Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Science Quiz : India and Space 2

A quiz on India and space research.



1. Who is the present Chairman of ISRO?
G Madhavan Nair
Shailesh Nayak
K Radhakrishnan
AS Kiran Kumar

2. Which one of the following about Chandrayan is true?
A. It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation on 22 October 2008
B. It also carried six payloads from other space agencies like NASA and ESA
C. The mission was declared over in 2009 by ISRO before completion of the project term
D. It made discovery of the widespread presence of water molecules in the lunar soil
A and C
B, C and D
A, B and D
A,B,C and D

3. Name the software application developed by ISRO which allows users to explore a 2D/3D representation of the surface of the Earth.
Bhuvan
Dharti
Indiamaps
BharatMatha

4. Which one of the following is TRUE?
A. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) is at Dehradun
B. Indian Institue of Space Science and Technology is at New Delhi
C. Indian Deep Space Network is at Bangalore
D. Satish Dhawan Space Centre is at Allahabad
A and C
A and B
A, B and D
Only A

5. Who among the following is NOT connected to Indian space science?
Vikram Sarabhai
Homi J.Bhabha
Birbal Sahni
Meghnath Saha

6. What does SHAR stand for?
Sriharikotta Highly Advanced Rocket
Sriharikota High Altitude Range
Satish Dhawan Augmented Range
Sriharikotta Heavy Armed Rocket

7. Name the spacecraft which took the first Indian to space
Soyuz T11
Columbia
Apollo 11
Soyuz T13

8. Which one of the following won the 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category from the US based National Space Society (NSS)?
Mar's Orbiter Programme, India
Chandrayan Mission, India
Maven, USA
Yinghuo-1, China

9. Russia set the record of 37 for a single launch in 2014. India broke the record by successfully launching a rocket which deposited most number of satellites in 2017. How many satellites were carried by the rocket?
40
75
104
88

10. The marketing arm of ISRO is
Antrix Corporation Limited
ISRO Marketing Agency
Brahmos
Cartostat

Monday, 24 April 2017

Science Quiz : India and Space 1

A quiz on India and space research.



1. An Indian scientist and science fiction writer, who popularized science in the Odia language, he was awarded the Kalinga Prize in 2010, the Orissa Sahitya Akademy Award in 1986, and R K Parija Samman Saala Samman for his contribution to science literature in Odia. Name him
Georgina Kamsika
Gokulananda Mahapatra
Indrapramit Das
Nikhil Mohan Pattnaik

2. We all know that Yuri Gagarin was the first human to orbit the earth. Do you know the second human to orbit the earth?
John Glenn
Gherman Titov
Svetlana Savitskaya
Valeri Polyakov

3. Which one of the following DO NOT have launching facility?
ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore
Master Control Facility, Hassan
Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station, Thiruvananthapuram
Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta

4. For what purpose IRS series of satellites are used?
Remote sensing
Meteorological
Communication
Radar imaging

5. Indian Space Research Organisation was founded by
Dr Vikram A.Sarabhai
Homi J.Bhabha
Dr Raja Ramanna
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

6. Which one of the following is TRUE about ISRO?
A. ISRO has 13 centres spread all across India
B. ISRO's Mars Mission was the cheapest one so far
C. ISRO has launched 29 foreign satellites till date
D. AstroSat is the first dedicated Indian astronomy mission
Only B
A and B
B, C and D
A, B, C and D

7. ISRO plans to carry out a mission to the Sun by the year 2019-20. What is the name given for the probe?
Solar Mission
Suryayan
Adityayan
Aditya 1

8. Match the two sets

SET 1
A. Physical Research Laboratory B. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing C. Satish Dhawan Space Centre D. Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre

SET 2
1. Thiruvananthapuram 2. Ahmedabad 3. Dehradun 4. Sriharikotta


A-3, B-1, C-4, D-2
A-2, B-3, C-1, D-4
A-2, B-3, C-4, D-1
A-4, B-3, C-2, D-1

9. Which one of the following about India's space programme is TRUE
A. India's first satellite Aryabhata was launched by Soviet Union on 19 April 1978
B. The first satellite launched by India using own launch vehicle was Rohini
C. GAGAN is India's satellite navigation system
D. IRNSS is India's satellite navigation system
A and B
A,B,C and D
B,C and D
A, C and D

10. Name the first Indian to travel in space
Kalpana Chawla
Rakesh Sharma
Sunita Williams
Ravish Malhotra

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Environment Quiz 29 (Green Olympiad Practice Questions)

Practice questions for the Green Olympiad and Wild Wisdom Quiz


1. Which one of the following is added to the soil to increase pH of acidic soil?
Ammonia
Sulfur
Agricultural lime
Calcium silicate

2. What is the practice of eating earth or soil-like substrates such as clay or chalk that occurs in non-human animals?
Anthrophagy
Xerophagy
Oligophagy
Geophagy

3. What do you call an animal that is adapted specifically to run?
Arboreal
Fossorial
Cursorial
Marsupial

4. The tapering structure hanging like an icicle from the roof of a cave, formed of calcium salts deposited by dripping water, is called
Stalagmite
Stalactite
Rusticle
Karst

5. The scientific study or exploration of caves is called
Speleology
Phenology
Cetology
Craiology

6. Uluru also known as Ayers Rock is a large sandstone rock formation which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Where is it found?
India
USA
Australia
Africa

7. The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted for protection of plants and animal species. In which schedule of the Act the plants prohibited from cultivation and planting are listed?
Schedule VI
Schedule V
Schedule III
Schedule I

8. What do you call a plant that grows harmlessly upon another plant and derives its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain or debris?
Parasite
Epiphyte
Xerophyte
Bryophyte

9. An organism that lives on the surface of another living organism is called
Epiphyte
Epibiont
Epilith
Basibiont

10. Hans Christian Gram developed a technique called Gram staining which is used to differentiate
Fungi
Bacteria
Virus
None of these

Friday, 21 April 2017

Environment Quiz 28 (Green Olympiad Practice Questions)

Practice questions for the Green Olympiad and Wild Wisdom Quiz



1. Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary for the great Indian bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps). In which state is it located?
Madhya Pradesh
Gujrat
Maharashtra
Kerala

2. Name the National Mammal of Pakistan
Snow Leopard
Markhor
Indus river dolphin
Wild Goat

3. This large species of wild goat, found in Afganistan, Pakistan, Kashmir and Himalayas, is the national animal of Pakistan. Can you name it?
Markhor
East Caucasian tur
Wild Goat
Walia ibex

4. Name the national reptile of Pakistan
Indian cobra
Mugger crocodile
Echis
Desert monitor

5. The Bishkek Declaration is the declaration that was adopted by the 12 members of the GSLF for the conservation of an endangered species. Name the species
Sumatran Tiger
Snow leopard
Steller's sea cow
Southern bluefin tuna

6. The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River, China which destroyed the wetands and had a great impact on this critically endangered species of birds. Can you name the species?
Siberian Crane
Red headed vulture
Jerdon's Courser
White Bellied Heron

7. This National Park in India is famous for being the best place to see the snow leopard in the wild
Hemis National Park
Keoladeo National Park
Kaziranga National Park
Jim Corbett National Park

8. The book titled Walden; or, Life in the Woods t is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings written by a famous American writer and naturalist. Who is he?
Henry David Thoreau
Frnak Norris
Peter Matthiessen
Thomas Jefferson

9. Name the geophysicist who is known for the theory of continental drift and the supercontinent Pangaea
Albert P Crary
Alfred Wegener
Frederick Eugene Wright
Andrew Lowe

10. What is the optimal soil pH level for most plants?
5.5 to 7.0
4.0 to 6.0
6.0 to 7.5
3.0 to 5.0

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Environment Quiz 27 (Green Olympiad Practice Questions)

Practice questions for the Green Olympiad and Wild Wisdom Quiz




1. What is the term used to refer to the organisms that are able to adapt to a wide range of salinities?
Stenohaline
Euryhaline
Osmocomformers
Halophile

2. Which was the first country to introduce carbon tax in 1990?
Netherlands
Norway
Sweden
Finland

3. The waterfalls in which the water descends vertically, losing contact with the bedrock surface is called
Horsetail
Cataract
Cascade
Plunge

4. The Worldwatch Institute is a globally focused environmental research organisation based in Washington D.C. Can you name the founder, who was the first to propose the term "environmental refugee" and also the founder of the Earth Policy Institute?
Lester R Brown
Norman Meyer
Mustafa Tolba
Jonathan Porritt

5. The Appiko movement, a revolutionary movement for environmental conservation inspired by the Chipko movement, was launched in which one of the following states?
Kerala
Karnataka
Assam
Andhra Pradesh

6. What are the "Global 200" list identified by WWF include?
Multinational companies
Wild animals
Ecoregions
Countries

7. Adelita was the name of the first sea turtle tracked across an ocean basin, the northern Pacific Ocean by placing a satellite tag on it. Do you know to which species of sea turtles did Adelita belong?
Olive ridley
Loggerhead
Leatherback
Kemp's ridley

8. Which of the following continents does not have glaciers?
Australia
Europe
Antartica
North America

9. Which Indian city elected the Gangetic river dolphin as the city animal?
Haridwar
Allahabad
Kolkatta
Guwahati

10. There are three types of deserts in India: cold deserts, salt deserts and sandy deserts. Do you the only cold desert in India?
Kutch
Thar
Jaislamer
Ladakh

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

India Quiz 38





1. The Vishakha Guidelines are a set of procedural guidelines promulgated by the Indian Supreme Court in 1997. It was issued to deal with which one of the following?
Sexual harassment
Child abuse
Drug trafficking
Public nuisance

2. Shutakirti, Iravan and Babruvahana are the children of which one of the Pandavas?
Bhima
Yudhishtira
Arjuna
Nakula

3. Which one of the following has the black bronze sculpture of "Mother and Child" installed in front of its lawn?
Supreme Court of India
Parliament House
Rashtrapathi Bhavan
National Museum

4. Which one of the following awards was introduced by the Government of India in 1990 to promote communal, caste and ethnic harmony by recognizing acts of Physical/moral courage and humanity exhibited by member(s) of a community, caste or ethnic group in saving the lives and properties of the member(s) of another community, caste or ethnic group?
Vyas Samman
Saraswati Samman
Kalidas Puraskar
Kabir Puraskar

5. Which ruler was called "Lakh Baksh" or giver of lakhs because he gave liberal donations?
Alauddin Khilji
Aurangazeb
Qutb-ud-din Aibak
Aram Shah

6. "One life is not enough" is the autobiography of an Indian politician who had to resign his post as India's foreign minister in 2005 following Iraqi oul scam. Who is he?
Natwar Singh
Jaswant Singh
Shashi Tharoor
Yashwant Sinha

7. Who holds the record of the fastest fify in Indian Premier League?
Suresh Raina
Kieron Pollard
Chris Morris
Yusuf Pathan

8. Which one of the following is a transboundary river crossing India and another country?
Ravi
Narmada
Kaveri
Yamuna

9. Which one of the following is known as "The Temple of Rats"?
Karni Mata Temple
Lingaraja Temple
Brihadeeswara Temple
Kamakhya Temple

10. Song Offerings is a volume of lyrics by Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore rendered into English by the poet himself, for which he was awarded the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature. Do you know who wrote the introduction to the second edition of Song of Offerings?
P B Shelley
Sarojini Naidu
W B Yeats
Alfred Tennyson

Monday, 17 April 2017


India Quiz 37




1. Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia is the real name of a famous Indian actor. Who is he?
Akshay Khanna
Akshay Kumar
Jackie Shroff
Govinda

2. She is the first Indian Woman Cricketer who made century in test match for India and the first woman cricketer to receive Arjuna Award. Who is she?
Shanta Rangaswamy
Nilima Jogalekar
Diana Edulji
Shubangi Kulkarni

3. Sarafa Bazaar is a jewellery market and night street food court which is a popular tourist place for its cuisine and night lifestyle. Where is it located?
New Delhi
Mumbai
Indore
Kolkatha

4. Who was the head of he Calendar Reform Committee under the aegis of CSIR, that initiated the adoption of Saka calendar as the official civil calendar in India?
Jawaharlal Nehru
A C Banerjee
Meghnad Saha
Acharya Kripalani

5. Which is the coldest place in India?
Leh
Ladakh
Dras
Kulgam

6. Gangasagar Mela is famous world wide and is one of the main fair celebrated in which one of the following Indian states?
Uttar Pradesh
Bihar
West Bengal
Jharkhand

7. Sant Kabir Award is an Indian Government award conferred to outstanding persons, which is presented by the President of India. In which field the award is given?
Poetry
Religion
Weaving
Music

8. Which classical dance form is inspired from the traditional dance form "Gotipua"?
Garba
Odissi
Bharatanatyam
Kuchipudi

9. Name the Antartic research station commissioned in 2015 by India in Antartica
Maitri
Dakshin Gangotri
Bharati
Agni

10. He was a former Australian cricket captain and became the coach of the Indian cricket team in 2005. Do you know this exceptional all round player?
Greg Chappell
John Wright
Gary Kirsten
Ian Chappell

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Environment Quiz 26

This quiz will be helpful to prepare for competitions like Green Olympiad and Wild Wisdom Quiz



1. Which one of the following refers to reducing the impact on climate change by reducing greenhouse gas production?
Carbon footprint
Carbon tax
Carbon credit
Carbon diet

2. What is the practice of abstaining from the use of animals products called?
Vegetarianism
Veganism
Speciesism
None of these

3. Name the National Heritage Animal of India
Indian Elephant
Bengal Tiger
Great Indian Rhino
The Asiatic Lion

4. "Stay Feathers" was journal on ornithology which still continues to be an important source of Indian ornithology. Do you know the ornithologist who founded it?
Salim Ali
Humayun Abdulali
Zafar Futehally
Allan Octavian Hume

5. Named after the First Lady Martha Washington, this bird in the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, US was thought to be the last known living in the species and it died on September 1, 1914. Can you name this extinct species of birds?
Dodo
Passenger Pigeon
Laughing owl
Labrador duck

6. India is just 2.4 percent of the world land mass. Do you know what percent of the world's biodiversity is found in the country?
20-25
10-12
7-8
1-2

7. The decrease in concentration of an element or pollutant with an increase in trophic level is called
Biodilution
Eutrophication
Nitrification
Putrefaction

8. Where was "Tour de Sol", the first rally for solar powered vehicles held?
USA
Canada
Japan
Switzerland

9. This is the smallest species of crane found in central Eurasia and known as Koonj in Pakistan. Identify the species.
Demoiselle crane
Sarus crane
Sandhill crane
Hooded crane

10. The Pench Tiger Reserve, which has been described in Ain-i-Akbari and also the setting of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book, is situated in
Maharashtra
Odisha
Madhya Pradesh
Gujrat

Saturday, 15 April 2017

India Quiz 36





1. Which one of the following is believed to be the first of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva?
Mahakaleswhar
Omkareshwar
Kedarnath
Somnath Temple

2. "Train to Pakistan" is a historical novel published it 1956 recounting the Partition of India in August 1947. Who wrote it?
Vikram Seth
Khushwant Singh
Salman Rushdie
V S Naipaul

3. "D.E.M O'Cracy, beloved husband of T Ruth, loving father of L.I.Bertie, brother of Faith, Hope and Justice, expired on June 26". This was an obituary published on an Indian newspaper a few days after the Emergency was imposed in 1975. Name the newspaper
The Indian Express
The Hindu
The Times of India
The Financial Express

4. Who is the first cricketer to play 100 matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL)?
Rohit Sharma
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Suresh Raina
Virat Kohli

5. Deepika Kumari is an Indian sports person who won a gold medal in 2010 Commonwealth Games and a recipient of Arjuna Award in 2012 and Padma Shri 2016. With which sports she is associated?
Long Jump
High Jump
Archery
Boxing

6. Name the only Indian actress to win BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
Sreedevi
Konkana Sen Sharma
Vidya Balan
Rohini Hattangadi

7. Who was the first woman to hold Cabinet rank in India and also the fist Asian and the first woman to hold the post of President of Woeld Health Assembly?
Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
Sarojini Naidu
Vijayalakshmi Pandit
Sucheta Kripalani

8. Who was the first Indian woman mountaineer to scale the Seven Summits, the seven highest continental peaks of the world?
Bachendri Pal
Premlata Agarwal
Santosh Yadav
Malavath Purna

9. Which of these sarees or the technique of weaving practiced in Northern India got its name from the three Parsi brothers who learnt the art from China and introduced it to the Indian weavers in Surat?
Kanjeevaram
Baluchari
Tanchoi
Katan

10. The birthday of which one of the following former Prime Ministers of India is declared as Good Governance Day?
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Rajiv Gandhi
Jawaharlal Nehru
Narendra Modi

Friday, 14 April 2017

Current Awareness Quiz 11

Latest Current Affairs Questions and answers



1. Which country recently honoured Malala Yousafzai with honorary citizenship?
Switzerland
India
Canada
Nepal

2. Which company has been signed up as the innovation partner for the upcoming 2017 ICC Champions Trophy?
Wipro
Reliance
Intel
Microsoft

3. Name the novelist who won Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017 for "The Underground Railroad"
Adam Haslett
CE Morgan
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Colson Whitehead

4. Which movie has won the Best Children's Film in the 64th National Awards 2017?
Dhanak
Railway Children
Duronto
Kaaka Muttai

5. Who was awarded the Best Actor in the 64th National Film Awards?
Mohanlal
Akshay Kumar
Amitabh Bachchan
Vinayakan

6. Which institution has emerged at the top of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) that rates Indian higher educational institutes on the basis of their performance?
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Jawaharlal Nehru Univerisy, Delhi
Banaras Hindu University

7. The World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated on
23 April
4 April
2 April
11 April

8. In which state India's first International Centre for Foot and Mouth Disease (ICFMD)?
Tamil Nadu
Odisha
Uttar Pradesh
Maharashtra

9. ‘Bhoorsingh the Barasingha’ is the mascot introduced recently by one of India's Tiger reserves. Name the tiger reserve which became the first one to get an official mascot?
Kanha Tiger Reserve
Sariska Tiger Reserve
Pench Tiger Reserve
Suderbans Tiger Reserve

10. Which IIT signed an MoU with Indian Army to identify and strengthen critical technological areas?
IIT Kharagpur
IIT Delhi
IIT Madras
IIT Roorkee

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