SEQC April Monthly
The ‘Feel Good’ Quiz
QM : Ameya
(The ‘a’ is still silent)
<Infinite pounce> <break> <infinite bounce>
+10/-5, variations would be intimated.
Most of the questions are fresh out of the oven, with some of them really
wacky! (Don’t stone me). The QM credits all original sources for the
QM is no God and his decisions are open for deliberation. Negative criticism
welcome, positive doubly so, and applause triply so.
Google ‘very recently’
introduced this video about
Gmail Tap on its website. It is
a binary language that only
uses two characters -- dots
and dashes, making it easy to
learn for everyone enabling
the smartphone users to Tap
without looking at your
screen replacing 26 default
keys with 2 and hence
doubling the productivity by
typing two emails at once.
Give the funda behind this
video on Gmail site. Fast..
Happy April Fool’s Day Guys!
WHAT: What makes you beautiful
WHERE: where do you go no
WHEN: Whenever wherever;
HOW: How to kiss.
What is the top option one would
get if one entered the question
“why” on the Youtube search
Why this Kolaveri di
List any 5 flags that you see in
This frame appeared on one of the earlier
version of facebook. Who is the person
depicted in it?
what is ‘bird-of-mouth'?
A slang term referring to the use of Twitter to circulate news
Some of the lyrics of this quite
popular Bollywood song mean
the follow. Just sing the song for
Who are you? Where have you
I moved heaven and earth and not
but you arrive today... So
and give meaning to my life with
do not look away, stay close to
i will never understand
the meaning of the words you
dedicate to me
but the warmth of your gaze
Makes me like the most beautiful
X has written for the British
magazines Car, Octane, Evo, and
"SuperClassics", a short-lived UK
magazine, in which he reviewed
the McLaren F1 in 1995. X holds a
lorry driving licence, gained in
1981, because lorries held a
fascination for him.
X has said he will not own is a
Porsche: "I have a problem with
Porsches. They're wonderful cars,
but I know I could never live with
one. Somehow, the typical
Porsche people—and I wish them
no ill—are not, I feel, my kind of
people. I don't go around saying
that Porsches are a pile of dung,
but I do know that
psychologically I couldn't handle
Only five persons till date have been
awarded honorary life membership of the
Madras Cricket Club. Kapil Dev, Sachin
Tendulkar, Leander Paes, Mahesh
Bhupathi are four of them. Who's the fifth
‘Non Residential Madrasi’?
Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke
of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron
Renfrew, Lord of the -Isles, Great
Steward of Scotland. What is missing?
Prince of Wales, the titles of Prince
Google Doodle commemorating
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz’s 155th
The waves form a repeating pattern:
There’s a large blue curve, followed
by a shallow red, shallow yellow,
deep blue, skinny green, and one
final red curve. Those lines match
the general shape of Google’s
traditional logo: Uppercase blue G,
small Os, a lowercase g, a skinny
green L, and a red E
These two individuals hold a distinct
rank in the Army which is seldom
awarded to any officer. Identify both
indivuals, their rank and how does the
rank differ from any other ranks in the
Field Marshals of India.
Gen. Kodandera Madappa Cariappa
and Gen. Sam Manekshaw
Field Marshal is the only position
that one holds for life, with all other
ranks retiring following 30 years of
What are these type of?
D, C, AAAA, A23, CR2032, LR44 (list not exhaustive)
Only bowler in cricketing history to
take four wickets in four
Only bowler in cricketing history to
take three hat-tricks.
Only bowler with two World Cup hat
Also holds the record for most
wickets taken in a single IPL
He holds a Master of Arts degrees in
History and Political Science & has
a degree in law from the University
of Calcutta. He has been an
advocate and a college teacher in
his long public career. In 2011 he
was awarded a honorary Doctor of
Letters degree by University of
Wolverhampton. He began his
career as a college-teacher and later
as a journalist. He worked for noted
Bengali publication Desher Dak
(Call of Motherland). He also
became trustee of Bangiya Sahitya
Parishad and later President of
Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya
Sammelan. Name him.
Pronob da ☺
While browsing the net you
often encounter a Captcha. Can
you tell me what a captcha is?
It is an acronym for Completely
Automated Public Turing test to
tell Computers and Humans
This test actually determines or
confirms that you are a human
when you sign up or subscribe
to services like mailing groups.
If Behenji has her way, what 4
new states we can expect to
Awadh Pradesh(Central UP) and
He was born on 3rd march 1955 at Amritsar into a Sikh family. He
graduated from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh in Punjab, as an
He founded the "Hawala Party" and got it registered with the Election
He was famous for his street plays like his Nonsense Club during his
college days. Most of these plays were spoofs ridiculing corruption in
society. Before venturing out into television, he was a cartoonist for the
Tribune newspaper in Chandigarh.
He is most well known for his television series Flop Show and mini
capsules Ulta Pulta which ran on Doordarshan, India's national television
network, in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was awarded the Lifetime
Achievement Award, at the first Golden Kela Awards.
He was elected Member of Parliament 5 times
between 1974 and 1999. He has twice
represented the city of Mumbai North East
during 1977 and 1980, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil
Nadu in the Parliament.
Indira Gandhi discredited him as 'Santa Claus
with unrealistic ideas'. He was perhaps the first
Opposition Party member to be given a Cabinet
rank post by the ruling party in 1994, when he
was appointed as Chairman of the Commission
on Labour Standards and International Trade by
P. V. Narasimha Rao.
He is a published author of several books,
research papers and journals. Eg: Assassination
of Rajiv Gandhi - Unanswered Questions and
Unasked Queries; Kailas and Manasarovar after
22 years in Shiva's domain; Corruption and
Corporate Governance in India: Satyam,
Spectrum & Sundaram; Electronic voting
machines: unconstitutional and tamperable;
He is father of Suhasini Haider, the latter a senior
editor at CNN-IBN
Band of Brothers
If Roosevelt, Ciabro, Alveranz
and Kennedy are the other four,
who are the famous two?
Mr. Churchill Alemao
Mr. Joaquim Alemao
Mr. Ciabro Alemao
Late Mr. Alveranz Alemao
Mr. Roosevelt Alemao
Mr. Kennedy Alemao
Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi was
discovered by Balraj Sahni. He
screen tested as a drunkard and
did it so well that Guru Dutt
promptly bestowed on him the
name X, after the famous brand
of Scotch whisky. The irony was
that X remained teetotaler all his
If Smita was silky what would be
Kamini, Padmini, Revathi, and
Nalini. Put in the adjectives for
each of these southern sirens.
X is the 450 metric tonne floating
crane, the largest of its kind in
India. It had been used in the
salvage operation of the
marooned vessel at candolim
A: Bill Fairbanks, who was killed whilst in the arms of a bellydancer
in Beirut in 1969.
B: Killed in Siberia while carrying a microchip which was smuggled out of
a Soviet factory. Said microchip is inside a locket, together with a
photograph which implies that he has a wife and child.
C: Murdered by a supposed KGB assassin during an exercise on Gibraltar.
D: Alec Trevelyan. Believed killed by Russian Colonel Ourumov during
an attack on the Arkhangel chemical warfare facility in the late 80s.
However, he later reappeared as head of the Janus organisation.
E: Killed by Mishka and Grishka, the knife-throwing twins in West
Berlin, making a spectacular entrance to the British Embassy dressed
as a clown and carrying a Fabergé egg.
Whos is the more famous one than these enlisted above??
Agent 007 - James Bond (the list that of Agent 002 through 006)
What does this logo stand for?
YVES SAINT LAURENT
Devadatta, Sughosha and
Conches of the Pandavas
Operational metro service in India:
Kolkata metro, Delhi Metro, Namma Metro- Bangalore
What is special about the following sentence: "I do not know where family
doctors acquired illegibly perplexing handwriting nevertheless,
extraordinary pharmaceutical intellectuality counterbalancing
indecipherability, transcendentalizes intercommunications'
This is the longest sentence in English language in which the Nth word
contains N letters [I guess, the shortest such sentence is "I am."]
About what logo did its designer
Peter Scott, remark: 'We wanted
an animal that is beautiful and
one loved by many people in this
world for its appealing qualities.
We also wanted an animal that
had impact with black and white
printing to save money on
printing costs ?
Chi-Chi - the Panda -mascot of
What’s common to Anthropophagus,
Diplodocuses and Dunderheaded
These are some original insults
from Captain Haddock.
When I went to Malaysia, I often
saw such arrows on the ceilings
and/or at other prominent places
in the hotel rooms. These are
called as The Qiblah (Arabic for
direction), also transliterated as
Qibla, Kiblah, Kible, Kiblat or
Kibla. What does it indicate?
It is the direction that should be
faced when a Muslim prays
during salah. It is fixed as the
direction of the Kaaba in Mecca.
What is a ‘moonbow’?
A moonbow (also known as a lunar rainbow, white rainbow, lunar bow, or
space rainbow) is a rainbow produced by light reflected off the surface of
the moon rather than from direct sunlight. Moonbows are relatively faint,
due to the smaller amount of light reflected from the surface of the moon.
Both the bahus have names that
comprise the same four letters of
them alphabet. Name and
Connect them to an Indian
Tina and Nita Ambani of Reliance
Its turnover is at least an estimated Rs.250,000 crores, a survey conducted by
tradeindia.com found, and could be a $1 trillion industry soon.' India is a
leading player in this industry. Which industry?
Corruption and Bribe-taking
What precious gemstone is
associated with the 45th wedding
G.R.O.S.S., which stands for Get Rid
Of Slimy girlS, is a club which
consists only of two members: X
and Y. The club was created in the
garage of their house, which led to
the pushing and crashing of X's
parents' car, thus changing the
club's location to X's treehouse.
They hold meetings to attempt to
annoy Z. Notable actions include
planting a fake secret tape near her
in attempt to draw her in to a trap,
trapping her in a closet at their
house, and creating elaborate water
balloon traps. X gave himself and Y
important positions in the club, X
being "Dictator-for-Life" and Y
Calvin and Hobbes
It comes with the following
Cortex A8, 700 Mhz Processor with HD
Video Co Processor
256 MB RAM
Storage: (Internal) 2GB Flash /
(External) 2GB to 32GB Supported
Peripherals: 2 Standard USB Ports (Ver.
Audio Out: 3.5mm jack
Display and Resolution: 7" Display with
Supported Document Formats: All
Version Office Document formats and
High Quality Video Streaming & HD
Quality Video Playback
Input Devices: Resistive Touch Screen
The Annals of Improbable Research
(also known as AIR) is a science
humor magazine, full of genuine,
improbable research. What is
sponsored by this magazine?
The Ignobel prizes
Connect: (List not exhaustive)
Kapil Dev, Mohan Lal, MS Dhoni, Abhinav Bindra and Dr Anil Hibbu
Civilians awarded ranks in the territorial army
This is the flag of the most
remote inhabited island in the
Flag of Easter Island
He is the only player to have
played in four Olympics (1992,
1996, 2000, and 2004), four World
Cups (1990, 1994, 1998, and
2002), four Champions Trophies
(1995, 1996, 2002, and 2003), and
four Asian Games (1990, 1994,
1998, and 2002). He was the only
Indian player to figure in the
World Eleven side during the 1994
World Cup at Sydney. Which
This is the Cosmos Club in
Washington DC. It used to be a on
Lafayette Square in Washington,
D.C. earlier, and it was at that
location that 33 explorers and
scientists met in January 1888 to
organize "a society for the
increase and diffusion of _____
knowledge.". What was the
outcome of that meeting?
The National Geographic Society
Connect to the automobile
Limousin and Sedan
The membership of this club is fixed
at 7000. Any death or non-renewal
of membership for two years vacant
a place for a new member. There are
two kinds of memberships that are
currently being offered to the
people - Ordinary / Tennis
membership and Life Membership.
The Annual Membership fees are
Rs.3000 (Registration Fee) and Rs.
261 (Annual Fee). For a Life
Membership, you need to pay Rs.
12250 (Registration Fee) and Rs. 3
(Annual Subscription Fee). Which
club are we talking about?
A new online game in India called 'x'
which seeks to highlight the
problem of illegal dowry demands
for women by online matchmaker
shaadi.com -inspired by the hugely
popular "Angry Birds" game -- sees
players attack prospective grooms
greedy for dowry with a variety of
weapons, from a brick-red stiletto to
a broomstick. The three grooms, an
engineer, a doctor and a pilot,
dodge the attacks while demanding
dowries starting 1.5 million rupees.
Each time a player hits a groom, he
or she wins money towards a virtual
This Goan (born January 17,
1939) is a former Pakistani
cricketer who played in six Tests
from 1959 to 1962. He was the
fourth Christian to play Test
cricket for Pakistan. He was a
medium pace bowler and tail-end
obdurate batsman. He toured
England in 1962, heading the
batting averages (53) as he
remained not out in five of his six
X was a Portuguese Renaissance
Sephardi Jewish physician and
naturalist. He was a pioneer of
tropical medicine. He sailed for
India in 1534 as Chief Physician
aboard the fleet of the Viceroy
Martim Afonso de Sousa. He
travelled with the Viceroy on
various campaigns, then, in 1538,
settled at Goa, where he soon had
a prominent medical practice. He
was physician to Burhan Shah I of
the Nizam Shahi dynasty of
Ahmadnagar, and concurrently to
several successive Portuguese
Viceroys and governors of Goa:
one of these granted him a lease of
the island of Bombay, though he
never lived there.
Garcia de Orta
As per Wikipedia, what is the
nickname of the Indian National
He debuted with K. Vijaya Bhaskar's Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003), but it was
not until 2004 that he achieved success.
He appeared in the commercially successful comedy, and then in critically
He hosted the IIFA Awards three times (2008–2010) with Boman Irani and
Lara Dutta in 2009 and 2010, He also hosted the 2011 IIFA Awards once
again in Toronto along with Boman Irani
He is the son of the Union Minister for Science, Technology and Earth
Sciences, Government of India.
According to the 149th chapter of
Anushasanaparva in the epic
Mahabharata, the names were
handed down to Yudhisthira by
the famous warrior Bhishma who
was on his death bed at the battle
of Kurukshetra. Which names?
The 1000 names of Vishnu in the
form of the Vishnu
Where an umpire has deemed a fielder to be guilty of ball-tampering, what are
the immediate action taken by the umpire?
Where an umpire has deemed a fielder to be guilty of ball-tampering, five
penalty runs are awarded to the batting side, and the ball must be immediately
replaced. The replaced ball is normally chosen by the umpires, in which case
the ball chosen should match the condition of the previous ball (before
tampering) as closely as possible. Depending on additional agreements laid out
before the beginning of a series of matches, the batsmen may be instead
permitted to choose the ball from a selection of balls in various stages of use.
If you heat a piece of Calcium Oxide
(CaO) in a flame of burning oxygen
and hydrogen, you will get an
intense light. This was widely used
in 19th century theatres to
illuminate the stage and was first
used in a public theatre at Covent
Garden in London in 1837 and gave
rise to a phrase in the English
language. Which phrase?
In the Limelight
This is a painting showing the
bombardment of Fort McHenry by
the British. Vice-Admiral John
Sheridan (c.1778 – 15 May 1862)
was an officer of the Royal Navy
who saw service in most of the
major conflicts of the early
nineteenth century, including the
French Revolutionary and
Napoleonic Wars, the AngloRussian War and the War of 1812.
Promoted to commander, he took
the bomb vessel HMS Terror to
North America and was present at
the assault on Fort McHenry during
the Battle of Baltimore. Something
resulted as a consequence of his
witnessing the above bombardment
of Fort McHenry. What was it?
He wrote a poem describing the
battle and the poem ultimately
“…my indifference is boundless,”
“…it makes my gorge rise,”
“…I don’t give a hoot,”
“…nothing could interest me less,”
“…I just don’t care.”
These were the options before
David Selznick. Instead he chose to
pay a fine of $5000 and use the
original line. What was the original
“Frankly my dear…I don’t give a
Damn,” the immortal last line of the
film ‘Gone with the Wind’.
First announced before Baselworld
2010 trade show and officially
launched on November 25th, 2010 in
the legendary Taj Mahal Palace,
Mumbai, the new Borgeaud
Septagraph automatic watch
consists of half Roman and half
Arabic numerals (a.k.a. a California
dial.) What else is special about this
It also shows the “Rahu Kala”.
Today most of the Hindus in this
state are adherents of an animistShaktism hybrid of Hinduism, which
was the state religion under the
kings who ruled this region.
Brahmin priests (called chantais)
are regarded as custodians of
dharma and occupy an exalted
position in this state's society.
Important Gods are Shiva and
Tripureshwari. Several fertility gods
are also worshipped, such as LamPra (the twin deities of sky and sea),
Mailu-ma (goddess of corn,
identified with Lakshmi), Khulu-ma
(goddess of the cotton plant), and
Burhacha (god of healing). Which
state are we talking about?
21st May was Ascension Day which
apparently took place on the Mount
Olivet (the "Mount of Olives.") The
Ascension rock shown in the
picture is said to bear the imprint of
a right foot. People believe that it is
the right foot impression of.........
Of Jesus. The Christian doctrine of
the Ascension holds that Jesus'
body ascended to heaven in the
presence of his apostles following
his resurrection and this day is
celebrated in the Christian world as
Hyrule is a common fictional
kingdom appearing in the Legend of
Zelda video game series. The
currency in this kingdom, apart
from being used to purchase stuff,
has other uses. These include
ability to use arrows, ability to
summon a fairy to increase the
arsenal, powering the magical
armour etc. The currency resembles
hexagonal crystals/gems and green
colored currency has the least value
while gold/silver colored currency
has the highest value. What is the
name of currency?
In a base of dilute ethanol (70-90%), this perfume contains a mixture of citrus
oils including oils of lemon, orange, tangerine, bergamot, lime, grapefruit and
neroli. It can also contain oils of lavender, rosemary, thyme, petitgrain (orange
leaf), and jasmine. It was launched in a German city in 1709 by Giovanni Maria
Farina (1685-1766), an Italian perfumer from Santa Maria Maggiore Valle
Vigezzo, Italy. In 1708, Farina wrote to his brother Jean Baptiste: "I have found
a fragrance that reminds me of an Italian spring morning, of mountain daffodils
and orange blossoms after the rain" and he named it after the German city.
Eau de Cologne, named after the city of Cologne in Germany
Which term was coined by a Berlin
Postal Official just because the
word "Geheime Staats polizei" was
too long to fit in a regulation size
X is a song about a song. It tells the
story of Diego, an afro-gypsy
Rastafarian, who spends his evenings
dancing to rap and hip-hop. Diego
likes a popular 1979 tune, Rapper's
Delight by Sugar Hill Gang. But he
doesn't know the English words, so he
pronounces them as gibberish. X is a
Spanish phonetic translation for "I
said a hip," taken from the Sugar Hill
Gang song. Sing the song for me ….
The original lyrics from Rapper's
Delight are: "I said a hip hop the
hippie the hippie / to the hip hip hop, a
you don't stop / the rock it to the bang
bang boogie / say up jumped the
boogie / to the rhythm of the boogie,
the beat." They became, in the
Ketchup language, "Aserejé, ja de jé
de jebe tu de jebere sebiunouva
majabi an de bugui an de buididipí."
The Prime-Minister recently
released the findings of the
HUNGaMA survey. The Citizen’s
Alliance, the Nandi Foundation,
Mahindra & Mahindra and other
partners & supporters of the
Alliance carried out this very
significant survey. The surveyors
have reached more than 73,000
households in 112 districts
across 9 states. What's the survey
Hunger and Malnutrition
This ITI-trained man from Jhajjar
attendance at work averaged more
than 98%; he won the best operator
award and the managing director's
trophy for best employee. His
retrenchment package was alleged
to be Rs. 1 crore.
Sonu Gujjar – The union leader
behind the Maruti Suzuki strike
The MGM logo features a roaring
lion viz: Slats, Jackie, Tanner,
George, Leo. In which MGM
production is the lion replaced with
Tom & Jerry
This word, related to the
entertainment world and some other
act ☺, means 'ladder' in Latin.
X is an anti-hero created by the
Soviet children's writer Nikolay
Nosov. X, recognized by his bright
blue hat, canary-yellow trousers,
orange shirt, and green tie, is the
title character of Nosov's worldfamous trilogy. His names were
translated differently in various
languages: in Bengali as "Anari", in
Spanish: Totu, in German:
Hint: Clarissa Luard, Marianne Wiggins, Elizabeth West, Padma Lakshmi
● Wives of Salman Rushdie
Z was a fan of the legendary K. L.
Saigal. When Z died, his body was
flown from USA to India by Lata
Mangueshkar who inturn named YZ’
s son XYZ after an astronaut X. YZ
was himself a big fan of X.
X – Neil Armstrong
Z – Mukesh
YZ – Nitin Mukesh
XYZ – Neil Nitin Mukesh
The history of corruption in postIndependence India starts with the X
scandal in 1948. VK Krishna Menon,
the then High Commissioner for
India in London signed a deal with a
foreign firm worth Rs 80 lakh for X
for the Indian Army in Kashmir
without observing normal
procedure. What product was this
Independent India's first scam was
Akshat Singhal is a 17-year-old from
Jaipur's St Anselms School. At 14,
he had become a Microsoft certified
systems engineer. He has
developed software programmes for
the Jaipur traffic police and
Rajasthan governor's office.
Singhal's science project, a
software for web-based document
management was selected as the
best entry in the Intel International
Science and Engineering Fair in
2002. In what manner was he
felicitated thus making him only
Indian to do so?
He is the only Indian boy to have a
planet "12599 Singhal" named after
him by MIT.
Who are ‘typosquatters’?
They're the ones who buy up
domain names spelled similarly to
those of real companies and take
advantage of fat-fingered users
Connect Nina Blackwood, Mark
Goodman, Alan Hunter, J. J.
Jackson and Martha Quinn
The original video jockeys on MTV
X is the historical footwear of many
Native American tribes and was also
worn by hunters, traders and settlers.
It’s made of deerskin or other soft
leather. Its sole and sides are made of
one piece, stitched together on top,
sometimes with an additional panel or
vamp. The sole is soft and flexible and
the upper part is often adorned with
embroidery, beading or other ornament.
How would you connect the following
Olanda, Svezia, Belgio, Grecia, Italia,
Gran Bretagna, Irlanda, Portogallo,
Francia, Germania, Spagna, Austria,
Hint: A few of these are sub-water
Costa Concordia layout consists of 13
X is a well-known idiom in theatre which means "good luck." It is
typically said to actors and musicians before they go on stage to
perform. The origin of the phrase is obscure. The expression reflects a
theatrical superstition in which wishing a person "good luck" is
considered bad luck. The expression is sometimes used outside the
theatre as superstitions and customs travel through other professions
and then into common use. Among professional dancers, the phrase X
is replaced with "merde".
"break a leg"
Dubbed bollywood film with twins. It
initially had a biological sounding
name as it tells the story of twins.
But later it was decided that the bio
funda will not really strike the Indian
audience. So the name was
changed to some well known name
which was similar sounding as the
previous one. What?
This was a cracker of a letter written sometime in the 1940’s. Who wrote to
whom? (I‘ve blanked out the key words)
“ Apparently there is more than one way of conquering a city and holding it as
your own... It seems that in 1471, Ferdinand Balboa ____ , your great-greatgrandfather, while looking for a shortcut to the city of Burbank, had stumbled
on the shores of Africa and, raising his alpenstock (which he later turned in for
a hundred shares of common), named it _________... You claim that you own
_______ and that no one else can use that name without permission. What
about “Brothers”? Do you own that too? …Professionally, we were brothers
long before you were. We were touring the sticks as the ___ Brothers when
Vitaphone was still a gleam in the inventor’s eye, and even before there had
been other brothers - the Smith Brothers; the Brothers Karamazov; Dan
Brothers, an outfielder with Detroit; and “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”
(This was originally “Brothers, Can You Spare a Dime?” but this was spreading
a dime pretty thin, so they threw out one brother, gave all the money to the
other one, and whittled it down to “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”) “
Groucho Marx's letter to Warner brothers... when the later threatened to sue for
the title of the film " Night in Casablanca " , Groucho said "We used the
brothers much before you did"
In mathematics and physics, it is used to denote the
Hermitian adjoint of an operator
In textual criticism and in some editions of works written
before the invention of printing, it is used to enclose text that
is believed not to be original.
In biology, it next to a taxon name indicates that the taxon is
In chess notation, it may be suffixed to a move to signify the
move resulted in a check.
In psychological statistics it is used to indicate that a
difference between two figures isn't significant to a p<0.05
level, however is still considered a "trend" or worthy of note.
On a cricket scorecard or team list, the it indicates the team's
In military history, it is often placed next to the name of a
commander who is killed in action.
In philology, it indicates an obsolete form of a word or
In the early printings of the King James Bible a it is used to
indicate a literal translation of a word or phrase is to be found
in the margin.
The members of the Muduvar tribe,
which inhabits the mountain ranges
around Valparai (Tamil Nadu) and
Munnar (Kerala) in the Western
Ghats, have a unique method for
calculating their ages. What is it?
They calculate their age with the
blossoming of the Kurinji flower,
which blooms only once every 12
Actinomycetes are a type of
filamentous bacteria found in soil
which thrive when conditions are
damp and warm. However when dry
conditions prevail, these form
spores/cysts. Upon contact with
moisture (which acts like an
aerosol) these spores burst open
resulting in what?
This phenomenon is named after
the fluid that is supposed to be
flowing in the veins of Greek Gods.
Petrichor - The smell of the earth
after it rains.
Identify the male voice in the audio
Rajnikanth sang the song ‘Adikuthu
Kuluru’ in the Tamil superhit
'Mannan'. Now yet again, Rajni is
singing for his latest film
During the NOTW hearing, half-way
through the two-and-a-half hour
tense hearing that saw MPs grill Mr.
Rupert Murdoch over how much he
knew about the extent of hacking on
the now defunct News of the World,
Mr. Tom Watson, a senior Labour
MP dramatically turned to him and
asked if he was familiar with the
code of “omerta”. What is Omerta?
Omertà is a popular cultural attitude
and code of honour that places
heavy importance on a deep-rooted
"code of silence", non-cooperation
with authorities, and noninterference in the illegal (and legal)
actions of others.
His step-brothers Nitin and
Ajit and step-sister Savita
were actually the children of
his aunt (elder sister of his
mother). This famous
personality was the born
when his father married the
younger sister of his first
wife after her death at very
young age, as was the
custom back then in some
parts of the country.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
X is a board game that is based on
the ancient Cross and Circle game
Pachisi. Players try to travel around
the board with their pieces faster
than any other player. Distributed
by Parker Brothers, X is marketed
for two to four players, ages six
through adult. The game title comes
from the many ways in which a
player can negate the progress of
another, while issuing an apologetic
There exists a standard
operating procedure for the
use of a fire-extinguisher.
This acronym is used during
safety trainings to help make
sure one use it properly.
‘PASS’ as in passing the
Google recently replaced Droid with Roboto. What am I talking about?
The main new system font in its Android Operating System.
This is a set of research ethics
principles for human
experimentation formed as a
outcome of the "doctors' trial“ first
of the 12 war crimes trials for war
crimes that the United States
authorities held in their occupation
zone in Germany after the end of
World War II.
It consists of 10 points and includes
such principles as informed
consent and absence of coercion;
properly formulated scientific
experimentation; and beneficence
towards experiment participants.
A bridge between mainland Europe and
Brazil would have to be 4,100 miles long,
in a straight line across the Atlantic to
Brittany. However, this 1,240-ft-long,
cable-stayed bridge between the towns of
Oiapoque across the Oyapock River will
establish the first road link between X and
Brazil, not to mention the first overland
connection between the European Union
and the Americas.
A pepper (and a Porsche) named after its
The notorious French penal colony of
Devil’s Island was located off its shore;
and it’s the site of the European Space
Agency’s spaceport, at Kourou. and it’s
the site of the European Space Agency’s
spaceport, at Kourou.
Siddharth Bhardhwaj is a popular
Escort and the winner of MTV
Splitsvilla 2 , a dating television
reality show on MTV India .
Siddharth entered as a wild card
entry in the second week of bigg
boss season 5 managed to reach
Bigg Boss Season 5's Grand Finale
and ended up as second runner up.
However he popularly stands out for
the tattoos he sport on his neck.
What does those tattoos read?
Karma and moksha
The motto of Hogwarts is 'Draco
Dormiens Nunquam Tittilandus'.
What does this mean?
Never tickle a sleeping dragon.
Firms such as Entrustnet,
Deathswitch, iCroak and Assetlock
will act as your executor for $29.99
a year - or a one-time fee of $299.99.
What kind of service they provide?
Digital Will - digital executor to
manage your social media for you
when you die.
Legacy Locker will take charge of
your digital assets and social media
accounts and only release the
details to the person you have
Louis McManus (May 31, 1898 –
April 17, 1968) was an American
television engineer, film editor, and
designer of the 1930s and 1940s.
During the 1930s, McManus worked
primarily as an editor and edited
many films and shorts, including
those featuring ‘Laurel and Hardy’
and the ‘Our Gang’ characters. In
addition to editing, he also designed
the title cards for many films. He
was awarded an Emmy (in the
Special Award category) in 1948
(the first year awards were
presented) for his work. He was,
however, presented with a plaque
as an award, not a statue. Why?
The designer for the appearance of
the Emmy award
X trucks are the most widely used
medium-capacity trucks of the
Indian Armed Forces. They were
manufactured between 1959 and
1996 by the Vehicle Factory,
Jabalpur, (VFJ) of the Indian
Ordnance Factories Organization.
Over 75000 units were produced
over its lifetime, of which about
7000 remained in active service as
of 2009. They are now being
replaced in the Indian Army.
8 from Algonquian
7 from Siouan
7 from Latin
5 from English
5 from Spanish
3 from Iroquoian
3 from French
2 from Choctaw
1 from Uto-Aztecan
1 from Caddo
1 from Aleut
1 from Austronesian
Where the rest come from is
Origins of the names of American
X is a shopping street in Mayfair,
central London, famous for its
traditional men's bespoke tailoring.
The short street is termed the
"golden mile of tailoring", where
customers have included Winston
Churchill, Lord Nelson and
Napoleon III. It runs parallel to
Regent Street between Conduit
Street at the northern end and Vigo
Street at the southern. Linking
roads include Burlington Place,
Clifford Street and Burlington
"Choose life. Choose a job. Choose
a career. Choose a family. Choose a
f****** big television, Choose
washing machines, cars, compact
disc players and electrical tin
openers..." so does the opening
voice-over says. Identify this cult
movie 1996 British crime drama film
based on the novel of the same
name by Irvine Welsh ?
The insurance firm Lloyd's of
London famously insured Bruce
Springsteen and Bob Dylan's
vocal cords and Betty Grable and
David Beckham's legs. However
in a bizarre incident, studio
Brazzers took out the policy
worth 645,000 pounds to protect
itself in case of the star suffering
a mishap. One of its top star Los
Angeles based Keiran Lee from
Derby has insured his X for a
staggering one million dollars.
Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe.
Anthony Blunt, who spied for Russia.
Fred Goodwin, the former chief executive of RBS.
1. e4 e5
2. Qh5 Nc6
3. Bc4 Nf6?
What this leads to?
Checkmate in four moves/
The original "______" is simply the jobless rate added to the inflation rate.
The term was coined by economist Arthur Okun, an economic adviser in
Lyndon Johnson's Administration. It was widely used during the
"stagflation" of the '70s and '80s when stagnant economic growth kept
unemployment high and inflation reduced the buying power of wages.
The only text on whose
tombstone is his famous equation
stating that the logarithm of the
number of quantum states
accessible to a system is
proportional to the value of this
thermodynamical quantity for the
system (S=k logW)?
Franklin Resources Inc. is a
holding company which, together
with its subsidiaries, is referred to
as Franklin Templeton
Investments; it is an investment
firm originally founded in New
York in 1947 as Franklin
Distributors, Inc. It is listed on the
NYSE under the ticker BEN, in
honor of X, who was admired by
founder Rupert Johnson, Sr.
This term is a controversial and
derogatory expression used to refer
to the low annual growth rate of the
socialist economy of India before
1991, which stagnated around 3.5%
from 1950s to 1980s, while per
capita income growth averaged
1.3%. The term was coined by
Indian economist Raj Krishna. It
suggests that the low growth rate of
India, in a sharp contrast to high
growth rates in other Asian
countries, especially the East Asian
Tigers, which were also newly
independent. The term contrasts
with South Korea's Miracle on the
Han River and the Taiwan Miracle.
Hindu Rate of Growth
The name of this company is
an acronym of the Latin
phrase, which translates to
"Healthy Soul in a Healthy
Body". Since 2007 there has
been a larger emphasis
placed on this acronym, and
its translation has been
truncated for advertising
purposes to "Sound Mind,
Anima Sana In Corpore Sano
It was invented by Colombian
peace activist César López in
2003 and is basically a guitar
made from a modified gun, used
as a peace symbol. The name is
derived from the Spanish words
for shotgun and a guitar. What is
the name given to it?
The Lusophony Games is a
multinational multi-sport event
organized by the ACOLOP, the latest
scheduled to be held in Goa.
Participating countries are founding
members Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde,
East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Macau
(Chinese SAR), Mozambique, Portugal
and São Tomé and Príncipe, and
associate members Equatorial
Guinea, India and Sri Lanka.
So what does Lusophony mean/refer
countries, namely those belonging to
the CPLP (Community of Portuguese
muah (with the electric frog)
Culloo (with the funky owl)
illa (with the funky caterpillar)
cubezoid (with the 4D mapping
Names for the sunburn stages
‘Jelly Bean’ and ‘Key Lime Pie’
are allegedly next alphabetically
‘deserts’ to be offered. What am I
Versions of Android Mobile OS
Ice cream Sandwich
There were two more internal
releases, called "Astro" and
___ is a rare blood group also
known as Hh. This blood
phenotype was first discovered in
India, by Dr. Y.M. Bhende in 1952.
People who has this phenotype
can donate to any member of the
ABO blood group system (unless
some other blood factor gene,
such as Rhesus, is incompatible),
but they cannot receive any
member of the ABO blood group
system's blood (which always
contains one or more of A and B
and H antigens), but only from
other people who have Bombay
phenotype. This very rare
Phenotype is generally present in
about 0.0004% (about 4 per million)
of the human population, though in
some places locals can have
occurrences in as much as 0.01%
He is an American entrepreneur,
investor, stock broker,
motivational speaker, author, and
philanthropist who, during the
early 1980s, struggled with
homelessness while raising his
toddler son. Identify the person
and the very famous movie based
The pursuit of happyness
This word X is used when the party
popularly expected to win (the
favourite), is defeated by an
underdog whom the majority
expects to lose, defying the
conventional wisdom. The
underdog then becomes a giantkiller. The meaning of the word has
popularly been attributed to the
surprising defeat of the horse Man
o' War by the horse named X (the
loss was the only one in Man o'
War's career, though Man o' War
later defeated X), though the term
pre-dates that 1919 race.
Her name is Jenna Talackova,
who sought to compete in the
Miss Universe Canada pageant
this year. But was disqualified
and wasn’t allowed to do so,
She was born a male but
received gender reassignment
surgery at the age of 19 which
makes her a woman...!!!
Lt. Don Walsh, a US navy
submariner, and Jacques
Piccard, a Swiss engineer, were
the only person to do it when
they took the plunge in the
Trieste (designed by Jacques’
father Auguste Piccard) way
back in 1960. Who recently
emulated these two while
breaking all the records
previously set by them?
James Cameroon when he
dived down the Marina Trench
in his Deepsea Challenger.
This Korean-American physician was
named one of America's 25 Best
Leaders by US News & World Report in
2005, and in 2006 was listed as one of
the top 100 most influential people in
the world by Time Magazine. However
he is in news due to for something
more significant. Who is this guy?
● Jim Yong Kim, President of Dartmouth
College, whom Barack Obama has
recently nominated as the US candidate
for the World Bank Presidency