General Quiz – 80

Q 1. Logo of ____________? (Hint: In recent news for quite some time)

 

Q 2. Mark Waugh when on a tour to the Subcontinent was highly unsuccessful in scoring runs and ended up with four consecutive ducks which read 0000. What nickname, did he earn due to this incident?

 

Q 3. She is Misa Bharati, eldest daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. She has an unusual name which is connected with a significant historical event in the Indian politics. What’s so special about her name?

Know about Lalu’s daughter Misa Bharti who will contest LS elections from Pataliputra
Image Courtsey: indiatvnews.com

 

Q 4. Which Indian organisation has the Motto: “बलस्य मूलं विज्ञानम्” or “Strength’s Origin is in Science”?

 

Q 5. The name of this website originates from a Hindi phrase used on anyone who attempts to achieve the impossible. Started by Wharton graduate Allwin Agnel in 2003, its mascot is named ‘Monsieur Green’. Which website?

Allwin Agnel
Image Courtsey: http://lattitude1305-2012.blogspot.in/

 

Q 6. What are these

Shadja, Rishabha, Gandhara, Madhyama, Panchama, Dhaivata, Nishada

 

Q 7. This King had no male heir for 12 years since his ascension to the throne. His astrologer told him that he had to shift his entire capital to another town to get a male child. Based on this prediction, he built an entirely new city with courtyards, walled gardens, latticed balconies and palaces. He gave his new capital the moniker “the place of victory” in his language. His wife bore him 2 sons soon after. After just 14 years, the whole place was abandoned.  Name the king and capital city.

 

Q 8. The Bania (otherwise known as Baniya or Vania) is an occupational community traditionally comprising of merchants, bankers, money Lenders, dealers in grains and spices, and in modern times owners of numerous commercial enterprises. They are predominantly concentrated in the regions of Gujarat and Punjab. A few of them started selling perfumes and what evocative term/word evolved because of this?

 

Q 9. It is cultivated in Bangladesh and Indian states of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur.In 2007, Guinness World Records certified that this variety of chilli was the world’s hottest chili pepper, 900.5 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.

Name this world famous pepper variety.

Fresh Bhot Jolokia
Image Courtsey: wikipedia.org

 

Q 10. Which chemical element was named based on the Greek word for color, because of the many colorful compounds made from it?  

 

 

 

 

 

Answers

Ans 1. Malaysia Airlines

Ans 2. Audi – After the four circle logo of the car manufacturing company. Waugh’s team-mates generously pointed out that if there had been another Test he had a chance to be renamed “Olympic”. 😉

Ans 3. Misa was born when Lalu was behind bars during emergency under the dreaded MISA (Maintainance of Internal Security Act). Lalu named her eldest daughter as MISA.

Ans 4. DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation)

DRDO-logo.png

Ans 5. PaGaLGuY.com (MBA aspirants wi)

Ans 6. These are the full names of the seven swaras of Indian classical music. Better known as Sa Re Ga Ma..

Ans 7. Fatehpur Sikri (Near Agra)

Diwan-i-Khas – Hall of Private Audience
Image Courtsey: wikipedia.org

Ans 8. “Gandhi” surname from Gandh(smell related to perfumes)

Ans 9. Bhut Jholokia or Ghost Pepper

Ans 10. Chromium

Image Courtesy: wikipedia.org
Image Courtesy: wikipedia.org

 

 

 

 

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