India Quiz Prelims

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India Quiz Prelims

  1. 1. By, Sachin Gowda Rohit Bhat INDIA QUIZ PRELIMS
  2. 2. <ul><li>ID the person and his claim to fame. </li></ul>Q. 1
  3. 3. <ul><li>Uday Kumar, </li></ul><ul><li>Proffesor form IIT Guwhati. </li></ul><ul><li>He designed the new Rupee Symbol. </li></ul>ANSWER
  4. 4. Q.2 <ul><li>The Sanskrit name for this syllable is Pranava, from a root nu “to shout, sound, praise”, verbal pra-nu- being attested as “to make a humming or droning sound” in the Brahmanas, and taking the specific meaning of &quot;to utter the syllable“ in the Chandogya Upanishad and the Shrauta Sutras. TheMandukya Upanishad is entirely devoted to the explanation of the syllable. Which syllable are we talking about? </li></ul>
  5. 5. ANSWER
  6. 6. Q. 3 <ul><li>When the national bird of India was under consideration, the X was a proposed candidate (strongly supported by the famous Indian ornithologist, Salim Ali), but dropped in favour of the Indian Peafowl with at least one reason being the potential for being misspelt. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify X. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Great Indian Bustard </li></ul>ANSWER
  8. 8. <ul><li>In an acidic solution, the “lawsone” molecule can react via a process called Michael addition with keratin to create a stain. This stain is used by Indian and also other Asian nations’ girls for decorating themselves. What do we know this process as? </li></ul><ul><li>Hint: Lawsone molecule is also known as Henatonic acid. </li></ul>Q. 4
  9. 9. <ul><li>Henna </li></ul><ul><li>(Mehandi) </li></ul>ANSWER
  10. 10. Q. 5 <ul><li>She is a manifestation of goddess Parvati, is revered as the Blessed Mountain Mother goddess, who resides in one of the Holiest Mountains of the Himalayan chain. The name literally means 'the bliss-giving goddess‘. </li></ul><ul><li>Who /which place in India is named after her? </li></ul>
  11. 11. ANSWER <ul><li>Nanda Devi </li></ul>
  12. 12. Q. 6 CONNECT
  13. 13. ANSWER <ul><li>Connect : Founders of various State Banks </li></ul><ul><li>M. Visvesvaraya – State Bank of Mysore </li></ul><ul><li>Mir Osman Ali Khan, Nizam of Hyderabdad – State Bank of Hyderabad </li></ul><ul><li>Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala – State Bank of Patiala </li></ul><ul><li>Maharaja Tukoji Rao Holkar II – State Bank of Indore </li></ul><ul><li>C. P. Ramaswamy Iyer – State Bank of Travancore </li></ul>
  14. 14. Q. 7 <ul><li>It marked the completion of TRIAD (to be capable of nuclear assault from land, sea and air) for India helping it altogether justify its doctrine of no first use of nuclear wepenory. </li></ul><ul><li>Its name means ‘Slayer of Enemies’. </li></ul><ul><li>What am I talking about? </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>INS Arihant </li></ul>ANSWER
  16. 16. Q. 8 <ul><li>X graduated from IIT Bombay in 1978, joined Mumbai-based Patni Computer Systems. Later X left this company in 1981 and joined a newly formed Indian Company Y. X served as CEO of Y till 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>X was the co-founder of NASSCOM. </li></ul><ul><li>ID X and Y. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>X - Nandan Nilekani </li></ul><ul><li>Y - Infosys </li></ul>ANSWER
  18. 18. Q. 9 IDENTIFY
  19. 19. ANSWER <ul><li>Arjun Atwal </li></ul>
  20. 20. Q. 10 <ul><li>Which indian pair had the highest run 1st wicket partnership but was beaten by Greame Smith and Neil Mc Kenzie in 2008 ? </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Vinoo Mankad </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Pankaj Roy </li></ul><ul><li>In the year 1954. </li></ul>ANSWER
  22. 22. Q. 11 <ul><li>Identify the member of parliament who brought up the Benett Coleman issue ( and the Haridas Mundhra scandal) in parliament and fought for the regulation of the Insurance sector & the formation of LIC. Ironically, both his sons were involved in some of the biggest financial scandals in India. </li></ul>
  23. 23. ANSWER <ul><li>Feroze Gandhi </li></ul><ul><li>Rajiv Gandhi – Bofors Scam </li></ul><ul><li>Sanjay Gandhi – Maruti Scandal </li></ul>
  24. 24. Q. 12 <ul><li>In the mid-19th century, India produced a large quantity of raw cotton. However, India was not the main supplier of cotton to British textile mills; most of their cotton came from the Deep South in North America. However, the failure of the American cotton crop in 1846 followed by the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 created an urgent need for an alternative supply. India was the answer. </li></ul><ul><li>Which famous organization resulted thereof ? </li></ul>
  25. 25. ANSWER <ul><li>Indian Railways </li></ul>
  26. 26. Q. 13 <ul><li>Who is the author of these books ? </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Indian Novel </li></ul><ul><li>Riot </li></ul><ul><li>Show Business </li></ul><ul><li>The five dollar smile and other stories </li></ul>
  27. 27. ANSWER <ul><li>Shashi Taroor </li></ul>
  28. 28. Q. 14 <ul><li>Id the valiant lady on the stamp and what is her claim to fame. </li></ul>
  29. 29. ANSWER <ul><li>Neeraja Bhanot </li></ul>
  30. 30. Q. 15 <ul><li>X (a term depicted in this cartoon) has been happening in India since 1959. The intensity of X has been lowered this year. What and Where? </li></ul>
  31. 31. ANSWER <ul><li>X is Goose-Step.The goose-step is a special marching step usually performed in formal military parades and other ceremonies. While marching in parade formation, troops swing their legs in unison to a nearly horizontally position while keeping their knees locked. It happens at the Wagah Border at the Flag Lowering Ceremony (see video below) every day. In July 2010, as part of a move initiated by India, both countries agreed to tone down the aggressiveness exhibited by soldiers during the gate closing ceremony. This was owing to the fact that the soldiers hurt their feet and knees performing the goose-stepping every day. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Q. 16 <ul><li>According to Hindu historians, the Muslim emperor Babur came down from Ferghana in 1527 and overcame the Hindu King of Chittodgad, Rana Sangrama Singh at Sikri, using cannons and artillery. After this victory, Babar dominated the subjugated Hindu population. His general, Mir Baqi, was in charge of the region. What historic reason is Mir Baqi famous for? </li></ul>
  33. 33. ANSWER <ul><li>BABRI MASJID (MOSQUE) </li></ul>
  34. 34. Q. 17 <ul><li>Identify the famous place. </li></ul>
  35. 35. ANSWER <ul><li>Jallian Wala Bagh </li></ul>
  36. 36. Q. 18 <ul><li>_____ is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by people in India and Pakistan, chiefly in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir. It is now written in Devanāgarī in India. Intellectuals in the court of Maharaja Ranbir Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, described _____ as a distorted form of the word ‘Dwigart,’ which means “two troughs,” a possible reference to the Mansar and Sruinsar Lakes. On 22 December 2003, _____ was recognized as one of the national languages of India Name the language </li></ul>
  37. 37. ANSWER <ul><li>Dogri </li></ul>
  38. 38. Q. 19 <ul><li>It was first grown in India during the 15th century in Cambay and Malwa. It was an important article of trade with China and other Eastern countries and the State had monopoly over it. However, during the later years of the Moghul Empire, the State lost its hold on the monopoly. In 1757, the monopoly of its cultivation passed into the hands of the East India Company. In 1773, Lord Warren Hastings brought the entire trade under the control of the Government. The Government has retained its monopoly since then. What am I talking about? </li></ul>
  39. 39. ANSWER <ul><li>Opium </li></ul>
  40. 40. Q. 20 <ul><li>He was a media advisor for 3 Prime Ministers. According to Mr. Natwar Singh, he was the only person in Indira Gandhi’s office who did not call her “madam&quot;. He was the man behind Indira gandhi's speeches. Identify this Bangalore born person. </li></ul>
  41. 41. ANSWER <ul><li>H Y Sharada Prasad </li></ul>