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25 children win National Bravery Awards


  • Twenty five children from different parts of the country have been selected for Indian Council for Child Welfare’s (ICCW) National Bravery Awards to be presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 23.
  • Four of the awards are posthumous.
  • The Bharat Award has been conferred to 8-year-old Tarh Peju of Arunachal Pradesh, who sacrificed her life in an attempt to save two of her friends from drowning.
    1.Roluahpuii and Lalhriatpuii from Mizoram, and
    2.Tushar Verma from Chattisgarh
    have been given Bapu Gaidhani Award posthumously.
  • The Geeta Chopra Award has been conferred on;
    1. 18-year-old Tejasweeta Pradhan and
    2. 17-year old Shivani Gond.
  • The Sanjay Chopra Award has been conferred to 15-year-old Sumit Mamgain of Uttarakhand who displayed outstanding bravery in fighting a leopard to save his cousin.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
How many children from different parts of the country have been selected for Indian Council for Child Welfare’s (ICCW) National Bravery Awards to be presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 23?
 - Twenty five. 
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Shabana Azmi nominated for Asian Film Awards for 'Neerja'


  • Actress Shabana Azmi has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for the upcoming 11th Asian Film Awards, to be held on March 21 in Hong Kong.
  • She has been nominated for her role in the film 'Neerja'.
  • Shabana is the only person from Indian cinema who has received a nomination for an award this year.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian actress has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for the upcoming 11th Asian Film Awards, to be held on March 21 in Hong Kong?
 - Shabana Azmi. 
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Poet Jacob Polley wins 2016 TS Eliot Prize for Jackself, 'a firework of a book'


  • Jacob Polley has won the 2016 TS Eliot Prize for poetry, joining the ranks of previous winners including ;
    1.Ted Hughes,
    2.Seamus Heaney and
    3.Carol Ann Duffy.
  • Polley won the coveted £20,000 award with his fourth collection, Jackself, a sequence of narrative poems partly inspired by his childhood in Cumbria.
  • The chair of the judging panel, poet Ruth Padel, called Jackself "a firework of a book; inventive, exciting and outstanding in its imaginative range and depth of feeling".
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has won the 2016 TS Eliot Prize for poetry? 
 - Jacob Polley. 
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Kiran Doshi wins 'The Hindu Prize 2016'


  • Kiran Doshi, a retired diplomat and educationist from Gujarat, won The Hindu Prize 2016 for his third major work of fiction, Jinnah Often Came to Our House.
  • Its a book set against the political turmoil of the subcontinent from the early part of the 20th century, ending with the Partition and Independence.
  • Mr. Doshi was among the five authors shortlisted from nearly 60 entries for the seventh edition of the prize.
  • The shortlisted works included;
    1. Anil Menon’s Half Of What I Say,
    2.Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar’s The Adivasi Will Not Dance,
    3.Kunal Basu’s Kalkatta and
    4.Manjula Padmanabhan’s The Island of Lost Girls.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won The Hindu Prize 2016 for his third major work of fiction, Jinnah Often Came to Our House?
 - Kiran Doshi. 
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Sena Medal for braveheart who survived 6 days under snow


  • Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who survived astonishing for six days under a huge ice-and-snow debris after an avalanche hit his post , was awarded the Sena Medal.
  • Dubbed as the 'miracle man', the soldier had managed to stay alive for six days in minus 45 degrees Celsius temperature.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won the Sena medal award? 
 - Late. Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad. 
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62nd Filmfare Awards 2017: Shatrughan Sinha honoured with the Lifetime Achievement


  • Shatrughan Sinha, was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017.
  • Shatrugan Sinha thanked everyone on stage for the award.
  • He said, "I've received my first Filmfare today."
  • It's late in my career, but if you have the passion and determination, nothing can stop you from achieving what you want.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017?
 - Shatrughan Sinha. 
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62nd Filmfare Awards 2017: Best Film Dangal


  • 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017, organized on January 14 at the NSCI Dome in Worli, Mumbai.
  • Aamir Khan won the Best Actor Award for his performance in 'Dangal'.
  • Alia Bhatt won the Best Actress Award.
  • 'Dangal'  was awarded the Best Film and Nitesh Tiwari won the Best Director Award.
  • Sonam Kapoor won the Critics Award for Best Actor (Female) for her role of Neerja Bhanot in the biopic 'Neerja'.
  • Actors Shahid Kapoor and Manoj Bajpayee got the Best Actor (Male) nod for their performances in 'Udta Punjab' and 'Aligarh' respectively.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which movie won the award of Best Film in 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017? 
 - Dangal.
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Obama Awards Biden Presidential Medal Of Freedom


  • President Obama awarded outgoing Vice President Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • The two have enjoyed an unusually close working relationship over the past eight years, and Obama himself even joked at the outset of the ceremony that "this also gives the Internet one last chance to talk about our 'bromance.' "
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
President Obama awarded which personality by the Presidential Medal of Freedom? 
 - outgoing US Vice President Biden. 
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Gurgaon admin gets e-governance award for using GIS technology


  • The Gurgaon district administration was conferred with a national e-governance award for its innovative use of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology in solving land disputes.
  • Deputy commissioner TL Satyaprakash received the award in a function held at the 20th National Conference on e-Governance at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
  • The award has been given to the district administration for its G-Triangulation project awarded gold under category 4 for innovative use of GIS.
  • G-Triangulation is a concept in which a minimum of three points on a map are required to identify an area.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which district administration was conferred with a national e-governance award for its innovative use of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology in solving land disputes?
 - Gurgaon
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Obama selects four Indian-Americans for presidential awards


  • US President Barack Obama on Tuesday chose four Indian-American scientists for the highest honour given by the US government to science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
  • The honour is recognition for keeping the US on the cutting edge with their innovations.
  • The four are part of the list of 102 scientists and researchers who are recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
  • These scientists are ;
    1.Pankaj Lal from Montclair State University,
    2.Kaushik Chowdhury from Northeastern University,
    3.Manish Arora from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and
    4.Aradhna Tripati from University of California, Los Angeles.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
US President Barack Obama has chosen how many Indian-American scientists for the highest honour given by the US government to science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research ?
 - Four. 
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Eight-year-old Kashmiri boy becomes national boxing champion


  • An eight-year-old boy from Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri has won gold medal in Thai Boxing Championship at the national level.
  • Abbu Ammaz, a class 2 student was felicitated by the district authorities and the civil administration as well as by the police.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian boy has won gold medal in Thai Boxing Championship at the national level? 
 - Abbu Ammaz, 
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Shreyas bags Scottish Junior Open title


  • India U-13 squash player Shreyas Mehta scripted a remarkable comeback to win the Scottish Junior Open title.
  • Shreyas,, who had earlier won the US junior open, added another title to his kitty with a comeback from the jaws of defeat to post a five game win over Colombia's Juan Jose Torres Lara.
  • The 9/12 seeded Indian won 8-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-7.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won the Scottish Junior Open title?
 - Shreyas Mehta
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Pankaj Advani wins Kolkata Open National Snooker C'ship


  • Indian cueist Pankaj Advani won the 3rd Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship.
  • The 16-time world champion defeated Aditya Mehta 5-1, who won the previous two editions of the tournament in 2015 and 2016.
  • Notably, this was Advani's maiden title win at the Kolkata Open.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won the 3rd Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship 2017? 
 - Pankaj Advani 
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8-year-old Manipur boy breaks limbo skating world record


  • Tiluck Keisam, an 8-year-old boy from Manipur, set a new world record in limbo skating in Delhi, for the farthest distance in limbo skating under bars.
  • Tiluck covered 145 metres in 41 seconds with cones under bars, set at a height of 30 cm.
  • Tiluck bettered his previous record of 116 metres in 31.87 seconds, set in 2015.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian boy from Manipur, set a new world record in limbo skating in Delhi, for the farthest distance in limbo skating under bars?
 - Tiluck Keisam
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USA's Carli Lloyd wins 2nd straight best female player award


  • USA women's football team captain Carli Lloyd was named as FIFA's Best Female footballer of the year for the second straight time, during The Best FIFA Football Awards in Zurich.
  • Lloyd, who plays for American football club Houston Dash, is a World Cup winner and a two-time Olympic gold medal winner.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who was named as FIFA's Best Female footballer of the year for the second straight time? 
- Carli Lloyd 
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Claudio Ranieri wins Best FIFA Men's Coach of the Year


  • Leicester City's Claudio Ranieri won the Best FIFA Men's Coach of the Year award after beating ;
    1.Portugal's Fernando Santos and
    2. Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane
    on the shortlist.
  • Ranieri beat strong competition from Zidane, who led his Real Madrid side to their 11th UEFA Champions League title in his first season as a manager and also won the 2016 UEFA Super Cup and 2016 FIFA Club World Cup.
  • Silvia Neid won the Best Women's Coach award after Germany won the Olympics gold medal.
  • It's the third time she has been honoured by FIFA after winning the World Women's Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2013.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won the Best FIFA Men's Coach of the Year award? 
 - Leicester City's Claudio Ranieri
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Cristiano Ronaldo is crowned Fifa’s Best Player in the World


  • Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Fifa’s Best Player in the World – before aiming a cheeky dig at his great rival Lionel Messi.
  • The Real Madrid man beat off Barcelona’s Messi, who wasn’t at the event, and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann to collect the award.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has been named Fifa’s Best Player in the World award ? 
 - Cristiano Ronaldo
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Big B awarded by US embassy for spreading awareness on TB


  • Actor Amitabh Bachchan was given an award on Sunday by the US Embassy for his contribution to the US-India partnership on tuberculosis.
  • Bachchan, who suffered from tuberculosis in 2000, is a brand ambassador for the initiative.
  • "I hope to continue to do my bit in this partnership to end tuberculosis in India," said Amitabh.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian actor was given an award  by the US Embassy for his contribution to the US-India partnership on tuberculosis?
 - Amitabh Bachchan
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IIT-Kharagpur alumnus garners prestigious 'Technical Oscar'


  • An IIT Kharagpur alumnus has won the prestigious Technical Achievement Award (the Scientific & Technical Awards prize), popularly called the `Technical Oscar', awarded by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences.
  • Parag Havaldar, who graduated from IIT-Kharagpur in 1991 with a degree in computer science and engineering, has been awarded for "the development of expression-based facial performance-capture technology at Sony Pictures Imageworks".
  • Havaldar's popular works include;
    1.`Watchmen',
    2.'Green Lantern',
    3.'The Amazing Spider-Man',
    4.'Beowulf ' and
    5.'Hancock'.
  • He will be awarded a certificate from the Academy at Beverly Hills on Feb 11.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has won the prestigious Technical Achievement Award (the Scientific & Technical Awards prize), popularly called the `Technical Oscar', awarded by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences? 
 - Parag Havaldar
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Qantas named world's safest airline 4th year running


  • Australia's flag carrier Qantas Airways Ltd's fatality free record in the jet age means it is the world's safest airline, for the fourth year running.
  • Ratings website AirlineRatings.com announced the carrier atop its Top 20 list, ahead of;
    1. Cathy Pacific,
    2. Middle-eastern giant Etihad Airways, 3.Singapore Airlines and
    4.local rival Virgin Australia.
  • Qantas was the leader in the;
    1. Future Air Navigation System,
    2.the Flight Data Recorder,
    which was developed by Australia's chief scientific body the CSIRO, to monitor plane and crew performance, as well as advances in automatic landings and precision approaches in mountainous regions.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which airlines was made world's safest airline 4th year running? 
 - Qantas Airways Ltd 
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