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Pls. mention your name and Employee ID on answer sheet
1 point per correct answer. Part points for few questions
In case, no one gets the right answer the closest answer would
win 1 point, at QM’s discretion
No negative marking
Hints could be shared on demand, if not more than 2 quizzers
Minor spelling mistakes are fine
Any additional trivia related to the question can fetch 1 point
based on QM’s discretion
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Marketing genius Charles Forster noticed young boys
selling ___________ made of Spanish willow while
travelling through Brazil.
He returned to Boston in 1870 and set up a factory for
mass production of this item using white birch as raw
material because it was tasteless.
What business did Forster thus begin?
This cleaning tool is traditionally made from wood, bone,
bamboo, quill or even ivory, gold and silver.
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Was it a good starter
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Till October 6, 2013, the record for the world's Longest
Railway platform was held by Kollam Junction Railway
The record is now held by the platform in the city which is
also a home of world's largest publisher of Hindu religious
Name the city
Chicago of the East
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Headquarters of North Eastern Railways
Gita Press is the largest publisher of Hindu religious texts
Termed as Chicago of the East for the many gang wars it is
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This Baltic state is the latest member of the Eurozone to
start using EURO as the official currency from January 1,
Name the country
Capital city - Riga
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For Muslims, if the “Umrah” is minor, what is the major?
In Arabic, Umrah means "to visit a populated place".
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The Umrah is a pilgrimage to Mecca that can be
undertaken at any time of the year. It is sometimes called
the 'minor pilgrimage' or 'lesser pilgrimage', the Hajj
being the 'major' pilgrimage and which is compulsory for
every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it.
The Umrah is not compulsory but highly recommended. It
does not contain as many steps as Hajj.
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One day while building
standing in front of an
active radar set when he
noticed that the candy
bar he had in his pocket,
This lead to the invention
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His employer was Raytheon
that transformed the
invention into a model
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What is the world's third most expensive spice by weight,
outstripped in market value only by saffron and vanilla.
The Queen of Spices
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Guatemala is the biggest producer
and exporter of this spice in the
world followed by India
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Which fermented Korean side dish made of select
vegetables with a variety of seasonings is considered as its
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Kimchi, also spelled Kimchee
The US magazine Health named Kimchi in its list of top five
"World's Healthiest Foods" for being rich in vitamins,
aiding digestion, and even possibly retarding cancer
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X loved sports and was a die-hard fan of Muhammad Ali,
confessing on record that he dreamt of meeting Ali some day.
While on a 14-city-US tour in 1979, he took time out from his
schedule and took a flight to Kentucky along with his 18-yearold-son and wife.
The son recounts: “My father
wanted to remember this
moment and Ali had an idea.
Ali said, 'We will pose like
this. You punch me on the
face and I will punch you
back'. And they laughed
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“Ali was aware that my father was a big man in India. He
came and sat down. Maybe it was exciting for him to meet
my father and he said, 'I am the great Muhammad Ali
from America and you are the great ________ ____ from
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According to a 2013 report on CNBC, which movie is the
all-time most pirated movie?
Movie is set in Pandora
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Apart from a short introduction — in which the author is
introduced as narrating the rest of the work to the princes
— it consists of following parts:
The Separation of Friends
The Gaining of Friends
Of Crows and Owls
Loss Of Gains
Ill-Considered Action / Rash deeds
In the Indian tradition, it is regarded as “nītiśāstra” – a
treatise on wise conduct of life
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It was written by Vishnu Sharma to educate the three sons
of King Amarashakti
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Which incident in 18th century Japan that involved a
group of revenge-seeking leaderless samurai has been
dramatized in several accounts and is considered the
country's national legend'?
A recent Hollywood movie
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It recounts the most famous case involving
the samurai code of honor, bushidō. The
story is about a group of samurai who were
left leaderless (becoming Ronin) after their
daimyo (feudal lord) was forced to commit
seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a
court official. The Ronin avenged their
master's honor after patiently waiting and
planning for 2 years and in turn, were
themselves forced to commit seppuku for
committing the crime of murder. The
popularity of the story is still high today.
With ten different television productions in
the years 1997–2007 alone, it ranks among
the most familiar of all stories in Japan.
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What has been called "a sword cut through the
mountains" by Kipling?
This Asian mountain pass of significant historical
importance was an integral part of the ancient Silk Road
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It links Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Throughout history it has been an important trade route between Central
Asia and South Asia and a strategic military location.
In some versions of the Aryan migration theory, the Indo-Aryans migrated
to India via the Khyber Pass.
Recorded invasions through the Khyber begin with the conquests of Darius
I and Alexander the Great and also include later Muslim invasions of South
Asia, culminating with the establishment of the Mughal Empire from 1526.
The British invaded Afghanistan from India and fought three Afghan Wars in
1839-42, 1878-80, and 1919.
George Molesworth, a member of the British force of 1919, summarized:
"Every stone in the Khyber has been soaked in blood."
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It is Russia’s largest resort city being one of the very few
places in Russia with a subtropical climate, with warm to
hot summers and mild winters
Unofficially regarded as summer capital of Russia
Name the city
It also boasts of being home town of 2 tennis grand slam
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Venue of Winter Olympics, 2014
Grand slam winners Maria Sharapova and Yevgeny
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The monetary value of this annual prize is adjusted such
that it exceeds that of the Nobel Prizes since the
organization sponsoring it felt that there was this one
important field which was ignored in the Nobel Prizes.
At £1.1 million, as of 2013, it is the second largest single
annual financial prize award (behind the Fundamental
Physics Prize) given to an individual by a philanthropic
The inaugural winner of this prize, in 1973, was Mother
Teresa. 3 other Indians + one self-proclaimed Indian have
won this prize since then.
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Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 1975
Baba Amte 1990
Pandurang Shastri Athavale 1997
Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama 2012
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Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013?
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Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical
For its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons
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_____ / _____ _____ is the world's tallest flying bird, with
a height of up to 1.8 m and wingspan of up to 2.5 m
In India, they are considered symbols of marital fidelity,
believed to mate for life and pine the loss of their mates
even to the point of starving to death.
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Saaras / Sarus Crane
0.5 for crane, Hans is not valid
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______ is a 3-banded armadillo with a cheerful and
He is a likeable character and scores 7.3 out of 10 on
His name was chosen by more than 1.7 million fans over
Amijubi (Amizade - Friendship and Júbilo - Joy) and
Zuzeco (Azul - Blue and Ecologia - Ecology).
Half points for correct context
His previous counterpart was “Zakumi”
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FIFA World Cup 2014 official mascot
Fuleco is a portmanteau of the words
Futebol (football) and Ecologia (Ecology).
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He was born in 1904 at Mughal Sarai as ___ _______
He graduated with a first class degree from Kashi
Vidyapeeth in 1926 where he was given a title, along with
the degree, according to the institution’s practice
This title stuck and eventually became a part of his name,
replacing his original surname of Srivastava
Varanasi International Airport is named after him
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Lal Bahadur Shastri
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In 2002, activists in Egypt and neighboring countries,
asked the people to boycott the use of a certain consumer
product after rumors that it was named after a leader
whom they staunchly opposed and that its logo was a
cleverly disguised form of “Star of David”
Which consumer product?
A spokesperson of the company selling this product
categorically denied this stating "It's ridiculous; _____ was
around long before the Israeli leader. Our logo represents
an atom's path, not a religion."
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The leader was Ariel Sharon,
the PM of Israel at that time.
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___________ _____ is the only bowler to dismiss Sachin
Tendulkar for a duck in Indian domestic cricket
He claimed the wicket of the first ball on his ODI debut
(not the only one to do so)
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First ODI wicket
Mohammad Hafeez of Pakistan.
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X was the last man to come in. He was fielding at fine-leg.
And as he walked in he said something along the lines of
“Well guys the bowlers have done their job. They’re 10
runs short of what they should have got. Let's go and get
it.” And everyone burst out laughing because everyone
knew that ___ wasn't really 10 runs short. But it turned
out to be that way.
Who is X?
___ = 434
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Shaun Pollock, talking about Kallis on the day of his retirement
from international test cricket.
Context – Biggest chase in ODIs
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BSNL stopped its 163 year old telegram service on July 15,
Who was the recipient of the last telegram?
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The telegram counter closed at 11.45 p.m. and the last
message was booked at the counter of Central Telegraph
Office (CTO) Janpath by Ashwani Mishra, who sent
messages to Mr. Gandhi and Director General of DD news
S M Khan
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It is a defense policy pioneered by China in 1964 and later
adopted by India and North Korea.
Erstwhile USSR also adopted it but was dropped by Russia
This policy has been repeatedly been rejected by NATO
Abbreviated as NFU
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No first use
No first use (NFU) refers to a pledge or a policy by a nuclear
power not to use nuclear weapons as a means of warfare
unless first attacked by an adversary using nuclear weapons
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In this all-inclusive flag, having the four common colors, the
emblem in the middle is a bundle of 10 rice stalks – staple
food of member nations.
Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand,
Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam
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Association of Southeast Asian Nations
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X is an old term meaning hoax or jest. Its present meaning
as an exclamation is closer to 'nonsense' or 'gibberish',
while as a noun, it refers to a fraud or impostor, implying
an element of unjustified publicity and spectacle.
In modern usage, the word is most associated with
Ebenezer Scrooge, a character created by Charles Dickens.
His famous reference to Christmas, "Bah! X!", declaring
Christmas to be a fraud, is commonly used in stage and
television versions of A Christmas Carol and also appeared
frequently in the original book.
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Read more at:
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This startup helps increase productivity by measuring and
analyzing employee data.
Their product measures employees' work patterns on
their computers, and provides various firms organization
level analytics, and accordingly help companies increase
productivity by 20 percent, without any extra
Some of their customers include major IT firms such as
KPIT Cummins, Tech Mahindra and BMC Software.
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Sapience / Sapience Analytics
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Brand Ambassadors (0.5 points)
It is the Pakistani counter-part of Micromax
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One of India’s most influential editor who is also known as
His truly formative job was as the editor of “Debonair” in
He is a famous TV panelist and frequently appears on TV
shows like Newshour on Times Now and India at 9 on CNN
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VacationRentals.com tops a certain list. What list?
Insure.com comes 2nd on this list
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Most expensive domain name sale of all time
HomeAway Founder and CEO Brian Sharples bought the
VacationRentals.com domain name for mind-boggling $35
million in 2007
VacationRentals.com had been a very active website before
the acquisition, although Sharples sounds like the purchase
was a defensive measure primarily for the domain name:
“The only reason we bought it was so Expedia couldn’t have
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Technology blog Gamasutra calls the addiction to this
game a “fun pain”, where so-called reward mechanisms
defeat a person’s ability to make informed choices about
the costs and value of these products
The game’s manufacturer, King, makes 670,000 dollars a
day from users, who purchase extra lives or access to the
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Candy Crush / Candy Crush Saga
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Questions dedicated to my son - Vihaan
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_______ ______ is one of the most popular Digital
campaigns of 2013 and is symbolic of the success
humorous content enjoys on YouTube
The ad film was directed by Shyam Madiraju, from
Gobsmack, who worked closely with animation experts
from Crater Film Studios, Belgrade
The highlight is the infectious music track, created by
celebrated music producer Mikey McCleary who has
worked on songs like Khoya Khoya Chand + Hawa Hawai
from Shaitan, O Lal Meri + Mast Kalandar from David and
Dhak Dhak + So Gaya Yeh Jahan from Nautanki Saala.
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Kit Kat – Dancing Babies
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Google Doodle for ?
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Montessori / Maria Montessori
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According to the Guinness Book of World Records, which
song usually sung to congratulate a person is the secondmost popular song in the English language, following
"Happy Birthday to You".
It is frequently used instead of "Happy Birthday to You" in
films and television to avoid possible copyright issues.
You all may want to sing this song for the QM once we
complete this quiz
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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
The tune comes from the French song "Malbrouk" which it has
been claimed was composed the night after the Battle of
Malplaquet (one of the main battles of the War of the Spanish
Succession) in 1709.
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Which company’s in-house film production unit is termed
"a Glass and a Half Full Production" based on one of its
most famous brand?
Name either the company or the brand
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Cadbury / Dairy Milk
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As per a survey on Wired.com, the following items topped
the all time list of a particular set / category of items
without which our childhood is incomplete
4) Cardboard Tube
What set / category of items am I talking about?
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The 5 Best Toys of All Time
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