This is done through various media. Be it Television, live game shows or the more traditional way of providing content for Books as well as columns for various publications. Now he plays a key role in the Rajya Sabha, raising difficult questions from the front row in the Upper House. Since , it has been hosted by Derek O'Brien and has been the country's longest running quiz show on Indian television. In and , it embraced the digital age fully.
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This is done through various media. Be it Television, live game shows or the more traditional way of providing content for Books as well as columns for various publications. Now he plays a key role in the Rajya Sabha, raising difficult questions from the front row in the Upper House. Since , it has been hosted by Derek O'Brien and has been the country's longest running quiz show on Indian television. In and , it embraced the digital age fully. After the preliminary rounds that were conducted in schools across the country, the top teams vied for the BQC trophy in a final nail-biting series of episodes telecast online on YouTube.
The questions range in topics from history to science to language and literature to sports and more. Interesting and informative, this collection of questions will delight all quiz enthusiasts, old and young.
Derek Introduces The Constitution and Parliament of India Buy this book The Constitution of India is a remarkable document that lays down the rules, principles and ideas according to which India is governed.
It delineates the basic framework of various institutions and specifies the rights and duties of citizens. Every citizen needs to know about it in order to preserve the spirit of democracy and equality of independent India.
In this book, Derek O'Brien tells in a simple and concise manner, how the Constitution came to be written, who were the people who shaped it and the concepts and thoughts that went into creating it. He also explains how the Parliament of India functions. Filled with hundreds of interesting facts as well as detailed informative entries, The Constitution and Parliament of India will instill a sense of pride about the country in readers and will also inspire them to be more responsible citizens.
Derek Introduces: Iconic Indians Buy this book Derek Introduces Iconic Indians, is an informative book about most inspiring and renowned Indian personalities. India has seen some of the greatest, humane, most inspiring intellectual leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists, philosophers, poets, writers, artists, singers and sportsmen. The hundred such icons who have contributed immensely in their respective fields are introduced to the readers in this book.
These humble, extraordinary men and women have not only made name in the country but have also been world famous figures. Some of the inspirational personalities selected by the author in this book are Chanakya, Gandhi, Sachin Tendulkar, Narayana Murthy and many others.
The book is full of interesting stories from their lives, fun quizzes, and good to know facts about each icon. Is it the natural goal of all human pursuit?
Is it measurable in numbers: rupees and dollars, metres and miles, square feet and column inches? In a world obsessed with being successful, it is important to understand what success really means. In a series of essays by people who have reached the pinnacle of their professions, My Way delves into the pressures, motivations and mindsets that bring about success in any venture.
What emerges from the voices of the remarkable men and women featured in this book is the significance of the values of integrity, fortitude, aspiration and vision. Skillfully edited by Derek O'Brien, who has himself constantly striven to excel, My Way: Success Mantras of 12 Achievers will inform, excite and motivate its readers in equal measure.
The essays are by famous and recognizable Indian and international names, and are sure to appeal to every person, whether young or old, who wants to know how one can succeed in life without compromising in any way on principles. Derek's Challenge: For a Smarter, Sharper and More Confident You Buy this book Derek's Challenge is a unique programme that currently reaches students in more than 1, schools across the country.
It is a fresh approach to inform and educate and aims to provide schoolchildren with the tools for self-improvement. Through a series of fun and lively exercises, Derek's Challenge encourages logical thinking, builds creative expression, helps improve memory skills and aids in developing general awareness.
So come, take up Derek's Challenge , and be a smarter, sharper and more confident person. Are you tired of surfing the Internet searching for a piece that is right for you? Are you wondering how you can speak more confidently? Then this handy collection is just what you need.
It is legendary for its innovative ablend of knowledge and entertainment. Having researched and presented the show since its television debut in , Derek O'brien, Asia's best-known quizmaster, has for the first time, made available a selection of these quiestions in two handy volumes. Divided into easy-to-refer sections, and combine with challenging IQ puzzles and fact pages, these questions showcase all that has made BQC a quiz show like no other. Packed with questions from the first two seasons, the Bournvita Quiz Contest Quiz Book contains over questions that will test your knowledge, wits and thinking skills.
So if you want to be among the top quizzers in the country, or just want to hone your general knowledge, have fun answering these questions, and many many more. It started as a radio quiz programme in and went on to become one of the most sought-after school quizzes in the country. On overwhelming public demand, BQC makes a comeback on television in and, with it, Quizmaster Derek O'Brien brings you a compilation of a thousand questions from the archives of India's longest-running television game show.
And just so you can be even more of a quiz whiz, there are fun facts for you to know and enjoy. Here's a sneak peek at what's inside. An eight-part series, the books are designed for primary and middle schools with the purpose of engaging the minds of young leaners with wide-ranging information and stimulating quizzes.
Send SMS to Derek. In Schools. Television Shows Stage Shows. Poetry, prose and speeches suitable for junior, middle and senior school students An introduction to each piece by Derek, along with his recommendations on how best to deliver it Dereks tips on how to become an expert public speaker Classic and rare writings by masters such as Roald Dahl, Vikram Seth, Ruskin Bond, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama, among many others.
In , cartoonist Thomas Nast was the first to paint whose definitive portrait? During the census of India, what were people given so that they could figure out their dates of birth? Which Mughal emperor was the son of a Mughal emperor but not the grandson of one? Buy this book. For saving whose life was Nazm, a water bearer, crowned king for half a day at Agra Fort? The literal meaning of which term in latin is 'and the rest'?
How is Muriatic acid better known? Be a GK Champ Buy this book. Tell A Friend Close. A search engine is a great tool as it provides unlimited information on any given topic. However, as convenient and prompt as it may seem, it is not all-powerful and absolute. Derek Vs. Google is a reminder that too much dependence on web search does infact restrict one's knowledge, rather than enhance it.
Questions asked in this section can be better answered through field work and experience. Google won't help you - unless, ofcourse, you search with the answer, once it is published ;. Who was the first Captain of Bengal Cricket Team? Send Your Answer. See Answer - Wait till 30 July.
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A humble transistor radio powered by Ameen Sayani's unforgettable voice led to a phenomenon. Go back a couple of generations and it would have been slightly different. His voice has naturally aged with time, but Ameen Sayani, now 82, did not seem to have lost any bit of his gusto as he narrated the story of his radio broadcasting career and how the Bournvita Quiz Contest BQC came to be, over a phone call. Sayani credited his elder brother and guru Hamid—the original host of the show—with the conceptualization of the BQC in His run continued for another two years before his untimely death and subsequently it was the younger Sayani who was asked to take up his role.
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How Many Of These "Bournvita Quiz Contest" Questions Can You Answer Correctly?