General Quiz – 81

Q 1. You can see NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover with the Martian terrain in the background in the image below. What’s special about this picture?

Image: Martian selfie
Image Courtesy: nbcnews.com

 

Q 2.Henry Tandey  was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was the most highly decorated British private of the First World War.

While Tandey was serving during the war, a weary German soldier wandered into Tandey’s line of fire. The enemy soldier was wounded and did not even attempt to raise his own rifle. Tandey chose not to shoot. The German soldier saw him lower his rifle and nodded his thanks before wandering off.

Who was this 29-year-old Lance Corporal whose life was spared by Tandey?

Pte Tandey VC DCM MM.JPG
Image Courtesy: wikipedia.org

 

Q 3. It was one of those life-changing encounters of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada when he saw a group of children fighting with street dogs over scraps of food. This heartbreaking incident brought to fore the determination that: No one within a ten mile radius of our centre should go hungry. The programme embraced the vision that “No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger”.

What was founded because of his inspiring resolve to fight with hunger.

 

Q 4. In 1958 Qimat Rai Gupta left his education midway and founded an Electric trading operation in the electric wholesale market of Old Delhi with an investment of Rs.10000.

With 12 manufacturing plants across India, today it manufactures products ranging from industrial & domestic circuit protection switchgear, cables & wires, motors, fans, power capacitors, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), luminaries for domestic, commercial & industrial applications, modular switches covering household, commercial and industrial electrical needs, water heater and domestic appliances

Which company did he start back then?

 

Q 5. INCOIS (Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services) was established in the aftermath of the disastrous Tsunami of 2004. On October 15, 2007, a centre housing the Indian Tsunami Early Warning System (TEWS) was established in INCOIS by the Ministry of Earth Sciences. It provides important tsunami advisories to the people living in the coastal areas of the country.

Where is it located in India?

a. Kanyakumari      b. Chennai      c. Kochi     d. Hyderabad

 

Q 6. This is a still from the Bollywood film ‘Barfi’. The artists in the background in a special costume are performing a dance which was picturized beautifully in a couple of songs of the movie.

Which Indian dance form is this?

Image Courtesy: dailymail.co.uk

 

Q 7. Ramtanu Pandey was a prominent Hindustani classical music composer, musician and vocalist, known for a large number of compositions, and also an instrumentalist who popularised and improved the plucked rabab (of Central Asian origin). He was born in Gwalior in 1506 and died in Agra in the year 1589.

His father Mukund Pandey was a wealthy poet and accomplished musician, who for some time was a temple priest in Varanasi. Almost all gharanas of Hindustani classical music claim some connection with the Ramtanu’s lineage.

He was a disciple of Swami Haridas and a part of the court of Raja Man Singh Tomar of Gwalior.

By which popular name do we know Ramtanu today?

 

Q 8. Who is the Author of the books “Between the Assassinations” and “Last Man in Tower”?

 

Q 9.Old logo of _________________?

 

Q 10This Indian cosmetic brand was started in 1952, famously on the request of the then Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru,as he was concerned that Indian women were spending precious foreign exchange on beauty products, and personally requested JRD Tata to manufacture them in India. Identify the brand.

nehru_tata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers

Ans 1. It is a Selfie taken by Curiosity on Mars 🙂

Ans 2. Adolf Hitler

Bundesarchiv Bild 183-S33882, Adolf Hitler retouched.jpg
Image Courtesy: wikipedia.org

Ans 3. Akshayapatra by ISKCON

The Akshaya Patra Foundation Logo.png

Ans 4. Havells

Havells Logo.svg

Ans 5. Hyderabad

Ans 6. Chhau Dance – is a genre of Indian tribal martial dance which is popular in the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal. There are three subgenres of the dance, based on its places of origin and development, Seraikella Chhau, Mayurbhanj Chhau and Purulia Chhau.

Ans 7. Tansen

Mia Tansen by Lala Deo Lal.jpg
Image Courtesy: wikipedia.org

Ans 8. Arvind Adiga – Better known for “The White Tiger”(His debut novel which won him Booker prize).

Ans 9. Air India

Air India Old Logo

Ans 10. Lakme

 

 

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