Friday, 22 October 2021

Vigilance Quiz - Right to Information Quiz - Corruption Quiz 2

Quiz on Vigilance Awareness/RTI (Right to Information) and Corruption

The Vigilance Awareness Week was observed in the last week of October every year. Here is a quiz with questions related to CVC (Central Vigilance Commission), RTI (Right to Information Act) and corruption in general.





1. Which of the following states are excluded from the RTI
A. Nagaland
B. Assam
C. Jammu and Kashmir
D. Karnataka
Only a
Both A and C
Only C
Both C and D

2. What is India's rank in the Corruption Perception Index of 2020?
152
100
86
28

3. The term Lokpal was coined in 1963 by
Laxmi Mall Singhvi
Vinobha Bave
Baba Amte
Anaa Hasare

4. Whom should a particular RTI application concerning the relevant department be addressed to ?
Public Relations Officer (PRO)
Public Information Officer (PIO)
The Chairman or Director
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

5. Who is the present Central Vigialance Commissioner?
T.M. Bhasin
Anil Sharma
K.V. Chowdary
Vijai Sharma

6. Which coutry tops the list of cleanest coutries in the 2015 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index?
USA
Denmark
Singapore
United Kingdom

7. The Central Vigialance Commission was setup by Government of India in the year
1953
1947
1948
1964

8. Which was the first major corruption case in independent India?
Jeep scandal
Bofors scandal
Teja loan scandal
Harshad Mehta securities scam

9. The Central Vigialance Commissioner is appointed by
The Prime Minister
The President
The Minister of Home Affairs
The Loksabha Speaker

10. The Right to Information Act was passed in the year
2010
2006
2007
2005

Vigilance Quiz - Right to Information Quiz - Corruption Quiz 1

Quiz on Vigilance Awareness/RTI (Right to Information) and Corruption



The Vigilance Awareness Week was observed in the last week of October every year. Here is a quiz with questions related to CVC (Central Vigilance Commission), RTI (Right to Information Act) and corruption in general.


1. How many Vigilance Commissioners are there to assist the Central Vigilance Commissioner?
2
5
6
3

2. if the life or liberty of any person is involved, the PIO is expected to reply for an RTI Application within
a week
15 days
10 days
48 hours

3. The Indian anti-corruption movement gained momentum when a social activist start hunger strike from 5 April 2011 at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Name the activist
Arvind Kejriwal
Medha Patkar
Anna Hasare
Baba Amte

4. Which one of the following is NOT true about CVC?
CVC is only an advisory body.
CVC does not have power to register criminal case.
CVC has supervisory powers over CBI.
CVC is not obliged to provide information under RTI

5. The Right to Information Act specifies time limits for replying to the request. Within how many days the PIO should reply?
10
30
35
45

6. Name the Chief Minister of Maharashtra who had to resign following Adarsh Housing Society Scam?
Ashok Chawan
Devendra Fadnavis
Prithviraj Chavan
Vilasrao Deshmukh

7. Which among the following pair of countries are ranked as the most corrupt country as per the 2015 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index?
India and Bangladesh
Somalia and North Korea
Syria and Libya
Sudan and Angola

8. Name the Director of Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau of Kerala
Jacob Thomas
Rishiraj Singh
Tomin Thachankary
Jacob Punnoose

9. The fee for filing an RTI application is
5
25
50
10

10. Name the first state in India to introduce Lokayukta
Kerala
Maharashtra
Madhya Pradesh
Tamil Nadu

United Nations (UN) Quiz 2

United Nations (UN) Quiz 2


1. Who coined the term United Nations?
Franklin Roosevelt
Winston Churchill
Maxim Litvinov
T. V. Soong

2. Which country does the first Secretary-General of UN Trygve Lie belong to?
United Kingdom
Sweden
Norway
Ghana

3. Which one of the following was NOT one of the four major Allied countries, referred to as the "Four Policemen"?
China
France
United Kingdom
United States of America

4. Initially, there were six principal organs to the UN. Name the sixth organ which suspended operations in 1994.
Security Council
The International Court of Justice
the Trusteeship Council
Economic and Social Council

5. UN English Language Day is observed on
23 April
20 March
6 June
12 October

6. Which one of the following is NOT a permanent member of UN Security Council?
France
China
Spain
USA

7. The non-permanent members of UN Security Council are elected for a term of
1 year
2 years
3 years
5 years

8. Who was the first Indian to be the President of U. N. General Assembly?
VK Krishna Menon
Sarojini Naidu
Natwar Singh
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

9. The term of office of the President of U. N. General Assembly is
1 year
2 years
3 years
5 years

10. Where is the headquarters of the primary judicial branch of the United Nations (UN), The International Court of Justice?
Geneva, Switzerland
Manhattan, New York City
The Hague, Netherlands
Montreal, Canada





United Nations (UN) Quiz 1


United Nations (UN) Quiz 1



1.The head quarters of the primary judicial branch of the United Nations (UN), the International Court of Justice is in which city?
The Hague, Netherlands
Rome, Italy
Montreal, Canada
Geneva, Switzerland

2.The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation. When was it established?
20 October 1948
2 October 1947
24 October 1945
24 October 1947

3.Where is the head quarters of the UN?
Montreal, Canada
The Hague, Netherlands
Geneva, Switzerland
Manhattan, New York City

4.The UN had 51 member states when it was founded. What is the number of member states now?
190
210
193
188

5.In which year did UN win the Nobel Peace Prize?
1990
2001
2010
2006

6.Which one of the following is NOT one of the five principal organs of UN?
General Assembly
Security Council
The International Court of Justice
World Health Organization

7.Who was the first Sereatary General of UN?
Trygve Lie
Gladwyn Jebb
U Thant
Dag Hammarskjold

8.What is the term of United Nations Secretary General?
3
5
6
4

9.Who was the only Secretary General of the UN to have died while in office?
Kurt Waldhiem
Gladwyn Jebb
Dag Hammarskjold
U Thant

10.How many official languages does the United Nations have?
5
7
4
6





Friday, 1 October 2021

Gandhi Quiz 13

Gandhi Quiz 13 - India Quiz (Great Personalities Quiz)



1. Name the old friend and adviser of Gandhi's family who advised them to send Gandhi to England?
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Mr. Lely
Krishnashankar Pandya
Mavji Dave

2. Who influenced Mahatma Gandhi to study and practice vegetarianism?
Henry David Thoreau
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Henry Stephen Salt
John Ruskin

3. Gandhiji learnt of Prophet Mohammed from a book "On Heroes and hero-Worship" which was recommended to him by a friend. Who was the author of this book?
Thomas Carlyle
John Ruskin
Henry David Thoreau
Henry Stephen Salt

4. How many times did Gandhi serve as the President of the Indian National Congress?
2
1
3
5

5. Who suggested that the word Satyagraha should define Gandhi's non-violence methods?
Jawaharlal Nehru
Lala Lajpat Rai
Maganlal Gandhi
Rabindranath Tagore

6. Which book by Katherine Mayo did Mahatma Gandhi criticise as a "report of a drain inspector sent out with the one purpose of opening and examining the drains of the country to be reported upon"?
Mother India
Slaves of the Gods
The Face of Mother India
elections from Mother India

7. Who did Mahatma Gandhi describe as the "patriot of patriots"?
Jawaharlal Nehru
Bhagat Singh
Subash Chandra Bose
Chandrashekar Azad

8. Which year Mahatma Gandhi was elected as the president of the Indian National Congress?
1919
1920
1901
1921

9. Gandhiji met Nehru for the first time at a Congress session in 1916. Where was it held?
Ahmedabad
Lucknow
Surat
Calcutta

10. Who did Mahatma Gandhi say "he would rather hear her speak the words than hear someone else sing it" regarding his favourite bhajan "Hari Tuma Haro"?
Begum Akhtar
Asha Bhosle
M S Subbalakshmi
Lata Mangeshkar

11. "If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?". Which American President answered Mahatma Gandhi to this question?
Bill Clinton
Barack Obama
Donald Trump
George W Bush

12. "Christ gave us the goals and Mahatma Gandhi the tactics". Who said this?
Nelson Mandela
Aung San Suu Kyi
Ho Chi Minh
Martin Luther King Jr.

13. For which one of the following did the British award Gandhi with a title of 'kaiser-i-Hind'?
Support in World War I
Support in World War II
Withdrawing Civil Disobedience
Work in Second Boer War

14. A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was removed from the university campus of an African country in 2018 alleging Gandhi as "racist". Name the country
Ghana
Nigeria
Kenya
Sudan

15. Who portrayed Mahatma Gandhi in the movie "Hey Ram"?
Anupam Kher
Rajit Kapur
Annu Kapoor
Naseerudhin Shah

Gandhi Quiz 12


Gandhi Quiz 12 - India Quiz (Great Personalities Quiz)



1. According to Mahatma Gandhi, which one of the following takes a foremost place in spiritual literature?
Valmiki Ramayana
Mahabharata
Tulsidas Ramayana
Bhagavat Gita

2. What was the name of Gandhiji's Sanskrit teacher who urged Gandhi not to lose heart and sit in the Sanskrit class?
Krishnashankar Pandya
Mr. Lely
Mr. Gales
Mavji Dave

3. Who wrote Mahatma Gandhi's favourite bhajan "Vaishnava Jan To.."?
Tulsidas
Kabir
Bamkimchandra Chatterjee
Narsinh Mehta

4. The Natal Indian Ambulance Corps was created by Mahatma Gandhi for use by the British as stretcher bearers during a war. During which war it was it created?
World War I
Second Boer War
World War II
Cold War

5. Which famous pen brand brought out the Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 241 pens as a homage to the 241 miles travelled by Gandhi on the Salt March from Ahmedabad to the coast?
Parker
Mont Blanc
Faber Castell
Sheaffer

6. "Gandhi, My Father", a film explores the troubled relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his son Harilal Gandhi, was directed by
Harilal Gandhi
Feroz Abbas Khan
Shyam Benegal
Satyajit Ray

7. The first Indian to be featured on the cover of TIME magazine was Mahatma Gandhi. Do you know which edition of TIME featured Gandhi first?
January 1931
January 1947
January 1999
January 1948

8. Gandhi Smriti in New Delhi was earlier known as Birla House. Who built the Birla House?
Rameshwar Das Birla
Ghanshyam Das Birla
Krishna Kumar Birla
Ganga Prasad Birla

9. What was the name of the maid who Gandhiji remembered and respected like his own mother?
Ramba
Janaki
Savitri
Abha

10. Ambedkar, who condemned Manusmrti, burnt it in a bonfire on December 25, 1927. What was Gandhiji's reaction to it?
He supported Ambedkar
He ignored the incident
He opposed it
He went on a hunger strike

Gandhi Quiz 11


India Quiz - Gandhi Quiz 11 (Great Personalities Quiz)




1. While he was in South Africa, Gandhi was once thrown out of the train by the authorities because a white man complained of an Indian sharing the space with him. Do you know the station where Gandhi was thrown off the train?
Johannesburg Railway Station
Durban Railway Station
Pietermaritzburg railway station
Pretoria Railway Staiton

2. Who wrote "The Life of Mahatma Gandhi" which was inspiration for Attenborough’s award-winning film Gandhi?
Louis Fischer
Judith M Brown
Arthur Herman
Christine Hatt

3. Which one of the following books by Howard Williams is referred by Gandhji as "biographical history of the literature of humane dietetics from the earliest period to the present day."?
The Perfect Way in Diet
The Ethics of Diet
A Plea for Vegetarianism
Let's Cook it Right

4. Where is the Satyagraha House, commonly known as Gandhi House, which was designed by the architect Hermann Kallenbach for Gandhi and himself, located?
Pretoria
Porbandar
Johannesburg
Durban

5. Who is known as the composer of of Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite bhajan "Raghupati Raghava"?
Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar
Hariprasad Chaurasia
Pandit Ravi Shankar
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma

6. In 1999, Mahatma Gandhi was the runner-up as the TIME magazine's "Person of the Century". Who was the winner?
Isaac Newton
Mother Teresa
Nelson Mandela
Albert Einstein

7. The receipient of Nobel Peace Prize 1989, When he was awarded the peace prize, announced that he was accepting the award, in part, as a tribute to Gandhi. Who was the great personality?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Nelson Mandela
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
Dalai Lama

8. Mahatma Gandhi Heberpio Mattos Pires is a professional sportsman who was named after Mahatma Gandhi. Name the sports
Volleyball
Cricket
Football
Hockey

9. Name the South African military leader who was the adversary of Mahatma Gandhi opposing the movement for equal rights for South Asian workers, lead by Gandhi. He later became the Prime Minister of Union of South Africa.
Harry Escombe
Jan Smuts
John Ruskin
John Langalibalele Dube

10. "Hari Tuma Haro" was one of Mahatma Gandhi's favorite bhajans. Who wrote the song?
Mirabai
Narsinh Mehta
Kabir
Tulsidas

Gandhi Quiz 10

Gandhi Quiz 10



1. Where did Gandhi start satyagraha for the first time in India?
Borsad
Kheda
Champaran
Rajkot

2. Known as Bihar Vibhuti, this Indian freedom fighter had played an active role in Champaran Satyagraha in 1917 along with Mahatma Gandhi. He was the first Deputy Chief Minister cum Finance Minister of Bihar. Who is he?
Anugraph Narayan Sinha
Jayaprakash Narayan
Shri Krishna Singh
Raj Kumar Shukla

3. The first time Gandhi visited Kerala was to support the Khilafat agitation. When did he visit Kerala?
1917
1925
1920
1930

4. When was Mahatma Gandhi arrested for the first time in India?
1909
1919
1913
1930

5. Whom did Gandhiji describe as "A Prince amongst Satyagrahis"?
John Ruskin
Buddha
Jesus Christ
Vakkom Moulavi

6. Who among the sons of Gandhi publicly converted to Islam and named himself Abdulla Gandhi?
Harilal Gandhi
Manilal Gandhi
Ramdas Gandhi
Devdas Gandhi

7. Who was the youngest son of Mahatma Gandhi?
Manilal Gandhi
Devdas Gandhi
Ramdas Gandhi
Harilal Gandhi

8. Whom did Mahatma Gandhi call as "King of Borsad"?
Rajendra Prasad
Lala Lajpat Rai
Sardar Patel
Bal Gangadar Tilak

9. When was Mahatma Gandhi arrested for the last time?
1933
1932
1942
1946

10. Who established the Gandhi Research Foundation at Jalgaon, Maharashtra?
Bhavarlal H Jain
Arun Gandhi
Jawaharlal Nehru
Mahadev Desai

Gandhi Quiz 9

Gandhi Quiz 9



1. Kirti Mandir is a temple built in the honour of which one of the following personalities?
Jawaharlal Nehru
Mahatma Gandhi
B R Ambedkar
Swami Vivekananda

2. Who wrote the novel "Waiting for the Mahatma"?
R K Narayan
Premchand
Mulk Raj Anand
Jawaharlal Nehru

3. The first commemorative stamp on a person was issued in India in 1948. Who was the personality?
Jawaharlal Nehru
Subash Chandra Bose
Mahatma Gandhi
Mother Teresa

4. He was called as the "fearless man" by Mahatma Gandhi and is considered as the "modern Gandhi". Who is is?
Sunderlal Bahuguna
Anna Hasare
Baba Amte
Varun Gandhi

5. Where was the National Gandhi Museum and Library is located?
Porbandar
Ahmedabad
New Delhi
Mumbai

6. The Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum, a digital multimedia museum, is located at
New Delhi
Mumbai
Ahmedabad
Porbandar

7. What was the former name of Gandhi Smriti situated in New Delhi?
Sevasadan
Navjeevan
Birla House
Gandhigram

8. Which one of the following was designed by the renowned Indian architect Charles Correa?
National Gandhi Museum and Library, New Delhi
Mani Bhavan, Mumbai
Gandhi Sangrahalaya, Patna
Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Ahmedabad

9. The Mahatma Gandhi Expressway connects which of the following cities?
New Delhi and Agra
Ahmedabad and Vadodara
Mumbai and New Delhi
Agra and New Delhi

10. Who was the first recipient of the Gandhi–King Award for Nonviolence?
Nelson Mandela
Jane Goodall
Kofi Annan
Mwai Kibaki

Gandhi Quiz 8

Gandhi Quiz 8



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

2. Mahatma Gandhi was reported to have used this as a tranquilliser from which the drug Reserpine is extracted. Which plant we are talking about?
Ashwagandha (Indian ginseng)
Ephedra (Ephedra sinica)
Sarpagandha (Indian snakeroot )
Rhododendron (Rhododendron molle )

3. Name the book by Adolf Just that influenced Mahatma Gandhi to become a firm believer of Naturopathy
Unto his Last
Naturopathy
Return to Nature
Natural Healing

4. J. C. Kumarappa was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi who is credited for developing a school of thought based on Gandhism. Name the field with which the thought is associated?
Economics
Religion
Education
Women

5. Which famous recipient of "Kaisar-i-Hind Medal" returned the medal in 1920 as part of the national campaign protesting the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and in support of the Khilafat Movement?
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Raja Ravi Verma
Khan Bahadur Sher Jang
Rabindranath Tagore

6. With which one of the following incidents will you associate Madan Lal Pahwa?
Jallianwala Bagh massacre
Assassination of Indira Gandhi
Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi
Indo-China War

7. This bank was established in 1919 and was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. Do you know which bank we are referring to?
Federal Bank
South Indian Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Union Bank of India

8. Who among the following is NOT a recipient of Bharat Ratna?
Jawaharlal Nehru
Mahatma Gandhi
Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi

9. Who proposed the idea of Gram Swaraj?
Narendra Modi
Jawaharlal Nehru
Mahatma Gandhi
Vinoba Bhave

10. Which one of the following Indonesian Presidents was known as "Indonesian Gandhi"?
Abdurrahman Wahid
Suharto
B J Habibie
Sukarno

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