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VOL. XXII NO. 8, August 1-15, 2012
Quizzin' with Ram'nan

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

1. On July 1st, which Spaniard became the first footballer to score in two UEFA European Championship Finals and who also won the Golden Boot?

2. Which pharma giant recently settled the largest healthcare fraud case in the US history for $3 billion?

3. Name the tallest building in Europe, standing 309.6 metres, which was inaugurated recently in London.

4. Which two players' record did Roger Federer emulate by winning his seventh singles title at Wimbledon recently?

5. Which world record-breaking cricketer was forced to end his career after sustaining an eye injury during his team's tour of England?

6. Which former Prime Minister of a European country has been appointed the UN special envoy for global education?

7. In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court has declared which tribe's forest habitat in Andaman Island and a 5-km area around it as "no go" zone for tourists or any other persons?

8. Where in India will be set up Asia's first Category-I institute of UNESCO, the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development?

9. Name the lake, located over 18,000 feet above sea level in Sikkim, that has been declared the highest located lake in the country and the sixth in the world.

10. What is the name of the recently launched USAID-FICCI initiative to fund innovators?

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11. Who produced and helmed the classic movie Avvaiyar?

12. Where is the Dr. Guruswamy Bridge in Chennai?

13. Which famous bridge was a 'two-leaf Scherzer rolling lift bridge' and built by Head, Wrightson & Co. Ltd?

14. Name the Governor of Madras who built the Kalyana Varadaraja Perumal Temple reportedly for a dubash.

15. If Tranquebar is Tharangambadi, then what is Porto Novo?

16. In which Chennai temple is Lord Shiva depicted as a Lingam mounted on a turtle depicting Mahavishnu?

17. What was the original name of Azeem Bagh?

18. In 1887, Raja Sir Ramaswami Mudaliar became the first Indian to occupy which post in Madras?

19. In which educational institution in Chennai is the Fyson Clock?

20. If the 'New Black Town' came up in the villages of Muthialpet and Peddanaickenpet, where was the 'Old' one?

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1. Fernando Torres; 2. GlaxoSmithKline; 3. The Shard; 4. William Renshaw and Pete Sampras; 5. Mark Boucher; 6. UK's Gordon Brown; 7. Jarawas; 8. New Delhi; 9. Cho-Lhamu; 10. 'Millenium Alliance'.

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11. S.S. Vasan and Kothamangalam Subbu; 12. In Chetpet; 13. The Pamban Bridge; 14. Joseph Collet; 15. Parangipettai; 16. Kachaleeswarar Temple; 17. Mackay's Gardens; 18. Sheriff; 19. Presidency College; 20. On what is now the High Court-Law College campus.

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In this issue

Where are those water bodies?
Marina to undergo yet another facelift
Homes of yore
Draw up your plans for Madras Week
Changing face of the game
Ravi Varma's heroines come alive on stage
A cityscape and a chronicle
The day Dara Singh was arrested
The return of the Redvented Bulbul

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