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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
July 2018

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

1. India’s Supreme Court reprimanded the Archaeological Survey of India for failing to protect the Taj Mahal from dirty feet and insects.

2. A four-year-old boy was recognized by the India Book of Records as the “Youngest Author of India.”

3. A survey found that 42 percent of Americans can name the leader of North Korea, but only 0.5 percent can name the leader of India.

4. During the question-and-answer portion of a C-Span news program, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal was asked by a caller if she was a U.S. citizen.

5. Contestants at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., were served potato samosas as a midafternoon snack.



(1, 2, and 4 really happened.)



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

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