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1. Put funda • ___ ___ - _______ • _____ _____ - Actor • ____ __ - Table Tennis Player • Siddhartha Vaidyanathan aka "Bib"- Cricinfo cricket journalist • Nikhil Joshi - Carnatic musician, guitarist • Nanditha - Kannada Playback Singer • Vijayalakshmi Bidari - Topped civil services exam in 2000 ( IAS Topper) • ___ __ - Model & Actor • Avinash Mudaliar - Famous quizmaster. • Natesh Babu DR - Gold Medalist at India Innovates (by Lockheed Martin & Univ. of Texas @ Austin). • T Ravi Shankar - Famous Electrical Designer. • Sujay Dsa - Famous Day Dreamer. • Sumukh Herlekar - Famous Software Designer. • Mishraji - Noted Technician.
2. This term in the English language was coined from the fact that cheap novels / magazines were once printed on low grade paper. These magazines are perhaps best remembered for their lurid and exploitative stories, though many respected writers wrote for _____. Modern superhero comic books are sometimes considered descendants of "hero _____". The magazines often featured illustrated novel-length stories of heroic characters such as the Shadow, Doc Savage, and the Phantom Detective. Other notable names include Buck Rogers, Conan the Barbarian, Flash Gordon, Fu Manchu, and so on. The art form pls.
3. The give away of the prelims ID the organization embarking on an earth moving (?) project, involving protons.
4 What is depicted in the stamp? The stamp commemorates a famous event. Don’t bother too much with the pic.
5. This is the description of how X started X has its origins in bootlegging during prohibition, when drivers ran bootleg whiskey made in Appalachia. Bootleggers needed to distribute their illicit products, and they typically used small, fast vehicles to better evade the police. Many of the drivers would modify their cars for speed and handling, as well as increased cargo capacity, and some of them came to love the fast-paced driving down twisty mountain roads. One of the main 'strips' in Knoxville Tennessee, had its beginning as a Mecca for aspiring bootlegging drivers. X?
** 6. Y's logo is a hollowed potato, named Sophia after the Gnostic deity, that serves as a spoof of X's globe logo. Y, "the content-free encyclopedia", was founded in 2005 as an English-language ____ featuring satirically themed articles. It is formatted as a parody of X and aims ultimately to parody all encyclopedic subjects. Originally in English, the project currently spans over 50 languages with almost 100,000 pages of content. The site has gained negative attention due to its articles on towns and places and its similarity with X, which led to a warning being issued by the Malaysian Internal Security Ministry. Y, X?.. Ok X at least.
7. The Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment is a United Arab Emirates Private Equity company owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the UAE Royal Family and Minister of Presidential Affairs. It made headlines in a big way recently. Why?
8. The first appearance of the word is from 1784 and means an odd person. This sense survives today in the word _______. It later acquired a meaning of to make fun of, or to mock. How it acquired its current meaning of a test is unknown, but that sense did not appear until 1867. ____ as a test could be a corruption of the Latin ___ __, meaning "Who are you?". In any case it is probably from the same root as question and inquisitive. An anecdote says that in 1791 a Dublin theater owner named James Daly made a bet that he could introduce a word into the language within 24 hours. He then went out and hired a group of street urchins to write the word ____, which was a nonsense word, on walls around the city of Dublin. Within a day, the word was common currency and had acquired a meaning (since no one knew what it meant, everyone thought it was some sort of test) and Daly had some extra cash in his pocket. However, there is no evidence to support the story, and the term was already in use before the alleged bet.
9. This is the list of largest corporate bankruptcies:
X Worldcom, Inc. Enron Corp. Conseco, Inc. Texaco, Inc. Financial Corp. of America Refco Inc. Global Crossing Ltd. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. UAL Corp. Delta Air Lines, Inc. Adelphia Communications MCorp Mirant Corporation Delphi Corporation $639,000,000,000 $103,914,000,000 $63,392,000,000 $61,392,000,000 $35,892,000,000 $33,864,000,000 $33,333,172,000 $30,185,000,000 $29,770,000,000 $25,197,000,000 $21,801,000,000 $21,499,000,000 $20,228,000,000 $19,415,000,000 $19,415,000,000
10. The flag was unveiled by X on August 26th 2008 in Y’s first public meeting. It has white color to 3/4 of its height at the top, and the bottom 1/4 is filled with green color. In the middle, a red colored symbol of the sun is embossed and encircled with a yellow line. There are 24 red colored beams beyond and around the yellow ring signifying the sun rays. X said that "white" color represents all categories of people, "green" referring to the farmers, "yellow" for happiness and the "red sun" meaning to be working perennially. The 24 beams of sunrays conveys Y’s conviction to work round the clock. ID X and Y.
**11 David Gilmour recently said: "In my view, all the greatest X moments are the ones where he is in full flow. No-one can replace X - he was my musical partner and my friend." He added: "In the welter of arguments, X's enormous input was frequently forgotten. He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognized sound. Like X, I don't find it easy to express my feelings in words, but I loved him and will miss him enormously. I have never played with anyone quite like him."
12. When the Roman General Marcellus attacked Syracuse in 214-212 B.C., Heiron asked his illustrious relative for help. As the Roman fleet was approaching, he devised a great catapult based on his study of levers and the Syracusans were able to defend themselves well. But Marcellus regrouped his forces and sometime later attacked from the rear and was able to take Syracuse by surprise. This time he was not even aware of the attack and was sitting quietly on the ground above the city drawing geometrical figures in the sand. A Roman soldier approached and stepped on the figures. He jumped exclaiming "Don't disturb my circles!" at which the soldier drew his sword and killed the 75 year old. Who?
13 After finishing film school, X started in the industry as a screenwriter with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Productions, working on Gremlins (1984), The Goonies (1985) and Young Sherlock Holmes (1985). X made his directorial debut with the teen comedy Adventures in Babysitting (1987). He had huge success with the popular Home Alone (1990) and it's sequel Home Alone 2: Lost In New York. His later directorial work includes Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Bicentennial Man (1999), the first two Harry Potter films and Rent (2005), an adaptation of the popular Broadway musical. In 1995, X started his own production company named 1492 Pictures in honor of his more illustrious namesake. X?
14. As on Feb 2000, University of Florida had received $63 million as royalty for X. X was developed by a research team at the University of Florida headed by Robert Cade. The marketing rights of X were sold to Stokely-Van Camp. The Quaker Oats company owned the brand. Pepsi later brought it to India after acquiring Quaker Oats. This brand is named so as it was first tested on the University of Florida football team. What is X?
15. A was born on January 9, 1974, to screenwriters, ____X___ and _______Y______, in Mumbai, where he did his schooling from 'Maneckji Cooper School', Vile Parle, and later joined H.R. College, for a degree in Commerce, though he left it, in the second year. A started his career by working as an apprentice with cinematographer-director, Manmohan Singh at age 17, for films like Lamhe (1991); before going on to assist director, Pankaj Parashar in film Himalayputra (1997), followed by working in a Television production house for three years, doing various jobs. He made his acting debut in the film The Fakir of Venice in 2007. Who?
16. In 1992 X appeared on the updated New Zealand $5 note, thus becoming the only New Zealander to appear on a banknote during his or her lifetime, in defiance of the established convention for banknotes of using only depictions of deceased individuals, and current heads of state. The Reserve Bank governor broke with convention by requesting and receiving X's permission — along with an insistence from X to use Aoraki / Mount Cook rather than _____ _______ in the backdrop.
17. Green is the most common form, no 2 red types have the same effect, gold removes power permanently, white kills all plant life, black can split personality while the pink one makes one gay. What am I talkin’ about?
18. According to J. R. R. Tolkien in “The Hobbit” : “If you have ever seen a dragon in a pinch, you will realise that this was only poetical exaggeration applied to any hobbit, even to Old Took's great granduncle Bullroarer, who was so huge (for a hobbit) that he could ride a horse. He charged the ranks of the goblins of Mount Gram in the Battle of the Green Fields, and knocked their king Gol-firnbul's head clean off with a wooden club. It sailed a hundred yards through the air and went down a rabbit hole, and in this way the battle was won and ...” The Romans had a version called it “Paganica”. The Chinese who claim to have invented everything useful, called it “Ch'ui Wan”. The French had a version called “paille maille” while the Dutch called theirs as “Kolven”. What are we talking about?
**19 THE FLAG OF WHICH “NATION” ?
**20. ____ founding president was Mohammad Ahmadullah Siddiqi, now professor of journalism and public relations at the Western Illinois University. ____ claims to have about 400 registered members and about 20,000 supporting members known as IKHWANS. ____ published several magazines in various languages, including Tahreek in Hindi, Iqraa in Gujrati, Rupantar in Bengali, Sedhi Madal in Tamil, Vivekam in Malayalam, and Movement in English and Shaheen Times for children in English. Group?
21 Probably the most famous member of the African tribe Bafokeng Ka Bakwena or Tribe of the Crocodile. These pictures depict X if he hadn’t undergone the changes he did. X?
AGE 45 (in 2003)
AGE 70 (in 2028)
22. ID THE PRODUCT ADVERTISED
**23. The city of _____ noted the rise of X and decided to use the common name to boost publicity for the town. It began X gave a 2006 interview with Japanese television network TBS where he noted that, when passing through customs in Narita Airport, an official looking at his visa noted that he was from _____. The _____ City Hall heard about the interview and the then mayor, Toshio Murakami, sent X a set of the city’s famous lacquer chopsticks, a DVD about the city and a letter wishing him the best. X has since thanked the town for their gifts and support, saying "I look forward to a future marked by the continued friendship of our two great nations and a shared commitment to a better, freer world".
24. Delilah DiCrescenzo, 23, was third in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the 2006 USATF Championships in 10:03.31. She had set a personal best of 9:59.48 in the steeple in June at the Music City Distance Classic in Nashville. DiCrescenzo, from Chicago, attended Columbia University, where she was a three-time Heptagonals steeplechase champion. She was ninth in the steeple at the 2005 NCAA Championships. At the Canadian National Track & Field Championships in Ottawa on August 8, DiCrescenzo won the steeple by 22 seconds in 10:16.16, though as a native of Chicago, she was not eligible for a Canadian title. She's living in Chicago, but she competes for the Westchester (NY) Track Club. She got known to the world for an entirely different reason. What?
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