This word is used as part of a phrase in a commonly used term in Poker. It is a forced bet in which each player places an equal amount of money or chips into the pot before the deal begins. In games where the acting dealer changes each turn, it is not uncommon for the players to agree that the dealer provides it for each player.
1. What is this? (10)Leader: Slap the hands against the thighs! Puff out the chest. Bend the knees! Let the hip follow! Stamp the feet as hard as you can!Leader: I die, I die’Remaining: I live, I live’Leader: I die, I die’Remaining: I live, I live’All: This is the hairy man ...Who caused the sun to shine again for me Up the ladder, Up the ladder Up to the top The sun shines! Rise!
A ________ is a type of challenge-response test used in computing . The process usually involves a server asking a user to complete a simple test which the computer is able to generate and grade. Thus, it is sometimes described as a reverse Turing test, because it is administered by a machine and targeted to a human, in contrast to the standard Turing test that is typically administered by a human and targeted to a machine. The term _________ was coined in 2000 by Luis von Ahn, Manuel Blum, Nicholas J. Hopper, and John Langford . Carnegie Mellon University attempted to trademark the term, but the trademark application was abandoned on 21 April 2008.
How it began : 1857: The Philological Society of London calls for a new _______ More work than they thought 1884: Five years into a proposed ten-year project, the editors reach ant One step at a time 1884-1928: The _______ is published in fascicles Keeping it current 1933-1986: Supplements to the _________ Making it modern 1980s: The Supplements are integrated with the __________ to produce its Second Edition Into the electronic age 1992: The first CD-ROM version of the _________ is published The future has begun The present: The __________ is now being fully revised, with new material published in parts online
_________ is a French winery and co-owner of the luxury goods company Moët-Hennessy • Louis Vuitton. ________is one of the worlds largest champagne producers and a prominent champagne house. The company holds a Royal Warrant to supply champagne to Elizabeth II. __________ was established in 1743 by Claude Moët, and today owns more than 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres) of vineyards, and annually produces approximately 26,000,000 bottles of champagne. Referenced in the Queen song "Killer Queen“.
_________________burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? ........................ When the stars threw down their spears, And watered heaven with their tears, Did he smile his work to see? Did he who made the Lamb make thee? ___________burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
The street got this name mainly because here a sabha or meeting would take place in front of a nobles house and he would try settling the disputes before it would reach the emperor. A second reason is probably that a gathering used to get organized when a respected dancer performed and showed the finer nuances of her skill. The whole ambience of the street however got changed after the 1857 war when British destroyed many huge mansions of the nobles. Built of Lakhori bricks, a small canon is placed over the gateways of both the buildings. The buildings have semi-octagonal projections on both sides with two small rooms on either side. The rooms have semi-circular arches to enter and it is difficult to visualize its former shape. The main features of the buildings are its niches and arches at the roof-level on the semi-octagonal projections, though difficult to make out. Want a clue ?
Computerr, Masterr, Cuterr and Shooterr were created by Dhananjaya. Anupam Sinha (and occasionally Dilip Choubey) used to draw and write, which was oversized once, but has shrunk now to normal size. Clue ?
This mark is a mandatory marking on certain products, which is required if they are placed on the market in the European Economic Area (EEA). By affixing this marking, the manufacturer, or its representative, or the importer assures that the item meets all the essential requirements of all applicable EU directives. What mark?
Boble (bubble) in Norway Fusca in Brazil Coccinelle in France Maggiolino in Italy Sedán or Vocho in Mexico Kever in the Netherlands kotseng (hunchback)/pagong (turtle) in the Philippines Garbus (Hunchback) in Poland Brouk in Czech Republic Carocha in Portugal. What in USA?
It is a measurement of income inequality across a geographic area and is derived from the Lorenz curve. Mathematically for Lorenz curve is L(x) = max(x –L(x)). This means that the index is derived by finding the largest vertical line, which can be drawn between a Lorenz curve for perfectly even distribution (e.g. of incomes) and the measured Lorenz curve. Theoretically the height of the rectangle surrounding the Lorenz curve is the greatest possible maximum. Therefore dividing the found line by the height of the rectangle yields a metric between 0% and 100%.What is this called?
In his words, "I just had to take the hypertext idea and connect it to the TCP and DNS ideas and — ta-da! —the ______ _______ ____ " . Who about what?
•Sir Timothy "Tim" John Berners-Lee, World Wide Web He implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet.
Conventional electro-magnetic energy meters did not record consumption if the load was very small. The indicator tended not to move at night when there was no other electrical load and hence the name came to life. What INDIAN THING are we talking about ?
Panasonic introduced the Lumix DMC-FX77 in 2011. It’s a fairly standard point-and-shoot. It has 12.1 megapixels, ISO up to 1600 and optical zoom. However, on its release, it received widespread attention (especially in Japan). The interest has been attributed to teenage narcissism and critics have said that it is a fairly standard camera that will only ever appeal to the younger generation. Why did it become popular among youngsters?
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were: any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know ___ ___ ___ ___ ___. Among other things, X is the name of a famous American book. X was also the first technicolour film that Ingrid Bergman starred in. Id X.
For whom the bell tolls Devotions upon Emergent Occasions is a 1624 prose work by the English writer John Donne
"I was waiting for my team mates to embrace me, and no one came...I told them, ‘Come hug me, or the referee isn’t going to allow it.’" Whose words about what?
The first issue of this was published in September 20, 1878. It was started by six young men, two school teachers and four law students on a borrowed capital of one rupee and four annas. It was published every Wednesday evening with eight pages , each a quarter of todays page size and sold for four annas .The first editorial of this newspaper declared that “the press does not only give expression to public opinion but also modifies and moulds it". Identify the company which runs this newspaper.
X is a product created in 1928 by County Chemicals at the Chemico Works in Bradford Street, Birmingham, England. X is an emulsion of water and mineral oil stabilized with beeswax. Other ingredients are fragrance, calcium hydroxide, BHT, dimethyl oxazolidine, magnesium sulfate, and stearic acid. It is sold in a tube in the US, and tube and pot in Europe and Canada. The formulations are slightly different. It is marketed in the US by Combe Incorporated and in Europe, by the Sara Lee Corporation
X is a model village on the south side of Birmingham, England, best known for its connections with the Cadbury family and chocolate . 120 acres of land was bought by George Cadbury on which a model village was built. Designed by resident architect William Alexander Harvey the houses were traditional in design but with large gardens and modern interiors. These were for the employees who worked in the Cadbury factory located there. As Cadbury was a Quaker no public houses were ever built in X. The district surrounding the factory has been dry for one hundred years or more with no alcohol being sold in pubs, bars or shops with residents constantly fighting to maintain this. Name the town.
The story of Narakasura has a feminist angle to it in South India where it is believed that the demon met his death by an avatar of his mother Bhudevi, when his father Krishna momentarily closed his eyes in exhaustion. Give me the avatar.
This surname usually refers to members of the Kshatriya caste from the hills of Nepal. They are the largest caste group in Nepal, comprising about 15.5% of the total population. It is a colloquial derivative of the word kshatriya.
Before he was born, his parents had three sons and a daughter, with all three boys dying in their infancy. Fearing a curse that targeted male children, he was brought up as a girl for the first few years of his life, including being made to wear a nose-ring, because of which he came to be called by a certain nickname. This nickname stuck and he is still famous by this name. Who ?
It is one of the Mahavakyas in Vedanta. It originally occurs in the Chandogya Upanishad in the dialogue between Uddalaka and his son Śvetaketu. It can be translated as : Thou art that . It also influenced the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer and is mentioned throughout his book, The World as Will and Representation.
An army of 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which are still buried in the pits, was discovered by farmers in 1974. The purpose of this army was to guard an emperor in his afterlife. Which army?
Give two words’ phrase for: Indian Cobra, Russell‘s Viper, Krait and Saw Scaled Viper Deloitte Touche (M.E), Ernst & Young, PwC, KPMG Alberta cattlemen Patrick Burns, George Lane, A. E. Cross and Archie McLean who together founded the Calgary Stampede.
If these are the chapters, On the Arrangements of a House, and Household Furniture Of Different Kinds of Gain How to Begin and How to End the Congress On Pressing or Marking with the NailsWhat is the name of the book ?
A section of the Southern Transept of Westminster Abbey. The first one was Geoffrey Chaucer and the latest is Ted Hughes. Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, Alfred Tennyson are among the many eminent people who are related to this place. What is the name of the place and how are all of the above related to it?
In horse racing, if a rider was a considerable distance ahead of his rivals, he would drop the reins and cruise to victory without any more effort. This led to a term being coined for an easy, convincing victory.
_____ ____ was once an obscure brand which by raising its prices, not only increased sales but also taught marketers that people associate price with quality. For example, in the 1950s, Coca Cola was twice as expensive as Pepsi. Yet, Pepsi sales increased after they raised the price of the soda. In 2010, consumers pay more for brand-name bottled water, believing it is of better quality even though water is colorless, tasteless and odourless. The _____ ______ Effect usually refers to the cost of tuition at private colleges and universities. Many parents assume that a higher-priced education is a better education. The theory of it was, basically, we will raise the tuition as much as the market will bear, said William Massy, a former Stanford University finance officer.
X worked as a vet in Belfast. X’s son had learned to ride the bicycle but used to get headaches due to riding on rough roads. So X took a domestic/gardening appliance and used it in such a way that it became the first ever __________. This expanded exponentially and X’s surname is still the name of a big company selling what he invented.
He studied medicine and worked at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Kiel, where he published papers on cancer metastasis and the physiology of egg implantation. He also developed the first intrauterine device in 1929. Give me the other region he is famous for.
He is a great King of the nagas and is known in Chinese and Japanese mythology as being one of the "eight Great Naga Kings". During Samudramanthan, he was used as the churning rope to extract the ambrosia of immortality from the ocean of milk. Who ?
Publish celebrity names but reject friends names. Names of bands and schools should be published only if they are popular. Publish racial and sexual slurs but reject racist and sexist entries. Entries can document discrimination and slurs but not endorse it. Publish opinions. Opinions are useful to readers unfamiliar with a topic and should not be rejected because of disagreement or offense, or inaccuracy. Publish place names, nicknames and area codes of geographic entities.
The alkaloid theobromine is sometimes used as a drug to treat high blood pressure. Its effects are similar to caffeine but on a smaller scale. However it can be poisonous to dogs because they metabolize this compound very slowly. What commonly enjoyed food contains theobromine and thus should not be given to dogs?
This word, now used mainly in an informal context to mean intense criticism, is an abbreviation from the German ‘Flugabwehrkanone’ meaning (anti-)aircraft defence cannon, possibly as a metaphor derived from intense bursts of fire from the same. Identify .
______ ______ is a Marathi play written by playwright Vijay Tendulkar in 1972, as his response to the rise of a local political party, Shiv Sena, in Maharashtra. The play is a political satire, written as historical drama. Based on the life of Nana Phadnavis (1741–1800), one of the prominent minister in the court of the Peswa of Pune. Its theme is how men in power give rise to ideologies to serve their purposes, and later destroy them when they become useless. It was first performed on 16 December 1972, by the Progressive Drama Association in Pune. Jabbar Patels production of the play in 1973 is considered a classic in Modern Indian Theatre. The play is notable for the use of the "Tamasha" form in Marathi folk theatre. Singing and dancing are used here to good effect. "Abhangas" (devotional songs) are mixed with "Lavnis" (love songs). The play was adapted into a film, _______ ______(1976), which was the debut film of actor Om Puri. Films screenplay was written by Vijay Tendulkar, himself.
In 1960 Nissan introduced their new 4x4 called the P60 i.e. Patrol 60. The vehicle was available in two wheelbases and three body types. The P60 was inducted by the Indian Armed forces in 1963-64, along with the Nissan Carrier, D4W73 1 Ton. Both vehicles were fitted with the same engine. These vehicles were built by the Vehicle Factory Jabalpur (VFJ) under an exclusive license from Nissan for the Indian Army. Hence the P60 came to be known as _________. In 1999 the production of the ________ stopped. The Army auctioned and scrapped many of them and they were replaced by 4x4s manufactured by Mahindra vehicles.
JONGA Jabalpur Ordnance aNd Guncarriage Assembly
X’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. X’s parents are George and Margaret Roberts from the town of Willows, Wisconsin .X has over forty pets and owns a driver’s as well as a pilot’s license has faced complaints of anorexia and Saudi Arabia has accused X of “not complying with the standards of Islam“ .X celebrated her fiftieth anniversary on March 9 ,2009. How do we know X better (if at all we know)?
The X temple complex in South India was designed by the architect Sama Varma. It sits on the banks of a river that was channeled to make a moat around the complexs outer walls, the walls being built like a fortress .The tower is two hundred feet high and rests on a single granite stone weighing 81 tonnes. The tower is designed in such a way that it never casts a shadow at noon. Identify the temple and the king who built it.
Matthew 7:6 - Do not give what is holy to dogs and do not throw your pearls before swine. They will trample them under your feet and turn and tear you to pieces.
Robert Recorde was a physician. He entered the University of Oxford in about 1525, and was elected a fellow of All Souls College in 1531. Having adopted medicine as a profession, he went to the University of Cambridge to take the degree of M.D. in 1545. Thus it was obvious that this guy would have great future in medical world and that he did have, after all he did go to London, and acted as physician to King Edward VI and to Queen Mary. But the single greatest thing that Robert Recorde left behind was indeed great and definitely not very much linked to the field of medicine .Rather he changed mathematical notation forever. He invented something which he called ”Gemowe lines” .
The race for it begins in school. And it never ends. Its the highest grade you will ever get. Its the highest card you will ever play. It’s the finest list you will be on. It says you are the best, you are in elite company and there is no one ahead of you.’
Historically, this term XY once referred to jailers, as the holders of a prison’s keys, as in Charles Dickens’ 1840 novel Barnaby Rudge. In real estate, this term is defined as delivering a location that is ready for occupation. The X-Y process includes all of the steps involved to open a location including the site selection, negotiations, space planning, construction coordination and complete installation. The term XY is also often used in the technology industry, most commonly to describe pre-built computer “packages” in which everything needed to perform a certain type of task is put together by the supplier and sold as a bundle.
A doubly landlocked country of astonishing facts, it has the highest GDP per person in the world according to the CIA, witnessed its last murder about 10 years ago, has an area of 160 sq. km and the largest producer of false teeth! It is considered to be a tax-haven with income tax rates as low as 1.2%! Only 209 people in this country are unemployed and has 100% literacy. Name the country.
In the 1800s, an officer in the British Indian Army dreamt up this combination to disguise the bitter taste of X. A carbonated drink with malaria-fighting quinine extract, had in turn been devised as a more palatable alternative to the extremely bitter quinine- essential in Indian conditions. British troops weren’t exactly fans of this medicine, but liked the sweetened version with some sugar and served with lime. Winston Churchill would acknowledge its role in saving "more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.”ID the drink.
14. "X Y" is slang for a used paper match split to hold a marijuana joint that has been smoked too short to hold without burning the hands - an improvised roach clip. An urban legend claims this was the origin of the bands name, but band member Jorma Kaukonenwas quoted as saying: I had this friend in Berkeley who came up with funny names for people. "His name for me was Blind Thomas X Y (for blues pioneer Blind Lemon X). When the guys were looking for band names and nobody could come up with something, I remember saying, You want a silly band name? I got a silly band name for you! Which band?
16.Georgism, named after Henry George (1839-1897) is an economic ideology that holds that everyone owns what they create, but that everything found in nature, most importantly land, belongs equally to all humanity. Georgism has also been synonymous with a single tax on land. To quote George : "We must make land common property." Although this could be done by nationalising land and then leasing it out, George preferred taxing unimproved land value.With the revenue from this "single tax", the state could avoid having to levy any other type of tax. In 1904, a Quaker woman named Elizabeth J. Magie Phillips invented X through which she hoped to be able to explain the single tax theory. After being rehashed several times over the next decades, Charles Darrow came up with the definitive version of X, called Y, by which we all know it today. Y please?
17. XY scion of Y Enterprises, a multi-billion dollar group, the industrial conglomerate founded in 1933, which has interests in agro-chemicals, tobacco, tea and beverages, education, entertainment etc. He also sits on the board of Godfrey Philips, a tobacco companies. Despite his current fame, XY has a very dubious past. In 1985 he was charged and pleaded guilty to possession of 400 grams of cocaine, assault and kidnapping while studying Duke University, USA. He pleaded guilty on all charges and was sentenced to two years in prison. However, he did not serve any prison time and came back to India in 1986 after being released on probation. In 2007 a PIL was filed in Mumbai High court challenging his position in Z on pretext of his criminal history. Though the court refused to unseat him, it asked the Z “ to implement stringent regulatory measures so that those involved in criminal cases, not just illegal drugs but other serious charges have no place in administration".
The term X has become idiomatic as something that is a critical key to a process of decryption or translation of a difficult problem: The X of immunology and "Arabidopsis, the X of flowering time (fossils).An algorithm for predicting protein structure from sequence is named X@home. In molecular biology, a series of X bacterial cell lines have been developed that contain a number of tRNA genes that are rare in E. coli but common in other organisms, enabling the efficient translation of DNA from those organisms in E. coli. X is the name of a "lightweight dynamic translator" distributed for Mac OSX by Apple. It enables applications compiled for a RISC processor to run on Apple systems using a CISC (x86) processor. X is the brand of a language learning software limited corporation headquartered in Arlington, VA, USA. X?
X originally read XLAND, and its purpose was to advertise a new housing development in the hills above the X district . H.J. Whitley had already used a sign to advertise his development Whitley Heights, which was located between Highland Avenue and Vine Avenue. He suggested to his friend Harry Chandler, the owner of the Los Angeles Times, that the land syndicate in which he was involved make a similar sign to advertise their land. Real estate developers Woodruff and Shoults called their development Xland and advertised it as a "superb environment without excessive cost on the X side of the hills.” Hugh Hefner paid 1/9th of the total cost. The Crescent Sign Company was hired to do the project. X?
Dennis Hwang, or Hwang Jeong-mok is a graphic artist. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, he moved to Korea when he was about five years old. His hometown was Gwacheon where he had a very normal childhood. He went through public schools, spending six years at Gwacheon Elementary School and two years at Munwon Middle School, before returning to Knoxville and graduating from Bearden High School. Hwang was awarded an Appalachian Arts Fellow Award at Worlds Fair Park by then-mayor Victor Ashe. Ashe proclaimed, "Mr. Hwangs work is impressioned hundreds of millions of times each week, and reaches all corners of the globe. He is arguably Knoxvilles most persistent artist.“ Claim to fame?
11. The Palais Garnier is a famous building in Paris, designed by Charles Garnier. The building was formally inaugurated on January 15, 1875 with a lavish gala performance. The ball consisted of the third act of Fromental Halévys 1835 opera La Juive, along with excerpts from Giacomo Meyerbeers 1836 opera Les Huguenots. The ballet company performed a Grand Divertissement staged by the Paris Opéras Maître de Ballet en Chef Louis Méranté, which consisted of the celebrated scene Le Jardin Animé from Joseph Maziliers 1867 revival of his ballet Le Corsaire, set to the music of Léo Delibes. In 1896, an accident took place at the building, killing one. This incident, as well as the discovery of an underground lake inspired a 1910 novel. What was the accident that took place AND what novel did it help inspire?
The accident was achandelier falling andkilling someone.The novel that itinspired was GastonLeroux’ The Phantomof the Opera
Ogier the Dane – Jack of Spades La Hire – Jack of Hearts Hector – Jack of Diamonds Sir Lancelot – Jack of Clubs
Largest castle in Bavaria. Id. What did it inspire ?
Y is a live-action movie, based on the TV show X Y. Due to title conflicts with an earlier James Cameron movie, X the title was renamed as Y. The film, due for release next year, is directed by Manoj Night Shyamalan. It is also Dev Patel’s second film, after his debut in Slumdog Millionaire. Id X. / Y.
X became famous in 2000, but he had to suffer a lot due tofame. He was invited to preside over a lot of functionsoutside of college, and so, he developed a shortage inattendance in his last semester, and was detained. Due tothis, he could not write the IAS exams (due to beingoverage). Despite getting a job in Mumbai, the sameproblems he faced in college arose to haunt him. Luckily, hesecured admission in Edinburgh University in 2003, where hecompleted his MBA, specializing in marketing and publicrelations.Although most of us may not know or remember Xtoday, we remember the reason he became famous.Id X.
Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, died January 8, 1941 Arthur Somers-Cocks, 6th Baron Somers, March 1942, Chief Scout of the British Empire Thomas Corbett, 2nd Baron Rowallan, April, 1945, Chief Scout of the British Commonwealth and Empire Sir Charles Maclean, later Lord Maclean, September 1959, Chief Scout of the Commonwealth. He resigned as Chief Scout of the UK in September 1971, but continued as Chief Scout of the Commonwealth until August, 1975 Sir William Gladstone, July 1972, Chief Scout of the United Kingdom and Overseas Territories Major-General Michael J. H. Walsh, February 1982. Chief Scout of the United Kingdom and Overseas Territories Sir Garth Morrison, May 1988, Chief Scout of the United Kingdom and Overseas Territories George Purdy, March 1996, Chief Scout of the United Kingdom and Overseas Territories Peter Duncan, July 2004, Chief Scout of the United Kingdom and Overseas Territories ________, 11 July 2009, Chief Scout of the United Kingdom and Overseas Territories.
• Inventive. Innovative. Artistic. Imaginative. Thought provoking. Futuristic. Inspired. All words used to describe Homaro Cantu’s moto, an internationally recognized leader in the world of _____________. Chef and inventor, Cantu challenges culinary convention and diners, stretching the boundaries of the former and taking the latter on a post-modern, interactive and fantastical gastronomical ride.• What is the ingredient they use in almost 95% of their dishes ?
__________ is a Speyside single malt Scotch whisky distillery owned by William Grant & Sons in Dufftown, Scotland. _______ means ‘Valley of the deer’ in Gaelic, hence the presence of a deer symbol on ________ bottles. What?
The name of each band member was originally created by combining the first name of an iconic female sex symbol and the last name of an iconic serial killer Olivia Newton Bundy, Madonna Wayne Gacy, Zsa Zsa Speck etc.. are and were in this band. Who is the one known to us all from this band.
Once the thinking mans favorite haunt in Delhi, this place is a more-than-five-decade-old meeting joint for people like former prime minister I. K. Gujral, chief ministers Buddhadeb Bhattacharya and Sheila Dikshit, artist M F Hussain, writers Khushwant Singh and Mohan Rakesh and actors like Om Shivpuri. In spite of such patronage, it has not been able to make profits, the rents have remained unpaid for years. Which place? Specific.
It started in Vadodara 20 years ago. 10 years later, it spread to Indore. The hotel chain uses Audi Q7s for their pickups and drops. Their operations in Pune claims to be - The ONLY hotel in the world that can honestly claim to be YOURS TRULY. They plan to hive of their beacon property into another company - According to Prosenjit Roy Choudhury, CEO of the beacon property says that funds for opening 27 outlets have been tied up with State Bank of India. The idea is to set up around 20 pilot restaurants in major Indian cities-tier I and II- and go in for franchisee model after that. Clearwater Capital Partners (Cyprus) Limited acquired around 8 per cent stake in them already. Which group and which property?
In March 2006, he was rated the 11th richest man in the world. Everyone above him on the list was at least ten years older. He started his career by opening five companies from 1992-95. But most of his wealth came from buying companies cheap when Russia was privatizing its state run firms. He bought himself a majority stake in Sibneft, an oil company, and later merged smaller companies to form Rusal, the world’s second largest aluminium producer. In 1999, he was elected to his country’s parliament. He also bought the UK’s second most expensive car registration number – “VIP1” for a whopping £285,000. But to us, he’s known for something else altogether. Who’s he?
Domestic cricket series named after these gentlemen.
The Akatsuka Award for most humorous The Dengeki Grand Prix for best one-shot The Kodansha Award (multiple genre awards) The Seiun Award for best science fiction of theyear The Shogakukan Award (multiple genres) The Tezuka Award for best new serial The Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize (multiplegenres)Awards presented for what?
Christened ‘Eldrick’, his ethnicity is said to becablinasian i.e., caucasian, black, indian and asianas he was 1/8 Native American, 1/8 AfricanAmerican, ¼ Chinese, ¼ White, ¼ Thai. Name thisfamous personality.
Their father Laszlo, a psychologist, married their mother Klara, a Ukrainian foreign language teacher after convincing her of an experiment – “he believed geniuses are made, not born” and he could turn his kids into prodigies if trained in specialist subject . He home schooled his kids and taught them German, English, math and even Esperanto. He also tutored them in something else that made this family produce three of the most successful champions ever. Who are we talking about?
Cheese was not added until 1889, when the Royal Palace commissioned the Neapolitan Raffaele Esposito to create one in her honor. She strongly preferred one in the colors of the Italian flag: red (tomato), green (basil), and white (mozzarella). What are we talking about?
In ocean lore, the sight of this phantom ship is a portent of doom. This legend has influenced various works, including supposedly Coleridges The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and the opera X by Richard Wagner. X is also a nickname given to various sportspersons from a particular country.
This indigenous tribe is found mostly in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Their name is derived from a word meaning "piece of land" or "field". Their mural paintings are famous and similar to those done between 500 and 10,000 BCE in the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, in Madhya Pradesh.
Nawab Asaf-ud-Daulah of Awadh served Dum Pukht to the workers to build the Bara Imambara during the famine of 1784 Dum Pukht or slow oven has become one of the most refined forms of cooking in India and Pakistan. Slow oven means cooking on very low flame, mostly in sealed containers, allowing the meats to cook, as much as possible, in their own juices and bone- marrow. The cuisine of Awadhis the original cuisine which introduced Dum Pukht to the world. Now it is also commonly used in other cuisines like Mughlai, Punjabi and Hyderabadi
The Hollywood Wax Museum movedwhich sportsman after a notoriousincident in 1997 downstairs to theChamber of Horrors?
Mike Tyson, after he bit Evander Holyfield’s ear.
André X started in themotor trade industryby building gearwheels, and the twinchevrons in hiscompany’s logo aremeant to representgear teeth. Whichcompany did he start?
T was born Maqsood Mehmood Ali on Sep19, 1958, second of eight children. Father was aMuslim, mother Madhuri was a Bengali. He got into thedrug habit pretty young, causing a lot of tensionbetween him and Dad. He used to breed racehorses, run a carpet cleaning business, and work in an oilrig before ending up doing what made him famous. Hastwo wives, both of whom converted to Islam aftermarriage.His first movie role was in ‘Yehi Hai Zindagi’(1977), alongwith Sanjeev Kumar and Utpal Dutt.ID Mr. T.
Some Basic Rules of Nomenclature -a)Names can only be taken from a pre-approved list.b)Names alternate between male and female.c)Names are taken alphabetically from the list in chronological order. Thus thefirst one has a name that starts with A, next B and so on, using alphabets from Ato W, excluding Q and U.d)There are six lists that rotate.e)Only when the shit gets serious, that a name is retired, and another takes itsplace. f) Very famous in US and Japan.What the flying f*** are we going on about?
Dayanand Shetty was born on 11 December 1969, in a Tulu speaking Bunt family in Katapadi village of Udupi district of Karnataka in India. He began as a sportsman, but turned to acting after a leg injury. He was a shotput and discus thrower, which won him many prizes in these sports. He was the champion of discus throw from State Maharastra in 1994. How do we know him better ?
_________is an Italian frozen dessert similar to ice cream. _________ is made with some of the same ingredients as most other frozen dairy desserts. Milk, cream, various sugars, flavoring including fruit and nut purees are the main ingredients.______ is different from some ice cream because it has a lower butterfat content. The history of ________ dates back to frozen desserts served in ancient Rome and Egypt made from ice and snow brought down from mountaintops and preserved below ground. It also has a water based form, in stead of the usual form. Give me both.
The old law, Mels Law required that money changes hands in order for the person distributing the photo to be in violation of the law, furthermore the old law had no provisions for the prosecution of those who publish such photos or videos. As it stands, anyone can leak private victim photos and get away with it, as long as no one can prove they received money, which usually is unprovable because tabloids pay cash to third parties. However, a march 2009 event lead to modification in the law.. Give me the event and name of new law.
Born to a Indore based marathi family in 1970, his first stint as director was for a play on Bhagat Singh. From there, he got a break as script writer for swaraj, a TV serial, again portraying Bhagat Singh. His direction on silver screen started with Calcutta Mail, which he directed with Sudhir Mishra. His filmography now involves a broad span : as actor, music director, playback singer, lyricist, dialogue writer and as an associate director. Cant expect a quiz without Rajni Sir :: He also wrote the dialogues in Hindi for Enthiran.
The origin of this phrase can be traced back to WWII where the trucks were run on kerosene engines. Kerosene, being highly unstable in nature, would cause the trucks to explode at the slightest accident. Also, it was a very essential commodity at the time of war, and trucks needed to be kept clear of any kind of traffic. Hence, the phrase came in existence. However, some other theory of origin traces it to a major corporate in India. What ? Also a film starring Nana Patekar.
___________(born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist and actor. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial artist and has since founded his own school, Chun Kuk Do. As a result of his "tough guy" image, an Internet phenomenon began in 2005 known as _________facts, ascribing various implausible or even impossible feats to _____.
_________ is a nationwide movement that aims to bridge the educational gap in India by placing outstanding college graduates and young professionals in low-income schools to teach full-time for 2 years. It was established in 2007, when a group of leaders working to reform education in India came together to seek an innovative solution to ending educational inequity in the country. Founder : Shaheen Mistri Location : Mumbai Area served : Mumbai, Pune Focus : Eliminate Educational Inequity Motto : One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education
Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera (born April 4, 1957) was nicknamed "El Chapo"for his 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) stature in an organization named after the Mexican Pacific coast state of Sinaloa where it was initially formed. He became Mexicos top ranked in something in 2003 after dethroning Osiel Cárdenas. In November 2010, Joaquín Guzmán was regarded as the 60th of 68 most powerful people in the world by Forbes Magazine.He was also listed by Forbes as the worlds 937th richest man. Much like Osiel, he became the top of a list after May 2nd,2011 which has kept him in the news. Why?
May 2nd 2011, Osama Bin Laden died and he became the most wanted man in the world by Interpol and FBI.
Born Taran Dhillon in Meerut, where her mother ran a small beauty parlour in the house. When she was young, her father was burnt alive during 1984 riots and the beauty parlour of her mother was burnt few days after her fathers death. Her paternal grandparents asked her mother to leave their house and wanted to keep only Taran and her brother with them. Subsequently she, her brother and her mother moved to Ludhiana to her maternal grandparents house, where they stayed for the next couple of years. In 1991 her mother remarried an NRI and her family moved to Birmingham,England , where her mother started working and studying to eventually open a beauty salon, meanwhile she did her schooling. Who is this most talented person? :-)
Wilt Chamberlain Arnold Schwarznegger Andre the Giant
In Shashi Tharoor’s Great Indian Novel, the Pandavas have the following equivalents Bhim-The Indian Army Arjun- The Indian news media Nakul,Sehdev-Civil Service,Foreign Service What the equivalents for Yudhishtir and Draupadi?
Yudhishtir is the honest but ineffective Morarji Desai Draupadi rather obviously is Democracy
His name is a homage/parody to a famouscharacter in science fiction history and to apopular food chain. Both please.
Jabba the Hutt Pizza the Hutt in Spaceballs
John Emil List (September 17, 1925 - March 21, 2008) was an American murderer. On November 9, 1971, he murdered his wife, mother, and three children in Westfield, New Jersey, and then disappeared. He had planned everything so meticulously that nearly a month passed before anyone noticed that anything was amiss. A fugitive from justice for nearly 18 years, he was finally apprehended on June 1, 1989 after the story of his murders was broadcast on Americas Most Wanted. List was found guilty and sentenced to five consecutive terms of life imprisonment, dying in prison custody in 2008 at age 82. What famous fictional character did he inspire?
There are 2 main theories as to the origin of a certain practice. The nature of the dying process of Y and the post-war poverty of the country is one reason. The other reason that has its origin more in myth than reality. It is the notion because the original X founders never washed Y. The proponents of this theory assert that Y gets gradually dirtier and dirtier. What are we talking about here?
• In the old days the white belt was simply dyed to a new color. This repeated dying process dictates the type of belt color and the order of the colors!. The standard belt color system is white, yellow, green, brown, and black. In some Karate school and styles, the color order is white, yellow, orange, green, blue, brown, black.
X is a next-generation wearables research platform developed by researchers at the Y. The goal of the X project is the development and prototyping of new techniques of human- computer interaction for body-worn applications. Through the application of human factors, machine learning, hardware engineering, and software engineering, the X team is constructing a new kind of computing environment and developing prototype applications for health, communications, and just-in-time information delivery. TheX hardware platform combines body-worn computation, sensing, and networking in a clothing integrated design. The X software platform is a combination of user interface elements and machine learning tools built on the Linux operating system.
Amitabh Bachhan shot X and Y simultaneously ,X during day, and Y during night. It was because Y needed him to appear mostly in shadows. Both X and Y later became milestone in his career. Y won many filmfare award while X could manage to win only one. Give both X and Y.
In 2005, a former skating champion Sanjeev Bhatnagar filed a PIL in SC asking for deletion of a particular word from something of national importance. The Hon’ble SC labelled it Publicity Interest Litigation, and fined him Rs. 10,000 and dismissed the case. Hint on next slide.
It was noted that the word represents culture, and not province.
Why do they feature in Quiz today ? There was a cool day. There was a brown crow.
The place is one of a kind situated at Mahavir Enclave, Palam Dabri Road in New Delhi, India and has consultative status with Economic and Social Council of the U.N. The idea for starting it lingered in the owner’s mind for long, eventually leading him to make hectic worldwide search for minutest details of the evolution of X. The place has been established with the following objectives :- To educate students about the historical trends in the development of X; To provide information to researchers about the design, materials, and technologies adopted in the past and those in use in the contemporary world; To help policy makers to understand the efforts made by predecessors in this field throughout the world; To help the manufacturers of X equipment and accessories in improving their products by functioning as a technology storehouse Identify the place started by one of the visionaries of Modern India in this area and is probably one of its kind.
An assistant professor at the University of Buffalo thought he had ruined his project. Instead of picking a 10,000-ohm resistor out of a box to use on a ---------- prototype, Wilson Greatbatch took the 1-megaohm variety. The resulting circuit produced a signal that sounded for 1.8 milliseconds, and then paused for a resulted in X? What was invented by this mistake?
In 1879, Ira Remsen and Constantin Fahlberg, at work in a laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, paused to eat. Fahlberg had neglected to wash his hands before the meal—which usually leads to a quick death for most chemists, but led to him noticing an oddly sweet flavor during his meal. The duo published their findings together, but it was only Fahlbergs name that made it onto the (incredibly lucrative) patent, now found in small packets at tables everywhere. That is to say, Remsen got screwed—he later remarked, "Fahlberg is a scoundrel. It nauseates me to hear my name mentioned in the same breath with him.“ What?
Like a virgin • Confessions on a True Blue dance floor Like a player • Hard Candy Erotica • Who’s that girl Bedtime stories • I’m breathless Ray of light • Evita Music American life
Madonna Discography Studio albums + Soundtrack albums
On 17th August 2011, a FA cup match was played between non-league teams Ascot United and Wembley FC. What was so special about it, apart from being the opening match.
First match to be webcasted live on facebook.com
A player born in Surinam was given special permission by FIFA to use goggles during football matches because of a medical condition called glaucoma. This made him one of the most recognisable football players of his generation. Who ?
_________ is a Turkmenistan village of about 350 inhabitants, located in the middle of the Karakum desert. The area is rich in natural gas. While drilling in 1971, geologists tapped into a cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of about 70 metres. To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided to burn it off. Geologists had hoped the fire would use all the fuel in a matter of days, but the gas still burns 40 years later. Locals have dubbed the cavern "The Door to Hell".
Kevin Gilbertson, a web developer, launched the service in January 2002 so that he would be able to link directly to newsgroup postings that frequently had long and cumbersome addresses. The popularity of ________ influenced the creation of at least 100 similar websites. The _______ method of allocating shorter web addresses has inspired an action known as _______- whacking. Random letters and numbers can be placed after the first forward slash in an attempt to hit interesting sites without knowing what they will be.
The Rorschach test or the ink blot test is a psychological test in which subjects perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychologicali nterpretation, complex algorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a persons personality characteristics and emotional functioning. It has been employed to detect underlying thought disorder, especially in cases where patients are reluctant to describe their thinking processes openly
In baseball, a _______ is a substitute batter. Batters can be substituted at any time while the ball is dead (not in active play); the manager may use any player that has not yet entered the game as a substitute. _______ are often used to replace a starting player when the ________ is thought to have a better chance of reaching base or helping other runners to score.
Types of what : Whiteface Auguste Tramp/Hobo Character
"A dry martini," [Bond] said. "One. In a deep champagne goblet.“ "Oui, monsieur.“ "Just a moment. Three measures of Gordons, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until its ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?“ "Certainly, monsieur." The barman seemed pleased with the idea. "Gosh, thats certainly a drink," said Leiter. Bond laughed. "When Im...er...concentrating," he explained, "I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made. I hate small portions of anything, particularly when they taste bad. This drinks my own invention. Im going to patent it when I can think of a good name."
Evangelical Christians in Brazil have apparently banned the use of _______ connections after claiming the technology is the mark of Satan-worshippers . Apparently the revelation came after the evangelists noticed that the _____symbol resembles a trident.
This company was started by two men with a deep interest in music and the arts — the company helped create the high-fidelity audio industry. _________partnered with Apple to design and manufacture the iSub 2000 Subwoofer and SoundSticks. _________ is a supplier of audio equipment to a variety of vehicle manufacturers including Lexus, BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes- Benz, MINI, Saab, Harley-Davidson and Subaru.
X is a Norwegian chess Grandmaster and chess prodigy who is currently the number-one ranked player in the world. His peak rating is 2826, the second highest peak rating in history after Garry Kasparov. He attained the title of grandmaster at the age of 13yrs making him the 3rd youngest grandmaster ever .
In 1956, ten-year-old Richard Stokes was taken to the Old Trafford cricket ground to watch an Ashes match. Richards memories of that match are vague as he only remembers that there were an awful lot of spectators for a cold, wet day. He also remembers that the crowd was very excited because a right- arm off-spinner was running through the Aussies. Forty-three years later, Mr. Stokes was in Delhi on work and he heard about India playing Pakistan at Feroz Shah Kotla. Since he was now based out of Germany, he did not want to miss out on watching some live cricket and managed to get a ticket. Mr. Stokes reached the ground after lunch (on the last day of the match) and saw yet another bowler running through the opposition. Thus he unknowingly became a part of an extraordinary history. He became the only man on the planet to do what???
Jim Laker 10-53 Anil Kumble 10-74 Only player to witness the only two 10 wicket hauls in an innings.
Construction businessman Jayesh Desai from Surat was in news recently for buying a particular item. What?
X holds the world record for the highest-ever score by a player on his first-class debut. He also holds the record for the most runs scored in the Ranji Trophy. He is considered to be on of the unluckiest cricketers in India as he never got an opportunity to represent the country. A school friend of Sachin, he was also coached by Ramakant Achrekar. Incidentally he was due to bat next when Tendulkar-Kambli created then-record 664 run partnership.