Answers for September 17, 2017:
1 Why was Dr Mukut Minz honoured with Padma Shri recently
fOR his contribution to the field of medicine. He is from Odisha. He was the doctor who successfully transplanted External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s kidney. He is a product of Burla Medical College
2 There was a tennis player who played as a male player on the tennis circuit. Then he had a sex change operation after which he played as a female player. Name him/her
3 Love Raj Singh Dharmshaktu is a BSF Officer who did something unique regarding Mount Everest recently. What was this unique record
He became the 1st Indian to climb Mt Everest 6 times
4 Six Machine is autobiography of which cricketer
Answer Chris Gayle
5 Which Cricket stadium is the home of Surrey County Cricket Club
6 Montague Druitt was a cricketer who was found dead in a drowning incident, listed as suicide was suspected to be one of the most infamous serial killers. Who
Jack the Ripper. This was because at the same time the serial killings stopped
7 Who is the only player to win Wimbledon as a wildcard entrant
8 Who gave the name very very special to VVS Laxman
9 Who was the 1st Indian tennis player to win a Grand Slam Tennis title
10 Who is the youngest debut centurion in Test cricket
Mohd Ashraful of Bangladesh
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Answers for September 10, 2017:
1 Which famous band was earlier known as “The feedback” and “The hype”. Ironically they wrote their own songs as they could not do covers well
2 Who is the only musician who has won 5 or more Grammy Awards 3 times
3 Who is the director of the movie MS Dhoni; the Untold Story which is the Bio pic on Former India cricket captain MS Dhoni
Answer Neeraj Pandey
4 Once in a 1996 world cup match the commentary team reached late, and a substitute fielder did the commentary, he later became a very well known player and is currently a very popular commentator. Name him
Answer Michael Slater
5 This English batsman who has one of the best ever match winning Ashes 100 is an accomplished musician with his own band and a hit album Songs from the Sun House. Name HI
aNSWER Mark Boucher. He had an unbelievable 173 not out in a tough chase versus Australia at Headingley in 2001
6 With close to 600,000 followers, who overtook PM Modi to become the most followed Indian on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo?
Answer Aamir Khan
7 Rabindranath Tagore’s Jana Gana Mana is our National anthem. What is its approximate duration
Ans 52 seconds
8 Why was Jitendra Haripal of Odisha honored with Padmashri recently
For the folk song Rangabati. He is an exponent of Sambalpuri music
9 Matthunny Mathews who died recently in Kuwait, had inspired which recent hit movie
10 Which feat was performed by Anshu Jenshempa recently
She claimed Mt Everest for the 5th time. She also created a record by climbing it twice in 5 days
Answers for September 3, 2017:
1 This leader loved cricket. so much so that he once signed an autograph as “17th member of Douglas Jardine’s team” Who is he ?
Answer Mahatma Gandhi
2 The Bombay Quadrangular was a cricket tournament played from 1912 to 1936 between 4 teams which were formed on religious basis. Which are these 4 teams.
Answer Parsis, Hindus, Muslims and Europeans
3 Only 2 players have scored centuries in their 1st and last One day Internationals. One is a West Indian and the other an Englishman Name them
Desmond Haynes and Dennis Amiss
4 A young 15 year boy in India, Lakshya Sen recently became world junior 1 in which sport
5 Name this English Test cricketer who retired in 2017 at 25, just 6 months after his international career started, to pursue a career in law
Ans Zafar Ansar
6 Muzaffar Ali had plans for a masterpiece named Zooni. However it could never get finished. Who were the stars in this unfinished movie
Vinod Khanna and Dimple Kapadia
7 In April, Facebook and WhatsApp were banned in Kashmir for a month. Similarly in which place of Odisha was Facebook and WhatsApp banned for 2 days when there were communal problems
8 Name the 1st cricketer to be awarded the Padma Bhushan
9 His father was a cycle repair shop owner in India. He wanted to play cricket and did so but could go on to play International cricket for another country. Name the country and the cricketer
Ans Ravi Verma and UAE
10 Who was the only music star to have at least one top hit singles in the Billboard Top chart every decade from 1960’s to 2010’s. Hint- She is named Goddess of Pop
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Answers for August 27, 2017:
1 Once an Indian batsman was batting on 99 and 1 run was required to win. A Sri Lankan bowler deliberately bowled a no ball which was hit for 6. However as the match was won the batsman remained 99 not out. Name both the batsman and bowler
Virendra Sehwag of India and Suraj Randiv of Sri Lanka
2 Sachin Tendulkar’s 1st car was a maruti 800. He sold it to which teammate, who also has played for India and was a Bombay Ranji Captain
Answer Sairaj Bahatule
3 Only player to be out for 299 in Test cricket
Answer Martin Crowe
4 PV Sindhu won silver in Olympics in Badminton singles. Her father PV Ramana was also an Asian Games Medallist. For which sport and when
Volleyball bronze in 1986 Asian Games
5 Only one player has hit the 1st ball he faced in Test cricket for 6. Who
Answer Mark Craig of New Zealand. The bowler was Suleiman Benn.
6 Cassius Clay is his original name. What did he change it to
7 What is the samosa causus
Answer 5 Lawmakers and representatives to the American Legislature of Indian Origin have formed a group and call themselves the samosa caucus. Their dream is that one day an Indian origin person will be President of USA
8 Which audio format is now officially dead and why
Answer MP3. As the developer refused to renew its license
9 How are Mazhar Majeed and News of the world related to cricket
Answer Reporters of News of the world secretly videotaped Mohd Asif and Mohd Amir when they agreed to take money for deliberately bowling no balls. Subsequently they , along with captain Salman Butt were suspended and also served jail terms. This was the 1st instance of spot fixing in the world of cricket
10 Which famous actor assumed the role of Remington Steele in the American Television series Remington Steele
Answer Pierce Brosnan. Popularity of this series got him the James Bond movie offer
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Answers for August 20, 2017:
1 Oscar award is famous for Movies. However it is also given for a particular sport/game. Name it
Answer chess. It is given annually to the best chess player of the world
2 Frenchman Bruno Poirier performed this unique feat in 1994 and since then its an unique annual 45 day event. What is it,?
Answer It is a 1400 km run across the Himalayas over 45 days. 40 runners participate , 8 from Nepal and 32 from throughout the world . It is called the great Himalayan Race
3 Only Player to score 99 3 times in Test Cricket
Misbah Ul Haq
4 His dad was a piano player. His 1st famous song was the piano man and he is one of the greatest performers in history. Name him
5 Her 1st movie was Abodh opposite Tapas Paul but that is one of her least known movies. She is one of the most loved stars ever in Hindi cinema. Name her
Answer Madhuri Dixit
6 In his debut match he scored 92 not out and the captain Bill Lawry declared the innings. When asked was he unhappy because he missed a 100 by 8 runs he said “No, i am happy the skipper allowed me to score 42 runs more after i crossed 50” Who was this player who was famous as a team man all his life
Rod Marsh, legendary wicketkeeper
7 Dulka Road in London is a very unknown place. However during the 2000’s there was a huge spurt in price for one particular property. Which one and Why
10 Dulka Road, as 10 Dulka rhymes with TENDULKAR
8 He too was born in a chawl. he did not have cricket clothes and played secretly in clothes clandestinely altered by his mother. He was caught by his dad when he scored a 200 and it came out in newspapers. He went on to play for India. He has been called the original dasher, an opening batsman who went for big hits from the first ball, something which sehwag and warner did decades later. However he left the country for scotland, saddened by selectors not giving him enough chances. who is he
9 I created a mythical character in a striped coat, with a bushy moustache, a bald head with a white wisp of hair at the back, a bulbous nose on which is perched a pair of glasses, and he has thick black eyebrows permanently raised, expressing bewilderment. Whose words were this, about his creation
RK Laxman, about “The common Man”
10 Who recently became the 1st Indian Actor to deliver a TED Talk
Answer Shah Rukh Khan. This was at Vancouver, Canada in last week of April 2017
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Answers for August 13, 2017:
1 Two Foreigners have won Nobel Prize for Literature who were born in India. Name both
Answer Rudyard Kipling and VS Naipaul
2 Sachin Tendulkar is on record about which bowler troubling him the most
Answer Hansie Cronje. Sachin said that somehow Cronje used to trouble him a lot, so much so that he used to tell his batting partner, i will handle Donald and Pollock, u handle Cronje.
3 An Unsuitable Boy is memoirs of …….
Answer Karan Johar
4 He was called the yellow shirt bandit as he used to wear bright yellow shirts during robberies. He was sent to prison and he learnt boxing there. He went on to become a world champion. Name him
Answer Sonny Liston
5 He was a legendary painter and his brother had the same name and had died 9 months before he was born. His parents took him to the grave of his brother and told him it was reincarnation. He believed it throughout his life and it deeply influenced his surrealistic and symbolism school of painting. Name him
6 This Indian ladies team cricketer became the highest wicket taker in ODI’s in the world. Name her
Jhulan Goswami. 181 wickets
7 Why is Georg Solti famous in Grammy Awards history
Answer He has won 31 Grammy Awards, the maximum in History. He was a famous music conductor
8 In an U-19 Match MS Dhoni had scored 84 and his team scored 357. Which future teammate of his scored 358 runs in that match
9 How is Gurmeet Singh Jolly better known as and why was he in news recently
Answer He is better known as Shera. He is personal bodyguard of Salman Khan for last 21 years. He also provides security to celebrities coming to India ranging from Michael Jackson to Justin Bieber in his recent visit
10 Amitabh Bachchan’s role in the Sarkar Trilogy is inspired by which political leader
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Answers for August 6, 2017:
1 We all know that Vishwanathan Anand is India’a 1st Grandmaster in chess. However who is India;s 1st International Master
Answer 9 Time national Champion Manuel Aaron. He popularized Indian chess and made the public familiar with International version
2 In 1977 at Eden Gardens, Mohun Began held the famous Cosmos Club to a 2-2 draw. Which legend played in that match for Cosmos
3 Zaheer Khan got engaged recently to Sagarika Ghatge. She is a film star who has acted in which popular Hindi film associated with Sports
Answer Chak de India, starring Shah Rukh Khan
4 Mapreet Kaur of India became world number 1 in which sport
Answer Women’s shot put
5 Only one player has hit the last ball he faced in Test cricket for a 6. Name him
6 Sachin Tendulkar has maximum ODI Man of the match (62) and man of the series (15). After him, who?
Ans Sanath Jayasuriya (48) and (11)
7 Ritesh Agarwal, a young college drop out from Odisha created which brand
Answer Oyo Rooms
8 VVS Laxman hit 281 after India followed on. There have been few other instances of batsmen scoring a double hundred after following on. Which however is the only instance of a batsman scoring a 300 after his team followed on
Hanif Mohammed in his epic 337 vs West Indies
9 Why is Fred Spofforth important in cricket history. Which is the feat he 1st performed and then later others emulated
He was the 1st to take a hattrick in test cricket
10 This singer’s hit single Baby in 2010 shot him to fame. Name him
Answer Justin Bieber
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Answers for July 30, 2017:
1 This cricket legend was also Captain of India. He was treated unfairly by the BCCI Twice. Once in 1974-75 he was made 12th man the next test after being captain. Once in 1979 he heard from the pilot’s Public address system that he was sacked as Captain. Name him
Answer S Venkatraghavan
2 What is the study of grapes known as
3 Who was the founder of RSS. Where did he form it and what was his original profession
Answer Keshav Baliram Hedgewar. A doctor. He founded the RSS In Nagpur
4 Name the tennis star of India who starred in a James Bond Movie. Name the movie too
Vijay Amritraj and Octopussy
5 Vinod Khanna died recently on April 27 from the dreaded disease, Cancer. Name his friend and co-star who had died of same disease on exactly the same date, April 27
Feroz Khan. They had made two terrific movies together, namely Qurbani and Dayavan.
6 He said that his pregnant mother was on a camel from Delhi to Kabul, and he was born in the desert. Who is this only Test player to be born in Afghanistan
Answer Salim Durrani
7 Who has won maximum man of the series award in Test matches
Muttiah Muralitharan with 11
8 He is the only player who hasn’t played a single test match or ODI but still is a world cup champion, as his team won the world cup. Who are we talking about
Sunil Valson, player in 1983 world cup winning team of India
9 Name the only bowler who took 6 wickets for 0 runs in a test match
Jermaine Lawson of West Indies. It was against Bangladesh and they were 87 all out from 83/3
10 Sanjay Gandhi National Park is unique in the sense that it is a national park in a city. Where is it
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Answers for July 23, 2017:
1 3 cricket players share the record of 6 consecutive 1st class hundreds. Bradman is one. Name the other two
CB Fry and Mike Proctor
2 Alphonso is known as king of mangoes. This lovely fruit is named after whom
Answer Portuguese Explorer Alphonso de Albuquerque
3 Name this IAS officer turned politician who was called Odisha Chanakya.
Answer Shri PyaraiMohan Mahapatra who passed away recently
4 Only 4 players have scored 300 2 times in Test cricket, Name them
Don Bradman, Virendra Sehwag, Brian Lara and Chris Gayle
5 Who is the 1st Actor from South Indian films who is immortalized by wax at Madame Tussauds
Answer Prabhas, the actor who played Baahubali
6 Lionel Messi said recently that he has swapped football tee-shirts after a match with only one player. Who?
Answer Zinedine Zidane
7 Which cricket player scored his 1st and only Test 100 after playing over 100 Test matches
Answer Anil Kumble
8 Who is the only player to hit the 1st ball of a Test match for 6
Answer Chris Gayle. The bowler was Sohag Gazi of Bangladesh
9 Name the player who has maximum Man of the match awards in Test Matches
Answer Jacques Kallis 23
10 Name the oldest Test Captain ever
WG Grace. He was 50 when he captained England in 1899
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Answers for July 9, 2017:
1 Which Indian was nominated for both Nobel Prize for Peace as well as Nobel Prize for Literature
Answer Sri Aurobindo. Nominated for Literature in 1943 and Peace in 1950
2 Robert Tor Russell is a faMOUS British architect of pre Independence India. What is his lasting contribution to the city of Delhi
Answer cONNAUGHT Place
3 Name the 1st tribal woman to be Governor of a State. Hint- There is an Odia Connection. Name her and the State
Answer Droupadi Murmu, Governor of Jharkhand. She is a product of Utkal University and was a 2 time BJP MLA in Odisha. She was also a minister in Naveen Patnaik’s Government when BJP was its ally
4 What is unique about stumping done by Bev Congdon and Neville Tufnell in Test Cricket
Answer They are the only 2 stumping done by substitutes in Test cricket. After that a rule was changed that substitute can field bit can’t keep wickets
5 This English Legend was a Sergeant Major who was brought to India to improve fitness and fielding. He played Ranji too and scored 249 in a Ranji final. Name Him
Answer Denis Compton
6 Leander Paes won bronze medal for tennis in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics . His father Vece Paps too had won a bronze medal. When and for which event
Answer Hockey in 1972 Olympics
7 What is the nationality of the mother of tennis great Roger Federer who is from Switzerland
Answer South Africa
8 This world champion boxer who quit at a young age due to medical issues and is contemplating a comeback has the nickname Gypsy King. Who is he
Answer Tyson Fury. He is from a traveling nomadic family and hence the nickname. He has fought 25 times and won all 25 bots, including 18 with a Knock-out. He is thinking a comeback against current champion Anthony Joshua
9 Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia said of which singer “She was my neighbor in Khar, Mumbai. I never heard her practice, but whenever she sang it was flawless”
Answer Suman Kalyanpur
10 2 cricketers once in a practical prank flew a Tiger Moth aircraft over the field of play during a match. Name them
David Gower and John Morris during an England Queensland Match. Disciplinary action was taken. Captain Gooch was so furious he almost sent them back to England.
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Subhashree Samantaray, Anmol College, Uttara, Bhubaneswar
Answers for June 21, 2017:
- This noted villain was an employee in ESIC and started films at 40 through the theatre route. Steven Spielberg called him the best villain in the world. Name him
Answer – Amish Puri
2. Some people have an unusual fear of doctors so much that they keep on postponing a doctor’s visit on one pretext or the other. What is this unusual fear of doctors known as?
Answer – Latrophobia
3. Which bowler was drafted into the test team against New Zealand to replace the injured Glen McGrath, on his debut took 7 wickets in 5 wickets in one innings. But sadly that was his only test as the great McGrath came back to claim his place?
Answer – Simon Cook
4. Who is known as the father of medicine?
Answer – Hippocrates, a physician from the island of Cos in ancient Greece is known as the ‘Father of Medicine’.
5. Which company created the world’s 1st hand held cell phone?
Answer – Motorola
5. Aakhri Khat is the 1st movie of which superstar actor?
Answer – Rajesh Khanna
6. Taste match is a tv cookery show on BBC and And TV of which former Test match player?
Answer – Sandeep Patil is a good cook and this show consists of a talk show with 2 celebrities over food cooked by him.
7. This popular actress has not acted for quite some time. Hichki is the name of her what one can say comeback movie. Name her
Answer – Rani Mukherjee
8. Margarita is the name of a popular cocktail. It is also the name of an island in which country?
Answer – Venezuela
9. He scored a century for South Zone versus West Indies when he was 18. Since the West Indies attack included Marshall, Clarke and Holder, it was speculated he will play for India. He however retired from cricket at 23 as he loved wild life more and took up adventure tourism as a profession. Name him
Answers for June 19, 2017:
His father was an IAS officer and wanted him to TRY TO BE AN was OR be a Doctor. He however rebelled and after a career in Times of India had a successful career in Hindi films. Name him
Answer Prem Chopra
2 Fear of small spaces is known as
3 Which filmstar who recently celebrated his 75th birthday real name is Ravi Kapoor
4 In IPL 10 there was one day in which there was 2 hat tricks by 2 different bowlers in different matches. Name the 2 bowlers
Answer Samuel Badree and Andrew Tye
5 TE Lawrence was a renowned officer of the British Army in World War 2. What was his nickname
Ans Lawrence of Arabia as he has many admirable campaigns in the Arabian desert
6 James Patterson is a best selling writer of murder mysteries. He has written 2 books with an Indian author . Name him
Ashwin Sanghi. the 2 books are Private India and Private Delhi
7 The father was a 6 time National badminton champion and universally acknowledged as a legend. He was 1st recipient of Arjuna Award. The son too is a 7 time National Men’s champion and an Arjuna Award Winner. Name both
Answer Nandu Natekar and Gaurav Natekar
8 What was the name of the MP who was involved in a slapping incident with an Air India Staff who was put on no flier list for at least 2 weeks
Ravindra Gaikwad of Shiv Sena
9 Name this great Philosopher who was born in 1818 in the town of Trier, in Prussia
Karl Marx. This is in present day Germany
10 SIM In SIM Card starts for what ?
Subscriber Identity module
Answers for June 12, 2017:
1 In the 3rd edition of IPL which current Indian Star was banned for a year for non adherence to IPL Rules by already being a member of a team yet trying to negotiate a bigger contract with another team
Answer Ravindra Jadeja
2 This Hindi Film Villain is from Hyderabad. His father was a driver . To pursue his dream he sold his school books to purchase his train ticket to Mumbai. He is one of the top most villains ever. Name him
3 What is fear of heights known as
4 Which bowler In 1996-97, he took 5 for 26 against Pakistan in an ODI at the MCG, including the hat-trick of Ijaz Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim and Moin Khan but was dropped as a great player had to make a comeback. Name the great player as well
Anthony Stuart of Australia
5 Which leader has won election to the Los Sabha as many as 11 times
Indrajit Gupta. Next on 10 are Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Somnath Chatterjee and PM Sayeed
6 Who is the current ECI Chief Election Commissioner
Dr Naseem Zaidi
7` This visiting PM cooked Hilsa fish at Rashtrapati Bhawan for President Pranam Mukherjee. Name the PM
Sheigh Hasina of Bangladesh
8 In the 2014 General elections to the Lok Sabha , there was overall cash seizure of almost 300 crores, out of which 124 crores was from only 1 state. Which state was this
Answer Andhra Pradesh
9 Bonobos is a fish or a chimpanzee or an elephant or a crocodile
Answer Chimpanzee. It is the closest relative of man
10 Mankading is a way of getting a batsman out by running him out by the bowler when the non striker has backed up too far. Vinoo Mankad did it for the 1st time and hence its named after him. Who was the batsman
Bill Brown of Australia. Technically its run out and Mankading is the informal way of calling it
Answers for May 28, 2017:
1 A young IAS Officer named Ravindra Kumar was in the news recently for a unique feat related to one of the most prestigious and difficult physical task achieved by man. What was it
Answer He is the 1st IAS officer to climb Mount everest. He has written a book Many Everests
2 A Sri Lankan wicketkeeper has the unique record of keeping his pads on for the entire tEST Match. As he batted 1st, opened the innings and scored an unbeaten 201, which the highest not-out score by a batsman playing in his first Test He batted for 777 minutes then kept wickets for the rest of the match.
Answer Brendon Kuruppu
3 Published in March 2017 and written by Anand Neelakantan, “The Rise of Sivagami is a prequel to what?
4 Khan Mohammed of Pakistan was an excellent bowler. He had once got Len Hutton out for a Duck. He has the misfortune of having the worst bowling figures in history of 0-259. This was in the innings of a great batting feat. What was it
Answer Garry Sobers 365 not out
5 Who is the 1st Bowler to be called for Throwing in a Test match
Answer Ernie Jones of Australia. He is infamous for throwing a beamer which went through WG Grace’s beard and saying “ Sorry Doc, she slipped”.
6 This wonderful batsman was nicknamed Audi. Why
Answer Mark Waugh in Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka in 1992-93 scored pairs in the second Test at Colombo and in the third Test at Moratuwa. Those four ducks in a row gave him the nickname ‘Audi’ as the pair of pairs (0,0,0,0) resembling the car logo.
7 Legendary Singer Kishori Amankar who died recently was from which Musical Gharana
Answer Jaipur Gharana
8 In the 1st year of IPL which two cricketers were involved in a Slapping incident
Answer Harbhajjan Singh and Sreesanth
9 Who Is AnandiBai Joshi ? and what is she famous for
Answer She is the 1st Indian lady to be a doctor. Born in 1865, At 14 she gave birth to a child who died and this was a turning point in her life , inspiring her to be a doctor. She went to USA and became a doctor. She died early at 22 , in 1887. She is also believed to be the 1st Indian Lady to study in USA
10 Amitabh Bachchan has sung many songs in movies. But which is the 1st movie in which he had a song. Name the movie and the song.
Answer Mere Paps Aao from Mr Natwarlal
Answers for April 1, 2017
1 Name the player who has been part of maximum Ranji trophy wins. Name the team as well.
Ans: Ajit Wadekar has been part of 11 Ranji Trophy title wins, all with Bombay.
2 Her dad was a street hawker selling chocolates. He became a self taught engineer and technologist manufacturing tyres. She did not have a proper name and was affectionately called “Monto”. When she went to school and the teacher asked her name, the little girl chose the name which made her famous. Name her.
Ans: Kalpana Chawla
3 When Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli had their 664 run partnership at schools cricket, who was padded up and did not get a chance to bat?
Ans: Amol Mazumdar
4 Who broke one of Bradman’s long-standing records, that of most 150s in Tests, finishing his career with 19 to Bradman’s 18?
Ans: Brian Lara
5 Which touring Cricketer to India said “I don’t fear contamination in fruits” and why?
Ans Tony Greig. In an Eden Gardens Test in 1973 on the 4th day England were tottering at 17/4 when Greig and Mike Dennis had a partnership. A decision went against India and the crowd pelted oranges on the ground. Tony Greig picked up a few and started eating them. He made the remark in the evening. England ultimately lost the test by 28 runs the next day.
6 Who is the only player to have 7 pairs in Test cricket?
Ans: Chris Martin. There are 5 players with 4. Chandrasekhar, Matt Dillon, Walsh, Atapattu and Murali
7 Twin 50’s in a Test (including 100’s). Who has maximum?
Ans: Ricky Ponting. He has 15. Kallis 14. Border 13. Sangakkara 12. Chanderpaul 11. Chappell, Cook and David 10.
8 He is one of the oldest players to debut in Tests for India. He played only one Test though. Later he became a top administrator and coach and was also coach of one of the best ever batsman to play for India. Name him.
Ans: Keki Tarapore. He was the coach of Rahul Dravid.
9 He scored a Test hundred in one of the most famous Test venues of the world and it was 133 out of 229, helping his team to a draw, and in fact almost a chance of an improbable win. The 100 was amazing as he had been told that his wife had suffered a miscarriage, but he drew on immense will power to postpone his grief and play a memorable knock for his country. Who is this batsman?
Ans: Basil Butcher. This was in the Lords Test in 1963, a series which was won 3-1 by West Indies.
10 Only 3 players have converted maiden test 100 into a 300. Karun Nair did so recently. Who are the first two?
Ans: Sobers and Bobby Simpson
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Gobinda Chandra Sahoo, Garadpur, Kendrapada
1 For which movie Kishore Kumar got nominated for each and every song for best singer award?
Ans: For Sharabi. Best Playback Singer, Male for Manzilain Apni Jagah Hain. Other nominations from Sharaabi were: De De Pyaar De, Inteha Ho Gayi, Log Kehte Hain.
2 He was a wicketkeeper till 17. Once as a fill in bowler he took 6 wickets in a club match and impressed all so much he did not need to take wickets again. At 19 he was fast tracked into national team. He is one of the legendary bowlers of all time and 1st of his country to take a hat trick. Fast and quick but tremendous stamina. Once bowled unchanged for 200 minutes on a day he missed breakfast as he had overslept and his only good was 2 hard boiled eggs given to him by his skipper. Name the bowler and the Skipper.
Ans: Wes Hall. Skipper was Sir Frank Worrell
3 What did Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma say when Indira Gandhi asked him how does India look from space?
Ans: Share Jahaan se achcha. He is the 1st Indian in space.
4 Which Indian cricketer was involved in the car crash in which the only son of legendary Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh died?
Ans: Sairaj Bahatule. In the car crash Vivek Singh, son of Jagjit and Chitra Singh died. Bahatule went into a coma. Recovery was slow as a steel rod was inserted for a year. It was commendable that he came back for junior cricket, then Ranji trophy and went on to play for India.
5 Who was the bowler who bowled Sir Don Bradman for a duck in his second ball when he needed only 4 runs for a perfect average of 100?
Ans: Eric Hollies
6 Only 2 cricketers have achieved a double of 6,000 runs and 200 wickets in the Ranji Trophy. One is Vijay Hazare. Who is the second?
Ans: Sanjay Bangar
7 Why did umpire Billy Bowden show red card in a match to Glenn McGrath. What was significant about the match?
Ans: It was the first-ever Twenty20 international, and a fun event. All were wearing fake mustaches and hair, – except for Hamish Marshall, whose frizzy hair was real. With the match all but won, Glenn McGrath revisited the history of underarm bowling between Australia and New Zealand. When he ran in to bowl the last ball, he shaped to bowl underarm, but held on to the ball. Billy Bowden actually produced a red card and showed it to McGrath, soccer style.
8 Name the only player in test history to be out for 96,97,98 and 99.
Ans: Aussie legend Clem Hill.
9 Don Bradman for 7 consecutive 100’s converted a 100 into a 150 or more. Gary Kirsten too did it 7 times. Who did it for 8?
Ans: Virendra Sehwag
10 She wanted to be a doctor, but could not due to personal reasons including her district Commissioner father dying early. She was a trained dancer. Her uncle Dr Feroze Ali was a famous Doctor of Cuttack and Berhampur, Odisha. Her 1st stage performance was at Berhampur’s Ganjam Kala Parishad in a program organised by Dr Feroze Ali. This was seen by a Telugu Film Director and she got a chance to do a folk dance in a Telugu movie. This famous actor-director noticed her in the party celebrating the success of this movie. Since he wanted an Urdu speaking new face, he gave her an opportunity. The rest is history. So there is an Odisha connection to this glittering career. Name the actress and also the actor-director.
Ans: Waheeda Rehman and Guru Dutt
Sushant Sahu, Tarini Vihar, Bhubaneswar
1 Two Great Indians have been nominated for Nobel Peace Prize as many as 5 times and 11 times. Name them.
Ans: Mahatma Gandhi nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 5 times and Nehru 11 times
2 This music director, film director and lyricist started as a cricketer and played U-19 Cricket for both UP and Delhi. A thumb injury kept him out for an entire season and in Hindu College he got interested in theatre and music- and took it up as a career, forgetting cricket. Who is he?
Ans: Vishal Bharadwaj
3 Where was the World’s 1st democratically elected Communist Government formed?
Ans: Kerala . 1957. EMS Namboodiripad was the Chief Minister.
4 Who is the oldest player to score a goal in World Cup Soccer?
Ans: Roger Milly of Cameroon at 42 years 39 days
5 Which was the first televised Olympics?
Ans: Berlin 1936. London 1948 was the first Olympics in colour TV.
6 In a World Cup SF a footballer’s shorts fell down as he was about to attempt a penalty kick. He pulled up his shorts with one hand and scored the penalty while the goalie was still laughing. Who was the goal scorer?
Ans: Italian footballer Guiseppe Peppino Meazza in World cup SF for Italy vs Brazil in 1938. The Brazilian goalie was Walter. That goal took Italy into the finals. Peppino led Italy to 2 world cup wins in 1934 and 1938.
7 What was the 4 pests campaign with special focus on killing sparrows?
Ans: The campaign against the “Four Pests” was initiated in 1958 by Mao Zedong, who identified the need to exterminate mosquitoes, flies, rats, and sparrows. Sparrows – mainly the Eurasian tree sparrow – were included on the list because they ate grain seeds. It however backfired as ecological imbalance occurred and locusts destroyed grain. Earlier, sparrows were eating the locusts. This led to a famine in which more than 20 million died.
8 Recently what was interesting about tickets being sold out during the 3rd and last Test match between Australia and South Africa in Nov 2016?
Ans: The match was at Adelaide. There was a computer mix up and people thought that tickets were being sold for the popular singer Adele’s concert.
9 Which chief minister of Odisha voted in Lok Sabha’s vote of confidence in April 1999 and what was unique about it?
Ans: Giridhar Gomango. It was unique as he had taken over as CM but had still not resigned his Lok Sabha seat, hence was technically eligible to vote. His was the crucial vote which pulled down the Government.
10 Which American President is famous for the Gettysburg Address?
Ans: Abraham Lincoln during American Civil War in 1863. It is accepted as one of the best ever speeches by any leader anywhere.
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Deepak Swain, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1.Fidel Castro died recently. Which US Backed dictator he had overthrown?
Ans: Fulgencio Batista
- Nico Rosberg won F1 World Championship in 2016. Which immediate family member did he emulate?
Ans: His dad Keki Rosberg too was F1 World Champion in 1981. Interestingly both dad and son won beyond 30. Dad at 33, son at 31.
- Which USA President reportedly got stuck in the White House Bathtub?
Ans: William Howard Taft. He was over 350 pounds in weight. He was also the only man to serve as both U.S. president and Supreme Court chief justice.
- This film star loved innumerable cups of hot tea with many spoons of sugar. Once he had gone to a theatre to see his own movie and asked for tea but the theatre owner told him that he had run out of milk. So later he gifted the theatre owner a cow. Name him.
Ans: Amjad Khan
- This film star had done some very famous sad movies. So he suffered from depression as he was very intense as an actor and got very involved in his movies. Hence as a treatment he was advised to do some comedy movies. Name him.
Ans: Dilip Kumar
- At Trinity College , Cambridge, this leader was a student of Natural Sciences and was supposed to study Physics, Chemistry and Maths. However he was very weak in Maths and as a special concession was allowed to choose another subject, and he chose Botany. Name this leader.
Ans: Jawaharlal Nehru
- Mahatma Gandhi wrote “My experiments with Truth” in Gujurati. Who translated it into English?
Ans: Mahadev Desai
- The symbol of Congress Party is Hand. However, just after independence, what was the symbol?
Ans: Cow and Calf
- Who is the only player to complete the Golden Slam in tennis – 4 Grand Slam and Olympics?
Ans: Steffi Graf
- Who is the youngest goal scorer in World Cup Football history?
Ans: Pele. He scored his first goal at 17 years 239 days.
Correct Reply of this week!!
Saroj Kant Sahoo from Bramhapur, Kendrapada
1 Name the founder of Corona Beer who when he died gave $2.5 million each to the 80 inhabitants of the tiny village where he grew up.
Ans: Antonino Fernandez who died at 99. Decades earlier he had migrated from Spain to Mexico. Corona is huge success as a brand with $ 700 million annual sales.
2 This newspaper editor described his job as the second most important in the country after the Prime Minister. Name him.
Ans: Dileep Padgaonkar, former editor of Times of India who passed away recently.
3 Who has scored maximum 6’s in ODI’s among Indians?
Ans: Dhoni with 196 6’s crossed Sachin Tendulkar who had 195
4 Who faced the 1st ball for India in Test cricket and from whom?
Ans: Janardan Navle faced the 1st ball ever from VS Bill Bowes. Later in life he became a security guard and stayed in a 2 room flat of Poona.
5 KL Saigal had come to see him bat but he was out already by then and he said he would convince the umpires to tell him to calm down. He was a friend of Bhutto and turned down offer of any post in Pakistan as he loved India most. Name him.
Ans: Mushtaq Ali
6 Which famous actor spotted Amitabh Bachhan playing an extra in his movie and asked the director to edit the crowd scene out as he was convinced of the talent of Amitabh and thought one day he will be big, and he didn’t want him to be embarrassed by the crowd scene where he was an extra?
Ans: Amitabh Bachchan once was an “extra” in a Shashi Kapoor movie
7 He started 1st class cricket at 27; started as a wicketkeeper; played for Australia as a bowler; was selected to test team on basis of two net sessions , one with the Captain Richie Benaud and the other with the chairman of selectors, Don Bradman. In fact, Bradman asked him to bowl to him and he was standing dressed in a suit. The 1st ball hit Bradman on the hip and his eyes lit up; the 2nd ball too Bradman did not read it as well. Name the cricketer.
Ans: Mystery spinner John Gleeson
8 Who is the 1st night watchman to go on to score a Test 200?
Ans: Jason Gillespie.
9 This composer’s first movie was Chotte Nawab and first hit as a composer was for Bhoot Bangla (1965) when he was 26 years old. Who is the composer?
Ans: RD Burman. Mehmood once said that he gave the movie to Burman because he got tired of Burman denting his car with the persistent drumming of his fingers!
10 Which song was unique as it topped the Geetmala chart for the longest time in the history of Binaca Geet Mala for 52 weeks at a stretch – a Binaca record?
Ans: The song Teri Pyaari Pyaari Surat Ko ….. After this song which topped the chart throughout the year Binaca decided to limit the no of weeks a song can be in the chart to 16 weeks in the program after which one can hear only in the year end top chart!
Correct reply of the week!
Jyotiranjan Panda, Nuapada, Pakhada
1 Her 1st movie was with Dilip Kumar; the last movie with SRK. She says initially she and Dilip Kumar were friends until one day Dilip Saab called her despicable. She did not know the meaning and was very happy taking it as a complement until she checked the dictionary a few days later. She was discovered by chance when a producer’s wife saw her when she was standing below a tree trying to protect herself from rain. Who is she?
2 This filmstar died in poverty though was fabulously rich earlier. So much so she used to smoke using a 100 rupee note. She was also supposed to be arrogant n whimsical and when someone asked her the time used to say “Meri jooti ko dekho” (look at my foot) as she used to wear a diamond studded watch on her ankle. Name her.
Answer. Nazneen Begum
3 Which politician sold his bungalow in Delhi to finance an election?
Answer. Late Biju Patnaik
4 The only player to achieve 100 first class Hundreds without playing County cricket?
Answer. The only player to achieve 100 first class Hundreds without playing County cricket was Don Bradman with 117 tons. Out of the 23 players who have scored 100 first class tons, only Bradman, Glenn Turner, Viv Richards and Zaheer Abbas are the non English Players
5 This Rock group was originally known as Pectoralz and then Starfish. What is it now known as?
Answer. Cold Play
6 During Second World War, a PM requested fellow countrymen not to buy eggs, as it was falling short in supply for soldiers who were fighting war for the country. The next day, there were queues outside shops to return eggs, so that those could be supplies to the army, who fighting war. Name the PM.
Answer. Winston Churchill
7 Which famous Indian made the term “mucche gili ho” pegs (moustache soaking in the whisky) famous?
Answer. Khushwant Singh
8 Recently an Odia Lady Dr Shobha Rani Dash performed a remarkable feat for which she received applause in the literature world and the Hon’ble PM too met her during his recent Japan visit and congratulated her. What was the feat?
Answer. She translated the Odia Mahabharata into Japanese
9 Name the 1st jobs of US President’s Obama and Donald Trump.
Answer. Baskin Robbins salesman – Obama
Selling dumped bottles at construction sites- Trump
10 This Fast bowler used to practice accuracy by throwing knives at empty Corn Flakes Boxes. Name him.
Answer. Glenn Mcgrath
Correct Reply of the week:
Lalatendu Acharya, Ganesh Ghat, Cuttack
1 Kishore Kumar’s song Pal Bhar ke Liye from Johnny Mera Naam was used in an episode of a top American TV. Name it.
Ans. The Simpsons. The episode was titled Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore
2 Which famous cricketer called Glenn Mcgrath’s bowling “the torture technique, drips on the forehead till the batsman gives up.”
Ans. Shane Warne
3 He was all set to be a dentist in USA but delay in arrival of his applications for work permit allowed him to start his career as a cricketer. While his parents shifted to USA he played test cricket for West Indies, his son played test cricket for West Indies too while his grandson played test cricket for England. They are the 1st family with 3 generations playing test cricket. Another of his sons was an Olympian sprinter. Though he did not play much cricket he is regarded as one of the best batsmen ever, and even Don Bradman praised him. He remains the only test player ever to be born in Panama. Who is he?
Ans. George Headley
4 Which Literature Nobel Prize winning author was a World War Naval hero? He was involved in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck and also participated in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day.
Ans. William Golding. He won Nobel in 1983 for Lord of the Flies
5 Who was the 1st cricketer from Odisha to play Test cricket for India?
Ans. Debashis Mohanty. Later Shiv Sundar Das too played test cricket as well from Odisha.
6 He is the only ex India player to have passed curators certification course, umpires examination and coaching certificate too from from the BCCI – National Cricket Academy. Name him.
Ans. Atul Bedade
7 Who is popularly regarded as the greatest poet of Odia Literature and warded the title of Kavi Samrat?
Ans. Upendra Bhanja. He was born in a royal family but was more interested in poetry than being a ruler. He is popularly known as Rabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja
8 What is fear of the number 13?
9 He never played Test Cricket but was a successful and very popular 1st class cricketer for Gloucestershire and Nottinghamshire. He was well known for his 1 step run up in which he bowled off spin. He retired after 14 years of 1st class cricket after taking exactly 1000 wickets. Interestingly and sadly a later recount made it 998. Name him.
Ans. Bomber Wells
10 The 1st man on the moon was Neil Armstrong. Who was the second?
Ans. Edwin Aldrin. He later changed his name legally to Buzz Aldrin. Buzz was short for buzzer as his sister as a kid used to call her buzzer by mistake instead of brother.
Correct Answers by:
Alok Ranjan Nayak, Law College, CDA
1. He was Born in Bombay. Died in Bombay. His only Test century was in Bombay. He famously said to Geoff Boycott “I will out you bloody”. Who is he?
Ans: Eknath Solkar. Called the poor man’s Sobers, he played 27 Tests for India and took 53 catches. He is universally accepted as the greatest fielder ever in forward short leg position. His catch of the Australian Captain Bill Lawry was so wonderful that the Aussie captain presented him with his bat.
2. What is common to Andrew “Andy” Gordon Ganteaume and Rodney Redmond?
Ans: They are the only 2 Test cricketers who scored a Test ton in the only Test they ever played.
3. He scored a ton on his test debut. He is believed to be the 1st to walk down the pitch to face a fast bowler. His son too played 1st class cricket and both his son and he scored 100 in the same match, though he was 53 then. Name this father son pair.
Ans: George Gunn and George Vernon Gunn
4. Which great Music Director was christened by Lata Mangeshkar as “Ghazal ka shehzadaa” ?
Ans: Madan Mohan Kohli
5. He wanted to be a spinner but as there was no vacancy with Jim Laker and Tony Lock around he was asked to concentrate on batting. At 18 he was called up for national duty and in the 2 years in army his height increased from 5;4 to 5;9. He represented the British army in football, shooting, boxing and cricket. After discharge from army duty at 20 he took up cricket full time and had a long and distinguished career till 38 when he had a heart attack and was advised to cut out smoking, sleepless night and the stress of international cricket. Who is he?
Ans: Ken Barrington
6. First Daily Newspaper of Odisha?
Ans: Dainika Asha
7. He has played 398 One-Day International matches, where he scored more than 8064 runs with 6 centuries and 39 half centuries, but he has not played 100 balls in an innings yet. Highest number of balls he played was 94, when he scored 109 runs. Name him.
Ans: Shahid Afridi
8. Sri Lanka’s pacer Shaminda Eranga has a unique feat. What is it?
Ans: He is only bowler who has taken his 1st wicket in 1st over of his debut in all three formats – Test,ODI and T20 international.
9. Bishen Singh Bedi has played second maximum county cricket in England in terms of matches played. Who is the only Indian player who has played more cricket than him?
Ans: Farrookh Engineer
10. He was the first bowler to take a five-for in Ranji Trophy history. Two of his sons and granddaughter have represented India, and his grandsons have played first-class cricket. Name this player who was also the second cricketer to achieve the coveted double of 100 wickets and 1000 runs in the Ranji Trophy.
Ans: AG Ram Singh. His sons AG Kripal Singh, AG Milkha Singh and granddaughter Malvika have represented India , his other son AG Satwender Singh, Grandsons Swaran and Arjan Kripal Singh have played first-class cricket.
Correct Answer Given by:
Name-Sujit Kumar Nayak,Nuntikiri,choudwar,cuttack
College-Easten Academy of Science and technology