Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz Mumbai 2010-Finals- Non-Tata Track

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz Mumbai 2010-Finals- Non-Tata Track

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HUL – Pradeep, Dushyanth (50)
Questa Software – Amit Pandeya, Manish (25)

Kotak Life – Shambhu Shankar, Prasad Shetty (20)
Deustche Bank – Rajiv Rai, Vibhendra (15)
IMRB – Ameya, Ashish Pandey (0)
Sun Microsystems – Mitesh, Ankit Didolkar (-20)

Wild Card questions (for the selection of the 6th team)

1) Who in this world is; “Committed to improving the state of world”?

2) Who is LTD on NYSE?

3) Which celebrity is associated with Plan B entertainment?

4) Who is the 1st non-Britisher on a British stamp?

5) In 1847, Liverpool associate, Jacobsen J C

6) Layali festival-1996, 3 million people

7) Rosen enterprise, David Rosen

8) Geophysical


1) World economic forum
2) Limited brands
3) Brad Pitt
4) Mahatma Gandhi
5) Carlsberg
6) Dubai Shopping festival
8) Texas Instruments

IBM & Kotak Were tied at this stage with 2 answers each.

9) Paris comedian… Murder… jack Collins..Retail giant.. neither of the team went for the buzzer.

Ans: Tesco

10) Qs on Teri.. It was but obvious that the answer was Teri, Prasad and team showed the guts to go for the buzzer and deservedly went on stage as the 6th team.

Vishwajeeth Navrekar and yours truly (Rohit Jain) representing IBM missed out.

  • Dating back to the 1400s, this word stemmed from the Latin word , meaning “sleeping area” (completely apropos). It became obsolete after the 16th century, but it was revived in the 19th century as a word for “dormitory sleeping compartments.”
  • Mohanlal Dayal Chauhan, set up the initial business of this famous Indian company in 1929. Later on the three sons divided into two business groups, Jayantilal Group and Kantilal and Pitambar group. A dispute arose in 2007 about the ownership of the brand and in 2009 Bombay High Court has ruled that this brand is a family name and hence both groups have equal right to use the trademark brand name. Identify the brand name.
  • His great-grandfather, Lala Shankar Das Chopra, was the ‘Nagar Shet’ of Kashmiri Chopras at Lahore. In 1947, he had to flee to Indian with his family, almost Penniless. In 1950, he launched his own production company and by the 2003 his company used to contributes nearly Rs 3-4 million per month to Prasar Bharati in terms of telecast fees. Name this trend-setter-media-moghul .
  • This concept originated at the turn of the 20th century in the writings of sociologist and economist, Thorstein Veblen. The term describes an apparently irrational and confounding form of economic behaviour. Veblen’s scathing proposal that this unnecessary consumption is a form of status display is made in darkly humorous observations.
  • Identify the logo.
  • Whose brand mascot is this?

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz Mumbai 2010-Finals- Tata Track

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz Mumbai 2010-Finals-Tata Track

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Tata Track

Tata Power – Sidharth M, Pankaj k (30)

Tata Capital – Govind Grewal, Preeti Shankar (40)

Tata Teleservices – Vishwanathan, Sridhar (10)

TCS – Suresh Kumar, Aniruddh Dutta (65)

Tata Communication – Atulya, Jamshed (0)

TCS – Pravin Varma, Ankit (10)

  1. Safe hair dye
  2. As a writing instrument brand, it got delayed approval because its name is derived from a profession which doesn’t speak about its actual function at all.
  3. What’s M in MSD, a company of German Origin?
  4. Blue agave based
  5. Who is the youngest division chief in the World Bank’s history?
  6. 1385, flatplate trademark
  7. David Novak Chairman

1) Loreal
2) Pilot pens
3) Merck
4) Tequila
5) Montek Singh
6) Xerox
7) Pizza Hut

Audience Q

Cerf’s up- Whose car nameplate

Ans: Vinton cerf

1. Whose hat is this?

2. A picture of Books and Beyond
3. Identify the logo. 

4. With whom you can associate “Independent Evaluation Group”?

5. Identify the advertiser.

6. Who is advertising?

1) Pondicherry Police
2) RPG
4) WOrld Bank
5) Tata Jagriti yatra
6) Accenture

Tata World

  1. Founded in 1924, passionate in retail, has some connection with Croma.
  2. K M Garda, Chairperson, IT solution company
  3. Mitsubishi security…
  4. Optical frame for women.


1) Woolworth
2) Nelito
3) Tata Capital
4) Enigma

Round 4:

1) GS, Zenith…

2) Legend, ideapact

3) ‘World’s biggest family’, Amby valley logo

4) Navteq…

2) Lenovo
3) Sahara
4) Nokia Siemens


  1. Which famous entrepreneur said; “I endorse my favorite bag……..”.
  2. Malcom Glaze
  3. Model for Burberry
  4. This word’s English mean is ‘immediate/instinct’; this particular service generates enormous revenue for a government organization.


1) Branson- Samsonite
2) Man U
3) Ema Watson
4) Tatkal

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz Mumbai 2010-Prelims

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz Mumbai 2010

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  1. What is missing in this famous quote said by British PM David Lloyd George “Death is the most convenient time to _______ rich people.
  2. This trademark was first used in clothing as the only material capable of protecting workers on the infamous Manhattan Project from the corrosive Uranium hexafluoride to make U-235 for the 1st atom bomb.
  3. Started in 1903 in New Castle, Pennsylvania with the borrowing of 99 chairs from the local undertaking and later returned the same to use for the funerals.
  4. With a US $ 150 m five year grant from the Emir of ______, Al Jazeera began broadcasting for six hours a day in 1996.
  5. Which company in conjunction with Canon launched a Pocketronic, the first electronic pocket calculator in 1970?
  6. What brand was established by a business man who beat Lasslo Biro in launch of America’s 1st ballpoint in 1944?
  7. The term A1 from first rate or “highest quality” was first used in what kind of business; the term was used to designate the quality of ships by marine underwriters?
  8. From an ad- I can’t type, I don’t take dictation, I can’t file. My boss calls me indispensable. I push the button on the _____ _____.
  9. What publication has a long standing tradition in which an editor’s only signed article during his/her tenure is written on the occasion of his/her departure from the position?
  10. What is the flagship brand of Bengal Waterproof Ltd; founded by Surendra Mohan Bose?
  11. What was found by Henry Luce in February 1930, four months after the Wall Street crash of 1929?
  12. Which company built the Gateway of India?
  13. The name of this country is derived from a Latin word for a metal and its first use can be traced to the 1602?
  14. Three brothers Henry, Emanuel and Mayse in 1850 as a small dry goods store which specialized in the cotton?
  15. Which iconic institute’s premises are situated in Paternoster Squares close to St.Paul Cathedral in the city of London?
  16. Which two companies ranked 2nd and 3rd in their field would you find in the small German town Herzogenaurach?
  17. Who created Eee-pad to rival Apple’s i-pad?
  18. In 1942, a group of Quaker intellectuals, social activists and Oxford academics started this organization?
  19. Horn Mountain, Atlantis, Mad Dog and Thunder Horse are the deep underwater sites of which?
  20. How we better know Worli Chemicals today?
  21. Identify the great global corporation
22. Identify him.

23.Who owns it?

24. Housefull producer
25. An Advertisement showing caption “kam life insurance matlab no insurance”.
1) Tax
2) Teflon
3) Warner Bros
4) Qatar
5) Texas Instruments
6) Reynolds
7) Insurance
8) Xerox 914
9) Economist
10) Duckback
11) Fortune
12) Gammon
13) Argentina-Argentum
14) Lehman Brothers
15) London Stock Exchange
16) Adidas, Puma
17) Asus
18) Oxfam
19) BP
20) Wockhardt
21) GM (whitacre)
22)Ranjan Das
23) Apple
24) Sajid Nadiadwala
25) Aegon Religare

The Godrej rhyme

Article Link: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/specials/godrej/article8999523.ece

This poem, which traces the evolution of the Godrej Group in the early days, was read by Nadir Godrej in 1997, the centenary of the Group’s founding, at the inauguration of a research centre named after Dr Burjor P Godrej, who pioneered the soap and oleochemical industry.

When Ardeshir Godrej joined the bar

He was soon sent to Zanzibar.

Where he soon found that to win

He was obliged to commit a sin

Today it may not seem uncouth

To legally distort the truth

But Ardeshir was of sterner stuff

He told himself enough’s enough.

He quit the law and looked for work.

And commencing with this little quirk,

The Godrej group got its start.

His first attempts were not so smart.

The man who abjured perjury

Made instruments for surgery.

The technology was very fine

But products of the best design

Can fail if the unseen hand

Decides there is no demand.

This early failure was no block.

He moved on to the humble lock.

By carefully eliminating,

The spring, a part known for failing,

He patented a better lock

And soon sold out all his stock.

And now I would like to mention

That he next turned his attention

To an object then quite misleadingly

Known as a safe which was exceedingly

Likely not to have the desired effect.

Most safes were unable to protect

Their precious contents from the dire

Damage by the terrible fire

Resulting from the great earthquake

That made San Francisco shake.

After much research he was on track

He changed the design of the back

And proudly claimed that he had found

A perfect fire-proof compound.

In ’44 disaster struck

Is there no end to bad luck?

An explosion ripped through the port,

There was damage of every sort,

Godrej safes though completely bathed

In fierce fires were unscathed.

No form of praise could have been higher

His safes survived ordeal by fire.

Soap at that time was made from fat.

But Hindus couldn’t live with that.

After much experiment and toil

He made a soap from vegetable oil.

To his scientific attitude

We owe a debt of gratitude.

And thanks to his firm foundation

Today we have this celebration.

The torch of science burned on bright

With Burjorji it found new light.

From fatty acid he made soap

An innovation of great scope.

And then he pioneered fractionation

And much to people’s consternation

The quality of acid made

Was superior to cosmetic grade,

Without being triple pressed

His fatty acids truly impressed.

Till his last day he was at work

Alpha olefins were his quirk.

Today we take them quite for granted

He was the one that early planted

The seed from which we could grow

The oleochemicals that we now show.

In his honour we dedicate this lab.

You still might see an empty slab.

But soon I’m told it will be filled

And students then will be thrilled

To have the chance that he enjoyed

To see how the spirit’s buoyed

When science works for human needs

And uproots the widespread weeds

Of sloppy thought and superstition.

I think it should be our ambition

That science should empower our nation

And pull us out of our stagnation.

Tata Steel reclaims a piece of history

A section of the first steel rail track rolled that from the Tata Steel (then the Tata Iron & Steel Co. Ltd, Sakchi), Jamshedpur on March 18th 1912 has been reclaimed by the company.

The item was set up for sale at the Sotheby’s in London. As per their records, this was cut to be used as a desk weight, and was presented to Robert Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquis of Crewe (1858-1947) by Tata Steel. This “desk weight” became part of “The Duchess” Indian collection consisting of property and precious objects from the Estate of Mary, the Duchess of Roxburghe.

The engraved text on it says “FIRST RAIL ROLLED FROM TATA STEEL BY THE TATA IRON & STEEL CO. LTD. / SAKCHI. INDIA/ MARCH 18TH 1912 / THE RIGHT HONOURABLE MARQUIS OF CREWE K. G.” — possibly done when it was gifted by the Tatas to Robert Crewe-Milnes.

Sotheby’s website mentions “LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP (919,970 INR) (Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium)“; the press release from the company does not mention the price, though.

India--Early Rail and Steel Industry; ''First Rail Rolled From Tata Steel" dated 1912
India–Early Rail and Steel Industry; ”First Rail Rolled From Tata Steel” dated 1912

Established in 1907 as Asia’s first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel is among the top global steel companies with a crude steel capacity of nearly 30 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA).

It is now the world’s second-most geographically diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries.

AIMA National Management Quiz (NMQ) (AIMA Quiz 2014)

AIMA Quiz 2014

15th National Management Quiz (NMQ) for Corporates and 2nd HR Quiz @ Shakti 

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National Management Quiz (NMQ) AIMA 2014
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Indian Banks: The Story of Bharatiya Mahila Bank

Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) History

BMB is the latest among the Govt.-owned banks. It is the first of its kind in the Banking Industry in India formed with a vision of economic empowerment for women. The New Delhi-based bank was incorporated in 2013.

Tagline: Empowering Women. Empowering India.

Indian Banks: The Story of IDBI Bank

IDBI Bank History

Other than the nationalized banks, there are two more banks which are Govt. owned — IDBI Bank and Bhartiya Mahila Bank.

Industrial Development bank of India (IDBI) was constituted under Industrial Development bank of India Act, 1964 as a Development Financial Institution and came into being as on July 01, 1964. A new company under the name of Industrial Development Bank of India Limited (IDBI Ltd.) was incorporated as a Govt. Company on September 27, 2004. Towards achieving the faster inorganic growth of the Bank, IDBI Bank Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of IDBI Ltd. was amalgamated with IDBI Ltd. in 2005. In 2008, the name of the merged entity was changed from IDBI to IDBI Bank.

Indian Banks: The Story of State Bank of India

The State Bank of India (SBI) History

State Bank of India old logo
State Bank of India old logo
State Bank of India cheque
State Bank of India cheque

The State Bank of India was formed by the nationalization of the Imperial Bank of India in July 1955. This was the culmination of a IBI’s role in independent India — the debate on its bias towards European businesses and against indigenous entrepreneurs, and the slow pace of Indianization of its staff and management. The Rural Credit Survey Committee saw the proposed State Bank of India as a key part of its integrated system of rural credit. Consequently, the plan to nationalize the Imperial Bank became part of a wider effort to direct the funds of the banking system into certain neglected, but important, sectors of the economy such as agriculture, and spread banking facilities in rural areas.

Imperial Bank of India Emblem
Imperial Bank of India Emblem
Imperial Bank of India Cheque
Imperial Bank of India Cheque

The Imperial Bank was formed as a joint-stock bank in January 1921 by amalgamating the Presidency Banks of Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras. This amalgamation was a response both to the felt need for a bank which would hold government balances and use them to deepen the country’s financial structure, and to the threat which the Presidency Banks felt was likely to emanate from the inroads the London clearing banks were planning to make in India. Almost from its inception, the Imperial Bank had the status of a quasi-central bank, undertaking until the formation of the Reserve Bank of India in 1935, banking functions for the Government of India and other banking institutions and managing the rupee debt of the government.

SBI 200 Years Stamp
SBI 200 Years Stamp

Bank of Calcutta History:

The collapse of the Mughal empire, the uncertainity and political turmoil that followed, and the advent of the colonial power structure shook the existing ‘banking’ system in Indian. Indigenous bankers were eclipsed as Agency Houses took control of large finances. These agency houses enjoyed state patronage and some even established banks.

Bank of Bengal Building
Bank of Bengal Building

Among the early issuers, the General Bank of Bengal and Bahar (1773-75) was a state sponsored institution set up in participation with local expertise. Its notes enjoyed government patronage. Though successful and profitable, the bank was officially wound up and was short lived. The Bank of Hindostan (1770-1832) was set up by the agency house of Alexander and Company was particularly successful. It survived three panic runs on it. The Bank of Hindostan finally went under when its parent firm M/s Alexander and Co. failed in the commercial crisis of 1832. Official patronage and the acceptance of notes in the payment of revenue was a very important factor in determining the circulation of bank notes. Wide use of bank notes, however, came with the note issues of the semi-government Presidency Banks, notably the Bank of Bengal which was established in 1806 as the Bank of Calcutta with a capital of 50 lakh sicca rupees. These banks were established by Government Charters and had an intimate relationship with the Government. The charter granted to these banks accorded them the privilege of issuing notes for circulation within their circles.

Notes issued by the Bank of Bengal can broadly be categorised in 3 broad series viz: the ‘Unifaced’ Series, the ‘Commerce’ Series and the ‘Britannia’ Series. First came the unifaced notes.

Bank of Bengal Unifaced Currency
Bank of Bengal Unifaced Currency

The Bank of Bengal notes later introduced a vignette represented an allegorical female figure personifying ‘Commerce’ sitting by the quay. The notes were printed on both sides. On the obverse the name of the bank and the denominations were printed in three scripts, viz., Urdu, Bengali and Nagri.

Bank of Bengal Britannia Series Currency
Bank of Bengal Britannia Series Currency
Bank of Bengal Commerce Series Currency
Bank of Bengal Commerce Series Currency

On the reverse of such notes was printed a cartouche with ornamentation carrying the name of the Bank. Around the mid nineteenth century, the motif ‘Commerce’ was replaced by ‘Britannia’. The note had intricate patterns and multiple colours to deter forgeries.

Bank of Bombay History:

The second Presidency Bank was established in 1840 in Bombay, which had developed as major commercial centre. The Bank had a checkered history. The crisis resulting from the end of the speculative cotton boom led to the liquidation of Bank of Bombay in 1868. It was however reconstituted in the same year. Notes issued by the Bank of Bombay carried the vignettes of the Town Hall and others the statues of Mountstuart Elphinstone and John Malcolm.

Bank of Bombay currency
Bank of Bombay currency
Bank of Bombay Building
Bank of Bombay Building

Bank of Madras History:

The Bank of Madras’s history is officially traced to its formation in 1843 by the merger of Carnatic Bank (Fort St. George, 1788), the Madras Bank (1795) and the Asiatic Bank (1804). Banking in Madras can be traced to 1682 1 when Governor Gyfford and his council who established the Madras Bank — the first bank in India 2. 3 The notes of the Bank of Madras bore the vignette of Sir Thomas Munroe, Governor of Madras (1817-1827).

Bank of Madras currency
Bank of Madras currency
The Bank of Madras building
The Bank of Madras building

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The keyhole in the State Bank Group logo symbolises financial security but strangely it looks exactly like the Kankaria Lake in Ahmedabad.

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