Personality::R K Laxman::Cartoon::2015-01-28

Q.1 Which Indian company had chosen the "Common Man" as their mascot


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Q.2 After the success of the hunger strike by Anna Hazare for passage of Lokpal bill, the "Common Man" statue was garlanded. Where would you find this statue?


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Q.3 In fact there was one more statue of "Common Man" installed facing the sea. But due to vandalism the statue was disfigured and removed. In which city was this statue erected? Later another statue was installed in the same city.


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Q.4 Which bird was R K Laxman's favaourite. He painted a lots of them with Japanese brush technique. He even published a book of those paintings.
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Q.5 In this Hindi movie the hero was a cartoonist and the cartton used aere made by R K Laxman. Name movie and the hero.
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Q.6 Bal Thackeray and R K Laxman were colleagues way back in 1947. Name the company they worked for.


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Q.7 Which of the following books has not been written by R K Laxman?
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Q.8 "Laxmanrekha" is R K Laxman's autobigraphy in Marathi. What is his autobiography named in English?
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Q.9 This stamp of "Common Man" was issued in 1988. What was the occasion?


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Q.10 There is a TV serial named "R K Laxman ki Duniya" based on the work and cartoons made by R K Laxman. Name the TV serial of 1988 that was conceived by R K Laxman and was scripted by R K Laxman himself.


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Q.11 This character called William, the loveable rascal created by Richmal Crompton, was partly responsible for the inspiration for R K Laxman to create an iconic mascot for a company. Name the mascot and the company.


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India::Constitution::Republic Day::2015-01-19


Q.12 Constituent Assembly passed the constitution of India 26 November 1949 but was adopted on 26 January 1950. Who first proposed the idea of Constituent Assembly
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Q.13 Who was the first president of Constituent Assembly?
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Q.14 the Constitution of India starts with the Preamble stating "WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC".
Which of this was not in the original draft but later added by an amendment
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Q.15 Renowned painter Beohar Rammanohar Sinha under the guidance of his master Nandalal Bose contributed to the making of Constitution of India. what was it?
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Q.16 During the emergency period Indira Gandhi got 42nd amendment to make lots of changes in the constitution. One change was to acknowledge India's growing proximity to and friendship with USSR (Soviet Russia). What was that change?
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Q.17 Indian constitution is highly influenced by British "Parliamentary democracy". the concept of "Separation of Powers" meaning keeping Legislative, Executive and Judiciary separate was borrowed from ___________ constitution.
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Q.18 The concept of "Directive Principles" which provides broad principles and guidelines for the state to make laws and policies, was borrowed from _______
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Q.19 The concept of suspension of fundamental rights during emergency was taken from constitution of _______________
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Q.20 Before 1947, which date was considered to be India's independence day?
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Q.21 India became a republic on 26th Jan 1950. when did Pakistan become a republic?
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Q.22 After independence on 15th August 1947, Lord Mountbatten remained the Governor General of India and Nehru became the Prime Minister. Who was the Governor General of Pakistan?
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Q.23 after independence in 1947, the Governor-General's bodyguards were distributed between India and Pakistan in the ration of 2:1. But none of the sides were ready to let go the Governor-General's buggy. finally it was given to India. But how was it decided?
President Buggy

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Q.24 This practice dates back to 16th century England where the troops were called back inside the castle after the sunset. A similar ritual is performed to denote the official end to the republic day celebrations and festivities.

what is this called?
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Q.25 When India got independence on 15th August 1947, there was no constitution. So Till 26th January India was a ____________
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Q.26 India shares its Republic Day on 26th Jan with National day of another country. Which one?
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Q.27 Before the Republic Day parade the function starts with laying wreaths at Amar Jawan Jyoti. Who performs this?
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Q.28 In 2014 for the first time a state in India arranged a Republic Day parade. Which state?
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Q.29 In the Republic Day parade one of the most beautiful and unique is the camel mounted contingent, which is the only camel mounted military force in the world. This contingent belongs to __________
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Q.30 On Republic Day the President gives away which of the following awards
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Q.31 President Obama will be the Republic Day state guest for 2015. Who was the first gueat in 1950.
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Personality::Swami Vivekananda::::2015-01-12


Q.32 What was Swami Vivekananda's nickname at home. (Answer is not Naren or Narendra)
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Q.33 Swami Vivekananda was born in Kolkata on 12th Jan 1863. His birthday in India is celebrated as _______________
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Q.34 In which city in US a street is named after Swami Vivekananda.
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Q.35 Which relative of Swami Vivekananda left the family and took Sanyas and became a monk.
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Q.36 In 1893 on his way to Canada from Japan to Canada, Swami Vivekananda met Jamshedji Tata on a ship named Empress. On Swami Vivekananda's encouragement to establish a world class institution, Jamshedji setup a world renowned institution. Which one?
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Q.37 Swami Vivekananda's father, Vishwanath Dutta was an attorney in Kolkata. He moved to another city with his family for some years and the airport in this city is named after Swami Vivekanada. Name the city.
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Q.38 During 18881893 Swami Vivekananda travelled throughout India. Three things were his only companion. Kamandal, Bhagavad Gita and ________.
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Q.39 Swami Vivekananda was member of an organization which had the following Indians were member of. Motilal Nehru, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Dr. C. Rajagopalachari, Maharaja Jaya Chamaraja Wadeyar, Deshabandu Chittaran Das, Madhav Rao Scindia.
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Q.41 What was Swami Vivekananda's assumed name before he was called Swami Vivekananda?
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Q.42 Who was the first in west to write Swami Vivekananda's biography?
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Q.43 Swami Vivekananda gave his first public address in Chicago but in East where did he give his first public speech?
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Q.44 Which of the following was not founded by Swami Vivekananda?
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Q.45 What has been reported as possible cause of Swami Vivekananda's death?
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Q.46 Swami Vivekananda's disciple sister Nivedita's original name was _____________
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Q.47 Swami Vivekananda used to go to gym and even played cricket. In which sports did he supposedly received a prize?
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Q.48 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, held in 2013 was marked with inauguration of new train. What is the name of the train?
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Q.49 Vivekananda Rock was inaugurated in 1972. Who was primarily responsible to get the public support and financing for building it.
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Q.50 Who said about Swami Vivekananda "Vivekananda saved Hinduism, saved India".
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Q.51 Who said Swami Vivekanada is "the maker of modern India"?
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Music::Personality::Elvis Presley::2015-01-08


Q.52 Elvis Presley was related to one of the US Presidents. Which one?
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Q.53 Elvis Presley was nicknamed as _______
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Q.54 Elvis Presley had two private jets. And they are up for an auction, although they are not airworthy. One of them, Lockheed JetStar, was named Hound Dog II. The other one was vintage Convair 880. What was it named?
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Q.55 Elvis Presley acted in 31 movies, which one was the first that was released in 1956?
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Q.56 What is Elvis Presley's mansion in Memphis named as?
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Q.57 Which profession Elvis briefly took before taking music as a full time career?
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Q.58 Elvis Presley's favourite food was Peanut Butter banana sandwitches, mashed potatoes and cheese burger. What was his favourite beverage and his song "All Shook Up" was inspired by it.
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Q.59 Elvis Presley's had many hobbies like gokarting, numerology, gospel singing, monopoly but one hobby he picked when he was drafted for US Army and served for 2 years and he later started using it in his shows. What was it?
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Q.60 Elvis Presley's served US Army for 2 years (1958-60). Where was he stationed outside US? He met his wife Priscilla here.
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Q.61 Elvis Presley performed only thrice outside US. Which country was it?
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Q.62 Elvis Presley used to collect certain items as hobby. The topmost was collecting official badges. He had police badges from almost every city he sang in and a federal narcotics badge from President Richard M. Nixon. Name what was the second most collectibles he had?
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Q.64 Graceland, Elvis Presley's house is the most visited private house in US other than one of the following.
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Q.65 Elvis Presley had 18 US no. 1 hit singles and 37 top 10 singles making him the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music. But what is so special about these songs -- "Something", "Yesterday", "Hey Jude", "Get Back" and "Lady Madonna".
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Q.66 Elvis Presley was not very favourite with Grammys. He was nominated 14 times and won 3. At the age of 36 Grammy did something to him. What was that?
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History::Indian Freedom Fight::Literature::2015-01-06

Q.67 Lala Hardayal was the student and he invited one particular professor at Lahore Govt College in 1904 to recite a particular poem which is formally known as Tarana-e-Hindi. The poet later migrated to Pakistan but the song is very popular in India.Which one?
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Q.68 He was one of the first writers to write a book on 1857 Indian war of Independence. The book was banned in entire British empire but the book was published in Netherlands, France and Germany by Madame Bhikaji Cama. The book was The History of the War of Indian Independence. Name the famous freedom fighter who authored it. His other work includes "Kale Pani" and the airport in Port Blair is named after him.
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Q.69 "Neel Darpan" was play written by Dinabandhu Mitra in 1859. The back drop of the play was a revolt by farmers who refused to grow something that the East India Compant forced them to. This revolt was unlike Sepoy Mutini non-violent and involved a bigger populace, one of the first passive resistance movement, and was more successful. The play was translated in English by Michael Madhusudan Dutta and published by Rev James Long. Name the crop that the farmers refused to sow.
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Q.70 He was the first Indian to write an English novel named "Rajmohan's Wife" and wrote many others later in Indian languages. One of his most famous one is based on the Bengal famine and unsuccessful Sanyasi Revolt of 1770. One particular poem from this is one of the most beloved songs in India and played a mjor part in Indian freedom movement, Name the Novel, the song and the author.
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Q.71 This song was written in 1911 and in 1919 Besant Theosophical College in a small town of Madanpalle in Andhra Pradesh adopted it as their prayer song due to the content of the lyrics praising God and other noble ideals. Which song are we talking about?
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History::General::::2015-01-02

Q.72 In June 1967 Israel fought a war against Egypt, Jordan and Syria. How long did the war last?
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Q.73 This country first fought WWII along with Germany and Italy and attacked Russia and later was invaded and occupied by Nazi Germany. Later it became part of Warsaw pact country. In 1956 it saw a revolt against Soviet policies and Soviet Army had to crush this uprising. This event had an effect much later on Soviet Union to break up under Perestroika by Gorbachev. Name this country.
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Q.74 In WWII Japan invaded India at Kohima and Imphal and lost the battle. But one part of India was captured by them. Name it.
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Q.75 Which 1983 Nobel Peace Prize winner did not accept the prize himself but sent his wife fearing that he will not be allowed to enter back to his country?
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Q.76 The capital of Portugal was shifted from Lisbon fearing invasion from Napoleonic forces from 1808 to 1821. To which city was it shifted?
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