General Awareness:Honours And Awards Set 2

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  • 1. 

    The first Indira Gandhi Award for International Justice and Harmony has been given to

    • A.

      Larry Pressler

    • B.

      Amnesty International

    • C.

      Hussain Ibrahim Zaki

    • D.

      Yasser Arafat

    Correct Answer
    D. Yasser Arafat
    Explanation
    Yasser Arafat was awarded the first Indira Gandhi Award for International Justice and Harmony. This recognition was likely given to him due to his efforts in promoting justice and harmony on an international scale. Arafat was a prominent political leader and the chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). He played a significant role in advocating for the rights of the Palestinian people and seeking a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Arafat's commitment to justice and harmony likely made him a deserving recipient of this prestigious award.

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  • 2. 

    'Ashoka Chakra' is awarded for

    • A.

      Acts of gallantry in the presence of enemy

    • B.

      Gallantry by children

    • C.

      Outstanding contribution to literature

    • D.

      The most conspicuous bravery or self sacrifice on land, air or sea but not in the presence of the enemy

    Correct Answer
    D. The most conspicuous bravery or self sacrifice on land, air or sea but not in the presence of the enemy
    Explanation
    The 'Ashoka Chakra' is awarded for the most conspicuous bravery or self-sacrifice on land, air, or sea but not in the presence of the enemy. This means that the award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional courage and sacrifice in dangerous situations, such as saving lives or performing acts of bravery, where the enemy is not directly involved. It recognizes acts of bravery that go above and beyond the call of duty, highlighting the individual's selflessness and commitment to serving others in challenging circumstances.

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  • 3. 

    Who among the following is the recipient of the first Dayawati Modi Award for art, culture and education?

    • A.

      Dharmavir Bharti

    • B.

      Amitabh Bachchaan

    • C.

      B. V. Karanth

    • D.

      Ashok Vajpeyi

    Correct Answer
    B. Amitabh Bachchaan
    Explanation
    Amitabh Bachchaan is the recipient of the first Dayawati Modi Award for art, culture, and education. This award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in these fields. Amitabh Bachchaan is a renowned actor in the Indian film industry and has been recognized for his exceptional talent and impact on Indian cinema. His work in films has not only entertained millions but also brought attention to important social issues. This award acknowledges his immense contribution to the arts and his efforts to promote culture and education.

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  • 4. 

    The Nobel Prize was first awarded in

    • A.

      1976

    • B.

      1958

    • C.

      1901

    • D.

      1972

    Correct Answer
    C. 1901
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1901. The Nobel Prize was first awarded in 1901. This prestigious international award was established by the will of Alfred Nobel, a Swedish inventor, engineer, and industrialist. The Nobel Prizes are awarded annually in various categories, including Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Peace, and Economic Sciences. The first Nobel Prizes were presented in Stockholm, Sweden, and since then, they have become one of the most esteemed recognitions in the world.

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  • 5. 

    Who among the following own the Nobel prize for literature?

    • A.

      Linus Pauling

    • B.

      Samuel Beckett

    • C.

      Philip Noel - Baker

    • D.

      Ralph Bunche

    Correct Answer
    B. Samuel Beckett
    Explanation
    Samuel Beckett is the correct answer because he was a renowned Irish playwright, novelist, and poet who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969. His works, such as "Waiting for Godot" and "Endgame," were highly influential in the theater of the absurd movement. Beckett's writing style often explored themes of existentialism, despair, and the human condition, making him a significant figure in the literary world.

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  • 6. 

    The 'Cannes Award' is given for excellence in which field?

    • A.

      Films

    • B.

      Journalism

    • C.

      Literature

    • D.

      Economics

    Correct Answer
    A. Films
    Explanation
    The Cannes Award is given for excellence in the field of films. Cannes Film Festival is one of the most prestigious international film festivals held annually in Cannes, France. It showcases a wide range of films from different genres and countries, and recognizes outstanding achievements in filmmaking through various awards, including the coveted Palme d'Or. This award is highly regarded in the film industry and winning it signifies excellence in filmmaking.

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  • 7. 

    The journalist who refused to accept 'Padma Bhushan' was?

    • A.

      Shekaran Nair

    • B.

      Khushwant Singh

    • C.

      Nikhil chakravarty

    • D.

      Arun Shourie

    Correct Answer
    C. Nikhil chakravarty
  • 8. 

    The Nobel peace prize is awarded in which city?

    • A.

      Oslo

    • B.

      Stockholm

    • C.

      Brussels

    • D.

      Geneva

    Correct Answer
    A. Oslo
    Explanation
    The Nobel peace prize is awarded in Oslo. Oslo is the capital city of Norway and has been the venue for the Nobel peace prize ceremony since 1901, when the prize was first awarded. The Nobel peace prize is presented annually to individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to the promotion of peace and the resolution of conflicts.

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  • 9. 

    Arjuna Award is given for

    • A.

      Exceptional service in emergency

    • B.

      Bravery on battlefield

    • C.

      Outstanding performance in sports

    • D.

      Exceptional service in slum dwellers

    Correct Answer
    C. Outstanding performance in sports
    Explanation
    The Arjuna Award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional performance in the field of sports. This award recognizes their dedication, skill, and achievements in their respective sports disciplines. It is a prestigious honor that encourages and motivates athletes to continue excelling in their chosen sports and serves as a recognition of their hard work and talent.

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  • 10. 

    Who among the following is not a recipient of the Bharatiya Jnanpith Award?

    • A.

      Ashaparna Devi

    • B.

      M. F. Hussain

    • C.

      Raghupathi Sahai

    • D.

      V. K. Gokak

    Correct Answer
    B. M. F. Hussain
    Explanation
    M. F. Hussain is not a recipient of the Bharatiya Jnanpith Award. The Bharatiya Jnanpith Award is a prestigious literary award given in India. Ashaparna Devi, Raghupathi Sahai, and V. K. Gokak are all recipients of this award, but M. F. Hussain is not.

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  • 11. 

    The UNSECO's 'Prix Jules Verne' prize has been given to which of the following serials of Doordarshan?

    • A.

      The World This Week

    • B.

      Surabhi

    • C.

      Eye Witness

    • D.

      Turning Point

    Correct Answer
    D. Turning Point
    Explanation
    The UNESCO's 'Prix Jules Verne' prize has been given to the serial 'Turning Point' of Doordarshan.

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  • 12. 

    Who among the following is not a recipient of 'Dada Saheb Phalke' Award?

    • A.

      Ramanand Sagar

    • B.

      Raj Kapoor

    • C.

      V. Shantaram

    • D.

      Ashok Kumar

    Correct Answer
    A. Ramanand Sagar
    Explanation
    Ramanand Sagar is not a recipient of the 'Dada Saheb Phalke' Award. The 'Dada Saheb Phalke' Award is the highest honor in Indian cinema, given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. Raj Kapoor, V. Shantaram, and Ashok Kumar are all recipients of this prestigious award.

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  • 13. 

    Which state Government of India has instituted the Samman Award?

    • A.

      Uttar Pradesh

    • B.

      Himachal Pradesh

    • C.

      Madhya Pradesh

    • D.

      Andhra Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    C. Madhya Pradesh
    Explanation
    The state government of Madhya Pradesh has instituted the Samman Award.

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  • 14. 

    Sharad Joshi Samman is awarded for

    • A.

      Cartoon

    • B.

      Satire and essay

    • C.

      Trade Union Activity

    • D.

      Social Service

    Correct Answer
    B. Satire and essay
    Explanation
    The Sharad Joshi Samman is awarded for satire and essay. This means that individuals who excel in the field of satire and essay writing are recognized and honored with this award. Satire is a form of literary work that uses irony, sarcasm, and humor to criticize or mock certain aspects of society. Essay writing, on the other hand, involves the expression of one's thoughts and ideas on a particular topic in a coherent and structured manner. Therefore, the award acknowledges and appreciates individuals who demonstrate exceptional skills and creativity in these areas.

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  • 15. 

    In 1901, Nobel Prize was not given for

    • A.

      Chemistry

    • B.

      Physics

    • C.

      Economics

    • D.

      Peace

    Correct Answer
    C. Economics
    Explanation
    The Nobel Prize was not given for Economics in 1901 because the Nobel Prize in Economics, officially known as the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, was not established until 1968. The Nobel Prizes for Chemistry, Physics, and Peace were already being awarded in 1901. Therefore, Economics is the correct answer as it was not a category for the Nobel Prize in 1901.

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