Ans 1. In The News
Rathika Ramaswamy, one of India’s top wildlife photographers, captured this rare image of a Nilgai and this bird in the same frame. The bird, standing between 152 and 156 centimetres in height, is the tallest flying bird in the world.
Identify this creature that derives a part of its name from the Sanskrit for ‘lake bird’.
Answer: Sarus Crane.
Ans 2. In The News
Affectionately called ‘mutti’ in her home country, this individual is finally stepping down from her post as the longest-serving head of a government in the European Union. After 16 years at the helm, taking over the role in 2005, she stepped down in September 2021 following a general election.
Who, with a doctorate in quantum physics, is being talked about?
Answer: Angela Merkel
Ans 3: Connect
Use this anagram as a clue:ecolsync (8-plural)
Answer: Cyclones (2021) (accept Indian Cyclones)
- Cyclone Yaas was named by Oman and translates to ‘Jasmine Tree’
- Cyclone Tuaktae was named by Myanmar and comes from the Burmese name of Gecko.
- Cyclone Gulab (Urdu for ‘rose) is the latest to hit India’s shores.
When translated, the title of a 2021 biopic shares its name with a classic Disney film set in the African Savanna. The biopic is centred around the exploits of this individual in the late 90’s that won him a medal of valour.
What is the nine-letter title of the biopic?
Answer: Shershaah (Lion King)
Ans 5: Speak Out
The individual blanked out in this response quote is the subject of the web series 11/22/63.
The title of the series references the date of an unfortunate event that took place at the Dealey Plaza in Dallas.
Who, a champion of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, has been blanked out of the image?
Answer: John F Kennedy
Ans 6: Connect
Answer: Lal Bahadur Shastri
- Flag of Uzbekistan whose capital is Tashkent, where he passed away shortly after signing the Tashkent Agreement to end the 1965 India-Pakistan War.
- The premier training institute for civil servants of India is named after Lal Bahadur Shastri.
- He set up the National Dairy Development Board in Anand, Gujarat to help aid in the White Revolution.
Maharashtra state’s tourism, environment, and protocol minister Aaditya Thackeray recently announced a first-of-its-kind initiative. The idea is to draw tourists from countries in the Middle East and North Africa to the Konkan districts. The campaign began from late August and will run into early November to allow visitors from these regions to experience something that occurs very sparsely where they come from.
What is the theme of the special tourism campaign?
Answer: Monsoons (Rainy Season)
Ans 8: Solve the Equation.
Clue A: Lewis Hamilton broke all barriers at the Sochi Grand Prix 2021 to become the first ever racer to claim 100 race wins.
Clue B: 007- Lashana Lynch took the famous MI6 moniker from Daniel Craig in the 2021 James Bond film ‘No Time to Die’.
Clue C: The iPhone 13 Pro series launched to much fanfare on the 16th September 2021 at the Steve Jobs Theatre with its new three-camera design.
Ans 9: In The News
What five-word phrase that refers to an authority figure that has just arrived in a location and is going to be more forceful, effective, or strict, has been blanked out of this headline in relation to a shocking upset in the UEFA Champions League?
Answer: A New Sheriff in Town.
Ans 10. Rhyme Thyme:
Following are two clues both of which lead to answers that rhyme with each other. Please enter two answers.
Both Clues feature in the title of the autobiography of the individual represented in this cartoon.
Clue A: An Indian state home to Madhubani paintings and the ruins of Nalanda University.
Clue B: An institution in the National Capital Region, that is known to treat its ‘residents’ to music therapy and even produces its own line of branded goods.
Answer: Bihar, Tihar