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Mint Quiz # 30

Mint Quiz # 30
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First Published: Sat, Jan 12 2008. 12 44 AM IST

Updated: Sat, Jan 12 2008. 12 44 AM IST
1. This substance was originally intended to be called “no-run” to indicate the connotation “not unravel”. However, the name was dropped and the present name adopted because DuPont thought the claim might not be fully justified. Which substance?
2. Which substance, developed at DuPont in 1965, was famously advertised as “...5 times stronger than steel on an equal weight basis...”?
3. What trademark of DuPont is a name applied to three types of fluorine-containing polymers (fluoropolymers)?
4. The name of which search engine translates to ‘view from above’?
5. Which search engine, targeted particularly at the Indian Web consumer, was started in October 2006 with seed funding?from?Sequoia?Capital?
6. This search engine, in a promotional campaign, sent 35 actors in British butlers’ livery to the US Open tennis tournament in 2000, who guided visitors to their seats and answered tennis trivia questions. Which search engine?
7. What is the significance of what is depicted in the image below?
8. What system was introduced by Indian post on 15 August 1972 that considerably speeded up and eased delivery?
9. A post office was started on 27 October 1977 at Mithariya in Bikaner district, and the postmaster given an allowance of Rs80 per month for maintenance. What was peculiar/unique about this “post office”?
Answers
1. Nylon
2. Kevlar
3. Teflon
4. Altavista.com
5. Guruji.com
6. Askjeeves.com
7. The first stamp used in India. Known as ‘Scinde Dawk’ (corruption of Sind Daak), it was introduced in 1852.
8. Pincode
9. This was a camel, that served as a mobile post office.
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First Published: Sat, Jan 12 2008. 12 44 AM IST