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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
June 2017

How much do you know about current events in India and the U.S.? Try this short quiz!

1. Indian sprinter Man Kaur was 101 when she won a 100 meters race in 1 minute 15 seconds.

2. Google CEO Sundar Pichai received almost $200 million in compensation in 2016.

3. An Indian-American couple in Illinois filed a $50 million lawsuit against a school district after their two sons were accused of cheating in a geographic bee.

4. The owner of a dosa truck in New York City moved his truck temporarily to Washington, D.C., in late May to cater to all the families attending the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

5. Pop star Katy Perry posted a photo of the Hindu goddess Kali on her Instagram account with the caption “current mood,” drawing thousands of complaints from her Indian fans.



(1, 2, 3, and 5 really happened.)



Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.

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