Awards and Honours GK Questions for Competitive Exams

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Welcome to our comprehensive guide on Awards and Honours GK questions for competitive exams! In this Awards and Honours GK questions blog, we delve into the fascinating world of accolades and recognition bestowed upon individuals and organisations across various fields. From Nobel Prizes to prestigious literary awards, we'll unravel the significance, history, and notable recipients of these honours. Whether you're preparing for entrance exams or simply eager to broaden your general knowledge, join us as we navigate through the realm of achievements and celebrate the brilliance of human endeavour.

Awards and Honours GK Questions

In this article Awards and Honours GK Questions for Competitive Exams, we are sharing Awards and Honours GK Questions and Answers under General Knowledge section for those learners who are preparing for upcoming competitive exams.

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Awards and Honours GK Questions for Competitive Exams

Q :  

Who wrote "Unhappy India"?

(A) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(B) Lala Lajpat Rai

(C) Surrendranath Banerjee

(D) Dadabhai Naoroji

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

(B) Lala Lajpat Rai

"Unhappy India" was written by Lala Lajpat Rai, a prominent Indian author and politician who played a significant role in the Indian independence movement. The book was published in 1928 and addressed various issues and challenges facing India during that time, expressing concerns about the impact of British colonial rule.

Q :  

How many celebrities have been announced to give Padma Awards 2022?

(A) 118

(B) 119

(C) 134

(D) 138

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

Padma Awards 2022 Full Winner List. The Padma Awards for 2022 were announced on 25th January 2022, on the occasion of India's 73rd Republic Day. A total of 119 Padma Awards were conferred, including 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan, and 102 Padma Shri awards.

Q :  

In which year was the Nobel Prize for Economics instituted?

(A) 1968

(B) 1988

(C) 1969

(D) 1970

Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was established in 1968 by the Bank of Sweden, and it was first awarded in 1969, more than 60 years after the distribution of the first Nobel Prize.

Q :  

Which city has received the Swachh Survekshan Award 2021 for being the cleanest city in India?

(A) Ahmedabad

(B) Indore

(C) Mumbai

(D) Surat

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

The correct answer is Indore. Madhya Pradesh's Indore city has been declared as India's cleanest city for 5th time in a row under the Centre's Swachh Survekshan 2021 on 20 November 2021. Surat (Gujarat) and Vijaywada (Andhra Pradesh) grabbed the second and third positions respectively.

Q :  

Mrinalini Sarabhai was awarded which of the following awards in 1992?

(A) Padma Shri

(B) Padma Bhushan

(C) Kalidas Samman

(D) Padma Vibhushan

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

Mrinalini Sarabhai has been awarded by the Indian government with the national civilian awards Padma Bhushan in 1992 and the Padma Shri in 1965.

Q :  

Who is the first person to receive the Bharat Ratna award? 

(A) Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan

(B) Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

(C) Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

(D) Chakravarti Rajagopalachari

Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

The first recipients of the Bharat Ratna were: the former Governor-General of the Union of India C. Rajagopalachari, the former President of the Republic of India Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan; and the Indian physicist C. V. Raman, who were honoured in 1954.

Q :  

Who has become the first girl to win the president of India prize?

(A) Divyakriti

(B) Subimal Ghos

(C) Divya Agarwal

(D) Lipi Thukral

Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

The announcement came as a proud moment not only for the 23-year-old Divyakriti but also for her home state of Rajasthan, as she stands as the sole representative from the region to receive the Arjuna Award in the current year.

Q :  

Who has been named as the Prince of Wales, in September 2022?

(A) Prince Andrew

(B) Prince William

(C) Prince Harry

(D) Prince Philip

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

Charles III proclaimed William as Prince of Wales on 9 September 2022, the day after the death of Elizabeth II, surprising Mark Drakeford, First Minister of Wales, who said he had not been given notice of the announcement.

Q :  

Who was conferred Singapore’s prestigious military award, the Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera) or Meritorious Service Medal (Military)?

(A) Sunil Lanba

(B) Robin K. Dhowan

(C) Karambir Singh

(D) R. Hari Kumar

Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

Former India Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba has been conferred Singapore's prestigious military award, the Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera) or Meritorious Service Medal (Military) (MSM(M)), by President Halimah Yacob.

Q :  

Recently, a book titled 'Legend of Suheldev' has been released, the author of which is?

(A) Meghna Pant

(B) Avalok Langer

(C) Amish Tripathi

(D) Kanishka Tharoor

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :
The book begins with Mahmud of Ghazni’s invasion and the massacre of the holy Somnath Temple. This book has documented the adventure of the warrior-king Suheldev. The way Suheldev brings together people from various faiths. Legend of Suheldev is the story of a king who united men and women of the nation, irrespective of their religion, caste, region, or status in society.

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