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General Knowledge Quiz – 42


Q.1 The world’s first mass dengue vaccination programme has been launched by which country?

Q.2 Who has won the 2016 Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award?

Q.3 Who will be the First Indian Woman Gymnast in the history to qualify for Rio Olympics who belongs to Agartala?

Q.4 Identify India’s unique Biosphere Reserve in the Western Ghats that is among 20 new sites added by the UNESCO to its World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

Q.5 The festival of innovations is hosted by which city of India?

Q.6 The National Science Day is celebrated on which date in India?

Q.7 The World Wildlife Day is observed on which date?

Q.8 The Valley of flowers is located in which state?

Q.9 The Hampi Temples are located in ……………?

Q.10 The Kakrapar atomic power station is located in which of the following states?


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Why are taxis yellow in colour?
In 1907, car salesman John Hertz looked at his surplus of traded-in cars and decided to start a taxi business . Since taxis needed to stand out, the colour yellow was chosen. That was the result of a survey by the University of Chicago which conlcluded yellow was the easiest colour to spot. Hertz’s Chicago Yellow Cab Company was the first cab service to use the now-familiar moniker. In fact, when the entrepreneur established the Hertz Corporation in 1953, he also used yellow in the new logo.

What is Cyber Monday?
In the US, the Monday after Black Friday is called Cyber Monday. It is a busy day for online retailers for that is when people return to work and buy online what they missed out on the preceding Friday.

Why is a zero score by a batsman called a duck?
The term is a shortening of “duck’s egg” , which was used long before cricket began. When referring to the Prince of Wales’ (the future Edward VII) score of naught on July 17, 1866, a contemporary newspaper wrote that the Prince “retired to the royal pavilion on a ‘duck’s egg’ ” because the shape of the number “0” is similar to that of a duck’s egg. The Concise Oxford Dictionary still cites “duck’s egg” as an alternative version of the term.

How do 3D Glasses work?
The glasses feed different images into our eyes. The screen actually displays two images, and the glasses cause one of the images to enter one eye and the other to enter the other eye. There are two ways of doing this. Polarization, in which two synchronized projectors project two respective views onto a screen, each with a different polarization. The polarized glasses allow only one of the images into each eye. The second is red/ green, or red/blue glasses in which two images are displayed on a screen, one red and the other blue (or green). The glasses allow only one image to enter each eye. One image for each eye creates a sense of depth.

What is a SoLoMo?
SoLoMos are mobile phone applications that combine social networking and location data. SoLoMo is a combination of the words social, location or local, and mobile. These apps concentrate on local areas making geo-local engagement possible.

What is Green Chemistry?
Green chemistry is a way of thinking that comprises utilizing the existing knowledge and principles of chemistry and other sciences to reduce the adverse impact on environment. It is a production process that would bring about minimum pollution. The byproducts generated during a process if not used gainfully add to environmental pollution. Such processes are not only harmful but also cost ineffective . Waste generation and its disposal both are economically unsound . Utilization of the knowledge base for reducing chemical hazards along with developmental activities is the foundation of green chemistry.

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