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‘Sardar Patel National Unity Award’

Current context: The government has constituted ‘Sardar Patel National Unity Award’ as the highest civilian award, in the name of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
‘Sardar Patel National Unity Award’ 
  • The award is conferred to recognize the notable contribution of a person to the unity and integrity of India.
  • The award will be presented on the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel on 31st October which is observed as the National Unity Day.
  • The award will be given by the President of India with the Padma award presentation ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
  • The award consists of a medal and a citation and without any monetary grant or cash. And only 3 awards would be given in a year.
  • An official Award Committee would be constituted for selecting the persons for the award and the committee is constituted by the Prime Minister, which will include members Secretary to the President, Cabinet Secretary, Home Secretary as Members and eminent persons selected by the Prime Minister.


Q.1 Which among the following option is correct with respect to the ‘Sardar Patel National Unity Award’?
a. Monetary grant of Rs 50,000 is given to the awardee
b. Monetary grant of Rs 1,50,000 is given to the awardee
c. Monetary grant of Rs 20,000 is given to the awardee
d. Monetary grant of Rs 2,50,000 is given to the awardee
e. No monetary grant is given to the awardee
‘Sardar Patel National Unity Award’ ‘Sardar Patel National Unity Award’ Reviewed by Neha Verma on September 26, 2019 Rating: 5

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