Q 1. Shown below is a famous letter written during World War-II. Who has written this letter and to whom?
Q 2. What is depicted in the image below:
Q 3. The most potent greenhouse gas among the following is __?
Q 4. Instead of using the GDP as a measure of progress, Bhutan uses the GNH. It is an attempt to define an indicator that measures quality of life or social progress in more holistic and psychological terms, instead of only basing it on economic parameters. What does GNH stand for?
Q 5. You would have seen this during your school days or in a science book or a science museum. What is this device called?
Q 6. In September, 1955 the Indian Coinage Act was amended and it came into force on 1st April, 1957. For public recognition, the new paisa coins were marked as ‘Naya Paisa’. What change had been made in the Indian coinage system?
Q 7. German scientist and philosopher Georg Christoph Lichtenberg‟s idea forms the basis for the standard size series, based on an aspect ratio of the square root of 2. The significant advantage offered through this system is that each entity in this series when divided into two yields the next size. Which series is this?
Q 8. Their slogan is: “We open government”.
There headquarters is in Sweden which even nuclear bomb cannot destroy. Name them.
Q 9. What does the image below represent?
Q 10. Identify the logo
Ans 1. The letter was written by Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler.
Ans 2. These are the mudras of Mohiniattam, the classical dance of Kerala.
Ans 3. Water Vapour
Ans 4. Gross National Happiness
Ans 5. Newton’s Cradle – Meant for the demonstration of the conservation of momentum and energy via a series of swinging spheres, when one on the end is lifted and released, the resulting force travels through the line and pushes the last one upward.
Ans 6. The decimalisation of Indian currency
India became independent on 15 August 1947 but the old British India coins were still in use as a frozen currency till 1950 when India became Republic. The 1st Rupee coins of Republic of India was minted in 1950. Other denomination coins produced were 1/2 Re, 1/4 Re, 2 Anna, 1 Anna, 1/2 Anna & 1 Pice coins which are also referred as Anna series or pre-decimal coinage.
One rupee was divided into 16 annas or 64 pice, with each anna therefore equal to 4 pice. In 1957, India shifted to the decimal system, but for a short period both decimal and non-decimal coins were in circulation. To distinguish between the two pice, the coins minted between 1957 and 1964 have the legend “Naya Paisa” (“new” paisa).
Ans 7. The A series of paper sizes
Successive paper sizes in the series A1, A2, A3, and so forth, are defined by halving the preceding paper size across the larger dimension. The most frequently used paper size is A4 measuring 210 by 297 millimetres (8.3 in × 11.7 in).
The significant advantage of this system is its scaling: if a sheet with an aspect ratio of is divided into two equal halves parallel to its shortest sides, then the halves will again have an aspect ratio of . Folded brochures of any size can be made by using sheets of the next larger size, e.g. A4 sheets are folded to make A5 brochures. The system allows scaling without compromising the aspect ratio from one size to another—as provided by office photocopiers, e.g. enlarging A4 to A3 or reducing A3 to A4. Similarly, two sheets of A4 can be scaled down and fit exactly 1 sheet without any cutoff or margins.
Ans 8. Wikileaks
Ans 9. Shades of pencil
Ans 10. Yellow Pages