Q 1. Identify
Recently in news during Prime Minister Modi’s Japan visit, whose shrine is this?
Q 2. He is Bhagwan Rampure, a sculptor by profession. Which of his creation has brought him in the limelight recently?
Q 3. Commercial production of ‘X’ in India began after the conquest of large areas by the British East India Company, at which point large tracts of land were converted for mass ‘X’ production.
Maniram Dewan (1806-1858) was the first Indian producer of ‘X’.
The producers in the certain part of the country do not follow the Indian Standard Time (IST), which is the time observed throughout India and Sri Lanka. Their local time is an hour ahead of the IST. The system was introduced during British days keeping in mind the early sunrise in this part of the country.
India was the top producer for nearly a century, but recently China has overtaken India due to increased land availability. (Country wise share in world production is shown below)
What is X?
Q 4. Identify the venture.
Headquartered at New Delhi, It was founded by Kunal Behl and Rohit Bansal in 2010. Inspired by Groupon.com but expanded in September 2011 to become an e-commerce company via a marketplace model after watching flipkart’s success in the local market. Today, with 2000+ employees and 20+ million users it is a market leader in it’s segment.
Hint: It’s slogan is ‘Bachatey Raho!’
Q 5.Identify the logo
Q 6. Identify
Q 8. What does the term ‘Blue Carbon’ mean?
Q 9. Identify
– It was inaugrated on 19th Nov 2013 by Dr. Manmohan Singh on 94th birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi.
– Headquartered in New Delhi, it was started with a capital of 1000 Cr and is third of it’s kind in the world after Pakistan and Tanzania.
– The government has chosen the iconic Air India building at Nariman Point in Mumbai to open it’s first branch.
– It was criticized as adopting a segregational approach to gender equality.
– Usha Anathasubramanian is the Chairman and MD.
Q 10. India has finished 5th in the 2014 Commonwealth games with 64 medals (15 Gold, 30 Silver, 19 Bronze). Which country has topped the medal tally?
Ans 1. Justice Radha Binod Pal (1886–1967) – He was the Indian member appointed to the International Military Tribunal for the Far East’s trials of Japanese war crimes committed during the World War II. Among all the judges of the tribunal, he was the only one who submitted a judgment which insisted all defendants were not guilty. The Yasukuni Shrine and the Kyoto Ryozen Gokoku Shrine has monuments specially dedicated to Justice Pal.
Ans 2. Charging Bull in front of BSE
Ans 3. Tea
Ans 5. Greaves Cotton Ltd. – It is a manufacturer of engines and construction equipment in India. Recently in news for shutting down it’s Chennai plant.
Ans 6. R.C. Bhargawa, Chairman of Maruti Suzuki Ltd.
Ans 7. Shaad Ali (Bollywood Director)
The first image is of his grandmother Capt. Laxmi Sehgal who served in the Azad Hind Fauj of Subhash Chandra Bose.
Second image is of his father Muzaffer Ali, film director who has been recently nominated for Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award.
Third image shows the movies directed by Shaad Ali.
Ans 8. Blue carbon is the carbon captured by the world’s oceans and coastal ecosystems. The carbon captured by living organisms in oceans is stored in the form of biomass and sediments from mangroves, salt marshes and sea grasses.
It is coming up as one of the most promising new ideas to reduce atmospheric CO2 and limit global climate change is to do so by conserving mangroves, seagrasses and salt marsh grasses. Such coastal vegetation, dubbed “blue carbon”, sequesters carbon far more effectively (up to 100 times faster) and more permanently than terrestrial forests.
Ans 9. Bharatiya Mahila Bank – First women exclusive bank of India.
Ans 10. England with 174 medals followed by Autralia and Canada.