Q 1. Connect
Q 2. From the world of Internet: What is meant by the term ‘Internesia’?
Q 3. Identify
Q 4. Connect: Nova, Prime, Feather, Peer, Name, Lite.
Q 5. What was launched by a non-profit organisation Sapling Foundation in 1984 with a tagline of “Ideas worth spreading”?
Q 6. In the world of jargons what term is used to describe managements pushing younger employees with potential up the ladder and preventing the older ones from rising further up?
Q 7. The High Courts are the principal civil courts of original jurisdiction in each state and union territory. Each High Court has jurisdiction over a state, a union territory or a group of states and union territories. Below the High Courts is a hierarchy of subordinate courts such as the civil courts, family courts, criminal courts and various other district courts.
How many High Courts are there in India?
Q 8. From the world of Economics: What does the term ‘Sin Tax’ mean?
Q 9. The first Indian celebrity to get started was Zeenat Aman. Subsequently Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Shilpa Shetty and MS Dhoni. What is being referred to here?
Q 10. What is project ‘Sagarmala’ initiated by Prime Minster Narendra Modi?
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Ans 1. Earth Hour – a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held worldwide annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the last Saturday in March, as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. It was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007.
Earth Hour 2015 will be observed on 28 March.
Ans 2. Internesia – it is used to describe the state of mind of a person who logs on to the internet, fully intent on surfing numerous websites, only to find his mind a complete blank, when he logs off. The term describes one’s inability to remember which web site one saw an item of information on.
Ans 3. Warren Buffet – American business magnate, investor and philanthropist and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is also called “Wizard of Omaha” or “Oracle of Omaha”.
Ans 4. These are all crypto currencies like the bitcoin. They are called Novacoin, Primecoin, Feathercoin, Peercoin, Namecoin and Litecoin.
Ans 5. TED Conferences – It was an annual event back then. It is a phenomenon today because of the reach of Internet. You can visit TED here.
Ans 6. Silver Ceiling
Ans 7. 24 High courts
Ans 8. A tax on certain goods or services which are considered bad for people, such as cigarettes, alcohol, etc.
Ans 9. Perfumes branded after them.
Ans 10. Project Sagarmala envisages port-led development at the 12 major ports as well as 1,208 islands. These islands will be developed as tourism sites and film shooting apart from the port and maritime security development.