Awards, Honours & Persons in News Current Affairs MCQs

This category comprises 50 random questions from the total 352 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in Awards, Honours & Persons in News Current Affairs category published in gktoday from 1 January, 2019 till July 4, 2020.

11. Which Hindi writer has been presented with the first ‘Mathrubhumi Book of the Year award’?

[A] Vinod Kumar Shukla
[B] Ramesh Chandra Shah
[C] Mridula Garg
[D] Chitra Mudgal

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12. Jaswant Singh Kanwal, who passed away recently, was associated with which field?

[A] Sports
[B] Politics
[C] Literature
[D] Business

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13. Who was recently awarded the International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy, by the Indian President?

[A] Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari
[B] Dr N.S. Dharmashaktu
[C] Dr. Manohar Agnani
[D] Dr Nipun Vinayak

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14. Who has been named as the head of the trust for construction of the Ram Temple, which was recently constituted by the Centre?

[A] K. K. Venugopal
[B] K Parasaran
[C] G E Vahanvati
[D] Maninder Acharya

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15. The Pollution Control Board of which state recently received the national award for e-Governance 2019-20?

[A] Odisha
[B] Kerala
[C] Telangana
[D] Andhra Pradesh

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16. ERO NET, which was in news recently, is a portal of which autonomous organisation of India?

[A] All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
[B] Election Commission of India (ECI)
[C] Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
[D] Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA)

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17. Which Indian PSU is set to acquire the government’s entire stake in THDC India and North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO)?

[A] NTPC Limited
[B] Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
[C] Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
[D] NHPC Limited

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18. Which is the only Indian company to feature in the Fortune’s ‘Top-20 Big Companies to Work For’ list in 2020?

[A] Infosys
[B] Tata Consultancy Services
[C] Zoho
[D] Zomato

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19. Abhay Kumar Singh has been appointed as the Chairman & Managing Director of which Indian PSU?

[A] NTPC Limited
[B] Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
[C] NHPC Limited
[D] Power Grid Corporation of India Limited

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20. Sumant Kathpalia was recently appointed as the Chief Executive of which bank?

[A] ICICI Bank
[B] HDFC Bank
[C] IndusInd Bank
[D] Kotak Mahindra Bank

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