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General Ability is undoubtedly the Most scoring section in the BSNL JE 2016.

In order to boost your preparation of General Awareness, we have compiled this article which will acquaint the aspirants with highlights of the Important Sport Events, Famous Books & Authors and First Recipients of Important Awards in India.

 

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Highlights of First Recipients of Important Awards

 

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Award Category

Category

Recipient

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bharat Ratna

 

1st Indian Recipient of Bharat Ratna

C Rajagopalachari

1st Woman to be awarded the Bharat Ratna

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi

1st Scientist to be awarded the Bharat Ratna

CV Raman

1st Bharat Ratna Awardee to become the President of India

 

Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

 

 

 

 

Gallantry Awards

1st winner of Param Vir Chakra

Major Somnath Sharma

1st and only Air Force person to receive the Param Vir Chakra

Flying Officer Nirmaljit Shekhon

 

 

Sports Awards

1st Person to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Viswanathan Anand

1st Woman to Receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Karnam Malleshwari

1st cricket player to receive the Arjuna Award

Salim Durrani

 

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Highlights of Important Sport Events

 

Commonwealth Games

  • The first Commonwealth Games were conducted in Hamilton, Canada in 1930 in which 400 Athletes participated from 11 countries in 6 sports and 59 events.
  • The games are conducted every 4 years since 1930.
  • Currently, there are 54 members of the Commonwealth of Nations
  • In 18 previous Commonwealth Games, India has participated in 14. India hosted the 2010 Commonwealth Games and Indian Athletes won 38 Gold, 27 Silver and 36 Bronze medals.

Highlights of Asian Games

  • First Asian Games were conducted in New Delhi in 1951
  • 17th Asian Games were conducted at Incheon, South Korea in 2014
  • 18th Asian Games will be conducted at Jakarta, Indonesia in 2018

 

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Highlights of World Cup

 

Game

Event

Location & Year

 

Cricket

First World Cup

At England in 1975

Cricket

2015 World Cup

New Zealand and Australia

Cricket

2019 World Cup

England

Hockey

First World Cup

Barcelona, Spain in 1971

Hockey

13th World Cup

At Netherlands in 2014

Hockey

14th World Cup

At Bhubaneswar, India in  2018

Football

First World Cup

Uruguay in 1930

Football

2018 World Cup

Russia

Football

2022 World Cup

Qatar

 

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Famous Books & Authors

 

Book Name

Author

 

My experiments with Truth

Mahatma Gandhi

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

A passage to India

E.M. Forster

Discovery of India

Jawaharlal Nehru

Origin of species

Charles Darwin

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

The Lady of the Last Minstrel

Sir Walter Scott

Gulliver’s Travels

Jonathan Swift

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

Around the World in Eighty days

Jules Verne

Crime and Punishment

Dostoevsky

Akbar-Nama

Abul Fazal

 

We are hopeful that this article will surely assist you in preparation of General Awareness for the BSNL JE 2016 exam.

 

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