Awards, Honours & Persons in News Current Affairs MCQs
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1. Who was honoured for film and television achievements at the MTV Movie & TV Awards 2022?
[A] Jennifer Lopez
[B] Tom Cruise
[C] Will Smith
[D] Angelina Jolie
Correct Answer: A [Jennifer Lopez]
Actor Jennifer Lopez is selected for her film and television achievements at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.
The Generation Award celebrates actors whose diverse contributions in both film and television have turned them into household names. Previous recipients include Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne Johnson, Tom Cruise, Will Smith among others. Jack Black will receive the Comedic Genius Award.
2. Which Indian personality has been signed on as brand ambassador of ‘Garuda Aerospace’?
[A] Virat Kohli
[B] Mahendra Singh Dhoni
[C] Ranveer Singh
[D] Deepika Padukone
Correct Answer: B [Mahendra Singh Dhoni]
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been signed on as brand ambassador and a minority shareholder of Garuda Aerospace.
It is a Chennai-based aviation and aerospace component manufacturing firm that deals with designing and building of unmanned aerial vehicles. The company is known for developing low-cost drone solutions.
3. How many districts were awarded in the ‘Awards for Excellence in District Skill Development Planning’ (DSDP) 2022?
Correct Answer: C 
The 2nd edition of ‘Awards for Excellence in District Skill Development Planning’ (DSDP) was organised in New Delhi, by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Top 30 districts were awarded for their innovative best practices in skill development in the region. Rajkot in Gujarat, Cachar in Assam and Satara in Maharashtra respectively were ranked at the top. DSDP Awards were instituted under the Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) Scheme.
4. Which emerged as the best higher education institution in India in the latest edition of QS World University Rankings?
[A] IIT Madras
[B] IIT Bombay
[C] IISc Bangalore
[D] IIIT Bangalore
Correct Answer: C [IISc Bangalore]
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore emerged as the best higher education institution in India, in the latest edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings (WUR).
IISc has recorded a jump of 31 positions in its rank in comparison to last year, ranking 155th globally. The 19th edition of the ranking featured 41 Indian Universities and out of them, 27 were featured in the top 1000. IISc is followed by IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi.
5. Delhi Election Commission has named which sportsperson as the State Icon?
[A] Yash Dhull
[B] Mirabhai Chanu
[C] Nikhat Zareen
[D] Lakshya Sen
Correct Answer: A [Yash Dhull]
Young Cricketer Yash Dhull has been named as the State Icon for National Capital Territory of Delhi to motivate youngsters to get enrolled to vote.
The cricketer agreed to participate in college-level voter awareness events. Yash Dhull was the Captain of the Indian winning team of the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies.
6. Which state is ranked first in Asia in Affordable Talent in Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER)?
[C] Tamil Nadu
Correct Answer: B [Kerala]
Kerala has been ranked first in Asia in Affordable Talent in Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER).The State has also been ranked fourth in global ranking in the GSER, from its previous rank of 20.
It is released by Startup Genome and Global Entrepreneurship Network. Kerala founded ‘Kerala Startup Mission’ in 2006 to become a start-up powerhouse. As per the report, Kerala is suitable for investments in artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics.
7. Who recently became the first black vice president of Colombia?
[A] Gustavo Petro
[B] Francia Marquez
[C] Virgilio Barco Vargas
[D] Juan Guaido
Correct Answer: B [Francia Marquez]
Francia Marquez is set to be the first black woman to become the vice president of Colombia. The environmental activist received the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2018 for standing up against gold mining.
8. Who is set to be the successor of NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant?
[A] Shri Suman Bery
[B] Arvind Panagariya
[C] Rajiv Kumar
[D] Parameswaran Iyer
Correct Answer: D [Parameswaran Iyer]
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Parameswaran Iyer as the new CEO of NITI Aayog for a tenure of 2 years. He will succeed Amitabh Kant when the latter’s tenure concludes on June 30. He led the Swachh Bharat Mission and is credited for building thousands of toilets in the country.
9. Ilaiyaraaja, who was recently nominated to Rajya Sabha, is an eminent personality in which field?
Correct Answer: A [Music]
Legendary music director Ilaiyaraaja was recently nominated to Rajya Sabha, along with veteran athlete PT Usha, film screenwriter V Vijayendra Prasad and spiritual leader Veerendra Heggade.
The nominations are done by the President on the advice of the Union Cabinet. While PT Usha is from Kerala, Ilaiyaraaja is from Tamil Nadu, Veerendra Heggade is from Karnataka and Vijayendra Prasad is from Andhra Pradesh.
10. Who has been named as India’s new Sherpa for the G-20, after Piyush Goyal?
[A] Nirmala Sitharaman
[B] Rakesh Sharma
[C] Amitabh Kant
[D] Parameswaran Iyer
Correct Answer: C [Amitabh Kant]
Former NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has been named as India’s new Sherpa for the G-20, replacing Piyush Goyal, Minister for Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs.
India is set to assume G-20 presidency from December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023. The Sherpa will attend meetings that will be held in different parts of the country.
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