Awards and Honours - General Knowledge - Competitive Exams

1. Dr.Rabindranath Tagore received the noble prize for his Work:
a)      Evening Songs
b)     Morning Songs
c)      Gitanjali
d)     Gora

2. Who was the recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize for peace ?
a)      Mother Teresa
b)     Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi
c)      Dalai Lama
d)     Ms. Rigoberta Menchu

3. Who among the following received the Noble prize twice in different Subjects ?
a)      Madam Curie
b)     Frederic Sanger
c)      Pierre Curie
d)     John Bardeen

4.  Jesse Owens Global award is given in the field of:
a)       Literature
b)     Journalism
c)      Science
d)     Sports

5.  Who was the first Indian woman to receive in Borlaug award and in which year?
a)      Dr.Maduri V.Patel, 1991
b)     Dr.Maduri V.patel, 1992
c)      Dr.Amita Patel, 1991
d)     Dr.Amita Patel, 1992

6.  The UNESCO literacy prize has been given to India for the third consecutive year in 1992.The 1992 prize has been given to :
a)      Kerala
b)     West Bengal
c)      Pondicherry
d)     Assam

7.  Name the India’s highest award which is given to civilian ?
a)      Bharat Ratna
b)      Param vir Chakra
c)      Nation film award
d)     Janapeth Award

8. Who among the following was the first Indian to receive the Templeton award?
a)      Baba amte
b)      Mother Teresa
c)      Dr. S.Radhakrishnan
d)      Vinoba bhave

9.  Which of the following award was conferred on Mrs. Kiran Bedi ?
a)      Saraswati
b)      Golden globe
c)      Magasysay
d)      Rani Lakshmi

10. Which of the following has been proclaimed by UNESCO as a masterpiece of oral and intangible heritage of humanity?
a)      Parana
b)      Ram Lila
c)      Gaeta
d)     Mahabharata

11. U-tant award is given for?
a)      Social Service
b)      Contribution to east-west understanding
c)      Community leadership
d)      Journalism

12.  The journalist who refused to accept Padma Bhushan was?
a)      Shekharan Nair
b)      Khushwant Singh
c)      Arun Shourie
d)      Nikhil Chakraborty

13. Feroz Gandhi Award is given for outstanding performance in the field of?
a)      Medical Research
b)     Journalism  
c)      Preservation of wildlife
d)      Parliamentary Debate

14. Name the award which is declared yearly for films produced in India in the previous year?
a)      Bharat Ratna
b)      Param Vir Chakra
c)      Jananpeth Award
d)     National Film Award

15. The Highest civilian award of India ‘Bharat Ratna’ has been awarded to only two foreigners so far.  One of them is Abdul Ghaffar Khan. The other is
a)      Marshal Tito
b)     Nelson Mandela
c)      Bill Clinton
d)      Barack Obama

16. Jawaharlal Nehru award is given for ?
a)      Government science
b)      Literary work
c)      International Understanding
d)      Social work

17.  Saraswati Samman is given annually for outstanding contribution to:
a)      Literature
b)      Education
c)      Fine arts
d)      Classical Music

18. In which of the following branched of knowledge, outstanding contribution for the benefit of mankind is not recognized with a Nobel prize?
a)      Medicine
b)     Engineering
c)      Chemistry
d)      Economics

19. Who among the following was the first Indian to receive the Magsaysay award?
a)      Vinoba bhave
b)      Mother Teresa
c)      R.K.Laxman
d)      T.N.Seshan

20. The only couple to win Nobel prize were the.
a)      Rutherfords
b)     Curies
c)      Davies
d)      Millikans

 21  Who among the following was the first to receive the Nobel prize?
a)      C.V Raman
b)      Hargovind Khurana
c)      Rabindranath Tagore
d)      None of these

22. Ashoka Chakra is awarded for:
a)      Outstanding contribution to literature
b)      Gallantry by children
c)      Acts of Gallantry in the presence of the enemy
d)     The most conspicuous bravery of self-sacrifice on land, air or sea but not in the presence of the enemy.

23. Who among the following is not a recipient of Bharat Ratna?
a)      Dr. S. Radhakrishanan
b)     Sardar Vallabhbai Patel
c)      Mrs Indira Gandhi
d)      Lal Bahadur Shastri

24. Goldman Awards are given for outstanding contribution in which of the following fields?
a)      Population control
b)      Popularization of science
c)      Conservation of energy
d)     Protection of environment

25. Which of the following awards conferred upon Smt.Arun Asaf Ali for her role in the welfare of adult and women?
a)      Kalinga prize
b)      UNESCO Literacy Award
c)      Tagore Literacy Award
d)     Moorti Devi Award

26. Tansen Samman has been instituted by the Government of
a)      Uttar Pradesh
b)      Gujarat
c)      Maharashtra
d)     Madhya Pradesh

27. Who was awarded the first Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhavana Award?
a)      Archarya Tulsi
b)      J.R.D Tata
c)      Mother Teresa
d)      R.A. Mashelkar

28. Sharad Joshi Samman is awarded for
a)      Social Service
b)      Trade Union Activity
c)      Cartoon
d)     Satire and Essay

29. The first Indian to receive Nobel Prize in Literature was?
a)      Mother Teresa
b)     Rabindranath Tagore
c)      Sarojini Naidu
d)      C.V. Raman

30. Anna Hazare was awarded the Padma Bhushan in recognition for?
a)      His war against corruption and launching Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Andolan
b)      His Service to the Indian Army
c)      Transforming a barren dry village called Ralegan-Siddhi in Maharashtra’s Ahmendnagar district into a model village of self-sufficiency, ecofriendly and harmony
d)      His remarkable social service in the Adivasi areas of Bihar.

31. B.C Roy Award is given in the field of
a)      Journalism
b)      Medicine
c)      Music
d)      Environment

32. Who among the following is the first Asian Winner of Nobel prize?
a)      Mother Teresa
b)     Rabindranath Tagore
c)      C.V.Raman
d)      None of these.

33. Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in:
a)      1976
b)     1979
c)      1969
d)      1971

34.Name the first Muslim women to receive the Nobel prize in the world?
a)      Phil Ersa
b)     Shirin Ebadi
c)      Lakpa Sherpa
d)      Irine Zubeida

35. The first  Indian to receive the U Thant award for  cultural understanding was:
a)      Jawaharlal Nehru
b)      Indira Gandhi
c)      Acharya Vinobha Bhave
d)        None of these.

36. The world food prize is given by which of the following organizations/world bodies
a)      UNICEF
b)     Kraft general foods
c)      FAO
d)      UNDP

37. 1993 Nobel prize for literature has gone to the first black American lady, for her work ‘Beloved’. The name of the lady is :
a)      Carla hill
b)      Robin raphel
c)      Winnie
d)     Toni Morrison

38. Since foundation of Nobel awards has been added to the original five disciplines which were considered for award of Nobel prize
a)      Medicine
b)      Peace
c)      Literature
d)     Economics

39. In which category did Marie Curie win her two different Nobel Prizes?
a)      Physics and chemistry
b)      Chemistry and Medicine
c)      Physics and Medicine
d)      Chemistry and Peace

40. What is the role of ‘Stockholm Faculty of medicine’ in awarding Nobel Prize?
a)      It deals with the awards connected with physiology
b)      It deals with awards connected to medicine
c)      It deals with awards connected with medicine of physiology
d)      It has nothing to do with Nobel prize

41. The only leader who got the Bharat Ratna award while holding the office of the Union Home Minister is :
a)      Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
b)      Gulzari Lal Nanda
c)      Lal Bahadur Shastri
d)     Govind Ballabh pant

 42.  Who was the first winner of Nobel Prize for economics since its institution in 1968 and which country has so far received maximum number of Nobel Prizes in economics sciences?
a)      Prof. George Stigler, and USA stands First
b)     Ranger Frisch & Jan Tinbergen ; and USA stands First
c)      Lawrence Klein ; and Russia stand First
d)      None of these.

43.  Arjuna award are given to:
a)      Outstanding Teachers
b)      Outstanding athletes
c)      Best performance in archery
d)     Outstanding performance in the sports field

44. Pulitzer prize is awarded for outstanding work in the field of ?
a)      Science and technology
b)     Literature and Journalism
c)      International understanding
d)      Environmental Studies

45. ‘Meghanath Saha’ award is given for outstanding contribution in which of the following fields?
a)      Journalism
b)     Science
c)      Literature
d)      Social science

46. Dronacharya Award are given to:
a)      Outstanding teachers
b)      Outstanding athletes
c)      Best Performance in cricket
d)     Outstanding coaches in the sports field

47. Which of the following award is associated with Agriculture?
a)      Bourlog Award
b)      Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
c)      Arjun Awars
d)      Vyas Samman

48. The Nobel Prize was instituted by the country-
a)      USA
b)      UK
c)      Russia
d)     Sweden

49. The first Indian Economist who won the Nobel Prize was?
a)      Rajachellaiah
b)      Rangarajan
c)      Amartya Sen
d)      K.N. Raj

50. The Arujuna award was instituted in the year
a)      1965
b)      1963
c)      1961
d)      1957

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