AWARDS
A)
Utkal University
B)
Amity University Noida
C)
Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Bombay
D)
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT)

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT)

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Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) on Wednesday(30th Nov 2022) was conferred the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2022.

The award was given away by President Draupadi Murmu to the Founder of KIIT and KISS Dr Achyuta Samanta.
 
Expressing his gratitude to the President and Govt. of India for bestowing KIIT with the honour, Dr Samanta said, “The award has been given in recognition of KIIT’s sustained focus towards the development of sports since its inception.”
 
“Along with education, we have strengthened sports and sports-related infrastructure. The encouragement and support of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik towards sports have also inspired KIIT to develop and take sports to the next level in Odisha,” said Dr Samanta in his comments, adding the moment is a matter of pride and joy for KIIT. He also dedicated the award to all students and staff members of KIIT.
 
KIIT has been at the forefront of the promotion of sports for over 20 years. It has established a distinct identity for itself across the globe due to its state-of-the-art sports infrastructure and for grooming Olympians.

The University has sponsored the education and training of hundreds of sportspersons over the years. KIIT has produced many elite athletes including Olympians such as Dutee Chand (Arjuna Awardee), Olympian CA Bhavani Devi (Arjuna Awardee), Olympian Shivpal Singh, Olympian Amit Rohidas (Arjuna Awardee)..

Source : ANI

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A)
Sadhguru
B)
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
C)
Ramdev Baba
D)
Dalai Lama

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Indian spiritual leader and global humanitarian "Sri Sri Ravi Shankar" was bestowed with the prestigious “The Emissary of Peace” award by the National Civil Rights Museum in the US city of Memphis.
 
* Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, 66, addressed by followers with honorifics such a Sri Sri and Gurudev, is the founder of the Art of Living, a volunteer-based, non-governmental organisation that offers several stress-elimination and self-development programmes based on breathing techniques, meditation and yoga.
 
* He arrived in Memphis on Monday as part of his “I Stand for Peace” tour.
 
* “On behalf of the National Civil Rights Museum, it is our greatest pleasure and privilege to present to Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar 'The Emissary of Peace' award,” said Shaila Karkera, Director of the Board, the National Civil Rights Museum on Wednesday(30th Nov 2022).
 
* She was joined by Herb Hilliard, Chairman of the board of NCRM in presentation of the award.
 
* “As a global humanitarian, a peace ambassador, the founder of SKY programs and Healing breaths, you have touched millions of people in 180 countries…and for your conflict resolution initiatives we are honoured to present to you this special award,” Shaila Karkera said.
 
* The Indian spiritual leader was presented the award during his global “I Stand for Peace” campaign which arrived in the Mid-South early this week, according to a press release issued by Arts of Living..

Source : NDTV

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A)
NITI Aayog
B)
Planning Commission
C)
Manthan Platform
D)
MEITY’s limited

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Manthan Platform

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The Manthan platform won NSEIT the Best Tech Initiative of the Year at the Dun & Bradstreet Business Excellence Awards 2022 on 29th November 2022 during an event in Mumbai.

* The award was presented for building the technology infrastructure to support Manthan, a platform that promotes collaboration at scale between industry and the scientific research and development ecosystem.

* The development of the platform was conceptualized and implemented by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India.

* The award was received by Dr. Sapna Poti, Director of Strategic Alliances Division, Office of Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India and Shri. Anantharaman Sreenivasan, MD & CEO, NSEIT.
 
* Manthan is aimed at promoting collaboration between industry and the scientific research and development ecosystem.

* Launched on India’s 76th Independence Day, Manthan empowers multiple stakeholders to collaborate for co-creating solutions aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and our national scientific missions..

Source : PIB
 

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A)
Thamarai
B)
Vairamuthu
C)
V Annamalai
D)
Sirpi Balasubramaniam

Correct Answer : Option (C) - V Annamalai

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Rashtrakavi Kuvempu Prathishtana Kuppali has selected Tamil poet V Annamalai for the Kuvempu National award for the year 2022. at the Kuvempu’s birth anniversary program on December 29 at Kuppali in Thirthahalli taluk.

The award will be presented to Imayam on Kuvempu's 118th birth anniversary on December 29.
 
‘Kannada National Poet Kwembu Rashtriya Puraskar’ Award :
* ‘Kannada National Poet Kwembu Rashtriya Puraskar Award is presented annually in memory of the late poet Kwembu has been announced to Writer Institute for the Tamil language.
* The award carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh, a silver medal and a citation.
 
Tamil poet V Annamalai :
* Annamalai writes in the pen name Imayam and has penned seven novels, six short story collections, and a novella.
* His debut novel ‘Koveru Kazhudaigal has been translated into English, French, and many other Indian languages..

Source : Deccan Herald

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A)
Avani Lekhara
B)
Bhavina Patel
C)
Deepa Malik
D)
Vandana Katariya

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Avani Lekhara

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Avani Lekhara has been awarded the 2022 Para Sports Person of the Year, while Shrey Kadyan was recognized as the Special Sportsperson of the Year at the Turf 2022 and India Sports Awards of FICCI.

* Former Ranji cricketer, Sarkar Talwar has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement of the Year award.

* Odisha was recognized as the best state for promoting sports.

* The All India Chess Federation won the National Sports Federation of the Year Award..

Source : The Print

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A)
Kahaani
B)
Monpura
C)
Ammajan
D)
Agantuk

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Agantuk

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Film Bazaar concluded at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa with Bangladesh feature film 'Agantuk' being named the winner of the Prasad DI award
 
The Biplob Sarkar-directed movie was screened in the Viewing Room section, which presents Indian and South Asian films looking for film festivals, world sales, distribution partners and also finishing funds. 
 
Film Bazaar is a converging point for film buyers and sellers from all across the world with a focus on discovering, supporting, and showcasing South Asian content and talent in filmmaking, production, and distribution. It offers filmmakers a unique platform to introduce their work and discuss in depth the topics depicted in their films. 
 
From the Work in Progress (WIP) Lab section of Film Bazaar, the Kannada film ‘Mithya’ bagged the Prasad Post-production award, while the multilingual Nepali, Kumaoni, and Hindi film ‘Bahadur’ won the Moviebuff Appreciation Award.
 
Two short movies, ‘Perianayaki’ by Bala Murali Shingade and Suchana Saha's animated film ‘Priyo Ami’, received the under the “Film Bazaar Recommends (FBR) ” category. The French Institute Award by the French Embassy was given to ‘Kissa - E - Circus’ by Savita Singh which was showcased in the co-production market.
 
NFDC MD and IFFI Director Ravinder Bhakar said that the 16th edition of Film Bazaar was a stupendous success as it saw a footfall of 1400 registered delegates. In alignment with global markets, this year's Film Bazaar expanded its scope by including country, state, and industry stakeholder pavilions..

Source : AIR

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A)
Gateway Of India Mumbai
B)
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay
C)
Global Vipassana Pagoda
D)
Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay

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The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation is supported by a partnership between UNESCO and Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation since 2021.
 
UNESCO introduced the new category, ‘Special Recognition for Sustainable Development’, in 2020, together with an updated set of Awards Criteria to acknowledge the role and contribution of cultural heritage to sustainable development within the broader framework of the UN 2030 Agenda.
 
Since 2000, the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation programme has been recognizing the efforts of private individuals and organizations in restoring, conserving, and transforming structures and buildings of heritage value in the region.
 
The complete list of 2022 awarded projects comprises : 

Award of Excellence :
* Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum, Mumbai, India 

Award of Distinction :
* Stepwells of Golconda, Hyderabad, India
* Zarch Qanat, Yazd, Iran 
* Neilson Hays Library, Bangkok, Thailand 

Award of Merit :
* Topdara Stupa, Charikar, Afghanistan 
* Nantian Buddhist Temple, Fujian, China 
* Domakonda Fort, Telangana, India 
* Byculla Station, Mumbai, India 
* Sadoughi House, Yazd, Iran 
* 25 Chivas in Kathmandu, Nepal 

Special Recognition for Sustainable Development :
* West Guizhou Lilong Neighborhood, Shanghai, China 

Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts :
* M30 Integrated Infrastructure for Power Supply and Waste Collection, Macao SAR, China
* Xiaoxihu Block, Nanjing, China.

Source : Hindustan Times

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A)
Microland
B)
Mindtree
C)
Capgemini
D)
Prodapt

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Prodapt

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Prodapt, a leading global consulting, technology & managed services provider with a singular focus on the Connectedness industry, has been named a recipient of the Salesforce Partner Innovation Award 2022 in the "Communications" category.

* The prestigious award recognizes Prodapt’s contributions to Salesforce-driven digital transformation programs and the development of specific solution accelerators for the communications industry.
 
* Each year, the Salesforce Partner Innovation Awards recognize the significant contributions Salesforce partners have made across clouds, industries, and the broader partner programincluding consulting firms, digital agencies, resellers, and ISV partners.

* IDC, a global provider of market intelligence and advisory services for the IT, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets, facilitated and judged the nominations.
 
* Prodapt tendered its nomination for the CRM transformation of Fiber Network Delivery to support multiple new operating models. The award affirms Prodapt’s continuous efforts in delivering value to its global clients by accelerating its transformation initiatives.
 
* “In today’s world of fierce competition, customer volatility, and economic uncertainty, excellence in innovation has become a critical differentiator. The Partner Innovation award in the Communications space signifies our track record in facilitating end-to-end CRM transformations that deliver business outcomes, leveraging our deep industry expertise." – Smita Katariya | Vice President, Prodapt..

Source : Mint

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A)
Sunita Narain
B)
Vandana Shiva
C)
Purnima Devi Barman
D)
Jadav Payeng

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Purnima Devi Barman

Note : Assam’s leading conservationist Purnima Devi Barman has been awarded the United Nation's highest environmental honor, ‘Champions of the Earth’, for 2022.

Purnima Devi Barman has strived for nearly two decades to ensure the survival of the Greatest Adjutant Stork by creating an all-woman grassroots conservationist group called the ‘Hargila (the Assamese name for the bird) Army’ to save the bird from extinction.

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A)
Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yong
B)
Francois Hollande
C)
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
D)
Giuseppina Maria Nicolini

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yong

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The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence, for this 2022 Edition, has been given to Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yong from Cameroon, President of the NGOs #Afrogiveness and Positive Youths Africa. She received the Prize at an official ceremony held on 15 November 2022 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
 
As a journalist for seven years, Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yong has strived for changing the way mental illness is viewed and represented in society.

Trained in art therapy and psychology, she and became the founder and president of two NGOs : Afrogiveness Movement (#Afrogiveness) and Positive Youths Africa (PYA).
 
Both NGOs are peace education initiatives. Their ambition is to enable traumatized survivors of interfaith and intercultural conflicts in nine African countries (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan and Togo) to heal from their trauma through the universal language of the arts.  
 
Through these organizations, Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yong has worked tirelessly to promote tolerance and non-violence through the reintegration of survivors from opposing sides of wars and conflicts into their host communities. She also seeks to combat the spread of online hate speech through the promotion of digital citizenship education..

Source : UNESCO

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