1) T.M.A Pai
2) Kuvempu, Da Ra Bendre, V K Gokak and Masti
6) S Nijalingappa
7) C V Raman
8) Gol Gumbaz
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This entity was first conceived by a political party called
"Kannada Paksha" which was formed in 1965 by Mr M.
Ramamurthy. The political party did not last long, but the entity
that was conceived with this party has been consistently used all
over Karnataka to represent the state and Kannada language.
Which Entity ?
• The word _____ means powerful man or warrior in the Tulu
• _______ is a community of erstwhile
nobility, feudatory and gentry from the region of Tulu Nadu in
the south west of India which comprises the districts of Udupi
and Dakshina Kannada . The ______ claim Kshatriya descent
from the Nagavanshi lineage and are considered a forward
caste by the government.
• A few of the sub-divisivion in the community are Masadika,
Nad and Parivara.
In the railway budget of 2014 presented by Mallikarjhun Kharge,
he established the approval of the cabinet for a new rail coach
factory being set up in the state.
As it usually happens, the rail coach factory isn’t coming up in
the home district of Kharge, but instead elsewhere in the state
thanks to the efforts of a previous minister in the railway
Which minister and in which district is the new factory coming
• Launched by Kalale Nadadur Varadaraja Iyengar in
1970, Sudharma is a daily newspaper published out
• The paper has a daily circulation of about 2000
copies. It has an annual subscription fee of Rs. 400
and is circulated via post to readers across India.
• What makes Sudharma unique ?
• He is a founder Member and Principal of SAB,
Philadelphia and its affiliate firm SAB
International Limited which specializes in services
to transportation and infrastructure industries.
• An alumnus of the then REC(Surathkal) he is the
recipient of the Outstanding Businessman of the
Year from a Minority community award for the
year 1987 conferred by the then President of the
United States Ronald Reagan.
• The name of this village when translated into the
local language means “ Pelican White Village”.
• Located to the west of the Shimsha river in
Mandya district, the Painted Stork and the
Spotbilled Pelicans, are found here. Both are
classified as “near threatened category” in IUCN
Red List of 2009,
Which bird sanctuary ?
The 1999 General elections for the Lok Sabha
constituency of Bellary was aptly termed as the
“Mother of all Battles”.
Two very prominent people in Indian politics were
part of the fray leading to it being called so.
• Gangamoola ( a hill )is a part of the Gangamoola-AroliGangrikal range of Western Ghats. Having an altitude
of 1458 meters above sea level, the hill is within the
boundaries of the Kudremukh National Park. The hill is
thickly forested and receives an annual rainfall of
575 cm. The area in the vicinity of the hill is rich
in magnetite-quartzite deposits which yield iron ore.
• Gangamoola though is more famous as it is the source
of three important rivers in the state.
Identify the 3 rivers. ( Part points for 2/3 )
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Initially, the couple had leased a house in Gavipuram
Extension. Before shifting to a more centrally located
house on Edward Road, they had bought a sprawling
estate on Kanakapura Road in the outskirts of the city.
They soon developed the area into a verdant farm,
planting several aromatic trees and shrubs.
A spacious farm house and a studio became part of the
landscape which was bathed by the waters of a
romantically situated lake in the campus.
Identify the couple and the estate.
During the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971, the Indian Navy faced
security challenges for its Western Fleet in Mumbai
Harbour due to congestion in the shipping lanes from
commercial shipping traffic Alternative locations for a base
were looked at.
Finally a dedicated naval base sandwiched between the
craggy hills of the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea near
________ was approved which at the end of its completion,
is touted to be the biggest naval base east of the Suez.
The project is also the homeport of the latest Indian aircraft
carrier, INS Vikramaditya.
• Born at Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand, where his father was a director at
the Forest Research Institute. He is a Tamilian who was brought up
in Uttarakhand. He studied at The Doon School. He graduated
from St. Stephen's College, Delhi with a BA in economics in 1977
and completed a Master's from the Delhi School of Economics. He
then enrolled at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta,
where he did a fellowship programme (equivalent to a PhD) on the
social history of forestry in Uttarakhand, focusing on the Chipko
• A Padma Bhushan awardee, the US magazine Foreign Policy named
him as one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world in May
Identify this “Kannadiga” ?
• This town it gets its name from an anglicized
version of “Mud Lake”. The lake is still essentially
very much a part of the town and is present bang
in the middle.
• The town is also said to have the highest density
of mobile phone users in India. Way back in 2006,
98% of the population had mobile phones.
• Which town in Karnataka ?
Who is the director of
Zehreela Insaan and also
explain the appearance of
this question in the quiz ?
Cycling is a tradition more than a sport in this city. Called
as the cycling capital of India, many- a professional
cyclists have emerged from this city.
Cycling has become a part and parcel of peasants of this
region and cycle races have become common in most of
the annual fairs held in villages here.
The strong stamina of the people in the region and the
lack of good transportation facilities are seen as the main
reasons for this cycling boom.
Which city ?
An environmentalist from
the state, noted for her
work in planting and
284 banyan trees along a
four-kilometre stretch of
Her work has been
honoured with the
National Citizen's Award
• He was a prominent Kannada writer, novelist,
photographer, ornithologist, publisher, painter and
environmentalist who made a great impression in the
"Navya" period of Kannada literature.
• Although he was the son of a famous litterateur, he came
out of his father's shadow and established his own image at
an early age. He received Rajyotsava Award for his first
short story "Linga Banda", a look at the rainy western
ghats from the eye of a boy.
• He went onto spend the latter years of his life in Mudigere,
Chickmagalore district having bought a coffee estate there.
• The company originated as “Mysore Products and
General Trading Company” in 1948.
• Sri. N.Ranga Rao, the group’s illustrious founder and
philanthropist put their humble product on the
commercial map of India. Their journey has seen the
company grow from a fledgling cottage industry to a
global enterprise. The company has the largest market
share in India and has established itself as a major
exporter of the product.
• Different varieties of the product include Lia, Flute,
Rhythm and Woods.
• Which company/brand ?
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Kittur Rani Chenamma
St. Mary’s Island
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Occupying an area of 5160.88 km², this
district was carved out from the
erstwhile Gulbarga district as the 30th
district of Karnataka on 10 April 2010.
Which is thus the latest district to be created
in the state ?
“Victory to you Mother Karnataka, the daughter of
Mother India! Hail the land of beautiful rivers and
forests, hail the abode of saints! You are a new
jewel in the crown of Goddess Earth, mine of
beautiful gold and sandal. Victory to you Mother
Karnataka the daughter of Mother India
where Rama and Krishna had their incarnations”
The English translation of what?
Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujaate.
The state song.
The very efficiently run state owned Karnataka
State Road Transport Corporation ( KSRTC ) has
three subsidiary corporations under it.
1) North Western Karnataka Road Transport
Corporation headquartered at Hubli.
2) North East Karnataka Road Transport
Corporation headquartered at Gulbarga.
The famous crop Y-X from a renowned town Y in South
Karnataka has been given the “Geographical Indication
tag”,and has been almost devastated by “Fisarium wilt”, a
fungal disease. So severe has this disease been that it has
reduced the cultivation of Xto about 10 acres of land.To
revive this variety, the U.A.S took up a programme to
collect disease-free Y-X material and multiply them
through tissue culture. “Y-toothpowder” is a famous
ayurvedic toothpowder brand started by Late Sri BV
Pandit of Sadvaidyashala.
• X, based in Belgaum was incorporated in 1982 as the pilot entity of
the X group of companies. Under the able stewardship of
the Chandak’s, X has powered its way to be one of the leading
manufacturers, competing with the world leaders with respect to
Design, Process and Product Quality.
• “We have enhanced our strong design and developmental
capabilities backed by a well equipped manufacturing setup spread
over 80,000 sq. ft. housing an in-house design, machining,
fabrication, assembly and testing facilities.” says X’s website.
• X being ably supported with its wide network of over 320 dealers
crisscrossing the length and breadth of the nation and has also left
its footprint overseas on the shores of USA, Germany, Israel etc.