Which Australian Cricket player,part of the 2003 and 2007 WCwinning squad, is jokingly calledPostman in the dressing room,owing to his previous career as amail delivery man in AustralianPostal Service?
A revivalist movement in Sunni Islam, centeredprimarily in India, and rest of South Asia,originated in an Islamic school situated in this townin Uttar Pradesh.This movement is named after the town, which,ironically, is supposed to take its name from theSanskrit for "A forest of the Goddess" owing to thePuranic stories about monsters killed by GoddessDurga at this place.Name the town.
Arbaaz Khan secured rights from Pidilite(whose chairman B K Parekh passed awayrecently), to use brand name Fevicol in asong in Dabangg2, sung by MamataSharma.
With historical significance, especiallybecause of eternal military presence,which mountain range was known bythe names "Caucasus Indicus" inGreek and "Pāriyātra Parvata“(पारिरियारत्र पवतर्वत) in ancient Sanskrittexts?
From 1059 the election of the Popebecame the responsibility of the cardinals.When, after the death of Clement IV(1268), the cardinals were confused formore than two years, the local magistratelocked them in the small palace and fedthem only bread and water until theyelected new pope, Gregory X.This locking up episode has contributed tothe English language with which wordused for a Private meeting?
The concept of this instrument is supposed to have been thebrainchild of the physician Hakim Abu’l-Fath Gilani, at the courtof the Mughal emperor Akbar.In the earliest form, the spherical base was cut from coconut,giving it the name Nargile (from Narikela in Sanskrit), still usedin Middle East.Its names in different parts of world are:Europe - LulaNorth Africa - ShisheIran - QalyanMaldives - GudugudaaWhat is the better known Indian name?
The stoves at Sistine Chapel which areused to indicate the decision onelection of new Pope. White smokeindicates successful conclusion ofelections.
This term, very popular among cricketcommentators, comes from name of adevice, that has a heavy lead ball, attachedto the end of a rope, used to gauge thestraightness of a wall or surface.This word also gives its name to a particularprofession.What word?
This flower, called Thistle is the national flower of Scotlandand features on many a national symbols of Scotland likecoins, awards, police insignias, FC insignias etc.The most significant presence of this flower is found on thelogo of a company, founded in Scotland in the 1770s. Thecompany claims to have been successful due tocontributions from more than 100 Nobel Laureates. Whichcompany?
Complete this and tell me who wrote this ina newspaper article in March 2013?"Everybody in Argentina can rememberthe ____ __ ___ in the England match inthe 1986 World Cup.Now, in my country, the same ____ _____ has brought us an Argentinian pope."
Since the regular CAG reports are notunderstandable by common man, recently, CAG ofIndia, Vinod Rai has come up with idea of smallbooklets about its findings.These booklets will be miniature versions of themammoth audit reports written in easy tounderstand language for different stakeholders andalso for the common citizens.After which fictional character are these smallbooklets named?
On 18 May 2011, Microsoft released an update toWindows Vista and Windows 7 operating systemsfor a specific purpose.If you install this update and press the Alt key andsimultaneously press 8377 on the Num pad, in aWindows Word document, what character will youget?
After logging into your google account, if youstart typing this phrase in Google, theinstant autocomplete feature pops up acalculator and displays the answer as 42.What is this non-numeric phrase?“answer to ____, ________ and_________”Search picture on next slide…
Named after the Latin word for Elbow, thisunit of measurement of length is based onthe length of the forearm from the elbow tothe tip of the middle finger.The earliest mention of this unit is in theBible and is used to describe dimensions ofNoahs Ark in the Bible. Which unit?
In Lawn Tennis, if a player has won atleast one of every possible type of Majorchampionship available: The singles,doubles, and mixed doubles, in thecareer, what is the player said to haveachieved?
In his dancing form‘Nataraja’, lord Shiva isdepicted standing withHis foot on the corpseof a dwarf.This dwarf isconsidered to be themanifestation ofignorance and Epilepsyand its name is theAyurvedic term for forEpilepsy.Name this dwarf.
The last time it was out for public display in 2010,more than two million people turned up to see it.In 1988, after a radiocarbon dating test, it wasdeclared to belong to the medieval times.Having intrigued believers and non-believers alikefor centuries and preserved in the automobile hubin Europe, it has appeared in popular culture onmany occasions.Most recently it was depicted in a 2013 Bollywoodaction(?) film.What?
According to the Hebrew Bible, as part ofthe ceremonies of the Day of Atonement,La Azazel was an animal that was outcastin the desert of Mount Jabel Muntar (Inpresent day Syria).What type of animal was this and whatpopular word is the English translation ofAzazel?
This machine, patented by Edison, consisted of a paper stripwhich ran through the machine which printed something andtransmitted it on electrical telegraph (also patented byEdison). In fact the onomatopoeic term "______" still used,comes from the sound made by the machine as it printed.What is this and what term?
When Ivo goes back with the ___, the ___;Studds, Steel, Read and Tylecote return, return;The welkin will ring loud,The great crowd will feel proud,Seeing Barlow and Bates with the ___, the ___;And the rest coming home with the ___.What 3 lettered word is blanked out in this historicalpoem?
Urn.This poem appeared on the firstAshes trophy. Ivo is reference toIvo Bligh who captained theEngland team during the firstseries to ‘Regain the ashes’
Touching speed of 300 kmph, the 2300km Beijing-Guangzhou train is worldslongest high speed railway.Though the railway was ready a fewmonths back, China officially openedthe line on 26 December 2012. Whythis day?
The erstwhile president of India R Venketraman, inan award ceremony, called the name of X.X did not come on the stage and amongthunderous claps, the president saw thediscomfort of X and went down the stage to handhim the award.The awardee, accepted the award and collapsed,breathing his last breath. ID X and the award.
In ancient England, Kipper fish had to besalted, dried and smoked till reddish brown,before they can be served .Legend has it that escaping criminals in the17th century would drag this strong-smelling fish across some part of the trail tomake pursuing blood-hounds lose the scentand confuse the chasing hounds.What idiomatic expression owes its originto this?
Which society (magazine), establishedin 1888 in USA has a logo, that has aperfect vertical rectangle with thickyellow boundary, and the name of thesociety appearing in a custom fontcalled ________ _________ Vectorfont’ besides the rectangle?
Similar to the representation of 3 phasevoltage vectors, this logo has threerhombuses arranged with their longerdiagonal at 120 degrees with eachother. Which company’s logo?(Automobile, Elevators, Electronicchips…)
The logo of Windows 8 is actually 4windows of different sizes arranged intwo rows. The logo gives the effect oflooking at these windows from the rightside, so that the distant two windowsappear smaller than the nearer two.Due to this none of the 4 windowsappears to be rectangular but eachforms the geometric figure of a________.