General Knowledge Quiz – 48

Q.1 Sunny Days is the autobiography of a famous cricketer? Who is he?

Sunil Gavaskar, who made a spectacular entry into the arena of Test Cricket, has made his debut as an "author" with the same flourish. In the first instance, he took the world of cricket by storm and earned the admiration of all lovers of the game. I wish one could say the same thing about his maiden venture as an author. The shy and modest 21-year-old Bombay university cricketer won the hearts of the West Indians and his own countrymen, not only by his prodigious feats with the bat, but his innate sense of sportsmanship and all that it implies. We see a different Gavaskar in the author of Sunny Days, which is his autobiography.

Q.2 India declared National sports Day to be celebrated on August 29 to commemorate of the birthday of famous sports person. Who is he?

Q.3 First Indian women Olympic Medal winner is -

Karnam Malleswari (born 1 June 1975) is a retired Indian weightlifter. She is the first woman in the history of Indian Olympics to win a medal. In 1995 she received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honour, and in 1999 the civilian Padma Shri award.

Q.4 Which Indian cricketer is known as Tiger?

Mansoor Ali Khan or Mansur Ali Khan sometimes M. A. K. Pataudi (5 January 1941, Bhopal – 22 September 2011, New Delhi), nicknamed Tiger Pataudi, was an Indian cricketer and former captain of the Indian cricket team. He was the titular Nawab of Pataudi from 1952 until 1971, when by the 26th Amendment to the Constitution of India the privy purses of the princes were abolished and official recognition of their titles came to an end. He has been described as "India’s greatest cricket captain".He was appointed captain of the Indian team at the age of 21 even though several other players were more experienced

Q.5. ALLEN Champion’s League (ACL) is associated with which game?

Q.6 On 29th August 2017, PM Narendra Modi visited Pratap Gaurav Kendra which provides information about the life, valour and achievements of

Maharana Pratap Singh (9 May 1540 – 29 January 1597) popularly known as Maharana Pratap, was a king of Mewar, a region in north-western India in the present day state of Rajasthan. He was the eldest son of Udai Singh II (King of Mewar) and Jaiwanta Bai. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Amar Singh I. Maharana Pratap's birth anniversary, known as Maharana Pratap Jayanti, is celebrated annually on the third day of the Jyestha Shukla phase.

Q.7 Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu launched the ‘National Sports Talent Search Portal’ on 28 th August 2017. Which of the below statement is wrong about the portal?

Q.8 6-lane cable stayed ‘hanging’ bridge, which is inaugurated on 29 th August 2017, located in which city of Rajasthan?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 29th August 2017 inaugurated a cable-stayed bridge constructed over Chambal river in Kota, Rajasthan. The 1.4 km-long hanging bridge has been erected without any pillar and is said to be an engineering marvel in the state. Constructed with an estimated budget of Rs 277 crore, the bridge took nearly 10 years to complete. The bridge is around 60-metre high from the surface of the Chambal river.

Q.9 The key projects inaugurated on 29th August 2017 are:

Q.10 On the occasion of National Sports day on 29th August, President Ram Nath Kovind gave away the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award to

Super Interesting Facts about Indian Railways

 1. The total distance covered by the 14,300 trains on the Indian Railways everyday, equals three & half times the distance to moon.

2. The first train on Indian soil ran between Bombay and Thane on the 16th of April 1853.

3. IR has about 65,436 route kms. of track.

4. IR employs about 1.307 million people.

5. It carries over 23 million passengers & 1.3 million tones of freight everyday.

6. It runs about 14,300 trains daily.

7. IR has about 7,172 railway stations.

8. The longest platform in the world is at Gorakhpur and is 4,483 ft. in length.

9. Nehru Setu on Sone River is the longest Railway bridge.

10. 42 Railway companies operated in the country before independence.

11. Electric Locomotives are manufactured at Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, Chittaranjan.

12. Coaches are manufactured at ICF/Chennai, RCF/Kapurthala and BEML/Bangaluru.

13. The National Rail Museum at New Delhi was set-up in 1977.

14. Classes of travel on Indian Railway: Ist AC, 2nd AC, 3rd AC, AC Chair Car, IInd sleeper & IInd ordinary.

First Passenger Train Ran On : 16th April 1853 (between Bombay to Thane)

First Railway Bridge : Dapoorie Viaduct on the Mumbai-Thane route

First Rail Tunnel : Parsik Tunnel

First Ghats Covered by the Rail lines : Thal and Bhore Ghats

First Underground Railway : Calcutta METRO

First Computerized Reservation System started in : New Delhi (1986)

First Electric Train ran on : 3rd Feb’ 1925 (between Bombay VT and Kurla)

Toilets on Trains were introduced in : 1891 (1st Class) & 1907 (lower classes)

Shortest Station Name : Ib (Orissa)

Longest Station Name : Sri Venkatanarasimharajuvariapeta (Tamil Nadu)

Busiest Railway Station : Lucknow (64 trains everyday)

Longest Run (Time) : Vivek Express (3,715 km in Approx 71 hrs)

Shortest Run : Route between Nagpur to Ajni (3km)

Longest Run for Daily Train : Kerala Express (3,054 km in 42.5 hrs)

Longest Non-Stop Run (Distance) : Trivandrum Rajdhani (528 km in 6.5 hrs)

Longest Railway Platform in the World : Kharagpur (2,733 ft in length)

Longest Railway Bridge : Nehru Setu on Sone River (10,044 ft in length)

Longest Tunnel : Karbude On Konkan Railway between Monkey hill & Khandala (6.5 km)

Oldest Preserved Locomotive : Fairy Queen (1855), still in working order

Indian Railway’s Fastest Train : Bhopal-Shatabdi (runs at a speed up to 140 Km/ph)

Train with Maximum Number of Halts : Howrah-Amritsar Express (115 halts)

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