General Knowledge: 30 Recent Award Winners


Dear Reader, here is a list of recent winners of prestigious award winners (of 2016). This list will help you in preparation for general awareness section.

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Pulitzer Prize 2016

S. No Winner Category
1 The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press) Fiction
2 Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda Drama
3 Ozone Journal by Peter Balakian Poetry
4 In for a Penny, In for a Pound, by Henry Threadgill (Pi Recordings) Music
5 Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, by T.J. Stiles (Alfred A. Knopf) History
6 Associated Press Public service
7 Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker Criticism
8 Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, by William Finnegan (Penguin Press) Biography


Ramon Magsaysay Award 2016

S. No Winner Category
9 Thodur Madabusi Krishna, India Emergent Leadership
10 Bezwada Wilson, India Community Leadership


Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

S. No Winner Category
11 PV Sindhu Badminton
12 Dipa Karmakar Gymnastics
13 Jitu Rai Shooting
14 Sakshi Malik Wrestling


Arjuna Award 2016

S. No Winner Category
15 Rajat Chauhan Archery
16 Lalita Babar Athletics
17 Sourav Kothari Billiards & Snooker
18 Shiva Thapa Boxing
19 Ajinkya Rahane Cricket
20 Sandeep Singh Mann Para-athlete


Nobel Prize 2016

S. No Winner Category
21 David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane, and J. Michael Kosterlitz – UK Physics
22 Jean-Pierre Sauvage (France), Sir J. Fraser Stoddart (USA) and Bernard L. Feringa (Netherlands) Chemistry
23 Yoshinori Ohsumi (Japan) Medicine
24 Bob Dylan (USA) Literature
25 Juan Manuel Santos (Colombia) Peace


Oscar Awards 2017

S. No Winner Category
26 Moonlight Best film
27 Damien Chazelle, ‘La la land’ Best Director
28 Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea Best Actor in a leading role
29 Emma Stone – La la land Best Actress in a leading role
30 Linus Sandgren, ‘La la land’ Cinematography

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