Thursday, November 20, 2014

Historic and Historical

1. Identify

2. Whats special about these notes? (Hint: Get Q1 right :) )

3. In 2008, Don Bradman's Birthday was celebrated on August 4 with splendour, even though he was born on August 27. Why ? (Credits: Wisden)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Connecting People

1. The fact that India's history is shaped by money and narrow politics is visible in the how X has panned out in India. The first X was sent by Diamond Harbour to a group of Kolkata businessmen in 1850 while the last X was sent to Mr. Rahul Gandhi and Mr. S.M.Khan, Director of DD News, on 14th July, 2013. What is X ?

2. The software co. X was founded by Nick Sears, Chris White, Rich Miner and Y in October 2003 to make software for digital cameras. The software was first seen in EXCA 300, also called 'Sooner', in 2006 in an entirely different class of devices. What is X and Who is Y?

3. The term X was coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999. It was referred to as D2D by Bill Joy in his 'Six Webs' presentation @ WEF '99, before X was coined. Some of the industry bodies defining the growth and direction of X are Open Interconnect, Industrial Internet, IPSO and AllSeen. What is X?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

You can't 'dislike' it

1. In the nineteenth century , Dennis J. Oliver and his brother-in-law D. C. McGlynn, purchased a 1,700-acre tract of land and named it X , after the original hometown of these guys. X has now grown into a full-fledged city and is now bordered by San Francisco Bay on the north and east; Palo Alto and Stanford to the south; Atherton, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City to the west. It also finds a place in the top 15 US cities in CNN's "Best Places for the Rich and Single" to live. What is X?

2. Identify the logo


3. Listed as one of the '50 Best Android Applications of 2013' and named the 'App of the Year 2011' by Apple Inc., this service was started by Kevin Systrom and Mike Kreiger in 2010, As of August 2014, the most followed people on this service are : Justin Bieber, Kardashian 1, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Jenner 1, Kardashian 2, Jenner 2 and Neymar. Which service is this?

4. Just as a bonus, what connects the answers of questions 1, 2 and 3 ?

Happy Birthday Raad ! you sharing the page was awesome ! :)

Friday, November 7, 2014

After an Olympiad and some more...

This sporting event,termed a 'friendly competition', held every 5 years, has seen 125 editions. Discontinued in the 1790's it was revived for one more edition in 1994-1995 only to be stopped again due to the tragic death of a participant. Which sporting tournament is this ? 
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