Thursday, January 31, 2013

General Knowledge

1 Who is called Indian Napolean?

2 How Many Planets are in Solar System ?

3 Which is the Highest Monument in India?
 Taj Mahal

4 How many spokes are there in our National flag?

5 Who was the first woman to receive Nobel Prize?
              Marie Curie

6 Kundara Vilambaram was a pronouncement by
              Veluthampi Dalava

7 The Periyar Tiger Sanctuary is located in the district

8 Maraman Convention is held on the banks of river

9 Paralysis is caused by disorders connected with 

10 "Yaksha Gana" is the folk dance of "

11 Human Rights day is observed on
              December 10

13 Who is the First Winner of Jnanpith award?

14 Bekal Fort is situated in the district of 

15 The Dance form Mohiniyattom was originated in

16 Who is the father of Economics?
              Adam Smith

17 Who has the right to open a cheque by cancelling the crossing

18 Decimal system of numbers has it s origin from

19 An example of an amphibian

20 An animal which conserves water for very long time
              Kangaroo rat

21 The first digit from the left on PIN code indicates
              Postal Zone

22 Great Britain is divided into 4 areas. Three of these are England, Ireland and Scotland. Which is the fourth ?

23 Alga is found in

24 Speed of sound is maximum in

25 Bhatnagar Award is given for the best work in

26 "Mohajir Quami Movement" is an ethnic group in which of the following countries ?"

27 The first woman Chief Minister of South India ?
              Janaki Ramachandran

28 Which of the following festival is celebrated in Gujarat ?
              Dang Festival

29 "England and Australia fight for "Ashes " then England and West Indies for"
              Wisdens Trophy

30 The plant which use Ammonia directly

31 "Political Freedom is the breath of a Nation" the slogan given by
              Aurobindo Ghosh

32 The Canal which connects Mediteranian Sea with Red Sea
              Suez Canal

33 Chemical Disaster Prevention Day was created on which day

34 Swayamsidha is an integrated scheme for which of the following ?
              Women Empowerment

35 Rome is situated on the banks of the river

36 P.T.Sivakumar Sharma is associated with

37 Where are battle tanks made in India ?

38 Which writs is issued bya high court commanding a person or a body to his or its duty ?

39 Article 40 of Indian Constitution lays down the establishment of
              Village Panchayath

40 The largest Carnivorous fish is

41 Gun Powder invented by
              Rogor Bacor

42 "Poolu" is "
              French Solidiers

43 "Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get"

44 Who is the first Indian Batsman to cross 10000 runs in Tests ?
              Sunil Gavaskar

45 When iron rusts, its weight

46 The Birbal Sahini Institute of Paleobotany is located in

47 "Operation Gentlemen" is related to"
              Cricket Match Fixing

48 Which of the following is not an example of Direct Tax
 (a) Income Tax (b)Wealth Tax (c)Gift Tax (d)Sales Tax

49 "Government By a One Man" is called"

50 Interpol was setup in the year

First in India - Questions & Answers

1. First Prime Minister of India? 
Ans: Jawaharlal Nehru 

2. First President of India?
Ans:Dr.Rajendra Prasad.

3. First Deputy Prime Minister of India? 
Ans:Sardar Vallabhai Patel.

4. First Vice President of India ?
Ans: Dr.S.Radhakrishnan.

5. First speaker of Lok Sabha ? 

6. First Chief Justice of India?
Ans:Harilal. J.Kania

7. First woman judge of Supreme Court ?
Ans:Justice. Fatima Beevi

8. First Field Marshal of India? 
Ans:S.H.F.J. Maneskhaw

9. First Commander in Chief of free India ?
Ans Gen.K.M.Kariappa

10. First woman Airline Pilot ? 
Ans:Durba Banerjee

11. First Woman IPS Officer ?
Ans:Kiran Bedi

12. First Prime Minister to resign from Office ?
Ans:Morarji Desai

13. First woman Chief Minister of a state ? 
Ans:Sucheta Kripalani

14. First woman Central Minister of India? 
Ans:Rajkumari Amrit Kaul

15. First Woman Governor of a state ? 
Ans:Sarojini Naidu

16. First Woman Speaker of a state assembly ? 
Ans:Mrs. Shano Devi

17. First Muslim Woamn to sit on the throne of Delhi ? 
Ans:Sultana Rasia

18. First Indian to become the member of British Parliament ? 
Ans:Dadabhai Naoroji

19. First Indian to become member of Viceroy’s Executive Council ?
Ans:Lord. S. P.Sinha

20. First President of Indian National Congress ?

21. First Woman President of Indian National Congress ? 
Ans:Annie Besant

22. First Woman President of United Nations General Assembly ? 
Ans:Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

23. First Indian to become the President of International Court of Justice ? 
Ans:Dr. Nagendra Singh

24. First Indian Cosmonaut ?
Ans:Sqn.Leader. Rakesh Sarma

25. First Nobel Prize winner of India ?
Rabindra Nath Tagore(1913)

26. First Magsaysay Award Winner of India ?
Ans:Acharya Vinoba Bhave.

27. First man in India to climb Everest ?
Ans:Tenzing Norgay

28. First man in India to climb Everest twice ? 
Ans:Nawang Gombu

29. First Indian Woman to climb Everest ? 

30. First Youngest Woman to climb Everest ? 
Ans:Dickey Dolma

31. First Indian to climb Everest without Oxygen ?
Ans:Phu Dorjee

32. First to be crowned as Miss. Universe ? 
Ans:Susmitha Sen

33. First to be crowned as Miss. India ? 
Ans:Reeta Faria 

34. First Indian woman to swim across English Channel ?
Arati Saha(She is also known as Arati Gupta)

35. First Indian man to swim across English Channel ?
Ans:Mihir Sen

36. First Woman to win an Asian Gold ? 
Ans:Kamaljit Sandhu

37. First woman who secured the Nehru Literacy Award ?
Ans:Mother Theresa

38. First University in India was started at ? 

39. The first State in India to introduce Panchayati Raj System ?

40. First Indian Pilot ? 

41. First Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission ? 
Ans:Gulsarilal Nanda

42. First Law Minister of Independent India ? 

43. First Indian State to be formed on linguistic basis after the independence? 
Ans:Andra Pradesh

44. First Indian to enter into Civil Service? 
Ans:Satyendranath Tagore

45. First Chief Election commissioner of India ?
Ans:Sukumar Sen

46. First Opposition leader of Indian Parliament ? 
Ans:Dr.Ram Subhag Singh

47. First Comptroller and Auditor General of India? 
Ans:Narahari Rao

48. First Vice Chairman of Rajya Sabha ? 
Ans:S.V. Krishnan Moorthi Rao

49. First Acting President of India ? 

50. First Railway Minister of India ? 
Ans: Lal Bahadur Sasthri.


1. The first talkie film of India?Ans: “Alam Ara”

2. The first Panavision film of India?
Ans: “Shalimar” (1978)

3. First Malayalam Film which bagged the President’s gold Medal?
Ans: “Chemmeen” (1965)

4. First Indian talkie film “Alam Ara” is directed by?
Ans:Ardeshi Irani

5. The First 70 MM film of India?
Ans: “Around the World” (1967)

6. Which was the first Cinemascope Film?
Ans: “Kagaz Ke Phool” (1959)

7. First south Indian film released in Korea?
Muthu (Tamil Film starring Rajnikanth )

8. The first 3D Film of India?
Ans: “My Dear Kuttichathan” (Malayalam, 1984, directed by Navodaya Appachan)

9. Sivaji Rao Gaikwad is the real name of a South Indian Super Star? Who is he?
Ans: Rajnikanth

10. Who is called the “Father of Indian Cinema”Ans: Dada Saheb Phalke

11. First Indian who won Oscar Award?
Ans: Bhanu Athaiya for the costume design of the film “Gandhi”?

12. The first “Dada Saheb Phalke award” is won by?
Ans: Devika Rani

13. The last film of “Sathyajit Rai ?
Ans: Aganthuk

14. First Silent Feature Film of India?
Ans:Pundalik (Hindi-1912) by N.G. Chitre and R.G. Torney. 

15. First Sanskrit Film of India?
Ans: Adi Sankara (1983, directed by G.V.Ayyar)

16. First fully indigenously made silent feature film of India?
Ans: Raja Harishchandra

17. First Cinemascope Film of India?
Ans: Kagaz Ke Phool (1959- Guru Datt)

18. Who is known as “First Lady of Indian Cinema”?
Ans: Nargiz Datt

19. National Award is constituted in the year?
Ans: 1954

20. The biggest film studio of India?
Ans: Ramoji Film Studio (Hyderabad)

21. First complete Technicolor film?
Ans: Jhansi Ki Rani (1953)

22. The first Hit film of India?
Ans: Lanka Dahan(1917)

23. National Institute of Designs is situated at?
Ans: Ahamedabad

24. First song-less film of India?
Ans: Naujawan (1937) directed by JBH Wadia

25. The first English film of India?
Ans: Court Dancer

26. First Cinema Theatre of India?
Ans: Elphinstone Palace (Calcutta-1907)

27. The first indigenously made 70mm Film of India ?
Ans: Sholai (G.P.Sippy, 1975)

28. First film festival of India was held at?

29. Music Director of the film “Gandhi”
Ans: Ravi Sankar

30. First Film Centre of India?
Ans: Nandan, in Calcutta, it was inaugurated in September 1985.

31. First indigenously made Colour Film of India?
Ans:Kisan Kanya (1937)

32. First Color film of India?

33. The first news paper of India which give a film advertisement?
Ans: Times of India

34. Who is the director of first film of India “Raja Harischandra”?
Ans: Dada Saheb Phalke

35. First Telefilmof India?
Ans: Sadgati which is directed by Satyajit Rai(telecasted on Doordarshan in April 1981)

36. Raja Harischandra was released in the year?
Ans: 1913

37. In which state of India has most number of cinema Theatres?
Ans: Andra Pradesh

38. The music director who won Oscar for India?
Ans:A.R.Rahman, he won two awards. i.e. best music and best song for his work for the film “Slum Dog Millionaire”

39. The Indian sound engineer who got Oscar for the film “Slumdog Millionaire”
Ans:Rasool Pookkutty

40. The first actress who was nominated as a member of Rajya Sabha?
Ans:Nargeez Dutt

41. First film exhibition of India is held at?
Ans: Bombay

42. First Film with an all-female cast: 
Ans: Bindhast, Marathi Film directed by Chandrakant Kulkarni.

43. Name the Indian film which has 71 songs ?
Ans: Indra Sabha

44. First Bharath Award is won by ?
Ans: Sanjeev Kumar

45. First actor to become a Chief Minister of a state ?
Ans: M.G.Ramachandran (M.G.R)

46. First actress to become a Chief Minister of a state ?
Ans: Janaki Ramachandran

47. The only Malayalee who won the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award ?
Ans: Adoor Gopala Krishnan

48. Music Director of “Pather Panchali” directed by Sathyajit Rai ?
Ans: Pandit Ravi Sankar

49. Film & Television Institute of India is situated at ?
Ans: Pune

50. India’s first 6 Track stereophonic film ?
Ans: Shole

First in the World

The First person to land on the moon
Neil A. Amstrong (U.S.A)
The First to launch search Satellite or "artificial moon"
The first man to enter space
Late Maj. Yuri Gagarin (USSR)
The first woman cosmonaut in the world
Valentina Tereshkova
The first Woman Astronant pilot
Lt.Col.Eileen Marie Collin (US)
The first person to float in space
Alexei Leonav (Russia)
The first American astronaut (2nd in world) to floatin space
Edward White
The first Russian cosmonaut to make two space flights
Late Col. Vladimir Komarov
The first American astronaut to make two space flights
Gordon Cooper (U.S.A.)
The first manned space ship longest stay in space for 11 days
Apollo - 7 (U.S.A.)
The first manned spaceship to space flight round the moon
Apollo - 8 (U.S.A.)
The first space craft to leave solar system
Pioneer - II (U.S.A.)
The first country to launch a cosmic space rocket towards moon
First crew transfer between orbiting space ships
Soyuz-4 and Soyuz-5 (U.S.S.R.)
The first man to stay long in space
Valery Ryumin
The first space shuttle
Columbia (U.S.A.)
The first woman to command a space shuttle mission (Columbia)
Eileen Collins (U.S.A.)
The first tourist to space
Dennis Tito (U.S.A.)

First in India Women

First Prime Minister
Mrs. Indira Gandhi
First Chief Minister of State
Mrs. Sucheta Kripalani
First Minister
Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Pandit
First Central Minister
Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
First Speaker of Lok Sabha
Mrs. Shanno Devi
First Governor of a State
Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
First President of Indian National Congress
Dr. Annie Besant
First Indian President of Indian National Congress
Mrs.. Sarojini Naidu
First President of UN General Assembly
Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Pandit
First Muslim to sit on the throne of Delhi
Razia Sultan
First to swim across the English Channel
Mrs. Arti Shah
First to climb Mount Everest
Bachhendri Pal
First to circumnavigate (sail round the world)
Ujwala Rai
First IAS Officer
Anna George Malhotra
First IPS Officer
Kiran Bedi
First Advocate
Cornelia Sorabji
First Judge of a High Court
Anna Chandi
First Judge of Supreme Court
Ms M. Fathima Beevi
First Chief Justice of a High Court
Ms. Leila Seth
First Doctor
Kadambini Ganguli
First editor of English newspaper
Dina Vakil
First Chief Engineer
Mrs. P.K. Thresia
First to receive a Sena Medal
Constable Bimla Devi (88 BN of CRPF) - 1990
Youngest to Climb Mount Everest
Dicky Doima (19) from Manali - 1993
First to climb Mount Everest two times
Santosh Yadav (ITBF Officer) - 1993
First Magistrate
Mrs. Omana Kunjamma
First to win Nobel Prize
Mother Theresa
First to be crowned Miss India
Reita Fariq
First to be crowned Miss Universe
Sushmita Sen
First to be crowned Miss World
Reita Faria
First DGP
Kanchan Chowdhry Bhattacharya

First in India Men

First Indian to swim across the English Channel
Mihir Sen
First to Climb Mount Everest
Tenzing Norgay
First to climb Mount Everest without Oxygen
Phy Dorjee
First Indian to join I.C.S. (I.C.S. now IAS)
Satyendra Nath Tagore
First Indian to get Nobel Prize
Rabindra Nath Tagore
First Indian in Space (first Indian cosmonaut)
Sqn. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma
First British Governor General
Warren Hastings
First Governor General of Free India
Lord Mountbatten
First and the last Governor General of free India
C. Rajagopalachari
First President of India
Dr. Rajendra Prasad
First Vice-President of India
Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
First Muslim President of India
Dr. Zakir Hussain
First Sikh President of India
Giani Zail Singh
First Prime Minister
Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
First Speaker of Lok Sabha
G.V. Mavlankar
First Chief Justice of India
Justice H.L. Kania
First President of Indian National Congress
W.C. Bannerjee
First Indian to become member of Viceroy's Executive Council
Lord S.P. Sinha
First Indian to become President of International Court of Justice
Dr. Nagendra Singh
First Emperor of Moghul Dynasty
First Field Marshal
S.H.F.J. Manekshaw
First Indian Commander-in-Chief of India
Gen. K.M. Cariappa
First Chief of the Army Staff (Indian)
First Chief of the Naval Staff (Indian)
Vice Admiral R.D. Katari
First Chief of the Air Force Staff (India)
Subroto Mukherjee
First Indian in British Parliament
Dada Bhai Nauroji
First Indian recipient of Victoria Cross (highest award before independence)
Khudada Khan
First Indian to circumnavigate the globe
Lt. Col K.S. Rao
First Indian to reach the South Pole
Col J.K. Bajaj (1989)
First Indian to make a solo air flight
JRD Tata
First Indian to visit England
Raja Rammohan Roy (1832)
First Indian Member of House of Lords (British)
Lord S.P. Sinha
First Bar-at-Law
J.M. Tagore
First Chairman of Rajya Sabha
Dr. S. Radhakrishnan (1952 - 62)
First Indian Test Cricketer
K.S. Ranjitsingh
First Air Marshall
Arjan Singh
First Judge to face impeachment in the Lock Sabha
Justice V.Ramaswami (1993)
Fastest Shorthand writer
Dr. G.D. Bhist (250 wpm)


Changed Names of Important Countries







British Guiana-Guyana


Cape Canaveral-Cape Kennedy

Ceylon-Sri Lanka





Dutch East Indies-Indonesia

Dutch Guiana-Surinam


Gold Coast-Ghana

Hollad-The Netherlands





Northern Rhodesia-Zambia


Peking (China)-Beijing






South-West Africa-Namibia

Thanganyika Zanzibar-Tanzania

Famous Towns in the World

No 10, Downing Street
Official residence of the British Prime Minister.

Famous for oil refinery

Alaska (U.S.A.)
In 1958 it was declared as 49th State of U.S.A. It is near Canada

City and sea-port of Egypt, founded by Alexander the Great. Handles about 80% of the country's exports.

Angkor Wat
Ruined temple in Cambodia. Signposts of ancient oriental civilization.

Aswam Dam
A dam in Egypt across the River Nile.

Oilfields of Azerbaijan.

It was a Jail in Paris. Destroyed during the French Revolution.

Beding (Australia)
Famous for gold mines.

A town Palestine, the birth place of Christ.

Bikini Atoll
In Pacific Ocean, where first hydrogen bomb was tested by U.S.A.

An atoll of the Marshall Islands. Atomb Bomb was dropped here experimentally in 1948.

A town in Czechoslovakia on Czech-Russian border.

Buckingham Palace
London residence of the British monarch.

In Ladakh, highest airfield in the world. Chinese troops attacked it in 1962.

An island where Napoleon was born.

Detroit (U.S.A)
The biggest car manufacturing town in the world.

Elephanta Caves (India)
Situated in an island 15 miles from Bombay. Famous for the statues of Siva and Parvati.

Fleet Street
Press Center in London.

Gaza Strip
In Egypt near Israeli border, was seat of United nations Emergency Force till 1957. Now under Israeli occupation.

Key to Mediterranean, fortress and novel base situated on rock in the extreme South of Spain.

Golden Temple (India)
Famous temple of the Sikhs at Amritsar, constructed by Guru Ram Dass.

An industrial center of Japan which was destroyed by atom bomb in 1945.

Hollywood (California. U.S.A.)
Famous for film industry

Hyde Park
A huge park in London.

City in Israel. Jesus Christ was crucified here (now capital of Israel)

It is the State of chattarpur, Bundelkhand in Madhya Pradesh. It is famous for Mahadev Temple.

Important town of Ukraine, manufactures motor cars, tractors and agricultural machinery.

Lop Nor
Palace in Sinkiang (Red China), site for atomic tests.

Los Angeles A part of California (U.S.A.)
The famous film industry of Hollywood is established here. It is famous as Cinima City of the world.

Venue of non-aligned nations summit in September 1970. Capital of Zambia.

Manchester (U.K.)
Cotton manufacturing city. It is one of the world's biggest cloth manufacturing center.

City and Seaport of Southern France. Famous for silk, wine, olive soap, margarine and candles.

Mecca (Saudi Arabia)
Sacred place of the Muslims because Prophet Mohammed was born here.

Longest city of Canada. Famous for iron and steel works and motor car factories.

Nagasaki (Japan)
It is noted for its iron and steel industries. Atom was dropped here during World War II.

New Castle
An important port on the Tyne in England, famous for coal industry.

New Orleans (U.S.A.)
It is the greatest cotton and wheat exporting center in the world.

Osaka (Japan)
Known as the Manchester of Japan. It is sometimes called the Venice of Japan.

In Italy, famous for Leaning Tower, one of the seven wonders of the world.

Headquarters of American Defence Forces.

Capital of Cambodia.

Plais Des Nations
Venue in Geneva for holding international conferences.

Dalai Lama's palace at Lhasa (Tibet).

Peninsula of Egypt between the Gulfs of Suez and Aquba, at the head of Red Sea.

Island in Indian Ocean, got freedom on June 28, 1976.

In Israel, the lowest point on earth.

Official residence of the Pope of Rome.

Versaillers (France)
Famous for the treaty of Versailles which ended World War I in 1918.

Capital of Austria. The venue of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) between Russia and U.S.A.

Walling Wall
Part of the Western Wall of the Temple Court in Jerusalem. Part of the wall, probably dates from the time of Solomon, is regarded by both Jews and Moslems as one of special sanctity.

Wall Street
In Manhattan, New York, famous for American's stock exchange market.

White House
The official residence of the President of U.S.A. in Washington D.C.

Zurich (Switzerland)
Famous for the manufacture of cotton and silk and for its lenses.

Military, Aviation Terms

Place where arms and ammunition are manufactured and stored.

An army unit consisting of 1,000 combatants led by a Lieutenant Colonel.

A unit of a number of artillery guns, mobile or fixed.

The point of target that has t be aimed or hit while practicing shooting.

Pilot's seat in the fuselage of an aeroplane.

Hiding of objects by various means to deceive or bamboozle the enemy about their real location thereby protecting them from air and ground attacks.

A mobile body of guerilla fighters.

Compulsory recruitment of personnel for service in the armed forces.

Normally, a division has 20,000 troops commanded by a Major General equipped with two or more brigades of infantry with befitting artillery and engineering equipment.

An aerial duel between two or more aircraft's at a close range.

A fleet of boats or small ships.

Powered by rockets or jet propulsion, they are unmanned, self propelled air or space vehicle fitted with explosive warheads. Guided missiles are either self directed with inlaid controls or under remote controls based on the firing range.

Inter Continental Ballistic Missile is a rocket propelled surface to surface guided missile carrying a nuclear warhead which can reach a destined city or installation in the world and destroy it entirely.

It is of three types, viz, air to air, surface to air, and air to surface. Air to air guided missile, launched from an aircraft is employed to hit target in the battlefield. Surface to surface and air to air guided missiles are employed against enemy missiles or targets.

A large passenger jet aircraft having the capacity to life nearly 447 passengers.

Giving air shield to a city or by nuclear weapons. It is also called parasol or Sombrero.

Deployment of weapons on satellites in space with a view to destroy inter-continental ballistic missiles in space coming from the enemy.

Air Force formation consisting of 20 aircraft's commanded by a Squadron Leader.


Acharya Rajneesh:Osho

Adam Smith: Father of Economics

Adolf Hitler: Fuhrer (also fuehrer)

Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense

Andrei D. Sakharov: Father of the (Soviet) Hydrogen Bomb

Bal Gangadhar Tilak: Lokmanya; Father of Indian Unrest

Bhagat Singh: Shahid - e - Azam

C. Rajagopalachari: C.R. Rajaji

C.F. Andrews: Deenabandhu

C.N. Annadurai: Anna

Chittaranjan Das: Deshbandhu

Dadabhai Naoroji: Grand Old Man of India; Father of Indian Politics and Economics.

Dadasaheb Phalke: Father of Indian Cinema.

Duke of Wellington: Iron Duke.

Dwight David Eisenhower: lke

Edmund Spencer: Poets' Poet

Eivis Presley; Elvis the Pelvis

Ernest Rutherford: Father of Nuclear Physics.

Erwin Rammel: Desert Fax.

Florence Nightingale: Lady with the Lamp.

Geoffrey Chaucer: Father of English Poetry.

George Bernard Show: 'G.B.S'

Giovanni Baccaccio: Father of the Novel

Gurcharan Singh: Ground Old Man of Indian Pottery, Daddyji.

Henrik J. Ibsen: Father of Modern Drama

Herodotus: Father of History

Hippocrates: Father of Medicine

Homi J. Bhabha: Father of Indian Nuclear Science

Indira Gandhi: Iron Lady of India

J.R.D. Tata: Father of Civil Aviation in India.

Jamshedji Tata: Father of Indian Industry

Jawaharlal Nehru: Chacha; Panditji

Jayaprakash Narayan: 'J.P'; Loknayak

Joan of Arc: Maid of Orleans

Joseph Priestley: Father of Soda Pop; Father of Modern Chemistry

K.M. Cariappa: Kipper, Grand Old Man of Indian Army.

K.V. Puttappa: Kuvempu

Kalidas: Indian Shakespeare, Shakespeare of India

Kato Ichire: Dr. Robot.

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan: Badshah Khan; Frantier Gandhi; Fakhre-e Afghan,

Lala Lajpat Rai: Punjab Kesari (Lion of the Punjab or Sher-e-Punjab)

M.F. Robespierre: The Incorruptible

M.K. Gandhi: Bapu; Mahatma; Father of the Nation.

M.S. Golwalkar: Guruji

Madan Mohan Malaviya: Mahamana

Nandlal Base: Father of Modern Painting in India.

Napoleon Bonaparte: Little Corporol; Man of Density.

Otto Von Bismarck: Man of Blood and Iron; Iron Chancellor

Queen Elizabeth I; Maiden Queen

Rabindranath Tagore: Gurudev

Rajinder Singh: Sparrow

Raja Rammohan Roy: Father of Indian Renaissance.

Richard Cobden: Apostle of Free Trade

Samudragupta: Indian Napoleon.

S. Sathyamurthi: Firebrand of South India

Salim Ali: The Birdman of India

Sarojini Naidu: Nightingale of India

Shakti Chattapadhyaya: Robert Frost of West Bengal.

Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah: Lion of Kashmir (Sher-e-Kashmir)

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: Bangabandhu

St. Nicholas: Santa Claus

Subhash Chandra Bose: Netaji

Susruta: Father of Modern Plastic Surgery

T.T. Krishnamachari: T.T.K.'

Tanguturi Prakasam: Andhra Kesari

Tenzing Norgay: Tiger of Snows

Thomas Cook: Father of Modern Tourism

Thomas Edward Lawrence: Lawrence of Arabia

Tushar Kanti Ghosh; Grand Old Man of Indian Journalism

Vallabhbhai Patel: Iron Man of India, Bismarck of India.

Vinoba Bhave: Acharya

V.M. Basheer: Sultan of Beypore

Walter Scott: Wizard of the North

William Ewart Gladstone: Grand Old Man of British Politics.

William Pitt: The Younger Pitt, Grand Commoner

William Shakespeare: Bard of Avon.

List of important days

1. Louis Braille Day -5th January

2. World Laughter Day -10th January

3. National Youth Day ( Birthday of Swami Vivekananda) 12th January

4. Army Day 15th January

5. International Customs and Excise Day 25th January

6. Tourism Day ( India) 25th January

7. Republic Day (India) 26th January

8. Martyrs’s Day 30th January

9. Leprosy Prevention Day 30th January

10. Sarvodaya Day 30th January


1. Rose Day 12th February

2. Valentine Day 14th February

3. International Mother Tongue Day 21th February

4. Central Excise Tex Day 24th February

5. National Science Day 28th February


1. National Safety Day ( Security of Industrial Institutions) 4th March

2. International Woman’s Day 8th march

3. World Kidney Day 9th March

4. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Foundation day 12th march

5. World Consumer Day 14th March

6. Ordnance Manufacturing Day 18th March

7. World Disabled Day 20th March

8. World Forestry Day 21st March

9. World Water day 22nd March

10. World Meteorological Day 23rd March

11. Ram Manohar Lohia’s Birth Day (Anniversary) 23rd March

12. Bhagat Singh , Sukhdev And Rajguru’s Martyrdam Day 23rd March

13. World TB (Tuberculosis) Day 24th March

14. Rural Postal Life Insurance Day 24th March

15. Sacrifice Day of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi 25th March

16. National Day of Bangladesh 26th March

17. Worldtheatre Day 27th March


1. National Maritime Day 5th April

2. Special Protection Group (SPG) Foundation Day 7th April

3. World Health Day 7th April

4. World Homeopathy Day (Birth day of Samuel Hanimen) 10th April

5. World Aeronautics and Cosmology Day 14th April

6. Ambedkar’s Birth Anniversary 14th April

7. World Hemophilia Day 17th April

8. World Heritage Day 18th April

9. Indian Civil Service Day 21st April

10. Earth Day 22nd April

11.World Books and Copyright Day 23rd April

12. Panchayat Divas 24th April


1. International Labour Day (Worker’s Day of May Day) 1st May

2. World 2nd May

3. World Press Freedom Day 3rd May

4. World Red Cross Day 8th May

5. Mother’s Day 2nd May

6. World Laughter Day 7th May

7. World Thalassamia Day 8th May

8. International Pthylesemia Day 8th May

9. National Technological Day 11th May

10. International Nurses Day 12th May

11. International Family Day 15th May

12. World Telecommunication Day 17th May

13. Anti-Terrorism Day 21st May

14. World Biodiversity 23rd May

15. Commonwealth Day 24th May

16. Death Anniversary of Jawahar Lal Nehru 27th May

17. World Anti-Tobacco (and No-smoking ) 31st May


1. World Environment Day 5th June

2. International Olympic Association Establishment Day 6th June

3. Father’s Day 18th June

4. World Refugee Day 20th June

5. World Diabetes Day 27th June


1. Doctor’s Day ( Birthday of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy ) 1st July

2. State Bank of India Foundation Day 1st July

3. World Population Day 11th July

4. Kargil Memorial Day 26th July


1. World Breast Feeding Day 1st August

2. World Peace Day, Hiroshima Day 6th August

3. Quit India Day, Nagasaki Day 9th August

4. World Youth Day 12th August

5. Independence Day (India) 15th August

6. National Sports Day (Birth Day Of Dhyanchand) 29th August


1. Teacher’s Day (Birth Day of S.Radhakrishnan 5th September

2. World Literacy Day 8th September

3. World Fraternity and Apology Day 14th September

4. Hindi Dives ( Day) 14th September

5. Engineer’s Day 15th September

6. World Ozone Day 16th September

7. Railway Police Force (RPF) Foundation Day 20th September

8. Alzheimer’s Day 21st September

9. World Deaf Day and World Heart Day 24th September

10. World Tourism Day 27th September


1. International Oldmen’s Day 1st October

2. Mahatma Gandhi’s Birth Day (International Non- violence Day) 2nd October

3. Birth day of Lal Bahadur Sastri 2nd October

4. World Habitat day 3rd October

5. World Animal Welfare Day 4th October

6. World Teacher’s Day 5th October

7. World Wild animal Day 6th October

8. Indian Air Force Day 8th October

9. World Post Day 9th October

10. Birthday of Loknayak Jay Prakash Narayan 11th October

11. UN International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction 13th October

12. World Standards Day 14th October

13. World Food Day 16th October

14. World Allergy Awareness Day 16th October

15. World Iodine Shortage Day 21st October

16. United Nation (UN) Day 24th October

17. Worldthrift Day 30th October

18. Death Anniversary of Indira Gandhi 31st October


1. World Service Day 9th November

2. Children’s Day (Birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru) 14th November

3. International Day For Endurance 16th November

4. World Students Day 17th November

5. National Journalism Day 17th November

6. World Adult Day 18th November

7. World Citizen Day 19th November

8. Universal Children’s Day 20th November

9. World Television Day 21th November

10.World Non-veg Prevention Day 25th November

11. World Environment Protection Day 26th November

12. National Law Day 26th November


1. Words AIDS Day 1st December

2. International Day forthe Abolition of Slavery 2nd December

3. World Disabled Day 3 rd December

4.Chemical Accidents Prevention Day 4th December

5. Navy Day 4th December

6. International Volunteers Day 5th December

7. International Civil Aviation Day 7th December

8. Armed Forces Flag Day 7th December

9. Girl Child Day (Balika Divas) (India) 9th December

10. International Human Rights Day 10th December

11. World Children’s Fund Day 11th December

12. World Asthma Day 11th December

13. National Energy Conservation Day 14th December

14. Liberation Day Of Goa 19th December

15. Kisan Dives (Birthday Charan Singh) 23rd December

16. X-mas Day 25th December

17. Central Reserve Police Force( CRPF) Foundation Day 26th December

List of Important Cups & Trophies

Agha Khan -Cup Hockey- India
American Cup -Yatch Racing -USA
Ashes Cup -Cricket- Australia England
Augusta Masters -Golf- International
Australian Open- Lawn Tennis- International
Azlan Cup -Hockey -International
Bama Belleck Cup- Table Tennis- India
BCS Trophy -Football -America
Beighton Cup- Hockey -India
Bledisloe Cup -Rugby -NewZealand & Australia
Bombay Gold Cup -Hockey -India
Borg-Warner Trophy -Motorsports -Indianapolis America
British Open -Golf -International
Burdwan Trophy -Weight Lifting- India
Calcutta Cup- Rugby -England and Scotland
Champions trophy -Hockey- International
Colombo Cup -Football -International
Commissioner's Trophy -Baseball- America
Davis Cup- Tennis -International
DCM Trophy- Football -India
Derby Horse- Racing- International
Dhyanchand Trophy -Hockey -India
Dr. BC Roy Trophy -Football -India
Duleep Trophy- Cricket- India
Durand Cup -Football -India
European Champion Clubs' Cup -Football- International
Ezra Cup- Polo- India
FIFA World Cup Trophy -Football -International
French Open -Lawn Tennis -International
Grey Cup- Football -US & Canada
Heineken Cup- Lawn Tennis- International
Heisman Trophy- Football- America
Hopman Cup -Lawn Tennis -International
IFA Shield -Football -India
Kings Cup -Air Races- England
Lady Ratan Tata Trophy -Hockey -India
Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy -Basketball -America
League Championship Trophy -Football -International
Liners Open -Golf -International
Malaysian Open- Badminton -International
Mann Cup- Lacrosse- America
McClelland Trophy- Football -Australia
Meredka Cup- Football -Asia
MLS Cup- Soccer -America
Moinuddaula Gold Cup -Cricket- India
Nehru Trophy- Hockey- India
Old Oaken Bucket- Football -Intercollege America
Premier League Trophy- Football -International
Prince of Wales Cup- Golf- England
Radha Mohan Cup -Polo- India
Ranaji Trophy -Cricket -India
Rangeshwari Cup -Hockey -India
Rovers Cup -Football- India
Santosh Trophy -Football- India
Scindia Gold Cup -Hockey- India
Stanley Cup- Hockey -America
Subrato mukherjee Cup- Football -India
Swaythling Cup -Table Tennis -World
Tata Open- Lawn Tennis- International
The Scottish Cup -Football -International
Thomas Cup -Badminton -World
U. Thant Cup -Tennis -International
Uber Cup -Badminton (Women) -World
UEFA Champions League -Football -International
US Maters -Golf -International
US Open- Lawn Tennis -International
Vince Lombardi Trophy -Super Bowl -America
Walker Cup- Golf- England
Webb Ellis Cup- Rugby -World
Wellington trophy -Rowing -India
West Chester Cup- Polo -England
World Cup- Hockey, Football, Cricket -World

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


1. One megabyte equals approximately
1) 1,000 bits
2) 1,000 bytes
3) 1 million bytes
4) 1 million bits
5) 2,000 bytes

2. Data going into the computer is called?
1) Output
2) Algorithm
3) Input
4) Calculations
5) Flowchart

3. Which of the following refers to the memory in your computer?
1) RAM
2) DSL
3) USB
4) LAN
5) CPU

4. When you are working on a document on PC, where is the document temporarily stored?
1) RAM
2) ROM
3) The CPU
4) Flash memory
5) The CD-Rom

5. Information travels between components on the mother board through-

1) Flash memory
4) Buses
5) Peripherals

6. How are data organised in a spreadsheet?
1) Lines and spaces
2) Layers and planes
3) Height and width
4) Rows and columns
5) None of these

7. Which of the following is true?
1) Byte is a single digit in a binary number
2) Bit represents a grouping of digital numbers
3) Eight-digit binary number is called a byte
4) Eight-digit binary number is called a bit
5) None of these

8. Transformation of input into output is performed by?
1) Peripherals
2) Memory
3) Storage
4) The Input-Output unit
5) The CPU

9. How many options does a binary choice offer?
1) None
2) One
3) Two
4) It depends on the amount of memory in the computer
5) It depends on the speed of the computer's processor

10. collection of web pages and the very first page that we see on opening of a web-site
1) Home-page, Web-page
2) Web-site, Home-page
3) Web-page, Home-page
4) Web-page, Web-site
5) None of these

11. When the pointer is positioned on a _____ it is shaped like a hand.
1) Grammar error
2) Hyperlink
3) Screen tip
4) Spelling error
5) Formatting error

12. The _____ of a system includes the programs or instructions.
1) Hardware
2) Icon
3) Information
4) Software
5) None of these

13. 'www' stands for _____
1) World Word Web
2) World Wide Web
3) World White Web
4) World Work Web
5) None of these

14. What menu is selected to cut, copy, and paste?
1) File
2) Tools
3) Special
4) Edit
5) None

15. You can use the tab key to
1) Move a cursor across the screen
2) Indent a paragraph
3) Move the cursor down the screen
4) Only (1) and (2)
5) None of these

16. The most important or powerful computer in a typical network is_____
1) Desktop
2) Network client
3) Network server
4) Network station
5) None of these

17. Which of the following is an example of connectivity?
1) Internet
2) Floppy disk
3) Power cord
4) Data
5) None of these

18. The ability to find an individual item in a file immediately _____ is used.
1) File allocation table
2) Directory
3) Sequential access
4) Direct access
5) None of these

19. The primary purpose of software is to turn data into _____
1) Web sites
2) Information
3) Programs
4) Objects
5) None of these

20. To what temporary area can you store text and other data, and later paste them to another location?
1) The clipboard
2) ROM
4) The hard disk
5) None of these

21. Storage that retains its data after the power is tuned off is referred to as
1) volatile storage
2) non-volatile storage
3) sequential storage
4) direct storage
5) None of these

22. _____is the science that attempts to produce machines that display the same type of intelligence that humans do.
1) Nano science
2) Nanotechnology
3) Simulation
4) Artificial intelligence (AI)
5) None of these

23. Changing an existing document is called _____ the document.
1) Creating
2) Editing
3) Modifying
4) Adjusting
5) None of these

24. Computers use the _____ number system to store data and perform calculations.
1) Decimal
2) Hexadecimal
3) Octal
4) Binary
5) None of these

25. Which of the following is the largest unit of storage?
1) GB
2) KB
3) MB
4) TB
5) None of these

26. The _____ key will launch the start buttons.
1) Esc
2) Shift
3) Windows
4) Shortcut
5) None of these

27. _____is the process of finding errors in software code.
1) Compiling
2) Testing
3) Running
4) Debugging
5) None of these

28. To move to the beginning of a line of text, press the _____ key.
1) Home
2) A
3) Page-up
4) Enter
5) None of these

29. Virtual memory is
1) Memory on the hard disk that the CPU uses as an extended RAM
2) RAM
3) Only necessary if you do not have any RAM in your computer
4) A back up device for floppy disks
5) None of these

30. A _____ contains specific rules and words that express the logical steps of an algorithm.
1) Syntax
2) Programming structure
3) Programming language
4) Logic chart
5) None of these

31. When sending an e-mail, the _____ line describes the contents of the message.
1) to
2) subject
3) contents
4) CC
5) None of these

32. The _____ tells the computer how to use its components.
1) Utility
2) Network
3) Operating system
4) Application program
5) None of these

33. Which grouping do you work with when formatting text in word?
1) Tables, paragraphs and indexes
2) Paragraphs, indexes and sections
3) Characters, sections and paragraphs
4) Indexes, characters and tables
5) None of these

34. What is backup?
1) Adding more components to your network
2) Protecting data by copying it from the original source to a different destination
3) Filtering old data from the new data
4) Accessing data on tape
5) None of these

35. Network components are connected to the same cable in the _____ topology.
1) Star
2) Ring
3) Bus
4) Mesh
5) Mixed

36. This component is required to process data into information and consists of integrated circuits.
1) Hard disk
2) RAM
3) CPU
4) ROM
5) None of these

37. One advantage of dial-up-internet access is ___
1) It utilises broadband technology
2) It utilizes existing telephone service
3) It uses a router for security
4) Modem speeds are very fast
5) None of these

38. What is the term for unsolicited e-mail?
1) News group
2) Use net
3) Backbone
4) Flaming
5) Spam

39. Two or more computers connected to each other of sharing information form a _____
1) Network
2) Router
3) Server
4) Tunnel
5) Pipeline

40. Computers that are portable and convenient for users who travel are known as _____
1) Super computers
2) Lap tops
3) Mini computers
4) File servers
5) None of these

41. A computer checks the _____ of user names and passwords for a match before granting access.
1) Website
2) Network
3) Backup file
4) Data base
5) None of these

42. Office LANs that are spread geographically apart on a large scale can be connected using a corporate
1) CAN
2) LAN
3) DAN
4) WAN
5) TAN

43. The code for a Web page is written using _____
1) A fifth generation language
2) Win Zip
3) Peripherals
4) Hypertext Markup Language
5) URL

44. What is the process of copying software programs from secondary storage media to the hard disk called?
1) Configuration
2) Download
3) Storage
4) Upload
5) Installation

45. Small application programs that run on a web page and may ensure a form is completed properly or provide animation are known as _____
1) Flash
2) Spiders
3) Cookies
4) Applets
5) Sparks

46. The first computers were programmed using _____
1) Assembly language
2) Machine language
3) Source code
4) Object code
5) Spaghetti code

47. Which process checks to ensure the components of the computer and operating are connected properly?
1) Booting
2) Processing
3) Saving
4) Editing
5) None of these

48. In a relational database, this is a data structure that organizes the information about a single topic into rows and columns.
1) Block
2) Record
3) Tuple
4) Table
5) Command line interface

49. How can the user determine what programs are available on a computer?
1) Checking the hard disk properties
2) Viewing the installed programs during the booting process
3) Checking the operating system for a list of installed programs.
4) Checking the existing files saved on the disk
5) None of these

50. When we run a program in HTML coding _____ is used as backend and ____ works as front-end.
1) Notepad - Internet-Explorer
2) Notepad - Msn-messenger
3) MS-Word - Internet Explorer
4) Both (1) and (2)
5) None of these


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