Answer :Greeenpeaces ad against Tata (Buying up Dharmalingam Port)
2. What’s the phrase ?Speaking at a party function, ruling Pakistan Peoples Party(PPP) leader Imtiaz Safdar Warraich said: "We are beingblamed for the wrong doings of others." In an obvious dig atthe opposition, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N), hesaid: "Our situation is such that we can only say, ‘X _______ Y ___ ____."Punjab law minister and PML-N stalwart Rana Sanaullahwas quick to latch on to the opportunity. "What a pity thatthe PPP leader has termed the entire party as X," he said,adding that "this X is not getting a bad name because of Ybut because of her own actions".
4.It was being noticed that the forest situated on the Budharajahillock in the town of Sambalpur has been turning grey due to theincreased smuggling for timber.Earlier, it was the Budharaja Suraksha Samiti which was workingsingle-handedly to protect the trees. However, the outcome wasnever fruitful. So, now the organization decided to join in hundredsof young women who are basically college students to participatein this initiative and bring about a difference.With Y holding an importance in the lives of Indians, an initiativewas devised around this occasion. In one of the most novel andinnovative ways, these women decided to do X. The essence ofthe festival can be depicted clearly with such an act..The forest is covered over 126 acres of land and has been host tosome of the major events in history. These include the battlefought by Veer Surendra Sai (who was a freedom fighter) againstthe British.
Answer :Tied Rakhis around the trees and vowed to protect their tree brothers at any cost.
5. Trademark for what???X, has filed applications to "trademark the two names under various productcategories—from tobacco, rugs and carpets to automobiles, retailing, leathergoods and baby foods.It has also filed trademark applications for firearms,ammunition and explosives, medical instruments, promotional materials, cards,carrybags, furniture, kitchen utensils, clothing, and dozens of other products"The objective behind these applications is to safeguard the potential misuse ofthese immensely popular characters who rose to the hall of fame with the 2003release of Y . Trademark lawyer Neil Mason opines that the applicationssuggest that the company might be looking at licensing both the names forbusinesses. “Maybe eventually they are looking at merchandising,” he said.“These names are generally associated well with couple of characters and theyprobably want to utilize them.” However, the production house denied anyimmediate plans of licensing and merchandising.It is interesting to note that the Trademark office has already raised objectionsagainst the applications as similar trademarks such as Circuit House and CircuitWorld already exist. Similarly, Murphy India Ltd (which was amalgamated withCeat Ltd) holds the trademark registration for the name Z ,under radio receivingsets, record players, amplifiers and television gadgets among others.
7. Give me “Y”The Z marketed by Fisher Pen Company, is a pen that usespressurized ink cartridges and is claimed to write in Y,upside down, underwater, over wet and greasy paper, at anyangle, and in extreme temperature ranges.It was invented by American industrialist and pen manufacturer Paul C. Fisher and is manufactured in Boulder City, Nevada, United Stated of America. Paul C. Fisher first patented the AG7 “____ ______” pen in 1965. Pens claiming some or all of the same abilities have also appeared on the market from other manufacturers.
8. The Custodian of _____ _____ for India is an Indian governmentdepartment that is empowered to appropriate property in Indiaowned by Pakistani nationals. After the Indo-Pakistani War of1965, the ______ ________ Act was promulgated in 1968 . Theact authorised the Central Government of India to appoint acustodian for ________ _______ for India and one or moredeputy/assistant custodians as assistances. There is also aprovision which validates the appointments made under theDefence of India Rules 1962 and 1971 . The Pakistani nationals inquestion were citizens of undivided India before the Partition ofIndia in 1947 took place, and left India to settle down in Pakistan.
9. Who is Y ? Y was an Indian politician who, as a candidate of Janata Party for the LokSabha in 1977, ran for office in Rae Bareli constituency and defeated IndiraGandhi, the then Prime Minister of India He was the Minister of Health duringMorarji Desais ministry. Y was the only politician who defeated Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Ministerof India, in the 1977 Lok Sabha elections in Rai Bareli. (Although he wasdefeated by her in 1971 elections.) Y accused Indira Gandhi of election fraudand filed an election petition against her. The Allahabad High Court, on 12 June1975, upheld the accusations and set aside the election of Indira Gandhi andalso disqualified her from running in the Lok Sabha elections for next 6 years
10.The story connected with this place (sthala purana) is that in the fourth incarnation(Avathara) of Mahavishnu, Narasimha (a manly form with the head of a lion), after killingthe demon Hiranyakasipu, was still ferocious and angry. In response to the prayers ofPrahlada, the son of Hiranyakasipu and a great devotee of Mahavishnu, Lord Narasimhablessed him and disappeared in the form of a shell (Saligramam) and was worshipped inthis form by Prhalada. When Mahavishnu took the incarnation Rama, as the Prince ofAyodhya, Hanuman – the Monkey faced devotee of Rama, brought the hill on which thelife-saving herb Sanjivini was supposed to be, from the Himalayas. After restoring Rama’syounger brother Lakshmana back to life with the herb, Hanuman replaced the hill in theHimalayas and on his return he brought the shell Saligramam. On his return journey byair, as it was day break, Hanuman placed the shell (Saligramam) near the tank calledKamalalayam, in __________, to do his morning prayers to the Sun God(Sandhayvandanam). The goddess Mahalakshmi was doing penance to unite with herhusband Mahavishnu in the Kamalalayam. After his prayers, when Hanuman tried to liftthe Saligramam, he could not move it! Surprised, Hanuman prayed to Mahavishnu andthe Saligramam grew into the rock __________. A voice asked him to return to Sri Lankato complete his services to Rama and return in a later age – Kaliyuga, the present age –to worship at ___________.
12. Whats the event ? Ever since a certain event the telephone of an hitherto unknown school in thenon-descript town of Fatehpur Shekhawati in Sikar district has not stoppedringing. "I dont know how it happened and what to do, the phone numbers on __________ are that of my school, said Om Prakash Jakhar, owner of NewRajasthan Secondary School in Sikar. He said that ever since this event , he hasbeen receiving around 400 phone calls per day.
Answer:The landline and mobile phone numbers listed on the poster of the movie Dabaang are that of the school.
13. Name the disease/virus… ________ is a widespread tick-borne viraldisease, a zoonosis of domestic animals and wildanimals, that may affect humans. The pathogenicvirus, especially common in East and West Africa,is a member of the Bunyaviridae family of RNAviruses. Clinical disease is rare in infectedmammals, but commonly severe in infectedhumans, with a 30% mortality rate. Outbreaks ofillness are usually attributable to handling infecteda
Answer …..Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) or popularly known as Congo fever (virus)
14.The X dynasty ruled Kamarupa from their capital at Hadapeshvar in the present-day Tezpur after the fall of the Varman dynasty. The rulers wereaboriginals, though their lineage from Narakasurawas constructed to accord legitimacy to their rule.X (from Vedic Sanskrit meaning "barbarian") is a term for people who did not conform with themoral and religious norms of the Vedic society.
15. Fill in the blanks…. The Ambubachi Mela is the most important mela celebrated in the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam. This yearly mela is celebrated during the monsoon season that happens to fall during the assamese month Ahaar, around the middle of June, when the Brahmaputra river is in spate. It is the celebration of the yearly ___________ course of goddess Kamakhya. It is believed that the presiding goddess of the temple, Devi Kamakhya, the Mother Shakti, goes through her annual cycle of _________ during this time stretch. It is also believed that during the monsoon rains the creative and nurturing power of the _________ of Mother Earthbecomes accessible to devotees at this site during the mela. Thereis no idol of the presiding deity but she is worshipped in the form of a yoni-like stone instead over which a natural spring flows.
16X (26 June 1874-6 May 1922) was the Maharaja of the Indianprincely state of Kolhapur between 1884 and 1922.First king in India to have implemented Reservation Policy( Provided 50% Reservation in his state, on 26 July 1902). Healso Appealed for caste-free India and abolition ofuntouchability. Pioneer of Student Hostel Movement forBahujan Samaj.He was born as Yeshwantrao Ghatge, eldest son of AppasahebGhatge, chief of Kagal (senior) by his wife Radhabai, adaughter of the Raja of Mudhol in present-day Karnataka. Hewas adopted by Anandibai, widow of Raja Shivaji IV, in March1884. Several generations of inter-marriage had ensured that Xsfamily was connected intimately with the ruling dynasty ofKolhapur, which is apparently what rendered him a suitablecandidate for adoption, despite his not being a male-linemember of the Bhonsle dynasty. A council of regency wasappointed by the British government of India to oversee affairsof state during Xs minority. X was invested with ruling powersupon coming of age in 1894.
19. Whos the poet ? Cancer’s a Funny Thing: I wish I had the voice of Homer To sing of rectal carcinoma, Which kills a lot more chaps, in fact,Than were bumped off when Troy was sacked. Yet, thanks to modern surgeons skills, It can be killed before it kills Upon a scientific basis In nineteen out of twenty cases. I noticed I was passing blood (Only a few drops, not a flood). So pausing on my homeward way From Tallahassee to Bombay I asked a doctor, now my friend, To peer into my hinder end, To prove or disprove the rumour That I had a malignant tumour. They pumped in BaSO4 ........
contd.....(*In India there are several more With extra faces, up to four,But both in Brahma and in Shiva I own myself an unbeliever.)
34. Fill in the blank. It is an old Indian connection, going back more than 700 years—to avisit by the Sufi saint Baba Farid, who came to _________ while on ajourney of exploration of Islam. In a gesture of respect, the governor ofthe region offered him hospitality inside the Islamic precinct and the tworooms where he stayed became a holy site for Indian pilgrims over time,eventually expanding into the impressive Indian Hospice or Zawiya Al-Hindiya as it exists today. In the early 1950s and ’60s, the place buzzed with hundreds ofpilgrims, families packed into a room, eating and enjoying chai in theserene courtyard. They would come on their way back from the Haj,equipped with their holdalls and supplies of rice and dal. During WorldWar II, the hospice served as a leave camp for the 4th Indian Division ofthe British Army, with tents for the soldiers pitched all around thebuilding.
38. Connect the poem to the picture. Sons of Ind, why sit ye idle, Wait ye for some Devas aid? Buckle to, be up and doing! Nations by themselves are made! Yours the land, lives, all, at stake, tho Not by you the cards are played; Are ye dumb? Speak up and claim them! By themselves are nations made! What avail your wealth, your learning, Empty titles, sordid trade? True self-rule were worth them all! Nations by themselves are made! Whispered murmurs darkly creeping, Hidden worms beneath the glade, Not by such shall wrong be righted! Nations by themselves are made! Are ye Serfs or are ye Freemen, Ye that grovel in the shade? In your own hands rest the issues! By themselves are nations made! Sons of Ind, be up and doing, Let your course by none be stayed; Lo! the Dawn is in the East; By themselves are nations made!
21. ID the animal....The X is a fiercely territorial medium-sized cat ranging overWestern Asia and Africa. The word X comes from a Turkishword meaning "black ear". In North India and Pakistan, the Xis locally known as syahgosh or shyahgosh, which is aPersian-derived term meaning black ears. Although it hastraditionally had the alternative names Persian Lynx, EgyptianLynx and African Lynx, it is no longer considered to be anactual lynx. Instead, it is now believed to be closely related tothe African golden cat and the Serval. In India they are foundin the nature reserves of Ranthambore and Sariska.
22. Id the bird ....The X , Batrachostomus moniliger, belongs to a group of tropicalnocturnal birds related to the nightjars.This species is found only in the Western Ghats in southwest Indiaand Sri Lanka. Its habitat is dense tropical forest. A single whiteegg is laid in the fork of a tree and incubated by the female at nightand the male in the day.The __________ is about 23 cm long. It looks large-headed, andhas a large flattened hooked bill and huge frog-like gape. Thefemale is rufous, lightly spotted with white. The male is grey andmore heavily spotted.
23.What is X ?X is a massive city modernisation scheme launched by Government of India. It envisages a total investment of over $20 billion over seven years. The scheme was officially inaugurated by the prime minister, Manmohan Singh on 3 December 2005 as a programme meant to improve the quality of life and infrastructure in the cities. It has two sub-missions: the Sub-Mission for Urban Infrastructure and Governance administered by the Ministry of Urban Development, with a focus on water supply and sanitation, solid waste management, road network, urban transport and redevelopment of old city areas. the Sub-Mission for Basic Services to the Urban Poor administered by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation with a focus on integrated development of slums.
Answer…..Alexander’s Band and Alexander the Great
25.The term Z supposedly originates in the Kama Sutra. Modern translations of the ancient text are all based on original writings attributed to Vatsyayana, a Hindu philosopher in the Vedic tradition who is believed to have lived during time of the Gupta Empire (4th to 6th centuries CE). Deshmukh, the psuedonymous creator of ______ , claims to have chosen as its name the anglicization of the Sanskrit term for an untranslated and forbidden sex position in the uncompiled Kama Sutra, much like the mythical Venus Butterfly position in the West. This position is known as the “Z”.
26.Etymology of ZThis word is derived from Latin word for "pregnantanimal," or "womb," or "source, origin," or "mother."Sense of "place or medium where something isdeveloped" is first recorded 1550s; sense of "embeddingor enclosing mass" first recorded 1640s. Logical sense of"array of possible combinations of truth-values" isattested from 1914.
27.The Z syndrome is an extremely rare intestinal condition in humans resulting from eating hair (trichophagia). Trichophagia is sometimes associated with the hair pulling disorder trichotillomania.
28. Fill in the blanksThe main theory of ________ ______surrounded turbulentand laminar airflow. Turbulent air separates from the surfaceof the X later than laminar flow air, so that the separationpoint moves toward the back of the X on the turbulent side.On the laminar flow side it remains towards the front;inducing a greater lift force on the turbulent airflow side ofthe X . When calculated the net lift force doesnt provideenough to force for the amount of swing observed, theadditional force is provided by the pressure-gradient force.To induce the pressure-gradient force the Y must createregions of high and low static pressure on opposing sides ofthe ball. The X is then "sucked" from the region of highstatic pressure towards the region of low static pressure.
29.A Y is a mass found trapped in the gastrointestinalsystem (usually the stomach), though it can occur inother locations. A pseudo-Y is an indigestible objectintroduced intentionally into the digestive system. Ywere sought because they were believed to have thepower of a universal antidote against any poison. Itwas believed that a drinking glass which contained aY would neutralize any poison poured into it. Theword Y comes from the Persian pâdzahr, whichliterally means "protection from poison."
30. Fill in the blanks (all are same) An ______ is a mystic troubadour or traveling bard, in Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, and Iran who sings and plays the saz, a form of lute. ______ songs are semi- improvised around common bases.The _______ tradition in Turkic cultures of Anatolia, Azerbaijan and Iran has its origin in the Shamanistic beliefs of ancient Turkic peoples. The ancient _______ were called by various names such as bakhshi (Baxşı), dede (dədə), and uzan or ozan. Among their various roles, they played a major part in perpetuation of oral tradition, promotion of communal value system and traditional culture of their people.
31. Who’s X ???X (born 13 October 1947), is an English footballmanager and former player, His career has spannedover 30 years and 10 different countries. A tall andpowerful striker, he was a prolific goal scorer for allfour of his clubs, most notably for Fulham F.C.. Heis most famous for taking Swedish club Malmö FF tothe 1979 European Cup Final, where they lost toNottingham Forest.
32. What’s X ???Selaginella bryopteris, known commonly as X ,is alithophytic plant. It is used medicinally in India. Xgrows on the hills of tropical areas, particularly theArawali Mountain terrains from east to west in India.The dry plants have traditionally been used as anremedy for several human health complications forcenturies in India, particularly by tribal peoples.Traditional uses include relief from heat stroke,dysuria, irregular menstruation, and jaundice, but theeffectiveness has not been scientifically validated.
33. Fill in the blank….Gustav Robert ________ (12 March 1824 – 17October 1887) was a German physicist whocontributed to the fundamental understanding ofelectrical circuits, spectroscopy, and the emission ofblack-body radiation by heated objects. He coinedthe term "black body" radiation in 1862.
34. What are they betting on now ???Paddy Power is Ireland’s largest bookmaker. Offlineit conducts business through a chain of licensedbetting offices and by operating Irelands largesttelephone betting service. Online it offers sportsbetting, online poker, online bingo, online casinogames and spread betting.Paddy Power was founded in 1988 by the merger ofthree existing Irish main street bookmakers. Thecompany also markets its services in the UK and is apublicly quoted company, listed on the Irish and UKstock exchanges.
35. He was born in Bangalore and was brought up in Bombayand graduated with a bachelors degree in Science from theElphinstone College of the University of Bombay, receivedan LL.B. from the Government Law College, Mumbai, anLL.M. from the University of Bombay, and stood second inthe University. He holds an M.A. in Sanskrit from theUniversity of Mysore, a diploma in Urdu and a postgraduatediploma in Indian Aesthetics from the University ofBombay. He knows twelve languages including his mothertongue Kannada. In 1967, entered private practice in theBombay High Court, specializing in labour and industriallaw and was counsel for a number of large corporations.Besides appearing in the High Court, he also argued cases inthe Supreme Court of India, and was designated as a SeniorAdvocate in 1987.
Answer…After a legal battle of two and half years, NamgyalDolkar Lhagyari became a Tibetan-Indian after aDelhi High Court ruling on 22 December 2010. Shewas given Indian citizenship according to India’sCitizenship Act of 1986.
38.Fill in the blank…..Advertising sanitary pads on selected billboards inPakistans financial capital Karachi, the latestcatchphrase is: “________... Butterfly doesnt". Theclever campaign was devised by ad agency RG BlueCommunications. “We have received a hugeresponse from the public, and everyone hascommended us on it,” said Syed Amjad Hussain,head of business development at the agency.
40.The Aarne-Thompson classification system is a system for classifying X. First developed by Antti Aarne and published in 1910, it was translated and enlarged by Stith Thompson. As a treatment of morphology, it uses motifs rather than actions to group the X . Over all, the X are grouped by Animal, Fairy , Religious, Realistic, X of the Stupid Ogre, Jokes and Anecdotes, and Formula X. Within each group, they are further subdivided by motifs until the individual type.
41.The word X is derived from Arabic words meaning "to throw" and "place where something is thrown“. During the Crusades, Europeans adopted the Arabic method of sleeping on cushions thrown on the floor, and the word X eventually descended into Middle English through the Romance language
42. Fill in the blanks (All are same)A recent DNA test on ______s relatives resulting in the findings ofHaplogroup E1b1b chromosome. This is a prove that ______’sancestry was a Jewish, or African.Haplogroup E1b1b (E-M215) is a Y-chromosome haplogroup. Its apart of haplogroup E, the chromosome which is linking from father toson, back to a common male ancestor..Haplogroup E1b1b are believed to be first appeared in East Africaabout 22,400 years ago.In its distribution, Haplogroup E1b1b spreads to parts of Eastern,Western, and Southern Africa, West Asia, Mediterranian, and Balkans.Haplogroup E1b1b is very common amongst Afro-Asiatic speakers.Amongst population with an Afro-Asiatic speaking history, asignificant proportion of Jewish male lineages are Haplogroup E1b1b(E-M35). Haplopgroup E1b1b appears to be one of the major foundinglineages of the Jewish population.Haplogroup E1b1b are very rare to be found in Western Europe. If______s relatives have Haplogroup E1b1b in their DNA, most likelythey are not from Western Europe lineage.
43.Which movie ?This hindi movie released in 1965 was inspired by D.H. Lawrence’s works. A English version of the same movie was also shot and was titled Oh Boy And Three Girls which had five english songs by Harindranath Chattopadhyay.
44. Which Painting ???According to an art historian, Carla Glori, a three arched bridge which appears over the left shoulder of the woman is a reference to Bobbio, a village which lies in the rugged hill country south of Piacenza, in northern Italy. Her theory is based on the recent discovery by art historian, Silvano Vinceti, of the numbers 7 and 2 artfully concealed in the span of stone bridge. Glori believes the numerals are a reference to 1472, the year in which devastating flood destroyed Bobbio’s bridge.
47. X and Y please….In 1962 X got a call from British Indian Motilal Kothari inviting him to discuss the idea for a film on Y. When a year later, X met Nehru in New Delhi to seek his approval for the project , Nehru’s only advice to him was: “Whatever you do , do not deify him- that is what we have done in India- and he was too great a man to be deified.”
Answer ….X- Richard AttenboroughY- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
48.Why was this guy in news recently ? Anthony Horowitz (born 5 April 1956) is an English author and screenwriter. He has written many childrens novels, including The Power of Five, Alex Rider and The Diamond Brothers series and has written over fifty books. He has also written extensively for television, adapting many of Agatha Christies Hercule Poirot novels for the ITV series. He is the creator and writer of the ITV series Foyles War, Midsomer Murders and Collision.
Answer…..He has been chosen by Arthur Conan Doyle Trust to write the next Sherlock Holmes novel.
49. Fill in the blank_________ is a Swedish Internet service providerfounded in 1994 by Oscar Swartz in Uppsala andwas the first independent ISP in Sweden. Today thecompany is represented in Stockholm, Göteborg,Uppsala, Borlänge, and Lund.
Answer……Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Madhushala
51.Name him or the bacterium he discoveredTheodor _______ (29 November 1857 – 15 February1911) was a German-Austrian pediatrician and aprofessor at universities in Munich, Graz, andVienna. He discovered a bacterium, which wasnamed after him in 1919, and determined itsproperties.
52.Identify XSomnium (The Dream) was written by X in 1611. Part of the purpose of Somnium was to describe what practicing astronomy would be like from the perspective of another planet, to show the feasibility of a non- geocentric system. The manuscript, which disappeared after changing hands several times, described a fantastic trip to the moon; it was part allegory, part autobiography, and part treatise on interplanetary travel (and is sometimes described as the first work of science fiction). Years later, a distorted version of the story may have instigated the witchcraft trial against his mother, as the mother of the narrator consults a demon to learn the means of space travel. Following her eventual acquittal, X composed 223 footnotes to the story—several times longer than the actual text—which explained the allegorical aspects as well as the considerable scientific content (particularly regarding lunar geography) hidden within the text.
53. Fill in the BlanksKhushwant Singh about Amrita Pritam“ When I translated Pinjar, I gave half the share of royalties due to me to her on condition that she would tell me her life story and her love life. We had many sessions. She conceded she had been in love with Sahir Ludhianvi and no one else. He came over to Delhi to meet her. It came to nothing. I told her her love life could be written behind a postage stamp. She used it as a title of her autobiography _____ ____. About Imroz, the one who devoted most of his life to her, she had not much to say. (He is not Muslim as the name might indicate, but a clean-shaven Sikh.) He not only loved her, painted her eyes on doors and walls, designed book jackets for her but in the past few years of her life, when she was unable to move, looked after her to the last. He gave me a line drawing of Waris Shah, which I keep in my studio as an emblem of eternal love.”
54. Fill in the blanks…Inspired by Gandhiji’s Dandi March to break Salt Law ___________ planned a march from Tiruchi to Vedaranyam . On April 30, 1930 he started from Tiruchi and he was joined by large numbers of people at Thanjavur , Kumbakonam and other places.Sixteen days later , _____ and his followers picked up a handful of salt and were immediately arrested and sentenced to six months imprisonment.