Freshers’ India Quiz, 2013
Quiz Club, IITK
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• The Logo of X is inspired by Popular folk-lore which
holds that the Lion is the king of the Jungle. It is
therefore a logical extension to use the same for the
Lords of the PITCH. The illustration of the lion using a
minimalist style offers a sense of youth and vibrancy.
This is complemented by the heavier lettering for X
representing Solid and Sturdy performance orientation.
The official colours are Yellow and Blue. Yellow stands
for Fiery spirit that burns in the belly ,Blue stands for
infinity, as one of the oldest cultures in the world and
yet , is also one of the most forward looking.
• X was firstly started in 1666 in Germany. In
India, X was formed in 1948 . A committee
headed by Pandit H.N Kunzru recommended
it’s establishment at a national level . .
Following the 1962 Sino-Indian War, to meet
the requirement of the Nation , it was made
compulsory in 1963. In 1968, it was again
• On June 3rd2009, she was ‘killed’ and this led to
protests and pleas to bring her back
• Dear X supporters. It is with a heavy heart that I
have to announce that I will be shutting down the
Save X campaign and everything associated with
it," PuneetAgarwal, who earlier went by the
pseudonym 'Deshmukh', said in a statement
released on the Save X site.
• Hint ( Wouldn’t have put it in the quiz if there
girls in the group too) .
• This was possibly the first-ever India-specific
marketing campaign. Put together in 1939 by
Harvey Duncan of Lintas, the campaign ensured
that the palm tree logo became familiar across
the country. The campaign also featured
innovative packaging - a square 10-pound tin, a
round 5-pound tin and a special 1/4 pound tin for
sampling, all in a distinctive green-and-yellow
combination. For which venerable Indian product
was this campaign launched?
• Name the person connecting the 2 incidents
as depicted in the paintings .(pic in next slide)
• . Lord Cornwallis
• Surrendered to G. Washington – 1781
• Receiving Tipu Sultan’s sons as hostage - 1792
• This is a 2005 book of fiction. The book has 13 chapters.
• Each chapters name is prefixed with a number, which are:
• 1000000000 Which book?
• “Q&A” by Vikas Swarup.“Slumdog Millionaire”
also acceptable as the book was also re-
released under that name in the wake of the
• Vaibhav Bedi,26,sought 26,000 euros from
Hindustan Unilever Limited in November
2009,citing “Depression and psychological
damage” caused due to one of their products.
What was this product and how did it lead to
the person’s “Depression and psychological
• According to him THE AXE EFFECT was a false.
No girl was attracted to him for all the seven
years of AXE-use leading him to “Depression
and psychological damage”!!!:D
• While Gordon Ramsay could only
manage one before giving
up, Anandita Dutta Tamuli went
through 51 of them in a
minute, disappointed that she could
have done more. The occasion took
place in Jorhat, Assam. What did she
do? (precise answer only)
• Naga Bhut Jolokia
On Thursday night, April 9, 2009, Anandita
performed her feat at the district library
auditorium, Jorhat before hundreds of people for
a Channel 4 programme on global food being
anchored by celebrity British chef Gordon
Ramsay. She ate 51 red-hot-chilliesin two minutes
and smeared seeds of 25 chillies in her eyes
without shedding a tear
• On October 11, 1980, the Indian Express
published a news item "10 undertrials blame
police for losing sight." It concerned a habeas
corpus petition moved in the Supreme Court
on behalf of undertrial prisoners in Bhagalpur
jail in Bihar who "alleged that the police
deprived them of their eyesight by using acid".
Which National award winning movie took
inspiration from this incident?
• DKT International is a charitable organisation
that promotes family planning and prevention
of HIV through social marketing. It is named
after Dharmendra Kumar Tyagi, a health
official during the1960s.What ‘invention’ of
his can be seen across India and other
countries such as Ghana, Zimbabwe and
• Red Triangle (symbol of Family Planning)
• Rathi vinay jha,an I.A.S officer of 1967 batch
began her career serving at various positions in
the government of tamil nadu .In 1987, . she
undertook her first assignment with the Union
government with the ministry of agriculture
followed by ministry of commerce . she played a
key role in setting up an institute which was First
of its kind in India. she also became the first lady
director general of a council related to the
institute .Identify the institute.
• X was an organisation founded by Punjabi
Indians ,in the United states and canada with
the aim to librate india from british rule.After
the outbreak of World war I ,the members
returned to punjab to agitate for rebellion
alongside The babbar akali movement.the
organisation was formally dissolved in 1948.
• GMC Balyogi
• Madhavrao Scindia
• OP Jindal
• Andhra Pradesh cm Y S Rajasekhara Reddy
Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee
• All politicians who died in a plane crash
• X is a sport, popular amongst warriors during the
Tamil classical period.
• According to legend, in olden days the game was
used by women to choose their husbands.
• Annually, X is held from January to July, played
first in Palamedu, near Madurai on January 15.
• The supreme court is considering an outright ban
on this sport.
• Jallikattu - is a bull taming sport played
in Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations
on Mattu Pongal day.
• . He is an Indian documentary
filmmaker, known for his activism through
social action documentaries on topics such as
corruption, slum dwellers, nuclear arms
race, citizen activism and communalism.
• His latest documentary is Jai Bhim Comrade
(2011) based on police firing incident against
Dalits at Ramabai Colony in Mumbai in 1997
• X means King of Darkness. He has lived 6000 years, and
is the source of evil in the world. He intends to rule the
world by spreading darkness, hatred, sin and evil. It is
said that the source of his strength is one-half of the
"Shakti Punj" which he managed to retain after he
originally obtained the entire Shakti Punj by deceit
from Shri Satya, the founder of the Suryavanshi.
However, it is also mentioned that the source of his
strength is the evil that is committed by people in this
• E.M.S.Namboothiripad was sworn in as the
first chief minister of kerala in 1957. what was
unique about the government led by him?
• He the first non-Indian National Congress
Chief Minister in Republic of India, he became
the leader of the first democratically elected
Communist government anywhere.
• Hamish McDonald is a print journalist and author of a
series of polemic political commentaries on various Asia-
Pacific subjects. He served as the Delhi bureau chief for the
Far Eastern Economic Review for several years.
• In 1998,he published an unauthorised biography ,X , of Y,
an indian entreprenuer.In X,both Y’s achievements and
shortcomings were reported , but family of Y threatened
legal action if the book were published in india ,so it was
never sold in India.
• Identify X and Y.
• . Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary or Palpur-Kuno
Wildlife Sanctuary, was created as a Wildlife
Sanctuary in 1981, in the Sheopur district of
north western Madhya Pradesh. The govt of india
created a special plan for this scantuary, which
was subsquently denied by the neighbouring
gujarat govt. which argued that it could not part
with its prized possesion. Subsequently, the
matter was taken to court, and on 8 April
2013, the supreme court of India gave a verdict
that asked the Gujrat govt to follow the plans.
What are we talking about?
• When Indian forces drove away the Portuguese from
this colony, it became in the eyes of international
law, an independent country. The residents of the
colony requested the Government of India for
administrative help. Mr. K.G. Badlani, an officer of the
Indian Administrative Service (IAS) was sent as the
administrator. In 1961, Mr. Badlani was, for one
day, designated the Prime Minister of the ‘country’, so
that, as Head of State, he could sign an agreement with
the Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, and
formally merge the ‘country’ with the Republic of
India.• Identify this former Portuguese colony.
The Nizam of Hyderabad (Asaf Jah VII) tried to
improve the deteriorating condition of a historic
site in his territory and even employed Italian
experts in1922-23 who used shellac to provide a
protective coating.However, in time, the shellac
darkened in the hot and humid climate, obscuring
the luminous figures and causing cracks to appear.
What are we talking about?
In 1719, he was witness to a noisy discussion in
the court of Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah
about how to determine an auspicious date
when the emperor could start a journey. This
led him to think on the need to improve the
knowledge of a particular subject.It is a marvel
that in the midst of local wars and foreign
invasions, he found the time and the energy to
do so much about it. What did he do?
Identify the structure, which marks a location that correctly should have been
located 14 kms away
The correct spot is marked by a simple post (inset).
Between 1970 and 1975, he taught at M. H. Saboo Siddik
College of Engineering in Byculla as professor of civil
On the college's annual day function, he took part in a play
and it was acclaimed by all present. Dilip Kumar came to
know about it; he called him and showed keenness in
watching the play. He made special arrangements and acted
the play for him. Kumar was so impressed that he signed him
for his next two films: Sagina Mahato and Bairaag. His last
movie was desh drohi
hint He is a very famous comedian.
Her name is Monisha Kaltenborn
Recently she became a very famous personality in the
sport of formula one. Why?
I was born on 19 December 1934, in the Nadgaon village of
Jalgaon district, Maharashtra. I received my masters in
Economics and Political Science from the University of Poona,
and my LLB from the Government Law College, Mumbai. In
college I used to play table tennis and got many laurels to my
alma maters. I have served as both an MLA and and MP and I
have the unique distinction of never having lost an election
that I have stood for. A bank that I started in 1973 for the
upliftment of women had its license revoked by the RBI in
2003 because of financial irregularities. Arun Jaitley launched
a website so that people could know more about me named
“KNOW _______ ________”. Who am I ? Answer
He was the 1st Indian to get a PhD in English
from Cambridge University with a dissertation on
WB Yeats. There, he started using the name, he
was called by affectionately as a child, as his pen
name . In 1955, he shifted to Delhi to join the
External Affairs Ministry as a Hindi officer. His
thankless job was to “help and assist in the
progressive use of Hindi” and he coined such
terms like (home ministry)and
(foreign ministry) there.
This Suryavanshi Kshatriya king and contemporary of
Lord Krishna adopted the Vaishya tradition of business
for the prosperity of his people.He wanted to conduct
18 mahayajnas in honour of his 18 children. When he
was in the process of performing the last one, he was
filled with compassion for the horse that was to be
sacrificed. He stopped and announced that no more
animal sacrifices will be made. Thus, only 17½ yajnas
were completed. Identify the person. What is the
significance of these 17½ yajnas?
7. On 1st Nov 2000, an army convoy was
attacked at Malom. On 2nd Nov 2000,
Sinam Chandramani and nine others died at
a bus stop.On 3rd Nov 2000, what began,
and is regularly punctuated by Nasogastric
Roshan Seth famous for his likeness to
Nehru, portrayed Nehru 4 times in
entertainment. Gandhi, Last days of
the Raj and Food for Ravens. Which
was the other instance?
X used ancient Sanskrit terminology in his descriptions
of natural phenomena. As early as 1891 X described
the universe as a kinetic system filled with energy
which could be harnessed at any location. His concepts
during the following years were greatly influenced by
the teachings of Y . After meeting Y and after continued
study of the Eastern view of the mechanisms driving
the material world, X began using the Sanskrit words
Akasha, Prana , and the concept of a luminiferous ether
to describe the source, existence and construction of
A notable ornithologist ,X ,has been called the
father of indian ornithology and by
those who found him dogmatic,’the pope of
indian ornithology’.he started the
quarterly journal ‘stray feathers’ and had
published ‘the game birds of india’.
But he is well known for another reason
X was an Indian Bengali film director. After pursuing a degree in
economics he started his career as a creative artist at an advertising
agency. In 1992, his debut film Hirer Angti released. In 1994 his next
film Unishe April released which won National Film Award for Best
X made his first screen appearance in an Oriya film, 'Katha Deithilli
Ma Ku', which was directed by Himanshu Parija and released in
2003. In 2011 he acted in two Bengali films— 'Arekti Premer
Golpo', directed by Kaushik Ganguly, dealt with gay
relationships, and 'Memories in March' was directed by Sanjoy
Chitrangada' (2012) was X's last film to be released. Loosely based
on Rabindranath Tagore's work 'Chitrangada', this film received
the special jury award at the 60th National Film Awards
. X was an Indian American academic and entrepreneur.
An electrical engineer and sound engineer, he was a
professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT) for over 45 years. He was also the founder and
chairman of Bose Corporation. In 2011, he donated a
majority of the company to MIT in the form of non-
voting shares to sustain and advance MIT’s education
and research mission.
In 2007 he was listed in Forbes 400 as the 271st richest
man in the world, with a net worth of $1.8 billion.
In a 2004 interview in Popular Science magazine, he
said: "I would have been fired a hundred times at a
company run by MBAs. But I never went into business to
make money. I went into business so that I could do
interesting things that hadn't been done before."
A significant moment in the struggle against British rule
X on Sept. 16, 1931 when two unarmed detainees, were
shot dead by the British
Police and Subhash Chandra Bose came to collect their
X was closed in 1937 and was reopened in 1940. In 1942
X was again closed
and the detainees were transferred elsewhere.
The buildings of X were used later to house a famous
An alumnus of IIT kanpur, he was the project director
at the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
howeve, he got wind of the rampant corruption in the
golden quadrilateral roads.However, when he tried to
expose it, he was shot dead in gaya, bihar.
3. 1961: Admitted to the Science College, Patna
1963: Went to University of California, Berkley to study Mathematics under
Prof. John L. Kelley
1963 - 1969: Pursued special MSc in Mathematics.
1969: Got PhD from University of California, Berkley, USA
1969: Joined NASA as an Associate Scientist Professor in Washington DC, USA
1969 - 1972: Remained in NASA
1972: Returned to India
1972: Joined as a Lecturer in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur.
1972 - 1977: Joined as a lecturer in IIT Kanpur, Tata Institute of Fundamental
Research (TIFR), Bombay and Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata.
1977: shows symptom of Mental illness, Schizophrenia, admitted to the mental
hospital at Ranchi, then Bihar, now in Jharkhand.
1977 - 1988:under treatment.
1988- Left home without informing anyone.
1988 - 1992: There was no information about him.
1992-(Feb. Month): He was found in a poor condition in Siwan, Bihar.
At Present-Staying in Home,under treatment.
2013 - Lives in complete anonymity with none to care for him.
Mind you, many call him as one of the greatest mathematicians of India
He is a member of the Board of Overseers at
the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
He is also the member of the Board of Governors of
the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur; Indian
Institute of Management He is a member of the
Central Advisory Committee, Central Electricity
Regulatory Commission. . He is one of the richest
businessmen in india. He has been a member of the
He is an Indian American, businessman and philanthropist
who was the Managing Director (chief executive) of
management consultancy of a big business firm from 1994
to 2003. He was also a board member of corporations
including Goldman Sachs, Procter and Gamble and American
Airlines, as well as an advisor to non-profits such as the Bill
& Melinda Gates Foundation and The Global Fund to Fight
AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Additionally, he is the co-
founder of the Indian School of Business, American India
Foundation, New Silk Route .His association with this man
made him more FAMOUS
. X, a young graduate from IIT Kharagpur, was
studying for his doctorate at the Columbia University,
New York, when he chanced to attend a Dhrupad
concert by Ustad Nasir Aminuddin Dagar and Ustad
Zia Fariddudin Dagar at the Brooklyn Academy of
Music, New York. On his return to India in 1976, he
started teaching and doing research work at IIT Delhi,
where he got together with students and started this
non-profit organisation, Y. Identify X & Y?
July 31, 1985: The agony of X
In Boden block, Rama Gahir walked 25 km to Khariar to leave her three-day-
old child at a Christian mission. On the way, she sold the baby for Rs.80 and
two saris. In a hospital in Khariar, another woman abandoned her male
Says Kapil Narain Tiwary, a former MLA, "Here, children are sold cheaper
than channas and the government, instead of rescuing the poor from
hunger, is pressurizing them to deny the sale stories.
The tragedy started in 1965 when the rains failed. The villagers waited and
prayed, but for 20 years the heavens have been unkind. The iron grip of
drought and famine hardened, resulting in the worst hunger and starvation
Phanas Punji of Amlapalli village in X, had sold her two-year-old sister-in-
law for Rs.40 to save her own two starving little ones.
March 15, 1989
I wrote a review of the book and wanted to carry his interview with it.
I wanted him to say that it was not just Islamic fundamentalism but
fundamentalism of all kinds that he was against. He obliged.
However, the editor of the books pages of the magazine added
excerpts from the book which were even more volatile plucked out of
Firebrand IFS bureaucrat-turned-politician Syed Shahabuddin read it
and demanded that the book be banned. Street protests followed in
India and Pakistan. In Karachi, a few protesters died while being fired
upon. Apparently Ayatollah Khomeini saw this on television and
dispatched his Valentine's Day fatwa against the writer. The rest is
17 December 1995
While the true motive of the operation remains shrouded in mystery and
conjecture, BBC, after it's investigation into it, alleged that arms were
intended for the socio-spiritual organization Ananda Marga. This has been
disputed by the prime accused in the case who claims the central
government itself was behind the incident to counter the CPI(M) cadres.
The chief accused also claims that it was a conspiracy of the Indian
government together with RAW and MI5 to overthrow the communist
government in West Bengal and he was given assurances from the central
government about his safety and return to Denmark. He further alleges that
MP Pappu Yadav, who is in touch with thePrime Minister of India facilitated his
safe exit from India
13 May 1998
As the giant grey mushroom clouds billowed into the sky, the 20 odd men
looked up expectantly. There was nothing visible to the naked eye but the
vast blue expanse. One of the men shook his fist and shouted at the invisible
adversary, "Catch us if you can." The others doubled up in laughter. They
enjoyed the little game of deception they were playing. At the thought of
how the next day spooks from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) would
download images from the satellite and would scratch their heads or
whatever wondering what the hell the Indians were up to.
The incident went down as one of the CIA's biggest
21st May, 1991
On 21st May, 1991 Shubha News Photo Agency,run by
Shubha Sundaram (once a father figure for budding
photographers in Madras) called up a photographer
named Haribabu as their client had requested an
unknown face for the purpose . Hari babu took the
chance and would accompany 4others to the spot, and
the plan would work like clockwork, except for one
complication. Hari babu ‟sinability to take photographs
from a safe distance proved to be the undoing of
himself and his client . Explain.
15 August 1975
The film was shot in the rocky terrain of Ramanagara, over a span of two
and a half years. After the Central Board of Film Certification mandated
the removal of several violent scenes, it was released with a length of
198 minutes. In 1990, the original director's cut of 204 minutes became
available on home media. When first released , the film received negative
critical reviews and a tepid commercial response, but favourable word-of-
mouth publicity helped it to become a box office success. It broke records
for continuous showings in many theatres across India, and ran for more
than five years at Mumbai's Minerva theatre. By some accounts, this film
is the highest grossing Indian film of all time, adjusted for inflation.
Long visual connect
• There would be 6 slides in this part each
connected to a specific connect .
• X derives its name from that of the Goddess
Samaleswari, an incarnation of Shakti who is
regarded as the reigning deity of the region.
• Tendu leaf is one of the most important non-
wood forest products of X and is also called as
green gold of Orissa.
• X had also been known as 'Hirakhand' meaning
'Land of Diamond'. In the past X was famous for
diamond mining and trade. Even now, the
adjoining areas yield a large volume and value of
• X is a city and a municipality in Mahbubnagar
district in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
• One of X's most notable landmarks is the large
dam currently under construction as the
Priyadarshini Jurala Project, with almost 72 gates.
It is expected to soon begin generating power.
• X was once ruled by a king called Somashekar
Ananda Reddy and there is a famous fort from
his era.X also has a Sri Jamla Devi
Temple, considered a divine place by many local
• X is a town of historical importance in Ashoknagar
District of Madhya Pradesh .
• X finds mention in Mahabharata. Shishupal was the king
during Mahabharata period.
• Dominating the skyline of this lovely old town is a
vast Mughal fort known as X fort. Its main gate is known as
the "Khooni Darwaza".
• The British lost control of the city during the Revolt of
1857, and the city was recaptured by Sir Hugh Rose on 14
March 1858. Richard Harte Keatinge led the assault, for which
he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
• X is also called as "City of 1000 Temples".
• The city served as the Pallava capital, and many
of the known temples were built during their
• The Ekambaranatha Temple which is one of the
five forms of abodes of Lord Siva, (it is the earth
abode here, other abodes
include Chidambaram(Sky), Sri
Kalahasti(air), Thiruvanaikaval (water)
and Tiruvannamalai (fire)),is located here.
• According to Hindu mythology, the area
around X was known as Mahishūru and was
ruled by a demon, Mahishasura. The demon
was killed by the Goddess
Chamundeshwari, whose temple is situated
atop the Chamundi Hills. Mahishūru later
became Mahisūru and finally came to be
called Maisūru, its present name in
the Kannada language
• It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited
cities in the world and probably the oldest
• The name X has its origin possibly from the
names of the two rivers Varuna and Assi for it
lies with the confluence of Varuna with the
Ganges being to its north and that of Assi and
the Ganges to its south.