General Knowledge - Honours and Awards - Discussion

Discussion :: Honours and Awards - Section 1 (Q.No.43)


Kalinga Award was instituted by

[A]. UNESCO for exceptional contribution of efforts to popularise science
[B]. Indian Military.
[C]. Jnanpith, a cultural literacy society for encouraging creative writing in modern languages
[D]. Indian Adult Education Association for outstanding contribution of adult literacy in India

Answer: Option A


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Randhir Verma said: (Jan 5, 2012)  
The Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is an award given by UNESCO for exceptional skill in presenting scientific ideas to lay people. It was created in 1952, following a donation from Biju Patnaik, Founder President of the Kalinga Foundation Trust in India.The Kalinga Prize is awarded during the Celebration of the World Science Day (2003, 2005, etc.) and in New Delhi, India, in even years. Under the terms of the Prize, the recipient receives ten thousands pounds (10,000 GBP) sterling and a UNESCO Albert Einstein Silver Medal. The recipient is also awarded the Ruchi Ram Sahni Chair, introduced by the Government of India in 2001 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kalinga Prize.

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