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1)Identify the island. The metropolis of Mumbai and the city of Thane lie on it.14th most populous island in the world.
SALSETTE OR SASASHTI
2) The ______ _______ ______ scheme, was brought in by the Shiv Sena-BJP government with much fanfare. The scheme had envisaged addressing the state's socio-economic problem by allotting 6311 stalls to the 'unemployed' throughout the state. The subsidised stalls in the scheme, the brainchild of Sena-led government which started it on May 1, 1995, were mostly owned by the Shiv Sainiks. The stalls had invited a plethora of complaints right from the beginning, as they failed to provide the ______ ______at the stipulated Re1 - the price announced by Shiv Sena. The Democratic Front government, immediately after coming to power stopped the grants and scrap the schemein April 1999.
3) In 1990, the Government of Maharashtra appointed RITES and Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick of United Kingdom to carry out feasibility studies for the _______ to be operated on a toll basis. RITES submitted their report in 1994 with the estimated cost of project at Rs. 1146 crores . The Government of Maharashtra entrusted the work of the construction of _______-______ ___________ to MSRDC in March 1997 on Build-Operate-Transfer basis with permission to collect toll for 30 years. The environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India was received on October 13, 1997. The Forest Clearance was received on November 11, 1997.
4)What is the occasion?
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF PRITHVI THEATRE
5) X are trees and shrubs that grow in saline coastal habitats in the tropics and subtropics – mainly between latitudes 25° N and 25° S. The saline conditions tolerated by various species range from brackish water, through pure seawater (30 to 40 ppt), to water of over twice the salinity of ocean seawater, where the salt has become concentrated by evaporation (upto 90 ppt).
6) The X Y was a project to build a causeway uniting all seven islands of Bombay into a single island with a deep natural harbour. The project was started by the governor William X in 1782 and all islands were linked by 1838. The word Y appears to be a local corruption of the Portuguese word for fence or embankment. It was completed in 1784 and was one of the first major civil engineering projects which transformed the original seven islands of Bombay into one island. The cost was estimated at about Rs. 100,000.
7) X (literally "mill village" in Marathi) was a name commonly used to refer to an area now part of central Mumbai which at one time had almost 130 textile mills, with the majority being cotton mills. The mills owners housed the workers in chawls built in the areas of Tardeo, Byculla, Mazgaon, Reay Road, Lalbaug, Parel, Naigaum, Sewri, Worli and Prabhadevi. These areas were the mills were located and were the mill workers lived came to known as X(literally the village of mills).
GIRANGAON (not to be confused with girgaon)
8)Previously known as TOWN HALL. What building?
9) Although ______ ______ did not speak English, he became a naturalised British citizen in 1853. He kept the dress and manners of the Baghdadi Jews, but allowed his sons to adopt English manners. His son, Abdullah changed his name to Albert, moved to England, became a Baronet and married into the Rothschild family. All the _______ of Europe are said to be descendants of David Sassoon. He built a synagogue in the Fort (area) and another in Byculla, as well as a school, a Mechanics' Institute and a library.
10)Identify the place.
The lesser known KANHERI CAVES
11) X is a possible adaptation of_____, the Persian word for Port. There are other views on the origin of the name, one stating that it is derived from a Portuguese princess. _____ in Marathi and ______ in Persian both mean port and come from the same Sanskrit root word. The area was under Silhara dynasty in the 12th century.
12) In 1795, the Maratha army defeated the Nizam of Hyderabad. Following this, many artisans and construction workers from Andhra Pradesh migrated to Bombay and settled into the flats which were constructed when the seven islands were united . These workers/artisans were called _______, and their enclave was called _________.
13) In 1543, the Portuguese took possession of the islands of Bombay by force. The Portuguese gave the Jesuit priests the sole ownership of some of these islands. The Jesuits built a Chapel on the hill (near the present day railway station) and named it after Mount _____,a term normally used to designate the land of Israel and Jerusalem. ______ is also sometimes called X
14) Legend has it that Hindu god, Ram paused at that spot on his way from Ayodhya to Lanka in pursuit of the demon king, Ravana who had kidnapped his wife, Sita. Then Lord Rama was advised to worship Shiv lingham and he is said to have constructed the original lingam of sand, after getting tired of waiting for his brother, Lakshman to bring an idol. The name is etymologically derived from the Sanskrit word for an idol made of sand _______ ______.Hence the name As the story progresses, later when Ram was thirsty, as there was no fresh water readily available (except sea water), he shot an arrow and brought Ganga over here. Hence the name Y.
ValukaIswara-Walkeshwara Y- Banganga
15) The term _____ ____ comes from the Portuguese words meaning Holy Cross. The name was that given to a church that existed on a site on the western side of the _____ ____ railway station.This former parish church gave its name to the locality. The church was constructed in the early 1930s. The parish has around 14,000 parishioners with Fr. Abel as the present parish priest.
16)What and where?
WALL PROJECT, TULSI PIPE ROAD
17) X established in 1875,was designed by English architect, Claude Batley. The ground had the distinction of hosting India's first Test cricket match on 15 December 1933, captained by CK Nayudu. Many of the matches of the long-running Bombay Quadrangular tournament were also held here. It hasn't hosted any international cricket matches since the Brabourne Stadium took its place in 1948. The last international event of some sort was in 1996 when the Australian cricket team used the grounds to practice prior to their clash with India in the 1996 Cricket World Cup.
18) EVENT- ? DATE- 24th November,2008 COMPETITION-27 Professionals from all over Mumbai,Thane and Baramati. OBJECTIVE- To make X a “global phenomenon.” MAJOR SPONSORS- McDonalds, Coca Cola JUDGING PARAMETERS- Hygiene, Preparation Method, Quality and Consistency.
SHIV VADA PAV
Domestic cricket tournaments organised by MCA GILES SHIELD HARRIS SHIELD TIMES SHIELD KANGA LEAGUE
+50/-25 Mehmet Ali Ağca is a member of the Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves organization. After serving 19 years of incarceration in Italy, he was deported to Turkey, where he served another sentence for the murder of Abdi İpekçi, a left-wing journalist, in 1979. He was released on January 18, 2010. Ağca has described himself as a mercenary with no political orientation. What is he most famous or infamous for?
ASSASINATION ATTEMPT ON POPE JOHN PAUL 2 JP DUMINY IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE FIRST JOHN PAUL OF CRICKET
+40/-20 2) X is a city on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, 160 km from Colombo. It is one of the largest cities in Sri Lanka.It was deeply affected by the Asian tsunami in December 2004.
MATARA/ THE MATARA MAULER
+30/-15 3) X is a legendary island which was reputed during the age of exploration to lie in the Atlantic Ocean far to the west of Portugal and Spain. The island went by various other names such as Isle of Seven Cities, Ilha das SeteCidades (Portuguese), SepteCidades, Sanbrandan (or St Brendan). By the 16th century, this legend gave rise to the independent Spanish legends of the Seven Cities of Gold, which were reputed by mercenary conquistadors to be fabulously wealthy and located somewhere on the mainland of America. Also the name of a building owned by Y.
X- ANTILIA Y- MUKESH AMBANI
+20/-10 4) According to one version, the X was made by the architect of gods, Vishvakarma. Viswakarma's daughter Sanjana was married to Surya, the Sun God. Due to the Sun's blazing light and heat, she was unable to go near the Sun. She complained to her father about this. Viswakarma took the Sun and made him shine less so that his daughter would be able to hug the Sun. The left over Sun "dust" was collected by Viswakarma and he made three things out of it. The first one was the famous aerial vehicle Pushpaka Vimana, the second being the Trishula of Lord Shiva, and the third was X.
+10/0 5)Id. the actress and her equally famous co-star X in a recent film.
BARBARA MORI/HRITHIK ROSHAN BRAND AMBASSADOR OF THE TEAM
A- BRABOURNE B-OVAL MAIDAN C-COOPERAGE
26) The Gate of Mercy Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in Mumbai. The synagogue was built in 1796 by Samaji Hasaji Divekar (also known as Samuel Ezekiel), a Bene Israeli, near Esplanade in South Mumbai. The synagogue was later rebuilt and moved to the present location at Mandvi in 1860.In the eighteenth and nineteen centuries, the area was inhabited by a small but thriving Jewish community. It is also erroneously called ______ or _____ _______,hence lending its name to the nearby railway station.
28) Marine Drive is home to some of the finest buildings of the ____ _____ style ,a design movement which flourished in the 1920s and 1930s. Some examples are the New India Assurance Building, Regal Cinema, Eros Cinema and the famous Metro Cinema. For example the New India Assurance building's ___ ____ architectural style combines modern features with a modified classicism, evidenced in the strong vertical ribs of the facade that give the building a monumental appearance, making it seem larger than it is in reality.
NEW INDIA ASSURANCE BUILDING
29) What connects……. -Sunk Rock -Dolphin -Prongs
THREE LIGHTHOUSES IN BOMBAY
30)We all have seen this.What and who started it?
TOPSLINE/ DEWAN RAHUL NANDA
31)A busy marketplace-named after a Hindu Goddess.
MUMBAI UNIVERSITY (Rajabai tower can be seen under construction)
33)Does not look like this anymore.
APOLLO BUNDER/WELLINGTON PIER
34) A station gets its name due to this.
St. Thomas Cathedral
35) Oldest college in mumbai.Established in 1832 along with the Bombay Scottish School.
36)Where have you seen this- SUPER MFG. CO. 59-B,MUNDHWA,PUNE-411036 MAHARASHTRA(INDIA).
37)Connect Sunny Deol Bobby Deol Esha Deol Abhishek Bachchan Abhay Deol Raveena Tandon Zayed Khan Fardeen Khan Kareena Kapoor Kunal Kapoor Vikram Bhatt Harman Baweja Tulip Joshi And many more………
JAMNABAI NARSEE SCHOOL
38)Layout of ?
ARTHUR ROAD JAIL
40)This Mumbai boy captained the side to the 2006-07 title Ranji title despite an unprecedented poor start to the season. Highest run getter of all time in RanjiTrophy,he was padded up and next man in for Shardashram English School when SachinTendulkar and VinodKambli had their record 664 run partnership. Never made it to the national side.
+50/-25 The current Motion Picture Association of America’s ratings system looks as follows: G-General audience PG- Parental Guidance suggested PG-13 Parents strongly cautioned ???- Under 17 requires accompanying by a parent or adult guardian. NC-17 No one 17 and under permitted Also the nickname of a wwe wrestler and a recent Rihanna album.
RATED R/ R MALL
+40/-20 2) In modern architecture, an X is a large open space, often several stories high and having a glazed roof and/or large windows, often situated within an office building and usually located immediately beyond the main entrance doors. They are popular with companies because they give their buildings "a feeling of space and light", but have been criticised by fire inspectors as they could allow fire to spread to a building's upper stories more quickly.
3) X is a 2002 comedy-drama film starring pop superstar Britney Spears in her first major movie role. The movie generally got negative reviews and featured in many critics’ list of 5 worst movies of 2002. It was nominated for 8 Razzies inc and won 2 for Worst Actress- Britney Spears and Worst Original Song- “I’m not a girl, not yet a woman.”
+20/-10 4)Id. the building.
+10/0 5) _______ is a mythical bird with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1,000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young ______ or _______ egg arises, reborn anew to live again. The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self. It is said that the bird's cry is that of a beautiful song. In very few stories they are able to change into humans.
41) Hernando De Soto is a distinguished Peruvian economist and author of the international bestseller “The Mystery Of Capital.” He was included in Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2004 and has been called by Bill Clinton as “the worlds greatest living economist.” In a recent interview he said, “There is no difference between _______ and Wall Street.”
SPONSORS OF MUMBAI CYCLOTHON
43) This temple once stood on the site of the present Victoria Terminus station. It was built in honor of _______, the patron deity of the Agri(salt collectors) and the Koli (fisher folk), the original inhabitants of Mumbai. The first _______ temple was built at Bori Bunder in 1737. It was later demolished and rebuilt at its present site at Bhuleshwar. The etymology of _______ is “Maha Amba” or “Great Mother”,one of the many well known names of the Hindu Goddess Devi.
X is a premiere Institute of Maharashtra, was established by Dinshaw Manockjee Petit Trust in 1887. In 1913, it was declared as Central Technical Institute of the State. Since 1923 it is located in its present premises in Mumbai. It is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. The Institute started off with the Licentiate Diploma in Textile Technology but since then has grown. It has eminent personalities such as NusliWadia and Anil Kakodkar on its Board Of Governors.
45) Inaugurated in 1969 by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, it is India’s premier cultural institution. The first multi-venue, multi-purpose cultural centre to be built in South Asia, it has been committed since its inception to promoting and preserving the country’s rich and vibrant traditions. With five modern theatres, a photography gallery and extensive archival and library facilities located in the heart of Mumbai’s downtown business district, it presents more than 500 events each year across all major art forms.
46) X’s father was one of the key leaders of the Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti which successfully campaigned for a separate linguistic state of Maharashtra. He was an activist, visionary and social reformer who idolized Mahatma Phule and also anglicized his surname after the Victorian author of Vanity Fair ,William Makepeace ________
BAL THAKERAY/PRABHODANKAR THAKERAY
48)_____ ______ acted as the focal point of Gandhi's political activities in Mumbai between 1917 and 1934. It was from here that Gandhi initiated the Non-Cooperation, Satyagraha, Swadeshi, Khadi and Khilafat movements. Gandhi's association with the charkha began in 1917, while he was staying here. It is also closely associated with Gandhi's involvement in the Home Rule Movement.
49) X is the name used in the United Kingdom for a traditional Indian snack which consists of a variable mixture of spicy dried ingredients, which may include fried lentils, peanuts, chickpea flour noodles, corn, vegetable oil, chickpeas, flaked rice, and fried onion. This is all flavoured with salt and a blend of spices that may include coriander and mustard seed.
50) A poem by Niranajan Bhagat written in Gujarati translated to English extols the beauty of _____ thus: A Glass and concrete jungle;In its midst alwaysQuiet, comely,With hope filled face,she stands________A dream of spring in her matchless eyes,holding in both hands stone flowers.About her, in all corners,Iron butterfly fly round and roundAnd life less insects plays. _______-In Roman mythology is the Goddess of flowers and season of spring. Where have we seen her?
51) X is India's oldest surviving castiron building. Named after its original owner, John X, the building was fabricated in England and constructed on site between 1867 and 1869. Among the hotel's notable guests was MarkTwain who wrote about the city's crows he saw outside his balcony in FollowingtheEquator. It was also the first place in India to screen the LumièreBrothers' Cinematographe invention in 1896. A popular myth surrounding the hotel was that the staff at the hotel denied Indian industrialist Jamsetji Tata access to the hotel. In retaliation he opened the Taj Hotel.
52)Published in 2004, this book is one of the most brilliant and definitive books written on the megalopolis so far. The book was shortlisted for the 2005 Pulitzer prize and won the Kiriyama Prize, an award given to books that foster a greater understanding of the nations and peoples of the Pacific Rim and South Asia. Identify the author and book.
MAXIMUM CITY/SUKETU MEHTA
53)What do these abbreviations stand for? BS- C (Central)- S- TL- VD (Harbour)-
54)Mumbai is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites, one of them is the Elephanta Caves and the other is _________.
55) Prior to 1928,_______ operated out of a building near the Town Hall. The present piece of property was acquired in 1928, and a building was constructed and occupied in 1930. Construction of the current building 28-storey building (at the same location) began when Sir Phiroze Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy was the Chairman of ________, and was completed and occupied around the time of his death in 1980. Hence, it is also called Phiroze JeejeebhoyTowers or PJ towers.
BOMBAY STOCK EXCHANGE
56) What are these…… Britannia and Co. Jimmy Boy Ideal Corner Kooler’s SassanianBoulangerie Paradise and unfortunately not many more…….
57) X’s real name is South Court. It was built in 1936 at a then exorbitant price of 2 lakh rupees. The building is located on Mount Pleasant Road (now BhausahebHireyMarg) in the upmarket Malabar Hill area of South Mumbai. Its opposite neighbour is the residence of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Now worth around $60 million the building is also the subject of a dispute.
58) 1990 Anjali 1991 Thalapathi 1992 Roja1993 ThirudaThiruda 1995 X1997 Iruvar 1998 Dil Se 2000 Alaipayuthey 2002 Kannathil 2004 Yuva