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  • 1. 

    Who was the first Indian to receive a Nobel Prize?

    • A.

      Mother Teresa

    • B.

      Hargobind Tagore

    • C.

      CV Raman

    • D.

      Rabindranath Tagore

    Correct Answer
    D. Rabindranath Tagore
    Explanation
    Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian to receive a Nobel Prize. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 for his collection of poems called "Gitanjali." Tagore's poetry was known for its lyrical beauty and spiritual themes, and he played a significant role in introducing Indian literature and culture to the world. His Nobel Prize win not only brought recognition to his literary achievements but also put Indian literature on the global stage.

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  • 2. 

    The Nobel prize for Economics was instituted in 1967, but was first awarded in

    • A.

      1967

    • B.

      1988

    • C.

      1969

    • D.

      1970

    Correct Answer
    C. 1969
    Explanation
    The Nobel prize for Economics was first awarded in 1969, two years after it was instituted in 1967. This delay could be attributed to the time it took to establish the necessary procedures and criteria for selecting the recipient of the prize.

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  • 3. 

    B. C. Roy Award is given in the field of

    • A.

      Music

    • B.

      Journalism

    • C.

      Medicine

    • D.

      Environment

    Correct Answer
    C. Medicine
    Explanation
    The B. C. Roy Award is given in the field of Medicine. This award is named after Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, who was a renowned physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, India. The award is presented annually by the Medical Council of India to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of medicine and is considered one of the highest honors in the medical profession in India.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the first Indian lady actress to receive the Padma Shri Award?

    • A.

      Smita Patil

    • B.

      Nargis Dutt

    • C.

      Meena Kumari

    • D.

      Madhubala

    Correct Answer
    B. Nargis Dutt
    Explanation
    Nargis Dutt was the first Indian lady actress to receive the Padma Shri Award. This award is one of the highest civilian awards in India, given for distinguished service in various fields. Nargis Dutt, known for her iconic roles in Hindi cinema, was honored with the Padma Shri in 1958 for her contribution to the film industry. She paved the way for future actresses and set a benchmark for excellence in Indian cinema.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the first Indian to receive the Magaysay Award?

    • A.

      Indira Gandhi

    • B.

      TN Seshan

    • C.

      Kiran Bedi

    • D.

      Vinoba Bhave

    Correct Answer
    D. Vinoba Bhave
    Explanation
    Vinoba Bhave was the first Indian to receive the Magaysay Award. The Magaysay Award is an annual award given to individuals or organizations in Asia who have made significant contributions to their respective fields. Vinoba Bhave, a social reformer and follower of Mahatma Gandhi, was awarded the Magaysay Award in 1958 for his efforts in promoting land reform and the Bhoodan movement in India. Through his non-violent approach, Bhave worked towards redistributing land from the wealthy to the landless, advocating for social justice and equality. His dedication to social causes and his impact on the lives of many made him a deserving recipient of the Magaysay Award.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is India's highest honour in the field of literature?

    • A.

      Vyas Samman

    • B.

      Kalidas Samman

    • C.

      Jnanpith Award

    • D.

      Saraswathi Samman

    Correct Answer
    C. Jnanpith Award
    Explanation
    Jnanpith Award is India's highest honour in the field of literature. It is awarded to exceptional Indian writers for their outstanding contribution to Indian literature. The award was established in 1961 and is presented annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith organization. It recognizes and celebrates literary excellence in any of the 22 officially recognized Indian languages. The recipient of the award is chosen by a selection committee of eminent literary figures and scholars. This prestigious award has been bestowed upon renowned authors like Rabindranath Tagore, R.K. Narayan, Amrita Pritam, and Amitav Ghosh, among others.

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  • 7. 

    In which year was Pulitzer Prize established?

    • A.

      1917

    • B.

      1918

    • C.

      1922

    • D.

      1928

    Correct Answer
    A. 1917
    Explanation
    The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in journalism, literature, and music composition. Since its inception, the Pulitzer Prize has become one of the most respected and sought-after honors in these fields. It has played a significant role in promoting and celebrating outstanding achievements in the arts and journalism.

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  • 8. 

    Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2000 was awarded to the former President of South Africa along with

    • A.

      Sathish Dawan

    • B.

      C. Subramanian

    • C.

      Grameen Bank of Bangladesh

    • D.

      World Healt Organisation

    Correct Answer
    C. Grameen Bank of Bangladesh
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Grameen Bank of Bangladesh. The Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2000 was awarded to the former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, for his nonviolent struggle against apartheid. Along with Mandela, the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, founded by Muhammad Yunus, was also awarded the prize. The Grameen Bank is known for its microcredit system, which provides small loans to impoverished individuals to help them start their own businesses and improve their economic situation. This recognition highlights the bank's efforts in promoting peace and economic development through its innovative approach to poverty alleviation.

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  • 9. 

    Who has been awarded the first lifetime Achievement Award for his/her contribution in the field of Cinema?

    • A.

      Ashok Kumar

    • B.

      Hou Hsio-hsein

    • C.

      Akiro Burosova

    • D.

      Bernardo Burtolucci

    Correct Answer
    A. Ashok Kumar
    Explanation
    Ashok Kumar has been awarded the first lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution in the field of Cinema.

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  • 10. 

    Which state gives Mewar Award?

    • A.

      Haryana

    • B.

      Delhi

    • C.

      Punjab

    • D.

      Rajasthan

    Correct Answer
    D. Rajasthan
    Explanation
    The Mewar Award is given by the state of Rajasthan.

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