General Quiz – 28

Q 1. How many languages are recognized by the United Nations as official-languages? Which languages and why those?


Q 2. Flipkart is a very familiar name these days and needs no introduction.It is an e-commerce company founded in 2007, by Sachin and Binny Bansal. Expanding it’s business on a very fast pace it has become the largest e-tailer company in India.  According to Alexa rating, Flipkart’s website is one of the 10 most visited websites in India. After achieving so much and recently raising a fund of $1 billion why selling of products directly is not on cards. Flipkart still sells products in India through WS Retail. What is the reason?


Q 3. Lakshadweep is a Union-Territory of India. The name Lakshadweep comes from “Lakshadweepa”, which means “one hundred thousand islands” in Sanskrit.The islands form the smallest Union Territory of India. How many islands make Lakshadweep?

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Q 4. Which was the first country in the world to give women, the ‘right to vote’?


Q 5. Identify the logo:


Q 6. You can find a TCAS(pronounced tee-kas) display in the cockpit of an aircraft. It is mandated by the International Civil Aviation Organization to be fitted to all aircraft with a maximum take-off mass (MTOM) of over 5,700 kg (12,600 lb) or authorized to carry more than 19 passengers. What function does TCAS perform?

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Q 7. Pinaka is indigenously designed and developed by “Defence Research and Development Organisation” (DRDO) for the Indian Army. What is Pinaka?


Q 8. Who gave the title of ‘Mahatma’ to Gandhiji?

Mahatma Gandhi spinning yarn, in late 1920 (Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons).
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Q 9. ‘One Life is Not Enough’, a controversial book currently in news is written by _________________________?


Q 10. Picture of ___________________?





Ans 1. The six official languages of the United Nations are Arabic, Chinese,English, French, Russian, and Spanish (you can remember the list with acronym FACERS 🙂 ). These languages are selected because they are the mother tongue or second language of 2.8 billion people, nearly half the world population, and are official languages in more than half the States in the world.

Ans 2. Reason: Flipkart is registered in Singapore, and owned by a Singapore-based holding company. It operates in India, where it is headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka.

Therefore, legally Flipkart is not an Indian company since it is registered in Singapore and majority of its shareholders are foreigners. Because foreign companies are not allowed to do multi-brand e-retailing in India, Flipkart sells goods in India through a company called WS Retail.

Ans 3. Thirty-Two Islands.

Ans 4. New Zealand was the first to acknowledge women’s right to vote in 1893 when it was a self-governing British colony. Unrestricted women’s suffrage in terms of voting rights (women were not initially permitted to stand for election) was adopted in New Zealand in 1893.

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Ans 6. TCAS stands for Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance System.

It is an aircraft collision avoidance system designed to reduce the incidence of mid-air collisions between aircrafts. It monitors the airspace around an aircraft for other aircraft equipped with a corresponding active transponder, independent of air traffic control, and warns pilots of the presence of other transponder-equipped aircraft which may present a threat of a mid-air collision (MAC).

Ans 7.  Multi-Barrel Launching System

Ans 8. Poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore bestowed the title on Gandhi in 1915 while writing his autobiography. Interestingly Gandhiji gave him the title of ‘Gurudev’.

Ans 9. It is the autobiography of ‘Natwar Singh‘ former Minister of External Affairs and senior Indian National Congress politician. An account of his career as a politician and bureaucrat, the book tells about his experiences in Delhi’s political corridors and sets the record straight on several events, including the Volcker controversy and Sonia Gandhi withdrawal as a prime minister candidate.

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Ans 10. Dronacharya Award : An award presented by the government of India for excellence in sports coaching. The award comprises a bronze statuette of Dronacharya, a scroll of honour and a cash component of Rs.500,000. The award was instituted in 1985.


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