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Aniruddha Mitra
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Prelims
1. What does 1903 signify?
The Tatas have a lounge at Bombay House called the 1903 Lounge. 1903 signifies
the start of the...
2. Which famous role?
On the left is Pravin Kumar Sobti, seen here with the silver medal in discus throw in
the 1974 Tehra...
3. Name of the Movie.
Kaizad Gustad, an Indian author and film director, has written three books and four
movies.
Books: O...
4. Connect
● Thor actor Chris Hemsworth
● British actress Emma Ferguson
● Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan
● American R&B a...
5. Who?
While Indian Cricket hasn’t seen many families dominate it since inception, the
Amarnaths are often considered its...
6. Easy. Put Funda.
In the early 1930s, airmail letters from Europe to India were unloaded from
international airlines in ...
7. Which stock's lifetime performance? What happened in
in the week of July 26, 2019?
8. What is the list about?
According to the latest Lancet Commission Report released in September 2019,
India ranked fourt...
9. What is Harsha talking about?
In his foreword to the book Cricket 2.0, Harsha Bhogle writes:
“___ is a giant laboratory...
10. What am I talking about?
The original 1954 specification was: It is a circle made of gold, 35 mm in diameter,
with a c...
11. Which city’s origins?
The story is that the king, by the aid of the saint ___, called up the prophet Elijah or
Khidr, ...
12. Who?
An Independence activist
from West Bengal, she is
best known for hoisting
the Indian flag in Bombay
during the Qu...
13. Which Song? Which Movie?
The title of this song roughly translates to "O Envy of the Moon." Originally written in
the ...
14. What has rathera transformed into?
A popular origins hypothesis for this Indian recreational activity is that it is a ...
15. What goes in the erased part?​
16.Which
company?
Identify the
brand/company from the
ad.
17. Put Funda.
The history of Devanahalli dates back to the 15th century, when a family of refugees
fleeing from Conjeevar...
18. Id Both the
movies.
Scene from which movie
referencing another
classic.
19. What is this?
According to popular culture, Babu Rajchandra Das, a mid-19th century zamindar of
Calcutta gifted the Ma...
20. Identify the company
___ was first launched in 2014 by Aaron Jialun Li and Vincent Lou, both who are
graduates of the ...
21. Plot of which movie? Inspired by?
After her husband Raj (Raman Kapoor) is murdered, Kamlesh (Fatima Sheikh)
receives a...
22. X and Y?
X was born in Aligarh in a Jain family. Blind by birth, he went on to become an
accomplished musician and won...
23. What?
The first instance of this happening was in 1976 (Moondru Mudichu) and the 16th
and last instance was in 1985 (G...
24. What is X?
X is made up of long scarf–like single piece of cloth made of silk or cotton and is
often decorated with ja...
25. What is X?
The X Festival held every year in December was started in 2000 by the State
Government and named after the ...
Prelims with
Answers
1. What does 1903 signify?
The Tatas have a lounge at Bombay House called the 1903 Lounge. 1903 signifies
the start of the...
Based on Wright
Bros. first flight
2. Which famous role?
On the left is Pravin Kumar Sobti, seen here with the silver medal in discus throw in
the 1974 Tehra...
Bhim in
Mahabharata
3. Name of the Movie.
Kaizad Gustad, an Indian author and film director, has written three books and four
movies.
Books: O...
Boom
4. Connect
● Thor actor Chris Hemsworth
● British actress Emma Ferguson
● Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan
● American R&B a...
Daughters named India
5. Who?
While Indian Cricket hasn’t seen many families dominate it since inception, the
Amarnaths are often considered its...
Ajay Jadeja
6. Easy. Put Funda.
In the early 1930s, airmail letters from Europe to India were unloaded from
international airlines in ...
Air India
7. Which stock's lifetime performance? What happened in
in the week of July 26, 2019?
CCD - Cafe Coffee Day; VG Siddhartha’s death
8. What is the list about?
According to the latest Lancet Commission Report released in September 2019,
India ranked fourt...
Malaria
9. What is Harsha talking about?
In his foreword to the book Cricket 2.0, Harsha Bhogle writes:
“___ is a giant laboratory...
IPL
10. What am I talking about?
The original 1954 specification was: It is a circle made of gold, 35 mm in diameter,
with a c...
Bharat Ratna
11. Which city’s origins?
The story is that the king, by the aid of the saint ___, called up the prophet Elijah or
Khidr, ...
Ahmedabad
12. Who?
An Independence activist
from West Bengal, she is
best known for hoisting
the Indian flag in Bombay
during the Qu...
Aruna Asaf Ali
13. Which Song? Which Movie?
The title of this song roughly translates to "O Envy of the Moon." Originally written in
the ...
Mere rashk e
qamar, Badshaho
14. What has rathera transformed into?
A popular origins hypothesis for this Indian recreational activity is that it is a ...
Kho Kho
15. What goes in the erased part?​
Bustard
16.Which
company?
Identify the
brand/company from the
ad.
Paperboat
Company - Hector
Beverages
17. Put Funda.
The history of Devanahalli dates back to the 15th century, when a family of refugees
fleeing from Conjeevar...
Bangalore Airport,
Social Media Jokes
18. Id Both the
movies.
Scene from which movie
referencing another
classic.
Mrinal Sen’s Genesis; Mother India
19. What is this?
According to popular culture, Babu Rajchandra Das, a mid-19th century zamindar of
Calcutta gifted the Ma...
Eden Gardens
20. Identify the company
___ was first launched in 2014 by Aaron Jialun Li and Vincent Lou, both who are
graduates of the ...
Club Factory
21. Plot of which movie? Inspired by?
After her husband Raj (Raman Kapoor) is murdered, Kamlesh (Fatima Sheikh)
receives a...
Sau Crore,
Syed Modi
22. X and Y?
X was born in Aligarh in a Jain family. Blind by birth, he went on to become an
accomplished musician and won...
X – Ravindra
Jain
Y – K J
Yesudas
23. What?
The first instance of this happening was in 1976 (Moondru Mudichu) and the 16th
and last instance was in 1985 (G...
Rajnikanth and
Kamal Hassan
together
24. What is X?
X is made up of long scarf–like single piece of cloth made of silk or cotton and is
often decorated with ja...
Mysore
Petta/Turban
25. What is X?
The X Festival held every year in December was started in 2000 by the State
Government and named after the ...
Hornbill
Finals
Infinite Pounce 1
1. Connect to an Indian Music Band.
Adbhutam, Bhayaanakam, Bhibhalsam, Shringaram, Karunam, Raudram, Santam,
Haasyam, Veer...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Thaikkudam
Bridge, Navarasam
2. Excerpt from whose letter to whom?
"Invincible Emperor, &c., the great affection which our Subjects have, to visit the ...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Queen Elizabeth to Emperor Akbar
3. Who?
Queen Elizabeth's ascension to the British throne is quite a story. The then-
Princess, along with her husband Pri...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Jim Corbett
4. Which famous first in poetry?
Some sources say that in ancient Persia, there was a tradition of wearing paper
attire wh...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Naqsh Fariyadi…
The first sher in Diwan-i-Ghalib
5. Who?
The person in this 1973 commemorative USSR stamp was widely regarded as a
scholar and polymath, being well-versed ...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Al Beruni
6. What is special about this theatre?
Tholu bommalata is a special theatre tradition of Andhra Pradesh. Its performers
ar...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Shadow Puppetry
7. FITB
In German, __ is a topographic name for someone living by an oak tree. Parents
prefer this name for their sons, si...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Eicher
8. Who and which song?
In an interview just before his live performance at the HT Imagine Fest 2019, he
refused to sing hi...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Piyush
Mishra,
Husna
Jugaar se bhi…
Aage
● Written round on Indian Inventors
● +10 for each correct
● +25 for full house
● No part points for a...
a. What elements is it made of?
Chennai-born Mas Subramanian and his team at the department of material
sciences at Oregon...
b. What did he add?
In 2006, Dr R Vasudevan, dean, Thiagarajar College of Engineering in Madurai,
patented a road-laying p...
c. What does the paper become?
In 2014, Meerut-born IIT-Kanpur alumnus Manu Prakash printed a pattern on a
single sheet of...
d. What are Bakeys?
Hyderabad-based Narayana Peesapati used a blend of millets, rice and wheat to
make something that does...
e. What did they develop?
In 2002, Engineers at the Hyderabad-based Microsoft India Development Center
developed a transit...
SAFETY
SLIDE
a. What elements is it made of?
Chennai-born Mas Subramanian and his team at the department of material
sciences at Oregon...
Yttrium, Indium, Manganese
b. What did he add?
In 2006, Dr R Vasudevan, dean, Thiagarajar College of Engineering in Madurai,
patented a road-laying p...
Plastic
c. What does the paper become?
In 2014, Meerut-born IIT-Kanpur alumnus Manu Prakash printed a pattern on a
single sheet of...
Microscope
d. What are Bakeys?
Hyderabad-based Narayana Peesapati used a blend of millets, rice and wheat to
make something that does...
Edible
Cutlery
e. What did they develop?
In 2002, Engineers at the Hyderabad-based Microsoft India Development Center
developed a transit...
Visual J #
Infinite
Pounce 2
1. Who? Which magazine?
He turned a small magazine into a major presence in Indian journalism. In his 2002
memoir, he glee...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Khushwant Singh,
Illustrated Weekly
2. X and Y.
Even though X unambiguously rejected the charge leveled at Y, his testimony can
be seen as less than full-thro...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Faiz and Manto
3. Put Funda.
Population of what in major Indian
cities?
SAFETY
SLIDE
SCs and STs
4. What are these?
● Paccha: for satwik and rajasic
● Taadii: for tamasik, wild men, and demi-divinities
● Katthi: for raj...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Face paints in
Kathakali
5. Give country X and commodity Y.
In December 2019, millions of devotees flocked to Gadhimai, a famous Hindu
temple in co...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Cattle (for
slaughter),
Nepal
6. Which fruits?
India is the world's largest producer of several tropical fruits, most of which have
great cultural signi...
SAFETY
SLIDE
X - Jackfruit,
Y - Banana,
Z - Mango
7. Give X, Y, and Z.
Vishal Bhardwaj's fascination with the Bard might have a little something to do with
his mentor and p...
SAFETY
SLIDE
A comedy of
errors
X - Do Dooni Chaar
Y - A Comedy of Errors
Z - Angoor
8. Who is X? Why is the poem relevant?
Jamsetji Bomanji X of the X Group built the HMS Mendin in 1814. She was launched
fr...
SAFETY
SLIDE
X - Wadia; Star Sprangled Banner
The Tale of a few Cities
Write and
Connect
●5 questions. +5 on each.
●+5 on full house.
●+10 for Connect.
●Connect is not exhaustive non finite.
●T...
1.
●Which city was formed over what were three villages
towards the end of the seventeenth century, two of
them being Govi...
2.
●The technique of creation of a chikan work is known as
chikankari. Chikan is a delicate and artfully done hand
embroid...
3.
●The origins of the name of this town in Malayam can
either be the summation of the words head and
settlement or north ...
4.
●Chowmahalla Palace, or the Char Mahal Palace, is the
palace of erstwhile rulers of this city. Located close to
another...
5.
●A town in Tamil Nadu, it is located on the banks of Palar
River between Chennai and Bangalore. It has a sizeable
leath...
SAFETY
SLIDE
1.
●Which city was formed over what were three villages
towards the end of the seventeenth century, two of
them being Govi...
Kolkata
2.
●The technique of creation of a chikan work is known as
chikankari. Chikan is a delicate and artfully done hand
embroid...
Lucknow
3.
●The origins of the name of this town in Malayam can
either be the summation of the words head and
settlement or north ...
Thalassery
4.
●Chowmahalla Palace, or the Char Mahal Palace, is the
palace of erstwhile rulers of this city. Located close to
another...
Hyderabad
5.
●A town in Tamil Nadu, it is located on the banks of Palar
River between Chennai and Bangalore. It has a sizeable
leath...
Ambur
Connect: Biryani
Infinite Pounce 3
1. Give the anglicized name of the cloth?
In the early days of Indo-European trade during the 16th century, a coarse cotto...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Cambay
2. Name A and B.
These are first class stats for A, an all rounder and B, primarily a batsman. While
they are often mocked...
A’s batting stats
A’s bowling stats
B’s batting stats
SAFETY
SLIDE
A – Stuart Binny B - Rohan Gavaskar
3. Give X or Y. What is the connect?
Quite simply called X janmabhoomi, the birthplace of Y is located in Mhow and is a
pi...
SAFETY
SLIDE
X: Bhim OR Y: B.R. Ambedkar
Connect: Mhow houses the Army Infantry School
4. Identify what we are talking about.
What something quite popular around the turn of the century was conceptualized
when...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Googly Woogly Wooksh, Ponds ad
5. The brothers.
To identify a product they could make in India, Laxmanrao and Ramuanna turned to three magazines
they sub...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Kirloskars
6. Give the name of the street.
What practice was started in ___ Street, Llanelli, Wales in 1907-15 (unconfirmed
date) aft...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Stepney - the spare tyre
7. What?
What happened for Malayalam for the first time in 1965 (and for the last time in
2019), happened for Hindi for th...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Jnanapith Awards
8. Put Funda.
The X most recently heard in the students' protests in Pakistan was popularised in
India post certain incide...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Azadi - the JNU slogan
9. Which community? What initiation practice?
The community gets its name from an Urdu word that means "separation" or
"di...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Hijras; cutting off the genitals
10. Give X and Y
Designed and sculpted by Rajiv Anchal, the 21 meter-high statue X in
Chadayamangalam, Kerala is supposed ...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Jatayu; Sardar Patel
Write 1
Fill in the blanks with the four options:
● Buddhism
● Jainism
● Ajivika
● Charvaka
____1____ ____2____ ____3____ ____4____
Karma Denies Affirms Affirms Denies
Samsara, Rebirth Affirms Affirms Affirms Denie...
SAFETY
SLIDE
1. Ajivika
2. Buddhism
3. Jainism
4. Charvaka
Infinite Pounce 4
1. What? What is the India connect?
The originally founded in 2003 was renamed after Sheikh Abdul Latif, a Saudi
businessm...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab,
Indian origin co-founders, Abhijit
Banarjee and Sendhil Mullainathan
2. Exemptions to what?
What exemption otherwise reserved to the armed forces has been extended to the
‘martial race’ of Ko...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Possession of guns without licenses
3. What is the demand?
There has been a demand for the creation of X as early as the 1940s. Kurma Bhimu
of Adilabad was am...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Gond State
4. What is the structure?
The structure constructed in 1669 is named after the nearby well, literally translated
as ‘the W...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Gyanvapi Mosque, Varanasi
5. Which child prodigy and her mentor?
X was born in 1959 to a family of peasants in Dunda, Madhya Pradesh. She attended
s...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Uma Bharti; Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia
6. What is expressed thus by an agency
of the Ministry of Earth Sciences?
In India what is expressed in terms of Long Peri...
SAFETY
SLIDE
IMD Rainfall Data
7. What practice?
According to Basu A., Sarkar-Roy N., and Majumder P. P. (2016), it has its origins 70
generations before...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Endogamy
8. X? Y? Blank?
One legend goes: While Lord X was still a minor, a lady-demon had created havoc in the
down south. She had...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Ayyappa, Sabarimala, receive
menstruating women
9. What? Which institution?
Though the ___ are named after a city in Philippines as they were originally made
from a type ...
SAFETY
SLIDE
Manila Rope used for hanging prisoners,
made in Buxar Central Jail
10. Connect the three images
SAFETY
SLIDE
Gujarat-based Cricket Associations in Ranji
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  1. 1. India Quiz
  2. 2. Presented by Quiz Cetera - 75+ quizzes across 25+ campuses, incl. IITs, IIMs, and NITs Aniruddha Mitra p15aniruddham@iima.ac.in 9426310784 Dhanraj B. p14dhanrajb@iima.ac.in 8123955150 Minakhi Misra p13minakhipm@iima.ac.in 9998154540 Tauseef Warsi p14tauseefw@iima.ac.in 8691045534
  3. 3. Prelims
  4. 4. 1. What does 1903 signify? The Tatas have a lounge at Bombay House called the 1903 Lounge. 1903 signifies the start of their hospitality chain, Taj. There's also another 1903 Lounge at the London Airport. What does that 1903 signify?
  5. 5. 2. Which famous role? On the left is Pravin Kumar Sobti, seen here with the silver medal in discus throw in the 1974 Tehran Asian games. He won 2 gold, 1 silver & 1 bronze medals at 1966, 1970 & 1974 Asian Games, in discus throw & hammer throw. He joined AAP in 2013 before moving to BJP a year later. He also starred in over 50 movies but the answer to this question will be the role he played in a 94 episode television show that started in 1988 and ended in 1990.
  6. 6. 3. Name of the Movie. Kaizad Gustad, an Indian author and film director, has written three books and four movies. Books: Of No Fixed Address, The Road to Mandalay, and 7 Storeys. Movies: Bombay Boys, _____, Bombil and Beatrice, Jackpot.
  7. 7. 4. Connect ● Thor actor Chris Hemsworth ● British actress Emma Ferguson ● Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan ● American R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter Eric Benet ● Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein ● American actress Marisol Nichols ● Former South African cricketer, Jonty Rhodes
  8. 8. 5. Who? While Indian Cricket hasn’t seen many families dominate it since inception, the Amarnaths are often considered its first family with Lala and his sons Mohinder and Surinder having represented the country. The royal house of Nawanagar, now Jamnagar, can lay claim to that title too. Ranjitsinhji and Duleepsinhji played for England and patronised the sport in India. Who is the third and last member from this royal household to have played international cricket, representing India in both tests and one-dayers before being involved in other ventures.
  9. 9. 6. Easy. Put Funda. In the early 1930s, airmail letters from Europe to India were unloaded from international airlines in Karachi. This mail was then sent on to its intended destination by train – a process that could take several days days. A former Royal Air Force pilot named Nevill Vintcent had an idea: what if someone set up an air service that could pick up the mail from Karachi and deliver it to its destination the same day? What was the answer to this question?
  10. 10. 7. Which stock's lifetime performance? What happened in in the week of July 26, 2019?
  11. 11. 8. What is the list about? According to the latest Lancet Commission Report released in September 2019, India ranked fourth in a much awaited list that the Report compiles every year. The nine other countries in the top ten were African. Sri Lanka and Malaysia have already fallen off the list, while a WHO analysis forecasts that Bhutan, Timor-Leste, and Nepal will fall out by 2020.
  12. 12. 9. What is Harsha talking about? In his foreword to the book Cricket 2.0, Harsha Bhogle writes: “___ is a giant laboratory where innovations are being studied. Some have likened it to a giant concert where the best musicians come, not just to play, but to jam with colleagues. ___ made cricket outward-looking where it once prided itself on being exclusive and closed. For all its reliance on analytics, ___ was also easy to understand and it took everyone along with it. More women started watching cricket." All blanks are same.
  13. 13. 10. What am I talking about? The original 1954 specification was: It is a circle made of gold, 35 mm in diameter, with a centred sun burst design on the obverse side. The text “___", in Devanagari Script, is inscribed on the upper edge in silver gilt with a wreath set along on the lower edge. A platinum State Emblem of India was placed in the centre of the reverse side with the national motto, "Satyameva Jayate" (Truth alone triumphs) in Devanagari Script, inscribed in silver-gilt on the lower edge. A year later, the design was changed and after minor modifications in 1957, it took the shape we currently know.
  14. 14. 11. Which city’s origins? The story is that the king, by the aid of the saint ___, called up the prophet Elijah or Khidr, and from him got leave to build a city if he could find four ___ who had never missed the afternoon prayer. A search over the region yielded two, the saint was the third, and the king the fourth.
  15. 15. 12. Who? An Independence activist from West Bengal, she is best known for hoisting the Indian flag in Bombay during the Quit India Movement in 1942. Post Independence, she was elected as Delhi's first mayor in 1958.
  16. 16. 13. Which Song? Which Movie? The title of this song roughly translates to "O Envy of the Moon." Originally written in the ghazal-qawwali style by Urdu poet Fana Buland Shehri, it gained popularity in 1988 when Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan composed and performed it. In 2017, the song resurfaced with some fresh lyrics by Manoj Muntashir in a Bollywood movie, and was sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
  17. 17. 14. What has rathera transformed into? A popular origins hypothesis for this Indian recreational activity is that it is a descendant of a military formation exercise, called rathera. Since chariots often toppled over when forced to make sharp turns in closed infantry positions, an attack strategy was developed where half chariots faced one way while the rest faced the other. In case an enemy unit infiltrated their position, the chariots were trained to give chase only in their designated decision and relay the responsibility to the oppositely directed chariots if the enemy unit made sharp turns or broke into smaller formations. If, a chariot was forced to turn completely around, they had to circumvent the entire battery of chariots in a wide arc, thus minimising the chances of a toppling.
  18. 18. 15. What goes in the erased part?​
  19. 19. 16.Which company? Identify the brand/company from the ad.
  20. 20. 17. Put Funda. The history of Devanahalli dates back to the 15th century, when a family of refugees fleeing from Conjeevaram (modern day Kanchi), camped near the foot of Ramaswami betta, east of Nandi Hills. Their leader Rana Baire Gowda was apparently directed in a dream to set up a settlement in this region. He and his Morasu Wokkalu family settled in a small village, Ahuti, which was later known as Avati. His son Malla Baire Gowda founded Devanahalli, Chikka-ballapura and Dodda-ballapura. Kempegowda, the founder of Bangalore city is also from Morasu Wokkalu family. During the time of Vijayanagra rule, Malla Baire constructed the initial mud fort in 1501 AD with the consent of Devaraya at Devanadoddi, the previous name of Devanahalli. Why is Devanahalli important to Indian social media?
  21. 21. 18. Id Both the movies. Scene from which movie referencing another classic.
  22. 22. 19. What is this? According to popular culture, Babu Rajchandra Das, a mid-19th century zamindar of Calcutta gifted the Mar Bagan, situated on the banks of river Hoogly, to Viceroy Lord Auckland and his sister Emily, after they helped him save his 3rd daughter from a fatal disease. Almost a century later, in 1934, Mar Bagan, which had by then been given an Anglican name, served as the location for an international event, the first of its kind in Calcutta.
  23. 23. 20. Identify the company ___ was first launched in 2014 by Aaron Jialun Li and Vincent Lou, both who are graduates of the Stanford University, California. According to the makers, the software uses proprietary AI-algorithm and knowledge graph to compare prices from multiple manufacturers. ___ has positioned its market in places like India, Europe, United States, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. India became the leading market for ___ accounting for nearly 40 million users out of its 70 million users globally. In July 2018, ___ appointed Ranveer Singh and Manushi Chhillar as ambassadors in India.
  24. 24. 21. Plot of which movie? Inspired by? After her husband Raj (Raman Kapoor) is murdered, Kamlesh (Fatima Sheikh) receives a shock and doesn't speak for days. The cause of this is that she indeed witnessed her husband's murder. But who did murder Raj? Was it really the politician Somnath (Naseeruddin Shah) who fell in love with Kamlesh and wanted to marry her? Was it a plot created by Somnath's rival candidate Mohanbhai (Anupham Kher) to win the elections? Or was it Kamlesh herself who wanted to leave Raj and run off with Somnath? It's up to CBI Inspector Kumar (Dev Anand) to find out.
  25. 25. 22. X and Y? X was born in Aligarh in a Jain family. Blind by birth, he went on to become an accomplished musician and won the Filmfare Award as well. He formed a very successful partnership with Y, a singer from Kerala, who has won multiple awards including the National Award. More successful in South Indian cinema, Y had a good time in Bollywood too, especially with X. X once said that if he were to get his eyesight back, the first person he would want to see is Y.
  26. 26. 23. What? The first instance of this happening was in 1976 (Moondru Mudichu) and the 16th and last instance was in 1985 (Geraftar). Despite multiple rumours, this hasn’t happened again.
  27. 27. 24. What is X? X is made up of long scarf–like single piece of cloth made of silk or cotton and is often decorated with jari border (golden or silver laces) and beautiful metal pendants that adds to its glory and grandeur. According to sources, in the early 1930s, the Imperial Hatworks located in heritage buildings at No. 32, Cunningham Road, Bengaluru, used to make the X for the Maharajah of Mysuru. What is X?
  28. 28. 25. What is X? The X Festival held every year in December was started in 2000 by the State Government and named after the bird X which is displayed in the folklore of most of the state's constituent groups. But ironically, the X themselves have been hunted to near extinction by these groups.
  29. 29. Prelims with Answers
  30. 30. 1. What does 1903 signify? The Tatas have a lounge at Bombay House called the 1903 Lounge. 1903 signifies the start of their hospitality chain, Taj. There's also another 1903 Lounge at the London Airport. What does that 1903 signify?
  31. 31. Based on Wright Bros. first flight
  32. 32. 2. Which famous role? On the left is Pravin Kumar Sobti, seen here with the silver medal in discus throw in the 1974 Tehran Asian games. He won 2 gold, 1 silver & 1 bronze medals at 1966, 1970 & 1974 Asian Games, in discus throw & hammer throw. He joined AAP in 2013 before moving to BJP a year later. He also starred in over 50 movies but the answer to this question will be the role he played in a 94 episode television show that started in 1988 and ended in 1990.
  33. 33. Bhim in Mahabharata
  34. 34. 3. Name of the Movie. Kaizad Gustad, an Indian author and film director, has written three books and four movies. Books: Of No Fixed Address, The Road to Mandalay, and 7 Storeys. Movies: Bombay Boys, _____, Bombil and Beatrice, Jackpot.
  35. 35. Boom
  36. 36. 4. Connect ● Thor actor Chris Hemsworth ● British actress Emma Ferguson ● Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan ● American R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter Eric Benet ● Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein ● American actress Marisol Nichols ● Former South African cricketer, Jonty Rhodes
  37. 37. Daughters named India
  38. 38. 5. Who? While Indian Cricket hasn’t seen many families dominate it since inception, the Amarnaths are often considered its first family with Lala and his sons Mohinder and Surinder having represented the country. The royal house of Nawanagar, now Jamnagar, can lay claim to that title too. Ranjitsinhji and Duleepsinhji played for England and patronised the sport in India. Who is the third and last member from this royal household to have played international cricket, representing India in both tests and one-dayers before being involved in other ventures.
  39. 39. Ajay Jadeja
  40. 40. 6. Easy. Put Funda. In the early 1930s, airmail letters from Europe to India were unloaded from international airlines in Karachi. This mail was then sent on to its intended destination by train – a process that could take several days days. A former Royal Air Force pilot named Nevill Vintcent had an idea: what if someone set up an air service that could pick up the mail from Karachi and deliver it to its destination the same day? What was the answer to this question?
  41. 41. Air India
  42. 42. 7. Which stock's lifetime performance? What happened in in the week of July 26, 2019?
  43. 43. CCD - Cafe Coffee Day; VG Siddhartha’s death
  44. 44. 8. What is the list about? According to the latest Lancet Commission Report released in September 2019, India ranked fourth in a much awaited list that the Report compiles every year. The nine other countries in the top ten were African. Sri Lanka and Malaysia have already fallen off the list, while a WHO analysis forecasts that Bhutan, Timor-Leste, and Nepal will fall out by 2020.
  45. 45. Malaria
  46. 46. 9. What is Harsha talking about? In his foreword to the book Cricket 2.0, Harsha Bhogle writes: “___ is a giant laboratory where innovations are being studied. Some have likened it to a giant concert where the best musicians come, not just to play, but to jam with colleagues. ___ made cricket outward-looking where it once prided itself on being exclusive and closed. For all its reliance on analytics, ___ was also easy to understand and it took everyone along with it. More women started watching cricket." All blanks are same.
  47. 47. IPL
  48. 48. 10. What am I talking about? The original 1954 specification was: It is a circle made of gold, 35 mm in diameter, with a centred sun burst design on the obverse side. The text " ___", in Devanagari Script, is inscribed on the upper edge in silver gilt with a wreath set along on the lower edge. A platinum State Emblem of India was placed in the centre of the reverse side with the national motto, "Satyameva Jayate" (Truth alone triumphs) in Devanagari Script, inscribed in silver-gilt on the lower edge. A year later, the design was changed and after minor modifications in 1957, it took the shape we currently know.
  49. 49. Bharat Ratna
  50. 50. 11. Which city’s origins? The story is that the king, by the aid of the saint ___, called up the prophet Elijah or Khidr, and from him got leave to build a city if he could find four ___ who had never missed the afternoon prayer. A search over the region yielded two, the saint was the third, and the king the fourth.
  51. 51. Ahmedabad
  52. 52. 12. Who? An Independence activist from West Bengal, she is best known for hoisting the Indian flag in Bombay during the Quit India Movement in 1942. Post Independence, she was elected as Delhi's first mayor in 1958.
  53. 53. Aruna Asaf Ali
  54. 54. 13. Which Song? Which Movie? The title of this song roughly translates to "O Envy of the Moon." Originally written in the ghazal-qawwali style by Urdu poet Fana Buland Shehri, it gained popularity in 1988 when Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan composed and performed it. In 2017, the song resurfaced with some fresh lyrics by Manoj Muntashir in a Bollywood movie, and was sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
  55. 55. Mere rashk e qamar, Badshaho
  56. 56. 14. What has rathera transformed into? A popular origins hypothesis for this Indian recreational activity is that it is a descendant of a military formation exercise, called rathera. Since chariots often toppled over when forced to make sharp turns in closed infantry positions, an attack strategy was developed where half chariots faced one way while the rest faced the other. In case an enemy unit infiltrated their position, the chariots were trained to give chase only in their designated decision and relay the responsibility to the oppositely directed chariots if the enemy unit made sharp turns or broke into smaller formations. If, a chariot was forced to turn completely around, they had to circumvent the entire battery of chariots in a wide arc, thus minimising the chances of a toppling.
  57. 57. Kho Kho
  58. 58. 15. What goes in the erased part?​
  59. 59. Bustard
  60. 60. 16.Which company? Identify the brand/company from the ad.
  61. 61. Paperboat Company - Hector Beverages
  62. 62. 17. Put Funda. The history of Devanahalli dates back to the 15th century, when a family of refugees fleeing from Conjeevaram (modern day Kanchi), camped near the foot of Ramaswami betta, east of Nandi Hills. Their leader Rana Baire Gowda was apparently directed in a dream to set up a settlement in this region. He and his Morasu Wokkalu family settled in a small village, Ahuti, which was later known as Avati. His son Malla Baire Gowda founded Devanahalli, Chikka-ballapura and Dodda-ballapura. Kempegowda, the founder of Bangalore city is also from Morasu Wokkalu family. During the time of Vijayanagra rule, Malla Baire constructed the initial mud fort in 1501 AD with the consent of Devaraya at Devanadoddi, the previous name of Devanahalli. Why is Devanahalli important to Indian social media?
  63. 63. Bangalore Airport, Social Media Jokes
  64. 64. 18. Id Both the movies. Scene from which movie referencing another classic.
  65. 65. Mrinal Sen’s Genesis; Mother India
  66. 66. 19. What is this? According to popular culture, Babu Rajchandra Das, a mid-19th century zamindar of Calcutta gifted the Mar Bagan, situated on the banks of river Hoogly, to Viceroy Lord Auckland and his sister Emily, after they helped him save his 3rd daughter from a fatal disease. Almost a century later, in 1934, Mar Bagan, which had by then been given an Anglican name, served as the location for an international event, the first of its kind in Calcutta.
  67. 67. Eden Gardens
  68. 68. 20. Identify the company ___ was first launched in 2014 by Aaron Jialun Li and Vincent Lou, both who are graduates of the Stanford University, California. According to the makers, the software uses proprietary AI-algorithm and knowledge graph to compare prices from multiple manufacturers. ___ has positioned its market in places like India, Europe, United States, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. India became the leading market for ___ accounting for nearly 40 million users out of its 70 million users globally. In July 2018, ___ appointed Ranveer Singh and Manushi Chhillar as ambassadors in India.
  69. 69. Club Factory
  70. 70. 21. Plot of which movie? Inspired by? After her husband Raj (Raman Kapoor) is murdered, Kamlesh (Fatima Sheikh) receives a shock and doesn't speak for days. The cause of this is that she indeed witnessed her husband's murder. But who did murder Raj? Was it really the politician Somnath (Naseeruddin Shah) who fell in love with Kamlesh and wanted to marry her? Was it a plot created by Somnath's rival candidate Mohanbhai (Anupham Kher) to win the elections? Or was it Kamlesh herself who wanted to leave Raj and run off with Somnath? It's up to CBI Inspector Kumar (Dev Anand) to find out.
  71. 71. Sau Crore, Syed Modi
  72. 72. 22. X and Y? X was born in Aligarh in a Jain family. Blind by birth, he went on to become an accomplished musician and won the Filmfare Award as well. He formed a very successful partnership with Y, a singer from Kerala, who has won multiple awards including the National Award. More successful in South Indian cinema, Y had a good time in Bollywood too, especially with X. X once said that if he were to get his eyesight back, the first person he would want to see is Y.
  73. 73. X – Ravindra Jain Y – K J Yesudas
  74. 74. 23. What? The first instance of this happening was in 1976 (Moondru Mudichu) and the 16th and last instance was in 1985 (Geraftar). Despite multiple rumours, this hasn’t happened again.
  75. 75. Rajnikanth and Kamal Hassan together
  76. 76. 24. What is X? X is made up of long scarf–like single piece of cloth made of silk or cotton and is often decorated with jari border (golden or silver laces) and beautiful metal pendants that adds to its glory and grandeur. According to sources, in the early 1930s, the Imperial Hatworks located in heritage buildings at No. 32, Cunningham Road, Bengaluru, used to make the X for the Maharajah of Mysuru. What is X?
  77. 77. Mysore Petta/Turban
  78. 78. 25. What is X? The X Festival held every year in December was started in 2000 by the State Government and named after the bird X which is displayed in the folklore of most of the state's constituent groups. But ironically, the X themselves have been hunted to near extinction by these groups.
  79. 79. Hornbill
  80. 80. Finals
  81. 81. Infinite Pounce 1
  82. 82. 1. Connect to an Indian Music Band. Adbhutam, Bhayaanakam, Bhibhalsam, Shringaram, Karunam, Raudram, Santam, Haasyam, Veeram
  83. 83. SAFETY SLIDE
  84. 84. Thaikkudam Bridge, Navarasam
  85. 85. 2. Excerpt from whose letter to whom? "Invincible Emperor, &c., the great affection which our Subjects have, to visit the most distant places of the world, not without good will and intention to introduce the trade of merchandize of all nations whatsoever they can, by which means the mutual and friendly traffic of merchandize on both sides may come, is the cause that the bearer of this letter John Newbery, jointly with those that be in his company, with a courteous and honest boldness, do repair to the borders and countries of your Empire, we doubt not but that your imperial Majesty through your royal grace, will favorably and friendly accept him. And that you would do it the rather for our sake, to make us greatly beholding to your Majesty; we should more earnestly, and with more words require it, if we did think it needful." Spellings are modernized. No part points.
  86. 86. SAFETY SLIDE
  87. 87. Queen Elizabeth to Emperor Akbar
  88. 88. 3. Who? Queen Elizabeth's ascension to the British throne is quite a story. The then- Princess, along with her husband Prince Philip, was in Kenya when her father King George VI died. At that point, she was in the Treetops Hotel, a tree house hotel designed to be like a machan used for shikar in India. A British subject was, quite aptly, accompanying the prince and the princess. He later described the situation with "she went up a tree in Africa a princess and came down a queen". Identify this British subject who quite suitably was with the royal couple and also had a way with words.
  89. 89. SAFETY SLIDE
  90. 90. Jim Corbett
  91. 91. 4. Which famous first in poetry? Some sources say that in ancient Persia, there was a tradition of wearing paper attire whenever any complainant went to the Sultan for the redressal of his grievance. Others say, it was a piece of bloodied paper on a staff and not an attire. This tradition is the most likely inspiration for which famous first in poetry?
  92. 92. SAFETY SLIDE
  93. 93. Naqsh Fariyadi… The first sher in Diwan-i-Ghalib
  94. 94. 5. Who? The person in this 1973 commemorative USSR stamp was widely regarded as a scholar and polymath, being well-versed in physics, mathematics, astronomy, and natural sciences. He had also distinguished himself as a historian, chronologist and linguist, conversant in Khwarezmian, Persian, Arabic, Sanskrit, Greek, Hebrew and Syriac. Often considered an impartial writer on customs and creeds of various nations, he authored Tarikh-al-Hind ("The History of India") which earned him titles like "father of Indology" and "the Master" for his remarkable description of early 11th-century India.
  95. 95. SAFETY SLIDE
  96. 96. Al Beruni
  97. 97. 6. What is special about this theatre? Tholu bommalata is a special theatre tradition of Andhra Pradesh. Its performers are part of a group of wandering entertainers and peddlers who pass through villages during the course of a year and offer to sing ballads, tell fortunes, sell amulets, perform acrobatics, charm snakes, weave fishnets, tattoo local people and mend pots. This art form gets its name from the special way they tell stories, mostly folk tales and epics, with an innovative use of lights in front of and behind the stage. These were also the inspiration behind the cover art of Anand Neelakanthan's book Vanara.
  98. 98. SAFETY SLIDE
  99. 99. Shadow Puppetry
  100. 100. 7. FITB In German, __ is a topographic name for someone living by an oak tree. Parents prefer this name for their sons, since it has connotations of being strong and well- built, similar to an oak. It is hardly surprising therefore that a company with that name also builds products known for their sturdiness, reliability, and machismo, when juxtaposed against the ruggedness of Indian roads.
  101. 101. SAFETY SLIDE
  102. 102. Eicher
  103. 103. 8. Who and which song? In an interview just before his live performance at the HT Imagine Fest 2019, he refused to sing his most popular Coke Studio song till Pakistan acknowledges “this problem called terrorism”. He had originally written the song during his theatre days in Delhi, when he had been immersed in themes of the Indian freedom struggle.
  104. 104. SAFETY SLIDE
  105. 105. Piyush Mishra, Husna
  106. 106. Jugaar se bhi… Aage ● Written round on Indian Inventors ● +10 for each correct ● +25 for full house ● No part points for any questions
  107. 107. a. What elements is it made of? Chennai-born Mas Subramanian and his team at the department of material sciences at Oregon State University accidentally created a vivid new blue that has been described as “near perfect” while testing the electronic properties of manganese oxide. Named Yinmn Blue, it is safe to produce, has no carcinogens, is environmentally benign, remains stable at high temperatures, doesn’t fade, and is now commercially available as paint.
  108. 108. b. What did he add? In 2006, Dr R Vasudevan, dean, Thiagarajar College of Engineering in Madurai, patented a road-laying process that resolved growing environmental concerns. His process adds a new material to the hot gravel that usually goes into making roads. As a result, roads last longer and it brings down road-laying maintenance costs by 50%.
  109. 109. c. What does the paper become? In 2014, Meerut-born IIT-Kanpur alumnus Manu Prakash printed a pattern on a single sheet of paper that can be folded into shape and used for science education and medical diagnosis in rural areas.
  110. 110. d. What are Bakeys? Hyderabad-based Narayana Peesapati used a blend of millets, rice and wheat to make something that doesn't get soggy even when left in moisture, hot or cold, for hours. The product, marketed globally as Bakeys, has a shelf life of three years, and biodegrades in 4 days, and is safe for consumption by animals on the road.
  111. 111. e. What did they develop? In 2002, Engineers at the Hyderabad-based Microsoft India Development Center developed a transitional language for programmers of Java and Visual J++, so they could use their existing knowledge and applications on .NET frameworks.
  112. 112. SAFETY SLIDE
  113. 113. a. What elements is it made of? Chennai-born Mas Subramanian and his team at the department of material sciences at Oregon State University accidentally created a vivid new blue that has been described as “near perfect” while testing the electronic properties of manganese oxide. Named Yinmn Blue, it is safe to produce, has no carcinogens, is environmentally benign, remains stable at high temperatures, doesn’t fade, and is now commercially available as paint.
  114. 114. Yttrium, Indium, Manganese
  115. 115. b. What did he add? In 2006, Dr R Vasudevan, dean, Thiagarajar College of Engineering in Madurai, patented a road-laying process that resolved growing environmental concerns. His process adds a new material to the hot gravel that usually goes into making roads. As a result, roads last longer and it brings down road-laying maintenance costs by 50%.
  116. 116. Plastic
  117. 117. c. What does the paper become? In 2014, Meerut-born IIT-Kanpur alumnus Manu Prakash printed a pattern on a single sheet of paper that can be folded into shape and used for science education and medical diagnosis in rural areas.
  118. 118. Microscope
  119. 119. d. What are Bakeys? Hyderabad-based Narayana Peesapati used a blend of millets, rice and wheat to make something that doesn't get soggy even when left in moisture, hot or cold, for hours. The product, marketed globally as Bakeys, has a shelf life of three years, and biodegrades in 4 days, and is safe for consumption by animals on the road.
  120. 120. Edible Cutlery
  121. 121. e. What did they develop? In 2002, Engineers at the Hyderabad-based Microsoft India Development Center developed a transitional language for programmers of Java and Visual J++, so they could use their existing knowledge and applications on .NET frameworks.
  122. 122. Visual J #
  123. 123. Infinite Pounce 2
  124. 124. 1. Who? Which magazine? He turned a small magazine into a major presence in Indian journalism. In his 2002 memoir, he gleefully writes that the magazine's circulation rose "like a victorious phallus at an obscene angle." Ironically, though he claimed that this memoir would "inevitably be my last", he went on to publish 11 more books.
  125. 125. SAFETY SLIDE
  126. 126. Khushwant Singh, Illustrated Weekly
  127. 127. 2. X and Y. Even though X unambiguously rejected the charge leveled at Y, his testimony can be seen as less than full-throated. Some argue that X was responding to the Progressive Writers' Association's call for Y's boycott issued during the 1949 conference. By Y's own account, however, X tried hard at the meeting of the Press Advisory Board to dissuade the state from bringing a case against him, but failed. Further, in Y's recollection of the trial, there’s never any sense that he felt betrayed by X.
  128. 128. SAFETY SLIDE
  129. 129. Faiz and Manto
  130. 130. 3. Put Funda. Population of what in major Indian cities?
  131. 131. SAFETY SLIDE
  132. 132. SCs and STs
  133. 133. 4. What are these? ● Paccha: for satwik and rajasic ● Taadii: for tamasik, wild men, and demi-divinities ● Katthi: for rajasic and tamasic ● Kari: for demonic females ● Minukku: for pious women and sages
  134. 134. SAFETY SLIDE
  135. 135. Face paints in Kathakali
  136. 136. 5. Give country X and commodity Y. In December 2019, millions of devotees flocked to Gadhimai, a famous Hindu temple in country X, to celebrate a quinquennial festival that calls for a certain barbaric ritual. Ironically, the ritual is largely facilitated by small Indian rural traders, despite a ruling by the Supreme Court to ban illegal movement of their traded commodity Y across the border.
  137. 137. SAFETY SLIDE
  138. 138. Cattle (for slaughter), Nepal
  139. 139. 6. Which fruits? India is the world's largest producer of several tropical fruits, most of which have great cultural significance in other countries. X, the National Fruit of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, is also prized in Vietnam, since its wood is the preferred material for Buddha statues. Y, the National Fruit of Central African Republic and Cambodia, has inspired writers, including Basho in Japan and O.Henry in the US. The latter coined a phrase in his book Cabbages and Kings that keeps resurfacing in political commentary. Z, the National Fruit of Haiti, Pakistan, and the Philippines, also served as the symbol for Chairman Mao's love for the people during the Cultural Revolution.
  140. 140. SAFETY SLIDE
  141. 141. X - Jackfruit, Y - Banana, Z - Mango
  142. 142. 7. Give X, Y, and Z. Vishal Bhardwaj's fascination with the Bard might have a little something to do with his mentor and persistent collaborator Gulzar, who wrote X, a 1968 adaptation of the Bengali film Bhrantibilas, which in itself was based on an Ishwar Chandra Chatterjee adaptation of Shakespeare's Y. Though it can't help bringing laughs, the Kishore Kumar and Asit Sen starrer X wasn't altogether great. Fourteen years later, Gulzar both wrote and directed another Bhrantibilas adaptation Z featuring Sanjeev Kumar and Deven Verma, and by this time the writer-director was in a whole different league.
  143. 143. SAFETY SLIDE
  144. 144. A comedy of errors X - Do Dooni Chaar Y - A Comedy of Errors Z - Angoor
  145. 145. 8. Who is X? Why is the poem relevant? Jamsetji Bomanji X of the X Group built the HMS Mendin in 1814. She was launched from the Duncan Docks in Bombay. In September of the same year, an American lawyer Y was traveling aboard the HMS Minden with written approvals and papers from the POTUS to facilitate a prisoner exchange. En route, after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812, Y was inspired by the eventual US victory and the large US flag. Being an amateur poet, he penned down The Defense of Fort M'Henry.
  146. 146. SAFETY SLIDE
  147. 147. X - Wadia; Star Sprangled Banner
  148. 148. The Tale of a few Cities
  149. 149. Write and Connect ●5 questions. +5 on each. ●+5 on full house. ●+10 for Connect. ●Connect is not exhaustive non finite. ●Think laterally.
  150. 150. 1. ●Which city was formed over what were three villages towards the end of the seventeenth century, two of them being Govindapur and Sutanuti?
  151. 151. 2. ●The technique of creation of a chikan work is known as chikankari. Chikan is a delicate and artfully done hand embroidery on a variety of textile fabric like muslin, silk, chiffon, organza, net, etc. White thread is embroidered on cool, pastel shades of light muslin and cotton garments. Nowadays chikan embroidery is also done with coloured and silk threads in colours to meet the fashion trends and keep chikankari up-to-date. ●Chikankari was given a GI tag by the government of India in 2008 and this recognised which city as the exclusive hub for chikankari?
  152. 152. 3. ●The origins of the name of this town in Malayam can either be the summation of the words head and settlement or north and settlement. Native to this city is Theyyam, a cultural ritual performance art that depicts the cultural heritage of North Malabar. Theyyam depicts Shiva bhutaganas, Kali and other deities and cultural heroes. The drama is enacted based on ancient stories and the language used is "Tottam pattu", a primitive form of Malayalam. Identify the city.
  153. 153. 4. ●Chowmahalla Palace, or the Char Mahal Palace, is the palace of erstwhile rulers of this city. Located close to another famous monument for the city which has a similar nomenclature, this palace has among other things the rulers' Rolls Royce collections. Which city?
  154. 154. 5. ●A town in Tamil Nadu, it is located on the banks of Palar River between Chennai and Bangalore. It has a sizeable leather industry and a sweet called makkhanpeda. It was the site of two famous battles, one in 1749 and 1767 that respectively led to the Second Carnatic War and the First Anglo-Mysore War. Identify the town?
  155. 155. SAFETY SLIDE
  156. 156. 1. ●Which city was formed over what were three villages towards the end of the seventeenth century, two of them being Govindapur and Sutanuti?
  157. 157. Kolkata
  158. 158. 2. ●The technique of creation of a chikan work is known as chikankari. Chikan is a delicate and artfully done hand embroidery on a variety of textile fabric like muslin, silk, chiffon, organza, net, etc. White thread is embroidered on cool, pastel shades of light muslin and cotton garments. Nowadays chikan embroidery is also done with coloured and silk threads in colours to meet the fashion trends and keep chikankari up-to-date. ●Chikankari was given a GI tag by the government of India in 2008 and this recognised which city as the exclusive hub for chikankari?
  159. 159. Lucknow
  160. 160. 3. ●The origins of the name of this town in Malayam can either be the summation of the words head and settlement or north and settlement. Native to this city is Theyyam, a cultural ritual performance art that depicts the cultural heritage of North Malabar. Theyyam depicts Shiva bhutaganas, Kali and other deities and cultural heroes. The drama is enacted based on ancient stories and the language used is "Tottam pattu", a primitive form of Malayalam. Identiify the city.
  161. 161. Thalassery
  162. 162. 4. ●Chowmahalla Palace, or the Char Mahal Palace, is the palace of erstwhile rulers of this city. Located close to another famous monument for the city which has a similar nomenclature, this palace has among other things the rulers' Rolls Royce collections. Which city?
  163. 163. Hyderabad
  164. 164. 5. ●A town in Tamil Nadu, it is located on the banks of Palar River between Chennai and Bangalore. It has a sizeable leather industry and a sweet called makkhanpeda. It was the site of two famous battles, one in 1749 and 1767 that respectively led to the Second Carnatic War and the First Anglo-Mysore War. Identify the town?
  165. 165. Ambur
  166. 166. Connect: Biryani
  167. 167. Infinite Pounce 3
  168. 168. 1. Give the anglicized name of the cloth? In the early days of Indo-European trade during the 16th century, a coarse cotton cloth made in India was the primary export to Britain, Portugal, and Spain. Similar to Cashmere, this material too got its name from its region of origin, which was in western India. For well over two decades, the monarchs of Europe referred to the erstwhile Mughal emperor only as the King of , ignorant of the vast empire he commanded beyond the region. Modern day students of geography know of this name thanks to a prominent water body in the region. Post-independence, the water body's name was Indianized again. The blank is the anglicized name of the region as well as the cloth.
  169. 169. SAFETY SLIDE
  170. 170. Cambay
  171. 171. 2. Name A and B. These are first class stats for A, an all rounder and B, primarily a batsman. While they are often mocked in social media for something more closely associated with Bollywood, the stats suggest otherwise. In my opinion. Identify A and B.
  172. 172. A’s batting stats
  173. 173. A’s bowling stats
  174. 174. B’s batting stats
  175. 175. SAFETY SLIDE
  176. 176. A – Stuart Binny B - Rohan Gavaskar
  177. 177. 3. Give X or Y. What is the connect? Quite simply called X janmabhoomi, the birthplace of Y is located in Mhow and is a pilgrimage spot for Y's followers. On either side of the monument is a Ram temple and a mosque, quite simply called bayonet masjid and bayonet mandir. Give me X OR Y for 5 points. Connect (for 5 points) the fact that the religious places are named bayonet to the fact that they are in Mhow. Some indication of Mhow's significance would do.
  178. 178. SAFETY SLIDE
  179. 179. X: Bhim OR Y: B.R. Ambedkar Connect: Mhow houses the Army Infantry School
  180. 180. 4. Identify what we are talking about. What something quite popular around the turn of the century was conceptualized when a certain lady named Nita grabbed hold of her husband's cheeks in a romantic moment?
  181. 181. SAFETY SLIDE
  182. 182. Googly Woogly Wooksh, Ponds ad
  183. 183. 5. The brothers. To identify a product they could make in India, Laxmanrao and Ramuanna turned to three magazines they subscribed to— American Machinist , Scientific American and Foundry. Ramuanna had meticulously filed and indexed these magazines which stood the brothers in good stead, as did a few mail order catalogues that they had received from the United States. In one of these catalogues, an illustration of a fodder cutter caught Laxmanrao’s attention. According to the product description, the cutter could chop fodder—including the stems and roots which the cattle normally reject—into fine bits. This finely chopped fodder, when sprinkled with salt water, became a salty feed that the cattle ate readily, thereby reducing costs for the cattle owner. He ordered one such machine and tested it. Finding that it worked well, Laxmanrao decided to copy it. His training in mechanical drawing came in handy and the brothers started manufacturing fodder cutters in a small makeshift shop. They even advertised in the newspapers in the local language—a novelty in those days. After some initial doubts, farmers took a liking to the machine and the business took off. The ___ then set up scores of small manufacturing units on land loaned to them by the local king. This was in 1901.
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  185. 185. Kirloskars
  186. 186. 6. Give the name of the street. What practice was started in ___ Street, Llanelli, Wales in 1907-15 (unconfirmed date) after certain requirements suddenly came into the market ? This has led to the practice being referred to by the name of the street, especially in India.
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  188. 188. Stepney - the spare tyre
  189. 189. 7. What? What happened for Malayalam for the first time in 1965 (and for the last time in 2019), happened for Hindi for the first time in 1968 (and for the last time in 2017) but for English for the first time only in 2018?
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  191. 191. Jnanapith Awards
  192. 192. 8. Put Funda. The X most recently heard in the students' protests in Pakistan was popularised in India post certain incidents in 2016 and an on screen adaption of X in a 2019 movie. According to activist Kamla Bhasin, who popularised X in India in 1991, as told to Hindustan Times, she learned it from the Pakistani feminists, who had come up with “Meri begane ___’. Give me X.
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  194. 194. Azadi - the JNU slogan
  195. 195. 9. Which community? What initiation practice? The community gets its name from an Urdu word that means "separation" or "disjunction". As such, the name means "people who have separated" something particular from themselves. This most likely refers to the painful, traditional initiation practice that was mandatory in the past, especially during the Mughal period, but has been discontinued in several parts of India today.
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  197. 197. Hijras; cutting off the genitals
  198. 198. 10. Give X and Y Designed and sculpted by Rajiv Anchal, the 21 meter-high statue X in Chadayamangalam, Kerala is supposed to symbolize protection of women. Statue X got special attention when popular YouTuber Dhruv Rathee extolled it saying, "this is how it should be done" while comparing it to another prominent statue Y. In his scathing analysis of Y Rathee said, "if the man was alive today, he would never have allowed such a colossal waste of taxpayers' money [translated from Hindi]"
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  200. 200. Jatayu; Sardar Patel
  201. 201. Write 1
  202. 202. Fill in the blanks with the four options: ● Buddhism ● Jainism ● Ajivika ● Charvaka
  203. 203. ____1____ ____2____ ____3____ ____4____ Karma Denies Affirms Affirms Denies Samsara, Rebirth Affirms Affirms Affirms Denies Rituals, Bhakti Affirms Affirms, optional Affirms, optional Denies Free Will Denies Affirms Affirms Affirms Atman (Soul, Self) Affirms Denies Affirms Denies Maya Affirms Affirms Affirms Denies
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  205. 205. 1. Ajivika 2. Buddhism 3. Jainism 4. Charvaka
  206. 206. Infinite Pounce 4
  207. 207. 1. What? What is the India connect? The originally founded in 2003 was renamed after Sheikh Abdul Latif, a Saudi businessman after his MIT alumnus son supported it with three major endowments in 2005. What is the India connect?
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  209. 209. Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Indian origin co-founders, Abhijit Banarjee and Sendhil Mullainathan
  210. 210. 2. Exemptions to what? What exemption otherwise reserved to the armed forces has been extended to the ‘martial race’ of Kodavas considering the cultural and religious sensitivities of the community (including worship during the 'Kailpodh' festival) that belongs to the Coorg region? This is a British era exemption that has recently been extended for a period of 10 years until 2029.
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  212. 212. Possession of guns without licenses
  213. 213. 3. What is the demand? There has been a demand for the creation of X as early as the 1940s. Kurma Bhimu of Adilabad was among the first people to demand X in 1941. Narain Singh Uikey, President of the Adivasi Seva Mandal, reiterated the demand for X and another political movement was started by Raja of Chanda. Raja Shyamlal Shah of Panabaras, Rajnandgaon (now in Chhattisgarh), Member of Parliament from Madhya Pradesh presented the demand for X to the then Prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. The request was turned down by Nehru and Shyamlal resigned. During the 80s, the GGP was formed in 1991 by Hira Singh Markam and Kausalya Portey with the primary demand being X.
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  215. 215. Gond State
  216. 216. 4. What is the structure? The structure constructed in 1669 is named after the nearby well, literally translated as ‘the Well of Knowledge’. It is believed that a Jyotirlinga was hidden in the well following the demolition of an existing structure that preceded this construction.
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  218. 218. Gyanvapi Mosque, Varanasi
  219. 219. 5. Which child prodigy and her mentor? X was born in 1959 to a family of peasants in Dunda, Madhya Pradesh. She attended school up until the sixth standard. As a child she displayed considerable interest in religious texts like the Bhagavad Gita, which led to her being seen as a “spiritual child prodigy.” She began to give discourses on the Gita, which eventually brought her in contact with Y who later became her political mentor. While still in her twenties, she was given the ticket to contest for the Lok Sabha during the 1984 election. Though unsuccessful in 1984, she eventually won the Lok Sabha elections in 1989 from Khajuraho. However, she gained national prominence only during the early 1990s. Who are X and Y?
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  221. 221. Uma Bharti; Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia
  222. 222. 6. What is expressed thus by an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences? In India what is expressed in terms of Long Period Average (LPA) with the LPA calculated during the 50-year period with: ● Normal or Near Normal: When departure of actual is +/-10% of LPA, that is, between 96-104% of LPA ● Below normal: When departure is less than 10% of LPA, that is 90-96% of LPA ● Above normal: When actual is 104-110% of LPA ● Deficient: When departure of actual is less than 90% of LPA ● Excess: When departure of actual is more than 110% of LPA
  223. 223. SAFETY SLIDE
  224. 224. IMD Rainfall Data
  225. 225. 7. What practice? According to Basu A., Sarkar-Roy N., and Majumder P. P. (2016), it has its origins 70 generations before present, and based on a generation time parameter of 22.5 years they predict the origin to be during the reign (319–550 CE) of the ‘ardent Hindu Gupta rulers’. But, according to Murali K. Vadivelu (2016), the generation times were more likely in the range of 13–18 years and therefore the origin coincides with ‘foreign invasions’.
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  227. 227. Endogamy
  228. 228. 8. X? Y? Blank? One legend goes: While Lord X was still a minor, a lady-demon had created havoc in the down south. She had got a boon from gods that she could only be defeated by the son born out of the union of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. As it happened, Lord X defeated her in a battle. Upon her defeat, it was revealed that the demon was actually a beautiful young woman who had been cursed to live the life of a demon. The defeat set the woman free who, in turn, proposed to Lord X. He refused saying that he had been ordained to go to forest and answer the prayers of devotees. But, the young woman was persistent. So, Lord X promised to marry her the day new devotees stop visiting him with their prayers at Y. The woman agreed to wait for him at a neighbouring temple. The woman is also worshipped today as Malikapurathamma at a neighbouring temple. The legend goes further saying that in honour of Malikapurathamma, Lord X does not __________________________.
  229. 229. SAFETY SLIDE
  230. 230. Ayyappa, Sabarimala, receive menstruating women
  231. 231. 9. What? Which institution? Though the ___ are named after a city in Philippines as they were originally made from a type of fiber obtained from the leaves of the abacá, the ___ are manufactured in India using J-30 cotton with the help of a power loom through twist and torque technique and they can bear up to 150 kg weight. The ___ are generally manufactured by a certain institution in Buxar located near the Ganga and therefore has the ideal atmospheric condition.
  232. 232. SAFETY SLIDE
  233. 233. Manila Rope used for hanging prisoners, made in Buxar Central Jail
  234. 234. 10. Connect the three images
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  236. 236. Gujarat-based Cricket Associations in Ranji
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Hosted at IIM Ahmedabad on the 15th of December 2019, the India Quiz was a part of the Ahmedabad Quiz Club Calendar. With questions ranging from politics and history to art and literature, the India Quiz prelims and finals are uploaded here for quizzers.

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