X is a tropical atoll in the Indian Ocean, and a part of British territory. It is about 1800 km from India. In the 1970s, the United States established a military base here, leading to the displacement of a large number of people. This expulsion is the topic of the 2004 documentary Stealing A Nation, written and directed by John Pilger. The US has often been accused of running secret prisons in X. Recently, Wikileaks disclosed that the UK was planning to set up a marine reserve here, to prevent the natives from returning. In common language, X is used to denote a small region of dominance of an entity within a large area. Amar Singh of Samajwadi Party famously remarked "Rae Bareilly and Amethi are the X of the Congress in UP.“ Also X has been featured in Transformers as having a storage facility for a segment of the All Spark and a training facility for the Autobots.
Connect – A Game of Thrones A Clash of Kings A Storm of Swords A Feast for Crows A Dance with Dragons The Winds of Winter P.S. – Not Exhaustive
Bonus Question – Name the continent having the Seven Kingdoms in the series „A Song of Ice and Fire‟?
When he died in December 1980, flags in Kentucky were flown at half mast for 4 days. ID.
It is a full fledged hacking tool designed to let white hat hackers (the good „guys‟) test the security level of a given computer network, wired or wireless.
These are used to arrange the start of a race with the starting points in the outside lanes progressively closer to the finish line so as to neutralize the advantage of competing in the shorter inside lanes.
Y is the name of the PS (X) . It encourages you to take (Y) of your own home and make it easy to upload and share your own (Y) . Y will not be sold in the department stores or via X.se. It has been distributed on selected X family events for the X PS 2012 launch and is only available in limited edition.
Following the historic kidnapping of X‟s toddler son ( The Crime of The Century) , the US congress adopted the Federal Kidnapping Act also famously known as the X law or Little X law which was intended to let federal authorities step in and pursue kidnappers once they had crossed state lines with their victims. This event was portrayed in the 2011 biopic J Edgar. X was the first pilot to make a Non Stop flight between New York and Paris.
The British Artist Gerald Holtom combined the semaphores for N and D to create the logo for British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament which would later become the peace sign.
Indians have the maximum Individual Olympic Medals in which sport?
Bonus Question – Name all the Medal winners from these two sports.
Explain the 107% rule as used in Formula One which was used from 1996 to 2002 and reintroduced in the 2011 season.
Any driver whose best qualifying lap exceeds 107% of the pole position time will not be allowed to start, save for exceptional circumstances accepted as such by the stewards of the Event. Should there be more than one driver accepted in this manner, their order will be determined by the stewards.
Polysiloxanes, are inorganic-organic polymers used extensively as sealants in building construction. What is their more famous use?
Jeeves from the Wodehouse fame. He was named after cricketer Percy Jeeves and the man in the 2nd pic was off course PGW himself.
Rules of what? The list is not exhaustive. Pic on next slide.
Rules of the Internet is a list of protocols and conventions, originally written to serve as a guide for those who identified themselves with the Internet group Anonymous.
Part points for telling me who played them on screen. Points only if both correct.
Micky Ward and Dicky Edlund played by Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale in „The Fighter‟.
From 1930s to late forties, a small group of friends met informally on a weekly basis (at places like the one shown) to discuss each other‟s unfinished works. As quoted by one of the members, "There were no rules, officers, agendas, or formal elections”. They were literary enthusiasts who praised the value of narrative in fiction, and encouraged the writing of fantasy. Id the group.
Famous members included :- J. R. R. Tolkien C. S. Lewis Charles Williams Owen Barfield
A famous song by a very famous band X features a chorus sung (or rather chanted) by a large number of people who were fans of Y, attending a stadium where Y performed. The song sung by the chorus is called Z , which is the anthem of Y„.
X – Pink Floyd Y – Liverpool FC Z – You‟ll Never Walk Alone.
Bonus Question – Name the director of this movie?
It is a major television broadcasting network in the United states. It broadcasts some of the very famous like How I Met Your Mother, Two and A Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and Rules of Engagement. Its logo is as shown.
This two companies were listed together on the same day in 1970s over one decade the price of one company was more than double of others ...so one analyst noted "This is proof that stock markets prefer memory over mammary". Which two companies?
Started circa 1820 by surveyors marking on the stones lead to emergence of widely used term in modern management. Which term?
Map showing countries driving on the right in red and on the left in blue.
X is an American global aerospace, defence, security, and advanced technology company. Two of the most famous aircrafts developed by it are the C-130 Hercules and the F-22 Raptor. Its logo looks like -
John Lennon wrote the first line of this song one night in 1967 in response to his wife “going on and on about something. I kept hearing these words over and over, went downstairs and it turned into some sort of cosmic song.” Forty years later, NASA decided to beam it across the universe on 4th February, 2008, which incidentally coincided with 50th anniversary of NASA. The music was digitalised and beamed through NASA‟s deep space communications network on a 431-light-year journey to the North Star, Polaris, where it is scheduled to arrive in 2439. The song has an Indian connection since it was created at the time the Beatles were learning Transcendental Meditation from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, which explains the salutation Jai Guru Dev, Om in the chorus of the song.
X is a film created with the apparent intention of piggy-backing on the publicity of a major film with a similar title or theme and are often made with a low budget. Often these films are created to be released direct-to-video at the same time as the mainstream film reaches theaters or video outlets. It is possible to use properties of this sort to intentionally deceive consumers into mistakenly purchasing the derivative title. Examples on next slide
Who was the first Indian woman to recieve the Sahitya Akademi Award for her work „Sunehray‟?
Oliver Barrett IV, a Harvard student and the scion of a wealthy upper class family falls in love with Jennifer Cavalleri, a music student of ordinary background. Which celebrated novel of our times? Also name the author.
Love Story by Erich Segal. The mother of all romance stories!
X won his only Oscar for Best Screen-writer in 1948 for the movie shown. For the next two decades, he wrote for many TV shows, such as I Dream of Jeannie starring Barbara Eden. After his death, Tilly Bagshawe wrote a sequel to one of his works.
Kristen Stewart was cheating with director Rupert Sanders over boyfriend Robert Pattinson. Rupert‟ directorial debut featured Kristen Stewart in the lead role in which movie based on a very famous fairy tale. Points only for exact name!!
Having concluded that X was dangerous due to communist infiltration, the FBI shifted to attempting to discredit X through revelations regarding his private life. The FBI distributed reports regarding such affairs. The Bureau also sent anonymous letters to X threatening to reveal information if he did not cease his civil rights work. One such letter was sent to X just before he received the Nobel Peace Prize. X interpreted this as encouragement for him to commit suicide. ID X.
This was the scandal that caused Richard Nixon to become the only US president in history to resign from office. Which Scandal? Full points even if explained properly.
Not explaining it here, just Wiki it up.Back
Name the only Indian president who won unopposed?
Set up by Article 148 of the Indian Constitution this organization has recently been in the news a lot over the news recently. Its top post is held by Vinod Rai. Identify it from this stamp issued in its honour in 2010.
If Emperor Akbar‟s court had the “Nav Ratna‟s”. In whose court would you have found the “Ashta Pradhan‟s”?
6 questions +10/0. Each question open to all. Theme -> +30/-15 for Q1 and Q2 +20/-10 for Q3 and Q4 +10/-5 for Q5 and Q6
X was a military dictator and the third president of Uganda. His rule was characterized by Gross Human rights abuse, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption, and gross economic mismanagement. X fled to exile in Libya and Saudi Arabia after the demise of his regime, where he lived until his death on 16 August, 2003.
X was the longest serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the 20th Century. X implemented Conservative policies that have come to be known synonymously with X‟s name. One of X‟s famous quotes is – „You know, if you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything, wouldn‟t you, at any time? And you would achieve nothing.‟
X was an American actress who still holds the records for maximum Academy Awards for Best Actress at 4. She was romantically involved with entrepreneur Howard Hughes from 1936 to 1938. During the low days of her career, she was labeled as „Box Office Poison‟.
X was an American politician who became the first openly Gay man to be elected to a public office in 1977. X served 11 months in office and was responsible for passing a stringent gay rights ordinance for the city. X was assassinated in 1978. Despite his short career, he became became an icon in San Francisco and a martyr in the gay community. In 2002, X was called "the most famous and most significantly open „LGBT‟ official ever elected in the United States“.
X was the Duke of York. X was the last emperor of India. X was not expected to inherit the throne and spent his early life in the shadow of his elder brother, Edward. X had a stammer which lasted for many years.
X never won the Nobel Peace Prize despite of being nominated 5 times between 1937 and 1948. It was stated by the Nobel Committee about X, „X could do without the Nobel Peace prize, whether the Nobel committee can do without X is the question‟. On his death, it was famously quoted – „Friends and comrades, the light has gone out of our lives‟.
Portrayal of these Personalities got the Artist an „Academy Award‟. Idi Amin – Forest Whitaker – Best Actor – The Last King of Scotland Margaret Thatcher – Meryl Streep – Best Actress – The Iron Lady Katharine Hepburn – Cate Blanchett – Best Supporting Actress – The Aviator Harvey Milk – Sean Penn – Best Actor - Milk King George VI – Colin Firth – Best Actor – The King‟s Speech Gandhi – Ben Kingsley – Best Actor - Gandhi To those who cracked it – „TAKE A BOW‟