Awards, Honours & Persons in News Current Affairs MCQs

This category comprises 50 random questions from the total 651 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in Awards, Honours & Persons in News Current Affairs category published in gktoday from 1 January, 2019 till January 18, 2021.

11. S.S.Deswal has been appointed as the Director General (DG) of which Indian para-military force?

[A] Central Reserve Police Force
[B] Central Industrial Security Force
[C] National Security Guard
[D] Border Security Force

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12. Who is the author of the recently released book titled “My Encounters in Parliament”?

[A] Bhalchandra Mungekar
[B] Hamid Ansari
[C] D Raja
[D] Sitaram Yechury

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13. The football coach Francisco Garcia, who has recently passed away after contracting coronavirus,belonged to which country?

[A] United States
[B] Spain
[C] South Korea
[D] Thailand

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14. Which Indian Non-Governmental organisation (NGO) won the prestigious USD 1.5 million Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship?

[A] CARE India
[B] CRY
[C] ARMMAN
[D] SMILE

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15. Andrew Morgan, Jessica Meir and Oleg Skripochka, who were seen in news recently, are associated with which profession?

[A] Sports persons
[B] Virologists
[C] Scientists
[D] Astronauts

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16. Which Indian bureaucrat, who is also the chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has been appointed as the Secretary to the Indian President Ramnath Kovind?

[A] P K Mishra
[B] Nripendra Mishra
[C] Kapil Dev Tripathi
[D] Rajiv Gauba

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17. Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand, the photographers at Associated Press (AP) were recently in news for receiving which award?

[A] Pulitzer Prize for Photography
[B] Deutsche Welle Press Freedom award
[C] Nikkei Asia Prizes
[D] UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

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18. Who is set to take charge as the chairman of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board from 2020?

[A] K. K. Shailaja
[B] Harsh Vardhan
[C] Preeti Sudan
[D] Rupa Sharma

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19. Which Indian-American has won the ‘Inventor of the Year award’ from the New York Intellectual Property Law Association?

[A] Shiva Ayyadurai
[B] Rajiv Joshi
[C] Thomas Zacharia
[D] Madhu Sudan

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20. Which Indian personality has been selected by the UNICEF to spread awareness on menstrual hygiene?

[A] Priyanka Chopra
[B] Deepika Padukone
[C] Manushi Chillar
[D] Smriti Mandana

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