4.ID X• On November 9, 2011, within 24 hours of going on sale, X sold 6.5 million copies in the US and UK alone and grossed $400 million, making it the biggest entertainment launch of all time.• French site TF1 News reported that a truck suffered a collision with a car on November 6, 2011 in Créteil, south Paris, before two masked individuals emerged from the car. The criminals reportedly used tear gas to neutralise the truck drivers before hopping in and making off with the X’s shipment said to be worth 400,000 Euros.• X went on to gross $1 billion throughout the world in 16 days of availability, beating Avatar’s record of 17 days!!
5*. Give me the Answer• The novels are described as "a trilogy in five parts", having been described as a trilogy on the release of the third book, and then a "trilogy in four parts" on the release of the fourth book. The US edition of the fifth book was originally released with the legend "The fifth book in the increasingly inaccurately named Xs Trilogy" on the cover. Subsequent re-releases of the other novels bore the legend "The [first, second, third, fourth] in the increasingly inaccurately named Xs trilogy". In addition, the blurb on the fifth book humorously describes the book as "the book that gives a whole new meaning to the word trilogy".
7.ID• In 1937, the newly founded Travancore University offered vice chancellorship to X for a monthly pay of 6000 rupees, considered as the highest pay package to an academician at that time anywhere in Asia. X politely declined the offer and later joined Princeton University as a professor. Who is X??
8*. Which Hindi word was in the recentrace to become the millionth word in the English dictionary??
9.Who are we talking about?• The Codex Leicester (also briefly known as Codex Hammer) is a collection of largely scientific writings by X. In 1994, Bill Gates bought it at an auction for US$ 30.8 million, making it the most expensive book ever sold until then.• X is widely believed to be one of the greatest genius of all times.
Blinding Ignorance does mislead us.O! wretched mortals, open your eyes. - Da Vinci
10. The Cabinet minister had to resign from the minister position owning moral responsibility for investing in in Fairgrowth, a company allegedly involved in securities scam. On April 7,2009 he was shoed by Jarnail Singh, a Sikh journalist during a press conference in Delhi. Singh, who works at the Hindi daily DainikJagaran… who is being talked about?
11.The Gujju Connect• X was born Farrokh Bulsara in the British protectorate of Zanzibar, East Africa. His parents were Parsis from Gujarat in British India.• In 2006, Time Asia named him as one of the most influential Asian heroes of the past 60 years and in 2009, a Classic Rock poll saw him voted the greatest rock singer of all time. X also confessed to be gay. Who?
12.• The name of this place means “the place of five mirages”. It is associated with a legend where Ram once fitted his bow with an arrow to generate heat to dry up the seas of Lanka. Cajoled not to do so, he instead fired it into the mythical river Saraswati which flowed here. The river dried up and was replaced by the desert.• Incidentally, this place is an important landmark in the rise of this country as the World’s emerging superpower, bringing it fame in 1970’s.
13*.A Tale of Love and Madness• This song was inspired by X’s love for his friend George Harrison’s(of Beatles Fame) wife Pattie Boyd.• The title was inspired by a famous 12th century Persian tale of love, told to X by his Muslim friend about a moon princess who was married off by her father to someone other than the one who was desperately in love with her.• Initially unsuccessful, the song is today considered to be one of the greatest rock songs of all times and figures at #27 on Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest Hits list. ID both X and the Song.
14.• X was born in Caribbean republic of Santa Prisca in a prison called Hard Rock. Though imprisoned, his natural abilities allowed him to develop extraordinary skills within the prisons walls. He read as many books as he could get his hands on, built up his body in the prisons gym, and learned to fight in the merciless school of prison life. X knew how to speak English, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin.• During his years in prison, X carried a teddy bear who he considered his only friend. X was later subjected to a brutal drug test and became dependent on it for his entire lifetime. IGN placed him on #34 in the list of 100 greatest villains of all times.
15*.The Logical Solution• A was a British mathematician, cryptanalyst, logician, and <Y> scientist.• Born in Chattarpur, Orrisa in 1912, A is now widely considered to be the greatest technocrat of all times and father of Y. During WWII, A worked in Britain’s Code breaking centre and was later charged for being gay.• On 28th May 1936, A presented a seminal paper which changed the course of human technology, laying foundation for ‘Theory of Y’.• The highest honor in the field of Y science is named after him. ID A and Y which has been quite famous in BIT in recent weeks.
Alan Turing The Father of Modern ComputingThe highest honor in Computing , awarded byACM is named after him as Turing Award.
19.• In Internet Slang, a _____ is someone who posts controversial and inflammatory responses hoping to provoke somebody else into retorting back (in online chat rooms, discussion forums and blogs). The origin is ascribed to a fishing technique in which the bait is slowly dragged through the waters aiming to tempt the fish into biting it. The depiction is shown in the picture below. Another origin comes from the Scandinavian term for a mischievous person.