A-Z on India - Republic Day Quiz Answers 26-01-2013


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A-Z on India - Republic Day Quiz Answers 26-01-2013

  2. 2. ROUND 1
  3. 3. Naushad Ali (in the pic) was one of the foremost musicdirectors for Bollywood films, and is particularly known forpopularizing the use of classical music in films. He’s veryfamous for rechristening of a very famous person.Which famous personality A owes his name to this person?
  4. 4. A R Rahman
  5. 5. • Connect to B.
  6. 6. Bombay• The track "Bombay Theme” by ARR featured in: – Nicolas Cage film Lord of War in 2005 – Palestinian film Divine Intervention in 2002 – Deepa Mehta’s Fire in 1996 – French TV commercial for Volvic starring Zinedine Zidane in 2000. – The album Anokha - Soundz of the Asian Underground in 1997.
  7. 7. The name of the island C, comes from a word in thelanguage of Kolis, the indigenous inhabitants of the islands,before the arrival of Portuguese.The island, which further consisted of two smaller islands,was one of the Seven islands of B ruled by the Portuguese.The group of islands was given by Portugal to Charles II ofEngland as dowry when he married Catherine of Braganza.One of the prominent visitor attractions of the C, is the TajMahal Palace.
  8. 8. Colaba
  9. 9. The Gateway of India located near C, was builtto commemorate the visit of King George Vand Queen Mary to Mumbai prior tothe D, which was held in December 1911 to:– proclaim them Emperor and Empress of India– announce the move of Indias capital from Calcutta.
  10. 10. Delhi Durbar• It was a mass assembly at Coronation Park, Delhi, India.• It was held three times, in 1877, 1903, and 1911. The 1911 Durbar was the only one attended by the sovereign, George V.
  11. 11. The first D was held beginning on 1 January 1877to designate the coronation and proclaim QueenVictoria as Empress of India.It was largely an official event and not a popularoccasion with mass appeal like that of 1903 and1911.This was the culmination of transfer of control ofmuch of India from E to The Crown.
  12. 12. East India Company
  13. 13. The E purchased a piece of coastal land,originally called Channapatnam; where theybegan the construction of F. It was completedon 23 April 1644, and was the first Britishfortress in India.F serves as the administrative headquartersfor the legislative assembly of Tamil Nadu.
  14. 14. Fort St. George
  15. 15. ROUND 2
  16. 16. The animal G is native to the Indiansubcontinent, which is listed as CriticallyEndangered by IUCN.The bulbous growth on the tip of the males snout iscalled a ghara (after the Indian/Nepali word ghaṛā - pot), and is present in mature individuals.The ghara is used to generate a resonant hum duringvocalization. It acts as a visual lure for attractingfemales and it is also used to make bubbles which havebeen associated with the mating rituals of the species.
  17. 17. GharialAlso called gavial and fish-eating crocodile.
  18. 18. The origin of the H is in India or Persia, as per differentsources.According to one source, H was invented in India in the courtof the Mughal emperor Akbar by Hakim Abul FatehGilani, who became a physician in the Mughal court afterhe came from Iran to India. Gilani introduced H after AsadBeg, then ambassador of Bijapur, encouraged Akbar to takeup smoking.Following popularity among noblemen, this H became a statussymbol for the Indian aristocracy and gentry.
  19. 19. Hookah
  20. 20. In the last quarter of 1906, Madras was hit by theworst financial crisis the city was ever to suffer.Arbuthnot & Co, the citys strongest commercialorganization in the 19th Century failed miserably.A key figure in its bankruptcy case was the lawyer, V.Krishnaswamy Iyer; who went on to organize a groupof Chettiars that founded I.I commenced operations on 15 August 1907 with itshead office in Parrys Building, Parry Corner, Madras.
  21. 21. Indian Bank
  22. 22. During an accidental meeting between J and SwamiVivekananda on a ship in 1893 when they had travelled togetherfrom Yokohama, the latter had inspired J to set up a research andeducational institution.Few years later, the Swami received a letter from J, requesting himto head the institution that he had set up in 1909.But, the Swami declined the offer saying that it conflicted with hisspiritual interests.(Extra points for naming the institution)
  23. 23. Jamsetji N. Tata• The institution which was set up was the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. (IISc).
  24. 24. The city of Kasur is located adjacent to the borderof Ganda Singh Wala between Pakistan andIndia, and is a tourist attraction because of thedaily occurring Flags lowering ceremony.Kasur district is surrounded at north by Lahore, ateast and south by India.Which character K in Hindu mythology is relatedto this city?
  25. 25. Kush• Lord Ramas son Kush was believed to be the founder, and ruler of a kingdom centered at Kasur in ancient times, and the present day Pakistani city still references him in name.
  26. 26. The Zamindari System was introduced by theMughals in India and continued during Britishrule of India. The Zamindar raised L armies toforcefully collect taxes from people.The British introduced L as a formal weapon usedin case of unruly public protests. This gave birthto the ___, a military-style rush.L is used as a secondary weapon.
  27. 27. Lathi
  28. 28. M was a very famous Indian cartoonist based inthe Indian state of Goa.His creations, such as Miss Nimbupani and MissFonseca, appeared on a regular basisin Femina, Economic Times, and The Illustrated Weeklyof India.He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1988, the PadmaBhushan in 2002 and a posthumous PadmaVibhushan in 2012.
  29. 29. Mario Miranda
  30. 30. N was elected chairman of the HinduUniversity of America (HUA) in the year 2007.HUA was started in the year 1989 inFlorida, USA and has been offering variousprograms related to Vedic studies. TheUniversity is now known as International VedicHindu University since N took over.
  31. 31. Nithyananda
  32. 32. On 14 August 2004, Global Trust BankLimited, a leading private sector bank in Indiathat was associated with various financialdiscrepancies was amalgamated into O, oneof the public sector banks in India.
  33. 33. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  34. 34. • In the Indian tradition, P is a nītiśāstra. Nīti can be roughly translated as "the wise conduct of life“ and a śāstra is a technical or scientific treatise; thus P is considered a treatise on political science and human conduct. Its literary sources are "the expert tradition of political science and the folk and literary traditions of storytelling".• Parts of P are: Mitra-bheda, Mitra-lābha or Mitra- samprāpti, Kākolūkīyam, Labdhapraṇāśam and Aparīkṣitakārakaṃ.
  35. 35. Panchatantra
  36. 36. Bollywood actor and director Dev Anand wanted to shoot thesong Dil Ka Bhanwar Kare Pukar from his movie Tere Ghar KeSamne inside .QHowever, the cameras in that era were too big to fit inside thenarrow passage inside, and the song was shot inside a replica of thetower instead.The site served as the pitstop of leg 2 on the second season of TheAmazing Race Australia, the Australian version of the Emmy-winning series The Amazing Race.This is the first Indian monument to have E-ticket facility.
  37. 37. Qutb Minar
  38. 38. On his first cricket tour abroad to England in1986, R was involved in the unique incident of 12players on the field for one full over bowled byRavi Shastri.In the second test against England at Leeds, whenas a substitute to K. Srikkanth, he remained onthe field for an over though Srikkanth had alreadyarrived on the field quietly, without requesting Rto go back to the pavilion.
  39. 39. Raman Lamba• Yes, the same unfortunate guy who died of severe brain injuries after being hit in the head by the cricket ball.
  40. 40. D-Company is a popular name for the criminal organizationheaded by mafioso ___. Several members of the gang areon the "wanted list" of Interpol and Indian police.Among the most prominent of ___’s lieutenants were afeared duo - Maya Dolas and Dilip Buwa. They were gunneddown by the Mumbai police in a very well-known incident.Connect this incident to a movie . S(Extra points for filling in the blank.)
  41. 41. Shootout at LokhandwalaBlank - Dawood Ibrahim
  42. 42. T are believed to be the worlds second oldestrock mountains. The meaning of T translatesinto Holy mountains in Tamil language.
  43. 43. Tirumala
  44. 44. The U was founded by a Scotsman, Thomas Leishman,in 1857. It took its initial lessons in manufacturingfrom a South India based company.It made its initial impact by manufacturing its productin bulk for the British troops, which was transported inhuge barrels or "Hogsheads“.The Pegasus, which is the symbol of the U, first foundits place as the Group logo in 1940.
  45. 45. United Breweries Group
  46. 46. V is best known for the Bhoo-dan movement (Bhoo-Land, Dan-Gift). He is considered as a National Teacherof India and the spiritual successor of MahatmaGandhi.In 1958, V was the first recipient of theinternational Ramon Magsaysay Award, which is oftenconsidered Asias Nobel Prize for CommunityLeadership.He was awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously in1983.
  47. 47. Vinoba Bhave
  48. 48. Connect the following to W
  49. 49. Wadia GroupOne of the oldestconglomerates ofcorporate India.It was founded bySir Lovji NusserwanjeeWadia in 1736.
  50. 50. In July 2002, during a troubled period for Xafter allegations of accounting irregularities bythe U.S. Securities and ExchangeCommission, X disclosed that its Indiansubsidiary had made "improper payments" togovernment officials and fictitious firms.In May 2005 it was reported that action wouldbe taken against the company.
  51. 51. Xerox CorporationXerox India, Originally calledModi Xerox, was derived froma joint venture formedbetween Dr BhupendraKumar Modithrough ModiCorp(now Spice Group) and RankXerox in September 1983.
  52. 52. The website Y began as BigShoeBazaar.com, hasa registered user base of about 1.5 millionpeople, of whom about half a million havetransacted on the site.In May 2012, Y declared that they’re introducing"try and buy" where the shoppers can actually trythe clothes and shoes they buy on the portalwhen it is delivered to them and return it if theyare not satisfied.
  53. 53. Yebhi.com
  54. 54. Aryabhata stated that "sthānāt sthānaṁdaśaguņaṁ syāt“, which is the origin of themodern decimal-based place value notation.He based this statement on the variousliterary references to Z, what is it?
  55. 55. Zero