1.There are 48 questions in IB 24 clockwise
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after showing the questions
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answer on your paper I will come to you and
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5.the questions having more than one part of
answer will give you +10 for each part
1. During the first general elections, Sukumar Sen,
the CEC, got outraged by a social practice and
directed his officials to correct the electoral rolls by
inserting the names of the women ‘in the place of
mere descriptions of such voters’. Nonetheless,
some 2.8 million women voters had finally to be
struck off the list. He felt that such a step will help
in eradicating such social practice. What made him
take such drastic step?
• The social practice of women referring
themselves as someone’s wife, daughter,
• These women had written their names with
reference to a certain male member of the
family like Babloo’s wife.
2. Around the time of the Kakori robbery and the
subsequent trial, various revolutionary groups had
emerged in places such as Bengal, Bihar and Punjab.
These groups eventually came together for a
meeting at Feroz Shah Kotla, in Delhi and from this
emerged the X, The X's manifesto titled Philosophy
of the Bomb was written by Bhagawathi Charan
Vohra. In December 1929, the X bombed the special
train of Viceroy, Lord Irwin. The viceroy escaped
unhurt. Later the Lahore faction of X broke away
and formed the Athisi Chakar (Fire Ring) party
under the leadership of Hansraj 'Wireless'.
3.X is popularly referred to as Y for
towing the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's
car for a parking violation,during the
PM's tour of United States at that time,X
started a blog named Y ,give X and Y ?
4. Dedicated to the__________, Husain
created Rape of India. The painting
represented India as a woman being
raped, with an animal straddling her and
of a man pulling her blouse away. It
didn't go down well with several Right-
wing organisations and a dozen more
cases were filed against him.
Indian Railways Network Connectivity
Map with cities and population density
6. _______ follows its own financial accountability
principle. There is no credit method for running
operations in the organization. Every payment is
done on a daily basis, except for the outside supply
of raw material. Profits and losses are shared
equally among the members of a given branch. In
the initial days of _____, the profits of the first six
months were shared equally among all members in
the form of gold. This sharing practice is still in
effect, but now the decision whether to share the
profits in gold or in cash is made at the branch
level. Which organization?
7. The origins of the phrase lie in the times when
the Khalsa were formed. They would cross canals
and attack Mughal camps and then just as they
came would retreat leaving the enemy helpless.
While escaping back to their base the Khalsa
warriors would dismantle any temporary bridges
constructed by them to prevent the Mughals from
chasing them and sometimes to prevent the enemy
from escaping, hence ___________
8.The wife of King Bhimadeva I, Udayamati,
is said to have been responsible for building
something, which the Archaeological Survey
of India describes on its website as "the
highest watermark of Solanki architecture."
You could also say it makes one go "wow".
"Rani-ki-Vav", a step-well in Gujarat that
was included in UNESCO's list of World
Heritage Sites in June 2014
9.One day during his visit to London, King ____was walking in casual dress in Bond
Street. He saw a Rolls Royce showroom and went inside to inquire about the Price and
Features etc of their cars.
Considering him a just another Poor Indian citizen, showroom salesmen insulted him
and almost showed him the way out of the showroom. After this insult, King
_______came back to his hotel room and asked his servants to call the showroom that
King of____was interested in purchasing their few Cars.
After few hours King reached the Rolls Royce showroom again but with his full
astonishing royal manner and in his royal costume. Until he reached the showroom
there was already red carpet on the floor and all the salesmen were bent with respect.
The King purchased all the six cars that they had at showroom at that time and paid full
amount with delivery costs.After reaching India, King ordered municipal department to
use all those six Rolls Royce cars for cleaning and transporting city’s waste. World’s
number one Rolls Royce cars were being used for transportation of City’s waste, the
news spread all over the world rapidly and the reputation of Rolls Royce Company was
in drains.Whenever someone used to boast in Europe or America that he owned a Rolls
Royce, people used to laugh saying, “which one? The same that is used in India for
carrying the waste of the City?”Due to such reputation damages, sales of Rolls Royce
dropped rapidly and revenue of company owners started falling down. Then they sent a
Telegram to the king in India for apologies and requested to stop transportation of
waste in Rolls Royce cars. Not only this but they also offered Six new cars to king free
of cost.When King Jai Singh observed that Rolls Royce has learnt a lesson and they are
sorry for their mistakes, king stopped using those cars for carrying wastes.
10. This great warrior from the North, was living the
life of an ascetic till he met a warrior saint on the
banks of Godavari. After almost two centuries of his
martyrdom, he inspired Rabindranath Tagore to
dedicate a poem for him in Bengali. This poem was
an inspiration for all Bengali revolutionists during
the freedom struggle of India. Identify the warrior
and the poem ?
Warrior was Baba Banda Bahadur
the name of the Bengali poem
is Bandi Bir
11. story about which industry and class
of entrepreneurs ?
Indian Americans, particularly Patels
came to dominate the Motel industry
14. Prem Behari Raizada was born in Delhi in
the family of Ram Parshad (grandfather) an
eminent scholar of Persian and
English.Jawahar Lal Nehru asked him what he
would like to charge for the job. Prem Behar
replied “Not a Single Penny I need. By the
grace of Good I have all things and quite
happy with my life.”
What was the job ?
“Not a Single Penny I need. By the grace of
Good I have all things and quite happy with
my life. But I have one reservation, that on
every page of constitution I will write my
name and on the last page I will write my
name along with my grandfather’s name.”
15. The name literally means "Emperor of
India" in the vernacular of the Hindi and Urdu
languages. ___________a form coined by the
orientalist G.W. Leitner in a deliberate
attempt to dissociate British imperial rule
from that of preceding dynasties was taken
by Queen Victoria from 1 May 1876, and
proclaimed at the Delhi Durbar of 1877.
16. IIT kharagpur has launched a
campaign in kshitij 2013 fest to
name the next version of Android as
17. Here is a rhyme which became popular during
second world war (there are some more variations
of it in literature/media, though last line is same in
all), fill in the blanks please:
"Hitler with his Brownshirts riding for a fall,
Mussolini with his Blackshirts back against the wall,
De Valera with his Greenshirts caring not at all,
Three Cheers for -------------- with -----------------"
Three cheers for Mahatma Gandhi, with no shirt at all
19.This Indian Company's old logo was
created by a student who has cerebral palsy.
The skyward blue brushstroke is the student's
way of communicating imagination. The red
stands for action and the yellow bubbles
represent joy. The Current Logo was unveiled
on 28th September 2012 and was designed by
a Los Angeles Based Organization... The
20. A not-for-profit trust was set up in the
quarter Jan-Mar 2009 to honour scientific
community in India. Currently, one of the
trustees is an economist and former editor of
Business India. The award is given for six
categories. The award is on the line of major
International prize. Name the prize.
21.It is about a character in a
novel.There is a controversy that , "this is
real life story of a person" and some says
it's only imagination.This story inspired
many films in India and Pakistan.Name of
the 'character' and the 'novel' is almost
the same. Find the character and novel ?
Umrao Jaan Ada is the novel, Umrao Jaan the
21.This part of the song is not much recent it was written around 200 years ago
when A listened these lines he convinced that he is not the best one someone else B
has this quality ?give me A and B
22.This poet freedom fighter was conferred
two honorary titles by two other prominent
freedom fighters. The first title referred to
his being a poet, the second referred to his
freedom fighter part. Name him, and both
It's Baba Kanshi Ram, poet from HP. Nehru
called him 'Pahari Gandhi'. The other title
was by Sarojini Naidu who called him "Bulbul
23.This festival is celebrated in North India
(and other parts of India?) in the beginning
of summer, marking the last day it's safe to
eat stale food. The goddess worshipped in
this festival is the goddess of something,
that's, for all practical purposes, extinct.
What festival and what goddess?
The goddess worshipped is Sitala, The
festival is Baasora(Sheetla Ashtami),
which stems from baasi or stale,
celebrated on the seventh day
24. Was Chief Minister of a state in India for some
time. He was one of the players of the Aya Ram
Gaya Ram during Indira Gandhi's tenure as PM.
Before he became the CM, he was education
minister and ridiculed because he was an illiterate
(media reportedly called him anpadh and angoota
chhap). When he became a CM he had a huge
cabinet of over 70 ministers which was dubbed as
an airbus cabinet by media.
When Indira Gandhi replaced him from the position
of Chief Minister, he is believed to have remarked "I
came by the grace of Madam and I am going under
her orders; I don't know why I came... and why I am
going." Who am I talking about?
25._____________ is the nickname of at least three
persons in India who contested unsuccessfully in
several elections against top political leaders.
A satirical television show looking at the electoral
politics was named______ after a man named Kaka
Joginder Singh, whose nickname was________.
Mohan Lal, a cloth merchant from Bhopal, also had
the nickname of _________for contesting elections
against five different Prime Ministers and losing the
deposit in all these elections.Nagarmal Bajoria is
also known by the nickname of_______; he
contested from over 278 constituencies and used
donkeys for campaigning in an election.
26.Give me the
this soft drink ?
soft drink was launched after Janata
Party government came to power at
The year of the great soft drink
expulsion = 1977
27.This project was undertaken for
the benefit of several thousands. It
needed the efforts of three
successive generations. The third
generation was finally successful
and those efforts have now become
proverbial. What project?
Bhagiratha's bringing down of Ganga, Ganga was
asked to descend from heavens to allow the
salvation of Sagar's 6,000 sons. Anshuman, Dilip and
Bhagirath tried and Bhagirath was at last succesful
through his unceasing efforts, inspiring the term
'Bhagirath prayatna'. There was apprehension that
too rapid descent of the Ganga would break the
earth, and therefore, Shiva agreed to tangle her in
his hair, and released only a small stream. Once on
the earth, Ganga offended Rishi Jahnu, who drank
all her waters, and later released her through his
28.An artist's works were first revealed in 2013 when a hacker infiltrated email
accounts of his family members.
An institute in Dallas, Texas is hosting an art exhibition from April to June 2014,
titled "The Art of Leadership" displaying the artist's portraits of
renowned world leaders. One of his paintings is a portrait of Indian Prime Minister,
Dr. Manmohan Singh (shown below). Who is this artist?
29.The international price for X is set by an Indian agency.
Its name in India arises from farsi phrase for the description
of its looks. It has multiple theurapatic uses, most notably
for a common condition leading to cardiovascular problems.
However we, in India, commonly use it for a different kind
of bodily problem. That use arises from the fact that a
particular derivative of X can increase 10 time in volume
upon absorption of water. USA is the largest importer of X in
the world, primarily for a best-selling product of P&G. What
30.During the event that made X more
than world famous,
X was asked
“what historical event would you like to
X replied-”the death of Y”
X & Y share same birthday
The event took place on Y’s
successor’s death anniversary
X & Y ?
Event-Miss India Contest
31.Lord Krishna gave srimad bhagvat geeta only to
Arjun and the entire world was in suspended animation
at that time.
With devine vision (and ear, both given by Vedav Vyasa) at
the Hastinapura palace also listened Sanjaya. One more
heard the running voice commentary through Sanjaya (the
king Dhritarashtra). But there was one more listener present
in the field. Who??
37.Air India's then commercial director
Bobby Kooka and Umesh Rao, an artist
with J. Walter Thompson Ltd created 'it'
which was adopted in its present form in
1946. In 2014, the new Indian PM
Narendra Modi reportedly asked the
minister concerned to replace 'it' with
something. What change did he suggest
which reminds us of a political party
Replacing the Air India Mascot
'The Maharajah' with something
that represents the 'Aam Aadmi'
i.e. the common man.
38.Being billed as "India's largest public
arts programme", it is in Mumbai and
consists of a 3 km long display wall with
works by over a thousand artists curated
by Rajeev Sethi. Called "Jaya He", it is
part of a space inaugurated by Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh in January
Where exactly is this in Mumbai?
At the new T2 terminal at
Chhatrapati Shivaji International
Airport in Mumbai
39. X is an Indian actress and choreographer,
who started her career as a dancer with Uday
Shankar in 1935. Her first feature film was
'Neecha Nagar', directed by Chetan Anand in
1946. Her films include 'Bhaji onThe Beach',
'The Mystic Masseur', 'Bend It Like Beckham',
'Dil Se', 'Cheeni Kum' and 'Saawariya'. She was
awarded the Padma Shri in 1998, Kalidas
Samman in 2001, and Sangeet Natak Akademi
Fellowship for Lifetime Achievement in 2004.
40. If X made the _______ ____ comment on
politics,Y picked a _______ ____ to take on
the evil. “All my characters are taken from
middle class. I didn’t base him on any one
particular person.You could find a Z roaming
in Chandni Chowk or Dariba Kalan area. He is
not muscular like Superman or flying over
rooftops like Spiderman. Even his dog is a
street mongrel.”•ID X,Y and Z.
41.Identify this famous Person: He holds a PhD degree from the University of
California. He taught at IIT Kanpur, TIFR, ISI Kolkata. He is currently under
treatment for schizophrenia. People who have gone to meet him have found that
he is literally worshipped in the vllages nearby
1961: Admitted to the prestigious Science College, Patna
1963: Went to University of California, Berkley to study Mathematics under Prof.
John L. Kelley
1963 - 1969: Pursued special MSc in Mathematics.
1969: Got PhD from University of California, Berkley, USA
1969: Joined NASA as an Associate Scientist Professor in Washington DC,USA
1969 - 1972: Remained in NASA
1972: Returned to India
1972: Joined as a Lecturer in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur.
1977: shows symptom of Mental illness, Schizophrenia, admitted to the mental
hospital at Ranchi, then Bihar, now in Jharkhand.
1988- Left home without informing anyone.
1988 - 1992: There was no information about him.
At Present-Staying in Home,under treatment.
2013 - Lives in complete anonymity with none to care for him
Picture in the next slide
Vashishtha Narayan Singh, a
former NASA mathematician
44.A_______is a legal representative in india
was coined by Dr L.M.Singhvi in 1963. The
concept of a constitutional ombudsmanan
(official appointed to investigate individuals'
complaints) was first proposed in parliament
by Law Minister Ashoke Kumar Sen ?
46.Identify the book from a prominante person who wrote ,
He is the author of three bestselling noveLs:The Rozabal
Line, Chanakya's Chant and The Krishna Key
47.Considered India's best demographer
(a person who studies population
statistics), Ashish Bose passed away in
April 2014. In an article in the 80s, he
coined the acronym "BIMARU" that came
to stand for the lack of development in
North India at that time.
What did the acronym stand for?
Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and
48.In April 2014, India's I&B ministry announced the
country's National Film Awards for films from 2013.
"Ship of Theseus" was voted the Best Feature Film of
the year. One of its lead actors is Neeraj Kabi,
whose performance as a non-violent Jain monk was
Kabi also appeared in a new TV project that aired
on Rajya Sabha TV, an Indian channel, beginning
from Mar 2014, that portrays the events during one
of India's most significant political chapters in its
modern history. What project, and what role does
"Samvidhaan", director Shyam
Benegal's series about the making of
the Indian constitution; Kabi plays
M.K.Gandhi in the series.