1.  Shanthi Swaroop Bhatnagar awards are given for

a

  outstanding contribution to science

b

 exploring new dimensions in creative writing in Indian languages

c

 excellence in film direction

d

 creating mass awareness on environmental issues

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A

2.  Which film has bagged the Best Feature Film award at the third SAARC Film Festival in Colombo?

a

  Argo

b

 Vicky Donor

c

 Paan Singh Tomar

d

 Barfi

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C

3.  Who among the following got the 'Bharat Ratna' award, before becoming the President of India?

a

  R. Venkatramanan

b

 Dr. Zakir Hussain

c

 V. V. Giri

d

 Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B

4.  Who received Bharat Ratna Award for the year 2013?

a

  S.R. Tendulkar & P.V. Narshima Rao

b

 S.R. Tendulkar & N.T. Rama Rao

c

 S.R. Tendulkar & Prof.C.N.R. Rao

d

 S.R. Tendulkar & Nageshwar Rao

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C

5.  The journalist who refused to accept 'Padma Bhushan' was?

a

  Khushwant Singh

b

 Shekaran Nair

c

 Arun Shourie

d

 Ratan Thiyam

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A

6.  Which State has bagged National egovernance Gold Award for 2012-13, for its 'Sparsh Abhiyan'

a

  Manipur

b

 Maharashtra

c

 Madhya Pradesh

d

 Mizoram

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C

7.  Booker prize is given to the field of :

a

  Drama

b

 Poetry

c

 Fiction

d

 Essay

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D

8.  Meghanath Saha award is given for outstanding contribution in which of the following field?

a

  Literature

b

 Journalism

c

 Social Science

d

 Science

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D

9.  Who among the following got the Bharat Ratna award before becoming the president of India?

a

  Dr. Zakir Hussian

b

 Dr. Rajendra Prasad

c

 R Venkataraman

d

 W Giri

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A

10.  Which of the following scientists did not receive the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2014?

a

  Stefan W. Hell

b

 William(E) Moerner

c

 Eric Betzig

d

 Martin Karplus

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D

11.  Who was the first Indian to receive the Magaysay Award?

a

  Kiran Bedi

b

 Indira Gandhi

c

 TN Seshan

d

 Vinoba Bhave

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D

12.  The prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award was conferred was conferred upon Ms. Kiran Bedi for her excellent contribution to which of the following fields?

a

  Journalism

b

 Literature

c

 Community Welfare

d

 Government Service

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D

13.  Which of the following awards is given to the Best Parliamentarian?

a

  Gujar Mal Modi Award

b

 Nehru Award

c

 J B Pant Award

d

 None of these

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C

14.  Which one of the following is not an award given on the National Awards Day?

a

  Rajiv Khel Ratna

b

 Arjun Award

c

 Dhyanchand Award

d

 Vishwamitra Award

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D

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

a

  Ayub Khan

b

 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

c

 Moraji Desai

d

 Mahatma Gandhi

Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C

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