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Vol. XXXI No. 24, April 1-15, 2022

Quizzin’ with Ram’nan

Quizmaster V.V. Ramanan’s first 10 questions are on current affairs and the next 10 on Tamil Nadu.

1. Bhagwant Mann was sworn in as the chief minister of Punjab on March 16 at a ceremony in Khatkar Kalan. It is the ancestral village of which freedom fighter?

2. India has committed to being tuberculosis-free by which year?

3. On March 24 the govt. announced that India’s annual goods exports crossed which mark for the first time ever?

4. The World’s top-ranked women’s tennis player Ashleigh Barty recently made a surprising decision to retire at 25. Which of the four Grand Slam singles did she NOT win?

5. Name the singer of ‘Save Your Tears’ that was streamed 2.15 billion times to be voted the world’s most played song of 2021, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry?

6. In an incident that shocked animal lovers, 100 birds of which near-threatened species died of suspected and deliberate poisoning in Assam?

7. Which country was ranked No. 1 for the fifth year running in the annual UN ‘World Happiness Report’ where India was placed 136?

8. Name the protein-based vaccine manufactured by Biological E Ltd that has been approved for administration for those aged 12-14 years.

9. Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the 44th Chess Olympiad has been moved out of Russia to which Indian State?

10. The United Nations General Assembly recently adopted a resolution to proclaim March 15 as the International Day to combat the phobia towards which religion?

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11. What is the State tree and fruit of Tamil Nadu?

12. Until which year did the State have a bicameral legislature?

13. In 1837, the first rail line was constructed by Red Hills Railroad to run between Red Hills and which place in Chennai?

14. How many times has Article 356 of the Constitution been used to dissolve the State government and impose President’s rule?

15. Published in 1879 and authored by Samuel Vedanayagam Pillai, which work is considered the first novel to be published in Tamil?

16. The State got its second corporation in 1971, 283 years after the first in Chennai. Which city?

17. In 1955, R.P. Sethu Pillai became the first Tamil literary figure to get which prestigious award?

18. According to, which Tiruttani-born individual holds the record for the Indian to be nominated the highest number of times for the Nobel prize?

19. What was founded at Adyar in 1917 by Annie Besant, Margaret Cousins, Dorothy Jinarajadasa and others?

20. Who was the first woman from the State since Independence to be part of the Union government?

Answers to Quiz

1. Bhagat Singh, 2. 2025, 3. $400billion, 4. US Open, 5. Weeknd, 6. Himalayan Griffon, 7. Finland, 8. Corbevax, 9. Tamil Nadu, 10. Islam.

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11. Palmyra and Jackfruit, 12. 1986, 13. Chintadripet bridge, 14. Four times, 15. Prathapa Mudaliar Charithram, 16. Coimbatore, 17. Sahitya Akademi, 18. S. Radhakrishnan, 19. Women’s Indian Association, 20. Maragatham Chandrasekhar.

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