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(ARCHIVE) VOL. XXII NO. 23, March 16-31, 2013
Quizzin' with Ram'nan

(Current Affairs questions are from the period February 16th to 28th. Questions 11 to 20 pertain to Chennai and Tamil Nadu.)

1. Which team won the ICC Women's World Cup final held in Mumbai on February 17th?

2. The Court of Arbitration at The Hague has allowed India to go ahead with the construction of which hydro-electric project in Kashmir, rejecting Pakistan's plea?

3. What record has Kepler-37b, discovered recently, set in astronomy?

4. Swiss luxury watch-makers Century and Rodeo Drive have unveiled a 333-piece limited edition, Rs. 27 lakh diamond studded, hand-crafted watch. Which divine being does it feature?

5. Which State in India has become the first State in the country to ban manual scavenging?

6. Researchers have discovered fragments of a submerged continent in the Indian Ocean, that lies under Mauritius and extends more than 1,000 km northwards upto the Seychelles. What has it been dubbed as?

7. What distinction has the STRaND-1 satellite recently launched from Sriharikota achieved?

8. Which film won the Best Picture Oscar and which film reaped the most awards?

9. Whose 'tenure' that started in 2005 came to an end at 1900 hrs GMT on February 28th?

10. Who was recently given the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development Award (for 2011) by President Pranab Mukherjee?

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11. Which town was called Nikam by Ptolemy and which has also had names like Cholakula Vallipattinam and Shiva Rajdhani?

12. What is the name of the MRTS station that is coming up between Thirumailai and Light House?

13. What do the initials AV stand for in the name of the film mogul A.V. Meiyappan?

14. Which loveable detective role has been played on the small screen by Y.G. Mahendra and Kaathadi Ramamurthy?

15. For what service should you dial 1091?

16. What products from these places have been given GI Tags recently: Nachiarkoil and Kanadukathan?

17. Who did India play in the first-ever Test match played in Madras, way back in 1934?

18. Apart from the Chief Minister, name the only other woman minister in the present State Government's Council of Ministers.

19. What title did the farmers bestow on Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for getting the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal's final award published in the Gazette?

20. Dr. Senjee Pulney Andy is said to be the first Indian doctor to get what educational distinction?

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1. Australia; 2. Kishenganga hydro-electric project; 3. It has set a new record for the smallest alien world ever discovered; 4. Lord Venkateswara; 5. Delhi; 6. Mauritia; 7. It is the world's first Smartphone Satellite; 8. Argo and Life of Pi; 9. Benedict XVI's reign as Pope; 10. Ela Bhatt.

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11. Nagapattinam; 12. Mundakanniamman Koil; 13. Avichi; 14. Thuppariyum Sambu; 15. The Tamil Nadu Police's Women Helpline; 16. Traditional brass lamps and Chettinad kottans; 17. England; 18. B. Valarmathi (Minister for Social Welfare and Nutritious Noon Meal Programme); 19. 'Ponniyin Selvi'; 20. First Indian doctor to earn foreign degrees.

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Dear Mr. Finance Minister
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Govt. funding helps heritage thrive
The Memorials of Schwartz
KVK and his public causes
The Stanley Hospital Story by Shobha Menon
From Gandhi & Rajaji to Em & Big Hoom
Past Times
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