The major biologically active compound in X is delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly referred to as THC.Humans have been consuming X since prehistory, although inthe 20 century there was a rise in its use for recreational,spiritual or religious and medicinal purposes. It is estimatedthat about 4 percent of the world’s adult population use itannually 0.6 percent daily.Identify X.
People of this North Eastern state speak 20+ different local languages, so a mixture has emerged as a link language. The name is a portmanteau word made of the main ethnic group in the state and a language of a neighbouring state.What is this name?
A very famous Indian personality famous for his styleof speaking, he won the 1999 Screen Award as the BestLyricist in the Non film Music category for his album‘Nai Disha’. Identify the person.
”In days of yore, it was compulsory for those in theservices to have nonvegetarian food to allegedlyincrease their stamina to face the rigours of combat.”What did this practice eventually evolve into?
____ is a form of folk theatre ,said to have originated in Maharashtra in the 18th century.The plays originated as entertainment for encamped armies.The word literally means drama in several Indian languages.Which word?
Gandhi told him to refrain from using big words andwrite in a simple language and transliterate what the`harijans say. He rewrote the novel at Gandhisashram. Nineteen publishers in London rejected thescript, but with E.M. Forsters preface, it was acceptedby a publisher.. Identify the Novel that went on tobecome a classic and the Author
X was considered a very tough leader. By his orders in 1960,a demonstration by the Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti wasfired upon by the police resulting in the deaths of 105demonstrators. This led to public outrage that shook thecentral government and eventually to the formation of thepresent State of Maharashtra.X’s reign introduced India to coalition politics.Accused India’s Research & Analysis Wing of being a guardof his main rival and closed down most of the agency.Despite all this, he is the only person to have received thehighest civilian awards of both India (Bharat Ratna) andPakistan (Nishaan-e-Pakistan).Who?
This word has been discussed recently in the Bangkok Post, theTimes of India and other Asian newspapers. A search suggests ithas been in use in the USA for about the past year but is onlynow beginning to appear in print.It refers to people who have been laid off from a multinationalbecause their job has been moved to India — a business practicedesigned to save money that is arousing passions in somecountries, especially Britain and the United States. When thispiece first appeared, in the newsletter, many subscribersimmediately connected it with the X torpedo, a tube packed withexplosive used by troops for blowing up wire entanglements,which got its name because it was invented in that city.One Web site is selling T-shirts with the slogan “Don’t Get Xed”as a way of telling people about the issue.
The popular Indian lore says that on pilgrimage toMecca in the 16th century, Baba Budan, a reveredMuslim holy man from India, discovered for himselfthe wonders of X. In his zeal to share what he’d foundwith his fellows at home, he smuggled seven ________out of the Yemeni port of Y, wrapped around his belly.On his return home, he settled himself on the slopesof the Chandragiri Hills in Kadur district, Mysore State(present day Karnataka). This hill range was laternamed after him as the Baba Budan Hills and one cansee his tomb even today near Chikmagalur.
There is a wide range of products produced under thisbrand. This includes paper files, clothes, bread andfurniture.It’s factory has amongst others, a carpentry,chemical and tailoring units. It even has a bakingschool. What brand?
The current squad of the club is as shown: Sanjib Sanyal (captain) Anustup Majumdar Suvomoy Das Abhijit Sikdar Eklak Ahmed Arindam Ghosh Rajkumar Pal Naved Ahmed Md. Sami Priyankar Mukherjee Abhlim Ghosh Ahbishek Jhunjhunwala Wridhiman Saha Iresh Saxena Sultan Ahmed Debabrata Das Bunty Gwala Coach: Palash Nandy Bowling coach: Satinder Singh Other players who have played for the club include Virat Kohli, Lakshmipathi Balaji and Chaminda Vaas. Identify the club.
Highest Run Getters in an Innings in Respective worldcups.
If you work in these places, you may be operatingunder ‘bagan time’, an unofficial time zoneintroduced during British times. This is one hourahead of Indian Standard Time. Where would yoube working in?
This daily activity involving the Pakistan Rangersand the Indian Border Security Force since 1959 hasnow been ‘toned down’ on the request of a topRangers official. Where does this activity takeplace?
This Organization/Club/Group was started by threeindividuals from a college in 2009. It is a non-profitOrganization/Club/Group. It has no exact records of howmany members it has and hosts an event every week forits members. Its description says “We are a group ofmiscreants who meet every _______ to share and spreadgyaan”What are we talking about?
The Paisley pattern is often used in designs acrossthe world. Though it originated in the Middle Eastand India, it gets this name from the Scottish townof Paisley, because their weavers were once theleading producers of shawls bearing this pattern. InIndia, this motif is associated with a fruit which itclosely resembles. Which fruit?
According to the Limca Book of Records 1991 andthe Landmark Review, this book was the best-selling Indian hardcover for at least 3 months in1990.Its next edition featured the likes of V. Anand, UshaNarayan, Jasmin Arethna, Ghayab, and DakshinGangotri on its cover.Which publication?
The outer gates of which fort areFateh, Bahmani, Mecca, Patancheru, Banjara,Jamali, Naya Qula and Moti?
The livery of each coach is painted in bold primarycolours and is based on the paintings of MamtaBanerjee. Also seen are a pair of running legs in blue amonggreenery, to indicate “speed”. This was introducedin 2009.What?
Sukumar Sen was a gold medal winningmathematician educated in Calcutta and London. Amember of the Indian Civil Services, he rose tobecome Chief Secretary of West Bengal. In 1950, hewas deputed to the Centre to become the head ofwhich newly set up organisation?
This is the masthead of the Times of India on Dec 2nd in 2010. What product was being advertised on the front and back pages that day?
In the 1983 Hindi film “Agar Tum Na Hote”, RajeshKhanna played an industrialist, the owner of acosmetic company. The film displayed products of aCalcutta-based company. The company thus claimsto be one of the first in India to make productplacements in films. Which company?
This is the logo ofwhich governmentinitiative that began inTamil Nadu in the 60s?
In 1931, when M. K. Gandhi visited London toparticipate in the 2nd Round Table Conference, thisfamous person wanted to meet him. But Gandhideclined the offer as he had never heard of him orseen his work. However, on learning that theperson originally came from a poor family inLondon’s East End, Gandhi received him. His firstquestion to Gandhi was about his attitude tomachinery. Journalist Louis Fischer describes it asan encounter ‘between toothless and toothsomesmiling’. Which person?
His description according to the official website:“A bachelor bear of indeterminate age. Lives in theforests of India and loves to tell stories. Has a hugerepertoire of tales, fables and myths from India andfrom all over the world. Not a trained musician, butcan sing very well. A pure vegetarian, he loveshoney. Good friends of Meera the monkey andDhondu the donkey. Much loved by all forestanimals and by children everywhere.”Who is this?
X born as Y has been an important figure in BollywoodIndustry. X studied in Don Bosco School and KhalsaCollege in Mumbai, supposed to have started his workas a waiter in Bangkok, X returned to India afterlearning Z there and started modeling. In 2008, theuniversity of Windsor conferred an Honorary Doctorate ofLaw, in recognition of his contribution to Indian cinema.The following year he was awarded the Padma Shri byGovt. of India. Additionally, X is also the brandambassador of Canada Tourism.