March 2018 Current Affairs
November 2017 Current Affairs
- Senior journalist and television presenter Karan Thapar has been honored with the GK Reddy Memorial National Award for journalism by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
- Canadian mathematician Robert Longlands won the 2018 Abel prize. This award got him from his Representation Theory for his visionary project to connect the number theory.
- Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Geeta Mittal has become the first woman to be conferred with 'Women Power Award' from the field of law and justice.
- Kannada Litterateur Prof. Gyanpeeth Awarded Chandrasekhar Kambar was elected president of Sahitya Akademi.
- Senior Indian journalist Ritu Sarin has been selected for the year 2017 International Press Institute - India Award for Excellence in Journalism (IPI-India Award).
- The famous linguist of Magahi language Shesh Anand Madhukar has been honored with Sahitya Akademi language award on February 1, 2018. Anand Madhukar has been awarded the Sahitya Akademi Language Award for the year 2016.
- Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has been selected as the best cricketer of the year in ICC's annual awards. Virat Kohli has also been selected as the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year.
- Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been conferred the first Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Award for integrity in public life in Jammu.
- Actor of Indian origin Aziz Ansari has been awarded the Best Actor Award for his role in the musical / comedy category in the television series 'The Master of Nun' in the Golden Globes Awards.
- On 21st December, 2017, the announcement of this year's Sahitya Akademi Award has been announced to the writers of 24 language works, including the famous critics of Hindi Ramesh Kuntal Megh, Beg Ehsas of Urdu, Niranjan Mishra of Sanskrit, and Shrikant Deshmukh of Marathi.
- On December 16, 2017, the famous Bengali poet Joy Goswami has been selected for the year 2017 Moortidevi Award. He will be the first Bengali writer to receive this award. He will be given this award for his poetry collection 'Du Bondo Fowara Mito'.
- Priyanka Chopra has been awarded this year's Mother Teresa Memorial Award. This award is given to people working in the direction of social justice. Priyanka Chopra was awarded this award for her contribution in social work. Priyanka Chopra is also UNICEF's goodwill ambassador and she is known for supporting various philanthropic activities.
November 2017 Current Affairs
- South Africa's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss Universe 2017, becoming the second woman from South Africa to win the title. Laura González from Colombia was named the first runner-up while Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett stood third at the pageant which was held in Las Vegas, USA.
- Actor Rajkummar Rao was named the Best Actor at the 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). Mayank Tewari and Amit V Masurkar won the award for Best Screenplay.
- Bengali writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen has been awarded with the big little book award 2017 for her contribution to the children literature in Bengali Language.
- Writer, film producer and former actress Twinkle Khanna has been awarded with the Popular Choice Award at the sixth edition of Bangalore Literature Festival for her book "The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad".
- Famous Indian music composers Usha Khanna, Bappi Lahiri, Anu Malik and playback singers Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan have been selected for the Madhya Pradesh government's prestigious National Lata Mangeshkar Award.
- Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank , in the early hours of yesterday in Des Moines, the capital city of Iowa, United States of America, became the sixth African to be awarded the World Food Prize in a ceremony witnessed by two former African Presidents.