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    1. 1. Researched and Conducted by: Somnath Chanda
    2. 2. Rules• 26 questions.• Each question carries 1 mark.• Star marked question will be considered only when tie-breaker situation arises. The teams having scored themore no. of star marked questions will qualify.• The n-th answer will start with n-th alphabet, i.e. 1stanswer will start with A, 2nd answer will start with B andso on.
    3. 3.  With whom would you connect the following clues?
    4. 4.  Identify the cartoonist.
    5. 5.  Though part of the soundtrack of a 2007 comedy-drama film, this musical piece originally belongs to which mid- 60’s movie?
    6. 6.  Some claimants of the first song of this genre are - Manu Dibangos "Soul Makossa" (1972), Jerry Butlers "One Night Affair" (1972), the Hues Corporations "Rock the Boat" (1973), George McCraes "Rock Your Baby" (1974) and "Kung Fu Fighting" (1974) by Carl Douglas. In 1974, New York Citys WPIX-FM premiered the first radio show of this type of music. Which type / genre of music?
    7. 7.  This popular theatre artist from Rajasthan caught everyones attention by his acting prowess in a national level drama meet in the early ‘70s in Lucknow. Later on, as Nabi Ahmed Shakir, he was sent on a special mission. He died in unfortunate circumstances in the foreign soil. Why was he again in news in 2012? (Bigger vis – next slide)
    8. 8.  Discovered by Marguerite Perey in 1939, it was the last chemical element to be found naturally. Identify this element which was formerly known as eka-caesium.  
    9. 9.  Which illustrous Indian family?
    10. 10.   Which field of academics get its name from a Greek word which literally means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’?
    11. 11.  Officially or unofficially, all of them are associated with which ‘title’?
    12. 12.  The motto of the Recession Party, formed a few years ago, was to improve the bank balance of their MPs, by looting the voters. Their all-black uniform represented black money in Indian politics. Who was the founder of that party?
    13. 13.  Who is singing this rabindrasangeet?
    14. 14.  After reading a book, currently in news, Barrack Obama wrote the following words to the author – “It is a lovely book — an elegant proof of God and the power of storytelling.” Which book?
    15. 15.  An Indo-American collaboration. Who is singing?
    16. 16.  Often referred to as the ‘guru of backward integration’, the gentleman (marked in the visual), a chemist by profession, founded a company in 1969 whose present turnover is more than Rs. 3550 crores. Which company did he found? (Bigger vis - next slide)  
    17. 17.  
    18. 18.  Barjinder Singh Sangha and Mandeep Singh Sandhu have been charged recently with the attempted murder of the person (vis), the hero of a controversial mission. Which mission was that? (Bigger vis – next slide)  
    19. 19.  According to recent reports, it causes around 6,00,000 premature deaths per year. To highlight this issue, these specific ads were created. Identify the context.  
    20. 20.  Proposed by Murray Gell-Mann and George Zweig in 1964, it is of six types (known as flavors) -- up, down, top, bottom, strange and charm. What is being described?  
    21. 21.  According to records, Raja Ramlochun Ray, a petty zamindar, bought this piece of land around 1842 AD. Following the Sepoy Mutiny, mostly the Muslim merchants, businessmen, butchers and cattle traders from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh had settled in this place.  Which Kolkata locality is this?
    22. 22.  Whose voice?
    23. 23.  The original version was sung by the Guns N Roses. Who is singing this particular version?
    24. 24.  Name this multiple Filmfare Award winning movie, which also marked the debut of the director.
    25. 25.  This is the only instance when the Amul Girl cried. For whom?
    26. 26.  According to recent intelligence reports, China is opening its narrow border with Afghanistan with roads and probably a tunnel through this strategically placed location (map), skirting J&K. India risks losing the political influence it has over the Afghans because of these latest developments. Name this place. (Bigger vis – next slide)
    27. 27.  Which multi- national company started its journey in 1906 as The Haloid Photo- graphic Company?
    28. 28. His golfing debut took place in the 2008 Russian Open, with a not-so- encouraging results. Who?
    29. 29.  This is the satellite image of which geographical entity?
    30. 30.  With whom would you connect the following clues?
    31. 31.  Amitabh Bachchan
    32. 32.  Identify the cartoonist.
    33. 33.  Bal Thackeray
    34. 34.  Though part of the soundtrack of a 2007 comedy-drama film, this musical piece originally belongs to which mid- 60’s movie?
    35. 35.  Charulata
    36. 36.  Some claimants of the first song of this genre are - Manu Dibangos "Soul Makossa" (1972), Jerry Butlers "One Night Affair" (1972), the Hues Corporations "Rock the Boat" (1973), George McCraes "Rock Your Baby" (1974) and "Kung Fu Fighting" (1974) by Carl Douglas. In 1974, New York Citys WPIX-FM premiered the first radio show of this type of music. Which type / genre of music?
    37. 37.  Disco
    38. 38.  This popular theatre artist from Rajasthan caught everyones attention by his acting prowess in a national level drama meet in the early ‘70s in Lucknow. Later on, as Nabi Ahmed Shakir, he was sent on a special mission. He died in unfortunate circumstances in the foreign soil. Why he was again in news in 2012? (Bigger vis – next slide)
    39. 39.  Ek Tha Tiger
    40. 40.  Discovered by Marguerite Perey in 1939, it was the last chemical element to be found naturally. Identify this element which was formerly known as eka-caesium.  
    41. 41.  Francium
    42. 42.  Which illustrous Indian family?
    43. 43.  Gurtu
    44. 44.   Which field of academics get its name from a Greek word which literally means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’?
    45. 45.  History
    46. 46.  Officially or unofficially, all of them are associated with which ‘title’?
    47. 47.  Iron Lady
    48. 48.  The motto of the Recession Party, formed a few years ago, was to improve the bank balance of their MPs, by looting the voters. Their all-black uniform represented black money in Indian politics. Who was the founder of that party?
    49. 49.  Jaspal Bhatti
    50. 50.  Who is singing this rabindrasangeet?
    51. 51.  Kavita Krishnamurty
    52. 52.  After reading a book, currently in news, Barrack Obama wrote the following words to the author – “It is a lovely book — an elegant proof of God, and the power of storytelling.” Which book?
    53. 53.  Life of Pi
    54. 54.  An Indo-American collaboration. Who is singing?
    55. 55.  Michael Bolton
    56. 56.  Often referred to as the ‘guru of backward integration’, the gentleman (marked in the visual), a chemist by profession, founded a company in 1969 whose present turnover is more than Rs. 3550 crores. Which company did he found? (Bigger vis - next slide)  
    57. 57.  
    58. 58.  Nirma
    59. 59.  Barjinder Singh Sangha and Mandeep Singh Sandhu have been charged recently with the attempted murder of the person (vis), the hero of a controversial mission. Which mission was that? (Bigger vis – next slide)  
    60. 60.  Operation Bluestar
    61. 61.  According to recent reports, it causes around 6,00,000 premature deaths per year. To highlight this issue, these specific ads were created. Identify the context.  
    62. 62.  Passive Smoking
    63. 63.  Proposed by Murray Gell-Mann and George Zweig in 1964, it is of six types (known as flavors) -- up, down, top, bottom, strange and charm. What is being described?  
    64. 64.  Quarks
    65. 65.  According to records, Raja Ramlochun Ray, a petty zamindar, bought this piece of land around 1842 AD. Following the Sepoy Mutiny, the Muslim merchants, businessmen, butchers and cattle traders from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh had settled in this place.  Which Kolkata locality is this?
    66. 66.  Raza Bazar
    67. 67.  Whose voice?
    68. 68.  Sunil Gangopadhyay
    69. 69.  The original version was sung by the Guns N Roses. Who is singing this particular version?
    70. 70.  Tom Cruise
    71. 71.  Name this multiple Filmfare Award winning movie, which also marked the debut of the director.
    72. 72.  Upkar
    73. 73.  This is the only instance when the Amul Girl cried. For whom?
    74. 74.  Verghese Kurien
    75. 75.  According to recent intelligence reports, China is opening its narrow border with Afghanistan with roads and probably a tunnel through this strategically placed location (map), skirting J&K. India risks losing the political influence it has over the Afghans because of these latest developments. Name this place. (Bigger vis – next slide)
    76. 76.  Wakhan Corridor
    77. 77.  Which multi- national company started its journey in 1906 as The Haloid Photo- graphic Company?
    78. 78.  Xerox
    79. 79. His golfing debut took place in the 2008 Russian Open, with a not-so- encouraging results. Who?
    80. 80.  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
    81. 81.  This is the satellite image of which geographical entity?
    82. 82.  Zimbabwe
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