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(ARCHIVE) VOL. XXII No. 14, November 1-15, 2012
Quizzin' with Ram'nan

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

1. Name the Austrian who set on October 14th the world record for skydiving an estimated 39 km, reaching an estimated speed of 1,342 kmph.

2. If Apple has iPad, then what is BSNL's tablet launched on October 1st called?

3. To mark the 143rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, which book written by him in 1942 was relaunched?

4. Shadman Chowk in Lahore has been renamed after which Indian freedom fighter?

5. Which Indian city hosted the prestigious United Nations Convention on Biodiversity?

6. Who have been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature and Peace?

7. The IAF is going to get which state-of-the-art US choppers in a deal worth $1.4 billion?

8. Who was declared the 'player of the tournament' in the recently concluded ICC World Twenty20?

9. Name the Pakistani school student who has made world headlines for standing up to the Taliban.

10. Name the trust run by Salman Khurshid that has come under scanner.

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11. In the mid-1990s, the name of Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar District was changed to?

12. Name the captain of the Ranji Trophy-winning Madras team (1954-55), who passed away recently.

13. Which road's previous name was from the family name of the Governor of Madras (1854 to 1859)?

14. What 'gender-first' does Miss Kamala (1936) have in the history of Tamil cinema?

15. What is the rank of the Prince of Arcot in the Warrant of Precedence in the State?

16. Arumuganatha Mudaliar's 1852 colonial bunglow has now given way to what edifice in Egmore?

17. What is special about the Shiva deity at Tiruchengode?

18. Which is the least populous district of the State?

19. Having started what 'institution', the first of its kind in Madras after its founding, is a French Capuchin priest, Father Ephraim de Nevers, credited with?

20. Which Chennai church has the taller steeple: St. Andrew's or St. George's?

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1. Felix Baumgartner; 2. IRA Icon; 3. My Early Life; 4. Bhagat Singh; 5. Hyderabad; 6. Chinese author Mo Yan and the European Union; 7. Apache; 8. Shane Watson; 9. Malala Yousafzai; 10. Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust.

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11. Sivaganga; 12. R. Balu Alagnan; 13. Harris Road (now Adithnar Salai); 14. It is considered the first film to be produced and directed by a woman, T.P. Rajalakshmi; 15. On par with a Cabinet Minister; 16. The Chennai Police Commissionerate; 17. The presiding deity is in the 'Arthanareeswarar' form; 18. Perambalur; 19. A public school for children; 20. St. Andrew's.

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The national treasure that was M. Krishnan
A Vijayanagara-Chennai connection
'Munro' arrives in Madras
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