Marquee Collection#50 July 31, 2010Posted by Gyaniz in Marquee Collection.
Tags: Chelsea Clinton, Marc Mezvinsky
Q. Identify the guy and the girl. (Hint: Very Current)
Ans.: Marc Mezvinsky and Chelsea Clinton
“Quiz Book” Section July 26, 2010Posted by Gyaniz in Announcements.
Tags: Dry Questions, Quiz Book
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A New section has been added to the blog – Quiz Book, which will feature dry questions only. It will be updated periodically. So keep checking it out ppl
Marquee Collection#49 July 24, 2010Posted by Gyaniz in Marquee Collection.
Tags: Champs-Elysees, P.C.Sorcar, Paris, Place de L'opera
Q. Identify the man in the picture and what is he doing.
(Hint: The face has not been blackened by us, its an original pic)
Ans.: P.C.Sorcar Sr. cycles blindfolded along Place de L’opera and Champs-Elysees, Paris, July, 1950
Centennial Collection: The India Quiz July 17, 2010Posted by Gyaniz in Specials.
Tags: Anand Kumar, B R Ambedkar, Baba Gorakhnath, Baba Ramdev, Biju Patnaik, Birsa Munda, Chinnama Devi, Gorakhpur, Helen Keller, Jayprakash Narayan, Jugaad, Kishore Kumar, Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi, Md.Rafi, Patanjali, PIN Code, Prithvi Theater, Rabindra Nath Tagore, Rajiv Gandhi, Sanjana Kapoor, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Sathya Sai, Sri Krishna Deva Raya, Subash Chandra Bose, Super 30, Tirumala Devi, Tirupati, Usha Khanna, Veer Savarkar, Yoga
1. Identify and Connect.
Ans.: Airports in India
2. Easy one. Identify this genre of vehicle
Ans.: Jugaad -
Jugaad are locally made motor vehicles that are used mostly in small villages as a means of low cost transportation in India. “Jugaad” is also a colloquial Hindi word that can mean an innovative fix, sometimes pejoratively used for solutions that bend rules, or a resource that can be used as such or a person who can solve a vexatious issue. It is used as much for enterprising street mechanics as for political fixers. In essence, it is a tribute to native genius, and lateral thinking.
Jugaad vehicles cost around Rs. 20,000 (less than US$ 400). They are known for having poor brakes and can not go beyond 60 km/h. They operate on diesel fuel and are just ordinary water pump sets converted into engines.
The brakes of these vehicles very often fail and one of the passengers jumps down and applies a manual wooden block as a brake. These vehicles do not have any vehicle registration plate as they are not registered with the Regional Transport Office (RTO). Hence, they end up not paying any road tax.
3. Identify the lady with Rabindra Nath Tagore.
Ans.: Helen Keller
4. Connect A & B
The statue is of Patanjali and Patanjali Yogpeeth was started by Baba Ramdev.
5. Connect the dame to the logo.
Ans.: Prithvi Theatre and the lady is Sanjana Kapoor.
6. Identify all the three and where are these statues located?
Ans: Shri Krishna Deva Raya with queens Chinna Devi and Tirumala Devi at Tirupati Temple.
7. Which Indian city is named after this Yogi?
Ans.: Gorakhpur after Baba Gorakhnath
8. Identify this genius, who has given smiles to many faces.
Ans.: Anand Kumar, “Super 30“
9. Identify the lady. (The gents are quite well known, so dont bother about them )
Ans.: Usha Khanna, regarded as the first female music director of Indian Film industry.
10. What is this map about?
Ans.: PIN Code Map of India.