Ans 1. In The News
The longlist for a literary award was recently announced. It included works like ‘Sebastian and Sons: A Brief History of Mrdangam Makers’ by TM Krishna and ‘Gandhi in the Gallery: The Art of Disobedience’ by Sumanthi Ramaswamy. The award, instituted by Bengaluru-based New India Foundation, is named after a freedom fighter known for her role in women’s rights and refugee rehabilitation.
Who, responsible for setting up the Faridabad township for refugees, lends her name to this award?
Answer: Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay.
Ans 2. In The News
The Assam Forest Department recently organised a public spectacle involving the burning of 2,479 items. Six specially designed iron pyres were set ablaze at Bokakhat. The move was an effort to dispel a prevailing myth that these items contain strong medicinal properties and help bolster efforts to protect a particular state animal.
What exactly was set on fire in this unique awareness campaign?
Answer: Rhino Horns.
Ans 3: Connect
Answer: Lord Ganesha. ( will accept variations/similar answers)
- Lord Ganesha features in the 20,000 Rupiah note of Indonesia.
- It is widely believed that Bal Gangadhar Tilak is the man behind Ganesh Chaturthi having been turned into a grand festival celebration.
- Lord Ganesha’s vahana is a mouse.
Ans 4: Cartoon
In this cartoon, a member of a group popular amongst tourists has been depicted. The group is known for its stoic demeanour and unflinching attitude in their duty to protect a particular ‘residence’. The group are always found in their iconic red dress-uniforms and bearskin hats.
Outside which official residence would you find the members of this group?
Answer: Buckingham Palace.
Ans 5: Speak Out
The response quote is taken from a story, that is a part of a collection, preserved in all branches of Buddhism. The stories have parallels in other similar collections such as Aesop’s Fables and the Panchatantra. The stories are generally meant to instil simple moral lessons in children.
What is this collection, that takes its name from the Pali word for ‘birth’?
Answer: Jataka Tales.
Ans 6: Connect
Answer: Virat Kohli.
- Chisel is chain of Gym’s co-owned by Virat Kohli.
- Super V is an animated series inspired by Virat Kohli.
- He wears the number 18 for both the Royal Challengers Bangalore as well as for Team India.
Ans 7: Anagram
The more popular version of this blooming event takes place in the ghats across Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Another variant, Strobilanthes sessilis var. sessiloides popped up in Kodagu this August, to much less fanfare. The flower in question contributes to the name of a geographic entity in South India.
The blooming of which flower, that occurs once every 12 years, is being talked about?
Use this Anagram as a Clue: alien junkier (12)
Ans 8: Solve the Equation.
Clue A: Cristiano Ronaldo, whose jersey number is 7.
Clue B: The 2021 Edition of the Emmy Awards was the 73rd.
Clue C: The Star of David, is a six-pointed star.
Ans 9: In The News
Sony Pictures Networks and another Indian entertainment giant recently sent out a press release that they have reached an in-principle approval for a merger that will combine both companies’ linear networks, digital assets, production operations and program libraries. Sony claims that the merger would benefit consumers throughout India across content genres, from film to sports. The other media organisation has a four-letter stock ticker symbol, that is a homonym of a term defined as eagerness and ardent interest in pursuit of something.
What is the four-letter stock ticker symbol of the other organisation involved in this merger?
Ans 10. Rhyme Thyme:
Two Clues, both of which lead to answers that rhyme with each other. Please enter two answers.
Clue A: The second word in the name of the IPL team co-owned by the person pictured.
Clue B: The surname of the current leader of the house in the Rajya Sabha and Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles.
Answer: Royals, Goyal