Quiz based on events in 2013

Questions from the November edition of a monthly quiz i have started at my housing society. The theme for November was ‘2013’ i.e. events which happened in the year 2013.

1) In August, scientists in Maryland used an “ytterbium optical lattice” to create the most accurate version ever invented of what device?
Clocks. It is said that if the new ytterbium atomic clock were to have started functioning since the Big Bang — about 13.8 billion years ago — by now, it would be only off by one second

2) Gayatri Ketharaman of The Bishop’s Co-Ed school, Pune was in the news this week because of her artistic accomplishment. What?
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Google Doodle on Children’s Day

3) Warner music group reportedly earns over 5000 USD a day from the commerical use of a song, but a lawsuit was filed this year saying that this song belonged to everyone and it cannot be copyrighted. The case is still on. Which song?
Happy birthday to you.

4) Identify this proposed travel system.
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Hyperloop. A hyperloop would be, according to Elon Musk, “an elevated, reduced-pressure tube that contains pressurized capsules driven within the tube by a number of linear electric motors.”

5) Who is the actual author of this book?
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6) What has been blanked out?
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7) What is the name of the new general entertainment channel launched by Times Television Network with love and laughter as its theme ? Romedy Now

8) The Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal released commemorative postage stamps to pay tribute to Sachin. Sachin is only the second person to have a stamp released after him, when alive. Who was the first? Mother Teresa

9) What has been blanked out?
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Proposed world’s highest statue in Gujarat, that of Sardar Vallabhai Patel

10) Over 2 lac people including around 20000 indians signed up by paying a registration fees anywhere from 5 to 70 USD to be a part of something which will happen in 2023. What ? One way trip to Mars

11) Song from Chennai express.
1 2 3 4 – get on the dance floor
Booty shake, booty shake
? ? hard core
Fill in the ?s with the style of dance, popular in the South.
Dappan Kuthu

12) 110201 is the new dedicated pin code of which important landmark in New Delhi? This place got the dedicated pincode got the customised pin code by the postal department to celebrate 41 years of introduction of the system. Supreme Court

13) What name did the Delhi Special Establishment Police get through the Home Ministry Resolution of 1.4.1963? CBI

14) She was the largest selling Indian author in English before Chetan Bhagat. She passed away on Nov 6. Who? Tarla Dalal

15) The informal name is Mangalyaan, the formal name is MOM. What does MOM stand for? Mars Orbiter Mission

16) This poem was written by Muhammad Iqbal. The first two lines would translate as
Better than the entire world, is our Hindustan,
We are its nightingales, and it (is) our garden abode
Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian in space, used the first line of the song in 1984 to describe to then prime minister Indira Gandhi how India appeared from outer space.
Saare Jahan se Accha.

17) Uninor has come out with an ad highlighting their price plans. They have used a variant of the above poem’s first line. What?
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Saare Jahan se Sastha

18) What is the name of this project started by Google to bring internet access to every corner of the world? Project Loon
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19) What is this, which was used in Mar 2013 after many years?
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The Stove used to generate the smoke after election of Pope

20) The ‘Petit Robert’ 2014 French dictionary released in May has included a word ‘Galocher’ which makes it the first time that there is an official French word for the English equivalent. Which English word/phrase? French Kiss

21) India thought that China was operating spy drones and started an investigation. The Indian army had documented 329 sightings of the unidentified object from August 2012 to February 2013, with 155 of those times being in violation of the Line of Actual Control that separates India from China. The Indian army eventually approached astronomers from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore to figure out what exactly the mysterious flying objects were. What were they identified as ?
Jupiter and Venus

22) Before Android announced that it’s latest version would be code named Kit Kat, Indians had launched an online campaign saying that the version should be code-named with something related to India as Android was growing big time in India. What was the codename they suggested?
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Kaju Katli

23) South African cricketer was recently charged in a ball tampering incident. He said this following the incident, “”So, I was trying to keep the ball as dry as possible. As the footage showed, I was on the rough side of the ball, and I’ll be the first to admit that I was working it far too close to my _____. That’s obviously what the third umpire saw on TV”. Zip
Clue: Because of this , ICC has introduced a clause that ___ are no longer allowed on a cricketer’s uniform.

24) Jogen Chouwdhury did a sketch of a famous person which appeared on the tickets to an event. This ticket has kind of become a collector’s item. Who’s and what ticket?
Sachin on IND WI first test match at Eden Gardens
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25) Kolkata traffic police wanted to put up posters to emphaise the safety of crossing roads only on zebra crossings. So , they used an iconic image with the message “If they can, why can’t you”. Which image?
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Beatles crossing the road.

26) In Oct, a woman named Cecilia Abadie was ding 80 mph in a 65 mph zone. She was stopped by the cops and issued a warning. But the cops noticed that she was wearing something which could obstruct her vision. As it was illegal to wear sometrhing obstructing your vision while driving, she was asked to pay a fine. Thus, she became the first person to be fined for wearing a ____. Google Glass

27) Identify the organisation for which this is the logo.
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OPCW – Organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons, which won the Nobel Prize for Peace this year.

28) On Oct 21st 2013, these were two (out of the many) ads put out by various brands. What was the occassion?
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facebook was down.

29) “On August 21, 2013, a robot took one small step toward a brighter future for all,”. These were Kirobo, the japanese robot’s first words in ____. Kirobo is the world’s robot ____ (Job). Astronaut.
The robot is part of a study aimed at seeing how a non-human companion can provide emotional support for people isolated over long periods.

30) Identify.
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31) Identify.
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Raghuram Rajan

32) Identify.
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Arunimha Sinha, first woman amputee to scale Mt.Everest

33) Which film was initially titled Jaffna after the Sri Lankan city? Madras Cafe

34) In 2013, what was India’s nomination to the oscars for bext foreign language film ? The good road

35) What is special about these ATMS?
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White Label ATMs in India. tata commnications. These kind of ATMs are owned by companies which do not provide financial or banking services.

36) What is the name of the campaign?
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Dark is beautiful

37) This was his first film in Tamil in a lead role. What was his first film in Hindi in a lead role?
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38) Who is the person tossing the coin in this year’s wimbledon final?
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Pinki Sonkar
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39) Identify the author.
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Eleanor Catton. Booker Prize (youngest ever)

40) Who has been hidden in this pic?
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Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary, the famous indian cricket fan

41) what is happening here?
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Announcement of the Royal Baby

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2 Responses

  1. vignesh.m says:

    it is very super. i know my quiz level. i make it greater.

  2. Garvith Agarwal says:

    Great stuff!
    Keep doing it, thank you!

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