General Quiz – 63

Q 1. According to the Hindu epic Ramayana, whose flag had a Veena motif on it?

flag_with_veena_motif

 

Q 2. Who is the only person in the world to receive both Nobel Prize and an Oscar award? (Hint: Belongs to the field of literature)

 

Q 3. ‘Satarkata Bhawan’ in New Delhi is the headquarter of which organ of the Govt. of India?

 

Q 4. Who is the only woman to become the Chief Election Commissioner of India ?

 

Q 5. Logo of which recent campaign from the Govt. of India?

 

Q 6. Interestingly, gold medals were not part of the original Greek Olympics, which were first held in 776 B.C. At that time, olive wreaths were presented to the best competitors.

It was not until 1896 and the instituting of the “Modern” Olympics when medals were awarded.At that time, first-place winners received a silver award, second-place winners went home with bronze, and third-place winners left empty-handed. Four years later, in 1900, cups, trophies and other prizes were offered in lieu of medals.

In which year, the current system of Gold, Silver and Bronze for 1st,2nd and 3rd positions respectively, was instituted?

 

Q 7. Who is the author of ‘Panchatantra’, a collection of short stories with moral?

 

Q 8. Identify this award

– Presented by the Govt of India since 1991.

– Vishwanahtan Anand was the first recipient in1991

– It carries a scroll and a cash component of Rs 7,50,000 along with the medal

 

Q 9. Which company is the world’s largest and oldest manufacturers of pencils?

It employs a staff of approximately 7,000 and does business in more than 100 countries.

 

Q 10.’You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies’. These are the words from the poster of the movie _______________________________?

 

 

 

 

 

Answers

Ans 1. Ravana

Image Courtsey: wikipedia.org

Ans 2. George Bernard Shaw – an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. He wrot more than 60 dramas. Received Nobel prize in 1925 and the Academy Award in 1938.

Ans 3. Central Vigilance Commission

Ans 4. D.V.S. Ramadevi

Ans 5. Make In India campaign

make_in_india

Ans 6. The 1904 Olympics, held in St. Louis, were the third Olympics and the first ones where gold, silver and bronze medals were introduced for the first three places.

Ans 7. Vishnu Sharma

Ans 8. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna – Highest honour in the field of sports.

Ans 9. Faber-Castell – Established in 1761 in Nuremberg, Bavaria (Germany).

Ans 10. The Social Network

 

 

 

Happy Reading!!

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