QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz,13 July 2018

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 13 July 2018



QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz



Clarification (Regarding the origin of Polo): The game of polo is often referred to as the game of kings, combining horsemanship with speed and stamina. The modern game originated in the tiny north-eastern Indian state of Manipur. Manipuri legend says that Lord Marjing, the chieftain of the Chenglei tribe, introduced the game of sagol kangjei or horse hockey, widely regarded as the predecessor of modern day polo. It is not clear when exactly Manipuris started playing the game but some records indicate that it was as early as the first Century. The traditional game attracted the attention of British colonial rulers in the 19th Century, who were fascinated by the horsemanship of the riders and the speed and endurance of the ponies.

 

There are many theories regarding how polo as a game evolved over the centuries. Several polo historians have given credit to Lt Joseph Ford Sherer of the British army’s Sylhet Light Infantry for transforming the traditional sagol kangjei into modern polo sometime around 1859. From then on, polo caught the imagination of the nobility and the British army who took the game to the west.

 



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INSIGHTS CURRENT EVENTS QUIZ 2017

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