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Arjun Atwal became the first Indian to win on the PGA Tour

Arjun Atwal became the first Indian and just the sixth Asian-born player to win on the PGA Tour when he secured a one-stroke victory at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday.

Atwal joined Japanese trio Isao Aoki, Shigeki Maruyama and Ryuji Imada and South Koreans K.J. Choi and Y.E. Yang in an elite but growing club of champions from world’s most populous continent.

Arjun Atwal becomes first Indian to win on PGA Tour

The 37-year-old, who now lives in Florida, sank a pressure-packed seven-foot par putt at the final hole to edge American David Toms at Sedgefield.

His final round of 67 left him on 20-under 260, ignited by an opening day 61. Toms closed with a 64.

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With which country India shares longest border?

With which country India shares longest border?
India has 15,106.7 km of land border and a coastline of 7,516.6 km including island territories. The length of our land borders with neighbouring countries is as under :
Name of the country:Length of the border (in km)
  • Bangladesh:4,096.7
  • China:3,488
  • Pakistan:3,323
  • Nepal:1,751
  • Myanmar:1,643
  • Bhutan: 699
  • Afghanistan: 106
  • Total :15,106.7

Source: Ministry of Home Affairs (Department of Border Management)

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Young World Quiz (December 01, 2009)

Young World Quiz (December 01, 2009)

 

V.V. RAMANAN Photo : AFP

New from Google : What’s its name?

 

1. ‘Universal Access and Human Rights’ is the 2009 theme for which ‘Day’ first observed on this date (December 1) in 1988?

2. Name the schoolboy aided by Doraemon in the popular manga series.

3. Which is the westernmost country of mainland Europe?

4. Name Google’s mobile operating system with a name that is used for a robot designed to look and act like a human.

5. ‘Wookieepedia’ is a wiki for which cult science fiction franchise?



Farmland : Cultivating Ananas comosus. Photo : M. Srinath

 

6. Chaim Weizmann was the first President of…?

7. In Beatrix Potter stories, what sort of an animal was Mr. Tod?

8. Name the half-brother to Dhritarashtra and Pandu, born of a maid-servant and Vyasa.

9. Who wrote a famous opera based on the exploits of the Arthurian knight Sir Percival?

10. By what name was the legendary magician and escape artist Ehrich Weiss better known?



Doraemon : Photo : AFP

 

11. Which ruthless child prodigy’s family motto is ‘ Aurum Potestas est’ meaning ‘Gold is Power’?

12. What is the more common name for the skillet used in kitchens?

13. In which city do Top Cat and his buddies hang out?

14. What common fruit does one get from the Ananas comosus plant?

15. Which large country takes its name from the Latin word for ‘southern’?

 

Answer to Young World Quiz (December 01, 2009)

Answers:

1. World Aids Day
2. Nobita Nobi
3. Portugal
4. Android
5. Star Wars
6. Israel
7. Fox
8. Vidura
9. Richard Wagner
10. Harry Houdini
11. Artemis Fowl
12. Frying pan
13. New York City
14. Pineapple
15. Australia.

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Young World Quiz (November 24, 2009)

Young World Quiz (November 24, 2009)

 

V.V. RAMANAN

 

 

 

 

Photo : Shirish Shete and K. Pichumani

Who is older? Sachin Tendulkar or Muttiah Muralithaaran.

 

1. Which country has 11 time zones?

2. If a gorilla is a type of primate, then what sort of an animal is a zorilla?

3. Who is the present First Lord of the Treasury in the UK?


 

4. Who is older: Sachin Tendulkar or Muttiah Muralitharan?

5. Which bird do Chinese fishermen use to help catch fish for them?

6. Name the two U.S. space shuttles to have been destroyed in an accident.

Photo : Reuters

A pumpkin slice : Any time is snack time.

 

7. Which body of water is referred to as the ‘The Ditch’?

8. What was the nationality of the great chemist Friedrich August Kekulé?

9. In the Kelvin scale, what is the freezing point of water?

10. In the fairy tale ‘The princess and the pea’, on a bed of how many mattresses and featherbeds did the princess sleep?

11. Where in the human body is the pectoral muscle?



From the movie : Lawrence of Arabia .

 

12. According to the Bible, on what day did God command the land to bring forth living creatures?

13. What was Lawrence of Arabia doing when he died?

14. In order, which is the first alphabet in (the English version of) Scrabble to be worth four points?

15. The ‘Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre’ are commonly called…?

Answer to Young World Quiz (November 24, 2009)

V.V. RAMANAN

 

Answers:

1. Russia
2. A type of polecat and a member of the weasel family
3. The Prime Minister Gordon Brown
4. Muttiah Muralitharan
5. Cormorant
6. Columbia and Challenger
7. Tasman Sea
8. German
9. 273.15
10. 20 mattresses and 20 featherbeds
11. Chest
12. Sixth
13. Riding a motorcycle
14. F
15. Tony Awards.

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Current Affairs Sept 2009

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General Knowledge

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