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

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

1. An Indian-American professor at Purdue University in Indiana set a Guinness World Record by arranging all 118 elements of the periodic table in order in 8 minutes and 36.25 seconds.

2. After hearing that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is virtually single, President Trump joked with his aides that he could set Modi up with someone.

3. Indian-American siblings in New York sued a funeral home for giving the ashes of their father to another Indian-American family with the same last name.

4. Aziz Ansari performed a series of stand-up comedy shows titled “Aziz Ansari Working Out New Material.”

5. Dinesh D’Souza published a book titled Dinesh D’Souza Testing New Conspiracy Theories.



(1, 2, 3, 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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