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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Raksha Bandhan Rakhi RakshaBandhan Festival | Know your Festivals

1. When is the sacred festival of Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is observed every year?

Last day of Aashad month
Last day of Kartik month
Last day of Paush month
Last day of Shraavana month
2. Raksha Bandhan, celebrated in India in the month of Shravana (July-August), is an age old festival which strengthens the bond of love between whom?
Husband and Wife
Brother and Sister
Mother and Daughter
Father and Son
3. Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is the pure symbol of love, where the siblings promise to always be there for each other and make sure to safeguard the honour and glory of one another. However who is the one that ties a rakhi around their sibling?
The Sister
The Brother
Both
None
4. What does 'Raksha' in Raksha Bandhan means?
Determination
Leadership
Siblings
Protection
5. In Dwapar Yuga, who once tore a strip of her sari and tied it on Krishna’s wrist, that stopped Krishna’s bleeding from a battlefield wound and Krishna then declared her as his sister?
Kunti
Draupdi
Madri
Uttara
6. On which hand a Rakhi is tied?
Left
Right
Both Hands
Not tied on hands
7. In the state of West Bengal and Odisha, this day is also called __________.
Jhulan Purnima
Hari Purnima
Kartik Purnima
Savan Purnima
8. Ganesha had two sons, Shubha and Labha. The two boys become frustrated that they have no sister to celebrate Raksha Bandhan with. They ask their father Ganesha for a sister, but to no avail. Finally, saint Narada appears who persuades Ganesha that a daughter will enrich him as well as his sons. Ganesha agreed, and created a daughter by divine flames that emerged from Ganesh's wives, Riddhi (Amazing) and Siddhi (Perfection). Thereafter, Shubha Labha had a sister named _________ (literally "Goddess of Satisfaction"), to tie Rakhi over Raksha Bandhan.
Durga Maa
Lakshmi Maa
Santoshi Maa
Haryali Maa
9. Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi or Rakhi Pournima is also called?
Saluno
Ujjwal Silono
Rakri
All of the above
10. Alexander invaded India in 326 BCE. His wife was worried about his safety. She sent King Porus, the king of the Pauravas, a rakhi, and asked him not to hurt her husband on the battlefield. During the Battle of the Hydaspes River, King Porus saw the rakhi on his wrist. This reminded him of his promise to Alexander's wife. He then stopped himself from attacking Alexander. What was the name of Alexander's wife who made King Porus, her brother?
Cleopatra
Roxana
Sabatini
Gabriela






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Friday, July 31, 2020

Nageshvara Jyotirlinga Nageshwar Nagnath Temple | Know your Temples

1. The Shiva Purana says Nageshvara Jyotirlinga is in which forest?

Shaktivana
Gyanavana
Vindhyavana
Darukavana
2. Darukavana is an ancient name of a forest in India. Darukavana finds mention in which of Indian epics?
Kamyakavana
Dvaitavana
Dandakavana
All of the above
3. Nageshwar Nagnath Temple is located on the route between Gomati Dwarka and the Bait Dwarka Island on the coast of Saurashtra in which Indian state?
Gujarat
Maharashtra
Rajasthan
Himachal Pradesh
4. Nageshvara Jyotirlinga temple is also sometimes known as Nagnath Temple. The main deity here is Lord Shiva who is also known by what name?
Har Har Mahadev
Nageshwar Mahadev
Bam Bam Mahadev
Devadidev
5. According to the which Purana, those who pray at the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga become free from all poisons, snake bites and worldly attractions?
Shiva Purana
Vishnu Purana
Garuda Purana
Matsya Purana
6. The Nageshwar Jyotirlinga is planned on the which posture of the human body?
Udharv (standing)
Vakram (Slanting)
Sayanam (sleeping)
None of the above
7. Unlike other Nageshwar Temples, the statue or the Linga or Nageshwar Mahadev Sivalingam here faces which direction?
North
South
East
West
8. A major highlight of Nageshwar Temple is the massive 80 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva. The temple itself is characterised by typical Hindu architecture. The Nageshwar Shiva Linga is made up of stone, known as Dwarka Shila, having small chakras on it. It is in the shape of _____ mukhi Rudraksha.
One
Three
Five
Eight
9. Nageshwar Mahadev Sivalingam is facing South while the Gomugam is facing east. There is a story for this position. A devotee by name ________ was singing bhajans in front of the Lord. Other devotees asked him to stand aside and not hide the Lord. To this the devotee(who was singing bhajans) asked them to suggest one direction in which the Lord does not exist, so that he can stand there. The enraged devotees carried him and left him on the southside. To their astonishment, they found that the Linga was now facing South with the Gomugam facing east.
Ramdev
Ramteerth
Naamdev
Govinddev
10. Nageshvara Jyotirlinga temple's legend dates back hundreds of years ago to a demon couple called Daruka and Daruki, after whom Darukavana was named (it eventually came to be known as Dwarka). The demon Daruka, a staunch devotee of Goddess _________, once captured a Shiva devotee - Supriya - and imprisoned him along with the others in his capital Darukavana. Supriya urged all prisoners to recite Om Namaha Shivay, the holy mantra for Lord Shiva. Pleased by the devotion, Lord Shiva appeared in the form of a Jyotirlinga from the earth. Though he could not kill the demon blessed by his own wife, he assured Supriya and the other devotees that he would protect them in the form of a linga. This jyotirlinga came to be worshipped as Nageshwara form of Lord Shiva.
Durga
Saraswati
Lakshmi
Parvati






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Daily Current Affairs MCQ Quiz - 31st July 2020

1. Which company announced on 30th July 2020 it's ventures in to Rs 5,300-crore bread industry as it trnasfroms from a pure dairy frim to a diversified food and nutrition company?

Britannia
Amul
Mother Dairy
Dabur
2. The Supreme Court on July 31, 2020 barred the registration of which type of vehicles till it decides the issue of sale of such vehicles during the lockdown period?
BS III
BS IV
BS V
BS VI
3. Indian Space of Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to allow the private sector to set up their own launchpad at the Sriharikota Launch Centre (SHAR). Currently, ISRO has ____ launchpads and _____ rocket assembly buildings at Sriharikota.
2, 2
2, 3
3, 2
3, 3
4. Who have been appointed as deputy directors in the Sports and Youth Affairs Department of Haryana as per the announcement made on July 29 by the principal secretary of the Haryana Government's Sports and Youth Affairs Department?
Kavita Phogat and Babita Devi
Geeta Phogat and Kavita Devi
Babita Phogat and Geeta Devi
Babita Phogat and Kavita Devi
5. Niti Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) has launched AIM-iCREST- an incubator capabilities enhancement program for an ecosystem which will be focused on creating high performing startups. Atal Innovation Mission has joined hands with _________ Foundation and Wadhwani Foundation who can lend credible support and expertise in entrepreneurship and the innovation space.
Bill and Melinda Gates
Azim Premji Foundation
Tata Trusts
Ford Foundation






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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple | Know Your Temples

1. Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to God Shiva and is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is on an island called Mandhata, which is known by what other name?

Shivapuri
Govindpuri
Jagatpuri
Igatpuri
2. Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is situated on the banks of which river at Khandwa District in Madhya Pradesh?
Ganga
Yamuna
Godavari
Narmada
3. The unique aspect of Omkareshwar temple is the shape of the island which is like?
U Shape
Symbol of Om (ॐ)
Symbol of Trident
Swastika Symbol
4. There are two main temples of Lord Shiva here, one to Omkareshwar located in the island and one to ___________ located on the south bank of Narmada River on the mainland.
Dhushmeshwar
Bhimeshwar
Amareshwar
Kedareshwar
5. What does Omkareshwar means?
The Lord of the World
The Lord of the Earth
Lord of Omkaara or the Lord of the Om Sound
The Lord of the Universe
6. What does Amareshwar means?
Immortal lord or Lord of the Immortals or Devas
The Lord of the Earth
Lord of Omkaara or the Lord of the Om Sound
The Lord of the Universe
7. As per Hindu legend, _________, the deity controlling the Vindyachal mountain range was worshipping Shiva to propitiate himself from the sins committed. He created a sacred geometrical diagram and a Lingam made of sand and clay. Shiva was pleased with the worship and believed to have appeared in two forms, namely Omkareshwar and Amaleswara. Since the mud mound appeared in the form of Om, the island came to be known as Omkareswar. There is a shrine for Parvati and Ganapati in the temple.
Himalaya
Sahayadri
Himachal
Vindya
8. Omkareshwar Temple is amongst the ______Jyotirlingas but another name often comes up in this context is Mammaleshwar. Not only the name but the existence of these two are also thoroughly different. The temple of Mammaleshwar is situated south of the river Narmada, but both the forms of Shiva have been counted as one. It is said that once upon a time Vidhya Parvat practiced severe penances and worshipped Parthivarchana along with Lord Omkareshwar. As a result Lord Shiva was pleased and blessed him with the desire boon. On the sincere request of all the gods and the sages Lord Shiva made two parts of the ling. In one he resided as the Pranav or Omkar and assumed the form of Omkareshwar and Bhagwan Sadashiva, Parameshwar, Amareshwar or Mamaleshwar assumed form from the Partivlinga.
Eight
Nine
Twelve
Eighteen
9. The Omkareshwar is not affixed to the ground, but is naturally installed there. There is always ______around it. The significance of this linga is that the linga is not situated below the cupola.
Milk
Water
Belpatra
Dhatura
10. A huge fair is organized here on which day every year?
Baisakhi
Pongal
Kartik Poornima
Shivratri






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Online General Knowledge MCQ Current Affairs Quiz - 30th July 2020

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court Building of which country along with that country's PM Pravind Jugnauth through video conferencing on July 30, 2020?

Indonesia
Mauritius
Afghanistan
Myanmar
2. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday July 29, 2020 has also approved new National Education Policy. According to the HRD Ministry, the National Education Policy was last modified in 1992. When was the NEP framed?
1980
1983
1986
1990
3. A key congressional committee of the United States on July 29 passed a bill written by the Civil rights icon _______. The bill aims at promoting the legacies of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.
John Lewis
Joe Biden
Mike Pompeo
Nick Hensen
4. The International Tiger Day is celebrated every year across the globe to create awareness regarding tiger conservation. When is it celebrated?
27th July
28th July
29th July
30th July
5. Which bank on July 29 announced that it has approved USD 3 million grant to India from its Asia Pacific Disaster Respond Fund to support India’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic?
World Bank
Asian Development Bank
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
IDFC






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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

National Education Policy 2020: All You Need to Know Quiz - 2

1. Bagless days will be encouraged throughout the year for various types of enrichment activities involving arts, quizzes, sports, and vocational crafts. How many days of bagless period is proposed during Grades 6-8 to intern with local vocational experts such as carpenters, gardeners, potters, artists, etc. in National Educaton Policy 2020?

5 Days
7 Days
10 Days
12 Days
2. Pre-school sections covering at least ____ year of early childhood care and education will be added to Kendriya Vidyalayas and other primary schools around the nation, particularly in disadvantaged areas.
One
Two
Three
Four
3. Indian classical languages and literatures of India at all levels of school and higher education to be available as options. No language will be imposed on any student. Several foreign languages will also be offered at the secondary level. Which language to be offered at all levels of school and higher education as an option for students, including in the three-language formula?
Hindi
Tamil
Sanskrit
Sanskrit
4. With NEP 2020, the Centre plans to shift from _________ assessment to a more ___________ regular assessment which tests analysis, critical thinking and conceptual clarity. All students will take school examinations in Grades 3, 5, and 8. Board exams for Grades 10 and 12 will be continued, but redesigned with holistic development as the aim.
competency-based, summative
summative, summative
competency-based, competency-based
summative, competency-based
5. PARAKH is the name of the new National Assessment Centre that will be set up as a standard-setting body. What does PARAKH stands for?
Performance Assessment, Reporting, and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development
Performance Assessment, Review, and Analysis of Knowledge for Higher Education
Performance Assessment, Review, and Assessment of Knowledge for Holistic Development
Performance Assessment, Review, and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development
6. NEP 2020 aims to increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education including vocational education from 26.3 per cent (2018) to what per cent by 2035.
30
50
80
100
7. The NEP 2020 policy introduces broad-based, multi-disciplinary, holistic undergraduate education with flexible curricula, creative combinations of subjects, integration of vocational education and multiple entry and exit points with appropriate certification. UG education can be of 3 or 4 years with multiple exit options and appropriate certification within this period. For example, _________ after 1 year, __________ after 2 years, Bachelor’s degree after 3 years and Bachelor’s with research after 4 years.
NA, advanced diploma
certificate, junior degree
NA, certificate
certificate, advanced diploma
8. What is to be established for digitally storing academic credits earned from different institutes so that these can be transferred and counted towards final degree earned?
Academic Bank of Credit
Credit Research Centre
Credit Transfer Agency
National Institute of Credit
9. What will be created as an apex body for fostering a strong research culture and building research capacity across higher education?
Research Academy of India
National Research Foundation
National Research Trust
Research and Development Wing
10. What percentage of GDP would be allocated to Education sector as per NEP 2020?
Four
Five
Six
Seven






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Ghrisneshwar Jyotirling Temple Facts Quiz | Know Your Temples

1. Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is one of the shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the twelve Jyotirlinga manifestations of Lord Shiva that is referenced in the ___________.

Shiva Purana
Garuda Puran
Vishnu Puran
Matsya Puran
2. Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple pilgrimage site is located in Ellora, less than a kilometer from Ellora Caves – a UNESCO World Heritage site. What is the other name of Ellora?
Avantika
Indraprastha
Verul
Yelahanka
3. The temple is built of ______rocks which call for the enchanting look that it delivers. Built in the 18th century the temple is cubicle in shape. There are beautiful carvings and attractive sculptures of Indian Gods and Goddess.
Black
Brown
Grey
Red
4. Grishneshwar is the __________ of the Jyotirlingas and is considered the last or the 12th Jyotirlinga of India.
Biggest
Tallest
Smallest
Largest
5. Rebuilt several times, the current form temple was built by whom in the 18th century?
Shivaji
Queen Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore
TanhaJi
Chimaji Appa
6. What does the word Ghrneshwara means?
The Lord of the World
The Lord of the Earth
The Lord of Compassion
The Lord of the Universe
7. The temple is an important pilgrimage site in the ________ tradition of Hinduism, which considers it as the last or twelfth Jyotirlinga (linga of light).
Shaiva (Shaivism)
Shaktas (Shaktism)
Vaishnav (Vaishnavism)
Adwaita
8. Grishneshwar Temple has a traditional which typeof Temple architecture?
East-Indian
South-Indian
North-Indian
West-Indian
9. The temple complex consists of inner chambers and a sanctum sanctorum. The structure is made up of red coloured stones and occupies an area of 44,400 square feet. With these dimensions also, the Grishneshwar Temple is the smallest Jyotirlinga temple. The red-stone walls mostly depict the legends of Lord Shiva and the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The temple has a ____-layered tall shikhara and several pillars which bear intricate mythological carvings.
3
5
7
9
10. The Grishneshwar Temple is also known by several other names like Kusumeswarar, Ghushmeswara, Grushmeswara, Grishneswara, Ghrneshwar or ________ Temple.
Dhushmeshwar
Bhimeshwar
Vishweshwar
Kedareshwar






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