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Monday, August 23, 2010

General Knowledge Facts - Part 27

1. HCL is founded on August 11, 1976, and the focus was design and manufacturing of scientific calculators during that season.

2. Lata Mangeshkar's first Hindi song was 'Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya' for the Marathi film, Gajaabhaau (1943).

3. Capital of 'Norway' is OSlo.

4. On 31 August 1968, Garfield Sobers became the first man to hit six sixes off a single six-ball over in first-class cricket.

5. K.Balachander, in a career spanning over 4 decades, he has directed 101 movies, the most by any director in Tamil.

6. A young goat is called a 'Kid'.


1. Sir R. K. Shanmukham Chetty became the first finance minister of India after it became independent in 1947.

2. Today's cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka is the 1000th day-night encounter in ODI cricket. The first

day-night ODI was played at Sydney in 1979.

3. The Stethoscope was invented in 1816 by Rene Laennec at the "Necker-Enfants Malades" Hospital in France.

4. The first president of USA was George Washington, who was inaugurated in 1789 after a unanimous Electoral College vote.

5. Madras was renamed as 'Chennai' in the year 1997.

6. The first major newspaper in India "The Bengal Gazette" was started in 1780 under the British Raj.

1. "St. Peter's Basilica" in Vatican City is world's biggest church.

2. Serampore College (1818) first institution with university status.

3. Because of their weight, which averages 22 pounds, Japanese cranes require a run of more than 30 feet to become airborne.

4. The shadow bird always builds a 3-room nest. The third section is the nursery; the second is a pantry; and in the first, the

male parent stands guard against intruders.

5. A group of Parrots is called 'Company'.

6. If the great horned Owl were to be totally stripped of its feathers, the naked bird would weigh less than its feathers.


1. Capital of "Meghalaya" is 'Shillong'.

2. Capital of "Tripura" is 'Agartala'.

3. Capital of "Goa" is 'Panaji'.

4. AVM's first movie production is "Naam Iruvar" in 1947.

5. Group of eggs is called as 'Clutch'.

6. A young deer is called as 'Fawn'.


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