Honours & Awards GK Questions Quiz-3

Honours & Awards GK Questions Quiz-3

Honours & Awards Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Quiz for State and UPSC Civil Services Examinations. Objective Questions on Honours & Awards for competitive examinations.

    41. Sri Arvind Kejriwal has been selected for the Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2006 for his important contribution in the field.

    (1) Formation of Pani (water Panchayats in Rajasthan helping rural people in facing their acute water problem)
    (2) Effective implementation of the “National Minimum Employment Guarantee Scheme” in rural areas.
    (3) ‘Right to Information’ movement and empowering citizens to fight corruption.
    (4) Extending education to children of slum dwellers in Delhi.
    Answer:
    41. (3) Arvind Kejriwal is an Indian social activist. He was an Indian Revenue Service official before joining social and political activities. He was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in 2006, for activating India’s Right to Information movement at grassroots and social activities to empower the poorest citizens to fight corruption by holding the government answerable to the people. Kejriwal is also a Saathi (fellow) of the Association for India’s Development, a Global Impact award winning NGO. In 2006 after resigning from IRS, he founded an NGO Public Cause Research Foundation by donating his Magsaysay award money as corpus fund. In November
    2012, he launched the Aam Aadmi Party, claiming that the party’s vision was Swaraj.
    Note : Human rights activist Bezwada Wilson and Carnatic musician Thodur Madabusi Krishna are winners of the Magsaysay Award from India in 2016.

    42. Prof. Amartya Sen was awarded Nobel Prize for his contribution to the field of

    (1) food and famines
    (2) welfare economics
    (3) Indian economy
    (4) poverty
    Answer:
    42. (2) Amartya Sen, is an Indian Bengali economist who was awarded the 1998 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory, and for his
    interest in the problems of society’s poorest members. Sen is best known for his work on the causes of
    famine, which led to the development of practical solutions for preventing or limiting the effects of real
    or perceived shortages of food. He helped to create the United Nations Human Development Index. In
    2012, he became the first non-American recipient of the National Humanities Medal. He is currently the
    Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard
    University. He is also a senior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, distinguished fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, where he previously served as Master from 1998 to 2004. He is the first Indian and the first Asian academic to head an Oxbridge college. He also serves as the first Chancellor of the proposed Nalanda International University.

    43. In the 53rd National Film Awards, the award for ‘Best Feature Film’ has gone for

    (1) ‘Kaalpurush – Memories in the Mist’
    (2) ‘Rang De Basanti’
    (3) Parzania
    (4) Paheli
    Answer:
    43. (1) The 53rd National Film Awards, presented by Directorate of Film Festivals, the organization set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to felicitate the best of Indian Cinema released in the year 2005. The selection process of 53rd National Film Awards began with the constitution of three Juries for feature film, non-feature film and best writing on cinema sections, which were declared on July 28, 2006. B. Saroja Devi, an yesteryear’s actress, headed the feature film Jury, which had eleven other members. A documentary maker and Indian television personality Siddharth Kak headed the six-member non-feature film Jury. The Jury for best writing on cinema was headed by veteran film critic Khalid Mohamed. Kaalpurush or Kalpurush (English name: Memories in the Mist) is a 2008 Indian Bengali drama film directed and written by Buddhadev Dasgupta. The film stars Mithun Chakraborty and Rahul Bose in lead roles. The 120 minute version of the film screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. Although the film was completed in 2005, it was released in India in 2008. The film won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in 2006 and Mithun being nominated for best actor category.
    Note : The 63rd National Film Awards awarded for best of cinema in 2015. Best feature film award was
    given to Baahubali: The Beginning. Maximum 7 awards won by film Bajirao mastani.

    44. Who amongst the following cricketers has been chosen for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, 2007 ?

    (1) Rahul Dravid
    (2) M.S. Dhoni
    (3) Sachin Tendulkar
    (4) Virender Sehwag
    Answer:
    44. (2) The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (RGKR) is India’s highest honour given for achievement in sports. The words “Khel Ratna” literally mean “sports gem” in Hindi. The award is named after the late Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India. It carries a medal, a scroll of honour and a substantial cash component. Up to 2004–05, the cash component was Rs. 500,000/- (c.11,500 USD).The money has been increased from Rs. 500,000 to Rs. 750,000. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team and the Chennai Super Kings cricket team. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in December 2004 against Bangladesh, and a year later played his first Test, this time against Sri Lanka.
    Note : The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna was instituted in 1991–92; the award was given for the performance by a sportsperson in a year. Based on the suggestions provided by 2014 award selection committee, the Ministry revised the criteria in February 2015 to consider the performance over a period of four years. In 2015 award was given to Sania Mirza. 2016 recipients of the award are the badminton player P. V. Sindhu, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, sports shooter Jitu Rai, and wrestler Sakshi Malik.

    45. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former Indian President, received the prestigious Bharat Ratna award in the year

    (1) 1992 
    (2) 1995
    (3) 1997 
    (4) 1998
    Answer:
    45. (3) A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is an Indian scientist and administrator who served as the 11th President of
    India. Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, studied physics at the St. Joseph’s
    College, Tiruchirappalli, and aerospace engineering at the Madras Institute of Technology (MIT), Chennai. Kalam advocated plans to develop India into a developed nation by 2020 in his book India 2020. He has received several prestigious awards, including the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour. Kalam is known for his motivational speeches and interaction with the student community in India. Bharat Ratna (Jewel of India or Gem of India in English) is the Republic of India’s highest civilian award, for performance of highest order in any field of human endeavour.

    46. Who was the winner of the ‘Best Actress Award’ at the 54th National Film Awards for the year 2007 ?

    (1) Rani Mukherjee
    (2) Priyamani
    (3) Shilpa Shetty
    (4) Kajol
    Answer:
    46. (2) Priya Vasudev Mani, better known by her stage name Priyamani (born 4 June 1984), is an Indian film actress and model who has starred in several Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada films. She is best known for earning a National Film Award for Best Actress for her role as Muththazhagu in the 2006 Tamil film Paruthi Veeran and for her role as Malavika in the 2008 Malayalam film Thirakkatha, for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. After her commercial successes in Kannada films like Raam, KoKo, Anna Bond and Only Vishnuvardhana, she established herself as one of the leading contemporary actress in Kannada cinema.
    Note : IN 63rd National film award, best actress award recipients was Kangana Ranaut for Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

    47. The first Indian to win the ICC ODI Player of the Year (2007) Award is

    (1) Saurav Ganguly
    (2) Virender Sehwag
    (3) Yuvraj Singh
    (4) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    Answer:
    47. (4) Dhoni has also been the recipient of many awards including the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009 (the first Indian player to achieve this feat), the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour in 2009. In 2009 Dhoni topped the list of world’s top 10 earning cricketers compiled by Forbes and he has been ranked as 31st richest sportsman in the world according to the Forbes Highest Paid Athletes for the year 2012. Dhoni’s total earnings are estimated to be USD 26.5 million according to Forbes. Thus he has become the richest Indian sportsman surpassing Sachin Tendulkar. The TIME magazine added him in its “Time 100” list of 100 most influential people of 2011. Sports Pro has rated MS Dhoni as the 16th most remarkable athlete in the world.
    Note : M.S.Dhoni got ODI Player of the Year award 2 times (2008 & 2009) and virat kohli one time (2012).

    48. Who among the following has been conferred the ‘Climate Protection Award’ by the Environment Protection Agency of the US ?

    (1) Medha Patkar
    (2) Rajendra Singh
    (3) R. K. Pachauri
    (4) Arundhati Roy
    Answer:
    48. (3) Rajendra Kumar Pachauri has served as the chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 2002, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 during his tenure. He has also been the director general of TERI, a research and policy organization in India, and chancellor of TERI University; besides being the chairman of the governing council of the National Agro Foundation (NAF), as well as the chairman of the board of Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society. Pachauri has been outspoken about climate change. He is now serving as the head of Yale’s Climate and Energy Institute (YCEI).

    49. Name the winner of the Sanjay Chopra National Award for Bravery 2008.

    (1) Saumika Mishra
    (2) Santosh Sen
    (3) Amit Kumar
    (4) Pappu
    Answer:
    49. (1) The prestigious ‘Geetha Chopra Award’ was presented to Ms. Prachi Santosh Sen from Madhya
    Pradesh and the ‘Sanjay Chopra Award’ was presented to Master Saumik Mishra of Uttar Pradesh for their exemplary courageous acts. The coveted ‘Bapu Gaidhani Award’ was presented to Ms. Kavita Kanwar (posthumously) and Ms. Seema Kanwar of Chhattisgarh and another ‘Bapu Gaidhani Award’ was presented to Ms. Asu Kanwar for exhibiting extraordinary courage. She got National bravery awards in 2008.
    Note : Sanjay Chopra Award and Geeta Chopra Award instituted for bravery by children under the age of 16.

    50. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2007 was awarded by the President of India to

    (1) Tapan Sinha
    (2) Madhur Bhandarkar
    (3) Dilip Kumar
    (4) Lata Mangeshkar
    Answer:
    50. (*) Veteran film maker Shyam Benegal was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2005 in New Delhi on September 14, 2007 by the Hon’ble President Ms. Pratibha Patil. Mr. Benegal is one of the. pioneers of the new Indian cinema. Pratibha Devisingh Patil (born 19 December 1934) is an Indian politician who served as the 12th President of the Republic of India and was the first woman to hold the office.
    Note : The most recent (2016) recipient of the award is filmmaker Kasinathuni Viswanath who will be
    honoured at the 64th National Film Awards ceremony.

    51. Which one of the following cricketers has been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2007?

    (1) Sachin Tendulkar
    (2) Saurav Ganguly
    (3) M.S. Dhoni
    (4) Virender Sehwag
    Answer:
    51. (3) The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (RGKR) is India’s highest honour given for achievement in sports. The words “Khel Ratna” literally mean “sports gem” in Hindi. The award is named after the late Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India. It carries a medal, a scroll of honour and a substantial cash component. Up to 2004–05, the cash component was Rs. 500,000/. The money has been increased from Rs. 500,000 to Rs. 750,000. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team and the Chennai Super Kings cricket team. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in December 2004 against Bangladesh, and a year later played his first Test, this time against Sri Lanka.

    52. For how many categories has A.R. Rehman, the Golden Globe Award Winner for original sound track in the film“Slum Dog Millionaire” been nominated at the Oscars?

    (1) 1 
    (2) 2
    (3) 3 
    (4) 9
    Answer:
    52. (3) Allahrakka Rahman is an Indian composer, singersongwriter, music producer, musician, multiinstrumentalist and philanthropist. Described as the world’s most prominent and prolific film composer by Time, his works are notable for integrating Eastern classical music with electronic music sounds, world music genres and traditional orchestral arrangements. He has won two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, fifteen Filmfare Awards and thirteen Filmfare Awards South, in addition to numerous other awards and nominations. In academy he was nominated for Best Original Score, and Best Original Song (Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire – Music by A. R. Rahman; Lyrics by Gulzar AND “O Saya” from Slumdog Millionaire – Music and Lyric by A. R.Rahman and M.I.A.

    53. Who, of the following, was awarded “Ashok Chakra” on 26th January, 2009 ?

    (a) Hemant Karkare
    (b) M.C. Sharma
    (c) Gajendra Singh
    (d) Vijay Salaskar
    (1) a and b
    (2) a, b and d
    (3) a, b and c
    (4) All of the above
    Answer:
    53. (4) Hemant Karkare Maharashtra ATS chief, died during a battle with terrorists in 2008 Mumbai
    Terrorist Attack. Delhi cop Mohan Chand Sharma – led an anti-terror operation at Batla House in the
    national capital in September, 2008. On September 19, 2008, Sharma received specific information that
    a suspected person wanted in connection with the serial bomb blasts in Delhi was hiding in a flat in
    Batla House area of Jamia Nagar. Leading a sevenmember team, he quickly reached the identified flat
    and as soon as he entered the flat, he received the first burst of fire from the terrorists holed up inside.
    Undaunted, he returned the fire and in the ensuing exchange of fire, two terrorists were killed and one
    captured, but Sharma succumbed to injuries later. Havaldar Gajender Singh – Led his squad in the
    operation to rescue hostages from the terrorists holed up at Nariman House. After clearing the top floor of the terrorists, he reached the place where the ultras had taken position. As he closed in, the terrorists
    hurled a grenade injuring him. Undeterred, Gajender Singh kept firing and closing in on the terrorists by exposing himself to the hostile fire. In the act, he injured one of the terrorists and forced others to
    retreat inside a room. He continued the encounter till he succumbed to injuries. -Vijay Salaskar
    Maharashtra Police Inspector, died during a battle with terrorists in 2008 Mumbai Terrorist Attack.
    Note : on the eve of 68th republic day 2017 President Pranab Mukherjee posthumously conferred the
    Ashok Chakra on Havildar Hangpan Dada of the Rashtiya Rifles, who laid down his life after single handedly killing three terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir last year.

    54. What is the field in which outstanding work may be recognised with the award of Pulitzer Prize ?

    (1) Science and Technology
    (2) Literature and Journalism
    (3) International Understanding
    (4) Environmental Studies
    Answer:
    54. (2) 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. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of these, each winner receives a certificate and a US$10,000 cash award. The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.

    55. Nobel Prize winning India, Amartya Sen, is known for his work in which area ?

    (1) Physics
    (2) Environmental Protection
    (3) Chemistry
    (4) Economics
    Answer:
    55. (4) Amartya Sen, is an Indian Bengali economist who was awarded the 1998 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory, and for his
    interest in the problems of society’s poorest members. Sen is best known for his work on the causes of
    famine, which led to the development of practical solutions for preventing or limiting the effects of real
    or perceived shortages of food. He helped to create the United Nations Human Development Index. In
    2012, he became the first non-American recipient of the National Humanities Medal.

    56. Who has been crowned Miss Universe, 2008 ?

    (1) Miss Japan
    (2) Miss Venezuela
    (3) Miss Philippines
    (4) Miss Malaysia
    Answer:
    56. (2) Miss Universe 2008, the 57th Miss Universe pageant, was held at the Crown Convention Center in the Diamond Bay Resort, Nha Trang, Vietnam on July 14, 2008.Dayana Mendoza, Miss Venezuela, was crowned Miss Universe 2008 by outgoing titleholder Riyo Mori from Japan. Eighty contestants competed in the event which was broadcast and distributed globally via NBC in English and Telemundo in Spanish to TV outlets in more than 180 countries. The pageant was watched by a live audience of 7,500 and nearly a billion television viewers worldwide. This is the first major USA-based television production to take place in Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War. This is also the first time that the Miss Universe pageant was broadcast in 1080i High-definition. This pageant was held in a contemporary Communist state for the first time as well. The final presentation show was on July 8, the dress rehearsal on July 13, and the live telecast on July 14. Most activities were held successively in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly SaiGon), Ha Noi, Da Nang, Hoi An, Ha Long and finally NhaTrang.
    Note : Recently, Noida girl Srishti Kaur bags Miss Teen Universe 2017title. Miss Universe 2016, the 65th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 30 January 2017. Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines crowned Iris Mittenaere of France as her successor at the end of the event.

    57. For which one of the following, M.S. Dhoni was chosen for the year 2007 ?

    (1) Arjun Award
    (2) Dronacharya Award
    (3) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
    (4) None of the above
    Answer:
    57. (3) The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (RGKR) is India’s highest honour given for achievement in sports. The words “Khel Ratna” literally mean “sports gem” in Hindi. The award is named after the late Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India. It carries a medal, a scroll of honour and a substantial cash component. Up to 2004–05, the cash component was Rs. 500,000/-.The money has been increased from Rs. 500,000 to Rs. 750,000.Mahendra Singh Dhoni(born 7 July, 1981) is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team and the Chennai Super Kings cricket team. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in December 2004 against Bangladesh, and a year later played his first Test, this time against Sri Lanka. Dhoni has also been the recipient of many awards including the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009 (the first Indian player to achieve this feat), the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour in 2009.

    58. Who among the following has been honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2007?

    (1) Yash Chopra
    (2) Ustsad Amjad Ali Khan
    (3) Manna Dey
    (4) A. Nageshwara Rao
    Answer:
    58. (3) Prabodh Chandra Dey better known by his nickname Manna Dey (Bengali, is a legendary playback singer in Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Assamese films. Along with Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh he was a part of Indian film playback music industry. He is rated as the best classical singer among all singers of Hindi film music, though he sang various types of songs from pop to folk. He has recorded more than 3500 songs over the course of his career. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1971, the Padma Bhushan in 2005 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2007. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema.
    Note : 2016 recipient of the award is filmmaker Kasinathuni Viswanath who will be honoured at
    the 64th National Film Awards ceremony.

    59. Who among the following won the ‘ICC Cricketer of the Year Award’ for the year 2009 ?

    (1) M.S. Dhoni
    (2) Gautam Gambhir
    (3) Mitchell Johnson
    (4) Tillakaratne Dilshan
    Answer:
    59. (3) Mitchell Guy Johnson is an Australian cricketer. He is a left-arm fast bowler and left-handed batsman. He was awarded the International Cricket Council’s 2009 “Cricketer of the Year” award, the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy. When attending a fast-bowling clinic in Brisbane at age 17, former Test fast-bowler Dennis Lillee identified him as a “once-in-a-lifetime prospect”. Lillee contacted former team mate Rod Marsh and arranged for Johnson to join the Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide. Johnson fields in a tour match against Northamptonshire during the 2009 Ashes. Johnson subsequently played for the Australian Under-19 side that toured England in 1999, however recurrent back injuries hampered his prospects. He recovered to start his first-class career two years later, when he was selected to play state cricket for his native Queensland. Playing for Queensland against New Zealand, Johnson hit a six off the first ball he faced in first-class cricket. In September 2005, he was in the Australia A cricket team that toured Pakistan. Johnson switched from the Queensland Bulls to the Western Warriors on 25 July, 2008.
    Note : In 2016 Ashwin named Cricketer of the Year and Test Cricketer of the Year. He is also the sole
    Indian to feature in ICC’s Test Team of the Year.

    60. Who among the following received both Bharat Ratna and Nishan-e-Pakistan ?

    (1) Lal Bahadur Shastri
    (2) Morarji Desai
    (3) Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
    (4) Ayub Khan
    Answer:
    60. (2) Morarji Ranchhodji Desai (29 February, 1896 – 10 April, 1995) was an Indian independence activist and the fourth Prime Minister of India from 1977 to 1979. He was also the Prime Minister to head the first non-Congress Government of India. After assuming the office, Desai promoted his policies and peace initiatives between Pakistan and India to avoid conflicts, such as Indo-Pakistani war of 1971. For this, he was conferred with the Nishaan-e-Pakistan (Order of Pakistan), the highest civilian award in Pakistan. Desai is the only Indian national to receive this award.

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