1. What (related to India) can be found in the JFK Airport in New York and Heathrow Airport in London? These are the only international locations where you can find this thing.
2. Which Indian company’s Managing Director and CEO is Sanjay Lalbhai?
3. Which Indian infrastructure company, headquartered in Bangalore, operates the international airports in Delhi and Hyderabad?
4. Which company acquired Indo Pacific Housing Finance in 2012?
5. Which Indian business school was founded by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and inaugurated by Margaret Thatcher, the then Prime Minister of Britain?
1. The Maharaja Lounge, operated by Air India.
2. Arvind Mills.
3. GMR Group.
4. L & T Finance.
5. S.P.Jain Institute of Management.
1. Which Indian sportsperson’s biography is called ‘Unbreakable’?
2. What was founded in 1924 by G.D.Sondhi and was held in Lahore?
3. What was started in 1988 as ‘Varca Club’ in Margao, Goa?
4. As of today, who holds the record for scoring the maximum aggregate runs in Ranji Trophy?
5. Which former Indian hockey player was elected to the Rajya Sabha in March, 2012 as a representative of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)?
1. Mary Kom.
2. National Games (then known as Indian Olympic Games).
3. Churchill Brothers Football Club.
4. Wasim Jaffer.
5. Dilip Tirkey.
1. Abhinav Bindra won a gold in the 2008 Olympics, becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal in an individual event. Which event?
2. Lalit Maken, uncle of former Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Maken, was the son-in-law of a former President of India. Who?
3. Which famous educational institution was founded by Satish Ranjan Das in 1935?
4. Who was the first woman Politburo member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)?
5. During Rajiv Gandhi’s tenure as Prime Minister of India, he served under two Presidents. One of them was R. Venkataraman. Who was the other?
1. 10M Air Rifle.
2. Shankar Dayal Sharma.
3. The Doon School.
4. Brinda Karat.
5. Zail Singh.
1. The Fairy Queen, one of the oldest locomotives in the world still operating regularly, plies between New Delhi and a city in Rajasthan. Which city?
2. Name the acclaimed Madhubani painter who was awarded the Padma Shri in 2011, and died in July 2013.
3. It is called ‘tuppa’ in Karnataka, ‘samna’ in Arabic and ‘nei’ in Tamil. What are we referring to?
4. Who played an important role in setting up a national reserve for protecting the endangered Bengal tiger and authored the book ‘Man-Eaters of Kumaon’?
5. In which Dustin Hoffman movie can you find a poster advertising a performance by Indian shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan?
2. Mahasundari Devi.
3. Ghee (clarified butter).
4. Jim Corbett.
5. The Graduate.
1. Which king from the Adil Shahi dynasty fought the Battle of Pratapgarh against the Maratha king Shivaji?
2. The Mamluk dynasty was one of the dynasties ruling the Delhi Sultanate in the 13th century. What does the word Mamluk mean?
3. Name the mountain which is considered sacred and the center of the universe in sections of Hindu, Jain and Buddhist religions.
4. Which Indian manufacturing company owns the brands Ranipal, Hobby Ideas and Acron?
5. Who is the longest serving head of any bank in India?
1. Afzal Khan.
2. ‘Owned’, referring to a soldier of slave origin who had converted to Islam. This is why they are also referred to as the Slave dynasty.
3. Mount Meru.
4. Pidilite Industries.
5. Aditya Puri, Managing Director of HDFC Bank.
1. What feat did Arunima Sinha achieve in May, 2013 and why was it special?
2. When is National Youth Day celebrated in India, to honour the birthday of Swami Vivekananda?
3. Who was the first Health Minister in India after independence and played a major role in the setting up of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi?
4. The Maharaja of Dhrangadhra Halvad died in August 2010. What title died with him as he was the last surviving person to hold the title?
5. Who was the first Chief Minister of Kerala and was a member of the Communist Party of India?
1. She became the first amputee to climb Mount Everest.
2. 12 January.
3. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur.
4. A knight of the Order of the Indian Empire.
5. E.M.S Namboodiripad.
1. Connect – a song by a band which had A.R.Rahman as one of its members, a movie where the main role is played by Vinod Khanna and a Malayalam movie released in the year 2000.
2. When is the Bodhi Day celebrated to commemorate the achievement of enlightenment by the Buddha?
3. Which hill station in Madhya Pradesh is referred to as the ‘Queen of Satpura’?
4. After the adoption of Indian Standard Time (IST) in 1947, two cities retained their own local time till 1948 and 1955 respectively. Which two cities?
5. Which Indian political leader’s views, by his own admission, was shaped by economists Joan Robinson and Nicholas Kaldor?
1. Satyameva Jayate.
2. December 8, or 8th day of the 12th Lunar month of the Chinese calendar (depending on the country of celebration).
4. Calcutta (Kolkata) and Bombay (Mumbai).
5. Manmohan Singh.
1. What was originally constructed by the East India Company in 1696 and later re-built by Robert Clive in 1758?
2. The Doddabetta Peak is the highest point in which mountain range?
3. Name the rocket used by NASA and the first to be launched from the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station.
4. Which British army engineer is also known as the father of the Archaeological Survey of India?
5. How is the Kempegowda Bus Station in Bangalore popularly known as?
1. Fort William (in Calcutta).
2. Nilgiri mountains.
4. Sir Alexander Cunningham.
1. Karkadann was a mythological creature believed to have lived in India. Which animal is the myth based on?
2. Name the social reformer from Maharashtra, who wrote under the pen name ‘Lokhitawadi’, and campaigned against social ills like the dowry system, child marriage and the caste system.
3. Which agreement was signed in September 1960 between Jawaharlal Nehru and Ayub Khan, the then President of Pakistan, and facilitated by the World Bank?
4. Who was the first Managing Director of the company now known as Maruti Suzuki India Limited?
5. Where in India would you find the Le Corbusier Centre, Sukhna Lake and Capitol Complex?
1. Indian Rhinoceros.
2. Gopal Hari Deshmukh.
3. Indus Waters Treaty.
4. Sanjay Gandhi.
1. Which early Indian political and social leader was a cricket enthusiast and also the vice president of a cricket club in North London? He was also the first Asian to be a British Member of Parliament.
2. An influential cricket tournament held in Bombay in pre-independence India, it’s origins lay in an annual match played between Bombay Gymkhana and the Zoroastrian Cricket Club. It ultimately comprised five teams referred to as ‘Europeans’, ‘Hindus’, ‘Muslims’, ‘Parsees’ and ‘The Rest’. Name the tournament.
3. Three teams made their debut in the 1996 Cricket World Cup held in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Two of them were Kenya and The Netherlands. Which team was the third?
4. Which stadium hosted the first ever Ranji Trophy match? One of the participating teams was Mysore, who ended up losing the match.
1. Dadabhai Naoroji.
2. Bombay Pentangular.
3. United Arab Emirates.
4. M.A.Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai.