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QMs- Aniruddha Biswas & Souvik Basu
QMs- Aniruddha Biswas & Souvik Basu
1.The novel published in 1882 is set in the background of the horrors of a famine in Bengal,and has the central story line of a group of ascetics fighting against the soldiers of the East India Company.The novel was later translated into English and called The Abbey of Bliss.Identify this historical novel.
2.This fortress was setup by the British East India company on April 23,1639.It was the first fortress set up by the British in India Its main purpose was to have a port which was nearer to the Malaccan Straits to maintain their commercial interests in the trade of spice.Named after the patron saint of England,today it serves as an administartive building of the Government of the state where it is situated.Identify.
3.This state capital gets its name from the "Kew Hi" flower which grows on the nearby mountains.The name literally means "Men from the land where the Kew Hi flower grows" It was the site of an intense battle in 1944 during World War II ,and has a large cemetery for the Allied soldiers who lost their lives.
4.This company was set up in 1968 with FC Kohli as its first General Manager.One of its first projects was to provide punch card services to a sister concern.It later executed a project called Inter Bank Reconcillation System for the Central bank of India.Burroughs Corporation,one of the earliest manufacturers of business computers was its first international client.Identify the company.
5.Setup in 1836 in Calcutta this institution was initially run on a proprietary basis.Any one who paid Rs. 300 could become a proprietor.After independence the Government of India moved it to its present location shown in the image below.
6.In 1906, 'Banco Nacional Ultramarino' was entrusted with the responsibility of issue of paper money in India for certain regions. The early notes issued by the bank carried the seal of the bank. New denominations of 4 Tangas, 8 Tangas and One Rupia and 21/2 Rupias were introduced in 1917. Most issues carried the Commerce and Sailing Ships motifs common to many colonial issues. Indian symbols and motifs (architectural and exotic fauna) were adopted on some notes .Where were these notes used ?
7.What is located in a 28 storey building called Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers in Mumbai..
8.This medal was initially established as Ashok Chakra, Class II. Identify this award which is the peace time equivalent of the Mahavir Chakra.
9. What was this controversy about?
10. These are the obverse and reverse sides of a medal. Name the medal.
11. Identify this lady
12.Its origin is said to be from the Sanskrit word Vishu. It is celebrated thrice in a year:Rongaali or Bohaag (mid-April), Kati or Koongali (mid-October) and Magh or Bhoogali.It marks three distinct phases of the farming calendar for the native crop of the place.Bohaag marks the advent of the seeding time, Kati marks the completion of sowing and transplantation of the saplings and finally Magh marks the culmination of the harvesting period.What is being described?
13.According to some legends, the place derives its name from the local word for shepherd's hill. One of the most striking features of the fort in this place was supposed to be its perfect acoustical system by which a hand clap sounded at the fort's main gates, the grand portico, was heard at the top of the citadel, situated on a 300-foot high granite wall.Which place?
14 The name of this company/brand was suggested by the present MD of the company. Lowe Lintas designed the logo which resembles the shape of a type of card, the card indicating the businsess the company is into. Illayaraja composed the tunes, while Sonu Nigam sang the jingle. Which company/brand?
15. It won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2004. To commemorate this achievement,Indian Post came out with two stamps later in the year featuring this. What is being
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