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Light of India Awards 2011

Corporate Leadership
Jury Award - Ajay Banga
People's Award - Vikram Pandit
Business Leadership
Jury Award - Vinod Khosla
People's Award - Naveen Jain
Political Leadership
Jury Award - Ruby Dhalla
People's Award - Swati Dandekar
Science and Technology
Jury and People's Award - Vinod Dham
Power of Influence - Narasimha Chari and
Shiladitya Sengupta
Journalism and Literature
Jury Award - Chitra B.Divakaruni
People's Award - Vikram Seth
Power of Influence - Salman Rushdie
Arts and Entertainment
Jury and People's Award - Mira Nair

Train Quiz

Which scientist called his steam locomotive as "Catch me who can"?


Richard Trevithick




Between which two stations was the first passenger train run?


Stockton and Darlington




Where was the first intercity railways started?


Between Liverpool and Manchester in 1830




Where was the first underground train started its service?


London in 1863




Who build the first electric passenger train in the world?


Werner von Siemens in 1879




What is the speed of the fastest train in the world?


581 km/hr or 361 mph




Which is the world's deepest railways tunnel?


Seikan Tunnel (240 mts below sea level)




Which is the busiest Train station in the world?


Sinjuku Station in Tokyo




Which railway Station has the Worlds longest Railway platform ?


Kharagpur Railway Station, India (1.07 kms)