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Question 1
Who was the first space tourist to board the International Space Station? He spent nearly eight days in orbit as a crew member and paid $16 million for the trip.

Answer Dennis Tito .

In mid-2001. a visiting mission to the International Space Station. he spent nearly eight days in orbit as a crew member of ISS EP-1. .Dennis Anthony Tito is an Italian American engineer and multimillionaire. and was landed by Soyuz TM-31. He reportedly paid $16 million for the trip. most widely known as the first space tourist to fund his own trip into space. This mission was launched by the spacecraft Soyuz TM-32.

Question 2 Which Caribbean country was hit by a massive earthquake in January 2010 in which 3 million people were affected? .



The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicentre near the town of Léogâne, approximately 25 km (16 miles) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. By 24 January, at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake.

Question 3

East Timor gained independence on May 20th, 2002. From which country did it decolonize?

Answer Portugal .

and was known as Portuguese Timor until Portugal's decolonization of the country. East Timor is one of only two predominantly Roman Catholic countries in Asia. 2002. but later that year was invaded and occupied by Indonesia and was declared Indonesia's 27th province the following year.East Timor was colonized by Portugal in the 16th century. Indonesia relinquished control of the territory and East Timor became the first new sovereign state of the 21st century on May 20. . In 1999. following the United Nations-sponsored act of selfdetermination. East Timor declared its independence. the other being the Philippines. In late 1975.

Name her.Question 4 This American space traveler holds the record for the longest spaceflight for female space travelers. . She is a US naval officer and a NASA astronaut.

Answer Sunita Williams .

1965) is a United States Naval officer and a NASA astronaut. She holds the record of the longest spaceflight (195 days) for female space travelers. .Sunita Williams (born September 19. She was assigned to the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 14 and then joined Expedition 15.

.Question 5 This Hollywood movie released in 2008 is an adaptation of Vikas Swarup’s novel “Q & A”. Name this movie. It won seven BAFTA awards and four Golden Globes among many others in 2009.

Answer Slumdog Millionaire .

Slumdog Millionaire was nominated for 10 Academy Awards in 2009 and won eight. including Best Picture. written by Simon Beaufoy. . It also won seven BAFTA Awards (including Best Film). five Critics' Choice Awards. the most for any film of 2008. Best Director.Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British romantic drama film directed by Danny Boyle. and co-directed in India by Loveleen Tandan. and four Golden Globes. and Best Adapted Screenplay.

He is the son of the American actress Grace Kelly. Name him. 2011.Question 6 The following personality is the Prince of Monaco and was recently married to Princess Charlene on July 1st. .

Answer Prince Albert II .

Prince of Monaco. His sisters are Hereditary Princess Caroline and Princess Stéphanie of Monaco. Sovereign Prince of Monaco (born 14 March 1958) as of 2011 is the head of the House of Grimaldi and the ruler of the Principality of Monaco. and the American actress Grace Kelly.Albert II. He is the son of Rainier III. .

He is also to judge a football talent show. .Question 7 This English footballer plays striker for the Premier League Club Manchester United and the England national team. Name him.

Answer Wayne Rooney .

He is frequently selected for the England squad and also featured at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. Rooney has won the England Player of the Year award twice. . As of March 2011. He played at UEFA Euro 2004 and scored four goals. in 2008 and 2009.Rooney made his senior international debut in 2003. He also briefly became the competition's youngest goalscorer. he has won 70 international caps and scored 26 goals.


Name him. .Question 1 John Quincy Adams was the first American president to be the son of a preceding president. The second such president was married to Laura Welch in 1977.

Answer George W. Bush .

Bush. making him one of only two American presidents to be the son of a preceding president. after John Quincy Adams. Bush is the eldest son of President George H. Before that. He is also the brother of Jeb Bush. . serving from 1995 to 2000. W.George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009. former Governor of Florida. and Barbara Bush. he was the 46th Governor of Texas. who served as the 41st President.

Question 2 Which famous personality topped the Forbes 100 most influential celebrities in 2010? The talk show hosted by this personality has recently ended after a run of 25 years. .

Answer Oprah Winfrey .

She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century. according to some assessments. She is also. and philanthropist. and was for a time the world's only black billionaire. which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. . best known for her selftitled. multi-award winning talk show. producer. the most influential woman in the world. actress. the greatest black philanthropist in American history.Oprah Winfrey is an American television host.

Question 3 This American female pop singer has been voted as the most famous singer on the internet. She claims to be inspired by the pop singer Madonna. Name her. .

Answer Lady Gaga .

Her name is the most popular on the Internet. is an American pop singer-songwriter. Lady Gaga with $62 million was the fourth in the list of 100 most influential people according to Forbes.Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. better known by her stage name Lady Gaga. .

. 2011. He was also the Bharat Ratna award holder in 2008. Name him.Question 4 This famous Indian vocalist died on January 24th.

Answer Pandit Bhimsen Joshi .

Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi was an Indian vocalist in the Hindustani classical tradition. as well as for his popular renditions of devotional music (bhajans and abhangs). he is renowned for the khayal form of singing. A member of the Kirana Gharana (school). India's highest civilian honour. awarded in 2008 . He was the most recent recipient of the Bharat Ratna.

Who is this Indian businessman? . born in Rajasthan.Question 5 The Financial Times named this business tycoon. the 2006 Person of the Year.

Answer Lakshmi Mittal .

London. He is the fifth richest person in the world and the richest Indian as of 2007. .In May 2007.Lakshmi Mittal is a London-based Indian billionaire industrialist and resides in Kensington. The Financial Times named Mittal its 2006 Person of the Year. he was named one of the "100 most influential people" by Time magazine.

Who is this chess player? .1 in the April 2007 FIDE rankings. He is ranked No.Question 6 This Grandmaster was the first Indian to win the FIDE World Chess Championship in 2000.

Answer Viswanathan Anand .

Kasparov. He is only the sixth person to head the rating list since its inception in 1970.Viswanathan Anand is an Indian chess grandmaster and former FIDE world champion. along with Fischer. In the April 2007 FIDE Elo rating list. Anand was ranked first in the world for the first time. . Kramnik and Topalov. Karpov.

Question 7 Anita Desai has been short-listed for the Booker Prize three times. Her daughter is the winner of the 2006 Booker prize for her novel "The Inheritance of Loss". . Name her.

Answer Kiran Desai .

It went on to win the Betty Trask Award. . Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard. a prize given by the Society of Authors for the best new novels by citizens of the Commonwealth of Nations under the age of 35.Kiran Desai (born 3 September 1971) is an Indian author who is a citizen of India and a permanent resident of the United States. was published in 1998 and received accolades from such notable figures as Salman Rushdie. Her first novel.


Question 1 The Indian Space Research Organisation discovered which important life sustenance resource on the moon in 2009? .

Answer Water .

Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft has confirmed the existence of surface water ice. . The 2008. and one of the big six advanced space research organizations that dominate space. using the on-board Moon Mineralogy Mapper.The Indian Space Research Organisation is the primary body for space research under the control of the Government of India.

Question 2 Which famous online video portal was invented in 2005? .

Answer YouTube .

The company is based in San Bruno. including movie clips.YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload. share and view videos. and uses Adobe Flash Video and HTML5 technology to display a wide variety of user-generated video content. . as well as amateur content such as video blogging and short original videos. created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005. and music videos. TV clips. California.

. The heart is featured in the film. Name the device. Crank: High Voltage.Question 3 AbioMed invented the first ever artificial heart. when it is transplanted into the main character Chev Chelios's (Jason Statham) chest.

Answer AbioCor .

meaning that no wires or tubes penetrate the skin and therefore there is less risk of infection. this heart is only compatible with men who have a large frame. The AbioCor runs on a rechargeable source of power. The internal battery is charged by a transcutaneous energy transmission (TET) system. plastics and energy transfer. . It is fully implantable within a patient. biosensors. It has a product life expectancy of 18 months.AbioCor is an artificial heart developed by the Massachusettsbased company AbioMed. due to a combination of advances in miniaturization. Because of its size.

.Question 4 Name the company that invented the first Hybrid Car. making it the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle. This car first went on sale in Japan in 1997.

Answer Toyota .

The EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) rate the Prius as among the cleanest vehicles sold in the United States based on smog forming and toxic emissions. formerly a compact sedan developed and manufactured by the Toyota Motor Corporation.The Toyota Prius is a full hybrid electric midsize hatchback. .

Japan.Question 5 Which company invented the first LED TV? It is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Minato. Tokyo. .

Answer Sony .

An LED-backlight LCD television is an LCD TV that uses LED backlighting instead of the CCFL used in traditional LCD televisions. It is not a true LED display but is called "LED TV" by some manufacturers. . Edge LED lighting was first introduced by Sony (September 2008) on the 40 inch BRAVIA.

Name the invention.Question 6 This latest invention invented by Green Tech provides solar energy without the use of any panel. This solar sheet doesn’t require any silicone and makes use of cells which are equally efficient. .

Answer Nanosolar Powersheet .

Green Tech. without using silicon (which is the main reason of the heavy cost of solar energy). . in 2007. invented the Nanosolar Powersheet. Just a coating. thin as a layer of paint. It allows easier making of cheap solar panels. that takes light and converts it to electricity.

Switzerland What is it called? .Question 7 This breakthrough invention is the world's largest and highestenergy particle accelerator. It is located at the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva.

Answer Large Hadron Collider (LHC) .

This synchrotron is designed to collide opposing particle beams of either protons . as deep as 175 metres beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. advancing the understanding of the deepest laws of nature.The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator. It is expected to address some of the most fundamental questions of physics. The LHC lies in a tunnel 27 kilometres in circumference. Switzerland.

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