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Gallantary Awards

Posted on : 06 Dec 2019

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  • Post-independence, first three gallantry awards namely the Param Vir Chakra, the Maha Vir Chakra and the Vir Chakra were instituted by the Government of India on 26th January, 1950 which were deemed to have effect from the 15th August, 1947.
  • The Ashoka Chakra Class-I, the Ashoka Chakra Class-II and the Ashoka Chakra Class-III were instituted by the Government of India on 4th January, 1952, which were deemed to have effect from the 15th August, 1947. These awards were renamed as the Ashoka Chakra, the Kirti Chakra and the Shaurya Chakra respectively in January, 1967.
  • These gallantry awards are announced twice in a year - first on the occasion of the Republic Day and then on the occasion of the Independence Day.
  • Order of precedence of these awards is:
    • Param Vir Chakra
    • Ashoka Chakra
    • Mahavir Chakra
    • Kirti Chakra
    • Vir Chakra
    • Shaurya Chakra

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following statements regarding Gallantary Awards in India
    1.Only Indian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel are eligible to receive these awards.
    2.Mahavir Chakra is the highest level of Gallantary award instituted by the Government of India.
    3.These awards announced twice in a year.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.3 only

    3.1 and 3 only

    4.1 and 2 only

    Right Ans : 3 only


  3. The 1857 Uprising was the culmination of the recurrent big and small local rebellions that occured in the preceding hundred years of British Rule. Elucidate (Answer in 150 words) - 2019 Mains


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