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Knowledge quiz

Knowledge quiz

Q1.Mysore Airport was first built in the 1940s. It was modernised in 2010. However, due to low passenger numbers, the airport is largely used by charter flights, with few commercial flights operating through it. Despite this, the airport turned out to be useful in the month of November due to the presence of another government organisation in the city of Mysore.

How did the airport prove useful in November 2016?

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Q2.Shown here is the image of Congress Hall in Nuremberg, Germany. It was built to hold up to 50,000 people. It was the venue for Hitler’s annual address. It has a glass ceiling which would allow the sun to shine directly on Hitler’s podium. It was never fully finished and is now a museum.

Its design was inspired by which other European monument?

Knowledge quiz

Q3.According to a report from the New York Times, a growing trend among wealthy U.S. women involves altering the shape and size of their feet to fit more easily into designer shoes. Beverly Hills podiatrist Dr. Ali Sadrieh coined a term for this — ___________ surgeries — considering the number of women requesting aesthetic foot surgeries.

Fill in the blank with the name of a fictional character.

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Q4.Pictured here is Falguni Nayar, who is the former Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Capital. In 2012, she set up a company, modelled on a French company, that has now become synonymous with online cosmetics and personal care products in India, while also making it to global market studies. The name of the company is derived from the Sanskrit word that means ‘actress’ or ‘one in the spotlight’.

Which company did she set up?

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Q5.In 1969, David Attenborough, commissioned a snooker tournament named ‘Pot Black’ to help exploit something new that BBC had then just introduced to the U.K.

For similar reasons, in 1972 the International Tennis Federation introduced yellow tennis balls, instead of black or white, into the rules of tennis. Prior to this, tennis balls had historically been either black or white in colour, depending on the background colour of the courts.

Which invention was the main reason for the introduction of ‘Pot Black’ as well as yellow tennis balls?

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Q6.Known as a Makisu, this cooking accessory is woven from thick or thin bamboo strips and cotton string, and comes in various sizes. While it may also be used to squeeze excess liquid or make compact omelettes, it is most used in the preparation of a certain food item, which literally means “sour tasting” in the native language of the country it belongs to.

Which food item is it used in the preparation of?

Answers

A1. ₹2000 notes were printed at the RBI’s press in Mysore and distributed via Mysore Airport

A2. Roman Colosseum

A3. Cinderella

A4. Nykaa

A5. Colour television

A6. Sushi

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