Saturday, January 28, 2006

General Knowlege

29-01-2006 to 04-02-2006
1. Aviva Life Insurance is a joint venture between Dabur and Aviva.
2. Aviva is largest insurer in Britain.
3. China is third Largest country in terms of area.
4. Leela Chitnis was first to model for Lux soap.
5. New India Assurance was set up by Dorabji Tata in 1919.
6. Gateway Of India was built by George Wittet.

06-01-2006 to 11-02-2006
1. Aniel Matherani was India's Ambassador to Croatia.
2. Karan Thappar won the conveted Asian Television Award as Best Current Affairs Presenter Award for the third time.
3. Skycrapper Taipei 101 ( 508 meters) which is sought to have triggered two earthquakes, is located in Taiwan.
4. Srilanka is hosting Under 19 Cricket World Cup which is to be held in February 2006.
5. Supeme Court of India appointed to T. S. Krishnamurthy as the observer for the BCCI office bearer elections which were held in Novemember 2005. Mr. Sharad Pawar was selected as President of Board Of Cricket Control in India in this election.

13-02-2006 to 18-02-2006
1. Peter Weir is the director of English file "Shantaram", based on the novel with the same title by Gregory David Roberts.
2. Pondichery has opposed the interlinking of the Achanchoil and Pampa rivers to the Vypar river.
3. Israel's Prime Minister has formed new centrist party called Kadima.
4. DART stands for Deep Ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis
5. Article 30(1) of Indian Constitution deals with Right of Minorities.
6. India is world largest Tea producer.

20-02-2006 to 25-02-2006
1. The Kruger National Park, which is taking various measures to control its increasing elephant population, is the flagship national park of South Africa.
2. Ramakutty Maniappan, an employee of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), was recently kidnapped and killed in Afganistan.
3. Dadar railway station was originally designed by London-based architect Halsey Ricardo in December 1905.
4. N. Ram is the editor-in-chief of The Hindu.
5. The Kyoto Protocol is an amendment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
6. Kyoto Protocol will lapse in 2012.

27-02-2006 to 04-03-2006
1. The media channel Al-Jazzera is hearquartered in Doha.
2. Indian Government worked as mediator between the Srilankan Government and the LTTE in 1980s.
3. BrahMos missile travels 2.8 to 3 times that of speed of sound.
4. The 165 year old heritage hotel, The Grand Eastern Hotel located in Kolkata was purchased by Bharat Hotels in December 2005.
5. Out of the 42000 cases of rabies around the world, about 36000 occur in India.
6. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark.

06-02-2006 to 11-02-2006
1. Vande Mataram is associated with maternal mortality.
2. The valley of flowers is located in state of Uttaranchal.
3. Indian railways are divided into 16 zones.
4. Film and Television Institute of India is located in Pune.
5. Silent Valley of India is located in state Kerla.
6. Chess Originated in India or China.

06-02-2006 to 11-03-2006
1. Beijing is nicked named as " The Forbidden City".
2. Berne is the capital of Austria.
3. After United States, India is the second largest user of Pesticide.
4. "What buisness demands" is punch line of Satyam.
5. The head quarters of Motorola is located at Schaumburg, Illinois.
6. Hynix semiconductor, a chip making company is based in South Korea.

13-02-2006 to 18-03-2006
1. "Don't be evil" is the punch line of Google.
2. Berger Paints is the Co-Sponsor of the movie "Rang De Basanti".
3. "If you think, you can" is punch line of The Economic Times.
4. Bogey, eagle and tee are the terms associated with the game golf.
5. Qutub Minar is named after Qutubuddin Aikbak.
6. Arga was founded by Sikandar Lodhi.


1. What is the literary term used to describe a code name?
2. What was the name given to the systematic killing of the Jews of Europe by Nazis?
3. What was the code name of Windows XP during its design stage?
4. During second world war, which ruler was code named GLYPTIC, meaning "an average carved out of stone"?
5. What was the 1944 Japenese assault on Imphal and Kohima code named as?
6. What was Japenese code name for attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941?
7. What was the pull out code of Israel from Gaza strip in September 2005?
8. What was Indian Government overall operation in Tsunami affected areas code name?

1. Cryptonym.
2. Operation Reinhard.
3. Whistler.
4. Stalin (which means man of steel")
5. U-Go
6. Z
7. Shevet Ahhim
8. Sea Wave
1. Which African dictator was also his country's light heavyweight boxing champion between 1951 and 1960?
2. This dictator holds no official title but calls himself "Guide of the Revolution". Who is he?
3. Which dictator is said to be the author of the romantic love story Zabiba and the King?
4. He introduced Juche, Which demands absolutely loyalty to him and party. Name the Dictator.
5. Which Delhi Born South Asian Military Commander and later day dictator coined the phrase Enlightened Moderation.
6. Which absolute autocrat's words were "France, the Army, Head of the Army, Josephine"?
7. Which dictator named man of the year by TIME had titles like Brilliant Genius of Humanity and Gardner of Happiness.


Random Points:


The liquid inside young coconuts
can be used as a substitute for

Blood plasma.

No piece of paper can be folded in half

more than seven (7) times.

Donkeys kill more people annually

than plane crashes.

You burn more calories sleeping

than you do watching television.

Oak trees do not produce acorns

until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.

The first product to have a bar code

was Wrigley's gum.

The King of Hearts is the only king


American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987
by eliminating one (1) olive

from each salad served in first-class.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

(Since Venus is normally associated with women,

what does this tell you!)

Apples, not caffeine,

are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

Most dust particles in your house are made from


The first owner of the Marlboro Company
died of lung cancer.

So did the first "Marlboro Man."

Walt Disney was afraid




The three most valuable brand names on earth:

Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...

but, not downstairs.

A duck's quack doesn't echo,

and no one knows why.

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush
be kept at least six (6) feet away from
a toilet to avoid airborne particles
resulting from the flush.

(I keep my toothbrush in the living room now!)

Richard Millhouse Nixon

I have always been a fighter!
was the first U.S. president
whose name contains all the letters
from the word

The second ?

William Jefferson Clinton

(Please don't tell me you're SURPRISED!?!!)

And the best for last.....

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

(I know some people like that, don't YOU?)


1. Asia has the largest population.

2. In 1997, Astronaut David Wolf of Houston, Texas, was permitted to caste his vote for Houston's Mayor while on board the Russian Space Station MIR!


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