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Researched and conducted by Vishnu Subrahmanyam and Anurag Panicker

The X is a granite statue in southwest Washington, D.C., that honors the men who gave their lives so that women and children might be saved during the Y disaster.

The thirteen-foot-tall figure is of a partly clad male figure with arms outstretched standing on a square base. The base is flanked by a square exedra, created by Henry Bacon, that encloses a small raised platform. ID X On it is inscribed: TO THE BRAVE MEN WHO PERISHED IN THE WRECK OF THE ---------- THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT WOMEN AND CHILDREN MIGHT BE SAVED ERECTED BY THE WOMEN OF AMERICA (PICTURE IN THE NEXT SLIDE)

The Titanic Memorial

2)During the Mughal period, X was used like a cloth to wipe off the excess oil off the hands after the completion of an oil-rich food laden with meat and fat.

It is enjoyed with Tandoori dishes and as a traditional element in Mughlai cuisine. The fact that it is usually served folded like a handkerchief are the probable sources of the name

The X also occupies a unique place in the emblem of the royalty of Oudh under the control of Mughals and Nizams.


Rumali Roti

3)North American Aerospace Defense Command is acombined organizationof theUnited StatesandCanadathat provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and defense forNorthern America. Headquarters for NORAD are located atPeterson Air Force Basein El Paso County, nearColorado Springs, Colorado. Annually, during a certain time of the year they do something. What is the FUN thing that they are doing in the picture?

Tracking Santa Claus!

4)In the olden days of spectroscopy, spectral lines, on the basis of their observed fine structure, were classified as sharp", "principal", "diffuse" and "fundamental. This terminology is now obsolete but it survives in modern chemistry in a different form. How?

S,p,d and f block of the periodic table


X is an Assistant Professor at IIT Guwahati now.

Id X and what he did during his time at IIT Bombay.

Uday Kumar designing the new Rupee Symbol

5)Eric Arthur Blair was born on 25 June 1903, in Motihari, Bengal Presidency (present-day Bihar), in British India.X's work continues to influence popular and political culture, and the term Xiandescriptive of totalitarian or authoritarian social practiceshas entered the language together with many of his neologisms, including, but not limited to, cold war, Thought Police, Room 101, Memory hole, doublethink, and thought crime.ID X

George Orwell

6)X was founded in 1937 by Gangabisenji Agrawal in Bikaner, Rajasthan. In expansion, the company's first manufacturing plant was located in Calcutta. In 1970 a larger manufacturing plant was established in NagpurAs part of the plans presented in the 2014 Railway budget by the then minister Sadanand Gowda of "serving better food on trains", X started catering the Paschim Express, which runs between Amritsar and Mumbai from August 2014. Its products are exported to several countries worldwide, including Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Thailand and others.ID X


7)X is named not directly after the Schwarzwald mountain range in southwestern Germany but rather from the specialty liquor of that region, known as Schwarzwlder Kirsch(wasser) distilled from tart cherries.

This is the ingredient, with its distinctive cherry pit flavor and alcoholic content, that gives X its flavor.

The record for the world's largest X was set at Europa Park, Germany on 16 July 2006, by K&D Bakery.

On 9 December 2012, a team led by chefs Jrg Mink and Julien Bompard made Asia's biggest X at the S-One Expo in Singapore


German Blackforest Cake!


I had always stored them in cool and dry place, and kept them away from direct light or heat. Id always use a ruler before applying X and make sure that the distance between the nozzle and my armpit was at least 15 centimeters. Id do everything they told. I even beat up my 5-year-old nephew for coming near my closet, as they had instructed it to keep away from childrens reach. And yet, all I get is a broom beating from my ugly bai. Vaibhav expressed his frustration.

An advocate in Karkardooma court, who happened to mistake Vaibhav for some X vendor when he entered the court premises with all the bottles, has now offered to take up his case in the court. Put Funda

Axe Effect!

9)X is a multinational computer hardware and electronics company headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. It is named after a mythical creature Y. X was originally named after Y but later on it dropped the first three letters of Y to get a high position in alphabetical listings. In 2008 a company ____atron containing those three letters was spun off by X. ID X and Y

Asus & Pegasus

10) What is Sheldons costume?

11)American universities follow a certain course numbering systems, designed to make transfer between colleges easier. In theory, any numbered course in one institution should bring a student to the same standard as a similarly numbered course available elsewhere within the same state. The standard generally adopted is that the first number refers to the academic level, whilst the following numbers indicate particular speciality within the field of study. _____ is normally a general course at beginners' level.



12)Shown here is a solid metal plate that printers used when there was a need to print the same things repeatedly. A metal plate like this with precast letters would be used instead of arranging the letters over and over again (let's say on later editions of a novel). What were these solid metal plates known as?

While printing from these, the ink running over the plate produced a kind of repeated clicking sound. What was the name given to the sound?

Clue: both these words today loosely mean anything thats overused.

Image In the Next Slide

Stereotype and Clich

13) ID the Movie. (Answer to be specific)

14) For what?"for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites"for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011"for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time"for mechanistic studies of DNA repair"for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare"for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass"

Nobel Prize 2015

15)Which products tagline is Thinnovation?

Macbook Air

16)According to a story, X was a large cannon, which was strategically placed on the wall. A shot from a Parliamentary cannon succeeded in damaging the wall beneath X which caused the cannon to tumble to the ground. The Royalists, or Cavaliers attempted to raise X on to another part of the wall, but because the cannon was so heavy that they couldnt place it back.

What is being talked about?

Humpty Dumpty!

17)Minimalist poster for?

18) Connect

Yo-Yo Honey Singh!

19)FITB Now each of these four founders formed their own house, for each did value different virtues in the ones they had to teach. By _____1.____, the bravest were Prized far beyond the rest; For _____2._____, the cleverest would always be the best; For _____3.______, hard workers were Most worthy of admission; And power-hungry _____4.______, loved those of great ambition. While still alive they did divide Their favorites from the throng.

Answer required in order of the blanks.

Gryffindor, Ravenclaw,Hufflepuff and Slytherin

20)A state of total awareness in a highly disciplined form of karate where one's reaction speed is so fast that it is nearly psychic. Things that can be predicted from: body language, momentum of a objects, and anything that you can assume from basic physics. The proper sign for X is shown by making a fist, then putting out the index and middle fingers on your temple (almost like a salute) before saying X, and after showing X.