Monday, 31 March 2014

G K Questions-Awards and Honours

1-  India’s highest award which is given to a civilian
A.Bharat Ratna
B.Param Vir Chakra
C.National Film Award
D.Jnanpith award
E.None of these
Answer  -  A (Bharat Ratna)

2-U Thant Peace Award is given for
B.Contribution towards World Peace
C.Community leadership
E.None of these
Answer  -  B (Contribution towards World Peace)
Explanation  -
The U Thant Peace Award was introduced by Sri Chinmoy, the award is given to individuals and organizations who have exemplified the lofty spiritual ideals of the late United Nations Secretary General U Thant and implemented those ideals in the tireless pursuit of world peace.

3- Saraswati Samman is given annually for  contribution to
C.Fine arts
D.Classical music
E.None of these
Answer  -  A (Literature)
Explanation  -
The Saraswati Samman is named after  Indian goddess of learning and is considered to be among the highest literary awards in India.

4- “Ashoka Chakra” is awarded for
A.Outstanding contribution to literature
B.Gallantry By Children
C.Acts of gallantry in the presence of the enemy
D.The most conspicuous bravery of self sacrifice on land, air or sea but not in presence of enemy
E.None of these
Answer  -  D (The most conspicuous bravery of self sacrifice on air,land or sea but not in presence of enemy)

5- Who amongs of  the following was the first Indian to receive the Magsaysay awards?
A.Vinoba Bhave
B.Mother Teresa
C.R K Laxman
D.T N Seshan
E.None of these
Answer  -  A (Vinoba Bhave)

6- Tansen Samman has been instituted by the Govt. of
A.Uttar Pradesh
D.Madhya Pradesh
E.None of these
Answer  -  D (Madhya Pradesh)

7- Arjuna Award is given for
A.Bravery on battlefield
B.Outstanding performance in sports
C.Exceptional service in emergency
D.Exceptional service to slum dwellers
E.None of these
Answer  -  B (Outstanding performance in sports)

8- Pulitzer Prize is awarded for excellent work in the field of
A.Science and technology
B.Literature and journalism
C.International understanding
D.Environmental studies
E.None of these
Answer  -  B (Literature and journalism)

9-The  Dronacharya Award  is associated to
A.Eminent surgeons
B.Famous artists
C.Sport coaches
D.Expert engineers
E.None of these
Answer  -  C (Sport coaches)

10- Meghanath Saha award is given for excellent contribution in which of the following field?
D.Social Science
E.None of these
Answer  -  B (Science)

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