The liberation of the Princely State of Hyderabad , which led to led to the integration of the princely state of Hyderabad into the Indian Union.
It was nicknamed “Operation Polo” because at that time the Hyderabad State had about 17 Polo grounds, which was the highest for any state in India.
The first was built with borrowed wood near Pasadena by two brothers, who wanted to pursue a career in Hollywood. There is one at the North Pole, and a floating one on a steamer at St. Louis. What are we talking about? 2
What is this breed of cute little penguins called? 3
Jackass Penguins Because they bray like donkeys!
Identify the soon to release movie: “ It is a ultra cool career for all smart people blocked from entering medical, engineering or business schools by brainless entrance exams. It is everything he dreamt of, with smooth dressing, smoother talking men...” 4
Five decades ago, two artisans, Narsimhulu and Balapochaiah, returned to their village with a new skill that they had picked up while they worked in Bombay for Seth Chaman Lal. Soon they taught all the interested youth in their village this skill and the this trade started flourishing in this village. This village soon earned the name, “Second Bombay”. Which village and what is the skill? 5
The village is Chandampet , the village near Hyderabad famous for pearl drilling. The method of drilling holes is purely indigenous and it is done manually using a needle. Before the advent of drilling machines, pearls used to come to Chandampet from faraway places like China, Hong Kong and Japan.
What is the name of this famous restaurant and where is it located? 6
Which famous man of Icelandic origin synonymous with quizzing wrote this seminal book? 7
Magnús Magnússon, the famous presenter of BBC Mastermind Quiz.
Sometime around January 2005, a really really long innings came to an end at the Kent cricket ground and the mode of dismissal was a stumping. “ Who” got stumped? 8
The famous lime tree inside the Canterbury's cricket ground. The tree, for more than 200 years old, has been a landmark at the St Lawrence Ground - home of Kent County Cricket Club - since it opened. It had been in ill health for a few years and was broken in half by a strong gust of wind in Jan 2005.
The Municipality of Volos in Greece in conjunction with the local Municipal Tourist Bureau and a research team, reconstructed a myth and an ambitious project, which took years of painstaking enquiry and relevant studies. This boat traveled to Georgia following the mythical route symbolically looking for something. What is the name of the boat or what have they recreated? 10
The recreation of the ancient Greek ship Argo, the vessel used by Jason and his Argonauts on the quest for the ‘golden fleece’. The 28.5 meter long and 4 meter wide vessel will have on 50 oarsmen. The 50 rowers are citizens from all the member-states of the European Union.
It literally means cloth or rag in French. It was made famous in India by Maharani Gayathri Devi’s mother. What are we talking about? 11
This word is used as part of a phrase in a commonly used term in Poker. It is a forced bet in which each player places an equal amount of money or chips into the pot before the deal begins. In games where the acting dealer changes each turn, it is not uncommon for the players to agree that the dealer provides it for each player. 12
What is the claim to fame of these two boys? 17
Boddepalli Manoj Kumar and Mohammed Shaibaaz Tumbi, set a world record with an unbroken 721 run partnership for St.Peter's School against St.Phillips High School in the Hyderabad Cricket Association under-13 inter-schools cricket tournament at Parade Grounds in Hyderabad on November 15, 2006. They eclipsed the record of Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli of 664 runs set in 1987-88
N.Thanu got a double first class in BA from Loyola College, Madras. He worked as an illustrator in Ananda Vikatan and later with The Indian Express and Swarajya. Which famous organization was founded by him? 18
This is a picture taken during August 1945 at Oak Ridge Facility, Tennessee , USA. What was happening here? 19
Manhattan Project, development of the atom bomb was undertaken here.
He is an IAS officer who served as the Governer of the Reserve Bank of India from the year 2003 to 2008. He has an M.A. in economics from Madras University, hold a Ph. D from Osmania University, a Diploma in Economic Planning from the Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands and is Honorary Fellow of the London School of Economics. Identify him. 20
This company whose name literally means “crossroads” in English is the world’s largest hypermarket chain in terms of size, second largest in terms of revenue and third largest in terms of profit 21
When this rule was introduced in 1993, it was called “ Sudden Death ", but the name was perceived to have negative connotations and so a new, more positive, term was used to describe the rule. The rule was abolished in 2004. What rule? 28
Original melody - “Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman” This French folk song has three popular variations out of 12 composed. Identify composer and the three popular variations. 29
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” “ Alphabet Song” “ Ba Ba Black Sheep” French folk song “Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman”, Mozart wrote twelve variations for piano for this piece.
In 1948 Bernard Silver (1924–63), a graduate student at Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia, USA overheard the president of a local food chain asking one of the deans to research for a system to that could help their shops. Silver told his friend Norman Joseph Woodland (1921-) about the request, and they started working on a variety of systems. After lots of failed attempts, he got inspiration from the Morse Code. What does he design? 30