Topical trivia Q-File 40 Qns by: Satyakalyan Mohanty 1.In the world of transportation what is the claim to fame of a firm called Nugas Technologies ? ans) Only company in India [at present] that is certified for CNG conversion of diesel buses. 2.Which ocassional guitarist with Pink Floyd suggested 'Mostly Harmless' as his epitaph just before his death ? ans) Douglas Noel Adams - author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. 3.How do you better know the Indian part of a duet titled Hindi Sad Diamonds ? ans) Chamma Chamma song - the duet is from Moulin Rouge. 4.What was launched in the world of computers with the codename Cool? ans) C# or C-Sharp language . 5.For what reason was an 1875 poem titled 'Invictus' by William Ernest Henley in news recently ? ans) Timothy McVeigh issued a copy of this poem just before his death. 6.Two repositories of cricketing wisdom were Aamir Khan's companions in the making of Lagaan. One of them was Mihir Bose''The History of Indian Cricket'. Who/what was the other ? ans) Sachin Tendulkar. 7.Why did Ellen Spertus - sporting a circuit board corset and a slide rule strapped in a leather holster to her thighs, make waves in cyberworld ? ans) She won the 'Sexiest Geek Alive' Award at the Broadband 2001 Conference at San Jose, USA. 8.Who is the chairperson of the Regional Steering Committee(Asia & for the Advancement of Rural and Island Women ? ans) Begum Sheba Musharraf - wife of President Pervez Musharraf. 9.Why was an aircraft carrier USS John C.Stennis in news in Hollwood circles ? ans) The movie Pearl Harbour was premiered aboard this ship. 10.An event management company named ASMS was recently launched in India. What does ASMS stand for ? ans) Azhar Sangeeta Management Services - owned by Md.Azharuddin and his wife Sangeeta Bijlani.