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The Annual Republic Day India Quiz held at IIM Ahmedabad Chaos 2020 - presented by Quiz Cetera. Questions on a range of topics including Indian history, arts, politics, technology, travel and living, language and literature, cinema, arts, sports and business - practically everything Indian.

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  1. 1. India Quiz
  2. 2. Chaos 2020 Republic Day India Quiz IIM Ahmedabad 26 Jan 2020, 03:00 PM
  3. 3. Presented by Quiz Cetera - 75+ quizzes across 25+ campuses, incl. IITs, IIMs, and NITs
  4. 4. Happy Republic Day
  5. 5. In the loving memory of Dhanraj B. of Kasargod
  6. 6. Who has done the Republic Day Quiz with us thrice in the last four years
  7. 7. But is not here with us today
  8. 8. Because he is doing a quiz in Coimbatore
  9. 9. Sab changa si
  10. 10. Prelims
  11. 11. Format of the Prelims 1. 25 questions 2. 1 Point each 3. 11 - 20 starred
  12. 12. 1. Who is Sandrokottos? In his 1st century CE work on Alexander, Greek biographer Plutarch wrote about how Alexander had met Sandrokottos who would eventually defeat Agrammes or Xandrames. Sanskrit scholar and linguist, William Jones, chanced upon the answer to the identity of Sandrokottos when he came across a Sanskrit play Mudrarakshasa by Vishakhadatta. Who is Sandrokottos?
  13. 13. 2. Who are we talking about? Basava Premanand was a rationalist and one time publisher of India Skeptic. Once he famously filed a Civil Writ Petition in Andhra Pradesh High Court under Indian Gold Control Act! He wanted the government to proceed against an individual for materializing gold from __ __ because it was violative of Section 11 of the Gold Control Act, which mandated the permission of the Gold Control Administrator for manufacturing gold! Given the clout the individual had among all strata of Indian society, it was not at all surprising that the case was dismissed by the court. Which individual?
  14. 14. 3. The name of the River. Most of the rivers in India are revered and worshipped. On the contrary, X, which is a tributary of sacred Yamuna, is believed to be cursed and its water is considered to be Taamsik (filled with aggression or rage) which is believed to be the cause for violence in the region according to the locals. The legend is that the X area was part of Shakuni’s kingdom and the dice-game played thereabouts. After the attempted disrobing of Draupadi she cursed anyone who would drink the water of the Y (older name) river. Thus it is believed that the curse by Draupadi has helped X to survive unpolluted by man and its many animal inhabitants including the mugger and the gharial thrive relatively untouched. The X remains one of India’s most pristine rivers.
  15. 15. 4. Put funda. Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool - by removing themselves from it in the most spectacular way possible. In essence, people who killed or maimed themselves because of their stupidity. A Darwin award winning entry - “John Allen Chau, a self proclaimed world explorer inspired by Livingston and Jesus, was killed by the ___ he was offering eternal life. According to the BBC in Delhi, Chau bribed six fishermen to ferry him to the ___ so he could offer the ___ gifts of scissors, a soccer ball, and Jesus.”
  16. 16. 5. Fill in the blanks and common name. Yama while instructing Nachiketa describes the eternal __ with its root upwards and branches downwards, which is the pure immortal Brahman, in which all these worlds are situated, and beyond which there is nothing else (Katha Upanishad Verse II.vi.1). But Krishna tells us that the __ having neither end nor beginning nor stationariness whatsoever has its roots upwards and branches downwards whose branches are nourished by the Gunas and whose infinite roots spread in the form of action in the human world which though strong are to be cut off by the forceful weapon of detachment to seek the celestial abode from which there is no return (Bhagavad Gita Chapter XV Verses 1-4). The former teaches that the __ is real being identical with Brahman and therefore impossible to cut-off; the latter insists that the __ must be regarded as unreal being identical with existence which needs to be cut-off. For full points fill in the blanks with the Sanskrit name which has its origins from the words for "tomorrow" and "that which remains" (according to Adi Sankaracharya). Also, give me the common name
  17. 17. 6. Put Funda. For the purpose of creating the monolith, after a long search, a solid white granite rock near Raigiri, Bhongir (then Nalgonda District) on a mountainside was found. For over a year, hundreds of labourers helped the temple architect and builder S.M.Ganapathi Sthapati create the monolith. The monolith stood at 58 feet (18 m) and weighed 350 ton. For the transport of the monolith, the roads of the city were widened and it was erected on a concrete platform. The first attempt at the final leg of the transportation failed, with human casualties. After a 2 year salvage operation, the monolith was "pulled out". The final installation happened in 1992 and a consecration was done by the Dalai Lama in 2006. What am I talking about ?
  18. 18. 7. Questions asked in an RTI. FITB/put funda. 1. Please state the definition of '___' as identified by the Ministry of Home Affairs and whether a standard operating procedure (SOP) has been drawn up to identify this _. 2. Please state whether the Union Home Minister's reference to this alleged '___' was based on specific briefings by the ministry or other law enforcement agencies. 3. Please state whether the Ministry of Home Affairs has drawn up a list of leaders and members of the '___' that the Union Minister made a reference to. 4. Please state what penal action/punishment (and specifically under which sections of the IPC and/other Acts) is the Ministry of Home Affairs planning against the members of the '___' as declared by the Union home minister.
  19. 19. 8. What Activity? Though illegal, the activity is a favourite of people living in the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts of Tulu Nadu region of Karnataka, and the state of Tamil Nadu in India. Knockout matches to the death are widely practised in Andhra Pradesh. In Tamil Nadu, the winner is decided after three or four rounds. The activity peaks around Makar Sankranti in coastal Andhra Pradesh. The 'participants' in the activity get "a diet of almond, cashews and minced meat, healthy exercise, and occasional injections of muscle-building hormones and antibiotics". Traditionally, the 'participants' are categorised into categories like Dega (eagle), Kaaki (crow), Pearl and Nemali (peacock). The Dega are said to be more ferocious during noon hours, while the `peacock’ would fight down the rival in the evening. What am I talking about ?
  20. 20. 9. What has happened 313 times since 1925? Although official figures are hard to get by, Goal.com reckons the number stands at 313 (as on 09-Apr-2017) with the first instance taking place on May 28, 1925. What am I talking about? Note - As of today, the number should stand at 323.
  21. 21. 10. Excerpt from a TOI article. The movie? “X has already got people talking about it. The director has now released an ad saying the film needs two heroines. Earlier, he had invited applications from girls between age 16 and 25, specifying that '' We don't need girls who don't know to speak malayalam.'' They also added that they didn't want that kind of sophistication. However, in the latest ad, it says that the makers are looking for girls aged between 15 to 22 and that " Both of them should know to speak Malayalam and English fluently and should have a very good smile."”
  22. 22. *11. ID the town. X is a town in Gurgaon. It is located 28 km (17.4 mi) from Gurgaon, at the foothills of the Aravali hills. X was founded during the rule of Jalal-ud-din Khilji by a Mewati chieftain. The town was given as reward to Faiz Talab Khan, a Pashtun of the Barech tribe for aiding the Company against the Maratha Empire during the Second Anglo-Maratha War. The X palace, also called Ibrahim Kothi, is given on the next slide. Give me X, a town popular due to other mainstream reasons.
  23. 23. *12. The New Surname. The original surname of the family had been Gorhe and had its origins in the village of Katgun, in present day Satara District, Maharashtra. X's great-grandfather worked as a chaugula, a lowly type of village servant, in that village but moved to Khanwadi in Pune district. He prospered there but his only son, _1_, who was of poor intelligence, subsequently squandered what had been gained. 1 moved himself and his family, including three boys, to Poona in search of some form of income. The boys were taken under the wing of a florist, who taught them his trade. Their proficiency in growing and arranging became well known and they adopted the name of _2_ (flower-man) in place of Gorhe. Their fulfilment of commissions from the Peshwa, Baji Rao II, for flower mattresses and other goods for the rituals and ceremonies of the royal court so impressed him that he granted them 35 acres (14 ha) of land on the basis of the inam system, whereby no tax would be payable upon it.
  24. 24. *13. Painting Series and Painter. Completed in 1946, X is considered Y’s magnum opus. Spread across 17 canvases, Y created this masterpiece series in Kalighat pata style with natural colors, using earth, chalk powder and vegetable colors instead of dyes. Later, Y also created individual replicas capturing various moments from the entire series. Some of these paintings have been preserved in the National Art Gallery of India and are also in display in the Victoria Memorial Hall. All his 17 canvases are frequently characterized by decorative flowers, landscape, birds and animals typical of the Bengal School of Art. His lines are simple, bold and roundish initially derived from clay images but they lead to complex moments rendering subtle yet powerful emotions.
  25. 25. *14. Identify the temple. The administration and day-to-day affairs of the X temple has for centuries been in the hands of the Bordeuri Samaj, comprising five main families of priests. In 1998, a rival group comprising individuals from the families of the priests, as well as representatives of sections who have traditionally not had a role in running the temple, formed the X Debuttar Board, which took over the rights and privileges of the Bordeuri Samaj. It was formed as an opposition to the undemocratic selection of the head priest but itself came under scrutiny. In 2015, an SC a Bench comprising Justices Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla and Shiva Kirti Singh rejected the claims of the Board and restored the traditional rights of the Bordeuri Samaj. Which temple?
  26. 26. *15. Identify the two towns. X is a city and a notified area in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Located near the Bengal border, people here speak Hindi,Santali and Bengali languages. The district is also home to the block Karmatar where Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar lived for 18 years, taught girls in a thatched school, and distributed medicines from a home clinic. Some of the articles used by him are still lying here but the place, which should have been a tourist destination, does not get any visitors these days. Y is a district in Uttar Pradesh, India, roughly 650 km from both Delhi and Kolkata, almost 84 km from Allahabad and 59 km from Varanasi. It is known for its carpets and brassware industries. The city is surrounded by several hills and is famous for the holy shrine of Vindhyachal, Ashtbhuja and Kali khoh.
  27. 27. *16. Name X. Named after a river in Myanmar where her father was working for the Burma Cotton Company, X was an anthropologist, sociologist, educationist and writer. She studied at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Anthropology, Human Heredity, and Eugenics; was awarded a doctorate two years later; and then returned to her husband in India, where the couple lived a rather unconventional life less bound by the social strictures that were common at that time. X was the first Indian female anthropologist, a discipline that in India during her lifetime was generally synonymous with sociology. She had wide-ranging academic interests, including anthropology, anthropometry, serology, Indology and palaeontology as well as collecting folk songs and translating feminist poetry.
  28. 28. *17. Fill in the blank She (photo next slide) appeared, on the platform of New Delhi’s train station in the early 1970s, seemingly from nowhere, announcing herself as Wilayat, Begum of ____. Along with a son, a daughter, some Nepali servants and some Great Danes, she laid camp there and refused to leave. Government officials scrambled to find her somewhere to live. She was attracting attention from the media, and officials feared the Shiite population in a nearby city, which had been the capital of the kingdom she claimed to be Begum of, could explode into civil unrest if they believed she was being abused. “India Princess Reigns in Rail Station,” a Times correspondent wrote in 1981. In 1984, her efforts paid off. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi accepted their claim, granting them use of a 14th century hunting lodge known as Malcha Mahal. They left the train station roughly a decade after they first appeared there. Wilayat never appeared in public again.
  29. 29. *18. Name the Breed. The X is an American breed of zebuine __. It was bred in the United States from 1885 from __ originating in India, imported at various times from the United Kingdom, from India and from Brazil; these included Gir, Guzerá, Indu-Brasil and Ongole stock. The X has a high tolerance of heat, sunlight and humidity, and good resistance to parasites. It has been exported to many countries, particularly in the tropics; in Australia it is the most numerous breed of __. It has been used in the creation of numerous taurine-indicine hybrids. What is X?
  30. 30. *19. The people on the left and right. In the centre are of course Homi Bhabha and JRD Tata.
  31. 31. *20. Put funda and name the person. “They were all very crafty,” he said. “Some would hand out money, others held fake weddings to entertain villagers with food and liquor, or handed out mobile phones, or SUVs, or saris, or jobs, or almost anything you can think of.” His autobiography included a compendium of forty or so methods, from cash funneled through village headmen, to gifts of solar lamps, narcotics, cows, or manure. Ways of what? Who is the he being referred to?
  32. 32. 21. Identify the brand. The ‘amazing mix of caramel, milk and butter’ — as described by its tagline — present in X when blended with the bowler’s saliva would then aid the pacers in maintaining the shine on the ball for a lot longer once he got down to applying the ‘paste’ on it. And its thickness would also make the ‘shiny side’ heavier also helping him in his quest for reverse swing. It was their eureka moment. “Energy ka energy, sugar ka sugar, aur ball bhi ban gaya,” says a player who was part of the ‘search team’. The search team was looking for a candy that would help reverse swing the ball earlier than it would in the course of play. Which candy won?
  33. 33. 22. What is X? X is an Indian language spoken by the X Muslim communities mainly of Karnataka (Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts) and some parts of North Kerala. The X speak a language made of Malayalam idioms with Tulu phonology and grammar. Due to the intensive influence of Tulu for centuries, it is today considered close to both Tulu and Malayalam. The first film made in the language, also titled X, won the National Award for the best film in 2011. Give me X.
  34. 34. 23. Which Award? Which Sport? Captains Homi Motivala and Pushpendra Kumar Garg represented India in a certain team sport in which they won the bronze at the Asian Games in 1990 and 1994. Their performances resulted in their being the first duo to win a certain award. The award and the sport.
  35. 35. 24. Name. Words from whose autobiography, “Goal”: “You are doubtless aware that I am a common man, and then a soldier. It has been my training from my very childhood to avoid limelight and publicity. I have chosen a profession where I have been taught to be a soldier, and nothing beyond that,”
  36. 36. 25. Simply, ID the drum player.
  37. 37. Answers
  38. 38. 1. Who is Sandrokottos? In his 1st century CE work on Alexander, Greek biographer Plutarch wrote about how Alexander had met Sandrokottos who would eventually defeat Agrammes or Xandrames. Sanskrit scholar and linguist, William Jones, chanced upon the answer to the identity of Sandrokottos when he came across a Sanskrit play Mudrarakshasa by Vishakhadatta. Who is Sandrokottos?
  39. 39. Chandragupta Maurya
  40. 40. 2. Who are we talking about? Basava Premanand was a rationalist and one time publisher of India Skeptic. Once he famously filed a Civil Writ Petition in Andhra Pradesh High Court under Indian Gold Control Act! He wanted the government to proceed against an individual for materializing gold from __ __ because it was violative of Section 11 of the Gold Control Act, which mandated the permission of the Gold Control Administrator for manufacturing gold! Given the clout the individual had among all strata of Indian society, it was not at all surprising that the case was dismissed by the court. Which individual?
  41. 41. Satya Sai Baba
  42. 42. 3. The name of the River. Most of the rivers in India are revered and worshipped. On the contrary, X, which is a tributary of sacred Yamuna, is believed to be cursed and its water is considered to be Taamsik (filled with aggression or rage) which is per se the cause for violence in the region according to the locals. The legend is that the X area was part of Shakuni’s kingdom and the dice-game played thereabouts. After the attempted disrobing of Draupadi (the daughter of Drupada) she cursed any one who would drink the water of the Y (older name) river. Thus it is believed that due to the curse by Draupadi, have helped the X to survive unpolluted by man, and its many animal inhabitants including the mugger and the gharial to thrive relatively untouched. The X remains one of India’s most pristine rivers. ID X.
  43. 43. Chambal
  44. 44. 4. Put funda. Darwin Awards are given out honoring Charles Darwin, the father of evolution. Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool--by removing themselves from it in the most spectacular way possible. In essence, people who killed or maimed themselves because of their stupidity. Whose Darwin award winning entry - “John Allen Chau, a self proclaimed world explorer inspired by Livingston and Jesus, was killed by the ___ he was offering eternal life. According to the BBC in Delhi, Chau bribed six fishermen to ferry him to the off-limits island so he could offer the ___ gifts of scissors, a soccer ball, and Jesus.”
  45. 45. Sentinelese tribe of Andaman & Nicobar
  46. 46. 5. Fill in the blanks and common name. Yama while instructing Nachiketa describes the eternal __ with its root upwards and branches downwards, which is the pure immortal Brahman, in which all these worlds are situated, and beyond which there is nothing else (Katha Upanishad Verse II.vi.1). But Krishna tells us that the __ having neither end nor beginning nor stationariness whatsoever has its roots upwards and branches downwards whose branches are nourished by the Gunas and whose infinite roots spread in the form of action in the human world which though strong are to be cut off by the forceful weapon of detachment to seek the celestial abode from which there is no return (Bhagavad Gita Chapter XV Verses 1-4). The former teaches that the __ is real being identical with Brahman and therefore impossible to cut-off; the latter insists that the __ must be regarded as unreal being identical with existence which needs to be cut-off. For full points fill in the blanks with the Sanskrit name which has its origins from the words for "tomorrow" and "that which remains" (according to Adi Sankaracharya). Also, give me the common name
  47. 47. Aswattha and Bodhi/Peepal
  48. 48. 6. Put Funda. For the purpose of creating the monolith, after a long search, a solid white granite rock near Raigiri, Bhongir (then Nalgonda District) on a mountainside was found. For over a year, hundreds of labourers helped the temple architect and builder S.M.Ganapathi Sthapati create the monolith. The monolith stood at 58 feet (18 m) and weighed 350 ton. For the transport of the monolith, the roads of the city were widened and it was erected on a concrete platform. The first attempt at the final leg of the transportation failed, with human casualties. After a 2 year salvage operation, the monolith was "pulled out". The final installation happened in 1992 and a consecration was done by the Dalai Lama in 2006. What am I talking about ?
  49. 49. Hussain Sagar Lake Buddha Statue
  50. 50. 7. Questions asked in an RTI. FITB/put funda. 1. Please state the definition of '_' as identified by the Ministry of Home Affairs and whether a standard operating procedure (SOP) has been drawn up to identify this _. 2. Please state whether the Union Home Minister's reference to this alleged '_' was based on specific briefings by the ministry or other law enforcement agencies. 3. Please state whether the Ministry of Home Affairs has drawn up a list of leaders and members of the '_' that the Union Minister made a reference to. 4. Please state what penal action/punishment (and specifically under which sections of the IPC and/other Acts) is the Ministry of Home Affairs planning against the members of the '_' as declared by the Union home minister.
  51. 51. Tukde Tukde Gang
  52. 52. 8. What Activity? Though illegal, the activity is a favourite of people living in the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts of Tulu Nadu region of Karnataka, and the state of Tamil Nadu in India. Knockout matches to the death are widely practised in Andhra Pradesh. In Tamil Nadu, the winner is decided after three or four rounds. The activity peaks around Makar Sankranti in coastal Andhra Pradesh. The 'participants' in the activity get "a diet of almond, cashews and minced meat, healthy exercise, and occasional injections of muscle-building hormones and antibiotics". Traditionally, the 'participants' are categorised into categories like Dega (eagle), Kaaki (crow), Pearl and Nemali (peacock). The Dega are said to be more ferocious during noon hours, while the `peacock’ would fight down the rival in the evening. What am I talking about ?
  53. 53. Rooster death match ;-)
  54. 54. 9. What has happened 313 times since 1925? Although official figures are hard to get by, Goal.com reckons the number stands at 313 (as on 09-Apr-2017) with the first instance taking place on May 28, 1925. What am I talking about? Note - As of today, the number should stand at 323.
  55. 55. East Bengal - Mohun Bagan Kolkata Derby According to Goal.com, East Bengal led 118-87. As of today, that should read 122-93.
  56. 56. 10. Excerpt from a TOI article. The movie? “X has already got people talking about it. The director has now released an ad saying the film needs two heroines. Earlier, he had invited applications from girls between age 16 and 25, specifying that '' We don't need girls who don't know to speak malayalam.'' They also added that they didn't want that kind of sophistication. However, in the latest ad, it says that the makers are looking for girls aged between 15 to 22 and that " Both of them should know to speak Malayalam and English fluently and should have a very good smile."”
  57. 57. Premam
  58. 58. *11. ID the town. X is a town in Gurgaon. It is located 28 km (17.4 mi) from Gurgaon, at the foothills of the Aravali hills. X was founded during the rule of Jalal-ud-din Khilji by a Mewati chieftain. The town was given as reward to Faiz Talab Khan, a Pashtun of the Barech tribe for aiding the Company against the Maratha Empire during the Second Anglo-Maratha War. The X palace, also called Ibrahim Kothi, is given on the next slide. Give me X, a town popular due to other mainstream reasons.
  59. 59. Pataudi
  60. 60. *12. The New Surname. The original surname of the family had been Gorhe and had its origins in the village of Katgun, in present day Satara District, Maharashtra. X's great-grandfather worked as a chaugula, a lowly type of village servant, in that village but moved to Khanwadi in Pune district. He prospered there but his only son, _1_, who was of poor intelligence, subsequently squandered what had been gained. 1 moved himself and his family, including three boys, to Poona in search of some form of income. The boys were taken under the wing of a florist, who taught them his trade. Their proficiency in growing and arranging became well known and they adopted the name of _2_ (flower-man) in place of Gorhe. Their fulfilment of commissions from the Peshwa, Baji Rao II, for flower mattresses and other goods for the rituals and ceremonies of the royal court so impressed him that he granted them 35 acres (14 ha) of land on the basis of the inam system, whereby no tax would be payable upon it.
  61. 61. Phule
  62. 62. *13. Painting Series and Painter. Completed in 1946, X is considered Y’s magnum opus. Spread across 17 canvases, Y created this masterpiece series in Kalighat pata style with natural colors, using earth, chalk powder and vegetable colors instead of dyes. Later, Y also created individual replicas capturing various moments from the entire series. Some of these paintings have been preserved in the National Art Gallery of India and are also in display in the Victoria Memorial Hall.. All his 17 canvases are frequently characterized by decorative flowers, landscape, birds and animals typical of the Bengal School of Art. His lines are simple, bold and roundish initially derived from clay images but they lead to complex moments rendering subtle yet powerful emotions.
  63. 63. Ramayana by Jamini Roy
  64. 64. *14. Identify the temple. The administration and day-to-day affairs of the X temple has for centuries been in the hands of the Bordeuri Samaj, comprising five main families of priests. In 1998, a rival group comprising individuals from the families of the priests, as well as representatives of sections who have traditionally not had a role in running the temple, formed the X Debuttar Board, which took over the rights and privileges of the Bordeuri Samaj. It was formed as an opposition to the undemocratic selection of the head priest but itself came under scrutiny. In 2015, an SC a Bench comprising Justices Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla and Shiva Kirti Singh rejected the claims of the Board and restored the traditional rights of the Bordeuri Samaj. Which temple?
  65. 65. Kamakhya Temple, Assam
  66. 66. *15. Identify the two towns. X is a city and a notified area in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Located near the Bengal border, people here speak Hindi,Santali and Bengali languages. The district is also home to the block Karmatar where Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar lived for 18 years, taught girls in a thatched school, and distributed medicines from a home clinic. Some of the articles used by him are still lying here but the place, which should have been a tourist destination, does not get any visitors these days. Y is a district in Uttar Pradesh, India, roughly 650 km from both Delhi and Kolkata, almost 84 km from Allahabad and 59 km from Varanasi. It is known for its carpets and brassware industries. The city is surrounded by several hills and is famous for the holy shrine of Vindhyachal, Ashtbhuja and Kali khoh.
  67. 67. X - Jamtara; Y - Mirzapur
  68. 68. *16. Name X. Named after a river in Myanmar where her father was working for the Burma Cotton Company, X was an anthropologist, sociologist, educationist and writer. She studied at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Anthropology, Human Heredity, and Eugenics; was awarded a doctorate two years later; and then returned to her husband in India, where the couple lived a rather unconventional life less bound by the social strictures that were common at that time. X was the first Indian female anthropologist, a discipline that in India during her lifetime was generally synonymous with sociology. She had wide-ranging academic interests, including anthropology, anthropometry, serology, Indology and palaeontology as well as collecting folk songs and translating feminist poetry.
  69. 69. Iravati Karve
  70. 70. *17. Fill in the blank She (photo next slide) appeared, on the platform of New Delhi’s train station in the early 1970s, seemingly from nowhere, announcing herself as Wilayat, Begum of ____. Along with a son, a daughter, some Nepali servants and some Great Danes, she laid camp there and refused to leave. Government officials scrambled to find her somewhere to live. She was attracting attention from the media, and officials feared the Shiite population in a nearby city, which had been the capital of the kingdom she claimed to be Begum of, could explode into civil unrest if they believed she was being abused. “India Princess Reigns in Rail Station,” a Times correspondent wrote in 1981. In 1984, her efforts paid off. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi accepted their claim, granting them use of a 14th century hunting lodge known as Malcha Mahal. They left the train station roughly a decade after they first appeared there. Wilayat never appeared in public again.
  71. 71. Awadh
  72. 72. *18. Name the Breed. The X is an American breed of zebuine __. It was bred in the United States from 1885 from __ originating in India, imported at various times from the United Kingdom, from India and from Brazil; these included Gir, Guzerá, Indu-Brasil and Ongole stock. The X has a high tolerance of heat, sunlight and humidity, and good resistance to parasites. It has been exported to many countries, particularly in the tropics; in Australia it is the most numerous breed of __. It has been used in the creation of numerous taurine-indicine hybrids. What is X?
  73. 73. Brahman Breed of Cattle
  74. 74. *19. The people on the left and right. In the centre are of course Homi Bhabha and JRD Tata.
  75. 75. Niels Bohr, Jamshed Bhabha
  76. 76. *20. Put funda and name the person. “They were all very crafty,” he said. “Some would hand out money, others held fake weddings to entertain villagers with food and liquor, or handed out mobile phones, or SUVs, or saris, or jobs, or almost anything you can think of.” His autobiography included a compendium of forty or so methods, from cash funneled through village headmen, to gifts of solar lamps, narcotics, cows, or manure. Ways of what? Who is the he being referred to?
  77. 77. Elections. SY Quraishi, ex-CEC.
  78. 78. 21. Identify the brand. The ‘amazing mix of caramel, milk and butter’ — as described by its tagline — present in X when blended with the bowler’s saliva would then aid the pacers in maintaining the shine on the ball for a lot longer once he got down to applying the ‘paste’ on it. And its thickness would also make the ‘shiny side’ heavier also helping him in his quest for reverse swing. It was their eureka moment. “Energy ka energy, sugar ka sugar, aur ball bhi ban gaya,” says a player who was part of the ‘search team’. The search team was looking for a candy that would help reverse swing the ball earlier than it would in the course of play. Which candy won?
  79. 79. Alpenliebe
  80. 80. 22. What is X? X is an Indian language spoken by the X Muslim communities mainly of Karnataka (Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts) and some parts of North Kerala. The X speak a language made of Malayalam idioms with Tulu phonology and grammar. Due to the intensive influence of Tulu for centuries, it is today considered close to both Tulu and Malayalam. The first film made in the language, also titled X, won the National Award for the best film in 2011. Give me X.
  81. 81. Beary/Byari
  82. 82. 23. Which Award? Which Sport? Captains Homi Motivala and Pushpendra Kumar Garg represented India in a certain team sport in which they won the bronze at the Asian Games in 1990 and 1994. Their performances resulted in their being the first duo to win a certain award. The award and the sport.
  83. 83. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Yachting
  84. 84. 24. Name. Words from whose autobiography, “Goal”: “You are doubtless aware that I am a common man, and then a soldier. It has been my training from my very childhood to avoid limelight and publicity. I have chosen a profession where I have been taught to be a soldier, and nothing beyond that,”
  85. 85. Maj. Dhyan Chand
  86. 86. 25. Simply, ID the drum player.
  87. 87. Acharya Vinoba Bhave during Bhoodan
  88. 88. Finals Up Next!
  89. 89. Finals
  90. 90. Format of the Finals 1. Written What The FUQ 2. Clockwise Pounce 3. The Long Term Connect 4. Anti-Clockwise Pounce 5. What the FUQ on Pounce
  91. 91. Written What The FUQ ● Five questions (A - E) ● 10 points each ● B is FUQ to A and so on ● Full house gets you +10
  92. 92. A. 2 part name of a place While the origins of the names of A (2 part name) are disputed, a common theory is that the first part is derived from the Malay name for Lord Hanuman and the second is derived from the corruption of a South Indian name for Land of the Naked.
  93. 93. B. Colloquial Term for A The term B has been used to refer to A colloquially, or rather to something situated in A. While it is variously thought to be a corruption of a property of the geographical feature that needs to be crossed for reaching A or the colours of the said geographic feature, one interesting theory is also that it refers to the loss of caste that a high caste person would face because of crossing it.
  94. 94. C. Who did Sher Ali Murder One of the residents of these places was a certain Sher Ali Afridi. He served the British in Ambala in a cavalry regiment. He served in the Presidency armies, (that is, serving the East India Company) in Rohilkhand and Oudh during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. By a quirk of fate, he ended up at A. When C was visiting A in 1872, he was murdered by Sher Ali. Sher Ali was hanged for this offence.
  95. 95. D. Identify the Institution C While C in his capacity is responsible for many things, one of his lasting legacies can be said to be this institution D. Identify from the photograph.
  96. 96. E. Name the Actor The Yash Chopra movie Parampara was shot at D. It released just after the JP Dutta movie Kshatriya. Both movies had very very similar storylines and although both had impressive starcasts, Parampara flopped while Kshatriya was a hit. Dada Saheb Phalke winner E starred in both the movies and so did Sunil Dutt and Raveena Tandon.
  97. 97. SAFETY SLIDE
  98. 98. A. 2 part name of a place While the origins of the names of A (2 part name) are disputed, a common theory is that the first part is derived from the Malay name for Lord Hanuman and the second is derived from the corruption of a South Indian name for Land of the Naked.
  99. 99. A - Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  100. 100. B. Colloquial Term for A The term B has been used to refer to A colloquially, or rather to something situated in A. While it is variously thought to be a corruption of a property of the geographical feature that needs to be crossed for reaching A or the colours of the said geographic feature, one interesting theory is also that it refers to the loss of caste that a high caste person would face because of crossing it.
  101. 101. B - Kala Pani
  102. 102. C. Who did Sher Ali Murder One of the residents of these places was a certain Sher Ali Afridi. He served the British in Ambala in a cavalry regiment. He served in the Presidency armies, (that is, serving the East India Company) in Rohilkhand and Oudh during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. By a quirk of fate, he ended up at A. When C was visiting A in 1872, he was murdered by Sher Ali. Sher Ali was hanged for this offence.
  103. 103. C - Lord Mayo, Viceroy of India (also Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo)
  104. 104. D. Identify the Institution C While C in his capacity is responsible for many things, one of his lasting legacies can be said to be this institution D. Identify from the photograph.
  105. 105. Mayo College, Ajmer
  106. 106. E. Name the Actor The Yash Chopra movie Parampara was shot at D. It released just after the JP Dutta movie Kshatriya. Both movies had very very similar storylines and although both had impressive starcasts, Parampara flopped while Kshatriya was a hit. Dada Saheb Phalke winner E starred in both the movies along with Sunil Dutt and Raveena Tandon.
  107. 107. Vinod Khanna
  108. 108. A Clockwise Orange Infinite Pounce. 12 Questions. +10/-10 on pounce. +10 on Bounce.
  109. 109. Madanapalle is a city in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Around 1919, an Irishman James H Cousins and his wife Margaret lived there. James, principal of Besant Theosophical College, was a writer, actor and teacher. Margaret, then teaching at Besant Theosophical, went on to become head of the National Girls’ School in Mangalore and, later, the first woman magistrate of India. On the evening of February 28, 1919, the couple’s distinguished guest ___ participated in cultural activities with the students. ___ sang one of his Sanskritised compositions, dating back to 1911, and his youthful audience joined in the rousing refrain. When asked for an English rendition, ___ complied and the gifted Margaret set down the musical notation for the melody. James Cousins used the lyric as a college prayer that he dubbed the “Morning Song of India”. 1. Which song?
  110. 110. SAFETY SLIDE
  111. 111. Jana Gana Mana by Rabindranath Tagore
  112. 112. 2. Artwork by Zainul Abedin. Subject?
  113. 113. SAFETY SLIDE
  114. 114. Bengal Famine 1943
  115. 115. 3. Which historical figure? Bufliaz is a small town located in Poonch district, along the Mughal Road to the Kashmir Valley. It derives its name from a famous historical figure, who is known to have died from his injuries during the Battle of Hydaspes and is buried in the Pakistani town of Jalalpur Sharif. Another Pakistani town, Phalia, also derives its name from the same figure and also stakes claim to being his burial site. Phalia is a shortening of the original two-word name, which is basically the name of the historical figure preceded by the generic name of all towns set up by the legendary young emperor he served.
  116. 116. SAFETY SLIDE
  117. 117. Bucephalus
  118. 118. 4. Name numbers 7 and 25. In what definitely constitutes a moment for pride in Indian sports, India got its 64th Chess GM on 18th of July 2019. While Vishy of course chronologically occupies the first position, name the occupants of positions 7 and 25.
  119. 119. 7 25
  120. 120. SAFETY SLIDE
  121. 121. 7 - Koneru Humpy, 25 - D Harika
  122. 122. 5. Put Funda. This artwork, made for a movie, is believed by some fans to be a sly dig at MF Hussain. While one of the elements from this artwork is a constant motif in Hussain’s paintings, one of the scenes in the movie also has a character use the name FM Hussain in a derogatory to show that he had bettered the said FM Hussain. The artwork and the movie?
  123. 123. SAFETY SLIDE
  124. 124. Donkey - Horse painting from Welcome
  125. 125. 6. The Term. OTT Platform ULLU released a series in 2019 starring Shafaq Naaz, Ravi Bhatia, and Eijaz Khan among others. The first two play a couple, Afza and Rahil, whereas Eijaz Khan plays Rahil’s friend Zaid. The title of the show, which kind of explains the plot of the show, is the term for what controversial practice?
  126. 126. SAFETY SLIDE
  127. 127. Halala
  128. 128. 7. Origin story of whose pen-name? X, a Punjabi poet, was born in the village of Talwandi Salem in Jalandhar, Punjab, on September 9, 1950. He gained the reputation of a rebel following the publication of his first collection, Loh-Katha. When the owner of a brick kiln in the nearby town of Nakodar was killed by self-proclaimed Naxalites, X was arrested since he knew them. After his release from jail, he came across the works of Russian revolutionaries, Marxist theorists and Soviet politician Leon Trotsky. It was now Pablo Neruda with his autochthonous poetry who embodied for him the image of a revolutionary poet. He was deeply influenced by the writings of Maxim Gorky as well. Inspired by Gorky’s Russian novel Mother, he decided to call himself X, after a working-class character from the book.
  129. 129. SAFETY SLIDE
  130. 130. Pash, pen-name of Avtar Singh Sandhu
  131. 131. 8. Who connects these photographs? Other than Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and the fact that these pictures are often used to show him in poor light, who else connects these photographs?
  132. 132. SAFETY SLIDE
  133. 133. Homai Vyarawalla
  134. 134. 9. Identify X and Y. These are excerpts from what the two competitors said after their bout: X: "I did not like how she behaved with me. When the decision was announced, I tried to hug her but she did not hug me back. Being a junior I expect from seniors that they respect us too. But she did not hug me back, I felt hurt but that's ok. I don't mind. In the ring she used some bad words for me. I don't want to react on that right now." Y: "Why should I shake hands with her? If she wants others to respect her then she should first respect others. I don't like people with such nature. Just prove your point inside the ring, not outside."
  135. 135. SAFETY SLIDE
  136. 136. X - Nikhat Zareen; Y - MC Mary Kom
  137. 137. 10. Give me the writer’s name. Which author posted the following on his Facebook account in February 2015? "X1 the writer is dead. As he is no God, he is not going to resurrect himself. He also has no faith in rebirth. An ordinary teacher, he will live as X2. Leave him alone." X2 is a partly abbreviated version of his name X1.
  138. 138. SAFETY SLIDE
  139. 139. Perumal Murugan
  140. 140. 11. Book and Author? X by Y is a Tamil novel written over five volumes or about 2210 pages. It tells the story of early days of Arulmozhivarman who later became the great Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola I. The book took more than three years to write; Y visited Sri Lanka three times to gather information for it. It was first published as a series in a Tamil language magazine during the 1950s and was later integrated into a novel. The craze for the series which was published weekly was such that it elevated the magazine circulation to reach a staggering figure of 71,366 copies – no mean achievement in a newly independent India.
  141. 141. SAFETY SLIDE
  142. 142. Ponniyin Selvan by Kalki Krishnamurthy
  143. 143. 12. X and Y. According to Ibn Batuta, “After this I proceeded to the city of Barwan, in the road to which is a high mountain, covered with snow and exceedingly cold; they call it the X (2 part name), that is ___-slayer, because most of the slaves brought thither from ___ die on account of the intenseness of the cold.” However, most scholars don’t agree with this theory. Y (2 part name) is believed to be named after the deity of ___ which in turn is a kingdom mentioned in the Mahabharata and corresponding to northern Uttar Pradesh of today. The first part of the name is believed to be the result of the conquest of the region by Muslims while the second is a linguistic corruption.
  144. 144. SAFETY SLIDE
  145. 145. X - Hindu Kush; Y- Pir Panjal
  146. 146. The Long Term ConnectWritten. 7 Questions. 10 points each.
  147. 147. 1. Supam Maheshwari’s Startup Supam Maheshwari, an IIM Ahmedabad, had launched Brainvisa Technologies in 2000. As much as the growth was unbelievable, this stint of his came to an end in 2007, when he decided to sell off the company to a US-based group Indecomm Global services for $25 million. In the course of running his company and travelling frequently to the US and UK, he also discovered a gap in the Indian market for something that he readily found outside. He started X with Amitava Saha in 2010 based out of Pune. The company recently acquired Oi Playschool from the People Combine Group.
  148. 148. 2. Who is giving this excuse? Taken from Joy Bhattacharya’s facebook post: “I think CEOs are usually at their most most creative when they find new ways of saying they've fired a lot of people. I have heard many, from 'rebalancing the level of human capital' to 'involuntary separation.' But the latest statement from X founder ___ has to be one of the better ones. After firing around 1800 people around the globe, including 1200 in India, he said, 'we are asking some of our impacted colleagues to move to a new career outside of X.'”
  149. 149. 3. Only the Company’s Name. ___ are burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae. There are about 35 species, all endemic to North and Central America. They are commonly known for their extensive tunneling activities and their ability to destroy farms and gardens. They are larder hoarders, and their cheek pouches are used for transporting food back to their burrows. Their name is the second part of a portmanteau - the name of a company - whose first part is the business this company deals in. Give me the company’s name.
  150. 150. 4. Just the name of X that’s in a legal dispute. The owner of this company X was in the news for buying a posh bungalow in Lutyens Delhi. The bungalow, located in Delhi’s Golf Links, was bought for 82 Crore and made some noise because it was bought in the period immediately after demonetisation. The property spread across 6,000-sq-ft is close to Delhi’s landmark areas like India Gate, Supreme Court, Delhi high court. Name the company that has also been involved with a US giant in a trademark dispute over its logo.
  151. 151. 5. Identify X. “In a twist of justice for online insurance aggregator X, the Delhi High Court fined it INR 10 Lakh after it emerged that the company had concealed facts from the court against Binny Bansal-backed insurance company Acko. X had obtained an ex-parte injunction in a trademark infringement case against Acko on May 16. The high court on May 16 (2019) had ordered Acko General Insurance, which sells policies online, from using the trademark X in any manner “or form or combination or as an adword/keyword programme through Google”. In response Acko, told the court that X has “concealed and distorted material facts, made misrepresentations and false statements” to obtain the ex-parte ad-interim injunction.” Further court proceedings showed that X itself had been using Acko’s name in its website’s keywords.”
  152. 152. 6. E-Commerce Logistics Company. Brainchild of five co-founders --Sahil Barua, Mohit Tandon, Bhavesh Manglani, Suraj Saharan and Kapil Bharati - X started as the last mile logistics service in Gurgaon and later extended to NCR region. In 2011, the online retailing segment was expanding rapidly in India, with global investors demonstrating significant interest. Founders Barua and Tandon, who were then working as consultants with the management consulting firm Bain & Company, were intrigued by the size and potential of the industry, and decided to focus on this space. In June 2011, X acquired its first e-commerce client, Urban Touch, an online fashion and beauty retailer. In August 2011, it switched to providing logistics services for e-commerce companies.
  153. 153. 7. Whose food ventures? After it realised that the food delivery business wasn’t going to make profits, X decided to venture into the foods business with X Foods. The first brand was the Khichdi Experiment. The company further added newer brands like rice bowl brand Lovemade, North Indian food brand Grandma’s Kitchen and dessert brand FLRT. Which company?
  154. 154. Answers
  155. 155. 1. Supam Maheshwari Supam Maheshwari, an IIM Ahmedabad, had launched Brainvisa Technologies in 2000. As much as the growth was unbelievable, this stint of his came to an end in 2007, when he decided to sell off the company to a US-based group Indecomm Global services for $25 million. In the course of running his company and travelling frequently to the US and UK, he also discovered a gap in the Indian market for something that he readily found outside. He started X with Amitava Saha in 2010 based out of Pune. The company recently acquired Oi Playschool from the People Combine Group.
  156. 156. FirstCry
  157. 157. 2. Who is giving this excuse? Taken from Joy Bhattacharya’s facebook post: “I think CEOs are usually at their most most creative when they find new ways of saying they've fired a lot of people. I have heard many, from 'rebalancing the level of human capital' to 'involuntary separation.' But the latest statement from X founder ___ has to be one of the better ones. After firing around 1800 people around the globe, including 1200 in India, he said, 'we are asking some of our impacted colleagues to move to a new career outside of X.'”
  158. 158. OYO
  159. 159. 3. Only the Company’s Name. ___ are burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae. There are about 35 species, all endemic to North and Central America. They are commonly known for their extensive tunneling activities and their ability to destroy farms and gardens. They are larder hoarders, and their cheek pouches are used for transporting food back to their burrows. Their name is the second part of a portmanteau - the name of a company - whose first part is the business this company deals in. Give me the company’s name.
  160. 160. Grofers (Grocery Gophers)
  161. 161. 4. Just the name of X that’s in a legal dispute. The owner of this company X was in the news for buying a posh bungalow in Lutyens Delhi. The bungalow, located in Delhi’s Golf Links, was bought for 82 Crore and made some noise because it was bought in the period immediately after demonetisation. The property spread across 6,000-sq-ft is close to Delhi’s landmark areas like India Gate, Supreme Court, Delhi high court. Name the company that has also been involved with a US giant in a trademark dispute over its logo.
  162. 162. PayTM
  163. 163. 5. Identify X. “In a twist of justice for online insurance aggregator X, the Delhi High Court fined it INR 10 Lakh after it emerged that the company had concealed facts from the court against Binny Bansal-backed insurance company Acko. X had obtained an ex-parte injunction in a trademark infringement case against Acko on May 16. The high court on May 16 (2019) had ordered Acko General Insurance, which sells policies online, from using the trademark X in any manner “or form or combination or as an adword/keyword programme through Google”. In response Acko, told the court that X has “concealed and distorted material facts, made misrepresentations and false statements” to obtain the ex-parte ad-interim injunction.” Further court proceedings showed that X itself had been using Acko’s name in its website’s keywords.”
  164. 164. Policy Bazaar
  165. 165. 6. E-Commerce Logistics Company. Brainchild of five co-founders --Sahil Barua, Mohit Tandon, Bhavesh Manglani, Suraj Saharan and Kapil Bharati - X started as the last mile logistics service in Gurgaon and later extended to NCR region. In 2011, the online retailing segment was expanding rapidly in India, with global investors demonstrating significant interest. Founders Barua and Tandon, who were then working as consultants with the management consulting firm Bain & Company, were intrigued by the size and potential of the industry, and decided to focus on this space. In June 2011, X acquired its first e-commerce client, Urban Touch, an online fashion and beauty retailer. In August 2011, it switched to providing logistics services for e-commerce companies.
  166. 166. Delhivery
  167. 167. 7. Whose food ventures? After it realised that the food delivery business wasn’t going to make profits, X decided to venture into the foods business with X Foods. The first brand was the Khichdi Experiment. The company further added newer brands like rice bowl brand Lovemade, North Indian food brand Grandma’s Kitchen and dessert brand FLRT. Which company?
  168. 168. Ola
  169. 169. Connect
  170. 170. Softbank Vision Fund India Portfolio
  171. 171. An Anticlockwise Orange Infinite Pounce. 12 Questions. +10/-10 on pounce. +10 on Bounce.
  172. 172. 1. X and the organisation she is involved with. This is how X introduces “herself”: “I am X. … I can do switch panel operations, ECLSS [environment control and life support systems] functions, be a companion, converse with the astronauts, recognise them and also respond to their queries.” Give me X and the organisation she is involved with.
  173. 173. SAFETY SLIDE
  174. 174. Vyoma Mitra; ISRO’s half-humanoid robot
  175. 175. 2. Who is this bird named after? This is Syrmaticus ___ or Mrs. X’s Pheasant, the state bird of Manipur and Mizoram. Found throughout forested habitats in China, India, Burma and Thailand, it was given its taxonomic classification in 1881 by ornithologist X and is named after his wife. Identify X.
  176. 176. SAFETY SLIDE
  177. 177. Mrs. Hume’s Pheasant, Syrmaticus humiae
  178. 178. 3. ID the two structures. X is the popular name of Yiga Choeling and belongs to the Gelukpa or the Yellow Hat sect and is known for its 15 feet (4.6 m)-high statue of the Maitreya Buddha. The external structure of the building was established in 1850 by the Mongolian astrologer and monk Sokpo Sherab Gyatso, who was head of X until 1905. During the Chinese occupation of 1959 in Tibet many high ranking abbots fled to India and took refuge here. Y is the largest of its kind in India and second largest in the world after the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. It is situated in the valley of an eponymous River near a small town of the same name in close proximity to the Tibetan and Bhutanese border. It is known in Tibetan as Gaden Namgyal Lhatse, which translates to "celestial paradise in a clear night." It was founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1680-1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso. It belongs to the Gelug school of Mahayana Buddhism.
  179. 179. X
  180. 180. Y
  181. 181. SAFETY SLIDE
  182. 182. X - Ghum Monastery; Y - Tawang Monastery
  183. 183. 4. X and Y. Established in 1910 near Sangli, X was set up by its founder on the lines of industrial townships of Europe and the USA. Built on a piece of land acquired from the ruler of Aundh Sansthan, it started with a manufacturing plant for pumps. Y was set up near Ghaziabad on what was previously Begumabad. What started as a sugar mill soon spread to other businesses the family ventured in. However, the fortunes of the city started to sink after the death of the family patriarch. India’s second and third industrial townships after Jamshedpur, name X and Y.
  184. 184. SAFETY SLIDE
  185. 185. X - Kirloskarwadi; Y - Modinagar
  186. 186. 5. Which Firm? X manufactures gold and diamond jewelry. The company exports its products world wide and distributes them within India to the wholesale jewelry market. It also sells its products through its own network of retail jewelry showrooms: Y spread across India. X was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Bangalore, India. X is 495 on Fortune 500 Global list - one of the seven Indian firms. It’s revenue according to Fortune is $25Bn. Give me X and Y?
  187. 187. SAFETY SLIDE
  188. 188. X - Rajesh Exports; Y - Shubh Jewellers
  189. 189. 6. What was brought aboard the plane? Captain Sam Fredoon Peddar, d. 2017, was a pilot with the Royal Indian Air force during the early 1940’s, and saw action in the then N.W.F. Provinces & Burma. Later, he and opted for Air India, he was the Chief Instructor with Air India. Perhaps his claim to fame will be flying a "special" Air India flight from Bombay to Aden and back in 1976. Aden had just been freed from the British Rule and there was fear the country would soon go communist. The crew was specifically chosen for the flight and the inside conditions of the aircraft were modified to help transport something. Incidentally, this is perhaps the only recorded incident of the said thing being transported in an aeroplane. Upon landing, the regular ground staff wasn't allowed near the plane and another special "team" was brought in. Finally, upon landing in Bombay, the thing was carried to Lonavala and the whole Bombay-Lonavala road was sealed from general public. What was brought from Aden aboard the plane that Captain Peddar flew?
  190. 190. SAFETY SLIDE
  191. 191. Atash - e - Adaran, the Parsi Fire
  192. 192. 7. Hymn? And why is it in news? The author of the hymn is Henry Francis Lyte, who was an Anglican minister and was composed in the 1820s. The hymn is popular across many Christian denominations and was said to have been a favourite of King George V and Mahatma Gandhi. It is also often sung or played at Christian funerals. The hymn is sung at the annual Anzac Day services in Australia and New Zealand, and in some Remembrance Day services in Canada and the United Kingdom. What's the hymn and why is it in news (January 2020)?
  193. 193. SAFETY SLIDE
  194. 194. Abide With Me Removed from the Republic day parade list and then added again
  195. 195. 8. What was Maharaj Singh's day job? On 25th November in 1950, at the age of 72 years and 192 days, Raja Sir Maharaj Singh playing for the Bombay Governor’s XI against the touring Commonwealth XI at the Brabourne Stadium. On his debut, Maharaj walked out to bat at No.9. He faced the off-spinner Jim Laker against whom he picked up a three and a single. However, he edged one to slips against the same bowler to be dismissed for four runs. Raja Maharaj did take the field after batting in the first innings but was absent in their 2nd innings. Thus, Raja Maharaj broke the record of Cornelis Vels, the oldest FC debutant at the age of 60 years and 269 days in the 1927/28 season. My question is, what was Raja Sir Maharaj Singh's day job in November 1950 ?
  196. 196. SAFETY SLIDE
  197. 197. The Governor of Bombay
  198. 198. 9. Put Funda. Roopkuvarba Kanwar was a Rajput woman who died on September 4th 1987 at Deorala village of Sikar district in Rajasthan, India. At the time of her death, she was 18 years old and had been married for eight months to Maal Singh Shekhawat, who had died a day earlier at age 24 and had no children. What did her untimely death result in ?
  199. 199. SAFETY SLIDE
  200. 200. Resulted in the The Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act
  201. 201. 10. What happened to the statue? The Hornby Vellard was a project to build a causeway uniting all seven islands of Bombay into a single island with a deep natural harbour. The project was started by the governor William Hornby in 1782 and all islands were linked by 1838. Apparently after portions of the sea wall of the Vellard collapsed twice, the chief engineer, a Pathare Prabhu, named Ramji Shivji Prabhu, dreamt of a statue in the sea near Worli. A search recovered it. After this, the work on the vellard could be completed without a hitch. What happened to the statue ?
  202. 202. SAFETY SLIDE
  203. 203. Statue in the Mahalaxmi Temple
  204. 204. 11. All three for points. X Group started as a prominent mining company. Founded by Vasantrao X and his brother Vaikuntrao X in 1941, the group diversified into foods with Hindustan Foods, travels (X Travels), and shipbuilding (X Shibuilding) among other things. Their mining business was acquired by Vedanta. The Vimson group was started by Vasudev Mahadeva Y, the company also started its operations in the mining business in 1942. They have also expanded into financial services with Pyramid Finance and Real Estate with Altura Spaces. Z claims he started as a daily wage labourer earning as little as INR 5. He later worked as a sailor and claims that his fortunes changed after he bought a fishing trawler. Z is reported to have interests in real estate, hospitality, fishing trawlers, etc. apart from politics where he has a reputation for being a hopper.
  205. 205. SAFETY SLIDE
  206. 206. X - Dempo; Y - Salgaocar; Z - Churchill
  207. 207. 12. Connect. Connect (inexhaustive) ● Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, founder of Ahmadiyya movement ● Bahá'u'lláh ● Sri Bhagavan, of the Oneness Organisation ● Samael Aun Weor, founder of the Universal Christian Gnostic Movement ● Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi
  208. 208. SAFETY SLIDE
  209. 209. Claimed to be Kalki
  210. 210. Sorry. Claimed to be Kalki
  211. 211. What the FUQ on Pounce ● 5 questions on the pounce ● +10/-10 on the pounce ● +10 on bounce ● Subsequent questions are FUQs
  212. 212. 1. The Song? The person you see in the picture is Manoj Muntashir, a poet and lyricist. Among his most famous works is a song that he wrote which was set to tune by Mithoon. This song originally was written as a nazm while the poet was in Kashmir while at the Dal Lake and thinking about his wife. The song had two versions, one by Arijit Singh and Sasha Tirupati and another by Shraddha Kapoor. The original poem started like this if it helps: yeh hare darakhton ke patte jab shaakhon se gir jayenge, jab jheel ka pani sookhega aur sare kanwal kumhlayenge, yeh wadiyan jab so jayengi aur awazein kho jayengi....
  213. 213. SAFETY SLIDE
  214. 214. Main phir bhi tumko chahunga
  215. 215. 2. Just the title. Identify the poem he is reciting from the first line in the caption. It has been used in a movie Duniya Jhukti Hai and is one of the classics or Urdu nazm poetry. What is the title of the poem, a portmanteau word, that in English translates into book of ___. This style of naming is used by the poet in another famous work of his.
  216. 216. SAFETY SLIDE
  217. 217. Aadmi Nama by Nazeer Akbarabadi
  218. 218. 3. Song. Nazeer Akbarabadi has written another famous nazm titled in a similar format. Banjaranama. Or the book of the nomad. This poem is referenced in a Bollywood movie for which A R Rahman won the Filmfare. While there is a more direct reference in the movie, lyrics from the poem were used by Irshad Kamil in one of the songs that won Kamil the best lyricist Filmfare. Identify the song. If it helps, the movie has lines from a Rumi poem whose literal translation and interpretation have divided Rumi commentators for a long time.
  219. 219. SAFETY SLIDE
  220. 220. Nadaan Parindey, Rockstar
  221. 221. 4. The Sufi Saint The lyrics Kaga Re from the song Nadaan Parindey are inspired by a poem by a Sufi saint. The saint, a disciple of Shaikh Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki of Mehrauli, wrote the following lines from which the lyrics were taken. Kaga sab tan khaaiyo chun chun khaiyo maas Do naina mat khaaiyo mohe piya milan ki aas
  222. 222. SAFETY SLIDE
  223. 223. Baba Farid Shakarganj
  224. 224. 5. Fusion pop-rock band.
  225. 225. SAFETY SLIDE
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The Annual Republic Day India Quiz held at IIM Ahmedabad Chaos 2020 - presented by Quiz Cetera. Questions on a range of topics including Indian history, arts, politics, technology, travel and living, language and literature, cinema, arts, sports and business - practically everything Indian.

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