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Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
February 2020

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

1. India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar cancelled a meeting with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs to discuss Kashmir after the committee refused to exclude Representative Pramila Jayapal, who has been critical of India.

2. Actress Sonam Kapoor tweeted that she’s never flying British Airways again because the airline had lost her bags for the second time in a month.

3. The Indian Government announced that anyone entering India with an OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) card must provide proof that they are followers of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, or Narendra Modi on Twitter.

4. A man in Uttar Pradesh created a “lipstick gun,” a personal security gadget for women that can create an explosion-like sound and send a distress signal to the police.

5. About 250 students, mostly from India, were arrested after enrolling in University of Farmington, a fake university created by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).



(1,2, 4, 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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