When was Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award established?

Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award is given in recognition of the outstanding performance of a sportsperson over a period of the previous four years. Earlier this award was named after the late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

This was renamed as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand (1905-1979) with effect from 6 August 2021. Major Dhyan Chand is considered to be the greatest exponent of the game of field Hockey. He scored more than 1000 goals over a career spanning over 20 years from 1926 to 1948. Every year his birthday on 29 August is celebrated as National Sports Day in India

Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award is the supreme recognition of a sportsperson in India for his sporting excellence and contributions to the world of sports. So far 57 sports persons were awarded Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award since its inception.

Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award overview

Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award

Let’s discuss some of the common queries raised about Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award,

So, to begin with a question of Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award…

  1. When was Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award established?

    Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award in its earlier name was established In 1992

  2. Who was the first winner of the Khel Ratna Award?

    The first recipient of the award was Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand (Chess)

  3. Who is the latest awardee of Khel Ratna?

    In 2021, this award was given to 12 champion sportspersons in various sports items. The details are given below

  4. What is the award price money of the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award?

    The award comprises a cash prize of ₹25 lakhs, a medallion, and a certificate.

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1. The Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports and Games 2021 has been conferred upon how many awardees?
A) 12
B) 7
C) 10
D) 3


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2. Which organization has recently launched the ‘Whistle-blower Portal’?
B) NHPC Ltd.
D) Power Finance Corporation Ltd
3. Lovlina Borgohain has been honoured with the Major Dhyan Chand
“Khel Ratna” Award 2021. She is related to which sports

A) Shooting
B) Hockey
C) Wrestling
D) Boxing

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4. The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) has partnered with an e-commerce firm to help its skilled artisans sell products online?
A) Ajio
B) Flipkart
C) Paytm
D) Amazon
5. Which University has won the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2021?
A) Lovely Professional University
B) Panjab University
C) Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology
D) Delhi University
6. Which state’s CM has launched the ‘Uttam Beej portal’ which will benefit the farmers by providing quality seeds with transparency?
(a) Haryana
(b) Bihar
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Assam
7. The 2nd National Tribal Dance Festival was observed in which of the following states?
(a) West Bengal
(b) Jharkhand
(c) Karnataka
(d) Chhattisgarh

8. Mullaperiyar dam, located in Kerala, is in control of which state?
A) Karnataka
B)Tamil Nadu
C) Andhra Pradesh
D) Telangana
9. The US state of Georgia has announced to celebrate which Indian language as ‘Rajyotsava Day’?
A) Tamil
B) Kannada
C) Malayalam
D) Telugu
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