Published on March 12, 2014
Question 1 When Indian forces drove away the Portuguese from this colony, it became in the eyes of international law, an independent country. The residents of the colony requested the Government of India for administrative help. Mr. K.G. Badlani, an officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) was sent as the administrator. In 1961, Mr. Badlani was, for one day, designated the Prime Minister of the ‘country’, so that, as Head of State, he could sign an agreement with the Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, and formally merge the ‘country’ with the Republic of India. Identify this former Portuguese colony.
Question 2 A special occasion for the world's second largest commercial employer saw the release of this logo. Identify the organization
Question 3 Introduced into India by Babur and later formalized by Akbar, Mughal Ganjifa is a card game played with a deck of 96 cards comprising of 8 suits of 12 cards each. As the game became popular beyond the Mughal courts, the designs on the cards were made compatible with Hindu tradition. A second form of the game emerged with 10 suits of 12 cards each. While local variations abound across the country, Mughal Ganjifa and its Hindu sibling remain the two meta-variants. Which God was typically depicted in the 10 suits?
Question 4 In 1882, Mr. W L Lake a Canadian engineer saw elephants emerging out of dense forests with oil stains on their feet. So the story goes, that his shouts urging his men to drill the area for crude oil gave this Indian town its name. Which town?
Question 5 This place is Asia’s largest wholesale market. Built by a king for his favorite daughter in 1650 AD so that she could shop all she wanted to, this market place derives its name from the canals filled with water that sparkled like silver in the moonlight. What place in contemporary Asia is this?
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