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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









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




Location & Year



First World Cup

At England in 1975


2015 World Cup

New Zealand and Australia


2019 World Cup



First World Cup

Barcelona, Spain in 1971


13th World Cup

At Netherlands in 2014


14th World Cup

At Bhubaneswar, India in  2018


First World Cup

Uruguay in 1930


2018 World Cup



2022 World Cup



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Famous Books & Authors


Book Name



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



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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