George Clooney has been nominated in a record six Oscar categories )Actor, Supporting Actor, Picture, Director, Original Screenplay and Adapted screenplay and he won in two of them. One for Best Picture "Argo" and the other for Best Supporting Actor in Syriana
the first major resistance East India Company got was from Shiraz-ud-Daula with whom they had to fight battle of Plassey in 1757, a 100 years before 1857 war of Independence.
Titanic and All About Eve have the record of maximum (14) Oscar nominations.
In search of experiencing "trance" a word he studied in William Wordsworth's poem, The Excursion, he went and met Ramakrishna Paramhans
Katharine Hepburn has won 4 acting awards: Best Actress- Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), On Golden Pond (1981). Jack Nicholson, Ingrid Bergman, and Walter Brennan all have won 3 acting Oscar Awards.
Question of the day
Q. Using these four companies CNBC business pundit Jim Cramer coined a particular term. What is it?
FANG Stocks, though Google is now changed to Alphabet.
Q. Rabindranath Tagore is the only person to have written National Anthem for two nations namely India and Bangladesh. Besides that he has inspired National Anthem of another nation. And some believe that it was written and set to tune by him. He did this in 1938 on a request made by his student in Shantiniketan named Ananda Samarkun. He then translated it to his mother tongue.
Name the country.
Sri Lanka. The national anthem "Apa Sri Lanka, Nama Nama Nama Nama Mata, Sundar Sri Boroni" seems to be originally Nama Nama Sri Lanka Mata in Bangla.
Q. This particular structure is most commonly found in churches and they have a specific name. And one particular athletic event originated in Ireland is named after it. Which is this sports event. Clue: Pan Singh
Steeplechase. This was a horse obstacle race. In Ireland this sports was named after the structures called Steeples the racers used to race from one town Steeple to the next one.
In Olympics the course is 3000m with 7 obstacle and 5 waterbodies
Q. In China "Singles Day" is celebrated on 11th November when young people who are single party with each other and this festival has now become one of the largest online shopping day promoted by for Alibaba, the ecomm giant.
What is the significance of the date of 11th November on which the "Singles Day" is celebrated?
11th Nov is 11/11, where the ones mean single. This day in 2011 was a Super Singles Day.
Q. According to Ramayana, Hanuman assumed five faced form called "Panchmukhi Anjneya" The five faces are Hanuman himself, Garuda, Narasimha, Hayagriv and Varaha. Narasimha is Lion headed, is boar, Garuda is a bird and Hanuman is in monkey form, then which form is assumed by Hayagriva?
Hanuman assumed "Panchmukhi Anjneya" to extinguish five lamps at a time to kill Ahiravana, who had abducted Rama and Lashmana to Patalloka
Q. This is a kind of drink that was introduced to England from India in 17th century. It generally consisted of "Five" ingredients namely lemon, alcohol, sugar, spices and tea. Today the non-alcoholic version uses various kinds of fruit juices. The name of the drink is based on the number of original ingredients used. Name it.