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Awards and Honours

1. Jnanpith Award is given for which field? 11. The second highest Gallantry award is
(a) Journalism (b) Music (a) Mahavir Chakra (b) Vir Chakra
(c) Science (d) Literature (c) Arjuna Award (d) Ashok Chakra
2. Highest award given to civilian in India is 12. The award is given in the field of agriculture
(a) Bharat Ratna (b) Padma Vibhushan (a) Bhatnagar Award
(c) Sharam Award (d) Padma Bhushan (b) Bourlog Award
(c) Dhanwantari Award
3. Sports coaches receive which of the following awards?
(d) Kaling Award
(a) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 13. The award is conferred to journalists aims to providing
(b) Dronacharya Award financial assistance :
(c) Arjuna Award (a) Appan Menon Memorial Award
(d) None of these (b) Jnanpith Award
4. In which year National Film Awards were initiated? (c) Bhatnagar Award
(d) Kalinga Award
(a) 1952 (b) 1953
14. Vachaspati Samman is given in the field of
(c) 1954 (d) 1955 (a) Sanskrit Literature
5. Which of the following is different from the others? (b) Medical Science
(a) Kirti Chakra (b) Ashok Chakra (c) Indian Philosophy
(c) Vir Chakra (d) Shaurya Chakra (d) Hindi Literature
6. Vyas Samman is awarded annually by 15. Dhanwantari award is conferred in the field of :
(a) Azim Premji Foundation (a) Medical Science (b) Sports
(c) Indian Philosophy (d) Agriculture
(b) Times Group
16. The National bravery award is also known as :
(c) KK Birla Foundation
(a) Bharat Puraskar (b) Hind Puraskar
(d) Ministry of Culture (c) Bharati Puraskar (d) Rashtriya Puraskar
7. Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar is given by which 17. Tansen Samman is conferred in the field of :
ministry? (a) Music (b) Literature
(a) Ministry of Culture (c) Science (d) Journalism
(b) Ministry of Labour 18. Dhyanchand Puraskar conferred in the field of
(a) Music (b) Sports
(c) Ministry of Minority
(c) Science (d) Literature
(d) Ministry of Rural Development 19. Ashoka Chakra is awarded for
8. Saraswati Samman is given to which field? (a) the most conspicuous bravery or self sacrifice on
(a) Sanskrit Literature land, air or sea but not in the presence of the enemy
(b) Science (b) acts of gallantry in the presence of enemy
(c) Literature (c) gallantry by children
(d) Social Harmony (d) outstanding contribution to literature
20. Shanthi Swaroop Bhatnagar awards are given for
9. Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shree are
(a) exploring new dimensions in creative writing in
given on the eve of
Indian languages
(a) Republic Day
(b) outstanding contribution to science
(b) Independence Day (c) creating mass awareness on environmental issues
(c) Gandhi Jayanti (d) excellence in film direction
(d) Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 21. Manav Seva Award has been instituted in the memory of
10. The award is given for extraordinary act of bravery in the (a) Rajiv Gandhi
field of Naval, Air and Army is (b) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(a) Arjuna Award (b) Paramvir Chakra (c) Indira Gandhi
(c) Kalinga Award (d) Ashok Chakra (d) Acharya
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22. The prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award was conferred (a) 2010 (b) 2011
upon Mr.Arvind Kejriwal in which of the following (c) 2012 (d) 2013
category? 33. Which of the following award is given by World
(a) Emergent Leadership Economic Forum?
(b) Literature (a) Crystal Award
(c) Community Welfare (b) Kalinga prize
(d) Government Service (c) Pulitzer Award
23. The Nobel prize was instituted by which country? (d) Abel prize
(a) USA (b) UK 34. Right Livelihood award is instituted in
(c) Russia (d) Sweden (a) 1980 (b) 1982
24. When did the Nobel prize in the Economics Sciences (c) 1984 (d) 1985
launched? 35. Which of the following prizes is also known as the
(a) 1901 (b) 1942 Alternative Nobel prize?
(c) 1967 (d) 1975
(a) Pulitzer prize
25. The Academy award is also known as
(b) Magsaysay award
(a) Oscar Award (b) BAFTA Award
(c) Booker prize
(c) Matthews Award (d) Palm dore
26. Pulitzer prize was established in (d) Right Livelihood award
(a) 1917 (b) 1918 36. Magsaysay award is given by
(c) 1922 (d) 1928 (a) USA (b) UK
27. BAFTA prize is distributed by (c) Malaysia (d) Philippines
(a) UK (b) Russia 37. The Cannes Award is given for excellence in which
(c) India (d) USA field?
28. Golden Globe award is given by (a) Films (b) Journalism
(a) UK (b) France (c) Literature (d) Environment
(c) USA (d) China 38. Pulitzer prize is awarded for outstanding work in the field
29. Palme dor prize is given by of
(a) France (b) USA (a) Science and Technology
(c) UK (d) Indonesia (b) Environmental Studies
30. Which of the following is an award instituted by (c) Literature and Journalism
UNESCO? (d) International Understanding
(a) Kalinga Award (b) Pulitzer prize 39. Booker prize is given to the field of :
(c) Stirling prize (d) Pritzker prize (a) Fiction (b) Poetry
(c) Drama (d) Essay
31. International Gandhi Peace prize is instituted in
40. FiFi awards are given in_____industry:
(a) 1995 (b) 1996
(a) Film
(c) 1997 (d) 1998
(b) Home Appliances
32. The India Human Development award in association with
(c) Perfumes
UNDP instituted in
(d) Automobiles
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7. Which of the following medals are awarded to personnel


of all the three services?
1. Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM)
1. Consider the following statements :
1. The Saraswati Samman is the most prestigious 2. Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM)
award of the KK Birla Foundation. 3. Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM)
2. The Samman is given annually to an outstanding Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
literary work published in Hindi only during the last (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only
10 years. (c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3
3. It was initiated in 1991. 8. Consider the following statements :
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 1. Rajiv Gandhi Environment Award is given for
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1 and 2 outstanding contributions to neat technology and
(c) 1 and 3 (d) 2 only development.
2. Consider the following statements : 2. First Bharat Ratna Award initiated in 1954.
1. Bharat Ratna is not awarded to the dead persons like 3. The Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration
the Nobel Prize. consists of a citation and ` 5 lakh in cash.
2. The holders of the Bharat Ratna rank 7th in the
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Indian order of precedence.
(a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 9. Consider the following statements :
3. Consider the following statements : 1. The Times of India Group founded the Bharatiya
1. Jnanpith Award is given to any of Indian citizens Jnanpith Trust.
who writes in the eight scheduled languages of 2. ICAR gives the Swamy Sahajanand Saraswati
India. Award.
2. Jnanpith Award was awarded for the first time in Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1961. (a) 1 and 2 (b) 1 only
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (c) 2 only (d) Neither 1 nor 2
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only 10. Consider the following statements :
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 1. Tagore Awards have been instituted as part of Hope
4. Who presents the following mentioned awards to the
Project, a corporate social responsibility initiative.
winners?
2. Under this award literary works in 24 Indian
1. Swarna Kamal
2. Rajat Kamal languages are eligible.
3. Dadasaheb Phalke Award Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) The President (a) 1 only (b) 2 only
(b) Vice-President (c) 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2
(c) The Prime Minister 11. Consider the following statements :
(d) Minister of Cultural activities 1. Sahitya Akademi Award, the highest literary prize
5. Consider the following statements : given by the government of India.
1. Padma Vibhushan is the second highest civilian 2. Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar is an
award of India. environmental prize.
2. Tagore Literature Awards are jointly instituted by
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
the Sahitya Akademi and UNESCO.
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 12. Consider the following statements:
6. Consider the following statements : 1. Devika Rani was the first Indian to win Dadasaheb
1. Ashok Chakra is the countrys highest peace time Phalke Award.
gallantry award equivalent to Param Vir Chakra. 2. Bhanu Athaiya was the first Indian Oscar Winner.
2. Kirti Chakra is awarded for conspicuous gallantry. 3. Arundhati Roy is the first Indian to win Booker
3. Shaurya Chakra is awarded for an act of gallantry. Prize.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only (a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1 and 2
(c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 (c) 2 and 3 (d) 2 Only
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13. Consider the following statements 2. Awards are restricted to studies of leukaemogenic
1. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award was instituted in agents, and the epidemiology, pathogenesis,
the year 1991-92 to national accolade in the field of immunology and genetic basis of leukaemia and related
sports. diseases.
2. Viswanathan Anand was the first recipient of th Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. (a) 1 only (b) 2 only
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither of these
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only
20. Consider the following statements:
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2
14. Consider the following statements 1. Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International
1. Dadasaheb Phalke Award is Indias highest award in Understanding was founded in 1965.
cinema given annually by the government of India 2. Mother Teresa was the first person to get the
for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International
2. Prithviraj Kapoor was the first recipient of the Understanding.
Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 2 only
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 21. Consider the following statements:
15. National Urban Water Awards is instituted by Ministry of 1. Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and
Urban Development for excellence in
Development is awarded only to Indians.
1. Services to the Poor
2. UNICEF is the only agency of the United Nations to
2. Citizen Services and Governance
3. Urban Sanitation get the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament
4. Communication Strategy and Awareness Generation and Development.
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (b) 1 and 3 only Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(c) 2 and 4 only (d) 3 only (a) 1 only (b) 2 only
16. Which of the following statements is/are correct? (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2
1. Tagore Literature Awards are jointly instituted by the 22. Consider the following statements:
Sahitya Akademi and Nokia. 1. Nobel Prize is sometimes given to the outstanding
2. The Awards are given to the best of literary persons in the related fields posthumously.
contributions by writers in 8 Indian languages. 2. The Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology
3. Literary works in 24 Indian languages are eligible for or Medicine, Literature and peace were first awarded
consideration under the Scheme.
in 1901.
4. Awards have been instituted as part of Hope Project, a
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
corporate social responsibility initiative.
Select correct answer form the codes given below (a) 1 only (b) 2 only
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only (b) 1, 2 and 4 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2
(c) 2, 3 and 4 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 23. Consider the following statements:
17. Consider the following fields 1. The Miss World pageant is the oldest surviving
1. Biology 2. Physics major international beauty pageant. It was created
3. Medicine 4. Mathematics in the United Kingdom.
Which of the fields given above is/are awarded in the 2. Miss Universe is an annual international beauty
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize? contest that is run by the Miss Universe organization.
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (b) 1, 2 and 3 only The contest was founded in 1953 by California.
(c) 2 and 3 only (d) 3 and 4 only Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
18. Consider the following statements (a) 1 only (b) 2 only
1. The first recipient of the Bharat Ratna was politician (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2
C. Rajagopalachariwho was honoured in 1960. 24. Consider the following statements:
2. In 1966, former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur 1. The Kalinga Prize is an award given by UNESCO
Shastri became the first individual to be honoured for exceptional skill in presenting scientific ideas to
posthumously.
lay people.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
2. World Economic Forum gives the Crystal Award.
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only
3. Laureates award is related to sports.
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither of these
19. Consider the following statements Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1. The Lady Tata Memorial Trust was established by Codes:
Sir Dorabji Tata in April 1932 in memory of his (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 only
wife, Lady Meherbai. (c) 2 and 3 only (d) All of the above
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25. Consider the following statements: Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1. BAFTA award is presented in Britain. (a) 1 only (b) 2 only
2. Golden Globe Award is presented in USA. (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither of these
3. Palm Dor Award is presented in France. 31. Consider the following statements
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 1. Golden Peacock Awards have given boost to the
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only Industry worldwide.
(c) 1 and 2 only (d) All of the above 2. Award winners cannot use the Golden Peacock
26. Consider the following statements: Awards Logo on all promotional literatures.
1. International Gandhi Peace Prize is awarded Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
biannually by the Government of India. (a) 1 only (b) 2 only
2. The Government of India launched the International (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither of these
Gandhi Peace Prize in 1995. 32. Consider the following statements
3. It was started on the occasion of the 125th Birth 1. The Man Booker International Prize is an
Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. international literary award given every two years
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? to a living author of any nationality for a body of
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only work published in English or generally available in
(c) 1 and 2 only (d) All of the above
English translation.
27. The correct fields in which Ramen Magsaysay Award is
2. The inaugural winner was Albanian writer Ismail
given:
Kadare.
1. Government Services
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
2. Public Services
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only
3. Journalism, Literature and Creative communication
Arts (c) 1 and 2 only (d) Neither of these
4. Emergent Leadership 33. Consider the following statements:
Codes: 1. Nobel Peace Prize is presented annually in Oslo by
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1 and 2 the King of Norway.
(c) 2, 3 and 4 (d) All of the above 2. The Nobel laureate receives three things- a diploma,
28. Consider the following statements: a medal and a document confirming the prize
1. International Childrens Peace Prize is conferred by amount.
the Kids Right Foundation of Netherland. Which of the statements given above is / are correct?
2. Man Booker International Prize is conferred for the (a) 1 only (b) 2 only
eminent writing skill. (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) neither 1 nor 2
3. Pritzer Award is presented in the field of 34. Consider the following statements:
Architecture. 1. Nobel Prize award in Economics has been awarded
4. Abel Prize is conferred to the Mathematics. since 1969.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 2. Arjuna Award was introduced in 1965.
(a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only
Which of the statements given above is / are correct?
(c) 3 and 4 only (d) All of the above
(a) 1 only (b) only
29. Consider about BAFTA Awards
(c) both 1 and 2 (d) neither 1 nor 2
1. It is the British Counterpart of the Academy Awards
(Oscars).
2. It was first awarded in 1939.
3. It honours the best national and foreign films. 35. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer
Select the correct answer from the codes given below from the codes given below :
Codes: List-I List-II
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 1 and 4 A. Padma Vibhushan 1. For distinguished
(c) 1 and 3 (d) All of the above service in any field.
B. Padma Bhushan 2. For distinguished
30. Consider the following statements
service of high order.
1. The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 by C. Padma Shri 3. For exceptional and
provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) distinguished service
publisher Joseph Pulitzer, and is administered by Codes:
Columbia University in New York City. A B C A B C
2. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a (a) 3 2 1 (b) 1 2 3
certificate and a US$10,000 cash award. (c) 2 1 3 (d) 2 3 1
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36. Arrange the following awards in the correct chronological Codes:
order : A B C D A B C D
1. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (a) 1 2 3 4 (b) 1 4 3 2
2. Arjuna Award (c) 2 3 1 4 (d) 2 4 1 3
3. Dhyanchand Award 39. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer
4. Dronacharya Award from the codes given below :
Select the correct answer from the codes : List-I List-II
Codes: A. Param Vir Chakra 1. Highest gallantry award
(a) 3, 2, 4, 1 (b) 2, 3, 4, 1 B. Mahavir Chakra 2. Second highest
(c) 2, 4, 1, 3 (d) 3, 2, 1, 4
gallantry award
37. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer C. Vir Chakra 3. Third highest
from the codes given below : gallantry award
List-I List-II Codes:
A. Saraswati Samman 1. Science A B C A B C
B. Kabir Award 2. Sports (a) 1 2 3 (b) 3 2 1
C. Arjuna Award 3. Social solidarity (c) 3 1 2 (d) 1 3 2
D. Bhatnagar Award 4. Literature 40. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer
Codes: from the codes given below:
A B C D A B C D List-I List-II
(a) 4 3 2 1 (b) 2 1 4 3 A. Grammy Award 1. Music
(c) 3 2 1 4 (d) 3 4 1 2 B. Ramon Magsaysay 2. International under-
38. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer Award standing
from the codes given below : C. Pulitzer Award 3. Agriculture
List-I List-II D. Borlaug Award 4. Journalism
A. Jnanpith Award 1. Literature (1961) Codes:
B. Saraswati Award 2. Literature (1991) A B C D A B C D
C. Vachaspati Samman 3. Sanskrit (1992) (a) 1 2 3 4 (b) 1 2 4 3
D. Shankar Award 4. Indian philosophy (c) 4 3 2 1 (d) 4 2 3 1
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EXERCISE-1 9. (a)
1. (d) The Jnanpith award is a literary award which along 10. (b) The Param Vir Chakra is Indias highest military
with the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship is one of the decoration awarded for the highest degree of valour
two most prestigious literary honours in the country. or self-sacrifice in the presence of the enemy. It can
The award was instituted in 1961. Any Indian citizen be awarded to officers or enlisted personnel from
all branches of the Indian military and can be, and
who writes in any of the official languages of India
often has been, awarded posthumously.
is eligible for the honour.
11. (a) The Maha Vir Chakra is the second military
2. (a) Bharat Ratna is Indias highest civilian award. The decoration in India and is awarded for acts of
official criteria for awarding the Bharat Ratna stipulated conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy,
it is to be conferred for the highest degrees of national whether on land, at sea or in the air. The medal may
service which includes artistic, literary, and scientific be awarded posthumously.
achievements, as well as recognition of public service 12. (b) In order to recognize a scientist, who provides a
of the highest order. The last recipient of the award breakthrough for agriculture through a new insight
is the cricketer Sachin Tendulkar for the year 2014. that has created high potential value for the future,
3. (b) Dronacharya award is an award presented by the the Norman Borlaug Award has been constituted.
government of India for excellence in sports coaching. The nominations for the awards are for a scientist(s)
The award comprises bronze statue of Dronacharya, a of any discipline of agricultural and allied sciences.
scroll of honour and a cash component of ` 500,000. The award would be of ` 10 lakh in cash.
The award was instituted in 1985. The last recipient 13. (a) The Appan Menon Memorial Award consisting of a
of the award is Raj Singh for wrestling in the year grant of ` 1 lakh is given each year to a professional
2014. journalist working in the area of world affairs or
4. (c) The National Film awards, one of the most prominent development news with an Indian perspective.
film awards in India, were established in 1954. Every 14. (a)
year, a national panel appointed by the government 15. (a) The prestigious Dhanwantari award, which
selects the winning entry, and the award ceremony recognizes contribution in medical science is
is held in New Delhi where the President of India awarded annually since 1972. The recipients include
presents the awards. M.K. Mani, pioneer in nephrology in the country
and Chief Nephrologist at Apollo Hospital, Chennai
5. (c) Vir Chakra is an Indian gallantry award presented
who has been honoured with the 40th Dhanvantari
for acts of bravery in the battlefield while the Ashok Award.
Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra in addition
16. (a) National Bravery award also known as Bharat
for separate acts of gallantry are awarded for valour, Puraskar for Indian Children is given each year by
courageous action or self-sacrifice away from the Government of India and Indian Council for Child
battlefield. Welfare (ICCW) to Indian children for meritorious
6. (c) The Vyas Samman is a literary award which was acts of bravery against all odds. The award is given
first awarded in 1991. It is awarded annually by to around 24 children below the age of 16.
the K.K. Birla Foundation and includes a cash of 17. (a) Tansen Samman is conferred in the field of music
` 250,000 (as of 2005). To be eligible for the award, which carries a cash prize of ` 2 lakh and a citation.
the literary work must be in the Hindi language and 18. (b) Dhyan Chand award is Indias highest award for
has been published in the past 10 years. lifetime achievement in sports and games. The
7. (b) The Vishvakarma Rashtriya puraskar and National award is named after the legendary Indian hockey
Safety awards scheme was launched in 1965 by player Dhyan Chand and was initiated in 2002. The
ministry of labour to motivate the brilliant workers award carries a cash prize of ` 5 lakh, a plaque and
and industrial units who deliver their best to curb a scroll of honour.
mishaps and increase in the industrial (occupational) 19. (a)
safety measures and work for the promotion of the 20. (b) The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award for Science
interests of both the management and labour. and Technology (SSB) is an award in India given
8. (c) The Saraswati Samman is an annual award for annually by the CSIR. It is named after the founder
outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any Director of the CSIR and carries an award money of
Indian language. It was instituted in 1991 by the K. ` 5 lakh each.
K. Birla Foundation. The award contains ` 10 lakh, 21. (a)
a citation and a plaque. Candidates are selected from 22. (a) In 2006, Kejriwal was awarded the Ramon
literary works published in the previous ten years Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership
by a panel that includes scholars and former award recognising his involvement in a grassroots
winners. movement Parivartan using right-to-information
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legislation in a campaign against corruption. The ispresented annually in early December.
same year, after resigning from the IRS, he donated 35. (d) Right Livelihood prize is considered to be the
his Magsaysay award money as a corpus fund to
found the Public Cause Research Foundation, a alternative to Nobel prize. This is also an annual
non-governmental organisation (NGO). prize which is given to individuals who have done
23. (d) The Nobel prize is a set of an international awards something exemplary to solve some of the most
bestowed in a number of categories which is given pressing issues in the world.
annually to the winners by Swedish and Norwegian 36. (d) Ramon Magsaysay award is given annually to those
Committees in recognition of cultural and/or Asian people who have contributed extraordinary
scientific advances. It was the will of the Swedish
service in their respective fields. This award is
inventor Alfred Nobel that established the Nobel
prizes in 1895 in Sweden. given by Philippine in the memoir of Philippine
24. (c) The Nobel prize in Economics or Economic sciences President Ramon Magsaysay. He is considered to
was established in 1968 and endowed by Swedens be one of the great examples of integrity, courage,
central bank, the Sveriges Riksbank, on the occasion and idealistic democrat.
of the banks 300th anniversary. While the Nobel 37. (a) 38. (c) 39. (a) 40. (c)
Prize in particular was established in 1895.
EXERCISE-2
25. (a) The Academy award is also known as the Oscar
award which is presented for various categories in 1. (c) The Saraswati Samman was instituted in 1991 by the
the Film industry. It was first given in 1929. K. K. Birla Foundation.The Saraswati Samman is an
26. (a) The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literary
in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and works in any Indian language .
musical composition. It was established in 1917 and 2. (c) Both the statements are correct. The holders of the
administered by Columbia University in New York Bharat Ratna rank 7th in the Indian order of precedence
City by provisions in the will of American publisher
and it has also been awarded posthumously to various
Joseph Pulitzer.
persons.
27. (a) The British Academy Film awards are presented
in an annual award show hosted by the British 3. (c) Both the statements are correct. Any Indian citizen
Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). It who writes in any of the eighth scheduled languages
is given by UK and is considered to be the counter of India is eligible for the honour. The award was
awards for Oscars. instituted in 1961.
28. (c) Golden Globe award is given in the field of film and 4. (a)
television by Hollywood Foreign Press Association 5. (a) Only statement 1 is correct. The Padma Vibhushan
in United States of America. is the second highest civilian award in the Republic
29. (a) The Palme dOr is the highest prize awarded at the of India and is instituted by Samsung Electronics and
Cannes Film Festival and is presented to the director the Sahitya Akademi and not by UNESCO.
of the best feature film of the official competition.
6. (d)
It is presented by Festival International du film de,
France. 7. (d) All the three medals are awarded to recognize
distinguished service of an exceptional order to
30. (a) The Kalinga Prize for popularization of Science is
all ranks of the Indian armed forces.
an international distinction instituted by UNESCO.
It was started in 1951 by donation from Mr 8. (d) 9. (a)
Bijoyanand Patnaik, founder and president of the 10. (c) Tagore Literature Awards have been instituted as
Kalinga Foundation Trust in India. part of Samsung Hope Project and recognize the best
31. (a) International Gandhi Peace prize is given annually literary contributions in 24 Indian languages.
by Government of India to those individuals and 11. (b) Only statement 2 is correct. Sahitya Akademy Award
organizations which contribute towards changes in is the second-best award in literature.
the political, social or economic reforms via non- 12. (a) 13. (c) 14. (a) 15. (a) 16. (c)
violence. It was instituted in 1995.
17. (a)
32. (c) The Manav Vikas India Human Development
awards, instituted by the Planning Commission and 18. (b) The first recipient of the Bharat Ratna was politician
UNDP was first given out in 2012. C. Rajagopalachari who was honoured in 1954.
33. (a) The World Economic Forum gives Crystal award 19. (c) The Lady Tata Memorial Trust was established
to those artists who have improved the state of the by Sir Dorabji Tata in April 1932 in memory of
his wife, Lady Meherbai, who was struck with
world through their art.
leukaemia in 1930 at the age of 50, and succumbed
34. (a) The prize was established in 1980 by German- to the disease a year later in Wales, and passed away
Swedish philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull. This on 18th June 1931.
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The Trust offers one-fifth of its income to scholars English or generally available in English translation.
doing scientific investigations in Indian Universities The introduction of the International Prize was
and Institutes into diseases of the blood, with special announced in June 2004. The award, sponsored
references to leukaemia, and for scientific research by the Man Group, complements the Man Booker
towards alleviation of human suffering from disease. Prize and rewards an authors continued creativity,
development and overall contribution to fiction on the
20. (a) Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International world stage.
Understanding was founded in 1965. It is administered
Pritzker Award Architecture. The Pritzker
by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
Architecture Prize is awarded annually to honour
to people for their outstanding contribution to the
a living architect whose built work demonstrates a
promotion of international understanding, goodwill
combination of those qualities of talent, vision and
and friendship among people of the world. The
commitment, which has produced consistent and
money constituent of this award is 2.5 million rupees.
significant contributions to humanity and the built
21. (d) Neither of the given statements are correct. environment through the art of architecture.
22. (b) The Nobel prize except the Economics first awarded Abel prize Mathematics.The Abel Prize is an
in 1901. international prize presented by the King of Norway
23. (d) None of the given statements are correct. to one or more outstanding mathematicians. Named
The Miss World pageant is the oldest surviving major after Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel
international beauty pageant. It was created in the (18021829), the award was established in 2001 by
United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951. Since his the Government of Norway and complements the
death in 2000, Morleys wife, Julia Morley, co-chairs Holberg Prize in the humanities, social sciences, law
the pageant. and theology.The Abel Prize has often been described
Miss Universe is an annual international beauty as the mathematicians Nobel prize. It comes with
contest that is run by the Miss Universe Organization. a monetary award of 6 million Norwegian kroner
The contest was founded in 1952 by the California (NOK) (approximately US$1 million), to be used to
clothing company Pacific Mills. The pageant fund future research.
became part of Kayser-Roth, and then Gulf Western 29. (c)
Industries, before being acquired by Donald Trump 30. (c) The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements
in 1996.
in newspaper and online journalism, literature,
24. (a) Laureates Awards is associated with aerospace,
and musical composition in the United States.
aviation and defense arenes and Laureus awards is
It was established in 1917 by provisions in the
associated with sports.
will of American (Hungarian-born) publisher
25. (d)
Joseph Pulitzer, and is administered by Columbia
26. (b) The government of India laurelled the International
Gandhi peace prize in 1995.This is an annual University in New York City. Prizes are awarded
award given to individuals and institutions for their yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the
contributions towards social, economic and political categories, each winner receives a certificate and a
transformation through non-violence and other US$10,000 cash award. The winner in the public
Gandhian methods. The award carries ` 10 million service category of the journalism competition is
in cash, convertible in any currency in the world, awarded a gold medal.
a plaque and a citation. It is open to all persons 31. (a) Award winners are eligible to use the Golden Peacock
regardless of nationality, race, creed or sex. Awards Logo on all promotional literatures.
27. (d) 32. (c) Ten writers are on the judges list of finalists under
28. (d) International Childrens - Kids Rights Foundation serious consideration for the sixth Man Booker
- peace prize. The Kids Rights Foundation is an International Prize, the 60,000 award which
international childrens aid and advocacy organisation recognises one writer for his or her achievement in
based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Founded
fiction.
in 2003, Kids Rights raises funds for independent
33. (c)
local aid projects in a number of countries around
the world, including Zimbabwe, Ukraine and 34. (a) Arjuna Award was introduced in 1961
Haiti. The organisations mission is to support and 35. (a) Padma Vibhushan is awarded to recognize exceptional
empower vulnerable children around the world, by and distinguished service to the nation in any field,
raising funds for small-scale local projects, and by including government service. It is awarded to
raising awareness for childrens rights through the recognize distinguished service of a high order to
international media. the nation in any field while Padma Shri is awarded
Man Booker International Prize Authors.The Man to citizens of India to recognize their distinguished
Booker International Prize is an international literary contribution in various spheres of activities including
award given every two years to a living author of the Arts, Education, Industry, Literature, Science,
any nationality for a body of work published in Sports, Medicine, Social Service and Public Affairs.
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36. (c) Arjuna Awards was instituted in 1961, Drona Charya Grammy is an accolade by the National Academy
award was instituted in 1985 while Rajiv Gandhi Khel of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States
Ratna award was commenced in the year 199192 to recognize outstanding achievement in the music
and Dhyan chand award was initiated in 2002. industry. The first Grammy Awards ceremony
was held on May 4, 1959 to honour the musical
37. (a) Saraswati Samman is meant for outstanding literary
accomplishments by performers for the year 1958.
work in any Indian language. Kabir Award is given Following the 2011 ceremony, NARAS overhauled
for promotion of communal harmony. Arjuna Award many Grammy Award categories for 2012. The 56th
is meant for sports and Bhatnagar Award is conferred Grammy Awards were held on January 26, 2014, at
in the field of Science. the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
38. (a) Jnanpith award is a literary award in India. The Ramon Magsaysay Award International
Saraswati Samman is also a literary award for understanding. The Ramon Magsaysay Award is
outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any an annual award established to perpetuate former
Indian language.Vachaspati Samman is given in Philippine President Ramon Magsaysays example
Sanskrit literature while Shankar award is for Indian of integrity in government, courageous service to the
Philosophy. people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic
39. (a) The Param Vir Chakra is Indias highest military society. The Ramon Magsaysay Award is often
decoration award. The Maha Vir Chakra is the second considered to be Asias Nobel Prize. The prize
was established in April 1957 by the trustees of the
highest military decoration while veer chakra is third
Rockefeller Brothers Fund based in New York City
in precedence in the war time gallantry awards.
with the concurrence of the Philippine government.
Pulitzer Award Journalism.
40. (b) Grammy Award Music. A Grammy Award
Borlaug Award Agriculture.
(originally called Gramophone Award) or

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