On April 2, 2011, the GIF animation of the ________ was posted by 25-
year-old Christopher Torres of Dallas, Texas, who uses the name
"prguitarman", on his website LOL-Comics.
Torres explained in an interview where the idea for the animation came
from: "I was doing a donation drive for the Red Cross and in-between
drawings in my Livestream video chat, two different people mentioned I
should draw a 'Pop Tart' and a ________."
The original version of the song was uploaded by user "daniwell" to the
Japanese video site Niconico on July 25, 2010. The song features
Yamaha's Vocaloid Hatsune Miku.
Urban Dictionary describes this word as
'The douchebag mating call',
'Carpe Diem for stupid people' and the 'dumbass' excuse for
something stupid that they did'.
This word was added to the the OED in 2014.
What are we talking about?
This right-handed batsman, who can double up as a back-up
wicket-keeper stamped his presence in international cricket in
August 2003 with two Test centuries on debut, becoming only the
second player to achieve that feat. He went on to score first 1000
ODI runs in just 22 matches, becoming one of the fastest in the
world to do so. Frail of build, his game is built on timing and an
easy elegance. A dip in form saw him lose his place in the team in
late 2004. Persistence at domestic level paid off, however, as he
returned to the national squad against the West Indies in
November 2006.He played his last test at Lord's, Aug, 2010. He
played his last ODI at Jaipur, Nov 18, 2007.
ID this cricketer.
X said he originally planned to collaborate with Justin Bieber on the single,
but he and manager Scooter Braun deferred that to make the goal of the
single to prove he was not a one-hit wonder.
He described the song as "a sort of a mash-up of my previous 10 tracks
and 10 hooks.
X had originally intended to follow up Y with a single named 'Assarabia',
but decided against it and instead followed it up with this single.
This single, however proved much less successful.
Identify X, Y and the single.
X - PSY
Y - GANGNAM STYLE
SINGLE – GENTLEMAN
Assarabia means 'Oh Yeah!' in Korean
X was a Russian baritone singer and a recipient of the People's Artist Award of
the Russian SFSR.
X became known to international audiences in 2010 when a 1976 recording of
him singing a non-lexical vocable version of the song "I Am Glad, 'Cause I'm
Finally Returning Back Home" became famous on the internet.
This video's popularity re-ignited interest in Xs singing career and for a time,
there was a petition for him to come out of retirement to perform on a world
X's son was quoted as saying "He thinks maybe someone is trying to make a
fool of him," and "He keeps asking, 'Where were all these journalists 40 years
X passed away on 8th April, 2012.
According to Forbes, X earned an estimated $15 million between June 2009 and
June 2010, continuing his run as one of the highest-paid in this field, after
earning an estimated $5 million the prior year. X's late father who was born in
Mumbai features quite frequently in X's work.
X is the recipient of Gemini award in 2008.
Gina Yashere accused X of consistently and admittedly stealing her material
over a period of several years.
X dated Sunny Leone in 2008.
One of X's more famous lines include "Be a man! Do the right thing!"
Ankur P Agarwal, the co-founder at PriceBaba.com started a campaign to
name something X.
Some of the things he did included mailing boxes of X to Larry Page and
Andy Rubin and campaigning outside their headquarters. This campaign was
however a failure, and Ankur instead of giving up, decided to restart the
campaign, using Y this time, instead of X.
His second attempt ended in failure as well.
X and Y were instead named A and B respectively.
ID X, Y, A , B / Give Funda.
X - KAJUKATLI
Y - LADDOO
A - KITKAT
B - LOLLIPOP
Following is the synopsis of the novel X(2006):
“ Set against the brilliantly drawn backdrop of India at the turn of the millennium,
X tells the story of a young couple, penniless but gloriously in love. Obsessed with
each other, they move from a small town to the big city, where the narrator who
dreams of being a writer works feverishly on a novel, stopping only to feed his
ceaseless desire for his beautiful wife.”
The Hindu described it ‘A startling work of Nabokovian fiction.’
Khushwant Singh termed the novel as a masterpiece .
V.S Naipaul said ‘At last - a new and brilliantly original novel from India.’
The novel won a French literary award called Le Prix Mille Pages, and was also
nominated for the Bad Sex award in Britain.
Identify X and it’s author .
Tomislav Pacak , spokesman for the Croatian Football federation issued a
statement on the official website.
"We apologize to all viewers, our guests from Italy and the players from both
teams, for the _________ on the Poljud Stadium grass," he said after the
Euro 16 Qualifier against Italy. Pacak claimed that a "chemical agent" had
been used on the pitch, 24 to 48 hours before kickoff, timed to be visible
during the qualifying match.
"This was an obvious act of sabotage and a criminal act. We condemn it and
ask the police and judicial bodies to find the person(s) responsible for what
is a shame not only for Croatian football, but the entire country.
The 2001 film the ‘Fluffer’ was about a film buff with a crush on a porn
star who is straight, for whom he would end up working in gay porn.
Though it gained widespread use in the porn industry, the term
‘fluffer’ has also been adopted by the real estate industry to refer to a
person that stages homes, and as a term for a maid who fluffs pillows.
According to some pornographic actors, fluffers do not actually exist
while other’s consider them part of the makeup department.
What is the job of a fluffer?
A PERSON EMPLOYED
TO KEEP A MALE ADULT FILM STAR
AROUSED ON THE SET
Often known as the shrewdest tactician in Indian football,
this coach is known for his association with the X club for around 30
He served as the coach of X for more than 15 years at at a stretch
after playing for them.
He left the club to coach Indian national team in 2009.
Name the coach and the club X.
Anupam Mittal is the founder and CEO of People Group which owns
businesses such as Makaan.com, Mauj Mobile and People Pictures.
He is included in Business Week's India's 50 most powerful people.
However he got the idea for his biggest venture after he met a broker in
India who went door to door carrying biodata in his suitcase.
This business is now estimated to be about 1.5 billion Indian rupees.
Various people and the media lashed out at the Government regarding a
2013 incident in X district of UP.
A man called Shobhan Sarkar was at the centre of this.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam said that, “According to me, science doesn't allow any
guess. It must have some logical conclusion.“
Narendra Modi mocked the government saying that, "The whole world is
laughing at us over this.”
The Times of India called it:-'Peepli Live' in X.
A journalist from Al Jazeera said "We had heard that India is the land of snake
charmers. After this we are ready to believe it.“
Name X and what incident they were talking about?
UNNAO 2013 GOLD TREASURE INCIDENT
In October 2013, Archaeological Survey of India took up the excavation near
Daundia Khera village in Unnao district amid reports of over 1000 tonnes of
Gold deposits buried beneath the ruins of an old fort, which belonged to Ram
Baksh Singh, a revolutionary of 1857.
All this excavation carried out on the basis of a Sadhu’s dream!!
X broke P.T. Usha’s long-standing record of most medals by an Indian at
a multi-discipline event in October 2014. He was supported by the
GoSports Foundation and was part of the Rahul Dravid Athlete
He was supported by the GoSports Foundation and was part of the
Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Project.
“Rahul Dravid told me, I know you are planning to retire, but let's keep
that aside for now. Right now your focus should be to win medals for
India.” X recalled.
Sharath Gayakwad (paralympian). Broke record at Incheon
Asian games 2014 in swimming. Born with a deformed left
On 12 September 2014 McCann Worldgroup, the biggest agency
network in global advertising giant Interpublic Group's fold,
elevated X as its chairman for Asia-Pacific region,
bringing both Greater China and Australia under his purview with
Earlier, he was president of McCann Worldgroup South Asia and CEO
of the agency's Indian operations.
This 2015 Padma Shri awardee has also received the National Film
award in a particular field twice.
The first trailer was unveiled in August 2010 and the film Y was released
on 17 September 2010. The film received mixed reactions from critics,
with some citing very strong production values and realistic and
humorous portrayal of supporters.
Shot and produced by Endemol in conjunction with the club, the film
features exclusive interviews with staff, players, board members and fans
throughout the season.
The film documents a group of X fans as they follow their team across
the country in their 1995 Renault Espace nicknamed, "Helios".
Name the club X and the film Y.
X is a social experiment and channel on a certain video streaming website, consisting
of a crowdsourced attempt to play Y by parsing commands sent by users through the
channel's chat room.
The concept was developed by an anonymous Australian programmer and launched
on 12 February 2014. The stream became unexpectedly popular, reaching an average
concurrent viewership of over 80,000 viewers.
Media outlets have described the proceedings of the game as being "mesmerizing",
"miraculous" and "beautiful chaos", with one viewer comparing it to "watching a car
crash in slow motion". The stream has been compared to the infinite monkey
theorem in that effectively random input to a game still ultimately comes out with
forward progress in the game.
X, Y both.
In August 2009, President Barack
Obama posthumously awarded X
the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
X's nephew Stuart accepted the honor for his
uncle. Shortly after, Stuart co-founded the X
Foundation with the support of Desmond
California governor Arnold
Schwarzenegger designated May 22 as “X
Day", and inducted X in the California Hall of
X was included in the "Time 100 Heroes and
Who is X?
The first openly gay person to be elected to public
office in California.
There are about 7 of them in our country including the small
Sunil Kandaloor of Mumbai is the man behind one of them
and Asansol’s Sushanta Roy, a former employee of the Indian
Museum is the man behind another one of them.
Roy, the man behind the Kolkata one, said the idea of doing this
was prompted by a popular Kazi Nazrul Islam song.
Warner Bros. announced that it was halting
production of toys and replicas of the General
Lee, the car from the Dukes of Hazzard, on June
The company follows in the footsteps
of retailers Amazon, Sears, eBay, and Walmart,
all of whom elected to ban sales of something
that has acquired great controversies especially
in the southern states of USA due to it being a
sign of the slave-holding South.
Why did they halt production of this product?
Controversy regarding some considering it to be a symbol of slavery,
others of southern pride.
Ulf Westman and Ewa Wigenheim-Westman announced their plans
for this way back in 2006.
After several years of financial issues the project was abandoned in
2009, and the building allocated for them was instead set to hold a
new contemporary photography museum, called Fotografiska.
Finally it was opened on May 7th 2013 on the island of Djurgården,
What are we talking about?
It is the Danish word for ‘poop’.
Though this word was used in the 1500s to refer to sheep
it gained mainstream popularity with a new release of
It has since, taken on a wider meaning, being used to label
something as generally good or cool
while some refer to it as a shortened for of another word.
This crustacean discovered in 2005 in
the South Pacific Ocean is often listed
among the strangest looking animal.
This 6 inches long decapod, is notable
for the quantity of silky blond setae
(resembling fur) covering thoracic legs
Due to its large size and ability to
survive in cold places its discoverers
dubbed it the “____lobster” or “____
crab” after something that is said to
be have inhabited the Himalayan
regions in the early 19th century.
_________ is an upcoming American thriller television series.
It revolves around a group of young FBI recruits, who are
training at the FBI Training Academy in ________, Virginia.
The series' protagonist is Alex Parrish played by Priyanka
Chopra, an FBI trainee who has an affair with another recruit.
On Friday 14th February, Narendra Modi inaugurated the X auditorium to
remember the proud son of Gujarat, X .
It is located in Surat and Narendra Modi expressed confidence that the
auditorium will serve as the cultural centre of Surat.
All the prizes won by X in his lifetime are placed there.
The total cost of building one of the country’s largest auditorium was more
than a 100 crores. A postage stamp bearing X's face, was released by India
Post to honour him on 3 May 2013 and several schools were also named
after him during that time.
Who is X?
This 60 metre-long, 10 metre-high steel-and-rock
abstract sculpture by Anish Kapoor resembles a
It faces the royal chateau, which attracts five million
tourists a year.
Inside the palace itself is a smaller work: a cannon
that fires red wax at white walls, symbolising a
phallus and an ejaculation of blood.
It was vandalised a week back after some French
media outlets have expressed unease at the level of
provocation unleashed by Kapoor, who has described
the piece as “the _____’s ______ who is taking
Inline skating is a sport practiced widely internationally
having wheels, arranged in a single line, unlike the "quad"
style of roller skate consisting of four wheels arranged in
the same configuration as a typical car. The in-line design
allows for greater speed than roller skates and better
This sport is more popularly known by the name of a
brand which manufactures these line of inline skates.
What is this sport popularly known as?
His mother Gina is from Philippines and his father George is a
Yoruba Nigerian prince from Ogere-Remo, which is near Lagos
and has 60,000 residents.
George is also a DJ and rapper.
His middle name "Olatokunbo" means "Wealth from across the
sea" or "Wealth from a foreign land" in the Yoruba language.
At 17years he made his debut against France becoming the
youngest ever to play for his country.
Name him and the country he plays for.
This country, nicknamed “The Warm Heart of
Africa” had used a flag with a rising sun from
In 2012, the country changed its flag to one
with a full sun.
The reason, according to then-president Bingu
wa Mutharika, was that the long-standing
“dawn” flag represented a nation that was still
emerging and developing, while having the full
sun on the flag symbolized that ______ had
emerged as a prosperous nation.
“We don’t have to live permanently in the
past,” he said
In the early hours of Sunday, 22nd February 2009,
a virus called ’CSV’ began to infect millions of websites worldwide.
It originated from an unknown source in the UK at around 2am and
started corrupting websites through a server loophole.
Many people attributed it as repercussions of a hate campaign which
was very much in the news then.
So what exactly did the virus do?
In 2010, a three-day birth centenary program was held in
the occasion of Binod Bihari Chaudhuri‘s hundredth birth
A memoir of Binod Bihari was also published titled
He is the recipient of the highest civilian award of his
He breathed his last at the Fortis Hospital, Kolkata on
He was 102 years old at the time of his death and the last
surviving member of an elite list.
Which elite list are we talking about?
LAST SURVIVING MEMBER
CHITTAGONG ARMORY RAID
Critics consider this 2013 movie to be the director's take, tribute or version
of Tennessee Williams' classic play ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’.
However the film received a Oscar nomination in the Best Original
Other critics and cultural commentators argued that the lead character
was modeled on the director's former companion, and that the film is a
"response" to their high- profile and acrimonious break-up.
This movie was not released in India due to a particular reason.
Name the movie
and the reason for which it was not released in India.
WOODY ALLEN REFUSED TO ACCOMMODATE
THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT'S
MANDATORY ANTI-SMOKING ADS.
Acclaimed as one of the most important Scandinavian writers since
the Second World War,
his poetry has been translated into over 60 languages.
He is currently the last Swede to receive the Nobel Prize. He passed
away this year after being partially paralyzed from stroke in his final
Despite this, he taught himself to play the piano with only his left
He went to Bhopal after the tragedy and sat outside the plant in a
poetry reading session alongside K Satchidanandan.
Who is this recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature?
Valencia FC, the 6 time La Liga winning Spanish football
club, partnered with Red Cross on the 2nd week of May for
this charitable act during their match against Celta Vigo
which ended in a 1-1 draw.
This gesture won them a lot of fans across the football
How did they raise money that helped in a worldwide
JERSEY NAME IN NEPALI TO RAISE FUNDS FOR
KBC has had a lot of innovative lifelines like ‘Triguni’,
‘Flip the question’, ‘Double Dip’, ‘Expert Advice’.
One such innovative lifeline was ‘Power Paplu’.
The lifeline did not stay long and was eventually
How did ‘Power Paplu’ help you?
USE ANY ALREADY USED LIFELINE
Daggubati Ramanaidu passed away in February 2015 at the age of 78,
after being diagnosed with prostrate cancer. He was conferred with the
Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 2009, the highest award for films in Indian
He was also a member of the Telegu Desam Party and a MP of the 13th Lok
After having founded a company in his field of work, he has a place in the
Guinness Book of World record for a feat. He was also awarded the
Dadasaheb Phalke in 2009.
In September 2009, Chelsea was banned from signing any players
in the next two transfer windows due to their involvement in
inducing the player X to break his contract at Lens,
meaning they would have been unable to buy or sell players until
After appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the ban got
lifted by February 2010.
Identify X who now plays for Sevilla.
The National Cancer Coalition (NCC) is one of the America's biggest charities.
A blog post revealed that during the time period 2009 to 2012,their donations
had exceeded $125,000. This was due to millions donating on the website X ,
which eventually was linked to NCC.
But the charity has come under fire after being listed No. 21 on the Tampa
Bay Times and The Center for Investigative Reporting's list of the worst
charities in America.
Following the string of revelations and corruption charges, the link from the
site X to the National Cancer Coalition donation page was permanently
Name the website X ?
The composition of this hydrophobic chemical compound originally
developed by Nissan consists of Manganese Oxide Polystyrene, Zinc
Oxide , Precipitated Calcium Carbonate and Silica.
It is mainly used by Nissan in car manufacturing.
However this moderately expensive chemical compound was used
earlier this year in a German Red light area called St Pauli for an
entirely different purpose.
It helped in eliminating a nuisance of the city to a great extent.
For what purpose was this used ?
Used as an ‘Anti-Pee paint’
on walls of St. Pauli
Born as Jai Hemant, he started out as a martial artist, who also
helped Amir Khan build his body for Dhoom 3.
He declined the remake of 1989 hit TV series ‘Fauji’ that introduced
Shah Rukh Khan and the project is currently on hold.
Subhash Ghai wanted to launch him in the remake of the 1983
superhit film X that led to the stardom of an actor.
Who am I talking about?
Also identify the movie X.
Abbas Kazmi first came to Mumbai as an aspiring actor and worked in a
few films such as Anjaan Rahen, with Feroz Khan and Asha Parekh, and
Jugnoo, with Dharmendra and Hema Malini. He found little success in
acting and so decided to go into something which he later chose as a
His claim to fame finally came in the year 2009, but in a completely
different field for which he frequently had to defend himself saying that
he was just doing his professional duty sincerely.
He even appeared in the 4th season of Big Boss where he was eliminated
in the first week.
For the good business of a publishing-industry, it doesn't matter
how many people read your book, only how many buy it.
But the convention is soon going to change as the makers of
Kindle, Amazon has introduced something that is going to reward
cliff-hangers and mysteries across all genres.
What unique business idea is being introduced by Amazon?
Bharti Kher is an Indian contemporary artist married to
popular artist Anish Kapoor.
In 1995 Kher was struck by a woman in a market wearing
something. She asked the woman where it came from and
went straight to the store. “I walked in” and said, "give me
all the serpent ______ you have," which turned out to be a
few packages that she stuck in her sketchbook. It turned
out to be a supernova moment.'[“
Since then, ______ have become Kher’s signature,
operating not so much as a central motif as a language that
the artist has invented to articulate and animate her
The previous record was 165 when on November 10, 2009, a
unanimous decision was passed to honour Nelson Mandela’s
birthday and to celebrate his life.
This changed on December 2014 when the number was 176,
inspired by a speech of an India on September 27, 2014.
What did it lead to? And What record?
HIGHEST NO. OF CO-SPONSORS FOR ANY
UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION
INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY (21 JUNE)
The 2Suit is a garment invented by Vanna Bonta in 2006 after she experienced
microgravity during a parabolic flight that she flew with the National Space
Society in 2004. In 2008, the first 2Suit was manufactured and tested by a
History Channel documentary for the television series The Universe.
The documentary described the 2Suit as "one small step for humankind
colonizing the universe”.
The 2Suit has been mentioned in travel and exploration magazines as part of
articles on subject like the "400 mile high club.“
What is the basic purpose solved by this garment?
E is a start-up British innovation company, founded by internet
entrepreneur John Lambert in 2001.
It all started in a barn on his Devon farm, with a small team of
designers and programmers, some private finance, and a dream to
make the world's most expressive electronic musical instrument.
After 8 years of research and development it was finally launched in
It has so far attracted investment in excess of £10m and has already
made waves in the music world and has some highly acclaimed early
Either name the company E or the instrument.
The popularity of John Woo's films, and the heroic bloodshed
genre in general, in the West helped give this style greater visibility.
Film-makers like Robert Rodriguez were inspired to create action
sequences modelled on the Hong Kong style. One of the first to
demonstrate this was Rodriguez's Desperado (1995). The Matrix
(1999) played a part in making it the most popular form of firearm-
based combat in cinema worldwide; since then, the style has
become a staple of modern Western action films.
Identify the genre which is a Portmanteau of an object and a style
popular in action movies.
One such lesser known secret of the late X's private life was that he was
a prolific painter excelling in mediums ranging from oil to charcoal and
“He usually kept the morning time for himself, in which he would paint
and read and nobody was allowed to disturb him”, says X's daughter
Bharti, who now runs the X Foundation.
The foundation organised an art exhibition of his works to celebrate his
birth centenary on October 13,2011.Very few paintings of him were
available since he gifted away most of his art works. This was the first
time that X’s artworks were shown to the public.
Who is X?
PICTURES ON NEXT SLIDE….
Christopher Renzi is a 43-year-old American businessman who lives in
Rhode Island. In a complaint filed around July,2014 in Rhode Island
federal court,the 43-year-old fitness enthusiast Renzi said he had
received letters from lawyers representing the Danish company JBS ,
who asked him to do something.
However Renzi refused to listen to the demands of the JBS company and
his lawyer Michael Feldhuhn said "We just want them to leave us alone.“
JBS also went ahead and asked the US Patent and Trademark Office
(USPTO) to cancel the trademark awarded to Renzi in 2009.
What was the feud all about?
WHITE MEADOWS is a smartphone application developed by Particle in
January,2011. The video mechanism allow(s) anyone in the world to
record a short video statement to show their views. There will be an
ESCAPE button at top , allowing quick exit for those in countries where
recording a statement would be dangerous. There will an option to have
the screen black, and voice distortion.
Tobias Morgan, one of the man behind this said, " The purpose of the
mechanism is meant to have a broader use in the future. Future projects
using this mechanism include a campaign for women's rights in the
Middle East and highlighting the plight of street children globally. People
can use WHITE MEADOWS not only to make a video statement in
support of human rights, but also to share their own experiences. "
What is the purpose of the Application?