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F General Knowledge Questions 2.

Find out the odd one (a) Magsaysay Award (b) Commonwealth Writers Prize (c) Jnanapith Award (d) Nobel Prize : C Other awards are International 3. M.S. Swaminathan received (a) Magsaysay award (b) Padma Vibhushan (c) Padmabhushan award (d) all the above : D 4. Arjuna Award was introduced in (a) 1961 (b) 1969 (c) 1972 (d) 1995 : A Arjuna award is given to prominent sports persons in India. 5. Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2000 was awarded to the former President of Sout h Africa along with (a) C. Subramaniam (b) Grameen Bank of Banglasdesh (c) Satish Dhawan (d) Word Health Organisation : B 6. Name the film which won 11 Oscars at the 76th Annual Academy Awards (a) Mystic River (b) Cold Mountain (c) The lord of Rings: The Return of the King (d) Monster : C 7. U-Tant award is given for: (a) Contribution to east-west understanding (b) Community leadership (c) Social Service (d) Journalism : C 8. Who among the following has been awarded the Sydney peace Prize 2004 for her wor k in social campaigns and advocacy to non-violence? (a) Medha Padkar (b) Vandana Shiva (c) Arundharti Rai (d) Aparna Sen (e) None of these : C 9. On whom did the US President George W. bush bestow, in 2002, the US's highest aw ard for life-time achievement in the field of scientific research? (a) Subramaniam Chandrasekhar (b) Prof. C. Radhakrishna Rao (c) Dr. Hargovind Khorana (d) Arun Netravalli : D 10. Shirin Ebadi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, is from (a) Iraq (b) Nigeria (c) Iran (d) Libya : C 11. Which of the following authors won the Booker Prize twice? (a) Margaret Atwood (b) J. M. Coetzee (c) Graham Swift (d) Ian Mc Ewan : B 12.

The research work of Paul Lauterbur and Peter Mansfield, the Nobel Prize winners for Medicine in 2003, relates to (a) The control of AIDS (b) Magnetic resonance imaging (c) Respiratory diseases (d) Genetic engineering : B 13. The Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Shanta Sinha known as (a) a campaigner for urban sanitation (b) an anti-child labour activist (c) an organiser of rain-water harvesting schemes (d) an activist for the welfare of poor rural women : B 14. The first recipient of Kalinga Prize was : French physicist Louis de Broglie 15. Kalinga Prize, an International prize is awarded annually for the recognition of outstanding achievement in the interpretation and popularization of : Science 16. Nehru Award is instituted for : International understanding and peace 17. The scientist who was conferred with all the three national awards: Padma Bhusha n, Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna : Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam 18. The first recipient of Gandhi Peace Prize was : Dr. Julius N. Nyerera 19. In the following who was not a Miss World (a) Yuktha Mookhey (b) Aishwarya Rai (c) Priyanka Chopra (d) Sushmita Sen : D 20. Oscar Award is associated with : Cinema 21. The winner of the Jnanapeetam award for the first time : G. Sankara Kurup 22. Booker prize is given to the field of : Fiction writing 23. The Nobel Prizes were established by : Alfred Bernhard Nobel 24. The first Nobel Prizes were awarded in the year : 1901 25. The first winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology is : Emil Adolph von Behring (Germany) 26. The first winner of Nobel Prize in Peace is : Jean Henri Dunant (Switzerland) & Frederic Passy (France) 27. The first winner of Nobel Prize in Literature is : Sully Prudhomme (France) 28. Nobel Prize award in Economics has been awarded from the year

: 1969 29. The first winner of Nobel Prize in Economic Science is : Ragnar Frisch (Norway) & Jan Tinbergen (Netherlands) 30. The first winner of Nobel Prize in Chemistry is : Jacobus H. van't Hoff (Netherlands) 31. The first winner of Nobel Prize in Physics is : Wilhelm C. Roentgen (Germany) 32. The founder of Nobel Prizes, Alfred Nobel belongs the country : Sweden 33. Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar is given in which field : Environment 34. Who was the second winner of Jnanapeetam Award : Tharasankar Banerjee 35. Which writer got the Booker prize twice : J.M. Coetzee 36. Among the Election Commissioners, who has received Mazzini Award, instituted by the Italian Government : Naveen Chawla 37. Rabindranath Tagore was the Nobel prize winner for literature in 1913. Who recei ved the award in 1914 (a) Rudyard Kipling (c) Bernard Shaw (c) Romain Rolland (d) Nobody : D 38. Who among the following has been honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi award for their contribution towards promoting secularism in 2005 (a) Rajiv Shukla (b) P.M. Sayeed (c) Sunil Dutt (d) All the three : D 39. The UN Award for Human Rights was conferred in 2003 on : Sergio DeMello 40. The winner of Nobel Prize for literature for 2003 is : J.M. Coetze 41. The winner of Gandhi Peace Prize for 2003 is : Vaclav Havel 42. Kalinga Prize is awarded by (a) Indian Government (b) Orissa Government (c) SAARC (d) UNESCO : D 43. What is the highest peace time gallantry award in India (a) Bharat ratna (b) Param Vir Chakra (c) Ashok Chakra (d) Vir Chakra : C 44. The highest science award in India : S.S. Bhatnagar award

45. Phalke award is given to persons of which field : Film 46. Shrin Ebadi an Iranian advocate was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize for : Peace 47. Arjuna award is given for the excellence in : Sports 48. Who was the first Indian lady actress to receive the Padma Shri Award : Nargis Dutt 49. Dada Saheb Phalke award is for the contribution to : Cinema 50. Who was the first Ramon Magsaysay Award winner from India : Acharya Vinoba Bhave