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Vigilance Quiz

  1. 1.  Vigilance Quiz  Organised by CVC in NIT Durgapur..  Quiz-Masters:-Vishal Anand Gupta  Pathik Ghosh.
  2. 2.  Prelims  10 questions.  **marked questions are for tie breaker.
  3. 3.  X was a Gandhian who participated in the Indian Independence Movement. He was the Chief Justice of India of the High Court of Mysore State (now Karnataka) and also the first chief of the Central Vigilance Commission of India. He was also chosen as the acting Governor of the Mysore state and was the first person to translate Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography to the Kannada language.
  4. 4.  Pradeep Kumar is 1972 Haryana cadre IAS officer.  He graduated in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and has done Masters in Economics and Social Science from the University of Wales, United Kingdom. He became an IAS officer in 1972 and from then has been secretary of three major central government's ministries. He served as the head of National Highways Authority of India. He has also served on the boards of a number of companies, including Bharat Heavy Electricals, Maruti Udyog, Andrew Yule Ltd, Hindustan Paper Corporation Ltd, Coal India Ltd and Neyvelli Lignite Corporation. Which Office does he hold now?
  5. 5.  X is an authority, established by the Constitution of India ,     who audits all receipts and expenditure of the Government of India and the state governments, including those of bodies and authorities substantially financed by the government. X has played an important role in exposing major scams of the country including 2G, Coalgate and fodder scam. X is ranked 9th and enjoys the same status as a judge of Supreme Court of India in Indian order of precedence. The last person to hold this office was Vinod Rai and the current one is Shashi Kant Sharma. Which office am I talking about?
  6. 6.  What is the name of the monthly newsletter published by CVC to highlight its achievements and initiatives?
  7. 7.  **Which is the only Indian state where the Right to Information Act does not apply?
  8. 8.  X is social activist who graduated from IIT KGP .  He is a former Indian revenue service officer and former Joint-commissioner in income tax department.  He won the Ramon Magsaysay award 2006 for his contribution for enactment of RTI act.  Identify X.
  9. 9.  **For the year 2011 Foreign Policy magazine named X     among top 100 global thinkers. Also in 2011 he was ranked as the most influential person in Mumbai by a national daily newspaper. As a soldier, He was the sole survivor of an enemy attack—variously claimed to have been a bomb, an aerial assault and an exchange of fire at the border—while he was driving a truck. Which activist am I talking about?
  10. 10.  Which was the first state in India to enact RTI in India?
  11. 11.  Answers:-
  12. 12.  Whistleblower
  13. 13.  X was a Gandhian who participated in the Indian Independence Movement. He was the Chief Justice of India of the High Court of Mysore State (now Karnataka) and also the first chief of the Central Vigilance Commission of India. He was also chosen as the acting Governor of the Mysore state and was the first person to translate Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography to the Kannada language.
  14. 14.  Nittoor Srinivasa Rao
  15. 15.  Pradeep Kumar is 1972 Haryana cadre IAS officer. He heads the Central Vigilance Commission. He assumed the office from 31 July 2011.  He graduated in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and has done Masters in Economics and Social Science from the University of Wales, United Kingdom. He became an IAS officer in 1972 and from then has been secretary of three major central government's ministries. He served as the head of National Highways Authority of India. He has also served on the boards of a number of companies, including Bharat Heavy Electricals, Maruti Udyog, Andrew Yule Ltd, Hindustan Paper Corporation Ltd, Coal India Ltd and Neyvelli Lignite Corporation. Which Office does he hold now?
  16. 16.  Central Vigilance Commissioner
  17. 17.  X is an authority, established by the Constitution of India ,     who audits all receipts and expenditure of the Government of India and the state governments, including those of bodies and authorities substantially financed by the government. X has played an important role in exposing major scams of the country including 2G, Coalgate and fodder scam. X is ranked 9th and enjoys the same status as a judge of Supreme Court of India in Indian order of precedence. The last person to hold this office was Vinod Rai and the current one is Shashi Kant Sharma. Which office am I talking about?
  18. 18.  Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
  19. 19.  What is the name of the monthly newsletter published by CVC to highlight its achievements and initiatives?
  20. 20.  VIGEYE VANI
  21. 21.  **Which is the only Indian state where the Right to Information Act does not apply?
  22. 22.  Jammu and Kashmir.
  23. 23.  X is social activist who graduated from IIT KGP .  He is a former Indian revenue service officer and former Joint-commissioner in income tax department.  He won the Ramon Magsaysay award 2006 for his contribution for enactment of RTI act.  Identify X.
  24. 24.  Arvind Kejriwal.
  25. 25.  Central Vigilance Commission
  26. 26.  **For the year 2011 Foreign Policy magazine named X     among top 100 global thinkers. Also in 2011 he was ranked as the most influential person in Mumbai by a national daily newspaper. As a soldier, He was the sole survivor of an enemy attack—variously claimed to have been a bomb, an aerial assault and an exchange of fire at the border—while he was driving a truck. Which activist am I talking about?
  27. 27.  Anna Hazare
  28. 28.  Which was the first state in India to enact RTI in India?
  29. 29.  Tamilnadu
  30. 30.  Scam Round.
  31. 31.  X graduated from St Stephens College Delhi and thereafter went on to pursue higher education from IIM Ahmedabad. He joined the Indian Administrative Services in 1985. While dealing with shortage of funds in the state's finances, he stumbled upon huge bills relating to withdrawals under the heads of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries. The cash trails led directly to the office of Z, a powerful politician. Immediately, X was transferred to the state leather corporation. However, the case was relentlessly pursued by Y, who was a joint director in CBI at that time. The investigation yielded results after the passage of nearly two decades. Y is currently serving as a politician himself . Identify X,Y and Z.
  32. 32.  X= Amit Khare  Y= Upen Bishwas  Z= Lalu Prasad Yadav
  33. 33.  He served in the Indian Air Force as a pilot. He also took part in      both Indo-Pak wars between 1965 and 1971 and was also a recipient of eight medals in his career as a pilot. He ran a small fast food joint (Pune Coffee House) in Pune before his foray into politics. He was the Minister of State for Railways and presented the Railway Budget during 1995-96. He is the only MoS to have presented the Railway Budget. He had been the president of the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) since 2001 till recently when on July 1st, 2013 he lost his reelection bid. * He was a student of Pune's most reputable institutions -- St Vincent's, Fergusson College and the National Defence Academy at Khadakwasla. Which famous scam-tainted personality are we talking about?
  34. 34.  Suresh Kalmadi
  35. 35.  COALGATE
  36. 36.  X is a former Founder-Chairman of Satyam Computer Services which he founded in 1987 and chaired till January 7, 2009 when he stepped down admitting to faking financial figures of the company to the tune of Rs 7,136 crore (approximately $1.5Billion USD), including Rs 5,040 crore (approximately $1 Billion USD) of non-existent cash and bank balances. ID this scamster.
  37. 37.  Ramalinga Raju
  38. 38.  X was an Indian celebrity stockbroker, well known for his wealth and for having been charged with numerous financial crimes that took place in 1992. Of the 27 criminal charges brought against him, he was only convicted of one, before his death at age 47 in 2001. It was alleged that he engaged in a massive stock manipulation scheme financed by worthless bank receipts. He was convicted by the Bombay High Court and Supreme Court of India for his part in a financial scandal valued at 5000 crore (US$770 million) which took place on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). In reality he actually exposed the loopholes in the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) transaction system and SEBI further introduced new rules to cover those loopholes. He was tried for 9 years, until he died in the late 2001.
  39. 39.  Harshad Mehta
  40. 40.  X was a major corruption scandal in India in the 1980s and 1990s, initiated by Congress politicians and implicating the prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi and several others who were accused of receiving kickbacks from a swedish company for winning a bid to supply India's 155 mm field howitzer, a type of canon. The scam led to the defeat of Gandhi's ruling Indian National Congress party in the November 1989 general elections.The journalist who secured the over 350 documents that detailed the payoffs was Chitra Subramaniam reporting for The Hindu. Later the articles were published in The Indian Express and The Statesman when The Hindu stopped publishing stories about X under immense government pressure and Chitra Subramaniam moved to the two newspapers. In an interview with her, published in "The Hoot" in April 2012 on the 25th anniversary of the revelations[4] Sten Lindstrom, former chief of Swedish police discussed why he leaked the documents to her and the role of whistle-blowers in a democracy. This scandal had also roped in Amitabh Bachchan who was eventually given a clean chit though. ID X
  41. 41.  Bofors scandal.
  42. 42.  X financial scandal is a financial scam that was caused by the collapse of a Ponzi scheme run by X, a consortium of Indian companies that was believed to be running a wide variety of collective investment schemes in Eastern India. The group collapsed in April 2013, causing an estimated loss of INR 200–300 billion (US$4–6 billion) to over 1.7 million depositors. In the aftermath of the scandal, the state government of West Bengal set up an inquiry commission to investigate the collapse and also set up a fund of INR 5 billion (92 million USD) to ensure that low-income investors are not bankrupted.
  43. 43.  Sardha Group (popularly but incorrectly called “Sardha Chit Fund”)
  44. 44.  Cash for Votes Scandal
  45. 45.  Railway promotion scam (Railgate)  Pawan Kumar Bansal and Vijay Singhla
  46. 46.  In 2011, Time magazine listed this scam at number two on their "Top 10 Abuses of Power" list after watergate scandal.  The then communications and IT minister was the prime accused of the scam.  Which scam am I talking about?
  47. 47. 2G scam
  48. 48.  Dry Round
  49. 49.  X is a Sam Adams award winner American computer specialist and former CIA employee and NSA contractor. He disclosed classified details of several top-secret United States, Israeli, and British government mass surveillance programs such as metadata, PRISM, XKeyscore and Tempora to the press. Which famous whistleblower are we talking about?
  50. 50.  Edward Joseph Snowden
  51. 51.  Satyendra Dubey (1973–2003) was a project director at the National Highways Authority of India(NHAI). He was murdered in Gaya, Bihar after fighting corruption in the X highway construction project.  This project was a dream of former prime minister Atal Bihari vajpayee.  Identify ‘X’.
  52. 52.  **Golden Quadrilateral.
  53. 53.  X created by Y, became internationally well known in 2010 when it began to publish U.S. military and diplomatic documents with assistance from its partners in the news media.  Identify X and Y. Y’s logo has been given below:
  54. 54.  X=Wikileaks.  Y=Julian Paul Assange.
  55. 55.  Aruna Roy
  56. 56.  CBI
  57. 57.  X is an Indian weekly magazine founded by Tarun Tejpai. Created with the motto, “Free-Fair-Fearless”, X mixes hard-core investigative journalism with strong perspective pieces on politics and major debates in modern India including the tribal issue, Northeast India and Kashmir conflict. In 2012, former BJP President Bangaru Laxman was sentenced to imprisonment after the court found X’s sting was valid and Laxman had taken a bribe. Identify this “sensational “ magazine.
  58. 58.  Tehelka
  59. 59.  The word ‘X' was coined by Dr L.M.Singhvi in 1963. The first bill related to X was proposed by Y’s father Z, both being prominent lawyers of the country, in 1968 and passed in the 4th Lok Sabha in 1969, but did not pass through the Rajya Sabha. Subsequently, ‘X bills' were introduced in 1971, 1977, 1985, again by Ashoke Kumar Sen, while serving as Law Minister in the Rajiv Gandhi cabinet, and again in 1989, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2005 and in 2008, yet they were never passed. Fifty two years after its first introduction, the X Bill is still not enacted in India. Y is also one of the prominent agitators for this bill. Couple of years back Y was widely condemned for his remarks in support of a referendum in Kashmir. ID X, Y, Z.
  60. 60.  X=LOKPAL  Y= Prashant Bhushan  Z= Shanti Bhushan
  61. 61.  Durga Shakti Nagpal
  62. 62.  X is an Indian movie.  X release faced stiff resistance from the Indian Defence      Ministry and the Animal Welfare Board due to parts that depicted the use of MiG-21 fighter aircraft and a banned Indian horse race. X was a very influencial movie in the field of fight against corruption in India. Id X.
  63. 63.  Rang De Basanti
  64. 64.  The X scandal was a political scandal that occurred in       the United States in the 1970s as a result of the June 17, 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the X office complex in Washington, D.C. The scandal eventually led to the resignation of Y, the President of the United States, on August 9, 1974—the only resignation of a U.S. president to date. Id X & Y.
  65. 65.  X=watergate.  Y=Richard Nixon.
  66. 66.  THE END

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