Sunday, 25 June 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 13




1. Which one of the interplanetary mission by ISRO completed 1000 Earth days in its orbit on 19th June 2017?
Chandrayaan 1
Aditya
Mangalyaan
ASTROSTAT

2. Annabel Metha, Indian social activist, who has been awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire is related to which one of the following Indian celebrities?
Amitabh Bachan
Amir Khan
Saurav Ganguly
Sachin Tendulkar

3. The Syrian refugee, known as" Malala of Syria", was recently appointed as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Who is she?
Muzoon Almellehan
Mahtab Keramati
Salima Souakri
Salima Almellahan

4. The world's first railless train was recntly unveiled in which one of the following countries?
India
Japan
USA
China

5. Name the Indian who is among the 17 people selected as the UN Young Leaders fro Sustainable Development Goals
Sachin Tendulkar
Ankit Kawatra
Sivananda Rajaram
Kailash Satyarthi

6. Jelena Ostapenko grabbed her first ever grand slam title by beating Simona Halep in the final of French Open 2017. Which country does Jelena belong to?
Latvia
Romania
Russia
Slovenia

7. Which Indian state introduced a campaign for persons with special needs, which was launched by Vice-President Hamid Ansari?
Madhya Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh

8. Which one of the following topped the 2017 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands list was released recently?
Amazon
Google
Microsoft
Facebook

9. Name the book by the Canadian author WO Mitchell that was in the news recently after it was retruned to Noah Webster Library in West Hartford, Connecticut after 52 years
Who Has Seen the Wind
The Kite
The Vanishing Point
Roses are Difficult Here

10. Name the Indian who was honoured by Nepal for climbing the Everest for record 6 times
Kushang Sherpa
Santosh Yadav
Love Raj Singh Dharmashaktu
Harshit Saumitra

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Sports Quiz 10



1. Who holds the record of the highest run-scorer in Ranji Trophy cricket?
Amol Mazumdar
Yuvaj Singh
Wasim Jaffer
Virat Kohli

2. Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (National Institute of Sports) is Asia's largest sports institute. Where is it located?
New Delhi
Gwalior
Bangalore
Patiala

3. "For the Game, For the World" is the motto of which one of the following?
FIFA
IOC
IAAF
ICC

4. What is the maximum number of substitutions permitted in most international football matches?
2
5
4
3

5. The Yellow card-Red card (penalty cards) system was first introduced in Association Football. In which world cup it was first introduced?
1970
1998
1978
1982

6. The international governing body of cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is located headquartered at
Washington
Geneva
Dubai
Hongkong

7. How many full members are there in the International Cricket Council (ICC)?
7
10
12
15

8. Who holds the record of most Olympic medals?
Larisa Latynina
Paavo Nurmi
Michael Phelps
Carl Lewis

9. With which one of the following will you associate the term "Googly"?
Football
Cricket
Tennis
Squash

10. With which sports Joshna Chinappa is associated?
Badminton
Tennis
Cricket
Squash

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Sports Quiz 9


1. The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna is the highest sporting honour of India. Who was the first recipient of the award?
Viswanathan Anand
Geeth Sethi
Karnam Malleswari
Leander Paes

2. How many ODI mathes did Sachin Tendulkar took to score his first ODI century?
1
10
52
78

3. Who is the first Indian sportsperson to compete at seven Olympic games?
Mahesh Bhupathi
Karnam Malleswari
Leander Paes
Abhinav Bhindra

4. Who is the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament?
Leander Paes
Mahesh Bhupathi
Rohan Bopanna
Vijay Amrithraj

5. Who is the first Indian female chess player to achieve the FIDE titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster?
Koneru Humpy
Bhagyashree Thipsay
Tania Sachdev
S Vijayalakshmi

6. Name the Indian footballer who became the first Asian player to score a hat-trick in an Olympic games
Neville D'Souza
Salien Manna
Peter Thangaraj
Mariappa Kempaiah

7. The bollywood film Azhar, directed by Tony D'Souza, was based on the life of Mohammad Azharuddin, former Indian cricketer. Who played Azharuddin in the movie?
Ranbir Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor
Farhan Akhtar
Emraan Hashmi

8. Who is the only cricketer to score centuries in his first three tests?
Lala Amarnath
Mohammad Azharuddin
Doug Walters
Sourav Ganguly

9. Which Indian hockey player holds the record for most goals scored by an individual in an Olympic men's hockey finals?
Dhyan Chand
Kishan Lal
Balbir Singh
Lal Shah Bokhari

10. Who is the first Indian to win the men's singles title at the All England Badminton Championship?
Prakash Padukone
Syed Modi
Pullela Gopichand
Chetan Anand

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Environment Quiz 40





1. The Karakoram Pass is a mountain pass between India and
Pakistan
China
Nepal
Bangladesh

2. Which is the only country in the world where you can find both lions and tigers in its wilderness?
Bangladesh
Africa
India
Iran

3. Which of the following about a tiger is NOT true?
A.Tigers are strong swimmers
B. Tigers establish and maintain territories
C. India is home to the world's largest population of wild tiger
Only A
A and B
B and C
A, B and C

4. Which of the following states became the first fully organic state in India?
Sikkim
Assam
Karnataka
Kerala

5. Which one of the following mammals found in India has four horns?
Bighorn sheep
Markhor
Bharal
Chousingha

6. This national park was created in 1925 as the first national park on the African continent primarily to protect the mountain gorillas. Do you know which are we talking about?
Virunga National Park
Kruger National Park
Serengeti national park
Tsavo East National Park

7. Name the famous biologist known for coining many terms in biology, including anthropogeny,, ecology and stem cell
Charles Darwin
Carl Linnaeus
Ernst Haeckel
James Watson

8. What is the mass of impure carbon particles resulting from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons called?
Smog
Fog
Soot
Coke

9. What does a low Biochemical Oxygen Demand or Biological Oxygen Demand(BOD) indicate?
Water Pollution
Good quality water
Air pollution
None of these

10. What is the form of agroforestry system in which short term crops are grown in the early years of the plantation of a woody perennials species in order to utilize the land, control weeds and reduce establishment costs called?
Taungya
Jhum
Shifting
Open-field system

Friday, 16 June 2017

Environment Quiz 39





1. Who discovered infrared radiation?
William Herschel
Wilhelm Rontgen
Herschel H. Cudd
Johann Wilhelm Ritter

2. Organisms that thrive in high salt concentrations are called
Stenhaline
Halophile
Euryhaline
Osmocomformers

3. Name the fungus that produces the poisonous carcinogen "aflatoxin"
Aspergillus flavus
Solanum tuberosum
Stachybotrys chartarum
Peniccillium expansum

4. Urushiol is an oily organic allergen found in some plants. It causes an allergic skin rash in humans on contact. The peel and sap of a common fruit contain urushiol and even the leaves and stems have the allergen. Name the fruit
Apple
Grape
Cherry
Mango

5. What is the natural, regulated physiological process of the cell that deals with destruction of cells in the body?
Autophagy
Apoptosis
Xerophagy
Theophagy

6. Which animated character was named as an honorary U.N. ambassador to encourage young people to go “green” and step up action to tackle climate change?
Sid, Ice Age
Scrat, Ice Age
Mumble, Happy Feet
Red, Angry Birds

7. International Tiger Day is observed on
22 June
29 July
29 June
29 April

8. Which one of the following Indian biosphere reserves became part of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves in 2016?
Nilgiri
Sunderbans
Great Nicobar
Agasthyamala

9. What is the minimum thickness of plastic carry bags as per the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, Government of India?
30 microns
50 microns
40 microns
60 microns

10. Which insectivorous mammal, listed as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species, gets its name from the Malay word meaning "one who rolls up"?
Opossum
Potto
Armadillo
Pangolin

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Environment Quiz 38






1. How many tiger subspecies are found in the world?
11
12
10
9

2. Jules Grevy is considered as the first real republican President of France. An animal species, first described in 1882, was named after him. Name the animal
Giraffe
Zebra
Deer
Rabbit

3. Which is the loudest animal on earth?
Blue whale
Howler monkey
Elephant
Grey wolf

4. Which is the first biosphere reserve in India?
Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
Nanda Devi National Park & Biosphere Reserve
Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve
Nokrek Biosphere Reserve

5. Which is the largest tiger reserve in India?
Ratapani Tiger Reserve
Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve
Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

6. Phawngpui, also known as Blue Mountain, is the highest mountain peak in the Lushai Hills. In which Indian state it is located?
Meghalaya
Tripura
Manipur
Mizoram

7. Mor, moder and mull are types of
Soil
Humus
Bacteria
Algae

8. The practice of eating earth or soil-like substrates such as clay or chalk mostly seen in animals and some humans is known as
Geophagia
Soilphagia
Haliphagia
Lipophagia

9. The method of growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent is called
Fogponics
Aquaculture
Hydroponics
Aeroponics

10. The earliest published work on growing terrestrial plants without soil (hydroponics) was the 1627 book Sylva Sylvarum. Name the English philosopher and scientist who authored this work
Charles Darwin
Francis Bacon
David Hume
Robert Hooke

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 12







1. The new glass frog species, Yaku glassfrog (Hyalinobatrachium yaku), reported to be found recently by the herpetologists was found in which country?
Mexico
Ecuador
Brazil
Congo

2. Which actor features in the Government of India campaign 'Darwaza Band' to promote toilet use and freedom from open defecation across the country's villages?
Anushka Sharma
Priyanka Chopra
Aiswarya Rai
Mallika Sherawat

3. Which state has been selected for implementing India's first Rural LED Street Lighting Project under Ministry of Power?
Gujrat
Andhra Pradesh
Haryana
Madhya Pradesh

4. Which one of the following has become the first Indian bank to launch bio-degradable prepaid gift cards?
State Bank of India
Union Bank of India
ICICI Bank
Axis bank

5. Who is the first Sri Lankan cricketer to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame?
Santh Jaysuriya
Aravind de Silva
Muttiah Muralidaran
Kumar Sangakkara

6. Who is the only Indian in Forbes List of Highest Paid Athletes 2017?
MS Dhoni
Saina Nehwal
Rohan Bopanna
Virat Kohli

7. Name the winner of Kalinga Literary Award 2017
Haraprasad Das
Anand Neelakantan
Paramita Satpathy
Sitakant Mahapatra

8. Who has won the 2017 French Open Men's Singles Tennis Tournament?
Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer
Stan Wawrinka
Rafael Nadal

9. Project Jal Sanchay to conserve water has been selected for National Award for Excellence recently by the Union Ministry of Urban Development. Which state had implemented the project?
Maharashtra
Uthar Pradesh
Bihar
Punjab

10. What is the theme of the 2017 World Blood Donor Day?
Blood connects us all
Give Blood. Give Now. Give Often
Thank you for saving my life
Safe blood for saving mothers

Sunday, 11 June 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 17






1. What was the name of the woolly mammoth in the movie "Ice Age"?
Sid
Manny
Diego
Eddie

2. Which country is the largest producer of rubber in the world is
India
Thailand
Malaysia
Indonesia

3. Sinology is the academic study of which country?
China
Singapore
Syria
Japan

4. What part of an aircraft is the empennage?
Engine
Wings
Cockpit
Tail

5. Which country has the most airports in the world?
United States of America
Mexico
Australia
Brazil

6. What is the study of the Christian Church and the origins of Christianity called?
Theology
Phenomenology
Ichthyology
Ecclesiology

7. Which one of the following do the term "Fourth Estate" refers to?
The Press
Property
Political parties
Real estate

8. Which one of the following has been named as the UNESCO World Book Capital for 2018?
Athens
Conakry
Wroclaw
Incheon

9. National flag of which one of the following countries is square in shape?
Scotland
Dominica
Switzerland
Jamaica

10. The Marcha Real or "Royal March" is the national anthem of which country?
France
Italy
Spain
Brazil

Saturday, 10 June 2017

India Quiz 45






1. The Kolkata Metro was the first metroerailwy in India. Do you know when it was started?
2001
1995
1992
1984

2. The Rajdhani Express trains connects the capital of India, New Delhi, with other important destinations. Do you know which is the longest running Rajdhani Express train?
Dibrugarh Rajdhani
Bangalore Rajdhani
Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani
Chennai Rajdhani

3. The National Aviation Museum of India is the only one of its kind in Asia, is located at
New Delhi
Mumbai
Kolkatta
Goa

4. Which Indian state is bordered by the Guld of Khambhat or Gulf of Cambay?
Goa
Andhra Pradesh
Gujrat
Maharashtra

5. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA is the Indian national institute for training of Indian Police Service (IPS). Where is it located?
Hyderabad
Bhopal
Delhi
Kolkatta

6. India initiated issue of e-passport to Diplomatic passport holders in its first phase. Who was the first person to receive an e-passport?
Narendra Modi
Manmohan Singh
Pranab Mukherjee
Pratibha Patil

7. To which one of the following will you associate the clause "Golden handshake"?
Voluntary retirement
Income Tax
Gold exchange
Foreign trade

8. Who was the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of field marshal?
Kodandera Madappa Cariappa
Arjan Singh
Sam Manekshaw
Rajendrashinhji Jadeja

9. Which state was made an "Associate State", a special designation not used by any other state, through the 35th Amendment of the constitution, before making it a full state?
Mizoram
Tripura
Jammu and Kashmir
Sikkim

10. Which state in India has the highest percentage of its population as Scheduled Castes?
Punjab
Chhattisgarh
Meghalaya
Haryana

Thursday, 8 June 2017

India Quiz 43






1. "Ace against Odds" is the autobiography of which Indian sports personality
Leander Paes
Mahesh Bhupathy
Sania Mirza
Saina Nehwal

2. Who has been appointed as the president of the first-ever association for Indian Olympians “Olympians Association of India (OAI)”?
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Abhinav Bindra
Shiva Keshavan
Aswini Nachappa

3. The world’s largest Charkha has been set up in which city of India?
New Delhi
Mumbai
Bangalore
Gandhinagar

4. Who won bronze medal in Greco Roman 80kg category at the 2017 Asian Wrestling Championship?
Sushil Kumar
Ravinder Singh
Krishankant Yadav
Harpreet Singh

5. Which one of the following rivers in India flows in a rift valley?
Brahmaputra
Krishna
Ganga
Narmada

6. Which social reformer is known as "Lokhitwadi "?
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Gopal Hari Deshmukh
Baba Amte
Dhondo Keshav Karve

7. Name the express train of the Indian Railways that runs between Kanyakumari and Jammu and Kashmir?
Himsagar Express
Vivek Express
Island Express
Andaman Express

8. Which one of the following is the longest running train route in India both in terms of distance and time?
Jhelum Express
Navyug Express
Vivek Express
Kaziranga Express

9. Who is the first Indian to receive the IgNobel Peace Prize?
Lal Bihari
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Sunderlal Bahuguna
Manmohan Singh

10. Rajatarangini ("The River of Kings") written in Sanskrit by Kalhana is a historical chronicle of the kings of which region?
Kashmir
Mysore
Madhya Pradesh
Rajsatan

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