Important Awards and Honours – December 2017

List of Important Awards and Honours in December 2017:

Dear Readers, List of Awards and Honours in December 2017 that conferred in the month of December 2017 was given here. Candidates those who are preparing for Bank PO/Clerk, SSC and Upcoming competitive exams 2018 can use these GK materials.


Name of the Person/Field/Place Fields Award / Places in Magazines Useful Info
Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra Actor Variety’s list of 500 ‘influential business leaders The list also includes directors Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra, producer Ekta Kapoor, and the Ambani brothers, Sidharth Roy Kapur, Punit Goenka, Kishore Lulla, Uday Shankar and Subhash Chandra.
Yuvraj Singh Cricketer doctorate degree in Philosophy The institute awarded the Doctorate to Yuvraj for his “extraordinary sporting prowess and as a catalyst of change with great integrity and humility.”
Miss Korea Jenny Kim Model Miss Supranational 2017 Tica Martinez of Colombia and Bianca Tirsin of Romania were named the first runner-up and second runner-up respectively
Rajkummar, Irrfan, Vidya Actor Star screen awards Rajkummar Rao was named Best Actor (Critics Choice) for ‘Newton‘ while Irrfan Khan won the Best Actor award for ‘Hindi Medium’
Dipak Das Driver Manush Sanman award Kolkata-based driver Dipak Das will be felicitated with the Manush Sanman award for not honking in the past 18 years.
 Mohamad Al Jounde 16 year old refugee International Children’s Peace Prize Al Jounde received the prize from Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai who had won the prize in 2013 for her activist work in education.
Kamala Harris Indian-American senator topped the prestigious Foreign Policy magazine’s 2017 list of ’50 Leading Global Thinkers’ Indian-origin stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj has also made it to the list which recognizes a remarkable range of individuals who have found ways to exert enormous influence, often in unexpected ways, on a wide range of issues.
Pramila Jayapal Indian-American Congress woman Politico’s Power List Jayapal, 52, ranked fifth on 18, is the only Indian-American to figure in the Politico’s power list.
Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India Most Followed Indians Cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar, who ranked eighth in the list, saw a growth of 56 per cent in his follower base on Twitter this year.
Mohammed bin Salman Politician Saudi Crown Prince Last year, Indian PM Narendra Modi won the poll while US President Donald Trump won the title.
Dangal Film Best Asian Film at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA) 2017 The Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Pink‘ was also nominated in the category.
Trump , Modi Politician Famous in twitter first and second “most tweeted about world leaders” for the year 2017.
Kumbh Mela India’s largest religious festival UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage status The decision to include the festival in UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity was taken at the ongoing meeting of the organisation’s World Heritage Committee in South Korea.
Irrfan Khan Actor Honorary Award at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF)


He was awarded for the “incredible body of work of more than 80 films in India as well as his work in British films and Hollywood”
Narendra Modi Politician Yahoo India’s Most Searched Personality in 2017 Virat Kohli tops list of Yahoo’s Most Searched Sportsperson in 2017
Taj Mahal Heritage Site 2nd best UNESCO world heritage site UNESCO Cultural and Natural heritage sites best rated by travellers around the globe.
Italy’s pizza toss Heritage


UNESCO ‘intangible heritage’ The art of pizzaiuolo – which has been handed down for generations in Naples, southern Italy
Shah Rukh Khan Actor Internet Movie Data Base (IMDb).


Aamir Khan and Salman Khan occupied the second and third spots respectively
Ultra Violet Color 2018 Colour of the Year “According to the Institute, the meaning behind the hue is multi-fold: purple conjures images of mindfulness and mysticism, and it also often represents experimentation, non-conformity, and artistic brilliance
Surana family in Chennai Home ISO 9000 certified home If you’re visiting the Suranas, you will most likely be termed ‘temporary customers’ and will be served a customer feedback form along with your cup of tea, wherein you can respond with the level of satisfaction with the hospitality and the food.
Priyanka Chopra Actor Mother Teresa Memorial Award The award was received by her mother Dr Madhu Chopra.
12-foot-tall statue of Diego Maradona Statue 1986 World Cup-winning captain holding the trophy he helped Argentina win. The 57-year-old also gave out cheques to 11 cancer patients at the event, which was attended by around 1,000 people.
Six diplomats Social Activist ‘Power of One’ award The awards were presented on the occasion of the first anniversary of the US Postal Service‘s issuing of a forever Diwali stamp last year.
KC Rekha Fisher Woman licensed fisherwoman A native of Kerala, she has also been felicitated by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) earlier this year.
Jitesh Singh Deo Model winner of the 2017 Mr India pageant Indian footballer Prathamesh Maulingkar won the title of Mr India Supranational and will compete at Mr Supranational 2018.
Three space station astronauts Astronauts spending 139 days aboard the International Space Station (ISS)  53rd set of crew members, NASA’s Randy Bresnik, ESA’s Paolo Nespoli, and Roscosmos’ Sergey Ryazanskiy have landed in Kazakhstan.
Wajib Palestinian film Suvarna Chakoram Thai filmmaker Anucha Boonyawatana won the Rajatha Chakoram (Silver Crow Pheasant) award for the best director for the film MalilaThe Farewell Flower.
‘Youthquake’ Word word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries Youthquake is defined by Oxford Dictionary as “a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people”.
England’s women cricket team Cricket team BBC Team of the Year Award Overseas Sports Personality of the Year – Roger Federer

Lifetime Achievement – Jessica Ennis-Hill

Coach of the Year – Benke Blomkvist, Stephen Maguire and Christian Malcolm

Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan Photographer National Geographic Nature photographer of the Year Selected from over 11,000 entries, a photo of an orangutan crossing a river in Indonesia, captured byJayaprakash Joghee Bojan of Singapore has won him the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year carrying a $10,000 cash prize.
Mamang Dai, Ramesh Kuntal Literates Sahitya Akademi award Mamang Dai will get the award in English language for his novel The Black Hill.

Ramesh Kuntal Megh has won the award in Hindi for his literary criticism work Vishw Mithak Sarit Sagar.

United Kingdom Country best countries for business in 2018 The list ranks 153 countries ohe UK is followed by New Zealand and the Netherlands, while India was ranked 62nd on the list.
Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department of State SKOCH award Capital  – Hyderabad

Chief Minister –Chandrasekhar Rao

Governor -E.S LaNarasimhan

Virat Kohli Cricketer Forbes Top 100 Indian Celebrity List India skipper’s tally reads Rs 100.72 crore, putting him in third place in the 100 lebrities list, behind Bollywood actors Salman Khan (Rs 232.83 crore) and Shah Rukh Khan (Rs 170.5 crore)
Patanjali Product Brand India’s most trusted FMCG Brand Patanjali has been ranked as India’s most trusted FMCG Brand in a study covering 11000 brands across 16 cities by The Brand Trust Report India Study 2017.
IndiGo Budget carrier first Indian carrier to operate 1,000 daily flights Notably, IndiGo is India’s largest passenger airline currently with a market share of 39.4% as of November.
ICAN Organization Nobel Peace Prize at ceremony held in Oslo, Norway ICAN, a coalition of 468 grassroots non-governmental groups has been in forefront of pushing for end to use of nuclear weapons through United Nations.
Mamta Kalia


Hindi scholar and writer


Vyas Samman 2017 Renowned Hindi scholar and writer Mamta Kalia (77) was chosen for Vyas Samman 2017 for her novel “Dukkham Sukkham”
Cristiano Ronaldo Footballer 2017 Ballon d’Or (Golden Ball) Real Madrid and Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the 2017Ballond’Or(GoldenBall)for world player of the year in Paris, France for the fifth time.
Time Magazine The silence breakers It was referring to those individuals, mostly women, who came forward this year with movement to publicly expose patterns of sexual harassment
Joy Gousami Bengali


31st Moorthi devi award. First time that the award given for Bengali poet
Rekha Actress Smitha patil memorial awrad Her contribution towards cinema ,national award winner .
Anushka sharma Actress PETA 2017 person of the year Anushka Sharma has taken the title for her wide-reaching work for animals, from helping to protect dogs from fireworks to advocating for horses who are forced to pull carriages in Mumbai.
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