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1. On January 15, 2001, what began as a side project to allow collaboration on articles prior to entering the peer-review process became active online. What site was this that soon became the most popular point of reference on the internet?

Answer :

Wikipedia

1. On July 15th, 2002, this gentleman was elected to be India’s First Citizen. He wrote a book, which is dedicated to a young girl whom he met. He had asked her, “What was your dream?” for to which the young girl replied, “I want to live in a developed India".” Who was this person and what book did he write?

Answer :

A.P.J Abdul Kalam — Wings of Fire

1. 3On June 10, 2003, MER-A Spirit and MER-B Opportunity were launched and 7 seven months later reached their destination where they would carry out their duty and go where no man-made object had gone before. What is the full form of MER?

Answer :

Mars Exploration Rover

1. On June 6, 2004, in a joint sitting of both houses of the India Parliament, it was announced that a certain language would become the first to be recognized recognised as a classical language of India. Which language was this followed by Sanskrit in 2005?

Answer :

Tamil

1. Launched on February 14, 2005, this site was a concept by three former Paypal employees to create a platform on which it would be easier to share videos with others. What site was this whose first video was of one of the founders in a zoo?

Answer :

Youtube

1. On August 24, 2006, the International Astronomical Union made an announcement that sparked much controversy. They had to take this decision because of difference in paths of motion. What happened that downgraded something before a year even passed on it since its discovery?

Answer :

Pluto is no more a planet

1. After years of speculation on January 9, 2007, this particular product was released. It was considered to be a revolution in its field as it was one of the first mass-produced to completely do away with buttons. What was this product that now is in its 9th iteration?

Answer :

Apple iPhone

1. On September 10, 2008, when this entity was powered up it was, and still is the largest and most powerful of its kind. — 27 kilometers kilometres long and spans two countries. What entity is this that is basically a long tunnel through which stuff travels at close to the speed of light towards each other?

Answer :

Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

1. In 2009, Indian names took global significance with two individuals winning an Academy Award and a Nobel Prize each. Who were these two people?

Answer :

A.R. Rahman & Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

1. On January 4th, 2010, this building was declared open. A large portion of the building is used for residential purposes, but it is also home to a hotel, corporate offices, and a restaurant. What building is this that is the tallest structure in the world?

Answer :

Burj Khalifa in Dubai

1. On July 11, 2011, in Africa, a man was operated on to remove for a tumor in his trachea. Since no donor was found, scientists grew his stem cells on a polymer scaffold and eventually planted the new trachea in him. What was this the first instance of in the world?

Answer :

World’s first fully synthetic complete organ transplant

1. On October 14, 2012, Felix, an Austrian skydiver, broke several records when he stepped off a helium balloon over New Mexico and free fell for 4 minutes 20 seconds. In the process he became the first human to cross a certain speed factor without vehicular assistance. What record did he cross?

Answer :

Faster than the speed of sound

1. On November 5th, 2013, MOM was launched from a place in Andhra Pradesh and became India’s pride and joy. Only the fourth in the world and the first Asian nation to achieve this feat, India also became the only nation to do it successfully on the first attempt. How better do we know MOM?

Answer :

Mangalyaan, Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)

1. On May 8, 2014, the world’s oldest astrolabe, a mariner’s navigator tool, was discovered from a Portuguese shipwreck found near Oman. It was supposed to have been used by a legendary explorer on his voyage to India. Who was the owner of this tool from 1498?

Answer :

Vasco da Gama

1. On March 28th, 2015, this lady created a record by becoming the first Indian woman to be World world number one in her sport when she beat Carolina Marin. A few weeks later, on April 13, another lady made a history by becoming the first Indian woman to achieve world number one rank in doubles when she and her partner Martina Hingis won the WTA Family Circle Cup. Who were these two outstanding sportswomen?

Answer :

Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza

1. In September 2016, thanks to aggressive conservation efforts by China, this animal was removed off the ‘endangered species’ list and moved to ‘vulnerable’. With more than 2,000 individuals now, which animal is this that has been the symbol of the worldwide fight for nature?

Answer :

Giant Panda

1. In May 2017, scientists at Ben-Gurion University announced that they had made a breakthrough research in finding a cure for ALS (What Stephen Hawking suffered from). This was hugely, thanks to millions of dollars raised by a ‘challenge’ which was popular on social media a year before. Which challenge was this that supposedly made one feel how it was to have ALS for a few seconds?

Answer :

Ice Bucket Challenge

1. In June 2018, a team known as the ‘Wild Boars’ went exploring after a practice match but were hit by monsoon rains. They became trapped and after 18 harrowing days, all of them were successfully rescued by an international effort. Which country was this and what sport did the Wild Boars play?

Answer :

Thailand, Soccer

1. On April 19, 2019, the very first picture of one of the most mysterious objects in the universe was seen. Described as “a bottomless pit in the fabric of the universe from which not even light can escape.,”, what comsic cosmic entity did the Event Horizon Telescope take?

Answer :

A Black Hole

1. On December 12, 2019, Sanna Marin was sworn in as the Prime Minister of this country. At 34 years of age, she became the youngest ever head of state in the World world. She also leads a coalition party where 12 of the 19 cabinet ministers are women of whom 3 three are below 35 years of age. Which country does Marin lead?

Answer :

Finland

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