IAS Interview Question Part 2

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Q. (1) Why Don’t use the colour purple in country flags?

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  • One of the main reason, in the ‘olden days’ purple was notably difficult and costly to get a hold of.

  • The costliness force only rich sovereign to be able to get purple clothes and such in the olden days.

  • The very reason that purple is associated with royalty is that it was so rare that it could cost more that the paint’s weight in gold as it was only found in certain sea dwelling rock snails.

  • This made it very labour intensive, expensive and inefficient to put purple on your flags.

  • There was only 1 way to get purple dye. From a special snail in tyre. It took 10,000 snails to make 1g of die.

  • But now 2 or 3 countries has purple in their flag.

Q. (2) Why are manhole covers round?

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  • A round manhole cover cannot fall through its round opening, whereas a square manhole cover could fall in if it were stuck in crosswise in the hole.

  • Circular caps don’t need to be twisted or strictly adjusted when placing them on the opening.

  • In this area manhole cover is easily turned and rolled.

  • If manhole covers were square, and they were placed in the hole at the wrong angle, they could fall through.

Q. (3) Which is the longest word that can be made only using one row on the keyboard?

Answer: Typewriter

Typewriter is longest word that can be made only using one row on the keyboard.

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Q.(4) Why bollywood movies always released on Friday?

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  • The release of films in India follows the American culture. As the weekend in America starts with Friday evening.

  • There a film is released on Friday so that people can watch the film with their family during the work – free weekends (Saturday and Sunday) leading to good opening collection.

  • Mughal – E – Azam was among the first movie to be released on 5th August, 1960, a Friday.

  • However, the trend of releasing movies on a Friday didn’t start in India until the late 1950s. Neel Kamal released on 24th march, 1947, which was a Monday.

  • Also, Friday is considered as the day of goddess Lakshmi in India. So, releasing movie on Friday the producer’s belief that would be blessed with good wealth.

  • Producers organize muharat shots of a movie, breaking the nariyal on a stone on shubh shukravaars as Friday is considered auspicious in India by most religions.

Q. (5) How did Android get its name?

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  • Android means a robot that looks like a human or a robot with human Intelligence.

  • It was first coined in early 18th century from modern Latin androides, from andro- + -oid and used in science fiction to depict human like robot. Android (OS) was named as such because his coworkers at Apple gave him the nickname back in 1989 because he loves robots. Also it sound like Andy.

  • Android was initiated as a small company in Palo Alto in California in 2003, established by Andy Rubin. Google acquired Android Inc in 2005, paving the way for it to become one of the world’s best mobile Operating systems available.

  • Android is developed by Andy Rubin so the name of the O.S is used “Android” because the pronunciation of O.S is same as name of the father of Android.

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