General Awareness – Awards, Medals and Prizes (Part 1)

May 6th, 2013 by

General Awareness - Awards, Medals and Prizes (Part 1) In philosophy, the study of knowledge is called epistemology, and the philosopher Plato famously defined knowledge as "justified true belief." There is however no single agreed upon definition of knowledge, and there are numerous theories to explain it. When it comes to studying or preparing ‘General Knowledge / Awareness’ for a competitive exam, there are some broad based theories or guidelines which a student can use. I hope you understand that preparing for General Awareness is not an exact science like mathematics and will never b

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General Awareness – Awards, Medals and Prizes (Part 2)

May 6th, 2013 by

General Awareness - Awards, Medals and Prizes (Part 2)   In my previous post, we talked about the Nobel Prize, the Booker Prize and the Pulitzer Prize. In this post, I would like to cover other important awards like Bharat Ratna, Padma Awards and Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Although there as hundreds, if not thousands, of people who have won these awards – it is not possible to remember all their names. I have filtered out a few for you. These have a higher probability of being asked.   Ramon Magsaysay Award The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established to perpe

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