Friday, September 10, 2010


1. The British petroleum company is on the hook in the wake of the hazardous oil spill took place in the Gulf of Mexico. Who is the CEO of BP?

2. These two famous characters’ 70th anniversary was celebrated in 2010. They were earlier called Jasper and Jinx. Their debut was through “Puss gets the boot” in 1940. Who are they and name their founders?

3. Sonia Gandhi laid the foundation stone of the 8.8 km long Rohtang tunnel that would be the longest tunnel in the world at its altitude. Near which tourist resort is it located?

4. Which lady is the president of Kyrgyzstan who also holds the record of the first woman president from central Asia?

5. Indira Gandhi International airport at Delhi is the 6th largest airport in the world. The first four in the list of largest airports are located in Asia viz., Dubai, Beijing, Singapore and Bangkok. Where is the fifth largest on located? As a matter of fact, it’s outside Asia.

6. Name the author of the book “The birthday boys” who passed away on 2nd July 2010 in the age of 77. She was nominated for the booker prize for a record 5 times but destined to lose.

7. The eminent Russian mathematician who proved the Poincare conjecture rejected a $ 1 million prize considered equivalent to the Nobel Prize stating that he got the flame from the US math whiz Richard Hamilton who first suggested a program for the solution. Name him.

8. A strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific nation of Vanuatu last July. Fortunately the chance of Tsunami was ruled out. What is the name of its capital city?

9. Who has the kudos of compiling the book ‘The Agronomy and economy of important tree crops of developing world’ which is the first e-book on agriculture in the world?

10. Which island observed 30th of March as Indian Arrival day since Indian servants were transported to that place in 1845 following the abolition of slavery in the British Empire?


1. Tony Hayward

2. Tom & Jerry.
Founders William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
7 Oscars- first 1943 for the yanker doodle mouse.

3. Manali in Himachal Pradesh

4. Roza Otunbayeva

5. Mexico city

6. Beryl Bainbridge

7. Grigory Perelman

8. Port Villa

9. K.P. Prabhakaran Nair

10. Trinidad and Tobago

Readers Quiz

1.Paul the world cup fame octopus foreteller has set to retire from his “experiments with fortune”. In which aquarium does this mollusk live?

2. India’s first Pico satellite (weighing less than 1 kg) designed, developed and tested by students was launched with PSLV-C15. What is the name of the satellite?

3. ‘Spind Pigmi’ as its second name indicates is the smallest species of a family in the marine animals’ kingdom. To which family of species do they belong?

4. “The face of the world would have changed, if the nose of ____________ were a bit smaller”. Renowned French mathematician and philosopher Blais Pascal made this comment about which personality?

5. Drug watch was a TV show aimed at discouraging the youth of the consumption and sale of drugs. In which channel was this broadcasted?

6. Identify the country from the clues:

a. drunk tea first

b. grant channel connects its two rivers

c. ‘divine threshold of peace’

d. Marco Polo has visited this country.

7. What is actual name of this series whose Indian version is called “Chooha billi chor police”?

Readers Quiz Answers
1. Sealife Aquarium,Oberhausen,Germany
3.Shark,25 cm length
7.Tom & Jerry

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