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(10:57) Sun, 1 Jul 12
List of countries with their Independence Date around the world:

Japan: 660 BCE
China: 221 BCE
San Marino: 301 CE
France: 843 CE
Austria: 976 CE
Denmark: 10th Century CE
Hungary: Saturday, September 27, 1902
Portugal: Monday, February 16, 1903
Mongolia: Monday, April 20, 1903
Thailand: Friday, May 22, 1903
Andorra: Wednesday, July 01, 1903
Switzerland: August 1, 1291
Monaco: Thursday, November 19, 1903
Spain: 15th Century
Iran: Wednesday, February 10, 1904
Sweden: June 6, 1523
Netherlands: January 23, 1579
Oman: Thursday, July 07, 1904
United Kingdom: May 1, 1707
Liechtenstein: January 23, 1719
Nepal: Wednesday, November 02, 1904
(12:33) Tue, 24 Jul 12
101. Which country declares independence on 18th Feb 2008? - Kosovo.
102. Who was the founder of the kindergarten education system? - German educator Friedrich Froebel
103. What is the scientific name of Vitamin C? - Ascorbic Acid
104. What is the full form of GPRS? - General Packet Radio Service
105. Which was the first university established in the world? - Nalanda University
106. What is full form of CEO, CFO & CIO titles? Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer & Chief
Information Officer
(11:56) Tue, 24 Jul 12
81. The Pakistani President who died in an air crash was Zia-ul-Huq.
82. Yoghurt means Fermented milk.
83. Yankee is the nickname of American.
84. The International court of Justice is located in Hague, Holland.
85. The headquarters of World Bank is located at Washington DC.
86. Victoria Falls was discovered by David Livingstone.
87. The technique to produce the first test tube baby was evolved by Patrick Steptoe and Robert
88. The oldest residential university of Britain is the Oxford University.
89. The name of the large clock on the tower of the House of Parliament in London is called Big Ben.
90. Prado Museum is located in Madrid.
91. The number of keys in an ordinary piano is Eighty eight.
92. 'Man is a Tool Making Animal' was said by Benjamin Franklin.
93. The term 'anesthesia' was coined by Oliver Wendell Holmes.
94. The first man to reach Antarctica was Fabian Gottlieb.
95. The Kilimanjaro volcano is situated in Tanzania.
96. The invention that is considered to have built America is Dynamite.
97. Words that contains all the vowels: Authentication, Remuneration, Education, Automobile,
Miscellaneous and many more.
98. Words that contain all the vowels in order: Facetious and Abstemious.
99. Words that contain all the vowels in reverse order: Uncomplimentary, Unproprietary, Unoriental and
100. Words with no vowel in them: Myth, Fly, Sky, Dry, Cry, Rhythm, Crypt.
(11:56) Tue, 24 Jul 12
61. The term 'astrology' literally means Star Speech.
62. Togo is situated in Africa.
63. Coal is also known as Black Diamond.
64. The first Boxer to win 3 gold medals in Olympics was Laszlo Papp.
65. The first ruler who started war games for his soldiers was Genghis Khan.
66. The first cross word puzzle in the world was published in 1924 by London Sunday Express.
67. The lightest known metal is Lithium.
68. The Atacama Desert is located in North Chile.
69. The oil used to preserve timber is Creosote oil.
70. The founder of USA was George Washington.
71. The first talkie feature film in USA was 'The Jazz Singer'.
72. The chemical name of laughing gas is Nitrous oxide.
73. The US state North Carolina is also known as Tar Heel state.
74. The US state Tennesse is also known as Volunteer state.
75. The US state Indiana is also known as Hoosier state.
76. The US state Kentucky is also known as Blue Grass state.
77. The US state known as 'Pine Free State' is Vermont.
78. The US state known as 'Mountain State' is West Virginia.
79. The US state known as 'Land of 1000 Lakes' is Minnesota.
80. The popular detective character created by Agatha Christie is Hercule Poirot.
(11:55) Tue, 24 Jul 12
41. The two nations Haiti and the Dominion Republic together form the Island of Hispaniola.
42. The largest auto producer in the USA is General Motors.
43. The largest auto producing nation is Japan.
44. The famous 'General Motors' company was founded by William Durant.
45. The country that brings out the FIAT is Italy.
46. The first actor to win an Oscar was Emil Jannings.
47. The first animated colour cartoon of full feature length was Snow White and Seven Dwarfs.
48. The first demonstration of a motion picture was held at Paris.
49. The first country to issue stamps was Britain.
50. The actor who is considered as the biggest cowboy star of the silent movies is Tom Mix.
51. The Pentagon is located at Washington DC.
52. The world's largest car manufacturing company is Toyota Motors, JAPAN.
53. The world's biggest manufacturer of bicycles is Hero Cycles, India.
54. The world's oldest underground railway is at London.
55. The White House was painted white to hide fire damage.
56. The largest oil producing nation in Africa is Nigeria.
57. The longest river in Russia and Europe is Volga River.
58. The first Emperor of Germany was Wilhelm.
59. The last French Monarch was Louis Napoleon III.
60. "History is Bunk" was said by Henry Ford.
(11:54) Tue, 24 Jul 12
21. Adding Machine was invented by Aldrin.
22. The national emblem of Spain is Eagle.
23. Archimedes was born in Sicily.
24. The total area of Vatican City is 0.272 square kilometers.
25. The largest temple in the world is Angkor Wat in Kampuchea.
26. The largest dome in the world is Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, USA.
27. The largest strait in the world is Tartar Strait.
28. The Mohenjo-Daro ruins are found in Larkand District of Sind, Pakistan.
29. The largest city of Africa is Cairo.
30. The founder of KODAK Company was Eastman.
31. The 'Cape of Good Hope' is located in South Africa.
32. The Heathrow Airport is located in London.
33. The neon lamp was invented by Georges Claude.
34. The last letter of the Greek alphabet is Omega.
35. The place known as the land of Lincoln is Illinois.
36. The US state Utah is also known as Beehive state.
37. The Kalahari Desert is located in Africa.
38. The Patagonian desert is located in Argentina.
39. The person known as the father of aeronautics is Sir George Cayley.
40. The most densely populated Island in the world is Honshu.
(11:54) Tue, 24 Jul 12
1. Ice Cream was discovered by Gerald Tisyum.
2. The number regarded as lucky number in Italy is thirteen.
3. Napoleon suffered from alurophobia which means Fear of cats.
4. The aero planes were used in war for the first time by Italians. (14 Oct.1911)
5. Slavery in America was abolished by Abraham Lincoln.
6. The Headquarters of textile manufacturing in England is Manchester.
7. The famous Island located at the mouth of the Hudson River is Manhattan.
8. The founder of plastic industry was Leo Hendrik Baekeland.
9. The country where military service is compulsory for women is Israel.
10. The country which has more than 10,000 golf courses is USA.
11. The famous painting 'Mona Lisa' is displayed at Louvre museum, Paris.
12. The earlier name for tomato was Love apple.
13. The first President of USA was George Washington.
14. The famous words 'Veni Vidi Vici' were said by Julius Caesar.
15. The practice of sterilization of surgical instruments was introduced by Joseph Lister.
16. The number of countries which participated in the first Olympic Games held at Athens was nine.
17. Mercury is also known as Quick Silver.
18. Disneyland is located in California, USA.
19. The country which built the first powerful long range rockets is Germany.
20. Sewing Machine was invented by Isaac M. Singer.
(11:53) Tue, 24 Jul 12
1. The longest river in the world is the Nile.

2. The first President of Bangladesh was, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

3. The longest highway in the world is the, Trans-Canada.

4. The longest highway in the world has a length of About 8000 km.

5. The highest mountain in the world is the, Mount Everest.
6. The country that accounts for nearly one third of the total teak production of the world is, Myanmar.

7. The biggest desert in the world is the, Sahara desert.

8. The largest coffee growing country in the world is, Brazil.

9. The country also known as "country of copper" is, Zambia.

10. The name given to the border which separates Pakistan and Afghanistan is, Durand line..
(11:29) Sun, 1 Jul 12
Common Name –Chemical Name–Chemical Formula

1.Dry Ice -Solid Carbondioxide- CO2

2.slaked Lime- Calcium Hydroxide - Ca(OH)2

3.Bleaching Powder -Calcium Oxychloride -CaOCl2

4.Nausadar -Ammonium Chloride- NH4Cl

5.Caustic Soda– Sodium Hydroxide– NaOH

6.Rock Salt– Sodium Chloride –NaCl

7.Caustic Potash– Potassium Hydroxide– KOH

8.Potash Alum– Potassium Aluminium Sulphate– K2SO4 Al2 (SO4)3.24H2O

9.Epsom –Magnesium Sulphate– MgSO4.7H2O

10.Quick Lime -Calcium Oxide- CaO

11.Plaster of Paris- Calcium Sulphate- (CaSO4) ½

12.Gypsum– Calcium Sulphate– (CaSO4) .2H2O

13.Green Vitriol– Ferrous Sulphate –FeSO4.7H2O

14.Mohr’s Salt –Ammonium Ferrous Sulphate–
FeSO4 (NH4)2 SO4.6H2O

15.Blue Vitriol– Copper Sulphate– CuSO4.5H2O

16.White Vitriol– Zinc Sulphate— ZnSO4.7H2O

17.Marsh Gas– Methane— CH4

18.Vinegar– Acetic Acid– CH3COOH

19.Potash Ash– Potassium Carbonate– K2CO3

20.Hypo– Sodium Thiosulphate– Na2S2O3.5H2O
(11:16) Sun, 1 Jul 12
Who was the first Indian to join the Indian Civil Services? Satyendranath Tagore.

Who was the first woman Governor of India? Sarojini Naidu.

Which two countries have signed the Nuclear Swap deal with Iran? Brazil and Turkey.

Who won the Madrid Masters men's tournament in 2010? Rafael Nadal.

Who is CEO of Yahoo? Carol Bartz.

Who is the first man to climb Mount Everest without oxygen? Phu Dorji.

How many words can you make from a five letter word by shuffling the places of each alphabet? 120.

Speed of computer mouse is measured in which unit? Mickey.

Who topped Forbes list of 'Billionaire Universities'
in 2010? Harvard University.

Barack Obama's birthday is on which date? August 4, 1961.
(11:10) Sun, 1 Jul 12
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