Q1. Identify the musical instrument.
The Mohan Veena (or VishwaVeena) is a stringed musical instrument used in Indian Classical music. It derives its name from its inventor PanditViswa Mohan Bhatt. The instrument is actually a modified Archtop guitar and consists of 20 strings viz. three melody strings, five drone strings strung to the peghead, and twelve sympathetic strings strung to the tuners mounted on the side of the neck. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt won Grammy for his album A Meeting by the River
Charles Dickens, Alexander Pope, Rutherford and Charles Darwin(Starting from top-left, clockwise)
Gordon Gekko is a fictional character and the main antagonist of the 1987 film Wall Street and the antihero of the 2010 film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps both by director Oliver Stone. Gekko was portrayed by actor Michael Douglas, in a performance that won him an Oscar for Best Actor for the first movie
Q4. In 1970, Puma had roped in Pele to raise the company's profile and gave him $120,000 to wear their boots. In 1970 FIFA World Cup Final, complying with a request by Puma's representative Hans Henningsen, Pele did something which shot their KING model boots to instant fame.
Pele stopped the referee with a last-second request to tie his shoelaces at the opening whistle of a 1970 World Cup finals match and then knelt down to give millions of television viewers a close-up of his Pumas. Pelé was complying with a request by Puma's representative Hans Henningsen to raise the German sports shoe company's profile after they gave him $120,000 to wear their boots
Sylvilagus palustris hefneri. It is named after Hugh Hefner of Playboy !!!
Montblanc launched the $25,000 pen to mark the 140th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth. The limited edition of 241 pens were made reflecting the number of miles Gandhi walked in his famous Dandi march in 1930. Each pen comes with an eight-metre golden thread that can be wound around the pen, representing the spindle and cotton Gandhi used to weave simple cloth. Gandhi's great-grandson Tushar Gandhi has endorsed the idea. His charitable foundation has already received a donation of $145,000 from Montblanc and will receive between $200 and $1,000 for each pen sold.
Carlisle Cullen - Carlisle Cullen (also known as StregoneBenefico) is the adoptive father of Edward, Rosalie, Emmett, Alice and Jasper's adoptive father. His first appearance was in Twilight and his physical age is 23.
Q8. The State Mutual Life Assurance Company of Worcester, Massachusetts (now known as Hanover Insurance) purchased Guarantee Mutual Company of Ohio. The merger resulted in low employee morale. In an attempt to solve this, Harvey Ball was employed in 1963 as a freelance artist to create something to boost the employee morale. In less than ten minutes the design was complete. What did he design?
It is a joint venture enterprise between Telenor and Grameen Telecom Corporation, a non-profit sister concern of the internationally acclaimed microfinance organization and community development bank Grameen Bank
The Lawrence School, Sanawar near Chandigarh in India was founded by Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence of the Army of colonial India’s British Raj. It was established on 15 April 1847.
Q12. Identify the company which aired this recession themed ad and the singer of the original track
Q13. ChitraSubramaniam is an Indian journalist famous for uncovering the Bofors scandal.
It was the world’s first watch that incorporates the Rahukalam, a daily 90-minute sequence which is avoided for the taking of important decisions.
Q14. Marvel Comics has trademarked two words of their own invention which are considered to be examples for onomatopoeia –
1.Dilbert’s Principle: In the Dilbert strip of February 5, 1995, Dogbert says that "leadership is nature's way of removing morons from the productive flow".
The wolverine (Gulo), also referred to as glutton, carcajou, skunk bear, quickhatch, or gulon is the largest land-dwelling species of the weasel family in the genus Gulo
The area of South America known as the The Triple Frontier . The tri-border region is along the junction of Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil, where the Iguazú and the Paraná rivers converge
Q20. The Patiala Peg is a measure of liquor popular in India. It is measure of volume roughly equivalent to 90ml, though the rough and ready measure is the amount of liquor needed to fill a glass equal to the height between the index and little fingers when they are held parallel to one-another.
Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala, had the reputation of being a ‘king of kings’ and was Chancellor of ‘The Chamber of Princes of India’. Part of his army consisted of ‘Nihangs’ the legendary warriors of Punjab. Their favourite pastime was skullpegging. The civilized version of the game came to be known as ‘Tent Pegging’
It was in the Patiala tradition to invite the ‘Viceroys Pride’, for a friendly engagement in the Maharajas territory. The ‘Viceroys Pride’, all Irish men, who in the evening drank till the night’s end, and were still able and proud to walk straight. the home team felt nervous and feared that if they lost the game.
On the evening before the encounter, the ‘Viceroys Pride ‘ was entertained to the pouring of a double measure of whiskey in every peg. In the morning, they went into the friendly match of tent pegging, their heads heavy and groggy. While they were drinking, the pegs used for tent pegging were replaced with smaller ones for the ‘Viceroys Pride’ and the larger ones for the home team.
The upshot was, the ‘Viceroys Pride’ lost to the Maharajas team.
Incensed by the loss of the game and the size of the pegs, the political agent of the Viceroy went up to the Maharaja to complain that the pegs had been replaced. Replied the Maharaja, "Yes, in Patiala our pegs are larger". And that is how the Patiala Peg became famous, not for the pegs in the game but for the pegs of whiskey!
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HMS Minden, an Indian teakwood vessel was the first ship commissioned in the Royal Navy from India. The Star-spangled Banner, the National anthem of USA, was composed on board this ship in 1814 by Francis Scott Key in Baltimore harbour when he was a prisoner of the British on board this ship.
Jamshedji Bomanji Wadia built Minden in 1810. In 1736, Lowjee Nusserwanjee, a master shipwright, was brought from Surat to Bombay and assigned him the task of constructing ships for the British fleet and also the selection of a site for a dock. He set a trend in shipbuilding that was to be perpetuated by the next seven generations of his descendants, known as Wadias. During the 150 years that Wadias were the Master Builders, they built more than 400 ships, all of them from Indian Malabar Teak. HMS Trincomalee launched in 1817 is the second oldest “Man of War” in the world, still afloat in U.K.
A standard Barbie doll is 11.5 inches tall, giving a height of 5 feet 9 inches at 1/6 scale. Barbie's vital statistics have been estimated at 36 inches (chest), 18 inches (waist) and 33 inches (hips). In 1963 the outfit "Barbie Baby-Sits" came with a book entitled How to Lose Weight which advised: "Don't eat." The same book was included in another ensemble called "Slumber Party" in 1965 along with a pink bathroom scale reading 110 lbs, which would be around 35 lbs. underweight for a woman 5 feet 9 inches tall. In 1997 Barbie's body mould was redesigned and given a wider waist, with Mattel saying that this would make the doll better suited to contemporary fashion designs