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Fresher's India Quiz 2013 prelims


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Fresher's India Quiz 2013 prelims

  2. 2. QUIZMASTERS • Vishal Goyal • Ritvik Srivastava • Abhijeet Sinha • S Gautham Raj
  3. 3. This artistic creation was started around 40 years back by a government employee, Illegally , in government owned land . When discovered by the authorities , the initial decision was to demolish it . As news spread , the creation got widely appreciated and got international acclaim . It is now the main tourist attraction of the city it is located in. Q1
  4. 4. 2.Identify this flag *
  5. 5. X has been passed over for the Physics Nobel Prize on more than one occasion, leading to controversy in 2005 when several physicists wrote to the Swedish Academy, protesting that X should have been awarded a share of the Prize for the X diagonal representation (also known as X -Glauber rep resentation) in quantum optics, for which Roy J. Glauber won his share of the prize. X and others physicists sent a letter to the Nobel Committee claiming that the P representation had more contributions of “ X ” than “Glauber.” The letter goes on to say that Glauber criticized X’s theory— before renaming it the “P representation” and incorporating it into his own works. Q3
  6. 6. In 1992, X was awarded the bharat ratna ,but was later withdrawn in a response To a supreme court directive following a public interest litigation filed in the court. Identify X and the reason for the litigation. Q4
  7. 7. Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha(KKGSS) is a manufacturing federation located in the Bengeri area of the city of HublI in the Karnataka.It was started in 1957 to cater to the need and growth of khadi and Oyher village industries and to provide employment oppurtunities to the rural youth in these sectors. But it is well known for another reason. Q5
  8. 8. Historical significance ?Q6
  9. 9. Q7 *
  10. 10. This place first came into Indian territory when it was captured by the cholas who called it impure ,later on it was re captured by the marathas. However, it changed its masters various times before becoming a part of Indian state Actually speaking, it has 2 segments whuch are separated by the ten degree channel Q8
  11. 11. .Popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi's two English daughters , their real names were Madeleine Slade & Catherine Mary Heilman. Madeleine attended the second Round Table Conference with Gandhi . She sent news releases concerning Gandhi's campaign to the world press for which she was repeatedly threatened by the government, but she continued her work. She was arrested for entering the city of Bombay in violation of the government order. Catherine on the other hand, went from village to village helping the families of political prisoners Q9
  12. 12. Q10 • Malaria which was under control in India saw a major resurgence in the 1990’s especially in non-endemic places in Rajasthan. Why was the World Bank blamed for this Rajasthan outbreak?
  13. 13. Q11 • The X is located in Kerala, but has been leased to Tamil Nadu after a 1886 treaty between the then Travancore State and the Madras Presidency. In 2011 a film Y was released regarding the same .The (DMK) complained that the film is based on the X dispute between Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Thus , it was banned in both kerala and Tamil Nadu. Give both X and Y .
  14. 14. Q12 • In an interview to the Indian Express in November 2011, he said: “After Operation Blue Star in Punjab, the final examinations were postponed. [I] led a group of students demanding a month’s notice as preparation. We made banners saying, “____ ____”. and went about raising this slogan.” • He used these lines in a film. Which lines?
  15. 15. Q13 • The name of this 99 year old product roughly translates as 'enlightenment of the soul'. What product? • HINT It is a food product, more often ingested in summer than in winter.
  16. 16. Q14 • The Jain Family headed by D.K. Jain started Siddhomal and Sons, a paper and newsprint trading organization in 1923.They took their first step in manufacturing by setting up the Industrial Oxygen Co. Ltd. in 1963.Based on advice from McKinsey & Co., in 1999, they diversified into the entertainment industry. • Name their initiative in this area.
  17. 17. Q15 • A Union Minister for Irrigation and Electricity in the1960s, Dr. Kanuri Lakshmana Rao was instrumental insetting up Rural Electrification Corporation (REC).The worlds longest earth dam on River Krishna in Nalgonda was his brain child. His memoir was titled‘Cusecs Candidate’.Sometime in the 1970s, he envisaged an idea whose cost was initially pegged at Rs.12,500 crores (now it is estimated at Rs 5.6 lakh crores or Rs 1 crore per village). • What did KL Rao propose?
  18. 18. Q16 • What follows will be a TIME magazine cover. The question here is that which particular occasion is this photo a depiction of?
  19. 19. Q17 * • Namee: Ranjana Sonawane • Age: 40 years • Address: Tembhli village, Nandurbar district, Maharashtra • Education: Class IV (illiterate) • Marital status: Married, 3 children • Husband’s name: Sadashiv • Children: 3 (Umesh (11 years); Hitesh (5 years); Mangesh (toddler)) • Profession: Daily wage agricultural labourer • Income: Rs. 50 per day • House: kuchha • Claim to fame: ?
  20. 20. Q18 It is powered by an ordinary 6 volt alkaline battery manufactured by Bharat Electronics Ltd. & Electonic Corporation of India Ltd. ,Hyderabad. This design enables the use of it throughout the country since many parts of India have erratic power supply or no power supply at all. It was first used in North Paravur In Kerala,1982 What am I describing?
  21. 21. Q19 • The origin of "X" can be traced to the pre-historic times. In India, "X" was primarily devised as a way to develop the physical strength and speed in young men. . The dramatized version of the great Indian epic, the Mahabharata, has made an analogy of the game "X", wherein the warrior Arjuna's son Abhimanyu faces a tough time, when he is trapped in the 'Chakravyuha' set by his enemies of the War. The name may be derived from the merger of two Tamil words..ID "X"
  22. 22. Q20 • The record of 45.9 seconds originally set by Herb McKenley was broken by George Rhoden in 1950, who registered a time of 45.8 seconds. This record was then bettered by Lou Jones in 1955 with a time of 45.4 seconds, and Jones further shaved some time off his own record by setting a time of 45.2 seconds in 1956. Why is this fact back in the news?
  23. 23. Q21 Identify X • _____ in the city of New Delhi, was built during the rule of Ala-ud-Din Khalji of the Delhi Sultanate to defend the city from the onslaught of the Mongols. It was the second of the seven cities of medieval Delhi built around 1303 (stated to be the first entirely constructed by Muslims), which at present is seen only in ruins with a few remnants. • According to the legend of Ala-ud-din’s war exploits, the name ____ given to the Fort was because the foundation of the fort was built on the severed heads of about 8,000 Mongol soldiers killed in the war. • Another version of the legend refers to the war crimes committed by Allauddin when the Mongol army was defeated and the captured soldiers were brought to X and trampled by elephants, then their severed heads were hung on the walls of X.
  24. 24. Lahore is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab and the second largest city in the country. It is the largest native Punjabi-populated city in the world and an important historical centre of the country. With a rich history dating back over a millennium, Lahore is a main cultural centre of Punjab and Pakistan. Which indian mythological character is associated with this city? Q22
  25. 25. Q23 *
  26. 26. She was the third Maharani of Jaipur from 1939 to 1970 through her marriage to HH Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II. Following India's independence and the subsequent abolition of the princely states, she became an extremely successful politician. She was also celebrated for her classical beauty and became something of a fashion icon in her adulthood. She has been counted in 'The Ten Most Beautiful Women of the World' by the Vogue Magazine. She died on 29 July 2009 in Jaipur, at the age of 90. She was suffering from paralytic ileus and lung infection. After Partition and Independence Day in India in 1947, She ran for Parliament in 1962 and won the constituency in the Lok Sabha in the world's largest landslide, winning 192,909 votes out of 246,516 cast,confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records. She continued to hold this seat in 1967 and 1971. Q24
  27. 27. The existence of this band was secret until May 2011.Mick Jagger, English musician and the lead vocalist of rock band The Rolling Stones, announced its formation on 20 May 2011. This band was Dave Stewart's idea . Inspired by the sounds washing into his home in St Ann's Bay, Jamaica, Stewart urged Jagger to fuse their sound with that of Indian orchestras. Stewart and Jagger had mutual liking for Indian orchestrations; thus, A. R. Rahman was added to the supergroup. The name of the band is said to be inspired by Muhammad Ali. Q25 "Miracle Worker“ and Satyameva Jayathe are two singles that the band released back in 2011 .