The Week That Was #9 February 25, 2009Posted by Gyaniz in TWTW-The Week that Was.
Tags: Ajmer Sharif, Apple, Best short documentry, Cheerleaders, Emilio El Indio Fernandez, girl with a cleft lip, Golden Temple, Google Ocean, Harmandir sahib, iTunes, iTunes Pass, Jack Tweed, Jade Goody, Kolkata Knight Riders, Nano, Oscar, Smile Pinky
1. What new technology feature is being illustrated here.
Ans.: Google Ocean
2. What is happening here?
Ans.: Selection of Cheerleaders for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
3. Who is the gentleman, and what is his claim to fame?
Ans.: Emilio “El Indio” Fernandez, he modelled for Oscar Statuette.
4. Connect the 2 images, they were in the news together for a reason.
Ans.: Harmandir sahib(Golden Temple) and Ajmer Sharif, the Nano was taken there to seek blessings.
5. Identify why was this in the news lately?
Ans.: Smile Pinky, the Best short documentry at the oscars about the girl with a cleft lip.
6. Who is he, and why was he in the news recently?
Ans.: Jack Tweed, the man who married Jade Goody.
7. What latest offering by a technology major’s logo is being shown here.
Ans.: iTunes Pass, the new feature by Apple which will buy shoppers access to all of their favorite bands’ iTunes-related releases and exclusive material over a set time period.
The Week That Was #8 February 18, 2009Posted by Gyaniz in TWTW-The Week that Was.
Tags: Abhinav Bindra, Alan Rosling, Baitullah Mehsud, Benazir Bhutto, Canadian National Flag, Delhi 6, executive director of Tata Sons, F 16, largest Indian retail chain, Maple Leaf, Masakkalli, Mohit Chauhan, Shariat rule, Silk Route, St. Valentine of Terni, Subhiksha, SWAT, Taliban, Tata group, Valentines Day
1. Identify the young man and why was he in the news.
Ans.: Baitullah Mehsud, of the Taliban (SWAT) accused of killing Benazir Bhutto, in the news for Shariat rule implementation in SWAT.
2. Identify the business entity.
Ans.: Subhiksha- The largest Indian retail chain.
3. Identify the musician/singer, and why is he musically in the news.
Ans.: Mohit Chauhan, Silk Route Fame, in the news for his song “Masakkalli” from the movie- Delhi 6.
4. Identify the gentleman.
Ans.: Alan Rosling, the executive director of Tata Sons who calls it quits on 31st March’09. Instrumental in the Global acquisitions by the Tata group.
5. Who is flying the F-16 here?
Ans.: Abhinav Bindra
6. That week, That Year- Identify why was this in news 44 years ago.
Ans.: The Canadian National Flag till 1965. Replaced by the Maple leaf flag on 15 Feb’1965.
7. Identify, and what celebration is made in his remembrance.
Ans.: St. Valentine of Terni and Valentines Day.
The Week That Was #7 February 11, 2009Posted by Gyaniz in TWTW-The Week that Was.
Tags: 20 20 cricket, Aegis, Anurag Kashyap, AR Rahman, BAFTA award, BPO, Dev D, Essar, Grammy Awards, IT revolution in J&K, Mossad, Pink Chaddi Campaign, Prime Minister of Israel, Rajasthan Royals, Slumdog Millionaire, South African, Sri Ram Sene, The Global Drum Project, Tyron Henderson, Tzipi Livni, Zakir Hussain
1. Identify, Why was this in the news last week?
Ans.: The Global Drum Project which won Zakir Hussain the Grammy.
2. Identify and why was this of importance to India last week.
Ans.: BAFTA award, AR Rahman won it for Slumdog Millionaire.
3. Who is He?
Ans.: Anurag Kashyap, the director of Dev D.
4. Identify the campaign.
Ans.: The Pink Chaddi Campaign against Sri Ram Sene.
5. Who is He and why was he in news last week?
Ans.: Tyron Henderson the South African 20-20 cricketer who was bought for an unexpected $ 6,50,000 by Rajasthan Royals.
6. What first was started by this organisation last week?
Ans.: Aegis, the BPO arm of Essar would start the IT revolution in J&K, by opening the state’s first two BPOs, as anounced last week.
7. Identify this influential lady.
Ans.: Tzipi Livni, the Ex-Mossad politician became the acting prime minister of Israel.
The Week That Was #6 February 4, 2009Posted by Gyaniz in TWTW-The Week that Was.
Tags: $10 laptop, Afghanistan National Cricket team, Arjun Singh, Australia, Australian Open, Chief Minister Kerala, Chinese New Year, Davis Cup, IISc, IIT Madras, Lakme fashion week, Luck by Chance, Models, Tennis Australia, Tennis Australia logo, Tirupati Temple, UGC, VS Achutanandan, World Cricket League, Year of the Ox, Zoya Akhtar
Q1. Who are they, and their claim to fame?
Ans.: Afghanistan National Cricket team, they qualified for the 2011 world cup qualifiers by winning the Division Three of World Cricket League.
Q2. Identify this young lady
Ans.: Zoya Akhtar, the director of “Luck by Chance”.
Q3. Identify the logo, [very much in news, last week]
Ans.: Tennis Australia, the governing body for Australian Open and Davis Cup in Australia.
Ans.: $10 laptop, inaugurated by Arjun Singh at Tirupati Temple. The project has been developed by UGC, IISc and IIT-Madras.
Ans.: VS Achutanandan, Chief Minister(Kerala)
Q6. Name the Festival/occasion.
Ans.: Chinese New Year. This year has been marked as the “Year of the Ox”.
Q7. Name the upcoming event for which these girls are lined-up.
Ans.: Models lined up for the upcoming Lakme fashion week auditions.