General Knowledge Quiz – 17 (KSP : Knowledge Se Pehchan)

Q.1 The name of which of these cities means a fort?

Q.2. Oesophagus, liver, pancreas and intestines are part of which system of a human body?

(A) (B) (C) (D)

Q.3. For excellence in which sport did Yogeswar Dutt win the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award?

Q.4 After the battle of Kurukshetra who gave Yudhisthira lessons on Raj Dharma?

Q.5 Kathiawari,Marwari,Zanskari and Bhutia are all breeds of what animal found in India?

Q.6 The symbol of which arithmetic operation also resembles a letter of the English Alphabet?

Q.7 In which American city is the famous indoor stadium Madison Square Garden located?

Q.8 Which song did Kavi Pradeep compose to pay homage to the martyrs of the Indo-China war?

Q.9 Which industrialist set up Hindustan Aircraft Limited in association with the state of Mysore?

A) Sir Ness Wadia (B) J R D Tata (C) Lala Kailashpath Singhania (D) Seth Walchand Hirachand Doshi

Q.10 Which of these computer devices is found in the market in capacities of 4 GB, 8GB and 16 GB?

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32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow

( Source : “NYTimes” portal)

What’s the new psychological trick for improving performance? Strategic lying. When amateur golfers were told, falsely, that a club belonged to the professional golfer Ben Curtis, they putted better than other golfers using the same club. For a study published in March, human cyclists were pitted against a computer-generated opponent moving at, supposedly, the exact speed the cyclist had achieved in an earlier time trial. In fact, the avatars were moving 2 percent faster, and the human cyclists matched them, reaching new levels of speed. Lying is obviously not a long-term strategy — once you realize what’s going on, the effects may evaporate. It works as long as your trainer can keep the secret. Gretchen Reynolds
Researchers at Imperial College London are closing in on a formula for a new kind of booze — synthetic alcohol, it’s called — that would forever eliminate the next morning’s headache (not to mention other problems associated with drinking). The team, led by David Nutt, a psychiatrist and former British drug czar, has identified six compounds similar to benzodiazepines — a broad class of psychoactive drugs — that won’t get you rip-roaring drunk but will definitely provide a buzz. According to Nutt, the alcohol substitute would be a flavorless additive that you could put in a nonalcoholic drink. And when you want to sober up, all you’d have to do is pop a pill. Clay Risen
In February, Chaotic Moon Labs began testing a robotic shopping cart that acts a bit like a mind-reading butler. To start it up, you can text message the cart’s built-in tablet computer. Now it knows who you are and what you need for dinner. The cart uses Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensor technology to track and follow you through the store, pointing you — in a synthy voice reminiscent of a G.P.S. navigator — toward products on your list. The system will also warn you if you’ve added something that violates your dietary restrictions. Still only a prototype, the cart isn’t nearly as nimble as its human-powered cousin, but it does have one main advantage. Items you add to the cart can be automatically scanned, and you can finalize your purchase from the device, skipping the checkout line entirely. Farhad Manjoo
A movie projector flashes 24 images across the screen each second to create the illusion of motion — kind of like a flipbook. The directors James Cameron and Peter Jackson propose kicking that number to 48 or even 60 frames per second. It’ll change the way we experience movies: colors will appear brighter, images sharper, motion smoother. Steven Poster, president of the International Cinematographers Guild, says the effect can be “almost holographic in quality.” Proponents say it’s what 3-D was supposed to feel like — a kind of immersive reality. Still, the image quality takes some getting used to. At an industry conference where Jackson previewed scenes featuring higher-frame-rate hobbits, critics complained that the hyperclarity made the scenes look like live television rather than cinema. It will doubtless take some getting used to. “When sound came out, a lot of people said this will last about three years,” says cinema-studies professor Tom Gunning of the University of Chicago. “Instead it became totally dominant and wiped silent film off the map.” Addie Morfoot
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