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Vol. XXVIII No. 19, January 16-31, 2019

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from December 16th to 31st. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.)

1.A special commemorative stamp was released in honour of Nobin Chandra Das. He is credited with ‘inventing’ which famous sweet?

2.Name the Indian movie that has been shortlisted for the Oscars in the Documentary Short Subject category?

3.On December 22nd, India became the world’s seventh largest stock market by overtaking which European nation?

4.Prime Minister Modi released the highest denomination a coin in commemoration of the birth anniversary of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. What is the value?

5.India’s longest railroad bridge named Bogibeel bridge has been built in which State and over which river?

6.According to Bloomberg data, which group became India’s largest conglomerate in terms of market capitalisation with a total worth of Rs. 10.40 lakh crore on December 28th?

7.Which place in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has been renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep?

8.Which Indian was selected ICC’s Women Cricketer of the Year and Women’s ODI Player of the Year?

9.Which two countries quit UNESCO on December 31st amid concerns that the body fosters anti-Israel bias?

10.According to the Public Enterprises Survey 2017-18 tabled in the Parliament, which was the most profitable PSU?

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11.Which Chennai-resident recently won a record-equalling 16th National women’s squash title?

12.Who has been appointed the women’s cricket team coach?

13.Name the Tamil writer, author of the Sahitya Akademi award-winning work Vaanam Vasapadum, who passed away recently.

14.What was founded in 1891 by G. Varadharajulu Chetty?

15.Where in Chennai did Dr. T.A. Sankaranarayanan, heir to the Zamindari of Kulatur, establish the city’s first private hospital, with 24 beds, in 1914?

16.With which other medical school did the Stanley Medical School merge in 1938 to become the Stanley Medical College?

17.Which place gets its name from the Tamil for ‘the waft of jasmines’?

18.With the inauguration of which railway line was the original Central Station opened to the public in 1873?

19.What stands in Royapettah where the Madras Eye Infirmary (now the Government Ophthalmic Institute) originally was?

20.What can you expect to shop for at the century-old Thomas Rodrigo & Sons on McLean Street near Broadway?

Answers to Quiz

1. Rosogolla, 2. Period. End of Sentence, 3. Germany, 4. Rs. 100, 5. Assam on the Brahmaputra, 6. HDFC Group, 7. Ross Island, 8. Smriti Mandhana, 9. Israel and USA, 10. Indian Oil Corporation.

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11. Joshna Chinnappa, 12. W.V. Raman, 13. Prabhanjan, 14. Harrison’s, 15. Broadway, 16. Lady Willingdon Medical School for Women, 17. Poonamallee (from Poo-manatha-malli), 18. Vyasarpadi-Madras line, 19. Wesley Church, 20. Religious and decorative material for Christian worship.

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