DH News Quiz Answers - Sunday - 27th December 2020

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Q.1 . Recently, a certain item reached new heights by fetching a record price per quintal. The item in question was awarded its GI status in 2011 and was recognised for its unique sweet nature. Which product from Karnataka, that is used in the cosmetics, confectionary, and beverage industry among others, is being talked about? Answer: Byadgi Chilli

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Deccan Herald December 21st, 2020 edition Page 3.

Q.2. A recent meeting featured two entities. One of them has a name that loosely translates to ‘Sky Father’ in Latin. The other, would be familiar to us for lending its name to a day of the week. Which two entities are these, whose next meeting is not likely to be witnessed for another 60 years?

Answer: Jupiter and Saturn

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Q.3. Certain residents of a union territory in India have had a tough time getting medical assistance due to the nature of their homes. The local government have set up special ambulances comprising of entities that are primarily made up of deodar wood.

What entities will soon be deployed as ambulances in this geographical region with a tautological name?

Use this Anagram as a Clue: haka sir (7)

Answer: Shikara

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Deccan Herald December 22nd, 2020

Q.4. The picture depicts the implementation of a plan named ‘Operation ______’.

This multi-agency contingency was activated to cope with several new restrictions that have recently come into play thanks to geopolitical events in Europe. Fill in the blank with an herb that is a primary ingredient in the liqueur Absinthe.

Answer: Fennel

Read more here: Deccan Herald December 23rd, 2020 edition Page 12.


Q.5. Three elements for week 7, along with week 1, 2,3,4 ,5 and 6, as a part of long visual connect.

Answer: Christmas Week 7 -

Charlie Chaplin passed away on Christmas day, 1977.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born on 25th December

Saint Nicholas of Myra is an early Christian bishop of Greek descent whose habit of secret gift-giving gave rise to the traditional model of Santa Claus. Week 6 -

Alastair Cook was born on 25th December

The common abbreviation Xmas has its origins in print thanks to the Greek alphabet ‘Chi’

Baba Ramdev was born on 25th December

Week 5 -

George Michael who wrote the iconic song ‘Last Christmas’, also passed away of Christmas day in 2016.

Issac Newton was born on 25th December

It’s a Wonderful Life is a Christmas classic, directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart as George Bailey

Week 4 -

Justin Trudeau was born on 25th December 1971.

The Grinch is a character created by Dr.Seuss that most famously features in a story called How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Chakravarti Rajagopalachari passed away on 25th December 1972.

Week 3 -

Zail Singh passed away on 25th December 1994.

Scrooge McDuck is a leading character in the cartoon adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born on 25th December 1876.

Week 2 -

Hanging mistletoe is a tradition as part of the Christmas celebrations.

Dean Martin passed away on 25th December 1995.

Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya was born on 1861.

Week 1 -

Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born on 25th December.

The flag of Christmas Island.

James Brown passed away on 25th December.


Q.6. The South American author who has been blanked out in this quote has written several international bestsellers over the course of his career. His work from about half a decade ago covers the final days of an individual who met her end at the hands of a firing squad.

Identify this person convicted of espionage, the subject of a 2016 book.

Answer: Mata Hari

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December 18th, 2020 edition.


Q.7. The subject of the news headline blanked out of the cartoon here has drawn the ire of several across the country. This was spearheaded by individuals in a location that takes its name from a Persian word for a particular bird. The word is said to have originated in a Muhammad Iqbal poem titled ‘Gabriel's Wing’. Which location is being talked about?

Answer: Shaheen Bagh

December 22nd, 2020 Edition

Q.8. Doordash is an American start-up based in Palo Alto, California. The US market leader in the food delivery space launched its much-awaited IPO to great success last week. The logo of the company is inspired by something that was inaugurated in conjunction with a 1960s edition of the Summer Olympic games.

What speedy entity inspired the logo of Doordash?

Answer: Shinkansen/ Bullet Train

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Q.9. A storied rivalry saw its most recent edition after nearly 16 years at a particular venue with the home side recording a tally of 6 goals. The venue in question has produced several classic contests which led to the Scotsman pictured to give it a popular moniker.

What is the three-word moniker given to this venue, whose ‘screenings’ have not open to its fans because of the Covid-19 pandemic?

Answer: Theatre of Dreams

Read more here: https://www.deccanherald.com/sports/football/manchester-united-sends-a-message-but-what-kind-929720.html

Q.10. Connect to an in-the-news businessman.

Answer: Cyrus Mistry

Mistry is derived from the Portuguese word for ‘master’

He earned his undergraduate degree from Imperial College, London.

Irish-Indian business tycoon Pallonji Mistry is his father

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