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Saturday, September 27, 2008

1. Who is the first Indian to join the Formula One League ?
(a) Karun Chandhok
(b) Narain Karthikeyan
(c) Kasam khan
(d) N. Anbu
Ans: ( b ) Narain Karthikeyan

2. Who among the following is the author of the book ?Open
Secrets ? Indian Intelligence Unveiled? ?
(a) M. K. Dhar
(b) A. K. Doval
(c) M. K. Narayanan
(d) C. D. Sahay
Ans: ( a ) M. K. Dhar

3. Which of the following Indians has been recently
appointed as Military Adviser in the UN?s Department of
Peacekeeping Operations ?
(a) Major General R. S. Kadian
(b) Lt. General K. S. Kadam
(c) Lt. General B. S. Minocha
(d) Major General R. K. Mehta
Ans: ( d ) Major General R. K. Mehta

4. From which of the following Indian wildlife sanctuaries,
tigers have vanished ?
(a) Corbett National park
(b) Gir National Park
(c) Manas Tiger Sanctuary
(d) Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Ans: ( d ) Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary

5. The major component of honey is
(a) Glucose
(b) Sucrose
(c) Maltose
(d) Fructose
Ans: ( b ) Sucrose

6. Who among the following has been included in the list of
?25 Stars of Asia? brought out by Business Week recently ?
(a) Ms. Sonia Gandhi
(b) Amitabh Bachchan
(c) Ms. Medha Patekar
(d) Somnath Chatterjee
Ans: ( a ) Ms. Sonia Gandhi

7. The World Day Water falls on
(a) March 22
(b) October 21
(c) January 14
(d) September 17
Ans: ( a ) March 22

8. Which city among the following has emerged as the biggest
IT job provider, according to a recent Times of India Survey ?
(a) Hyderabad
(b) Mumbai
(c) Chandigarh
(d) Bangalore
Ans: ( d ) Bangalore

9. Arthur Miller who passed away recently was a famous US
(a) Nuclear scientist
(b) Computer expert
(c) Media personality
(d) Playwright
Ans: ( d ) Playwright

10. The abbreviation NMCC stands for
(a) National Minerals Capital Corporation
(b) National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council
(c) Natural medicine Counselling Council
(d) National Manufacturing Control Council
Ans: ( b ) National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council

11. ?The Commercial Bank of India LIC?, the first wholly
India-owned commercial bank in Russia, is a joint venture
(a) Canara Bank & Indian Bank
(b) State Bank of India & PNB
(c) Canara Bank & SBI
(d) Union Bank of India & Syndicate Bank
Ans: ( c ) Canara Bank & SBI

12. Who among the following recently became the second
Indian cinestar to have his/her statue unveiled at Madame
Tussaud?s Wax Museam in London ?
(a) Amitabh Bachchan
(b) Aishwarya Rai
(c) Urmilla Matondkar
(d) Rani Mukerji
Ans: ( b ) Aishwarya Rai

13. Arteries supplying blood to the heart are called
(a) Hepatic arteries
(b) Pulmonary arteries
(c) Coronary arteries
(d) Carotid arteries
Ans: ( c ) Coronary arteries

14. Which of the following Indian States has the maximum
number of universities ?
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Gujarat
(c) Maharashra
(d) Uttar Pradesh
Ans: ( c ) Maharashra

15. India?s External Debt at the end ? March 2004 was
(a) $ 105.35 billion
(b) $ 100.34 billion
(c) $ 116.72 billion
(d) $ 98.63 billion
Ans: ( a ) $ 105.35 billion

16. During 2003-04, the highest export-earner for India was
(a) Gems & Jewellery
(b) Textile Fabrics
(c) Tea
(d) Iron Ore
Ans: ( a ) Gems & Jewellery

17. Which of the following was the least populated State of
India as per 2001 census
(a) Sikkim
(b) Mizoram
(c) Goa
(d) Arunachal Pradesh
Ans: ( a ) Sikkim

18. Which among the following countries had the highest life
expectancy in 2003 ?
(a) Sweden
(b) Canada
(c) Japan
(d) Australia
Ans: ( c ) Japan

19. 49th Parallel is the boundary between
(a) North Korea & South Korea
(b) USA & Canada
(c) North & South Vietnam
(d) Thailand & Myanmar
Ans: ( b ) USA & Canada

20. The Third Battle of Panipat was fought between
(a) Peshwa baji Rao II & Ahmed Shah Abdali
(b) Babar & Ibrahim Lodhi
(c) Akbar & Hemu
(d) Aurangzeb & Timur
Ans: ( a ) Peshwa baji Rao II & Ahmed Shah Abdali

21. India?s first fullfledged educational satellite was
launched in
(a) 2004
(b) 2003
(c) 2001
(d) 2000
Ans: ( a ) 2004

22. Which of the following Indian Billiards Players defeated
former World Champion, Mr. Praput Chaithansukul to win his
maiden Asian Billiards Championship in February 2005 ?
(a) Pankaj Advani
(b) Alok Kumar
(c) Ashok Shandilya
(d) Devender Joshi
Ans: ( a ) Pankaj Advani

23. Who was the Chief Guest at India?s 56th Republic Day
celebrations ?
(a) King Gyanendra
(b) H. H. Jigme Singye Wangchuk
(c) Mohd. Khatami
(d) Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Ans: ( b ) H. H. Jigme Singye Wangchuk

24. Which of he following can be cited as the most valid
reason for disguised unemployment in rural areas
(a) Illiteracy
(b) Too much pressure of population on land
(c) Lack of industrialization
(d) Poverty
Ans: ( b ) Too much pressure of population on land

25. Ecosystem, in precise terms, can be defined as
(a) The habitat of living organisms categorically
classified as producers and consumers
(b) A community of organisms, both living and non-living,
interacting as part of a system based on a natural division
of labour
(c) The part of earth and its atmosphere which inhabits
living organisms
(d) A community together with the environment in which they
Ans: ( d ) A community together with the environment in
which they live

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1. Who among the following has been appointed the National
Security Adviser by the UPA Government ?
(a) Brajesh Mishra
(b) J. N. Daxit
(c) Soli J. Sorabjee
(d) T. K. A. Nair
Ans: ( b ) J. N. Daxit

2. Who among the following is the new Chief Minister of
Karnataka ?
(a) S. M. Krishna
(b) Uma Bharti
(c) Dharam Singh
(d) Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy
Ans: ( c ) Dharam Singh

3. Who among the following has won the Miss Universe 2004
crown ?
(a) Jennifer Hawkins
(b) Shandi Finnessey
(c) Alba Reyes
(d) None of these
Ans: ( a ) Jennifer Hawkins

4. A solemn ceremony to mark the 60th Anniversary of D-Day
landings of the Allies troops during the Second World War,
was held in
(a) Pearl Harbour
(b) Normandy
(c) New York
(d) Lisbon
Ans: ( b ) Normandy

5. Which of the following cricketers holds the world record
of maximum number of sixes in Tests ?
(a) Chris Carins (New Zealand)
(b) Viv Richards (West Indies)
(c) Sachin Tendulkar (India)
(d) Wasim Akram (Pakistan)
Ans: ( a ) Chris Carins (New Zealand)

6. Who among the following has been appointed the new Chief
Justice of India ?
(a) Justice Rajendra Babu
(b) Justice V. N. Khare
(c) Justice R. C. Lahoti
(d) None of these
Ans: ( c ) Justice R. C. Lahoti

7. Who among the following sports persons got the honour of
lighting the Olympic flame at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium
in New Delhi recently ?
(a) Anjali Bhagwat
(b) Abhinav Bindra
(c) Viswanathan Anand
(d) K. M. Beenamol
Ans: ( a ) Anjali Bhagwat

8. Who among the following has been appointed new chairman
of the National Commission for Farmers ?
(a) Ajit Singh
(b) K. C. Pant
(c) Dr. M. S. Swaminathan
(d) Sharad Pawar
Ans: ( c ) Dr. M. S. Swaminathan

9. Which of the following planets crossed the face of the
sun (in transit) after 122 years recently ?
(a) Mars
(b) Venus
(c) Jupiter
(d) Saturn
Ans: ( b ) Venus

10. Which of the following countries was readmitted to the
Commonwealth recently ?
(a) Nepal
(b) Myanmar
(c) Pakistan
(d) None of these
Ans: ( c ) Pakistan

11. The world governing body of which of the following
sports celebrated its 100 years in existence recently ?
(a) Football
(b) Hockey
(c) Badminton
(d) Cricket
Ans: ( a ) Football

12. Who among the following won the men?s singles title of
the French Open 2004 ?
(a) Guillermo Coria
(b) Roger Federer
(c) Andy Roddick
(d) Gaston Gaudio
Ans: ( d ) Gaston Gaudio

13. Who is India?s first Woman Grand Master in Chess ?
(a) Aarthie Ramaswamy
(b) Koneru Humpy
(c) S. Meenakshi
(d) S. Vijayalakshmi
Ans: ( b ) Koneru Humpy

14. The age of a tree can be determined by
(a) Measuring its height
(b) Measuring its diameter
(c) Analyzing its sap
(d) Counting the annual growth rings of its stem
Ans: ( d ) Counting the annual growth rings of its stem

15. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
Mountains Continents
(a) The Rocky : North America
(b) The Andes : South America
(c) The Alps : Europe
(d) The Ural : Africa
Ans: ( d ) The Ural : Africa

16. Which of the following pairs is correctly matched ?
(a) ?Purna Swaraj? Resolution : 1929
(b) Martyrdom of Sardar Bhagat Singh : 1931
(c) Formation of the Congress Socialist Party: 1939
(d) Simla Confeence : 1940
Ans: ( b ) Martyrdom of Sardar Bhagat Singh : 1931

17. The Lingaraja Temple built during the medieval period is at
(a) Bhubaneswar
(b) Khajuraho
(c) Madurai
(d) Mount Abu
Ans: ( a ) Bhubaneswar

18. Which one of the following is essentially a solo dance ?
(a) Kuchipudi
(b) Kathak
(c) Manipuri
(d) Mohiniattam
Ans: ( d ) Mohiniattam

19. The deepest oceanic trench ?Mariana? is located in
(a) Atlantic Ocean
(b) Arctic Ocean
(c) Pacific Ocean
(d) Indian Ocean
Ans: ( c ) Pacific Ocean

20. Although fog consists of fine drops of water, we cannot
see clearly through it because
(a) The light rays undergo total internal reflection in the
(b) Fine drops of water in fog polarize the light
(c) The fine drops are opaque to the light
(d) The drops scatter most of the light
Ans: ( d ) The drops scatter most of the light

21. During the Mughal period, which one of the following
were the first to come to India as traders ?
(a) Portuguese
(b) Dutch
(c) Danish
(d) English
Ans: ( a ) Portuguese

22. Who among the following Delhi Sultans is known for
introducing market control mechanism ?
(a) Iltutmish
(b) Balban
(c) Alauddin Khalji
(d) Firoze Tughlaq
Ans: ( c ) Alauddin Khalji

23. Which one of the following mountain peaks of the
Himalayas is NOT in India ?
(a) Annapurna
(b) Nanda Devi
(c) Mt. Kamet
(d) Kanchenjunga
Ans: ( a ) Annapurna

24. A rift valley is formed mainly due to
(a) The forces of tension in the earth?s crust
(b) The subsidence of the floor of a river valley
(c) The valley formed after the formation of fold mountains
(d) The deepening of a valley by ice action
Ans: ( a ) The forces of tension in the earth?s crust

25. Who is the author of the book, ?The Man Who Divided India? ?
(a) Arun Shourie
(b) Dominique Lapierre
(c) Rafiq Zakaria
(d) Salman Rushdie
Ans: ( c ) Rafiq Zakaria

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What's a recession? How will US slowdown hit India  

Friday, September 19, 2008

The fear of a recession looms over the United States. And as the cliche goes, whenever the US sneezes, the world catches a cold. This is evident from the way the Indian markets crashed taking a cue from a probable recession in the US and a global economic slowdown.

Weakening of the American economy is bad news, not just for India, but for the rest of the world too.

So what is a recession?

A recession is a decline in a country's gross domestic product (GDP) growth for two or more consecutive quarters of a year. A recession is also preceded by several quarters of slowing down.

What causes it?

An economy which grows over a period of time tends to slow down the growth as a part of the normal economic cycle. An economy typically expands for 6-10 years and tends to go into a recession for about six months to 2 years.

A recession normally takes place when consumers lose confidence in the growth of the economy and spend less.

This leads to a decreased demand for goods and services, which in turn leads to a decrease in production, lay-offs and a sharp rise in unemployment.

Investors spend less as they fear stocks values will fall and thus stock markets fall on negative sentiment.

Stock markets & recession

The economy and the stock market are closely related. The stock markets reflect the buoyancy of the economy. In the US, a recession is yet to be declared by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, but investors are a worried lot. The Indian stock markets also crashed due to a slowdown in the US economy.

The Sensex crashed by nearly 13 per cent in just two trading sessions in January. The markets bounced back after the US Fed cut interest rates. However, stock prices are now at a low ebb in India with little cheer coming to investors.

Current crisis in the US

The defaults on sub-prime mortgages (homeloan defaults) have led to a major crisis in the US. Sub-prime is a high risk debt offered to people with poor credit worthiness or unstable incomes. Major banks have landed in trouble after people could not pay back loans (See: Subprime pain: Who lost how much)

The housing market soared on the back of easy availability of loans. The realty sector boomed but could not sustain the momentum for long, and it collapsed under the gargantuan weight of crippling loan defaults. Foreclosures spread like wildfire putting the US economy on shaky ground. This, coupled with rising oil prices at $100 a barrel, slowed down the growth of the economy.

How to fight recession

Tax cuts are the first step that a government fighting recessionary trends or a full-fledged recession proposes to do. In the current case, the Bush government has proposed a $150-billion bailout package in tax cuts.

The government also hikes its spending to create more jobs and boost the manufacturing and services sectors and to prop up the economy. The government also takes steps to help the private sector come out of the crisis.

Past recessions

The US economy has suffered 10 recessions since the end of World War II. The Great Depression in the United was an economic slowdown, from 1930 to 1939. It was a decade of high unemployment, low profits, low prices of goods, and high poverty.

The trade market was brought to a standstill, which consequently affected the world markets in the 1930s. Industries that suffered the most included agriculture, mining, and logging.

In 1937, the American economy unexpectedly fell, lasting through most of 1938. Production declined sharply, as did profits and employment. Unemployment jumped from 14.3 per cent in 1937 to 19.0 per cent in 1938.

The US saw a recession during 1982-83 due to a tight monetary policy to control inflation and sharp correction to overproduction of the previous decade. This was followed by Black Monday in October 1987, when a stock market collapse saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunge by 22.6 per cent affecting the lives of millions of Americans.

The early 1990s saw a collapse of junk bonds and a financial crisis.

The US saw one of its biggest recessions in 2001, ending ten years of growth, the longest expansion on record.

From March to November 2001, employment dropped by almost 1.7 million. In the 1990-91 recession, the GDP fell 1.5 per cent from its peak in the second quarter of 1990. The 2001 recession saw a 0.6 per cent decline from the peak in the fourth quarter of 2000.

The dot-com burst hit the US economy and many developing countries as well. The economy also suffered after the 9/11 attacks. In 2001, investors' wealth dwindled as technology stock prices crashed.

Impact of a US recession on India

A slowdown in the US economy is bad news for India.

Indian companies have major outsourcing deals from the US. India's exports to the US have also grown substantially over the years. The India economy is likely to lose between 1 to 2 percentage points in GDP growth in the next fiscal year. Indian companies with big tickets deals in the US would see their profit margins shrinking.

The worries for exporters will grow as rupee strengthens further against the dollar. But experts note that the long-term prospects for India are stable. A weak dollar could bring more foreign money to Indian markets. Oil may get cheaper brining down inflation. A recession could bring down oil prices to $70.

Between January 2001 and December 2002, the Dow Jones Industrial Average went down by 22.7 per cent, while the Sensex fell by 14.6 per cent. If the fall from the record highs reached is taken, the DJIA was down 30 per cent in December 2002 from the highs it hit in January 2000. In contrast, the Sensex was down 45 per cent.

The whole of Asia would be hit by a recession as it depends on the US economy. Asia is yet to totally decouple itself (or be independent) from the rest of the world, say experts.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Your Resume contains general information about building an effective resume such as overall organization, font selection, and a rationale for resumes.
Contact Information steps through the necessary information that allows you to be contacted by your prospective employer.
Education discusses how to best display your educational background.
Experience presents strategies to help you tailor this section to each job opportunity.
Honors and Activities helps you select which honors and activities are best to include for each job opportunity and how to present this information.

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MBA Abroad: Is it worth the money?  

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Even by the most conservative estimates, pursuing an MBA degree abroad would set you back by at least Rs. 10 lakhs, if you have to shell out the money on your own. This could go up to as much as Rs. 30 lakhs for the top U.S. B-schools. Financial aid is limited, and comes with strings attached. Given the exorbitant expenditure involved, is it really worth it?

The answer depends on a lot of factors, and ultimately, has to come from you. We can help you evaluate the scenario by laying out these factors before you. The factors have to be considered in conjunction with each other, rather than in isolation. Weigh them carefully, and decide to what extent each factor is applicable to you.

1. How much would it pinch you?

MONEY! This, of course, is the bottomline. Start with the assumption that you are not going to get any scholarship, as getting financial aid for an MBA program is really tough. Then look at the resources at your disposal (could be your own bank account, or your parents’, or any benefactor you may have)

  • If you have sufficient funds (Rs. 10-15 lakhs), our recommendation is: just go ahead. It’ll surely prove to be money well spent – the experience itself is great!

  • If you can spare some amount (Rs. 5-6 lakhs), you could still consider going, as you’ll be able to manage the first few semesters on your own. Once you’re there, you’ll have to find ways to raise some money (most Indian students manage this, at least the smart ones certainly do!)

  • If you are constrained on cash, but can manage a bank loan, it still makes sense to go ahead. However, you must be confident that you will do well in the program and manage to get a job. (Jobs are really hard to find in places like Australia and UK).

  • If you don’t belong to any of the above categories, how about trying for an Indian MBA?

Note: The bottomline is an MBA abroad is worth the money. Even if you spend 15 lakhs doing an MBA from a good school, you will recover the money within a year of passing out. Start thinking like a business manager even before your MBA.

2. What are your alternatives?

Quote : 'The choices you make decide the life you lead'.

A lot depends on what options you have here.

If you’ve been toying with the idea of going abroad for an MBA, what are the other options that you have? Would you rather do it from a top-rung Indian institute, like the IIMs? Well, the answer totally depends on your aspirations.

  • If you’ve cracked the CAT, go for it. The IIMs are among the best in the world. However, if you have to choose between IIM and a top institute like Harvard or London Business School, it makes sense to choose the latter. The exposure and contacts that you’ll get in a top school are simply unmatchable.An M.B.A. from a top-rung B-school will almost certainly propel you in the global job market, and you’ll soon be on your way to the top of the ladder.

  • If your choice is between a mid-tier B-school abroad and an average Indian institute, it makes IMMENSE sense to go abroad. The mid-tier schools abroad offer much better career prospects. An MBA from a mid-range U.S. B-school also has fairly healthy prospects, given the buoyant state of the US economy in the last few years.

  • If you have close relatives abroad, who can help you with funds and/or getting you an employment on completion of your MBA, you are in an enviable position. However, make sure you talk to the relatives before you apply.

However, unless you have the ways and means to find yourself an employment, we would not recommend going to just any U.S. B-school that you can get into.

3. What do you plan to do after the MBA?

This is probably the most important criterion.

The critical question is : DO YOU WISH TO SETTLE THERE?
50% of the people who come to us say “yes” to this. The other 50% say they’ll come back, after staying on for a few years.
Ultimately, very few come back.

  • If you are sure of taking up a job abroad, rather, managing to get yourself a job, then it makes sense to even take a loan to go abroad for an MBA. In all likelihood, you’ll repay the loan within a year. (Going by the average salaries Indians manage after their MBA).

    This is applicable mainly to the US & Canada. Getting a work permit in Australia is very difficult. UK has recently allowed international MBA students to work for two years.

  • If you’re planning to return to India immediately on completion, you should think twice before going, unless funds are not a consideration for you.

  • The often-asked question is : how valuable is the international MBA degree in India? The answer depends on which school you do your MBA from: a Harvard degree will command respect anywhere in the world. If you’re from a middle-rung school, you’re as good as an MBA from a mid-rung Indian B-school.

The final word: you can spend all your money, take a loan, get into the best school, do whatever; ultimately what matters is how well you can "market" yourself. That’s what will get you the "big bucks!"

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Learnt from life……...:)  

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Time i have spent on Earth is not too much but,i know i have a lot of things to say:

1. Take up a hobby, turn it into a passion and give it all it demands. It will reap benefits later in you life. Trust me it does.

2. All events in your life happen for a reason, good or bad, fair or unfair, great or pathetic.

3. Keep a pet or a plant in your house, it will show you your true self. {as a person}

4. Make your own mistakes, leading a cautious life is not so challenging.

5. Love someone with all your heart, even if it hurts later on.

6. Never keep secrets from your best friends…we all need an outlet.

7. Recognise your mistakes before its too late.

8. Make a lot of friends but keep only a few very close.

9. Your parents may not make the right decisions from your point of view, but you have to go behind the scenes and support the decisions.

10. Keep someone really dear, as in, your life revolves to provide better life for that loved one.

11. Dont let yourself fall prey to vices, cast a boundry for yourself, its for your own good.

12. Listen to what the people who care about you have to say, but do what you think is right. Be responsible for your actions and take informed decisions.

13. Treat others as you wish to be treated.

14. Compliment things that you like in people.

15. Learn to tolerate different things, people and situations.

16. its not always easy to describe what you feel and think. Its normal.

17. Make a difference in some ones life.

18. no matter what you do, you will land up judging every person that crosses your way {that’s the way we are made up}

19. Do something to channelize the anger, else when the volcano erupts…it will wash away a lot of lush patches too.

20. Do something wild once in a while.

21. You will be put to task no matter how neatly you may conceal your not so worth mentioning life events. :D

More Gyaan Later!!!

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Origin and Names of the 50 States of USA  

You know the names of all 50 states but do you know where any of them come from? Here’s the best information we could find on the origin of each.

USA Map of States

  1. ALABAMA: Possibly from the Creek Indian word alibamo, meaning "we stay here".
  2. ALASKA: From the Aleutian word alakshak, which means "great lands," or "land that is not an island".
  3. ARIZONA: Taken either from the Pima Indian words ali shonak, meaning "little spring," or from the Aztec word arizuma, meaning "silver-bearing".
  4. ARKANSAS: The French somehow coined it from the name of the Siouan Quapaw tribe.
  5. CALIFORNIA: According to one theory, Spanish settlers names it after a utopian society described in a popular 16th-century novel called Serged de Esplandian.
  6. COLORADO: Means "red" in Spanish. The name was originally applied to the Colorado River, whose waters are reddish with canyon clay.
  7. CONNECTICUT: Taken from the Mohican word kuenihtekot, which means "long river place".
  8. DELAWARE: Named after Lord De La Warr, a governor of Virginia. Originally used only to name the Delaware River.
  9. FLORIDA: Explorer Ponce de Leon named the state Pascua Florida – "Flowery Easter" on Easter Sunday in 1513.
  10. GEORGIA: Named after King George II of England, who charted the colony in 1732.
  11. HAWAII: An English adaptation of the native word Owyhee, which means "homeland".
  12. IDAHO: Possibly taken from the Kiowa Apache word for the Comanche Indians.
  13. ILLINOIS: The French bastardization of the Algonquin word illini, which means "men".
  14. INDIANA: Named by English-speaking settlers because the territory was full of Indians.
  15. IOWA: The Sioux word for "beautiful land," or "one who puts to sleep".
  16. KANSAS: Taken from the Sioux word for "south wind people," their name for anyone who lived south of Sioux territory.
  17. KENTUCKY: Possibly derived from the Indian word kan-tuk-kee, meaning "dark and bloody ground." Or kan-tuc-kec, "land of green reeds", or ken-take, meaning "meadowland".
  18. LOUISIANA: Named after French King Louis XIV.
  19. MAINE: The Old French word for "province".
  20. MARYLAND: Named after Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of English King George I.
  21. MASSACHUSETTS: Named after the Massachusetts Indian tribe. Means "large hill place".
  22. MICHIGAN: Most likely from the Chippewa word for "great water." micigama.
  23. MINNESOTA: From the Sioux word for "sky tinted" or "muddy water".
  24. MISSISSIPPI: Most likely taken from the Chippewa words mici ("great") and zibi ("river").
  25. MISSOURI: From the Algonquin word for "muddy water".
  26. MONTANA: Taken from the Latin word for "mountainous".
  27. NEBRASKA: From the Otos Indian word for "broad water".
  28. NEVADA: Means "snow-clad" in Spanish.
  29. NEW HAMPSHIRE: Capt. John Mason, one of the original colonists, named it after his English home county of Hampshire.
  30. NEW JERSEY: Named after the English Isle of Jersey.
  31. NEW MEXICO: The Spanish name for the territory north of the Rio Grande.
  32. NEW YORK: Named after the Duke of York and Albany.
  33. NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA: From the Latin name Carolus; named in honor of King Charles I of England.
  34. NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA: Taken from the Sioux word for "friend," or "ally".
  35. OHIO: Means "great," "fine" or "Good River" in Iroquois.
  36. OKLAHOMA. The Choctaw word for "red man".
  37. OREGON: Possibly derived from Ouaricon-sint, the French name for the Wisconsin River.
  38. PENNSYLVANIA: Named after William Penn, Sr., the father of the colony’s founder, William Penn. Means "Penn’s woods".
  39. RHODE ISLAND: Named "Roode Eylandt" (Red Island) because of its red clay.
  40. TENNESSEE: Named after the Cherokee tanasi villages along the banks of the Little Tennessee River.
  41. TEXAS: Derived from the Caddo Indian word for "friend," or "ally."
  42. UTAH: Means "upper," or "higher," and was originally the name that Navajos called the Shoshone tribe.
  43. VERMONT: A combination of the French words vert ("green") and mont ("mountain").
  44. VIRGINIA AND WEST VIRGINIA: Named after Queen Elizabeth I of England, the "virgin" queen, by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1584.
  45. WASHINGTON: Named after George Washington.
  46. WISCONSIN: Taken from the Chippewa word for "grassy place".
  47. WYOMING: Derived from the Algonquin word for "large prairie place".

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  1. The largest museum in the world is the American Museum of Natural History.
  2. The lowest mountain range in the world is the Buena Bhaile.
  3. The country known as the Land of Cakes is Scotland.
  4. The place known as the Garden of England is Kent.
  5. The tallest tower in the world is the C. N. Tower, Toronto, Canada.
  6. The country famous for its fish catch is Japan.
  7. The old name of Taiwan was Farmosa.
  8. Montreal is situated on the bank of River Ottawa.
  9. The city of Bonn is situated in Germany.
  10. The literal meaning of Renaissance is Revival.
  11. Julius Caesar was killed by Brutus.
  12. The title of Desert Fox was given to Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
  13. The largest airport in the world is the King Khalid International Airport, Saudi Arabia.
  14. The city in Russia which faced an earthquake in the year 1998 was Armenia.
  15. The largest bay in the world is Hudson Bay, Canada.
  16. The largest church in the world is Basilica of St. Peter, Vatican City, Rome.
  17. The largest peninsula in the world is Arabia.
  18. The largest gulf in the world is Gulf of Mexico.
  19. The tallest statue in the world is the Motherland, Volgograd Russia.
  20. The largest railway tunnel in the world is the Oshimizu Tunnel, Japan.
  21. The world's loneliest island is the Tristan da cunha.
  22. The word 'Quiz' was coined by Jim Daly Irishman.
  23. The original meaning of 'Quiz' was Trick.
  24. The busiest shopping centre of London is Oxford Street.
  25. The residence of the Queen in London is Buckingham Palace.
  26. Adolf Hitler was born in Austria.
  27. The country whose National Anthem has only music but no words is Bahrain.
  28. The largest cinema in the world is the Fox theatre, Detroit, USA.
  29. The country where there are no Cinema theatres is Saudi Arabia.
  30. The world's tallest office building is the Sears Tower, Chicago.
  31. In the year 1811, Paraguay became independent from Spain.
  32. The cross word puzzle was invented by Arthur Wynne.
  33. The city which was the capital of the ancient Persian Empire was Persepolis.
  34. WHO stands for World Health Organization.
  35. WHO (World Health Organization) is located at Geneva.
  36. FAO stands for Food and Agriculture Organization.
  37. FAO is located at Rome and London.
  38. UNIDO stands for United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
  39. UNIDO is located at Vienna.
  40. WMO stands for World Meteorological Organization.
  41. WMO is located at Geneva.
  42. International Civil Aviation Organization is located at Montreal.
  43. The Angel Falls is located in Venezuela.
  44. The Victoria Falls is located in Rhodesia.
  45. Ice Cream was discovered by Gerald Tisyum.
  46. The number regarded as lucky number in Italy is thirteen.
  47. Napoleon suffered from alurophobia which means Fear of cats.
  48. The aero planes were used in war for the first time by Italians. (14 Oct.1911)
  49. Slavery in America was abolished by Abraham Lincoln.
  50. The Headquarters of textile manufacturing in England is Manchester.
  51. The famous Island located at the mouth of the Hudson River is Manhattan.
  52. The founder of plastic industry was Leo Hendrik Baekeland.
  53. The country where military service is compulsory for women is Israel.
  54. The country which has more than 10,000 golf courses is USA.
  55. The famous painting 'Mona Lisa' is displayed at Louvre museum, Paris.
  56. The earlier name for tomato was Love apple.
  57. The first President of USA was George Washington.
  58. The famous words 'Veni Vidi Vici' were said by Julius Caesar.
  59. The practice of sterilization of surgical instruments was introduced by Joseph Lister.
  60. The number of countries which participated in the first Olympic Games held at Athens was nine.
  61. Mercury is also known as Quick Silver.
  62. Disneyland is located in California, USA.
  63. The country which built the first powerful long range rockets is Germany.
  64. Sewing Machine was invented by Isaac M. Singer.
  65. Adding Machine was invented by Aldrin.
  66. The national emblem of Spain is Eagle.
  67. Archimedes was born in Sicily.
  68. The total area of Vatican City is 0.272 square kilometers.
  69. The largest temple in the world is Angkor Wat in Kampuchea.
  70. The largest dome in the world is Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, USA.
  71. The largest strait in the world is Tartar Strait.
  72. The Mohenjo-Daro ruins are found in Larkand District of Sind, Pakistan.
  73. The largest city of Africa is Cairo.
  74. The founder of KODAK Company was Eastman.
  75. The Cape of Good Hope is located in South Africa.
  76. The Heathrow Airport is located in London.
  77. The neon lamp was invented by Georges Claude.
  78. The last letter of the Greek alphabet is Omega.
  79. The place known as the land of Lincoln is Illinois.
  80. The US state Utah is also known as Beehive state.
  81. The Kalahari Desert is located in Africa.
  82. The Patagonian desert is located in Argentina.
  83. The person known as the father of aeronautics is Sir George Cayley.
  84. The most densely populated Island in the world is Honshu.
  85. The two nations Haiti and the Dominion Republic together form the Island of Hispaniola.
  86. The largest auto producer in the USA is General Motors.
  87. The largest auto producing nation is Japan.
  88. The famous ‘General Motors’ company was founded by William Durant.
  89. The country that brings out the FIAT is Italy.
  90. The first actor to win an Oscar was Emil Jannings.
  91. The first animated colour cartoon of full feature length was Snow White and Seven Dwarfs.
  92. The first demonstration of a motion picture was held at Paris.
  93. The first country to issue stamps was Britain.
  94. The actor who is considered as the biggest cowboy star of the silent movies is Tom Mix.
  95. The Pentagon is located at Washington DC.
  96. The world's largest car manufacturing company is General Motors, USA.
  97. The world's biggest manufacturer of bicycles is Hero cycles, Ludhiana.
  98. The world's oldest underground railway is at London.
  99. The White House was painted white to hide fire damage.
  100. The largest oil producing nation in Africa is Nigeria.
  101. The longest river in Russia and Europe is Volga River.
  102. The first Emperor of Germany was Wilhelm.
  103. The last French Monarch was Louis Napoleon III.
  104. "History is Bunk" was said by Henry Ford.
  105. The term 'astrology' literally means Star Speech.
  106. Togo is situated in Africa.
  107. Coal is also known as Black Diamond.
  108. The first Boxer to win 3 gold medals in Olympics was Laszlo Papp.
  109. The first ruler who started war games for his soldiers was Genghis Khan.
  110. The first cross word puzzle in the world was published in 1924 by London Sunday Express.
  111. The lightest known metal is Lithium.
  112. The Atacama Desert is located in North Chile.
  113. The oil used to preserve timber is Creosote oil.
  114. The founder of USA was George Washington.
  115. The first talkie feature film in USA was 'The Jazz Singer'.
  116. The chemical name of laughing gas is Nitrous oxide.
  117. The US state Mississippi is also known as Tar Heel state.
  118. The US state Indiana is also known as Volunteer state.
  119. The US state Missouri is also known as Hoosier state.
  120. The US state West Virginia is also known as Blue Grass state.
  121. The US state known as 'Pine Free State' is Vermont.
  122. The US state known as 'Mountain state' is Pennsylvania.
  123. The US state known as 'Land of 1000 Lakes' is Arkansas.
  124. The popular detective character created by Agatha Christie is Hercule Poirot.
  125. The Pakistani President who died in an air crash was Zia-ul-Huq.
  126. Yoghurt means Fermented milk.
  127. Yankee is the nickname of American.
  128. The International court of Justice is located in Hague, Holland.
  129. The headquarters of World Bank is located at Washington DC.
  130. Victoria Falls was discovered by David Livingstone.
  131. The technique to produce the first test tube baby was evolved by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards.
  132. The oldest residential university of Britain is the Oxford University.
  133. The name of the large clock on the tower of the House of Parliament in London is called Big Ben.
  134. Prado Museum is located in Madrid.
  135. The number of keys in an ordinary piano is Eighty eight.
  136. 'Man is a Tool Making Animal' was said by Benjamin Franklin.
  137. The term 'anesthesia' was coined by Oliver Wendell Holmes.
  138. The first man to reach Antarctica was Fabian Gottlieb.
  139. The Kilimanjaro volcano is situated in Tanzania.
  140. The invention that is considered to have built America is Dynamite.
  141. Words that contains all the vowels: Authentication, Remuneration, Education, Automobile, Miscellaneous and many more.
  142. Words that contain all the vowels in order: Facetious and Abstemious.
  143. Words that contain all the vowels in reverse order: Uncomplimentary, Unproprietary, Unoriental and Subcontinental.
  144. Words with no vowel in them: Myth, Fly, Sky, Dry, Cry, Rhythm, Crypt.
  145. Which country declares independence on 18th Feb 2008? - Kosovo.
  146. Who was the founder of the kindergarten education system? - German educator Friedrich Froebel.
  147. What is the scientific name of Vitamin C? - Ascorbic Acid
  148. What is the full form of GPRS? - General Packet Radio Service
  149. Which was the first university established in the world? - Nalanda University
  150. What is full form of CEO, CFO & CIO titles? Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Information Officer.

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India General Knowledge Quiz  

Monday, September 8, 2008

  1. Question: Ministerial meeting of WTO held in Dec 99 was unsuccessful because of what reasons?
    Answer: Environment-related issues.
  2. Question: Name the only Indian President who was the speaker of Lok Sabha also?
    Answer: Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy
  3. Question: What was the venue of world cup of Football in 1994?
    Answer: U.S.A.
  4. Question: Manisha Koirala is associated with the advertisement of which brand of fan?
    Answer: Ortem fan
  5. Question: Name the company whose C.E.O was chosen as the manager of the century by Fortune magazine?
    Answer: General Electric (GE)
  6. Question: Which International company owns Lotus Development Company?
    Answer: IBM
  7. Question: Which film has won 11 Oscar awards other than "Titanic"?
    Answer: Ben Hur
  8. Question: Which states has maximum number of seats reserved for Schedule Tribes in Lok Sabha?
    Answer: Madhya Pradesh
  9. Question: French Revolution resulted in the abolition of what?
    Answer: Slavery
  10. Question: The Standing committee of state finance ministers recommended in January 2000 uniform rates across the states in respect of what?
    Answer: Sales Tax
  11. Question: Which city is known as the "Manchester of South India"?
    Answer: Coimbatore
  12. Question: How many states are there in India?
    Answer: 28
  13. Question: Economic liberalization in India started with what?
    Answer: It started in the year 1991 with the delicensing of Industries in India
  14. Question: Which body is not a creation of the constitution?
    Answer: Election Commission
  15. Question: Which was the first Indian company to dematerialize its shares?
    Answer: Reliance Industries
  16. Question: Who is the first person from Africa to become the Secretary General of UN?
    Answer: Dr. Boutros Boutros Ghali
  17. Question: National Income in India is estimated by?
    Answer: Central Statistical Organization (C. S. O)
  18. Question: Which is the oldest company listed in Wall Street?
    Answer: Bank of New York
  19. Question: Who led Indian delegation to G-15 summit held at Cairo in June 2000?
    Answer: Vice-President, Krishna Kant
  20. Question: "Talk to me" is a promotional campaign associated with which company?
    Answer: Toothpaste
  21. Question: What is the expected food subsidy bill for 2000-01?
    Answer: 8100 crores
  22. Question: Who is the founder of positive health clinic?
    Answer: Dr. Mukesh Batra
  23. Question: First public sector unit registered in New York Stock Exchange on 15th August 2000?
    Answer: ICICI LTD.
  24. Question: Which bank is associated with the Sapnay credit card?
    Answer: Standard Chartered Bank
  25. Question: Lexus is a sports car owned by which Asian car manufacturer?
    Answer: Toyota
  26. Question: Indian population constitutes what percentage of the world population?
    Answer: 16%
  27. Question: Sanjukta Panigrahi was the popular exponent of which form of dance?
    Answer: Odissi
  28. Question: Who is the MD of ICICI Bank?
    Answer: K.V Kamath
  29. Question: What is the full form of TRAI?
    Answer: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
  30. Question: What is the meaning of Direct Tax?
    Answer: Tax imposed and collected directly on and by the consumer
  31. Question: Vishvas / Vikas / Vaibahav is the motto of which private bank?
    Answer: IndusInd Bank
  32. Question: Which form of intellectual property can provide the longest protections?
    Answer: Trade mark
  33. Question: Khalid Ansari is associated with which publications?
    Answer: Mid Day
  34. Question: Which Indian News paper has highest of circulation?
    Answer: Dainik Bhaskar
  35. Question: Who is the Ex-officio chairman of the Planning Commission of India?
    Answer: Prime Minister
  36. Question: Which Indian TV channel owned the rights for the telecast of 50th Miss World Contest held in Millennium Dome in London?
    Answer: Zee TV
  37. Question: Bajaj Auto Ltd. is setting its two-wheeler plant in which south Asian country?
    Answer: China
  38. Question: Who was chosen as the Businessman of the Century by Fortune Magazine?
    Answer: Henry Ford
  39. Question: Marjorie Sardino is the CEO of which company?
    Answer: Pearson Plc.
  40. Question: The speaker can ask a member of the house to stop speaking and let another member speak. This phenomenon is known as?
    Answer: Yielding the floor.
  41. Question: Which place associated with the 1917 freedom movement?
    Answer: Champaran Movement
  42. Question: Which among the following is the hardest metal among Gold, Iron, Platinum, Tungsten?
    Answer: Tungsten
  43. Question: Glass is manufactured by heating which of the following up to 400ºC? (a) Lime stone (b) Soda Ash (c) Silica (Give right combination)
    Answer: Glass is manufactured by heating Lime stone + Soda Ash + Silica, (all of them)
  44. Question: What was the purpose of initiation of Dandi March?
    Answer: To break the salt law
  45. Question: Convulsions in infants is caused due to the deficiency of which vitamin?
    Answer: Pyridoxine - A type of vitamin B
  46. Question: Name the only Indian musician to have sung in United Nations (UN)?
    Answer: M.S. Subbulakshmi
  47. Question: Who won the Tansen Samman for 2001?
    Answer: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
  48. Question: Who is the Secretary-General of Commonwealth?
    Answer: Don-Mckinnon
  49. Question: Who is the Secretary General of Lok Sabha?
    Answer: G.C. Malhotra
  50. Question: Name the party that won parliamentary elections in Bangladesh in 2001?
    Answer: Bangladeshi Nationalist Party (BNP)
  51. Question: What is the real GDP annual growth rate according to RBI for 2001 - 2002?
    Answer: For 2001-2002 it is 6 to 6.5% (estimated)
  52. Question: Who is the chairman of the probing committee of UTI fiasco?
    Answer: S.S. Tarapore
  53. Question: Name the country that banned Human Cloning in 2001?
    Answer: United Kingdom, around April 2001
  54. Question: Name the scheme that was not announced by the Prime Minister on 15th August 2001?
    Answer: Schemes that were announced on 15th August 2001 are: (1) Sampoorna Gramin Yojana (2) National Nutrition Mission (3) Ambedkar Awas Yojana (4) Housing for families of Army Jawans (therefore, the scheme except the above stated ones was not announced by the Prime Minister)
  55. Question: What is the meaning of Hysterisis of an instrument?
    Answer: A retardation of the effect when the forces acting upon a body are changed especially a lagging in the values of resulting magnetization in a magnetic material (as iron) due to changing magnetic force.
  56. Question: Which physical quantity's unit is 'Tesla'?
    Answer: Magnetic Flux
  57. Question: Who is the chairman of Railway Board?
    Answer: V.K. Aggarwal
  58. Question: Who is the Vice-Chancellor of IGNOU?
    Answer: Professor H.P Dixit
  59. Question: Name the movie directed by Mira Nair that won the Golden lion award in 2001?
    Answer: Monsoon Wedding
  60. Question: K. Venkataswami Commission is associated with which scandal?
    Answer: Tehelka Episode (Armsgate Scandal)
  61. Question: Who won the Century of the star award in a function held at Egypt in 2001?
    Answer: Amitabh Bachchan
  62. Question: Who authored "India from midnight to millennium"?
    Answer: Shashi Tharoor
  63. Question: Who is the Managing Director of HDFC Bank?
    Answer: Aditya Puri
  64. Question: What is the reason of not falling of Leaning Tower of Peasa?
    Answer: Soil below the structure precisely subterranean water makes the ground beneath the tower, unstable
  65. Question: Why enamel is coated on a transformer between its coils?
    Answer: To reduce heating effect
  66. Question: How many states went for Assembly elections in the year 2000?
    Answer: five
  67. Question: Which personality is known as "Fiat Palio brand champion"?
    Answer: Sachin Tendulkar
  68. Question: Name the plant that gives only seeds and not fruit?
    Answer: Cycus
  69. Question: Which is a polymer (few options like, vinyl chloride, urea etc. were given)?
    Answer: Nylon
  70. Question: Who initiated the construction of Fatehpur Sikri?
    Answer: Akbar
  71. Question: According to the World FDI investment report, from the year 2000 to 2001, FDI has increased by 18%. This increase amounts to what amount in dollars?
    Answer: 1.3 trillion dollars.
  72. Question: Which state has launched "Apna Van Apna Dhan" scheme?
    Answer: Himachal Pradesh
  73. Question: Borndila pass is situated in which state of India?
    Answer: Arunachal Pradesh
  74. Question: When was National Tourism Policy drafted?
    Answer: The answer was none of the given options, as Dec. 2001 was slated to be the month of drafting the policy, finally.
  75. Question: As per the Global Competitiveness Report, 2001 which country has emerged as the most the competitive nation?
    Answer: Singapore
  76. Question: An egg sinks in tap water but floats in a concentrated solution of salt because of what?
    Answer: The density of salt solution exceeds the density of eggs.
  77. Question: The science dealing with the study of phenomenon at very low temperature is known as what?
    Answer: CRYOGENICS
  78. Question: Jhum is a type of what?
    Answer: Cultivation
  79. Question: Gasoline is the name given to the same substance as:
    Answer: natural gas
  80. Question: Which of the following is an organic rock?
    Answer: coal
  81. Question: The writ of certiorari is issued by a superior court
    Answer: to an inferior court to transfer the records of proceedings in a case for its review.
  82. Question: Tata, Birlas, AT&T infused Rs. 300 crores (100 crores each) into which company as it was jointly called:
    Answer: Batata
  83. Question: Inflation, in theory, occurs:
    Answer: when money supply grows at a higher rate than GDP in real terms.
  84. Question: Aggregate Measure of Support (AMS) in the context of WTO refers to:
    Answer: The quantum of subsidy given to the agriculture sector.
  85. Question: Name the official sponsor of the Indian hockey Team for the year 2001?
    Answer: Indian Airlines.
  86. Question: Daniel Radcliffe made headlines for getting the role of portraying on screen which famous muggle-born in the literary world?
    Answer: Harry Potter
  87. Question: Name the scheme run by Unit Trust of India, which was dubbed "Pandora's Box of Horror"?
    Answer: US 64.
  88. Question: In which year did the first modern Olympic Games take place?
    Answer: 1896.
  89. Question: The Pizza Hut is the world's largest food chain. Name the world's largest restaurant company?
    Answer: McDonalds.
  90. Question: Which is the last letter in the Greek alphabet?
    Answer: Omega.
  91. Question: Sound travels fastest through:
    Answer: Steel.
  92. Question: Excise duty is tax levied on:
    Answer: production of goods.
  93. Question: Which of the following is considered a good source of Vitamin A?
    Answer: Carrot.
  94. Question: What is common to these people? Manmohan Singh, C. Rangarajan, Bimal Jalan, L.K. Jha
    Answer: They have served as Governors of RBI.
  95. Question: What is common to these cities? Seattle, Doha, Singapore
    Answer: Venue of WTO ministerial conference.
  96. Question: Which among the following products forms India's largest item of export in terms of value?
    Answer: Gems and Jewellery
  97. Question: Who received the Indira Gandhi Prize of Peace, Disarmament and Development of the year 2000?
    Answer: Mary Robinson
  98. Question: Jeff Bezos is the founder of which popular website?
    Answer: Amazon.com
  99. Question: Who was involved in Hawala scandal?
    Answer: Jain brothers
  100. Question: Where are the headquarters WTO?
    Answer: Geneva
  101. Question: What is India's share in total world exports?
    Answer: 0.6%
  102. Question: Where is Almati Dam Situated?
    Answer: Karnataka
  103. Question: "Wealth of Nations", is authored by?
    Answer: Adam Smith
  104. Question: Hydraulic brake is application of?
    Answer: Pascal's law of pressure
  105. Question: What are the main components of fertilizers?
    Answer: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium (N, P, K)
  106. Question: Optical fiber is mode up of?
    Answer: Glass threads
  107. Question: Where are the Headquarters of European Union?
    Answer: Brussels
  108. Question: Who is the chairman of UTI?
    Answer: M.M Damodaran
  109. Question: Dalal Street is situated in which city of India?
    Answer: Mumbai
  110. Question: Who is the Governor of Reserve Bank of India?
    Answer: Dr. Bimal Jalan
  111. Question: Ashok Chakra is associated with?
    Answer: Bravery
  112. Question: Name the tallest living tree.
    Answer: Redwood tree
  113. Question: Who was the founding leader of Muslim league?
    Answer: Aga Khan III
  114. Question: Where are Caves of Ajanta situated?
    Answer: Maharashtra
  115. Question: How many countries have adopted 'Euro' as their currency?
    Answer: 12 (as on Jan 1, 2002)
  116. Question: Which batsman has the best bowling record in One Day Internationals?
    Answer: Wasim Akram (only cricketer to have 300 wickets and 3000 runs in ODI's)
  117. Question: Which state won highest number of medals in National Games which were held in Nov - Dec 2001?
    Answer: Punjab
  118. Question: Who is "Ranil Wickramasinghay"?
    Answer: Leader of the opposition in Sri-Lanka.
  119. Question: Which of the following is the second largest commercial Bank in India?
    Answer: According to the latest information ICICI Ltd. has said that it would merge with ICICI Bank to create the second largest commercial Bank in India, in the last week of October, 2001.
  120. Question: Which Indian Film was nominated for Oscar 2002 award?
    Answer: Lagaan by Amir Khan.
  121. Question: Which Indian state produces largest amount of mica?
    Answer: Bihar
  122. Question: ISO 14000 certificates are associated with which field?
    Answer: Environment Management Standards
  123. Question: Which movie won the "Golden Lion" award in 2001?
    Answer: Monsoon wedding directed by Mira Nair.
  124. Question: Which serial won the best serial award?
    Answer: Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.
  125. Question: Who is the present Principal scientific Advisor to the Government of India?
    Answer: Dr. R. Chidambaram
  126. Question: Which industrialist purchased the L&T shares from Ambanis in late 2001?
    Answer: A.V. Birla (owner of Grasim Industries)
  127. Question: What is the former name of the company "Aventis"?
    Answer: Pasteur Merieux Connaught.
  128. Question: What was the venue for 2004 Olympic Games?
    Answer: Athens in Greece
  129. Question: How many Indians have won all England Badminton Championship so far?
    Answer: 2 - Prakash Padukone & P. Gopichand
  130. Question: What is the revised Indian export growth target for 2001 - 2002?
    Answer: For the year 2001 to 2002 (April to March) it is reduced from 12% to 9%.
  131. Question: '.com' in all the web sites stands for?
    Answer: Commercial
  132. Question: "You give me blood, I will give you freedom", was the words of which famous Indian leader?
    Answer: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

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Acronym Definition  

An acronym is a word formed by the initial letters of a phrase or title. In the online environment, acronyms are used to conserve time and space. Acronyms are words that are formed by combining parts of other words. For instance, modem is derived from MODulator/DEModulator. Often these are the first letters of a longer phrase. For instance, BTW is the acronym for By The Way, IMHO stands for In My Humble Opinion.

A huge collection of acnonyms is presented below that can be used as an Acronym Dictionary. This acronym dictionary can be used as an acronym finder system as well.

  1. *S* Smile
  2. 10Q Thank You
  3. FTR One For The Road
  4. 24/7 24 hours a day; 7 days a week
  5. A/S/L? Age/Sex/Location?
  6. A/S? Age/Sex?
  7. AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact
  8. ACK Acknowledgement
  9. ACRONYM Abbreviated Coded Rendition Of Name Yielding Meaning
  10. ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
  11. ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  12. ADN Any Day Now
  13. AFAIAC As Far As I Am Concerned
  14. AFAICR As Far As I Can Recall
  15. AFAICT As Far As I Can Tell
  16. AFAIK As Far As I Know
  17. AFAIR As Far As I Remember/Recall
  18. AFAIUI As Far As I Understand It
  19. AFJ April Fools' Joke
  20. AFK Away From The Keyboard; Away For A Kwickie
  21. AFL AbsoFreakinLutely
  22. AFOG Another Freaking Opportunity for Growth
  23. AHPF All Hail Pass Fail (via MIT)
  24. YA x AICMFP You are x and I claim my five pounds (Britishism; via old newspaper promo)
  25. AISB As I Said Before
  26. AISE As I Said Earlier
  27. AISI As I See It
  28. AIUI As I Understand It
  29. AIW As It Were/Was
  30. AKA Also Known As
  31. AMAP As Much/Many As Possible
  32. ANFAWFOS And Now For A Word From Our Sponsor
  33. ANSI American National Standards Institute
  34. AOB Any Other Business
  35. AP Age Play
  36. APAC All Praise And Credit
  37. API Application Program Interface
  38. ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency
  39. AS Another Subject
  40. ASAP As Soon As Possible
  41. ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
  42. ASL Age-Sex-Location
  43. ASNWS A Simple No Would Suffice
  44. ATB All The Best
  45. ATK At The Keyboard
  46. ATLA Another Three Letter Acronym
  47. ATM At The Moment
  48. ATSL Along The Same Lines
  49. ATTN Attention
  50. ATTYOB Anything That Turns You On Baby
  51. AUP Acceptable Use Policy
  52. AWCIGO And Where Can I Get One
  53. AWGTHTGTATA Are We Going To Have To Go Through All This/That Again
  54. AWGTHTGTTA Are We Going To Have To Go Through This/That Again
  55. AWHFY Are We Having Fun Yet
  56. AWOL Absent Without Official Leave
  57. AYBABTU All Your Base Are Belong To Us
  58. AYMK As You May Know
  59. AYT Are You There
  60. B&D Bondage and Discipline
  61. B/C Because
  62. B4 Before
  63. B4N Bye For Now
  64. BAC By Any Chance
  65. BAD Broken As Designed
  66. BAG Busting A Gut
  67. BAGL Busting A Gut Laughing
  68. BAK Back At Keyboard
  69. BBB Busy Beyond Belief
  70. BBFN Bye Bye For Now
  71. BBIAB Be Back In A Bit
  72. BBIAS Be Back In A Sec
  73. BBL [I'll] Be Back Later
  74. BBM Big Beautiful Man
  75. BBR Burnt Beyond Repair
  76. BBS Bulletin Board System / Be Back Soon
  77. BBT Be Back Tomorrow
  78. BBW Big Beautiful Woman
  79. BC Basket Case
  80. BCC Blind Carbon Copy
  81. BCNU Be Seein' You
  82. BDSM Bondage & Discipline, Dominance & Submission, Sado-Masochism
  83. BDSMLMNOP BDSM and whatever else we might do
  84. BEG Big Evil Grin
  85. BF Boy Friend
  86. BFD Big Freakin' Deal
  87. BFH Bastard From Hell
  88. BFMI Brute Force and Massive Ignorance
  89. BFN Bye For Now
  90. BFNN Bizarre Format with No Name (document format)
  91. BG Big Grin
  92. BI Breidbart Index [the SPAM index of a Usenet post]
  93. BIAB Back In A Bit
  94. BIAF Back In A Few
  95. BIALW back in a little while
  96. BIAS Back In A Second
  97. BIAW Back In A While
  98. BIC Best In Class
  99. BIL Brother In Law
  100. BION Believe It Or Not
  101. BIOYIOP Blow It Out Your Input Output Port
  102. BITD Back In The Day
  103. BITD Beaten It To Death
  104. BK Because
  105. BMHATK Banging My Head Against The Keyboard
  106. BMHATW Banging My Head Against The Wall
  107. BMOC Big Man On Campus
  108. BMTA Brilliant Minds Think Alike
  109. BMTIPG Brilliant Minds Think In Parallel Gutters
  110. BNF Big Name Fan
  111. BOC But Of Course
  112. BOF Birds Of a Feather
  113. BOFH Bastard Operator From Hell
  114. BOHICA Bend Over, Here It Comes Again
  115. BOHOF Back Of Hand On Forehead
  116. BOS Big Orange Switch
  117. BOT Back On Topic
  118. BOTEC Back Of The Envelope Calculation
  119. BPD Borderline Personality Disorder
  120. BRB [I'll] Be Right Back
  121. BRS Big Red Switch
  122. BRT Be Right There
  123. BSG Big Smiling Grin; Broad Sweeping Generalization
  124. BSOD Blue Screen of Death (Windows NT, et al.)
  125. BSTS Better Safe Than Sorry
  126. BTA But Then Again
  127. BTAICBW But Then Again I Could Be Wrong
  128. BTAIM Be That As It May
  129. BTDT Been There, Done That
  130. BTDTGTTS Been There, Done That, Got The T-Shirt
  131. BTOBD Be There Or Be Dead
  132. BTOBS Be There Or Be Square
  133. BTSOOM Beats The Shit Out Of Me
  134. BTTH Butt To The Head
  135. BTTP Back To The Point
  136. BTW By The Way
  137. BWG Big Wide Grin
  138. BWQ Buzz Word Quotient
  139. BY Busy
  140. BYKT But You Know/Knew That
  141. BYKTA But You Know/Knew That Already
  142. BYOB Bring Your Own Bottle/Booze
  143. C&P Copy & Paste
  144. C/O Care Of
  145. CADET Can't Add Doesn't Even Try
  146. CB Call Back
  147. CB Chastity Belt
  148. CBT Cock and Ball Torture/Training
  149. CC Carbon Copy
  150. CCWC Can't Cook Won't Cook
  151. CD Cross Dresser
  152. CE Creative Editing
  153. CERT Computer Emergency Response Team
  154. CFD Call For Discussion
  155. CFV Call For Votes
  156. CG Cute Grin
  157. CGI Common Gateway Interface
  158. CHOWUR See HOW you are
  159. CHUR See How you are
  160. CIAC Computer Incident Advisory Capability
  161. CIAO goodbye [pronounced Chow]
  162. CIC Christ I'm Confused
  163. CIO Cut It Out
  164. CIS Complete and Irrevocable Submission
  165. CLAB Crying Like A Baby
  166. CLM Career Limiting Move
  167. CMIIW Correct Me If I'm Wrong
  168. CNC Consensual Non Consent
  169. CNP Continued [In My] Next Post
  170. CO Clothing Optional
  171. COD Cash On Delivery
  172. COTFLGUOAHAHA Crawling On The Floor Laughing Guts Out And Having A Heart Attack
  173. COTS Commercial Off The Shelf
  174. CP Corporal Punishment
  175. CPF Can Pigs Fly
  176. CRC Cyclic Redundancy Check
  177. CS Cop Shop
  178. CTS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  179. CTTD Cute Things They Do
  180. CTTOI Come To Think Of It
  181. CTTS Cute Things They Say
  182. CU See You
  183. CUL See You Later
  184. CUL8R See you Later
  185. CW Continuous Wave (the carrier type used for Morse code communications)
  186. CW Conventional Wisdom
  187. CWYL Chat With You Later
  188. CYA Cover Your Ass
  189. CYA See Ya
  190. CYA See You Around
  191. CYL See You Later
  192. CYT Cute Young Thing
  193. C|N>K "Coffee (piped through) Nose, (redirected to) Keyboard"
  194. D&W Ducking And Weaving
  195. D/L Download
  196. D/S or D/s Dominance and Submission
  197. DADT Don't Ask, Don't Tell
  198. DAP Parents Against Dyslexia :)
  199. DARFC Ducking And Running For Cover
  200. DBA Doing Business As
  201. DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  202. DEB Don't Even Bother
  203. DFM Don't Flame Me
  204. DFU Don't Forget Units
  205. DGT Don't Go There
  206. DID Dissociative Identity Disorder (used to be MPD)
  207. DIIK Damned If I Know
  208. DIIN Damned If I Know
  209. DILLIGAFF Do I Look Like I Give A Flying Freakin'
  210. DIM Do It Myself
  211. DIY Do It Yourself
  212. DK Don't Know
  213. DKF Dreaded Koosh Flogger
  214. DL Download
  215. DLG Devilish Little Grin
  216. DLTDHYITAOYWO Don’t Let The Door Hit You In The Ass On Your Way Out
  217. DMQ Do-Me Queen
  218. DNA Did Not Answer
  219. DNDK Don't Know, Don't Care
  220. DNO Do Not Open [used in the subject line of a test post or email]
  221. DNPM Damn Near Pissed Myself
  222. DNS Domain Name System
  223. DOA Dead On Arrival
  224. DOB Date Of Birth
  225. DOM Dirty Old Man
  226. DOS Disk Operating System
  227. DOYC Deity Of Your Choice
  228. DOYKB Down On Your Knees, Bitch
  229. DQOTD Dumb Question Of The Day
  230. DSW Dick Size War
  231. DTA Don't Trust Anybody
  232. DTOKAB Drop To One Knee And Bow
  233. DTP Desktop Publishing
  234. DTRT Do The Right Thing (contrast with DTWT)
  235. DTTAH Don't Try This At Home
  236. DTWT Do The Wrong Thing (contrast with DTRT)
  237. DTYD Drink Till You Drop (party at MIT)
  238. DUCWIC Do You See What I See
  239. DUK Dead Upon Keyboard
  240. DWAI Don't Worry About It
  241. DWIM Do What I Mean
  242. DWIMC Do What I Mean Correctly
  243. DWIMNWIS Do What I Mean Not What I Say
  244. DWISNWID Do What I Say Not What I Do
  245. DWIW Do What I Want
  246. DWYW Do What You Want
  247. DYE Damn Your Eyes
  248. DYHWIH Do You Hear What I Hear
  249. DYSWIS Do You See What I See
  250. DOS Denial of Service, Desktop Operating System
  251. E&OE Errors And Omissions Excepted
  252. E2EG Ear to Ear Grin
  253. EANAB Equally Attractive Non-Alcoholic Beverage
  254. ECP Excessive Cross Posting
  255. ED Emotionally Disturbed
  256. EDP Emotionally Disturbed Person
  257. EG Evil Grin
  258. EGBOK Everything is Going to Be OK
  259. EIF Exercise In Futility
  260. EIP Everything Is Permissible
  261. EMFBI Excuse Me For Butting In
  262. EMSG email message
  263. EOB End Of Business
  264. EOD End Of Discussion
  265. EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  266. EOF End Of File
  267. EOL End Of Lecture
  268. EOM End Of Message
  269. EOT End Of Thread
  270. EPID Every Person Is Different
  271. ESOSL Endless Snorts Of Stupid Laughter
  272. ESP Especially
  273. ETA Estimated Time Of Arrival
  274. ETLA Extended Three Letter Acronym
  275. ETOPS Engines Turn Or Passengers Swim (powerboats)
  276. EWAG Experienced Wild-Ass Guess
  277. F2F Face To Face
  278. FA Fat Admirer, one who prefers a fat sexual/romantic partner
  279. FAIK For All I Know
  280. FAQ Frequently Asked Question(s)
  281. FCFS First Come First Served
  282. FCOL For Crying Out Loud
  283. FDROTFL Falling Down Rolling On The Floor Laughing
  284. FF Fast Food, Fast Forward, Firefox Browser
  285. FFR For Future Reference
  286. FGM Female Genital Mutilation
  287. FIAWOL Fandom Is A Way Of Life
  288. FICCL Frankly I Couldn't Care Less
  289. FIIK Freaked If I Know
  290. FIIR Freaked If I Remember
  291. FIL Father In Law
  292. FIOFY Figure It Out For Yourself
  293. FIRST Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams
  294. FISH First In Still Here
  295. FITB Fill In The Blank
  296. FLEA Four Letter Extended Acronym
  297. FLT Fermat's Last Theorem
  298. FM Frequency Modulation, Finance Management, Finance Minister
  299. FMTYEWTK Far More Than You Ever Wanted To Know
  300. FOAD Freak Off And Die, Fetal Origins of Adult Disease
  301. FOAF Friend of A Friend
  302. FOAFOAG Father of A Friend Of A Girlfriend
  303. FOAG Father of A Girlfriend
  304. FOD Finger of Death
  305. FOS Freedom of Speech
  306. FOT Full of Tripe
  307. FOTCL Falling Off The Chair Laughing
  308. FRZ Fruitin' Religious Zealot
  309. FSD Fools Seldom Differ
  310. FSDO For Some Definition Of
  311. FSVO For Some Value Of
  312. FTASB Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
  313. FTF Face To Face
  314. FTL Faster Than Light
  315. FTM For That Matter (or Female To Male trans)
  316. FTMP For The Most Part
  317. FTP File Transfer Protocol
  318. FTR For The Record
  319. FTS Fixin' To Start
  320. FTSO Figure That Stuff Out
  321. FUBAR Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition
  322. FUD Fear, Uncertainty, And Doubt
  323. FURTB Full Up Ready To Burst
  324. FWIW For What It's Worth
  325. FYA For Your Amusement
  326. FYI For Your Information
  327. FYIV Freakin' You, I'm Vested
  328. G Grin
  329. GA Go Ahead
  330. GAC Get A Clue
  331. GAFIA Get Away From It All
  332. GAFIATe (to) Get Away From It All
  333. GAL Get A Life
  334. GBH&K Great Big Hugs & Kisses
  335. GBH&KB Great Big Hugs & Kisses Back
  336. GCD Greatest Common Divisor
  337. GD&R Grinning, Ducking, and Running (after a smart-ass comment)
  338. GD&RF Grinning Ducking And Running Fast
  339. GD&RVVF Grinning Ducking And Running Very Very Fast
  340. GD&W Grinning Ducking And Weaving
  341. GF Girlfriend
  342. GFR Grim File Reaper
  343. GG Genetic Girl
  344. GGN Gotta Go Now
  345. GGP Gotta Go Pee
  346. GHOD General Heuristic Organizing Device
  347. GIF Graphical Interchange Format
  348. GIGO Garbage In Garbage Out; Garbage In Gospel Out
  349. GIWIST Gee I Wish I'd Said That
  350. GJP Good Job Partner
  351. GL good luck
  352. GLBT Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans
  353. GLG Goofy Little Grin
  354. GLGH Good Luck and Good Hunting
  355. GMT Greenwich Mean Time [UK Time]
  356. GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
  357. GOAT Go Away, Troll
  358. GOK God Only Knows
  359. GOOML Get Out Of My Life
  360. GOTFIA Groaning On The Floor In Agony
  361. GOWI Get On With It
  362. GPF General Protection Fault
  363. GRQ Get Rich Quick (a type of spam - compare MMF)
  364. GRUIT Get Real you Impudent Thing
  365. GS Golden Shower
  366. GTBOS Glad To Be Of Service
  367. GTG Got To Go
  368. GTGN Got To Go Now
  369. GTP Got To Pee
  370. H&K Hugs & Kisses
  371. H2 How To
  372. HAK Hugs And Kisses
  373. HAND Have A Nice Day
  374. HCB Holy Cow Batman
  375. HHGTTG Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy
  376. HHIS Hanging Head In Shame
  377. HHO1/2K Ha Ha Only Half Kidding
  378. HHOJ Ha Ha Only Joking
  379. HHOK Ha Ha, Only Kidding
  380. HHOS Ha Ha, Only Serious
  381. HHVF Ha Ha, Very Funny
  382. HIB Have I Been
  383. HICA Here It Comes Again
  384. HNG Horny Net Geek
  385. HOMPR Hang On Mobile Phone's Ringing
  386. HOPR Hang On Phone's Ringing
  387. HOS Husband Over Shoulder
  388. HOUER Hanging On Your Every Word
  389. HOYER Hanging On Your Every Word
  390. HP Home Page
  391. HSF (variants: H-S-F, HSF) Hand-Staple-Forehead (theatrical angst)
  392. HSIK How Should I Know
  393. HSP Highly Sensitive Person
  394. HTH Hope This Helps (often used with HAND)
  395. HTML Hyper-Text Markup Language
  396. HTTP Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol
  397. HW Hardware
  398. HWNINS He whose name is not spoken
  399. HWP Height and Weight Proportional (i.e.: "normal" build)
  400. HWSNBN He Who Should Not Be Named
  401. HWWNBN He Who Will Not Be Named
  402. IAAA I Am An Accountant
  403. IAAD I Am A Doctor
  404. IAAL I Am A Lawyer
  405. IAC In Any Case
  406. IAE In Any Event
  407. IAGFII It's All Good Fun Isn't It
  408. IAMFI I Ask Merely For Information
  409. IAMTA I Ask Merely To Annoy
  410. IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
  411. IANAA I Am Not An Accountant
  412. IANAC I Am Not A Crook
  413. IANAD I Am Not A Doctor
  414. IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer
  415. IANALBIPOOTV I Am Not A Lawyer But I Play One On TV
  416. IANYM In A New York Minute
  417. IANYS In A New York Second
  418. IAP Internet Access Provider
  419. IARTPFWTSIOWIM I Am Repeating This Parrot Fashion Without The Slightest Idea Of What It Means
  420. IAW In Accordance With
  421. IAWC In A While Crocodile [usually used to reply to SYLA(cf)]
  422. IBC Inadequate But Cute
  423. IBM Inadequate But Marketable
  424. IBTD I Beg To Differ
  425. IC I See
  426. ICB I Care Because
  427. ICBW I Could Be Wrong
  428. ICCL I Couldn't Care Less
  429. ICOCBW I Could Of Course Be Wrong
  430. ICP Internet Content Provider
  431. ICTYBTIHTKY I Could Tell You But Then I'd Have To Kill You
  432. ICUR I See you are
  433. ICYWC In Case You Were Curious
  434. IDGI I Don't Get It
  435. IDIC Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations (via Star Trek)
  436. IDK I Don't Know
  437. IDTS I Don't Think So

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