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  • 1. ‘64 Khaane’
  • 2.  Name the social networking site from the Godrej Group.
  • 3.  According to Hindu religion, this was first created in the mind of the Lord Brahma after which it manifested on Earth. The presents name confirms the etymology. This, in Hindu religious belief, is also supposed to be the summer abode of ‘Hamsa’ goose. Considered to be sacred, the Hamsa is an important element in the symbology of the subcontinent, representing wisdom and beauty. Buddhists also associate this with Anavatapta in Sanskrit and Anotatta in Pali, where Queen Maya is believed to have conceived Buddha.
  • 4. 3.Ulhasnagar - a military camp in the pre-Independenceera, has transformed into to a major commercial centerof Maharashtra by the Sindhis who came over duringpartition. Given their acumen for business and thedemand for imported electronic products, they used aparticular label on the products they sold to sustaincompetition. What did the label read?Xtra Info-The bottom pic shows ULHAS river whichgives its name to ULHASNAGAR
  • 5. 4.She belongs to a place called Tura inMeghalaya and is the youngest among her 4siblings. After doing her LLB from LS LawCollege, under Pune University, she joined theDelhi High Court as a lawyer and worked underthe law firm - Fox Mandal Little & Co in Noidabefore plunging into a job which can be safelycalled her family business and which ultimatelymade her famous because she was theyoungest to do this. Identify this lady inquestion!!
  • 6. 6.Santosh Trophy is an annual Indianfootball tournament which is contested bystates and government institutions. The firstwinners were Bengal, who also lead the all-time winners list with 31 titles till date.The tournament first began in 1941, and wasthe premier football competition in thecountry before the National Football Leaguestarted in the year 1996.But here the question is why is it so namedor why it is called Santosh trophy?What is the name of the trophy which isgiven to the runners up by IFA?
  • 7. He was also awarded the Olympic Order, the highestaward of the Olympic movement, by Juan AntonioSamaranch, IOC president.
  • 8. 9.Identify this sport. During which festival is thisplayed.
  • 9. 10.Maruti Udyog was the brainchild of SanjayGandhi. Initially the opposition didn’t let Mrs.Gandhi go on with the project. Arun shouriecalled the project by a certain name in the pressbasically meaning a child crying for food. Whatdid he call it as?
  • 10. 11.It is an explosive charge placed on the end of along, extendible tube. It is used by combatengineers to clear obstacles that would otherwiserequire them to approach directly, possibly underfireIt was first devised byCaptain McClintock, ofthe British Indian Army.It was named after anIndian city.
  • 11. 12.The Battle Of ___________ (February 13, 1739), was a decisive victoryfor Nader Shah the emperor of Persia during his invasion of India.Shahs forces defeated the army of Muhammad Shah, the Mughalemperor in little more than three hours thus paving the way for thePersian sack of Delhi.After the battle,Nader entered Delhi withMohommed Shah as his hostage on March11. When a rumour broke out that Naderhad been assassinated, some of the Indiansattacked and killed Persian troops. Naderreacted by ordering his soldiers to plunderthe city. During the course of one day(March 22) 20,000 to 30,000 Indians werekilled by the Persian troops, forcingMohammad Shah to beg for mercy, NaderShah agreed to withdraw, but MohammadShah was forced to hand over the keys ofhis royal treasury and surrender thePeacock Throne to the Persian emperor
  • 12. 13.X’s(the guy with the sword) image was used in several pamphletscirculated by various Agorakshanasabh (“cow protection leagues”)and “wandering ascetics” as a protest against the Muslim practice ofbeef-eating during the British raj. These pamphlets were produced ina time when Hindu-Muslim riots over cow slaughter occurred inseveral areas of India. They portrayed X raising a sword above thehead of a sacred cow, whose body was illustrated to be amicrocosmic paradise in which all the Hindu gods resided.Id X.
  • 13.  The ______movement started in the early 1970s in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, with growing awareness towards rapid deforestation. The landmark event in this struggle took place on March 26, 1974, when a group of peasant women in Reni village, Hemwalghati, in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India, acted to prevent the cutting of trees and reclaim their traditional forest rights that were threatened by the contractor system of the state Forest Department. Their actions inspired hundreds of such actions at the grassroots level throughout the region. By the 1980s the movement had spread throughout India and led to formulation of people-sensitive forest policies, which put a stop to the open felling of trees in regions as far reaching as Vindhyas and the Western Ghats.
  • 14.  X, is a satellite mapping tool similar to Google Earth and Wikimapia. It was developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It offers resolution up to 5.8 meters for the Indian Region.
  • 15.  This optical illusion strong enough to pull cars uphill and force passing aircraft to increase their altitude. Where in India we can observe such phenomenon and what is it called?
  • 16.  Muhammad Mahabat Khanji III Rasul Khanji (2 August 1900-7 November 1959) was the last ruling Nawab of the princely state of X in British India from 1911 to 1947. Famed for his extravagance and his love of dogs, his decision to accede his relatively small princely state with the Dominion of Pakistan during partition of India at Independence which led to the Indian Army taking military action. He is credited with successfully continuing the pioneering conservation effort which saved the worlds last few Asiatic Lions, that were by then only left on his territory, from almost certain extinction.
  • 17.  X(born 1970) is an Indian physician turned leadership consultant, mythologist and author whose works focus largely on the areas of myth, mythology, and also management. He has written a number of books related to Hindu mythology, including Myth = Mithya: A Handbook of Hindu Mythology, a novel, The Pregnant King, and Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata (2010). He is the Chief Belief Officer of Future Group, one of India’s largest retailers, bringing the wisdom of Indian mythology into Indian business, especifically in human resource management. He also writes a column for the newspaper MiD DAY.
  • 18.  After the poor performance of Y in the Sino- Indian war of 1962 and the India-Pakistani war of 1965 convinced the then government of India that a specialized, independent and competent force was needed so it was formed in September 1968.
  • 19. 23.Identify the father and the daughter.Which company was founded by him inwhich daughter is the current ceo?
  • 20. 24.Little Cumbrae is the smaller of the twoCumbrae islands in Scotland. Thanks to arocky terrain, it is sparsely inhabited and hasseen a few changes in ownership. In 2009, thePoddars, a Scottish-Indian couple bought itwith a view to using it as an international baseto promote something. There were somerumours that the island would be renamed to"Peace Island". Thanks to their affiliation withan organization, newspaper reports oftenincorrectly say Little Cumbrae is owned bysomeone. Who?
  • 21. Has composed music and choreographed for only the above mentioned four movies.
  • 22.  He obtained his B.A. from Harvard University in 1996 and received his doctorate from Princeton in 2001, working under Andrew Wiles. Princeton hired him at the rank of full professor with tenure just two years after he finished graduate school, making him the second youngest full professor at Princeton, after Charles Fefferman (professor at Princeton at age 24). He is an accomplished tabla player, having studied under Zakir Hussain. He was named one of Popular Science Magazine’s “Brilliant 10” in November 2002. He recently won the AMSs Cole Prize in number theory and the $10,000 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize, shared with Kannan Soundararajan, awarded by SASTRA in 2005 at Tanjavur, India, for his outstanding contributions to number theory.
  • 23.  In 1917, National Carbon Company merged with Union Carbide to form The Union Carbide and Carbon Company. From 1917 until 1921, Eveready used the trademark "DAYLO" for their flashlights and on their batteries. In 1986, Union Carbide sold its Battery Products Division to Ralston Purina Company for US$1.4 billion, becoming the Eveready Battery Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary and is now owned by Energizer Holdings.
  • 24.  He started his career in 1980s, with the India Today magazine and later help found the rival publication, Outlook, where he worked for several years. Meanwhile he also founded a publishing company, India Ink, which published Arundhati Roys Booker Prize winning novel The God of Small Things in 1998. He left Outlook magazine in March 2000, to start tehelka.com.
  • 25.  Amitabh Kant is presently CEO & MD of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation. Mr. Amitabh Kant is the author of Branding India – An Incredible Story and has been the key driver of the Incredible India and God’s Own Country campaigns which positioned and branded India and Kerala State as leading tourism destinations. Both these campaigns have won several international awards. Mr. Kant also conceptualized and executed the Atithi Devo Bhavah
  • 26. 14.
  • 27.  X was an English language weekly newsmagazine publication in India. It started publication in 1880 (as Times of India Weekly Edition, later renamed as The Illustrated Weekly of India in 1923) and ceasing publication in 1993. X was considered to be an important English language publication in India for over a century. Former editors of the magazine include A.S. Raman, M. V. Kamath, and Pritish Nandy. A.S. Raman was the first Indian editor of The Illustrated Weekly of India, succeeding Sean Mandy. Cartoons in the latter half of the magazine were by R. K. Laxman and Mario Miranda. It is now defunct closing down on November 13, 1993.
  • 28.  Amrita Pritam is the first recipient of this award conferred upon her by Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh. She is also the first woman recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1956 for Sunehray. She is most remembered for her poignant poem, Aj Aakhaan Waris Shah Nu. As a novelist her most noted work was Pinjar (The Skeleton) (1950), in which she created her memorable character, Puro.
  • 29.  A movie based on this novel and having the same title was released in 1998. It was directed by Pamela Rooks and this movie was nominated in Cinequest Film Festival, 1999 in the best feature film category. Nirmal Pandey, Mohan Agashe, Rajit Kapoor, Smriti Mishra, Divya Dutta, Mangal Dhillon were the main cast of this movie. It recounts the Partition of India in August 1947.
  • 30.  Khushwant Singh was educated at Modern School, New Delhi, Government College, Lahore, St. Stephens College in Delhi and Kings College, London. Singh has edited Yojana, an Indian government journal; The Illustrated Weekly of India, a newsweekly; and two major Indian newspapers. He was awarded the Punjab Rattan Award, The Government of Punjab (2006)
  • 31.  X was founded by Habil Khorakiwala in the early 1960s. His father Fakhruddin T. Khorakiwala had acquired Worli Chemical Works in 1959. This was incorporated as X Pvt. Ltd., in 1973. X Ltd. was incorporated on July 8.1999. X is often confused as a multinational because of its German sounding name. X is the first company outside of the US and Europe to manufacture recombinant human insulin.
  • 32. 2.He was a Law member to the Govt. of India andattended the third round table conference atLondon in 1932.He also served as the Advocate-General of Madras Presidencyfrom 1920 to 1923, Law memberof the Executive Council of theViceroy of India from 1931 to1936 and the Diwan ofTravancore from 1936 to 1947.This is a cartoon appeared in aLondon news paper at thattime.Identify him.
  • 33. Because of Manipurs culturalsimilarity, geographic proximityand ethnic ties with Myanmar, it isclosely related to banshay. Bothcan be practiced in three differentways: ritual, demonstration andcombat.
  • 34. 4.___________ is a minor character from the Hindu epic ofMahabharata. The son of Pandava prince Arjuna (one ofthe main heroes of the Mahabharata) and the Nagaprincess Ulupi, he is the central god of the cult ofKuttantavar—which is also the name commonly given tohim in that cult—and plays a major role in the cult ofDraupadi.He is also a patron god of well-known transgender communitiescalled Ali(most commonly knownas HIJRA in South Asia)
  • 35. 5.The first Indian X was Omdat-ul-Omrah, theNawab of Carnatic. The second Indian X was M.Bandeh Ali Khan. The first Hindu X was RanganathSastry. The first Sikh X was Duleep Singh. Somefamous Xs from India were Swamy Vivekananda,Motilal Nehru, C. Rajagopalachary, SirPhirozeshah Mehta, Dadabhoy Naoroji, W.C.Bannerjee, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed & Sir JamshedjiTata. What is X???
  • 36. 6.__________, also known as ESHRAJ isa string instrument found in two formsthroughout the north, central, and eastregions of India. It is a younginstrument by Indian terms, being onlyabout 200 years old.It is found in the north, where it is used inreligious music and light classical songs inthe urban areas. Its name is translated as"robber of the heart."It originates from the Taus and some argue isthe work of the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru GobindSingh, whilst that of the Taus was the workof Guru Hargobind (the sixth guru of theSikhs) A. R. Rahman is known as one of the composers in India who has used it, in works like "Dil Se" and "Vande Mataram
  • 37. 7.On the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoriasrule in 1906,a Jubilee flame was taken all alongthe country to celebrate her rule. When theflame reached Punjab, Bishna and Mandamisheard the word ‘Jubilee’ for X and startedwriting verses that channelled the anger of theregion against the British as symbolised by theJubilee flame. X became a metaphor for thegrowing unrest against the British. Today X isused to refer a rebellious, fiery femalecharacter in many songs. What’s X?
  • 38. 8._________________ is a village in Parner taluka ofAhmednagar District, Maharashtra state in western India. Itis located at a distance of 87 km from Pune. The village hasan area of 982.31 ha (1991). It is considered a model ofenvironmental conservation. Since 1975, led by the notedsocial activist Anna Hazare, the village has carried outprograms like treeplanting, terracing to reduce soil erosionand digging canals to retain rainwater. For energy, thevillage uses solar power, biogas (some generated from thecommunal toilet) and a windmill. The project began in 1975,therefore is 36 years old now. It is a sustainable model of avillage republicThe villages biggest accomplishment is in non-conventional energy. For example, all the village streets arelit by solar lights. Each light has a separate solar panel.
  • 39. 9.This is an event unique to this place. Every year a treetrunk is placed in the middle of the river Jam which flowsthrough this village. A flag is tied on top of this tree.People from neighbouring village Savargao, andPandhurna gather on either side of the river banks in themorning. They try to pull the flag on the tree top but areprevented by people throwing stones from either side.The village which is able to pull the flag is the winner. Thisfestival is celebrated every year. This is a very bloodycustom and there are usually several deaths and hundredsof injuries every year.The name of the event in English means stone throwing.Identify the event and the place.The pics of the event are on the next page.
  • 40. 10._______________ (known internationally as The Unmechanical, The Mechanical Man or The Pathetic Fallacy) is a 1958 Indian Bengali film written and directed by parallel filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak.A comedy-drama film with science fictionthemes, it is one of the earliest Indian films toportray an inanimate object, in this case anautomobile, as a character in the story. Itachieves this through the use of sounds,recorded during post-production, toemphasize the cars bodily functions andmovements. The protagonist Bimal can beseen as an influence on the cynical cab driverNarasingh (played by Soumitra Chatterjee) inSatyajit Rays Abhijan (1962), which in turnserved as a prototype for the character ofTravis Bickle (played by Robert De Niro) inMartin Scorseses Taxi Driver (1976).
  • 41.  X is the largest apex cooperative federation of Haryana state in India. It came into existence on November 1st, 1966 with formation of Haryana as a separate state. Since then, it is playing a leading role in serving the farmers of the state as well as customers in India and overseas by providing hygienic and safe quality consumer products. X has largest supply chain network upto the village level in Haryana state for distribution of Agri - Inputs like Fertilizers, Certified Seeds, Pesticides etc. X is the largest Food Grains Procurement agency of the State. X is largest chain of Agro - Processing units in the State. X is major supplier of quality, hygienic and safe Consumer Products, Cattle/Animal The corporate office is situated at Panchkula. The core business operations of X are executed mainly within the state of Haryana while some of the other business activities like sale of its products are spread in various states of India including Delhi. The consumer products are also exported from time to time in the countries like USA, AUSTRALIA etc..
  • 42.  X (15 July 1925–13 May 2011), was an influential Indian dramatist and theatre director, most known for his anti-establishment plays during the Naxalite movement in the 1970s and taking theatre out of the proscenium and into public arena, when he founded his own theatre company, Shatabdi in 1976. He wrote more than fifty plays of which Ebong Indrajit, Basi Khabar, and Saari Raat are well known literary pieces, a pioneering figure in street theatre as well as in experimental and contemporary Bengali theatre with his egalitarian “ Third Theatre", he prolifically wrote scripts for his Aanganmanch (courtyard stage) performances, and remains one of the most translated Indian playwrights.Today, his rise as a prominent playwright in 1960s is seen as the coming of age of Modern Indian playwriting in Bengali, just as Vijay Tendulkar did it in Marathi, Mohan Rakesh in Hindi, and Girish Karnad in Kannada. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1972, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1968 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship- Ratna Sadsya, the highest honour in the performing arts by Govt. of India, in 1997.
  • 43.  This now familiar lovable figure first made appearance in way back in 1946, when Bobby Kooka as Commercial Director of the company and Umesh Rao, an artist with J.Walter Thompson Ltd., Mumbai, together created the X. What began as an attempt as a design for a memo pad grew to take companys sales and promotional messages to millions of travellers across the world. Today, this naughty diminutive has become a world figure. He can be a lover boy in Paris, a sumo wrestler in Tokyo, a pavement artist, a Red Indian, a monk... he can effortlessly flirt with the beauties of the world. And most importantly, he can get away with it all. Simply because he is the X. He has completed 56 years and become the most recognizable mascot the world over. His antics, his expressions, his puns have allowed the company to promote its services with a unique panache and an unmatched sense of subtle humour. In fact he has won numerous national and international awards for the firm for humour and originality in publicity. And as with all great men, he too has had his critics. But the millions of travellers whose lives he has touched far outnumber them. In fact, to them, the X with his inimitable style, charm and wit is a very real person.
  • 44.  The Indian armed forces had been equipped with a copy of the famous Belgian FN FAL rifle since the 1950s. This copy was considered to be a distinct weapon, since its parts cannot be interchanged with either the metric or inch- pattern versions of the FAL. With the 7.62 mm self-loading rifle becoming obsolete in the 1980s, India began to develop X, incorporating features from several contemporary rifle designs. Although largely based on the ever-popular AKM (Avtomat Kalashnikova Modernizirovanniy or "Kalashnikovs modernized automatic rifle), X has a number of differences, making it a unique weapon. In 1998 the first Indian army units were observed armed with X for the Republic Day Parade.
  • 45.  The most lauded appearance of X was in Satyajit Rays Nayak. It is now widely accepted that Ray wrote the script with X in mind. Many people feel the film bears resemblance to X s own life - the sense of anxiety and restlessness mirrored his insecurities about his phenomenal success and abiding fear that his superstardom might not last. X made the role of Arindam (Mukherjee) his own and Ray later confessed that if he had refused the film, he would have abandoned the film. He worked with Ray again the following year in Chiriyakhana (1967). When the Indian Government instituted the National Film Awards in 1967, X was the first ever recipient of the Best Actor Award for his performances in Anthony Firangee and Chiriyakhana in 1967.
  • 46.  The __________ was an organization founded by Punjabi Indians, primarily Sikhs, in the United States and Canada with the aim to liberate India from British rule. The movement began with a group of immigrants known as the Hindustani Workers of the Pacific Coast. After the outbreak of World War I, _______ members returned to Punjab to agitate for rebellion alongside the Babbar Akali Movement. In 1915 they conducted revolutionary activities in central Punjab and attempted to organize uprisings but their attempts were crushed by the British Government. After the conclusion of the war, the party in America split into Communist and Anti- Communist factions. The party was formally dissolved in 1948. Name the founder and the party.
  • 47.  After enacting in this movie most of the crew of the film had to be rehabilitated. In 1989 the director established an organization called the __________, to rehabilitate the crew. Most of them were eventually helped. The Trust is still in existence, and now lends support to street children in Mumbai, Delhi and Bhubaneshwar.
  • 48.  X a 1971 Hindi film produced by Raj Kapoor and directed by his son Randhir Kapoor. The films USP is the appearance of three generations of the famous Kapoor family. It stars Prithviraj Kapoor, his son Raj Kapoor, Raj Kapoors son Randhir Kapoor (in his acting debut) and Randhirs real-life wife-to-be Babita. Among the non Kapoors in the film are Iftekhar. It was also the last Shankar Jaikishan score in a Raj Kapoor film; it contains hit songs like "AapYahan Aaye Kis Liye" and "Bhanware Ki Gunjan". This film came after the heavy debacle of Y, which was Raj Kapoors dream project. X more than made up for his loss.
  • 49.  The Indian Vulture and the Indian White-rumped Vulture, G. bengalensis species have suffered a 99%– 97% population decrease in Pakistan and India. The cause of this has been identified as poisoning caused by the veterinary drug X. X is a non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drug (NSAID) and when given to working animals it can reduce joint pain and so keep them working for longer. The drug is believed to be swallowed by vultures with the flesh of dead cattle which were given X in the last days of life. X causes kidney failure in several species of Vultures. In March 2005 the Indian Government announced its support for a ban on the veterinary use of X.
  • 50.  X was the only politician who defeated Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, in the 1977 Lok Sabha elections in Rai Bareli. (Although he was defeated by her in 1971 elections.) X accused Indira Gandhi of election fraud and filed an election petition against her. The Allahabad High Court, on 12 June 1975, upheld the accusations and set aside the election of Indira Gandhi and also disqualified her from running in the Lok Sabha elections for next 6 years. X joined Socialist Party and held many party positions. He was very close to Y. He is one of the pillars of Socialist movement in India along with Y. He holds a record for going jail the maximum number of times. X was jailed 80 times, spending a total of nearly 17 years in jail in his life of 69 years.
  • 51. 6.X (August 20, 1896- April 8, 1976) was anIndian professional football player. He wasborn in Bhojeswar, Faridpore, BengalPresidency (currently located in Bangladesh).He moved to Kolkata when he was an infantand lived there till his very last days.Football fans around the country respectedhim and remember him with honour. Thegreat defender, also known as Y, is stillremembered with awe as the barefootedman standing tall in the heart of the MohunBagan defence He was the first Indian footballer to be honoured with the Padma Shri, on April 27, 1962. (The second was Z in 1970).
  • 52. 7.X is a popular Indian monthly magazine for children known forits illustrations. It was revamped in November 2008 and has sincegone contemporary in terms of language, presentation, artwork,and content. It continues to carry old favourites like Vikram-Vetaland mythological tales but there have been several newadditions- contemporary stories, adventure serials, sports,technology, news pages etcThe first edition of Chandamama was released in July, 1947.The founder editor of the magazine was Y who later became aleading film producer in South India In August 2006, it was reported that Z was set to buy a stake in Chandamama. In 2007, Chandamama was acquired by technology company W.
  • 53. 8.X is an Indian company and one of the worlds largest Aluminium manufacturing company and is a subsidiary of the Aditya Birla Group.On February 11, 2007, the company entered into anagreement to acquire the Canadian company Y for U$6billion, making the combined entity the worlds largestrolled-aluminium producer. On May 15, 2007, theacquisition was completed with Y shareholders receiving$44.93 per outstanding share of common stock.In July 2007, X announced it is acquiring the stake of Z in theUtkal Alumina Project located in Orissa.Z is the largestaluminium company of the world.