Apr 30, 2015


NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft was launched in 2004 to study a planet, which it did so until crashing into the planet in Apr 2015. Which planet did it study, hinted by its name?

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This day last year: Q.1308

Apr 29, 2015


In Apr 2015, a group of health organisations declared that the disease Rubella has been eradicated from the North & South American regions, the first time such a declaration has been made. Rubella, the "R" targeted by the MMR vaccine, is also known as "____ measles" - complete the blank with a nationality.

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This day last year: Q.1307

Apr 28, 2015


Premiering in Jan 2015 to critical acclaim and based on a set of books, identify this TV series named after the 16th century residence of the influential Seymour family in Britain.

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This day last year: Q.1306

Apr 27, 2015


Also India's second permanent research station in Antarctica, what was the name of India's operation to assist Nepal in the aftermath of the massive 2015 earthquake?

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This day last year: Q.1305

Apr 26, 2015


Identify the peninsula to the left in the Dardanelles region in Turkey, which saw lots of Australians and New Zealanders congregate there to commemmorate a centenary on 25 April 2015.

Image: "Dardanelles map2". Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dardanelles_map2.png#/media/File:Dardanelles_map2.png

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This day last year: Q.1304

Apr 25, 2015


"The Sixth ________: An unnatural history" won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. The book by Elizabeth Kolbert claims that we are currently in the middle of the 6th version of an event that results in a dramatic decrease in life on Earth (some of the previous 5 are Triassic-Jurassic and Late Devonian).

What word completes the title of this book, and what concept is this about?

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This day last year: Q.1303

Apr 24, 2015


In Apr 2014, Nokia announced it was going to acquire which telecom company? The first half of this company's name comes from "Société Alsacienne de Constructions Atomiques, de Télécommunications et d'Électronique".

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This day last year: Q.1302

Apr 23, 2015


Vijay Vairagade is a Nagpur-based activist who is also known as Vira Saathidar. He starred in which 2015 film release that also mirrored his experience of fighting a case of "electricity theft" against the police?

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This day last year: Q.1301

Apr 22, 2015


In Apr 2015, golfer Jordan Spieth became the 2nd youngest man to win the Masters Tournament with a record-equalling score. He also became the 5th Masters champion to have won "wire-to-wire". What does this mean?

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This day last year: Q.1300

Apr 21, 2015


Lawyer Raphael Jemkin coined this term partly based on events involving Armenians during World War I in Apr 1915. 2015 marks the centenary of this terrible time in 20th century history. Turkey still denies the application of this word to that time, while Pope Francis annoyed them by repeating this word in public.

What word?
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This day last year: Q.1299

Apr 20, 2015


In April 2015, Iran reached a historic agreement on how it conducts its nuclear programme, with 6 nations, commonly dubbed the P5+1. If the "1" refers to Germany, what does the P5 indicate?

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This day last year: Q.1298

Apr 19, 2015


Launched on Apr 1, 2015, what is the name of the product launched by Amazon which can be used by households to reorder products, and whose name will remind you of one of the characters from the Pixar film "The Incredibles"?

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This day last year: Q.1297

Apr 18, 2015


This new app by Twitter was announced in Mar 2015. Soon after, the app was used to illegally stream the 5th season premiere of "Game of Thrones". Which app?

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This day last year: Q.1296

Apr 17, 2015


In April 2015, the tech company Microsoft announced a pilot programme designed to identify talent among people with this medical condition, because "some have amazing ability to retain information, think at a level of detail and depth or excel in math or code.".

Which condition?

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This day last year: Q.1295

Apr 16, 2015


In 2015, Marathi writer Bhalchandra Nemade, who professes "Deshivaad", a somewhat controversial literary theory that asserts that writers should look inward and resist globalisation, got into a spat with writer Salman Rushdie after he criticised Rushdie's literary works. Rushdie then wrote: "Grumpy old man. Just take your prize and say thank you nicely. I doubt you’ve even read the work you attack"

What "prize" was Rushdie referring to?

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This day last year: Q.1293

Apr 15, 2015


How is a 1971 Hindi film character which was partly inspired by the director Hrishikesh Mukherjee connected to a 2015 Hindi film character whose daughter is the titular character of that film?

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This day last year: Q.1293

Apr 14, 2015


On May 15, 1940, _____'s Bar-B-Q restaurant formally opened, as a drive-in. As a result, 2015 marks 75 years of its existence, marked by a lot of media attention as well as protests.

What are we talking about?
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This day last year: Q.1292

Apr 13, 2015


The 35th edition of India's National Games were held in Kerala in early 2015. Which non-state team won the Raja Bhalendra Trophy for the most medals, doing so for the third Games in a row?

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This day last year: Q.1291

Apr 12, 2015


Announced in Feb 2015, this sequel takes its name from this Biblical line: "For thus hath the Lord said unto me, ___, ___ ___ ___, let him declare what he seeth."

This is a sequel to which book, whose author now lives in an old age facility in Alabama, USA?

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This day last year: Q.1290

Apr 11, 2015


The Indian low cost airline AirAsia India made public its fourth aircraft in Mar 2015. Called "The Pioneer", this airline paid tribute to one of the first Indians to fly by putting his portrait on the aeroplane.

Which Indian's face would you see on "The Pioneer"?

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This day last year: Q.1289

Apr 10, 2015


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In March 2015, a 30-member contingent of Indian Army began preparing to clean one of the most littered places on earth, hoping to come back with about 4000 kg of waste, taking a cue from PM Modi's "Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan".

To be attempted in May 2015, where are they taking the cleanliness campaign?

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This day last year: Q.1288

Apr 9, 2015


On Apr 1, 2015, as part of a great April Fool's joke, the non-profit "Teach For America" announced on its Facebook page that:
"We're excited to welcome ____, who has accepted our offer to join the 2015 corps after announcing his departure from _____ last week. We believe that [his] experiences being both revered and ridiculed by teens and preteens and surviving Simon Cowell's management - not to mention the overall Story of His Life - will equip him well for success in the classroom...
About whom was TFA talking about, and what was the departure from?
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This day last year: Q.1287

Apr 8, 2015


Caleb and Cody are brothers with not much acting experience. They appeared as "stand-ins" for their brother (a much more experienced actor) in a 2015 Hollywood release. The film was dedicated to their brother as well.

Which film and actor?

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This day last year: Q.1286

Apr 7, 2015


Terry Pratchett, the famed British author, died in Mar 2015. After his death, his official Twitter account put out the following tweets (read from bottom to top):

Why is the last line in capital letters?

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This day last year: Q.1285

Apr 6, 2015


In Mar 2015, the Financy Secretary of India, Rajiv Mehrishi, publicly unveiled what piece of paper in pink and green, which also bears his signature?

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This day last year: Q.1284

Apr 5, 2015


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The Minor Planet Center is responsible for keeping track of space objects such as asteroids, minor planets, and comets. A staff member, Michael Rudenko, was charged with finding a name for minor planet no. 4538.

Being a chess enthusiast, Rudenko picked the name of which player, known to be an avid astronomy buff himself, who became a grandmaster in 1988, coincidentally, the year in which this space object was discovered?

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This day last year: Q.1283

Apr 4, 2015


In Mar 2015, why did this logo of a European company change from the left to the greyed-out version on the right on social media?

Image: Bustle.com

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This day last year: Q.1282

Apr 3, 2015


What feat, similar to the one achieved by Mario Zagallo of Brazil in 1970 and by Franz Beckenbauer of West Germany in 1990 with regards to international football, was achieved as a result of the 2015 World Cup Cricket Final?

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This day last year: Q.1281

Apr 2, 2015


Ranbir Raj was the second from the family to get this, doing so in 1987. Balbir Raj is the third, getting this in Mar 2015.

Who was the first from the family, and what are we talking of?

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This day last year: Q.1280

Apr 1, 2015


On this stamp, you see a traditional Russian boiler used to heat water. Something named after this in Mumbai received a closure notice in March 2015, with orders to shut shop in April.

What is this called?

Image: Wikipedia

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This day last year: Q.1279


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