General Knowledge - General Awareness Quiz - Questions and Answers, GK 2013

1. Who among the following is 'Miss World 2013'?

2. The European Union (EU) has in 2013 imposed a blanket ban on all airlines from which country to fly into the 28 nation bloc?

3. India's first social venture fund has been in 2013 launched by which among the following?

4. The 'Akhaura' is the first multi-purpose integrated check post along the India and which among the following neighbours?

5. Which company in 2013 unveiled the world's largest container ship?

6. The 'ESCAP Sasakawa Award for Disability Inclusive Business in Asia and Pacific' has won by ________?

7. Who among the following Indians has been awarded France highest civilian award Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur' in 2013?

8. WADI, a project for upliftment of the tribal and poor's, is a pilot project of?

9. Which one of the following states has largest population of Buddhists?

10. Who among the following has been elected as the 12th President of Pakistan?

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1. World Geography -Test-01
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4. Geography of India -Test-01
5. Geography of India -Test-02
6. Geography of India -Test-03
7. Geography of India -Test-04
8. Geography of India -Test-05
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    Symbolism and iconography

    The goddess Saraswati is often depicted as a beautiful woman dressed in pure white, often seated on a white lotus, which symbolizes light, knowledge and truth. She not only embodies knowledge but also the experience of the highest reality. Her iconography is typically in white themes from dress to flowers to swan the colour symbolizing Sattwa Guna or purity, discrimination for true knowledge, insight and wisdom.

    She is generally shown to have four arms, but sometimes just two. When shown with four hands, those hands symbolically mirror her husband Brahmas four heads, representing manas mind, sense, buddhi intellect, reasoning, citta imagination, creativity and ahamkar self consciousness, ego.Brahma represents the abstract, she action and reality.

    The four hands hold items with symbolic meaning a pustaka book or script, a mala rosary, garland, a water pot and a musical instrument lute or vina.The book she holds symbolizes the Vedas representing the universal, divine, eternal, and true knowledge as well as all forms of learning. A m?l? of crystals, representing the power of meditation, inner reflection and spirituality. A pot of water represents powers to purify the right from wrong, the clean from unclean, and the essence from the misleading. In some texts, the pot of water is symbolism for soma the drink that liberates and leads to knowledge.The musical instrument, typically a veena, represents all creative arts and sciences,and her holding it symbolizes expressing knowledge that creates harmony.Saraswati is also associated with anur?ga, the love for and rhythm of music, which represents all emotions and feelings expressed in speech or music.

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