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

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

1. A 15-year-old Indian-American student recently earned a degree in biomedical engineering from University of California Davis, graduating with highest honors, summa cum laude.

2. Two radio hosts in New Jersey were suspended after referring to the state’s attorney general, Gurbir Grewal, as “turban man.”

3. In a show of solidarity, several members of Grewal’s staff in New Jersey’s Department of Law and Public Safety came to work wearing turbans.

4. The cut fingernails of an Indian man went on display at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square museum in New York City. They reach a combined length of more than 31 feet.

5. Police in Hyderabad reported that three missing children had been found after an intense two-day search inside the city’s new IKEA store.



(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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