TUSK T hings U S hould K now KWIZ PAKOdah www.kwizpakodah.blogspot.com PRESENTS
What is this picture all about? Identify the two people marked in red photo frame?
They are the 32 people in Virginia tech university on 16th April,2007. Prof. G V Loganadhan , He hailed from Karatadipalayam of Gobichettipalayam Taluk in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He was an alumnus of PSG College of Technology ,Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and Purdue University. A professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Minal Panchal , She had obtained an undergraduate degree from the Rizvi School of Architecture in her home state of Mumbai, India, and was pursuing a masters degree in architecture at Virginia Tech.
"On the first day of a British literature class, students went around and introduced themselves. When it was his turn, he didn't speak. On the sign-in sheet where everyone else had written their names, this person had written a question mark". In his hate letter he mentioned that" you caused me to do this". He was a quiet,sullen,loner but he was responsible for a bloodbath at his own University. His university uses the tagline, 'Invent the future'. Who is he? He was born in which nation? Identify the university also.
Cho Seung-hui. He killed 32 people in Virginia tech university recently on 16th April,2007.He was born in South-Korea.
who was the TIME person of the year-2007 and there were four runners up? Name the author and the noble laureate out of them.
(Vladimir Putin, Al Gore & JK Rowling, the other two were Hu Jintao & David Petraeus)
It was named Time magazine's Invention of the Year in 2007.Identify it?
He was born in the hospital across the road from the cricket ground in Kanpur, India. His father was the cricketer, who represented United Provinces (now Uttar Pradesh) in the Ranji Trophy. He is thought to be the only man to witness both Brian Lara's innings of 501 not out vs Durham (1994) and Hanif Mohammed's 499 in Karachi in (1958). His international career stalled after he joined the World Series break-away group run by Kerry Packer. As a coach, he has been credited with making the reverse sweep shot more popular. Identify him.
BOB WOOLMER, He died On 18 March 2007, suddenly in Jamaica, just a few hours after the Pakistan team's unexpected elimination at the hands of Ireland in the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
He was responsible for the “Shock Therapy” in Russia. Identify him and why he was in news in 2007?He is the author of “Midnight Diaries”.
Boris Yeltsin, He died on April 23 rd ,2007. shock therapy refers to the sudden release of price and currency controls, withdrawal of state subsidies, and immediate trade liberalization within a country, usually also including large scale privatization of previously public owned assets .
Herbert Breslin had written this book, “King & I”. The book criticizes A famous personality’s acting (in opera), his ability to read music and learn parts, and his personal conduct. Despite the differences leading to the split, however, Breslin does acknowledge his outstanding voice, magnificent career, and positive influence on his own career. The famous personality, after abandoning the dream to become a professional football goalkeeper, spent seven years in vocal training and began his career as a tenor and later became one of the leading vocal singer. The famous personality died on 6th September, 2007. Identify the famous personality.
<ul><li>Rani Mukherjee endorses all of them </li></ul>
<ul><li>Due to wartime restrictions on shipping between Germany and the United States, the German bottling plant could not get X syrup. The CEO of the plant, Max Keith, needed a product to keep the plant in operation and devised a fruit flavored drink Y, made from available ingredients. Identify X and Y? </li></ul>
<ul><li>"See the difference you can make," the official radio advertisement ended with the tagline, "Dark city, bright idea.” Identify the brand which used the tag line and the radio advertisement. </li></ul>
<ul><li>This company logo represents the very same message that they sell everything from A to Z and the arrow below the logo represents the smile that customers would experience by shopping with them. Identify the company? </li></ul>
<ul><li>It was nicknamed BackRub because the technology checks back links to determine a site's importance. Identify it? </li></ul>
<ul><li>(Google when it was a Stanford project) </li></ul>
<ul><li>The first logo that it put up was simple black text that said Auction logo on a black and white gradient bar. This logo was apparently referred to as the "Death Bar" logo.Identify this company which was started in September of 1995 under the name AuctionWeb. </li></ul>
<ul><li>*He once said described pele as “a poet when he’s quiet”. He was selected the FIFA World Player of the Year and won the World Cup Golden Ball in 1994. He claims he is the second player in professional football history to achieve 1000 goals, after Pelé in 1969.Who is this person? Identify him? </li></ul>
<ul><li>The son of a police constable Ibrahim Kaskar, was born in Ratnagiri in the Indian state of Maharashtra on December 31, 1955. He is of Konkani descent. He brings lots of money by selling Mandrax drugs. His passport number is A1332945.Identify him? </li></ul>
<ul><li>X had an 11 days in 11 cities tour to promote this album Y. The first song released from the album is called "I Thought I'd Seen Everything”. He supports Chelsea F.C. and the song "We're Gonna Win" from his album 18 Til I Die is dedicated to the football club. Identify X & Y? </li></ul>
<ul><li>And of course, the biggest disappointment for me, personally: "It is with a great amount of shame that I stand before you and tell you that I have betrayed your trust" – Who on what? </li></ul>
<ul><li>MARION JONES while confessing his Doping </li></ul>
<ul><li>* Who is the first company to provide its customers insurance policy against the theft of their handsets in India? It has tied up with which insurance company for the same? </li></ul>
<ul><li>LG </li></ul><ul><li>UNITED INDIA INSURANCE </li></ul>
<ul><li>The official bank, official beverage of the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) are_______? </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Delhi-based retail chain called “Yamu’s Panchayat,” owned by sisters Anita, Deepti, Rashika and Yamu. Its shop has received ISO 9001-2000 for its quality of the product & management policies. What do they sell? </li></ul>
Identify these two people and why they were in news recently? Question- Fiv e
The two winners of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics — Albert Fert and Peter Gruenberg, — made their contributions to the computer age as far back as 1988. Now that the smallest commercially available hard drive is an iPod, the inventors who led to its development, and many yet to come, have received the grand prix of awards. Nobel prize winners Albert Fert of France and Peter Gruenberg of Germany .
Identify the person and he is related to which news in India recently?
Mohamed ElBaradei is an Egyptian diplomat and the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an inter-governmental organization under the auspices of the United Nations. In India,the controversy is signing on the atomic deal.
QUESTION <ul><li>He was initially named inquillab,and his surname came from his father's pen name otherwise it was srivastava. Satyajit Roy liked his voice so much that he offered him to be a narrator for his movie ‘Shatranj ki khiladi’ as he was not having a suitable character for him? He contested against H. N. Bahuguna, a well-known politician, and won his MP candidacy by the highest victory margin ever for a parliamentary candidate in Indian history (68.2% of the vote).Who is he? </li></ul>
QUESTION <ul><li>‘ Ordinary people, extraordinary attitude’-this tagline is used by which organization in India? This organization has a newsletter namely ‘PARICHAYA”, they have signed a MOU with Govt of Indonesia for a Greenfield project and recently ranked 1478 in Forbes’ ‘Global 2000 List’. </li></ul>
QUESTION <ul><li>Connect globosport, stumpvision ltd, musco lightings, Showdiff International, Senso, Naturence cosmetic Ltd, and Hyde Park entertainment. </li></ul>
ANSWER <ul><li>All are companies created by the Indian sportsmen. Mahesh Bhupati started Globosport, Stump vision belongs to Anil Kumble, Musco Lightings in India belong to kapil dev, Ravi Shastri is partner in Showdiff International. Ajay Jadeja partnered in Italian restaurant Senso,Manoj Prabhakar is the owner of Naturence cosmetics Ltd and Ashok Amritraj owns Hyde Park Entertainment </li></ul>
QUESTION <ul><li>Vishwanath is an alumnus of J J School of Art. started with theatre and was compelled to act in films by the late Smita Patil, who was thoroughly impressed by the actor’s intense performance.He is the only actor ever to win Filmfare Awards in the Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Villain categories. He is popularly known as ____________. </li></ul>
QUESTION <ul><li>Who are arctophiles ? </li></ul>
ANSWER <ul><li>Teddy bear collectors are known as arctophiles from the Greek words 'arcto' (bear) and 'philos' (lover) </li></ul>
QUESTION <ul><li>Lunsford Richardson named this product which was also the name of his brother-in-law. It was short and easy to remember. He came out with a popular commercial product. Name it. </li></ul>
QUESTION <ul><li>Akash Bhatia faced difficulty in getting tickets for a movie. This led to an idea of launching a movie ticketing website with his wife. Name the portal? Clue:-Prahlad Kakkar and Kiran Bedi are the brand endorser for this. </li></ul>
ANSWER <ul><li>“ The Thump is here” jingle was composed by Ram Sampath for Sony Ericsson which is copied by “ Krazzy 4” album. Also “ Krazzy4” is said to be inspired by Hollywood movie ‘The Dream Team”. </li></ul>
ANSWER <ul><li>Yatra.com </li></ul><ul><li>Reliance Capital, Network 18 & Norwest Venture Partners are the investors in travel portal www.yatra.com and ANIL AMBANI,RAGHAV BAHL & PRAMOD HAQUE are heading them respectively. </li></ul>
ANSWER <ul><li>Rudyard Kipling </li></ul><ul><li>Many older editions of Rudyard Kipling's books have a swastika printed on their covers associated with a picture of the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha. Since the 1930s this has raised the possibility of Kipling being mistaken for a Nazi-sympathiser. </li></ul><ul><li>The Mowgli cartoon was illustrated by his father John Lockwood Kipling for son Kipling’s Jungle Book. </li></ul>
ANSWER <ul><li>BCCI announced its support for other sports like squash and tennis.Ratnakar Shetty is the BCCI representative </li></ul><ul><li>whereas karan Rastogi the Tennis Player </li></ul><ul><li>And Aditya Jagtap,the Squash player of India. </li></ul>
ANSWER <ul><li>Ness Wadia(Bombay Dyeing), </li></ul><ul><li>Karan Paul (Apeejay Surendera Group) </li></ul><ul><li>Mohit Burman (Dabur) are owners of IPL Mohali team namely Punjab XI King along with Preity Zinta. </li></ul>
ANSWER <ul><li>The Government of India allotted the three-digit number – 108- which is accessible from both fixed and mobile phones and is toll free across the state of Andhra Pradesh and Gujrat for all emergencies. It belongs to EMRI (Emergency Management and Research Institute). </li></ul><ul><li>Kiran Karnik has joined the governing board of Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) as a member and advisor. </li></ul><ul><li>Satyam is the technical partner of EMRI, B.Ramalinga Raju, the founder is also the part of EMRI board. </li></ul>
ANSWER <ul><li>Rajasthan Royals-IPL Cricket team </li></ul><ul><li>Piyush Pandey written the anthem. </li></ul><ul><li>Ila Arun sung it. </li></ul><ul><li>Moochu Singh is the mascot of the team. </li></ul><ul><li>John Gloster is working for the Rajasthan Royals. </li></ul>
ANSWER <ul><li>Kolkata Knight Riders </li></ul><ul><li>Their jersey was created by Manish Malhotra, the celebrity designer. </li></ul><ul><li>Juhi and Jay Mehta are owners with Shahrukh & Red Chillies. </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Leipus is the physiotherapist for the team. </li></ul><ul><li>The anthem was composed by Vishal-Shekhar the musical duo. </li></ul>
ANSWER <ul><li>Steven Spielberg was Artistic Advisor to Beijing Olympics-08 but withdrawn, he accused China of not doing enough to pressure Sudan to end the "continuing human suffering" in the troubled western Darfur region. Suresh Kalmadi is head of Indian Olympic Association. The flag belongs to Tibet, who are protesting against china worldwide. The last one is the olympics mascot. </li></ul>
ANSWER <ul><li>The Enchantress of Florence written by Salman Rushdie. </li></ul><ul><li>He married Padma Lakshmi, the host of “Top Chef”. </li></ul><ul><li>He was a copy writer with Ogilvy & Mather advertising agency. </li></ul>
ANSWER <ul><li>Royal Challengers-IPL Cricket team </li></ul><ul><li>Charu Sharma is the CEO </li></ul><ul><li>Sandeep Chowta composed the team anthem </li></ul><ul><li>Kunal Ganjawala sung it </li></ul><ul><li>Music video is shot by Sanjay Gupta </li></ul>ANSWER
ANSWER <ul><li>Chennai Super kings team owned by India Cements, whose flagship product is Sankar Cement. </li></ul><ul><li>Nayanthara & Vijay are star endorsers for the team. </li></ul><ul><li>The anthem written by lyricist Vairamuthu </li></ul><ul><li>Rajiv Menon the celebrity ad-film maker, cinematographer will shoot the music video </li></ul><ul><li>Kepler Wessels is the coach </li></ul>
This cover page of TIME explains which event?
OM PURI <ul><li>He graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India. (He is also an alumnus of the 1973 batch of National School of Drama where Naseeruddin Shah was a co-student.) </li></ul><ul><li>He was also nominated for the BAFTA award for his performance in East is East , and was awarded an honorary OBE in July 2004 for his performances in English movies. </li></ul><ul><li>OBE is Order of the British Empire </li></ul><ul><li>Om Puri , the newly appointed chairman of National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) on 23 rd April,2008. </li></ul>
MERIDIAN MOBILE <ul><li>Both are brand endorsers for Meridian Mobile </li></ul>
Identify the tennis players shown in this famous ‘Terracotta Tennis Warriors’?
<ul><li>The statues of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Nikolay Davydenko, Andy Roddick, David Ferrer, Fernando Gonzalez and Richard Gasquet . The complete set of Chinese ‘Terracotta’ Tennis Warriors featuring the world’s top eight male tennis players, who competed in the Tennis Masters Cup, Shanghai, November 2007. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Path-breaking device SIMPUTER was founded by Vijay Chandru, Prof Ramesh Hariharan, Prof. Swami Manohar and Prof. V.Vinay? SIMPUTER is acronym for _________________________? </li></ul>
"simple, inexpensive and multilingual people's computer"
He completed his undergraduate education in Electrical Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering. In 1971, after graduation, he joined a Delhi-based semiconductor company called Continental Devices. In 1975, he left this job and joined University of Cincinnati to pursue a masters degree in Electrical Engineering, where he specialized in Solid State Science. He rose to the position of vice-president of Intel. Identify the Indian Techie?
Vinod Dham is often referred to as the father of the Intel Pentium processor.
Which Indian technocrat is associated with SabSebolo.com,blogeverywhere.com, teamon.com, neomeo.com, responses.com, highku.com and Navin Mail, a voice mail service ?
He was born in India in Titilagarh, Orissa.His parents hailed from Gujarat and migrated to Orissa. They were deeply influenced by Mahatma Gandhi and his philosophy. H e designed his own computer-themed card game called Compucards .
What is common to Indian Superstar Rajinikanth, in his flick Sivaji: The Boss, James Bond (Daniel Craig)in the film Casino Royale ?(I am talking about a device they used)
SONY VAIO laptop was used by them in the movie
Both of them received Nobel prize for their contribution in the field of physics have Indian origin.One of them is a nephew of the other person.Identify them?
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was nephew of CV Raman. CV Raman "for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him“ in 1930, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar , for his “ theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars".
A fter the end of the Second World War and before India got independence, Sir Ardeshir Dalal from the Viceroy's Executive Council foresaw that the future prosperity of India would depend not so much on capital as on technology. Thus he proposed and conceptualised something,but died before he could see them being born .What did he conceptualise?