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VOL. XXIV NO. 23, March 16-31, 2015
Quizzin' with Ram'nan

(Current Affairs questions are from the period February 16th to 28th. Questions 11 to 20 pertain to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.)

1. Which film won the Best Picture Oscar this year?

2. The actor who achieved cult status for playing Mr. Spock in Star Trek passed away recently. Name him.

3. On which date this February was ‘Science for Nation Building’ the theme?

4. The Union Budget, in an effort to improve quality of life of common man, has proposed the launch of the JAM trinity. What is JAM?

5. Who smashed the fastest 150 in ODIs, off just 64 balls, recently?

6. According to a recent World Bank report, environmental damage to which World Heritage Site is costing India Rs. 1,290 crore each year?

7. Name the fourth Indian cricketer who was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on February 19th?

8. The Chinese New Year that started on February 19th is the Year of theā€¦?

9. Name the Dadasaheb Phalke and Padma Bhushan awardee, who held the Guinness World record for producing the highest number of films (over 150), who passed away recently.

10. India and the US on February 19th held their first-ever dialogue on what institution and other multilateral issues in Washington?

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11. Name the celebrated cinematographer and director, credited with introducing the zoom shot in Indian cinema in Uthama Puthiran, who passed away recently.

12. What distinct edifice, identified with Chennai on the silver screen, occupies most of what was once called Nari Medu or Hog’s Hill?

13. Which Saivite saint was once the Jain monk Marulnikkiyar?

14. Which was the first art deco building in Chennai to be designed by an Indian?

15. What iconic institution began circa 1840 as a shop selling the publications of the Wesleyan Missionaries?

16. What is there now on Radhakrishnan Salai where the erstwhile shed for the trams stood?

17. If one is thumbing through an Original Vel publication, what is the person following?

18. Which school in Chennai houses the Sivakami Pethachi Auditorium?

19. What was the former name of Raja Muthiah Road in Chennai?

20. Name the Chennai-based businesswoman named in Forbes’ ‘Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen 2015’ list.

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1. Birdman; 2. Leonard Nimoy; 3. February 28th (National Science Day); 4. Jan Dhan Yojana, Aadhaar and Mobile; 5. A.B. De Villiers against West Indies; 6. Sunderbans; 7. Anil Kumble; 8. Goat/sheep; 9. D. Rama Naidu; 10. United Nations.

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11. Aloysius Vincent; 12. The Central Station; 13. Appar or Tirunavukkarasar; 14. National Insurance Building on NSC Bose Road; 15. Higginbotham's; 16. TANGEDCO's facilities near the junction of Radhakrishnan Salai and Royapettah High Road; 17. Horse racing; 18. M.CT.M. Chidambaram Chettyar Matriculation School; 19. Sydenham's Road; 20. Akhila Srinivasan, the MD of Shriram Investments Limited.

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In this issue

The Fort at 375 deserves better
Madras Landmarks - 50 years ago
Lessons for & from Pondy Festival
The best of Indian architecture
The men who built Mylapore's temple
Making T'Nagar world class?
The Auroville dream
Birds in our backyards

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