Do You Know?

1. The founder of Hyderabad city was Muhammed
Quli qutb shah in 1591.He called it Bhagyanagar
after his beloved queen Bhagamathi.She embraced
Islam and took the name Hyder Mahal and consequently
Bhagyanagar was renamed as Hyderabad after her.
2.Gokak Falls is known as Nayagara of Karnataka.
3.Three ”L”s of life are-Love, Laugh and Live.
4.Kannada journalism witnessed it’s birth on
July 1,1843 and it is for the same reason that
July 1st is celebrated as Press Day.
5.Kashmir is known as Switzerland of India.
6. Poona is known as ”Deccan Queen”.
7.The quantity of sodium chloride in ocean
water is 77.8 percent.
8.4”R”s are Repair, recondition, refurbishment
and remarketing.
9.Quetta is the provincial capital of Baluchistan.
10.Jamshedpur is known as Pittsburg of India.
11.B.A.D.=Bold And Darling.
12.Mujahid means fighter in the way of Allah.
13.The water from the Zam Zam well is sacred
to the Muslims.
14.Airavata is the five headed divine elephant-
Lord Indra’s divine vahana(=vehicle).
15.”Jaya” is another name of Maha Bharat.
16.Roman Numerals:
100-C.
500-D.
400-CD.
900-CM.
1000-M.
2000-MM.
17.Adolf Hitler’s native place-Austria.
18.”Muhammad” means the one who is praiseworthy.
19.original name of Sigapore is Simhapura(=lion’s city).
20.MAD=1.Make A Difference.2.Music, Art and Dance.
21. Paris is known as ”The city of love”.
22. Ants never sleep.
23.DIL=Daughter In Law;MIL=Mother In Law.
24.Karnataka has 30 districts and 176 taluks.
25.The first Tirthankar was Rishabh,son of king
Nabhi and Marudeva.
26.C.M.=Chief Minister; Common Man.
27.Facebook founder-Mark Zuckerberg.
28.The world’s first novel”(The Tale of Genji”)
written by a Japanese writer Murasaki Shikibu, was
published in the year-1007.
29.4 ”p”s of our national flag are:1.P=Peace(white)
2.P=Progress(wheel) 3.P=Prosperity(green)4.P=Purity
(Saffron).
30.Udyavara is the oldest capital of Tulunadu.-Professor
T. Murugesh, an archeology lecturer in MSRS college, Shirva.
31.Triloknath temple at Udaipur in Himachal Pradesh,
is India’s only Buddhist cum Jain temple.
32. Le Corbusier(B:October 6, 1887;D:August 27, 1965)
was a Swiss-French architect, who designed town planning
ideas of Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Berlin,Barcelona and Bogota.
33.”Meir” means light in Hebrew.
34.Bide-A-Wee=Stay awhile in Scottish.
35.A drey=squirrel’s nest.
Skein=Collective name for a group of wild geese.
Covey=Collective name for a group of partridges.
36. Black swan is found in Australia and Tasmania.
Rheas are the largest new world birds found in South America.
Gentoo, Adlie, rockhopper are different types of penguins.
37.Deva means a being of brilliant light.
38.WATCH=
W=Watch your words.
A=Watch your action.
T=Watch your Thought.
C=Watch your character.
H=Watch your heart.
39.Ganesha broke off one of his tusks to use as a pen.
He wrote Mahabharata, recited by sage Vyasa, under the
shade of a banyan tree.
40.Aryabhata, author of the treatise ”Aryabhatiya”
(the 5th century Indian astronomer) is said to have
theorised that the Earth revolves round the sun,
long before Copernicus.
41.The Parsi community is small.They are the descendants
of highly enterprising people who came to India to
avoid religious persecution by the Muslims.They pioneered
and contributed to India in various fields like shipping,
banking, education, trade and commerce. Sir Sorabjee
Pochkhanawala was the founder of first Indian bank,
The Central Bank of India on 21 December 1911.
42. Kohinoor diamond was originally owned by the
Kakatiya dynasty. Later it was confiscated by various
invaders. Today it is a part of the British crown jewels
and on display in Tower of London.
43.The original Mayura Simhasana(peacock throne) was
captured and taken as a war trophy in 1739 by the
Persian king Nadir Shah and has been lost ever since.
Source:Collection.

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