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(ARCHIVE) Vol. XVIII No. 26, may 1-15, 2009
Quizzin' with Ram'nan

(Current Affairs questions are from the period April 1st to 15th. Questions 11 to 20 pertain to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.)

1. Injaz (Arabic for achievement) born on April 8th is credited with being the world’s first cloned….?

2. Who is the new U.S. Masters golf champion?

3. Name the latest two countries to join the NATO military alliance.

4. What is the name of the ‘First Dog’ in the White House?

5. It was announced recently that an Antarctic ice shelf half the size of Scotland is on the verge of collapse. Name it.

6. The silver jubilee of which Indian’s pioneering voyage was observed on April 3rd-4th?

7. According to the G20 Summit declaration in London, what is the value of the additional programme of support to restore credit, growth and jobs in the world economy?

8. Which great all-rounder recently dubbed Sachin Tendulkar as the greatest batsman to have played the game?

9. Which Indian king’s throne finial, a picture of a temple built by him and a gun belonging to him went for more than half a million pounds sterling at an auction on April 2nd?

10. Name the India-born CEO of Motorola who, with a $104 million pay packet in 2008, has emerged as America’s top-paid CEO.

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11. Why is the St. Mary’s Church in Fort St. George so called?

12. What was the pseudonym of T. Rajagopal, who was called “Uvamai Kavignar” (Poet of Similes)?

13. What is considered Madras city’s first college?

14. When is the Little Mount festival of Our Lady of Health traditionally celebrated every year?

15. Which of the original founders of The Hindu had a Tamil bi-weekly Hindu Nesan?

16. In which quaintly named edifice was the headquarters of the Theosophical Society established in 1886 in Chennai?

17. Harvey Mills in Madurai has metamorphosed into…?

18. Who was the first Indian president of the Madras Chamber of Commerce?

19. Name the Swiss company that collaborated with the Government of India to set up the Integral Coach Factory.

20. Which temple in Chennai, situated between Mint Street and China Bazaar, was once called ‘Lorraine’s (Narayana) Pagoda’?

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1. Camel; 2. Àngel Cabrera; 3. Albania and Croatia; 4. Bo; 5. Wilkins Shelf; 6. Rakesh Sharma’s trip to space; 7. $1.1 trillion; 8. Sir Richard Hadlee; 9. Tipu Sultan; 10. Sanjay Jha.

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11.The foundation work for the church commenced on the Annunciation Day of the Blessed Virgin; 12. Suradha; 13. Presidency College; 14. Fourth Saturday and Sunday after Easter; 15. M. Veeraraghavachariar; 16. Huddlestone Gardens; 17. Madura Coats; 18. A.M.M. Murugappa Chettiar;19. Car and Elevator Manufacturing Corporation Ltd., Schlieren-Zurich; 20. Bairagimadam Temple.

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