• 28 states. 28 questions.
• 14 CW. 14 ACW.
• +10 for every correct answer.
• +10/-05 On Pounce.
• 4 Pounces per Team per Round.
• X was setup by the then chief minister Nara Chandrababu
Naidu, seeing the development of a certain industry in Southern
India and realising the need for infrastructure to attract investors.
• The project was commissioned initially with L&T ECC and was
named L&T INFOCITY.
• It is spread across 151 acres of land under suburbs of
Madhapur, Gachibowli, Kondapur, Manikonda
• The first block "MEDHA" was inaugurated by Sri K.Rosaiah,
Hon‟ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on 28 January 2010.
• A huge Auditorium, „Shilpakala Vedika‟ is also located at X.
• Identify X.
• Founded by Mera Lama Lodre Gyatso, it belongs to the
Gelgpa sect and is the largest of its kind in India.
• Its name literally means, „Horse Chosen’ , as its site was chosen
by the horse of Merag Lama. As the story goes, one day he
was praying in cave, seeking divine guidance. When he came
out after the prayers, he found his horse missing. On
searching, the horse was located standing quietly on a hilltop.
Considering this as a sign of divine blessing, he decided to
construct something at the very spot. It was built with the
help of volunteers from the neighbouring villages.
• It is also known by a Tibetan name, Galden Namgey Lhatse,
which means 'celestial paradise in a clear night'.
• What is being talked about here?
• According to a legend, a guy from Karbi Anglong fell in
love with a girl from a nearby village. This match was not
acceptable to their families, so the couple disappeared
into the forest, never to be seen again, and the forest was
named after them.
• In 1904, Mary Victoria Curzon, the wife of the Viceroy
of India, Lord Curzon of Kedleston, visited this forest
and was disappointed failing to see even a single
X(animal) for which the area was renowned. Worried, she
persuaded her husband to take urgent measures to
protect the dwindling species which he did by initiating
planning for their protection.
• What came into existence thus?
• In 1960s, The first president of India, Rajendra
Prasad met someone called Nazir Hussain and
asked him to make something.
• The first product of this industry was back in
1963 and it‟s name roughly translated to
“Mother Ganges, I will offer you a yellow
sari”,which was created by Biswanath Prasad
Shahabadi and Kundan Kumar.
• What started?
• Traditionally, this area is mentioned as Dandakaranya in
the epic Ramayana, and part of the Kosala Kingdom in
the Mahabharata. Around 450 AD, it was ruled by Nala
King, Bhavadatta Varman.
• It was established around 1324 AD, when Annama Deva,
brother of the last Kakatiya King, Pratapa Rudra Deva
left Warangal and established his kingdom here under the
tutelage of local goddess, „Danteshwari‟.
• 3 out of 4 of the GI tags(i.e., Dhokhra, Wooden Craft
and Iron Craft) of this state are associated with this
• What region is this?
• The name of this dish is derived from
the Portuguese dish “carne de vinha d'alhos,” which is a
dish of meat, usually pork, with wine and garlic.
• The Portuguese dish was modified by the substitution
of vinegar (usually palm vinegar) for the red wine and the
addition of red Kashmiri chillies with additional spices to
evolve into a more Indian dish.
• Traditionally, the dish does not contain potatoes, although
a part of it‟s name suggests so. Hence, Indian restaurants
often serve this dish with chicken or lamb sometimes
mixed with potatoes.
• What Delicacy is this?
• The name of this dance comes from the
Sanskarit word for „juice‟.
• Originating as a devotional dance, which were
always performed in Durga's honour, this dance
form is actually the staging of a mock-fight
between the Goddess and Mahishasura, the
mighty demon-king, and is nicknamed “The
• What Dance form is being described here?
• This food item was originally made by the Ashwini
Kumar Twins(who were medical advisers
to Devas during Vedic times), for a sage near Dhosi
Hill near Narnaul.
• Hence, the food item gets it‟s name as it is named
after the sage.
• The first historically documented formula for it
appears in Charaka Samhita, the ancient Ayurvedic
• What food item is this?
• In 1864, X was declared as the summer capital of British
India, succeeding Murree, northeast of Rawalpindi.
• After Independence, the city became the capital of
Punjab and was later named the capital of another state .
• It came into existence from 1st Sept,1972 on the
reorganisation of the districts of the state.
• Its name has been derived from the goddess Shyamala
Devi, an incarnation of the Hindu goddess Kali.
• Which state capital are we talking about here?
• Somewhere in 1880s, the British were concerned over the Russian
presence in the regions close to what is now known as Northern Areas.
• They had the fears of either the Russian forces or the thoughts
traveling down to the X valley, where Maharaja had his territorial rule
but no sentimental presence –what can be described as people to
people contacts. Historical documents say that the Y sentiment –the
seat of Maharaja's power, had nothing in common with the X
• Therefore, the British India wanted Maharaja to biennially shuttle
between these two places for making an emotional integration between
these two culturally district regions making parts of a single geo-
• This gave rise to a very special and unique feature of a state which is
prevalent even today. What feature is this?
• Originally a little-known town, X became famous in India in 1957
owing to its connection with Vividh Bharati. The largest number of
requests for film songs addressed to the channel came from XY.
The Radio listeners thus became familiar with this town.
• X is the name of the original village in the area, which is now
located in the city. The word “Y”, is the Hindi language word for a
small lake. X may have originated from "Jhuri", the local word for
"bush", which is commonly used as fuel for cooking in the villages.
• Many listeners of Vividh Bharti used to doubt the existence of
such a village, and thus it came to be associated with any less-
known or insignificant place.
• What, very famous place is this?
• According to some Hindu legends, Parashurama
shot his arrow into the sea and commanded the Sea
God to recede up to the point where his arrow
• The new piece of land thus recovered came to be
known as X meaning piece of earth or corner of
earth, (corner)+ (piece).
• This legend has been mentioned in Sahyadrikhanda
of the Skanda Purana.
• Which Indian language gets its name from this
• X used to work in his father's jewellery showroom founded in
1956. Having gained experience there, he moved to the Middle
East where he set up his first jewellery retail outlet in 1987,
in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and they were the first
branded jewellery group established in Gulf Countries.
• They then shifted their headquarters to Kochin, Kerala to tap
into the growing demand for gold in middle income families
• Now they have branched out from jewellery and are involved in
services such as money exchange, radio via RadioXY.com, luxury
air charter via X Jets and malls via X Malls.
• Simply, Identify the brand.
• V. S. Wakankar is an Indian Archeologist.
• He was once travelling by train to Bhopal, when
he saw some rock formations similar to those he
had seen in Spain and France.
• In 1957, he visited the area again along with a
team of archaeologists and discovered several
prehistoric rock shelters.
• How is this area popularly known to us today?
• X‟s possesion was taken over by Chimnaji Appa
before attacking Bassien.
• The Present day X was pre-dominantly a
mangrove swamp inhabited by Koli fishermen.
• Covering an area of 535 acres, what place is
• 'Ima Keithel‟(Mother Market) is a market at the
Khwairamband Bazar, Imphal.
• It is very unique as it is the only place in the
world following a certain practice.
• What is so special about this market?
Only Market in the World
with Women Vendors
• X is a Shillong based blues
band, which came together
in February 2003 playing
their first concert at the
„Roots Festival' at the Water
Sports Complex in Umiam.
• The band is primarily made
up of Rudy Wallang and
Tipriti TIPS Kharbangar
• They have 2 albums:
Shillong and Moving On.
• What band is this?
• The name of this Indian state capital comes
from the fact that there were abundant turmeric
fields there in the past.
• Its name is literally derived from the local words
for Turmeric and Fields.
• Bara Bazaar, Solomon‟s temple and Durtlang
hills are the major tourist attractions here.
• Which Indian state capital are we talking about?
• X is a festival that usually takes place between the
1st and the 7th of December every year in Kohima.
• It is organized by the State Tourism and Art &
Culture Departments to encourage inter-tribal
interaction and to promote cultural heritage of
• It takes its name from a colourful forest bird of
India, which is displayed in folklore in most of the
• Which festival is being talked about here?
• Utkala Kingdom was located in the northern and
eastern portion of the modern-day Indian state of X.
• The early medieval literature says "
Means the land which has
excellent opulence of artists and art is called Utkala.
• 1st April is celebrated as Utkala Dibasa as it is the
foundation day of X.
X is also mentioned as Utkala in India's national anthem,
"Jana Gana Mana“.
• What region is X?
• According to one legendary narrative, when Alexander
the Great invaded India in 326 BCE, Roxana, his wife
sent something to Porus, asking him not to harm her
husband in battle.
• In accordance with tradition, Porus, a Katoch king, gave
full respect to this gift by Roxana.
• On the battlefield, when Porus was about to deliver a
final blow to Alexander, he saw the gift and restrained
himself from attacking Alexander personally.
• This is one of the many historical references to
• X is one of the most sensuous dance forms of Rajasthan,
performed by a tribe of the same name.
• This tribe was derived from one of the tribes that
left Egypt with Moses gypsies and were known for their frequent
movement from one place to another in ancient times.
• Their main occupation is catching snakes and trading snake
• Hence, their dance movements and the costumes of their
community bear a resemblance to that of the serpents.
• They are also known as Sapera, Jogira or Jogi and follow
the Hindu religion.
• Identify either the Tribe or the Dance.
• The brothers Hermann, Adolf and Robert
Schlagintweit explained the meaning of the local name
of this mountain as, “The five treasures of the high
snow”, as originating from theTibetan word.
• The treasures represent the five repositories of God,
which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books.
• Its name in the Limbu language is Sewalungma,
meaning "mountain to which we offer greetings".
• Which peak is this?
• National Science Day is celebrated in India on
February 28 each year to mark the discovery of
the Y by Indian physicist X on 28 February
• For his discovery, X was awarded the Nobel
Prize in Physics in 1930.
• Identify X & Y.
• X‟s father, Nabadwipchandra ___ was from the royal family of Tripura
while his mother was from the Manipuri-speaking Mantribari family of
• He was the youngest of the five sons of his parents, who had nine
children in all.
• On 1 October 2007, marking his 101st birth anniversary, India postal
department released a commemorative postage stamp, in Agartala,
where an exhibition on his life and work was also inaugurated; the state
government of Tripura, also confers an yearly X Memorial Award in
Music by his name.
• A very famous Indian sportsperson, Y was named after X as Y's
grandfather was an ardent fan of X.
• His son was also in the same profession as him.
• Identify X.
• Parmashwar (the Hindu creation god) created man and
gave him a horse to ride.
• The first X decided to dig holes in the belly of the horse
to fix his feet as he rode. This offended Parmeshwar, who
punished them by making them rat catchers.
• They are found in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and
north Madhya Pradesh and they speak
the Bhojpuri dialect of Hindi.
• In Bihar, their name is said to be derived from a
local Bhojpuri word for a rat, on account of their
traditional occupation as rat catchers.
• Identify the group of people.
• Led by Sunderlal Bahuguna, X is a movement that practiced
the Gandhian methods of satyagraha and non-
violent resistance, through the act of hugging trees to protect
them from being felled.
• The modern movement started in the early 1970s in
the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, then in Uttar
Pradesh with growing awareness towards rapid deforestation.
• Today, it is seen as an inspiration and a precursor for the
movement of Garhwal. So much so that, a quarter of a
century later, India Today mentioned the people behind the
"forest satyagraha" of the movement as amongst "100 people
who shaped India".
• In 1987 the it was awarded the Right Livelihood Award.
• Kindly Identify X.
• It originates in Chandwa in Latehar district, on the Chota
Nagpur Plateau, and flows eastward for about 592 km
through the states of Jharkhand and West Bengal.
• It was nickname „The Sorrow of Bengal‟ because of the
destruction it used to create flooding itself.
• So great was the deavstation every year that the floods passed
into folklore, as the following Bhadu song testifies:
• “We have sown the crops in Asar
We will bring Bhadu in Bhadra.
Floods have swollen the X
The sailing boats cannot sail.
O X! We fall at your feet
Reduce the floods a little.
Bhadu will come a year later
Let the boats sail on your surface.”
• Written Round.
• 5 slides connecting to a specific theme.
• Points for identification the Theme are mentioned
on the top of each slide.
• Shouting Out the Answers will incur a constant -20.
• The was a term coined in the 1950s by
businessman Enrico Mattei, then-head of
the Italian state oil company Eni, to describe the
oil companies which formed the "Consortium
for Iran" cartel and dominated the
global petroleum industry from the mid-1940s
to the 1970s.
• The sobriquet has been originally coined to
coincide with the inauguration of the new states
in January, 1972, by Jyoti Prasad Saikia, a
journalist in Tripura in the course of a radio talk
• Saikia later compiled a book and named it
the Land of X. It has been primarily because of
this publication that the nickname has caught
• The X corridor or Chicken's Neck is a narrow stretch
of land that connects India's north-eastern states to the
rest of India, with the countries
of Nepal and Bangladesh lying on either side of
• The kingdom of Bhutan lies on the northern side of this
• The city of X in the state of West Bengal is the major city
in this area. The city is the central node that connects
Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim, Darjeeling hills, north-east
India and the rest of India.
• Identify X.