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The Business Quiz

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TBQ –344

1) The development of this profession, as a separate entity from medicine, started in Islam under the patronage of Abbasiyyah caliphs of Baghdad. The first clear cut separation of this from medicine, and the recognition of this stream as an academically oriented entity happened during the Middle Ages. Al Rahzi was one of the few early contributors, in an era when most of Europe was still under the Dark Ages. What was this stream that came up?

2) Aman Nath is a historian by education. He is an award winning author and was the youngest founder-member of INTACH. Two of his books are used as the official gifts of the President and the Prime Minister of India. Actively involved in the restoration of India’s lesser-known architectural ruins, he is the co-founder of hotel chain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Francis Wacziarg, the French Indophile, now an Indian citizen, co-author of one of Nath’s books, set up this hotel chain along with Aman. Name this chain of hotels named after an ancient town in Rajasthan.

3)  This company was established in Hyderabad by a UK company, A, as B in 1948. In the 1950s, Raja Rameshwar Rao (pic below)  took over B. He renamed the company to C and brought in the Patwardhans of Pune and Khushwant Singh on the board. In 2006, C ran into trouble with its name when the new owners of the brand name, A, sued them. An out-of-court settlement happened, as C changed its name to D. What are A, B, C and D?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) It was named after its inventor Thomas Edmondson, a trained cabinet maker of Lancaster, United Kingdom in the 1830s.  It spread from England to rest of the world. What’s this invention which you would have used for sure, not once, not twice, but at least a hundred times till it was phased out from India in 2008? ( We use the computerized version now and not the version that Thomas made)

5) Identify the advertiser.

6) This business was established in 1889 by A, whose family migrated from the famine prone Kutch to Madras. It began as a pavement ‘dukaan’, selling hurricane lanterns, bedroom lamps, chimneys and petromaxes to the large British and Anglo-Indian resident population of what was then known as ‘White Town’. Evening was the favoured time for shopping here, giving the place the name – Evening Bazaar. The store had a  small tin roof during those times, and A would take shelter under the nearby banyan tree to beat the summer heat.

WWI brought in a windfall. He supplied a consignment of hurricane lanterns to the British Army stationed at Fort St. George. By the time the war ended, there was a demand for imported enameled kitchen and tableware from the British and Anglo-Indian population. He was now a store owner and by the 1930s, he moved to the present premises. His store, then known as A Store, now became B, possibly an Anglicized version of the name. The end of the Second World War saw a demand for ceramics and porcelain.

Today they have stores in Evening Bazaar, Adyar and Pondicherry. Name the business.

7) Sitter: Identify this personality.

8) He went to what was then Ceylon and found that even they had this technology. He came back mortified and decided to usher in this technology. His idea was not welcomed back in India. The country’s scientific advisors thought that the new technology was not a good idea, and that it would make development communication non-serious. He convinced detractors that the new and old technologies coexisted in several countries. It is up to a user if he should be using the new technology. Till the older technology is phased out, Govt. would support that along with the newer one – this was his promise. And as they say, the rest is history.

What is this technology that came in during early 1980s? And also identify this person.

9) As Postmaster of the American Colonies, Benjamin Franklin had use of what is known as a “franking privilege.” This privilege allowed him to mail letters free of charge like Congressmen. What is unique about Franklin’s frank is that he signed his franking signature on outgoing mail as “_____.” Historians believe that this alludes to his commitment to gaining freedom and independence from the English government. What was Franklin’s franking signature?

10) Tarangini Mitra loved pirouetting – to dance on single foot. Her performance at her school annual day function – the first public performance she did – caught the attention of an ad-guru. This was in 1985. As they say, the rest is history. How do we know this girl better?

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Answers:

Ans1: Pharmacy

Ans2: Neemrana Hotels

Ans3: A: Longman B: Longman Green C: Orient Longman D: Orient Blackswan

The brand name Longman is now owned by Pearson Plc.

Ans4: Edmondson Card Tickets – the good old card tickets used till recently by Indian Railways

Ans5: Morphy Richards Epilators

Today they have stores in Evening Bazaar, Adyar and Pondicherry. Name the business.

Ans6: A: Karim Bhai | The business is now known as CurrimBhoys

Ans7: Vinton Serf

Ans7: Colour Televisions, replacing Black & White TVs. Vasanth Sathe.

In the beginning, the import permit was  temporary, with the Union Government allowing the import of 50,000 colour television sets by November of that year. But by the end of it, the Indian viewer was ready to spend Rs. 8,000 on an Indian set and up to Rs. 15,000 on the imported version. The government raked in the money, earning  Rs. 70 crore in customs revenue from imported sets, with one lakh sets imported into the country.

Ans9: B. Free Franklin

Ans10: Nirma Girl. Ad-guru was Alyque Padamsee