Aug 21, 2014


In Aug 2014, the President of Egypt announced the addition of a new lane to something in the country. Incidentally, a related entity to this on another continent celebrated a hundred years in the same month.

What are these two entities?

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This day last year: Q.1056

Aug 20, 2014


Created in 1950 by the then Prime Minister of India, the beginning of its end was announced on 15th August, 2014, by the present Prime Minister. Two later Prime Ministers and a later President have headed its day-to-day functioning. Its members were once dismissed as a bunch of jokers by another Prime Minister.


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This day last year: Q.1055

Aug 19, 2014


A guest question by Avinav Prakash | contribute questions

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad of France was well ahead of his competitors in the 3000m steeplechase at the European Athletics championships 2014 in Zurich. He went on to finish the race first. However, he was stripped of his gold medal, because of a certain mid-race antic.

What did he do to get kicked out?

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This day last year: Q.1054

Aug 18, 2014


These two former Soviet republics have been at loggerheads for many years over a region called Nagorno-Karabakh. In 2014, thanks to a series of tweets by the President of the one of the countries claiming that a 'state of war' now existed between the two, several media outlets (somewhat outrageously) reported this as the first ever declaration of war over Twitter.

Which two countries are these?

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This day last year: Q.1053

Aug 17, 2014


A guest question by Ashutosh Bapat | contribute questions

Begum Akhtar was a legendary vocalist. A 2014 Hindi film included an adaptation of one of her best-known thumris at its end. In a sense, it followed the convention that the raga, in which it is rendered, is played at the end of a concert. (Technically, the song's raga is derived from the concert-ending raga.)

Which film and song?

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This day last year: Q.1052