Friday, June 29, 2012

Question 1413: Friday releases ...

Id the character.
What is it's recent claim to fame?

Answer: Character is 'Malegaon ka Superman', lead in an unreleased parody on Hollywood's superman of the same name.
In news because of the release of the critically acclaimed documentary 'Supermen of Malegaon' which is a parody on making of the movie 'Malegaon ka Superman'.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Question 1412: Infinite Loop

"Nobody had ever done anything like that before. I came up with the idea because I used to practice penalties after training at Bohemians with our goalkeeper Zdenek Hruska. To make it interesting, we used to wager a beer or a bar of chocolate on each penalty. Unfortunately, because he was such a good keeper, I ended up losing money as he kept saving more shots than I could score. As a result I ended up lying awake at night thinking about how I could get the upper hand. I eventually realised that the goalkeeper always waits until just before the last moment and dives just before it's kicked so he can reach the shot in time. I decided that it was probably easier to score by feinting to shoot and then just gently tapping the ball into the middle of the goal. I tried it out on the training ground and it worked like a charm. The only problem was that I started getting a lot fatter because I won back all those beers and chocolates."

Words said by 'X' explaining one of his feats in 1976 Euro Championships.
X? Funda

Answer: Antonin Panenka on his chip penalty famous as 'Panenka Chip'. Used most recently by Pirlo during the Euro 2012 Quaterfinals.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Question 1411: Ohh teri!

Graphic showing a route (marked in blue) traversed by many on board the Abhohar-Jodhpur express. The route has achieved importance due to certain Acharya Tulsi Treatment and Research Center in Bikaner.

What is the popular significance of the route mentioned?
Answer: Famous as the 'Cancer Train' as it carries about 100 cancer patients daily.
In news because of the issue being raised in 'Satyamev Jayate'


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Question 1410: Sawwwaarri ..

First plant of the company 'X' started in 1948 in India to assemble Austin cars. The company got its current name in 1955.

Which company?

Answer: Ashok Leyland it is.


Friday, June 22, 2012

Question 1409: Everything in Pieces ...

What is common to all these organisations? Understandably the list is dominated by UN subsidiaries.

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Answer: Only organisations which have won the Nobel Peace Prize.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Question 1408: Connect

Answer: Intel Xolo 900
Smartphone developed by Gigabyte and Intel also marketed as 'San Diego' by Orange in Europe.
The Mexican hairless dog (Xoloitzcuintli)is called Xolo popularly.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Question 1407: Shut up!

A breakthrough consortium, which brought about the stalwarts of technology in the world together. What does this logo represent?

Answer: The Open Handset Alliance (creators of Android)


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Question 1406: Bad boys corner ..

Pictures from a five-day battle fought between the forces of the United States 7th Army and Nazi Germany during WWII which happened at _______, Germany. Battle that took place from 16th April -20th April 1945 saw some of the fiercest urban combat of the war. The capture of the city by the US forces meant a virtual surrender by Germany in WWII as the city was a center of the Nazi regime.

Well a footballing landmark that happened in 2006 gets unduly connected to the above event because of the nature of the incident and of course the German connection.

What am I talking about?

P.S. We are getting quite a few answers as 'Anonymous' comments. While commenting please do mention your name so that you get credited in the Scoreboard. Well as a matter of fact, 'Anonymous Blogger' has already registered 23 points on the Scoreboard!!

Answer: The Battle of Nuremburg
It is a nickname for a match played at the 2006 football world cup between Portugal and Netherlands where a record 4 red cards and 16 yellow cards were issued.


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Question 1405: The Paddy Land ..

The region marked in red, locally known as ________, is a part of Dhanbad, Jharkhand. Erstwhile known for the dominance of coal mafias, it has recently come into news because of its name being popularly used with respect to subjects pertaining to the coal mafia struggles.

What am I talking about?

Answer: Wasseypur


Friday, June 15, 2012

Question 1404: Congos!!

'X' is an organisation formed as an rebel off-shoot of 'Y' after the death of ________, a patron of 'Y'.

X's name has an imprint of ________ as well as 'Y'.
Though it officially translates as the 'Youth Labour and Farmer Wing' in local language the actual motive behind it is to tap the legacy and trust for the name of ________.

Started as an protest by the family of ________ in 2011 against isolation by 'Y' today 'X' stands to outshine 'Y'.

'X'? 'Y'? FIB (all blanks same).

X- YSR Congress (Yuvajana Shramika Rythu Congress)
Y- Indian National Congress
blank- YS Rajshekhar Reddy


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Question 1403 :Yes Back on track ....

 Hello everyone after a long time something simple enough to start with
 Identify the elements & Connect -



pic 1: Costa Gavras ,a greek filmmaker who made a movie called 'Z' based on novel 'Z'.
pic 2: Vassilis Vassilikos author of novel 'Z'
pic 3: Dibakar Banerjee's Shanghai is loosely based on 'Z'.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Question 1402: Back on track ....

After a long long time but it's there finally. Absence regretted.

ID the individual logos. State funda.

Forbes + Electrolux = Eureka Forbes