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(ARCHIVE) Vol. XIX No. 11, september 16-30, 2009
Quizzin' with Ram'nan

(Current Affairs questions are from the period August 16th to 31st. Questions 11 to 20 pertain to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.)

1. In the world of ‘cyber-information’, how did Norwegian film actress and director Beate Eriksen create news on August 17th?

2. Who created history in Berlin on August 16th and 20th by bettering his own feats?

3. Name the last of the famous Kennedy brothers who passed away on August 26th.

4. On August 22nd, an IAF MiG-29 fighter was scrambled to intercept which country’s passenger plane after it failed to identify itself correctly?

5. Who won the Compton-Miller Medal for the player of the series in the recently concluded Ashes cricket series won by England 2-1?

6. What ambitious indigenous space endeavour that started on October 22nd last year came to an abrupt end on August 29th?

7. Which famous entertainment giant is to acquire comic book titan Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion in cash and stock?

8. Guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher quit a popular English rock band recently saying that he could no longer work with his co-founder brother Liam. Name the band.

9. With which Internet giant’s co-founder has the new Team US F1 struck an investment deal for its debut season in 2010?

10. According to a recent Forbes’ ranking, who is the world’s top-earning cricketer, earning $10 million a year?

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11. Which Tamil film was chosen as the best Indian movie at the 55th National Film Awards announced recently?

12. At which four places in Chennai does TNEB have ‘Any Time Payment’ machines?

13. Which club in Chennai is celebrating its quasquicentennial this year?

14. Which structure was built at Sarabendrajapattinam by the Maratha king of Thanjavur, Serfoji II, in 1814-15?

15. According to the Tamil interpretation of seasons, which season falls in Chithirai andVaikasi?

16. Which year is it now according to the 60-year cycle of the Tamil calendar?

17. Which city also has/had names like Naganadu, Cholakula Vallippatinam and Shiva Rajadhani?

18. In which year did the State adopt a unicameral legislature?

19. Which founding member of the DMK formed the Tamil National Party in 1962?

20. Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve straddles the borders of which two Tamil Nadu districts?

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1. An entry on her became the three millionth article on Wikipedia; 2. Usain Bolt smashed the world records in the 100m and 200m sprints at the World Athletics Championships; 3. Edward Kennedy; 4. Air France; 5. Andrew Strauss; 6. Chandrayaan-1 mission; 7. Walt Disney Co.; 8. Oasis; 9. YouTube’s Chad Hurley; 10. India captain M.S. Dhoni.

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11. Kanchivaram; 12. At its HQ on Anna Salai, T. Nagar, Wallajah Road and Sowcarpet; 13. Madras Gymkhana Club; 14. Manora Tower; 15. ‘Ilavenil’; 16. Virodhi; 17. Nagapattinam; 18. 1986; 19. E.V.K. Sampath; 20. Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari.


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