms.
  • The Dan David Prize is provided every year in time dimensions of past, present and future.
  • In the past, those areas are referred to those who extend the knowledge of the past, such as history, archeology, fossil science etc.
  • In the present, those achievements are recognized that giving the shape of today’s society along with make society prosperous, such as arts, politics, economic, media etc.
  • Under the future, those successes are included, which promise better future for the world such as the subject of natural science.
  • The award winners of different sections for the year 2018 are as follows:
  • Past Dimension-History of Science:

       (i) Prof. Lorraine Daston

(ii) Prof. Evelyn Fox Keller

(iii) Prof. Simon Schaffer

  • Present time dimension-Bioethics:

(i) Prof. Ezekiel Emanuel

(ii) Prof. Jonathan Glover

(iii) Baroness Mary Warnock

  • Future time dimension-Personalized Medicine:

(i) Prof. Carlo Croce

(ii) Prof. Mary Claire King.

(iii) Prof. Bert Vogelstein.

  • Among the Indian awardees, Prof. CNR Rao (2005), Zubin Mehta (2007), Abhitav Ghosh (2010) and Srinivasa Kulkarni (2017) are included.


Portugal’s Best Footballer of the Year, 2017

Question: On March 20th, 2018, who amongst the given was awarded with the Best Footballer of the Year, 2017?
(a) Bernardo Silva
(b) Cristiano Ronaldo
(c) Rui Patricio
(d) Bruno Torres
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • The Quinas de Oro award was distributed in Lisbon, under the auspices of the Portuguese Football Association, the National Association of Portuguese Coaches and the Association of Professional Football Players. (March 20th, 2018)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded with the Quinas de Oro Award, for Portugal’s Best Footballer of the Year, 2017.
  • Award of Men’s Coach of the Year, 2017 was given to Monaco’s coach Leonardo Jardim.
  • Jose Mourinhohas been conferred the Premio Vasco da Gama Award for his outstanding contribution in the expansion of the identity of Portuguese football.
  • Portugal’s best U-21 football player, 2017 award was given to Gonçalo Guedes.


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