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(ARCHIVE) Vol. XXI No. 6, July 1-15, 2011
Quizzin' with Ram'nan

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

1. Which of India’s neighbours was declared free of landmine fields by the UN recently?

2. The recently published Diary of a Combatant is which iconic revolutionary figure’s exploits between 1956 and 1958?

3. To which European automobiles giant has the US Government decided to sell its stake in Chrysler?

4. Whose record did Rafael Nadal tie by winning his sixth French Open men’s singles title on June 4th?

5. Which prominent Delhi college’s decision on a 100 per cent cut-off for non-commerce students for its commerce stream led to heated debate and criticism recently?

6. Irish author Colum McCann recently won which award considered (excluding the Nobel Prize) the world’s most lucrative literary prize – worth 100,000 euro (£88,000) – for his work The Great World Spin?

7. The recently launched ambitious, national level mother-child healthcare scheme that will benefit one crore women annually is called…?

8. Who became the first Asian to win a Grand Slam senior singles title recently?

9. The World Bank has approved $1 billion as credit and loan to support India’s efforts to clean up which waterbody?

10. Sony’s recently unveiled next generation portable gaming machine is called…?

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11. Prince Courtyard, a premium residential project, is to replace which legendary edifice on Poonamallee High Road?

12. Which famous work was written with the patronage of Thiruvennai Nallur Sadayappa Vallal, a Pannai kula chieftain, in the 12th Century?

13. How many wells actually made up Seven Wells, Madras’ primary source of water supply till the 19th Century?

14. Once called Washers’ Street and Weavers’ Street, they are now more familiar as…?

15. The first of which, now indispensable, facility was opened on January 28, 1882 at 37 Errabalu Chetty Street?

16. What was located originally at Club House in Moore’s Garden in Nungambakkam before moving to its present location in 1882?

17. Though started by Charles Durrant as two small stores described as ‘wine and general merchants’ it is now known by his partner’s name. Name it.

18. After which famous Indian is Elliot’s Beach Road now named?

19. How did m.v. Scotia Prince make news recently?

20. Which village was the first addition, some twenty years after the acquisition of Madras by the British, granted by the representative of the King of Golconda for an annual rent of Rs. 175?

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1. Nepal; 2. Ernesto 'Che' Guevara; 3. Fiat; 4. Bjorn Borg; 5. Sri Ram College of Commerce; 6. International Impac Dublin Literary Award; 7. Janani-Shishu Suraksha Karyakram; 8. Li Na, when she won the French Open title; 9. River Ganga; 10. PlayStation Vita.

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11. Hotel Dasaprakash; 12. Ramavataram (Kamba Ramayanam); 13. Ten; 14. Mint Street and Nainiappa (Naicken) Street; 15. Telephone exchange; 16. Cosmopolitan Club; 17. Spencer's; 18. Sardar Patel; 19. It is the new ferry service that will ply between Tuticorin and Colombo; 20. Tiruvallikeni.


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Education standards fall in levelling
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Quest for that precious Blue
The artist who designed the State emblem
Early modern Tamil novels
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