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1.

Who was the first chairman of the Planning Commission?
(a)Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(b)Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
(c)Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(d)JB Kripalani
Answer is: BNA

2.

Ratan Thiyam, the famous personality from Manipur, is known for his work in the field of
(a)Sports
(b)Music
(c)Theatre
(d)Social reform
Answer is: CNA

3.

How is Leila Seth known as?
(a)First woman chairperson of the UPSC
(b)First woman Election Commissioner of India
(c)First woman chief justice of a high court in India
(d)First woman Governor of a state in India
Answer is: CNA

4.

Prof. Muhammad Yunus is renowned in which one of the following areas?
(a)International Economics
(b)Human Rights
(c) Freedom of Press
(d)Microcredit Concept
Answer is: DNA

5.

Which one of the following forms of dance is Shobhna Narayan known for?
(a)Kathak
(b)Bharatnatyam
(c)Odissi
(d)Kathakali
Answer is: ANA

6.

Who was the first Mathematician to treat zero as a number?
(a)S Ramanujan
(b)Brahmagupta
(c)Bhaskara
(d)Aryabhatta
Answer is: BNA

7.

The famous couple Jalabala Vaidya and Gopal Sharman are well known to be associated with
(a)Environmental education
(b)Painting
(c)Theatre
(d)Wildlife documentaries
Answer is: CNA

8.

Raghu Rai is well known for which one of the following areas?
(a)Research in Mathematics
(b)Photography
(c)Water harvesting
(d)Pollution control
Answer is: BNA

9.

Who served as India's first Ambassador to the Soviet Union?
(a)VK Krishna Menon
(b)Vijaylakshmi Pandit
(c)KM Pannikar
(d)KR Narayanan
Answer is: ANA

10.

Ms Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu is the first Indian woman
(a)to reach Antarctica
(b)pilot inducted in Indian Air Force
(c)to ski to the South Pole
(d)to win the Gold Medal in Asian Boxing Chamionship
Answer is: CNA
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