Name the social networking site from the
According to Hindu religion, this was first
created in the mind of the Lord Brahma after
which it manifested on Earth. The presents
name confirms the etymology. This, in Hindu
religious belief, is also supposed to be the
summer abode of ‘Hamsa’ goose. Considered to
be sacred, the Hamsa is an important element in
the symbology of the subcontinent,
representing wisdom and beauty.
Buddhists also associate this with Anavatapta in
Sanskrit and Anotatta in Pali, where Queen
Maya is believed to have conceived Buddha.
3.Ulhasnagar - a military camp in the pre-Independence
era, has transformed into to a major commercial center
of Maharashtra by the Sindhis who came over during
partition. Given their acumen for business and the
demand for imported electronic products, they used a
particular label on the products they sold to sustain
competition. What did the label read?
Xtra Info-The bottom pic shows ULHAS river which
gives its name to ULHASNAGAR
4.She belongs to a place called Tura in
Meghalaya and is the youngest among her 4
siblings. After doing her LLB from LS Law
College, under Pune University, she joined the
Delhi High Court as a lawyer and worked under
the law firm - Fox Mandal Little & Co in Noida
before plunging into a job which can be safely
called her family business and which ultimately
made her famous because she was the
youngest to do this. Identify this lady in
6.Santosh Trophy is an annual Indian
football tournament which is contested by
states and government institutions. The first
winners were Bengal, who also lead the alltime winners list with 31 titles till date.
The tournament first began in 1941, and was
the premier football competition in the
country before the National Football League
started in the year 1996.
But here the question is why is it so named
or why it is called Santosh trophy?
What is the name of the trophy which is
given to the runners up by IFA?
He was also awarded the Olympic Order, the highest
award of the Olympic movement, by Juan Antonio
Samaranch, IOC president.
9.Identify this sport. During which festival is this
10.Maruti Udyog was the brainchild of Sanjay
Gandhi. Initially the opposition didn’t let Mrs.
Gandhi go on with the project. Arun shourie
called the project by a certain name in the press
basically meaning a child crying for food. What
did he call it as?
11.It is an explosive charge placed on the end of a
long, extendible tube. It is used by combat
engineers to clear obstacles that would otherwise
require them to approach directly, possibly under
It was first devised by
Captain McClintock, of
the British Indian Army.
It was named after an
12.The Battle Of ___________ (February 13, 1739), was a decisive victory
for Nader Shah the emperor of Persia during his invasion of India.
Shah's forces defeated the army of Muhammad Shah, the Mughal
emperor in little more than three hours thus paving the way for the
Persian sack of Delhi.
After the battle,Nader entered Delhi with
Mohommed Shah as his hostage on March
11. When a rumour broke out that Nader
had been assassinated, some of the Indians
attacked and killed Persian troops. Nader
reacted by ordering his soldiers to plunder
the city. During the course of one day
(March 22) 20,000 to 30,000 Indians were
killed by the Persian troops, forcing
Mohammad Shah to beg for mercy, Nader
Shah agreed to withdraw, but Mohammad
Shah was forced to hand over the keys of
his royal treasury and surrender the
Peacock Throne to the Persian emperor
13.X’s(the guy with the sword) image was used in several pamphlets
circulated by various Agorakshanasabh (“cow protection leagues”)
and “wandering ascetics” as a protest against the Muslim practice of
beef-eating during the British raj. These pamphlets were produced in
a time when Hindu-Muslim riots over cow slaughter occurred in
several areas of India. They portrayed X raising a sword above the
head of a sacred cow, whose body was illustrated to be a
microcosmic paradise in which all the Hindu gods resided.Id X.
The ______movement started in the early 1970s in the Garhwal
Himalayas of Uttarakhand, with growing awareness towards rapid
deforestation. The landmark event in this struggle took place on
March 26, 1974, when a group of peasant women in Reni village,
Hemwalghati, in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India, acted to
prevent the cutting of trees and reclaim their traditional forest
rights that were threatened by the contractor system of the state
Forest Department. Their actions inspired hundreds of such
actions at the grassroots level throughout the region. By the 1980s
the movement had spread throughout India and led to
formulation of people-sensitive forest policies, which put a stop to
the open felling of trees in regions as far reaching as Vindhyas and
the Western Ghats.
X, is a satellite mapping tool similar to Google
Earth and Wikimapia. It was developed by the
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It
offers resolution up to 5.8 meters for the
This optical illusion strong enough to pull cars
uphill and force passing aircraft to increase
their altitude. Where in India we can observe
such phenomenon and what is it called?
Muhammad Mahabat Khanji III Rasul Khanji (2
August 1900-7 November 1959) was the last ruling
Nawab of the princely state of X in British India from
1911 to 1947. Famed for his extravagance and his love
of dogs, his decision to accede his relatively small
princely state with the Dominion of Pakistan during
partition of India at Independence which led to the
Indian Army taking military action. He is credited with
successfully continuing the pioneering conservation
effort which saved the world's last few Asiatic Lions,
that were by then only left on his territory, from
almost certain extinction.
X(born 1970) is an Indian physician turned leadership
consultant, mythologist and author whose works
focus largely on the areas of myth, mythology, and
also management. He has written a number of books
related to Hindu mythology, including Myth = Mithya:
A Handbook of Hindu Mythology, a novel, The
Pregnant King, and Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the
He is the Chief Belief Officer of Future Group, one of
India’s largest retailers, bringing the wisdom of Indian
mythology into Indian business, especifically in
human resource management. He also writes a
column for the newspaper MiD DAY.
After the poor performance of Y in the SinoIndian war of 1962 and the India-Pakistani
war of 1965 convinced the then government
of India that a specialized, independent and
competent force was needed so it was
formed in September 1968.
23.Identify the father and the daughter.
Which company was founded by him in
which daughter is the current ceo?
24.Little Cumbrae is the smaller of the two
Cumbrae islands in Scotland. Thanks to a
rocky terrain, it is sparsely inhabited and has
seen a few changes in ownership. In 2009, the
Poddars, a Scottish-Indian couple bought it
with a view to using it as an international base
to promote something. There were some
rumours that the island would be renamed to
"Peace Island". Thanks to their affiliation with
an organization, newspaper reports often
incorrectly say Little Cumbrae is owned by
Has composed music and choreographed for only the above mentioned four movies.
He obtained his B.A. from Harvard University in 1996 and received
his doctorate from Princeton in 2001, working under Andrew
Wiles. Princeton hired him at the rank of full professor with tenure
just two years after he finished graduate school, making him the
second youngest full professor at Princeton, after Charles
Fefferman (professor at Princeton at age 24).
He is an accomplished tabla player, having studied under Zakir
He was named one of Popular Science Magazine’s “Brilliant 10” in
November 2002. He recently won the AMS's Cole Prize in number
theory and the $10,000 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize, shared with
Kannan Soundararajan, awarded by SASTRA in 2005 at Tanjavur,
India, for his outstanding contributions to number theory.
In 1917, National Carbon Company merged with
Union Carbide to form The Union Carbide and
From 1917 until 1921, Eveready used the
trademark "DAYLO" for their flashlights and on
In 1986, Union Carbide sold its Battery Products
Division to Ralston Purina Company for US$1.4
billion, becoming the Eveready Battery
Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary and is
now owned by Energizer Holdings.
He started his career in 1980s, with the India
Today magazine and later help found the rival
publication, Outlook, where he worked for
several years. Meanwhile he also founded a
publishing company, India Ink, which
published Arundhati Roy's Booker Prize
winning novel The God of Small Things in
He left Outlook magazine in March 2000, to
Amitabh Kant is presently CEO & MD of the
Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development
Mr. Amitabh Kant is the author of Branding India
– An Incredible Story and has been the key driver
of the Incredible India and God’s Own Country
campaigns which positioned and branded India
and Kerala State as leading tourism
destinations. Both these campaigns have won
several international awards.
Mr. Kant also conceptualized and executed the
Atithi Devo Bhavah
X was an English language weekly newsmagazine
publication in India. It started publication in 1880 (as Times
of India Weekly Edition, later renamed as The Illustrated
Weekly of India in 1923) and ceasing publication in 1993. X
was considered to be an important English language
publication in India for over a century.
Former editors of the magazine include A.S. Raman, M. V.
Kamath, and Pritish Nandy. A.S. Raman was the first
Indian editor of The Illustrated Weekly of India, succeeding
Sean Mandy. Cartoons in the latter half of the magazine
were by R. K. Laxman and Mario Miranda. It is now
defunct closing down on November 13, 1993.
Amrita Pritam is the first recipient of this
award conferred upon her by Punjab Chief
Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh. She is also
the first woman recipient of the Sahitya
Akademi Award in 1956 for Sunehray. She is
most remembered for her poignant poem, Aj
Aakhaan Waris Shah Nu. As a novelist her
most noted work was Pinjar (The Skeleton)
(1950), in which she created her memorable
A movie based on this novel and having the
same title was released in 1998. It was
directed by Pamela Rooks and this movie was
nominated in Cinequest Film Festival, 1999 in
the best feature film category. Nirmal
Pandey, Mohan Agashe, Rajit Kapoor, Smriti
Mishra, Divya Dutta, Mangal Dhillon were the
main cast of this movie. It recounts the
Partition of India in August 1947.
Khushwant Singh was educated at Modern
School, New Delhi, Government College,
Lahore, St. Stephen's College in Delhi and
King's College, London.
Singh has edited Yojana, an Indian
government journal; The Illustrated Weekly of
India, a newsweekly; and two major Indian
He was awarded the Punjab Rattan Award,
The Government of Punjab (2006)
X was founded by Habil Khorakiwala in the
early 1960s. His father Fakhruddin T.
Khorakiwala had acquired Worli Chemical
Works in 1959. This was incorporated as X
Pvt. Ltd., in 1973. X Ltd. was incorporated on
July 8.1999. X is often confused as a
multinational because of its German
sounding name. X is the first company
outside of the US and Europe to manufacture
recombinant human insulin.
2.He was a Law member to the Govt. of India and
attended the third round table conference at
London in 1932.
He also served as the AdvocateGeneral of Madras Presidency
from 1920 to 1923, Law member
of the Executive Council of the
Viceroy of India from 1931 to
1936 and the Diwan of
Travancore from 1936 to 1947.
This is a cartoon appeared in a
London news paper at that
Because of Manipur's cultural
similarity, geographic proximity
and ethnic ties with Myanmar, it is
closely related to banshay. Both
can be practiced in three different
ways: ritual, demonstration and
4.___________ is a minor character from the Hindu epic of
Mahabharata. The son of Pandava prince Arjuna (one of
the main heroes of the Mahabharata) and the Naga
princess Ulupi, he is the central god of the cult of
Kuttantavar—which is also the name commonly given to
him in that cult—and plays a major role in the cult of
He is also a patron god of wellknown transgender communities
called Ali(most commonly known
as HIJRA in South Asia)
5.The first Indian X was Omdat-ul-Omrah, the
Nawab of Carnatic. The second Indian X was M.
Bandeh Ali Khan. The first Hindu X was Ranganath
Sastry. The first Sikh X was Duleep Singh. Some
famous X's from India were Swamy Vivekananda,
Motilal Nehru, C. Rajagopalachary, Sir
Phirozeshah Mehta, Dadabhoy Naoroji, W.C.
Bannerjee, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed & Sir Jamshedji
Tata. What is X???
6.__________, also known as ESHRAJ is
a string instrument found in two forms
throughout the north, central, and east
regions of India. It is a young
instrument by Indian terms, being only
about 200 years old.
It is found in the north, where it is used in
religious music and light classical songs in
the urban areas. Its name is translated as
"robber of the heart."
It originates from the Taus and some argue is
the work of the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind
Singh, whilst that of the Taus was the work
of Guru Hargobind (the sixth guru of the
A. R. Rahman is known as one of the
composers in India who has used it, in works
like "Dil Se" and "Vande Mataram
7.On the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria's
rule in 1906,a Jubilee flame was taken all along
the country to celebrate her rule. When the
flame reached Punjab, Bishna and Manda
misheard the word ‘Jubilee’ for X and started
writing verses that channelled the anger of the
region against the British as symbolised by the
Jubilee flame. X became a metaphor for the
growing unrest against the British. Today X is
used to refer a rebellious, fiery female
character in many songs. What’s X?
8._________________ is a village in Parner taluka of
Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra state in western India. It
is located at a distance of 87 km from Pune. The village has
an area of 982.31 ha (1991). It is considered a model of
environmental conservation. Since 1975, led by the noted
social activist Anna Hazare, the village has carried out
programs like treeplanting, terracing to reduce soil erosion
and digging canals to retain rainwater. For energy, the
village uses solar power, biogas (some generated from the
communal toilet) and a windmill. The project began in 1975,
therefore is 36 years old now. It is a sustainable model of a
The village's biggest accomplishment is in nonconventional energy. For example, all the village streets are
lit by solar lights. Each light has a separate solar panel.
9.This is an event unique to this place. Every year a tree
trunk is placed in the middle of the river Jam which flows
through this village. A flag is tied on top of this tree.
People from neighbouring village Savargao, and
Pandhurna gather on either side of the river banks in the
morning. They try to pull the flag on the tree top but are
prevented by people throwing stones from either side.
The village which is able to pull the flag is the winner. This
festival is celebrated every year. This is a very bloody
custom and there are usually several deaths and hundreds
of injuries every year.
The name of the event in English means stone throwing.
Identify the event and the place.
The pics of the event are on the next page.
internationally as The Unmechanical, The
Mechanical Man or The Pathetic Fallacy)
is a 1958 Indian Bengali film written and
directed by parallel filmmaker Ritwik
A comedy-drama film with science fiction
themes, it is one of the earliest Indian films to
portray an inanimate object, in this case an
automobile, as a character in the story. It
achieves this through the use of sounds,
recorded during post-production, to
emphasize the car's bodily functions and
movements. The protagonist Bimal can be
seen as an influence on the cynical cab driver
Narasingh (played by Soumitra Chatterjee) in
Satyajit Ray's Abhijan (1962), which in turn
served as a prototype for the character of
Travis Bickle (played by Robert De Niro) in
Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976).
X is the largest apex cooperative federation of Haryana state in India. It
came into existence on November 1st, 1966 with formation of Haryana
as a separate state. Since then, it is playing a leading role in serving the
farmers of the state as well as customers in India and overseas by
providing hygienic and safe quality consumer products. X has largest
supply chain network upto the village level in Haryana state for
distribution of Agri - Inputs like Fertilizers, Certified Seeds, Pesticides etc.
X is the largest Food Grains Procurement agency of the State. X is largest
chain of Agro - Processing units in the State. X is major supplier of
quality, hygienic and safe Consumer Products, Cattle/Animal
The corporate office is situated at Panchkula. The core business
operations of X are executed mainly within the state of Haryana while
some of the other business activities like sale of its products are spread in
various states of India including Delhi. The consumer products are also
exported from time to time in the countries like USA, AUSTRALIA etc..
X (15 July 1925–13 May 2011), was an influential Indian dramatist and
theatre director, most known for his anti-establishment plays during the
Naxalite movement in the 1970s and taking theatre out of the
proscenium and into public arena, when he founded his own theatre
company, Shatabdi in 1976. He wrote more than fifty plays of which
Ebong Indrajit, Basi Khabar, and Saari Raat are well known literary pieces,
a pioneering figure in street theatre as well as in experimental and
contemporary Bengali theatre with his egalitarian “ Third Theatre", he
prolifically wrote scripts for his Aanganmanch (courtyard stage)
performances, and remains one of the most translated Indian
playwrights.Today, his rise as a prominent playwright in 1960s is seen as
the coming of age of Modern Indian playwriting in Bengali, just as Vijay
Tendulkar did it in Marathi, Mohan Rakesh in Hindi, and Girish Karnad in
He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1972, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
in 1968 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship- Ratna Sadsya, the
highest honour in the performing arts by Govt. of India, in 1997.
This now familiar lovable figure first made appearance in way back in 1946, when
Bobby Kooka as Commercial Director of the company and Umesh Rao, an artist
with J.Walter Thompson Ltd., Mumbai, together created the X.
What began as an attempt as a design for a memo pad grew to take company's
sales and promotional messages to millions of travellers across the world. Today,
this naughty diminutive has become a world figure. He can be a lover boy in
Paris, a sumo wrestler in Tokyo, a pavement artist, a Red Indian, a monk... he can
effortlessly flirt with the beauties of the world. And most importantly, he can get
away with it all. Simply because he is the X.
He has completed 56 years and become the most recognizable mascot the world
over. His antics, his expressions, his puns have allowed the company to promote
its services with a unique panache and an unmatched sense of subtle humour. In
fact he has won numerous national and international awards for the firm for
humour and originality in publicity.
And as with all great men, he too has had his critics. But the millions of travellers
whose lives he has touched far outnumber them. In fact, to them, the X with his
inimitable style, charm and wit is a very real person.
The Indian armed forces had been equipped with a copy of
the famous Belgian FN FAL rifle since the 1950s. This copy
was considered to be a distinct weapon, since its parts
cannot be interchanged with either the metric or inchpattern versions of the FAL. With the 7.62 mm self-loading
rifle becoming obsolete in the 1980s, India began to
develop X, incorporating features from several
contemporary rifle designs. Although largely based on the
ever-popular AKM (Avtomat Kalashnikova
Modernizirovanniy or "Kalashnikov's modernized
automatic rifle), X has a number of differences, making it a
In 1998 the first Indian army units were observed armed
with X for the Republic Day Parade.
The most lauded appearance of X was in Satyajit Ray's Nayak. It is
now widely accepted that Ray wrote the script with X in mind.
Many people feel the film bears resemblance to X 's own life - the
sense of anxiety and restlessness mirrored his insecurities about
his phenomenal success and abiding fear that his superstardom
might not last. X made the role of Arindam (Mukherjee) his own
and Ray later confessed that if he had refused the film, he would
have abandoned the film. He worked with Ray again the following
year in Chiriyakhana (1967).
When the Indian Government instituted the National Film Awards
in 1967, X was the first ever recipient of the Best Actor Award for
his performances in Anthony Firangee and Chiriyakhana in 1967.
The __________ was an organization founded by Punjabi
Indians, primarily Sikhs, in the United States and Canada
with the aim to liberate India from British rule. The
movement began with a group of immigrants known as
the Hindustani Workers of the Pacific Coast.
After the outbreak of World War I, _______ members
returned to Punjab to agitate for rebellion alongside the
Babbar Akali Movement. In 1915 they conducted
revolutionary activities in central Punjab and attempted to
organize uprisings but their attempts were crushed by the
British Government. After the conclusion of the war, the
party in America split into Communist and AntiCommunist factions. The party was formally dissolved in
1948. Name the founder and the party.
After enacting in this movie most of the crew
of the film had to be rehabilitated. In 1989
the director established an organization
called the __________, to rehabilitate the
crew. Most of them were eventually helped.
The Trust is still in existence, and now lends
support to street children in Mumbai, Delhi
X a 1971 Hindi film produced by Raj Kapoor and
directed by his son Randhir Kapoor. The film's USP is
the appearance of three generations of the famous
Kapoor family. It stars Prithviraj Kapoor, his son Raj
Kapoor, Raj Kapoor's son Randhir Kapoor (in his
acting debut) and Randhir's real-life wife-to-be
Babita. Among the non Kapoors in the film are
It was also the last Shankar Jaikishan score in a Raj
Kapoor film; it contains hit songs like "AapYahan Aaye
Kis Liye" and "Bhanware Ki Gunjan". This film came
after the heavy debacle of Y, which was Raj Kapoor's
dream project. X more than made up for his loss.
The Indian Vulture and the Indian White-rumped
Vulture, G. bengalensis species have suffered a 99%–
97% population decrease in Pakistan and India. The
cause of this has been identified as poisoning caused
by the veterinary drug X. X is a non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) and when given to
working animals it can reduce joint pain and so keep
them working for longer. The drug is believed to be
swallowed by vultures with the flesh of dead cattle
which were given X in the last days of life. X causes
kidney failure in several species of Vultures. In March
2005 the Indian Government announced its support
for a ban on the veterinary use of X.
X was the only politician who defeated Indira Gandhi, the
then Prime Minister of India, in the 1977 Lok Sabha
elections in Rai Bareli. (Although he was defeated by her in
1971 elections.) X accused Indira Gandhi of election fraud
and filed an election petition against her. The Allahabad
High Court, on 12 June 1975, upheld the accusations and
set aside the election of Indira Gandhi and also disqualified
her from running in the Lok Sabha elections for next 6
years. X joined Socialist Party and held many party
positions. He was very close to Y. He is one of the pillars of
Socialist movement in India along with Y. He holds a
record for going jail the maximum number of times. X was
jailed 80 times, spending a total of nearly 17 years in jail in
his life of 69 years.
6.X (August 20, 1896- April 8, 1976) was an
Indian professional football player. He was
born in Bhojeswar, Faridpore, Bengal
Presidency (currently located in Bangladesh).
He moved to Kolkata when he was an infant
and lived there till his very last days.
Football fans around the country respected
him and remember him with honour. The
great defender, also known as Y, is still
remembered with awe as the barefooted
man standing tall in the heart of the Mohun
He was the first Indian footballer to be
honoured with the Padma Shri, on April 27,
1962. (The second was Z in 1970).
7.X is a popular Indian monthly magazine for children known for
its illustrations. It was revamped in November 2008 and has since
gone contemporary in terms of language, presentation, artwork,
and content. It continues to carry old favourites like Vikram-Vetal
and mythological tales but there have been several new
additions- contemporary stories, adventure serials, sports,
technology, news pages etc
The first edition of Chandamama was released in July, 1947.
The founder editor of the magazine was Y who later became a
leading film producer in South India
In August 2006, it was reported that Z was set to buy a stake in
Chandamama. In 2007, Chandamama was acquired by
technology company W.
8.X is an Indian company and one of the world's
largest Aluminium manufacturing company and is a
subsidiary of the Aditya Birla Group.
On February 11, 2007, the company entered into an
agreement to acquire the Canadian company Y for U$6
billion, making the combined entity the world's largest
rolled-aluminium producer. On May 15, 2007, the
acquisition was completed with Y shareholders receiving
$44.93 per outstanding share of common stock.
In July 2007, X announced it is acquiring the stake of Z in the
Utkal Alumina Project located in Orissa.Z is the largest
aluminium company of the world.