1 Name the defending Football World Cup Champion.
2 How many Asian countries are playing in this year’s Football World Cup?
3 Name the Foreign Secretary of India.
4 Name the highest civilian honour of the USA, which will be given to the Dalai Lama.
5 In which Indian city is "Bibi-ka-Maqbara" situated?
6 Expand IISCO.
7 Which is the largest fresh water lake in Asia?
8 In which year did the Titanic sink?
9 What is the capital of East Timor?
10 Which part of the body is affected by eczema?
11 Name the Indian-origin cricketer who recently broke a 109-year-old record to become the youngest batsman to score a century for Essex.
12 For how much amount (US $) was the bat used by Sir Don Bradman in his Test debut auctioned recently?
13 Who holds the world record of scoring 54 consecutive wins on clay in international tennis?
14 Name the Sri Lankan batsman who tops the list of getting run-out the maximum number of times in one-day cricket.
15 Who recently scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman ever to win a four-star badminton event (Philippines Open)?
Winners of quiz 259: The first prize by draw of lots goes to Anu Bhardwaj, class XII (NM), Govt Model Sr Sec School, Sector 18, Chandigarh-160018.
Second: Amit Tanwar, X-A, Arya High School, Suni Gali, Mansa, Punjab-151505.
Third: Piyush Chib, XI, Pratap Public School, Karnal-132001.
Answers to quiz 259: Nepal, 826; Dan Brown; Mark Inglis; Blue Lady; Hyundai; Ustaad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan; MI-172; Afghanistan; 434 km; National Mineral Development Corporation; V.S. Achuthanandan; Archery; 9.77 sec; Rafael Nadal.
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