(Q3) Name the lead actor in the television drama series written and produced
by Gulzar, based on the life of Mirza Ghalib, the classical Urdu and Persian
poet from the Mughal empire during the British colonial rule?
Q4. Jaroslav Drobný was a former World No. 1 amateur tennis champion as
well as an ice hockey player for the Czechoslovakian national team. He
defected from Czechoslovakia in 1949, and tried to get Swiss, US and
Australian papers finally became the citizen of Great Britain in 1959.
Drobný held the distinction of having competed at Wimbledon under four
different national identities. In 1938, at the age of 16, he started for his
native Czechoslovakia. A year later, following the German invasion and
occupation of Czechoslovakia, he was officially represented for the
Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. After World War II, he started at
Wimbledon yet again as Czechoslovakian but chose to defect from the
communist regime in 1949.
In 1954 Drobný won the Wimbledon Men's singles championship defeating
Ken Rosewall in the final. Which country was he representing when won
(Q5) Why the person shown sitting
in the picture is staring?
Expression in the face of Joseph Goebbels after he finds out
that the photographer is a Jew.
(Alfred Eisenstaedt).'Eyes of hate'.
(Q6) Identify X, a group formed in the town of Maiduguri.The first part of its
name derived from the Hausa word with meaning such as fraud and
inauthenticity and the second part from the Arabic word figuratively
meaning sin or forbidden.
(Q7) 'X' is a songbird of New Guinea with black and orange plumage. Both
male and female birds have colored patches in their plumage.This species and
two of its close relatives,were the first
documented poisonous birds. A
homobatrachotoxin found in
the birds' skin and feathers,
causes numbness and tingling
in those touching the bird.It is
believed that 'X' may acquire
its poison from part of its
diet,the Choresine beetles.
Q8. ___________________ is a Bengali dessert created with milk and sugar.
Some receipes of this dessert call for the use of chhena (Cheese) or paneer
instead of milk. The simplest kind of this dessert in Bengal is the
Kanchagolla. It is basically prepared by tossing the cheese lightly with sugar
over low heat. Sometimes it is filled with syrup, blended with coconut or
Kheer and molded into a variety of shapes. These shapes can be frequently
be seen resembling conch-shells, elephants, fish etc.,
(Q10) On 18th April 1951 Vinoba Bhave came to this village, where the
villagers gave him a warm welcome. There two-third of the people were
landless. They told Vinoba that, they had asked for about 80 acres of land
from the government. Then Vinoba asked ,“If it is not possible to get land
from the Government, is there not something villagers themselves could
do?“. Hearing this, to everyone's surprise two landlords got up and promised
to give 250 acres of land each to villagers. Which initiated the Bhoodan
Identify this place , which is presently known for a very different reason?
(Q15) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is a medical college
and medical research public university based in New Delhi, was established in
1956 and operates autonomously under the Ministry of Health and Family
AIIMS, New Delhi is governed by The All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Under Colombo Plan, grant from which counrty was used to built this
(Q16) _______ is an eight page weekly Indian newspaper published in certain
dialects of Hindi, including Bundeli and Avadhi. Initially seen as a women
only publication, it now covers local political news, local crime reports,
social issues and entertainment. In each week, 6000 copies of this newspaper
is sold across 600 villages of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, reaching a readership
The intellectual input for the newspaper is provided by a collective of 40 rural
women journalists. The news paper is written, edited, produced, distributed
and marketed entirely by rural women from backward communities.
In 2004 , the collective of women journalists bringing out this news paper was
awarded the prestigious Chameli Devi Jain award for women in journalism.
In 2009, the news paper was awarded the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy
(Q17) This phenomenon refers to the extensive cooling of the central and
eastern Pacific Ocean , often accompanied by warmer than normal sea
surface temperature in the Western Pacific. During this phenomenon, the
sea surface temperature across the equatorial Eastern Central Pacific Ocean
will be lower than normal by 3–5 °C and in Asian region tropical cyclones
are formed. In 2008, it caused heavy rains over Malaysia, Philippines and
Indonesia. Whereas, in South America drought plagues the coastal regions of
Peru and Chile.
Which phenomenon are we talking about?
(Q18) This famous tune was composed by Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussain Khan
and Pandit Ravi Shankar and it was first brought to life in 1973 by Ustad Ali
Ahmed Hussain Khan during his Shehnai recital in a cermony held at
Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
Name the tune.
(Q20) In the year 1011, a monk named Brythferd recorded the traditional order
of the old english alphabets. He listed the 24 letters of the latin alphabets and
5 additional english letters.
A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S
T V X Y Z _ ⁊ ƿ Þ Đ Æ
Which is the missing character?
(Q21) When six-year-old Emily asked her father if she could be a real
princess, Virginia resident Jeremiah Heaton took his daughter’s wish quite
Heaton searched the Internet for terra nullius, or unclaimed land, and received
permission from Egyptian authorities to visit a plot of land of 800 sq.mi
between Egypt and Sudan. A land unclaimed by its neighbors after a
discrepancy in borders drawn in 1899 and 1902, but Heaton and his family
call it “Kingdom of North Sudan,” ruled by King Heaton and Princess
Emily after he planted a homemade blue flag on 2014 July 16, Emily’s
Name this place of land unclaimed by both Egypt and Sudan in order to state
claim for much larger area called Hala'ib.
(Q22)The fifth labour of Hercules was to clean this place. The assignment
was intended to both humiliating and impossible. Since the livestock at this
place was divinely healthy and therefore produced an enormous quantity of
dung. These places were not cleaned for 30 years. However, Hercules
succeeded by rerouting the rivers Alpheus and Penus to wash out the filth.
Name the place?
(Q26) In July 2014, a team engineers worked labouriously over a week to
refloat one of the luxurious cruise ships of the last decade, which wrecked
off the coat of Giglio in Italy. 32 people lost their lives in the disaster.
Name this ship which was refloated and taken to Genoa for scrapping amid
protests about environmental concerns?
(Q28) Scottish by birth 'X' was brought up in England, with an injury
prematurely putting an end to any hopes of a promising career in football, he
went back to college to complete a course in hotel management. His
dedication and natural talent led him to train with some of the worlds leading
chefs. In 1998 'X' set up his first wholly owned and namesake restaurant.
Now internationally renowned he has opened a sting of successful
restaurants across the globe, from italy to US and holds seven Michelin stars.
He received an OBE in 2006 for services to the industry. 'X' has also become
a star of the small screen internationally with shows such as Kitchen
nightmares, Masterchef US etc.,
(Q30) It was an association of philosophers gathered around the University of
Vienna in 1922 chaired by Moritz Schlik. Among its members were Gustav
Bergmann, Rodolf Carnap, Philip Frank, Hans Hahn, Tsha Hung, Victor
Kraft, Karl Menger, Richard von Mises, Marcel Nathkin, Otto Neurath, Olga
Hahn Neurath, Theodor Radakovic, Rose Rand, and Freidrich Waismann.
Herber Freigl, and Kurt Godel were two eminent students at the University
of Vienna at that time. They were allowed to participate at the meetings, but
were not memberes of this group. Members of this group had a common
attitude towards philosophy, consisting of an applied logical positivism
drawn from Ludwig Wittgenstein, whose Tractatus logico philosophicus
formed the basis for the groups philosophy. This groups influence on 20th
century philosophy was immense. This gruop was dispersed when Nazi party
came to power in Germany, and many of its members migrated to United
States, where they taught in many Universities.
By what name this group of philosophers was known?
(Q32) Kumar and Ramesh joined their family business of casettes and radio in
1975. They used to trade in Long Playing Phonograph Records for three
biggest companies in India namely HMV, Music India and CBS. By 1977,
they had become the biggest dealers for these companies in Western India.
Driven by ambition, along with a few trusted friends, they analysed the
market, evaluated their business plans meticulously and went for oppurtunity
shopping. What was the one, started on a very small level and now one of
the largest corporate houses in entertainment Industry in India. Identify the
(Q33) This is something similar to Sachin – Sharapova incident, Once former
Indian Captain Ravi Shastri had expressed his desire to date this tennis
player. When the media approached for her reaction, she quipped ''who is
this Ravi Shastri?''.
Identify this famous tennis player.
(Q34) This tower is an Indian version of milestones that existed before the
advent of Western milestone. Each tower is erected at distance of
approximately 3kms apart. Built by Mughal emperors between 1556 and 1707,
they marked the royal route from Agra to Ajmer via Jaipur in the West; from
Agra to Lahore via Delhi in the North; and from Agra to Mandu via Shivpuri
in the South. Name the tower.
(Q35) 'X' is widely acknowledged as one of
the finest and most prolific batsmen of his era
and was a prolific run-scorer for a strong
Delhi side during the 80's but was never
selected for India, despite remaining on the
periphery for years. He was a standby for
India's tour of Sri Lanka in 1985 but that was
as close as he came to national selection. A
stylish right-hand batsman with a reputation
for coming good in a crisis, 'X' remained a
dominant presence on the domestic circuit
until 1991. He had particular success between
1983 and 1989 in the Ranji Trophy where he
averaged about 70. During his First Class
carrier he scored 5443 runs at an average of
52.84. Identify 'X'?
(Q37) On 20th
August 1947, the judges delivered their verdict in the 'Doctor's
Trial' against Karl Brandt and 22 others. These trials focussed on the doctor's
involved in the human experiments in concentration camps. Following the
doctor's trial, guilty were eventually punished for their actions during the
In May of same year. Dr.Leo Alexander had submitted to the counsel for the
war crimes six points defining legitimate medical research. The trial verdict
adopted these points and added an extra four. These ten point constitutes the
set for the reasearch ethics principles for human experimentation. By what
name this set is known?
(Q38) Complete the list
(List of Seven states that maintain a territorial claim on eight
territories in Antarctica. )
(Q39) 1962 japanese movie ' Happiness of us alone ' directed by Zenzo
Matsuyama, is the story of two people, one deaf and the other is deaf and
dumb. They get married, after meeting at a school reunion, and film follows
their trials , tribulations and joys. This film was later remaked into Hindi
by Gulzar, starring Jaya Bachchan and Sanjeev Kumar. Name the Hindi
(Q41) The picture shown here was in news recently. For what reason it got
the media attention?
In 2011, nature photographer David Slater travelled to Indonesia to take
photographs of the Celebes crested macaques and during his
preparations, a female macaque absconded with his camera and took
several photographs. Most were unusable, although some were clear
photographs of the macaque, which Slater later distributed as a
"monkey's selfie". A Wikipedia contributor uploaded the photos to the
Wikimedia Commons under the premise that, since the macaque took
the photographs, and animals cannot hold copyright according to
United States copyright law, the photographs are in the public
domain. Slater filed a request to have the photographs removed from
the Wikimedia Commons, as the photographs existing in the public
domain affects his ability to collect royalties on the photographs. In
2014, the Wikimedia Foundation rejected his copyright claim.
(Q42) 'X' is a communication technology invented by telecom vendor Ericcson
in 1994. It is managed by 'X special Interest group' and is standardized
IEEE 802.15.1 but the standard is no longer maintained. This name is the
anglicized version of Scandinavian King Harald, who united dissonant
Danish tribes into a single Kingdom. The idea of this name is proposed in
1997 by Jim Kardach. Name the technology.
(Q43) Agar or agar-agar is a gelatinous substance, obtained from algae and
discovered in the late 1650s or early 1660s by Minoya Tarozaemon in Japan,
where it is called Kanten. Throughout history into modern times, agar has
been chiefly used as an ingredient in desserts all over Asia and also as a solid
substrate to contain culture media for microbiological work. Agar (agar-
agar) can be used as a laxative, an appetite suppressant, vegetarian gelatin
substitute, a thickener for soups, in fruit preserves, ice cream, and other
desserts, as a clarifying agent in brewing, and for sizing paper and fabrics.
By what name this substance is known in Indian households?
(Q44) Born in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, he was introduced
to golf at an exceptionally young age by his father, who coached him. His
father held down several jobs to earn additional income for his son's golf
development and his mother worked extra shifts at the local 3M plant. At
the age of 15, he was a member of Europe's 2004 Junior Ryder cup winninig
team. He is the current World number one and four time major champion.
He became the first European to win three different majors and with Jack
Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as one of the three golfers to win three majors by
the age of 25. Name the golfer.
(Q45) After clearing the ICS in his early twenties Arthur Rowland Knapp was
posted as Assistant Collector and Magistrate of Malabar District in 1891. At
that period there was lot of subdued anger among the people of the district
against the British rule. Soon after joining in Malabar, he started various
administrative and police reforms. His activities were a total failure and
despite some being good on paper. This made people start using a new word
for things which are useless and least probability of success.
Name the word.
(Q46) _____ is generally created around an area experiencing an epidemic of
disease. Once this is established, people from infected area are no longer
allowed to leave. In the most extreme form, this is not lifted until the
infection is extinguised, forcing everyone inside to either die or survive. The
first actual use of this term was in 1821, when French troops was deployed
to the border between Spain and France in the Pyrenees Mountains in order
to prevent a deadly fever from spreading from Spain to France. Since the
Twentieth century, the tactic has been rarely used, the last time it was used in
1918 when Polish – Russian border was closed to stop the spread of Typhus.
(Q47) Recently Tech giant Apple banned the use of n-hexane and an other
chemical in the final assembly line of its products, since these chemicals can
cause cancer and nerve damage. Name the other chemical.