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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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Understand New Education Policy 2020 Facts | NEP2020 Quiz

1. New Education Policy, that aims to overhaul the country’s education system, launched on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 after the approval of Union cabinet. Ministers of HRD and information and broadcasting jointly launched the NEP 2020. Can you name them?

Dr. Harshwardhan and Prakash Javadekar
Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Prakash Javadekar
Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Ravi Shankar Prasad
Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar
2. The new academic session will begin in September-October – the delay is due to the unprecedented coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak – and the government aims to introduce the policy before the new session kicks in. The NEP 2020 aims at making India what?
Global Talent Superpower
Global Software Superpower
Global Soft Superpower
Global Knowledge Superpower
3. Use of schools/ school complexes beyond school hours and public library spaces for adult education courses which will be _______________ when possible and for other community engagement and enrichment activities.
ICT-equipped
e-equipped
Computer-equipped
Books-equipped
4. States and local communities will decide and do the sampling of important vocational crafts, such as carpentry, electric work, metal work, gardening, pottery making, etc during grade 6 - 8. As per NEP 2020, every child to learn at least how many vocations?
One
Two
Three
None of the above
5. What is the target year for at least 50% of learners through the school and higher education system to have exposure to vocational education?
2020
2023
2025
2030
6. The 10+2 structure of school curricula is to be replaced by a what curricular structure corresponding to ages 3-8, 8-11, 11-14, and 14-18 years respectively?
5+5+2
5+3+4
6+2+4
5+3+3+4
7. Indian Sign Language (ISL) will be standardized across the country, and National and State curriculum materials developed, for use by students with hearing impairment. Who will develop high-quality modules to teach Indian Sign Language, and to teach other basic subjects using Indian Sign Language?
NCERT
NIOS
Ministry of Education
UGC
8. Under the aegis of which ministry, State Governments may encourage opening NCC wings in their secondary and higher secondary schools, including those located in tribal dominated areas?
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Human Resources and Development
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Home
9. Who will develop a framework of the early childhood education of children up to the age of 8?
NIOS
NCERT
Ministry of Education
UGC
10. The NEP 2020 advocates for mother tongue/local language/regional language as the medium of instruction at least till _______, but preferably till ______ and beyond.
Grade 8, Grade 10
Grade 6, Grade 8
Grade 5, Grade 8
Grade 6, Grade 12






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Latest Current Affairs 2020 for Banking, SSC, UPSC & All Competitive Exams - 29th July

1. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday (July 29) decided to change the name of Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD). What is the new name?

Ministry of Human Capital
Ministry of Human Capital Development
Ministry of Education and Development
Ministry of Education
2. Earth Sciences Minister of India on July 27, 2020 launched a mobile application named ‘Mausam’ which will provide nowcasts, city-wise weather forecasts, and other warnings. The app ‘Mausam’ has been designed and developed jointly by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM). Who is the Earth Sciences Minister?
Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Prakash Javdekar
Ravi Shankar Prasad
Piyush Goyal
3. India handed over _____diesel locomotives to Bangladesh on July 27, 2020. The move will provide the neighboring country mobility solutions for both the intra-country and inter-country movement. The virtual event of handing over the locomotives was flagged off in the presence of Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal and his Bangladeshi Counterpart Md Nurul Islam Sujon, External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar and his Bangladeshi counterpart, AK Abdul Momen and Suresh Angadi, Minister of State for Railways.
5
7
10
12
4. Kumkum, best known for her roles in films like MotherIndia, Kohinoor & NayaDaur, passed away on Tuesday, 28th July 2020 at her residence in Bandra, Mumbai at the age of 86. What was her original name?
Mehruunnissa
Zaibunnissa
Parinaz
Ilma Faraz
5. The five Rafale fighter jets that land in India on Wednesday morning will resurrect the Number 17 Golden Arrows squadron of the Indian Air Force. It will take the IAF’s squadron strength to 31. When all the 36 Rafale jets are delivered by 2022, it will take it to 32 squadrons, still well below the 42 squadrons of the sanctioned strength. The state-of-the-art 4.5 Generation Rafale jet can reach almost double the speed of sound, with a top speed of 1.8 Mach. With its multi-role capabilities, including electronic warfare, air defence, ground support and in-depth strikes, the Rafale lends air superiority to the Indian Air Force. In which Air Base these jets landed?
Ghaziabad(Hindon)
Pathankot
Ambala
Uri






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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple Quiz | Know your Temples

1. Bhimashankar Temple is a Jyotirlinga shrine located in the Ghat region of which mountain in the village of Bhavagiri, 50-km north west of Khed, about 127 kms from Pune in Maharashtra?

Kailash Mountains
Sahyadri Mountains
Shivalik Mountains
Aravali Mountains
2. Bhīmāshankar is also the source of the river Bhima, which flows southeast and merges with the ________ river near Raichur.
Kaveri
Narmada
Godavari
Krishna
3. Bhimashankar Temple is a Jyotirlinga shrine. The jyotirlinga is the supreme partless reality, out of which Shiva partly appears. The jyotirlinga shrines, thus are places where Shiva appeared as a fiery column of ________.
Light
Wind
Water
Sand
4. In Pandharpur, river Bhima came to be known as ____________, because it is here that Bhima curves towards Chandrakor.
Pandharbhaga
Bheemtaal
Naukuchiyataal
Chandrabhaga
5. The Bhimashankar temple is a composite of old and new structures in the which style of architecture?
Nagara
Roman
Cholas
Chera
6. Bhimashankar is a reserved forest area of 130.78 square kilometers and was declared a wildlife sanctuary in which year?
1985
1990
1995
1999
7. This temple is closely associated with the legend of Shiva slaying the demon ____________ associated with the invincible flying citadels. Shiva is said to have taken abode in the 'Bhima Shankara' form, upon the request of the Gods, on the crest of the Sahyadri hills, and the sweat that poured forth from His body after the battle is said to have formed the Bhimarathi river.
Kumbhkarna
Tripurāsura
Dakini
Shakini
8. The Shiva Purāna and the Koti Rudra Samhita refer to Bhimashankar temple in which country?
Kamraj
Matsayanagar
Avantika
Kamaroopa
9. A unique bell (Roman style) can be seen in front of the temple. This large bell was presented by brother of Bajirao Peshwa I and uncle of Nanasaheb Peshwa. On 16 May 1739, he collected five large bells after he won a war against the Portuguese from the Vasai Fort. He offered one here at Bhimashankar and the others at Menavali near Wai in front of a Shiva Temple on the banks of the Krishna river, Banshanker temple (Pune), Omkareshwar Temple (Pune) and Ramlinga temple (Shirur). What is his name?
Shivaji
Chimaji Appa
TanhaJi
Ahilyabai Holkar
10. As per another legend, there was once a demon called Bhima, whose parents were Kumbhakarna(brother of Ravan) and Karkati. He won a victory over the great Shiva devotee ______________ and put him in prison. The demon ordered the imprisoned king to worship Bheema himself instead. When he resisted, Bheema attached the Linga with his sword. Before he could strike, Shiva appeared there. A severe fight ensued and in the end, at the request of Narada, Lord Shankar blew a fire and burned the wicked Demon Bheema to ashes. After this, the divines who were present there, and the saints together pleaded with Lord Shankara to remain there. In view of the welfare of the world, Shiva decided to stay there in the incarnation of Bheema Shankar JyotirLinga.
Kamarupeshwar
Kannappa
Ravana
Allama Prabhu






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28 July 2020 GKToday Current Affairs MCQ Quiz

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three new high-throughout ICMR COVID-19 testing labs on July 27, 2020. During his virtual address, the Prime Minister highlighted that the labs will not remain restricted to testing COVID samples. PM Modi stated that the three new-high end ICMR labs will be expanded and used for testing of many other diseases in the future, post-COVID, such as Dengue, Hepatitis B & C and HIV. Where were these labs established?

Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata
Noida, Chennai and Kolkata
Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata
Noida, Mumbai and Chennai
2. Which country on Tuesday, 28th July, has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and made a number of other changes following China's decision to pass a national security law for the territory, as per the Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters of that country?
New Zealand
Australia
UK
USA
3. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the new job portal, which will serve as a marketplace where both job seekers and employers can connect for potential work opportunities. What is the name of the portal?
Employment Exchange of Delhi
Rozgar Yojna
Aam Aadmi Rozgar Yojna
Rozgar Bazaar
4. The WHO has unveiled its 1st digital health worker, developed by New Zealand company Soulmachines, to combat #Covid19 misinformation and smoking. What is the name of this digital worker?
Avatar Human
Avatar Florence
Mini Florence
Maya Avatar
5. World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated on which day every year to raise awareness about protecting the natural resources and to make people understand the importance of the conservation of nature?
25th July
26th July
27th July
28th July






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Monday, July 27, 2020

Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Mandir | Triyambkeshwar Temple

1. Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple is an ancient Hindu temple in the town of Trimbak, in the Trimbakeshwar tehsil in the which District of Maharashtra?

Shirdi
Nashik
Aurangabad
Ujjain
2. The extraordinary feature of the Jyotirlinga located here is the Linga in the temple is in the form of a three faced embodying Tridev. Who are Tridev?
Lord Ganesha, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva
Lord Brahma, Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva
Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Ganesha
Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva
3. Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is located between three hills and at the foot of Brahmagiri Hills. What are the other two hills names?
Nilagiri and Kalagiri
Nilagiri and Shaivagiri
Gautamagiri and Kalagiri
Sivagiri and Kalagiri
4. The Lingas at Trimbakeshwar are covered by a jeweled crown which is placed over the Gold Mask of Tridev (Brahma Vishnu Mahesh). The crown is said to be from the age of ________ and consists of diamonds, emeralds, and many precious stones.
Ram
Pandavs
Cholas
Chalukyas
5. Trimbakeshwar, the ancient Hindu Pilgrim centre located at the source of the longest river in peninsular India. What is the name of the river?
Kaveri
Narmada
Godavari
Ganga
6. Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is mentioned in the powerful Mantra that bestows immortality and longevity. Which mantra is it?
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
Shiva Stuti Mantra
Gayatri Mantra
Shanti Mantra
7. There are entry gates on all the four sides, viz. East, West, South and North. As per spiritual conceptions the direction East denotes the beginning, West denotes maturity, south denotes fulfillment or completion and the North stands for the ____________.
Departure
Arrival
Fulfillment
Revelation
8. Who built the current temple?
Shivaji
Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao (Nanasaheb)
TanhaJi
Ahilyabai Holkar
9. Kushavarta tirth is referred as the major tirths, where the water of the Godavari has been accumulated (Designed in classic architecture, the temple premises also cites the Kusavarta or Kunda which is said to be the source of river Godavari.) and secured with the grass by which sage?
Sage Valmiki
Sage Vishwamitra
Sage Gautama
Sage Vashisth
10. This place is famous for its many religious rituals (vidhis). Narayan Nagbali, Kalsarpa Shanti, Tripindi Vidhi, Mahamrityunjaya Pooja, Rudrabhishek, Maha Rudrabhishek are done here. Which of these is performed at Trimbakeshwar only?
Tripindi Vidhi
Narayan Nagbali Puja
Mahamrityunjaya Pooja
Maha Rudrabhishek






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Latest Online Current Affairs GK Today MCQ Quiz - 27th July 2020

1. Who launched MANODARPAN initiative to provide psychosocial support to students for their mental health and well-being on July 21, 2020 in New Delhi?

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
Narendra Modi
Nitin Gadkari
Piyush Goyal
2. The 2020 theme of the this Summit was ‘Building a Better Future’. The summit was hosted by US-India Business Council. This year’s edition marks the 45th anniversary of the founding of the council. What is the name of the summit?
US Ideas
India Ideas
US-India Ideas
IndoUs Ideas
3. Greta Thunberg, a 17-year-old environment activist from which country was named the winner of the first Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity?
Switzerland
USA
UK
Sweden
4. Haryana Chief Minister, _____________, and the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju on July 25 announced that Haryana will host the 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG). The games are currently scheduled to take place after Tokyo Olympics.
Ashok Gehlot
Manohar Lal Khattar
Shivraj Chauhan
Sachin Pilot
5. Jharkhand state cabinet on July 22, 2020 approved which ordinance, under which violations of COVID-19 protocols such as not wearing masks will invite jail term up to 2 years and fine of up to Rs 1 lakh?
Jharkhand Corona Ordinance 2020
Jharkhand Corona Disease Ordinance 2020
Jharkhand Contagious Disease Ordinance 2020
Jharkhand Flu Disease Ordinance 2020






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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Sri Ramanathaswamy Rameshwaram Temple | Know Your Temples

1. Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the GOD Shiva located on Rameswaram island in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is also one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples. How is the island connected to the mainland?

Ramban Bridge
Pamban Bridge
Lakshman Jhoola
Ram Jhoola
2. What does ‘Ramanathaswamy’, which refers to Lord Shiva, literally means?
The Lord of the World
The Lord of the Earth
The Master of Rama
The Lord of the Universe
3. The temple is believed to have been established and worshiped by Lord Rama, an avatar of the ________, to absolve the sins of killing a Brahmin - Ravan, in Lanka.
Lord Shiva
Lord Ganesha
Lord Vishnu
Lord Brahma
4. According to the Ramayana, Ram, the seventh avatar of the Lord Vishnu, prayed to the Lord Shiva to absolve him of the sin committed during his war against the king Ravana in Sri Lanka. Ram wanted to have a large lingam to worship Shiva. He directed one of the lieutenant in his army, to bring a lingam from the Himalayas. When the lieutenant was delayed in bringing the lingam, Ram and devi Sita built a small lingam out of the sand available in the seashore. Who went to Himalayas for bringing the lingam?
Angad
Sugreev
Hanuman
Lakshman
5. The temple has two ‘Lingam-s’ presiding. The presiding deity, the Lingam of Ramanathaswamy (Shiva), is believed to have been established and worshiped by Ram who was aided by Devi Sita and Lord Hanuman. ___________ was the one built with sand by Devi Sita herself and _________ was the one brought by Lord Hanuman from Kailasha, Himalayas.
Ramalingam and Hanumanlingam
Ramalingam and Viswalingam
Hanumanlingam and Viswalingam
Ramalingam and Veerlingam
6. Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple is one of the holiest Hindu _______________ sites comprising Badrinath, Puri, Dwarka and Rameshwaram.
Char Dham
Chaturbhuj Yatra
Chaturteerth
Panchteerth
7. The outer corridors of Rameshwaram temple is considered as the longest in the world, with a total length of 3850 feet for all the corridors. There are around ______ pillars in the outer corridor with a height of 30 feet while the main tower of Rajagopuram has a height of around 53 meter.
808
1008
1111
1212
8. The temple complex is also home to ________ teerthams, or holy water bodies in the form of tanks and wells. These teerthams represent the ___ arrows in Rama’s quiver.
Eleven
Sixteen
Twenty Two
Thrity Three
9. It is one of the ______ Paadal Petra Sthalams, where the three of the most revered Nayanars (Saivite saints), Appar, Sundarar and Tirugnana Sambandar have glorified the temple with their songs.
52
151
201
275
10. Ramanathaswamy shrine is built using ____________ granite stones, and the Vimana (rooftop tower) was coated with gold. Within the temple, there are separate shrines for Ramanathswamy, Visalakshi, Parvathavardhini, Santanaganpathi, Mahaganapathi, Subrahmanya, Sethumadhava, Mahalaxmi, Nataraja, and Anjaneya.
Grey
Dark Black
Brown
Yellow






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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Vaidyanatha Jyotirlinga Baba Baidyanath Temple | Know your Temples

1. Vaidyanatha Jyotirlinga temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the most sacred abodes of Shiva. By what other name it is also known?

Baba Baidyanath dham
Baba Gangnath Dham
Baba Kedarnath Dham
Baba Badri Dham
2. Baba Baidyanath dham is located in the Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand, India. In which city/district it is located?
Sultanganj
Ranchi
Deoghar
Motihari
3. Baba Baidyanath dham is a temple complex consisting of the main temple of Baba Baidyanath, where the Jyotirlinga is installed, and how many other significant and beautiful temples?
Nine
Eleven
Twenty
TwentyOne
4. According to one legend, the demon king Ravana worshipped Shiva at the current site of the temple to get the boons that he later used to wreak havoc in the world. Ravana offered his ten heads one after another to Shiva as a sacrifice. Pleased with this, Shiva descended to cure Ravana who was injured. As he acted as a ______, he is referred to as Vaidhya. From this aspect of Shiva, the temple derives its name.
Engineer
Architect
Doctor
Priest
5. Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple is visited by millions of devotees during the Shravan mela every year. It is especially spectacular, as they carry water from the _______ River in Sultangaj 108 km away, to the temple.
Ganga
Brahmaputra
Subarnarekha
Damodar
6. Baidyanatham Chithabhoomau and Sivmahapuran Satarudra Samhita is the ancient verse that identifies location of Vaidyanth Jyotirlinga. According to which Baidyantham is in _________ which is the ancient name of Deoghar.
Patliputra
Bushland
Nalanda
Chidabhoomi
7. Which puran narrates the place as Arogya Baidyanathitee, the holy place where Shakti lives and assists Shiva in freeing people from incurable diseases?
Agni Puran
Garuda Puran
Vishnu Puran
Matsya Puran
8. The _________ temple is tied up with the main temple, with huge red sacred threads which is unique and worthy of reverence, showing the unity of Shiva and Shakti. According to the stories narrated in the Shiva Purana, the holy Baidyanath temple resembles the unity of souls and thus fits marriage for Hindus.
Maa Durga
Maa Parvati
Maa Lakshmi
Maa Saraswati
9. As per another legend, when Ravana, the King of Lanka, felt that his capital would be incomplete and under the constant threat of enemies unless and until Mahadeva (Lord Shiva) decided to stay there forever; he offered constant prayers to the Lord. Pleased, Shiva permitted Ravana to carry his 'Atmalinga' along with him to Lanka with the condition that wherever it would be first put on earth, the lingam would remain fixed at that place forever. The other gods were against this plan because they knew that if Shiva went to Lanka with Ravana, the evil deeds of Ravana would threaten the entire world. They thus requested Varuna, the God of Water, to enter Ravana's belly on his way back. When the Lord did so, Ravana felt a severe urge to release water, and he handed over the lingam to a Brahmin, who was _________ in disguise. The Brahmin placed the lingam at this location, which is now known as Baidyanath Dham.
Lord Bajrangbali
Lord Ganesha
Lord Pawan
Lord Brahma
10. Vaidyanatha Jyotirlinga temple or Baba Baidyanath dham fulfill all the wishes of those who come here and because of this, this Jyotirling is also called by another name. What is that name?
Iccha Linga
Arogya Linga
Vairagya Linga
Kamna Linga






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Friday, July 24, 2020

Latest Current Affairs MCQ Quiz - 24 July 2020

1. The Ministry of Defence has issued the formal government sanction letter for grant of Permanent Commission (PC) to Women Officers in the Indian Army. The order specifies grant of permanent commission to Short Service Commissioned (SSC) Women Officers in all _____ streams of the Indian Army i.e Army Air Defence (AAD), Signals, Engineers, Army Aviation, Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME), Army Service Corps (ASC), Army Ordnance Corps (AOC), and Intelligence Corps in addition to the existing streams of Judge and Advocate General (JAG) and Army Educational Corps (AEC).

Eight
Ten
Eleven
Twelve
2. As the Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine gains momentum after showing positive results in the initial trials, Serum Institute of India, headed by Adar Poonawalla is all set to conduct trials for the vaccine in India, and begin production of the doses as well. Oxford COVID-19 vaccine to be called by what name in India?
Coronil
Covidxit
Coronaxe
Covishield
3. E-commerce major Flipkart Group has acquired 100% stake in Walmart India Pvt Ltd, which operates the _________ cash-and-carry business, and has launched Flipkart Wholesale, a new digital marketplace.
Best Price
Best Buy
Bulk Buy
Bulk Price
4. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will go virtual for the first time in ____ years for its session scheduled to be held in September 2020. The world leaders of UN member countries have been asked to submit their pre-recorded videos for the session. The UN Assembly will hold its 75th session on September 15, 2020.
70
72
75
76
5. 55-yr-old Shantarama Budna Siddi, nominated to K'taka council by BJP, is d first ever member of d Siddi community to become a legislator. Siddis are a tribe who trace their ancestral origin to which place?
Africa
Australia
South America
Brazil






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