Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Tata Industries –
    Nikhil Sonde and Sidharth Srinivasan
  • RUNNER UP:
    JP Morgan –
    Dhananjay Shettigar and Geo Thomas

 

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. In the 19th century, the British came to loggerheads with Gangadhar Rao for the use of something that they felt was needed for their ammunition. This sparked a huge furore in the Indian society at that time. What are we talking about?

A. Cowskin grease used for bullets/cartridges

2. This is a reputed work of Jules Verne and one of his most publicized articles.

A. Around The World in 80 Days

3. Carry on. Keep Calm. Think it over. _______ __________ (two blanks, fill in the blanks with the slogan of a famous car brand)

A. Think Small

4. Identify this Penguin publication imprint.

1

A. Plume

5. This personal care brand got its name and claim to fame from its shape. It initially represented a penguin, later got famous for its egg-shape. Men used it first, and then became popular among ladies. Which product?

A. Shaver

6. This product in its original form was manufactured in China. It came into prominence in India early this year. What?

A. Voter’s Indelible Ink

7. This word by a reputed economist literally means “Single Purchase”. What?

A. Monopsony

8. Identify the logo.

2

A. Reliance Mumbai Metro

9. This is a type of “throat comfort cigarette” that gained extreme popularity once it was developed. Identify.

A. Menthol Cigarettes

10. The world of apparel is characterized by a new trend called _________ _____________ (two words). It is a type of semi formal dress code yet keeps into consideration all norms of decency at the workplace.

A. Smart Casuals

11. Identify the sportsperson: “I gave the chewing gum such a workout I am disappointed that no one approached me for advertising. I did the chewing gum a world of good, it was like my little brother.”

A. Viv Richards

12. This person heads Metro AG. Identify.

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A. Otto Beisham

13. This African country had its main exports of tea and coffee. Later it was replaced by something else. Which country?

A. Ivory Coast

14. Famous knife company that was banned from airports all over the world.

A. Victorinox

15. This brand was bought over by a Czech company in 1929. Its most famous product was a 500 cc bike. Id this which we have all seen in India.

A. Yezdi

16. What did they give this world? Corporates around the world seem to be hooked on to this concept now.

4

A. Blue Ocean Strategy

17. Founded by Rakesh Jaggi, an alumnus of IIT Delhi. Was originally called Jamboree Education. It is India’s first cultural arts university. What?

A. Ashoka University

18. This homeplace website started by Advitiya Sharma and Rahul Yadav is now going places. They have set up shop overseas as well. Identify.

A. Housing.in later becoming Housing.com

19. This is a brand of cars from General Motors whose name is derived from the name of a planet. Identify.

Saturn

20. This is the logo of this company in the middle east.

5

A. Carrefour

Questions contributed by Eldrich Rangel.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Pune – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Pune – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Barclays –
    Asish Behera and Amogh Deshpande
  • RUNNER UP:
    Tata Motors –
    Prathmesh and Aditya Ramani

 

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. What was inspired by an advert that spoke of 21 types of shows, projected 57 from a range that crossed 60 then and crosses 5700 today?

A. Heinz Ketchup

2. Designed by Belgian artist Michel Olyff, what emblem has a central square that symbolizes the results of human skills and inspiration and a circle that celebrates the gifts of nature?

 A. World Heritage Site logo

3. What term for a financial institution that has an economic net worth less than zero but continues to operate was first used by Edward Kane in 1987 to explain the dangers of tolerating a large number of insolvent savings and loan associations?

A. Zombie Banks

4. Whose ad campaign? (logo of Lego was removed)

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A. Lego 

5. What were first worn by members of British armed forces in 1938 and were introduced to the US in the mid-1940s during World War 2 to allow paratroopers more room to hold radios and extra ammunitions?

A. Cargo pants

6. Which country earns 25 $ million annually by selling its domain name .co to companies?

A. Columbia

7. The Outies awards honor individual and org. that are leaders in advancing equality for whom in America’s work places?

A. LGBT

8. Old logo of which media giant?

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A. Time Warner

9. Which brand approximately 2 cm in diameter and weighs 38g was first produced in Netherlands in 1948 runs ads in India which translates to light a bulb?

A. Mentos (Dimag Ki Batti Jalade)

10. What was first started by Chris Smith, a blogger from Buffalo, New York in Aug, 2011 at a wine-shop when he organized more than 100 people to purchase items from city wine merchant on Aug 5, 2011?

A. Cash Mob

11. What term did John Maynard Keynes used in his book The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money to describe the instincts and emotions that influence and guide human behaviors and which can be measured in terms of e.g., consumer confidence?

A. Animal Instincts

12. Print ad of which company?

 3

 A. Listerine

13. The civil and military gazette was a daily English language newspaper founded in 1872 in British, India. Which Nobel Laureate was its associate editor from 1882-1887?

A. Rudyard Kripling

14. It was founded in 1874 by Eusebio Ludvig Fronman, a monk and according to some sources; it is the busiest pharmacy in the world. The pharmacy is duty free and the most prescribed drug is valium. Where would one find this pharmacy?

A. Vatican City

15. Which personal care brand manufactured motorcycles for military reconnaissance, were designed by P.G. Tacchi, who was granted a patent for the design in 1908?

A. Wilkinson’s Blade

16. Picture of a man. Identify.

1

A. François Pinault

17. The name of which publishing house is said to have been derived from the 13th century mansion of William De Blemond and is also an area in London?

A. Bloomsbury

18. Michael Thomasson started amassing his hoard in 1998. In 2012, Guinness certified it as the world’s largest collection of its kind. His collection of over 11,000 units has sold at an auction for $750000 to someone using the pseudonym “peeps_10091970”. What?

A. Video Games

19. This software pioneer has launched a new messaging app CHADDER with a focus on encryption and security. Who?

A. McAfee

20. Logo of which company? (Options were Dupont, Solvay, BASF)

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A. Solvay

 

Questions compiled by Kamanasish Chowdhury of Q-factor Knowledge Solutions.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Navi Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Navi Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions

Results

  • WINNER :
    Cap Gemini –
    Rajashri Chanda and Mayank Shah
  • RUNNER UP:
    Idea Forge Technologies –
    Shubhankar Ghokale and Piyush D

 

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. Founded on August 23, 1890 by Emilio Rangel Pestana how do we better know the “Bolsa de valores de Sao Paulo”?

A. Bovespa

2. A study by Raj Mehta and Russell W Belk, titled ‘Artifacts, Identity & Transition: Favourite Possessions of Indian & Indian Immigrants to the United States’, in 1991 found that the second and most frequently cited possession by Indian women was _________.

A. Godrej Steel Cupboards

3. The word was first mentioned in Waris Shah’s 18th century poem Heer Ranjha (1766). Reference to it can also be found in the book “A dictionary of the economic products of India” by George Watt publishedin 1891.

A. Basmati Rice

4. Identify the company.

1

A. Snapchat

7. Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement to the Indian Stock Exchange came into effect from 31 Dec 2005. It has been formulated for the improvement of what in all listed companies? (CSR /Corporate Governance)

A. Corporate Governance

8. Ralph Vaerst suggested what name in the weekly newspaper ‘Electronic News’ starting on Jan 11,1971? Something that did not become widely known and used until the early 19980 at the time of IBM PC and numerous related hardware and software products to the consumer products?

A. Silicon Valley

9. A new and remarkable energy animated Hollywood between the coming of sound at the end of 1920s and the strict enforcement of the 1934 production code censoring “unwholesome onscreen behaviour. What were these known as?

A. Pre Censorship Era

10. What very common practise found in modern films come from this book?

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A. Subliminal Advertising

11. This semi-nomadic tribe of Africa is peeved that dozens of companies are using their name for business estimated to be worth $ 10 million. Name the tribe?

A. Masai

12. If you are suffering from”Mauerkrankheit”, you would be afraid of confined spaces. What construction caused this disease in Europe to many?

A. Berlin Wall

11. This letter used to be an order to the land revenue collector to reimburse the money to potedar. Which Marwari community name comes from this word?

A. Podar

12. Connect:

31. 32

A. Aston Martin

13. What is Polish Doctor LL Zamenhof known for?

(Esperanto / Tumi )

A. Esperanto

14. Charles Kettering at the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company co-founded with Edward Deeds in 1909 and invented something and in 1912 Cadillac became the first car to have this. What?

A. Electronic Starters

15. Who along with Charles Marie de La Condamine is said to have rigged and won French Government lottery that ran from 1728 to 1730, thereby making him so rich that _____ never had to work and earn a living?

A. Voltaire

16. What started as Jonathan’s Coffee House?

A. London Stock Exchange

17. In 1967, Frito Lay came up with a new mascot that was the classic western movie stereotype of a mexican bandit complete with a droopy moustache and unshaven face.

A. Frito Bandito

18. Francis Pettygrove won the best two out of three coin toss against Asa Lovejoy in the parlour of Francis Ermatinger House in Oregon city . This was about naming right of what?

A. Portland

19. This company promoted by NAFED & FTIL is in news for wrong reasons. Which one?

A. NSEL

20. Which businessmen is associated with this university ?

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 A. Jack Welsh

 

 Questions contributed by Viraj Morabia.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Bangalore – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Bangalore – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    IAME –
    Mahantesh and Prasad Shetty
  • RUNNER UP:
    Oracle –
    Mitesh and Yaggy

 

Preliminary Round Questions: 

1) FIB the song by Cachebox – “I’m on that ______ _______, hangin’ with the upper crust / I left my Porsche up at the condo with my poodle pups / Got on that _______ ______, avoid the traffic rush / Hi speed wi-fi, lots of leg room and the seats are plush”?

A. Google Bus

2) Which cargo and charter passenger airline based in Rome was established in 1981 by actor and former swimmer Bud Spencer and named after a strong, cold and northwesterly wind that blows from southern France into the Gulf of Lion in the northern Mediterranean?

A. Mistral Air

3) Shalimar is a famous women’s fragrance originally created by Jacques Guerlain in 1921. Which beautiful lady from Indian history inspired Guerlain to create this perfume?

A. Mumtaz Mahal

4) Identify.

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A. Analjit Singh

5) Production of this material comes from about 2,200,000 hectares of forest worldwide; 34% in Portugal and 27% in Spain. Because of its cellular structure it is easily compressed upon, a quality which helps in its primary usage. What material related to wine is this?

A. Cork

6) Patricia Bays Haroski registered which holiday with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1958, when she was working as a secretary for State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois, at the time and chose October 16, which was her father’s birthday?

A. Boss’s Day

7) The first Hydro electric project in South India was built in 1902 to provide electricity to a place which was known as ‘Little England’ by the British, due to its more temperate weather and a landscape more similar to Britain. Which place?

A. Kolar Gold Fields

8) Advertisement for which brand?

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A. Big Babol

9) Founded in 1950, Air Koryo was established under the name SOKAO, created to connect Pyongyang to a country with similar socio-economic system. What did SO in SOKAO stand for?

A. Soviet North Korea

10) Bicester is one the UK’s best known ____ towns. Kirkby and Inverness are also said to be example of this. It is a British slang after an area where one retailer has large market share. FIB?

A. Tesco

11) When David O Selznick released the movie with overtones of Beauty and Beast in 1933 at RKO Roxy theatre, it had earnings of $100,000 in the first week. Which movie is this that saved RKO Production Company and Roxy theatre from bankruptcy?

A. King Kong

12) Identify this Brazilian billionaire who passed away recently.

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A. Moise Safra

13) Which Olympic mascot was described as ‘A bad marriage of the Pillsbury doughboy and the ugliest California Raisin’? Sam / Izzy

A. Izzy

14) A map of the world representing an Azimuthal Equidistant Projection centered on the North Pole, inscribed in a wreath consisting of crossed conventionalized branches of the olive tree. The projection of the map extends to 60 degrees south latitude, and includes five concentric circles. What design is being described?

A. Flag of United Nations

15) According to company’s history the restaurant was appropriately incorporated on April Fool’s Day, 1983, when six businessmen with absolutely no previous restaurant experience got together and decided to open a place they couldn’t get kicked out of. Lynne Austin was the original girl of this chain?

A. Hooters

16) Listing of Shanti Constructions Pvt Ltd on BSE to promote which television show?

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A. Yudh

17) Which famous businessman offered Theodore Roosevelt the presidency of the company, with a fee of one million dollars. He also envisioned that everyone in the US should live in one city called ‘Metropolis’ which would be powered by Niagara Falls?

A. King Camp Gillette

18) In early 1930s, the Imperial Hatworks, located in heritage building called Hatworks Boulevard (150 years of old history) at No 32 Cunningham Road, Bangalore, used to make what for the Maharajah of Mysore?

A. Mysore Peta

19) Which famous world event of 1854 introduced the famous Turkish Tobacco to British and subsequently to the western world?

A. Crimean War

20) To which former general manager of the Radio Corporation of America did the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences award a Founder’s Emmy in 1961 for his basic role in establishing the industry?

A. David Sarnoff

 

Questions contributed by Naveen Kumar.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kochi – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kochi – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    • Malayala Manorama – Arun Thomas and Nitin Suresh
  • RUNNER UP:
    • Defence Accounts (Indian Navy) – Shibin Azad and Anil Kumar

 

Preliminary Round Questions:

1) The fact that the company shareholders liability is restricted to the original capital is indicated by which three letter term?

A. LTD

2) Name the mentholated cough drops owned by Warner Lambert & Cadbury?

A. Halls

3) Name the company famous for aerial ads using blimps?

A. Goodyear

4) Identify the main sponsor of the following tournaments.

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A. Li-Ning

5) What is the financial tool used by banks to improve economy?

A. Quantitative easing

6) MAC cosmetics was founded by Frank Toskan & Frank Angelo. What does MA stand for in the abbreviation?

A. Make-up Artists

7) Andrew Tan is the 4th richest man in Philippines. Name the liquor brand owned by him which means it relates to kings?

A. Emperador

8) Poster of 1942 movie starring Bing Crosby & Fred Astaire. Gave rise to what?

MPW-4444

A.Holiday Inn

9) Name TTK’s 2012 condom brand?

A. Skore

10) Third powerful Indian according to Forbes list of most powerful Indian 2014?

A. Mukesh Ambani

11) It is one of the leading congress of leading managers held annually in Vienna started November from 2009. Named after which famous management guru?

A. Peter Drucker

12) Old logo of which company?

uti_bank_logo

A. UTI Bank

13) What term was coined by Jim O’ Neill based on 6 emerging economies Egypt, Indonesia, South Africa, Vietnam, Columbia & Turkey?

A. CIVETS

14) Idiom concerning excess regulation of bureaucrats?

A. Red Tape

15)When Dow Jones started in 1885 the top firms belonged to?

A. Rail Road

18) Identify?

Ben_Jerry_2011_1

A. Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield

17) Name the Mobile phone named after a characters called Replicates in the movie Blade Runner?

A. Nexus

18) Which company was founded in 1905 by founder Kuroda Zentarō, who was 26 years old at the time, opened a shop in Minami-Horie, Nishi-ku, Ōsaka, selling covers for Japanese-style account ledgers. The company has a major collaboration with a Indian company?

A. Kukuyo of Kokuyo Camelin

19) The gentleman is the Chairman of which PSU?

ashok

A. B. Ashok, IOC

20) Identify?

MA

A. Jack Ma

 

Questions contributed from Mr. Anil Raghavan. 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

 

Results:

  • WINNER:
    TCS –
    Sudip K Dey and Abhishek Das
  • RUNNER UP:
    Capgemini –
    Sethu Madhavan and Rabi Shanker Saha

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. Which American Artist, in a 2009 article in The Economist was described as the “bellwether of the art market” & given a bottle of Estee Lauder perfume “Beautiful” into his grave?

A. Andy Warhol

2. Ryan NYP was made by Ryan Air in 1927 & cost was a little more than $10,500 & designed by Ryan’s chief aeronautical engineer, Donald Hall. Who was the famous user?

A. Charles Lindbergh (Spirit of St. Louis)

3. What was introduced as Patio in 1963 to capture the changing dietary habit & spirit of the baby boomer?

A. Diet Pepsi

4. Identify the Advertiser? (Clue: the tagline reads as ‘Life is a beautiful sport’ & the brand recently ventured into the accessories. Named after a famous tennis legend)

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A. Lacoste

5. It was devised at the request of Krogers Grocery & the patent rights used to be with Rainbow Crafts. And purchased by the General Mills in 1965 for $3 Million?

A. Play-Doh

6. Which 1997 Bond movie, had a character based on the business tycoon Robert Maxwell who has many indulgences?

A. Tomorrow Never Dies

7. In his classic 1922 study Public Opinion, journalist Walter Lippmann maintained that ________ are “the surest way of conveying an idea” which was been endorsed by the Leo Burnett. Fill in the blank.

A. Pictures

8. Old logo of whom?

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A. Apollo Tyres

9. Which city had been adjudged as the world’s most expensive city as per the living index from the Economist Intelligence Unit?

A. Tokyo

10. This is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, commercial method, or compilation of information which is not generally known or reasonably ascertainable by others, and by which a business can obtain an economic advantage over competitors or customers. Also it get signed by employees in their offer letter by their employers. What?

A. Trade secret

11. In 1886, Dyckerhoff Company delivered 8,000 barrels of Portland cement for building the foundation of which American landmark?

A. Statue of Liberty

12. Logo of?

Galleon-Group7

A. Galleon Group of Raj Rajaratnam

13. What was also known as Aloha & made famous by the Honolulu Advertiser’s advertisement of June 28, 1935 & was first sold at “Musashi-ya shoten” in Honolulu?

A. Hawaiian Shirt

14. British Bull Dog was a popular type of solid-frame pocket revolver introduced by Philip Webley & Son of Birmingham, England in 1872. Which fictional character was the most famous customer?

A. Sherlock Holmes

15. Oniomania was first described by Emil Kraepelin originally over a century ago & kind of psychological disorder which arise out of depression or stress also. And recently many Corporates also started programmes to tackle this amongst its employees. What kind of disorder Oniomania is?

A. Compulsive shopping or an uncontrollable desire to buy things

16. Identify the person? (Clue: many of his creations featured into the currency notes worldwide including India)

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A. Le Corbusier

17. Which recently deceased business tycoons had investment in Harley Davidson, Formica, Tonka, Specialty Equipment and Omega Protein?

A. Malcolm Glazer

18. Which moniker did Rajdoot GTS bike got after featuring in a Raj Kapoor movie?

A. Bobby Bike (movie is Bobby only)

19. Which travel accessories brand has rolled out its new campaign, ‘Live Fashionable’?

A. American Tourister

20. Which word which is a kind of rage now is first used by an Australian describing in the photograph taken while drunk at a 21st birthday party?

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A. Selfie

 

Questions contributed by Rabi Sankar Saha. Rabi placed runners-up in this leg of Tata Crucible. We congratulate him on his wonderful performance.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Delhi – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Delhi – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Reckitt Benckiser – Soubhagya Jena and Tanmay Prusty
  • RUNNER UP:
    Quizcraft – Aditya Nath and Siddhartha Kurapati

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q1) Famous rapper behind Bad Boy Entertainment, Blue Flame, and Justin’s restaurants. Who?

A) Puff Daddy (Sean Combs)

Q2) Started his career as a professional lawyer and in 1951 joined All India Radio as a journalist. He edited a famous weekly thereafter. Who?

A) Khushwant Singh

Q3) C. Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics at Cornell and is currently on Leave. He is a proponent of development economics and is the Chief economist at a place right now. Who?

A)Kaushik Basu

Q4) Identify this steel giant of Indonesia from the logo.

Krakatoa

A) Krakatau Steel

Q5) Reusable products that was originally developed and marketed by Dow Chemical Company in 1960s, it centered on a character named “Fingerman”, an index finger with a simple-drawn face, originally promoting its “Gripper Zipper” proving how it closes. What?

A) Ziploc

Q6) Dubbed as the fifth mode of transportation that would be a  “cross between a Concorde and a railgun and an air hockey table.” What?

A) Hyperloop

Q7) Financial company whose logo is a stylized representation of the primitive water pipes laid by the Manhattan Company, which were made by nailing together wooden planks. Which?

A) Chase Manhattan Bank

Q8) Pharma company founder of Aurobindo Pharma. What his is name?

PV Reddy

A) Dr. P.V.Reddy

Q9) In IT industry, described as a retail good that has a high selling price? Also used in the context of real estate. What?

A) Big ticket item

Q10) Phrase used by Alan Greenspan as a warning to denote that the market might be overvalued. Also used by Yale Professor Robert Shiller as a title of his book. What phrase?

A) Irrational exuberance

Q11) Identify this 3 word phrase used in a whisky bottle labelling to overcome Prohibition era restrictions?

For Medical Use

A) For medicinal use

Q12) Up until 1930s, the word cosmetics was used to refer to these beauty products. Then, upon Max Factor’s suggestion, it started to be referred to, by this term, which was considered to convey people of dubious reputation, not something to be referred to in polite society. What?

A) Make-up

Q13) Identify. (Narottam Seksaria/M.A. Chidambaram)

Narrottam

A) Narottam Seksaria

Q14) Lakshmi Mittal was dubbed to be “The ____________ from Calcutta” up until the 1990s, in reference to a famous steel giant. Who?

A) Andrew Carnegie

Q15) Word used to connote essential goods which can be shared amongst people as connotated by  Karl Marx. What word?

A) Communism

Q16) Identify the logo of this  auto-components company.

pri

A) Pricol

Q17) Name coined by Alfred Goldman, creative director at Benton and Bowles for a brand known to have a wingfold design and popular for toddlers. Which?

A) Pampers

Q18) Company founded by Marcel Bleustein and had Salvador Dali associated with this company. Which?

A) Publicis

Q19) Identify this tea company from the logo.

Goodricke

A) Goodricke

Q20) Identify the company associated with this co-founder Liu Li Rong. It is one of the 5 biggest mobile companies in the world.

Gionee

A) Gionee

Questions contributed by Mr. Subhodeep Jash. Subhodeep is a lawyer, working in the field of public policy and research.