• 8 questions. (Clockwise)
• Traditional format.
• Flat scoring of 10 points.
• Half points, if any, is totally
It so happened that a quiz contest was aired on
Doordarshan in which young participants could
easily answer questions from the Greek mythology,
but were unable to give an answer to the question ‘In
the Ramayana, who was Rama’s mother?’.
Feeling sad, a middle-aged gentleman who was
watching the show, decided to do something which
became a part of our childhood since 1967.
What did he do?
Bhawana Kanth, daughter of an IOC officer, was
versatile in extra curricular activities including
swimming, sports and driving skills.
Mohana Singh completed her B.Tech (Electronics)
from GIMET, Amritsar and used to work for
Cognizant for few years.
Avani Chaturvedi, daughter of an homemaker-
mother, used to idolise Kalpana Chawla.
Why did these ‘three musketeers’ came into news
According to some sources, these common human
emotions were responsible : anger, pride, jealousy,
happiness, sadness, fear, passion, selfishness,
ambition and intellect.
Some other sources said, 6 Shastras and 4 Vedas of
Hindu religion were the reason.
What popular depiction, since time immemorial, is
being explained thus?
It happened after 26 years. A contingent of 36
members of the Indian Army marched down Rajpath
during the 67th Republic Day Parade in 2016.
The troop, so far, has won :---
- 1 Shaurya Chakra,
- 6 Sena Medals,
- 143 Chief of the Army Staff Commendation Cards &
- 6 Vice Chief of the Army Staff Commendation
What is so special about this army troop?
In number theory, a perfect number is a positive
integer that is equal to the sum of its proper
positive divisors, that is, the sum of its positive
divisors excluding the number itself.
(eg. 28 = 1 + 2 + 4 + 7 + 14)
Which is the smallest Perfect Number?
In the state of Odisha, July 30 has been designated
as the ‘___ Dibasa’. The hashtags - #____Dibasa
& #WeWontGiveItBack, created on the occasion,
became huge hit among the Odiyas.
Just fill in the blank with something-very-sweet for
which the neighbouring states of WB and Odisha
are fighting pretty bitterly for the last few years.
History was made at 9.26 a.m. on 22nd June, 2016
when a 44-metre tall object, started it’s journey.
Apart from helping the Indian government, it
also served several international companies
from Indonesia, Canada, Germany and the USA,
including Google’s Terra Bella Division.
What is being talked about?
Identify the singer of this song from the 2015 movie
(This non-singer, who is very popular in some other field, agreed to
sing this song because of his deep rooted connection with Meerut.)
Former Indian cricketer Chetan Chauhan was
appointed as the Chairman of NIFT
Noted palaentologist Mary Anning contributed
greatly to the study of prehistoric zoological
species. She was usually seen around the
seashores collecting specimens.
How is she remembered in the popular culture?
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During the IPL-2016 matches involving
Mumbai Indians, the on-field umpires carried
an extra bail for a particular reason. Though it
was not needed in all the MI matches, it helped
immensely to protect the costly LED bails,
For what apparently-strange but practical
reason, umpires carried that extra bail?
K. Pollard used to mark his crease with that bail
As the Mayor of Calcutta Corporation, Netaji
Subhash Chandra Bose originally planned the
‘Congress House’ and the foundation stone was
laid by Rabindranath Tagore. But,
disappearance of Netaji stopped the
construction work and after independence Dr.
Bidhan Chandra Roy had to step in to complete
How do we presently know this building better?
According to meteorologists, two ‘kids’ – a little
boy and a little girl, are majorly influencing the
weather patterns all across the globe, including
Which ‘kids’ are being talked about?
The great Scottish king Robert Bruce
was once defeated by the English and
driven out of his kingdom. The
heartbroken king sought refuge in a
small dark cave. The incidents, which
happened thereafter, filled him with
new hope and courage.
‘Who’ taught him a valuable lesson of
life that eventually motivated him to
win the battle?
As a ‘symbol of hope’, International Olympic
Committee has decided to introduce a new
team in Rio-2016 comprising 10 athletes, chosen
from more than hundreds of hopeful
What is so special about this new team which
has athletes from Ethiopia, South Sudan, Congo
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This former model became the youngest
recipient of India’s highest peacetime award for
bravery - the Ashok Chakra, because of her
inspirational activities in a foreign land just two
days before her 23rd birthday in 1986.
Just name her.
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