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Q.1 . Traditionally this factory used a biometric system, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic they switched over to an access card system that had software bugs. The errors caused by these bugs is said to have sparked an incident that took place in Karnataka earlier this month. The factory is known for manufacturing a particular device, whose first edition was released in 2007 and has seen subsequent editions come out on an annual basis. Which device is being talked about? Answer: iPhone
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Q.2. A UNESCO World Heritage Site will re-open on Tuesday after being closed for nearly two weeks. A fortuitous storm, along with an excellent effort from emergency workers mitigated what could have been immeasurable ecological damage. Which popular tourist destination, whose local name roughly translates to ‘paradise’, is being talked about?
Answer: Fraser Island (also known as K’gari)
Q.3. To flee an unhappy home life this individual started his career in Bern, where he learnt German and doing odd jobs across the border in Austria. He then returned to Britain to study at Oxford University. He then set off on a career in espionage with MI6, where his experiences went on to provide a basis for the success he would see later in life. Which individual, with a ‘square’ pseudonym, is being talked about?
Use this Anagram as a Clue: Che jar loner (4,2,5)
Answer: John Le Carré Read more here: https://www.deccanherald.com/international/world-news-politics/british-spy-thriller-author-john-le-carre-dies-aged-89-927161.html
Q.4. In 1983, the individual pictured proposed the Indian Academic Network that eventually contributed to the launch of ERNET. This contribution towards expanding the networking capabilities of our country led to him becoming the first Indian to be awarded a certain honorary lifetime achievement award in 2014. What achievement, administered by an organization known as ISOC, was he awarded?
Use this Anagram as a Clue: aleen menthol tariff (8,4,2,4)
Answer: Internet Hall of Fame Read more here: https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/panorama/in-five-years-education-technology-will-progress-tremendously-srinivasan-ramani-927389.html LONG VISUAL CONNECT
Q.5. Three elements for week 6, along with week 1, 2,3,4 and 5, as a part of long visual connect, the answer to which will be revealed at the end of six weeks.
Q.6. The person whose name has been blanked out in the quote below was known for his snappy phrases that often-involved rhymes. In 1974, he popularized a technique in his sport, a strategy whose primary motive is to tire out a more physically imposing opponent. What is the three-word hyphenated name of this technique?
December 11th, 2020 Edition
Q.7. This cartoon references the rise in power of a group, post the US Army’s recent exit from a certain country. Which group, whose name translates to ‘students/seekers’, is being talked about?
December 13th, 2020 Issue.
Q.8. One of the latest superheroes to enter the Marvel universe will be portrayed by Canadian actress Iman Vellani. Much like the character she portrays in the upcoming Disney+ series, the actress is of Pakistani origin. Which character, with an alliterative name, will she be bringing to the small screen?
Answer: Kamala Khan/ Ms. Marvel
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https://www.deccanherald.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/marvel-studios-announces-fantastic-four-movie-three-new-series-926057.html Q.9. President of India, Ramnath Kovind recently expressed anxiety that a 60th anniversary celebration being held in a certain Indian state might be used to tarnish Jawaharlal Nehru’s reputation with misinformation. The event in question honours a military effort that Nehru had reportedly delayed, to reduce the amount of bloodshed in the quest for independence from colonialism. What was the two-word name of this operation, which was also used for another operation used in the late 90s, that is being honoured?
Answer: Operation Vijay
Q.10. Connect to a personality.
Answer: Kamal Haasan
Kamal translates to Lotus.
Haasan comes from hasya, the Sanksrit for laughter.
Vishnu is known as a Dashavatara, a nod towards Kamal Haasan’s 2008 film in which he portrayed 10 distinct roles.
Kamal Haasan’s 1996 film Avvai Shanmugi is inspired by the Robin Williams comedy Mrs. Doubtfire. Read more here:
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