1. Jashwanthibehn Popat was the pioneer. Several joined the list and Jessica
Choksi is the most famous one recently to make it to the headlines. What
is their claim to fame?
Ans: They are all body doubles. Choksi is the body double of
‘Ek Choti Si Love Story’
2. This October 17-18th was celebrated as Tula Sankramana day and
festivities held at an unkempt shrine at Kodagu dist. 300 km from
Bangalore. What is so special about this place?
Ans: It is the place of origin of the Cauvery.
3. Why was a certain V.Jayavedan, 38,asst. engg. at Kerala Engg. Research
Institute Thirussur in news recently?
Ans: Claims to have devised a better rain rule than the
4. Nurula Shariff 38,Muslim Sheikh and Abdullah Rauf Sheikh were the
victims. Nikhil Wagle, Nilu Dale and Sudha Kulkarni were the lesser
known crusaders who managed to slap a Rs. 19 lakh compensation to the
families of the victims on whom?
Ans: Salman Khan
5. Recently spent his time in prison with a train robber named Ronnie Biggs
and a serial killer named Barry George. His account is recorded in ‘ A
prison diary by FF8282 ‘ which critic’s even acclaim is going to be a best
seller soon. Who?
Ans: Jeffrey Archer
6. What is the claim to fame of Monica Besra, 38, a santhal woman from a
village in North Bengal?
Ans: Shes the one whose lump in the stomach treatment triggered the
controversy regarding Mother Teresa’s sainthood.
7. Tehrik-e-Kasas newly floated outfit claimed responsibility for which
Ans: Akshardham massacre
8.Famous inhabitant at Estabelicimento Prisonal in Estaraba Nacional in
Estefania district’s Paradede area in the country’s capitol. Has Joao Nabais
as his lawyer. Who?
Ans: Abu Salem in Portugal
9.It was Jamuna in 1935, Savithri in 1953, and Suchitra in 1955. Who was it
Ans: Aishwarya Rai.all played Paro in different versions of Devdas.
10. What’s the claim to fame of Hajji Billal, Muhammad Kalota, Razzak
Kurkur, Hashim Firdaus Raza, and Andwar Abdul Ansari?
Ans: accused of torching the S6 coach of Sabarmati exp. At Godhra
1. Which company advertises itself as ‘ responsible for 30,000 patents and 7
Nobel prize winners’?
2. What is the claim to fame of US photo editor named Robert Stewart?
Ans: First to die of anthrax in the post 9/11 scare
3. Spain’s Balearic Islands are made up of three islands-Marjorea, Minorca
and which one?
4. Why do we remember a certain William Venable, apprentice to pharmacist
John Pemberton of Atlanta?
Ans: Made the first Coca-Cola drinks
5. Playing XI of which team if formed will consist of-
Ajit Wadekar, Lalchand Rajput, Tendulkar, Sandip Patil, Kambli,
Chandrakant Pandit, Ramakant Desai, Raju Kulkarni, Baloo Gupte, Padmakar
Shivalkar and Pravin Amre?
Ans: Shivaji Park, Mumbai
6. Called ‘Fever nova’ it is the fastest and most accurate ever and as claimed by
makers 25% more precise and 10% faster than its predecessor ‘Tricolore’.
Ans: The Adidas ball used in the football world cup
7. Its given a six sigma rating- one error in 6 million transactions i.e. an
efficiency rate of 99.999999% as rated by the Forbes Global, big American
Ans: The Mumbai Dabbawallahs
8. Piyush Pandey, president of the Ogilvy and Mathers group (O & M) won the
Golden Lion at the annual Cannes International Advertising Awards this
June for his superb campaign of which brand?
9. An NGO that began working for an appropriate technology solution in Bihar
in 1970. A low cost eco-friendly alternative for rural areas. Delhi based
organization that claims to have set up 7.5 lakh units all over the country.
What am I talking about?
Ans: Sulabh International
10. It is the seat of Bochasanwasi Shri Purshottam Santha, largest of multiple
sects who follow the 19th century guru. Name means ‘Abode of the
Imperishable’. 8100 centers of the socio-religious organization established in
1907 by Swami Yagnapushdas including 2710 for children and 1320 for
women and affiliated to the United Nations. Run by 680 sadhus who follow
celibacy. The seat in question?
11. To mark the 100th anniversary of which famous flagship brand did Bayer
change its headquarters in Germany into the biggest pack in the world?
12. 9,192,631,770 cycles of Caessium vibrations is a precise international
definition of what?
Ans: 1 second
13. What was the claim to fame of Henri Paul and Trevor Reese Jones?
Ans: other two occupants of the car that crashed with Diana and Dodi-al-Fayed.
They were the driver and bodyguard
14. Whats the tango word for ‘unclean’?
15. Hows Circadian Rhythm Stress better known as?
Ans: Jet Lag
16. Whom do Chinese call Xiao Bei?
Ans: David Beckham
17. What’s the claim to fame of Prof. Kevin Warwick in the field of science and
Ans: World’s first cyborg
18. Born in 1961 in Denmark, Neil Christian Nelson, as Kim Davy was originally
known committed his first crime in Copenhagen when 21. Robbed a bank
single handedly. When arrested by the police, Davy confessed to his crime
and promised to co-operate with the police in tracing the loot. Took them to a
nearby forest and escaped. Kim Davy was the name of a child who died at
birth in Wellington, New Zealand in 1962. His Indian connection?
Ans: prime accused in Purulia Arms’ drop case
19. Two authors made a deal. One would write a space travel story and the
other would write a time travel story. The space travel story eventually
became CS Lewis' 'Perelandra Trilogy'. What did the time travel story end
Ans: JRT's 'Lord of the Rings'
20. Which musical term do we get from the Japanese word meaning "empty
21. Murray Spangler built this appliance using a tin can, a broomstick, a flour
sack and an electric motor. He sold the rights to this gadget to W.Hoover, a
leather manufacturer who introduced the first commercial model in 1908,
priced at $75. This gadget became so popular that hooving found it's way
into dictionaries. What is this product?
Ans: vacuum cleaner
22. Cronos wanted to swallow Zeus. Instead, he was tricked
into swallowing a rock wrapped in a cloth. He later vomited
it out, giving it divine powers. What did this rock become?
Ans: the oracle at Delphi
23. "These days, it seems like any idiot with a laptop can write a management
book and earn a million dollars. I'm trying to do the same" are the starting
lines of which book?
Ans: Dilbert principle --Scott Adams
24. The History and rules of which sport are described in a book by Kenilworth
Ans: Quid ditch
1.This word comes from the Greek word meaning "Ten Thousand". However,
even the old Greeks used that word to mean "countless", or "a very great, but
indefinite number", and that's what it means in English. What's the word?
2.This word originated from the low German / Dutch word for "fool" or
"simpleton", and has been around in various forms since the 15th century. In
America, the word came to be applied to carnival freaks around the 1950s.
Around the late 1970s and later, it began to be used to describe highly skilled
people who had excellent technical skills, but no social skills at all. OK, easy
enough now. What's the word?
3.The ARPANET funded Project MAC (which led to the development of
MULTICS - which in turn inspired Unix) was led by Prof Fernando J Corbato
on the IBM 7094 computer in 1963. Prof Corbato first devised the concept (now
widely used in server operating systems) of "a continuously running process that
stays in the background". He named it after "an imaginary agent which worked
tirelessly in the background to sort molecules of different speeds", theorized by
19th century physicist James Clerk Maxwell. What's the word?
4.In the olden days, whenever there was a mutiny in a ship, the sailors used to
intimate the captain of the ship by a letter. The people who were party to the
mutiny used to sign the letter. However they did not sign their names one by one
serially instead they used to write their names in a circle so that incase the
mutiny was slaked, the leader would not be identified. This gave rise to a famous
two-word phrase. What?
Ans: Round Robin.
5. Greek Myth: The only way to find one's way out of the labyrinth built by
Daedalus was by using a skein of thread. The name for this ball of thread is now
a commonly used word in the English language. Which word? (Sorry no clues)
6. Which term in the English language was coined from the fact that, cheap
novels were initially printed on low-grade paper?
Ans: pulp fiction
7.In ancient England, a man could not beat your wife with anything that was
more than the width of his thumb. This was a law for quite sometime. This gave
rise to which commonly used phrase?
Ans: rule of thumb