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The quiz Rishabh and I did in KCircle, Hyderabad. This is my part of the quiz. Enjaai.

1.According to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, X-related thefts are responsible for nearly 20% increase in the subway related crimes. Sociologists have attributed this to something known as techno-envy. A study showed the thefts could be linked to one specific, highly-indentifiable feature of X. The Metro Agency even started an ad campaign which went "__________ are a giveaway. Protect your _______", where both blanks are different. What's X, and what's this all-irritating feature??

2.In September 2007, the RAF and BSF were called to quell riots in Siliguri, West Bengal. The trouble started when supporters of Y attacked supporters of X.(X had just beaten Y to something). The violence was later exacerbated by a Delhi radio DJ who made allegedly “insulting” comments about X. Identify X, or what X&Y did.

3. Connect:





4.An August 2007 article in the Current Science journal estimated the money value of the savings accrued as a result of this change would be in the range of Rs. 1,000 crore every year, due to reduction in energy consumption upto 16% of what it is now. The authors also claim that this might help in reducing the number of road accidents. What?

5.And the pièce de résistance. Google will definitely make it really easy.

In 1946, Ailinginae, Ailinglaplap, Enewetak, jabat, Jaluit, Kwajalein, Maloelap, Nadikdik, Narnorik, Rongelap, Rongerik, Ujelag and Wotje, among many, many more, were shortlisted, but finally, something entirely pronouncible was chosen, for which we must be grateful. What am i talking about?

6.Finally, a picture to cap it off. Identify.(This is a pretty rare picture)



Cheers,
Vivek

9 comments:

At December 31, 2007 at 3:13 PM harish said...

2.X is Prashant Tamang(Indian Idol)
6.Himesh Reshammiya

 
At December 31, 2007 at 8:04 PM Prahlad Srihari said...

1.X-iPod & the feature, the white earphones.
The two blanks are Earphones & device.
2.X-Prashant Thamang Y-Amit Paul. Something to do with Indian Idol n Red FM.
3.
4.Setting of IST six hours ahead of Universal Coordinated Time instead of the present 5.5 hours.
5.Bikini Atoll.
6.Himesh Reshammiya.

Prahlad.S

 
At December 31, 2007 at 9:31 PM animesh said...

1. iCrimewave, X is th iPod
5. Marshall islands

 
At January 1, 2008 at 1:31 PM Raghunath said...

The answer for one of them is the Bikini atomic bomb trials...in bikini atoll.

 
At January 1, 2008 at 8:29 PM prince said...

3.basketball?..james naismith,the inventor,was a gym teacher..

 
At January 1, 2008 at 8:32 PM prince said...

3.i want to change my answer...the connect is tarzan..that is johnny weissmuller ..

 
At January 4, 2008 at 7:41 AM Varun K R said...

1)MObile thefts(I phone!!)
2)Prashath The indian idol winner and y is probably the other contestant
3)
4)proposal to change the IST
5)Marshall Islands
5)
6)Himesh Bhaiiiiiiiiiiiii

 
At February 13, 2008 at 4:27 PM Anand said...

6. himesh reshammiya

 
At February 13, 2008 at 4:27 PM Anand said...

6. himesh reshammiya

 

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