Static GK Series: Awards List - Final Part

Dear Readers,
Moving on to the next part of awards and honours, we would like to present you the awards given in the field of BRAVERY and some important awards and persons associated with it. The importance of these topics increases specially when IBPS started asking things from the static portions. So let us devote some time reading all these important things.

Important Gallantry Awards

PARAM VIR CHAKRA :
It is the highest decoration of valour awarded for the most conspicuous bravery or some daring or prominent act of valour or self-sacrifice in the presence of the enemy on land, sea or air.
The first awardee of this award was Somnath Sharma.


MAHA VIR CHAKRA :
It is the second highest decoration. It is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air.
The first awardee of this award this was Dewan Ranjit Rai.

VIR CHAKRA :
It is the third in the order of awards for acts of gallantry in the face of the enemy on land,sea or air. The first awardee of this award this was Nadikerianda Bheemaiah.

ASHOK CHAKRA:
Awarded for the most conspicuous bravery or some daring act of valour or self-sacrifice on land, at sea or in the air. The first awardees of this were Naik Nar Bahadur Thapa, Havildar Bachittar Singh, Flt Lt Suhas Biswas.

Some Important Awards in the World
Awards and Honours
Prize
Field
Nobel Prize
Peace, Literature, Medicine, Physics, Chemistry (From 1901) and Economics (From 1969)
Pulitzer Prize
Journalism (From 1917)
Academy (Oscar) Awards
Film (From 1929)
Booker Prize
Literature (From 1929)
Grammy Award
Music (From 1958)
Ramon Magasaysay Award
Government (Public) Service, Social Service, Journalism, Literature, Communication and International Understanding (From 1957)
Bourlog Award
Agriculture (From 1992)


Some Important Awards in the India
Dada Saheb Phalke Award
Film (From 1969)
Jnanpith Award
Literature (From 1965)
Saraswati Samman
Literature (From 1991)
Vachaspati Samman
Sanskrit Literature (From 1992)
Shankar Award
Indian Philosophy, Culture and Art
Vyasa Samman
Literature
Kabir Samman
Socio – communal Harmony
Dronacharya Award
Sports Coaching/Training (From 1985)
Arjuna Award
Sports (From 1961)
Kalinga Award
Science (From 1952)

First Awardees..

1. Firsts in India (Male)

1. First Indian to get Bharat Ratna Award: Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
2. First Indian to get Jnanpeeth Award: G. Shankar Kurup
3. First Person to get Paramvir Chakra : Major Somnath Sharma
4. First Indian Scientist to get Nobel Prize: C.V. Raman (Physics)
5. First Scientist of Indian origin, to get Nobel : Dr. Hargovind Khurana
    Prize in the field of Medical Science
6. First Scientist of Indian origin to win Nobel : Subrahmanium Chandrashekhar
    Prize in Physics
7. First Indian to win Magsayasay Award : Acharya Vinoba Bhave (1958)
8. First foreign recipient of Bharat Ratna : Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
9. First Indian recipient of Nobel Prize in Economics : Dr. Amartya Sen

2. Firsts in Indian (Female)

1. First Woman to get Ashok Chakra: Nirja Bhanot
2. First Indian Woman to get the Noble Prize : Mother Teresa (1979)
3. First Indian Woman to get Bharat Ratna : Smt. Indira Gandhi
4. First Woman to get Jnanpith Award : Ashapurna Devi
5. First Indian Woman to win the Booker Prize : Arundhati Roy
6. First Woman Musician to get ‘Bharat Ratna’ : M.S. Subbulakshmi

3. Firsts in the world (Male & Female)

1. First man to win Nobel Prize for Literature: Rena F.A. & Sulli Pradhom (France)
2. First man to win Nobel Prize for Peace: Jin F. Dunant (Switzerland) & Frederic Peiry (France)
3. First man to win Nobel Prize for Physics: W.K. Roentgen (Germany)
4. First man to win Nobel Prize for Chemistry:J.H. Wenthoff (Howlland)
5. First man to win Nobel Prize for Medicine: A.E. Wonn Behrig (Germany)
6. First man to win Nobel Prize for Economics: Rangar Fish (Norway) & John  Tinbergen (Holland)


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