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You cant expect us to ask “Who was the last
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മുഖ്യമ്രിയ്ക്ക്ക് ഇരപ്പാള് എ്ത
വയസ്സായി” or “ഇരയയുരട
സവാത്രയ സമരത്തില് രവടി
രരാണ്ട് ാരാത്ത ഏര
രപാരാളി ആരാരെന്നു ? ”
A post by our PM Narendra Modi on
Facebook – “My speech at the function to
celebrate the elevation to Sainthood of
___________ and Mother Euphrasia .’’
Image Follows ( on next slide )
Fill in the blanks
Old ______ was divided into four dialects: the
Anglian dialects, Mercian and Northumbrian,
and the Saxon dialects, KentishandWest
Saxon.Through the educational reforms
of King Alfred in the ninth century and the
influence of the kingdom ofWessex, theWest
Saxon dialect became the standard written
variety of this particular language .
Which language ?
This word derives from Greek and it originally
meant "leisure" and also "that in which leisure
is employed", but later meant "a group to
whom lectures were given . Also this term is
used to refer to a group of fish .
Which term ?
To which place ( be specific ) in Kerala , one can
attribute the following things listed below –
• seat of the first seminary of the Malabar Church
• the first Catholic Sanskrit School in Kerala (1846)
• the first private printing press, CMS Press
started by Rev. Benjamin Bailey (1846)
• first daily newspaper in Malayalam, the Deepika
The Pirates! Band of
Misfits is a 2012
animated film .
This character in the
film ( shown in the pic )
is a famous scientist
who conflicts with the
hero in the film for claim
over a dodo bird .
Name the real life
What exactly was created
on this NeXt computer ( at
CERN ) and was defined
by the creator as “the
creation of new links and
new material by readers,
[so that] authorship
becomes universal as well
as the automatic
notification of a reader
when new material of
interest to him/her has
become available.” ?
In 1989, Boca Raton, Florida, communications
attorney Mitchell Rubenstein and his wife Laurie
Silvers devised the concept for the Syfy channel and
this channel has broadcasted many infamous shows
including Paramount's StarTrek .
What was the channel’s initial name /What is the funda
behind renaming the channel to Syfy from it’s original
Entirely fitting for the climate of Qatar, the new
office for the Minister of Municipal Affairs &
Agriculture resembles something sprouting from
the earth. But the inspiration goes far beyond
mere looks. Design team ‘Aesthetics Architects’
has covered the building in sun shades that can
open to let in air and light and close to keep out
the heat, mimicking the natural system of
What inspired the structure of the building
referred above ?
Properly known as the
Richat Structure, it is
easy to see where its
nickname comes from.
Looking at it from
above, it looks a lot like
a big blue ____ staring
out of the ground and
thus it’s nickname ____
of the Sahara .
Warriors like Shivaji changed their horses at
this town in anticipation of the difficult climb
through the Konkan.Therefore the a Marathi
word meaning change was applied to the
town and thus the town gets its name and
ultimately means ‘TheTown of Change’ .
Which town ?
Which element is missing/What is this list about ?
Consuming variations of a carbon compound of
which the structures are given in the pictures (
bigger images in next slide ) is said to create
symptoms like –
• decrease in anxiety and motor skills at lower doses
• anterograde amnesia, and central nervous system
depression at higher doses.
In 2014 , what entity was named so with the
misconception of consuming such stuff due to
behavioral characteristics ?
In 1974, a young professor of
architecture in Budapest created
an apparently impossible object
which is said to have different
The product is now available in
such cases as shown in the picture .
This Malayalam word used to refer to an
Indian Jackal roughly translates as "the clever
one" or "the one who knows tricks". Regular
interactions of him with a tiger , a lion and it’s
cub, and occasionally a bat and a goat are
well known to all Malayalalis .
What am I talking about ?
TheWheaton is the measurement of this relative
to celebrityWilWheaton.The measurement was
standardized whenWil Wheaton achieved half a
million of this , with the effect that WilWheaton
now has 5.2Wheatons himself (as of June 2014).
The milliwheaton (500 of these) is more
What am I talking about ?
( I have a very less number of them due to my
inactivity on this )
India had toured Australia and New
Zealand before the 1936 Olympics at Berlin.
There was a match scheduled at Adelaide,
and Pankaj Gupta, the manager of the side,
had asked Lord Mayor whether X could be at
the ground during the match .X had never
seenY playing for India and later met withY
and commented some thing which is the only
known meeting between them. X andY?
The first step toward today's X came in 1948, when
Bernard silver, a graduate student, overheard a
conversation in the halls of Philadelphia's Drexel
Institute ofTechnology.The president of a food chain
was pleading with one of the deans to undertake
research on capturing product information
automatically at checkout.The dean turned down the
request, but Bob Silver mentioned the conversation to
his friend Norman JosephWoodland, a twenty-seven-
year-old graduate student and teacher at Drexel .
All these are hollywood movies released in
1975,1988,1995 respectively.These movies are
connected in a way.What is the connection?
21 . These are songs ByTaylor Swift,Linkin Park and
Bruno Mars.Just add the words in each white space left below
and give me a relation between the words.
Kabir , commonly known as _____ ( from
Tamil word for Juice ) is fliud in consistency .
Different varieties include Mudakathan ,
Elumichai , Mellikkai goose ,Vepam
Fill in the Blanks .
X was once known asVenthan, a former
bodyguard of the slainY, leader of the world’s
deadliest terrorist organisation at the time,Z
When Sri Lanka goes to the polls on Aug 17, X
will be a candidate, hoping to be elected as a
member of parliament.
X ,Y and Z ?
24. Apart from being
european football clubs
(UEFA) what connects these
X has been a celebration part ofY culture for centuries.
The earliest record of the festival that has been found
belongs to the reign of Kulasekhara Perumals around i.e.
around 800 AD. However, there are great possibilities that
the festival was celebrated before this period also. Any
ways, due to lack of physical evidences, it has been
assumed that the festival started somewhere around 800
A.D. as the harvest festival of the state. However, there
are so many legends and stories attached with the day
that it seems that the festival has been a part of the region
ever since its origin.
X andY ?