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Q.1765

In regards to naming the entity which skipped the sequence a bit, Terry Myerson stated:
based on the product that's coming, and just how different our approach will be overall, it wouldn't be right to call __.
He also joked that they could not call it One because _____ 1.0 already existed. Since this is a material step and not an incremental step, they are jumping the numbers.

What was thus unveiled on July 29, 2015 which emphasizes on a ‘more human way to do’ stuff?

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Q.1764

Talvar is a 2015 Bollywood movie written by Vishal Bharadwaj and directed by Meghna Gulzar. The film is based on the 2008 Noida double murder case, in which a teenage girl and her family servant were found murdered, and her parents were convicted for the murders.

Talvar presents three contradictory accounts of the case, which variously portray the parents as guilty or innocent. The style of the story-telling is similar to that of an epic 1950 Japanese movie. However, this storytelling style is designed to show the parents in sympathetic light, is what multiple reviewers say.

What is this style?

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Q.1763

Amul ad tribute to?


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Q.1762

The ‘Lanterne Rouge’ phrase comes from the French for ‘Red Lantern’ and refers to the red lantern hung on the rear vehicle of a passenger railway train or the brake van of a railway goods train. The signalmen would look out for these in order to make sure none of the couplings had become disconnected.

Sebastien Chavanel was on 26th July 2015 bestowed with this (dis)honour after the conclusion of which annual event?

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Q.1761

Shown is the poster for the movie LOC Kargil, which is based on the Kargil War and Operation Vijay of 1999. In the movie, Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey is played by Ajay Devgan, Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav is played by Manoj Bajpayee, Naib Subedar Sanjay Kumar is played by Sunil Shetty and Captain Vikram Batra is played by Abhishek Bachchan.


What connects these four national heroes?

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Q.1760

The Copley Medal is a scientific award given by the Royal Society, London, and is the oldest surviving scientific award in the world, having first been given in 1731 to Stephen Gray. Andre Geim was given the award in 2013 for his discovery of grapheme and in 2014 it was awarded to DNA fingerprinting pioneer Alec Jeffreys.

Which Nobel Prize winner won it on 20 July 2015 ‘for his fundamental contribution to particle physics with his theory explaining the origin of mass in elementary particles, confirmed by the experiments at the LHC.’?

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Q.1759

RTS,S or Mosquirix on 24 July 2015 got approval from European Medicines Agency (EMA). It thus became the world’s first _____ ______. It was developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline and the project was also funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Thus, what is Mosquirix which was in development since 1987 but has now finally got public?

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Q.1758

This building is Tate Modern in London, home to the artist’s extremely famous 'Sunflower Seeds' exhibition. They put a large sign on their exterior that reads ‘Release __ ______’ since he was arrested in 2011. On 22 June 2011, the Chinese authorities released him from jail. However, he was given his passport and the permission to travel abroad only in late July 2015.


Identify this contemporary artist.

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Q.1757

Which two-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one tennis player of France coached Andy Murray?


On 18 July 2015 this Tennis star was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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Q.1756

The concept of ‘Curative petition’ was evolved by the Supreme Court in the matter of Rupa Ashok Hurra vs. Ashok Hurra and Anr (2002). Curative Petition is last legal recourse for a convict seeking reconsideration of punishment. It can be filed after a review plea against the final conviction is dismissed or rejected.

Why did this term suddenly came into news in fourth week of July 2015?

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Q.1755

Who is the only person along with the former Prime Minister of India Morarji Desai to win the highest civilian awards of India and Pakistan viz. Bharat Ratna and Nishan-e-Pakistan?

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Q.1754

He once said
Only three people have silenced the Maracana. The Pope, Frank Sinatra and me.
He achieved lasting fame for scoring the winning goal in the final match of the 1950 World Cup to give Uruguay a stunning 2-1 victory over Brazil at the Maracana.

Identify this legendary footballer who passed away on 16th July 2015.

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Q.1753

This is Prashant Pathrabe.


An alumnus of IIM-Ahmedabad, Mr. Pathrabe was formerly Director of the Press Information Bureau in Pune before taking over as Director, NFAI in February 2011. He joined the Indian Information Service in 1993.

Why was he in the news during mid July 2015?

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Q.1752

This was in news in the second week of July 2015 as Microsoft announced plans to introduce this technology in India to provide last mile connectivity and give a boost to the Digital India initiative. According to Microsoft, this technology can provide free Wi-Fi connectivity to the roughly one-billion Indians who don't have any net access.

What’s the name of this technology which comes from the fact that it uses the unused spectrum in frequencies?

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Q.1751

This image (obviously edited) is one of many that exploded the internet post 15th July 2015. Here the subject from the famous image released by NASA is being depicted as an epic entity from a cult movie series.


Identify, what is being shown as what.

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Q.1750

This painting by J.M.W. Turner depicts a festival or a grand celebration.

Traditionally, it is held at one of the prestigious four sites after a certain period. These four sites are supposed to be the places where drops of an elixir were dropped from the ‘pot’.

Which four places are these and what gathering is being talked about?

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Q.1749

Rajendra Mal Lodha was the 41st Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India. On 14 July 2015, the Supreme Court committee headed by him gave a historic verdict. As far as sports and law in India is concerned, this was the first time that a verdict was delivered in front of media cameras similar to the Oscar Pistorious hearing in South Africa.

What was the decision made by this panel to punish those who went against the spirit of the game?

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Q.1748

When I kept this name, everybody laughed and called me crazy and today the title has become our USP. When we did our research, we realised that the biggest problem in India is that we’re suffering from so many diversions from the main narrative and that’s when I realised that when the society was suffering ______ showed us the path. So if we need to become a strong country, if we wish to shine, we need thousands and millions of ______ who can fight the ______ __.

Fill in the blanks which make up the name of an autobiographical film. It won the Best Original Screenplay award in the Foreign Language Category at the Madrid International Film Festival which was held in the initial weeks of July 2015.

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Q.1747

India on 13th July 2015 became only the fourth nation to have inter-operable Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS). Union Minister of Civil Aviation P Ashok Gajapathi Raju formally launched the GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation system in New Delhi.

What is this system, for which even the ‘Sky’ is not the limit, aptly named?

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Q.1746

It tastes very, very good this year. I don’t know what the groundskeepers have done, but they’ve done a great job. It’s a little tradition obviously.
He adds
You think of doing something crazy when you actually achieve your dream — if you achieve it — and that was one of the things.

Who is talking about what bizarre tradition?

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Q.1745

Taijul Islam, a Bangladeshi left arm spinner achieved this feat for the first time on 1 December 2014 against Zimbabwe. On 10th of July 2015, Kagiso Rabada, a South African fast bowler became only the second person to do this against Bangladesh.

What has thus been accomplished only by these two gentlemen?

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Q.1743

To be released in October 2015, "Bridge of Spies" is a film directed by Steven Spielberg and features Tom Hanks as a lawyer sent to the Soviet Union in the early 1960s. Based on a 2011 book by Giles Whittell, this is based on true events that culminated on the Glienicke Bridge in Berlin in 1962.

What crisis, which will remind you of an Irish rock band, is this about?

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This day last year: Q.1378

Q.1741

In July 2015, UNESCO announced 24 new additions to its World Heritage List. Two of them were sites in France. One entry was the "Hillsides, Houses and Cellars" in a region, while the other entry was the "Climats and Terroirs" in another region. Both these regions are famous for lending their names to a classic French product, though to different colours.

Which regions?

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This day last year: Q.1376

Q.1740

In June 2015, the state government of Maharashtra declared the Blue Mormon as the state butterfly of the state, the first such state symbol in India. The butterfly, whose scientific name is Papilio polymnestor, is related to the common Mormon, Papilio polytes.

Why are these called Mormons?

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This day last year: Q.1375

Q.1739

The 1st ever European Games were held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The mascots for this event were a gazelle named "Jeyran" and unusually, as mascots go, a fruit called "Nar".

What type of fruit, which is one of the biggest exports of Azerbaijan?

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This day last year: Q.1344

Q.1738

This is the character of Robert Brady from a classic American TV series called "The Brady Bunch". What did he inspire in an 2016 American Presidential aspirant?

Image: Wikipedia

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This day last year: Q1373.

Q.1737

What portmanteau word coined by Citigroup economist Ebrahim Rahbari in 2012 has been in most business headlines in mid-2015 and is easily the most commonly used word from something called the "Grexicon"?

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This day last year: Q1372.

Q.1736

"Inside Out" is Pixar's 2015 film release, about a 11-year old and her 5 key emotions, personified by various characters. Each emotion's character, according to the film's director, was conceptualised based on a shape: if Sadness was based on a teardrop, and Anger by a brick, Disgust was partly based on a stalk of which vegetable?

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This day last year: Q1371.

Q.1735

In June 2015, "khandias" in Mumbai went on strike with other "Class IV" employees to ask for better wages and working conditions. These khandias work in dakhmas, where no one else usually goes and where certain birds and now solar panels are used.

What do khandias do?

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This day last year: Q.1370