General Quiz – 50

Q 1. Hollywood is such an iconic name that various other locations associated with the film industry are nicknamed with Hollywood-inspired names. Most starting with the first letter(s) of the location and ending in the letters “-ollywood” or “-wood”. The first such Hollywood-inspired nickname, dating back to 1932, was Tollywood, referring to the Bengali film industry in Tollygunge, West Bengal, India.

Bollywood is the informal name given to the Mumbai-based Hindi language film industry in India.

Similarly Tamilnadu has Kollywood and Kerala has Mollywood. On the similar lines the Kannada film industry is know as _____________?


Q 2.  ‘Coca Cola Zero’ is recently launched in Indian market. Which bollywood celebrity is endorsing this product?

Coca Cola zero


Q 3. The co-founder and the CEO of  this IT giant has stepped down today and appointed Mark Hurd and Safra Craft as the co-CEOs. Which company?

safra craft mark hurd


Q 4. ‘Simply Clever’ is the tagline of ________________?


Q 5. Logo of ____________?



Q 6. Byalalu is a village in Ramanagara District in Karnataka, India. It is an hour’s drive from Bangalore city, off the Bangalore-Mysore highway.

It is frequently getting a mention in the newspapers these days with ISRO’s MOM(Mars Orbiter Mission) . How is this place related to the mission?

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Q 7. VA Shiva Ayyadurai (born 2 December 1963) is an American scientist of Indian origin, inventor and entrepreneur.

He received official recognition from the U.S. government this month as the inventor of ‘X’ after 32 years of it’s creation.

What is X?



Q 8. Connect



Q 9. Identify


Sampooran Singh Kalra (born 18 August 1934), known popularly by his pen name, is an Indian poet, lyricist and film director. Born in Jhelum District in British India. His family moved to India after partition.

He started his career as a lyricist in the 1963 film Bandini and worked with many music directors including R. D. Burman, Salil Choudhury, Vishal Bhardwaj and A. R. Rahman. He directed films such as Aandhi and Mausam and TV series during 1970s and 1980s.

He also wrote poetry, dialogues and scripts. He was awarded Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in India, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award — the highest award in Indian cinema. He has won several Indian National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, one Academy Award and one Grammy Award.


Q 10. Who has been nominated for the Lokmanya Tilak Award – 2014? (Metroman E. Sreedharan was the recipient in 2013.)







Ans 1. Sandalwood or Chandanvana

Ans 2. Farhan Akhtar

Ans 3. Oracle (Larry Ellison has stepped down from the post of CEO)

Ans 4. Skoda


Ans 6. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has set up a Deep Space Network (DSN) centre in Byalalu to track Chandrayaan I. The same will be used for tracking the MOM.

One of the main advantages for having the DSN at Byalalu was its saucer-like shape that would help in blocking radio frequency disturbances.

Ans 7. E-mail, which he developed in 1982 as a high-school student.

Ans 8. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra – Recently in news during the visit of Chinese president Xi Jinping as he offered another route from Sikkim through Nathula pass. At present the yatra is carried out from Lipulekh pass in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand.

Image 1 : KMVN – The agency which conducts the Yatra.

Image 2: Northern face of Mount Kailash.

Image 3: Mansarovar Lake

Ans 9. Gulzar

Ans 10. Dr. Avinash Chander, Chief of DRDO



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