Sangolli Rayanna was the army chief of the Kittur Kingdom who fought
against the British East India Company in the early 1800s. In 2015 , the
Union Home Ministry acting on the proposal by the Karnataka State
Government to rename a Bangalore landmark as ‘Krantiveera Sangolli
<Next Slide – Poster of blockbuster Kannada Movie ‘Sangolli Rayanna’>
________ is the common genus of cuttlefish. A reddish-brown pigment
derived from the ink sacs of the cuttlefish , used for drawing and painting,
also called as _______. The popular use of the word, refers to something
that provides an ageing look to its subjects.
The present name of the region known earlier as Dakshina Kosala , was
first popularized in the records of the Maratha Empire. One of the
popular stories is that the name refers to the number of ancient forts ,
though archeological evidence has not conclusively proved this theory. The
more accepted theory among historians is that the name means to the
“Empire of Chedis”.
When asked about the number of ________ in his cabinet , by a student
from Pakistan at a questions session at the American University in
Washington , the Canadian President Justin Trudeau replied
“I have more ________ in my cabinet than Modi does,”
The 6 Pack made its debut with a cover version of the Pharrell Williams'
“Happy” . The 6 member of the band , which is backed by Y-Films, were
chosen after auditioning 200 candidates with the help of NGOs and
activists. The band has now released other videos with Sonu Nigam ,
Zanai Bhosle , Arjun Kapoor etc.
What is special about 6 Pack.
The surname X , comes from the Norman tradition of prefixing “the son
of” to the fathers name to name the son. X therefore means “son of X1”.
X1 in turn is a Germanic compound word meaning “Spear Wielder”
<X forms the expansion of the middle letter in a famous acronym>
In 1977 , B P Moideen produced a movie “Nizhale Nee Sakshi’ scripted
by M N Karassery directed by Baby. The movie which did not release also
marked the debut of actress Seema .
What very significant incident from modern Kerala was the movie about.
The plant of this subfamily is widely used for ornamental plants; its flower
is often carved on tombstones to symbolize eternal sleep. The
flower(sometimes made of paper) is worn as remembrance of the dead.
The seeds of the popular species of the subfamily is used in various
cuisine and for extracting oil
What plant are we talking about
The ‘X Principle, The: A Cubicle's-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management
Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions’ is a satirical book that explores the ‘X
principle’ which states that
“companies tend to systematically promote their least-competent employees
to management (generally middle management), in order to limit the amount of damage
they are capable of doing.”
The principle is named after X , a popular creation of the author of the
“We’re getting the language into its final shape—the shape it’s going to have when
nobody speaks anything else. When we’ve finished with it, people like you will have to
learn it all over again. You think, I dare say, that our chief job is inventing new words.
But not a bit of it! We’re destroying words—scores of them, hundreds of them, every
day. We’re cutting the language down to the bone. The Eleventh Edition won’t contain a
single word that will become obsolete before the year 2050”
What language is being talked about by one of the experts in it.
The crop is supposed to have been domesticated in South America around
5000 BC . It was brought to Europe by the Spanish sailors , on arrival in
Europe they were viewed suspiciously , and was thought to be poisonous
and evil causing leprosy, syphilis etc. Louis XVI is supposed to have worn
the flowers on his buttonhole ; and Marie Antoinette in her hair and
In October ,2011 the French Government decreed that , in primary and
secondary school cafeterias _______ can be served only along with certain
foods like Fries, effectively reducing its consumption to once in a week .
The move is to familiarize kids to traditional French recipes , so that they
can hand them down to the next generations and to reduce English and
American influence on kids
Paul Kalanithi was an Indian American neurosurgeon whose book ‘When
Breath Becomes Air’ about his life and illness, battling stage IV metastatic
lung cancer was posthumously published by Random House in 2016 . The
book recently found mention in a controversial space , as part of a
narrative about divine intervention in the writer’s life.
Sergeant Sammy Lee Davis served the American Army from 1965 to 1984,
and in 1968 was awarded the Medal of Honor. The footage of him
receiving the Medal of Honor was later used by for a specific purpose
earning him the nickname The Real _____ ___
This name that has gained immense popularity in the last two decades was
derived from the name of the Greek messenger God. It is the name of the
daughter of Helen of Troy and Menelaus and the name of the wife of
Leontes in Shakespeare’s play ‘The Winter Tale’
The Hindi version of X was repeatedly broadcast on AIR during the
Emergency times to symbolize progress the country was supposedly
making ironically it was used by resistance groups as a mark of protest.
The Bangla version ‘Ek Din Surjyer Bhor’ was used extensively by Sheik
Mujibur Rahman in his political meeting.
What protest tool of Gospel origins popularized during the American Civil
Rights Movement are we talking about.
Flag designed by French Engineer and soldier for a country , that he
helped to establish. The flag is patterned on the US flag , with Spanish
colors . The top left part features two connected Suns marking the
position of the country. The flag was rejected in favour of the present flag
of the country , designed by its first ‘First Lady’
On April 9 , 2016 to mark the thirtieth anniversary of an iconic literary
work , the writer and fans embark on a literary pilgrimage across many
places around Palakkad and finally climb a celebrated hill near Palakkad ,
where they would pay their respects . There would be Kathakali
performance based on the lore the work is based on.
In many languages spoken the area the word generally means locally
sourced unskilled labour . It is used as a racial slur in Africa against certain
people from Asia . The word could have evolved from the name of a
community engaged in such activities or the Turkish word for slave . One
of the popular uses of the word locally is in a 1980 discourse on the
dignity of labour .
Simple definitions of what word, (from Merriam-Webster)
• A small religious group that is not part of a larger and more accepted religion and
that has beliefs regarded by many people as extreme or dangerous
• A situation in which people admire and care about something or someone very much
or too much
• A small group of very devoted supporters or fans