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  1. Most questions in a single day

Pickbrain Giri BalasubramaniamGiri Pickbrain Balasubramaniam anchored the finale of the Limca Independence Quiz at Chennai on August 15, 1997. The quiz was organized by Limca to celebrate 50 years of Indian Independence. The day-long quiz carnival saw the quizmaster ask 522 questions in all, the most by any quizmaster on a single day in a live quiz.

  • First inter-school IT quiz
  • TATA Consultancy Services, Bangalore hosted TCS QuizIT.Com 99 at Bangalore in, August 1999, for urban school children as a part of its campus outreach programme. The quiz hosted by Giri Pickbrain Balasubramaniam provided the students a window to the world of Information Technology. In 2000, the quiz expanded to Chennai, Trivandrum, Hyderabad, Delhi and Kolkata. Over 14,000 students from across India have participated in the exclusive annual IT quiz.

  • First dedicated quiz on bio-technology
  • The Karnataka bio-technology department pavilion at the Bangalore Bio 2002, the annual biotechnology exhibition conducted the countrys first quiz on bio-technology in which, over 2,000 participants tested their knowledge on bio-technology (BT) and 244 of them, who were able to score perfect 100, walked away with prizes.

    Conducted every hour on April 15, 16 and 17 2002, the winners of the quiz were presented with a book, Bio-technology Unzipped: Promises and realities, by Eric S Grace. The quiz format was conceptualised and prepared by Quizmaster Giri Pickbrain Balasubramaniam.

  • First quiz on Hospitality industry
  • The Department of Tourism & Administration, Christ College, Bangalore organised the countrys first exclusive quiz on the travel, tourism and hotel Industry during the Department’s annual day EXODUS-2002 festival on January 18 and 19, 2002 with Giri Pickbrain Balasubramaniam as the quizmaster. EXODUS-2002 saw the participation of students and corporates and was encouraged by Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) and the Department of Tourism, government of Karnataka.

  • First rural IT quiz
  • The Department of Information Technology (IT), the IT secretariat, government of Karnataka and Tata Consultancy Services, Bangalore co-hosted the three-week long Rural IT Quiz 2000 in October 2000 as the countrys first attempt at testing the reach of IT in the rural areas. Under the umbrella of IT for Common Man, Bangalore IT.COM, and the IT Deparment took the quiz to 34,000 students.

    The zonal finals were live shows for 1,350 teams in all represented by 50 teams from each of the 27 districts of Karnataka. The quiz also triggered an improvement in IT awareness levels through the inter-active programme. Pickbrain Giri anchored the entire series. The results showed that a very healthy basic understanding of IT prevailed in children between standard 8 and 12 across the state and the penetration level of IT was the highest in the zones of Mangalore, Bangalore rural and Bellary. The concept was repeated in the years 2001 and 2002 also with roaring success.

  • First Test of Quizzing Aptitude
  • Pickbrain Giri and his team, Quiz Brain from Bangalore conceptualised Quiz Quotient (QQ) in 2001which is the countrys first quizzing aptitude test. The independent measurement tool can help schools identify their students quizzing talent. The students are provided a quiz certification after testing their QQ.

    Before finalising the concept, Quiz Brain commissioned a research for students and parents across five cities in India — Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram and Kolkata. The study revealed that about 63 per cent of the students were unhappy with the quiz team selection process in their respective schools and 75 per cent of them felt schools normally selected quiz teams based only on academics. The QQ concept was then launched in Bangalore.

  • First Inter-School Health Quiz
  • Apollo Health and Lifestyle limited organised the Apollo Health quiz, the nations first dedicated health quiz, held at Delhi in August 2002. The quiz, Pickbrain Giri, had over 1,000 participants and the competition attempted to make children aware of all possible fields in the area of healthcare using interesting facts from the world of medicine and health. Guest of honour Nafisa Ali gave prizes to the winners.ಲಿಮ್ಕಾ ಪುಸ್ತಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಮನಬಿಲ್ಲು ಬರೆದ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಗಿರಿ

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