Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Fortnightly Quiz-255

1 Who is considered the father of the "white revolution" in India that made the country the largest milk producer in the world?

2 Which Indian maths wizard’s works and ideas are greatly being used in today’s digital technology?

3 How much amount has been set apart by the Central Government for the Bharat Nirman programme for the year 2006-07?

4 In which year was Project Tiger launched to save the dwindling population of the animal?

5 Which company’s mutual fund recently created a record by mopping up Rs 5,700 crore?

6 When is World Water Day observed?

7 Who has been appointed South Korea’s first-ever woman Prime Minister?

8 What is the name of the aerobatics team of the Indian Air Force?

9 Who is Miss India 2006?

10What is the capital of Belarus?

11Who has played the maximum number of cricket Test matches for India?

12How many Indians have played in more than 100 cricket Test matches?

13Name the Australian swimmers who hold the Commonwealth Games record of winning six individual gold medals.

14How many gold medals were won by Samresh Jung in pistol shooting events at the Commonwealth Games recently?

15Which city will host Commonwealth Games in 2010?



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Winners of quiz 254: The first prize by draw of lots goes to Mehak, class 8, Christ the King Convent School, Pathankot-145001.

Second: Reshiv Nayar, 9th-B, Sant Nischal Singh Public School, near Kannahaya Sahib Chowk, Yamunanagar-135001.

Third: Nippon Sahore, XI-B, GMSSS, Sector 33, Chandigarh-160033.

Answers to quiz 254: South Africa; Pakistan; Fast-breeder reactor; New York Stock Exchange; Crash; China; Sri Lanka; Lakshmi Mittal; Bill Gates; Slobodan Milosevic; Gaurav; Melbourne; Bjorn Borg; Muttiah Muralitharan, Five.

Cash awards of Rs 400, 300 and 200 are given to the first, second and third prize winners, respectively. These are sent at the school address.

Note: Kindly mention the pincode of your place to facilitate the delivery of the prize money.

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— Tarun Sharma