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Q.1796

This is ___ Nahasapeemapetilon, a cartoon character from the animated television series The Simpsons. ___ is the Indian immigrant proprietor of the ‘Kwik-E-Mart’. The creator of the show Matt Groening admits that his first name is an homage to the main character of an epic and his favourite trilogy.


Which one? Also, identify the director.

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Q.1795

Mare Dibaba on 30 August 2015 won the women's marathon title at the 2015 World Athletics Championships. The runner-up was Helah Kiprop. Identify the nationalities of these two athletes.

Moreover, for the events of 1500m, 5000m, and 10000m too, only the athletes from these two nations stood at the top two places.

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Q.1794

Identify the poet and also tell what’s been blanked out?
The love in my body and heart For the earth's shadow and light Has stayed over years… With its cares and its hope it has thrown A language of its own Into blue skies… It lives in my joys and glooms In the spring night's buds and blooms Like a _____-band On the Future's hand.

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Q.1793

The record of fastest to 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000 & 8000 ODI runs all belong to South African batsmen. Interestingly, it is only shared between 3 players.

Can you name these 3 talented batsmen?

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Q.1792

‘Go Set a Watchman’ is a novel published on July 14, 2015. It was written before the Pulitzer Prize-winning first novel of the author and is now widely accepted as being a first draft of the famous novel.

Identify the author and the other famous novel whose cover design style is very similar to this one.


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Q.1791

GS Khwaja, director of epigraphy at Archaeological Survey of India said also visited the temple of Baalshamin, which was built in 1st century AD. It was dedicated to the rain god and the Arabs would pray here. The area also had an amphitheatre for staging dramas and games. This was a precious multicultural site, a footprint of time.

Why is this temple in the news?

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Q.1790

Scientists belonging to various research organizations in India identified ‘THSD7A’ gene as primarily responsible for ______ in Indians. The research was published in the International Journal _______ in the first week of August 2015. The gene is present in everyone. But when there is a mutation to the gene, there is a likelihood that the person carrying the mutated gene will end up being _____.

Identify the blank which in the last decade or so has been observed in most of the employees of various IT companies.

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Q.1789

Who is receiving this jersey from Manchester United?


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Q.1788

Where would on find this verse cut out from Melbourne Punch magazine of 1 February 1883 which reads:
When Ivo goes back with the___ , the ___; Studds, Steel, Read and Tylecote return, return; The welkin will ring loud, The great crowd will feel proud, Seeing Barlow and Bates with the ___, the ___; And the rest coming home with the ___.

Also, tell which 3 lettered term has been blanked out from everywhere?

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Q.1787

Some bizarre rules of crime writing were revealed on 22nd August 2015. Some mails from an author give an account of the interchange of normal gender traits he established in his novels. In an email to his publisher, the successful author wrote:
I have tried to create characters drastically different from the types who generally appear in crime novels. I have also deliberately changed the sex roles: In many ways, Blomkvist acts like a typical ‘bimbo’ while Lisbeth Salander has stereotypical ‘male’ characteristics and values

Identify the series of crime novels in which these characters appear and the author.

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Q.1786

India’s second largest IT services company Infosys on 20 August 2015 launched three enhanced service offerings. They are Ki in Knowledge-Based IT, Do in Design Thinking, and Ai in Platforms. What is the name of this venture?

It is the same as that of a Japanese form of self-defence and martial art that uses locks, holds, throws, and the opponent's own movements.

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Q.1785

This was a poor labourer in Gehlaur village. Once when his wife was bringing him lunch she slipped on her way and got herself seriously injured. This eventually led to her death. The man got deeply disturbed by this and immediately commenced a project which he eventually completed in 22 years.


What is his last name?

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Q.1784

This is India’s international football goalkeeper. On 16 August 2015 this GK played in the English league football and thus became the first player to do so.


Identify this player who debuted for West Ham United FC’s team against Coventry City in the opening match of the season.

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Q.1783

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 17 August 2015 visited the Masdar City of Abu Dhabi during his official visit to the UAE. It is situated 17 km from Abu Dhabi.

What is this city’s claim to fame?

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Q.1782

Rajat Kothari, founder and CEO HomeBuy360 said
Indian real estate sector is witnessing tremendous growth and traction but it is still highly unorganised […] we have a huge market opportunity ahead of us. ___________’s strong developer network across India will allow us to further scale our business nationally.

What’s been blanked out?

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Q.1781

This, on 15th August 2015, was tweeted by?


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Q.1780

How can you connect these four nations with one more nation?


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Q.1779

Tradition says it began in north-eastern region during the early 14th century. While transporting cattle in order to sell them at the market, men would try to speed the process by hurrying their cattle using tactics of fear and excitement. After years of this practice, the transportation and hurrying began to turn into a competition, as young adults would attempt to race and make it safely to the end without being overtaken.

What resulted thus?

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Q.1778

This show began broadcasting in 1954 and it has had six official hosts. The first one was Steve Allen. Johnny Carson is the longest-serving host to date. He’s pictured here along with Ray Charles.


Who is the current host described by NBC as ‘the best there is’ and which show are we talking about?

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Q.1777

Uttar Pradesh Government on 11 August 2015 approved the amended guidelines for a certain award. The award will be annually awarded to singers of ghazal, dadra, and thumri who have achieved a milestone in these forms of music. The singer should not be less than 40 years of age.

This award is named after the ‘Queen of ghazals’. Who?

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Q.1776

The website address of the parent company is ‘abc.xyz’. Calico, GV, Jigsaw, Nest Labs, Sidewalk Labs, Verily and X are some of its subsidiaries.

Thus, identify the parent company and its most renowned subsidiary.

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Q.1775

The image shows the logo of an initiative which was launched on 9 August 2015 by the Alumni Association of Rajagiri School to honour the ‘sacrifice’ of the family members of brave military men, who laid down their lives for the nation.

What is it aptly names?


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Q.1774

On a famous TV show which is hosted by Anupam Kher, the guest on 9th August 2015 was a certain Sampooran Singh Kalra. A voracious reader, he said he would read crime and thriller books as a child. But it was when he accidentally got his hands on the book titled ‘The Gardener’ was when he tried writing and experimenting with literature and his life changed forever.


Identify the speaker as well the legendary author of the book.

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Q.1773

In the picture you can see Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration of the first National Handloom Day which took place on 7th August 2015.

Why was this particular date chosen? It is a nod to a proclamation of something made on 7th August 1905.


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Q.1772

Hibakusha is a term which is used for some ‘fortunate’ people. On March 24th 2009, Tsutomu Yamaguchi was officially recognized as the first double hibakusha. He was on a business trip when he was threatened by a ‘small lad’. Then he arrived in his home city on August 8, the day before an ‘obese male’ troubled him. He fortunately survived both the scares.

Thus, what is a hibakusha?

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Q.1771

Colonel Harwant Singh, a World War-II hero, passed away on 4th August 2015 at Patiala at the age of 95. He was awarded the Military Cross, the highest award of the British Army in 1944 for gallantry during an offensive against the German forces in Italy.

For which extremely important ceremony in 1947 was he the officer-in-charge?

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Q.1770

Masaan is a movie directed by Neeraj Ghaywan which follows the stories of four people from a small town and how they fit in to the moralities. Jaanisaar which is directed by Muzaffar Ali, is a love saga of a revolutionary courtesan.

On 4th August 2015 which Indian state government announced that these two films will be free from the entertainment tax? And what was the prime reason for this?

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Q.1769

Image shows Indian champion Joshna Chinappa. She won the Victorian Open in Melbourne, Australia on 2 August 2015.

With which sport would one associate the trophy?


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Q.1768

Logo of which organisation has been blanked out?


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Q.1767

Some artisans from a specific place situated a little over 80 km from Mumbai have blacklisted close to 150 traders on 2nd August 2015 since they had defaulted on payments in the past four years. Thus, they won’t be doing any business of selling the ______ _____ with these dealers.

This year, around 85,000 ______ ____ will be sent to various parts of Maharashtra and other neighbouring states. Few will also be sent abroad but a pay-first policy will be ensured.

Identify the product these artisans expertise in and the famous place as well. Their business peaks during August-September every year.

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Q.1766

This is fourteen year old Prabhroop Sekhon who on 31 July 2015 won two gold medals in 300 metre and 500 metre Roller Skating.


In which tournament did he achieve this feat? The logo is also shown.

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