1. This bank was officially created in 2001, and was one of the ‘Big Four’ banks in the UK till it merged with another in 2009 during the height of the financial crisis. The headquarters of the bank are located at ‘The Mound’. Andy Hornby was a former CEO of the bank, one of the youngest ever for a global bank. Which bank?
2. This is one of the highest military award in many of the Commonwealth countries, which were previously colonies of the British empire. It comprises a medal made of bronze with the crown and a lion. It’s motto is ‘For Valour’. The maximum number of awards on a single day was given during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. Which award?
3. This test is used by the Supreme Court of the United States to determine if an action can be considered ‘obscene’. This was first developed in a landmark case against Marvin Miller by the State of California. It specifies three conditions which must be satisfied before something is considered obscene. Name the test.
4. It is a member of the Kuiper belt and is made up of rock and ice. It’s mass in one-third of that of the moon. It was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930. Named after the Greek ruler of the underworld, it has a large concentration of nitrogen, methane and carbon monoxide in its atmosphere. What are we referring to?
5. A French mathematician born in the 18th century, he is very well known for his work on stochastic processes to model real world phenomena. He was a member of the prestigious ‘French Academy of Sciences’. He worked with noted mathematicians of his day, which include Joseph Lagrange and Pierre Laplace. Name the mathematician.
1. Halifax Bank of Scotland.
2. Victoria Cross.
3. Miller test.
5. Simeon Denis Poisson.