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Current Affairs Quiz 16


Current Affairs Quiz 16



1. Who among the following was honoured with the 2018 Nikkei Asia Prize?
Naredran Modi
Amitabh Bachan
Bindeshwar Pathak
Medha Patkar

2. Who recently became the first ever female director of Central Intelligence Agency?
Sandra Day O’Connor
Gina Haspel
Madeleine Albright
Nikki Haley

3. Which state announced the 'Chatra Parivahan Suraksha Yojana' for safety of girl students?
Haryana
Madhya Pradesh
Rajasthan
Gujarat

4. Which city was named as the India's cleanest city, as per Swachh Survekshan-2018?
Bhopal
Bangalore
Chandigarh
Indore

5. Name the Intellectual Property mascot that was launched recently by the Minister of Commerce and Industry?
IP Nani
IP Guddi
IP Guru
IP Chutki

6. The first-ever all-woman Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) began operations in which city?
Jalandhar
Kanpur
Phagwara
Indore

7. Who has been sworn in as the new Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting?
Rajyavardhan Rathore
Smrithi Irani
Harsh Vardhan
Manish Tewari

8. Name the comprehensive plan launched by the World Health Organisation to eliminate trans fat in foods by 2023
REPLACE
RENEGATE
RESHAPE
REBUILD

9. Which nation has unveiled the world's first floating nuclear power plant?
Japan
US
France
Russia

10. As per Mercom Communications' latest report what is India's position as solar market in the world?
First
Second
Third
Fifth

General Science Quiz 49: Health Quiz


General Science Quiz 49: Health Quiz



1. What is the ratio of RBC to WBC in normal blood?
600:1
60:1
1:60
1:600

2. Who among the following received the Lasker Award along with Karl Landsteiner for the discovery of Rh factor?
Alexander S. Wiener
William Lorenzo Moss
Philip Levine
Jan Jansky

3. What does Pus, the white-yellow or yellow-brown fluid that is formed at the site of inflammation during bacterial or fungal infection, consist of?
Dead Leukocytes
Dead erythrocytes
Heamoglobin
Platelets

4. Napoleon Cybulski is the first to isolate this hormone which plays an important role in the physiological reactions that occur in response to a threat. Name the hormone
Adiponectin
Epinephrine
Melatonin
Thyroxine

5. Where in human body you will find the lacrimal glands?
Ear
Tongue
Skin
Eye

6. Where in the human body the Bundle of His, named after Wilhelm His who discovered them, found?
Brain
Kidney
Heart
Liver

7. Name the wonder drug that was discovered in 1928, but was made available to the general public in 1945
Aspirin
Penicillin
Insulin
Morphine

8. Which one of the following is the male sex hormone?
Estrogen
Progrsterone
Testosterone
Cortisone

9. Name the bacterial that causes the sexually transmitted disease syphillis
Streptococcus pyogenes
Escherichia coli
Treponema pallidum
Bordetella pertussis

10. Cholecalciferol is a type of
Vitamin C
Vitamin K
Vitamin A
Vitamin D

General Science Quiz 48: Chemistry Quiz


General Science Quiz 48: Chemistry Quiz



1. The tendency of similar particles to cling to one another is called?
Adhesion
Cohesion
Galling
Lubrication

2. Mead is an alcoholic beverage created by the fermentation of
Honey
Grapes
Barley
Mango

3. Michael Faraday had worked as a Chemical Assistant under one of the world renowned scientists. Can you name the scientist?
Albert Einstein
Earnest Rutherfordq
James Clerk Maxwell
Humphry Davy

4. Who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1993, for the invention of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique?
Rudolph A Marcus
Richard R Ernst
Robert Koch
Kavy Mullis

5. Name the chemical element first isolated in 1774 by the Swedish chemist Johan Gottlieb Gahn
Zinc
Magnesium
Uranium
Manganese

6. Which chemical elemets got its name from Greek word meaning "light bearer" because it emits a faint glow when exposed to oxygen?
Phosphorus
Sulfur
Aluminium
Zinc

7. Name the widely used food preservative from the following
Sodium benzoate
Potassium permanganate
Sulfur trioxide
Sodium hypochlorite

8. Which one of the following is used in car batteries?
Hydrochloric acid
Sulfuric acid
Acetic acid
Boric acid

9. The colour of urine generally ranges from pale-yellow to deep amber. Name the pigment that gives the yellow color to utineq
Bilirubin
Urochrome
Melanin
Zeaxanthin

10. Who is credited with the invention of nylon?
Wallace Carothers
Leo Baekeland
Walter Hunt
Alexander Parkes

Environment Quiz 68

Environment Quiz 68



1. Lindley System is a system for the classification of which one of the following?
Plants
Animals
Birds
Bacteria

2. The Sarno river is regarded as the most polluted river in Europe. In which country is the river?
Germany
Italy
France
Spain

3. Where is Mount Abu, the popular hill station, located?
Rajasthan
Madhya Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
West Bengal

4. Where is the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) located?
New Delhi
Pune
Nagpur
Chennai

5. Which sea is the saltiest natural lake and is also at the lowest elevation on the face of the earth?
Black Sea
Mediterrranean Sea
Red Sea
Dead Sea

6. Where is Indian Institute of Horticultural Research located?
Chennai
Pune
Bangalore
Hyderabad

7. Which medicine is a successor of salicin, produced and named after the willow tree bark?
Morphine
Aspirin
Insulin
Pecnicillin

8. Which one of the following is called the unicorn of the sea because of its large swordlike tusk formed from a protruding canine tooth?
Killer whale
Guiana dolphin
Narwhale
Goblin shark

9. The largest seed in the plant kingdom is that of coco de mer, which is native and endemic to which country?
Maldives
Indonesia
Seychelles
Brazil

10. What kind of an animal is the Indian flying fox?
Fox
Bat
Kite
Snake

General Science Quiz 46:Blood Quiz

General Science Quiz 46:Blood Quiz



1. On an average, what percentage of human body weight is blood?
12%
2%
15%
7%

2. The first hospital blood bank was established in Chicago, United States. When was it established?
1942
1939
1937
1912

3. World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on
14 June
15 July
8 February
1 December

4. Which one of the following blood cells lacks nucleus?
Platelets
RBC
WBC
None of these

5. Who is credited with the first classification of blood into four groups?
Karl Landsteiner
Jan Jansky
William Lorenzo Moss
Alexander S. Wiener

6. Which of the following vitamins helps in the normal clotting of blood?
E
G
H
K

7. Bombay blood group is the rarest blood group first found in Bombay (Mumbai). Who discovered it?
Charles R Drew
William Harvey
Y M Bhende
Satyendra Nath Bose

8. 55% of the body's blood volume is made up of
WBC
RBC
Platelets
Plasma

9. Which part of the blood carries glucose to the cells?
Plasma
RBC
WBC
Platelets

10. What is the extreme and irrational fear of blood called?
Haemophobia
Trypanophobia
Traumatophobia
Taphephobia

General Science Quiz 45: Health Quiz

General Science Quiz 45: Health Quiz






1. Which one of the following is NOT a lung disease?
Asbestosis
Asthma
Hepatitis
Emphysema

2. Aphasia, caused by damage to specific brain regions, affects which one of the following abilities?
Memory
Speaking
Movement
Vision

3. What is the neurological disorder characterized by the inability to recognize faces?
Alexithymia
Prosopagnosia
Aboulia
Claude's syndrome

4. What is the term used for any fluid that filters from the circulatory system into lesions or areas of inflammation?
Transudate
Exudate
Pus
Sweat

5. Polycythemia is a disease state in which
The RBC in blood is decreased
The RBC in blood increased
Plasma volume increased
RBC remain unchanged

6. Which one of the following is found in abnormally excess levels in the medical condition called azotemia?
Urea
Calcium
Potassium
Ammonia

7. Which one of the following DOES NOT belong to the the Vitamin B group?
Riboflavin
Nocotinamide
Ascorbic acid
Pantothenic acid

8. World Health Day is celebrated on
April 7
March 7
January 7
May 7

9. Where was Chikungunya diseases first identified?
USA
China
Japan
Tanzania

10. Who wrote" The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer"?
Arundhati Roy
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Paul Kalanidhi
Sudhanshu Mohanty

Environment Quiz 67: Wildlife Quiz

Environment Quiz 67: Wildlife Quiz



1. The blood of which one of the following animal is harvested in huge quantities to be used in a test to ensure medical products like drugs or vaccines are not contaminated?
Rabbit
Guinea Pig
Horseshoe crab
Sea turtle

2. Which one of the following animals is NOT blue-blooded?
Octopus
Horseshoe crab
Squid
Leeches

3. What colour does the blood protein Chlorocruorin gives to blood?
Purple
Red
Green
Yellow

4. Where is the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary, famous for its nesting beach for olive ridley sea turtles, located?
Gujarat
Tamilnadu
Odisha
West Bengal

5. The area of which national park is locally known as Sairandhri's Valley (Sairandhrivanam)?
Nanda Devi National Park
Satpura National Park
Silent Valley National Park
Madhav National Park

6. Name the national fish of Pakistan
River dolphin
Ilish
Monal
Masheer

7. What kind of an animal is "bongo"?
Rabbit
Rodent
Insect
Antelope

8. White winged wood duck, one of the most endangered species of birds is found in India, Bangladesh and Myanmar. It is the state bird of one of the Indian states. Name the state
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Meghalaya
Nagaland

9. Where is the Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary, an elephant reserve, situated?
Karnataka
Maharashtra
Andhra Pradesh
Assam

10. There are some animals with blood colour other than red. Which one of the following is the reason for the blue blood?
Haemocyanin
Heamoglobin
Chlorocruorin
Haemorythrin

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