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Wimbledon 2013- Simply identify the player and the controversy?

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Who is this guy, Steve Darcis?

  Now known as the giant killer who led to Rafael Nadal's exit in the first round from Wimbledon.   Who is he? 29 years old Country-Belgium Highest ATP Ranking- 44 Current ATP Ranking- 135 2008- defeated Robin Soderling in an ATP event final 2011- defeated Michael Llodra in 1st rd of French Open 2011- defeated Nikolay… Continue reading Who is this guy, Steve Darcis?

Quiz Reviews, Trivia

Cerebration-The Hindu Businessline Quiz- Delhi

QM- Giri "Pickbrain" Prelims:- 1.Which Indian woman was the first woman to captain a 787 dreamliner? Ans. Nivedita Bhasin 2. Which photo sharing app was recently acquired by Facebook? Ans. Instagram 3. Which company owns brands like thermocot, bumchums? Ans. Rupa 4. Vyomesh joshi has recently joined which Indian IT major? Ans. Wipro 5. Which… Continue reading Cerebration-The Hindu Businessline Quiz- Delhi

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Superman threatens to renounce US citizenship

After years of declaring he stood for "truth, justice and the American way," Superman has provoked the ire of rightwingers by threatening to renounce his US citizenship. In the latest issue of Action Comics, which went on sale on Wednesday, the Man of Steel decides to take the step after he intervenes in a protest… Continue reading Superman threatens to renounce US citizenship

Trivia

Defunct Airlines of India

Apart from the current Kingfisher, Indian Airlines, Indigo, Jet airways and all, India has seen its share of airline operators who tried and burnt their hands at civil aviation and subsequently quit, and have been thus, forgotten. In this post some of their rare photos are being shared. Note: Air Sahara, Air Deccan, Tata Airlines,… Continue reading Defunct Airlines of India

Trivia

What is IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor)?

Truth: No Indian Made Foreign Liquor is made from grains unlike their foreign counterparts. Indian Made Foreign Liquor, often abbreviated IMFL, is a term used to denote western-style hard liquors such as whisky, rum, vodka, etc., which are manufactured in India. It is used to differentiate them from indigenous recipes such as fenny, toddy, and… Continue reading What is IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor)?

Logos, Marketing, Trivia

History of the Siemens Logo

Siemens & Halske was represented by the S & H alphabets in the logo until 1973, when the company logo was reduced to Siemens alone. Siemens: Siemens & Halske was founded by Werner von Siemens on 12 October 1847. Based on the telegraph, his invention used a needle to point to the sequence of letters,… Continue reading History of the Siemens Logo