Mar 31, 2015

Q.1643

Did he have Alzheimer’s while in office?
This was the subject of the recent study research which included analysis of 46 conferences that this POTUS held.
This President would use words such as ‘Thing’ to help him recall words. Also, he used more repetition which can be the early sign of this disorder.

Identify this President who was ultimately diagnosed with the same in 1994 after his tenure.

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Mar 30, 2015

Q.1642

On 28th March, Japan organised world’s first _____ expo. This was a part of a special comic book fair held every 5 years. Even ____ groups outside Japan were invited.

_____ is a Japanese term for people with obsessive interests, commonly the anime and manga fandom.
Identify this popular term for ‘geek’ which once carried a negative connotation.

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Mar 29, 2015

Q.1641

The ICC Cricket World Cup concluded today. This was the 11th edition of the tournament.

Can you name all the winners of this prestigious tournament?

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Mar 28, 2015

Q.1640

‘School Chale Hum’ is an inspirational song which was a part of a movement that motivates children across the nation to run to school every day.
It was conceptualized by two Legends of the country.

One received the ‘Bharat Ratna’ in 1997 whereas the other was awarded the same yesterday on 27th March 2015 by President Pranab Mukherji
Identify both these personalities.

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Mar 27, 2015

Q.1639

On March 24th, renowned Hindi poet Gopaldas Neeraj won this award for his immense contribution to the field of literature especially poetry. This award is given by the Cultural Department of the Government of Madhya Pradesh.

This award is named after a great poet who was born in Ujjain, MP. He is best known for his devoted song as a tribute to the soldiers who died during the Sino-Indian War in 1962.

Identify the poet and his immortal song.

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Mar 26, 2015

Q.1638

This author has been shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. He is the only one to be shortlisted from his country. Earlier in 2008, he was nominated for his brilliant work ‘Sea of Poppies’ but missed by a narrow margin.
The awards will be given on 19th of May in London.

Identify this author known for his ‘Ibis Trilogy’.

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Mar 25, 2015

Q.1637

His contract expires at the end of March and a previously proposed three-year renewal was withdrawn. A Change.org petition, aiming to reverse the BBC decision, was started on 10 March by blogger Guido Fawkes. The petition reached its target 1,000,000 signatures by the afternoon of 20 March, and was delivered to the BBC in an artillery vehicle by a man in the white suit. The hosting website described the petition as the fastest-growing campaign in its history.

Whom are we talking about?

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Mar 24, 2015

Q.1636

This is Andreas Lubitz. Investigation reports from his house reads that there wasn’t any suicide note. A letter was found in the waste bin declaring him ‘unfit to work’ by a doctor. Lubitz's computer web searches in the days leading up to the incident included “ways to commit suicide” and “cockpit doors and their security provisions”.

Which incident was he involved in?


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Mar 23, 2015

Q.1635

Whose name has been blanked out?

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Mar 22, 2015

Q.1634

The post of the President of the Royal Society of London has been held by such great people as Isaac Newton, Christopher Wren, and J.J.Thomson.

Which Nobel Laureate was named as the President on 18th March? This person will take up the post on 1st December and will succeed another Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse.

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Mar 21, 2015

Q.1633

‘The Nature Forever’ Society, started by Mohammed Dilawar who has won ‘Heroes of the Environment’, has come up with an International Initiative. On March 20, the World ______ day is observed. This is done in order to raise awareness about the ‘subjects’ and their diminishing population.

Fill in the blank which might also remind you of an epic Johnny Depp character.

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Mar 20, 2015

Q.1632

The Government of Maharashtra has announced to rename an extremely old and perhaps the most famous beach to ‘Swaraj Bhoomi’.
This name has been chosen specifically to honor someone since he was cremated on that piece of land.

Identify this person. Also, tell the current name of this place which literally means ‘4 channels of water’?

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Mar 19, 2015

Q.1631

The ‘Tennis Girl’ is a popular yet a controversial poster.

It features 18-year-old Fiona Butler from behind and she's walking towards the net of a tennis court with a tennis racquet in her right hand and her left hand reaching behind which gives a rather revealing picture.
This poster has recently been used by an organisation to promote an upcoming exhibition at their iconic venue.

Which organisation are we talking about who also received a heavy backlash on social media?

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Mar 18, 2015

Q.1630

‘Race Together’ is an initiative started by a Company. The chain will have its workers in the US outlets write Race Together on their containers alongside the image of the twin-tailed ‘Siren’. They also plan to publish Conversation Guides on racial discrimination.


However, the campaign has received a lot of criticism for having a political agenda and being a mere marketing ploy.

Which famous brand are we talking about?

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Mar 17, 2015

Q.1629

Union Ministry of ‘DoNER’ or Development of North Eastern Region recently announced that a certain ‘Unbreakable’ person who has won the Arjuna award in 2003 and a Padma Bhushan in 2013, would be the brand ambassador for North East region.

Identify this ‘Magnificent’ person belonging to the Kom tribe of Manipur.

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Mar 16, 2015

Q.1628

The term ______ was originally coined by opponents of the Affordable Care Act as a pejorative term for the law. The term was first put in print in March 2007 by healthcare lobbyist Jeanne Scott and the word was first uttered by Mitt Romney in a May 2007 speech which revolved around the subject

How can we get those people insured without raising taxes and without having government take over healthcare?

What’s the good word?

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Mar 15, 2015

Q.1627

What has been blanked out?

Famous words said by a character in a Shakespeare play who was assassinated on March 15.


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Mar 14, 2015

Q.1626

There is a certain stat which has gone viral from a couple of days. It says ;
‘March 14, 2015 – 9:26:53’ will be epic.
Why?

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Mar 13, 2015

Q.1625

X was a university project at the École Centrale in Paris.
Students at this university developed the software so as to be able to stream clips over the school's local area network.
Its codenames are based on characters from ‘DiscWorld’, by ____ ________.
However, 2.2.1 is named ‘____ ______’ after the author himself.

Give X and the name of this legendary author.

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Mar 12, 2015

Q.1624

Leslie Udween is a British Filmmaker. Her production company is called ‘Assassin Films’. Her well known productions include :
East is East (1999),
Mrs. Ratcliffe’s Revolution (2007),
West is West (2010),
______ _________ (2015).

Fill in the blanks.

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Mar 11, 2015

Q.1623

The Saffir–Simpson scale classifies them into different categories distinguished by the intensities.
Some examples are:
Category One - Isaac, Jerry, Danny.
Category Five – Anita, David, Gilbert.
The credit for the first usage of personal names is generally given to Clement Wragge, who named systems between 1887 and 1907.

Nathan, in March 2015, was in the news when promoted to Category Two. Who is Nathan?

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Mar 10, 2015

Q.1622

The third entry on this non-exhaustive list reads South Africa at Canberra on March 3rd and the second entry includes India at Port of Spain in March 2007.
What is this a list of and who went at the top most position on March 4th 2015 after their performance at Perth?

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Mar 9, 2015

Q.1621

James Morgan McGill is the name of the principal character in an American drama show which debuted in Feb 2015. A lawyer, he takes up a pseudonym that sounds good. He also advertises using what tagline?

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Mar 8, 2015

Q.1620

The Narendra Modi-led Indian govt. is an acronym-friendly one. An acronym used during the 2015 budget is "JAM", used to denote ways to help deliver financial benefits to the poor.

In "JAM", if "M" is for "Mobile", what do the letters "J" and "A" stand for?

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This day last year: Q.1255

Mar 7, 2015

Q.1619

"India's Daughter" is the name of a controversial documentary that was even banned for viewing in India. The maker of the film is Leslee Udwin, who's produced other films before.

Among her previous projects are two films with titles taken from a Rudyard Kipling line. The titles are directionally opposite of each other (the second is a sequel to the first), and feature British characters of sub-continental origin. Which two films are these?

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This day last year: Q.1254

Mar 6, 2015

Q.1618

Guest question by Ankit Choudhury | contribute questions

This American cultural icon's last tweet was posted on 23rd Feb 2015 and said "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP".

He appeared in the TV series "The Big Bang Theory" as himself and is among those who has a restraining order against Sheldon Cooper in the series. His last tweet posted on 23rd Feb 2015 says "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP". He passed away four days later.

Who?

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Mar 5, 2015

Q.1617

On what occasion did Albert Uderzo, co-creator of the Asterix comics, publish this sketch in Jan 2015?



Image: Daily Mail

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Mar 4, 2015

Q.1616

A cryptic q:



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Mar 3, 2015

Q.1615

In early 2015, City University in London announced that it had banned use of what regular gadget during exams out of fear of cheating?

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This day last year: Q.1250

Mar 2, 2015

Q.1614

England's Richard Illingworth, Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena, Paul Reiffel of Australia, and Ian Gould of England are some of the umpires at the 2015 Cricket World Cup. What other distinction do all of them have w.r.t the World Cup?

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This day last year: Q.1249

Mar 1, 2015

Q.1613

This short story collection was published in 1981 by an American writer. The title of the collection also featured as the title of a short story included in it. Other stories in this collection include "Why Don't You Dance?", "The Third Thing That Killed My Father Off", "I Could See the Smallest Things" etc.

This story was an important part of a film that won a clutch of awards at the 2015 Academy Awards. Which film?

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This day last year: Q.1248

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