सामयिक विषय: Awards & Honors

Firoz Merchant honored by the government of UAE

Firoz Merchant honored by the government of UAE

Question: Recently Indian businessman Feroz Merchant was honored by the Government of UAE for …
(a) Business Accumen
(b) Philanthropy
(c) Promoting education.
(d) Promoting ethical values in business
Answer:- (d)
Recently facts:-

  • On August 07, 2017, Indian businessman and philanthropist Firoz Merchant was honored with UAE’s prestigious “Community Service Medal”.
  • The award was given to Mr. Merchant in recognition of his efforts to serve the community in the country and beyond
  • Firoz Merchant has spent more than $4 millions to help free prisoners languishing in jails due to non-payment of debts.
  • This is the first time any expatriate community member has been given this prestigious award.
  • Mr. Merchant, founder and chairman of Pure Gold Jewellers, has spent Dh 15 million (USD 4.08 million) in paying off the debts of 10,940 prisoners languishing in the countrys jails due to non-payment of debts since 2008.

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IIFA Awards 2017

18th International Indian Film Academy Awards

Question: Which of the following film won the best film award in 18thInternational Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony?
(a) Pink
(b) Neerja
(c) Udta Punjab
(d) Sultan
Answer- (b)
Related facts:

  • The 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) award was held in New York USA on July 14-15, 2017.
  • The IIFA Awards are also called Bollywood Oscars.
  • Major awards and their winners are:
  • Best Film – Neeraja (Ram Madhavani).
  • Best Director – Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury (Film-Pink).
  • Best Actor – Shahid Kapoor (Film Udta Punjab).
  • Best Actress – Alia Bhatt (Film-Udta Punjab).
  • Best Supporting Actor – Anupam Kher (MS Dhoni: The Untold Story).
  • Best Supporting Actress – Shabana Azmi (Film- Neerja).
  • Debut Actor-Dilit Dosanjh (Film-Udta Punjab).
  • New Actress – Direction Patani (Film – MS Dhoni: The Untold Story).
  • Best Story – Shakun Batra-Ayesha Devitre Dhillon (Film-Kapoor and Sons).
  • Best Music Director-Pritam (Film-Aye Dil Hai Mushkil).
  • Best Singer – Amit Mishra (Film-Aye Dil Hai Mushkil, Song-Bulleya).
  • Best Lyrics – Abhitibha Bhattacharya (Film – Aye Dil Hai Mushkil, song- Channa Mereya).
  • IIFA Woman of the Year –Taapasee Pannu (Film-Pink).


Sindhu bags ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ award

‘Maruti` Suzuki Sportsperson of the Year’ Charity Gala Award

Question: Who amongst the following has been awarded with Lifetime Achievement award in the ‘Maruti Suzuki Sportsperson of the Year’ Charity Gala Award, initiated by Sports Illustrated India Magazine?
(a) P.V. Sindhu
(b) Abhinav Bindra
(c) KL Rahul
(d) Gaurav Gill
Answer- (b)
Related facts:

  • The sixth edition of ‘Maruti Suzuki Sportsperson of the Year’ Charity Gala Award, intiated by Sports Illustrated India, was distributed in Mumbai on July 6th, 2017.
  • Award for Sportsperson of the Year: Indian Badminton Player P.V. Sindhu
  • Other prizes given in the ceremony are-
  • Lifetime Achievement Award- Abhinav Bindra
  • Living Legend Award – Milkha Singh (Runner)
  • Team of the Year – Junior Men’s Hockey Team (Captain-Harjeet Singh)
  • Coach of the Year – Pullela Gopichand
  • Athlete of the Year – Gaurav Gill
  • Game changer of the Year – KL Rahul
  • Extreme Performance of the Year – Shiva Keshavan
  • Special award for service to Sports- Jayant Rastogi


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