UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-10

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    Consider the following statements in the context of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
    1. It contains a medal, ceremonial dress, a certificate and a cash price of Rs.7.5 lakhs.
    2. It is handed over/awarded by the President of India.
    3. Not more than one athlete can be awarded with this award.
    4. It is the highest honour given for achievement in sports.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  1 and 2

    B)  1, 2 and 4

    C)  2, 3 and 4                    

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (RGKR) award is India's highest honour given for achievement in sports. The words 'Khel Ratna' literally mean 'sports gem' in hindi. The award is named after the late Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister 0s India. It carries a medal, a scroll of honour and a substantia cash component. Upto 2004-05, the cash component was Rs.500000. The money has been increased from Rs.500000 to Rs.750000. The award was instituted in the year 1991-92, to supply the lack of a supreme national accolade in the field of sports. Predating the RGKR are the Arjuna awards that have always been given to outstanding sports persons in each c" many sporting disciplines every year. The Khel Ratna was devised to be an overarching honour, conferred for outstanding sporting performance, whether c, an individual or a team, across all sporting disciplines in given year. Vijay and Yogeshwar received the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2012, prior to that in 2005 three sports persons (boxers MC Mary Kom, Vijender Sine' and wrestler Sushil Kumar) bagged the honour. Therefore more than one athlete has won the award in a particular yea'

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