1. In which city in Uttar Pradesh did a skirmish start on this date in 1857, leading to the Indian War of Independence (also known as Sepoy Mutiny)?
2. What was “Operation Neptune’s Spear”?
3. On this date in 1994, history was made in South Africa with the inauguration of a Nobel Laureate as its first black president. Who?
4. Which are the world’s highest-altitude migrants?
5. Which Indian State capital is served by the Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport?
6. In the yummy dish Gatte ki Sabji, what is the main ingredient used to make the gatte?
The name of the car:Petals of a flower.
7. What five-lettered term is used for an individual derived asexually from the same single parent?
8. How many strings in a “chitraveena”?
9. Which is the only U.S. state whose name is just one syllable?
10. Which famous William Shakespeare play begins “When shall we three meet again, in thunder, lightening, or in rain”?
11. Which Toyota brand has the name by which the petals of a flower are referred?
12. What does a somnambulist do?
In the news: The Collegiate Church of St. Peter in London.
13. The Collegiate Church of St. Peter in London was in the news recently for a royal event. How is it better known?
14. Which is the largest country through which the equator passes?
15. Which island nation’s mascot or symbol is the ‘Merlion’?
2. The mission that took down Osama Bin Laden;
3. Nelson Mandela;
4. Bar-headed geese;
6. Gram flour (or ‘besan’);
13. Westminster Abbey;
Courtesy: V V Ramanan, The Hindu