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Question of the Day – April 23/2018
What is the reason for hiccups?
- Hiccups happen when a person’s intake of air becomes momentarily blocked. It can happen for no apparent reason.
- Hiccups are involuntary contractions of the diaphragm — the muscle that separates your chest from your abdomen and plays an important role in breathing.
- Each contraction is followed by a sudden closure of your vocal cords, which produces the characteristic “hic” sound.
- Hiccups are medically known as synchronous diaphragmatic flutter or singultus (SDF).
- Hiccups that last over 2 months are known as intractable hiccups.
Question of the Day – April 22/2018
How Does Cyanide Kill?
- The term “cyanide” refers to any chemical containing a carbon-nitrogen (CN) bond.
- Many substances contain cyanide, but not all of them are deadly poisons.
- Sodium cyanide (NaCN), potassium cyanide (KCN), hydrogen cyanide (HCN), and cyanogen chloride (CNCl) are lethal, but thousands of compounds called nitriles contain the cyanide group yet aren’t as toxic.
- Cyanide is a deadly poison only when it comes in touch with blood.
- Hemoglobin carries oxygen in and out of the blood.
- When (potassium, generally) cyanide comes in touch with blood (oxyhemoglobin), it forms a stable compound CYANO-HEMOGLOBIN.
- Cyano-Hemoglobin is quite stable and this makes entire blood stream useless in carrying oxygen, to and fro. Hence it proves fatal and kills humans instantly.
Question of the Day – April 21/2018
What are the top two deepest trenches in Indian Ocean?
- The average depth of the Indian Ocean is 12,762 ft. Its deepest point is Diamantina Deep in Diamantina Trench, at 26,401 ft deep.
- Sunda Trench has a depth of 23,812–25,344 ft.
- The Diamantina Deep is located in the Diamantina Trench southwest of Perth, Western Australia.
- The Sunda Trench, earlier known as and sometimes still indicated as the Java Trench, is an oceanic trench located in the Indian Ocean near Sumatra.
Question of the Day – April 20/2018
What is the name of the new organ in human body that was discovered by scientists recently?
- Answer is Interstitium.
- It is a layer of tissue around our organs, has always been in the human body. Some scientists say it should be considered its own organ.
- Interstitium is a network of tissue that surrounds nearly every organ system in the body.
- Interstitium had previously gone unnoticed despite being one of the largest organs in the human body.
- Interstitium is yet to be officially announced as organ, but the first report suggests that it should be defined as such.
Question of the Day – April 19/2018
Where do we have the floating post office?
- India’s first floating Post office was inaugurated on Dal Lake in Srinagar.
- Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most popular and beautiful destinations in India. It is famous among tourists and has several attractions.
- The floating post office was inaugurated by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in August 2011.
- Standing on a huge house boat, the post office also includes a philately museum and a shop that sells postage stamps among other things.
Question of the Day – April 18/2018
Which part of the Human Eye is donated? Is it the whole eye or just a particular part of the eye?
- We can not transplant the whole eye, because your eye is connected to your brain by the optic nerve.
- Cornea is the part of the eye, that can be donated.
- The cornea is the clear, transparent layer in front of the “black portion” of the eye. It is also the main focusing surface, which converges light rays as they enter the eye to focus on the retina. It is thus the most important part of the optical apparatus of the Eye. Loss of transparency directly results in loss of vision.
- A Corneal transplant is an operation that replaces the opaque cornea with a clear cornea obtained from a human donor.
- Death due to unknown causes. People who die due to infections such as rabies, syphilis, infectious hepatitis, septicemia, and AIDS, cannot donate.
Question of the Day – April 17/2018
Why do we shrink as we age?
- As humans get older, they get shorter.
- The cartilage pads between the joints in your legs and spine gradually wear away as you get older, and osteoporosis can cause the vertebrae themselves to shrink slightly.
- You also lose muscle as you age and all of these factors mean your skeleton slumps down a little more.
- Between the age of 30 and 70, this adds up to about 3cm height loss for men and 5cm for women, increasing to 5cm and 8cm by age 80.
Question of the Day – April 16/2018
Why does Mosquito bite cause itching and swelling in your skin?
- When a mosquito bite breaks the skin, your body recognizes the mosquito’s saliva as a foreign substance. This causes an immune system response, which aims to flush out the intruder.
- The swelling around the bite is caused by histamine, which is produced by the immune system.
- Histamine increases blood flow and white blood cell count around the affected area, which causes inflammation or swelling.
- Mosquito bites itch because histamine also sends a signal to the nerves around the bite.
- Mosquitoes bite humans to drink their blood. The nutrients contained in a human’s blood help female mosquitoes to make the eggs they need to reproduce. Only female mosquitoes bite people.
Question of the Day – April 15/2018
Who is referred as the Father of Mobile Phone?
- Answer – Martin Cooper. He made the world’s first handheld cellular mobile phone call.
- He is a pioneer in the wireless communications industry, especially in radio spectrum management, with eleven patents in the field.
- While at Motorola in the 1970s, Cooper invented the first handheld cellular mobile phone (distinct from the car phone) in 1973 and led the team that developed it and brought it to market in 1983.
Question of the Day – April 14/2018
Who has become the first-ever player to represent seven teams in the IPL?
- Answer – Aaron Finch.
- Australian batsman Aaron Finch has become the first-ever player to represent seven teams in the IPL.In 2018 IPL Season, Finch is representing Kings XI Punjab.
- Before Kings XI Punjab, Finch had played for Rajasthan Royals (2010), Delhi Daredevils (2011-2012), Pune Warriors India (2013), SunRisers Hyderabad (2014), Mumbai Indians (2015) and Gujarat Lions (2016-2017).
Question of the Day – April 13/2018
Hindi is not our National Language and Hockey is not our National Game. Why?
The Constitution of India does not assign National Language status on Hindi or any other Indian languages. Hindi and English have been declared the official languages Under Article 343, meaning, Parliamentary business, according to the Constitution, may be conducted in either Hindi or English.
The states, however, have the liberty and powers to specify their own official language or languages through legislation. There are 22 officially recognised languages in India. Nearly 60 percent of Indian citizens do not speak Hindi. Hindi is not the mother tongue of the majority of Indians.
Most of the Indians believe that hockey is India’s national sport. But India has no national game. From 1928 to 1956, the Indian hockey team won six straight Olympic gold medals, while winning 24 consecutive matches. We assume hockey as our national game. The main reason is the great success story of Indian hockey. However a recent RTI clarified the issue that Hockey is not the national sport of India.
Question of the Day – April 12/2018
What is the name of the groove between one’s nose and top lip?
Philtrum. The philtrum is a vertical groove in the middle area of the upper lip. The human philtrum, bordered by ridges, also is known as the infranasal depression, but has no apparent function. The way the philtrum appears is determined genetically. In some syndromes this grove is shortened.
Question of the Day – April 11/2018
What is the largest and smallest landlocked country in the World?
- A country is considered landlocked when it is surrounded on all sides by one or more other countries and therefore has no direct access to a coastline providing access to the oceans.
- The largest landlocked country is Kazakhstan in Central Asia with a land area of over 2.7 million kilometers. The smallest landlocked country is the city-state of Vatican City with an area of just 44 hectares (109 acres).
Question of the Day – April 10/2018
There is a natural water tank in India named Bhimkund with endless depth. According to the legend, Bhima it the ground with his gada, water surged out and the pool came into being. Where is Bhimkund?
- Madhya Pradesh.
- Bhimkund is a Natural water tank and a holy place in Madhya Pradesh and is located in Chhatarpur District.
- The water of this kund is magnificently blue.
- Great Hindu epic Mahabharata links Bhimkund with Pandavas.
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Question of the Day – April 09/2018
Name the one and only cricketer who played all IPL seasons from the same team?
- Virat Kohli. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s current captain Virat Kohli is the only player to be a part of the same franchise since the inaugural IPL. i.e. 2008.
- He captained India Under-19s to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia.
- Kohli has been the recipient of many awards such as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2016, ICC World Cricketer of the Year in 2017, and ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012 and 2017.
- In 2013, he was given the Arjuna Award in recognition of his achievements in international cricket.
- The Padma Shri was conferred upon him in 2017 under the sports category.
Question of the Day – April 08/2018
Why Doctors use snake curling around a rod/staff as their symbol?
- The snake and staff are known as the “Rod of Asclepius”. Asclepius is the Greek god of Medicine and Healing, hence the symbolism.
- In Greek mythology snakes were considered sacred. There are many theories for the why the snake is part of the symbol. The staff too has many interpretations. A well known one is very directly related to medicine.
- The logo of American Medical Association (AMA), World Health Organization, and many medical societiee have the snake curling around the staff design.
Question of the Day – April 07/2018
What is Pituitary Gland and why it is called as a Master Gland?
- Pituitary Gland is an endocrine gland about the size of a pea and weighing 0.5 grams in humans. It secretes tropic hormones which stimulates other endocrine glands to secret their hormones.
- Hormones secreted from the pituitary gland help control: growth, blood pressure, management of energy, all functions of the sex organs, thyroid glands and metabolism as well as some aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, nursing, water/salt concentration at the kidneys, temperature regulation and pain relief.
- As other glands of harmonal system are in control of pitutory, pitutory is master gland of that system.
Question of the Day – April 06/2018
We all know that World War II ended on 1945. But Japan and Russia still haven’t signed a peace treaty to end World War II. Do you know the reason?
- The Kuril Islands dispute, also known as the Northern Territories dispute, is a disagreement between Japan and Russia over sovereignty of the South Kuril Islands.
- These islands, like other islands in the Kuril chain that are not in dispute, were annexed by the Soviet Union in aftermath of the Kuril Islands landing operation at the end of World War II.
- The disputed islands are under Russian administration as the South Kuril District of the Sakhalin Oblast.
- They are claimed by Japan, which refers to them as its Northern Territories.
- The San Francisco Peace Treaty with Japan from 1951 states that Japan must give up all claims to the Kuril Islands, but it also does not recognize the Soviet Union’s sovereignty over the Kuril Islands.
- Russia maintains that the Soviet Union’s sovereignty over the islands was recognized following agreements at the end of the Second World War. Japan disputes this claim.
Question of the Day – April 05/2018
Where is Ilha da Queimada Grande also known as Snake Island?
- Ilha da Queimada Grande is an island off the coast of Brazil in the Atlantic Ocean.
- It is the only home of the critically endangered, venomous Bothrops insularis (golden lancehead pit viper), which has a diet of birds.
- Queimada Grande is closed to the public in order to protect this snake population.
- Scientists estimate that up to 4,000 snakes live on the 110-acre island, with some reports indicating that you can find one snake for every six square yards.
Question of the Day – April 04/2018
Why India celebrates Engineers Day on September 15?
- The Engineering Community across India celebrates Engineers Day on 15 September every year.
- September 15 is the birth anniversary of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, who is considered one of the finest engineers of the country.
- He is India’s most prolific civil engineer, dam builder, economist, statesman, and can be counted among the last century’s foremost nation-builders.
- M. Visvesvaraya was also the Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1918. He was the chief engineer responsible for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara Dam in Mysore as well as as the chief designer of the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad.
- Due to his outstanding contribution to the society, Government of India conferred ‘Bharat Ratna’ on this legend in the year 1955.
Question of the Day – April 03/2018
Why do we get Goosebumps?
- Goosebumps occur on our skin in a reaction to cold, fear, shock and sometime due to sense of nostalgia or something awe-inspiring.
- The bumps are created when muscles at the base of the hair contract and cause the hair to stand straight up.
- It is a sympathetic nervous symptom reaction which is linked to the flight-or-flight response.
- The piloerection, or goose bump, has lost it original function in humans which was to create insulation using body hair.
- In animals goosebumps appear when the flight-or-fight response is activated; the hair rises and the animal can appear bigger to predators.
Question of the Day – April 2/2018
What is the colour of Mirror?
- You might think the colour of mirror is silver or white or no colour at all. But that’s wrong. The actual colour of the mirror is Green.
- Human can differentiate 10 million different colors but it’s hard to image the mirror is not white or silver. It is actually the color of whatever is reflected onto it.
- Every real mirror absorbs a very tiny amount of light. In particular, it best reflects light within the 510 nanometer range, which is the spectrum of visible green light. So technically, your mirror is titchy green.
Question of the Day – April 1/2018
Why do we celebrate April Fools’ Day?
- Certain ancient cultures such as the Romans celebrated their New Year’s Day around the 1st of April. In 1582 however, Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar (Gregorian Calendar) to replace the old one. According to this calendar, the New Year’s Day had to be celebrated on January 1.
- Although many agreed to this calendar and shifted the new year to the 1st of January, many others refused to accept the new date and celebrated the new year on April 1.
- The others started making fun of these people and tricked them into doing fool’s errands and calling them fools.
- Other people began to make fun of these traditionalists, sending them on ‘fool’s errands’ or trying to trick them into believing something false. Eventually, the practice spread throughout Europe.
Question of the Day – March 31/2018
Which parts of the human body keep growing throughout life?
- The ear and nose never stop growing. That is the main reason that older people’s nose and ear look bigger.
- Scientists have confirmed that the parts of the body that consist of cartilage continue to grow until the day of death. Also the earlobes elongate due to gravity.
- Cartilage is an important structural component of the body. It is a firm tissue but is softer and much more flexible than bone.
Question of the Day – March 30/2018
What is the secret behind the number 786 and why does the Muslim religion respect the number a lot?
- Every letter in the Arabic alphabet has a numerical value. In other words, in Arabic every letter stands for a number. “786” is the total value of the letters of “Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim“.
- The Abjad numerals are a decimal number system where the 28 letters of the Arabic alphabet are assigned numerical values. In the Indian subcontinent the Abjad numerals became quite popular.
- Some people, mostly in India and Pakistan, use 786 as a substitute for Bismillah.
- In 2014, a black goat named Khusi had a natural pattern in white in its body that resembles the number 786. Because of the pattern, Khusi got Rs 21 lakh offer on Bakr-Eid.
Question of the Day – March 29/2018
What is the composition of the indelible ink used in the elections in India?
- The Chemical used in election is Silver Nitrate. When put on your fingers, silver nitrate reacts with the salt present on skin to form Silver Chloride.
- The main reason is silver chloride is not soluble in hot or cold water, nail polish remover, alcohol..etc. It cannot be washed off with soap. The ink will disappear when old skin cells die and are replaced with new skin cells.
- Mysore Paints and Varnish Limited is a company located in the city of Mysore. It is the only company in India authorised to produce indelible ink. The manufacturing process is a closely guarded secret and is based on a chemical formula devised by the National Physical Laboratory of India.
Question of the Day – March 28/2018
Name the first sportsperson to win the Bharat Ratna Award?
- In 2014, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, then aged 40, became the youngest recipient and also the first sportsperson, to win the Bharat Ratna Award. Bharat Ratna is the country’s highest civilian award.
- Sachin Tendulkar is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries, the first batsman to score a double century in a One Day International, the holder of the record for the most number of runs in both ODI and Test cricket.
- He is the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket.