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  1. 1. INDIA QUIZ By Ganesh Shankar & Mohit Mohan
  2. 2. During the late 1950s, the Planning Commission was entrusted to solve an acute problem in India due to the large number of PSUs that were being established as part of its first industrial policy. The Commission called on Mr. George Robbins of the University of California to solve this problem who gave certain recommendations which later lead to the foundation of _______________?
  3. 3. Answer
  4. 4. Indian Institute of Management
  5. 5. This gentleman is also known as the “Father of Indian ornithology”, but we know him better as someone who was a “political reformer” and whose contribution played a huge part in the Indian Independence movement.
  6. 6. Answer
  7. 7. AO Hume, founder of Indian National Congress
  8. 8. This controversial person was born a Brahmin in Pune to a Marathi family. He was named Ramachandra. His family feared that there was a curse in the family that targeted male children because three of them died in their infancy. Hence he was brought up as a girl, including having his nose pierced and wearing a nose-ring which gave him the nickname that we know him as. Identify the person.
  9. 9. Answer
  10. 10. Nathuram Godse
  11. 11. This word found its way into English language from India during the colonial era and is derived from Hindi “_______” which is itself derived from the Sanskrit word “capayati”(चपयति) meaning to press, knead, soothe.
  12. 12. Answer
  13. 13. Shampoo
  14. 14. X was a popular cultural show on Doordarshan. One of the reasons for its popularity was weekly quiz open for viewers participation. Viewers would post their response using 15 paise postcard of India Post. The show once received 1.4 million letters in a single week (Limca record). This lead the postal department to issue “Competition postcards” priced at ₹2 for participating in such contests. Identify the show.
  15. 15. Answer
  16. 16. Amul Surabhi
  17. 17. According to a legend, while X was serving as the prime minister of Chandra Gupta Maurya, she used to add small doses of poison to his food so that the Emperor would get accustomed to it and would not be poisoned by any of his enemies. Unfortunately, one day the queen shared the food while she was pregnant and she died. X did not want the baby to die, hence he cut open the belly of the queen and took out the baby. By that time a drop poison had spread to his head, due to which he got a “bluish spot” on his forehead. Identify the baby “Y” and his son “Z” who would later go on to become the greatest emperor of that dynasty.
  18. 18. Answer
  19. 19. X-Chanakya Y-Bindusara Z-Ashoka
  20. 20. • Connect the following dates- 1. 26th October 1962-10th January 1968 2. 3rd December 1971-21st March 1977(extended along with the third time frame) 3. 25th June 1975- 21st March 1977
  21. 21. Answer
  22. 22. Emergency years in India
  23. 23. In the book “Poverty and Un-British Rule in India” Dadabhai Naoroji gave six factors that contributed heavily to a economic theory that he put forward. Identify the theory? The six factors are- • External rule and administration in India. • Funds and labour needed for economic development was brought in by immigrants but India did not draw immigrants. • All the civil administration and army expenses of Britain were paid by India. • India was bearing the burden of territory building both inside and outside India. • India was further exploited by opening the country to free trade. • Major earners in India during British rule were foreigners. The money they earned was never invested in India to buy anything. Moreover they left India with that money.
  24. 24. Answer
  25. 25. The drain of wealth theory
  26. 26. Give the connection.(The middle picture is the hint)
  27. 27. Answer
  28. 28. International boundary lines are named after the two persons- Sir Henry McMahon and Sir Cyril Radcliffe
  29. 29. Identify the Brand from the anecdote. Tarangini Mitra loved to pirouette. To dance by spinning on one foot came naturally to her. On one of her school functions, her talent was spotted by a certain Mr. Padmasee, a reputed ad film maker who approached her mother and said “We just want her to do the spin, like she does so gracefully. The small twist would be counterbalanced by a jingle. She does the move, packs her bags, gets the cheque and leaves. Think of it, she’s going to be the first ________"
  30. 30. Answer
  31. 31. Nirma Girl
  32. 32. This group was founded by Sampat Pal Devi, but were later relieved of her role due to allegations of financial impropriety. The group was also the subject of a movie called “Pink Saris”. Identify the group.
  33. 33. Answer
  34. 34. Gulabi Gang
  35. 35. Which is the largest e-commerce portal in India?
  36. 36. Answer
  37. 37. IRCTC
  38. 38. Identify this gentleman whom the World Encyclopedia of Comics described as the “Walt Disney of India"
  39. 39. Answer
  40. 40. Pran Kumar Sharma
  41. 41. Known as Moksha Patam, this game emphasized the role of karma. The game was taught in ancient India as a tool for teaching the effects of good V/s bad. The Y represented virtues while X represented vices. Identify the game from X and Y.
  42. 42. Answer
  43. 43. Snakes and Ladder
  44. 44. X was born as Mahesh Das in 1528, in a village near Kalpi, Uttar Pradesh, India. He was given the name X which is derived from Vir Var which means courageous and great, quite contrary for him since he was not known for his bravery or for his military skill.
  45. 45. Answer
  46. 46. Birbal
  47. 47. Sports Pounce - +10/-10
  48. 48. • As of October 1st 2013, there have been 95 men and 22 women in this list. Among the men, the first was the Indian Zeeshan Ali in 1990, while the 95th, an Italian named Daniele Bracciali, entered the list in the last week of September 2013. The most famous in this list is an Indian at 36th. As for the women, the first was an Indonesian named Yayuk Basuki in 1994, while the most well known was a Czech-American at 9th. • The person with whom this list is associated, became the oldest to achieve something in 2013. • What is this a list of? Sports
  49. 49. A Portmantaeu word coined in Afghanistan after a spate of bombings using similar modus operandi. Most famous example: 2011 assasination of former president Rabbani In India, this word has been associated with a sportsperson since the early 2000s Which word?
  50. 50. Turbanator
  51. 51. Why was this match abandoned ?
  52. 52. what began on Dec 18, 1989, at Gujranwala, and ended on Mar 18, 2012, at Dhaka?
  53. 53. Sachin’s Career
  54. 54. A land and finance company from Delhi used to boast of a superlative from 2008 to 2012. Now, since April 2013, it is owned by someone who reliably never says no. Put Funda
  55. 55. Sports Who was the official flag bearer of India at Sochi winter olympics 2014 ?
  56. 56. No One….. Initially 3 atheletes competed under independent Olympic flag
  57. 57. • It is known by different names in various countries such as, Zoo in Iran, Guddo in Sri Lanka and Techib in Indonesia • It received international exposure in 1936 • It was probably invented to ward off group attacks. The British Army used it as a fitness exercise and as an enticement to recruit soldiers from the British Asian community.
  58. 58. Kabbadi
  59. 59. Identify the team of Pro kabbadi league whose jersey is seen in the picture
  60. 60. Movies Pounce - +10/-10
  61. 61. The 2013 film "Ranjhanaa" is set in Varanasi, is directed by Anand Rai, and has music composed by A.R.Rahman. According to its director, his music composer paid homage to which Bharat Ratna through the music, by prominently using the shehnai in many of its songs?
  62. 62. "Ek Thi Daayan" was a 2013 Hindi film starring Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, and Huma Qureshi, and contained a plot about magicians and witches. As the film neared release, a lady named Ipsita Roy Chakraverti wrote to the National Commission for Women, complaining about the film's content Why was she upset ?
  63. 63. In which country was “hothon mein aisi baat” picturised ?
  64. 64. Sikkim
  65. 65. Two special(Indian) National Tourism awards were announced in 2013 to the director of a 2012 film and a writer associated with it, for promoting Munnar & Pondicherry as tourist destinations . Which movie ?
  66. 66. The Indian National Awards for Films for 2013 were awarded by the President of India on May 3rd, 2013. In 2012, it had been announced that these awards would be given away each year on this date. What significant event in the history of Indian films is being commemorated by the choice of this date?
  67. 67. __________ is a remake of 1940 film Aurat and the first in a list of three movies from India. The title of the movie was chosen to counter a 1927 book of the same name, by an American author, which vilified Indian culture. This movie metaphorically represents India as a nation in the aftermath of independence. Which film?
  68. 68. If 2010 featured a pain-killer from a Kolkata company and consisting of 16% Menthol and 10% Oil of Gaultheria, 2012 featured a resin-based adhesive that is almost synonymous with its product category. What are we talking of?
  69. 69. Dabaang Series
  70. 70. Personalities Pounce - +10/-10
  71. 71. Politics Mohammad Chaman, a trader in Sadar Bazaar in Delhi was irritated with his customer during their first encounter (in May 2013). His customer had wanted 300 units of an item at a discounted price. From December 2013, the item has become a rage and Chaman sold as many as 3 lakh units. There is also a YouTube video detailing how to make this item. What is this item and who was the customer?
  72. 72. Personalities In January 2014, Sachin Tendulkar became the youngest recipient of the Bharat Ratna, at age 40. He's also the first Bharat Ratna awardee to be born post-Independence. Which recipient was, in terms of birth year, the previous youngest?
  73. 73. Rajeev Gandhi
  74. 74. A daredevil pilot: helped airlift Indian soldiers into Kashmir during 1947 war and flew out Indonesian leaders in 148 during their independence battles He was also a politician at state & centre and has a political party named after him Who?
  75. 75. Biju Patnaik
  76. 76. Movies
  77. 77. Jayalalitha
  78. 78. In 2008, British professional service provider firm Ernst and Young conducted a study in Indian cities on parameters of affluence index, population size and growth potential. The report identifies a phenomenon where rapidly growing smaller towns are taking centre stage. What was the name given to the phenomenon which was also the title of the study report ?
  79. 79. • The Seven Social Sins, sometimes called the Seven Blunders of the World, is a list that was published and later given in a piece of paper to his grandson by ________ • They are:  Wealth without work.  Pleasure without conscience.  Knowledge without character.  Commerce without morality.  Science without humanity.  Worship without sacrifice.  Politics without principle.
  80. 80. The city of Mumbai plays host to over 2 million people from all around the country for 4 days in the month of April each year. The city authorities arrange free transport and accommodation for them. They visit the city as pilgrims to worship and pay homage to _______
  81. 81. MIXED BAG
  82. 82. “Elaeocarpus ganitrus” Shown below is the ripe fruit. What are its seeds used for
  83. 83. Rudrakhsa
  84. 84. A visual from an election polling station from a European national election in February 2013. Why were the news media (some of it international) interested in this person casting his vote?
  85. 85. Italian Marine who was caught for killing Indian fisherman
  86. 86. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi won elections from the Vadodara constituency in Gujarat. Since 1991, this seat has always been won by the BJP (except in 1996).The winner of the 1991 election rode a political wave and a cultural phenomenon, that swept India a few years before; both were associated with the temple town of Ayodhya. If one of these waves was the Ram Mandir agitation, what was the other phenomenon, and who was this MP (a lady)?
  87. 87. Deepika Chikalia – She played Sita in Ramayana
  88. 88. M.H. Mankad, G.R. Viswanath, D.B. Vengsarkar, Ravi Shashtri, Mohd. Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Ajit Agarkar, __________
  89. 89. Where can be these symbols seen ?
  90. 90. These type of vehicles get their popular English name from the literal translation of the Japanese "dangan ressha", indicative of its shape in the original design and its much talked-about speed. Much discussed in India by the new government in 2014, what kind of vehicles are these ?
  91. 91. What is the below paragraph talking about ?

Notas del editor

  • Drain of wealth
  • Radcliffe and Mcmohan border lines
  • Nirma girl
  • Gulabi Gang
  • Pran, Chacha Chaudhary
  • Snakes & Ladder
  • Birbal
  • Leander Paes Doubles partners
  • Turbanator
  • Match abandoned as a draw as the news that the Indian Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi was assassinated reached. The rest of the tour was also called off.
  • Sachin’s Cricketing Career
  • DLF Maximum to YES Bank Maximum in IPL
  • initially entered the competition as Independent Olympic participants, competing under the Olympic flag, as the Indian Olympic Association had been suspended by the IOC since 2012
  • Kabbadi
  • Jaipur Pink Panthers
  • Dhoom 3
  •  Ustad Bismillah Khan
  • She practiced wicca and upset by atrocities shown on witches
  • Sikkim
  • Life of PI
  • Raja Harishchandra was released
  • Mother India
  • Dabang Movies…. Zandu Balm and Fevicol
  • Arvind Kejriwal and AAM Admi cap
  • Rajeev Gandhi
  • Biju Patnaik
  • Jayalalitha
  • Dhoni Phenomenon
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Baba Ambedkar
  • Rudraksha
  • Italian Marine
  • She played Sita in Ramayana
  • Q&A by Vikas Swarup also re-released as Slumdog Millionaire
  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Mumbai Metro
  • Bullet Trains
  • IIM Kashipur Logo