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Vol. XXVIII No. 3, May 16-31, 2018

Quizzin’ with Ramanan

(Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s questions are from April 16th to 30th. Questions 11 to 20 relate to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.)

1. Which noted institution has developed Bhabha Kavach (named after Homi Bhabha), a next-generation bulletproof jacket that is cheaper and 50 per cent lighter than existing models?

2. What Indian legal first did senior advocate Indu Malhotra achieve recently?

3. According to the recently released Migration and Development Brief by World Bank, which country has retained top position as recipient of remittances, with about $69 billion in 2017?

4. Which corporate recently became the first Indian company to reach $100 billion market capitalisation (m-cap) milestone?

5. In which national capital was the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting held recently?

6. Name the person, not from the Castro family, named the new President of Cuba?

7. Which African nation has been officially renamed Kingdom of eSwatini to mark the country’s 50th anniversary of independence?

8. Scientists using infrared spectroscopy data from the Gemini North telescope have established the presence of which poisonous gas with the smell of rotten eggs in the clouds of Uranus?

9. Which high-profile self-styled godman has been sentenced to be in jail until death after being convicted for the rape of a minor in 2013?

10. Why was Prince Louis Arthur Charles in the news recently?

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11. Which Chennai-based college started functioning from July 2, 1951 at Limbdi Gardens?

12. On which day of the Kapaliswarar Kovil Brahmotsavam is the Rishabha Vahanam festival?

13. What was the name given to songs, printed on cheap paper and distributed at street corners in Madras in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, for people to enjoy the information?

14. What is the most common use for the Codd Bottle?

15. Gandhi Nagar School started in June 1950 has now metamorphosed into…?

16. Apart from Vijay, name the other two Amritraj siblings who also played tennis?

17. Born to Dare by S. Muthiah chronicles the life of which decorated soldier from Madras?

18. Which film starring the Superstar was inspired by the Hollywood comedy Brewster’s Millions starring Richard Pryor?

19. C.R. Srinivasan bought the Whiteaway’s building shortly after Independence. According to common legend, what did he rename it?

20. At which temple are the Tirupati umbrellas taken to the holy town from the metropolis traditionally kept for one night before their onward journey?

Answers to Quiz

1. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), 2. She became first woman judge to be elevated to the SC directly from the Bar, 3. India, 4. Tata Consultancy Services, 5. London, 6. Miguel Díaz-Canel, 7. Swaziland, 8. Hydrogen sulphide, 9. Asaram Bapu, 10. He is the third and latest son to be born to Prince William and the fifth in the line to the British throne.

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11. New College, 12. Fifth day, 13. Guzili Paattu, 14. Goli Soda, 15. Rani Meyyammai High School, 16. Anand and Ashok, 17. Lt. Gen. Inderjit Singh Gill, pvsm, mc, 18. Arunachalam, 19. Victory House, 20. Kasi Viswanathar Temple in Ayyanavaram.

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