Marquee Collection#19 December 28, 2009Posted by Gyaniz in Marquee Collection.
Tags: Indira Gandhi
Q. Identify the young girl from the picture.
Ans.: Indira Gandhi
Congratulations, everyone cracked.
Merry Xmas Special Question December 25, 2009Posted by Gyaniz in Specials.
Tags: christmas, christmas card, First christmas card, Germanesque style, John Callcott Horsley, Merry Christmas, Sir Henry Cole, Victoria and Albert Museum, X mas, x mas card
Merry Xmas to everyone from Team Gyaniz.
Q. What is special about the picture below, it was the first of its kind?
Ans.: First ever commercial Christmas and New Year Card.
John Callcott Horsley (born 1817– died 1903), a British narrative painter and a Royal Academician, designed the very first Christmas and New Year’s card at the request of his friend Sir Henry Cole (the first director of the Victoria and Albert Museum)
The Christmas card was lithographed on stiff cardboard, 5 1/8 by 3 1/4 inches, in dark sepia, with a design of a trellis of rustic-work, in the Germanesque style, divided into a center and two side panels. In the panels were figures representing two of the acts of charity, “feeding the hungry” and “clothing the naked.”
Rightly answered by Mohit, Kaushik, Shrey, Anubhav ,Anjana & Vinayak.
Thanks Kaushik for the explanation used here in the answer.
Marquee Collection#18 December 20, 2009Posted by Gyaniz in Marquee Collection.
Tags: Davis Cup, Davis Cup International Tennis Competition, Davis cup logo, davis cup trophy, Dwight Filley Davis, founder of Davis Cup International Tennis Competition
Q. Connect the below images to a sporting event and explain the connection.
Ans.: Davis cup logo, trophy and Dwight Filley Davis, founder of Davis Cup International Tennis Competition.
Correctly answered by Anup, Kaushik, Saswata, Mohit, Prashant, Quizzerix, Dinakar and Kartheegeyan.
Marquee Collection#17 December 13, 2009Posted by Gyaniz in Marquee Collection.
Tags: Cop 15 Logo, COP 15 United Nations climate change conference, Copenhagen 2009, copenhagen summit, Jakob Wildschiødtz, NR2154, Troels Faber, united nations
Q. Identify the logo is of which recently held international event?
Ans.: COP 15 United Nations climate change conference Copenhagen 2009 Dec 7 to Dec 18, 2009.
Cop 15 Logo of United Nations Conference on Climate Change at Copenhagen, was designed by Troels Faber and Jakob Wildschiødtz from the studio NR2154 (it was chosen from 269 competition entries). The logo’s network of blue lines suggests how complex the climate question is, and how it affects and involves almost all things on this planet. The design is based on graphs of scientific climate data, showing predicted temperature changes, and there are 192 lines, one for each UN member state. It can also be seen as an expression of vulnerability, atmosphere, dynamic connections etc., the jury stated in January, and the shade is just a bit darker than the traditional UN-blue.
Correctly answered by Mohit, Prashant, Chandrashekar, Chaitanya, Amit, Rabi, Aman, Udaibhan, Guess the logo blog team, Debasis, Subhayan, Kaushik, Gayatri and Saswata Das. (Special thanks to Saswata for the detailed explanation)
Marquee Collection#16 December 6, 2009Posted by Gyaniz in Marquee Collection.
Tags: Breaking the sound barrier, cloud ball effect, P.G. singularity, Prandtl–Glauert singularity, Sonic boom, Vapour cone
Q. Explain what is happening here ? (The phenomena..)
Ans.: Sonic Boom, Breaking the sound barrier, cloud ball effect, Vapour cone, P.G. singularity ( Prandtl–Glauert singularity) are all the right answers. The white halo formed by condensed water droplets is thought to result from a drop in air pressure around the aircraft at transonic speeds.
Correct answers by Mrinalini, Anjana, Subhayan, Mohit Karve, Anubhav, Chaitanya, Prashant, Gayatri, Amit, Raman, Sukhamaya, Kaushik and Parthmurphy.