General Quiz – 90

Q 1. Connect

(Names [Clockwise from top]: Richard Gere, B.R. Ambedkar, Dilshaan Tilakratne, Steve Jobs)

    Ambedkar as a young man[1]

   

 

Q 2. Identify

*He is a German physicist, who, in the year 1895, produced and detected something which after few years made him the first recipient of Nobel Prize in Physics.

* Nearly two weeks after his discovery, he demonstrated it to his wife Anna Bertha. Astonished Anna exclaimed “I have seen my death!”

*International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) named element 111 after him.

* Like Pierre Curie, he refused to take out patents related to his discovery, as he wanted mankind as a whole to benefit from it’s practical applications.

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A golden medallion with an embossed image of a bearded man facing left in profile. To the left of the man is the text "ALFR•" then "NOBEL", and on the right, the text (smaller) "NAT•" then "MDCCCXXXIII" above, followed by (smaller) "OB•" then "MDCCCXCVI" below.
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Q 3. Kangchenjunga Main is the highest mountain in India and third highest in the world. 

Kangchenjunga was first climbed on 25 May 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of a British expedition. But they deliberately did not reach the top and stopped short of the summit. Every climber or climbing group that has reached the summit has followed this tradition.

Why did Joe and George stop before reaching the top?

Kangchenjunga in 3D (Image Courtsey: wikipedia.org)

 

Q 4. This car was manufactured in India from 1964 to 2000 by Premier Automobiles Limited, a division of the Walchand Group, under license from Fiat. It’s primary competitor in the Indian market was the Hindustan Ambassador and Standard Herald.

Although obsolete from the consumer market segment, it is still used by many taxi operators in the city of Mumbai.

 It is named after a 14th-century Rajput princess and translates to “she who sits on the lotus” and refers to the Goddess Lakshmi. Name this once popular car model.

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

 

Q 5. Who was the first Indian Prime Minister to be voted out of office?

 

Q 6. He is Manohar Aich, also called ‘Pocket Hercules’ – India’s first body building super star who is aged 101 years now. He was born in Comilla District (now in Bangladesh) in a remote village named Dhamti.

Aich joined the Royal Air Force in 1942 where he began his pursuit in bodybuilding. While working at the Royal Air Force, Aich was imprisoned for slapping a British officer in protest of the officer’s remark in favour colonial oppression. Observing his knack in physical culture, the jail authorities arranged a special diet for him.

He is also a three-time Asian Games gold medalist in body building. 

He made a significant achievement in 1952 which makes him the first Indian to achieve a particular title. Which title?

Image Courtesy: ibnlive.in.com
Image Courtesy: ibnlive.in.com

 

Q 7. Identify the oraganisation

*Motto: Shramena Sarvam Sadhyam (“Everything is Achievable through Hard Work”)

*Logo:   Border Roads Organisation logo.svg

*It serves the borders areas of India.

*It is staffed with a combination of Engineering Service officers, Administrative officers, Medical Officers , Officers from the General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) and officers from the Corps of Engineers Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, ASC Officers and Officers of Military Police and Personnel of the Indian Army.

 

Q 8. Identify X and Y

‘X’ was an American cartoonist, entrepreneur and amateur anthropologist, who created ‘Y’ newspaper panel series, radio show, and television show which feature odd facts from around the world.

On November 3, 1929, he drew a panel in his syndicated cartoon saying “America has no national anthem.” By a law signed on March 3, 1931, by President Herbert Hoover, “The Star-Spangled Banner” was adopted as the national anthem of the United States.

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Q 9. Which day is designated to be celebrated as International Day for Yoga after United Nations General Assembly (UN-GA) adopted an India-led resolution. UN has adopted this resolution under the agenda of ‘Global Health and Foreign Policy’.

 

Q 10.  In the recently released global Corruption Perception Index, India ranks better than all its South Asian neighbours, except one country. Which country?

 

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Answers

Ans 1. All of them converted to Buddhism

Ans 2. Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen – Discovered X-Rays.

He took an X-Ray of his wife’s hand seeing which she gave a reaction “I have seen my death!”. You can read more here

Image Courtesy: pbs.org

Ans 3. They stopped short of the summit as per the promise given to the Chogyal king that the top of the mountain would remain inviolate as the mountains are considered insurmountable and worshiped by some communities.

Ans 4. Premier Padmini marketed by Premier Automobiles Ltd.

Ans 5. Indira Gandhi (1977), when the Indian National Congress lost to the Janata Party

Ans 6. First Indian to receive Mr. Universe title in 1952. You can read more here.

Ans 7. Border Roads Organisation (BRO) maintains roads that serve the borders areas of India.

Ans 8. X=Robert Ripley,  Y=Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Ans 9. 21st June

Ans 10. Bhutan

 

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