This SL cricketer made his international debut in 2011. So far he has played 1 Test, 3 ODIs and 2 international T20s. But he has already etched his name in the record books. Which unique record has been achieved by him?
Shaminda Eranga. He has set a world record for being the only bowler to have taken a wicket in his first over in all formats of the game. His victims are ---
The five categories for Hollywood Walk of Fame.
According to a recent survey, in the list of the most common passwords, used online, some of the top ranking ones are --- 123456, abc123, qwerty, monkey and iloveyou. Which word tops this list of passwords?
James Morris, a correspondent, sent this message to The Times – “Snow conditions bad stop advanced base abandoned yesterday stop awaiting improvement“. What was the significance of this message?
Morris reported the success of Hillary and Tenzing in a coded message to the newspaper.
Which piece of weaponry, massively used during the WW-II, got its name from the chief designers, Major Reginald V. Shepherd & Harold Turpin and also the place shown in the map?
STEN (or Sten gun) Reginald V. Shepherd + Harold Turpin + ENfield
A bronze bust of this lady has recently been unveiled in Gordon Square Gardens, London, where she lived as a child. It is said to be the first such memorial in Britain dedicated to a Muslim. Identify her. (Bigger vis – next slide)
Adam Worth (vis) was an American criminal. Scotland Yard detective Robert Anderson nicknamed him “the Napoleon of the criminal world”. Worth is said to be the inspiration behind which literary character?
Perfect integration of analog and digital technology has been reflected in the logo where the first two entities form an analog wave and the last two represent a digital binary code. Which well known logo am I talking about?
Polish town, Swiebodzin, erects worlds largest Jesus Christ statue. The statue’s height is 33 metres or 108 feet(approx). Why this height has been chosen?
Christian belief has it that Christ died at the age of 33.
The Delhi Govt. announced in August 2012 that the bird, whose scientific name is "Passer domesticus indicus", will be Delhis State Bird. This is expected to provide a boost to efforts in conserving this bird whose population in Delhi has been coming down over the years. What is the more common name of this bird?
The first volume of the book subtitled Cosmographic Meditations on the Creation of the World and the Image of Creation by Gerard de Cremer of Flanders appeared in 1585. What was the single word title of this series which was the first to be given such a name? (Visual of the book cover – next slide)
According to sources, what was the name of the garland carried by Goddess Lakshmi when she arose from the churning of the ocean and which she placed around the neck of Lord Vishnu at the time of their marriage?
The design of the present EPL trophy is based on the heraldry of Three Lions, that is associated with the British tradition. Two of the lions are found above the handles on either side of the trophy. What is the funda about the third lion?
The third is symbolised by the captain of the title winning team as he raises the trophy, and its gold crown, above his head at the end of the season.
Selected by BBC History magazine as the worst Briton in history, who has been depicted as a shadow, instead of a wax statue at the Madame Tussauds, London?
Marvel Comics has trademarked two words of their own invention which are considered to be examples of onomatopoeia --- thwip! and snikt! Snikt! is the switchblade-sound of Wolverine’s claws. What does thwip! signify?
She is known as ’The Queen of Country Music’. During the mid 90s, when she was asked whether she minded being an eponym in a certain way, she jokingly replied, "No, theres no such thing as baa- ad publicity." Who? About what?
Dolly – the sheep has been named after Dolly Parton
The oldest of its kind in India, it was originally named after ‘A’. After independence, it was renamed after the river which flows by it. It got its present name in 1957 when it was named after ‘B’. What am I talking about?
Corbett National Park. Originally named the Hailey National Park, after Sir Malcolm Hailey, the Governor of United Provinces. Renamed later after Ramganga river. Finally, it got its present name in 1957.
It is a work of fiction which combines a pre-existing literature, with another genre, such as horror genre into a single narrative. Some of the well-known examples are – What are these type of novels called?
In 2006, a Commemorative Coin set was issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of X, making it only the second Indian company alongside State Bank of India to have such a coin issued in its honour. Identify the company which is ranked 357th in the Fortune Global 500 list for the year 2012.
The earliest known reference was found in the play ’Agamemnon’ by Aeschylus, when Clytemnestra welcomed her husband Agamemnon after he returned from Troy. In 1902, The New York Central Railroad did something similar to welcome passengers aboard their 20th Century Limited passenger train. Which ‘custom’ am I talking about?
It is said that when Krishna, Radha and the Gopis performed the Ras Leela, Shiva made sure that no one disturbed them. Later on, to fulfill Parvati’s wish, Shiva chose a secluded place and re-enacted the Ras Leela. Ananta Nag illuminated that place by the jewel on his crown for Shiva and Parvati to play Ras Leela after sunset. According to legend, which place got its name from this incident?