Friday, 6 April 2018

General Knowledge 39: Great Personalities

General Knowledge 39: Great Personalities

1. Who was the chairman of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) setup in 2010?
M S Swaminathan
Sunita Narain
Madhav Gadgil

2. John Pemberton is an American pharmacist best known for the invention of this popular brand. Can you name this brand?

3. Name the Indian mathematician who is known for calculating the height of Mount Everest
Radhanath Sikdar
Sathyendranath Bose
Manindra Agrawal
Prasanta Chandra Mahanobilis

4. With which comic strip will you associate Charles M. Schulz?
Calvin and Hobbs

5. Chaitya Bhoomi is the memorial to which great Indian personality?
B R Ambedkar
Lala Lajpat Rai
Sardar Patel
Morarji Desai

6. Rang Rasiya is a Hindi film based on the life of a famous Indian painter. Who is he?
Abanindranath Tagore
Raja Ravi Varma
M F Husain
Nandalal Bose

7. Who is the first and only woman to win the National Award for Best Director?
Deepa mehta
Mira Nair
Kokona Sen Sharma
Aparna Sen

8. Who was the first recipient of Saraswati Samman?
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Ramakant Rath
Vijay Tendulkar
Balamani Amma

9. Which fictional sports was devised by J K Rowling in her series Harry Potter?
Dragon Poker

10. "A Passion for Dance" is the autobiography of an Indian dancer. Who is she?
Rukmini Devi Arundale
Mallika Sarabhai
Shovana Narayan
Yamini Krishnamurthy

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