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(ARCHIVE) VOL. XXII No. 12, October 1-15, 2012
Quizzin' with Ram'nan

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

1. How did Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda make sporting news on September 3rd?

2. For which drug that caused children to be born with defects did the maker of the drug, Grunenthal, apologise after 50 years?

3. Who recently became the first Union Minister to be commissioned as a regular officer in the Territorial Army?

4. According to an annual survey by the Swiss bank UBS, which two Indian cities were the cheapest to live in among a list of 72 cities?

5. Which award-winning beauty queen-turned popular Indian actress's first jingle, 'In my city', was released by the global music group Universal on September 13th?

6. The trailer excerpt of which film on YouTube has been causing worldwide protests by Muslims?

7. The last British man to do it was Fred Perry in 1936 before it was done by a Scot in New York this year. Who did what feat?

8. Name the cartoonist who made front page news after being arrested for his political cartoons on his website 'Cartoons Against Corruption'.

9. Name the Indian appointed Chief Economist of the World Bank on September 5th.

10. Name the legendary visionary, hailed as the 'Father of White Revolution', who passed away recently.

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11. What is the present status of the invocation written to precede the play Manonmaniam written in 1891?

12. Name the longest-serving Editor of The Hindu who passed away recently.

13. With which country's joint assistance is the Kudankulam Atomic Power Plant being built?

14. Who was the person who was awarded the Bharat Ratna and whose official residence was 27, Arcot Road?

15. The name of the new swanky WSS Tower, now built on where once Chitra Talkies stood, is said to be a tribute to?

16. If the first numerals for Chennai District pin code are 600, then for which place is it 601 and 602?

17. What was founded in 1881 at a place called the Timber Pond area of the Madras harbour?

18. Which is the second largest District of the State (by area) after Villupuram?

19. Who composed the Sri Arunachala Aksharamanamalai in praise of Lord Siva?

20. Which area in Chennai had the first women's police station (established in 1992)?

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1. He won a Silver at the London Paralympics; 2. Thalidomide; 3. Sachin Pilot; 4. Delhi and Mumbai; 5. Priyanka Chopra; 6. Innocence of Muslims; 7. Andy Murray, winning the singles title at a tennis Major; 8. Aseem Trivedi; 9. Kaushik Basu; 10. Verghese Kurien.

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11. It is the State anthem; Tamizh Thaai Vaazhthu; 12. G. Kasturi; 13. Russia; 14. M.G. Ramachandran; 15. WS Samy Naick, the first 'native doctor' of the East India Company; 16. Both for Tiruvallur; 17. Royal Madras Yacht Club; 18. Tirunelveli; 19. Ramana Maharshi; 20. Thousand Lights.

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