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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Claim to fame

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Camille Gutt , a Belgian Jewish Economist is believed to have been responsible for the saving of the Belgian Franc before and after World War II. Before the war, he saved the Belgian currency by secretly transferring the gold reserves of the Belgian National Bank out of Nazi reach. After the war, he stabilized the Belgian franc and forestalled inflation, with what still is known as the Gutt operation. However his claim to fame comes as being the first person to be something. What?





First president of IMF

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Aima Quiz 2009 Chennai Questions and Review

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A few questions from the prelims of the AIMA quiz

1. Satyam, Sharam, Scandalam -- Who ran this ad?

Amul

2. Showed the picture of a green and purple train -- Non Stop Air Conditioned from city to city -- what is the name of this train?

Duranto

3. Cineblitz cover -- With which Airline would you connect this magazine

Kingfisher

4. Google Doodle of the 40th year of Moon Landing -- ID

5. Complete the tagline --- There are somethings money can buy -- for everything else there is -----------------

Mastercard

6. Q5,Q7,TT,R8 are brands of which automobile company?

Audi

7. Pic of Devi Shetty

8. Pic of Arvind jaadhav

9. Pic of Lord Megnad Desai

10. Territorial Army's Lieutenant --- South Indian Actor -- Who?

Mohan Lal

11.Who will be replacing David Backham as the Global Ambassador of Motoralo for a contract of 23 Crores?

A.R.Rahman

12. CISF Logo shown -- which Indian Private company is the first company to get protection from this agency?

Infosys

13.askforOriginal.com is whose website?

Microsoft

14. Snow Leopard is the new OS from which company?

Apple

15. Connect Ruchi, Chinni, Maa , Coty?

CavinKare


Had participated in last years quiz and had been on stage last year -- but was totally disheartened by the cheesy presentation and the "either you know it or you don't know it" questions.

Due to shift in companies -- Didn't participate in quiz (the quiz entry fee was 6k) and sat peacefully in the audience and started attempting the questions. Half way through the quiz , I realized that the same cheesy presentation had to be endured this year as well. However the questions were surprisingly decent. In fact didn't mind sitting thru the quiz.

The cutoff for the prelims was 19 on 30 -- And I think CTS with Shubham Roy and Venkatesh NA topped the prelims with 26. A relatively easy prelims but kept everyone interested.

Just a couple of things that the quizmaster probably have to take care

-- The Length of the quiz -- With just 5 round of quizzing -- the quiz is extremely short and is totally unfair to the participants who spend 6k for the quiz. The quiz should definitely be longer.

-- The Scoring system -- Was extremely skewed -- having 20 points in one round and 10 points for each buzzer basically ensures that you win the quiz -- if you are awake through just two rounds.

Questions in rounds 1 and 3 in the finals ( the Bonus round and Killer Fields Round) might give immense pleasure to the QM but if the questions are archane -- it is pure luck -- not quizzing.
Especially in the Killer Fields round -- after the grids for the first four teams , I think the 5th and 6th teams were stunned to get lists that you wont get even if you mugged.

Overall a better show compared to last year with respect to the questions -- but a lot of improvement is still possible.




Saturday, November 21, 2009

Review of Inspiron 2009 -- UVCE Quiz

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The day started with two petrol heads meeting at Thirumangalam at 5:15 in the morning. A nice peaceful drive saw Anish and I reach Bangalore by 9:45 -- well ahead of the scheduled time for the quiz. Having had breakfast we decided to sit down for the quiz , when the organizers decided to hold two events Biz Wiz and the corporate quiz at the same time. Corporate Quizzers found themselves in a lecture hall while the quiz was about to begin in a quadrangular. After that little hiccup everyone turned up again at the quadrangular and the prelims went thru. Slisha on the tough side but there were enough clues in each question.

Some prelims questions
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1.What two words connect Yes Bank and Karnataka Bank?

Money Plant

2. Gave the conditions put forward by the depart ment of enterprises to determins something -- final score had to be atleast 60

These were the conditions to determine if a PSU was a Navaratna or not

3.Freaks ,Irregulars, Defects, Oddities -- where would you encounter these?

These are defective coins

4. Who makes the trophies for the Vince Lombardi Trophy(NFL), NBA , World Series ( MLB)?







Tiffany's

5.Steve Jobs in his book iCon had mentioned about these 4 people as the inspirational model for business -- although four different personalites -- they pulled in the same direction as a team. Who?

The Beatles

6.Funda about Red Ocean and Blue Ocean Strategy.

7. Whose next book is The Little Big Things , 179 more ways of Pursuing Excellence

Tom Peters

8. VSS mani started this company, when he got a telephone line from MTNL etc etc... what company which calls itself the no. 1 in its space?




Just Dial




9. Connect Steve Jobs and Rashmi Bansal



















Stay Hungry Stay Foolish


10.Steven Speilberg Colloborated with this company for the realism of intimate.... (couldnt get it fully). Which company and what technology?

Telepresence by Cisco

The finals had some really good teams JK+Kid , Udupa+Ajay , Vinod Rajamani+Tanmay , Apu + Tups , Naveen Giles + Team , Nikhil Lasrado + Team. A very nice finals , but the only grouse was that it was a bit of a hurricane final. The organisers really need to know about scheduling events. Mitesh had to rush through the finals , in order to not reduce the number of rounds. Otherwise the questions were really nice and was good fun. The day ended with a nice drive down to Chennai.


Bottom line -- A great Trip , a Good Quiz , and Bad scheduling and organizing by college.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Sports Kwij #6

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Identify this person who was known by his nickname -- Shifter due to his drastic step up of pace during the finish of a race?


Friday, October 30, 2009

Sports Kwij #5

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Id the mountain on which you would find this memorial -- This is one of the most famous climbs in the Tour de France



Didn't expect anyone to answer this but was pleasantly surprised to find a Tour de France follower -- V gets it right . It is Mont Ventoux.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sports Kwij #4

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Dedication to my cousin -- who is a major F1 fan.

Identify the circuit and the two drivers ( bonus point for the year)




Check the Comments for the complete answer. -- Turned out to be a pretty easy one.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sports Kwij #3

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Easy one :
Identify the stadium in front of which you would find this statute.



Anish got it right -- It is the United Center Stadium in Chicago -- and it obviously number 23.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sports Kwij #2

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Connect The Two Pictures




Only Ashwin was able to get Lamar Hunt.

The guy is Lamar Hunt -- the person who created the AFL and the concept of a SuperBowl. He got the name Superbowl after looking at his kids play with the balls in the second pic -- called as superballs.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sports Kwij #1

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Starting a new set of questions -- Sports related questions -- 1 Question per day -- the questions go up at 11PM everyday.

Identify this legend ( all clues in the background)





Two of you got it right -- Gururaj and Dinesh

It is Bill Shankly the legendary coach of Liverpool

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #145

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Which Indian company sold it pharma division to Singapore based Frensius Kabi?



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Benetton

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Oliver Toscani created controversial ad campaign for which co.?




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Caesars Palace parking lot

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Where did this Formula 1 race take place ( remember its a Biz Quiz)



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Hush Puppies

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Which global shoe company is named after a American corn dish fed to pet dogs?


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Reebok.

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Reverse Swing and Reverse Sweep footwear support cricketers with its Hi end PU upper with perforations for breathability and the Camouflaged TPU toe cap to prevent injury from fast balls. The upper part of the footwear has Kinetic Fit that helps better motion of the feet. In addition to these qualities Reverse Swing footwear has a strap to reinforce the lacing closure and has the Hi Cut design preferred by fast bowlers. Who manufactures these brand of Footwear?


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Tiger Woods

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Which sportsman did Target corporation rope to launch program called “Start something” to guide students get life goals?


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Nicholas Tesla

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Which respected inventor, Electrical engineer, dubbed as the father of Physics, lived his last 10 years in 3327 of Hotel New Yorker?

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N Sheth Jagadish

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Which Indian management guru wrote the book “Chindia Rising” about the effect of China on Indian business?


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Weston

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Which popular TV brand of mid 80’s is Dixon technologies trying to re launch and promote in tier 2 towns in the country?


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Mr. WizeR for WagonR

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For the first time in the Indian Car industry an mascot has been created for a car. What is the name of this mascot?







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He has pioneered the system where the Boarding pass is issued as a SMS message and can be scanned by an electronic scanner.

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Aaron Hornlimann a self taught IT business man pioneered a new boarding pass issual system for JetStar Airlines. What is special about this system?




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The Vivid pink to be sold by Christie's

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The stone, which comes from a private collection, is set in a so-called 'cushion-cut' ring by famed jewellers Graff Diamonds, is expected to fetch between $5-7 million, in reach of the current world auction record for a pink diamond - a 19.66-carat stone that sold in Geneva for $7.4 million in 1994. What is the name of the stone and what auction house is taking up this auction?



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Yakult

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It was first created by Minoru Shirota by fermenting a mixture of skimmed milk with a special strain of the bacteria -- Lactobacillus casei Shirota. Official claims state that the name is derived from jahurto, an older form of jogurto, the Esperanto word for "yogurt". Which product owned by Danone -- and about to be launched in India with Kajol as the Brand Ambassador?


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Imagine Entertainment

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It is a film and television production company founded in 1986 by director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer. Their productions include the television series 24 and Arrested Development and the films A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, and The Da Vinci Code.



Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #131

Caesars Palace -- now owned by Harrah's Entertainment.

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In 1962, Jay Sarno, a cabana motel owner, used $10 million that had been lent to him by the Teamsters Central States Pension Fund to begin plans for a hotel on land owned by Kirk Kerkorian. Sarno would later act as designer of the hotel he planned to construct.Which world famous Hotel?


Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #130

The Honda Fury

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In the world of Choppers (bikes) the hold of Harley Davidson and Victory Automobiles is as hugh as the custom made bikes. To break this monopoly of sorts, Honda has launched a new Chooper. What is it called?



Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #129

Google Wave

August 15th -- Landmark is back

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The Landmark Quiz 2009 at Chennai . Here goes the poster of the event.


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Id this logo






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Fritz Henderson -- The CEO of GM.

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Id this guy






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People of Indian Origin in the United States

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Union minister Kapil Sibal launched piousnetwork.com on Jan 16th 2008 as an interactive website for info about what?

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Peerless

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Which micro credit Institution founded by CS Ghosh in Hooghly district is second in forbes list of top micro finance institute in 2008 much above Grameen Bank?

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Pratap C Reddy , The Founder of Apollo Hospitals

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The wife of which person wrote “Nostalgic Cuisine” and released it on his 75th birthday?

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Bungie

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Which game design house created the blockbuster first person shooter video Halo 3?

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Duncan Tea

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Which tea manufacturer tied up with the Indian Railways, HPCL, BPCL and canteens of the Indian Army to supply Tea bags?

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Kuoni

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VFS Global is the first Indian company to be awarded contracts by Govt of India and is a subsidiary of which famous Zurich based Travel agent?


Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #121

Collective Bargaining

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #121

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Which term used in trade union negotiations was coined by Beatrice Webb in 19th century?


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Royal Society of London

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Which respected, learned institute has a stained glass window as its logo and the motto is “Nullius in verba” meaning “in the words of none”


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Elizabeth Arden

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This poem by Alfred Tennyson Led to Florence Nightingale Graham, coin her business name which was essentially the name of her former partner and the name of this poem. Who?






Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #118

Monsanto -- it was alos one of the producers of Agent Orange during Vietnam War for the US troops.

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In 1947, an accidental explosion of ammonium nitrate fertilizer loaded on the French ship S.S. Grandcamp destroyed an adjacent Company's styrene manufacturing plant, along with much of the port at Galveston Bay. The explosion, known as the Texas City Disaster, is considered the largest industrial accident in US history, with the highest death toll. Which company?


Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #117

Wella -- Franz Stroher created the brand in 1880. Brooke Shields and Farrah Fawcett where spokepersons for the brand

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Connect




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Bank

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Italy’s Monte Paschi di Siene, established in 1472 has the distinction of being the oldest of its kind. What is it?


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Mary Kay Ash

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Which American Business woman said about herself "First god, Second family, Third My Ashes?




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Philips

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Norleo, Senseo are brands of which dutch company?


Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #113

Monsanto

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Founded in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1901, by John Francis Queeny, a 30-year veteran of the pharmaceutical industry. He funded the start-up with his own money and capital from a soft drink distributor, and gave the company his wife's maiden name



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Saccharin

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It was first produced in 1878 by Constantin Fahlberg, a chemist working on coal tar derivatives in Ira Remsen's laboratory at the Johns Hopkins University, and it was Fahlberg who, accidentally, discovered its intensely sweet nature.Although it was commercialized not long after its discovery, it was not until sugar shortages during World War I that its use became widespread. Its popularity further increased during the 1960s and 1970s among dieters, since it is a calorie-free sweetener. Coca Cola's Tab soft drink , introduced in 1963 as a diet cola soft drink, used this as a sweetener. What is it?




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Mahindra and Mahindra

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Great escape is a event organised by which automobile major in india to promote its SUV's?


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Pocket Books

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Who are the publishers of Angels and Demons the book?



Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #109

Twitter Fail whale message.

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Where would one see this picture?




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Seiko

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Which Japanese company is known as the "Time-maker" and name means exquizite, minute, Success in Japanese?



Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #107

Penske -- which was recently in news for taking over Saturn from General Motors.

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An auto racing legend serves as the chairman of this company. In 1985, this company bought the Truck division of Hertz and later dropped the name Hertz from the company. What is this company and why is it in news recently?


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Naresh Goyal

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A very easy one. Id this person




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Waldorf Astoria

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Meet me at the hyphen refers to which famous landmark in New York?



Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #104

Dame Anita Roddick -- the Founder of Body Shop

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Id this person.




Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #103

Milk Shakes

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Walgreens pharmacy is credited with the invention of this beverage.It was first created by Ivar Coulson. This beverage exists in India in many different flavors. What is it?


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Walt Disney for his creation of Mickey Mouse

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Which legend was presented with a special medal by League of Nation in 1935 because his creation was a symbol of universal goodwill?


Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #101

Coors Light. Here is the ad.

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This is a legendary meltdown by Dennis Green , the coach of Arizona Cardinals, after their loss to Chicago Bears in the 2006-07 season. Which brand made a spoof of this outburst to create a legendary ad themselves?








Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #100

Eric Schmidt in Google.

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This is a model of business pioneered by someone in an Internet business company. Who?
* 70% of time should be dedicated to core business tasks.
* 20% of time should be dedicated to projects related to the core business.
* 10% of time should be dedicated to projects unrelated to the core business.


Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #99

Clearasil

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Which popular skin care brand was invented by Ivan Combe in 1950 and contain Benzoil Peroxide triclosan and salicylic acid?

Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #98

J.C.Penney

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Which departmental store was started as “The Golden Rule” and its current slogan is “Everyday Matters”?



Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #97

Jamie Dimon -- The CEO of JP Morgan. He once famously asked Vikram Pandit the CEO of Citibank to "Stop being a jerk" in a conference call.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

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Id the guy shaking hands with President Obama. Obama holds him in great regard as he once said -- Do not think all banks are run bad. There are still banks like those run by X, which are good.

So who is he and which company does he run?





Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #96

Fragrance

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In personal care business F&F industry supplies the essential ingredients for making perfume.If one F stands for Flavor,what does the other one stand for?


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"The Queen of Mean" Leona Helmsey

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Which eccentric hotel owner who died in 2007 said “We dont pay taxes only the little people pay taxes”?


Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #94

Nissim Nicholas Taleb -- the author of Black Swan

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Id this author of an International Best Seller




Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #93

Ripley's Believe it or Not

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What was first published on Oct 19,1918 in New York Globe which is now owned by Jim Pattison Group?


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Advertise

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Complete this quote by Ted Turner “Early to bed early to rise,work like hell and ______”

Answers to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #91

Typhoo

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Which well known British Tea brand was founded by John Summer and taken over by Apeejay Surrendra group in 2005?



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The campaign is that of Wendy's The actress name was Clara Peller.

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For which legendary campaign did American character actress pictured above , ask at the age of 81 in 1984..”Where is the Beef”?





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Shyam Benegal

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Which Indian film director , who owns 'Sahyadri Films' once worked as an ad executive at Lintas?



Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #88

The company is Magna International and it has taken over the controlling stake in Vauxhall and Opel after General Motors went into bankruptcy and decided to sell these brands.

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This company was founded in 1957 by the Austrian-born Frank Stronach as Multimatic. This company merged with an Electronics company in 1969, and the combined company assumed its present name in 1973.Name the company and why is it news recently?



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Igor Ansoff

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Which management guru explained synergy as 2 + 2 = 5?




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Jockey

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Which apparel company has a CSR initiative 'Being Family' that it has trademarked to help families who adopt children?


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Eric Schmidt -- CEO of Google

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Id this person , who recently quit from the board of Apple









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NFS --- Need for Speed

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Developed by a Canadian company named EA black box, its name in Japan was Over Drivin. Id based on the logo



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The Pirate Bay

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Id the company from its logo



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Clear Channel Communication

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Which media conglomerate did Lowry Mays and Red McCombs found in 1972 and focuses only on radio?



Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #81

Windows 7

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How do we better know a product that started of as Blackcomb and turned into Vienna midway?


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Tom Hanks

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Which Hollywood superstar owns a production house 'play tone'?


Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #79

Mercedes Benz

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Brawn became the first constructor since 1954-55 to have a 1-2 in its debut race. Which Constructor did it in 1954-55?




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Barclays Bank

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Hello Money, an innovative mobile banking service was launched and promises to take convenience to a new level. Which bank has introduced this concept?


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Bing -- Microsoft's search engine

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The Explorer pane on which search engine website is based on semantic technology from Powerset?



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Volvo

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Which auto major launched S80 sedan and XC90 SUV in the Indian market


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Sil Jam

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Which brand (foods) was sold by Marico to Good Food group of Denmark?



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Lee Iococca

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Which legendary CEO owns a restaurant chain called Koo Koo Roo?



Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #73

Mad Magazine

Monday, August 03, 2009

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TIME in 1952 described this as 'a short lived, satirical pulp'. What?





Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #72

S. Gurumurthy

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This person is the inspiration behind Madhavans charater in Guru -- The quasi journalist/ investigator for Indian Express. Who is he?





Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #71

Srinivasa Fine Arts

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Nightingale and Oak Valley are brands of diaries from which company?


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Knopf Publishing ( now part of Random House)

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The Borzoi is a breed of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) also called the Russian Wolfhound.
Which brand uses this as its logo?



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Lions Gate Films -- The term "Lions Gate" reflects the Lions, a pair of mountain peaks north of Vancouver.

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Officially known as the first narrows bridge, which entertainment company gets its name from this structure?




Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #68

Twitter

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This is a blueprint sketch by Jack Dorsey of his business. what did this grow into?







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Crowdsourcing

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The Internettunnel in Leidschendam/Netherlands by Zwarts & Jansma Architects and artist Hans Muller is an early example of this.
Opened in 1998, people could feed the LED-display via internet with their own texts. Also, words could be blocked for a certain time. The public became its own dynamic filter, preventing for example racist remarks.The word was coined by Jeff Howe in a June 2006 Wired magazine article.What is it?

Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #66

Staples Center in LA.

Michael Jackson memorial service occurred there. The tagline is that of Staples which is the name sponsor for the center. There is a statute of Magic Johnson just outside the center commemorating his contributions as part of the LA lakers. Bruce springsteen opened the arena for the first time with his concert with the Estreet Band.

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Connect- the Tagline to the people












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Spyker Jeans

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Which clothing company launched a brand of clothing for kids - OYO ?


Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #64

Smith and Wesson

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This company then (in 1852) was known as the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. It started to produce a lever action pistol nicknamed the Volcanic Pistol (named by Scientific American because of the pistols incredible firepower and its rapid-fire capability). In 1986 it was sold to Tomkins plc of London England and subsequently in 2001 it was acquired by Saf-T-Hammer Corporation.


Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #63

Shriya Saran

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Who is the Brand ambassador for the new walk while you talk campaign for IDEA cellular in south India?


Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #62

SEAT -- a Spanish car maker , now owned by Volkswagen AG.

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Id the Logo




Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #61

Cafe Coffee Day

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Which company entered into the hospitality sector with its luxury resorts & Spa "The Serai"?



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PUMA

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Which sports goods company owns the range of products under the name Ballistic, Stealth, Atomic and Velocity?

Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #59


Elizabeth Hurley

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Which model of Estee Lauder decided to start her own line of beachwear under the Mango label , after seeing Richard Branson handle his business from a hammock?




Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #58

Phillipines

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Which country that became independent in 1946 was purchased by the US from Spain for $20 million?(hint: It is now a big center for outsourcing and is a major competitor to India)



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Bharath Forge

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Thyssenkrup is the world's largest manufacturer of auto parts. Which Indian company is the second-largest?


Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #56

Rupa Books

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Founded in 1936 by D. Mehra at College Street Kolkata with 2 slim volume of Bong Poems. Logo was designed by Satyajit Ray. Which company?





Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #55

Jagmohan Dalmiya

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Which famous person's firm constructed this Planetarium in Kolkatta?







Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #54

Amartya Sen

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Who in 1998 became the first Indian to head an Oxbridge college by becoming the Master of the Trinity College at Cambridge University?




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Devita Saraf -- the daughter of the founder of Zenith PCs

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This lady is the CEO of Vu Technologies and is the daughter of a technology mogul in India. She also writes her own column in the Indian edition of the Wall Street Journal. Who is she?






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Match Sticks

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John Walker invented in 1927 and called it "Congreves" But sales never took off and he died with little money. How do we know this item that is used in all households today?


Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #51

Benetton

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Autogrill is an Italian-based, multinational catering and retail company, and the world's largest in the travel dining section. Which family owns a 57% controlling stake in this company?


Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #50

Chiptole

Yipeee!!! Its 50 continous posts!!!

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This is the first time that I have started a series on the blog and kept my promise till I pass #25 posts. This therefore is a sort of personal triumph to cross 50. Hope to post more. Please send in your brickbats/bouquets or any feedback for that matter to yagnyesh@gmail.com.


Got a question that you want to post on the blog??? -- just send it to the mail id mentioned above, and it would find a place in the blog with due credits if I find the question good!! :)


Cheers

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Id the name of the restaurant founded by Steve Ells in 1993, and named after a smoke-dried Jalapeno Chili ( shown in pic) used primarily in Mexican cuisine.





Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #49

Kosmix.com

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Which website , called an "explorer engine", was founded by Anand Rajaram and Venky Narayanan -- two IIT Grads and PhDs at Stanford University?



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Brooke Shields

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This person spoke at the farewell for Michael Jackson @ Staples center. She is also known for her ad---"Nothing comes between me & Calvin Jeans"/ Who?


Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #47

He was the man who gave the red umbrella logo to the Travellers group , which was for sometime used by Citigroup as well.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

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For what reason is Harry W.Knettel , the Vice President at the Charles Brunelle advertising agency , known in the Insurance and financial world?





Answer to Tata Crucible Preparations 2009 #46


Konigsegg -- which was recently in news for the takeover of Saab automobiles from General Motors.

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Which brand , recently in news, gets its logo from the coat of arms shown below?








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Hartford, Connecticut