## Quiz And Explanation SMQUIZ069

1. When was the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Method renamed?

a. 2014
b. 2011
c. 2013
d. 2017

S-a

EXPLANATION-

• One of the men behind the development of Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method, Tony Lewis died aged 78. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced the news in a statement.
• Tony, alongside fellow mathematician Frank Duckworth, devised the Duckworth-Lewis method which was introduced in 1997 and adopted officially by the ICC (International Cricket Council) in 1999. Renamed the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Method in 2014, the mathematical formula continues to be used in rain reduced limited overs cricket games across the globe.
• Tony Lewis was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his contributions to cricket and the field of mathematics in 2011.
• The DL method came into existence in 1997 and was adopted by the International Cricket Council in 1999. The method was devised after stern reactions to the World Cup semi-final in 1992 wherein South Africa were undone by a farcical target calculation in a rain-affected encounter.
• South Africa needed 23 off 13 balls to reach the final but after a rain delay, they were asked to score 22 off just 1 ball. A gutted South African side exited the tournament and England went on to play the final.

2. One of the men behind the development of DLS method, Tony Lewis died aged 78. What does DLS stand for?

a. Duckworth-Lewis-Stern
b. Duckworth-Lewis-System
c. Duckworth-Levis-Stern
d. Duckworth-Levis-System

S-a

EXPLANATION-

DLS stand for Duckworth-Lewis-Stern.
• Tony, alongside fellow mathematician Frank Duckworth, devised the Duckworth-Lewis method which was introduced in 1997 and adopted officially by the ICC (International Cricket Council) in 1999. Renamed the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Method in 2014, the mathematical formula continues to be used in rain reduced limited overs cricket games across the globe.
• Tony Lewis was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his contributions to cricket and the field of mathematics in 2011.
• The DL method came into existence in 1997 and was adopted by the International Cricket Council in 1999. The method was devised after stern reactions to the World Cup semi-final in 1992 wherein South Africa were undone by a farcical target calculation in a rain-affected encounter.
• South Africa needed 23 off 13 balls to reach the final but after a rain delay, they were asked to score 22 off just 1 ball. A gutted South African side exited the tournament and England went on to play the final.

3. Who among the following is the president of Boxing Federation of India (BFI)?

a. Ajay Shukla
b. Ajay Singh
c. Ajay Sharma
d. Ajay Narayan

S-b

4. How many robots are the official mascots of the 19th Asian Games?

a. Three
b. Four
c. Five
d. Seven

S-a

EXPLANATION-

• The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced the three sporty robots representing the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Hangzhou in eastern China as the official mascots of the 19th Asian Games.
• Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the mascots of the 19th Asian Games was unveiled during a digital launch ceremony.
• The three robots are known collectively as the 'smart triplets' to reflect the internet prowess of Hangzhou city and Zhejiang province.

5.Where will be the 19th Asian Games held?

a. China
b. United Kingdom
c. United States
d. Australia

S-a

EXPLANATION-

• The 19th Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou from September 10 to 25, 2022.
• It will be the third Asian Games to be hosted by China following Beijing 1990 and Guangzhou 2010, with the participation of 45 NOCs of Asia in 42 sports.