With the Blessings from “Sri Sri Ravindera Jadeja” aka Jaju, We start the first quiz of 2013.
What began on Dec 18, 1989, at Gujranwala, and ended on Mar 18, 2012, at Dhaka?
Sachin Tendulkars astonishing one day international career.
Which Irishman was in the business news in India during the last days of 2012, for taking over as head of a conglomerate that was founded exactly a hundred years before he was born?
Cyrus Mistry, who took over as Chairman of the Tata group, succeeding Ratan Tata. Mistrys mother and father are Irish citizens (one by birth, the other by naturalisation); he gets his Irish citizenship thanks to his mother. The Tata Group began in 1868, a hundred years before Mistrys birth in 1968.
X began his career in TV news broadcast with Y in 1995, where he anchored daily newscasts, and reporting for News Tonight a programme telecast on DD Metro. In his time with Y, he did the first ever TV interview with Sonia Gandhi. He also hosts a special television program Frankly Speaking with X, which has featured eminent personalities. He is a recipient of a number of awards for his journalistic abilities and has also written a book named Combating Terrorism: The Legal Challenge.
X Arnab GoswamiY NDTVYou can mess with Zohan, but not Arnab.
Chetan Bhagat Said, “ Indian politics : Congress orders tea, BJP has to order coffee. SP/BSP will order based on who is paying. X will spill whatever is ordered.”ID X?
The name for this gadget from Microsoft now is "PixelSense", replacing the name with which it originally made waves. The old name has been commandeered for something they launched in 2012. Whats the old name?
Surface. Earlier "Microsoft Surface" was the name of the large tabletop touchscreen computer, and now its tablet.
This car needs no reverse gear because it can pivot 360 degrees on its wheels. Name the car/make.
It is a mountain pass in the Aravalli Rangeof Rajasthan in western India. It connectsRajsamand and Pali districts, 40kilometres from Udaipur. The name ofthis very famous place is believed to havecome from the „turmeric-colored‟ yellowsoil. What place?
In a poll conducted by Animal Planet, itwas voted the worlds favorite animal,narrowly beating the dog. CallumRankine, international species officer atthe WWF conservation charity, said theresult gave him hope. “If people arevoting for them as their favorite animal,it means they recognize theirimportance, and hopefully the need toensure their survival,” he said.
Until very recently, in India, this musicalinstrument was only heard in the hills andvalleys of Kashmir as an accompaniment to thehymns of the Sufi mystics. It was referred to asthe „shata tantri veena’ in Indian musicalhistory and is named after a Persian word,meaning a hundred strings. Which musicalinstrument?
"How to Survive a Plague" is a 2012 documentary nominated for the upcoming 85th Academy Awards, and considered one of the leading contenders to take the Best Documentary Oscar. Directed by David France, it chronicles the early years of the fight against which plague?
Mirzapur is a city in the heartof North India, nearly 650 kmbetween Delhi and Kolkataand also equidistant fromAllahabad and Varanasi. There are loads of facts about Mirzapur one being that there is a small clock tower in the center of the city. Claim to fame of this city?
Indian Standard Time (IST) is calculated fromthe clock tower in Mirzapur which is nearlyexactly on the reference longitude of IndianStandard Time at 82.5°
• X came to Mumbai eight years ago from his hometown Lucknow. However, instead of a job in singing, he began receiving work as a lyricist!• This multifaceted individual began his writing career with the film Aamir and then got fame for Dev D.• A close friend of X , Y had asked him to write a song for a movie . However, ultimately it was Z who penned the lyrics, while X sang the sufiana-style song along with female playback Kavita Seth.X, Y, Z?
• X Amitabha Bhattacharya• Y Amit Trivedi• Z Javed Akhtar
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• The literal translation of X is “The River of Kings”• X covers the entire span of history in the Kashmir region from the earliest times to the date of its composition. Written in Sanskrit verse by the Kashmiri Brahman Y in 1148, that is justifiably considered to be the best and most authentic work of its kind• Identify X and the Y.
The first was held in 1810, in honor of theBavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage toPrincess Therese Von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Upto 7 million people attendit each year. Most of it takes place at the tentssitting next to one another on the hugefairgrounds. There are 14 tents in all, some ofwhich hold up to 10,000 people. What am Italking about?
Identify the tournament and Y(very specific)• Captain – Ajay Jadeja• Vice Captain – Anil Kumble• Coach – Kris Srikkanth• Manager – Chitrak Mishra• Group Stage opponents – Australia, Canada and Y.• Y had players like Curtly Ambrose, Richie Richardson, Eldine Baptiste etc.
• Tournament – 1998 Commonwealth Games• Y – Antigua and Barbuda, nothing else will be accepted.
"We the People" is a platform that allows Americans to petition the White House on various issues, provided there is enough support for the petition. In December 2012, a less than serious (or so we imagine) petition was made that eventually garnered over twenty five thousand signatures, forcing the White House to take cognisance of it in January 2013.The White House, declining the request in the petition, wrote:"The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a ___ ___ isnt on the horizon. Here are a few reasons:The construction of the ___ ___ has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. Were working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it. The Administration does not support blowing up planets. Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a ___ ___ with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?What did the petition demand the US Government build?
A "Death Star", referring to the space station from "Star Wars".
Aleem Dar• Is known to practice at the nets with teams.
X, a monthly magazine for the African Americanmarket, was founded by John H. Johnson and haspublished continuously since the Autumn of1945.X cover photography has since its inceptionfocused on African American celebrities andpoliticians, from Dorothy Dandridge and WhitneyHouston, to Michael Jackson and Barack Obama.Advertisers have for decades created adsspecifically for the pages of X that featured blackmodels using their products.
The company was launched in 1966 byPierre Bellon (Chairman) inMarseille, France, initially servingcompany restaurants, schools andhospitals under the name SocietédExploitation HotelièreThe prefix of the company name wasretained, despite negative connotationsin British English
In 1988, Peter Shu founded ………………….. inTaipei.Its first products were "JetMate" laserprinter driver, for producing high qualityChinese characters, “KeyPro" softwareprotection system. In 1989, it startedmanufacturing memory products for laserprinters.
X is a confection which was first createdby Rowntrees of York, EnglandIt is now produced worldwide by Y, whichacquired Rowntree in 1988, except in theUnited States where it is made underlicence by Z Each bar consists of fingers composed ofthree layers of crème-filledwafer, covered in an outer layer ofchocolateLaunched in 1935, X was originally known asChocolate Crisp
Its first product was a simple rice cooker which failed miserably. In the early stages the company kept itself alive by selling heating pads. These pads were made by stitching wires on cloth. It derived its name from a railway company. It is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Konan Minato, Tokyo, Japan and ranked 87th on the 2012 list of Fortune Global 500. It is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics products for the consumer and professional markets. Its founders Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka derived the name from _____, the Latin word for sound.What?
The ones from Delhi are surfers, the UP fellows use wands, the Punjab fellows are fighters, the chaps from Mumbai are into conjuring, and the Ranchi boys are just one- nosed and thick-skinned.What is all this?
Teams in the Hockey India League: Delhi WaveRiders, Uttar Pradesh Wizards, PunjabWarriors, Mumbai Magicians, and RanchiRhinos.
If 2010 featured a pain-killer from a Kolkata company and consisting of 16% Menthol and 10% Oil of Gaultheria, 2012 features a resin- based adhesive that is almost synonymous with its product category.What are we talking of?
Products referred to in the Dabangg films:first, Zandu Balm, and now Fevicol
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is the first installment of three movies on J.R.R. Tolkiens "The Hobbit" book. The movie, which released in December 2012, has been receiving some unusual criticism: some people claim that watching the movie can induce nausea.This is being attributed to the way the film has been shot (and not just because of it being available in 3D), in order to increase clarity and make motion smoother and sharper. So, cinematographically speaking, whats different about this film?
It is shot at 48 frames per second, rather thanthe usual 24 frames per second.
These are the initials of the ten most recent members of which list? (that usually sees a high rate of attrition):CR, JM, AG, LFS, RW, GH, CA, X, Y, RB
X AV-BY RDMManagers of English Premier League football team Chelsea FC, who have seen ten managers in the Roman Abramovich decade.
What is this list about? (something that will come into effect on 26th January, 2013)AravaliBotadChhota UdepurDwarkaGir-SomnathMahisagarMorbi
These are new proposed districts in Gujarat. Critics say this is meant to help the ruling BJP politically.
He hasnt been seen for the last couple of times, but hes back again. In 2012, this quartermaster is played by Ben Whishaw. He was first essayed by Peter Burton; his successor Desmond Llewelyn has played the role the most number of times. John Cleese took on the mantle a couple of times, before the hiatus began, which has ended with Whishaw.Which role?
Q. The character was missing from "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace".
In the film "Heroine", it was by Kareena Kapoor. In "Gangs of Wasseypur", by Manoj Bajpai. For most films, it was by one of the lead actors. Since September 2012, all films that meet a certain criterion need to have this, if they are to obtain certification from the the Central Board of Film Certification.Filmmakers seem to prefer this, rather than a scrolling ticker in the middle of their films. What is this new addition to Indian films?
Films (those who have scenes showing smoking) must now carry a anti-smoking message before the film begins, and just after it resumes after the interval. This must be a voiceover by one of the lead actors of the film.
The editor M.S.Shinde (who passed away in 2012) is perhaps best known to quizzers for being the only member of the "Sholay" crew to win a Filmfare Award (for the year 1975). That year, the big awards for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Story went to another film.Incidentally, the director of that film also has a film release in 2012 - which, ironically, shares its name with something to do with "Sholay". Which was the 1975 film and director?
"Deewar", by Yash Chopra. His latest film "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" shares its name from the climactic song from "Sholay".
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In U-19 World Cup, X scored three half centuries,including a 90 scored off only 38 balls. X was thenawarded a Border-Gavaskar scholarship to trainat the Australian Cricket Academy and in early2005, he made his first-class limited overs debut,and scored 645 runs that season at an average of53.75. An article by X was featured in the 2012book Rahul Dravid: Timeless Steel, He is the onlyIndian player to have scored a century in allformats of international cricket.
This video game is another offering by Rovio in the "Angry Birds" game series, and released in September 2012. With segments such as "Ground Hog Day" and "Flight in the Night", the objective is to help make a transport system for the erstwhile villains-turned- protagonists.Which puzzle-oriented game is this?
X dos Santos Aveiro, began his career as a youthplayer for Andorinha, where he played for twoyears, before moving to C.D. Nacional. X was thefirst player to win all four main PFA and FWAawards, doing so in 2007. In October 2012, hebecame the first sportsperson to reach 50 millionfollowers on Facebook. X’s autobiography, titledMoments, was published in December 2007.On 9June 2010, Madame Tussauds London unveiledXs waxwork as part of the build-up to the WorldCup. X joined fellow footballers Steven Gerrard,Pelé and David Beckham at the events venue.
An unnamed portion of this continent has been named by the British after Queen Elizabeth II in December 2012, to mark her Jubilee Year. Now called "Queen Elizabeth Land", it had been earlier referred to as Edith Ronne Land earlier.Significantly bigger than the United Kingdom itself, where is this piece of land?
X had a 32-match winning streak in 2008, starting at the 2008 Masters Series Hamburg to the 2008 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Womens Open, which included titles at Hamburg, the French Open (where he did not drop a set), Queens Club, his first title at Wimbledon, and the Rogers Cup. In 2012, by winning the Monte-Carlo Masters, he became the only player to have won eight consecutive editions in any tournament during the history of tennis, and only the second player to win a single tournament for a total of eight times during Open Era. X is the first male player in tennis history to simultaneously hold Grand Slam tournament titles on clay, grass and hardcourts. He is also the first (and only player to date) to win three consecutive Grand Slam titles on three different surfaces. 128036 X is a main belt asteroid discovered in 2003 at the Observatorio Astronómico de Mallorca and named after him.
X began her modeling career at the LakmeFashion Week as a model for Wendell RodrickssLes Vamps Show and was picked to be Rodrickssfinale model at the Spring Summer 07 Collection.Since then she has done campaigns for Silk &Shine, Whisper, Reliance, TVS scooty,Nivea,Nathella Jewelry and Fiat Palio. She wasnominated for the filmfare debut award in 2009but it eventually went to Y.
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X, is an American film actor and producer. Hehas been nominated for three AcademyAwards and has won three Golden GlobeAwards. He started his career at age 19 in the1981 film Taps. His first leading role was inRisky Business, released in August 1983. Xbecame a full-fledged movie star after starringin Y(1986).
X is a global fashion brand, based in Treviso, Italy. The name comesfrom the X family who founded the company in 1965. X is listed inMilan. X has a network of over 6,500 stores in 120 countries. Thestores are managed by independent partners and generate a totalturnover of over 2 billion euro.The companys core businessremains their clothing lines: Y, Sisley, and Playlife Their productsinclude womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and underwear andthey have expanded into perfumes, stationery, eyewear and travelbags.In 1965, Luciano X, the eldest of four children, saw a marketfor colourful clothes, and sold a younger brothers bicycle in orderto buy his first second-hand knitting machine. His initial smallcollection of sweaters received a positive response in local stores inthe Veneto region, and soon after he asked his sister and twoyounger brothers, Gilberto and Carlo, to join him. In 1965, theentity known as the "X Group" was formed.
Only 7 persons known to have the boon of “immortality” according to Hindu Mythology.
The word X originates from the word pepon, which is Greek for “large melon". The French adapted this word to pompon, which the British changed to pumpion and later American colonists changed that to the word we use today, "X". The origin of X is not definitively known, although they are thought to have originated in North America. The oldest evidence, X-related seeds dating between 7000 and 5500 BC, were found in Mexico.X are a squash-like fruit that range in size from less than 1 pound (0.45 kilograms) to over 1,000 pounds (450 kilograms).X is the fruit of the species Cucurbita pepo or Cucurbita mixta. It can refer to a specific variety of the species Cucurbita maxima or Cucurbita moschata, which are all of the genus Cucurbita and the family Cucurbitaceae.
X is a beverage made by brewing black tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices and herbs. Originating in South Asia, the beverage has gained worldwide popularity, becoming a feature in many coffee and tea houses. Although traditionally prepared by decoction, retail versions include tea bags for infusion, instant powdered mixtures, and concentrates. What is X?
X is a traditional green tea consumed in Afghanistan, northernPakistan, some regions of Central Asia as well as the Kashmir Valley.In Pakistan, it is made in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan regions. It is a popular breakfast tea among Kashmirisgenerally accompanied with special Kashmiri bakery items likegirda. Kashmiri Pandit migrants living in the North IndianPlains, particularly in the urban agglomeration of Delhi, have alsocontributed to the teas popularity among non-Kashmiri Indians.The tea is made by boiling green tea leaves with saffronstrands, cinnamon bark and cardamom pods and occasionallyKashmiri roses to add a great aroma. Generally, it is served withsugar or honey, and crushed nuts, usually almonds or walnuts.Some varieties are made as a herbal infusion only, without thegreen tea leaves.
X is the third-most popular drink overall, after water and tea. It is thought by some to be the oldest fermented beverage.X is produced by the saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resulting sugar. The starch and saccharification enzymes are often derived from malted cereal grains, most commonly malted barley and malted wheat. Unmalted maize and rice are widely used adjuncts to lighten the flavour because of their lower cost. X is flavoured with hops, which add bitterness and act as a natural preservative, though other flavourings such as herbs or fruit may occasionally be included.
X is the family of Y smartphones. The line hasbeen manufactured since 2008 and currentlyaccounts for more than half of the companysmobile phone sales. The name X is derivedfrom the word "experience". Currently twentyone members of the product family have beenreleased.
Captain X (September 9, 1974 – July 7, 1999) was an officer of the Indian Army, posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, Indias highest award for valour, for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War, termed as Operation Y, in Kashmir between India and Pakistan."In reply to a Pakistanis taunt that they will leave Kashmir if the Indians give them Madhuri Dixit, a popular bollywood actress, Captain X gave him the reply, "Sorry, Madhuri is busy!". He then shot the taunter and said " From Madhuri,With love". In 2003 Hindi film LOC Kargil based on the entire Kargil conflict had Abhishek Bachchan, playing the role of Captain X.
Who?2003Womens Tennis Association (WTA) Newcomer of the Year2004WTA Player of the YearWTA Most Improved Player of the Year2005ESPY Best Female Tennis PlayerNamed the countrys best female player for the year by Russias tennis federationMaster of Sports of RussiaPrix de Citron Roland Garros2006Named the countrys best female player for the year by Russias tennis federationWhirlpool 6th Sense Player of the Year2007ESPY Best Female Tennis PlayerESPY Best International Female AthleteESPN Hottest Female Athlete2008Named the January 2008 female Athlete of the Month by the United States Sports Academy for her performance at the Australian OpenESPY Best Female Tennis Player2010WTA Fan Favorite Singles PlayerWTA Humanitarian Of The YearWTA Most Fashionable Player (On Court)WTA Most Fashionable Player (Off Court)WTA Most Dramatic Expression2012ESPY Best Female Tennis Player
X was born into a Tamil family on 24 February 1948, at Melukote, in Pandavapura taluk of Mandya district, Mysore State (now Karnataka). Her grandfather was in the service of the then Mysore kingdom as a surgeon, and the prefix ______ (the victorious) was added to the names of various of her family members to reflect their association with Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar of Mysore.Although there have been claims that X was introduced to politics by M. G. Ramachandran, she has denied this. She was a member of the Rajya Sabha elected from Tamil Nadu during the period of 1984–89. Soon after the death of Ramachandran, X proclaimed herself as his political heir. Iruvar, a 1997 Tamil political drama film, included the character of X, played by Y.
X is a parliamentarian for over four decades, X was elected to the Lok Sabha (the lower house of Indias Parliament) nine times, and twice to the Rajya Sabha (upper house). He also served as the Member of Parliament from Y, Uttar Pradesh, until 2009, when he retired from active politics due to health concerns. X was one amongst the founder members of the erstwhile Z and had also been its president. He was also the Minister of External Affairs in the cabinet of Morarji Desai. When the Janata government collapsed, X renamed his former party Z as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
X Shri Atal Bihari VajpayeeY LucknowZ Jana Sangh
X began his professional career with the Englishlanguage daily The Free Press Journal in Mumbai,but left it in 1960 to form his own political weeklyY. His cartoons were also published in the Sundayedition of The Times of India. X is satirised inSalman Rushdies 1995 novel The Moors LastSigh as Raman Fielding. Suketu Mehtainterviewed X in his critically acclaimed, Pulitzer-nominated, non-fiction 2004 book Maximum City.
In October 2012, footballs governing body, FIFA, approved the use of two technological systems to be used as goal-line technology in Decembers FIFA Club World Cup (which features each continental associations current champion). This will be used to automatically detect whether a ball has crossed the goal.One of them is "GoalRef", which is the other?
American President Barack Obama was voted by Time magazine to be its "Person of the Year". He joins a small group of people who have been so selected more than once (he also became "Person of the Year" in 2008 when he was last elected).Who, also a US President, is the only person to be Time Person of the Year thrice? (in 1932, 1934, and 1941.)
In November 2012, who returned to Earthalong with fellow astronauts YuriMalenchenko and Akihiko Hoshide from theInternational Space Station on board theSoyuz TMA-05M spacecraft, after anotherrecord setting trip?
Sunita Williams, who extended her record for the amount of time spent in space by a woman.
Park Geun-hye has become the first woman to gain residence at the Blue House. No lady has ever been given the keys to the whiter version of such a residence.So what has Park Geun-hye been elected as?
The President of South Korea. The residence of the President is the Blue House.
Who connects the following:.a South African returned barrister.a housewife named Anuradha who once used to sing.the younger brother of Durga.a Rajput princess who was a devotee of Krishna.The Philosophers Stone.a dry fruit seller from Kabul
The late Pandit Ravi Shankar, who composed music for these films. The films are: Gandhi, Anuradha, Apu (Trilogy), Meera, Paras Patthar, Kabuliwala (Bengali).
In December 2012, Twitter released information about the years top trends and tweets. One of the sections under Trends was "Countries". Which country was the most tweeted about, according to Twitter, in 2012?
When Joseph Woodland, who died in December 2012, was a masters student, he was sitting on a beach in his grandfathers property thinking about how to encode information about products. He was doodling in the sand, when he happened to see he had made four lines in the sand.What, dubbed the "Universal Product Code", would he eventually be the father of?
Kamal Haasans next movie release is "Vishwaroopam" (made both in Hindi and Tamil) and will make its way to theatres in January 2013. In addition to a standard theatrical release, the producers are also planning to release it in what unusual medium?
On DTH (Direct-to-Home) via Airtels TV network. This is to be a one-time release even before the actual theatre release.
This is the logo of the latest venture from this foundation. Which foundation, or what quick word will complete the name of this venture?
"Wiki" is the word, to give Wikivoyage. The WikimediaFoundations latest project is this online travel guide that in wiki- style, anyone can edit. "Wikitravel" was the precursor to this.