Q 1. This picture dates back to the year 1956. What is being loaded in the aircraft?
Q 2. Mary Anderson was an American real estate developer, rancher, viticulturist and an inventor.
In a visit to New York City in the winter of 1902, in a trolley car on a frosty day, she observed that the motorman drove with both panes of the double front window open because of difficulty in driving because of falling sleet. When she returned to Alabama she hired a designer for a hand-operated device and had a local company produce a working model. She applied for, and in 1903 was granted, a 17-year patent.
In 1922, Cadillac became the first car manufacturer to adopt them as standard equipment.
What did she invent?
Q 3. Year 1752 is a historical year. It was a leap year starting on Saturday. A leap year, as we know today has 366 days. In the British Empire, it was the only year with 355 days, as September 3 through September 13 were skipped, the next day after Sept 2nd was Sept 14th.
Why were 11 days skipped from the calendar.
(Note: You can actually try this out in a Linux/Unix machine run the command #cal 1752)
Q 4. The most potent greenhouse gas among the following is __?
Q 5. Instead of using the GDP as a measure of progress, Bhutan uses the GNH. It is an attempt to define an indicator that measures quality of life or social progress in more holistic and psychological terms, instead of only basing it on economic parameters. What does GNH stand for?
Q 6. In September, 1955 the Indian Coinage Act was amended and it came into force on 1st April, 1957. For public recognition, the new paisa coins were marked as ‘Naya Paisa’. What change had been made in the Indian coinage system?
Q 7. Which disease is the largest killer in India? Every year around 5.5 Lakh people die because of it.
Q 8. Polar bear and Penguin, both equally represent the polar fauna. Polar bears are carnivores, but still they are not seen attacking or eating penguins. What is the reason?
Q 9. This former Indian Chief Minister’s family had the following custom:
Soon after a woman gave birth to a child , they were asked what they would like to eat. The newborn was named after that foodstuff. Over the years the CM’s mother had chosen names like Jalebi, Paan and Rasgulla(names of her siblings ).
Name the former CM.
Q 10. Famous piece of poetry of Veer Ras on Rani Lakshmibai. Who is the poet?
सिंहासन हिल उठे राजवंशों ने भृकुटी तानी थी,
बूढ़े भारत में आई फिर से नयी जवानी थी,
गुमी हुई आज़ादी की कीमत सबने पहचानी थी,
दूर फिरंगी को करने की सबने मन में ठानी थी।
चमक उठी सन सत्तावन में, वह तलवार पुरानी थी,
बुंदेले हरबोलों के मुँह हमने सुनी कहानी थी,
खूब लड़ी मर्दानी वह तो झाँसी वाली रानी थी।।
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Ans 1. A 5 MB hard drive 🙂
Ans 2. Windscreen Wiper
Ans 3. A switch was made from Julian calendar to Gregorian calendar. Julian calendar had 11 lesser days.
Ans 4. Water Vapour because of it’s abundance.
Ans 5. Gross National Happiness
Ans 6. The decimalisation of Indian currency.
India became independent on 15 August 1947 but the old British India coins were still in use as a frozen currency till 1950 when India became Republic. The 1st Rupee coins of Republic of India was minted in 1950. Other denomination coins produced were 1/2 Re, 1/4 Re, 2 Anna, 1 Anna, 1/2 Anna & 1 Pice coins which are also referred as Anna series or pre-decimal coinage.
Ans 7. Tuberculosis
Ans 8. Because they never co-exist. Polar bears live in the North-pole while Penguins are found in the South pole.
Ans 9. Rabri Devi
Ans 10. Subhadra Kumari Chauhan