Today marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the infamous Berlin Wall. The wall was constructed in 1961, mainly to stop the mass emigration from the socialistic state of East Germany to the more liberal West Germany. In the years to come, this physical wall running through the city of Berlin came to symbolise the Iron Curtain that separated Western Europe and USA from the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War days. In 1989, a number of radical political changes swept through the Eastern Bloc, leading to several weeks of unrest in GDR. Finally, on this day that year, Communist-controlled East Germany opened all checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Germany, which eventually led to the reunification of Germany the following year and the fall of communism in eastern Europe and Russia.
Identify this tennis player
1. In computer terminology, what is 'wetware'?
Soutik Banerjee, Calcutta
2. Family Farming was the theme for which National Awareness Day observed by the UN on October 16, 2014?
Arkoprovo Roy, Calcutta
3. In films, Begum Mumtaz Jehan Dehlavi was the original name of which actress?
Himanshu Agarwal, Calcutta
4. 1818 H Street, NW, Washington DC 20433 is the headquarters of which international monetary organisation?
Priya Basak, Calcutta
5. To which designer label can you associate Elizabeth Hurley's 'safety pin dress' and Jennifer Lopez's 'jungle green chiffon dress'?
Meghnad Dey, Patna
6. How is nyctalopia better known?
Ratul Ghosh, Calcutta
7. What did the daily bulletin, The Customer's Daily Letter, published by Charles Dow, Edward Jones and Charles Berstresser, become in 1889?
Mrigyanka Basu, Darjeeling
8. In India, if the Green Revolution referred to grains, and the White Revolution to milk, what did the Blue Revolution refer to?
Arun Verma, Calcutta
9. Who was the first president of the World Wildlife Fund - UK from its formation in 1961 to 1982, and international president of WWF from 1981 to 1996?
Laharee Dastidar, Calcutta
POINT OF VIEW
1. Identify this singer
2. Identify this Nobel laureate
KNOW & GROW WITH DEREK
There is a recognised psychological illness called 'Mauerkrankheit' — Wall Sickness, sufferers of which are afraid of confined spaces and crowds.
In 1906, which word was first coined by Maganlal Gandhi in the South African journal Indian Opinion?