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- Question 1 of 30
Which of the following awards is not associated with the field of sports?
The Norman Borlaug Award recognises exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under the age of 40. The Arjuna Award is given for Outstanding Performance in Sports. The Dronacharya Award is a sports coaching honour. Dhyan Chand Award is a lifetime achievement sporting honour.
- Question 2 of 30
Who among the following is a famous Chief-Election Commissioner of India who has been awarded the Magsaysay award?
James Michael Lyngdoh was the 12th Chief Election Commissioner of India (14 June 2001 to 7 Feb 2004). He received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Service in 2003.
- Question 3 of 30
“Moortidevi Sahitya Puraskar” is given by which organisation?
The Moortidevi Award is an Indian literary award annually presented by the Bharatiya Jnanapeeth Trust, a literary and research organisation.
- Question 4 of 30
Who amongst the following got a Nobel Prize in recognition of his discoveries of how salts and water are transported in and out of cells in the human body?
The Nobel Prize 2003 in Chemistry rewards Peter Agre for the discovery of water channels and Roderick MacKinnon for structural and mechanistic studies of ion channels. Their studies have demonstrated how ions and water are transported through cell membranes.
- Question 5 of 30
‘Tansen Samman’ is given by the Government of which State?
Tansen Samman (award) is presented every year to honor famous Indian classical singers and musicians. It was instituted by the Government of Madhya Pradesh in 1980.
- Question 6 of 30
Kalinga Prize is given in which of the following fields?
Kalinga Prize is an international award given by UNESCO to reward exceptional contributions made by individuals in communicating science to society and promoting the popularization of science. It was created in 1952, following a donation from Biju Patnaik, Founder President of the Kalinga Foundation Trust in India.
- Question 7 of 30
In which city is the presentation ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize held?
Except for the Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Prizes are presented in Stockholm, Sweden on 10 December, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death. The Peace Prize is presented by the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo, Norway.
- Question 8 of 30
Who was the first Indian to win the Nobel Prize?
Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian citizen to be awarded and also the first Asian to be awarded in 1913. There are 12 Indian (five Indian citizens and eight of Indian ancestry or residency) Nobel prize winners so far:
Citizens of India: 1. Rabindranath Tagore (1913, Literature); 2. C.V. Raman (1930, Physics); 3. Mother Teresa (1979, Peace); 4. Amartya Sen (1998, Economics); 5. Kailash Satyarthi (2014, Peace).
Indian origin: 1. Har Gobind Khorana (1968, Medicine); 2. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1983, Physics); 3. Venki Ramakrishnan (2009, Chemistry); 4. Abhijit Banerjee (2019, Economics).
Residents of Foreign Origin in India: 1. Ronald Ross (1902, Medicine); 2. Rudyard Kipling (1907, Literature); 3. 14th Dalai Lama (1989, Peace).
- Question 9 of 30
Who amidst the following eminent Indian journalists was awarded the Magsaysay Award?
Arun Shourie is India’s eminent journalist, author and politician. He was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1982.
- Question 10 of 30
What is the amount given along with the statuette and commendation to a Dronacharya award winner?
The Dronacharya Award, officially known as Dronacharya Award for Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games, is the sports coaching honour of India. The Awardees receive a cash prize of ₹15 lakhs (increased from ₹5 lakhs in 2020) in addition to the bronze statue of Dronacharya and a certificate.
- Question 11 of 30
Who amidst the following won the Nobel Prize in Science in two different disciplines?
Madame Curie (Marie Curie) won the Nobel Prize in Science in two different disciplines. She received the Physics Prize in 1903 for her work on radioactivity and the Chemistry Prize in 1911 for the isolation of pure radium.
- Question 12 of 30
What is the prize money given with Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award?
Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award (formerly known as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award) is the highest sporting honour of India. It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The Awardees receive a cash prize of ₹25 lakhs (increased from ₹7.5 lakhs in 2020) and a certificate.
- Question 13 of 30
After whom is the Magsaysay Award named?
The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established to perpetuate former Philippines President Ramon Magsaysay’s example of integrity in governance, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society.
- Question 14 of 30
In which of the following fields Nobel Prize is not given?
Nobel Prize is not given in the field of Mathematics. Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been awarded in the fields of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace, while a memorial prize in economic sciences was added in 1968.
- Question 15 of 30
Which of the following awards is not given by Madhya Pradesh Government?
The Chameli Devi Jain Award is an Indian journalism award named after Chameli Devi Jain, an Indian independence activist who became the first Jain woman to go to prison during India’s independence struggle. The award is given by the Media Foundation.
- Question 16 of 30
Which industrialist has been honoured with Bharat Ratna?
Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata was an Indian aviator, industrialist, entrepreneur and chairman of Tata Group. In 1992, because of his selfless humanitarian endeavours, Tata was awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna.
- Question 17 of 30
Which of the following international prizes/awards is given for outstanding contribution in the field of journalism?
Pulitzer Prize is awarded by Columbia University, New York City, for outstanding public service and achievement in American journalism, letters, and music. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer, who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher and is administered by Columbia University.
- Question 18 of 30
Who among the following former Chiefs of Army Staff had been awarded the “Mahavir Chakra” twice?
The Mahavir Chakra is the second-highest military award in India in India, after the Paramvir Chakra. General Arunkumar Shridhar Vaidya was a General Officer in the Indian Army. He served as the 13th Chief of the Army Staff from 1983 to 1986 He was awarded Mahavir Chakra twice (1965 and 1971).
- Question 19 of 30
Biologist of Indian origin who received the Nobel Prize was:
Har Gobind Khorana was an Indian-born American biochemist. He shared the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Marshall W. Nirenberg and Robert W. Holley. Har Gobind Khorana made important contributions to this field by building different RNA chains with the help of enzymes.
- Question 20 of 30
Which of the following awards is instituted by the UNESCO?
The Kalinga Prize was established in 1951 by UNESCO with a generous grant from Late Shri Biju Patnaik, Founder President of the Kalinga Foundation Trust. The Prize is presented annually by UNESCO to a person or persons, who make outstanding contributions to the interpretation of science and technology to the general public. The First Kalinga Prize was awarded in 1952.
- Question 21 of 30
Jamini Roy distinguished himself in the field of:
Jamini Roy was an Indian painter. He was honoured with the State award of Padma Bhushan in 1954. He was one of the most famous pupils of Abanindranath Tagore, whose artistic originality and contribution to the emergence of art in India remains unquestionable.
- Question 22 of 30
Sri Arvind Kejriwal had been selected for the Ramon Magsaysay Award for his important contribution in the field:
In 2006, Sri Arvind Kejriwal was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for his involvement in the grassroots level movement ‘Parivartan’ using the right to information (RTI) legislation in a campaign against government corruption.
- Question 23 of 30
Prof. Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contribution to the field of:
Amartya Sen is an Indian economist who was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory.
- Question 24 of 30
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former Indian President, received the prestigious Bharat Ratna award in the year:
Former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 1997.
- Question 25 of 30
Pulitzer Prize is given for outstanding work in which field?
Pulitzer Prize is awarded for outstanding public service and achievement in American journalism and Literature. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer, who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher and is administered by Columbia University.
- Question 26 of 30
Indian-origin Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee is known for his work in which field?
Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2019 along with his two co-researchers Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”
- Question 27 of 30
Who among the following received both Bharat Ratna and Nishan-e-Pakistan?
Morarji Desai was the sixth (and first non-Congress) Prime Minister of India (1977–79). He was the only Indian who won the Bharat Ratna (1991) and Pakistan’s Nishan-e-Pakistan (1990). Morarji Desai helped restore friendly relations with China and Pakistan, and vowed to avoid armed conflict such as the Indo-Pakistani war of 1971.
- Question 28 of 30
Grammy Award is given in the field of:
The Grammy Award is presented by the Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry. The trophy depicts a gilded gramophone. The Grammys are the first of the Big Three networks’ major music awards held annually.
- Question 29 of 30
Who among the following is not a recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award?
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in the field of cinema. It is presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. V. Shantaram was awarded in 1986, Raj Kapoor was awarded in 1988 and Lata Mangeshkar was awarded in 1989 by Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Mukesh Bhatt is not a recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
- Question 30 of 30
With which one of the following activities, Golden Globe Awards are associated?
Golden Globe Award presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) in recognition of outstanding achievement in motion pictures and television during the previous year.