Q 4. ID X• X was first discovered in Bombay by Dr. Y.MBhende in 1952• Medically it is known as the Hh AntigenSystem• Was in the limelight recently due to thesuccess of the Vidya Balan starrer “Kahaani”
Q 6. ID X• In June 2011, X adopted Shivnagar, a remotevillage near U.P and enabled clean drinkingwater facilities by installing manual pumps.• To show their gratitude, the village’s residentsdecided to rename their village to X Nagar.
Q 7. ID X and the author• X is the first book in “The Ibis Trilogy”• X was nominated for the Man Booker Prize in2008• The main characters include Deeti, an ordinaryvillage woman, a mulatto American sailornamed Zachary Reid, anIndian zamindar called Neel RattanHalder, and Benjamin Burnham, an evangelistopium trader.
Q 8. ID X and Y• X was a star of Indian athletics in the 1960s and the 1970s.• Being 67", he dominated the Indian hammer and discusthrows for several years.• He became a gold medalist in discus throwing in the 1966and 1970 Asian Games holding the Asian Games record of56.76 metres.• X was a silver medalist in the 1966 Commonwealth Gamesin Kingston and in the 1974 Asian Games in Tehran.• X has starred in more than 50 Hindi films, his most notableperformance being that of “Mukhtar Singh” oppositeAmitabh Bachchan in Shahenshah.• He became a household name after playing the characterof Y in a television series.
Q 9. Solve the “Mistry”• X was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1991.• X was made into a 1998 film of the samename starring Roshan Seth, Soni Razdan, OmPuri and Naseeruddin Shah.• In 2010 the book made headlines when it waswithdrawn from the University of MumbaisEnglish syllabus after complaints from thefamily of Bal Thackeray.
Q 11. French flavour• This company was founded in 1952 whenPrime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, personallyrequested JRD Tata to manufacture beautyproducts in India as he was concerned thatIndian women were spending precious foreignexchange on beauty products. Which wellknown brand are we referring to?
Q 12. Jingle all the way• Ved Pal was a music composer with someforgettable titles like Souten Ki Beti, OhBewafa & Gunehgar in his kitty.• However, he is most remembered for a nonfilm composition. What are we talking about?
Q 16. Khoon ki Nadiya• According to mythology the name of this riveroriginates from the blood of thousands ofcows sacrificed by the Aryan King Rantideva• It was the southern boundary of PanchalaKingdom ruled by King Drupada• It is the only river in India that has 3 damsand 1 barrage within a stretch of 96km(344km to 440 km from its source)
• Q 17. ID the actor and the incident he is referringto
Gulzar referring to the Jalianwala Bagh Massacre
Q 18. East meets West• ID x-y-z & a-b• Y is a hard, unleavened bread prized for its long shelf life and highnutritional content, as well as the minimal quantity of waterrequired for its preparation. It is usually eaten with X.• Y can either be plain or have various kinds offillings, including onions, peas, and sattu.• Z is a popular delicacy usually served with X and Y. It is coarselyground wheat crushed and cooked with ghee and sugar.Traditionally it is made by mashing up wheat flour Ys or leftoverrotis in ghee and jaggery, optionally mixed with dry fruits andflavours.• Y is also known as A.• A can be enjoyed with B (usually a type of spicy mashed potatomixed with roasted brinjal). A and B are synonymous with breadand butter in many parts of India.
Q 22. North East calling…• Located on the Loktak Lake, this is the onlyfloating national park in the whole world.• This park is home to the endangered Sangaispecies.• In spite of being a swamp with floating massof vegetation, the park is home to a widevariety of animals including hog deer, wildboar, large Indian civet, krait, cobra, saruscrane and others.
Q 23. Dedicated to Nibedita Chakma and herlove for animals…Happy Birthday Chakma• Created by Tarun kumarWahi, Sanjay Gupta & artistManu in the year 1992, X isthe first and as yet the onlyantihero character in RajComics.• X was born as Suraj, anorphan who was found asan infant in a rubbish dumpby Daku Halkan Singh, aruthless Dacoit, whobrought him up, but treatedhim like a ------- and hencethe name.
Q 24. Indo-Pak love• Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik tied the knot in2010. However, this was not the first time thata Pakistani cricketer was marrying an Indiancelebrity. The first Pakistani cricketer to be apart of a famous cross border marriage(meaning India of course) tied the knot withactress Reena Roy. Who is the cricketer inquestion?
Q 25. Memorial built at the site of the cremation of Gumnami Babaalias Bhagvan ji inFaizabad, Uttar Pradesh. How is it significant?
Gumnami Baba was unofficially confirmedas Netaji by the Mukherjee commission
Q 26. ID X and Y• X is the orphaned son of an Irish soldier and a poor white motherwho have both died in poverty. Living a vagabond existence in Indiaunder British rule in the late 19th century, X earns his living bybegging and running small errands on the streets of Lahore. Heoccasionally works for Mahbub Ali, a Pashtun horse trader who isone of the native operatives of the British secret service. X is soimmersed in the local culture, few realise he is a white child, thoughhe carries a packet of documents from his father entrusted to himby an Indian woman who cared for him.• X befriends an aged Tibetan Lama who is on a quest to free himselffrom the Wheel of Things by finding the legendary River of theArrow. X becomes his chela, or disciple, and accompanies him onhis journey. Xs trip with the lama along the Grand Trunk Road is thefirst great adventure in the novel by Y.
Q 27. ID X• X was born in Almora, India in 1857• Joined the Indian Medical Service in 1881• In Calcutta the road linking Presidency GeneralHospital with Kidderpore Road has beenrenamed after him• He won the Nobel prize in physiology in 1902
Q 28. Mind your language• Hindi is the most spoken language in India interms of native speakers (approx 41%) as wellas total number of speakers worldwide (morethan 366 million as per 2007 estimate ofEncarta)• Which is the 2nd most spoken Indian languageboth in terms of native speakers as well astotal number of speakers worldwide?
Q 29. ID X• X was born in Kasauli in 1934• He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999• His historical novella “A flight of pigeons” wasturned into a motion picture produced byShashi Kapoor and directed by Shyam Benegal• He also made a cameo in a 2011 Bollywoodfilm that was based on his work
Q 32. ID X or just give the funda• After India became independent in1947, the Planning Commission was entrustedto oversee and direct the development of thenation.• The Planning Commission in 1959 invitedProfessor George Robbins of the University ofCalifornia. Based on his recommendations, theIndian government decided to set up X in1961.
Q 34. ID X• X was born in 1950 to parents Jijabai andRamoji Rao in Bangalore• After the death of his mother at his age of 5,he struggled with an impoverished lifestyleduring his childhood• During that time, he often did odd jobs asa coolie in his community
Q 35. ID X• X was born in Hisar, Haryana in a family thatperformed the Mewati Gharana style.• He married V.Shantaram’s daughter Madhurawho he met during the making of the film“Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje”.• X is a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan Award• X’s daughter is a well known face on televisionand has hosted Close-Up antakshari along sideAnu Kapoor.
Q 37. ID X• X is a music director duo that has worked onIndian classical music pieces as well as majorIndian movie scores.• In 1976 X recorded their first album named“Call of the Valley”• X has scored music for blockbusters likeSilsila, Chandni, Lamhe and Darr.
Q 39. ID X• X was born in a Tulu speaking family inKatapadi village of Udupi district of Karnataka.• X began as a sportsman, but turned to actingafter a leg injury.• He was the champion in discus throw fromMaharastra in 1994• He has acted in the 2007 flick “JohnnyGaddar”
Q 40. Lines from what?The night is over, and the Sun has risen over thehills of the eastern horizon.The birds are singing, and a gentle auspiciousbreeze is pouring the elixir of new life.By the halo of Your compassion India that wasasleep is now wakingOn your feet we now lay our heads