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What’s at stake…
– Rs 5,000
– PES Mastadon Watches
• The prelims consist of 30 questions.
• Questions 1, 4, 9, 16 and 25 are starred.
• Starred question will be used to break ties if
• Nakarathmaka Tantragalige Avakashavilla.
• The top 8 teams will make it to the final with a
maximum of 2 teams from 1 institution.
• The decision of the Quizmaster will be final in all
disputes and regards.
Like many of his countrymen he aspired to be a
But in his own words,
"I was not fast enough..... Some of my friends
used to make fun that my run-up to the crease
was faster than my deliveries."
He took their advice and took to something else.
4*. Fill in the Blank
“ In wooden ships, old planks are replaced by new
ones. if piece by piece, the entire ship is replaced, is
it the same ship we knew originally? Also, what
would happen if the original planks were gathered up
after they werereplaced, and used to build a
second ship. Which ship, if either, is the original
This is an ancient paradox.
According to the Stress Management Centre
in the US, the country suffers a loss of approx.
$800-900 million on this particular day, due to
people avoiding business.
Also, on the same day in Holland, accidents
are fewer as people tend to be more careful.
7. Which region ?
The name of this region is said to be derived from
trilinga, as in Trilinga Desa, "the country of the three
lingas". According to a Hindu legend, Shiva descended
as linga on three mountains
namely, Kaleshwaram, Srisailam and Draksharama,
which marked the boundaries of the Trilinga desa.
The earliest reference to the present day name can is in
the name of Malik Maqbool ________, who captured
the region in 1323.
The region has then been ruled the Satavahanas,
Kakatiyas, Qutbshahis and Nizams?
• X, the CEO of Y, took an online test and
realized that he was red-green colorblind.
According to The New Yorker, X had quoted
“_____ is the richest color for me, I can see all
of it,” during one of his interviews.
• Hence the prominence of _____ in Y.
• X and Y?
11. The company ?
X was established in Palo Alto, California in October
2003 by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and
Chris White to develop, in Rubin's words "smarter
mobile devices that are more aware of its owner's
location and preferences".
Despite the past accomplishments of the founders
and early employees, X operated secretly, revealing
only that it was working on software for mobile
12. Identify X
Innovations by X, an organisation include a
scavenging - free two-pit pour flush toilet, safe
and hygienic on-site human waste disposal
technology, a new concept of maintenance
and construction of pay-&-use public toilets,
popularly known as X Complexes with bath,
laundry and urinal facilities being used by
about ten million people every day.
The above words were a part of an Amul ad,
released to mark which occasion ?
• Sachin Tendulkar being nominated to the
Branches and Phone numbers of which store ??
J P Nagar : 080 2663 1007
Jayanagar 3rd Block : 080 2653 2007
BTM Layout : 080 2668 1007
Jayanagar 9th Block : 080 26781007
• He is currently writing a
dining guide wherein he
discusses maintaining a
• He played Commander
Sugata in the 1987 Super
Sentai series, Hikari Sentai
• What is his most famous
• I Am, starring Juhi Chawla, Manisha Koirala
and others is a 2011 Indian anthology
film directed by Onir was the first Indian
movie to come up with this production
strategy. Recently, a Kannada movie “Lucia”
which was in contention for being nominated
to the Oscars also made use of the same idea.
Which innovative idea are we talking about ?
20. Which word ?
“ A picture taken of yourself that is planned to be
uploaded to Facebook, Myspace or any other sort
of social networking website. You can usually see
the person's arm holding out the camera in which
case you can clearly tell that this person does not
have any friends to take pictures of them. “
This word was also voted by OED as the word of
21. How do we know him better ?
• Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra _____ , is an
Indian chemist who has worked mainly in solidstate and structural chemistry.
• He currently serves as the Head of the Scientific
Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India.
• He has Honorary Doctorates from 60 Universities
worldwide and has authored around 1,500
research papers and 45 scientific books.
A short little walk from Dolphin’s Nose, a
famous tourist spot in Kodaikanal leads you to
Pambar falls. A stream of water cascading
dowm steep rocky escarpments.
A famous advertisement shot at this locale,
gives this falls its most widely known name.
Which advertisement ?
It is named after a Rishi/Sage who first prepared
this on Doshi Hills of Narnaul (presently in
Haryana). Its first ever reference and formula is
found in Charaka Samhita the Ayurvedic
encyclopedia. There is no exact recipe for this .
Herbs used may vary anywhere from 20 to 80.
Some other notable ingredients are bamboo
manna , Blue Egyptian water lily , cardamom,
Indian rose chestnut etc.
Name the Ayurvedic product.
25*. What are we talking about ?
It has been included on the Windows OS since
Windows 3.0, in 1990. Microsoft intended X "to
soothe people intimidated by the operating
system", and at a time where many users were
still unfamiliar with graphical user interfaces, it
proved useful in familiarizing them with the use
of a mouse, such as the drag-and-drop technique.
Lost business productivity by employees using
it has become a common concern since it became
standard on Microsoft Windows.
Gangabishan Agarwal started a sweet and snacks shop
in Bikaner in 1937. In 1941, he increased this business
under his nickname.
In 1950, his son and grandson- Rameshwar Lal and
Prabhu Shankar Agarwal decided to expand their
Bikaner business by setting up a manufacturing plant in
Calcutta, and by the 1980’s the brand became an
ubiquitous name in the worldwide Indian snacks
Story behind which brand?
28. X and Y ?
• Lukla is a small town in Khumbu, Solukhumbu
district, Sagarmatha zone, eastern Nepal. Lukla is
the place where most people start the climb to
Mount Everest Base Camp. There exists an airport
in this town, which was rated as World’s most
dangerous airport by a program.
• In January 2008, the airport was renamed as X-Y
airport as a tribute to their achievement.
ID X and Y.
This is the Matterhorn, a mountain in the Penine Alps on
the border between Switzerland and Germany. It
overlooks the town of Zermatt to the north-east and
Breuil-Cervinia in the Aosta Vally to the south.
Claim to fame?