General Quiz – 14

Q 1. Famous book written by ________________________?

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Q 2. This Indian cosmetic brand was started in 1952, famously on the request of the then Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru,as he was concerned that Indian women were spending precious foreign exchange on beauty products, and personally requested JRD Tata to manufacture them in India. Identify the brand.

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Q 3. Identify this famous personality.

 

Q 4. Identify the logo. (Recently in news)

 

Q 5. “Travel smooth” is the tagline of which company?

 

Q 6. BVO(Brominated Vegetable Oil) was recently removed from the beverages from Pepsi and Coca-Cola in view of it’s negative impact on health. What was it used for in those beverages?

 

Q 7 . Recently in news, what is the drug “Sodium Thiopental” used for in the US?

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The shortage of the drug has forced the administration to switch to another alternative for completing the task earlier performed with the use of the banned drug(Banned only for its use for this purpose). What is the purpose it solves and what is the alternative being used now?

 

Q 8. The 2014 report of the Ambient Air Pollution (AAP) database of WHO contains results of outdoor air pollution monitoring from almost 1600 cities in 91 countries. Which is the most polluted city in the world? 

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Q 9. What’s special about the picture shown below?

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Q 10. Which country is the largest producer of coffee in the world?

 

 

 

Answers

Ans 1. Raghuram Rajan, (Governer, Reserve Bank of India)

Ans 2.  Lakme.

  

It was named after the French opera Lakmé, which itself is the French form of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, also renowned for her beautyIn 1996 Tata sold off their stakes in Lakmé Lever to HLL, for Rs 200 Crore. Tata started Trent(company that operates fashion retail chain Westside and Landmark bookstore) from this money.

Ans 3. Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer and founder of the Armani brand of clothing for men.

Ans 4. TIZEN. Linux based operating system for smartphones, tablets and other devices. Promoted by Samsung and Intel and The Linux Foundation.

Ans 5. Thomas Cook

Ans 6. It was used as an emulsifier to prevent the flavouring substances to separate and float on the surface. The threat is the presence of Bromine in BVO. Being a member of halide family it competes with Iodine for receptors in the body which may cause hypothyoroidism, autoimmune disease and Cancer.

Ans 7. It was used in the lethal injections for the prisoners with death sentence. Due to the shortage now the administration is switching over to Electric Chair.

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Ans 8. Delhi (Capital city of India)

Ans 9. Termed as ‘Global-Selfie’, this is an image released by NASA recently. It is actually composed of thousands of individual images uploaded by enthusiasts on 22 April 2013 on the occasion of Earth Day all over the world. It is a 3.2 Gigapixel image with zoom till individual image.

Ans 10. Brazil. Around one-third of the global demand is met by Brazil. (Finland is the largest consumer).

 

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