Putting up large advertisements on land or rooftops,
such that internet maps like Google maps and
Google earth show a distinct image of these
advertisements when a map of the place is browsed
This ride, called Dumbo the flying elephant is one of
the major attractions in the Disneyland in California.
In 1957 president Harry Truman went on a tour of
the Disneyland, but purposely avoided this ride.
One of the latest advertisements of GE in the
Brilliant machines series, features a man seen in
hospitals, vouching for how GE's medical
equipment makes a difference to lives of
This man is a Hollywood actor, dressed exactly
like a very famous character played by himself in
a 1999 movie. Which actor, character?
In mid 19th century, the speed of a ship was
determined by an apparatus, consisting of a
float attached to a knotted rope that was
wound on a reel. The distance run out by
the ship in a certain time was measured by
counting the knots passed during that time
and used as an estimate of the vessel’s
speed. The record of speed was maintained
in a book.
What ubiquitous phrase used in internet
world owes its origin to this process?
Most tickets for the Filmfare awards
ceremony are given by the sponsors to
the invitees free of cost.
However, there was only one occasion
in the 46th Filmware Awards where all
tickets were sold. Why?
It’s not surprising that the English spelling of the
name of this Indian sportsperson appears in the
word 'Champion'. However, being really serious
about the talent and success of his child, the
father of this sportsperson changed the English
spelling of the name by replacing the 'i' with a
'y'. Who and what reason did the father cite for
change of the spelling?
The spelling was changed to be in tune with
Russian names that usually end in ‘y’ because
the game is dominated by Russian female
A few Nobel laureates are known to have been
exhumed from their burials.
While the Curie couple was exhumed to shift
their remains to another place, two Nobel
laureates have lately been exhumed to
investigate their possible assassinations. One
exhumation happened in October 2012 and the
latest one happened in April 2013. Name both.
Shown here is a flap on the wing of an aircraft which can
be projected in order to create drag and so reduce speed.
The more popular usage of the term used for such flap is
in the context of entertainment like a TV program, a book
or a movie.
Hawk eye technology has come to help make
difficult decisions in many sports. Though most
tennis formats have also adopted this, French
Open has officially kept away from Hawk eye.
What is the primary reason for this?
Fred Ott’s Sneeze, America’s first copyrighted
motion picture, copyrighted by Thomas Edison.
Fred Ott was a lab assistant of Edison.
What is Plutocracy?
Some examples are the Roman
republic, civilization of Carthage,
Ancient government in Venice.
A government where only the wealthy people
In childhood, his sister mispronounced the word
'Brother' and that word became his most famous
nickname. In 1988, he legally changed his name
and adopted this nickname as the legal first name.
Name him, recently seen wearing Google glasses
Polianthes tuberosa is a night blooming
perennial plant, the flowers of which are
used in perfumery. Which 1974 film directed
by Basu Chaterjee is named after this
Identify this logo of a brand that is used as a generic
In June-2013, an exhibition was organized in a
building at Goshamahal in Hyderabad which featured
literature, posters, photographs, regalia, stamps
among other exhibits.
People who featured on the stamps include
Vivekananda, Neil Armstrong, Mozart, Beethoven
and Kishore Kumar.
The primary purpose of this exhibition was to counter
the misconception about the 3000 years old
organization that organized it. Which organization?
This is the Wildebeest, most abundant in Eastern and
Central African forests. Another 3-lettered word for this
antelope is perhaps imitative of the sound made by the
animal when alarmed.
This 3-ltettered word has been popularized in the computer
programming world by Richard Stallman and his creation
also has a logo of this animal in its product.
The national motto of Nepal is the second line of
a Sanskrit shloka from Ramayana. The first line
of the same Shloka (which is not in the motto) is
a reference to another modern day country.
अपिपि स्वर्णरमयी लङ्का न मे लक्ष्मण रोचते
जननी जन्मभूमिमश्च स्वर्गारदपिपि गरीयसी
Nepal and Sri Lanka
After which lawyer was the Kukatpally
Y-junction named in March 2013?
Giovanni Maria Benzoni was an Italian
neoclassical sculptor. One of his lifetime
masterpieces is a biblical sculpture and is about
a Jewish marriage tradition.
Benzoni sculpted four more replicas of this,
which are placed at,
The Berkshire Museum, Berkshire, USA
The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA.
What is this statue and where is the original
Every year, lakhs of pilgrims, called
'Vaarkaris' throng to this place on special
occasions, especially on the 11th day of
Hindu month 'Ashadha'.
Name this place, which is the birthplace of
painter M.F. Hussain.
The name of this national capital may sound like
a reference to lord Hanuman. The name is a
combination of 3 words:
1) The Hindi word for 'Port' (and also for
2) A corruption of a revered Sanskrit syllable for
Goddess Lakshmi and
3) A corruption of Sanskrit word for 'God'.
Which national capital?
Capital of Brunei.
Bandar Seri Begawaan (बन्दपर श्री भगवर्ान?)
The Greek god of woods and fields, who was the
source of mysterious sounds that caused
contagious, groundless fear in herds and crowds,
or in people in lonely spots - has contributed to a
widely used English word for 'Fear'.
What word and which god?
Wimbledon 2013 final saw a jam packed stadium
with biggies like Victoria Beckham, David
Cameroon, Duke of Kent, Bradley Cooper seated in
One of those present was this man, landing on
Heathrow straight from Nikola Tesla airport. Who?
This small town in Tamilnadu is known for the
steel industry and most famous for
manufacturing locks, which are also sold in
The Tamilnadu government has also initiated
steps to get a GI status for the locks. Which
Which community follows 29 principles given
by Guru Jambheshwar, is known as the first
environment conservationist community in
world and is named after the combination of
Rajasthani words for 20 and 9?
In medicinal and biological terms, the word
'Gut' is associated with the internals of the
abdominal part of an animal. This is also the
reason why 'Guts' are associated with tennis
Originally, the strings of Tennis racquet were made from
animal intestine, owing to the enormous strength of the
UN foreign aid workers, especially those working
for child vaccinations are soft targets of Taliban
militants in Pakistan. Such attacks on aid workers
and doctors has seen a steep rise since July
2011, thanks to the uncovering of an alleged plot
of CIA that was executed through some of these
What was this alleged plot?
The plot was to collect samples of blood of
Osama’s children through fake vaccination
campaign and locate him through these
Which country is the latest addition to European
Union, since May-2013?
The English word used for this particular
situation in a particular sport comes from the
French word for ‘two’.
However, when this sport is played in France,
the word used for this situation in the same
sport, is the French word for ‘Equal’ and comes
from the national motto of France.
Give both, the English and the French terms.
Phrases like these are examples of what? (9-
•South Australia (Cricket Association)
•(Maharaja) Sher Singh
•United (Progressive) Alliance