Tuesday, January 17, 2012

General Knowledge for Todays Indians

1.Louis Pasteur- He invented pasteurization and discovered the germ theory of disease.
2.C. V. Raman- The first `non-white', Asian and Indian to receive the Nobel prize in physics for his work on scattering of light and discovery of the Raman effect.
3.Sir Isaac Newton- The greatest scientist of his era who discovered gravity.
4.Stephen Hawking- One of the most brilliant scientific minds of our time who suffers from Lou Gehrig's disease.
5.Lal Bahadur Shastri- significant figure in the Indian independence movement and the second Prime Minister of the Republic of India.
6.Albert Einstein- One of the most influential scientists of all time and developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics.
7.Helen Keller- American author, political activist, and lecturer. She altered our perception of the disabled and remapped the boundaries of sight and sense.
8.Martin Luther King- He led a mass struggle for racial equality that doomed segregation and changed America forever.
9.Charles Darwin- British scientist who laid the foundations of the theory of evolution and transformed the way we think about the natural world.
10.Swami Vivekananda- Indian Spiritual leader and a key figure in the introduction of Hindu philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the "Western" World.
11.Michael Faraday- British chemist and physicist who contributed significantly to the study of electromagnetism and electrochemistry.
12.Mother Teresa- one of the great servants of humanity who received Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979.
13.Srinivasa Ramanujan- The greatest mathematical genius produced in India in the modern times.
14.Madame Curie- One of the first woman scientists and discoverer of radium.

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