Give it a thought: In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.
Lets start the Quiz..
Q 1. A dwarf planet is a planetary-mass object that is neither a planet nor a natural satellite. That is, it is in direct orbit of the Sun, and is massive enough for its shape to be in hydrostatic equilibrium under its own gravity, but has not cleared the neighborhood around its orbit.
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) currently recognizes five dwarf planets: Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris.
What is the name of the first spacecraft launched by NASA in March 2015 to study Dwarf planet Ceres?
Q 2. World _______________ Day is celebrated on 12 March every year. (Hint: Carefully observe the visual theme for 2015, shown in the image below)
Q 3. Where is the world’s highest swimming pool located?
Q 4. What is “Microwaiting”? It is a buzzword generally used in offices.
Q 5. National flag of ____________________?
Q 6. First elevator in India was installed in Kolkata’s Raj Bhavan in the year 1892. Which company installed the elevator?
Q 7. The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War.
Which country is hosting FIFA World Cup 2018?
Q 8. Old logo of ___________________? It is a French multinational vehicle manufacturer established in 1899.
Q 9. Mahatma Gandhi advocated Panchayati Raj, a decentralized form of Government where each village is responsible for its own affairs, as the foundation of India’s political system. Panchayati Raj is a system of governance in which gram panchayats are the basic unit of administrations . It has 3 levels: Gram panchayat (village level), Mandal Parishad or block samiti or panchayat samiti (block level) and Zila parishad (district level).
Which was the first Indian state to implement the Panchayati Raj System?
Q 10. “National Herald” was an Indian newspaper established in 1938. It served as a mouthpiece of the Congress party during the British rule. Following the Quit India Resolution of August 1942, the British Raj clamped down on the Indian press and the paper was shut between 1942 and 1945.
The paper had failed to modernize its print technology and had not computerized at the time of suspending operations and had been making losses for several years owing to lack of advertising revenues and over-staffing. The paper finally ceased operations in 2008.
Who was the founder of National Herald?
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Ans 1. Dawn – Later this year, New Horizons is expected to fly to study Pluto.
Ans 2. World Kidney Day
Ans 3. 76th floor of Burj Khalifa
Ans 4. The time spent in front of the microwave in the office pantry by an employee while his/her lunch heats up. Regularly occurs a few minutes before the lunch hour begins.
Ans 5. Bangladesh
Ans 6. Otis
Ans 7. Russia
Ans 8. Renault
Ans 9. Rajasthan – 1958.
Ans 10. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru