DH News Quiz Answers - Sunday - 13th December 2020

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IN THE NEWS:

Q.1 . The individual pictured was recently the recipient of a $ 1 million award for his efforts to help revolutionize education in tribal communities. He achieved this by redesigning the textbooks of grade 1-4 for easier comprehension. Students could access audio poems, video lectures, stories and assignments via a technological innovation said to be inspired by the inventor’s penchant for playing strategy games like GO or Chess. What innovation was used by this teacher to make learning more accessible?









Answer: QR Codes

Read more here:

https://www.deccanherald.com/national/west/solapur-zilla-parishad-teacher-ranjitsinh-disale-bags-1-million-global-teacher-prize-2020-922968.html


Q.2. The unofficial title of the ‘Fastest Man Alive’ has been given to several individuals over the years. Usain Bolt and DC Comics character ‘The Flash’ among them. However, a little more than seven decades ago the title was indisputably handed over to a person who had all ‘The Right Stuff’. Which fastest man, who recently passed away, is being talked about?

Answer: Chuck Yeager

Read more here: https://www.deccanherald.com/international/chuck-yeager-first-pilot-to-break-sound-barrier-dies-aged-97-924790.html ANAGRAM

Q.3. India’s first woman comic book superhero will be making a return. The character, that has been honoured by UN Women as “Gender Equality Champion”, will return with her pet tiger to teach children about the importance of a mask. The character itself was created as a response to events that shocked the nation a little less than a decade ago. Which in-the-news web series, that received international critical acclaim in 2020, was inspired by the said case?

Use this Anagram as a Clue: Cid heel rim (5, 5)













Answer: Delhi Crime Read more here: https://www.deccanherald.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/india-s-first-female-animated-superhero-returns-923577.html

Q.4. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an annual ceremony broke from tradition by handing out their honours by December 7th and 8th with a more formal online event held a few days later. The date on which it is normally held is to honour the death anniversary of the businessman and inventor after whom this annual award is named. Which annual award, handed out at two national capitals, is being talked about? Answer: Nobel Prize Read more here: https://www.deccanherald.com/international/world-news-politics/under-pandemic-cloud-nobel-prize-ceremony-to-be-held-online-this-year-922233.html


LONG VISUAL CONNECT

Q.5. Three elements for week 5, along with week 1, 2,3 and 4, as a part of long visual connect, the answer to which will be revealed at the end of six weeks.




















SPEAKOUT

Q.6. The quote below is from a Hungarian-American screenwriter known for his work on several iconic films. He is also the author of several books, one of which is ‘Heaven and ___’, a book about his tenuous relationship with a famous actor/director. Which bravehearted actor is the subject of the above-mentioned book?











Answer: Mel Gibson


CARTOON:

Q.7. This cartoon highlights the flamboyant announcement of Rajinikanth’s political party promising “Wonders and Miracles”. Which annual tradition (that is speculated to have arisen due to the confusion caused by France adopting the change from (Julian to Gregorian calendar) has been blanked out in the cartoon?











Answer: April Fool’s Day.

December 4th 2020 Issue.


Q.8. The name of this company is a portmanteau of the first two offerings that founders had put up when they first launched their idea. This company was initially struck hard by the COVID-19 pandemic but saw a quicker bounce back than most in the industry thanks to the feeling of safety it offers for travellers. Which in-the-news company, that created a typeface based on cereal boxes, is being talked about?

Answer: Airbnb

Read more here:

https://www.deccanherald.com/business/business-news/airbnb-prices-shares-at-68-ahead-of-thursday-ipo-925632.html Q.9. This image shows the team behind a recent mission celebrating its success. They will first, however have to go on a scavenger hunt through Southern Australia to retrieve the results of their missions’ trip to an entity named Ryugu. Which mission, named after the fastest bird in the sky, is being talked about?











Answer: Hayabusa 2

Read more here: https://www.deccanherald.com/science-and-environment/what-has-japans-hayabusa2-mission-accomplished-924611.html


Q.10. Connect to a personality.



Answer: Gitanjali Rao

She was the winner of the The President’s Environmental Youth Award in 2018.

Kindly is the name of an AI-based community app and chrome extension to help combat cyberbullying.

Angelina Jolie, UN Ambassador for refugees was the one who interviewed her for TIME magazine on her work on various issues.

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https://www.deccanherald.com/international/world-news-politics/15-year-old-indian-american-gitanjali-rao-named-first-ever-time-kid-of-the-year-922971.html

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