Friday, 16 December 2011
Thursday, 15 December 2011
Q1. _____________ is one of the thirty most popular tourist destinations of the world, attracting 8.6 million tourists a year (2007). The country is home to the largest thermal water cave system and the second largest thermal lake in the world (Lake Hévíz), the largest lake in Central Europe (Lake Balaton), and the largest natural grasslands in Europe (Hortobágy). Name this country.
Q2. The new name of this publishing house is Hachette Book Group USA. For many years, it was the most extensive law publisher in the United States, and also the largest importer of standard English law and miscellaneous works, introducing American buyers to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the dictionaries of William Smith, and many other standard works. Name this company.
Q3. He became a Grand Slam singles champion when he won the title at the 2003 US Open, defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero in the finals, which currently makes him the last North American male player to win a grand slam singles event. He is married to Brooklyn Decker, a Sports Illustrated swim wear model and actress. Name this player.
Q4. He became the youngest participant in the 1998 Commonwealth Games. His fame to honor though came when he won a Bronze in the 2001 Munich World Cup with a new junior world record score of 597/600. He was also the youngest Indian participant at the 2000 Olympic Games. He holds a B.B.A. (Bachelor of Business Administration) from the University of Colorado, US. Name him.
Q5. The word frankfurter comes from Frankfurt, Germany, where pork sausages served in a bun similar to ___________ originated. These sausages, Frankfurter Würstchen, were known since the 13th century and given to the people on the event of imperial coronations, starting with the coronation of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor as King. Name this item.
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Q1. The ___________ is a zero-fare shuttle bus system at the Honolulu International Airport. The shuttle’s name was inspired by Ward Cunningham and Roberts Hawaii is the person who manages all the functions of these shuttles. Now the name of these shuttle buses has been changed to HNL shuttle. The meaning of the name of this shuttle service is ‘very quick’. Fill in the blank.
Q2. He was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author and activist. He became a quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse in an equestrian competition in Virginia. He required a wheelchair and breathing apparatus for the rest of his life. He is known for playing a very famous role for which he thought he was not fit. He refused to wear fake muscles under the costume, and instead went through an intense two-month training regimen supervised by former British weightlifting champion David Prowse. Name him.
Q3. Identify the movie.
· "Win or lose... Everyone has their fight."
· Sean Faris
· Jeff Wadlow
· Ryan McCarthy
Q4. The indigenous Arawakan-speaking Taíno inhabitants named the island Xaymaca, meaning the "Land of Wood and Water", or the "Land of Springs". It is the third most populous anglophone country in the Americas, after the United States and Canada. It remains a Commonwealth realm with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state. Kingston is the country's largest city and the capital. Name this island nation.
Q5. She is the second of four daughters of Prakash Peshawaria and Prem Peshawaria. Her three sisters are; Shashi, an artist settled in Canada, Reeta, a clinical psychologist and writer, and Anu, a lawyer. She along with 17 other police officers set up Navjyoti India Foundation (NIF) in 1987. Name her.
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Monday, 12 December 2011
Q1. He is commonly known by this domain name, c2.com. He has also co-authored a book called ‘The Wiki Way’ and He is Nike's first Code for a Better World Fellow. He has invented Framework for Integrated tests. He has also served as Director of R&D at Wyatt Software and as Principal Engineer in the Tektronix Computer Research Laboratory. Name this person.
Q2. This city is also known as Egoli and this city is the provincial capital of Gauteng. It claims to be the lightning capital of the world, though this title is also claimed by others. The region surrounding this city was originally inhabited by San tribes. The most prominent site within this city is Melville Koppies, which contains an iron smelting furnace. Name this city.
Q3. He was the son of the Raja of Tripura (r.1849-1862) and then he started working as a radio singer on Calcutta Radio Station in 1932, where his early work was based on bengali folk-music, and soon made a reputation for himself in folk and light classical music. Najma Akhtar had made a CD called the ‘Forbidden Kiss’ in memory of this person. Name this singer.
Q4. They are the most successful club in Italian football and one of the most laureated and important globally. They have won overall fifty-one official titles at the national and international stage, more than any other Italian club: a record twenty-seven league titles, a record nine Italian cups and four national super cups and, with eleven titles in confederation and inter-confederation competitions, the club currently ranks fourth in Europe and seventh in the world with the most trophies won. Name this club.
Q5. The company was founded in 1969 as a jukebox rental and repair business in Osaka, Japan, by Kagemasa Kōzuki, the still-current chairman and president. This gaming company’s name is a conjunction of the names Kagemasa Kozuki (current chairman and president), Yoshinobu Nakama, and Tatsuo Miyasako. Name this company.
Sunday, 11 December 2011
Saturday, 10 December 2011
Q1. The name of this city literally means ‘Stone City’. This city’s name is derived from the Sanskrit word for land and was named after Bharat’s son from the epic Ramayan. The Shahnameh of Ferdowsi also refers to the city as Chach. Later the town came to be known as Chachkand/Chashkand, meaning "Chach City". Aamir Tamur is one of the famous leaders of this city. Name this city.
Q2. The symptoms of this disease are headache, vision disorders, confusion and nausea. The ‘buffalo hump’ is also a symptom which is associated only with this disease. This disease is a condition in which the systemic arterial blood pressure is elevated. Creatinine is one of the most important processes of cure of this disease. Name this disease.
Q3. He and his brother Ralf are the only brothers to win races in Formula One, and they were the first brothers to finish 1st and 2nd in the same race, in Montreal in 2001, and there again (in switched order) in 2003. Sebastian Stahl is his stepbrother and he has married Corinna Betsch. On 23 June 2003, he was appointed as an Ambassador at Large for the Most Serene Republic of San Marino. Name this racer.
Q4. He was inspired by Noel Grant and Billy Cobham. In 1990, he actually shared the stage with Billy Cobham at Mumbai's Rang Bhavan. He touts S. P. Balasubrahmanyam as his Godfather. He has also worked on ‘Galli Galli Sim Sim’, an educational series on Pogo and Cartoon Network. He also has a music band named "Asia Electrik" and also plays at another world music band named "Silk & Shrada." Name him.