Marquee Collection#42 May 30, 2010Posted by Gyaniz in Marquee Collection.
Tags: French Open, Grand Slam, Roland Garros., Stade de Roland Garros
Q. Identify the Aviator and link to the world of sports. (Hint: Very current)
Ans.: Roland Garros. In the 1920s, a tennis centre which he attended religiously when he was studying in Paris, was named after the pilot, Stade de Roland Garros. The stadium accommodates the French Open, one of tennis’ Grand Slam tournaments. Consequently, the tournament is officially called Roland Garros.
Marquee Collection#41 May 23, 2010Posted by Gyaniz in Marquee Collection.
Tags: Coffee Board of India, Coffee Swami
Q. Identify the Mascot and the organisation. (Simple)
Ans.: Coffee Swami and the organisation is Coffee Board of India.
Marquee Collection#40 May 16, 2010Posted by Gyaniz in Marquee Collection.
Tags: Air & Space, August 10 1846, museums, New York City, Panama, Smithsonian, Smithsonian Institute, Smithsonian Police, stylized sun, United States, Virginia, Washington D.C., zoo
Q. Identify the institution from the logo and its building.
(Big Hint: Think Museums)
Ans.: Smithsonian Institute established on August 10, 1846, is an educational and research institute and associated museum complex, administered and funded by the government of the United States and by funds from its endowment, contributions, and profits from its retail operations, concessions, licensing activities and magazines. Most of its facilities are located in Washington, D.C., but its 19 museums, zoo, and nine research centers include sites in New York City, Virginia, Panama, and elsewhere. It has over 136 million items in its collections, publishes two magazines named Smithsonian (monthly) and Air & Space (bimonthly), and employs the Smithsonian Police to protect visitors, staff, and the property of the museums. The Institution’s current logo is a stylized sun.
Marquee Collection#39 May 9, 2010Posted by Gyaniz in Marquee Collection.
Tags: Ashok Row Kavi, Bombay Dost, Gay magazine, India’s first LGBT magazine
Q. What is special about the magazine being launched here? (Hint: Its a first in its category in India)
Ans.: Bombay Dost, India’s first registered LGBT magazine, was launched in 1990 by Ashok Row Kavi. More details here on Bombay Dost website.
Everyone cracked this one.
Marquee Collection#38 May 2, 2010Posted by Gyaniz in Marquee Collection.
Tags: ambulance driver, Walt Disney, World War I
Q. Identify the man who worked as an ambulance driver during World War I but is known for his achievements in a totally unrelated field from war. Hint: Legend of fantasy.
Ans.: Walt Disney, worked as an ambulance driver during World War I.