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GK Questions: Honours & Awards – Set 5

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  1. ……………….. was the first Indian to win Oscar Award in 1982
    1.Arunanathi Roy
    2.Bhanu Athaiya
    3.Vikku Vinayak
    4.AR Rahman
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Bhanu Athaiya
    Explanation :
    Bhanu Athaiya won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design (shared with John Mollo) for her work in the 1982 film, Gandhi. She became the first Indian to win an Oscar Award

  2. Which of the following Indian films are nominated for Oscar Award ?
    1.Mother India
    2.Salam Bombay
    4.All of these
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.All of these
    Explanation :
    Mother India (1957), Salaam Bombay (1989) and Lagaan (2002) all carry the prestige of being former nominees for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards, but unfortunately none of them succeeded in winning.
    Both Gandhi (1983) and Slumdog Millionaire (2009) in comparison won a fleeting victory of eight awards each, including Best Picture

  3. The Golden Globe awards started in ………………………
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.1944
    Explanation :
    The Golden Globe Award is an American accolade bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association(HFPA) recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.It was first awarded in 1944

  4. …………………….. is also referred as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’
    1.UNESCO Peace Prize
    2.The Right Livelihood Award
    3.Ramon Magsaysay Award
    4.UN Human Rights Award
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.The Right Livelihood Award
    Explanation :
    The Right Livelihood Award is an international award to “honour and support those offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today.The prize was established in 1980 by German-Swedish philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull, and is presented annually in early December. Although it is promoted as an “Alternative Nobel Prize”

  5. Who among the following won the Grammy awards three times ?
    1.AR Rehman
    2.Neela Vaswani
    3.Pandit Ravi Shankar
    4.Ricky Kej
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Pandit Ravi Shankar
    Explanation :
    Pandit Ravi Shankar was one of the best known exponents of the Sitar as well as a composer of Hindustani Classical Music. He has won Three Grammy awards including a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.

  6. Bharat Ratna Award was first awarded in ……………………
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.1954
    Explanation :
    The Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India. Instituted in 1954, the award is conferred “in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order”, without distinction of race, occupation, position

  7. The words ‘ Khel Ratna’ literally means
    1.Sports Gem
    3.Sports Achievements
    4.Sports Award
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Sports Gem
    Explanation :
    The words “Khel Ratna” literally mean “sports gem” in Hindi. The award is named after Rajiv Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India

  8. …………………. is the first woman to win the Miss Universe contest in 1994
    1.Reita Faria Powell
    2.Sushmita Sen
    4.Paulina Vega
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Sushmita Sen
    Explanation :
    Sushmita Sen of India crowned by Dayanara Torres of Puerto Rico. This is the first time India won the pageant in 1994

  9. Oscar awarded started in …………………
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.1929
    Explanation :
    The 1st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 1927 and 1928 and took place on May 16, 1929, at a private dinner held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California

  10. Who is the first Indian to win Golden Globe Award ?
    1.Vionod Bhave
    2.Ela Bhatt
    3.VS Naipaul
    4.AR Rahman
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.AR Rahman
    Explanation :
    A.R. Rahman became the first Indian to win theGolden Globe Award, for best original soundtrack to the multi award-winning Slumdog Millionaire