Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 28 March 2012

A straight question and hopefully easy too!
"I was considered as one of the most beautiful women in the world and was featured among the list of Top 10 most beautiful women in Vogue. I had also successfully contested parliamentary elections in India and had been a Member of the Parliament i.e. Lok Sabha, on three occasions. I had also been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for a feat of mine in politics. A women's school also bears my name."
Who am I?
Please send your answer to shovon76[at]gmail[dot]com.
Answer, along with the names of the people with the correct answer, will be published tomorrow.
Let's keep the torch burning.
Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia
Gayatri Devi, the Princess of Cooch Behar, Maharani of Jaipur through her marriage to HH Maharaja Sawai Man Singh, and Rajmata of Jaipur after the death of her husband.
Following India's independence and the subsequent abolition of the princely states, she became an extremely successful politician. She ran for Parliament in 1962 and won the Lok Sabha election securing 192,909 votes out of 246,516 cast, a record at that time and confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records. She continued to hold this seat on 1967 and 1971 contesting as a candidate of Swatantra Party, which had been founded by C. Rajagopalachari. Gayatri Devi was also celebrated for her classical beauty and became something of a fashion icon in her time. She had been included in 'The Ten Most Beautiful Women of the World' by the Vogue Magazine and had also been listed among the '100 Most Beautiful Women of India' by the Times of India group's portal
She died on 29 July 2009 in Jaipur, at the age of 90 due to complications arising out of paralytic ileus and lung infection.
Congratulations to the following persons for getting the answer correct - 

  • Shahkar Alam
  • Farhad Mullick
  • Jibon Kalita
  • Bedanta Talukdar
  • Rajib Bhattacharya

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 20 March 2012

Identify the two great scientists.
This Bengali gentleman, was a scholar in Physics and Biosciences. One of his works in Physics/Communication is thought to be completed earlier than the corresponding/similar ones in the Western Countries. His student, another Indian Physicist, can never be forgotten in the field of Particle Physics and is best known for his work on Quantum Mechanics in the early 1920s.
As usual, send your entries to shovon76[at]gmail[dot]com.
Answers along with the names of persons with the correct response will be published tomorrow.
Answers: Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose & his student, Prof. Satyen Bose.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 18 March 2012

Identify the person.
The son of a school teacher, this well known Chief Executive's journey from a village in Gujarat to the boardroom of one of India's most respected conglomerates, started in 1965. Now he is going to pen a memoir, the working title of which has been decided as 'V to W', i.e. from Village to World.
As usual, send your entries to shovon76[at]gmail[dot]com.
Answers along with the correct respondents' name will be published tomorrow.
Answer: He is A. M. Naik, the current Boss of Indian conglomerate Larsen & Toubro. At 70, he is ready to handover the reigns to his successor and will devote time to write the memoir in question.
Unfortunately, no correct entries this time! :(

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 17 March 2012

Like many others, he also came to Mumbai to try his luck in Bollywood and acted in Jugnu, a Dharmendra-Hema Malini starrer & Anjaan Rahen along with Firoz Khan & Asha Parekh. But, we don't know him for his acting prowess and his claim to fame is due to his current profession, in which he deals with many high profile criminals. Identify the person.
Please send your answer to shovon76[at]gmail[dot]com.
The names of persons getting the answer correct, will be displayed along with the answer tomorrow, i.e. 18th March 2012.
Answer: He is Abbas Kazmi. After finding little success in acting, he became a lawyer and had also worked as a Financial Adviser in Saudi Arabia. He attained fame after defending the accused of 1993 Bombay Bomb Blast. His (in)famous clients included Samajwadi Party leader Abu Asim Azmi, Suspected perpetrators of Gulshan Kumar's Murder & Ajmal Kasab.

Persons who answered it correctly are - 

  1. Sathish
  2. Pramod N.
  3. Joydeep Dutta &
  4. Md. Mortaza Mukul
Congratulations gentlemen!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 15 March 2012

A straight question. Mr. K. G. Badlani, an Indian Administrative Service Officer, has a unique distinction to his credit. What am I talking about?
Please send your answers to shovon76[at]gmail[dot]com. Persons with the correct answer will have their names displayed along with the answer tomorrow.
Answer: Mr. K. G. Badlani has the unique distinction of serving as the Prime Minister of the Free State of Dadra & Nagar Haveli for one day.
Dadra & Nagar Haveli was liberated from Portuguese Rulers by people themselves on 2nd August 1954. They established Free Administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Mr. Badlani was sent by the Govt. of India to act as the Administrator. After Goa was liberated, Mr. Badlani was accorded the status of Prime Minister for a day, so that he could sign the instrument of accession with the then Indian Prime Minister Nehru as an equal. On completion of these formalities, the territory was finally merged in to Union of India in the year 1961.

Persons, who provided the correct answer, are -
  1. Sashwoto
  2. Piu
  3. Aniruddha Dev
  4. Suresh N. and
  5. T.S. Brahmapuram
Congratulations to you guys! Keep the flag high!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 14 March 2012

Connect the four images above. In the picture on bottom right hand side, only the wicket-keeper has to be considered.
You can send your answers to shovon76[at]gmail[dot]com. The names of persons giving correct answers will be published along with the answer tomorrow.
Answer: The connection is Kookaburra.
The bird on the top left corner is Laughing Kookaburra. The rocket, in the next picture is Kookaburra MK I sounding rocket. The person in the bottom left hand photo is Martin Guptill - an international cricketer from New Zealand & the wicket-keeper in the last photo is Steven Davies - an international cricketer from England, both of whom have endorsement deals with Kookaburra Sports.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 13 March 2012

Identify the footballer from the first part of the 20th century. He has a unique feat that has not been achieved by anyone else till date and with the present FIFA eligibility rules, very unlikely to be achieved by anyone else in the future too.
You can send your answer to shovon76[at]gmail[dot]com.
Answer will be published tomorrow, i.e. 14th March 2012.
Answer: He is Luis Monti, a midfielder. He had played for Argentina in 1930 Jules Rimet Cup final match against Uruguay and ended up on the losing side. However, in 1934, as a person of Italian origin, he represented Italy in the world cup and in the final, his team defeated Czechoslovakia by a margin of 2 - 1. 
With the current FIFA representation guidelines, anyone who has played for a country at the senior level, will not be eligible to represent another country at senior level competitions. Hence, it is very unlikely that Monty's record will be broken in future too!

Announcement - Quiz of the Day!

From now onward, I will publish one question everyday as part of Quiz of the Day. The Answer to the question will be published the next day.
In addition, I'll also publish at least 2 full set of questions per month as either Dry Rounds consisting of mixed questions, Subject/Topic specific questions - viz. Business, Sports, Music, Movies, Literature etc., Picture/Visual questions, Audio/Video questions etc. The answers to these will be published in the succeeding week.
Let's get ready for the blast!