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What is special in Orixo game?

Orixo is a relaxing, minimalist brain game with over 320 hand-crafted levels to help sharpen your mind. A melodic soundtrack accompanies you on the levels, all of which are free to play and vary in difficulty. Fill the grid by dragging your finger over cells with a number inside of it. The number represents the number of cells it will fill in one of four directions. The direction you choose counts. Orixo saves your game progress automatically and hints are available in case you get stuck on any level. A simple game to play for a few minutes to take a breather from your busy life. Free for iOS and Android.

The organization of ideas and things are both important to this game. The player has to be able to think through and organize which number should be swiped first, second, etc. They also need to organize the placement, or direction, of the swipe. If they don’t take the time to organize both aspects of this game, they will be unable to complete a level and unlock new ones.


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What is the Olympic torch relay?

The delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics is started for July 23, 2021, amidst mounting opposition in Japan as COVID-19 cases surge. The nation-wide Olympic Torch Relay, involving thousands of runners, is likely to start in March. What is the torch relay? What is the tradition behind it? Let’s see.

The Olympic flame is an integral part of the Olympic Games. Symbolising hope and peace, the flame is lit months before the Games, using a parabolic mirror, fuel-filled torch and the heat from the rays of the sun, in Olympia, Greece. Did you know it was in Olympia that the ancient Olympic Games originated?

Tradition of Olympic flame

The tradition of the flame dates back thousands of years to ancient Greece where a sacred fire was kept burning at the altar of Goddess Hestia throughout the conduct of the Olympics. Fire had divine connotations in Greek mythology and the flame was kindled using the sun’s rays, to ensure its purity, and a skaphia, a type of crucible (container).

The Olympic flame has become part of the modern Olympics ever since it first appeared at the 1928 Amsterdam Games. The flame-lighting ceremony marks the start of the Olympic torch relay. The flame is carried around the host nation for over a hundred days before being transported to the venue of the Games to light the Olympic cauldron (a large, round structure) at the opening ceremony. The flame will continue to burn for the entire duration of the Games before being put out during the closing ceremony.

The torch relay

How did the torch relay come to be associated with the Games? While the flame had ancient Greek connection, the torch relay had its origins in Nazi Germany. For the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Carl Diem, chief of the organising committee, came up with the idea for the first-ever torch relay from Olympia to Berlin. The relay brought people together to celebrate the spirit of the Olympic movement and is continued to this day. The torch relay, which passes the flame from one torch to the next, has become a symbol of peace and unity ever since it was introduced. The flame will be carried by thousands of people from Olympia to the host country. The relay comes to an end with the last torch-bearer lighting the cauldron at the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Games.

The Tokyo Olympic flame

Amid coronavirus fears, the Olympic Torch Relay for Tokyo 2020 began with the lighting of the Olympic flame at a small ceremony sans spectators in front of the ruins of the Temple of Hera, in Olympia, on March 12, 2020, before it was transported by a special jet to Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Following the postponement of the Games, the Olympic flame is spending a record amount of time in the host country. A torch relay is expected to be conducted before the Opening Ceremony, in March.

Quick facts

  • The first person to set off on the modem Olympic Torch Relay on July 20, 1936 from Olympia was Greek athlete Konstantin Kondylis.
  • Greek actress Xanthi Georgiou, playing the role of the High Priestess, lit the torch of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games on March 12, 2020.
  • Greek shooting Olympic champion Anna Korakaki was the first torch-bearer during the flame lighting ceremony at Olympia, Greece, in March 2020.
  • The Greek leg of the torch relay was scrapped one day after the lighting ceremony in Olympia to avoid crowding.


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Which are the games that are fun to play through Google Search?


A football fanatic or not this interactive Google Doodle game is fun and easy to play. Head to Google Search and type Soccer google doodle and dick on the first link that appears. The game is simple – you are a goalkeeper who needs to stop the striker from scoring a goal. You have three chances to save as many goals as you can.

To move your player left and right, you can use the arrow keys on the keyboard or move the mouse. To make your goalie jump and save a shot, either hit the spacebar or the left click on the mouse. As you keep saving goals, the game gets faster.

Score maximum points and ask your friends to try out the game and see how much they score.

Coding Rabbit

This is an interesting Google Doodle that celebrates coding for kids. Type ‘Coding Rabbit Google doodle’ on Google Search to get started. When you start the game, you will find a rabbit and blocks with carrots on them. You need to get the rabbit to eat all the carrots in each round. To move the rabbit, you need to place appropriate tiles in the given space at the bottom of the playing window. Based on the tiles you place, the rabbit will move. If the rabbit finishes all the carrots in one round, you progress to the next. As you move ahead, you will find many challenges. But don’t worry, the game has tutorials for each stage to make it easy for you to understand and play.

Quick, Draw!

If you like playing Pictionary or any other drawing and guessing game but do not have anyone else to play with this game is just for you. Head to Google Search and type out “Quick Draw”. You should find a link to the game in the top search results. The game is simple – you have six rounds in total and 20 seconds for each round. You need to draw the word assigned for a particular round and Google’s neural network will try to guess what you are drawing. You can use your mouse to draw. Whether or not the neural network guesses what you have drawn, the game will move to the next round.

At the end of the game, you can see the words guessed and not guessed by the neural network. If you click on the ones that the network failed to guess, Google will show you what the neural network thought your drawing might have resembled and will offer you suggestions on what you could draw should that word appear again.

How to make Mancala game at home?

Mancala games have been popular in Africa for thousands of years. Two players move small stones or seeds around pits scooped out of a board. The goal is to get the most stones on your side of the board and in your Mancala cup. The trick is deciding which group of stones is best to move!

You will need:

  • An empty egg carton
  • 48 small stones, buttons, marbles, or beads
  • 2 small cups (the Mancalas)

What to do:

  • Use an egg carton and two shallow cups for the Mancala board and Mancalas. Each player owns the six pockets on one side of the egg carton and the Mancala cup placed to his or her right.
  • Place four stones in each of the 12 pockets in the egg carton.
  • Decide who will go first. The first player scoops up all the stones from one of his or her six pockets and drops them one by one in the pockets around the carton in an anticlockwise direction starting in the next pocket. If you reach your Mancala, drop a stone in it, but do not drop stones in your opponent’s Mancala.
  • The players will take turns picking up all the stones from a pocket and moving them as described in step there, always taking from one of their own pockets. If the last stone in a turn is placed in the player’s own Mancla, the player gets another turn. If the last stone is placed in an empty cup on the player’s own side, he or she may take that stone and all the stones from the pocket directly opposite his or her own, if there are any, and put them in his or her own Mancala. The game ends when one player’s side is clear of stones.

You’re the winner if you have more stones in your pockets and Mancala than your opponent does.


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How to make Derrah game at home?

Derrah is a game like Noughts and Crosses and Go. It is a two-player game from North Africa and is easy to make and fun to play.

You will need:

  • Card or paper
  • Felt-tipped pen
  • Small coin
  • 12 matching seeds, stones, buttons, coins, paper, clips, or beads for each player

Be sure each players’ pieces are different. For example, use white seeds for one and black seeds for another, coins or different coloured buttons.


What to do:

  • In Africa, Derrah is played on a wooden board with rows of little round holes, but you can make your own game board. Just trace around a small coin on the paper, drawing six rows of seven circles each. That’s 42 circles that form a rectangle.
  • Decide who goes first. Then set all the pieces on the board, talking turns putting one piece at a time in any empty circle on the board. Only two pieces from the same player can be next to each other.
  • Then take turns moving pieces one space left or right, up or down – but not diagonally. The object is to get three pieces in a row. Choose your moves carefully to try to prevent your opponent from getting three in a row.
  • Each time you get three in a row, you can take one of your opponent’s pieces off the board.

The game ends when one player cannot make any more rows of three, or when all of a player’s pieces has been taken.


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Which is the World’s First Martial Art?

The first references of Kalaripayattu can be proved by the mention in Sangam literature era 300 BC. But, Kalari was first officially recognised as a martial art of Kerala in 1362 AD.

Sage Agastya is considered to be the creator of Kalaripayattu. Speculated to have lived sometime around 15,000 BCE, Agastya is one of the ancient saptarshis, a revered Vedic sage. He is considered to have fathered the ancient form of warfare which is speculated to be either a direct translation or parent form of Kalaripayattu. From this account, there seems to be no doubt that Kalaripayattu is the oldest art form of war. The word kalaripayattu is a combination of two words, namely, ‘kalari’ and ‘payattu’ which mean training ground and fight.

During its peak, kalaripayattu was used as a code of combat by Indian dynasties. Kalaripayattu reach its zenith during the years of war between the Cholas, Pandyas and Cheras. The constant fighting between the states helped fighters in refining the art into a martial art form.

Many movements and postures in Kalaripayattu are believed to be inspired by the raw strength of animals and are also named after them. There is a strong belief that this art was developed in the forests when hunters had observed the fighting techniques of different animals.

In 5th century, a Buddhist monk Bodhidharma took Kalaripayattu from India to China, Kalaripayattu is also the predecessor of Chinese martial arts. Once it was brought to China, practitioners of Kalaripayattu merged it with existing forms.


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Which are the best games that are quick-to-play and easily accessible through Google search?

Atari Breakout

The original Breakout game was released by Atari, a gaming company, in 1976. It was hugely popular and a fun game to play. Before, you could go to Google Images and type ‘Atari Breakout and the game would appear. But now, you need to type out ‘Atari Breakout in the Google Search bar and dick on A feeling lucky Once you do so, the game will pop up on your screen.

Playing the game is simple – There are several bricks laid out on the top of the screen and you need to break them all using a ball. Whenever the ball hits a brick, the brick breaks and the ball starts descending towards the lower half of the screen. The challenge lies in bouncing the ball right back up using the paddle that you can control with the arrow keys or the mouse. The goal is to destroy all the bricks. You do get several turns to do so, but you need to be quick and attentive to win the game.


Remember the classic snake game that was available on most basic mobile phones and hand-held video games? You can now play the game using Google search with colourful visuals and sounds. All you need to do is to type Play Snake in the search bar and the game will appear on screen. For those of you who haven’t played the game yet here are the rules: You are given a grid, which is the play space. And an apple appears anywhere on the grid. You play the role of the snake who needs to devour the apple. You can control the directions of the snake using the arrow keys. Once it devours the apple, another one appears in some other part of the board. As the snake keeps eating apples, it grows bigger in length, making it difficult for you to control it. This cycle continues as long as the player loses. You lose the game of the snake hit against the sides of the play area or if it hits against itself.

The game also lets you customize and play to your liking. You can make the snake move faster or slower, and choose a different fruit as well.

Doodle Cricket

Over the years, Google has brought out some innovative and interactive Google Doodles. One such doodle was for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. This doodle has featured subsequently for other cricketing events as well.

To access the game, just go to the Google doodle archives and type cricket in the search bar. Alternatively. You can type Google Cricket and the link will appear. The gameplay is simple – You, the batsman, are a grasshopper, and the snails (the computer) are the opponent team. A snail will bowl to you and you need to hit the ball by clicking the mouse button or pressing the Space bar at the right time. If you miss, you are out. As the game progresses, the bowling speed will change. Score as many points as you can doing this. You can even compete with your friends and share the Scores.


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What is Color Road 3D ball running game?

Color Road is a simple 3D ball running game in which you control a rolling ball as it moves down a single road. There are different color roads and color balls in each level of this ball roll. There would be different hurdles to avoid and keep continue rolling ball. When you tap ball road to jump and cross obstacle the ball race will remain continue with roll the ball.

Try to keep roller ball running. When you need the ball jump, tap run your rolly ball to continue the run ball. Peoples love to find balls race, color rush and ball rolling games and that’s why ball roller and ball rush games are very popular now a days.

So, keep your color ball roll on the color road. Avoid obstacles by jumping and keep your ball road safe and try to go ball ahead to complete the each level of ball games. Obstructing your rolling ball are other balls arranged in rows of three with different colours. You must roll the ball to the ones with the same colour. There are also ramps on the road that changes your rolling ball’s colour. Hit a ball with a different colour than yours and you’ll be met with a game over. The farther the ball goes, the higher the score, the higher the coin. Use the coins to unlock new balls and new roads. Free for iOS and Android.


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At the first modern Olympics held in 1896, which medals were awarded to winners?

The first modern Games were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece, with 13 countries and 311 athletes taking part in the competition. During the first modern Olympics, medals were awarded to only the top two finishers: a silver medal to the winner and a bronze medal to the runner-up. The winner also received a crown of olive branches, and the runner-up a laurel crown. 

Medal designs have varied considerably since the first Olympic Games in 1896, particularly in size and weight. A standard obverse (front) design of the medals for the Summer Olympic Games began in 1928 and remained for many years, until its replacement at the 2004 Games as the result of controversy surrounding the use of the Roman Colosseum rather than a building representing the Games’ Greek roots. The medals of the Winter Olympic Games never had a common design, but regularly feature snowflakes and the event where the medal has been won.

In addition to generally supporting their Olympic athletes, some countries provide sums of money and gifts to medal winners, depending on the classes and number of medals won.


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What is a golden slam in tennis?

The Golden Slam is one of the rarest achievements in tennis. It means winning all 4 Grand Slams and a singles Gold Medal at the Olympics. Winning the four majors in consecutive tournaments, but not in the same year is known as a non-calendar year Grand Slam, while winning all four majors at any point during the course of a career is known as a career Grand Slam. Winning the gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games in addition to the four majors in one calendar year is known as a “golden Grand Slam” or more commonly the “Golden Slam”. Also, winning the year-end championship (known as ATP Finals for men’s singles and doubles disciplines, and WTA Finals for both women’s disciplines) in the same period is known as a “Super Slam”. Together, all four majors in all three disciplines (singles, doubles, and mixed doubles) are called a “boxed set” of Grand Slam titles. No male or female player has won all twelve events in one calendar year, although a “career boxed set” has been achieved by three female players.

Tennis has a long history of adopting golf custom and Grand slam appears to have entered tennis not directly from card sport but via golf as it was used since 1930, when Bobby Jones won the four major championships, two British and two American tournaments. Although John F. Kieran of The New York Times is widely credited with first applying the term “grand slam” to tennis to describe the winning of all four major tennis tournaments in a calendar year, sports columnist Alan Gould had used the term in that connection almost two months before Kieran.

The four Junior disciplines, boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles, provide limited opportunities to achieve a Grand Slam. Players are only eligible from age 13 to 18, with 18-year-olds likely to hold a physical advantage. Only Stefan Edberg has completed the Grand Slam in a Junior discipline.


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