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Question: Lakshadweep, the name of these picturesque islands off India's South Western coast comes from the Sanskrit word for which number?
Correct Answer The Lakshadweep archipelago gets its name from the Sanskrit words 'laksha' meaning 100,000 and 'dweepa' meaning island, so it literally means "One hundred thousand islands". This archipelago is a Union Territory of Indiaand is inhabited by around 30,000 people and are known for their pristine beaches and coral reefs. They were first inhabited by Arab traders and most of the current inhabitants are their descendants.
Question: How did Humayun, the second Mughal Emperor of India die?
Correct Answer Legend has it that the monarch was on top of his library, in the observatory looking out at the sky, when he is supposed to have spotted the transit of Venus across the Sun, and in his excitement to share his discovery with others, he tripped, fell down the stairs and broke his neck. Humayun was succeeded by his son, Akbar, easily one of India's greatest rulers.
Question: Which elephant-headed god of Hinduism makes frequent appearances as the idol in Apu's store in "The Simpsons"?
Correct Answer Most Hindus worship Ganesha in various forms, but mostly as the god who must be propiated before any work is undertaken so that no obstacles impede it, and it reaches its proper fulfillment. Interestingly Ganesha was not born with an elephant's head, but got one when his father, Shiva cut it off, mistaking him for an insolent intruder in his house. In remorse, Shiva sent off his other son, Karthikeya to get the head of first animal that lay in his path, which turned out to be an elephant.
Question: Which overseas IT related company was the first to set up shop in Bangalore, which is now easily the IT capital of India?
Correct Answer Texas Instruments, the company which developed the first micro-processor when it was invented by Jack Kilby, was also the first to set up shop in my hometown in 1984, long before it became the hot-spot for India's growing IT industry. Today Bangalore plays host to nearly 1000 local and foreign IT companies which employ close to half a million people. The next big thing in Bangalore is of course the center of a large controversy, the Business Process Outsourcing industry, which is blamed for causing job losses in more developed countries, but which companies say is essential to reduce costs and prevent even MORE job losses.
Question: The Chilka lake, India's largest salt water lake and Asia's largest inland salt water lagoon, covers approximately what area?
Correct Answer Chilka Lake, on India's eastern coast in Orissa state, is home to several species of birds and animals and is also home to the famous dolphins, which were, till recently on the endangered list. The Chilka Lake National Park is also a highly visited tourist spot for its abundant flora and fauna.
Question: Which of the following rivers does NOT meet the Bay of Bengal?
Correct Answer The Vaigai, Mahanadi, and the Godavari all flow eastward, emptying themselves into the Bay of Bengal. The Narmada and the Tapi (which is also called 'Tapti' by some Indians) are the only major rivers of India that empty themselves inth the Arabian Sea.
Question: Punjab, a state in northern India, is known as the 'Land of Five RIvers'? Tell me, what are the names of these five rivers?
Correct Answer The Chenab, Ravi, Beas, Jhelum, and Sutlej are the 'Five Rivers of the Punjab' and are responsible for feeding the crops of the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. These rivers help the Indian state of Punjab have a very high productivity level in the agricultural sector, and are the reason for it being self-sufficient with the staple cereal, ie, wheat. All these rivers ultimately meet the Indus river, which originates near the Mansarovar lake in Tibet, close to the source of the Brahmaputra.
Question: This is one of the two biggest rivers in the tiny state of Goa, along with the Zuari. It is famous for boat cruises, dolphins, and even an off-shore casino! It finally empties itself into the Arabian sea near Panaji (Panjim), the capital of Goa. What is the name of this river?
Correct Answer The Mandovi River, also known as Gomati, has its origin at Bhimgad in the Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats. It enters Goa from the north and flows for 77 kilometres in the state.
Question: The prime tributary of the Ganga (Ganges), this river rises in the Himalayas, and flows southeast to meet the Ganga at Allahabad. Its upper course forms a long section of the Uttar Pradesh - Haryana border. The confluence with the Ganga at Allahabad is considered a sacred spot by Hindus and is a pilgrimage spot. Which river am I referring to?
Correct Answer At the Ganga-Yamuna confluence, the mass of the Yamuna is much greater than that of the Ganga, yet the daughter river takes the name of the Ganga.
Question: Where would you find the only sanctuary of Asiatic lions in the world?
Correct Answer The state of Gujarat is the only home to the Asiatic lions. The Gir National park located near the historical city of Junagadh boasts of the largest Asiatic lion population in the world.