Due to the recent economic crises in the US, Obama announced that he will soon tax the super rich citizens of the country (people with over 1 million $ annual income) What is this tax, perhaps aptly, called?
Id this band with a strong Indian connection.
This was recently banned in Somalia, as the ruling Islamist militants there have taken offence at its three-sided shape, which according to them resembles the symbol of the Christian Holy Trinity. What am I talking about here?
Also revered as the music of the celestial beings, this 400 year old dance opera hails from the coastal strip of Karnataka. An episode from Ramayana or Mahabharata is selected, combined with dance, music, oration, costume, make-up and stage technique with a distinct style and form. What are we talking about?
Walrus, Toothbrush, Pencil, Horseshoe, handlebar, Fu Manchu, Imperial, Freestyle and Mexican are all types of what?
The New York Times called him " a product and symbol of the New India, a fusion of Richard Simmons, Dr. Oz and Oprah Winfrey, irrepressible and bursting with Vedic wisdom". He has grown a beard so as to hide the signs of paralysis on his face. He was born as Ram Krishna Yadav to Gulabo Devi and Ram Nivas Yadav in the village Ali Saiyad Pur (Alipur) of Mahendragarh district in Haryana. Who?
X introduced Y which was said to be inspired by the World War II American B-29 bomber; and that name Y was a combination of the names of the atomic bombs - Fat Man and Little Boy. However, this story is not confirmed and is said to be an urban legend. What is X and Y?
M F Hussain Needs to be blanked out properly
"Mille millions de mille milliards de mille sabords!” and “Tonnerre de Brest!” These are two phrases used by some one extensively. What are we talking about?
Billions of bilious blue blistering barnacles! & Ten thousand thundering Typhoons!
Ashrita Furman has been breaking Guinness World Records since 1979, when he completed 27,000 jumping jacks to earn his first Guinness World Record. Since then, the 54-year old health food store manager from Queens, New York has broken records on all seven continents, including completing the fastest mile on a pogo stick in Antarctica and bouncing the fastest mile on a kangaroo ball along the Great Wall of China. He currently hold 113 records. What is the 114th record?
Person with the most number of Guinness records.
The obverse design used for the Olympics Games medals from 1928 to 1968. However, a glaring error existed in the design and this was pointed out by the Australian paper, ‘O Kosmos’ before the 2000 Olympics and so the Sydney Olympic Authorities asked for a change in the design. However, the change was done only in 2004. What was the error?
It features a Colosseum which reflects a Roman tradition and not a Greek one. The design was changed to this :
______ ______ originates from an Arabic dessert, Luqmat Arl-qadi (Judge’s bite) that became popular during the Mughal era. Rosewater syrup is often used, however saffron and honey syrup are also used. Fill in the Blanks.
Oh God, We praise and glorify You for Your grace on ____X____, Land of great abundance uphold us united in peace and harmony. Oh motherland, we rise raising flag with the guiding star and sing songs of freedom with joy, for justice, liberty and prosperity shall forever more reign. Oh great patriots, let us stand up in silence and respect, saluting our martyrs whose blood cemented our national foundation, we vow to protect our Nation Oh God, bless ____X____. " National anthem of 'X'. What distinction does 'X‘ behold?
2010 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony Liu Xiabao could not be present to receive it as he was jailed in China. Thats the reason for the empty chair.
One of the earliest known reference to what served the major role of a ________ is found in the Hebrew Bible. In Nehemiah 2:7-9, attributed to the time of the Persian Empire (450 BC), it is said that Nehemiah, an official serving King Artaxerxes I of Persia, asked leave to travel to Judea, and the king granted leave and gave him a letter "to the governors beyond the river" requesting safe passage for him as he travelled through their lands. It is considered ______ was derived from a medieval document required to pass through the gate of a city wall or to pass through a territory. Fill up.
Eight Indian companies have made the cut in the list of world's 500 largest companies compiled by Fortune magazine. Out of the eight, five are state-run entities. X has cornered the 98th spot, up from 125th place last year. X is the only Indian company in the top 100.
No wonder petrol prices are so high!
Variations of whose name?
In "KaunBanegaCrorepati", it is a type of lifeline. In the TV series "Seinfeld", it is a social and eating faux pas committed by George Costanza in the episode "The Implant". This term can also be found in metereology, taxation and in politics. However, if you've seen it recently, it's probably to do with fears of a recession in the Western world. What double-worded term?
‘That Girl in Yellow Boots’ is director Anurag Kashyap's latest film. It has a thematic palette which is typically dark in keeping with Kashyap's filmography. The film is about a British girl who comes to India and also deals with issues relating to child abuse. The film is mostly written by the director himself, but a few of the scenes (in particular, the opening scene of the film) are written by someone else who, from personal experience, better understood what was needed. Who is the co-writer?
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On 22 Nov 1991, X called Y's manager Jim Beach over to his Kensington home, to discuss a public statement. The next day, 23 Nov, the following announcement was made to the press on behalf of X: “Following the enormous conjecture in the press over the last two weeks, I wish to confirm that I have been tested HIV positive and have AIDS. I felt it correct to keep this information private to date to protect the privacy of those around me. However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with me, my doctors, and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease. My privacy has always been very special to me and I am famous for my lack of interviews. Please understand this policy will continue.” A little over 24 hours after issuing that statement, X died on the evening of 24 Nov at the age of 45. The official cause of death was bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS. X and Y? +40/-20
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X is an amateur game, popular among rural youth in the Indian subcontinent and Cambodia. It is called dānggűli inBangla, Lappa-Duggi inPashto. There are no records of the game's origin in south Asia or of its existence before the arrival of Europeans. However a similar game known as Lippa has a history of being played in Italy & southern Europe and Tip-cat in UK. It is widely played in North-Eastern India, Punjab, UP & rural areas of North-West Frontier Province and Sindh, Pakistan. There is a reference to this sport in the medieval Telugu text "Palnati Veera Charitra“ by Srinatha written in late 13th Century. Id X. +35/-17
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Id the act +30/-15
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The word “_____" is an Anglicization of Jerez. In earlier times, _____was known as sack. In Europe, “______" is a protected designation of origin; in Spanish law, all wine labeled as “______" must legally come from the ______ Triangle, a province. In 1933 the Jerez Denominación de Origen was the first Spanish denominación to be officially recognized in this way, officially named D.O. Jerez-Xeres-_____ and sharing the same governing council as D.O. Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Fill in the Blank. +25/-12
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Id the band +20/-10
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X was named after the fort administrator, _____ Khan of Mughals during 16th century. A powerful Persian noble of the later Mughal court, Mirza _____ Khan (1733-1782), whose country seat in the suburbs beyond the capital city later became a fortified stronghold of Afghan chieftain Zabita Khan. It is now one of the most populous electoral regions in the National Capital Region of India. X is surrounded by 70 villages bordering Haryana. The total population of X is 906,452 and the total literacy rate has been estimated to be 82.83 % X? +10/-5
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X- Queen Y -Freddie mercury Gilli-Danda Punting Sherry Boom Boom Jumbo Najafgarh The Wall the stage 2 Cricketers nicknames
Major Scams in India!
Who’s next on the list ?
Identify the band
1)Alex Ferguson 2)Duckworth Lewis band
These two posters have “inspired” bollywood posters in 2011. ID both the movies
The voice began as a loose impression of Walter Matthau, but Castellaneta could not "get enough power behind that voice", and could not sustain his Matthau impression for the nine- to ten-hour-long recording sessions and had to find something easier. Castellaneta's normal speaking voice has no similarity to the character. To perform the voice, Castellaneta lowers his chin to his chest and is said to "let his I.Q. go
1)Swat Kats 2)Homer Simpson
When Arthur Weasley takes Harry and his pals to the Ministry of Magic they must first dial a secret code into a telephone keypad. He enters the number 62442. Why that number ?
Which character is named after the star that is blanked out ?
1)On t9 it spells magic 2)Sirius Black
How do we better know Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta ?
50 most popular women on the internet as per google. 1. Lady Gaga 2. Kesha 3. Madonna 4. Beyonce 5. Rihanna 6. Britney Spears 7.____________ 8. Miley Cyrus 9. Paris Hilton 10. AvrilLavigne
1)Lady Gaga 2)Justin bieber
Name the book and author
1)The nice guy who finished first 2)Lance Armstrong
X is a vatted Indian dark Rum, blended and aged for 7 years. It is a dark rum with a distinct vanilla flavor similar to other spiced rums, with an alcohol content of 42.8%. It is produced by Mohan Meakin, based in Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh available in all parts of India. There is no advertising whatsoever for the brand, its popularity depends on word of mouth and loyalty of customers. It is the third largest selling rum in the world. It has been the biggest Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) brand for many years. While the 7 years aged XXX rum grade is the most popular, there are the Supreme & Gold Reserve varieties which are gaining in popularity. These are aged for 12 years and are blended with highly matured spirits. it is sold in four size variants 180 ml (quarter/ pauaa), 375 ml (half/ addha), 750 ml (commonly referred to as a "khamba" meaning "full bottle"), and a 1 liter bottle.
According to Bacardi: The world's second most popular drink was born in a collision between the United States and Spain. It happened during the Spanish-American War at the turn of the century when Teddy Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and Americans in large numbers arrived in Cuba. One afternoon, a group of off-duty soldiers from the U.S. Signal Corps were gathered in a bar in Old Havana. Fausto Rodriguez, a young messenger, later recalled that Captain Russell came in and ordered Bacardi (Gold) rum and Coca-Cola on ice with a wedge of lime. The captain drank the concoction with such pleasure that it sparked the interest of the soldiers around him. They had the bartender prepare a round of the captain's drink for them. The Bacardi rum and Coke was an instant hit. As it does to this day, the drink united the crowd in a spirit of fun and good fellowship. When they ordered another round, one soldier suggested that they toast ____________ in celebration of the newly freed Cuba. The captain raised his glass and sang out the battle cry that had inspired Cuba's victorious soldiers in the War of Independence. This is said to be the origin of which cocktail ?
1)Old Monk 2)Cuba Libre
The song was composed by Ashok Patki, co-composed & arranged by Louis Banks, written by Piyush Pandey . The project was conceived and directed by Suresh Mullick and recorded by a group of people from all walks of life, including a super group of popular Indians - musicians, sports persons, movie stars, etc. The national integration video was intended to instill a sense of pride and promote unity amongst Indians, highlighting the different linguistic communities and societies that live in India. It was telecast for the first time on Independence Day 1988, after the telecast of the Prime Minister’s speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort
Karnataka had adopted the Three language formula for education in schools since the linguistic reorganization of states in 1956. Strong opposition to Hindi was witnessed in the 1960s and '70s, leading to Kannada speakers leaning towards English. It was also felt that Kannada faced threat from Sanskrit, which was the dominant language in schools, leading to a situation where students could complete their high school education without having to study Kannada. This created a wide incompatibility between languages used for state administration and education. This led to a linguistic movement against retaining Sanskrit as the first language in School education. The movement was initiated and supported by political parties, groups of Kannada teachers, students, college and university professors, literary critics, playwrights, and creative writers. Which movement was thus started and who led it ?
1)Mile surmeratumhara 2)Gokak movement and rajkumar
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