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Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Mathematics Quiz 2 - General Quiz on Mathematics and Mathematicians



Mathematics Quiz 2 - General Quiz on Mathematics and Mathematicians


1. In which year did Government of India declare that Ramanujan's birthday (22 December) should be celebrated every year as National Mathematics Day?
2011
2009
2010
2012

2. SASTRA Ramanujan Prize of $10,000 to be given annually to a mathematician not exceeding the age of 32 for outstanding contributions in an area of mathematics influenced by Ramanujan. The 32 years was chosen as it is
The year Ramanujan was born
The year in which Ramanujan visited Cambridge
The age at which Ramanujan died
The number of years Ramanujan worked at Trinity College

3. Who defined Mathematics as the "science of quantity"?
Archimedes
Aristotle
Galileo
Descartes

4. Which of the following is NOT awarded in Mathematics?
Wolf Prize
Bocher Prize
Fields Medal
Nobel Prize

5. "So far as the theories of mathematics are about reality, they are not certain; so far as they are certain, they are not about reality". Can you name this person, who once remarked that "I don’t believe in mathematics"?
Euler
Euripides
Albert Einstein
Hermann Hankel

6. This scientist and statistician was a member of the first Planning commission of free india and the founder of Indian Statistical Institute. Can you name him?
Jauanta Kimar Ghosh
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
Debabrata Basu
Samarendra Nath Roy

7. This Indian-born American mathematician and statistician was awarded the US National Medal of Science in 2002. Can you name this scientist whom The Times of India listed as one of the top 10 Indian scientists of all time?
C R Rao
Narendra Karmarkar
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
Harish-Chandra

8. Who was the first mathematician to is considered the first to formulate the concept of zero and to give rules to compute with zero?
Archimedes
Brahmagupta
Bhaskaracharya
Euler

9. Which number is known as the Hardy–Ramanujan number?
1279
1729
1927
1792

10. Sir Isaac Newton developed a branch of Mathematics to study the motion of particles. Can you name it?
Algebra
Geometry
Combinatorics
Calculus

Mathematics Quiz 1 - General Quiz on Mathematics and Mathematicians



Mathematics Quiz 1 - General Quiz on Mathematics and Mathematicians
Do you love maths? Or are you one among those who have math phobia? This and the next two sets of questions are on Mathematics - not on mathematical problems but general questions on mathematics, mathematicians, awards, institutions and some trivia. 




1. We know that the petals of flowers follow a number series. Do you know what it is?
Fibonacci series
Arithmetic series
Geometric series
Finite series

2. Who is the only Indian to receive Abel’s Prize which is considered to be equivalent to Nobel Prize?
S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Harish Chandra
C R Rao

3. NBHM (National Board for Higher Mathematics) was founded in 1983 to foster the development of higher mathematics in the country. Under which department/ministry it was founded by the Indian Government?
Department of Higher Education
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Atomic Energy
Department of School Education & Literacy

4. He had dropped balls of the same material, but different masses, from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to demonstrate that their time of descent was independent of their mass. Who is he?
Galileo
Euclid
Archimedes
Pythagoras

5. The first major Russian female mathematician had to get married in order to leave Russia to study Maths. Who is she?
Sophie Germain
Evelyn Granville
Sofia Kovalevskaya
Ada Lovelace

6. Which foundation awards The Geometry Prize?
Mathematical Society of Japan
American Mathematics Society
European Mathematical Society
International Mathematics Union

7. Who is the last of the notable Jain Mathematician lived in 9th century from Karnataka?
Virasena
Mahavira Acharya
Shridhara
Manjula

8. Name the ancient Indian Mathematician wrote the books titled Nav Shatika, Tri Shatika and Pati Ganita
Shridhara
Virasena
Manjula
Shripati

9. The Institute of Mathematical Sciences: A National Institute for Research in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences is situated at
Delhi
Calcutta
Bangalore
Chennai

10. "I have broken the heart of that German". Sir Isaac Newton commented on a famous mathematician. Name the German Mathematician mentioned here.
Leibnitz
Gauss
Riemann
Euler



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Srinivasa Ramanujan Quiz

Srinivasa Ramanujan Quiz


On National Mathematics Day try this quiz on world renowned Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan



1. Hardy–Ramanujan number is the smallest number that can be expressed as the sum of two cubes in two different ways. Which one of the following is the number?
2197
1927
1729
1279

Friday, 11 December 2020

Literature Quiz 21: Jnanpith Award Quiz 2

Literature Quiz 21: Jnanpith Award Quiz 2


This is a part in the series of questions on human body. New quiz will be added every day. So visit again for a new set of questions and learn more about your body.



1. Considered as the first prominent female Punjabi writer, she is the first to receive Jnanpith Award for Punjabi literature. Who is she?
Dalip Kaur Tiwana
Amrita Pritam
Urvashi Butalia
Ajeet Cour

2. Who is the first Indian writer in English to receive the prestigious Jnanpith Award?
Vikram Seth
Salman Rushdie
Anita Desai
Amitav Ghosh

3. This Jnanpith Award winning novel by Mahasweta Devi also won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Can you name the novel?
Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Ma
Aranyer Adhikar
Agnigarbha
Sunghursh

4. One of the most influential novelists in the Kannada language, this Jnanpith Award winner of 1978, returned his Padma Bhushan honour in protest against the emergency imposed in 1975. Can you name the writer?
K Shivaram Karanth
P Lankesh
Gopalakrishna Adiga
Kuvempu

5. Who is the first Sanskrit author to win India's highest literary award, the Jnanpith Award?
Harshadev Madhav
Satya Vrat Shastri
Bhaskaracharya Tripathi
Amrita Pritam

6. This national award winning Kannada film director who is also an actor and writer, was the recipient of the 34th Jnanpith Award in 1998. Who is he?
Girish Karnad
U R Ananthamurthy
Kuvempu
Sivarama Karanth

7. For which one of the following Malayalam novels Thakazhi received the prestigious Jnanpith Award?
Chemmeen
Randidangazhi
Kayar
Enippadikal

8. Who was the first writer from Telugu to receive Jnanpith Award?
Chandrashekhara Kambara
C. Narayana Reddy
Viswanatha Satyanarayana
Ravuri Bharadhwaja

9. Most number of Jnanpith Awards were received by which language?
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam
Bengali

10. As on date, how many Malayalam writers have received Jnanpith Award?
11
8
15
6


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Thursday, 10 December 2020

Literature Quiz 20: Jnanpith Award Quiz 1

Literature Quiz 20: Jnanpith Award Quiz 1


A quiz on India's highest literary award: Bhartiya Jnanpith Award



1. When was the Bharatiya Jnanpith Award first awarded?
1965
1968
1975
1961

2. Who was the first recipient of Jnanpith Award?
Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay
Umashankar Joshi
Sumitranandan Pant
G Sankara Kurup

3. Who was the first Bengali writer to receive the Jnanpith Award?
Bishnu Dey
Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay
Ashapoorna Devi
Sharatchandra Chatterjee

4. Name the first female recipient of Jnanpith Award
Mahashweta Devi
Mahadevi Varma
Ashapoorna Devi
Amrita Pritam

5. Who among the following is the first to receive Jnanpith Award for Urdu?
Firaq Gorakhpuri
Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Qurratulain Hyder
Akhlaq Mohammed Khan 'Shahryar'

6. One of the major poets of the Chhayavaadi school of Hindi literature, he was the first Hindi writer to be awarded Jnanpith for the collection his most famous poems titled “Chidambara”. Who is he?
Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
Sumitranandan Pant
Jaishankar Prasad
Maithilisharan Gupt

7. The first Jnanpith to Tamil literature was received by Akilan. Which one of his works got him the coveted Jnanpith Award?
Vengayin Mainthan
Chitra Pavai
Enge Pokirom
Padu Vellam

8. The 2019 Jnanpith Award was given to a renowned Malayalam poet. Who is he?
Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
ONV Kurup
Vallathol Narayana Menon
Madhusoodanan Nair

9. Which one of the following novels by S K Pottekkat earned him the coveted Jnanpith Award in 1980?
Oru Theruvinte Katha
Vishakanyaka
Kurumulaku
Oru Deshathinte Katha

10. Which one of the following Malayalam writers is NOT a recipient of Jnanpith Award?
Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
M T Vasudevan Nair
Viakom Muhammed Basheer
ONV Kurup


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Monday, 7 December 2020

India Quiz 121: Central Armed Police Force Quiz 1

India Quiz 121: Central Armed Police Force Quiz 1





1. Which is the oldest paramilitary force in India?
Central Reserve Police Force
Border Security Force
Indo Tibetan Border Police
Assam Rifles

2. Border Security Force, India (BSF) is the world's largest border guarding force
TRUE
FALSE



3. Where is the headquarters of Assam Rifles?
Guwahati
Dimapur
Shillong
Kohima

4. Which one of the following paramilitary forces was raised as the Cachar Levy, a semi-military force in 1835?
Sashastra Seema Bal
Assam Rifles
Border Security Force
Indo Tibetan Border Police

5. Which one of the following is often referred to as the "Friends of the Hill People" and the "Sentinels of the North East"?
Sashastra Seema Bal
Assam Rifles
Border Security Force
Indo Tibetan Border Police

6. What is the motto of Border Security Force?
Duty unto Death
Service is our duty
Service Before Self
Work is Worship

7. When was the Border Security Force formed?
1948
1655
1961
1965

8. "Creek Crocodile" is the specialised commando group of
Assam Rifles
Border Security Force
Indo Tibetan Border Police
Sashastra Seema Bal

9. Which one of the following is the largest of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) of India?
Central Reserve Police Force
Border Security Force
Central Industrial Security Force
Indo Tibetan Border Police

10. Which one of the following is in charge of airport security?
CRPF
CISF
BSF
SSB

11. The Rapid Action Force (RAF) is a specialised battalion wing of
CISF
BSF
SSB
CRPF

12. Name the first woman to be appointed as the Commandant of any of the Paramilitary Forces in India?
Anuradha Shukla
Vasundhara Chouksey
Asha Sinha
Punita Arora

13. Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) is a special operation unit of CRPF. It was originally established to counter which one of the following problems?
Terrorists
Naxalite
Communal Riots
Crimes against women

14. Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) of India is deployed along which of the following Indian borders?
Pakistan and Bangladesh
China and Nepal
Pakistan and Nepal
Nepal and Bhutan

15. The personnel of which of the following are called "The Black Cats"?
BSF
CISF
NSG
CRPF


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India Quiz 120: Quiz on Indian Army 3

India Quiz 120: Quiz on Indian Army 3




1. Where is the headquarters of Western Command of Indian Army?
Chandimandir
Ambala
Jalandhar
Pathankot

2. The Param Vir Chakra is made of
Silver
Bronze
Gold
Platinum

3. Which one of the following gallantry awards is NOT made of Silver?
Vir Chakra
Maha Vir Chakra
Ashoka Chakra
Kirti Chakra

4. The color of the ribbon on Param Vir Chakra is
White
Green
Orange
Purple

5. When is Army Day celebrated in India?
15 December
4 December
15 January
4 January

6. What is India's position in the list of largest armies in the world?
5
3
2
7

7. Who designed the Param Vir Chakra medal?
Savitri Khanolkar
Pingali Venkayya
Rabindranath Tagore
M F Husain

8. Where is the headquarters of South-western Command of Indian Army?
Mathura
Jodhpur
Jaipur
Udhampur

9. The Siachen Glaciers is the world's highest battlefield
TRUE
FALSE



10. The High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) of Indian Army is often regarded as one of the most elite military training centers in the world. Where is it located?
Ramgarh
Gulmarg
Nahan
Sabathu


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India Quiz 119: Quiz on Indian Army 2

India Quiz 119: Quiz on Indian Army 2







1. Which is the highest rank among the following ranks in Indian Army?
Colonel
Captain
Major
Brigadier

2. Which one of the following is India's highest military award?
Vir Chakra
Ashoka Chakra
Param Vir Chakra
Mahavir Chakra

3. Which is the highest peacetime military decoration of India?
Mahavir Chakra
Ashoka Chakra
Kirti Chakra
Shaurya Chakra

4. Who was the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army?
General Kodandera Subaaya Thimayya
Field Marshal K M Cariappa
General Maharaj Shri Rajendraisnjji Jadeja
General Satyawant Mallana Srinagesh

5. How many sections form a platoon?
2
3
5
8

6. Who was the first recipient of Param Vir Chakra?
Jadunath Singh
Somnath Sharma
Piru Singh
Rama Raghoba Rane

7. Where is the headquarters of Southern Command of Indian Army?
Chennai
Pune
Mumbai
Jodhpur

8. Which is the highest peacetime military decoration of India?
Mahavir Chakra
Ashoka Chakra
Kirti Chakra
Shaurya Chakra

9. Which among the following is NOT a peace time gallantry award?
Ashoka Chakra
Kirti Chakra
Vir Chakra
Shaurya Chakra

10. Which one of the following awards may be awarded either to a military or civilian perosonnel?
Ashoka Chakra
Maha Vir Chakra
Vir Chakra
Param Vir Chakra


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India Quiz 118: Quiz on Indian Army

India Quiz 118: Quiz on Indian Army




1. In which year was the Indian Army established?
1895
1859
1950
1885

2. The Indian Army is operationally and geographically divided into how many commands?
3
5
7
10

3. Which is the smallest unit of Indian Army?
Platoon
Brigade
Section
Regiment

4. Where is the headquarters of Eastern Command of Indian Army?
Dimapur
Tezpur
Guwahati
Kolkatta

5. Which one of the following ranks is based on selection, not based on time in service?
Brigadier
Lieutenant Colonel
Captain
Major

6. Central Command, one of the seven operational commands of the army, is headquartered at
Bareilly
New Delhi
Agra
Lucknow

7. Who is the present Chief of Defence Staff (CDC)?
General Bipin Rawat
General Dalbir Singh Suhag
General Bikram Singh
General Mjoj Mukund Naravane

8. Where is the headquarters of Northern Command of Indian Army?
Udhampur
Pune
Pathankot
Srinagar

9. Field marshal is the highest attainable rank in the Indian Army. How many Field Marshals are there todate?
Five
One
Two
Three

10. How many operational commands are there for the Indian Army?
5
6
7
4

India Quiz 117: Quiz on Indian Air Force 3

India Quiz 117: Quiz on Indian Air Force 3


Saluting Indian Armed Forces on Indian Armed Forces Flag Day. Quiz on Indian Air Force.



1. Who among the following is the first woman IAF Officer to go to war?
Gunjan Saxena
Avani Chaturvedi
Bhawana Kanth
Mohana Singh

India Quiz 116: Quiz on Indian Air Force 2

India Quiz 116: Quiz on Indian Air Force 2


Saluting Indian Armed Forces on Indian Armed Forces Flag Day. Quiz on Indian Air Force.



1. Name the only officer of the Indian Air Force to be promoted to five-star rank as Marshall of the Indian Air Force
Om Prakash Mehra
Pratap Chandra Lal
Arjan Singh
Subroto Mukerjee

Friday, 4 December 2020

Environment Quiz 101: Wildlife Quiz

Environment Quiz 101: Wildlife Quiz

December 4 is Wildlife Conservation Day. Here is a quiz on wildlife for you. More wildlife quiz are available here



1. What does the term 'MIKE' stands for?
Mentoing and In-house Keeping of Eagles
Monitoring of Illegal Killing of Elephants
Movement for Integration of Knowledge Ecosystem
Monitoring of Illegal Killing of Endangered Species

Thursday, 3 December 2020

Inspiring People Who Overcame their Disabilities Quiz 2

Inspiring People Who Overcame their Disabilities Quiz 2


The International Day of Disabled Persons (December 3) aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development. Here is a quiz on Famous and inspiring personalities - disability didn’t stop them from making their mark on the world.



1. When this Hollywood actor was discovered to be dyslexic at the age of 7, his mother encouraged him to take art and drama classes. He eventually mastered reading out loud in drama school, and even turned his dyslexia to his advantage. Best known for his role as Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean.
Johny Depp
Orlando Bloom
Jack Davenport
Mackenzie Crook

2. Caryn Elaine Johnson didn't find out until she was an adult that her difficulties with reading and writing were attributed to dyslexia. By what name we know this famous American actor, comedian, author, and television personality?
Halle Berry
Meryl Streep
Jodie Foster
Whoopi Goldberg

3. He wasn't good at school or at sports, and was an awkward kid, making him an easy target for bullying. He was diagnosed with dyslexia later only, after he became a successful Hollywood director, who won Oscar Academy Award . Who is he?
Steven Spielberg
James Cameron
Clint Eastwood
Ang Lee

4. He is a Canadian actor who made a comeback recently through John Wick series. He was born to a British mother and Hawaiian father in Lebanon. His unusual first name is Hawaiian for "cool breeze over the mountains". He struggled with school due to his dyslexia and was even expelled.
Christopher Reeve
Ryan Reynolds
Keanu Reeves
Jim Carrey

5. The genius story teller, known for his fairy tales, is believed to have suffered from dyslexia as a child.
Charles Perrault
Brothers Grimm
Andrew Lang
Hans Christian Anderson

6. One of the most brilliant scientists the world has ever seen, he was diagnosed with a rare neuron disease at the age of 21. Doctors declared that he would live only for three years at the most. Who is he?
Stephen Hawking
Albert Einstein
Richard Feynman
Neils Bohr

7. A prolific author, she stood up for the rights of women and disabled people. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Do you know who she is?
Alice Walker
Oliver Sacks
Helen Keller
Sue Townsend

8. When eight, she sustained an injury to her right eye causing her to become permanently blind in that eye. Can you identify this famous writer of "The Color Purple", for which she won the National Book Award for hardcover fiction and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction?
Elizabeth Strout
Carol Shields
Jane Smiley
Alice Walker

9. Blinded in both eyes as a result of an early childhood accident, he is well known for the system of reading and writing he developed for use by the blind or visually impaired.
James Gale
Louis Braille
Sam Genensky
William Moon

10. His legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old. He became the first amputee to compete in an Olympic track event at 2012 London Olympics. He also was the first Paralympian to win a medal in open competition. Who is he?
Oscar Pistorius
Ellie Simmonds
Richard Whitehead
David Roberts

11. One of the the most notable music directors of India, he was born visually impaired. A recipient of Padma Shri, he has composed mucis for Ramanand Sagar's epic TV show Ramayan.
Salil Chowdhury
Ismail Darbar
Ravindra Jain
Anil Biswas

12. The World's First Female Amputee to scale Mount Everest is an Indian who got her left amputated below the knee in an accident. A recipient of Padma Shri in 2015, she has become the first female amputee to climb Mount Vinson, the highest peak of Antarctica in 2019. Who is she?
Premlata Agrawal
Arunima Sinha
Chhanda Gayen
Malavath Purna


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