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Bharat, ek quiz (India Quiz)


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India Quiz (Main Round )conducted in IIT Delhi on 26sep2013

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Bharat, ek quiz (India Quiz)

  1. 1. Bharat, Ek Quiz India Quiz QC-IITD
  2. 2. • 64 normal questions, 2 written rounds and 6 connects • Infinite Pounce on all normal questions (+2/+2/-2) • (-1) on pounce on providing incomplete answer • Connect scoring scheme differs between connects
  3. 3. Written round • Headings connect. Scores for connect provided • Logos of organisations/projects/companies. ID for one point each
  4. 4. Inglorious Bastards (+10/-9)
  5. 5. Man of Steel(+9/-8)
  6. 6. X-men (+8/-7)
  7. 7. Emosanal atyachar (+7/-6)
  8. 8. Lage Raho Munna Bhai (+6/-5)
  9. 9. Gangs of wasseypur (+5/-4)
  10. 10. Roadies (+4/-3) Everything is a hint
  11. 11. Ishq wala love (+3/-2)
  12. 12. Ek thi daayan (+2/-1)
  13. 13. A shradhhanjali waala tribute to Yo Yo Honey Singh (+1/0) RIP
  14. 14. This slide intentionally left blank
  15. 15. answers • BRO • BR Films • DAE • Mumbai/Brihanmumbai Police • Narmada bachao andolan • Tehelka Music Project • Mazagaon Docks Limited • Rupa Publications • Indian airlines
  16. 16. • Connect: TVF Q-tiyapa
  17. 17. (1)Connect1-1 • The oldest Christian presence in India can be traced back to the evangelical activities of Thomas the Apostle in the first century. The converts, locally called the Nazranis in Kerala differ from other Christians. It is oft quoted, "Nazranis are Hindu in culture, Christian in faith and Syrian in liturgy” as they observe Hindu Caste practices and chant an ancient Aramaic prayer which is now famous in another form.
  18. 18. • However, they are popular by another name (also the official designation used by the govt) which might lead people to believe that they were originally from ______. However, ______ Christians are named such due to their connection with the Church of the East or the East _____ Church. • How are the Nasranis popularly known as?
  19. 19. • Syrian Christians • The prayer goes into the connect
  20. 20. (2)Connect1-2 • According to John Travolta, X was inspired by 1997 English film Mad City. In an interview with The Hindu, he stated that he was astonished to learn that India's official entry for the Oscars this year, X, was inspired by Mad City, his best film as an actor. • X was a box office hit in India but was centre to many controversies like demands by VJAS (Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti) to ban the movie for false depiction of some serious issues, and lyrics copyright issues with folk singers.
  21. 21. • Peepli live
  22. 22. (3)Connect1-3 As the song begins, it seems to praise one ‘Ranaji’. However as it progresses references to 9/11 twin tower attacks and American ‘War against terrorism’ take the centre stage. Sung by Rekha Bharadwaj, this funny sounding song appears in the latter part of the movie Which movie?
  23. 23. • Gulaal • Another song, dominated by vocals, from the movie goes into the connect
  24. 24. (4)Connect1-4 • Officials say ‘X’ was actually called "Ginger" (because of his colour). But a force fed on Bollywood and ______ found “X" easier to pronounce than the firang name and that was how the wrong name stuck. • X became famous in 1993 after an incident in which he played an important role, becoming a ‘hero’ in this process. • Who is ‘X’
  25. 25. • Zanjeer, from Mumbai police Canine squad • Mumbai blasts and a movie based on it goes into the connect
  26. 26. • Connect- Indian Ocean songs • Kandisa • Des mera among others for Peepli Live • Yaara Maula from Gulaal • Black Friday
  27. 27. (5)
  28. 28. (5) • Which story from Indian myth does this cartoon by Sathish Acharya refer to?
  29. 29. Ans • Bhasmasur
  30. 30. (6) • It is rumored that the transparent plastic shed that covers the exit from MS towards SBI was constructed at a price of more than 28 lacs (or some other huge amount) some 10 years ago. Naturally some people smelled corruption, and informally began calling it ____ ______ probably influenced by a scam that was unfolding in UP around the same time. • FITB • (There is no confirmation of the above)
  31. 31. ans • Taj Corridor
  32. 32. () (7)
  33. 33. ans • Durand Cup
  34. 34. (8)
  35. 35. • On his return to active service, Roy achieved ten victories (two shared) in thirteen days. His first was a Hannover over Drocourt[disambiguation needed] on 6 July 1918. This was followed by three victories in the space of four hours on 8 July 1918 (two Hannover Cs and a Fokker D.VII); two on 13 July 1918 (a Hannover C and a Pfalz D.III); two on 15 July 1918 (two Fokker D.VIIs); and one on 18 July 1918 (a DFW C.V). Roy's final victory came the following day when he shot down a Hannover C over Cagnicourt. He was killed over Carvin on 22 July 1918 while flying in formation with two other S.E.5a in a dog fight against Fokker D.VIIs of Jagdstaffel 29. Roy was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) in September 1918 for his actions during the period of 6–19 July 1918. He is buried at Estevelles Communal Cemetery. His nephew Subroto Mukerjee too was a fighter pilot who later became the first Indian Chief of Air staff of the Indian Air Force. • What distinction does he hold?
  36. 36. • First(and maybe the only depending upon definition) flying ace from India
  37. 37. (9) • Kashyap explains, “There is only one Indian serial- killer film which was made before Y where violence was animated, and that was X.” Kamal Haasan, who starred in X, has his own take on the compliment. “When I did the animation action sequence 12 years ago it was seen as self- indulgent and odd by a lot of people. Now that it has been endorsed by a filmmaker of such brilliance, critics will be kinder to some of the things I attempt in my films. • Y and X, please
  38. 38. ans • Y-kill Bill • X-Abhay/ Aalavandhan
  39. 39. (10) • The _________ campaign is a nonviolent protest movement launched by Consortium of Pub- Going, Loose and Forward Women in February 2009 in response to notable incidences of violent conservative and right-wing activism against perceived violations ofIndian culture, when a group of women were attacked in a pub in Mangalore. The campaign was a brainchild of Nisha Susan, an employee ofTehelka political magazine. The campaign was conceived particularly in protest against a threat by Pramod Muthalik of the Sri Ram Sena (also spelled as Sri Ram Sene and Sriram Sena), an orthodox Hindu group based in Mangalore
  40. 40. • Ostensibly, the _________ had been chosen as a symbol, since right wing groups like the RSS of India are derogatively called “X" which is part of the uniform that RSS members wear during their meetings. Name the campaign and what is X?
  41. 41. Ans • Pink Chaddi campaign • X-Chaddies
  42. 42. (11) • UK- Chris Tarrant • Australia- Eddie Mcguire • France- Jean-Pierre Foucault • Arab World- George Kurdahi • Italy- gerry scotti • New Zealand- Mike Hosking • Germany- Gunter Jauch • India- ? • Connect. Hint: Something to do with quizzing
  43. 43. ans • Amitabh Bacchan or Shah Rukh Khan • Hosts of ‘who wants to be a millionaire’ franchise shows in their countries.
  44. 44. (12) • A spymaster and the first chief of R&AW, he was the man responsible for the creation of NSG. An intensely private man, he was rarely seen in public post-retirement, and was photographed only twice throughout his life. • A book by B Raman cleverly named ‘The _____ of RAW’, detailing intelligence history and the functioning of RAW, pays obeisance to the man responsible for most of India’s spy program. • FITB
  45. 45. Ans • R N Kao • The book is named ‘The Kaoboys of R&AW’
  46. 46. 13) • Started in 1942 in Germany to encourage Indians to fight for freedom, X referred the British Broadcasting Corporation as the Bluff and Bluster Corporation and the All India Radio as the Anti Indian Radio.
  47. 47. ans • Azad Hind Radio
  48. 48. (14) • X was a renowned music conductor who recorded the signature tune of AIR • In June 1994, his son Y performed the Mozart Requiem, along with the members of the Sarajevo Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at the ruins of Sarajevo's National Library, in a fund raising concert for the victims of armed conflict and remembrance of the thousands of people killed in the Yugoslav wars. Y has been in news recently for similar activities. • ID X and Y
  49. 49. ans • X- Mehli Mehta • Y- Zubin Mehta
  50. 50. (15)
  51. 51. (15) • A ____ minar is a medieval milestone built by Sher Shah Suri and the Mughal rulers who followed. These Minars were erected by the Mughal Emperors on the main highways across the empire to mark the distance. The ____ Minar is a solid round pillar,around 30 feet in height that stands on a masonry platform built with bricks and plastered over with lime. Though not architecturally very impressive, being milestones, they were an important part of communication and travel in a large empire. • The blank, as one would guess is a unit of distance popular in northern india and equals roughly 3.2 km. • FITB
  52. 52. Ans • ‘Kos minar’ placed at a gap of one kos
  53. 53. (16)All three blanks • Lal Qile se aaee awaz, _______,_______, _______ Teenon ki ho umar daraz
  54. 54. ans • Sahgal, Dhillon, Shah Nawaz
  55. 55. (17)
  56. 56. ans • Films by prakash jha • Kidnap (apaharan) • Gangajal • Mrityudand • Rajneeti
  57. 57. (18) • Loudspeaker: His voice is diabolical. His whispers creates storms, his walk has the effect of exploding bombs and his shriek can cause all hell to break loose. It takes a lot to silence him. • Sir Fode: Sir Fode is a headcracker. He loves anything that brings a mighty bill. He pays it with a skull-cracker bang on the head of the bill presenter with his own steely head. • Speed Breaker: He creates phony speed breakers on the roads to benefit goods carriers. The bumps make the carriers spill some of their wads. Speed Breaker lived on spilled goods until ____ intervened. • Whose enemies are these?
  58. 58. Ans
  59. 59. (19) • Abhijeet (after watching a recent 2012 movie): Uncle, aap X ko jaante ho? • Uncle: Beta, X ko kaun nahi jaanta. Jis movie mein X hota tha, samajh lo hero ki maa, behen beti, wife, kisi ka toh rape hona hi tha • ID X • *This is an actual conversation
  60. 60. (20) • Krishna • Satyaki, • Ashwatthama, • Kripacharya, • Yuyutsu, • Vrishakethu (son of Karna) • Kritvarma • Some persons are missing on this list. Who are they and give me the funda?
  61. 61. ans • The pandavas • Survivors of mahabharatha
  62. 62. Conscience doth make cowards of us all(21) • When presenting 2012 budget, then Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee quoted Shakespeare, aiming to soften the impact of his ‘tough’ measures, saying some "painful" policy measures which are good in the long run have to be taken by the Finance Minister whose life is "not easy.“ • What exactly did he say?
  63. 63. • ‘I must be cruel, only to be kind’ from Hamlet
  64. 64. (22) • The X is a popular ’Vallam Kali’ held in the Punnamada Lake near Alappuzha, Kerala, India conducted on the second Saturday of August every year and is a major tourist attraction • The rolling trophy that is awarded to the winner was donated by Y after whom X is named • The trophy is a replica of a _______ in silver, placed on wooden abacus on which the following words are inscribed • “To the winner of the______which is a unique feature of community life in Travancore-Cochin.” • What is X?
  65. 65. ans • Nehru Trophy Boat race
  66. 66. What a fitting response(23) • The Battle of _____ ______ was fought from September 8 through September 10, 1965, when thePakistan Army thrust its tanks and infantry into Indian territory, capturing the Indian town of Khem Karan 5 km from the International Border. The Indian troops retaliated, and after three days of bitter fighting, the battle ended with the Pakistani forces being repulsed near ____ _____. Factors that contributed to this were the conditions of the plains, better Indian tactics and a successful Indian strategy • After this war a town named ____ Nagar was created. It was so named after a piece of equipment that had garnered a fearsome reputation before the war. • FITB
  67. 67. • Battle of ‘Asal Uttar’ (fitting response) • ‘Patton Nagar’, so name due to the large number of Patton tanks destroyed here
  68. 68. (24)Ans • Abused Goddesses Campaign against domestic violence
  69. 69. (25) • According to conspiracy theories, Vikram Sarabhai and JC Bose were members of this secret society, and often foreigners who have done something astounding after a stay in India have been rumored to be in touch with this society. • Established more than 2000 years ago, this society was founded by X with an aim of preserving and developing knowledge which would be dangerous to humanity if it fell into wrong hands.
  70. 70. • This society is believed to have hidden great knowledge in nine books dealing with psychological warfare, physiology, microbiology, alchemy, co mmunication, gravitation, cosmology, light and sociology. One proof of their advanced knowledge that is often cited is the rust resistant iron pillar of delhi. • ID X and give me the name of the society
  71. 71. Ans • The nine unknown men • X- Ashoka
  72. 72. (26)Connect2-1 • ________, is a study in human expression. As X puts pen to paper, he looks like he’d rather be dead. Y watches soberly. His wife causes some commotion as she tries to peek at the document, eyebrows raised in curiosity. The _____ _____ appear torn between amusement and surprise. On the far right, one man stands proudly, looking straight ahead and smiling as if at a private joke. His eyes are sunken from lack of sleep, but they have the satisfied gleam of a man who has achieved the impossible. That officer is __________Rafael Jacob. What is being described here?
  73. 73. Ans
  74. 74. • One person from this picture goes into the connect
  75. 75. (27)Connect 2-2 • Dear Sir _________ • I have been trying to find courage to write to you ever since I heard that you were in London - but the desire to tell you something is finding its way into this letter today. The letter may never reach you, for I do not know how to address it, tho' I feel sure your name upon the envelope will be sufficient. It is nearly two years ago, that my dear eldest son went out to the War for the last time and the day he said Goodbye to me - we were looking together across the sun-glorified sea - looking towards France with breaking hearts - when he, my poet son, said these wonderful words of yours - 'jabar diney ei kawthati boley jeno jai - ja dekhechi, ja peyechi tulona tar nai' - 'when I leave, let these be my parting words: what my eyes have seen, what my life received, are unsurpassable.' And when his pocket book came back to me - I found these words written in his dear writing - with your name beneath. Would I be asking too much of you, to tell me what book I should find the whole poem in? • Who is writing to whom?
  76. 76. ans • Wilfred Owen’s mother toRabindranath Tagore
  77. 77. (28)Connect2-3 • According to specious accounts in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the original form of the X was stolen from an eye of a sculpted statue of the goddess Sita, the wife of Rama, the seventh Avatar of Vishnu. However, much like the "curse of Tutankhamun", this general type of "legend" was most likely the invention of Western authors during the Victorian era and the specific legends about the X's "cursed origin" were invented in the early 20th century to add mystique to the stone and increase its sales appeal as well as increase newspaper sales
  78. 78. • In its infancy, the project that came up with this aircraft was aptly called Y, for it reflected both the shape of the aircraft and its seemingly lost airworthiness. • Y was a play on X. X and Y, please
  79. 79. Ans • X-Hope Diamond • Y-Hopeless Diamond
  80. 80. (29)Connect 2-4 • Designed to celebrate the “diversity of Indian religions”, the main entrance of the temple, has a facade influenced by Buddhist style. The structure which rises over the entrance is modelled on the Hindu temples of South India with their lofty towers. The windows and balconies inside the temple draw upon the Rajput (Hindu) and Mughal(Islamic) style of north India. The central dome is derived from European architecture of the Renaissance period. The ground plan is in the shape of Christian cross. • Which structure designed by Swami Vijnananand am I talking about?
  81. 81. Ans • Belur Math
  82. 82. 30
  83. 83. • What does this cartoon by David Low depict?
  84. 84. Ans • Simon commission and its rejection by Indians
  85. 85. (31) • The parent body wants _______ to frame rules that would disqualify any person charged in court for a criminal or corruption-related case, from running for office. • However _____ has refused to comply citing that the law of the land allowed such persons to contest elections. • This tussle has left a certain group without the umbrella they need to compete abroad under the Indian flag. For the past eight months they have been competing under the ______ flag, which has caused a lot of anguish and heartburn among them. • What is this controversy about or what is the current scenario which has deprived these people from competing under the Indian flag?
  86. 86. ans • IOA suspended by IOC for not complying with its guidelines on its constitution.
  87. 87. (32) • Unbearable, nasty and mean are how people have described the show. "The show is not mean," says ____, defending her stern style. "People come up to me and joke about it, nobody says I am nasty. My wink at the end conveys the sarcastic playfulness of the concept.
  88. 88. ans • Nina Gupta’s Kamzor Kadi Kaun
  89. 89. (33) • During 2002, something created terror among villagers in UP which led to the panic-stricken government appointing a team from IIT Kanpur to investigate this matter. Finally, it was settled that this was just hyping incidents related to the images and nothing to do with UFOs.
  90. 90. Ans • Muhnochwa
  91. 91. (34) • The X comprises of top 25 stocks having minimum carbon footprint along with market capitalization and turnover from the BSE 100. It assesses the energy efficiency of firms. ITC Ltd is the weightiest scrip in the index, followed by Infosys Ltd, ICICI Bank Ltd and Housing Development Finance Corp. Reliance Infrastructure Ltd is the scrip with the lowest weightage.
  92. 92. • The Y, according to the BSE website, is a “tilted” version of the S&P BSE 100. Constituents are over or underweighted compared with the benchmark based on their performance in the assessment process. The areas in which the companies are assessed are reporting and disclosure, strategy and governance, performance and achievement and ecosystem action. The companies in the BSE100 are weighed as per these parameters for the Y
  93. 93. • X and Y are indices developed by BSE, with help from IIM-A, that reflect enegry efficiency of the listed companies and carbon emissions.
  94. 94. ans • X-greenex • Y-carbonex
  95. 95. (35)
  96. 96. ans • The Panchtantra stories (The first one with the monkey and the wedge)
  97. 97. (36) • On August 29, 2011 Reliance Entertainment procured a 'John Doe' order from the Delhi High Court to prevent the illegal broadcast or streaming of its upcoming film Bodyguard. This order gives protection to the intellectual property owner, Reliance Entertainment, from copyright violation by prospective anonymous offenders. • John Doe orders in India are given under a more Indian sounding name which also is the name of an actor who is best remembered for films like ‘Pareeneeta’, ‘gumrah’ and ‘Khoobsurat’
  98. 98. ans • Ashok Kumar
  99. 99. (37) • From Dandi, if you follow Mother Teresa you’ll meet the three from Jodhpur, Hyderabad and Mysore, and here you can find most amazing collection of books on Indian history or simply gaze at the stars. • What am I talking about?
  100. 100. Ans-teen murti bhavan
  101. 101. Minimalist posters Indian movies/TV 2 for 1 (indicated) 10 for 0.5
  102. 102. 0.5
  103. 103. 1
  104. 104. 0.5
  105. 105. 0.5
  106. 106. 0.5
  107. 107. 0.5
  108. 108. 0.5
  109. 109. 0.5
  110. 110. 0.5
  111. 111. 0.5
  112. 112. 0.5
  113. 113. 1
  114. 114. Answers • Main hoo na • Krantiveer • Andaaz Apna Apna • Jab We Met • Pyar ka panchnama • Josh • Kaala Patthar • Style • Hum Paanch • Mard • Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi • Office office
  115. 115. 38) • In stark contrast to ______'s later poem “X," Ganga Din is named after the native, and portrays the native Indian as the hero while the British soldiers are portrayed as callous and shallow, and ultimately inferior to Ganga Din. • X?
  116. 116. hint
  117. 117. • White Man’s Burden
  118. 118. (39)Connect 3-1 • The sovereignty of X is a major point of contention in Anglo-Spanish relations as Spain asserts a claim to the territory. Xians rejected proposals for Spanish sovereignty in a 1967 referendum and again in 2002. Under the X constitution of 2006,X governs its own affairs, though some powers, such as defence and foreign relations, remain the responsibility of the UK Government. X's defence is the responsibility of the tri-service British Forces Gibraltar. • ID X
  119. 119. ans • Gibraltar
  120. 120. (40)Connect 3-2 • Ayodhyā Mathurā Māyā Kāsi Kāñchī Avantikā IPurī ________ chaiva saptaitā moksadāyikāh II – Garuḍa Purāṇa I XVI .14 • The above sloka from garuda purana descibes the seven most holy places for Hindus in India where Varanasi is considered as the holiest of the seven holy cities. • Which city has been blanked out?
  121. 121. Ans • Dwarka
  122. 122. (41)Connect 3-3 • Temujin’s father was killed by neighbouring tatars while he was returning home. Upon learning this, Temujin returned home to claim his father's position as chieftain of the tribe; however, his father's tribe refused to be led by a boy so young. • During one hunting excursion 10-year-old Temujin killed his half-brother Behter during a fight which resulted from a dispute over hunting spoils • In another incident, around 1177, he was captured in a raid and held prisoner by his father's former allies, the Tayichi'ud but he escaped. • Temujin married Borte who was kidnapped by the Merkits. After Temujin rescued her, he brutally murdered everyone involved in her kidnapping. • These are some incidents from Temujin’s life before he became famous. How do we know him better
  123. 123. ans • Chengiz Khan
  124. 124. (42)Connect 3-4 • baseball- home run with all three bases occupied, thereby scoring four runs (the maximum) • horse(1995–2012), American thoroughbred racehorse • golf-(in use from 1930), one player winning all four major annual golf tournaments • Explorers or Adventurers- one person reaching the North Pole, the South Pole, and all of the Seven Summits during an adventuring career, first completed in 1998
  125. 125. ans • Grand Slam
  126. 126. connect • War Operations by Pakistan against India • Op Gibraltar, covert ops,1965 • Op Dwarka, shelling of Dwarka in1965 • Op Chengiz Khan, Moshe Dayan style attacks on Air Bases in 1971 • Op Grand Slam,1965 War main assault
  127. 127. (43)Somebody gonna get a hurt real bad • "Filthy Downloaders" – 2:48 • "Two Types of Asians" – 4:10 • "Speaking English" – 4:50 • "Traveling in Vietnam" – 2:27 • "Catherine & Vincent" – 6:22 • "Beijing KFC" – 3:05 • "Lost Luggage" – 3:03 • "Passport Photo" – 2:13 • "Terrorists vs. Indians" – 3:07 • "Latinos in the House" – 4:19 • "Cultural Names" – 7:11 • "Convincing Indians" – 2:19 • "Embarrassing Parents" – 1:42 • "English Accents" – 3:55 • "White People" – 4:01
  128. 128. (44)Connect a-1 • Mano Majra, the fictional village on the border of Pakistan and India in which the story takes place, is predominantly Muslim and Sikh. _____ shows how they lived in a bubble, surrounded by mobs of Muslims who hate Sikhs and mobs of Sikhs who hate Muslims, while in the village they had always lived together peacefully. Villagers were in the dark about happenings of larger scope than the village outskirts, gaining much of their information through rumor and word of mouth. This made them especially susceptible to outside views. Upon learning that the government was planning to transport Muslims from Mano Majra to Pakistan the next day for their safety, one Muslim said, “What have we to do with Pakistan? We were born here. So were our ancestors. We have lived amongst *Sikhs+ as brothers” (126). After the Muslims leave to a refugee camp from where they will eventually go to Pakistan, a group of religious agitators comes to Mano Majra and instills in the local Sikhs a hatred for Muslims and convinces a local gang to attempt mass murder
  129. 129. • Train to Pakistan
  130. 130. (45)Connect a-2 • Our object should be peace within and peace without. We want to live peacefully and maintain cordial and friendly relations with our immediate neighbors and with the world at large. We have no aggressive designs against any one. We stand by the United Nations Charter and will gladly make our full contribution to the peace and prosperity of the world. • Muslims of India have shown to the world that they are a united nation, their cause is just and righteous which cannot be denied. Let us, on this day, humbly thank God for His bounty and pray that we might be able to prove that we are worthy of it. • Who is the speaker and what is the occasion?
  131. 131. Ans- M A Jinnah on 15 aug1947
  132. 132. (46)Connect a-3 • Founded in 1994 by the visionary social activist, Sanjoy Ghose, _______ Development Communication Network is an innovative non- profit organization that works towards the social and economic inclusion of rural marginalized communities through the creative use of media.
  133. 133. Ans-Charkha
  134. 134. (47)Connect a-4 • The X,, was a period of severe _____ causing major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands in the 1930s. The phenomenon was caused by severe drought combined with a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent wind erosion. Extensive deep plowing of the virgin topsoil of the Great Plains in the preceding decade had displaced the natural deep-rooted grasses that normally kept the soil in place and trapped moisture even during periods of drought and high winds. Rapid mechanization of farm implements, especially small gasoline tractors and widespread use of the combine harvester, were significant in the decisions to convert arid grassland (much of which received no more than 10 inches (250 mm) of precipitation per year) to cultivated cropland.
  135. 135. Ans- The Dust Bowl
  136. 136. Connect ans • Photos by Margaret Bourke White
  137. 137. (48) • Connect • A work by Kalidas • Indian Armed forces’ operation in1984 • CDAC’s Cloud computing and management of cloud resources service
  138. 138. ans • Meghdoot
  139. 139. (49) • Since the flower of Ficus carica is invisible, there are various idioms related to it in languages around the world. In Hindi, this has inspired an idiom used for something rare or invisible
  140. 140. Ficus carica
  141. 141. (50) • “For thousands of years, I have been vilified and my death is celebrated year after year in every corner of India. Why? Was it because I challenged the Gods for the sake of my daughter? Was it because I freed a race from the yoke of caste-based Deva rule? You have heard the victor’s tale, the Ramayana. Now hear the Ravanayana, for I am Ravana, the ______, and my story is __ ___ _ ___ ________.”
  142. 142. ans • Asura, The Tale of the Vanquished
  143. 143. (51) • Filmed entirely on location in Kabul, Afghanistan, _______ ___tells the coming of age story of two best friends – a street urchin and a blacksmith’s son - who dream of a better life. Rafi, whose family has long worked in blacksmith trade, bridles under his father's insistence that he follow in his footsteps, and his best friend Ahmed. • It was considered and later nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film
  144. 144. ans • Buzkashi boys
  145. 145. (52) • ________ is an avant- garde theatrical revue, created by British drama critic Kenneth Tynan. The show, consisting of sketches on sex-related topics, debuted Off- Broadway in 1969 and then in London in 1970. As of 2012, its revival was still the seventh longest- running show in Broadway history, the second longest-running revival, after Chicago, and the fourth longest-running American production ever on Broadway. The title is taken from a painting by Clovis Trouille, itself a pun on "O quel cul t'as!" French for "What an arse you have!".
  146. 146. ans • Oh, calcutta!
  147. 147. Connect(53)
  148. 148. ans • HIL Teams • Delhi Waveriders • Ranchi Rhinos • Mumbai Magicians • Punjab Warriors • Uttar Pradesh Wizards
  149. 149. Connect(54)
  150. 150. ans • Sarais in Delhi
  151. 151. (55) • Every time I crossed this memorial, it reminded me of Dandi march statue or the Iwo Jima memorial. It is really surprising how memorials commemorating an event with several people involved tend to look the same, a man leading others with a staff or the raising of a flag. On a broad scale, they appear similar to a child’s mind. • However, this memorial was erected to commemorate an event during the 1942 August Kranti movement. Which memorial am I talking about.Or what was the event?
  152. 152. ans • Shaheed smarak, Patna Secretariat.
  153. 153. (56)• The two brothers inherited their love for nature from their father who was a noted scholar of Indian medicinal plants. • Their photos of a king cobra eating a monitor lizard in the Corbett was the most recent of their amazing wildlife photography.
  154. 154. • X won the Panda or the ‘Green Oscar’ for Best Wildlife Cameraman at the International Wildlife Film and Television Festival, “Wildscreen 1984”. He won the Silver Medal in the 28th Annual International Film and TV Festival of New York in 1985 for their film The Ganges Gharial. Their two Tiger films were nominated for the British Academy Awards 1987. Y was adjudged the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 1986 in a worldwide competition in England. Y was the cinematographer of an hour long film on ‘Child Prostitutes’; for a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It was awarded the world’s highest television award the ‘Emmy’.
  155. 155. • Naresh and rajesh bedi
  156. 156. Connect(57)
  157. 157. Ans • Super Fight League (SFL)
  158. 158. (59) • Selaginella species are creeping or ascendant plants with simple, scale-like leaves (microphylls) on branching stems from which roots also arise. The plants are heterosporous (megaspores and microspores), and have structures called ligules, scale-like outgrowths near the base of the upper surface of each microphyll and sporophyll. Under dry conditions, some species of Selaginella roll into brown balls (a phenomenon known as poikilohydry). In this state, they may be uprooted. Under moist conditions the brown balls become green, because of which these are also known asresurrection plants (as in Selaginella bryopteris also known as _______ in Hindi). • What myth is associated with selaginella bryopteris
  159. 159. ans • Sanjeevani booti
  160. 160. (60) • Jailed during the nationalist movement, Indian leaders utilized their time in prisons pretty well. The first PM of India, Nehru, wrote many letters that now make up three pretty great books. His successor as PM, Shastri also translated the autobiography of a scientist and Nobel laureate whose name has now been immortalized in several ways. • Whose autobiography did he translate?
  161. 161. • Marie Curie
  162. 162. (61) • The first ______ became operational in Curitiba, Brazil, in 1974. While it is known as X in US and China along with other countries, there is an extra ‘S’, standing for system, in India. • Greatly criticised for its difficult access and creating choke points, XS was challenged in High Court. The court ruled in favour of XS stating "a developed country is not one where the poor own cars. It is one where the rich use public transport“ • TRIPP IIT Delhi were appointed as technical and conceptual advisors for XS and a professor who awarded me a lower grade for having 74% attendance was also involved.
  163. 163. • BRTS (Bus Rapid Transit System)
  164. 164. (62) • One would not hesitate to call him Steve Irwin or Brady Barr of India. National Geographic featured him in its Croc Chronicles: Snakes, Karma, Action special. Mysorecity has named a street for him and has dedicated its first "urban forest" to him and fellow environmentalist Hyder Ali Khan • Described by the Hindu as “easily the most recognisable characters [sic] of Mysore, complete with his sun hat, overflowing beads and multiple rings that adorn his fingers” • ID
  165. 165. (63) Some part of the logo on the left has been erased. Name the event The pic on the bottom is just a clue and not very helpful
  166. 166. ans • Hyderabad triathlon
  167. 167. (64) • The cashew apple, also called cashew fruit, is the fleshy part of the cashew fruit that is attached to the cashew nut. Unlike the cashew nut, the cashew apple is soft and quickly degrades. However, it is rich in nutrients and considered a delicacy in some parts of the world, especially S America. • To utilize this nutrient rich portion of the plant, Goans have transformed it into something which gets its name due to its frothy appearance. What?
  168. 168. Ans • Feni
  169. 169. connect
  170. 170. Wife(2/+8/-6) • In 1998, he played the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the play Mahatma Vs. Gandhi, (which looked at the Mahatma's relation with Harilal Gandhi, his first son). With this, he achieved his objective of portraying Mahatma Gandhi, a role he had auditioned for Richard Attenborough's Gandhi. Incidentally, in 2000, he again portrayed the Mahatma, this time on film, in Hey Ram. Who is he?
  171. 171. (2/+6/-4) • Mat kaho aakaash mei.n kohra ghana hai Yeh kisii ki vyaktigat aalochana hai Raqt varsho.n se naso.n mei.n khaulta hai Aap kahte hai.n kshanik uttejana hai Dosto.n! Ab manch par suvidha nahi.n hai Aajkal nepathya mei.n sambhaavana hai • Targeting political corruption, these lines by a famous Hindi poet are not as popular as another set which has been used a lot recently, especially in Delhi. • Name the poet. Stamp issued in his honor in next slide
  172. 172. I’ll explain…
  173. 173. (2/+4/-2) • _________ is a popular Indian standup comedy show made exclusively for the internet platform. It was originally launched on August 15, 2009. Due to its huge popularity on and beyond the internet, the concept is translated and simultaneously aired on television under a new name - The Late Night Show on Colors TV. It debuted on television on 3 March 2012 and aired every Saturday and Sunday at 11pm. • The show is a brave effort by Indian standards where the anchor and the characters openly create dark humor around some most powerful people of the society. Some prominent people like Anupam Kher and Prasoon Joshi have featured in this show.
  174. 174. (2+2/+2/0) • The woman with bow and arrow was a Gandhian and freedom fighter, and a very close friend of Nehru. You need to tell me who is her brother (obviously more famous than her) • Whose release is she demanding?
  175. 175. answers
  176. 176. • Naseeruddin Shan. His wife is Ratna Pathak Shah • Dushyant, played by Deven Bhojani (who also is the director) often says I’ll explain • Sumeet Raghavan’s Jai Hind • Vikram Sarabhai is her (Mridula Sarabhai’s) Brother and she is demanding the release of Sheikh Abdullah
  177. 177. • Jai Hind!