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General Knowledge

1- Real name of music director Illaiyaraja is ‘Gnanadesikan’ and born on 2 June 1943.

2- In 1988, Jackson released his first and only autobiography, Moonwalk, which took four years to complete and sold 200,000 copies.

3-Dr.Radhakrishnan was born in Thiruttani on 5-Sep-1888 and he was the first Vice-President of India (1952–1962).

4-Butterflies find their way with the use of their antennae, which have tiny knobs on the ends

5-Tamil actor Sivaji Ganesan was born on 01-Oct-1928 and died on July 21, 2001.

6-The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams.

7-Leonardo DA Vinci could write with the one hand and draw with the other simultaneously.

8- Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program written in C++ and available in 27 languages.

9-New York was once called as New Amsterdam.

10- Tipu Sultan was born on 20-Nov-1750. His father name is “Hyder Ali”.

11-Shahjahan was born on 5-Jan-1592. His father name is “Jahangir”.

12-The smell of young wine is called an “Aroma”.

13-Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was born on July 30′ 1947. He was awarded the title of Mr. Universe at age 22.

14-The first steam powered train was invented by Robert Stephenson. It was called the Rocket.

15-Capital of ‘Norway’ is OSlo.

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

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

18-Lata Mangeshkar’s first Hindi song was ‘Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya’ for the Marathi film, Gajaabhaau (1943).

19-Madras was renamed as ‘Chennai’ in the year 1997.

20-The first major newspaper in India “The Bengal Gazette” was started in 1780 under the British Raj.

21-“St. Peter’s Basilica” in Vatican City is world’s biggest church.

22-Serampore College (1818) first institution with university status.

23-A group of Parrots is called ‘Company’.

24-AVM’s first movie production is “Naam Iruvar” in 1947.

25-A young deer is called as ‘Fawn’.

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