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Tata Crucible London Campus 2010

Tata Crucible is back in London.

Tata Crucible London Campus 2010

Date
Sunday, 21st November, 2010
Timings
Registration — 2:30pm Onwards
Prelims — 3:45pm Onwards
Finals — 5:45pm Onwards
Venue
Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD
London

 

 

Source: http://www.tatacrucible.com/uk/

Tata Crucible Singapore Campus 2010

Tata Crucible Singapore Campus 2010
Tata Crucible Singapore Campus 2010

Singapore’s biggest quiz is back. Tata Crucible Singapore is here.

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Date
Friday, October 29, 2010

Time
Registration – 4:00pm onwards
Prelims – 5:00pm onwards
Finals – 6:45 pm onwards

Venue
Rock Auditorium,
3 Temasek Boulevard, #03-063/065
Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983

Register at
www.tatacrucible.com/sg

TBQ Classic Sample #3

1) Identify this international agency that was established on November 10, 1999 after a scandal rocked Tour de France. This agency was the result of the initiative taken by IOC to convene a conference, first of the kind, in Lausanne in February 1999.

Identify the logo.
Identify the logo.

2) An Electrical Engineer from Kerala, Kalyanaraman was working as a junior engineer at Batliboi in Mumbai when the entrepreneurial bug bit him. Soon he was a small distributor of  ‘Vape’, a brand in a niche category. Later, he started a venture which launched its flagship brand in 1984 with a tie-up with  Sumitomo Chemicals of Japan. This company and its brands were later acquired by Godrej. How do we better know this personality who is behind Shogun Organics and Shogun Films, a movie production company?

From Left to Right: Padmarajan(Malayalam director), Nitish Bharadwaj, Kalyanaranan

3) Which group traces its origins to 1783 when James founded a sugar cooperage and brokerage at 23 Harp Lane in the City of London? In 1784, the company won the exclusive contract to supply rum to the Royal Navy (a franchise the Company retains until 1970). In 2000, the company demerged its the agricultural commodities business and is now amongst the world’s largest providers of hedge funds and alternative investment solutions.

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Ans1: World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

The scandal was a doping scandal. The conference: First World Conference on Doping in Sport

Ans2: R Mohan or Goodknight Mohan -the man behind Goodknight mosquito repellents.Vape was a mosquito repellent mat brand. The venture was called Transelektra Domestic Products.

Ans3: Man Group founded by James Man

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TBQ Classic Sample #2

1) It did not make sense for the farmers of Maharashtra to use canal water during ordinary years; they relied on rain water and used the canals only during famine. This was not what the government had in mind-they had plans of generating revenue from canal usage. The solution was found in a certain crop that consumed ten times the water of a seasonal subsistence crop and needed irrigation through out the year. This idea and the revenue generating system called ___ block system came from Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, then executive engineer for irrigation of Pune district. Thanks to this cultivation, the area under this crop multiplied manifold during the early 20th century. Which crop?

2) John left Sweden in 1887 and landed in New York. He ended up working in mines and logging camps. He went to Alaska when he read about the Gold rush there and came back to Seattle after earning $13,000. Name the business he started with Carl Wallin in 1901.

Identify.
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3)This law states that under some conditions, it is rational for competitors to make their products as nearly identical as possible. Name this law named after an American economist.

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Ans1: Sugarcane

Ans2: Nordstrom-Founded by John W. Nordstrom(pic)

Ans3: Hotelling’s Law named after Harold Hotelling (1895-1973)

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Tata Crucible National Finals 2010 Corporate Winners

Savoir Faire, Goa wins it! Well deserved. Congrats to the champions.

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Savoir Faire, Goa  (Harshavadhan and Rajiv D’Silva)- Winners

Madras Metallurgical Services (Gopal Kidao and Team)- Runners up.

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TCS Mumbai(Aniruddha Datta and Suresh Kumar)- Winners

mjunction (Debashish Mukherjee and Subhasish De)- Runners up

Updates soon.

TBQ Classic Sample #1

1) What was ‘doing a Mysore’ in Rolls Royce’ parlance?

2) This premier industrial R&D organization in India was constituted in 1942 by a resolution of the then Central Legislative Assembly. Khwaja Hamied, the founder of CIPLA drew the blueprint for this publicly funded industrial research body. Which premier organization is this?

3) As per the Venetian Decree of 1474,any person who in the city of Venice made a new or ingenious device and registered it at the Office of the Provededori de Commun (municipal registrars) secured the privilege that consisted in all other persons being prohibited from making another device identical or similar to it for a period of ten years. This is usually agreed upon as the origin of _____. What?

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Ans1: The Maharaja of Mysore always purchased Rolls-Royce cars in sevens. The company lore calls it ‘doing a Mysore’.

Ans2: CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)

Ans3 : Patent laws

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TBQ Quickie #7

1) He was born in Tasgaon in Satara District of Maharashtra on December 21, 1903 and had to face abject poverty in his early life. He gave up his education and left for Mumbai in 1920. He started “Deccan Motor Agency” in Girgaon and later got into plastic industry-a rising sector during those times. At least some of you would have seen VHS tapes made by them. Unfortunately, the group has lost its past glory. Identify the person, a staunch Gandhian and the group he founded?
Identify.
Identify.
Ans1: Bhalchandra Digamber Garware | Garware Group of Industries
2) In 1880 near Dusseldorf Germany, Joseph was born to a prize-winning gymnast father and a mother who subscribed to naturopath forms of healing. Inspite of suffering through lot of ailments in his childhood, by the age of fourteen, he had sculpted his physique to such an extent that he was posing for anatomical charts. He trained the Scotland Yard and later police officers in Hamburg. Identify this person whose remarkable method of physical and mental wellness is popular even today.
Ans: Joseph Pilates of Pilates
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Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2010-Cochin Finals

Courtesy: Anil Raghavan
1)Rene lacoste brand origin-funda on lacoste played like____ which led
to brand name
2)In 1820 jean jacques perot found a product based on joiners plane/razor blade
3)computer programmers writing pages of coding earlier days invented
something when they went back to terminal/login
4)john cover inspired to create this product on crowd control/stun gun
5)marcus fernandez in 2009 invented something
small,powerful,ferocious/mongoose bat6)book cover of bill quinn ‘how
— is destroying america/walmart
visuals of eiffel/samuelson
visual of cartoon promoting amaron batteries
8)kevin gilbertson from unicycle got the idea for-url shortening
90vetri park/by tatas–tower parking system
10)chennai superkings/sponsors/connect question
11)pic of dhoni/sakshi talwar serial/fresenius kabi-dabur(audience
prize for yrs truly)
12)hero of alexandria created the first model for vending machine to
dispense what/holy water
13)ipc292/milken test/hicklin test/detect pornography
14)wink&store /started by dc books
15)charles lachman gave rise to which brand/revlon
16)pic of gandhi/sukumar azhikode&song in the background/promoters of
khadi17)t600,t800,t1000–terminator series

regds
anil

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2010-Pune Finals

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2010-Pune Finals

Courtesy: Samrat Mukherjee

WILDCARD ROUND

1)      Which brand changed its positioning recently to ‘Your Move’?

Ans- Reebok

2)      In the range of sunglasses, what does M in MDG stand for? (DG-Dolce & gabbana)

Ans- Madonna

3)      Baby Shop. Iconic brand. Lifestyle stores

Ans- Landmark Group

4)      Tech support of stores- ‘Genius Bar’

Ans- APPLE

5)      Record label- SICO Music headed by

Ans- Simon Cowell

6)      Deccan Queen became the 1st train to be offered what?

Ans- ISO certification

7)      In 1984, this country’s govt.- celebrated 450th anniversary of Canada’s discovery- Kirk Soleil

Ans-Quebec Group

8)      Vice chairman of TCS

Ans- S Ramadorai

9)      Darjeeling tea. 1st in India to get what?

Ans- GI

EXTERNAL TRACK

Round 1

1)      Demonstrated at Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia. Emperor Alcantara-‘To be or not to be’ –Line 42 in Hamlet

Ans- Telephone- Alexander graham bell

2)      He accepted the Webby award with the speech-‘Every character counts. Thank you.’

Ans- Jack Dorsey of Twitter

3)      This was created at Sun Shadows in 1956. Titled ‘Million dollar quartet’- Johnny Cash, Jerry Lewis and the most famous being..

Ans- Elvis Presley

4)      He is acknowledged by the world as architect of bi-racial trade house. Opium trade in China- burnt in England

Ans- Dwarkanath Tagore

5)      This sport popularized by David Attenborough in 1960s to explain superior aspects of color TV

Ans- Snooker

6)      How do we know the humanized version of the Turing test?

Ans- CAPTCHA

Round 2

1)      ‘Yaari Dosti’ Hindi print ad.

Ans- Durex

2)      Firm behind desi version of ‘America’s Next Top Model’

Ans- Red Chillies Entertainment

3)      Identify 2 companies in the logo

Ans- ADANI WILMAR

4)      Tic-Tac is a brand from which confectionary major.

Ans- Ferrrero Roche

5)       What started through these 3 cartoon characters

Ans- Kelloggs

6)      PEPSI A.M. Reason for branding.

Ans- Drink in the morning to get over a hangover

Round 3

1)      Which world leader in carbonated drink category- used the services of Tata Elxsi

Ans- Coca Cola

2)      What is the specific name of add-on package in Tata Sky having WB,MGM,TCM,Lumiere

Ans- Tata Cosmo Pack

3)      In June, Croma Zip opened at which International airport

Ans- Delhi

4)      Scandia & Arvind Group- Agent to handle tableware marketing in North india

Ans- Tata Ceramics

Round 4

1)      Ja-Ri Corp., Cristiano ronaldo ad, product pic

Ans- Amway

2)      Jump the q, prahlad kakkar,

Ans- Kyazoonga.com

3)      WOW, IKNO, Capstan, krazzy 4 song

Ans- ITC

4)      V3, 20-20, Signore Felice ____,

Ans- PARLE

Round 5

1)      Started in Chicago-1928 with a battery eliminator

Purchased patents for automatic radio. Gets current name from William Lear

World’s 1st walkie talkie in 1940

Ans- Motorola

2)      Instrument-1930s – radio comedian Bob Bruno – inventor 20 yrs. Earlier

Portable anti-armor rocket launcher

Ans- BAZOOKA

3)      Started in 1899 by Swiss, English and Catalan men- Joan Gamper.

In its domain- revenue of 365 mill from its 2008-09 season

Ans- Barcelona