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  • 1. SPQC
    Session -2
  • 2. Clockwise – Infinite Bounce
    • 20Questions
    • 3. +10 for direct and pass
  • 1.
    The X the oldest Urdu-language daily newspaper published from Chennai in India.
    It is an evening paper with four pages, all of which are handwritten by calligraphers, before being mass-produced with a printing press. According to the Wired and The Times of India, The X possibly the only handwritten newspaper in the world.[
  • 4. The Musalman, an Urdu newspaper from Chennai
  • 5. 2.
    X a alcoholic beverages company the company sold the Burger King fast food (later sold to 3G Capital) restaurant chain to a consortium led by US firm Texas Pacific for $1.5 billion
    It also owned Pillsbury until 2000 when it was sold to General Mills
     X is believed to be stand for  (Day) + (Earth)
  • 6. Diageo 
    Diageo is a global alcoholic beverages company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world’s largest producer of spirits and a major producer of beer and wine
  • 7. 3.
    X production, based in Chennai.
    This product adorns the legendary Madras stripes that are hand painted by two brothers for all its production that rolls out of the factory?
  • 8. Hint:
    The legacy of weapons manufacture is reflected in the logo, a cannon, and their motto "Made like a gun, goes like a bullet". Use of the brand name X was licensed by the Crown in 1890. The original Redditch, Worcestershire based company was sold to Norton-Triumph-Villiers(NVT) in 1968. Production ceased in 1970 and the company was dissolved in 1971.
  • 9. Royal Enfield Bullet Motorcycles
  • 10. 4.
    The following are certain specifications:Age: Less than 25 yearsMarital Status: SingleWeight: Less than 115 poundsHeight: Less than 5 feet 4 inchesOccupation: Registered NursesThe first person to fulfill the above criteria was Ellen Church, who earned $125 a month. What is being referred to?
  • 11. The first air-hostess
  • 12. 5.
    Which Indian Governement agency’s motto in Sanskrit reads “KoshaMooloDandaha “?
  • 13. Income Tax dept
    Sanskrit phrase means “Revenue is backbone of governance”
    It is taken from Kautilya’sArthashashtra .
  • 14. 6.
    Connect
    Beat
    Bimbo
    Quatro
    Surge
  • 15. All brands are owned by Coca-cola.
  • 16. 7.
    What is common to :
    Queen Elizabeth I
    Charles Dickens
    Greta Garbo
    Mahatma Gandhi
    John Lennon and recently
    Mark Twain
  • 17. Mont Blanc has designed special edition pens in their honour.
  • 18. 8.
    "That night she cradled me in her arms and soothed me; told me what I needed to be told; strengthened me."
    "On that night of 12 May 1994, I needed that love _______ gave me, selfishly . I devoured it to give me strength. I was an animal following my instinct."
    Identify the author of these lines, nominated for the Bad Sex Award of the year 2010.
  • 19. 8.
    Tony Blair
  • 20. 9.
    . In 2006, the World Bank Institute concluded that the village of RaleganSiddhi in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra was transformed from a highly degraded village ecosystem in a semi-arid region of extreme poverty to one of the richest in the country. The RaleganSiddhi example, now 25 years old, showed that it is possible to rebuild natural capital in partnership with the local economy. In 1992, who received a PadmaBhushan for his efforts in making RaleganSiddhi a model village for the rest of India?
  • 21. Anna BaburaoHazare
  • 22. 10. : What “train” would you associate this T-Shirt and what are the missing words?
  • 23. Indo-Pak Express / Start Tennis. India's RohanBopanna and Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-HaqQureshi – their slogan “Stop War Start Tennis”.
  • 24. 11.
    Commissioned in 1956 with a grant from the New Zealand Government, it was envisioned by RajkumariAmritKaur, the first Health Minister of India. Jawaharlal Nehru’s initial proposal to establish it in Calcutta was turned down by Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal. What is being referred to?
  • 25. AIIMS
  • 26. 12.
     On July 9, 2011 the world's newest country will come into being (the 195th) ending Africa's longest running civil war. Names that were considered were Azania, Nile Republic, Kush Republic (referring to the ancient Biblical kingdom) and Juwama, after Juba, Wau and Malakal, the three major cities here. What was the final name chosen because of its “familiarity and convenience”?
  • 27. Southern Sudan
  • 28. 13.
    On 29th September 2010 RanjanaSonawane of Tembhli village in Maharashtra became the first person in India to receive what during the launch of an important all-India project?
  • 29. UID
  • 30. 14.
    X  was the co-founder and executive chairman of the Indian IT consulting company MindTree. Earlier X was the CEO of Wipro Infotech from 1984 to 1999.His first job was with the Shriram Group of Industries in 1965. X co-founded Mindtree in 1999. Besides X corporate roles, X has been the president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) during 2002-03, and has served on the Indian Prime Minister's task force for development of the IT industry.
    On 5th April 2011, X announced about his new IT Venture “Happiest Minds Technologies Pvt Ltd” ?
  • 31. Ashok Soota
  • 32. 15.
     He has donated a majority of his company’s shares to M.I.T to fulfill his desire. Under the terms of the Gift, M.I.T cannot sell its shares & will not participate in its management or governance of the Company but can get annual dividend on its shares. Identify this gentleman.? (Huge Indian name)
  • 33. Amar Bose
  • 34. 16.
     While his family name  is derived from the number of Yonis of Gods in the Universe, his immediate family were wrestlers. His father wanted him to be a wrestler too, but his interests lay elsewhere. However he credits his wrestling practice to the immense stamina and lung power that he has now developed, which serves him well in his chosen profession. Who are we  talking about?
  • 35. Hint:
  • 36.  HariprasadChaurasia
  • 37. 17.
    X (is a daughter of a Grade IV veterinary worker)born on march 14th 1972, is a civil rights activist, political activist, and poet from the Indian state of Manipur.
    Since 2 November 2000, Xhas been on hunger strike to demand that the Indian government repeal theArmed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958(AFSPA), which she blames for violence in Manipur and other parts of India's northeast. Having refused food and water for more than ten years, X has been called "the world's longest hunger striker".
  • 38. IromSharmilaChanu
    On November 2, 2000, in Malom, a town in the Imphal Valley of Manipur, ten civilians were allegedly shot and killed by the Assam Rifles, one of the Indian Paramilitary forces operating in the state, while waiting at a bus stop.
    The incident later came to be known to activists as the "Malom Massacre".
  • 39.  18..On what occasion was this photograph taken?
  • 40. Nobel Awards ceremony 2010. The empty chair represents Liu Xiabo the imprisoned Chinese dissident who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in absentia.
  • 41. 19.. .Which Indian political party uses the whistle as their election Symbol?
  • 42. LokSatta
  • 43. 20.What were these images shortlisted to represent?
  • 44. The Symbol for Rupee
  • 45. Anti-Clockwise – Infinite Bounce
    • 20Questions
    • 46. +10 for direct and pass
  • 21.
    The G4 or BASIC countries, the rising economic giants of the 21st century, first committed to act jointly at the Copenhagen Summit in 2009, followed by technological and economic cooperation.Brazil, India and China are three of the four countries. Name the fourth.
  • 47. South Africa
  • 48. 22.
    What six-letter “biology” word is also used by the automobile industry to describe vehicles capable of using more than one fuel/power source?
  • 49. Hybrid
  • 50. 23.
    India became only the sixth country in the world to develop strategic undersea missiles when in January 2010 it launched the K-4 missile – a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) with an eventual range of 3,500 km. What does the letter “K” stand for?
  • 51. Kalam
  • 52. 24.
    There are three sets of letters on the standard typewriter and computer keyboards which are in alphabetical order, reading left to right. One set is O-P. Which are the two 3-letter sets ?
  • 53. F-G-H/J-K-L
  • 54. 25.
    The IIT-JEE 2011 was held for admission to all the 15 IITs and two special institutions that, according to the IIT-JEE website, “are the oldest institutions in India and are known for their immense contributions towards society at large and for science and technology in particular.” Name these two institutions.
  • 55. Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU) Varanasi and Indian School of Mines (ISM) Dhanbad
  • 56. 26.
    This indigenous term of Scandinavian origin refers to an official, usually appointed by the government, who is charged with representing the interests of the public by investigating and addressing complaints reported by individual citizens. What word is this and what is its Indian equivalent?
  • 57.  Ombudsman / Lokpal
  • 58. 27.
     There were four separate sports festivals held in ancient Greece. The four Games were: Pythian Games - in honour of Apollo; Nemean Games - in honour of Zeus; Isthmian Games - in honour of Poseidon; and Olympic Games - the most important and prestigious of the Games. In whose honour were the Olympics held?
  • 59. ZEUS
  • 60. 28.
    This is the idea that there are other ways to use the Internet to communicate a marketing message. These include sponsoring a Web site or a particular feature on it; advertising in e-mail newsletters; co-branding with another company and its Web site; contest promotion; and, in general, finding new ways to engage and interact with the desired audience. Can also include the interstitial and streaming video infomercial.
    What three word term is used for this, as it takes other ways apart from the usual one?
  • 61. Beyond The Banner
  • 62. 29.
    Recent books on Indian films are
    JaaneBhi Do Yaaron
    Deewar
    ________.
    Which is the third one
  • 63. Disco dancer
  • 64. 31.
    An enterprise started in 1993, it has diversified
    business interests ranging from essential oils, herbal oils, specialty perfumery compounds, wellness, education, agri-business & marble mining. The Group manages various brands like ChandanSparsh (Spa), ____ Marble (Largest Imported and Indian
    Marble retail chain in India), Lambency Wellness
    Products and more.
    Who are they?
  • 65. Floriana Group, sponsors of Rajasthan Royals
  • 66. 32.Places known for?
    Alice Springs, Australia and these other places around the world have what in common – New Caledonia, Kruger National Park, Windhoek, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Asunsion, Atacama Desert, Easter Island, French Polynesia, … ?
  • 67. Tropic of Capricorn
  • 68. 33.
    At more than 1.3 million square miles, it has the globe’s second-largest rainforest, after the Amazon's.
    Extending across six nations, 10 million acres of forest here is degraded each year due to mining, illegal logging, farming, ranching and guerilla warfare.
    Poachers prey on endangered animals like mountain gorillas, forest elephants, bonobos and okapis.
    Where?
  • 69. Congo Basin
  • 70. 34.
    Its progression has been this way…
    Red on top and green at the bottom with a black band in between, and a crescent and star to boot, during the Idris al-Sanusi period.
    A red-white-black trio for a short while until 1972
    An all-green version
    What?
  • 71. The Libyan Flag
  • 72. 35.
    An artist who often works with metal, with one of his creations…
    For full points name him and the iconic brand.
  • 73. Subodh Gupta
    Absolut Vodka
  • 74. 36.Complete the list
    Kurt Donald Cobain
    Janis Joplin
    Jim Morrison
    Jimi Hendrix
    ____________
  • 75. Amy Winehouse
    All died at the age of 27 due to overdose of drugs and alcohol.
  • 76. 37.
    Beyond The Blues
    The Surfer
    The Buzz
    Different Strokes
    The Long Handle
    It Figures
    Where will you find these?
  • 77. Blogs on cricinfo.com
  • 78. 38.
    During a football session at the age of 14, he heard the news of the death of Jimi Hendrix. He went upto his coach and announced that he was quitting football to become a music artist. He has the most Grammy Award nominations – 15, without winning any. His work frequently makes references to science fiction stories and/or ideas – popular one’s being Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle, Star Trek and comic book character Silver Surfer. Who?
  • 79. Joe Satriani
  • 80. 39.
    His samadhi bears the following inscription:__________Never Born Never DiedOnly Visited This Planet Earth Between
    11 December 1931 – 19 January 1990
  • 81. OSHO
  • 82. 40.
    Funda Please???DaWarOfMaoistMobsBeganInDaLateWinterOf2010,ButItWasPrecededByEventsFewPeopleKnowAbout.ItBeganWithRita,A15YearoldStudent – CloakRoom by Rohit Gupta (Ro Gue)
  • 83. India’s first SMS novel
  • 84. Logos ,visuals,ads of brands
    +10 for every correct answer.
  • 85. 5*
    2
    Which iconic brand campaign comes to mind?
  • 86.
  • 87. 3.
    Connect the 4 visuals
  • 88. Volkswagen – Tuareg, Polo, Beetle, Jetta
  • 89. 4.Logo of which company?
  • 90. ThyssenKrup
  • 91. 5.What is being illustrated?
  • 92. The Honda “cog” ad
  • 93. Oslo: 4 cents; Glasgow, Londonderry, Aarhus and Bilund: 6-9 cents;
    Explain.
    6.
  • 94. Ryanair ads banned after 'cheap sun destinations' turned out to include Denmark and Norway in winter
  • 95. 7.
  • 96. @Walmart Labs.
    Kosmix, a web categorisation engine that organises the internet into topic pages, was bought over by Walmart to form @Walmart Labs. Kosmix was founded by VenkyHarinarayan and AnandRajaraman in 2005.
  • 97. 8.
    Which brand ?
  • 98. FIAT
  • 99. 9.
    Chairman of one of India’s most valuable drug
    makers, and one of the largest Indian companies in
    the US generic market, he founded the company
    in 1983. He has been named as the Ernst & Young
    Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010.He is also the eighth
    richest Indian in the world (as per Forbes 2009)
    Identify the person and the company
  • 100. DilipShanghviSun Pharma
  • 101. 10.Identify?
  • 102.
  • 103. Connect
  • 104. +30, -5
    Two depictions of the flag of?
  • 105. +25, -5
    Echolocation is used by whales and bats (among others) to emit calls out to the environment and listen to the echoes of those calls that return from various objects in the environment. They use these echoes to locate, range, and identify the objects. Echolocation is used for navigation in various environments.
    What is the human-developed technology on the same principle called?
  • 106. +20, -5
    One of the oldest regiments in the Indian army, dating back to 1768.
    Name it
  • 107. +15, -5
    A recently started TV serial on NDTV Imagine
    Name it
  • 108. +10, -5
    Which dynasty / empire?
  • 109. +10, -5
    Identify the building
  • 110. Two depictions of the flag of?
  • 111. Mughal Dynasty
  • 112. Echolocation is used by whales and bats (among others) to emit calls out to the environment and listen to the echoes of those calls that return from various objects in the environment. They use these echoes to locate, range, and identify the objects. Echolocation is used for navigation in various environments.
    What is the human-developed technology on the same principle called?
  • 113. SONAR
  • 114. One of the oldest regiments in the Indian army, dating back to 1768.
    Name it
  • 115. Maratha Light Infantry
  • 116. A recently started TV serial on NDTV Imagine
    Name it
  • 117. Chandragupta Maurya
  • 118. Which dynasty / empire?
  • 119. Chola Dynasty / Empire
  • 120. Identify the building
  • 121. Windsor Castle
  • 122. Answers
    Mughal Dynasty
    SONAR
    Maratha Light Infantry
    Chandragupta Maurya
    Chola Dynasty / Empire
    Windsor Castle
  • 123. ITC Hotels