Q 1. This is the only place where you can see Snow Leopard, Tiger, Leopard, and the Clouded Leopard. Name this national park.
Q 2. On The Hindu’s masthead which figure from the Hindu mythology do you see on the left?
Q 3. Identify the dance form from Rajasthan.
Q 4. What is a reefer?
Q 5. First nuclear power plant in India was setup at ‘Tarapur’ in Maharashtra. What was the name of the first nuclear reactor?
“The name we suggest for this reactor is ___________ which, you know, means a celestial damsel or a water nymph. This is a swimming pool reactor and ____________is specially connected with water. Therefore, it is appropriate. So, I am sure with your approval, I name this swimming pool reactor — _______________.” — Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru while naming India’s first nuclear reactor on January 20, 1957.
Q 6. A young entrepreneur, K. M. Mammen Mappillai, opened a small toy balloon manufacturing unit in a shed at Tiruvottiyur, Madras (now Chennai). With that humble start the company is now primarily engaged in the manufacture of rubber products, such as tyres, tubes, flaps, tread rubber and conveyor belt. It exports to more than 65 countries. What is the full form of MRF?
Q 7. Which award is called the Noble prize of Asia?
Q 8. Koodali is the place in Karnataka where two rivers two rivers have their confluence to form which river?
Q 9. Khagen Mahanta is the father of singer Papon . A musician himself , Mahanta is often known by the sobriquet “_______ Samrat” denoting his field of expertise. Fill in the blank.
Q 10. Nepal’s national motto is a Sanskrit phrase attributed to Rama in the Ramayana and translates to “The mother and motherland are greater than heaven”.
Which phrase, which is also found in the famous book Anand Math?
Ans 1. Namdhapha National Park in Arunachal Pradesh. It is also the third largest national park in India in terms of area.
Ans 2. Kamdhenu, also known as Surabhi (सुरभि Surabhī), is a divine bovine-goddess described in Hindu Religion as the mother of all cows. She is a miraculous “cow of plenty” who provides her owner whatever he desires and is often portrayed as the mother of other cattle as well as the elevenRudras.
Ans 3. Ghoomar– Ghoomar is a traditional folk dance of Rajasthan, India and southern Asia. Ghoomar was developed by the Bhil tribe and was then adopted by other Rajasthani communities. It is performed by women in swirling robes, and accompanied by men and women singing together.
Ans 4. An article on the front page of the newspaper which refers to the longer version of the article.
Ans 5. Apsara
Ans 6. Madras Rubber Factory
Ans 7. Magsaysay Award -Established in April 1957 it is an annual award established to perpetuate former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay’s example of integrity in government, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society.
Ans 8. Tungabhadra – Tunga and Bhadra rivers meet at Kudali to form Tungabhadra river.
Ans 9. Bihu Samrat. He was a Bihu folk singer.