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Q 1.

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Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below : List-I List-II A. Padma Vibhushan 1. For distinguished service in any field. B. Padma Bhushan 2. For distinguished service of high order. C. Padma Shri 3. For exceptional and distinguished service Codes: A B C

3 2 2001

B

1 2 2003

C

2 1 2003

D

2 3 2001

Explanation

Padma Vibhushan is awarded to recognize exceptional and distinguished service to the nation in any field, including government service. It is awarded to recognize distinguished service of a high order to the nation in any field while Padma Shri is awarded to citizens of India to recognize their distinguished contribution in various spheres of activities including the Arts, Education, Industry, Literature, Science, Sports, Medicine, Social Service and Public Affairs.

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Arrange the following awards in the correct chronological order :
1. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
2. Arjuna Award
3. Dhyanchand Award
4. Dronacharya Award
Select the correct answer from the codes : Codes:

A

3, 2, 4, 1

B

2, 3, 4, 1

2, 4, 1, 3

D

3, 2, 1, 4

Explanation

Arjuna Awards was instituted in 1961, Drona Charya award was instituted in 1985 while Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award was commenced in the year 1991-92 and Dhyan chand award was initiated in 2002.

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Consider the following statements :
1. The Saraswati Samman is the most prestigious award of the KK Birla Foundation.
2. The Samman is given annually to an outstanding literary work published in Hindi only during the last 10 years.
3. It was initiated in 1991.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A

1, 2 and 3

B

1 and 2

1 and 3

D

2 only

Explanation

The Saraswati Samman was instituted in 1991 by the K. K. Birla Foundation.The Saraswati Samman is an annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any Indian language .

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Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below : List-I List-II A. Saraswati Samman 1. Science B. Kabir Award 2. Sports C. Arjuna Award 3. Social solidarity D. Bhatnagar Award 4. Literature Codes: A B C D A B C D

4 3 2 1

B

2 1 4 3

C

3 2 1 4

D

3 4 1 2

Explanation

Saraswati Samman is meant for outstanding literary work in any Indian language. Kabir Award is given for promotion of communal harmony. Arjuna Award is meant for sports and Bhatnagar Award is conferred in the field of Science.

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Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below : List-I List-II A. Jnanpith Award 1. Literature (1961) B. Saraswati Award 2. Literature (1991) C. Vachaspati Samman 3. Sanskrit (1992) D. Shankar Award 4. Indian philosophy Codes: A B C D A B C D

1 2 3 4

B

1 4 3 2

C

2 3 1 4

D

2 4 1 3

Explanation

Jnanpith award is a literary award in India. The Saraswati Samman is also a literary award for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any Indian language.Vachaspati Samman is given in Sanskrit literature while Shankar award is for Indian Philosophy.

Q 6.

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Which of the following awards is presented on the eve of Republic Day of India?
1. Bharat Ratna
2. Padma Vibhushan
3. Padma Shree Codes:

A

1 only

B

2 only

C

1 and 2 only

1, 2 and 3

Explanation

All the three awards Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shree are presented or announced on the eve of Republic Day.

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Consider the following statements :
1. Ashok Chakra is the country's highest peace time gallantry award equivalent to Param Vir Chakra.
2. Kirti Chakra is awarded for conspicuous gallantry.
3. Shaurya Chakra is awarded for an act of gallantry.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A

1 and 2 only

B

2 and 3 only

C

1 and 3 only

1, 2 and 3

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Consider the following statements :
1. The Times of India Group founded the Bharatiya Jnanpith Trust.
2. ICAR gives the Swamy Sahajanand Saraswati Award.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 and 2

B

1 only

C

2 only

D

Neither 1 nor 2

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Consider the following statements :
1. Sahitya Akademi Award, the highest literary prize given by the government of India.
2. Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar is an environmental prize.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A

1 only

2 only

C

Both 1 and 2

D

Neither 1 nor 2

Explanation

Only statement 2 is correct. Sahitya Akademy Award is the second-best award in literature.

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Consider the following statements:
1. Devika Rani was the first Indian to win Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
2. Bhanu Athaiya was the first Indian Oscar Winner.
3. Arundhati Roy is the first Indian to win Booker Prize.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1, 2 and 3

B

1 and 2

C

2 and 3

D

2 Only

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Consider the following statements
1. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award was instituted in the year 1991-92 to national accolade in the field of sports.
2. Viswanathan Anand was the first recipient of th Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A

1 only

B

2 only

Both 1 and 2

D

Neither 1 nor 2

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Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Tagore Literature Awards are jointly instituted by the Sahitya Akademi and Nokia.
2. The Awards are given to the best of literary contributions by writers in 8 Indian languages.
3. Literary works in 24 Indian languages are eligible for consideration under the Scheme.
4. Awards have been instituted as part of Hope Project, a corporate social responsibility initiative.
Select correct answer form the codes given below

A

1, 2 and 3 only

B

1, 2 and 4 only

2, 3 and 4

D

1, 2, 3 and 4

Q 13.

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Consider the following statements about National Energy Conservation Awards
1. This award is given on the basis of improvement in specific energy and energy conservation initiatives.
2. This was instituted by the Ministry of Power.
3. These awards are given in seven major categories.
4. This award is given on National Energy Conservation Day on 14th December every year.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

A

1, 2 and 3 only

B

1, 3 and 4 only

1, 2 and 4 only

D

All of the above
INTERNATIONAL

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Consider the following statements
1. As a tribute to the ideals espoused by Mahatma Gandhi, the Government of India had launched the International Gandhi Peace Prize in 1995 on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
2. First recipient of the prize is Dr. A. T. Ariyaratane President, Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, Sri Lanka.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 only

B

2 only

C

Both 1 and 2

D

Neither of these

Explanation

First recipient of the prize is Dr. Julius K. Nyerere Former President of Tanzania.

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Consider the following statements:
1. V.K. Krishna Menon Foundation is based in New Delhi.
2. The first recipient of the V.K. Krishna Menon Award is the Chief Justice of India, KG. Balakrishnan.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A

1 only

2 only

C

Both 1 and 2

D

Neither 1 nor 2

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Consider the following statements:
1. The Pritzker Architecture prize is awarded annually to honour an architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment posthumously.
2. The Stirling Prize is a British Prize for excellence in architecture.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A

1 only

B

2 only

Both 1 and 2

D

Neither 1 nor 2

Explanation

Both the given statements are correct. The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually to honour a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.” Founded in 1979 by Jay A. Pritzker and his wife Cindy, the award is funded by the Pritzker family and sponsored by the Hyatt Foundation and is considered to be one of the world's premier architecture prizes; it is often referred to as the Nobel Prize of architecture. The prize is said to be awarded “irrespective of nationality, race, creed, or ideology.” The recipients receive US$100, 000, a citation certificate, and a bronze medallion.
The Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize is a British prize for excellence in architecture. It is named after the architect James Stirling, organised and awarded annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The RIBA Stirling Prize is awarded to “the architect of the building which has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year.” The architects must be RIBA members, but the building can be anywhere in the European Union. Stirling Prize laureates receive a stipend of GB£20, 000.

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Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below: List - I List - II A. Kalinga Award 1. Popularization of Science B. Borlaug Award 2. Agriculture C. Pulitzer Award 3. Journalism D. Laureates Award 4. Sports Codes: A B C D A B C D

1 2 3 4

B

4 3 2 1

C

1 3 4 2

D

4 2 3 1

Explanation

Kalinga Award — Popularization of Science. The Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is an award given by UNESCO for exceptional skill in presenting scientific ideas to lay people. It was created in 1952, following a donation from Biju Patnaik, Founder President of the Kalinga Foundation Trust in India.
Borlaug Award — Agriculture. The Borlaug Award is an award recognition conferred by a fertilizer company, Coromandel International, for outstanding Indian scientists for their research and contributions in the field of agriculture and environment. The award was created in 1972 and named in honour of Nobel Laureate Norman E. Borlaug. It carries a cash prize of ' 5 lakh, a gold medal, and a citation.
Pulitzer award — Journalism. The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) publisher Joseph Pulitzer, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City.
Laureates Award — Sports.

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Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below: List-I List-II A. Grammy Award 1. Music B. Ramon Magsaysay 2. International underAward standing C. Pulitzer Award 3. Agriculture D. Borlaug Award 4. Journalism Codes: A B C D A B C D

A

1 2 3 4

1 2 4 3

C

4 3 2 1

D

4 2 3 1

Explanation

Grammy Award — Music. A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award) - or Grammy - is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959 to honour the musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Following the 2011 ceremony, NARAS overhauled
many Grammy Award categories for 2012. The 56th Grammy Awards were held on January 26, 2014, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Ramon Magsaysay Award — International understanding. The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established to perpetuate former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay's example of integrity in government, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society. The Ramon Magsaysay Award is often considered to be Asia's Nobel Prize. The prize was established in April 1957 by the trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund based in New York City with the concurrence of the Philippine government. Pulitzer Award — Journalism. Borlaug Award — Agriculture.

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Aegis Graham Bell Award is intended to promote innovation in the field of
1. Telecom 2. Internet
3. Media 4. Education

A

2 and 3

B

1 only

C

2, 3 and 4

All of the above

Explanation

Graham Bell award is intended to promote innovation in the field of Telecom, Media, Internet and Education.

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Consider the following statements
1. The Nobel Prize awarding ceremony takes place on December 10 of every year.
2. The Nobel Prize for Literature was added later on to the other five existing areas -Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Peace and Economics.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 only

B

2 only

C

Both 1 and 2

D

Neither 1 nor 2

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Consider about BAFTA Awards
1. It is the British Counterpart of the Academy Awards (Oscars).
2. It was first awarded in 1939.
3. It honours the best national and foreign films.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below Codes:

A

1 and 2

B

1 and 4

1 and 3

D

All of the above

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Consider the following statements
1. Nobel Prize, any of the prizes (five in number until 1969, when a sixth was added) that are awarded annually from a fund bequeathed for that purpose by the Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Bernhard Nobel.
2. The first distribution of the prizes took place on December 10, 1901, the fifth anniversary of Nobel's death.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A

1 only

B

2 only

Both 1 and 2

D

Neither of the 2

Explanation

After Nobel's death, the Nobel Foundation was set up to carry out the provisions of his will and to administer his funds. In his will, he had stipulated that four different institutions—three Swedish and one Norwegian—should award the prizes.

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Consider the following statements
1. Golden Peacock Awards have given boost to the Industry worldwide.
2. Award winners cannot use the Golden Peacock Awards Logo on all promotional literatures.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 only

B

2 only

C

Both 1 and 2

D

Neither of these

Explanation

Award winners are eligible to use the Golden Peacock Awards Logo on all promotional literatures.

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Consider the following statements
1. The Manthan Award was launched on 10th October 2004 by Digital Empowerment Foundation.
2. Its areas of operation now are all of South Asia & Asia Pacific countries.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A

1 only

B

2 only

Both 1 and 2

D

Neither of these

Explanation

It was launched on 10th October ‘2004, by Digital Empowerment Foundation in partnership with World Summit Award, Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India, and various other stakeholders like similar organisations engaged in promoting digital content inclusiveness in the whole of South Asian & Asia Pacific nation for development.

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Consider the following statements
1. The Man Booker International Prize is an international literary award given every two years to a living author of any nationality for a body of work published in English or generally available in English translation.
2. The inaugural winner was Albanian writer Ismail Kadare.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A

1 only

B

2 only

1 and 2 only

D

Neither of these

Explanation

Ten writers are on the judges' list of finalists under serious consideration for the sixth Man Booker International Prize, the £60, 000 award which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.