India's Honours and Awards General Knowledge Quiz - Set 04

G.K. Practice Test: Question Set - 04

1. ‘Bharat Ratna’ Award was given for the first time in
    (A) 1956
    (B) 1957
    (C) 1952
    (D) 1954

2. Who among the following persons was selected for the prestigious ‘Saraswati Samman’ for the year 1995?
    (A) Dr. Harbhajan Singh
    (B) Prof. S.K. Khanna
    (C) N. Balamani Amma
    (D) Dr. Dharamvir Bharti

3. Rabindranath Tagore receive Nobel Prize in 1913 in the field of
    (A) Physics
    (B) Peace
    (C) Literature
    (D) Economy

4. The third highest nation award given for distinguished service in any field is
    (A) Padma Vibhushan
    (B) Padma Bhushan
    (C) Padma Shri
    (D) Bharat Ratna

5. Which of the following societies has instituted an award for an outstanding parliamentarian?
    (A) Jamanlal Bajaj Foundation
    (B) Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies
    (C) G. B. Pant Memorial Society
    (D) R. D. Birla samara Kosh

6. 'Ashoka Chakra' is awarded for
    (A) Acts of gallantry in the presence of enemy
    (B) Gallantry by children
    (C) Outstanding contribution to literature
    (D) The most conspicuous bravery or self sacrifice on land, air or sea but not in the presence of the enemy

7. The UNSECO's 'Prix Jules Verne' prize has been given to which of the following serials of Doordarshan?
    (A) The World This Week
    (B) Surabhi
    (C) Eye Witness
    (D) Turning Point

8. Manav Seva Award has been instituted in the memory of
    (A) Rajiv Gandhi
    (B) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
    (C) Indira Gandhi
    (D) Acharya

9. Vir Chakra (a medal) is made up of
    (A) Bronze
    (B) Gold gilt
    (C) Standard silver
    (D) None of the above

10. Prof. Amartya Sen was honoured with
    (A) UNESCO peace prize
    (B) Bharat Ratna
    (C) Nobel Prize
    (D) Both (B) and (C)

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