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Vol. XXVII No. 19, January 16-31, 2018

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

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

1. Which world title did Viswanathan Anand reclaim after 2003 and where?

2. Parliament recently passed the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) Bill paving the way for setting up an institution of national importance. Where in Andhra Pradesh is it to come up?

3. Where was India’s first-ever broad gauge air-conditioned AC EMU suburban train flagged off recently?

4. The India Government Mint recently launched ‘Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravya (BND-4201)’. What is it?

5. Which former India wicket-keeper is the General Manager of the BCCI?

6. NITI Aayog is to set up an Economy Fund of Rs. 4,000-5,000 crore to promote the production and use of which clean fuel?

7. According to the UN World Migration Report (2018), which nation’s diaspora is the world’s largest, with slightly more than 15.6 million people (6 per cent of the total number of international migrants)?

8. Which football team became the first to win the FIFA Club World Cup back-to-back with a victory recently?

9. George Weah, a former FIFA World Footballer of the Year, was recently elected President of which African country?

10. It was recently announced that India is the second largest producer of horticultural crops and fruits in the world. Which Asian country is No. 1?

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11. For translating which Malayalam work has Yu. Ma. Vasuki won the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award for translation?

12. Which Shiva devotee was known as ‘Thirunalaippovar’?

13. What famous institution is located at 168/306 TTK Road, Royapettah?

14. By what other common name is the ‘Arudhra Darisanam’ festival celebrated?

15. Which Chennai resident was the first Indian to be appointed as Crown Prosecutor by the British Government?

16. Which sabha started off in George Town in the early 1890s, moved to Victoria Public Hall in 1902 before settling at its present location on Mount Road in 1936?

17. Under the newly expanded Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), where would North and Central Chennai divisions be headquartered?

18. At which venue was M.S. Subbulakshmi presented to the Madras audiences in 1933?

19. The entry point for a Jallikattu ground is called…?

20.What has the Rajinikanth Rasikar Mandram been re-christened as?

Answers to Quiz

1. World Rapid Chess title at Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), 2. Visakhapatnam, 3. Mumbai, between Andheri and Churchgate, 4. It is the reference standard for gold of ‘9999’ fineness (gold that is 99.99 per cent pure with impurities of only 100 parts-per-million), 5. Saba Karim, 6. Methanol, 7. India, 8. Real Madrid, 9. Liberia, 10. China.

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O.V. Vijayan’s Khasakkinte Itihasam, 12. Nandanar, 13. Music Academy, 14. Thiruvadirai, 15. V.L. Ethiraj, 16. Suguna Vilasa Sabha, 17. Tondiarpet and Ambattur, 18. Soundarya Mahal, 19. Vadivasal, 20. Rajinikanth Makkal Mandram.

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