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India Quiz - Elims QUIZZATHON-λ & Δ
+1 for every correct part, no negatives so feel free to make absurd guesses Questions 5,10,15,20 &25 are starred and will be used as tie-breakers
Hints will be provided unless 2 or more teams object, try not to depend on them though.
This is an annual title conferred by a major Internet giant.Some of the distinguished names that were considered included Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, actors Deepika Padukone, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, cricketers M S Dhoni and Virat Kohli, social workers, human-, women- and child-rights activists.
However according to the Giant:
“Prudence demands that the title belong to the one being that had the most significant impact on a variety of matters, dominated national debate, pervaded general consciousness, evoked passion, initiated protests, stalled work, and set the social media afire, among other things” So, who was conferred the aforementioned title?
The Cow was named Yahoo Personality Of The Year.
Give Funda behind this list.• Inter planetary planes in the Vedic age with 30 engines invented over 7000 years ago by Maharishi Bhardwaj.• Cows which can turn their food into 24 karat gold.• Helmets from the age of Mahabharata being found on Mars- The result of inter planetary warfare.• Autopsies being conducted in the Vedic age by soaking them in water for 3 days before being dissected by
instruments for surgeries carrying names of animals and birds.
Indian Science Congress Presentations.
____ __ _ _ _ _ is a 2006 Bollywood movie directed by Milan Luthria, produced by Ramesh Sippy.
A part of the movie’s name is also the name of an app made by the Taxi drivers of Mumbai, made in order to compete with Ola and Uber.
What is the name of the App?
The app was called 9211
What does this Amul Ad represent? Question-4
The “Free Basics” Controversy
Located in the close vicinity of the Taj Mahal in Agra, is a nondescript café named “Sheroes Hangout”Besides serving coffee and some delicious bites, the cafe also houses a library, a community radio hub and a boutique corner.As per one review on TripAdvisor, there is no price quoted for any item on the menu. You can pay as much as you feel like after having the food.However, this place is unique for an altogether different reason. What is that reason?
It is run by acid attack victims
X is a German fairy tale known across much of Europe and is today one of the most famous fairy tales worldwide. The Brothers Grimm published it in 1812 in the first edition of their collection Grimm’s Fairy Tales.In 2010, in BBC described a burgeoning 2000 crore industry in India as the” The X syndrome”, highlighting the sexist nature of society and our possible colonial hangover.Id X.Which industry?
Snow White syndromeThe Fairness Cream industry
Mark Twain wrote about X “It is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Identify X.
8) Founded by Dan Wieden and David Kennedy, Wieden + Kennedy is an independent advertising firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Some of their most famous clients have been: Facebook, Nike, Coca-Cola, ESPN and Honda among others.Recently however they have been the subject of a social media storm in India.
Why is that? Give Funda.
The ‘Make in India’ logo was made by this firm , using it’s Indian subsidiary
Identify the movie from the minimalist poster.
The idea of declaring the _______ region a "Peace Park" was presented by environmentalists and peace activists in part to preserve the ecosystem of the region badly affected by military presence. In September 2003, the governments of India and Pakistan were urged by the participants of 5th World Parks Congress held at Durban, to establish a peace park in _______ to restore the natural biological system and protect species whose lives are at risk.
An Italian ecologist Giuliano Tallone terming the ecological life at serious risk, proposed setting up of _______ Peace Park at the conference The region was nominated for inclusion in the United Nations' World Heritage List as a part of the Karakoram range, but was deferred by the World Heritage Committee. The area to the east and west of the _______ region have already been declared national parks: the Karakoram Wildlife Sanctuary in India and the Central Karakoram National Park in Pakistan.
FITB with the name of the place which also holds a very famous moniker.
The following are the names of Chess Pieces in Persian:Sarbaz, asb, piil, fers, X and YId X and Y.
This question on Yahoo answers was posted by a person who came in the news for wrong reasons back in late July 2015?Whom are we talking about?For the record: The question was answered by Leander Paes, Kabir Bedi and Sri Sri Ravishankar.
“The Ground Beneath her feet” is a novel by Salman Rushdie, set in Mumbai (erstwhile Bombay), UK and the U.S.Two characters in the novel, Vina Apsara and Umeed speak in a language (Kachra-pati baat cheet) which they call HUG-ME. It was for people like them who don’t speak one language well.
How does the name come about?
On February 1, Bajaj Auto released the bike Bajaj _. The interesting thing about this bike is that it is very intimate connection to something which was once known as _ _ _ Hercules. It came into service with India on 4th March 1961 and left service on 31 January 1997.
What is the connection between the bike and _ _ _ Hercules?
The Bajaj V is to be built using scrapped metal from INS Vikrant
These were some of the functions of a now defunct Government Institution.• To make an assessment of the material, capital and human resources of the country, including technical
personnel, and investigate the possibilities of augmenting those are related resources which are found to be deficient in relation to the nation's requirement.
• To formulate a plan for the most effective and balanced utilisation of country's resources.• To define the stages, on the basis of priority, in which the plan should be carried out and propose the allocation of
resources for the due completion of each stage.• To indicate the factors that tend to retard economic development It has since been replaced by NITI AYOG. Which Institution?
The Planning Commision Of India
This is one of the tableaus at the Republic Day Parade this year. It has a connect to the Chief Guest of the ceremony. Whom does this tableau belong to? And what’s the connect?
Chandigarh Le Corbusier
X was created by Bobby Kooka, Umesh Rao and an artist from J. Walter Thompson Ltd.
Recent renditions have a younger version of X, with spiky hair, sneakers and jeans. While the twirling moustache still remains even that has been cut down to size.
Air India- The Maharajah
This is Raghav Bahl, one of India’s foremost journalists, also the author of Superpower? The amazing race between China’s _________ and India’s __________.
A B Dinesh Deol Kiran Singh Pavitr Prabhakar Amar Khan Neal Shaara Arani Desai
Rina Patel Roshanna Chatterji
Distinguish between the two lists.
List A are Marvel CharactersList B are DC Characters
According the _______ ________ ____ _____ Trust:The Trust has instituted 2 main Awards of Rs. 1,50,000 each:
Award A (Rs. 1,50,000): The Award goes to an Indian woman subjected to social justice, on counts such as dowry, desertion etc., who faces the situation with guts and grit AND then makes a success of life by assisting other woman in similar social distress.”
Award B (Rs. 1, 50,000): The Trust honors people from a very particular profession, “on a worldwide basis”, who act beyond the call of duty in a difficult situation.This Trust or rather the subject of it is soon to make a mark on public consciousness:
Neerja Bhanot Pan Am Trust
X is a musician and actor amongst other things. His music has been published by Universal. He has so far released 6 albums with “Network Tere Love Ka” and “Highway Love Charger” being two of them. Apart from acting in a much maligned duology he has also played in over 100 Rock Shows.Recently, however he has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, which may be termed as a case of “intolerance”.
Guru Ram Rahim Singh, Dera Sada Saucha chief
The New Moore Island in the Sunderban delta was the center of a land dispute between India and Bangladesh. Discovered in 1974 by an American satellite, the island grew substantially in size owing to silt deposits by flooding rivers. Both the nations claimed the territory and no solution was found until in 2010, when because of a specific natural cause the dispute ended in a rather dramatic way as none of the nations could claim it.
What had happened?
Well, it sank. The island got washed away because of the rising sea-level.
Hello _______ is a former TV show aired on Zee TV.These were the following characters in the show:Penny-An aspiring musicianCyrus-An office executiveRahul-A struggling modelMaya-A millionaire who escaped from her marriageSanjana-A serious level headed fashion designerVikram- A computer programmer who is forever depressed.
_________ District is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India. It also shares its name with a folk painting practiced in the Mithila region of Nepal and also the state of Bihar. Painting is done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks, using natural dyes and pigments, and is characterized by eye-catching geometrical patterns. There are paintings for each occasion and festival such as birth, marriage, Holi, Surya Shasti, Kali Puja, Upanayanam, Durga Puja etc. Which painting?
Madhubani Style of Painting
Identify this Bollywood film from the late 90’s.