Monday, 26 January 2015

The Daily Teaser — 26-1-2015: Incredible India

Right … 

I think I can SAFELY say I need a new router.

Or possibly iPod … !

Actually … ?

Either those … ?   Or the BBC’s iPlayer Radio app needs to be a little better designed. 

Last week’s episode of The Unbelievable Truth does seem to be taking it’s time, loading up.

Oh, well … 

I guess listening to the recording I did of the repeat, yesterday, would be a good thing.

After all, you never know when Ed Byrne, talking about Egyptology, would be handy … 


But let move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 26th January, 1950, saw India become a republic.   What’s India’s capital city?
Q2) 2014 saw India’s Mangalyaan mission reach its destination.   Where?
Q3) Viswanathan Anand is a noted Indian player of what: Cricket, chess or Kabaddi?
Q4) Name any one of the four religions that have their origins in India.
Q5) The Vedas are the holy books of which of those religions?
A5) Hinduism.
Q6) India has seven of what it calls ‘Union’ territories: administrative areas run by India’s central government.   Name one of those territories.
Q7) The Ganges is India’s longest river.   What’s India’s biggest lake: Sambhar, Vembanad or Chilka?
Q8) Which Indian musical instrument featured on the Beatles song, Norwegian Wood?
Q9) India’s caste system has — or had — four broad classes: or varna.   What’s the highest of those classes?
Q10) Finally … which traditionalal item of Indian women’s-wear can be anything up to nine yards long?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th January, 1759, saw the birth of poet, Robert Burns.   Which of his poems includes the line, “Welcome tae yer gory bed, Or tae victorie.”?
Q2) 25th January, 1792, saw the founding of the London Corresponding Society.   The Society aimed to reform the UK’s what: monarch, parliament or courts?
Q3) 25th January, 2004, saw the landing of NASA’s Opportunity rover: where?
A3) Mars.
Q4) 25th January, 1993, saw a gunman shoot two — and wound three others — outside the CIA’s HQ in Langley, Virginia.   CIA stands for Central Intelligence what?
A4) Agency.
Q5) Finally … 25th January, 1922, saw the birth of TV presenter, Raymond Baxter.   Baxter presented which BBC science program?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“We are all equal children before our mother; and India asks each one of us, in whatsoever role we play in the complex drama of nation-building, to do our duty with integrity, commitment and unflinching loyalty to the values enshrined in our Constitution.”

Pranab Mukheejee.
And India’s national anthem … 

Have a good day … !

*        Ooh, blimey!   Good luck with that one, Debbi!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :)

1. New Delhi
2. Mars
3. chess
4. Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism
5. Hinduism
6. Puducherry
7. Wular Lake
8. the sitar
9. Brahmins
10. a sari