IAS Interview Question Part 5

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Q. (1) Why does the navy have white uniforms?

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  • There are many reasons for navy have white uniforms:

  • The colour of the first ever cloths worn was white only because cotton was the widely used material for making clothes in olden days which is white in colour. Navy is also the oldest global profession.

  • In olden days, seafarers traveled to different countries to explore the world. They achieved this as messengers of the peace. White colour symbolizes peace.

  • Generally white colour totally reflects the heat and keeps you cool.

  • Dirt on white uniforms can be noticed easily and makes the seafarer to wear clean uniforms always to remain in good health.

  • White uniform indicates the integration of seven seas.

  • White uniforms help easy identification to provide search and rescue.

  • Brings respect and gives a great look.

  • Plain white clothes were cheaper than other colours.

  • As customs and traditions, the practice of wearing white uniform is still going on.

  • White colour associated with the feelings of innocence, peace and feelings of loneliness and boredom.

Q. (2) Why is 10:10 the default setting for clocks and watches?

  • The main reason is quite simple and obvious: aesthetics.

  • One is that the hands are kept from overlapping. On both sides of the watch face ensures that the hands themselves are visible and can be appreciated.

  • The 10:10 position is symmetrical, and the human brain tends to appreciate symmetry and orderliness.

  • Another reason is that key details on the face of the watch or clock usually remain visible at 10:10.

  • The 10:10 hands look “happy” due to the fact that the hands look like a smile or like a “V” as in victory.

Q. (3) Why do we offer milk to “Shiva Linga”?

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  • All of our mythology and customs have a few scientific reason associated with it. During the monsoon, we see people offering lot of milk on the shiv ling.

  • Lord Shiva is the alone Hindu god who offered milk as a prayer. It is said that Lord Shiva can drink even the noxious milk for the benefit of his creation.

  • At the time of monsoon or season change, the cattle eat many insects and germs along with the grass. So the milk supplied by these cattle are not fit for our consumption. Offering this venomous milk to Lord Shiva is just a way to protect ourselves from deadly diseases during monsoons.

  • During old times, people used to believe that milk turns into venom on the onset of monsoons. So they offer that milk to Shiva Linga. In fact, they themselves used to condemn the consumption of milk completely so that they can protect themselves from diseases.

Q. (4) What does “AC” and “C” mean on a calculator?

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  • AC = All cancel, which basically means that all entries you have made up till the point of pressing the AC button, will get cancelled.

  • C (or CE in some calculator) = Cancel entry, which cancels the last entry of yours - in case you have made a mistake in the last number, or pressing the wrong key for addition, subtraction - it cancels the last, previous entry.

Q. (5) What is the reason behind keeping the price of products ending with?

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  • Psychological pricing is a pricing/marketing strategy based on the theory that certain prices have a psychological impact.

  • Retail prices are often expressed as “odd prices”: a little less than a round number.

  • That consumer tends to perceive “odd prices” as being significantly lower than they actually are, tending to round to the next lowest monetary unit.

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