Honours & Awards GK Questions Quiz-4

Honours & Awards GK Questions Quiz-4

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

    61. Grammy Award is given in the field of

    (1) Literature 
    (2) Music
    (3) Science
    (4) Inventions and Discoveries
    Answer:
    61. (2) 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 annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a widely viewed televised ceremony. It is the music equivalent to the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for stage performances, and the Academy Awards for motion pictures. The first Grammy Awards
    ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, and it was set up to honor musical accomplishments by performers
    for the year 1958. Following the 2011 ceremony, NARAS overhauled many Grammy Award categories
    for 2012. The 54th Grammy Awards were held on February 12, 2012, at the Staples Center in Los
    Angeles, California.

    62. Who of the following was not the recipient of Nobel Prize in Economics 2010?

    (1) Peter A. Diamond
    (2) Christopher Pissarides
    (3) Lui Xiaobo
    (4) Dale Mortensen
    Answer:
    62. (3) Liu Xiaobo is a Chinese literary critic, writer, professor, and human rights activist who called for
    political reforms and the end of communist singleparty rule. He is currently incarcerated as a political
    prisoner in Jinzhou, Liaoning. Liu has served from 2003 to 2007 as President of the Independent
    Chinese PEN Center, an organization funded by the National Endowment for Democracy, which in turn is almost entirely funded by the US Congress. He was also the President of NED-funded Min Zhu Zhong Guo (Democratic China) magazine since the mid-1990s. On 8 December, 2008, Liu was detained because of his participation with the Charter 08 manifesto. He was formally arrested on 23 June, 2009 on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power.” He was tried on the same charges on 23 December, 2009, and sentenced to eleven years’ imprisonment and two years’ deprivation of political rights on 25 December, 2009.
    Note : The Prize in Economics is not one of the original Nobel Prizes created by Alfred Nobel’s. The prize was established in 1968 by a donation from Sweden’s central bank, the Swedish National Bank.
    The Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded jointly to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström for year 2016.

    63. Who of the following received Sangeet Natak Akademi's Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for 2009 in Theatre?

    (1) Omkar Shrikant Dadarkar
    (2) Ragini Chander Sarkar
    (3) Abanti Chakravorty & Sukracharya Rabha
    (4) K. Nellai Manikandan
    Answer:
    63. (3) The Sangeet Natak Akademi, on July, 14, 2010 announced the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskars for 2009. These are awarded to artistes “who have shown/demonstrated conspicuous talent in the fields of music, dance and drama.” Young outstanding practitioners up to the age of 35 are eligible for the annual Puraskar. The following were the recipients of this award in theatre: Abanti Chakraborty and Sukracharya Rabha – direction; Mukta Vasant Barve, Palani Murugan and Teekam Chandra Joshi – acting; Milind Srivastava – allied theatre arts – lighting; Juhi Babbar – allied theatre arts – costumes; and S. Gobi – (major traditions of theatre) – Bhagavata Mela of Tamil Nadu.
    Note : Kathakali artiste Parassini Kunhiraman Nair, Nangiarkoothu exponent Sarojini Nangiar, puppetry artiste K.K. Ramachandra Pulavar and Kalaripayattu expert S.R.D. Prasad are among those who have won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2015.

    64. Who is the recepient of the Sahitya Akademi Award 2010 in Hindi Literature category?

    (1) Uday Prakash
    (2) Laxman Dubey
    (3) Nanjil Nandan
    (4) Mangat Badal
    Answer:
    64. (1) Uday Prakash is a Hindi poet, scholar, journalist, translator and short story writer from India. He has worked as administrator, editor, researcher, and TV director. He writes for major dailies and periodicals as a freelance writer. He has also received several awards including 2010 Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi for his collection of short stories, Mohan Das. Prakash was born on January 1, 1952, in the “backward” village of Sitapur, Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh, India. He raised and received primary
    education there by a teacher. He graduated in Science and obtained his Master’s degree in Hindi Literature, receiving a Gold Medal from Saugar University in 1974. From 1975-76 he was a research student at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
    Note : Every year since its inception in 1954, the Sahitya Akademi Award prizes to the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the major 24n Indian languages recognized by the Akademi. In 2016 Nasira Sharma got Sahitya Akademi award for his novel Parijat.

    65. Who received Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for Dance in 2009 ?

    (1) Omkar Shrikant Dadarkar
    (2) Ragini Chander Sarkar
    (3) Abanti Chakravorty and Sukracharya Rabha
    (4) K. Nellai Manikandan
    Answer:
    65. (2) The Sangeet Natak Akademi, on July 14, 2010 announced the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskars for 2009. Recipients of the award in different fields are as follows: Music: Omkar Shrikant Dadarkar – Hindustani vocal; Murad Ali – Hindustani instrumental – sarangi; Sanjeev Shankar and Ashwani Shankar (joint award) – Hindustani instrumental – shehnai; C.S. Sajeev – Carnatic vocal; Mysore A. Chandan Kumar – Carnatic instrumental – flute; V. Balaji - Carnatic instrumental – mridangam; Anil Srinivasan – creative and experimental music; and Moirangthem Meina Singh other major traditions of music – Nata Sankirtana of Manipur. In Dance the awardees were: Ragini Chander Shekar – Bharatanatyam; Monisa Nayak – Kathak; Hanglem Indu Devi – Manipuri; Chinta Ravi Balakrishna – Kuchipudi; Lingaraj Pradhan – Odissi; Menaka P.P. Bora – Sattriya; Manjula B. Murthy – Mohiniattam; Swamimalai K. Suresh (music for dance) – Bharatanatyam nattuvangam and vocal.

    66. Who among the following is not a recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award ?

    (1) V. Shantaram
    (2) Raj Kapoor
    (3) Mukesh Bhatt
    (4) Lata Mangeshkar
    Answer:
    66. (3) The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award, was conferred on V. Shantaram in 1985. Lata Mangeshkar has won several awards and honors, including Bharat Ratna (India’s Highest Civilian Award), Padma Bhushan (1969), Padma Vibhushan (1999), Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1989), Maharashtra Bhushan Award (1997), NTR National Award (1999), Bharat Ratna (2001), ANR National Award (2009), three National Film Awards, and 12 Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards. The Government of India honoured Raj Kapoor with the Padma Bhushan in 1971 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1987 for his contributions towards Indian cinema.

    67. The Nobel Prize for Physics for the year 2011 has been awarded to

    (1) Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt and Adam G. Riess
    (2) Bruce A. Beutler, Jules A. Hoffmann and Ralph M. Steinman
    (3) Christopher A. Sims and Thomas J. Sargent
    (4) Dan Schechtman
    Answer:
    67. (1) Saul Perlmutter is an American astrophysicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2003. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Perlmutter shared both the 2006 Shaw Prize in Astronomy and the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics
    with Brian P. Schmidt and Adam Riess for providing evidence that the expansion of the universe is
    accelerating.
    Note : The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2016
    with one half to David J. Thouless(University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA)and the other half to F.
    Duncan M. Haldane(Princeton University, NJ, US) and J. Michael Kosterlitz(Brown University, Providence, RI, USA) “for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter”

    68. The Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the year 2011 has been awarded to

    (1) Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt and Adam G. Riess
    (2) Bruce A. Beutler, Jules A. Hoffmann and Ralph M. Steinman
    (3) Christopher A. Sims and Thomas J. Sargent
    (4) Dan Schechtman
    Answer:
    68. (4) Dan Shechtman is the Philip Tobias Professor of Materials Science at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, an Associate of the US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, and Professor of Materials Science at Iowa State University. On April 8, 1982, while on sabbatical at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C., Shechtman discovered the icosahedral phase, which opened the new field of quasiperiodic crystals. He was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “the discovery of quasi-crystals”. Shechtman is the fourth Israeli to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in under a decade.
    Note : The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 was awarded jointly to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa ”for the design and synthesis of molecular machines”.

    69. Who of the following pairs of Nobel Laureates in Physics was awarded 2010 Nobel Prize?

    (1) John C Mather, George F. Smoot
    (2) Albert Fert, Peter Grunberg
    (3) David Gross, Frank Wilczek
    (4) Andre Geim, Konstantin Novoselov
    Answer:
    69. (4) Russian-born scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov shared the Nobel Prize in physics for “groundbreaking experiments” with an atom-thin material expected to play a large role in electronics. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited Geim and Novoselov, who are both linked to universities in Britain, for experiments with graphene, a flake of carbon that is only one atom thick. Experiments with graphene could lead to the development of new material and “the manufacture of innovative electronics,” including faster computers, the citation said. Geim, 51, is a Dutch national while Novoselov, 36, holds British and Russian citizenship. Both are natives of Russia and started their careers in physics there.
    Note : The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2016
    with one half to David J. Thouless(University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA)and the other half to F.
    Duncan M. Haldane(Princeton University, NJ, US) and J. Michael Kosterlitz(Brown University, Providence, RI, USA) “for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter”.

    70. Who, among the following, is a non-Indian who was conferred “Bharat Ratna”?

    (1) Mother Teresa
    (2) Sheikh Mujibur Rehman
    (3) Nelson Mandela
    (4) Lord Mountbatten
    Answer:
    70. (3) Nelson Mandela, a South African politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the first ever to be elected in a fully representative democratic election, became the second non-citizen and first non-Indian recipient of the Bharat Ratna in 1990. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan was the first nonIndian recipient of this honour in 1987.

    71. The only category in which either an Indian or person of Indian origin has not got a Nobel Prize is

    (1) Medicine 
    (2) Chemistry
    (3) Physics 
    (4) Literature
    Answer:
    71. (*) Though Ronal Ross received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1902, he was a foreign citizen born in India. Har Gobind Khurana won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1968. He was a foreign citizen of Indian origin. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, but he is an Indian born American Citizen.

    72. Kalinga Prize for popularisation for science was established in 1951 by the UNESCO at the initiative of

    (1) C.V. Raman
    (2) Jagadish Chandra Bose
    (3) Biju Patnaik
    (4) S. Radhakrishnan
    Answer:
    72. (3) 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.

    73. Match the following :

    I
    A. Arjun award 
    B. Oscar award 
    C. Dronacharya 
    D. Pulitzer prize 
    II
    1. Persons of cineworld
    2. Journalists
    3 Sport person award
    4. Coaches
    (1) A-1, B-2, C-4, D-3
    (2) A-3, B-1, C-4, D-2
    (3) A-2, B-1, C-3, D-4
    (4) A-3, B-4, C-1, D-2
    Answer:
    73. (2) Arjuna Award: instituted in 1961 by the government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in National sports; Oscar Awards: given annually for excellence of cinematic achievements; Dronacharya Award: presented by the government of India for excellence in sports coaching; and Pulitzer Prize: a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition.

    74. Which India-born scientist was awarded the Nobel Prize in Astrophysics?

    (1) Prof. Chandrashekhar
    (2) Sir C.V. Raman
    (3) Satyendra Nath Bosh
    (4) Vikram Sarabhai
    Answer:
    74. (1) Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was an IndianAmerican astrophysicist who, with William A. Fowler, won the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics for key discoveries in astrophysics that led to the currently accepted theory on the later evolutionary stages of massive stars. The Chandrasekhar limit is named after him.

    75. The first Indian to win Nobel Prize was

    (1) C.V. Raman
    (2) Rabindra Nath Tagore
    (3) Hargobind Khurana
    (4) Amartya Sen
    Answer:
    75. (2) Though Ronal Ross (Medicine: 1902) and Rudyard Kipling (1907: Literature) won the Nobel Prizes, they were both foreign citizens born in India. Rabindranath Tagore became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.

    76. Which Indian scientist has had the distinction of receiving not only the Nobel Prize, but also Bharat Ratna?

    (1) Dr. Homi Bhabha
    (2) Dr. J.C. Bose
    (3) Dr. C.V. Raman
    (4) Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
    Answer:
    76. (3) Sir Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman was the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930 for the discovery that when light traverses a transparent material, some of the light that is deflected changes in wavelength. In 1954 he was awarded the Bharat Ratna.

    77. The ‘Global 500’ awards are given for outstanding achievement in which one of the following fields?

    (1) Literature
    (2) Medicine
    (3) Environmental Protection
    (4) Promotion of International Peace
    Answer:
    77. (3) The Global 500 Roll of Honour was launched in 1987 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to recognize and honor environmental achievement. This award is a tribute to success on the front lines of environmental action. It honors individuals and organizations that combat environmental issues despite immense social, political and logistical obstacles.

    78. How many person distinguished in the field of music have so far been awarded ‘‘Bharat Ratna’’ ?

    (1) 2 
    (2) 3
    (3) 4 
    (4) 5
    Answer:
    78. (4) M. S. Subbulakshmi (1998): Carnatic classical singer; Ravi Shankar (1999): Sitar player; Lata
    Mangeshkar (2001): playback singer; Bismillah Khan (2001): Hindustani classical shehnai player; and
    Bhimsen Joshi (2008): Hindustani classical singer. Note : so far 6 people got Baharat Ratna award in the field of music 6th one was Pandit bhim sen joshi (2008). Last time Madan Mohan Malaviya and Atal Bihari Vajpayee got this award in 2015.

    79. Manav Seva Award has been instituted in the memory of

    (1) Indira Gandhi
    (2) Acharya Vinoba Bhave
    (3) Rajiv Gandhi
    (4) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
    Answer:
    79. (3) The Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award is given for service to children. Under this Scheme, every year the National Selection Committee selects three individuals who are presented the award on August
    20 (the birthday of Rajiv Gandhi).

    80. Who received Booker prize for the Book “Half a Life” ?

    (1) Arundhati Roy
    (2) Anita Desai
    (3) V.S. Naipaul
    (4) Kiran Bedi
    Answer:
    80. (3) Half a Life is a 2001 novel by Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul published by Alfred A. Knopf. The novel is set in India, Africa and Europe (London, Berlin and Portugal). Half a Life was long listed for the Man Booker prize (2001).
    Note : Paul Beatty was awarded the 2016 Booker Prize for his novel The Sellout, receiving 50,000
    pounds ($61,000), and becoming the first American author to be awarded the prize.

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