1. October 8 is Air Force Day in our country. What is the motto of the IAF?
2. Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich set a world record at Berlin on September 29. In which event?
3. What is the young of geese called?
4. In a landmark judgment, the SC has directed the Election Commission to include which additional option in EVMs and ballot papers in order for the voters to exercise their right to reject undeserving candidates?
5. On whose funeral on October 21, 1931 did Americans turn off the lights for a minute?
6. What is the four-lettered term used for the bed of a stream in south-western Asia and northern Africa that is usually dry except during the rainy season?
7. In golf, who has been named as PGA Tour’s Player of the Year for a record 11th time?
8. Bill Gates has admitted for the first time that ‘three-finger salute’ was a mistake. What is the ‘three-finger salute’ in the world of computers?
9. How did Megan Young of the Philippines make ‘world’ headlines on September 28?
10. In Greek myth, who was the twin sister of Apollo?
11. In which year did a human first orbit Earth?
12. In which country did ‘The Smurfs’ originate?
13. What is the underlying belief in ‘Animism’?
14. In which poem does the line “Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought” feature?
15. St. Basil’s Cathedral is one of the most photographed edifices in a Capital city. Which city?
Answers: 1. ‘Nabhah Sparsham Diptam’ (Touching the Sky With Glory); 2. Men’s marathon; 3. Gosling; 4. None of the Above (NOTA); 5. Thomas Alva Edison; 6. Wadi; 7. Tiger Woods; 8. The key combination of Control-Alt-Delete; 9. She was crowned the new Miss World; 10. Artemis; 11. 1961; 12. Belgium; 13. Natural physical entities like animals and plants possess a spiritual essence; 14. P.B. Shelley’s ‘To a Skylark’; 15. Moscow (in the Red Square)
Correction: In the October 1 quiz, the answer to Question No. 11 should be ‘Endymion’ and not as published. The error is regretted.