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(ARCHIVE) VOL. XXII NO. 22, March 1-15, 2013
Quizzin' with Ram'nan

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

1. Which Australian was the lone million-dollor buy at the IPL auction held recently?

2. A Kashmiri rock band 'Pragaash', made headlines for all the 'wrong' reasons. How?

3. What was February 13th observed as by UNESCO as a tribute to a communication medium with the widest audience reach worldwide?

4. Which team claimed the honours in the inaugural Hockey India League?

5. Rex, costing 600,000 Euros, was unveiled recently at the Science Museum in London. What is the Rex claim to fame?

6. In which State capital was the world's tallest statue of Mahatma Gandhi, 70 feet in height, inaugurated on February 15th ?

7. Name the new association formed by 30 major Indian software product companies breaking away from the omnibus IT industry body Nasscom.

8. Which popular Indian singer-composer was honoured with a Google Doogle on February 8th?

9. Name the new health intiative, aimed at improving overall quality of life of children through early detection of birth defects, diseases and deficiencies, launched recently.

10. Because of which natural phenomenon did the Siberian town of Chelyabinsk make news?

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11. Name the Madras University alumnus who has been awarded the prestigious National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Barack Obama, for breakthroughs that enabled LASIK surgery.

12. Which Tamil composer won the first-ever National Film Award for Best Music Direction for his work in Kandan Karunai?

13. Theosophists in the city have chosen February 17th as what 'Day'?

14. Which royal's statue, now in a temple, was originally opposite the Raja Annamalai Manram?

15. Which Tamil literary giant's first book was a retelling of the Jain epic Ceevaka Cintamani?

16. Which well-known actor and film director of yesteryear lived in the family house called Canberra?

17. With which publication would you associate Vasantha Vilas in Mylapore?

18. Which famous ruler's name is said to mean 'the man with the charred leg'?

19. Which sage is considered the guru of all 'Siddhars' with the Siddha system believed to have been handed over to him by Lord Muruga?

20. Who was awarded the Sahitya Akademi award for Tamil in 2012?

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1.Glenn Maxwell, 2. Being an all-girls' band it was branded 'un-Islamic', 3. World Radio Day, 4. Ranchi Rhinos, 5. He (or it ) is the world's first bionic man, 6. Patna, 7. Indian Software Product Industry Round Table (iSpirt), 8. Jagjit Singh, 9. Rashtriya Bal Sawsthya Karyakram, 10. A streaking meteor flashed across its skies injuring at least 1000 people.

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11. Rangaswamy Srinivasan, 12. K.V. Mahadevan, 13.'Adyar Day' 14. Chitra Tirunal Bala Rama Varma, 15. U.V. Swaminatha Iyer, 16. K. Balaji, 17. Law Weekly, 18. Karikala Chozhan, 19. Agastya, 20. Daniel Selvaraj for Thol.

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In this Issue

The sad, sad state of Chepauk Palace
Will Metro moves threaten Ripon Building, VP Hall?
On the Bookshelves – Of war and wickets
CUMTA should have a wider role
He took up a host of public causes
The illustrious scientist who teamed with C.V. Raman
From R'puram Medical School to Stanley Medical College

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