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Which country recently conferred its highest civilian honor 'Amir Amanullah Khan Award' to Prime Minister Narendra Modi?


1. Saudi Arabia
2. Uzbekistan
3. Iran
4. Afghanistan

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Afghanistan

The correct answer is Afghanistan.

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been conferred with Amir Amanullah Khan Award, Afghanistan’s highest civilian honor.
    • He has bestowed the honor of President Ashraf Ghani after the inauguration of the landmark Afghan-India Friendship Dam in Herat.
    • As the first Indian, and amongst only a handful of foreign leaders to receive the award, it signifies the strength of a unique relationship and is a testament to the personal commitment of the PM in advancing India-Afghan ties.
  • Background:
    • The Amir Amanullah Khan medal is the highest civilian honor of Afghanistan.
    • The award is named after the Afghan national hero, Amanullah Khan (Ghazi), who championed the cause of Afghanistan’s freedom.
    • He was the ruler of the Emirate of Afghanistan from 1919-1929 who led Afghanistan to independence.

Country Capital Currency
Afghanistan Kabul Afghan afghani
Saudi Arabia Riyadh Saudi riyal
Uzbekistan Tashkent Uzbekistani soʻm
Iran Tehran Rial

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