General Knowledge Quiz – 40

Q.1 Who has won the best actor award at the 63rd National Film Awards 2016?

Q.2 Which film on 28 March 2016 won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film?

Q.3 Which freedom fighter was the author of the book "An Introduction of the Dreamland’’?

Q.4 Which of the following pharmaceutical company gets US FDA nod for ritonavir tablets used for treatment of HIV infection ?

Q.5 Which is the National Intelligence Agency of Israel?

Q.6 Singareni Thermal Power Project is located in which state of India?

Q.7 Which is the largest natural satellite in the solar system?

Q.8 The Indian Agriculture Research Institute was located in ………….

Q.9 First non-cooperation movement Kheda Satyagraha was held in ……………

Q.10 Who was regarded as the “Father of Modern Western Education in India” ?

Feed You Brain

What is FOSS?
A non-profit, open source initiative, FOSS stands for Free and Open Source Software. It is an alternative model of software development, one the nonprofit sector is beginning to embrace. The advantage of the open source model over the proprietary model is that everyone has access to the source code of an application. In practice, that allows hundreds of technical people, many working as volunteers with no commercial incentive, to collaborate on continual enhancements to the software.

What is the helicopter shot?
The helicopter shot is an unorthodox cricket shot, reportedly invented by Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Over time, the development of cricket has led to a set of standard batting techniques used by most players of the game. However, some players introduce unorthodox shots which become popular because they help make runs. A well-played helicopter shot can hit a yorker for a six.

Why is spam in email jargon called so?
The term spam is derived from the popular Monty Python song “Spam sketch”, set in a café where everything on the menu includes Spam luncheon meat. The chorus repeats “Spam, spam, spam, spam, lovely spam, wonderful spam, over and over again, drowning out all conversation. Since “Spam” involves sending identical messages to a large number of recipients without their permission, it has been called so. The correct term for it is Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE).

Who was the first playback singer in Indian Cinema?
The first Indian talkie “Alam Ara” was made Ardeshir M Irani, on March 14, 1931. It was a Parsi theater piece adaptation retaining the play’s songs. This gave Indian Cinema its first singer WM Khan. For the song recording, only a harmonium and tabla were used out of the camera range and the singer sang into a hidden microphone.

Which place on Earth has never received any rainfall?
The Atacama desert, spread between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains in northern Chile has not experienced rain in its entire recorded history. Made up of salt basins, sand and lava flow, it lacks vegetation or animal life. Its landscape is desolate and moon-like. The Quillagua meteorological station located in this desert has recorded an average annual rainfall of only 0.5mm during 1964-2001.

When was the first Disneyland set up?
The first Disneyland was set up July 15,1955 in Anaheim, California, USA. The opening was attended by 28,154 persons and 90 million people watched it on television. In the south of Los Angeles its construction began on July 21,1954 and cost around $17 million.

What is the Mach number?
The Mach number, in aerodynamics and fluid mechanics, is the ratio of the speed of an object through a fluid to the speed of sound in the fluid. The Mach number was named after the Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach.


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