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(ARCHIVE) VOL. XXII No. 13, October 16-31, 2012
Quizzin' with Ram'nan

(Current Affairs questions are from the period September 16th to 30th. Questions 11 to 20 pertain to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.)

1. The first anniversary of which protest movement in New York was observed on September 17th?

2. Name India's newest and heaviest communications satellite launched from Kourou on September 29th.

3. Name the first National Security Advisor and a Padma Vibhushan awardee who passed away on September 28th.

4. Altmas Kabir is the new…?

5. Who has been named Chairman of Selectors for the senior cricket team?

6. Name the new education initiative launched by the United Nations in a push to put education at the top of the global agenda ahead of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals deadline.

7. Which Indian celebrity has been appointed as the International Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)?

8. Name the siblings who won bronze medals at the world women's wrestling championship event recently.

9. Which global organisation for children carried out the study 'Nutrition barometer' which saw India to be the lowest on nutrition parameters and sharing the last rank with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Yemen?

10. India's official entry for the 'Best foreign language film' Oscar is .......?

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11. Who owns the Connemara Hotel in Chennai – leased on a long-term basis to the Taj Group?

12. What is the name of the supposed sunken landmass referred to in existing ancient Tamil literature, said to lie south of present-day Kanniyakumari district?

13. Which Tamil literary work has 2,371 poems varying from small stanzas of three lines to stanzas of as many as forty lines?

14. Which famous architect designed a memorial plaque in Madras Club, which was erected in May 1924 in its earlier home and which is now in the Club's present home?

15. Which famous insurance company has its roots in the venture started by the Lingam Brothers and Vijendra Rao in 1906?

16. Which all-time film classic, starring MKT and made 75 years ago, was based on the Bilwa Mangal story?

17. Where in Chennai can you see 'Nethaji', 'Singaravelar', 'Bharathiyar', 'Sundaranar' and 'Sekkizhar' together?

18. Which place of worship was the 'Cathedral of Madras' when Madras was a separate diocese from that of Mylapore?

19. Which Chief Minister of the State passed away on Mahatma Gandhi's birth date?

20. Which controversial England captain bid adieu to Test match cricket in Madras after scoring 65 and 35* and winning the Test?

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1. Occupy Wall Street; 2. GSAT-10; 3. Brajesh Mishra; 4. Chief Justice of India; 5. Sandeep Patil; 6. Education First; 7. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan; 8. Geeta and Babita Phogat; 9. Save Our Children; 10. Barfi.

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Spencer's (now owned by the RPG Group); 12. Kumari Kandam; 13. Ettuthokai; 14. Edward Lutyens; 15. United India Insurance Co.; 16. Chintamani; 17. Chennai Port Trust. They are the names of its tugs; 18. St. Mary's Cathedral, George Town; 19. K. Kamaraj; 20. Douglas Jardine.

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In this Issue

Why so much secrecy?
Need supervised renovation, NOT demolition
"Let's bury 'road in-the-sky' and save the Cooum River"
The creation of a Chennai landmark
Following the trail of Vere Levinge
A merchant remembers...
Opportunity beckons in Rock Fort City
Madras chunam and other finds
That first Ranji triumph
Steps to bring back the House Sparrows

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