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Q.1612

This gesture is described as ‘Double-fingered version of Churchill's victory sign.’
The person who came up with this idea said that the thought behind this salute was that the people of this species were ‘hand people’.

Identify the person and the gesture.

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Q.1611

Towards the end of Feb 2015, Forbes released a list of ‘Asia’s 50 most powerful Businesswomen’.
This list includes six women from India.

Can you name them all?

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Q.1610

This painting was snatched more than a decade ago from a Store room in Paris. It is called ‘The Hairdresser’ and is worth millions of dollars.

Who is the painter? And also identify why was it in news during Feb, 2015?


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Q.1609


This is _____ Sammartino, a famous Italian wrestler.

Peter Hernandez was a little chubby as a kid. Hence, his wrestling fanatic dad who thought his son resembled Sammartino nicknamed him _____ after the wrestler.

Thus, how do we better know Hernandez as?

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Q.1608

Rana Bhagwandas, 72 years old, passed away on Feb 23, 2015. He was the former acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He studied law and carried post-grad degree in Islamic Studies. He was appointed judge in 1967.

He is only the second addition to this very unique list of people to head the Supreme Court. First is Alvin Robert Cornelius.

What peculiarity do these two people share?

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Q.1607

Two legendary cricketers were inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on Feb 23, 2015.

One is Betty Wilson of Australia who received the honour posthumously.
The Second person is an Indian. He is the part of a sports training company ‘Tenvic’ and he joins the elite league of Gavaskar, Dev and Bedi.

Identify him whose twitter handle quite aptly is ‘@__1074’.

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Q.1606

Who tweeted this post the 2015 Academy Awards?
Congratulations ____ for winning an Oscar for playing me. Well done, ____ I’m proud of you.

The person also confesses that ___ portrayed him very well and he shed a tear after seeing the performance.

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Q.1605

February 21 is celebrated as International _______ _________ day. It has been observed since 2000. It was first announced by UNESCO and later recognised by UN General Assembly.

The date corresponds to the day in 1952 when students from the University of Dhaka, demonstrating for inclusion of something as a National symbol in East Pakistan were shot dead by police near the Dhaka High Court.

Fill in the blanks.

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Q.1604

On 13th Jan 2015, one opponent agreed the terms. A few days later they both met each other in Miami at a NBA game where they exchanged numbers. On February 20, the second party also signed the contract and it became official that the most awaited event of the century to find out the Greatest will take place on May 2nd in Las Vegas.

Identify the people involved and this much hyped occasion.

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Q.1603

In what far-off country, upon what obscure day
I know not now,
Seated in the gloom of some Mahratta mountain-wood
O ______ ______ ,
Lighting thy brow, like a lightning flash,
This thought descended,
Into one virtuous rule, this divided broken distracted India,
I shall bind.
Who wrote this poem and what has been blanked out?

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Q.1602

‘Connection Lost’ is the name of the new ‘Modern Family' episode. It is going to air on 25th February, 2015 on ABC in which Apple products play a vital role.

What would be a unique and ‘Modern’ feature of this episode?

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Q.1601

He was Italy’s richest man. It was his father Pietro who came up with the recipe for this delicious product and advised to add hazelnuts to the mix which would also mean saving money on cocoa. However, credit to him for making it into a paste form with almost an ointment like consistency.

Which product? Also, name the person in question.

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Q.1600

Which dialogue from a famous 1995 Bollywood movie did President Obama quote during his speech in the Delhi Townhall?

Also, a few months back, which iconic quote from a scintillating Hollywood movie series did Prime Minister Modi utter at Central Park in New York?

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Q.1599

It is rectangular in shape (9.7 x 6.3 cm). The weight of the paper is 90 GSM and its thickness is 110 microns. The colours will be predominantly pink and green. Sagar Samrat – the oil exploration platform will also get featured on it.

What is being talked about?

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Q.1598

What is the name given to the 1929 murder of seven mob associates including a mechanic of the North Side Irish gang led by George Moran during the Prohibition Era?
This event features prominently in the plot of the movie ‘Some Like It Hot’.

Also, it is the nickname given to the final match between Sugar Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta.

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Q.1597

Don McLean, in Feb 2015, announced that he’ll be selling 16 pages that contain the original working manuscript and the first typed draft of his song ‘American Pie’. The estimated amount is 1.5 Million USD.

Which term for an unfortunate event that occurred in 1959 was coined in this song?

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Q.1596

The name of this play translates to ‘India awaits children who play’. It features a bird called ‘Ammu’ in the lead role. This Great Hornbill was included in the LIMCA book of Records.

Where in the world of Indian sports would you find ‘Ammu’?

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Q.1594

Reeta and Anu have penned down this recently released comic book which is about their sister.
It is titled

‘____ ____ : Kaise Bani Top Cop’

Fill in the blanks.

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Q.1593

Doing a scene with a young boy at the age of seven when he talks about why do raccoons die, and at the age of 12 when he talks about video games, and 17 when he asks me about girls, and have it be the same actor—to watch his voice and body morph—it's a little bit like time-lapse photography of a human being.
What movie is being described here which was earlier going to be named 12 years?

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Q.1592


Shown is the picture of the contents in the ‘McDivitt purse’. This bag was found by a certain Carol Armstrong. These items were actually hidden by its owner which should not have been with him in the first place. They were supposed to be kept at a very distant destination where he once visited.

Who is the owner?
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Q.1591

Spain’s main annual film awards are named after someone who was one of the most important artist of the country.
Here you can see actress Penelope Cruz holding a small bronze bust of the romantic painter.
What are these awards called?


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Q.1590

There is a huge rise in the demand of a particular type of surgery. Many women are requesting for cosmetic procedures that make them resemble their post processed photos. The patients mostly come in to seek cures for red spots, dark spots and wrinkles on their face. They bring along their photos which have these marks filtered out.

What has fuelled this type of surgery?

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Q.1589

I have admired him since he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, which I hear is the California of India. He was the one who started the solar revolution in India.
Who recently said this while vowing to ‘Terminate’ the climate change?

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Q.1588

Italian researcher Dr.Carolina Sparavigna, said that this structure has a complex north-south axis, when she recently discovered that it is built to align with rising and setting sun.

Which means, during summer solstice the sun rises and sets at the North corners while the same takes place in the South corners during winter solstice.

Identify the structure in question.

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Q.1587

Andreas Seppi is a German speaking Italian. He is currently in news for pulling off an extraordinary upset in his 11th meet with someone.

What feat did he achieve?

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