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(ARCHIVE) Vol. XXI No. 19, January 15-31, 2012
Quizzin' with Ram'nan

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

1. Which Hitchcock thriller was named the greatest film of all time by the British Film Institute's Sight and Sound magazine?

2. Name the six medallists from the Indian contingent at the recent Olympic Games.

3. The US is planning to clean up which infamous herbicide from Vietnam for the first time since the war ended in 1975?

4. Which eminent economist is the new Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India?

5. Name the Mars rover that successfully touched down on the Red Planet on August 6th.

6. Name the global auto major who is to sponsor Manchester United's shirts in a move that could fetch the club $559 million over seven years?

7. Which South American nation has agreed to grant political asylum to the embattled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange?

8. Name the Indian who is one of the nine inaugural winners of the 'Fundamental Physics Prize' and who takes home $3 million, the most lucrative academic prize in the world.

9. With which European country has India inked a deal for modernisation of Indian Railways?

10. Name the US town where a shooting at a gurudwara left six people dead and sent shockwaves around the world.

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11. What is the language 'Arwi' a mixture of?

12. Which Chennai landmark has been proposed by INTACH (Chennai chapter) for inclusion in UNESCO's World Heritage Site list?

13. Which sporting Olympiad held in Chennai recently saw Russia emerge the champion?

14. Name the children's magazine once run by the Kumudam group?

15. Whose autobiography did Ra.Ki. Rangarajan adapt in Tamil as Jeyithukondey Iruppen?

16. In which Divyadesam near Chennai is the Lord called 'Nithya Kalyana Perumal'?

17. What is located in the Singaravelar Maligai on Rajaji Salai?

18. Who is the only person to have served two terms as Governor of the State?

19. Name the three districts of the State whose names start with the 14th letter of the English alphabet.

20. If Chennai's airport is at Meenambakkam, which Tamil Nadu city's airport is at Vagaikullam?

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1. Vertigo; 2. Sushil Kumar and Vijay Kumar (silver), Saina Nehwal, Gagan Narang, Yogeshwar Dutt and Mary Kom (bronze); 3. Agent Orange; 4. Raghuram Rajan; 5. Curiosity; 6. General Motors; 7. Ecuador; 8. Ashoke Sen; 9. Belgium; 10. Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

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11. Tamil and Arabic; 12. Fort St. George; 13. IBCA Chess Olympiad for the Blind; 14. Jinkili; 15. The boxer Muhammad Ali; 16. Thiruvidandai; 17. The Collectorate; 18. Surjit Singh Barnala; 19. Namakkal, Nagapattinam and Nilgiris; 20. Tuticorin.

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In this Issue

Is conservation on right track?
Neglect threatening QMC building
Beach, bins & beauty
Krishnan entertains off the court
In the Fort & outside...
Walking about with
Sriram V.
Collecting our memories
'Curdrice cricket'
Dennis no 'menace' in Madras
Inspiring a crop of chess champions
Changing times
Fly away with them...
Children's focus during Madras Week

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