Jun 30, 2016


In June 2016, Rodrigo Duterte took over as the President of the Phillipines, after a contoversial tenure as Mayor of Davao City. Duterte was known for his tough tactics against criminals, which allegedly included the use of vigilante groups. He picked up the nickname of 'The Punisher' for this.

Another nickname, derived from a cult film character in a series of the same name has also been used for Duterte. What nickname?

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Jun 29, 2016


Three of the four winners of the 2016 World Food Prize worked on the same project: to bring an orange-fleshed version of a vegetable to parts of Africa. Rich in Vitamin A, this vegetable variant has helped improve nutritional levels on the continent. Which vegetable?

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Jun 28, 2016


The annual Tour de France cycling race has always had a terrible time with cheats of all kinds. The 2016 edition will feature the use of random tests using thermal imaging and magnetic resonance imaging to nab participants who have done what?

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Jun 27, 2016


In 2016, which religious community received minority status in the state of Maharashtra, which means, among others, they can be counted separately in surveys?

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Jun 26, 2016


"Moana" is the name of a 2016 Disney animated film, which tells the tale of a young girl in the South Pacific. The film ran into some trouble with the Polynesian community who weren't happy with the way the character of Maui, a legendary Polynesian figure, was portrayed (they felt the depiction was as a stereotypical obese person).

'Maui' is voiced by an entertainer who is himself partly of Polynesian descent. Who?

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