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Nexus India Quiz 2019
Researched and Conducted by Ankur Agraj
Welcome to the Prelims
• 20 questions
• Question 2 and 19 are 2 pointers
• 20 is 3 pointer
*1. What?
• Though the most famous event described by this word happens every 4 years
in Iowa, there is another use of this. ______ is a word often used in
American politics. ______ is a group of members of a legislative body that
meets to pursue common legislative objective. In India this kind of
association may be called a parliamentary group.
• One such ______ which has gained prominence in US was named by
Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthy after a crispy Indian snack. Though not
yet officially recognised, this is a group of Indian origin legislators.
Samosa Caucus
2.What?
• The name of this assortment of dishes is a portmanteau derived from the
local meaning of words cook and shop. Initially, 7 dishes were served but
has now gone up to 36 dishes.
• It is a meat dish where the Hindu variant is based on hing while the Muslim
variant is based on onion.
Wazwan
*3.Which cricketer and the sobriquet?
• The story goes back to 1999-2000 tour of Australia. This short heighted
player got out without scoring for 7 consecutive innings setting a record.
• He was thus, given a sobriquet referring to a deceivingly named edible item
named after his Home town
Ajit Agarkar, Bombay Duck
4.Why?
• Djibouti is a small country in eastern Africa. It is a former French colony
gaining independence in 1977. It is one of the active members of the Arab
League & African Union.
• A in gesture 2019 by the Indian government in an annual list released in the
last week of January puts Djibouti in an India Quiz. This gesture was
towards it’s head of state.
It’s President was awarded the Padma Vibhusan
in 2019
5.
• How is 11th May, the day Pokhran II happened , is celebrated in India?
#NotSoKolzStylz
National Technology Day
6.Which brand?
• Upkar Publication is a major Indian publication based out of Agra. It
publishes the very popular exam periodical Pratiyogita Darpan and is a
market leader in career development books.
• Recently Upkar ventured into the stationary segment through Upkar
Stationery Ptv. Ltd. It markets itself under a brand name which aptly refers
its city of origin and line of business.
Taj White
7.What is this amul ad all about?
This amul ad was published sometimes in 2014.
Sunil Gavaskar became the BCCI President in
2014
8.How is PMC beautifying the city?
• Patna municipal corporation was for long struggling to do away with the
practice of urinating, spitting and sticking bills on the city walls. They have
lately found some success.
• This initiative to cover the walls began last year during chatth puja in
collaboration with local artists and students and now has expanded to larger
part of the city.
Madhubani Paintings
9.Who?
• On the next slide is a clip from a video released by Isshrat for her brother’s
50th birthday. Who?
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szboOx4vUzg
A.R Rahman
10. What?
• When India and Pakistan were partitioned, it meant partition of the assets as
well. It included even paper clips!
• One of the bitterly fought over object was a gold plated thing used by the
Viceroy. To decide the fate of the this, Col. Govind Singh & Sahabzada
Yaqub Khan tossed a coin & India got the it.
• It was regularly used by the President of India till 1984 but was given up due
to security concerns. In 2012, when Pranab Mukharjee became the president,
he started using it again and is now used by his successor as well
The Presidential Buggy
11. What were these about
• This is Ole Colbjorsen. He was a journalist who claimed to be a
communist and worked for the Soviet Union. In 1931, he returned
back and became a member of the Norwagian Storting.
• In this capacity, he submitted three requests to a office in Oslo in
the years 1937,38 and 39. All of these were declined. Similar
requests were made by GB Pant and GV Mavalankar. All of these
were declined.
• Now, the occupant of the office regret this decision.
Nobel Peace Prize for Gandhi
12.What resulted out of this Indo-Pak
collaboration ?
• The origins of this measure was in the reports of United Nations Development
Program (UNDP). This is a statistical tool used to measure a country's overall
achievement in its social and economic dimensions. These are based on the
health of people, level of education attainment and standard of living.
• It was developed by the Pakistani development economist Mahbub Ul Haq in 1990.
Amartya Sen utilized it for his research on human capabilities. Lord Meghnand
Deasi was also involved in it’s development.
• India currently ranks 130 on this measure.
Human Development Index
13. XY?
• XY are found in most of the cities and towns associated with the British
including Delhi though the ones which are popular are in Shimla and Manali
• XY was the palce where all the major shops and restaurants were located.
The shops used to have awnings over the pavement to provide shelter from
sun and rain. Strolling down this was a major evening activity for many
people.
Mall Road
14.
• If Yadagiri, Girnar, Saptagiri, Shayadri, Podhigai, Kashir etc are existing ones,
What was added by PM Modi to this list on 9th February?
DD Arunprabha
15.Which organisation?
• In 1923, activist during the Flag Satyagraha in Nagpur, tendered apology to
the government in order to secure their release as they were not able to face
the rigorous persion life. But a group of people under N.S Hardikar refused
to do so and this was noticed by the congress leadership.
• On 1st January1924, this organisation was founded to give physical and
ideological training to the grassroot activists. Many within the Congress Party
opposed its formation as they found its militant nature against the ideals of
non- violence.
Seva Dal
16. Which music app?
• Rishi Malhotra in 2006 founded this company to enable NRIs to seamlessly
access Indian music. In 2009, he launched worldwide service.
• In 2010, 95% stakes in Infotel Broadband Services Limited was sold out to
an industry leader. IBSL was renamed in 2013.
• The music app of the later, in March 2018, acquired Malhotra’s company
finally integrating both of it in December.
JioSaavan
17. Who designed the masthead?
• Kalantar was a Bengali language newspaper published from Kolkata. It was
founded in 1965 as the mouthpiece of the WB State committee of
Communist Party of india.
• Recently, it had to shut shops as its readership was on a decline. Shown on
the next slide is the masthead of the paper. This was designed by a local
polymath we all know.
Satyajit Ray
18. Why?
• The Statue of Unity is the tallest statue in the world. It's height from the base
is 240 meters, 87 meters taller than the Spring Temple Buddha Statue.
• The actual height of it has been intentionally kept at 182 meters.
182 is the number of constituencies in Gujrat
Assembly
19.Who are these two ‘heroines’?
• Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the Betty and Gene McDavid Professor of
Writing at the University of Houston. She has published numerous novels
and short stories which are well received and has been made into a movies.
• In 2008, she published Palace of Illusion which is a retelling of Mahabharata
from X’s perspective.
• Her 2019 book, Forest of Enchantments retells Ramayana from Y’s
perspective.
Sita and Draupadi
20.Author, The father and the son?
• Delhi is a historical novel set in the city. It traces the major developments from the
Chavans’s city of Lalkot uptil the coming of refugees after partition of India.
• Some parts of the book is a semi autobiographical account of the famous Dilliwala
who has authored this novel. Who?
• A chapter called ‘The Builders’ tells the story of a father-son duo who were
contactors of the Kalka Shimla railway line. They shift to Delhi and get civil
contracts for the construction of the new city. Name the father-son duo.
Kushwant Singh
Sobha Singh
Sujan Singh
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Finals to follow
Time for the finals
Shoutout to the LabRats
The Deal
• 35 dry questions
• Differential Scoring on Pounce
1 Team = 20
2-3 Teams = 16
4-5 Teams = 14
6-7 Teams = 12
8 Teams = 0
-10 on Pounce
+10 on pass
1. Id X and what did these three do?
1.X
2. Gopal Subramaniam
3. Leila Seth
In January 2013, they delivered something in aftermath of a popular movement
due to an incident which happened in the last month of the year preceding
their submission.
Justice Jagdish Saran Verma
• Submitted a report on criminal law reforms in the aftermath of Nirbhaya
rape incident
2. Who are these people?
Who was their new idol and why?
• After a verdict by the Supreme Court on 28th September last year people
adversely effected by the judgement came down to protest at the Jantar
Mantar. They were demanding for reversal of the judgement which was
contrary to their long held belief.
• Ironically, they were carrying posters and banners applauding a new found
idol who was the member of the bench which delivered the verdict.
Sabrimala Protestors, Indu Malhotra ,The only
dissenting judge of the 5 judge bench
3.Which President and Who is his grandson?
• He is the only independent presidential candidate to win the election till date. He is
often criticised for weakening the office by endorsing and allowing many
unconstitutional measures taken by then Prime Minister including the removal of
Charan Singh government and the appointment of A.N Ray as the CJI.
• He is the maternal grandfather of this Magsaysay award winning journalist(Y). Y’s
work in bringing the problems of rural India in mainstream reporting is
unparalleled. He has been since long fighting for the right of farmers . He was one
of the organisers of the Kisan Mukti March held last year as head of Nation for
Farmers.
V.V Giri, P Sainath
4.Who and what 1st ?
• This politician was into activism since her early days. In 1967,she worked as
an airhostess with Air India based in London. There she protested against
the dress code which was mini skirt and as a result, it was replaced with
Indian wear.
• In 2005, she became the first in India to achieve a position. Yekaterina
Frutseva , the Soviet Minister of culture from 1960-74, was the 1st to achieve
the same worldwide in 1957.
Brinda Karat; 1st woman Politburo member of
an Indian Communist Party
5.Which locality in Delhi and where did the Lt.
Gov come from?
• During the late 1960s, in order to cater to its ever rising population, DDA
started constructing a new settlement in the western part of Delhi. Then
lieutenant governor of Delhi was Mr. Aditya Nath ___.
• Mr. Aditya Nath ___ named the new locality in reminiscent of the
mythological king of his native place in Bihar. The area is spread over a large
part of north eastern Bihar and Province 2 of Nepal having a very rich
culture and traditional heritage popular worldwide.
Janakpuri, Mithilanchal
6.Who?
• This senior politician and diplomat was born in Kurnool, Madras. He was the face
of the Justice Party and also served as the last diwan of Mysore.
• Among other things, he was the one of the two Indians in the war cabinet of Prime
Minister Churchill. When the Economic and Social Council, one of the principal
organs of the UN, was established in 1945 he became its 1st President.
• He traces his origins to a place now in modern Vellore district. Its name is
commonly believed to have been derived from the Tamil words aaru (River)
+ kaadu (forest). The Nawab of Carnatic was also known as the Nawab of X.
Arcot Ramasamy Mudaliar
7. X and The District
• X was the official name of St. Petersburg from 1924 to 1991 when it
changed back to it’s original name. It was in honour of the most famous
leader of the Bolshevik revolution.
• The term X is used as a moniker for a district in Bihar. This is situated on
the northern bank of river ganga and is the hometown of Rastrakavi Dinker.
It is all set to mark the debut of a well known ‘anti national’.
Leningrad, Begusarai
8.
• Charging Cross Hospital in London has a ward named after Dr. Mukhtar
Ahmad, one of it alumni. When he returned to India, he was one of the
founders of Jamia Milia Islamia. Apart from this, he has the rare distinction
of being the president of both the Muslim League and the Indian National
Congress. The road in Delhi which houses some of the major publishers is
named after him
• Who is Dr Ahmad’s (in)famous grandson?
Mukhtar Ansari
9. Who and what first did she achieve?
• X, a champion athlete, won 2 gold medals in 800m & 1500m sprints at the
1998 Asian Games at Bangkok. Later she joined politics and represented
CPI(M) from the Krishnagar constituency in the 14th Lok Sabha.
• In the same year, she became the 1st to achieve something started at the
beginning of the decade.
Jotirmoyee Sikdar, 1st from the field of Athletics to
be awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
10. Which song?
• Papa Kehte Hain is a 1996 film directed by Mahesh Bhatt starring Jugal
Hansraj and Mayuri Kango. It is story of a runaway girl in search of her
father who falls in love with Jugal’s Character.
• A song from this film, originally sung by Udit Narayan and penned by Javed
Akhtar, came back to public consciousness last year when a reprised version
of it was released and went viral because of the memes.
Ghar se nikalte hi
11.X and the compound.
• Dr. Salimuzzman Siddqui was born in Barabanki,UP. He was a pioneer in the field of natural
chemistry as he isolated unique compounds from neem and Rauwolfia. Post partition, he
went to Pakistan to be the scientific advisor to Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan.
• In 1921, he went to Frankfurt University in Germany. At that point, it was going through
high inflation and as result he was having a difficult time making ends meet. At this point,
one of his future mentor, X (a chemist himself),sent him Rs.400 every month. X was a
pioneer in his own right as he had founded two major university and has a park in Delhi
named after him.
• In 1931, when Dr. Siddqui was successful in isolating a medical compound, he named it
after X. It is the amalgamation of the word used for things which have a pH value above 7
and X.
Hakim Ajmal Khan
Ajmaline
12. Who was his grandson?
What change did he lead?
• Seyyed Ahmad Musavi was an Imamiyyah Shia scholar born in Kintoor near
Lakhnow in Uttar Pradesh. In 1830, in order to escape the British rule, he
left for a pilgrimage to the tomb of Imam Ali in Nazaf, Irqa and never
returned back. He finally settled in a village called _______.
• Four decades ago, his grandson led a major change in the region around.
The grandson used the pen name Hindi in reminiscent of his Indian
connection.
Islamic Revolution in Iran,1979
Ayatollah Khomeini
13.FITB
X and Y
• ________ ____ is a sobriquet used for two geographical entities.
• X is a 22 km passage from West Bengal which connects the north-eastern
part of India to the rest of India. At this point this is the only connection
between the two areas. A potential alternative to this is the Tetulia corridor
which is still to materialise.
• Y is a narrow strip of Pakistani territory that extends into J&K. This area lies
on the western side of Kashmir and is a part of Sialkot district of Punjab.
Chicken’s Neck
Akhnoor Dagger Silliguri Corridor
14.Who?
Claim to fame? Who played him?
• X was born in Rawalpindi and went to Gordon College. It was in college that
his popularity as an actor was established and it followed him to Mumbai. He
made his Bollywood debut in the film Man ki Jeet. He was one of the sought
after men of his era but his life tragically came to an end in 1951. It is said
that had he survived, he would have given the trio of Raj, Dilip and Dev a
hard run for their money. Who?
• How did he came to the notice of the present generation and who played
him?
Shyam Chaddha
Manto, Tahir Raj Bhasin
15.Which regiment and which place?
• Every year, when the Republic Day parade starting from Vijay Chowk
proceeds to its end at Red fort, all but one regiment salutes only once. They
do it at the saluting post to the President of India.
• The X regiment, the only to do it twice, salutes at a spot less then a couple
of hundred meters before the parade ends at Red fort. Though this practice
is religiously inspired, this was not the case since the beginning . This started
in 1979, when Brigadier Injo Gakhal gave spontaneous order to his troops at
that spot to salute.
Sikh Regiment salutes the second time at
Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib
16. Which Movement?
• In the 1st decade of 1900s, the British introduced two draconian acts, Colonisation Act and
the Doab Bari Act, in Punjab. Through this the people who were persuaded by them to
inhabit new colonies in uninhabited areas of Punjab in return of free land and other
amenities were denied these.
• This led to a movement under the leadership of Ajit Singh who not only opposed these act
but encouraged people to fight against the overall scenario due to the British rule.
• In one of the rallies, a song was sung calling upon the people to save their honor. It
became so popular among the protestors that the movement was named so.
• The song came to the popular consciousness after it was included in a 2002 bollywood
biopic.
Pagdi Sambhal Jatta Movement
17.X,Y,Z
• X was born in Bhagalpur, Bihar. In 1920,he dropped out of Patna University to go
to USA to study pharmacy but due to his involvement in the freedom struggle he
was denied a visa. He then went to Japan where he lived in Kobe which had a
significant population of Indian merchants. Here he tried to gather support for the
freedom struggle by writing in Japanese newspapers. He served as a minister in the
Aazad Hind government of Netaji and was his principle advisor. In independent
India, he was appointed India’s ambassador to Thailand (1957-60).
• In 1933, inspired from the institution found in 1905 by another Indian
revolutionary(Y) in far west, he established Z to cater to Indian students visting
Japan.
X-Anand Mohan Sahay
Y- Shyamji Krishna Verma
Z- India Lodge
18.X and Y
• Today when stories of toxic rivalry and bitterness between Bollywood
celebtrities is a commonplace, the camaraderie and friendship between these
two powerful actresses of the 80s shows the way.
• In 2004,X released her collection of poems, Black Wind and Other Poems. It
included a poem titled Y and I and was a homage to Y whose life was
tragically cut short due to pregnancy related complications
• Always on the run
Chasing our dreams
We met each time
• At baggage claims
VIP lounges
Check- in counters
• Stood a while together
Among gaping crowds
Spoke, unspoken words
• Yearning to share
Yet afraid, afraid
Of ourselves
• All around us
People cheering, leering
And we, like spectacles
Amidst all the madness
• Trying to live a moment
Of truth
A glance, a touch
A feeling to hold on to
And move on…
• The last time we sat together
Waiting for a flight
I remember I’d said,
• ‘There must be another way
Of living this life!’
• For a long time
You remained silent
• Then,
• Without blinking
Without turning
Said,
• ‘There isn’t’
• Today
You are gone, and
I’m still running…
• Still trying
To prove you wrong
Deepti Naval and Smita Patil
19.ID X and her two children
• Ram V. Sutar might be known to most of us as the designer of Statue of Unity but
this is another addition to the long list of marvels created by him.
• The first statue which brought him instant fame was the one he made for the
Gandhi Sagar Dam. Nehru was so impressed that he commissioned him to design a
statue for the Bhakra Nangal Dam which remains incomplete till date.
• The statue in question is a 45 ft. of X being flanked by her two children. She is said
to be the primary reason for the growth and prosperity of these two children of hers.
Maa Chambal
Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan
20. Which legislation was passed in the aftermath of this case?
Who was the wife?
• At the age of 19 Dadaji Bhikhajee was married to a 11 year old girl. Contrary to the
prevailing customs, the bride remained at her parent’s house and continued her education.
After few years the bride discovered that while she is well educated but her husband is not
so and has a questionable character as a result she refused to live with him. What followed
became the most famous court case of the 19th century.
• The girl was ordered to either to live with her husband or go to jail. This created a uproar in
the intelligencia of Bombay and Pune. While the conservatives defended the husband, the
liberals made efforts to save the wife. The later argued that she should have the right to walk
out of something done without her will. Which legislation was passed in the aftermath
of this case?
• The wife recovered from this and went on to be a pioneer in India. Her life was made into a
biopic starring Tanishtha Chatterjee. Who? ( Video Follows)
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxUpy0fNzh4
Age of Consent Act,1891
Dr. Rakhmabai
21.X and what does it export?
• The year was 1997 when X got warning from the pollution control board to curb
the increasing amount of pollution being generated by it in Jamnagar. As a result,
they decided to convert the wastelands there into the instruments of pollution
control.
• The step was met with scepticism as the high velocity wind, marshy land and salty
water was not the traditionally suitable condition for the success of the measure.
But with scientific and well managed execution, it bore fruits.
• What results from here is exported by X to world over making it the largest
exporter of it in India.
Reliance, Mangoes
22. X,Y
• 12395/96 X SF express, is a train which originates from Patna and travels north to
Y.
• X is an Arabic term which literally means "visit", and is used to refer to a form of
pilgrimage to sites associated with Muhammad, his family members and
descendants, his companions and other venerated figures in Islam such as the
prophets, Sufi Saints and Islamic scholars.
• Y was established around 1113 CE by the Chamhan ruler Ajay. The name of the
city can be derived from the literal meaning of the ‘Invincible Mountain’.
Ziyarat Express, Ajmer
23.FITB and his third name.
• Kancha Ilaiah is a political theorist and dalit activist from Osmania University. He
was in centre of a controversy when his books were recommended to be removed
from the political science course by the academic council of the Delhi University.
• ___ _ __ ___ _ _____: A Sudra critique of Hindutva philosophy is a book by him
criticising the Hindu Brahmanical dominance and might remind you of one of the
most talked about book of 2018 by an Indian Parliamentarian.
• Ilaiah also uses a English word as a symbolic third name. He says that many think
that I have converted to Christianity in order escape my identity. Contrary to it, I
embrace it by recognising what I and my ancestors did to survive- rear pigs and
goats.
Shepherd
24.Which sub-genre?
Who was the influence?
• This sub-genre of western music originated and flourished during the
1960s. According to musicologist Jonathan Bellman, "This catchphrase eventually
came to describe any Rock song that evoked an Indian or general Oriental mood,
whether by use of sitar or another instrument imitating it.“ Music journalist Rob
Chapman says the phrase was a "catch-all term" and "something of a misnomer",
since it was often applied to any piece of rock music that "used non-European
instrumentation or music styles to denote its exotic qualities".
• The major influence to this was the Bengali musician who started his career as a
dancer but later took to music.
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y__Zs3e6BdA
Raga Rock
Pandit Ravi Shankar
25.FITB
Who does it cater to?
• Kashi Labh _____ ______ is one of the few hotels in Varanasi which cater
to a special category of people. Though for most, it is uncertain but a few
who see it coming are provided rooms here. A person is not allowed beyond
15 days but in special cases they may be allowed to extend their stay.
• A 2016 film _____ ______ starring Adil Hussain and Lalit Behl is a movie
based in this hotel.
Mukti Bhawan
Caters to people on deathbed
26.Why does Mayawati doesn’t field candidate
against his wife?
• Brahmadutt Dwivedi was a BJP politician from Farukkhabad in Uttar Pradesh. He
had swiftly risen in rank within the party and was murdered in 1997 by his rivals
• When his wife fought the byelection from his vacant seat, Mayawati though being a
rival of the party, endorsed her candidature and didn’t field a candidate against her.
• It is said that Mayawati did this after being obliged to him for something which
happened in 1995. The said incident can be called a black chapter of Indian politics.
He saved Mayawati when she was attacked by SP activists
and leaders in a guest house in Lakhnow on 2nd June 1995.
27. Which Rebellion?
Which Regiment?
• In the 18th century, a large number of X from north India would visit shrines
across Bengal. On the way, they collected religious tax from various zamindars and
headmen. In times of prosperity, the headmen and zamindars generally obliged.
However, since the East India Company had received the Diwani, many of the tax
demands increased and the local landlords and headmen were unable to pay both
the X and the English.
• The company saw them as robbers and started oppressing and killing them. As a
result, the X rose in rebellion.
• It was during this rebellion, in 1773, that a newly raised regiment of tall, sturdy men
were deployed. Which?
The Sanyasi Rebellion
The President’s Bodyguards (erstwhile GG’s BG)
28.
• While in India, Gurmukhi is the script to write the Punjabi language, In
Pakistan, X is used. It used Perso-Arabic alphabets and in written in nastaliq
calligraphy. In Jammu and Kashmir, this is used to write the Pothohari
dialect.
• It is said to be older then Gurmukhai and according to some linguists, Guru
Granth Sahib was originally written in this script.
• The literal translation of X means ‘from the mouth of the king’.
Shahmukhi
29. Which two massacres observe the 125th and
100th anniversaries respectively in 2019?
• On 28th January 2019, Assam observed the 125th anniversary of the ___________
uprising. In 1894, a meeting of peasants took place in the modern Darrang district.
It was to protest against the unfair taxes which were levied on the farmers. The tax
rates had been increased and the meeting decided not to pay the increased rates.
• While the meeting was on the Dy. Commissioner arrived with full force and
rounded the palce. On the announcement that no relive would be provided, the
protest became louder. Open firing was ordered and 140 unarmed men were killed.
• This might remind you of a similar incident which will complete it 100th anniversary
next month. Which
Pathrughat and Jallianwala Bagh
30. Who and which company?
• This entrepreneur was born in Ludhiana to a politician. He started his career
trading in cycles and yarns. He later became the largest importer of gensets
in India but in 1983, the government imposed a ban on it’s import and he
was out of business.
• It was then he recalled his visit to Taiwan where he had seen people using
phone sets with dial pads. He saw a market for it in India where people were
still using rotatory dials which was not user friendly. Thus X was born.
Sunil Bharti Mittal and Beetel
31.Which music duo?
• Though they were born in families with a long history in music, they were in
different professions. While one was a wrestler at a local akhada, the other
played Krishna to support the family.
• In 1975,The duo went to the Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan but were not
allowed to perform because they did not appear good. Disappointed, they
made an offering to the Harballabh temple. It was here that an official from
AIR signed them and thus, began a long successful career.
• This partnership wasa finally broken down on 9th March 2018.
The Wadali Brothers
32. What?
• Dr. Lakhumal was an ENT surgeon based out of Bombay and had developed new
procedural techniques. He was awarded Padma Bhusan by the government.
• In 1989, his sons Niranjan and Surendra were given lands at throw away price to
develop apartments for the LIG and MIG groups. What resulted out is one of the
most upscale and expensive locality in Mumbai. The 230 acres of given land was
developed from scratch by the brothers and today houses major companies etc
apart from residential buildings.
• In TVF series Pitchers it makes an appearance as the StartUp Hub. Many
Bollywood film have also been shot here. Video on next.
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ninsb8n8cRE
The Hiranandai Group
33. Who and after whom is Vikas named?
• X was born in1941 to Tamil parents in Nagercoil. He joined ISRO in 1966.
The head at the time saw the spark in X and promised him leave if he made
it to an Ivy League college. He went to Princeton to gain expertise in liquid
propulsion. He grew up in ranks in ISRO and was heading the Cryogenic
department when he was arrest for espionage charges. He was freed of these
last year and was awarded Padma Bhusan in 2019.
• As the head of cryogenic team he developed the ‘Vikas’ engine which is the
driving force of India’s PSLV and GSLV programs. According to him, the
name is made up of initials of the head in 1966.
Nambi Narayanan, Vikram A Sarabhai
34.The two school of succession laws?
• Yajnavalanka Smriti is a Dharmasastra compsed in the 3rd century CE. A large
section of it is about judicial processes.
• Two commentaries on this form the basis of the succession laws in India.
• X was written by Vrajnareshwara who was a nobel in the Chalukya court. This
school gives succession rights by birth and doesn’t recognise the succession right of
the female. It is prevalent in most of north India.
• The Y school holds a more liberal view on the question of succession and is based
on the work of Jimutavahana. This school was prevelent in Bengal and recognised
the succession right of a widow over her husband’s property which was the cause of
Sati being so prevalent in this area.
Mithakshara and Dayabhaga
35.X and who was his senior?
• X is one of the most prominent jurists India produced. He served as the
chief justice of the Bombay High court, an ad hoc judge in ICJ and India’s
ambassador to UK and USA. Between 1963 and 67 he served as a Union
Minister.
• In his autobiography, Roses In December, he has written about his earstwhile
senior in Bombay High Court. He wrote that Initially he agreed with him but
both parted ways as the laters view became more extreme. His book also
contains the story of the discontent between the senior and his daughter.
MC Chagla, Jinnah
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India Quiz, Nexus 2019

  • 1. Nexus India Quiz 2019 Researched and Conducted by Ankur Agraj
  • 2. Welcome to the Prelims • 20 questions • Question 2 and 19 are 2 pointers • 20 is 3 pointer
  • 3. *1. What? • Though the most famous event described by this word happens every 4 years in Iowa, there is another use of this. ______ is a word often used in American politics. ______ is a group of members of a legislative body that meets to pursue common legislative objective. In India this kind of association may be called a parliamentary group. • One such ______ which has gained prominence in US was named by Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthy after a crispy Indian snack. Though not yet officially recognised, this is a group of Indian origin legislators.
  • 5. 2.What? • The name of this assortment of dishes is a portmanteau derived from the local meaning of words cook and shop. Initially, 7 dishes were served but has now gone up to 36 dishes. • It is a meat dish where the Hindu variant is based on hing while the Muslim variant is based on onion.
  • 7. *3.Which cricketer and the sobriquet? • The story goes back to 1999-2000 tour of Australia. This short heighted player got out without scoring for 7 consecutive innings setting a record. • He was thus, given a sobriquet referring to a deceivingly named edible item named after his Home town
  • 9. 4.Why? • Djibouti is a small country in eastern Africa. It is a former French colony gaining independence in 1977. It is one of the active members of the Arab League & African Union. • A in gesture 2019 by the Indian government in an annual list released in the last week of January puts Djibouti in an India Quiz. This gesture was towards it’s head of state.
  • 10. It’s President was awarded the Padma Vibhusan in 2019
  • 11. 5. • How is 11th May, the day Pokhran II happened , is celebrated in India? #NotSoKolzStylz
  • 13. 6.Which brand? • Upkar Publication is a major Indian publication based out of Agra. It publishes the very popular exam periodical Pratiyogita Darpan and is a market leader in career development books. • Recently Upkar ventured into the stationary segment through Upkar Stationery Ptv. Ltd. It markets itself under a brand name which aptly refers its city of origin and line of business.
  • 15. 7.What is this amul ad all about? This amul ad was published sometimes in 2014.
  • 16. Sunil Gavaskar became the BCCI President in 2014
  • 17. 8.How is PMC beautifying the city? • Patna municipal corporation was for long struggling to do away with the practice of urinating, spitting and sticking bills on the city walls. They have lately found some success. • This initiative to cover the walls began last year during chatth puja in collaboration with local artists and students and now has expanded to larger part of the city.
  • 19. 9.Who? • On the next slide is a clip from a video released by Isshrat for her brother’s 50th birthday. Who?
  • 22. 10. What? • When India and Pakistan were partitioned, it meant partition of the assets as well. It included even paper clips! • One of the bitterly fought over object was a gold plated thing used by the Viceroy. To decide the fate of the this, Col. Govind Singh & Sahabzada Yaqub Khan tossed a coin & India got the it. • It was regularly used by the President of India till 1984 but was given up due to security concerns. In 2012, when Pranab Mukharjee became the president, he started using it again and is now used by his successor as well
  • 24. 11. What were these about • This is Ole Colbjorsen. He was a journalist who claimed to be a communist and worked for the Soviet Union. In 1931, he returned back and became a member of the Norwagian Storting. • In this capacity, he submitted three requests to a office in Oslo in the years 1937,38 and 39. All of these were declined. Similar requests were made by GB Pant and GV Mavalankar. All of these were declined. • Now, the occupant of the office regret this decision.
  • 25. Nobel Peace Prize for Gandhi
  • 26. 12.What resulted out of this Indo-Pak collaboration ? • The origins of this measure was in the reports of United Nations Development Program (UNDP). This is a statistical tool used to measure a country's overall achievement in its social and economic dimensions. These are based on the health of people, level of education attainment and standard of living. • It was developed by the Pakistani development economist Mahbub Ul Haq in 1990. Amartya Sen utilized it for his research on human capabilities. Lord Meghnand Deasi was also involved in it’s development. • India currently ranks 130 on this measure.
  • 28. 13. XY? • XY are found in most of the cities and towns associated with the British including Delhi though the ones which are popular are in Shimla and Manali • XY was the palce where all the major shops and restaurants were located. The shops used to have awnings over the pavement to provide shelter from sun and rain. Strolling down this was a major evening activity for many people.
  • 30. 14. • If Yadagiri, Girnar, Saptagiri, Shayadri, Podhigai, Kashir etc are existing ones, What was added by PM Modi to this list on 9th February?
  • 32. 15.Which organisation? • In 1923, activist during the Flag Satyagraha in Nagpur, tendered apology to the government in order to secure their release as they were not able to face the rigorous persion life. But a group of people under N.S Hardikar refused to do so and this was noticed by the congress leadership. • On 1st January1924, this organisation was founded to give physical and ideological training to the grassroot activists. Many within the Congress Party opposed its formation as they found its militant nature against the ideals of non- violence.
  • 34. 16. Which music app? • Rishi Malhotra in 2006 founded this company to enable NRIs to seamlessly access Indian music. In 2009, he launched worldwide service. • In 2010, 95% stakes in Infotel Broadband Services Limited was sold out to an industry leader. IBSL was renamed in 2013. • The music app of the later, in March 2018, acquired Malhotra’s company finally integrating both of it in December.
  • 36. 17. Who designed the masthead? • Kalantar was a Bengali language newspaper published from Kolkata. It was founded in 1965 as the mouthpiece of the WB State committee of Communist Party of india. • Recently, it had to shut shops as its readership was on a decline. Shown on the next slide is the masthead of the paper. This was designed by a local polymath we all know.
  • 37.
  • 39. 18. Why? • The Statue of Unity is the tallest statue in the world. It's height from the base is 240 meters, 87 meters taller than the Spring Temple Buddha Statue. • The actual height of it has been intentionally kept at 182 meters.
  • 40. 182 is the number of constituencies in Gujrat Assembly
  • 41. 19.Who are these two ‘heroines’? • Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the Betty and Gene McDavid Professor of Writing at the University of Houston. She has published numerous novels and short stories which are well received and has been made into a movies. • In 2008, she published Palace of Illusion which is a retelling of Mahabharata from X’s perspective. • Her 2019 book, Forest of Enchantments retells Ramayana from Y’s perspective.
  • 43. 20.Author, The father and the son? • Delhi is a historical novel set in the city. It traces the major developments from the Chavans’s city of Lalkot uptil the coming of refugees after partition of India. • Some parts of the book is a semi autobiographical account of the famous Dilliwala who has authored this novel. Who? • A chapter called ‘The Builders’ tells the story of a father-son duo who were contactors of the Kalka Shimla railway line. They shift to Delhi and get civil contracts for the construction of the new city. Name the father-son duo.
  • 47. Time for the finals
  • 48. Shoutout to the LabRats
  • 49. The Deal • 35 dry questions • Differential Scoring on Pounce 1 Team = 20 2-3 Teams = 16 4-5 Teams = 14 6-7 Teams = 12 8 Teams = 0 -10 on Pounce +10 on pass
  • 50. 1. Id X and what did these three do? 1.X 2. Gopal Subramaniam 3. Leila Seth In January 2013, they delivered something in aftermath of a popular movement due to an incident which happened in the last month of the year preceding their submission.
  • 51.
  • 52. Justice Jagdish Saran Verma • Submitted a report on criminal law reforms in the aftermath of Nirbhaya rape incident
  • 53. 2. Who are these people? Who was their new idol and why? • After a verdict by the Supreme Court on 28th September last year people adversely effected by the judgement came down to protest at the Jantar Mantar. They were demanding for reversal of the judgement which was contrary to their long held belief. • Ironically, they were carrying posters and banners applauding a new found idol who was the member of the bench which delivered the verdict.
  • 54.
  • 55. Sabrimala Protestors, Indu Malhotra ,The only dissenting judge of the 5 judge bench
  • 56. 3.Which President and Who is his grandson? • He is the only independent presidential candidate to win the election till date. He is often criticised for weakening the office by endorsing and allowing many unconstitutional measures taken by then Prime Minister including the removal of Charan Singh government and the appointment of A.N Ray as the CJI. • He is the maternal grandfather of this Magsaysay award winning journalist(Y). Y’s work in bringing the problems of rural India in mainstream reporting is unparalleled. He has been since long fighting for the right of farmers . He was one of the organisers of the Kisan Mukti March held last year as head of Nation for Farmers.
  • 57.
  • 58. V.V Giri, P Sainath
  • 59. 4.Who and what 1st ? • This politician was into activism since her early days. In 1967,she worked as an airhostess with Air India based in London. There she protested against the dress code which was mini skirt and as a result, it was replaced with Indian wear. • In 2005, she became the first in India to achieve a position. Yekaterina Frutseva , the Soviet Minister of culture from 1960-74, was the 1st to achieve the same worldwide in 1957.
  • 60.
  • 61. Brinda Karat; 1st woman Politburo member of an Indian Communist Party
  • 62. 5.Which locality in Delhi and where did the Lt. Gov come from? • During the late 1960s, in order to cater to its ever rising population, DDA started constructing a new settlement in the western part of Delhi. Then lieutenant governor of Delhi was Mr. Aditya Nath ___. • Mr. Aditya Nath ___ named the new locality in reminiscent of the mythological king of his native place in Bihar. The area is spread over a large part of north eastern Bihar and Province 2 of Nepal having a very rich culture and traditional heritage popular worldwide.
  • 63.
  • 65. 6.Who? • This senior politician and diplomat was born in Kurnool, Madras. He was the face of the Justice Party and also served as the last diwan of Mysore. • Among other things, he was the one of the two Indians in the war cabinet of Prime Minister Churchill. When the Economic and Social Council, one of the principal organs of the UN, was established in 1945 he became its 1st President. • He traces his origins to a place now in modern Vellore district. Its name is commonly believed to have been derived from the Tamil words aaru (River) + kaadu (forest). The Nawab of Carnatic was also known as the Nawab of X.
  • 66.
  • 68. 7. X and The District • X was the official name of St. Petersburg from 1924 to 1991 when it changed back to it’s original name. It was in honour of the most famous leader of the Bolshevik revolution. • The term X is used as a moniker for a district in Bihar. This is situated on the northern bank of river ganga and is the hometown of Rastrakavi Dinker. It is all set to mark the debut of a well known ‘anti national’.
  • 69.
  • 71. 8. • Charging Cross Hospital in London has a ward named after Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad, one of it alumni. When he returned to India, he was one of the founders of Jamia Milia Islamia. Apart from this, he has the rare distinction of being the president of both the Muslim League and the Indian National Congress. The road in Delhi which houses some of the major publishers is named after him • Who is Dr Ahmad’s (in)famous grandson?
  • 72.
  • 74. 9. Who and what first did she achieve? • X, a champion athlete, won 2 gold medals in 800m & 1500m sprints at the 1998 Asian Games at Bangkok. Later she joined politics and represented CPI(M) from the Krishnagar constituency in the 14th Lok Sabha. • In the same year, she became the 1st to achieve something started at the beginning of the decade.
  • 75.
  • 76. Jotirmoyee Sikdar, 1st from the field of Athletics to be awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
  • 77. 10. Which song? • Papa Kehte Hain is a 1996 film directed by Mahesh Bhatt starring Jugal Hansraj and Mayuri Kango. It is story of a runaway girl in search of her father who falls in love with Jugal’s Character. • A song from this film, originally sung by Udit Narayan and penned by Javed Akhtar, came back to public consciousness last year when a reprised version of it was released and went viral because of the memes.
  • 78.
  • 80. 11.X and the compound. • Dr. Salimuzzman Siddqui was born in Barabanki,UP. He was a pioneer in the field of natural chemistry as he isolated unique compounds from neem and Rauwolfia. Post partition, he went to Pakistan to be the scientific advisor to Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan. • In 1921, he went to Frankfurt University in Germany. At that point, it was going through high inflation and as result he was having a difficult time making ends meet. At this point, one of his future mentor, X (a chemist himself),sent him Rs.400 every month. X was a pioneer in his own right as he had founded two major university and has a park in Delhi named after him. • In 1931, when Dr. Siddqui was successful in isolating a medical compound, he named it after X. It is the amalgamation of the word used for things which have a pH value above 7 and X.
  • 81.
  • 83. 12. Who was his grandson? What change did he lead? • Seyyed Ahmad Musavi was an Imamiyyah Shia scholar born in Kintoor near Lakhnow in Uttar Pradesh. In 1830, in order to escape the British rule, he left for a pilgrimage to the tomb of Imam Ali in Nazaf, Irqa and never returned back. He finally settled in a village called _______. • Four decades ago, his grandson led a major change in the region around. The grandson used the pen name Hindi in reminiscent of his Indian connection.
  • 84.
  • 85. Islamic Revolution in Iran,1979 Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 86. 13.FITB X and Y • ________ ____ is a sobriquet used for two geographical entities. • X is a 22 km passage from West Bengal which connects the north-eastern part of India to the rest of India. At this point this is the only connection between the two areas. A potential alternative to this is the Tetulia corridor which is still to materialise. • Y is a narrow strip of Pakistani territory that extends into J&K. This area lies on the western side of Kashmir and is a part of Sialkot district of Punjab.
  • 87.
  • 88. Chicken’s Neck Akhnoor Dagger Silliguri Corridor
  • 89. 14.Who? Claim to fame? Who played him? • X was born in Rawalpindi and went to Gordon College. It was in college that his popularity as an actor was established and it followed him to Mumbai. He made his Bollywood debut in the film Man ki Jeet. He was one of the sought after men of his era but his life tragically came to an end in 1951. It is said that had he survived, he would have given the trio of Raj, Dilip and Dev a hard run for their money. Who? • How did he came to the notice of the present generation and who played him?
  • 90.
  • 92. 15.Which regiment and which place? • Every year, when the Republic Day parade starting from Vijay Chowk proceeds to its end at Red fort, all but one regiment salutes only once. They do it at the saluting post to the President of India. • The X regiment, the only to do it twice, salutes at a spot less then a couple of hundred meters before the parade ends at Red fort. Though this practice is religiously inspired, this was not the case since the beginning . This started in 1979, when Brigadier Injo Gakhal gave spontaneous order to his troops at that spot to salute.
  • 93.
  • 94. Sikh Regiment salutes the second time at Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib
  • 95. 16. Which Movement? • In the 1st decade of 1900s, the British introduced two draconian acts, Colonisation Act and the Doab Bari Act, in Punjab. Through this the people who were persuaded by them to inhabit new colonies in uninhabited areas of Punjab in return of free land and other amenities were denied these. • This led to a movement under the leadership of Ajit Singh who not only opposed these act but encouraged people to fight against the overall scenario due to the British rule. • In one of the rallies, a song was sung calling upon the people to save their honor. It became so popular among the protestors that the movement was named so. • The song came to the popular consciousness after it was included in a 2002 bollywood biopic.
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  • 98. 17.X,Y,Z • X was born in Bhagalpur, Bihar. In 1920,he dropped out of Patna University to go to USA to study pharmacy but due to his involvement in the freedom struggle he was denied a visa. He then went to Japan where he lived in Kobe which had a significant population of Indian merchants. Here he tried to gather support for the freedom struggle by writing in Japanese newspapers. He served as a minister in the Aazad Hind government of Netaji and was his principle advisor. In independent India, he was appointed India’s ambassador to Thailand (1957-60). • In 1933, inspired from the institution found in 1905 by another Indian revolutionary(Y) in far west, he established Z to cater to Indian students visting Japan.
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  • 100. X-Anand Mohan Sahay Y- Shyamji Krishna Verma Z- India Lodge
  • 101. 18.X and Y • Today when stories of toxic rivalry and bitterness between Bollywood celebtrities is a commonplace, the camaraderie and friendship between these two powerful actresses of the 80s shows the way. • In 2004,X released her collection of poems, Black Wind and Other Poems. It included a poem titled Y and I and was a homage to Y whose life was tragically cut short due to pregnancy related complications
  • 102. • Always on the run Chasing our dreams We met each time • At baggage claims VIP lounges Check- in counters • Stood a while together Among gaping crowds Spoke, unspoken words • Yearning to share Yet afraid, afraid Of ourselves • All around us People cheering, leering And we, like spectacles Amidst all the madness • Trying to live a moment Of truth A glance, a touch A feeling to hold on to And move on… • The last time we sat together Waiting for a flight I remember I’d said, • ‘There must be another way Of living this life!’ • For a long time You remained silent • Then, • Without blinking Without turning Said, • ‘There isn’t’ • Today You are gone, and I’m still running… • Still trying To prove you wrong
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  • 104. Deepti Naval and Smita Patil
  • 105. 19.ID X and her two children • Ram V. Sutar might be known to most of us as the designer of Statue of Unity but this is another addition to the long list of marvels created by him. • The first statue which brought him instant fame was the one he made for the Gandhi Sagar Dam. Nehru was so impressed that he commissioned him to design a statue for the Bhakra Nangal Dam which remains incomplete till date. • The statue in question is a 45 ft. of X being flanked by her two children. She is said to be the primary reason for the growth and prosperity of these two children of hers.
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  • 108. Maa Chambal Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan
  • 109. 20. Which legislation was passed in the aftermath of this case? Who was the wife? • At the age of 19 Dadaji Bhikhajee was married to a 11 year old girl. Contrary to the prevailing customs, the bride remained at her parent’s house and continued her education. After few years the bride discovered that while she is well educated but her husband is not so and has a questionable character as a result she refused to live with him. What followed became the most famous court case of the 19th century. • The girl was ordered to either to live with her husband or go to jail. This created a uproar in the intelligencia of Bombay and Pune. While the conservatives defended the husband, the liberals made efforts to save the wife. The later argued that she should have the right to walk out of something done without her will. Which legislation was passed in the aftermath of this case? • The wife recovered from this and went on to be a pioneer in India. Her life was made into a biopic starring Tanishtha Chatterjee. Who? ( Video Follows)
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  • 112. Age of Consent Act,1891 Dr. Rakhmabai
  • 113. 21.X and what does it export? • The year was 1997 when X got warning from the pollution control board to curb the increasing amount of pollution being generated by it in Jamnagar. As a result, they decided to convert the wastelands there into the instruments of pollution control. • The step was met with scepticism as the high velocity wind, marshy land and salty water was not the traditionally suitable condition for the success of the measure. But with scientific and well managed execution, it bore fruits. • What results from here is exported by X to world over making it the largest exporter of it in India.
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  • 116. 22. X,Y • 12395/96 X SF express, is a train which originates from Patna and travels north to Y. • X is an Arabic term which literally means "visit", and is used to refer to a form of pilgrimage to sites associated with Muhammad, his family members and descendants, his companions and other venerated figures in Islam such as the prophets, Sufi Saints and Islamic scholars. • Y was established around 1113 CE by the Chamhan ruler Ajay. The name of the city can be derived from the literal meaning of the ‘Invincible Mountain’.
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  • 119. 23.FITB and his third name. • Kancha Ilaiah is a political theorist and dalit activist from Osmania University. He was in centre of a controversy when his books were recommended to be removed from the political science course by the academic council of the Delhi University. • ___ _ __ ___ _ _____: A Sudra critique of Hindutva philosophy is a book by him criticising the Hindu Brahmanical dominance and might remind you of one of the most talked about book of 2018 by an Indian Parliamentarian. • Ilaiah also uses a English word as a symbolic third name. He says that many think that I have converted to Christianity in order escape my identity. Contrary to it, I embrace it by recognising what I and my ancestors did to survive- rear pigs and goats.
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  • 122. 24.Which sub-genre? Who was the influence? • This sub-genre of western music originated and flourished during the 1960s. According to musicologist Jonathan Bellman, "This catchphrase eventually came to describe any Rock song that evoked an Indian or general Oriental mood, whether by use of sitar or another instrument imitating it.“ Music journalist Rob Chapman says the phrase was a "catch-all term" and "something of a misnomer", since it was often applied to any piece of rock music that "used non-European instrumentation or music styles to denote its exotic qualities". • The major influence to this was the Bengali musician who started his career as a dancer but later took to music. • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y__Zs3e6BdA
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  • 125. 25.FITB Who does it cater to? • Kashi Labh _____ ______ is one of the few hotels in Varanasi which cater to a special category of people. Though for most, it is uncertain but a few who see it coming are provided rooms here. A person is not allowed beyond 15 days but in special cases they may be allowed to extend their stay. • A 2016 film _____ ______ starring Adil Hussain and Lalit Behl is a movie based in this hotel.
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  • 127. Mukti Bhawan Caters to people on deathbed
  • 128. 26.Why does Mayawati doesn’t field candidate against his wife? • Brahmadutt Dwivedi was a BJP politician from Farukkhabad in Uttar Pradesh. He had swiftly risen in rank within the party and was murdered in 1997 by his rivals • When his wife fought the byelection from his vacant seat, Mayawati though being a rival of the party, endorsed her candidature and didn’t field a candidate against her. • It is said that Mayawati did this after being obliged to him for something which happened in 1995. The said incident can be called a black chapter of Indian politics.
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  • 130. He saved Mayawati when she was attacked by SP activists and leaders in a guest house in Lakhnow on 2nd June 1995.
  • 131. 27. Which Rebellion? Which Regiment? • In the 18th century, a large number of X from north India would visit shrines across Bengal. On the way, they collected religious tax from various zamindars and headmen. In times of prosperity, the headmen and zamindars generally obliged. However, since the East India Company had received the Diwani, many of the tax demands increased and the local landlords and headmen were unable to pay both the X and the English. • The company saw them as robbers and started oppressing and killing them. As a result, the X rose in rebellion. • It was during this rebellion, in 1773, that a newly raised regiment of tall, sturdy men were deployed. Which?
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  • 133. The Sanyasi Rebellion The President’s Bodyguards (erstwhile GG’s BG)
  • 134. 28. • While in India, Gurmukhi is the script to write the Punjabi language, In Pakistan, X is used. It used Perso-Arabic alphabets and in written in nastaliq calligraphy. In Jammu and Kashmir, this is used to write the Pothohari dialect. • It is said to be older then Gurmukhai and according to some linguists, Guru Granth Sahib was originally written in this script. • The literal translation of X means ‘from the mouth of the king’.
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  • 137. 29. Which two massacres observe the 125th and 100th anniversaries respectively in 2019? • On 28th January 2019, Assam observed the 125th anniversary of the ___________ uprising. In 1894, a meeting of peasants took place in the modern Darrang district. It was to protest against the unfair taxes which were levied on the farmers. The tax rates had been increased and the meeting decided not to pay the increased rates. • While the meeting was on the Dy. Commissioner arrived with full force and rounded the palce. On the announcement that no relive would be provided, the protest became louder. Open firing was ordered and 140 unarmed men were killed. • This might remind you of a similar incident which will complete it 100th anniversary next month. Which
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  • 140. 30. Who and which company? • This entrepreneur was born in Ludhiana to a politician. He started his career trading in cycles and yarns. He later became the largest importer of gensets in India but in 1983, the government imposed a ban on it’s import and he was out of business. • It was then he recalled his visit to Taiwan where he had seen people using phone sets with dial pads. He saw a market for it in India where people were still using rotatory dials which was not user friendly. Thus X was born.
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  • 142. Sunil Bharti Mittal and Beetel
  • 143. 31.Which music duo? • Though they were born in families with a long history in music, they were in different professions. While one was a wrestler at a local akhada, the other played Krishna to support the family. • In 1975,The duo went to the Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan but were not allowed to perform because they did not appear good. Disappointed, they made an offering to the Harballabh temple. It was here that an official from AIR signed them and thus, began a long successful career. • This partnership wasa finally broken down on 9th March 2018.
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  • 146. 32. What? • Dr. Lakhumal was an ENT surgeon based out of Bombay and had developed new procedural techniques. He was awarded Padma Bhusan by the government. • In 1989, his sons Niranjan and Surendra were given lands at throw away price to develop apartments for the LIG and MIG groups. What resulted out is one of the most upscale and expensive locality in Mumbai. The 230 acres of given land was developed from scratch by the brothers and today houses major companies etc apart from residential buildings. • In TVF series Pitchers it makes an appearance as the StartUp Hub. Many Bollywood film have also been shot here. Video on next.
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  • 150. 33. Who and after whom is Vikas named? • X was born in1941 to Tamil parents in Nagercoil. He joined ISRO in 1966. The head at the time saw the spark in X and promised him leave if he made it to an Ivy League college. He went to Princeton to gain expertise in liquid propulsion. He grew up in ranks in ISRO and was heading the Cryogenic department when he was arrest for espionage charges. He was freed of these last year and was awarded Padma Bhusan in 2019. • As the head of cryogenic team he developed the ‘Vikas’ engine which is the driving force of India’s PSLV and GSLV programs. According to him, the name is made up of initials of the head in 1966.
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  • 152. Nambi Narayanan, Vikram A Sarabhai
  • 153. 34.The two school of succession laws? • Yajnavalanka Smriti is a Dharmasastra compsed in the 3rd century CE. A large section of it is about judicial processes. • Two commentaries on this form the basis of the succession laws in India. • X was written by Vrajnareshwara who was a nobel in the Chalukya court. This school gives succession rights by birth and doesn’t recognise the succession right of the female. It is prevalent in most of north India. • The Y school holds a more liberal view on the question of succession and is based on the work of Jimutavahana. This school was prevelent in Bengal and recognised the succession right of a widow over her husband’s property which was the cause of Sati being so prevalent in this area.
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  • 156. 35.X and who was his senior? • X is one of the most prominent jurists India produced. He served as the chief justice of the Bombay High court, an ad hoc judge in ICJ and India’s ambassador to UK and USA. Between 1963 and 67 he served as a Union Minister. • In his autobiography, Roses In December, he has written about his earstwhile senior in Bombay High Court. He wrote that Initially he agreed with him but both parted ways as the laters view became more extreme. His book also contains the story of the discontent between the senior and his daughter.
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  • 159. That’s it.. • Bouquet and brickbats ankuragraj@gmail.com 7766977263/8700107911