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  • Freshers’ India Quiz, 2013 Quiz Club, IITK Presents you
  • Infinite Pounce • Scoring: • +20/-10 on pounce • +15 on bounce
  • Q1 • The Logo of X is inspired by Popular folk-lore which holds that the Lion is the king of the Jungle. It is therefore a logical extension to use the same for the Lords of the PITCH. The illustration of the lion using a minimalist style offers a sense of youth and vibrancy. This is complemented by the heavier lettering for X representing Solid and Sturdy performance orientation. The official colours are Yellow and Blue. Yellow stands for Fiery spirit that burns in the belly ,Blue stands for infinity, as one of the oldest cultures in the world and yet , is also one of the most forward looking. Identify X.
  • A1 • Chennai super kings logo
  • Q2 • X was firstly started in 1666 in Germany. In India, X was formed in 1948 . A committee headed by Pandit H.N Kunzru recommended it’s establishment at a national level . . Following the 1962 Sino-Indian War, to meet the requirement of the Nation , it was made compulsory in 1963. In 1968, it was again made voluntary.
  • A2 • NCC(National Cadet Corps)
  • G 3 • On June 3rd2009, she was ‘killed’ and this led to protests and pleas to bring her back • Dear X supporters. It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that I will be shutting down the Save X campaign and everything associated with it," PuneetAgarwal, who earlier went by the pseudonym 'Deshmukh', said in a statement released on the Save X site. • Hint ( Wouldn’t have put it in the quiz if there girls in the group too) . 
  • a3 • Savita bhabhi
  • G4 • This was possibly the first-ever India-specific marketing campaign. Put together in 1939 by Harvey Duncan of Lintas, the campaign ensured that the palm tree logo became familiar across the country. The campaign also featured innovative packaging - a square 10-pound tin, a round 5-pound tin and a special 1/4 pound tin for sampling, all in a distinctive green-and-yellow combination. For which venerable Indian product was this campaign launched?
  • A4 • Dalda
  • G 5 • Name the person connecting the 2 incidents as depicted in the paintings .(pic in next slide)
  • A5 • . Lord Cornwallis • Surrendered to G. Washington – 1781 • Receiving Tipu Sultan’s sons as hostage - 1792
  • G 6 • This is a 2005 book of fiction. The book has 13 chapters. • Each chapters name is prefixed with a number, which are: • 1000 • 2000 • 5000 • 10000 • 50000 • 100000 • 200000 • 500000 • 1000000 • 10000000 • 100000000 • 1000000000 Which book?
  • A6 • “Q&A” by Vikas Swarup.“Slumdog Millionaire” also acceptable as the book was also re- released under that name in the wake of the Oscar-winning film
  • G 7 • Vaibhav Bedi,26,sought 26,000 euros from Hindustan Unilever Limited in November 2009,citing “Depression and psychological damage” caused due to one of their products. What was this product and how did it lead to the person’s “Depression and psychological damage” ?
  • A7 • AXE • According to him THE AXE EFFECT was a false. No girl was attracted to him for all the seven years of AXE-use leading him to “Depression and psychological damage”!!!:D
  • G8 • While Gordon Ramsay could only manage one before giving up, Anandita Dutta Tamuli went through 51 of them in a minute, disappointed that she could have done more. The occasion took place in Jorhat, Assam. What did she do? (precise answer only)
  • A8 • Naga Bhut Jolokia • On Thursday night, April 9, 2009, Anandita performed her feat at the district library auditorium, Jorhat before hundreds of people for a Channel 4 programme on global food being anchored by celebrity British chef Gordon Ramsay. She ate 51 red-hot-chilliesin two minutes and smeared seeds of 25 chillies in her eyes without shedding a tear
  • G9 • On October 11, 1980, the Indian Express published a news item "10 undertrials blame police for losing sight." It concerned a habeas corpus petition moved in the Supreme Court on behalf of undertrial prisoners in Bhagalpur jail in Bihar who "alleged that the police deprived them of their eyesight by using acid". Which National award winning movie took inspiration from this incident?
  • A9
  • G10 • DKT International is a charitable organisation that promotes family planning and prevention of HIV through social marketing. It is named after Dharmendra Kumar Tyagi, a health official during the1960s.What ‘invention’ of his can be seen across India and other countries such as Ghana, Zimbabwe and Egypt?
  • A10 • Red Triangle (symbol of Family Planning)
  • G11 • Rathi vinay jha,an I.A.S officer of 1967 batch began her career serving at various positions in the government of tamil nadu .In 1987, . she undertook her first assignment with the Union government with the ministry of agriculture followed by ministry of commerce . she played a key role in setting up an institute which was First of its kind in India. she also became the first lady director general of a council related to the institute .Identify the institute.
  • National institute of fashion technology
  • G12 • X was an organisation founded by Punjabi Indians ,in the United states and canada with the aim to librate india from british rule.After the outbreak of World war I ,the members returned to punjab to agitate for rebellion alongside The babbar akali movement.the organisation was formally dissolved in 1948.
  • A12 • Ghadar party
  • Q13 connect
  • A13 • GMC Balyogi • Madhavrao Scindia • OP Jindal • Andhra Pradesh cm Y S Rajasekhara Reddy Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu • All politicians who died in a plane crash
  • Q14 • X is a sport, popular amongst warriors during the Tamil classical period. • According to legend, in olden days the game was used by women to choose their husbands. • Annually, X is held from January to July, played first in Palamedu, near Madurai on January 15. • The supreme court is considering an outright ban on this sport.
  • A14 • Jallikattu - is a bull taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations on Mattu Pongal day.
  • Q15 • . He is an Indian documentary filmmaker, known for his activism through social action documentaries on topics such as corruption, slum dwellers, nuclear arms race, citizen activism and communalism. • His latest documentary is Jai Bhim Comrade (2011) based on police firing incident against Dalits at Ramabai Colony in Mumbai in 1997
  • A15 • Anand Patwardhan
  • Q16 • X means King of Darkness. He has lived 6000 years, and is the source of evil in the world. He intends to rule the world by spreading darkness, hatred, sin and evil. It is said that the source of his strength is one-half of the "Shakti Punj" which he managed to retain after he originally obtained the entire Shakti Punj by deceit from Shri Satya, the founder of the Suryavanshi. However, it is also mentioned that the source of his strength is the evil that is committed by people in this world. Identify X
  • A16 • Tamraj kilvish
  • Q17 • E.M.S.Namboothiripad was sworn in as the first chief minister of kerala in 1957. what was unique about the government led by him?
  • A17 • He the first non-Indian National Congress Chief Minister in Republic of India, he became the leader of the first democratically elected Communist government anywhere.
  • Q18 • Hamish McDonald is a print journalist and author of a series of polemic political commentaries on various Asia- Pacific subjects. He served as the Delhi bureau chief for the Far Eastern Economic Review for several years. • In 1998,he published an unauthorised biography ,X , of Y, an indian entreprenuer.In X,both Y’s achievements and shortcomings were reported , but family of Y threatened legal action if the book were published in india ,so it was never sold in India. • Identify X and Y.
  • A18 • Ambani and sons • Dhirubhai Ambani
  • . 4th is a place called kushinagar CONNECT
  • • . Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary or Palpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary, was created as a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1981, in the Sheopur district of north western Madhya Pradesh. The govt of india created a special plan for this scantuary, which was subsquently denied by the neighbouring gujarat govt. which argued that it could not part with its prized possesion. Subsequently, the matter was taken to court, and on 8 April 2013, the supreme court of India gave a verdict that asked the Gujrat govt to follow the plans. What are we talking about?
  • • When Indian forces drove away the Portuguese from this colony, it became in the eyes of international law, an independent country. The residents of the colony requested the Government of India for administrative help. Mr. K.G. Badlani, an officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) was sent as the administrator. In 1961, Mr. Badlani was, for one day, designated the Prime Minister of the ‘country’, so that, as Head of State, he could sign an agreement with the Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, and formally merge the ‘country’ with the Republic of India.• Identify this former Portuguese colony.
  • The Nizam of Hyderabad (Asaf Jah VII) tried to improve the deteriorating condition of a historic site in his territory and even employed Italian experts in1922-23 who used shellac to provide a protective coating.However, in time, the shellac darkened in the hot and humid climate, obscuring the luminous figures and causing cracks to appear. What are we talking about?
  • In 1719, he was witness to a noisy discussion in the court of Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah about how to determine an auspicious date when the emperor could start a journey. This led him to think on the need to improve the knowledge of a particular subject.It is a marvel that in the midst of local wars and foreign invasions, he found the time and the energy to do so much about it. What did he do?
  • Identify the structure, which marks a location that correctly should have been located 14 kms away The correct spot is marked by a simple post (inset).
  • Between 1970 and 1975, he taught at M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering in Byculla as professor of civil engineering. On the college's annual day function, he took part in a play and it was acclaimed by all present. Dilip Kumar came to know about it; he called him and showed keenness in watching the play. He made special arrangements and acted the play for him. Kumar was so impressed that he signed him for his next two films: Sagina Mahato and Bairaag. His last movie was desh drohi hint He is a very famous comedian.
  • Connect
  • Her name is Monisha Kaltenborn Recently she became a very famous personality in the sport of formula one. Why?
  • I was born on 19 December 1934, in the Nadgaon village of Jalgaon district, Maharashtra. I received my masters in Economics and Political Science from the University of Poona, and my LLB from the Government Law College, Mumbai. In college I used to play table tennis and got many laurels to my alma maters. I have served as both an MLA and and MP and I have the unique distinction of never having lost an election that I have stood for. A bank that I started in 1973 for the upliftment of women had its license revoked by the RBI in 2003 because of financial irregularities. Arun Jaitley launched a website so that people could know more about me named “KNOW _______ ________”. Who am I ? Answer
  • He was the 1st Indian to get a PhD in English from Cambridge University with a dissertation on WB Yeats. There, he started using the name, he was called by affectionately as a child, as his pen name . In 1955, he shifted to Delhi to join the External Affairs Ministry as a Hindi officer. His thankless job was to “help and assist in the progressive use of Hindi” and he coined such terms like (home ministry)and (foreign ministry) there.
  • This Suryavanshi Kshatriya king and contemporary of Lord Krishna adopted the Vaishya tradition of business for the prosperity of his people.He wanted to conduct 18 mahayajnas in honour of his 18 children. When he was in the process of performing the last one, he was filled with compassion for the horse that was to be sacrificed. He stopped and announced that no more animal sacrifices will be made. Thus, only 17½ yajnas were completed. Identify the person. What is the significance of these 17½ yajnas?
  • 7. On 1st Nov 2000, an army convoy was attacked at Malom. On 2nd Nov 2000, Sinam Chandramani and nine others died at a bus stop.On 3rd Nov 2000, what began, and is regularly punctuated by Nasogastric Intubation?
  • Roshan Seth famous for his likeness to Nehru, portrayed Nehru 4 times in entertainment. Gandhi, Last days of the Raj and Food for Ravens. Which was the other instance?
  • X used ancient Sanskrit terminology in his descriptions of natural phenomena. As early as 1891 X described the universe as a kinetic system filled with energy which could be harnessed at any location. His concepts during the following years were greatly influenced by the teachings of Y . After meeting Y and after continued study of the Eastern view of the mechanisms driving the material world, X began using the Sanskrit words Akasha, Prana , and the concept of a luminiferous ether to describe the source, existence and construction of matter.
  • A notable ornithologist ,X ,has been called the father of indian ornithology and by those who found him dogmatic,’the pope of indian ornithology’.he started the quarterly journal ‘stray feathers’ and had published ‘the game birds of india’. But he is well known for another reason
  • X was an Indian Bengali film director. After pursuing a degree in economics he started his career as a creative artist at an advertising agency. In 1992, his debut film Hirer Angti released. In 1994 his next film Unishe April released which won National Film Award for Best Feature Film. X made his first screen appearance in an Oriya film, 'Katha Deithilli Ma Ku', which was directed by Himanshu Parija and released in 2003.[21] In 2011 he acted in two Bengali films— 'Arekti Premer Golpo', directed by Kaushik Ganguly, dealt with gay relationships,[22] and 'Memories in March' was directed by Sanjoy Nag. Chitrangada' (2012) was X's last film to be released. Loosely based on Rabindranath Tagore's work 'Chitrangada',[15] this film received the special jury award at the 60th National Film Awards
  • . X was an Indian American academic and entrepreneur. An electrical engineer and sound engineer, he was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for over 45 years.[1] He was also the founder and chairman of Bose Corporation. In 2011, he donated a majority of the company to MIT in the form of non- voting shares to sustain and advance MIT’s education and research mission. In 2007 he was listed in Forbes 400 as the 271st richest man in the world, with a net worth of $1.8 billion. In a 2004 interview in Popular Science magazine, he said: "I would have been fired a hundred times at a company run by MBAs. But I never went into business to make money. I went into business so that I could do interesting things that hadn't been done before."
  • A significant moment in the struggle against British rule occurred at X on Sept. 16, 1931 when two unarmed detainees, were shot dead by the British Police and Subhash Chandra Bose came to collect their bodies. X was closed in 1937 and was reopened in 1940. In 1942 X was again closed and the detainees were transferred elsewhere. The buildings of X were used later to house a famous institute.
  • An alumnus of IIT kanpur, he was the project director at the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). howeve, he got wind of the rampant corruption in the golden quadrilateral roads.However, when he tried to expose it, he was shot dead in gaya, bihar.
  • 3. 1961: Admitted to the Science College, Patna 1963: Went to University of California, Berkley to study Mathematics under Prof. John L. Kelley 1963 - 1969: Pursued special MSc in Mathematics. 1969: Got PhD from University of California, Berkley, USA 1969: Joined NASA as an Associate Scientist Professor in Washington DC, USA 1969 - 1972: Remained in NASA 1972: Returned to India 1972: Joined as a Lecturer in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. 1972 - 1977: Joined as a lecturer in IIT Kanpur, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Bombay and Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata. 1977: shows symptom of Mental illness, Schizophrenia, admitted to the mental hospital at Ranchi, then Bihar, now in Jharkhand. 1977 - 1988:under treatment. 1988- Left home without informing anyone. 1988 - 1992: There was no information about him. 1992-(Feb. Month): He was found in a poor condition in Siwan, Bihar. At Present-Staying in Home,under treatment. 2013 - Lives in complete anonymity with none to care for him.
  • Mind you, many call him as one of the greatest mathematicians of India
  • He is a member of the Board of Overseers at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur; Indian Institute of Management He is a member of the Central Advisory Committee, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission. . He is one of the richest businessmen in india. He has been a member of the Rajya Sabha
  • He is an Indian American, businessman and philanthropist who was the Managing Director (chief executive) of management consultancy of a big business firm from 1994 to 2003. He was also a board member of corporations including Goldman Sachs, Procter and Gamble and American Airlines, as well as an advisor to non-profits such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Additionally, he is the co- founder of the Indian School of Business, American India Foundation, New Silk Route .His association with this man made him more FAMOUS
  • RAJ RAJARATNAM
  • . X, a young graduate from IIT Kharagpur, was studying for his doctorate at the Columbia University, New York, when he chanced to attend a Dhrupad concert by Ustad Nasir Aminuddin Dagar and Ustad Zia Fariddudin Dagar at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York. On his return to India in 1976, he started teaching and doing research work at IIT Delhi, where he got together with students and started this non-profit organisation, Y. Identify X & Y?
  • DATES MATTER !
  • July 31, 1985: The agony of X In Boden block, Rama Gahir walked 25 km to Khariar to leave her three-day- old child at a Christian mission. On the way, she sold the baby for Rs.80 and two saris. In a hospital in Khariar, another woman abandoned her male child. Says Kapil Narain Tiwary, a former MLA, "Here, children are sold cheaper than channas and the government, instead of rescuing the poor from hunger, is pressurizing them to deny the sale stories. The tragedy started in 1965 when the rains failed. The villagers waited and prayed, but for 20 years the heavens have been unkind. The iron grip of drought and famine hardened, resulting in the worst hunger and starvation ever. Phanas Punji of Amlapalli village in X, had sold her two-year-old sister-in- law for Rs.40 to save her own two starving little ones.
  • March 15, 1989 I wrote a review of the book and wanted to carry his interview with it. I wanted him to say that it was not just Islamic fundamentalism but fundamentalism of all kinds that he was against. He obliged. However, the editor of the books pages of the magazine added excerpts from the book which were even more volatile plucked out of context. Firebrand IFS bureaucrat-turned-politician Syed Shahabuddin read it and demanded that the book be banned. Street protests followed in India and Pakistan. In Karachi, a few protesters died while being fired upon. Apparently Ayatollah Khomeini saw this on television and dispatched his Valentine's Day fatwa against the writer. The rest is unfortunate history.
  • 17 December 1995 While the true motive of the operation remains shrouded in mystery and conjecture, BBC, after it's investigation into it, alleged that arms were intended for the socio-spiritual organization Ananda Marga. This has been disputed by the prime accused in the case who claims the central government itself was behind the incident to counter the CPI(M) cadres. The chief accused also claims that it was a conspiracy of the Indian government together with RAW and MI5 to overthrow the communist government in West Bengal and he was given assurances from the central government about his safety and return to Denmark. He further alleges that MP Pappu Yadav, who is in touch with thePrime Minister of India facilitated his safe exit from India
  • 13 May 1998 As the giant grey mushroom clouds billowed into the sky, the 20 odd men looked up expectantly. There was nothing visible to the naked eye but the vast blue expanse. One of the men shook his fist and shouted at the invisible adversary, "Catch us if you can." The others doubled up in laughter. They enjoyed the little game of deception they were playing. At the thought of how the next day spooks from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) would download images from the satellite and would scratch their heads or whatever wondering what the hell the Indians were up to. The incident went down as one of the CIA's biggest intelligence failures.
  • 21st May, 1991 On 21st May, 1991 Shubha News Photo Agency,run by Shubha Sundaram (once a father figure for budding photographers in Madras) called up a photographer named Haribabu as their client had requested an unknown face for the purpose . Hari babu took the chance and would accompany 4others to the spot, and the plan would work like clockwork, except for one complication. Hari babu ‟sinability to take photographs from a safe distance proved to be the undoing of himself and his client . Explain.
  • 15 August 1975 The film was shot in the rocky terrain of Ramanagara, over a span of two and a half years. After the Central Board of Film Certification mandated the removal of several violent scenes, it was released with a length of 198 minutes. In 1990, the original director's cut of 204 minutes became available on home media. When first released , the film received negative critical reviews and a tepid commercial response, but favourable word-of- mouth publicity helped it to become a box office success. It broke records for continuous showings in many theatres across India, and ran for more than five years at Mumbai's Minerva theatre. By some accounts, this film is the highest grossing Indian film of all time, adjusted for inflation.
  • Long visual connect • There would be 6 slides in this part each connected to a specific connect .
  • Q1 • X derives its name from that of the Goddess Samaleswari, an incarnation of Shakti who is regarded as the reigning deity of the region. • Tendu leaf is one of the most important non- wood forest products of X and is also called as green gold of Orissa. • X had also been known as 'Hirakhand' meaning 'Land of Diamond'. In the past X was famous for diamond mining and trade. Even now, the adjoining areas yield a large volume and value of semi-precious stones.
  • Q2 • X is a city and a municipality in Mahbubnagar district in the state of Andhra Pradesh. • One of X's most notable landmarks is the large dam currently under construction as the Priyadarshini Jurala Project, with almost 72 gates. It is expected to soon begin generating power. • X was once ruled by a king called Somashekar Ananda Reddy and there is a famous fort from his era.X also has a Sri Jamla Devi Temple, considered a divine place by many local residents.
  • Q3 • X is a town of historical importance in Ashoknagar District of Madhya Pradesh . • X finds mention in Mahabharata. Shishupal was the king during Mahabharata period. • Dominating the skyline of this lovely old town is a vast Mughal fort known as X fort. Its main gate is known as the "Khooni Darwaza". • The British lost control of the city during the Revolt of 1857, and the city was recaptured by Sir Hugh Rose on 14 March 1858. Richard Harte Keatinge led the assault, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
  • Q4 • X is also called as "City of 1000 Temples". • The city served as the Pallava capital, and many of the known temples were built during their reign. • The Ekambaranatha Temple which is one of the five forms of abodes of Lord Siva, (it is the earth abode here, other abodes include Chidambaram(Sky), Sri Kalahasti(air), Thiruvanaikaval (water) and Tiruvannamalai (fire)),is located here.
  • Q5 • According to Hindu mythology, the area around X was known as Mahishūru and was ruled by a demon, Mahishasura. The demon was killed by the Goddess Chamundeshwari, whose temple is situated atop the Chamundi Hills. Mahishūru later became Mahisūru and finally came to be called Maisūru, its present name in the Kannada language
  • Q6 • It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and probably the oldest of India. • The name X has its origin possibly from the names of the two rivers Varuna and Assi for it lies with the confluence of Varuna with the Ganges being to its north and that of Assi and the Ganges to its south.
  • • AND • THE CONNECT
  • SAMBHALPUR, ORISSA
  • • • GADWAL
  • CHANDERI
  • KANCHIPURAM
  • MYSORE
  • BENARAS
  • 1 Sambalpur saree
  • 2 GADWAL SAREE
  • 3 CHANDERI SAREE
  • 4 KANCHIPURAM SAREE
  • 5 MYSORE SILK SAREES
  • 6 BANARASI SAREE
  • SAREE VARIETIES NAMED AFTER PLACES