1. Id X ―X‖ is a global set of conferences owned by theprivate non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate "ideas worth spreading". It wasfounded in 1984 as a one-off event held annuallyfrom 1990 in Monterey, California. They address an increasingly wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture. The speakers are given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas in the most innovative and engaging ways they can.
2. Id X ―X‖ works in the Army while his wife and motherlive in Morena. He surprises his seniors in the Armywith his athletic skills. He participates in the Indian National Games and wins the gold medal in the steeplechase event 7 years in a row but is later forced to become a notorious baaghi.
3. Id the structure and legend There is a widely spread story that ―X‖ decided tobuild the luxurious hotel after he was refused entry to one of the citys then grand hotels, Parkes Apollo Hotel, as it was reserved to whites (mostlybritish) only. Another belief is that ―X‖ was built as a result of the request of the editor of the thenTimes of India who felt a hotel worthy of Bombay was needed.
5. Identify An on-going petition, called ―X for World Heritage,‖claiming ― X is a masterpiece of human creative genius and is also of universal human value― aims at getting X tagged as a potential ―World Heritage Site‖ by UNESCO.The petition is based on the view that X is ―predestined to become the first ever digital World Heritage Site as it is apioneer project of the digital age, carrying the ancient ideaof common and free knowledge into the third millennium.‖ The claims finds some support from the fact that UNESCO has recognized abstract ideas such as flamenco dancing and French cuisine.
6. FITBField Marshall Sam Manekshaw quotes ―If a mansays he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is a ___________‖
7. Identify Dacunha associates is an advertising firm with itsheadquarters situated in Colaba Mumbai. Started in the late 50s, they became increasingly popular for their creativity and revolutionary advertising techniques.
8. Identify this mega structure. One of the earliest known references to this myth appearsin a letter written in 1754 by the English antiquary William Stukeley. Stukeley wrote that, "This (...) makes a considerable figure upon the terrestrial globe, and may be discerned." X is a maximum 9.1 m (30 ft) wide, and is about the same color as the soil surrounding it. Based on the optics of resolving power only an object of reasonable contrast to its surroundings which is 70 mi or more in diameter would be visible to the unaided eye. The apparent width of the X from the ____ is the same as that of a human hair viewed from 2 miles away. To see the X would require spatial resolution 17,000 times better than normal (20/20) vision.
Wenlock and Mandeville, the mascots for the 2012 Olympics in London, England.
10. FITB• 109:23:38 Mr. X: Im at the foot of the ladder. The LM footpads are only depressed in the surface about 1 or 2 inches, although the surface appears to be very, very fine grained, as you get close to it. Its almost like a powder. Ground mass is very fine.• 109:24:13 Mr. X: Im going to step off the LM now.• 109:24:48 Mr. X: _____ ___ ______ _____ ___ _ ___; ___ _____ ____ ___ _______. (Long Pause)
Thats one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind.
11. When its name was changed some yearsago, Outlook Magazine called it ―The biggest sex change in the History of Modern India‖. What?
Victoria Terminus being renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
12.X was first granted permission to start operations inIndia by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board in April ‘07. In exchange, the US Government allowedthe import of mangoes from India after a gap of 18 years. Mangoes for what?
13. India is my country and all Indians are my brothers and sisters.I love my country and I am proud of its rich and varied heritage. I shall always strive to be worthy of it. I shall give respect to my parents, teachers and elders and treat everyone with courtesy. To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion. In their well being and prosperity alone, lies my happiness. Who wrote the Indian National Pledge ?
The Indian National Pledge was written by Swami Vivekananda.
1. Id X• After India played its first match in the 1936 Olympics, ―X‘s‖ magical stickwork drew crowds from other venues to the _______ field. A German newspaper carried a banner headline: The Olympic complex now has a magic show too. The next day, there were posters all over Berlin: Visit the _____ stadium to watch the Indian magician X in action.• After seeing his prolific play at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Adolf Hitler offered him German citizenship and an offer to promote him to the rank of a Colonel (which he, of course, refused).• In Holland, the authorities broke his ―modus operandi‖ to check if there was a magnet inside.
2. Id this gruesome act. The first time a European saw formal seppuku was the "Sakai Incident" of 1868. On February 15, eleven French sailors of the Dupleix entered a Japanese towncalled Sakai without official permission. Their presence caused panic among the residents. Security forces were dispatched to turn the sailors back to their ship, but a fight broke out and the sailors were shot dead. Upon the protest of the French representative, financial compensation was paid and those responsible were sentenced to death. The French captain was present to observe the execution. As each samurai committed ritual disembowelment, the violent act shocked the captain, and he requested a pardon, due to which nine of the samurai were spared.
4. Identify the significant roles these players played in their respective games.
Jerry West who inspired the NBA logo and Stefan Edberg‘s distinctive serve inspired the Australian Open logo.
5. Significance??*Okhil Babus letter to the Railway Department in 1909*"I am arrive by passenger train Ahmedpur station and my belly is toomuch swelling with jackfruit. I am therefore went to privy. Just I doing thenuisance that guard making whistle blow for train to go off and I am runningwith lotah in one hand and dhoti in the next when I am fall over and exposeall my shocking to man and female women on plateform. I am got leaved atAhmedpur station.This too much bad, if passenger go to make dung that dam guard not waittrain five minutes for him. I am therefore pray your honour to make big fine onthat guard for public sake. Otherwise I am making big report to papers."It is on display at the Railway Museum in NewDelhi. Any guesses why thisletter was of historicvalue?
It apparently led to the introduction of toilets on trains.
6. The MIT students calculated my speed to be around 1046 km/sec, bout 3000 times the speed of light. The total load weight involved in mytransfer is 321000 tonnes. 214000 living organisms of the same species are involved in my transfer. I have 918 million destinations to reach in 31 hoursacross 24 time zones visiting 822.6 destinations per second. Who or what am I?
7.• This village in Raichur district of Karnataka has sporadic electric supply and no internet access. It has no English signboards. Two explanations regarding its name are given:• 12th Century Kannada poet Allama Prabhu initially named it as ―Gavi Gallu‖ meaning ―Cave of Stone‖.• It was originally called ―Kodava Gallu‖ meaning ―Singing stone‖, after the sound the river makes on striking the rocks.• On being informed of a certain co-incidence, the inhabitants of the village said that they were very proud of this fact even though it was purely• co-incidence. What?
8. Identify Some say that the Chinese government used it as a tool for tactical training, and that it has influenced Seung-Hui Cho, who massacred 32 people at theVirginia Polytechnic Institute And State University in 2007. All we know is its sale is banned in Brazil.
9. TIME COVER PAGE DATED: Feb. 22, 1937.Identify his name, title & the reason why he was on the cover page.
Sir Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam (or ruler) of the Princely State of Hyderabad and of Berar. During his days as Nizam, he was reputed to be therichest man in the world, having a fortune estimated at US$2 billion in the early 1940s. At that time the treasury of the newly independentUnion government of India reported annual revenue of US$1 billion only. He was featured on the cover of TIME magazine & believed to have remained as the richest man in South Asia until his death in 1967.
10. Chaturanga the precursor of _____ originated in India during the Gupta dynasty (c. 280 - 550 CE). Both the Persians and Arabs ascribe the origins of ______to the Indians. Chaturanga in Sanskritliterally means an army of four divisions or four corps referring to four divisions of an army, viz. elephants, chariots, cavalry, and infantry.
11. No comments …Pollock to Sangakkara, another fuller length deliveryoutside the off stump, Sangakkara goes for the driveand ends up hitting it in the air towards point, didntget his foot to the pitch of the ball but went throughwith the shot - X swoops forward and takes it inchesaway from the ground. Y is heard commenting "The Z has got another wicket".
13. Identify who or what? He paused to calculate the optimal turbulent laminartransition trajectory before it. The man can carry out a multi-variable physics calculation in his head to compute the exact trajectory required. Almost certainly the flow around the ball must have changed from turbulent to laminar several meters from the target. Mr. ------- was applying some very sophisticated physics."-thus concluded a team of scientists analyzing a scene in 2002. What are they talking about?
15. Brad barker was a very popular radio star and mimic back in the hayday of the radio. he was called "the man with the timber wolf howl".Which world famous animal we have all heard was actually brad barker using his gifted vocal cords?
18. Were you good in algebra. Solve for X,Y,Z.• ―X‖ neither invented the ―Z‖, nor held the first patent.• ―X‖ was credited for the invention solely because he owned a power company, later known as General Electric.• In reality, ―Z‖ were used as electric lights 50 years prior to ―Xs‖ 1879 patent date in the U.S.• ―Y‖, a British inventor, obtained the first patent for the same ―Z‖ in Britain one year prior to ―Xs‖ patent date.• ―Y‖ even publicly unveiled his carbon version of ―Z‖ in New Castle, England a minimum of 10 years before ―X‖.• ―Xs‖ invention was a carbon copy of ―Y‘s ‖ invention.• ―Y‖ took ―X‖ to Court for patent infringement. The British Courts stood by their patent award for the light bulb to ―Y‖, and ―X‖ lost the suit.
X – Thomas Alva Edison Y - Joseph Swan Z – Electric bulb
19. What came in to existence as a result?? ________were introduced by the governing body, after the infamous Antonio Rattin incident when the Argentinian captain failed to understand that he had been sent off in a match against England at Wembley. The language barrier was clearly a problem in international matches. The referee in that match, Ken Aston came up with the idea while he drove home: ‖As I drove down Kensington High Street, the traffic light turned red. I thought, ‗Yellow, take it easy; red, stop, you‘re off ‘.‖
20. FITBOur whole universe was in a hot dense state,Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started.Wait...The Earth began to cool,The autotrophs began to drool,Neanderthals developed tools,We built a wall (we built the pyramids),Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries,That all started with the ______ _______!
21. What did this incident lead to??• Local police officers had allegedly targeted and mistreated Bouazizi for years, regularly confiscating his small wheelbarrow of produce. On the morning of 17 December, he started his workday at 8 a.m. Just after 10:30 a.m., the police began harassing him again, ostensibly because he did not have a vendors permit.• Regardless, Bouazizis family claims he was publicly humiliated when a 45-year-old female municipal official, Faida Hamdi, slapped him in the face, spat at him, confiscated his electronic weighing scales, and tossed aside his produce cart. It was also stated that she made a slur against his deceased father. Bouazizis family says her gender made his humiliation worse.• Bouazizi, angered by the confrontation, ran to the governors office to complain and to ask for his scales back. Following the governors refusal to see or listen to him, even after Bouazizi was quoted as saying "If you dont see me, Ill burn myself,‖ He acquired a can of gasoline from a nearby gas station and returned to the governors office. While standing in the middle of traffic, he shouted "how do you expect me to make a living?‖ He then doused and set himself alight with a match at 11:30 a.m. local time, less than an hour after the altercation.
Revolution in Tunisia and theuprising in the neighboring countries
22. Id X. X‘s contribution to the country has come to light inthe context of the movement for the introductionof the ______ _____. It was him who had mootedthe idea of the ______ _____way back in the1960s based on his study on the Ombudsmans rolein the Scandinavian countries. It is said that he, atthe behest of Nehru coined the term ______.
23. FITB• Jawaharlal Nehru • V P Singh• _________ _____ • P V Narasimha Rao• Lal Bahadur Shastri • Atal Bihari Vajpayee• _________ _____ • H D Deve Gowda• Indira Gandhi • Inder Kumar Gujral• Moraji Desai • Atal Bihari Vajpayee• Indira Gandhi • Dr. Manmohan Singh• Rajiv Gandhi
24. Id the movie and what is so special about the scene shown below.
Pursuit of Happyness and the guestappearance of Chris Gardner himself.
25. I like a little twist in my tongue.• Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847) was a British fossil collector, dealer and palaeontologist who became known around the world for a number of important finds she made in the Jurassic age marine fossil beds at Lyme Regis where she lived.• Anning continued to support herself selling fossils. Her primary stock in trade consisted of invertebrate fossils.• It was dangerous work, and she nearly lost her life in 1833 during a landslide that killed her dog Tray.• She struggled financially for much of her life.• After her death her unusual life story attracted increasing interest. Charles Dickens wrote of her in 1865 that "[t]he carpenters daughter has won a name for herself, and has deserved to win it.‖ In 2010 the Royal Society included Anning in a list of the ten British women who have most influenced the history of science.• We know her for a completely different reason.
• Club 27/Forever 27 Club• It is a name for a group of influential rock and blues musicians who all died at the age of 27.• The 27 Club consists of two related phenomena, both in the realm of popular culture.• The first is a list of five famous rock musicians who died at age 27—Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain.• The second is the idea that many other notable musicians have also died at the age of 27.