Monday, February 9, 2015

Mixed bag

6:52 PM

  1. The Indian Standards Institution (ISI) was set up in 1947 to formulate national standards in science, technology and various other fields. The ISI mark on a product is an assurance that the product conforms to the requirements laid down in the specification. Symbolic of the role ISI was to play in India, the first standard drawn up was for what specific object?
  2. It derives from Middle French word means “[something that has been] melted; a casting”.The term refers to the process of casting metal type at a type foundry.What is the term ?
  3. Which company owns bigbillionday.com?
  4. Which e-commerce website that was started in August, 2010 by Kunal Shah of Accelyst Solutions Pvt. Ltd is a principal sponsor of the ISL team Delhi Dynamos?
  5.  Whose 1983 speech described what: “..strategy is really simple. What we want to do is we want to put an incredibly great computer in a book that you can carry around with you and learn how to use in 20 minutes… And we really want to do it with a radio link in it so you don‘t have to hook up to anything and you‘re in communication with all larger databases and other computers”?
  6. This story on black slavery was written by a middle-aged, white woman in 1851, The novel has been credited with changing the view of slavery in the north and continues to serve as a reminder of the effects of slavery and other inhumane acts. It is credited with laying the groundwork for the American Civil War. When Abraham Lincoln later met the author, he remarked, “So this is the little lady who started this great war”. Name the book and the author.
  7. If the white revolution is concerned with milk and the silver revolution is concerned with eggs, what is the ’round revolution’ concerned with?
  8.  Originally written in 1987 by a university student Thomas Knoll and his brother John, an Industrial Light & Magic employee, It was written on a Macintosh Plus computer to display grey scale images on a monochrome display. Till date it has no serious competition and its name has become synonymous with its use (like the word @xerox‟ means photocopying a document). Which software?
  9.  A geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin (for example a town, region, or country). This tag is approved worldwide through WTO (World Trade Organisation). Similar products made elsewhere in the world cannot use the geographical name of the tagged product. What was the first product from India to receive a Geographical Indication tag in India in 2004-05 and where does it come from?
  10. What is the name of India‘s first aircraft carrier whose original name was HMS Hercules? It was bought by India from UK in 1957 and played a key role in enforcing the naval blockade on East Pakistan during the Indo- Pakistan War in 1971.

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3 comments:

  1. 1.Indian National Flag
    2.Fondue
    3.Flipkart
    4.Den TV
    5.steve jobs,iPhone
    6.Uncle toms cabin; harriet beecher stowe
    7.potato
    8.Adobe Photoshop
    9.Darjeeling Tea
    10.INS Vikrant

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  2. From the question setter
    2. The answer is FONT but fondue also has a similar origin
    3. At the time of posting the question the domain was owned by AMAZON but it no longer owns the domain
    4. The answer is FREECHARGE
    Patrick gets all others right

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