Awards and Honours Questions - 2

Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian Award of India, which article provides for the presentation of Bharat Ratna ?
  • Article 1
  • Article 12
  • Article 22
  • Article 19
  • Article 18
Explanation   

By the Ministry of Home Affairs. Government of India. Since 1954.

Along with Padma Awards, Bharat Ratna is also presented.

Bharat Ratna is presented, in recognition of exceptional performance of the highest order.

First recipient’s of Bharat Ratna was C. Rajagopalachari, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, C. V. Raman.

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Jnanpith Award is highest Indian Literary Award presented by Bharatiya Jnanpith, who was the first recipient ?
  • G. Sankara Kurup
  • Viswanatha Satyanarayana
  • C. Narayana Reddy
  • Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay
  • Raghuveer Chaudhari
Explanation   

Jnanpith Award has been presented since 1965.

G. Sankara Kurup was the first recipient of this award. [Malayalam]

Ashapoorna Devi was the first female recipient of this award.

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Saraswati Samman is awarded for outstanding Prose or Poetry Literary works, who was the first recipient ?
  • Vijay Tendulkar
  • Harbhajan Singh
  • Padma Sachdev
  • Harivansh Rai Bachchan
  • Rabindranath Tagore
Explanation   

Presented for literary works in any 22 languages recognized by India.

Saraswati Samman was instituted by K.K. Birla foundation in 1991.

Recent recipient Padma Sachdev – 2015 [ Dogri ]

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Kalidas Samman is presented by
  • Government of India
  • Government of Madhya Pradesh
  • Kalidas VidyaPith
  • Kashi Vidya Pith
  • Delhi Central University
Explanation   

Kalidas Samman is awarded in the field of classical music, classical dance, plastic arts, theatre arts.

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Arjuna Award’s are presented by Government of India to recognize outstanding performance in sports, is presented by ?
  • Sports Authority of India
  • Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Archery Council
  • Sports Council of India
  • Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Explanation   

Arjuna Award is presented on 29th August every year [ National Sports Day ]

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Dronacharya Award is presented for excellence in sports coaching is presented by
  • Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Archery Council
  • Sports Council of India
  • Sports Authority of India
Explanation   

Dronacharya award first presented in the year 1985.

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Kabir Samman is presented in the field of
  • Politics
  • Economy
  • Literary
  • Health
  • Communal Harmony
Explanation   

Kabir Samman is the highest literary award, have been presented by Government of Madhya Pradesh State, since 1986-87 in Poetry.

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Rajiv Khel Ratna is presented by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs, annually, who was the first recipient of this award ?
  • Geet Sethi
  • Karnam Malleswari
  • Leander Paes
  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Viswanathan Anand
Explanation   

Rajiv Khel Ratna has been presenting since 1991.

Recent recipients 2016:

  1. Dipa Karmakar
  2. P. V. Sindhu
  3. Jitu Rai
  4. Sakshi Malik
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Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in the field of cinema, who was the first recipient of this award?
  • Raj Kapoor
  • Prithviraj Kapoor
  • Devika Rani
  • Lata Mangeshkar
  • Satyajit Ray
Explanation   

Dadasaheb Phalke award instituted in 1969.

Dadasaheb Phalke presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

Recipient is honored for their outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema.

Presented after the name of Dadasaheb Phalke, a Film Maker [Father of Indian Cinema]

Recent Recipient - Manoj Kumar for 2015.

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Outstanding Parliamentarian Award is presented after the name of/in Honor of ?
  • Shivraj Patil
  • Indrajit Gupta
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • Govind Ballabh Pant
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Explanation   

Outstanding Parliamentarian Award is presented to an outstanding sitting member of Parliament.

It was established in the year 1992.

First recipient was Indrajit Gupta. 2nd was Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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