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X’s motto is Karma Jyāyohy Akarmaņah,which means
“Action is superior to inaction(Srimad Bhagvad Gita: Chapter 3, Verse
8)”.It formally came into existence on 3rd July 1939 and was initiated in
the former office and bungalow of the Chief engineer(now it is the
office of the Post Master General).The new building which houses X is
shaped like a spanner when looked from above, which one would find
fitting for it. How is X familiar to us IISERians ?
Progeria or HGPS is a rare genetic condition where symptoms resembling
aging manifests at an early age. It was familiarized to Indians through the
Bollywood movie Paa(2009) starring Amitabh Bachchan. Progeria is also
fittingly called X disease after a 1922 short story by F . Scott Fitzgerald
which was adapted for a movie of the same name in 2008. It is said that
progeria inspired Fitzgerald to write the short story in question. Give me
The curious case of Benjamin Button
& Benjamin Button disease
Amazingly,X’s face is modelled as a mashup of American poet Carl Sandburg, Albert
Einstein and a pug dog. The concept of X was based on an imaginary friend Y
created after his parents’ divorce in 1960.X’s midnight flight was a smash hit
among audiences, which made Y include an image of the same, in the logo for his
production company Amblin Entertainment. Identify X and Y. Images follow.
On July 4, 1939, a dying man stood before over 60,000 people and told them he
was the “luckiest man on the face of the earth” for being able to play in
ballparks for 17 years, and receive nothing but kindness and encouragement
from his fans. X thus became a symbol of what sports, and maybe life is all
about. His name came into the limelight worldwide due to a recent internet
phenomenon. More than 2.4 million tagged videos were uploaded & circulated
on Facebook. Mashable called the phenomenon "the Harlem Shake of the
summer“. Identify the legend in question and the name of the internet
phenomenon for a total of two points.
In the year 1232, Pope Gregory IX instilled in the people a fear of cats, saying
that Lucifer, the devil, sometimes appeared as a cat, and was actually half-cat.
Religious zealots in Europe sought to kill cats, then, seeing them as
incarnations and associates of the Devil. cats were outlawed in many parts of
Europe, and huge numbers of cats and dogs were killed. Even if the practice
was not a major cause for the unfortunate events that followed, the lack of
cats certainly contributed to the severity. What event, one that changed the
course of humanity did this uneducated killing of cats lead to?(specific)
This is the first animated google doodle which was made to commemorate the 70th birthday of
A very famous personality. My question is simple. Identify the personality. For a bonus, give
me the song playing in the background, which I will mute for the sake of making it a fair
Y’s diary entry on 22 January 1892 reads as follows :
“one evening I was walking along a path, the city was on one side and the fjord
below. I felt tired and ill. I stopped and looked out over the fjord—the sun was
setting, and the clouds turning blood red. I sensed a ________ passing through
nature; it seemed to me that I heard the _________. I painted this picture,
painted the clouds as actual blood. The color shrieked.” This became one of the
most famous painting of our times. Arthur Lubow,a famous American
Journalist, has described X as "an icon of modern art, a Mona Lisa for our time.”
Identify this artwork created in 1893,which was originally titled Der Schrei der
Natur . A patient resource group for trigeminal neuralgia (which has been
described as the most painful medical condition in existence) have also adopted
the image as a symbol of the condition. Identify X and its creator Y.
The disease ________________owes its name to a carbonated drink, a beverage
produced by Pepsi Co. Although many other sodas contain significant amounts of
sugar, caffeine and phosphoric acid, X contains one of the highest levels of caffeine
of any soft drink. To mask the bitterness of the caffeine, the formula for X also
calls for higher amounts of sugar or high fructose corn syrup which is cheaply
available in the United stated due to generous subsidies. The disease is most
rampant among teenagers and young adults in the Appalachian region owing to
the non existence of proper dental care and health education. Many children and
adolescents in Appalachia routinely purchase large bottles of X and take frequent
sips. The cumulative effect of this steady soda consumption is accelerated tooth
decay. Identify the beverage in question or give me the name of the disease,
rightly named after the same brand.
The X Index often abbreviated as MUI is an economic indicator used most notably
by former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan to determine the end of
economic slumps. Economists say that, as people have more money to spend on
non-essential purchases, men (and women) purchase more X. While considered by
most to be a necessity, X has a tendency to hang around past its shelf life during
lean years. A surge in spending on purchasing X can give notice that a turnaround
in the economy is imminent. This is because sales of X remain more or less stable
when the economy is healthy but during a severe downturn, demand for these
goods changes as new purchases are deferred.Simple..Identify the everyday
commodity in question or expand MUI .
A __________ planet is a planet that falls within a star’s habitable zone and is
often specifically used to refer to planets that are earth sized. The name stems
from a children’s fairy tale which in its current interpretation is often used to
emphasize the importance of conditions being “just right” for survival, in this
case being in the habitable zone and able to sustain liquid water. A planet
following this principle is neither too close nor too far from a star to rue out the
presence of liquid water and hence life. The best example of such a planet is
earth itself. The area around a star which can support such a planet is called the
___________ zone. Fill in the blanks with the name of the protagonist of the
fairy tale. Image follows
A ______ is a sequence of typographical symbols used to represent a non-specific,
profane word or phrase. Here's an example of a typical ________ .
#@$%*! .We all use it without knowing what it’s called or it’s creator.
The term first appeared in a 1964 article called Let's get down to ________es by
American cartoonist Mort Walker, who is best known as the creator of the Beetle
Bailey and Hi and Lois cartoons. Later, in a book called The Lexicon of
Comicana, Walker created and named an international set of symbols used in
comics around the world, which made this practice commonplace in comics .
Walker called his system Symbolia.Just fill in the blank(s) to give me what such
short sequences of symbols are called.
X is a code term popular in cannabis culture and is used to identify oneself with
cannabis subculture or to cannabis itself. Observances of the number X includes
smoking marijuana at X am and pm and is widely recognized as the socially
acceptable hour of the day to consume cannabis. It is also commemorated in an
annual celebration called X day which falls in the month of April every year.
A popular myth that spread by word of mouth was that all the wall clocks
featured in the movie Pulp Fiction was set to the time X but is in fact not true
even though many of them are. It is said that it was a deliberate reference or
tribute of sorts to the cannabis culture. Give me the number/time of the day in
question, which is also familiar to us Indians for signifying an undesirable virtue
which stems from article X of the Indian constitution
If a recent Forbes list is to be believed,X’s net worth was estimated to
be over 44.1 billion US dollars, and made most of his fortune through
mining and treasure hunting. Although most of his fortune is hoarded
away as gold,X also invests in pearls, gems and other hoardables. X still
refers to August 15th, 1971 –the day President Nixon took the U.S. off
the gold standard– as "Black Sunday.“
It is said that X still has the first dime he ever earned, indicating his
reluctance to part with his money. It is said that X once travelled back
in time to use an expired coupon. Who is the individual I am referring
X is a word often used to address people who are slow-witted, stupid and unable
to learn.John _____ Scotus was a philosopher and theologian whose thinking was
so profound he was given the nickname Doctor Subtillis, the Subtle Doctor. His
teaching attracted a group of students and admirers who became known as
______men, or _____ers. His teaching remained influential from the 14th
century until the Renaissance when more modern theories gained prominence.
Those who clung desperately to his teaching were mocked for their seeming
inability to modernize, or learn at all. The ______ers became ______s and a new
word was born. Etymology of which English word.
An X is a catchy piece of music that continually repeats through a person's mind
after it is no longer playing. Phrases used to describe an X include musical
imagery repetition, involuntary musical imagery, and stuck song syndrome. The
word X is a calque from the German Ohrwurm. The earliest known usage is
in Desmond Bagley's 1978 novel Flyaway. According to research by James
Kellaris, 98% of individuals experience Xs. Women and men experience the
phenomenon equally often, but Xs tend to last longer for women and irritate
them more. An attack usually involves a small portion of a song, a hook, equal to
or less than the capacity of one's auditory short-term memory. The reports that
capacity as usually 15 to 30 seconds. Simple tunes are more likely to get stuck
than complex pieces of music. Identify the term in question.
Originally, X was grey when he made his first appearance way back in 1963,and
was actually meant to stay that way. But this gave rise to a lot a lot of problems
the biggest of them being consistency in print. The printers at that time couldn’t
provide a consistent gray color, so X would often change from gray to black to
other shades of gray from page to page and panel to panel. In order to address
the issue, Stan Lee choose to go with a color that would come off the printing
press with fewer issues, a color that was easy to reproduce
consistently.Interestingly,the grey version of X made a comeback in 1986 with
the advance of better printing technologies even though X is more commonly
identified as being ________ in color. Id X