The fifth episode of the popular quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati 11, hosted by Amitabh Bachchan, started with roll-over contestant Noopur Chauhan, followed by social worker Sindhutai Sapakal on the hot seat. Noopur Chauhan went home winning Rs. 12,50,000.
Kaun Banega Crorepati 2018 introduced its special segment ‘KBC Karamveer‘ to celebrate real life heroes. Kaun Banega Crorepati’s this season’s first ‘KBC Karamveer’ contestant was social activist Sindhutai Sapakal, accompanied by her daughter Mamata Sapakal. the duo won Rs 25 lakhs and the hooter ended the game for the day.
Subdhutai, know as “Mother of Orphans” is a social activist and social worker, who raises orphaned children in India. Sindhutai Sapkal has been honoured with over 750 awards for her work.
Question 1: What is the chemical name for common salt?
A. Potassium Chloride
B. Sodium Chloride
D. Nitrogen Oxide
Question2: Who wrote this line of Urdu Poetr, Mazahab nahi sikhata apas me bairrakhna, meaning ‘religion does not teach enmity’?
A. Kavi Pradeep
B. Muhammad Iqbal
C. Mirza Galib
D. Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Question 3: The world’s most populous country is part of which continent?
D. North America
Question 4: For playing the younger version of which personality did Zaira Wasim win a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress?
A. Vinesh Phogat
B. Babita Phogat
C. Geeta Phogat
D. Aisha Chaudhary
Question 5: Which of these did Cyril Radcliffe and Henry McMohan do at different points in time?
A. Demarcate India’s borders
B. Measure the height of Everset
C. Play Test Cricket to India
D. Design New Delhi
Question 6: According to the Ramayana, who had once created a new heaven for King Trishanku?
Question 7: Which of these is a nine-yard sari from Maharashtra?
Question 8: Which of these dishes is made by mixing rice, jowar flour, roasted lentils, and millet?
B. Missil Pao
D. Vada Pao
Question 9: Which of these rivers is mentioned in our national anthem?
Question 10: According to Indian scriputers, what kind of creatures are the vahanas of Saraswati, Kartikaya and Vishnu?
Question 11: Which of these educationalist and social reformers fought for widow remarriage to improve the condition of women in the 19th century?
A. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
B. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
C. Bipin Chandra Pal
D. Keshub Chandra Sen
Question 12: Which playwriter is the author of the play “Yayati”, “Tughlaq”, “Hayavadana”, and “The Dreams of Tipu Sultan”?
A. U R Ananthamurty
B. Vijay Tendulkar
C. Mahesh Dattani
D. Girish Karnad
Question 13: In the “Ashta Pradhan”, the administration and advisory council set up by Chhartapati Shivaji , the ‘amatya’ or ‘mazumdar’ was in charge of which of these departments?
C. Internal security
D. Revenue & Finance
Question 14: Who is the gymnast so far to be awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award?
A. Dipa Karmakar
B. Pranati Nayak
C. Aruna Reddy
D. Ashish Kumar
Question 15: What is Oxford Dictionaries Hindi World of the Year 2018?
C. Nari Shakti
Question 16: Who among these characters from the Mahabharata was not a descendent of Arjuna?
Question 17: Which poet described the Taj Mahal as solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time?
A. Rabindranath Tagore
B. Sarojini Naidu
C. Nissim Ezekiel
D. Sri Aurobindo Ghosh\
Answer 1: B – Sodium chloride
Sodium chloride, also known as salt, common salt, or halite, or table salt, is an ionic compound with the formula NaCl. It represents equal proportions of Sodium and Chloride.
Answer 2: B – Muhammad Iqbal
” Saare Jahan Se Achha”, formally known as “Tarānah-e-Hindi“, is an Urdu language patriotic song for children written in the ghazal style of Urdu poetry by poet Muhammad Iqbal . This poem was published in the August 16, 1904 edition of the weekly journal Ittehad.
Answer 3: C – Asia
World’s most populous country is China, a part of Asian Continent.
As per the February 2019 stats, China is the most populous country in the world with a population of nearly 1.4 billion. India’s population is less than 50 million behind China, so it stands at number two. The estimated population of the world is 7.7 billion as of 2019. 10 countries with the highest population in the world after China and India are United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia and Mexico.
Answer 4: C – Geeta Phogat
Zaira Wasim played the younger version of Geeta Phogat in the film Dangal, for which she won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Answer 5: A – Demarcate India’s borders
The Radcliffe Line was the boundary demarcation line between the Indian and Pakistani portions of the Punjab and Bengal provinces of British India, named after its architect, Sir Cyril Radcliffe .
Drawn by Sir Henry McMahon, the McMahon line demarcates the frontier of India and China. China did not recognize the McMahon line and crossed it in 1962.
Answer 6: B – Vishwamitra
According to Ramayana, Sage Vishwamitra using his acquired powers and capability, sent Trishanku to Indra’s heaven. Indra, had a law that no one with a mortal body can reach the heaven and throws Trishanku down. Trishanku shouts Sage name to save him. This made the sage angry and to show Indra his power urged Devas Vishwakarma to build a heaven for the king Trishanku.
Answer 7: B – Nauvari
Nauvari Sarees are 9 yard Maharashtrian sarees.
Answer 8: A – Thalipeeth
Thalipeeth is a type of savoury multi-grain pancake popular in Western India. The main ingredients of dough include rice, jowar flour, roasted lentils, and millet.
Answer 9: C – Yamuna
Answer 10: B – Birds
Answer 11: A – Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
The enactment of The Hindu Widows‘ Remarriage Act, 1856 was a major social reform aimed at improving the condition of the widow in India. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar persuaded the British to pass this law. Before this law the custom of Sati was also abolished by the Lord William Bentinck in the yaer 1829. The draft of the Hindu Widows‘ Remarriage Act, 1856 was prepared and passed by Lord Dalhousie.
Answer 12: D – Girish Karnad
Answer 13: D – Revenue & Finance
Answer 14: A – Dipa Karmakar
India’s gymnastic sensation Dipa Karmakar received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for her exceptional performance at the Rio Olympics 2016.
Answer 15: C – Nari Shakti
The Oxford Dictionary World of the Year 2018 as “Nari Shakti, as there were many events that raised the prominence of women power, including Supreme Court’s decision to ban the controversial Islamic practice of triple-talaq, the historical decision of the apex court to allow girls and women into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, lifting the ban on the women entry into Haj without a male companion, and allowing women participation in combat roles in the armed forces .
Answer 16: C – Prativindhya
Answer 17: A – Rabindranath Tagore