Sep 30, 2015

Q.1826

If the ‘Rajput’ category comprises of Rajput, Rana, Ranjit, Ranvir and Ranvijay.

And the ‘Delhi’ category consists of Delhi, Mysore and Mumbai, then ‘Kochi’ on 30th September 2015 was added to which remaining category?

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Sep 29, 2015

Q.1825

This is the logo of the Chinese company, Didi Kuaidi. On 28 September 2015 they announced investment in a certain ANI Technologies to fight their common competitor in India.


Identify both the companies.

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Sep 28, 2015

Q.1824

The SASTRA Ramanujan Prize is awarded every year to a young mathematician judged to have done outstanding work in Ramanujan’s fields of interest. Manjul Bhargava won the inaugural award in 2005 and on 28th September 2015, Jacob Tsimerman of the University of Toronto won it.

There is one unique condition though. The age of the candidate should not be greater than 32 years. Why this particular number?

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Sep 27, 2015

Q.1823

Since 1980, the United Nations has celebrated _____ _____ day on September 27. This date was chosen since on this day in 1970, the Statutes of the UNWTO were adopted which is considered a global milestone. The late Ignatius Amaduwa Atigbi, a Nigerian national, was the one who proposed this particular date. Burkina Faso hosted the Official Celebrations of this day in 2015 and it will be Bangkok in 2016.

Fill in the blanks.

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Sep 26, 2015

Q.1822

On 26th September 2015, a charity event was held in honour of this famous opera singer who was a part of the ‘Three Tenors’. The specific goal of this concert was to raise money for the pancreatic cancer research.


Identify this person, who passed away from the same disease in 2007 when he was 71 years old.

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Sep 25, 2015

Q.1821

Permila Tirkey was in the news during late September 2015. She is an Indian woman working in the United Kingdom and has made headlines as she won the country’s first case related to something. The Bihar born lady who was working in the UK since 2008, received a compensation of 184000 UK pounds for this.

What first-of-its-kind case did she win?

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Sep 24, 2015

Q.1820

The map shows the nationalities of the victims of which calamity?


It occurred on 24 September 2015 and resulted in the deaths of at least 2,236 people.

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Sep 23, 2015

Q.1819

This cartoon was published by Mike Peters on the back of the revelation of a scandal on September 18th 2015.

What has been blanked out?


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Sep 22, 2015

Q.1818

In which sport did the Indian contingent win 12 medals at the Fifth Pars International Cup held in Tehran?

The event was held from 19th to 20th September 2015. This glory was achieved in a traditional Chinese and a full-contact sport. Its name is derived from the Chinese words for ‘martial’ and ‘arts’. The IWUF is the governing body that conducts World Championships every two years.

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Sep 21, 2015

Q.1817

Identify the politician in the centre shown in his younger days.


On 21st September 2015, he was trending on social media with the hashtags #piggate, #snoutrage and #hameron which were related to the alleged shenanigans in his youth.

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Sep 20, 2015

Q.1816

Which administrator and businessman from Kolkata, nicknamed ‘Machiavelli of Indian cricket’, was instrumental in re-introducing South Africa into the international cricket fold in 1991 and for inviting the Proteas for their first ever tour to India?

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Sep 19, 2015

Q.1815

I can’t say I’m a Bond girl because I’m too mature to be a Bond girl. I am a Bond woman

Which actress said this in September 2015 as she became the oldest ‘Bond girl’ ever at the age of 51? She portrays ‘Lucia Sciarra’ in Spectre alongside Daniel Craig.

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Sep 18, 2015

Q.1814

Identify the event from the logo. If the first edition was held in New Delhi, which city hosted the last one in 2014?


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Sep 17, 2015

Q.1813

The book titled ‘Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights’ was released on 8 September 2015. The book opens in the 12th century Spain. The story revolves around the great Spanish-Muslim philosopher Ibn Rushd and an evil ‘genie’ in disguise, Dunia.

Name the author and also tell the title is a reference to what?


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Sep 16, 2015

Q.1812

What is this exhaustive list of and who is missing?
Jimmy Barry, Joe Calzaghe, Ji-Won Kim, Mihai Leu, Ricardo Lopez, Rocky Marciano, Terry Marsh, Jack McAuliffe, Sven Ottke, Dmitry Pirog, Harry Simon, Pichit Sitbangprachan and Edwin Valero

On 12 September 2015, he announced his retirement from the 19-year-long career and said,

I’ve accomplished everything, there’s nothing else to accomplish. Money don’t make me, I make money

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Sep 15, 2015

Q.1811

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on 14 September 2015 recognized the Indian ________ Federation as Regional Sports Federation. _______ sport is a Martial art sport that is performed in Southern state of Kerala and in some parts of Tamil Nadu. This word has been derived from Sangam literature which describes both a battlefield and combat arena.

Id the sport.


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Sep 14, 2015

Q.1810

The cartoon by John Shakespeare parodies a political situation. ‘The sheep’ depicts the man who on 14th September 2015 became the Prime Minister by replacing ‘The goat’.


Identify both.

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Sep 13, 2015

Q.1809

Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft has confirmed the presence of ____ in the lunar atmosphere. While scientists have speculated on the presence of _____ in the lunar atmosphere since the Apollo missions, LADEE spacecraft has confirmed its existence for the first time on September 13th 2015. There’s not enough of ____ to make the moon visibly ‘glow’ because the moon’s atmosphere is extremely tenuous, about 100 trillion times less dense than Earth’s atmosphere at sea level.

Fill in the blank. It might remind you of a Brooks & Dunn song from 1991.

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Sep 12, 2015

Q.1808

The term ‘Project Nilgiri’ was in news in the second week of September 2015. It is a joint collaboration between ‘world's seventh largest commercial or utility employer’ and an entity who once advised us ‘Don’t be evil’.

Under this project, aim is to provide free Wi-Fi services at some ‘special public places’. Users will be able to access high speed internet for the first 30 minutes by using One Time Password (OTP) generated for this purpose. After 30 minutes, the speed will drop considerably.

Which 2 giant parties are involved in this venture?

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Sep 11, 2015

Q.1807

The image shows the Veer Savarkar International airport which is located in a capital town. It was in the news on 11th September 2015, as one SpiceJet airliner made a historic landing. The successful operation of the flight SG-251 paves the way for similar flight movements. The flight was greeted upon arrival by a grand water cannon salute, an aviation tradition to mark key milestones.

Where would one find this airport? And what incident is being talked about?


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Sep 10, 2015

Q.1806

Kaloji Narayana Rao or Kalanna was an Indian poet, freedom fighter, anti-fascist and political activist of Telangana. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1992. On his 100th birth anniversary on 9th September 2015, the state Government of Telangana decided to honour him by declaring the first of this kind of ‘special day’.

Thus, what will be celebrated on every 9th September?

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Sep 9, 2015

Q.1805

In February 1945, she joined the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service as an honorary second subaltern with the service number of 230873. She trained as a driver and mechanic and was promoted to honorary junior commander five months later.

Identify her.


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Sep 8, 2015

Q.1804

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on 8th September 2015 directed federal and provincial governments to take an action. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Jawwad S Khawaja directed the government to fulfil its constitutional obligation. It was mentioned: In the governance of the federation and the provinces there is hardly any necessity for [something] which cannot be understood by the public at large. A lot of time is spent in deciphering which is absurd.

What is being talked about?

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Sep 7, 2015

Q.1803

The image shows the logo of NISAR mission.


It is a joint project between which 2 organisations? They aim to co-develop and launch a dual frequency ‘Synthetic Aperture Radar’ satellite.

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Sep 6, 2015

Q.1802

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 4 September 2015 released two commemorative coins of ₹125 and ₹10 in the memory of some personality. The ₹125 coin is not meant for general circulation, however. Both coins are stamped with a picture of this person on their obverses.

In whose honour were they issued?


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Sep 5, 2015

Q.1801

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a drug designed to help people which was recently in news on 3 September 2015 as the practical tests have shown that people who took the drug found it beneficial. Scientists studied 650 people who took the drug over a 32-month period. USA, France, Australia, Israel, Canada, Kenya, and South Africa have approved PrEP.

What does it protect against?


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Sep 4, 2015

Q.1800

At the UN Headquarters in New York a commemorative plaque was dedicated at the Tree of Peace and Unity. This tree (a weeping cherry) was planted on May 8th 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of an historic day. And the plaque was added on September 2, 2015 which is the 70th anniversary of another special day.


Give the significance of these days.

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Sep 3, 2015

Q.1799

This is the logo of the Theatre de Liege designed by the Belgian graphics designer, Olivier Debie. He accused a certain organizing committee of plagiarizing this logo after it was unveiled on 24th July 2015. The emblem’s designer, Kenjiro Sano, defended the design, stating that he had never seen the Liege logo. However, Sano was found to have had a history of plagiarism.

For what specific event did Sano design the logo?


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Sep 2, 2015

Q.1798

A tribute to which legendary director who was known for his work on horror films, particularly slasher films?


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Sep 1, 2015

Q.1797

The Koyukon Athabaskans who inhabit the area around this geographical feature have for centuries referred to it as Denali meaning ‘High’ or ‘Tall’ and on 28 August 2015 this name officially replaced the existing one. It was also briefly named after Frank Densmore, an Alaskan prospector. However, in 1896, a gold prospector named it after the then-presidential candidate who went on to become the 25th POTUS and this name stuck.

Which geographical feature are we talking about?

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