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The passage given below is followed by a set of questions. Choose the mostappropriate answer to each question.Raja Ravi Varma's name conjures a vision of an artist who was revolutionary in his contribution to Indian art. A popular and significant artist of his time, he was a prominent representative of Europeanised School of Indian artists. His oleographs of Indian divinities still survive in many homes and shrines and these kitsch prints are framed and sacredly worshipped for posterity. His works are also popular and visible in religious prints, calendars, posters, and other popular arts. Interestingly enough, in the last decade of the Twentieth Century, with changing perceptions and trends in collecting art, Ravi Varma's paintings have soared in the art collector's esteem. Even after a century he is still one of the most celebrated painters of India.Ravi Varma's life began in the small village of Killimanoor, 40 km to the North of Trivandrum in Kerala. Bom on 29th April 1848, he hailed from a princely family, very closely linked to the mling house of the former State of Travancore. Ravi Varma grew up in a traditional environment, learning Sanskrit, listening to the music of the Bhagavatas and watching the performances put up by the Kathakali Kurpe maintained by the family. His uncle, Raja Raja Varma, was an amateur artist who painted in the Tanjore style. Ravi Varma's mother, Uma Amba Bai Tampurathi was a poet and his father Ezhymavil Neelakantan Bhattatripad was a Sanskrit scholar. Therefore when Ravi Varma displayed his interest in painting, his uncle encouraged him with the initial lessons.Even as a boy of six he filled the walls of his home with pictures of animals and vignettes from his everyday life. In these scrawls and doodles, his uncle Raja Raja Varma, discovered the signs of a genius. Raja Varma gave his nephew all the lessons he knew but it was not adequate.At the age of thirteen, Ravi Varma was brought to the Palace at Trivandrum. Maharaja Ayilyam Tirunaal was impressed by the quality of Ravi Varma's artistic efforts and directed the young boy to stay in Trivandrum. Ravi Varma sought the guidance of the palace artist Ramaswami Naicker, who had mastered the European style of painting, and later from Theodore Jensen, a Dutch portrait painter who came to Travancore. But due to their own personal interests none of them helped much. But this merely strengthened Ravi Varma's resolve to master the art.For nine years Ravi Varma experimented with crude colours and different techniques. Despite the mediocre nature of the materials, his efforts were creditable. In his struggle to understand the principles of European art, he spent more time studying albums and the prints and paintings in the Travancore palace collection. Ravi Varma devoted all his time and energy in mastering painting as an art form and was encouraged by his uncle Raja Raja Varma as well as Maharaja Ayilyam Tirunaal.The year was 1870. A question that bothered him was whether he should take up art as a profession. Especially since artists were not important persons in higher societies he wondered if he had adequate skills to establish an identity as an artist. Nevertheless he decided to make a break with tradition when the ruler assured him that art was a great profession. To make an auspicious beginning he travelled by foot to Mookambika temple in South Canara district of Karnataka, to worship and gain the blessing of the goddess. On his way back he received the first paid commission to do a portrait of a family in Calicut.With the influence of the West, Ravi Varma, acquired new materials and new techniques, convinced of their power and serviceability. Through self-instruction and by the simple method of trial and error he learnt the art of mixing colours. He painted both portraits and landscapes and introduced new elements into Indian painting. For the first time in the annals of Indian art, he had mastered and introduced the principle of perspective, the usage of canvas and oil colours. He brought in a perfect blend of European Academic realism and the true spirit of the Indian context. What sustained him were his will to excel and his faith in Divine grace.His marriage, in 1866, to a girl of the Mavelikkara Kottaram Royal family and its social status brought him into contact with the British Resident at Trivandrum. It was the Resident who persuaded him to participate in the Fine Art Exhibition, Madras in 1873. His work titled "A Nair Lady at her Toilet" showing a pretty woman adoring her hair with a garland of jasmine was adjudged to be the best. Not only did he win the first prize Governor's Gold Medal but was also granted an interview by the Governor Lord Hobart, who spoke encouragingly of his work, and advised him to persevere and make a name for himself. The Maharaja of Travancore feted him on his return to Trivandrum for bringing honour to the State. In the same year the painting was sent to an international exhibition at Vienna, where it was awarded a medal and a Certificate of Merit. And more importantly, this award received appreciative notices in the English dailies published from Madras, Bombay and Calcutta, thereby spreading Ravi Varma's reputation as an artist of merit to other parts of India.In 1874, Ravi Varma once again received the first prize at the Madras Exhibition for his painting titled "A Tamil Lady Playing the Sarabat". The Maharaja of Travancore presented this prize-winning painting along with two other paintings, to the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, during the Prince's visit to Madras in 1875. His majesty expressed his admiration of the works and said, "for an artist who had no European training, the paintings were highly creditable".These paintings marked a big change not only in Ravi Varma's career but also in the entire span of Indian Art in the decades to follow.
What was the positive effect of Theodore Jensen and Ramaswami Naicker's lack of interest in teaching Raja Ravi Varma?
The passage says, “... due to their own personal interests none of them (Theodore Jensen and Ramaswami Naicker) helped much. But this merely strengthened Ravi Varma's resolve to master the art.”. These lines validate option 3.The other three options, although factually correct according to the passage, are unrelated to Theodore Jensen and Ramaswami Naicker's lack of interest in teaching Raja Ravi Varma.Hence, the correct answer is option 3.
Which of the following countries is a member of the Nuclear & Suppliers Group?
China is a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. Hence, option 4.
Match the following:
Taco Bell is located in the USA.
Nando’s is headquartered in South Africa.
Wimpy International is British in origin.
Dixy Chicken is owned by a company in Pakistan. Hence, option 3.
Which was the first United Nations Peacekeeping Force?
The first intervention by a group of UN Observers dates back to 1948, for the armistice between Israel and Arab States. But the first UN peacekeeping force was the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF), created in 1956 with contributions from ten nations, and mandated to supervise the withdrawal of foreign troops from the Suez Canal. The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the largest peacekeeping operation in the region, was created to monitor events on the ground after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1978.Option 3.
Which famous explorer and writer was buried with a pipe and a box of tobacco in 1618?
It is Sir Walter Raleigh. He introduced tobacco to the British Isles.Hence, option 4.
As per Global Hunger Index 2016, India is ranked at which position?
Select the correct Sobriquets - Cities match:
London was known in the past as “The Smoke”. Therefore, 1-iii. “The Emerald city” is Seattle. Therefore, 2-i.
Rome is known as “The Eternal city”. Therefore, 3-ii. Washington D.C. is known as “The Chocolate city” because of the city’s majority being black. Therefore, 4-iv.
Hence, option 2.
Arundhati Roy is going to make a comeback after a hiatus of 19 years with a fiction novel titled as which of the following?
In cricket, who holds the record for the fastest century in one day internationals?
Identify the companies and their brands.
1. Marico - a. Parachute Oil
2. Parle Agro - b. Santoor Soap
3. CavinKare - c. Frooti
4. Wipro - d. Spinz Deo
Some lasers are referred to as being “cw.” What does “cw” mean?
Some lasers can produce only pulses of light while others can produce a continuous beam. The latter are referred to as continuous wave, or “cw” for short.
Which among the following countries boycotted the 19th SAARC Summit slated to be held in Islamabad?
It began in 1979 as the ‘Graphics Group’, part of the Computer Division of ‘Lucasfilm’ before it was acquired by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1986. In 2006 the Walt Disney Company bought it at a valuation of $7.4 billion. What is the name of the company?
Select the correct Composer - Composition match:
Yanni composed “One Man’s Dream”. Therefore, 1-ii.
Mozart composed “Concerto in F for piano, No.1”. Therefore, 2-
Beethoven composed “Moonlight Sonata”. Therefore, 3-iv. Vivaldi composed “The Four Seasons”. Therefore, 4-i. Hence,option 2.
Who won the illustrious Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2016?
Union Government has decided to increase Employee Provident Fund (EPF) investment in Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) from 5% to what percent?
Select the correct Organisation - Purpose match:
The correct match is
Hence, option 4.
Which among the following countries was the last member to be added in the BRICS group?
Select the correct Disease - Body Part match:
The correct match is
Hence, option 2.
Recently, RBI released fourth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy statement for 2016-17.As per the RBI, repo rate was cut by how many basis points (bps)?
Who is the Chairman of National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC) ?
Match the female prime minister-country- term of office.
Breaking of a larger hydrocarbon molecule into a smaller one by heating in the presence of a catalyst is called_________________ .
Cracking is done so as to meet the increasing demand of petrol. For example Dodecane(C12H26) is cracked into Heptane(C7H16) and Pentene(C5H10) by heating intensely with the presence of a catalyst. The new hydrocarbons are similar to the hydrocarbons of gasoline. Nowadays however, synthetic petrol is also used widely. This is produced by mixing powdered coal with heavy oil and passing hot hydrogen gas over it.
Which of the following countries shares the most number of unique land borders with other countries?
China has 19 unique land borders, followed by Russia with 15. Chinese borders are follows: Afghanistan: 76 km, Bhutan: 470 km, Burma: 2,185 km, Hong Kong, (PR China): 30 km, India (3): 3,380 km, Kazakhstan: 1,533 km, North Korea: 1,416 km, Kyrgyzstan: 858 km, Laos: 423 km, Macau (PR China): 0.34 km, Mongolia: 4,677 km, Nepal: 1,236 km, Pakistan: 523 km, Russia (2): 3,645 km, Tajikistan: 414 km and Vietnam: 1,281 km. Option 2.
Who did the Sepoys from Meerut to Delhi appeal to became their Emperor during the 1857 mutiny?
Mirza Abu Zafar Sirajuddin Muhammad Bahadur Shah Zafar, better known as Bahadur Shah Zafar (Bahadur Shah II) was the last Mughal emperor. He used Zafar, a part of his name, meaning “victory”, for his nom de plume (takhallus) as an Urdu poet, and he wrote many Urdu ghazals under it. After his involvement in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the British tried and then exiled him from Delhi and sent him to Rangoon in then-British-controlled Desi. Option 2.
Which of the following companies unveiled India's first indigenous electric bus?
Select the incorrect Country - Parliament match:
Storting is the parliment of Norway and not Denmark. Hence, option 3.
The SI unit for the measure of the power of light perceived by the human eye is known as__________________________ .
The SI unit for the measure of the power of light perceived by the human eye is known as Lumen.
Candela is the SI base unit of luminous intensity, that is, power emitted by a light source in a particular direction weighted by the luminosity function.
Lux is similar to Lumen, except that it takes into consideration the area over which the luminous flux is spread.
Watt is the SI unit for power. Hence, option 3
cylindrical chocolate has height 80 cm and radius 4 cm. After rolling 1 time along its curved surface area, its height increases by 10%. If the roll is rolled for 3 times in all, what will be the radius of the cylindrical chocolate at the end of the third cycle?
Though the height increases, the volume remains constant, so the radius decreases.
Hence, option 3.
a, b and c are positive integers less than 10 such that a < b< c.
Since a, b and c are positive integers, b has to be an even number. An odd value of b will give non-integral values of a or c or both.
For b = 8, a x c = 60.
Since a < 10 and c < 10, no values of a and c satisfy this equation.
For b = 6, a x c = 45.
So, a = 5 and c = 9 satisfy the equation as well as the conditions a < b < c and a, b, c< 10.
For b = 4, a x c = 30
Here, if a = 3, c = 10. This violates the condition that c < 10.
For b = 2, a x c = 15
Here, for a = 1, c = 15. This violates the condition that c < 10.
Thus, a = 5, b = 6 and c = 9 LCM of (6, 9)= 18 Hence, option 3.
A right circular cylindrical jar having diameter of 7 cm and height 12 cm is partially filled with honey up to a height of 11 cm. A child accidently drops his cricket ball having radius 3 cm into the jar. If the cricket ball sinks to the bottom of the jar, how much honey has overflown?
Volume of honey overflown = Volume of the sphere - Volume of the unfilled cylinder
Hence, option 4.
Three workers A, B and C are doing a certain work. A is 40% more efficient than B, while B is 20% more efficient than C. A takes ten days less than B to complete the work. A starts working alone and continues to work for 10 days; then B takes over and works alone for 15 days.Now, if C works alone, then in how many days can C complete the remaining work?
Since A is 40% more efficient than B, B will require 40% more time than A to complete the work alone.Thus, if A requires x days alone, B will require 1 Ax days to complete the work.However, it is given that B takes 10 days more than A to complete the work.1 Ax = x + 10.-.x= 10/0.4 = 25Thus, A and B respectively take 25 and 35 days to complete the work alone.Since B is 20% more efficient than C, C takes 20% more time than B to complete the work alone.Thus, C takes 35 * 1.2 i.e. 42 days to complete the work alone.Let the total amount of work be the L.C.M. of 25, 35 and 42 i.e. 1050.Thus, A, B and C can respectively do (1050/25), (1050/35) and (1050/42) i.e. 42, 30 and 25 units of work per day respectively.A works alone for the first 10 days.Thus, A completes 10 * 42 = 420 units of work.Similarly, B completes 15 * 30 = 450 units of work.Amount of work left for C = 1050 - (420 + 450) = 180 units of work.Time taken by C to complete the work = 180/25 = 7.2 daysHence, option 1.
Comparing the two sides, a = 14 and = 21 b-a = 21 -14 = 7 Hence, option 3.
A shopkeeper, who sells only apples, oranges and coconuts, is offering a strange scheme to his customers. The scheme is as follows:
If the customer buys at least one item each of the three types of fruits, the price to be paid for all the fruits of that type combined is inversely proportional to the number of fruits of that kind purchased and is directly proportional to the total number of fruits purchased. The constant of proportionality in this deal is 50.
Ajay, who is an intelligent customer, wishes to buy at least one fruit of each kind. What is the minimum price he has to pay for such a purchase?
Suppose Ajay purchases x apples, y oranges and z coconuts.
We know that the Harmonic Mean of any set of numbers is less than their Arithmetic Mean.
Hence, option 1.
Ajay, Bhanu and Chitra consumed three different dishes (D-|, D2 and D3) at a restaurant. The nutrition information provided by the restaurant is as follows:
i. The amount of calories in each of the three dishes was 35, 57 and 108 respectively.
ii. There were only three types of nutrients (X, Y and Z) present in those three dishes.
iii.Ajay, Bhanu and Chitra each consumed 3, 1 and 6 g of nutrient X; 2, 5 and 3 g of nutrient Y; and 1, 2 and 7 g of nutrient Z respectively.
If it is known that each gram (g) of a particular nutrient provides a fixed number of calories, then what is the total number of calories provided by 1 g each of the nutrients X, Y and Z?
Data can be represented as shown in the table above.
Let the number of calories provided by nutrient X (per g) be x, the number of calories provided by nutrient Y (per g) be y, and the number of calories provided by nutrient Z (per g) be z.
Then, from the above table, for person A, we can write,
3x + 2y + z = 35 ...(i)
Similarly, for person B, we can write,
x + 5y+2z = 57 ...(ii)
Similarly, for person C, we can write,
6x + 3y+7z=108 ...(ii)
On solving the 3 simultaneous equations in 3 variables, we get, x = 4, y=7, z = 9
Now, total number of calories provided by 1g each of the nutrients X, Y and Z = x + y + z = 4 + 7 + 9 = 20 calories
Hence, option 1.
Gautam and Narang play a game in which each of them throws a pair of unbiased dice alternately. The person who gets a sum of 7 on his throw wins a prize worth Rs. 250. What is the mathematical expectation of Narang winning the game if Gautam starts the game?
There are 36 possible outcomes when a pair of unbiased dice is thrown.
A sum of 7 is obtained in the following 6 cases: (1,6), (2, 5), (3, 4), (4, 3) , (5, 2), (6, 1).
Since Gautam starts, Narang can win on the 2nd, 4th, 6th ... throw.
Now, if a random variable X represents the monetary value received when a sum is obtained on throwing the two dice, the expected value (or mathematical expectation) of the variable is:
Probability of the sum coming up x Monetary value received
Hence, option 4
If x is a natural number, find the range of x if (x)lo95x > 5.1) (0,0)(1,~)
Taking log with base 5 on both sides of inequality;
(l°g5x) (log5x) > 1
••• (log5x)2 -1 > 0
(log5x - 1) > 0 and (log5x + 1) > 0 OR (log5x - 1) < 0 and (log5x + 1)
Consider (log5x - 1) > 0 and (log5x + 1) > 0 log5x > log55 and log5x > -log55 x > 5 and logsx > log5(1/5) x > 5 and x > 1/5 x > 5
Consider (log5x - 1) < 0 and (log5x + 1) < 0 log5x < log55 and log5x < -log55 x < 5 and logsx < log5(1/5) x < 5 and x < 1/5 x < 1/5
But this case cannot be considered as x is a natural number.
Thus, for x e (5, °°); (x)log5x >5
Hence, option 4.
A wholesale dealer brought 12,500 rolls of fabric material for Rs 55,00,000. He had to throw away 200 rolls due to some damages and colour faults caused due to improper storage of the material. However,
he was able to sell 3/7th of the remaining stock at 15% discount and the balance at the marked price of Rs. 750 per roll via retail stores. What is the approximate percentage profit/loss of the wholesale dealer, if the retailor’s commission is known to be 20% of the total revenue?
Total Number of rolls = 12500 Damaged rolls = 200 Rolls left for sale = 12500 - 200 = 12300
He was able to sell 3/7th of the remaining stock at 15% discount and the balance at the marked price of Rs. 750 per roll via retail stores.
Retailors commission is 20% of the total revenue.
Revenue of wholesale dealer = 86,30,000 x 0.8 = 69,04,000 Profit:
Hence, option 4.
The distance between Mumbai and Pune is 120 km. Rahul begins to cycle through this distance from Mumbai to Pune at a speed of 10 km/h at 12 noon. As soon as he starts, a State transport bus passes by at a speed of 20 km/h. State transport buses ply from Mumbai to Pune at the same speed at a frequency of half-an-hour. At the same time, an Interstate bus, which plies from Pune to Mumbai at a frequency of an hour and travelling at a speed of 30 km/h passes him by. How many times during the whole journey from beginning to end will Rahul find a State Transport bus and an Interstate bus passing him at the same time?
Consider only Rahul and the State Transport.
When Rahul starts at 12 noon, a State Transport just passes him by.
After half an hour, i.e., at 12:30 pm Rahul would have travelled 5 km without meeting any State Transport bus, and the next State Transport bus he would meet would have started at Mumbai.
After an hour, i.e., at 1:00 p.m. Rahul would have travelled 10 km and at that time another State Transport bus, which started from Mumbai at 12:30 pm would pass him.
Again at 1:30 pm, he would have travelled 15 km without a State Transport bus passing him by.
At 2:00 pm, the State Transport bus that had started at 1:00 pm would pass him by.
It is clear that every one hour, when Rahul would have travelled in multiples of 10 km, a State Transport bus would pass him by.
Now consider Rahul and the Interstate buses.
The first interstate bus Rahul encounters is when he just starts off from Mumbai at 12 noon.
This means that the interstate bus would have started from Pune at 8:00 am.
The next interstate bus would start from Pune at 9:00 am and would only have 30 km remaining at 12:00 noon when Rahul starts off. But this interstate bus would not meet Rahul at the time when the State Transport bus passes him by.
Similarly, the interstate bus starting off from Pune at 10:00 am and 11:00 am would also not meet Rahul at the time a State Transport bus