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Welcome to the India quiz. The quiz is a general knowledge quiz centred around India that any registered Wikipedians can enter. It is run as a friendly competition to test and improve your knowledge of India. Most importantly, it's supposed to be fun. The questions and answers would be condensed in the form of "Did you know..." facts on Portal:India to be updated once or twice a week. Also, the relevant articles that get quoted in these quiz questions would hopefully get a face-lift with increased attention as a result of the questions.


  1. All questions must have an India-related theme or India-related connection.
  2. Any registered Wikipedian can answer a quiz question, but to ask a question you must first earn the right by being the first person to answer the previous one correctly. If the current question is still open and you think you know the answer, post your answer below and wait for an adjudication from the person who placed the question. Remember to sign your post with ~~~~.
  3. If you are the first person to post the correct answer, the asker will post a message below your answer confirming you gave the correct response.
  4. You now have the baton and 24 hours to post a new question. If a new question is not posted by you within that time limit, the previous asker can post a new question in lieu of yourself.
  5. If the baton holder fails to ask the question within 2 days (48 hours), any wikipedian can ask the question on his behalf.
  6. When 25 questions have been asked, a round is over. The leader on the answer tally at the end of each round is declared the winner of the round. The questions asked during the round are archived.
  7. The leader-tally then resets with all users back to zero to begin the next round, with the user that answered the last question of the previous round asking the first question of the present round.
  8. To archive the page at the end of each round, see the archiving rules.

Question guidelines[edit]

  1. If you find that no-one is able to get the answer to your question, consider offering clues or replacing your question with an easier one. The aim is to keep the quiz moving.
  2. Remember that you may have an international audience. Keep quiz questions relevant to India in some way.

Previous rounds and Winners[edit]

See Previous Rounds.

Round 53[edit]

(To be updated as each answer is approved as correct)

Score Board[edit]

Q. No. Asked by Answered by
1 Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) Prasad
2 Prasad Suresh Purohit (Su_hit)
3 Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) Dwaipayan
4 Dwaipayan Suresh Purohit (Su_hit)
5 Suresh Purohit (Su_hit)

Leader Board[edit]

Questions Asked User Name Questions Answered
1 Prasad 1
3 Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) 2
1 Dwaipayan 1


Q 53.01[edit]

What is it? In India: 210, 11, 109, 16; In USA: a different three digit number? --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 05:34, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Clue 1 : You will have same content but on different number, depending on the platform or provider. --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 05:54, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
I was just about to ask for a clue! Is it is Sab TV? :-) Prasad (talk) 06:01, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Sahi hai, boss YesY! I tried to bring a variety. --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 11:08, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Q 53.02[edit]

Nice question Su_hit! Here's another straight question!

Identify this famous Person: He holds a PhD degree from the University of California. He taught at IIT Kanpur, TIFR, ISI Kolkata. He is currently under treatment for schizophrenia. :-) Prasad (talk) 07:49, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Vashishtha Narayan Singh, a former NASA mathematician --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 08:25, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
YesYSu_hit! Oflate, this has become only a dual show? Why others are not intrested in participating? anyhow, Pl. shoot another good one! :-)) Prasad (talk) 08:44, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Q 53.03[edit]

Considering little spelling and pronunciation variation,please crack it.

A language of a region near Australia
A sport, played in India
A form of business or businessman

--Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 06:18, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

The sport is revived on the similar line after adopting some lessons from Cricket, Hockey and Football --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 05:37, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
The sports is Kabaddi. The language is Abadi (alternate spelling kabadi) of Papua New Guinea. The business I am not totally sure. Kapadi or Kapadia (business dealing with Kapad that is cloths) is a possibility. I think (unsure as my Hindi is not strong), khabari or kabari may mean some type of businessman.--Dwaipayan (talk) 00:53, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
YesY Dwaipayan. Yes, it is Kabadi, Kabaddi and Kabadiwala (Business of waste papers/recycled items), respectively. Go ahead. --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 11:33, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Q 53.04[edit]

X was first in independent India to achieve a particular feat. X, according to some sources, was arrested for the allegation of spying. X was part of a venture that was the first of its kind from the Indian subcontinent to be shown in Buckingham Palace. Who is X?--Dwaipayan (talk) 22:12, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Clue 1. X achieved that first in independent india achievement in 1947.--Dwaipayan (talk) 06:01, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Clue 2. Perhaps except for a few years, at least one person in India has achieved the same feat every year.--Dwaipayan (talk) 20:32, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Quite interesting --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 08:12, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Clue 3 (cryptic): Two queens and a president, none of them Indian.--Dwaipayan (talk) 00:55, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Is it pertaining to some award or recognition ? --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 11:29, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes.--Dwaipayan (talk) 15:52, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Clue 4 (indirect). Predecessor of "choli ke pichhe kya hai".--Dwaipayan (talk) 14:25, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Sounds interesting ! --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 05:14, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Pramila (Esther Victoria Abraham). First Miss India in 1947. A song 'Choli ke andar' is the predecessor of the song referred in the question. --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 05:23, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
A film named Mother India (released around 1938, featuring Pramila) was screened at Buckingham Palace. It was first such film from Indian subcontinent. Quite lateral thinking q, Very good Dwaipayan. --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 10:37, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes. She was the first miss India in 1947. Her name has Esther (Persian Queen), Victoria (British Queen) and Abraham (first name of Lincoln). Indeed, that song was very controversial, with lyric like "choli ke andar do anar hain". In one source, she was reported to have been arrested once accused of spying.--Dwaipayan (talk) 17:12, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Very good, intelligent question Dwaipayan, congrats for solving Su_hit! :-)Prasad (talk) 04:26, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Q 53.05[edit]

Identify the financial institution (including MF, Banks, etc.), whose name is derived from the day on which it was established? --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 17:58, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

The day was a festival --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 05:47, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Festival season - but could not find "exact" dates for these... So guess - is it Lord Krishna Bank? Saraswat Bank started on 14th September, which is unlikely to be a date for Saraswati Puja festival... But still that can be one of the guesses. VasuVR (talk, contribs) 14:01, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Well attempt, VasuVR. The festival is associated with Lord Ram. The bank have completed 80+ years. --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 00:55, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
Vijaya Bank, established on a Viajayadashami.--Dwaipayan (talk) 06:33, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
YesY Dwaipayan, your turn. --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 07:07, 28 August 2014 (UTC)