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JUST QUIZ IT
(1) What scientific breakthrough is
being talked about?
• Returning from holiday on September 3, 1928,
Fleming began to sort through petri dishes
containing colonies of Staphylococcus, bacteria
that cause boils, sore throats and abscesses. He
noticed something unusual on one dish. It was
dotted with colonies, save for one area where a
blob of mold was growing.
(2) Name it
• X is considered a holy river in India. It has been
mentioned in ancient texts like Manasamangal.
The famous merchant Chand Saudagar sailed
through this river.
• From fifteenth to seventeenth century A.D, it
was the main flow of the eminent Hoogly River.
• Now, it has almost dried up.
(3) Who am I talking about?
• X’s Album in 1995 was the first Indian
commercially hit IndiPop album which
established it as a discrete genre. It was a very
hit single and narrates the feelings of a female
protagonist who has rejected proposals from all
around the world but only wants a husband with
good heart, from India only.
• X won the Freddie Mercury Award for this song.
(4) Who is this person?
• Major newspapers had the same news : Veteran
person of Music Industry has claimed credit for the
success of pop diva Jennifer Lopez's 2011 track 'On
The Floor' saying that its tune is similar to one of his
• "Jennifer Lopez's new song 'On the Floor' that has a
Lambada-sampling and has become a huge hit is
identical to my song. The opening tune is the same,"
he told PTI.
(6) Who am I talking about?
• Indian Government sent a baby elephant
to X, which was received amidst much
fanfare. The mayor of the city of
Cadaques, Spain declared a holiday to
welcome the elephant. X finally donated it
to Barcelona Zoo.
(7) Who is X?
• In 2006, X was posthumously awarded
Light of Truth Award by Dalai Lama, for
awareness and understanding about
condition of Tibetan people. X’s widow
accepted it and stated ‘We never thought
that this story of friendship would have a
resonance more than 40 years later’
(8) What ‘legendary’ Serial is
being talked about?
• Starring Sourav Chakrabarti & Vinita
Chatterjee, the publicity for the serial the
producers were seeking would come in the
form of a tsunami of comments. It became
a popular name among people, without
even being watched.
(9) What is being talked about?
• It is mainly purple in appearance with
specks of yellow. Considered poisonous,
its name is thought to be based on what it
actually is or based upon. Rather when it’s
• Came into limelight again since a Dec 14
official launch of something in India
Pokemon Go officially had India
release on 14 Dec
*(10) Give X
The X people originated in the Punjab region of
northern India as a nomadic people and entered
Europe between the eighth and tenth centuries
C.E. They were called X because Europeans
mistakenly believed they came from Egypt.
Significant population can be found in Brazil,
America and all over Europe.
(11) What is being talked about?
⬜ The Scoville scale is a function of capsaicin
⬜ The Scoville scale is however an empirical
measurement, dependant on the capsaicin
sensitivity of people.
⬜ The 1st position is held by something called the
(12) Identify X
• ‘Bhalo Achi Bhalo Theko’ is considered to
be a suicide note by Rudra Muhammad
Shahidullah, to his wife X . A film on X was
made in 2014.
⬜ Taslima Nasreen
⬜ Churni Ganguly portrayed her in the 2014 film
(13) Give both A and B
• A’s popularity was greatly due to the soldiers of WW1 lauding
the its agility and remarkable behaviour during the war.
However, towards the end of the war and for a few years
after, especially leading up to WW2, there was a universal
rise in Anti-German sentiment. It was felt that the A’s present
name could hamper its popularity. So, A was renamed to B,
after a French-German border city. This was immediately
towards the end of the First World War.
• A/B can be seen in many households around the world.
*(15) Present Day City/Erstwhile
• Considered to be last Islamic kingdom in
Iberian Peninsula, this city is famous for
the Moorish palace/fortress Alhambra.
This city also has a football club playing in