Exercise 1

Question 16 :

Which year is observed as Poverty Eradication Year by SAARC?

A). 1998
B). 1997
C). 1996
D). 1995
Answer : Option D

Question 17 :

India Celebrates February 28 every year as 'National Science Day' because on this day

A). first Indian Space craft was launched
B). Nehru laid the foundation of Science labs all over India
C). in 1928 C.V. Raman discovered what was later called the 'Raman Effect'
D). Vikram Sarabhai was born
Answer : Option C

Question 18 :

The year 1985 was declared as the International Year of

A). Blind
B). Youth
C). Children
D). GandhiWomen
Answer : Option B

Question 19 :

Which of the following festivals is celebrated on Prophet Mohammed birthday?

A). Id-Ul-Zuha
B). Id-e-Milad
C). Id-Ul-Fitr
D). Muharram
Answer : Option B

Explanation :

The festival is called in Arabic 'Eid milad-un-Nabi'. However, it is to be emphasized that practicing this festival is not per religion; as the two festivals after end of Ramadan and that during hajj. Celebrating prophet Muhammad birthday, although not per religion, but it is not forbidden. It is considered as good occasion to remind Muslims with the prophet Muhammad teachings and morals and to renew the intention of following and adopting prophet Muhammad guides.

Question 20 :

'Rosh Hashanah' is the new year's day of which communities?

A). Jews
B). Muslims
C). Hindus
D). Shinto
Answer : Option A