Know winner and in which field these are given. This become all the more important if any Indian wins or nominated for it.
International: Noble Prize: is given in six fields, know in which six fields.
Templeton Prize: Tomas Halik - Given in the field of spirituality
Abel Prize: Maths
Men Booker Prize: Literature
Best Movie: 12 Years a Slave
Movie which got most number of awards: Gravity
Best foreign film category winner: The Great Beauty (An Italian Movie)
Indian entry in best foreign film category: The Good Road (Gujrati Movie)
Dada Saheb Phalke Prize: Guljar
Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration: M.S. Swaminathan
Indira Gandhi Peace Prize: Angela Merkel
Bharat Ratna: Sachin Tendulkar & C. N. R. Rao
National film awards:
Best Movie: Ship of Theseus
Best Actor: Rajkumar Rao & Suraj Venzaramoodu
Best Actress: Geetanjali Thapa
SAARC – full form, number of countries, Head Quarter location
ASEAN – full form, number of countries
World Bank - President, Head Quarter location, Number of countries which are part of WB, name of five organizations which form WB group
International Monetary Fund- IMF - President, Head Quarter location, Number of countries which are part of IMF
World Trade Organisation- WTO – President, Head Quarter location, Number of countries which are part of WTO, Latest country which joined WTO, when it was established, Earlier name of WTO (WTO preceded by which organisation)
United Nations – Name of Secretary General, Head Quarter location, Number of countries which are part of UN, When it was established, what is its purpose, what is UNSC, which 5 countries are part of UNSC
Now a days, there is huge buzz for environment or go green!
so don't forget to prepare for important environment related international days like:
Earth day, Environment Day, Biodiversity day, Ozone day, Water day!
Recently Hockey world cup and Football world cup were organised.
So one must know host country, next host, winner, runner-up.
Men's Hockey World Cup 2014:
India's position: 9th
Indian Team Captain: Sardar Singh
Indian Team Coach: Terry Walsh
FIFA World Cup 2014
Host: Brazil, Total Team: 32
Runner up: Argentina
Golden Boot: James Rodriguez (Colombia) - Top Goal Scorer - Total Goal 6
Golden Ball: Lionel Messi (Brazil) - Best player at World Cup final
Name of Mascot: Fuleco
Name of football used: Adidas Brazuca
Next Host: Russia (2018), Qatar (2022)
Current host: Glasgow, Scotland
Top 3 medal winning countries: England-174, Australia-137, Canada-82
India's Medal Tally:
Total 64 (15 Gold, 30 Silver, 19 Bronze), India's rank was 5th
Name of Mascot: Clyde
Next host: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia (2018)
Dronacharya Award: Jose Jacob (Rowing) - Given for excellence in sports coaching
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna: Ronjan Sodhi (Shooting) - India’s highest honour given for achievement in sports
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