Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Western Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Western Zonal Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Endeavor Careers –
    Kushan Patel and Meghashyam Shirodkar
  • RUNNER UP:
    Tata Industries –
    Nikhil Sonde and Sidharth Srinivasan

 

Western Zonal Round Questions:

ROUND 1 – THOUGHT LEADERS:

1)

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A. Leela Kempinski Hotels

2) What is made by fermenting vinegar with hot peppers in a French oak barrel, which has 3 inches of salt on the top and is aged for three years until all the salt is defused through the barrel?

A. Tabasco Sauce

3) Identify.

3

A. Grimm Brothers

4)  Connect.

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A. Porsche

5) If you visit well known Kumarakom Lake in Kerala, you can eat excellent sea food or sail on the wonderful backwaters, but you can also visit a nearby small town which provided the setting for something that received a half million pound advertising?

A. Aymanam Village in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things

6) In 1955 when this company hired Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Marianne Moore to suggest a name for their new offering, she created a dazzling list that included “The Intelligent Whale”, “The Mongoose Civique”, “The Pastelogram” and “The Utopian Turtletop”. However it was named after the son of the founder. What/Who?

A. Edsel Ford

ROUND 2 – GAME CHANGER:

1) Question on the prototype of spacesuits.

2) This is powder extracted by crushing a seed; it is now India’s largest agricultural export. The primary reason for this surge in exports is its role in the extraction of shale oil gas, by what is known as the hydraulic fracturing or fracking process?

A. Botox

3) Which word did Madhur Jaffrey once write “To me the word _____ is as degrading to India’s real cuisine the term ‘chop suey’ was China’s?

A. Curry

4) The logo symbolizes a bird in flight. The bird strokes convey free flight. The choices of colours are red and yellow. Red has been chosen for traditional association with organisation?

A. India Post

5) The _____ Room refers to an outbound call center selling questionable investments by telephone. It typically refers to a small place where salesmen work using unfair, dishonest sales tactics?

A. Boiler

6) The city has a population of about 3 million and is home to 5,000 millionaires. Interestingly, 74% of its population uses mobile money. “The M-Pesa” scheme, which offers cash transfers by text messages, has brought a large number of its citizens into the digital economy?

A. Nairobi

7) She began her career as a sales and marketing intern at a telephone directory business founded by AT&T International. She later became the director of procurement and operations. In 1994 she became the general manager of Rainbow media, a subsidiary of International Broadcasting Corporation (which later became True Visions)?

A. Yingluck Shinawatra

8) What brand name comes from this painting?

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A. Southern Comfort

 

ROUND 3 – X-FACTOR:

1) What technique in the automobile industry was actually introduced in USA by Ransom Eli Olds, founder of Oldsmobile?

A. Assembly Line

2) The phrase was coined in America and the earliest example is from the Atlanta Constitution, November 1901 when the phrase was first used to mean “encompassing all aspects”?

A. Para Mutual / Across the Boat

3) This person refused to be on the cover of TIME which led to a company getting featured on the cover?

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A. Coca Cola – When Robert Woodruff refused

4) In the United States, Karl Hess, author and activist used this to make it harder for the IRS to seize his wages and as a form of tax resistance. Example includes the Owenite socialists, the Cincinnati time store and more recently Ithaca hours. What term?

A. Barter

5) Connect:

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A. Salvatore Ferragamo

6) These two excellent books “Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track” and “What Do You Care What Other People Think?” are written by a person who has often been called the most original mind of his generation. Name him?

A. Richard Feynman

 

 

Questions contributed by Viraj Morabia.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Southern Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Southern Zonal Round Questions

Results:

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

 

South Zonal Questions:

1. Ronald Reagan described it as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man. Others described it as the universal tax of all. What?
A. Inflation
2. Identify the brand of chewing gum, which shares its name with a municipality in the United States?
Hollywood
A. Hollywood
3. In 1954, which pioneer of the “party plan” concept of marketing became the first woman to appear on the cover of Business Week?
A. Brownie Wise, Tupperware
4. Connect:
Piyush Pandey
A. Piyush Pandey
 
5. Q&A was the company’s first flagship product, in large part because the name lent itself to use in a short easily merchandised logo. Brett Walter designed the user interface of the Q&A. Q&A was released in November 1985. Which company?
A. Symantec
6. The title “Kentucky colonel” was first formalized in 1813, but was in informal use before that to refer to people with honored reputations, often related to military service in the American Revolution. It was often associated with landowners respected in their communities. What title, of which is most known to us is the one bestowed on someone who ran a Shell Gas Station in the 1930s?
A. Kentucky Colonel
7. What links the following organizations – Textile major Cheil, SEMCO and International Olympic Committee member Lee Kun Hee?
A. Samsung
8. Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic had launched a multi-media marketing campaign in India called “Feel like a Star” which allows Indian travelers to claim up to 10% discount on the airline for travel till July 2014. What is the unique criteria to avail that discount?
A. Having celebrity names.
8. Connect, if dolphin and porpice were rejected, what was selected?
Penguin
A. Penguin Books
9.If the first model of this luxury brand was the Rouge et Noir in 1909, what was the second which also gave the company its present name?
A. Mont Blanc
10. Identify the South American gas company?
Belgrano
A. Belgrano
11. Connect:
One dollar salary
A. One dollar, One rupee salary.
12. Who are nettokafenanmin in Japan?
A. Net cafe addicts
13. The logo concept was created by Teiyuu Goto in Tokyo. He incorporated many meanings into the logo and acronym: the pronunciation is similar to “bio”, which is symbolic of life and the product’s future evolution; it’s also near “violet”, which is why most early versions of the product were purple or included purple components. The sound some models make when starting up is derived from the melody created when pressing a telephone keypad to spell the letters of the product. Name the product?
A. Sony Vaio
14. It refers to money paid privately or anonymously to amateur athletes, often to circumvent laws or league regulations prohibiting athlete compensation. It can be paid as an incentive to win or as a reward for a good performance, but especially in more recent times can involve a company rewarding players for using their apparel or products. What?
A. Boot Money
15. It is a very interesting story about a man called Alan Rego, who works as a factory manager who learns a very powerful concept in the world of business, that many companies adopt today. His colleagues include Bill Peach and Stacey, it was also made into a movie. Which movie and name the author?
A. Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Theory of constraints.
16. A and B were childhood friends from New York. While B finished college, he found himself unable to make his way into medical school. A dropped out of college. In 1977 A and B completed a correspondence course in Pennsylvania State University to start their venture. A has ansomia and so relied on “mouth feel”. This led to the company’s trademark chunks being mixed in with their product. On May 5, 1978, with a $12,000 investment the two business partners opened an ice cream parlor in a renovated gas station in downtown Burlington, Vermont.
A. Ben and Jerry.
17. Connect:
Prasoon Joshi
A. Prasoon Joshi
18. Identify?
mahbub-ul-haq
A. Mahbub ul-Haq, his work culminated in the Human Development Index (HDI)
19. Scott Adams, in the 1996 book suggested that “the least smart people are promoted simple because they’re the ones you don’t want doing actual work”. On what concept of management was the principle based on?
A. Peter Principle
20. Identify?
Fanhansa
A. Fanhansa
21. Connect:
Pic 6
A. McCann Eriksson
22. Connect:
A. Restaurants at the Taj Mahal Hotel
22. HBS professors Rakesh Khurana and Nitin Nohria are working with the World Economic Forum and the Aspen Institute to create an official one that shall be used globally. What?
A. An oath for all MBA graduates.
 

 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Northern Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Northern Zonal Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Reckitt Benckiser – Soubhagya Jena and Tanmay Prusty

  • RUNNER UP:
    Genpact – Rohan Khanna and Leo Thomas

 

Zonal Final Questions:

Round 1:

Q1) One high profile usage of this loan known as PIK. Was in controversial takeover of Manchester United by Malcolm Glazer in 2005. Whats a PIK loan?

A) Payment-in-Kind.

Q2) What is this called?

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A) VOGA (cross between Yoga and Voguing )

Q3) A computer virus that has been worming its way around the cyber world for about two years now has just been detected and a fix provided. This bug, discovered by researchers from Google and Finnish company Codenomican, enables hackers to extract data from a computer’s memory. What?

A) Heartbleed

Q4) Connect:

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A) Ghibli

Q5) Studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Brasenose College, Oxford, gaining a first-class honours degree. Director of Corp Affairs for 7 years at Carlton Communications. Employed for 3 months as a ship jumper at Jardine Matheson. Resigned from corporate career in 2001 to fight for Parliament. Who?

A) David Cameron

Q6) Founded in 1828 as multinational risk advisor, insurance brokerage and reinsurance group. In 1898, merged with Faber Bros and later in 1928, merged with Duminy and Wylce. The company in 2009 got the naming rights to famous property in the US. Which?

A) Willis Towers

Round 2:

Q1) Genius Bar is the tech support system of this company. All in-store repairs of the company’s products are carried out by “Geniuses”, with the head known as “Lead Genius”, who handles customer service. They also have the GYOG program for Grow Your Own Geniuses. Which company?

A) Apple

Q2) Francis Wheatley’s painting, ‘Flower Sellers’ was used as their trademark. Their global identity was replaced that of yellow primroses. Brand is known for deodorants, perfumes. Signature scent was made in 1873. Which brand?

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A) Yardley (Lavender scent)

Q3) Opening lines: ‘It is cold at six-forty in the morning on a March day in Paris, and seems even colder when a man is about to be executed by firing squad”. Great story which sold in millions. Which book?

A) Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

Q4) Company founded by Marcel Bloch. Named after pseudonym for General Darius Bloch & French term for assault. Which?

A) Dassault

Q5) Connect Ogilvy’s “Confessions of an Advertising Man” to the image.

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A) Magic Lantern

Q6) Connect:

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Ans) Magnus Carlsen

Q7) Question on William Webb Ellis.

Q8) Connect:

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Clip from Shyam Benegal’s Yatra is top left.

A) Railways (Indian)

Q9) Perkins, Lavender and Mountbatten are types of these and came about much before the advent of PC. It has 7 keys less than a typewriter. The paper comes in heavy and lightweight grades, both of which are heavier than ordinary ink print paper. What?

A) Braille Writers

Q10) Carlo Crocco started this watch company as a Swiss enterprise. It is the 1st wrist watch with natural rubber strap. Which?

A) Hublot  

Round 3:

Q1) Significant production did not begin until 1859 when oil was struck in Pennsylvania. John Cassell, publisher, coffee merchant, and social campaigner, was soon importing the new and wonderful stuff to London. New and wonderful stuff demands a new and wonderful word so Cassell devised one, inspired presumably by his own name: cazeline. What?

A) Gasoline

Q2) What is happening?

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A) Intel branding in Barca shirts inside with “Intel Inside”

Q3) Named after Italian merchant traveller, the Tatas make these in Dharwad, Karnataka. What ?

A)Marco Polo buses

Q4) Who manufactures these?

5

A) Hot Wheels

Q5) Serving minister’s husband imported newsprint license in 1960s for the paper “Patriot”. She is the grandniece of a freedom fighter. Who?

A) Najma Heptullah

Q6) Identify the logo:

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A) ALIMCO (Artificial Limb Manufacturing Company)

Q7) Began in late 1960s with 3 guys led by Samson Daniel as National org. They have 19 project offices with an office in Delhi at KG Marg. Which NGO?

A) Helpage India

Q8) Connect:

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A) Saul Bass

Q9) Assumed position of IIM-A Director in 2013 and is an alumnus of its PGP while being a gold medallist. He taught at Harvard. Who?

A) Ashish Nanda

 

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

 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Northern Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Northern Zonal Round

Teams:

  • Lucknow :Travelkhana.com : Shivdas and Siddharth
  • Gurgaon : Genpact Rohan Khanna and Leo Thomas
  • Indore : RS Power : Apoorv and Ms.Ashwini
  • Jaipur : Maurya Learning : Avinash Maurya and Aditya Sharma
  • Chandigarh : Infosys : Manu Chugh and Jaspreet Singh Kapoor
  • Delhi : Oracle : Yaggy and Mitesh

Teams making it to the National Finals:

Winners:

  • Gurgaon : Genpact Rohan Khanna and Leo Thomas

Runners-up:

  • Delhi : Oracle : Yaggy and Mitesh

Round 1:

1)     In 1960s, described by the management at Brylcreem as the “Beatles Effect”,which led to the drop in sales for brylcreem, as other bands started to come into the picture as well. Why the drop in sales?

Earlier, they kept wet hair and later they went on to sport an unkempt look not requiring Brylcreem.

2)     During the East India Company era, official letters did not require stamps. They were marked as OCS. What is OCS?

On Company Service

3)     Established in 1909, when a gentleman from Bombay worked in a lab of an Englishman. The man was handed over the lab as the Englishman left India. The shop was started in Abdul Rahman street. Initially he sold hair oils and imported perfumes. Known as snow brand. What?

Afghan Snow

4)     Founded in 1984 to provide knowledge driven financial services. As the Indian economy was being redefined by market changes, the “formidable four of Dalal Street” started shaping this enterprise. Company named after Sanskrit for ‘about a soul. What’?

Enam Securities

5)     In 1934, General Squier, a retired Army Corps experimented with something. What?

Elevator Music (MUZAK-Music & Kodak)

6)     Apart from public holidays, this entity has only been closed on 2 other occasions. One was on 8 Aug, 1855 during Ulysees grant’s funeral and the other time was on 29 October 2012- Hurricane sandy. Which entity?

NYSE

Round 2:

1) NBC TV show on rivalry of which 2 business houses?

1

Jardine Matheson & Swire Group

2) Connect:

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Setting up of RBI

3) She’s a famous software engineer who earlier worked at Real Time Communication Group and  Oracle. She did her bachelors from Carnegie Mellon. She started her own company Cove which was acquired later by Dropbox. She was the 1st female engineer hired by Facebook. Who?

2

Ruchi Sanghvi

4) Who launched this scent which smells of vegetable, cheese & tomato sauce?

3

Pizza Hut 

5) This is a famous award from Ministry of Textiles. What?

4

Sant Kabir Award

 6)     What list of 50 did they create?

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CNX 50 NIFTY Index

Round 3: 

1)     This person is credited with the funding of the 1st archaeological excavation at Pataliputra –for finds from 1913 to 1917. Who?

Sir Ratan Tata

2)     Which global medal of philanthropy was awarded to Tata in 2007, becoming the exclusive Indian organization to receive one. This award is named after a famous philanthropist. Which award?

Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

3)     Fatima Zakaria, widow of Rafiq Zakaria and mother of Fareed Zakaria, was an editor of Mumbai Times. She is now editor of a Camelia Punjabi publication. What publication?

Taj Coffee Table Book

4)     If in 2007, the JV involving a Indonesian franchise & a Future group enterprise failed, how has it be reshaped into now, what is a successful partnership?

Starbucks

Round 4:

1)

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Designer Raymond Loewy

2)

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Webby Awards 

3)

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Four Seasons Hotel 

4) Question on Carlton & United Beverages

Round 5:

1)     Om Books has the translation rights in India from Casterman Publishers  to publish what here?

Tintin

2)     The first signature product was a radio which worked with alternating current. Whose first product?

Bang & Olufsen

3) The foundation of the company’s origins lies with A.S. Bhatena who collaborated with Wanson From Belgium to Wanson India. Which company?

Thermax

 

– Questions contributed by Subhodeep Jash.

 

 

 

 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – West Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – West Zonal Round

Teams:

  • Ahmedabad : Triton Communications : Mahesh Manjawala and Mayur Rana
  • Pune : IBM India : Rohit Jain and Arnold D’ Souza
  • Nagpur Infocepts Tech : Shivam Sharma and Aniket Daoo
  • Navi Mumbai : iGate Global : Ganesh Kumar and Balamanikanta
  • Goa : Savoir Faire : Rajiv D Silva and Harshavardhan Bhatkuly
  • Mumbai : Viacom 18 : Siddharth and Pradeep Prabhu

Teams making it to the National Finals:

Winners:

  • Pune : IBM India : Rohit Jain and Arnold D’ Souza

Runners-up:

  • Goa : Savoir Faire : Rajiv D Silva and Harshavardhan Bhatkuly

Round 1:

Q.1 Quote by Whom “….That’s why we hire good looking people in the store, we aren’t interested in selling to people who aren’t as hot as them”?

Ans: CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch

Q.2 Not for profit learning institute in Silicon Valley; Motto is Educate, Inspire and Empower Leaders. Name the institute.

Ans: Singularity University

Q.3 Three brothers came together to start this company which is based in Tavernes Blanques, Valencia. It is famous for its figurines. Which company?

Ans: Lladró

Q.4 First mentioned in print in 1847, Knickerbocker New York City magazine, Quips and Quillets which seem an actual conundrum. Covered in 1890’s Potters American Monthly. What?

Ans: Why  did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Q.5 Originated as power sources and three types were designed. One was used for punishment in 1818 by Sir William Cubit. What?

Ans: Treadmill

Q.6 Source of what colour is the Federal Standard 595 which was set-up in 1956. It is an important paint colour for military and engineering works.

Ans: Orange in the Golden gate bridge

Round 2:

Q.1 This is Tsukiji , it means reclaimed land. It is the worlds largest _________

tsukiji_fish_market11

– Fish Market.

Q.2 Identify?

OBIE

OBIE 2013 Awards – Outdoor Broadcasting Awards

Q.3 Jewish Clothes; This word is used to describe the gown shown in the picture for a garment worn by Shylock in Merchant of Venice.

Gabardine

–  Gaberdine

Q.3 This is Haw-Par Gardens in Singapore, name the company behind it?

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Tiger Balm

Q.5 The company was founded in 1964 in Lyon, France and is one of the giants in outdoor advertising. Which company?

JCDecaux

Q.6 Name the alias

Skunk works

– Lockheed Martin

Round 3:

Q.1 Tata Business Support Service is a Call Centre Service. (Buzzer pressed)

Indias first helpline in Ayurveda.

Q.2 The government of Maharashtra proposed that NCPA should be built near a landmark. Which landmark? (Buzzer pressed)

Ajanta Caves.

Q.3 What in Tata’s is Truro, Project England and Project Colour? (Buzzer pressed)

Bidding names or code-names while bidding for Corus.

Q.4 Thirty seven kilometers southwest of Surat. (Buzzer pressed)

– Navsari

Round 4:

Q.1

Alfaa Romeo

Alfa Romeo

Q.2

Hardy

The Royal Society of Art; Royal Guards at Windsor; Shamrock Organization; answer being Charles Handy

Q.3

Hardy

Book ‘The Forgotten Hero’; Bleeding Madras pattern; Captain Subash Chandra Bose; AK Gopalan; Badmash Company; answer being Captain Nair.

Round 5:

Q.1 The index reported by the New York magazine observed the correlation between recession and this profession. (Buzzer pressed)

Waitress Index

Q.2 How Not to Make Money is a book. (Buzzer pressed)

Book written by Raj Kundra

Q.3 English Company launched in India by the Foresight Group headed by Ravi Kumar Mehrotra; It is the first Single Brand Retail in India (FDI).

– Pavers England

 

 

Questions contributed by Mr. Francis Rodrigues.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – South Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – South Zonal Round

Teams:

  • Bangalore : Ujjivan Financial Services : Alagarsamy and Mayank Mathur
  • Coimbatore : Chennai Silks : Yogesh Pai and Arul Saravanan
  • Kochi : Malayala Manorama : Arun Thomas and Nithin Suresh
  • Hyderabad : Infosys : Sridhar Reddy and Surendra Reddy
  • Trivandrum : Allianz : Dileesh Kumar and Balaji Vishwanathan
  • Chennai : Infosys : Vivek and Senthil Kumar

Teams making it to the National Finals:

Winners:

  • Coimbatore : Chennai Silks : Yogesh Pai and Arul Saravanan

Runners-up:

  • Hyderabad : Infosys : Sridhar Reddy and Surendra Reddy

Round 1:

Q.1 During the Victorian England who were referred to as the “Robins”?

Post Men.

Q.2 What British tradition  began in the mid 1700s as an afternoon meal for the working man, taken standing up or sitting on tall stools?

High Tea

Q.3 Which company was founded when two separate companies came together and one company was founded as Hong Kong ____________ Dock?

Hutchinson Whampoa

Q.4 For what specific purpose was the art decor of the Empire State Building originally designed?

Docking the air zeppelin ships.

Q.5 The study by Devavrat Shah and his colleague led to an index very relevant in the world we live in. What?

A study on the viral-ability of the content on social media.

Q.6 The tropical roots of what go back to at least 1947 in , when the Government Textile Industry, Hawaii,  the Honolulu  allowed workers to wear the Aloha shirt in a part of the year?

Friday/Casual Dressing.

Round 2:

Q.1 Which work of fiction inspired the below cover page of Economist?

Economist

Alice in Wonderland

Q.2 Identify the company?

1

Desh Bhandu Gupta, Lupin Pharma

Q.3 Why 2 – 10 – 4?

Dr. Pepper

An indication to the customer as to the time during which Dr. Pepper has to be consumed.

Q.4 [Image] Identify the character form Asterix?

Valueaddetax; a play on Value Added Tax

Q.5 Lord Nelson’s ship, gives its name to which company/group?

Vanguard

Vanguard Group

Q.6 Calatrava Cross has been adopted as the logo of which company?

Calatrava

Patek Phillipe

Round 3:

Q1. JRD Tata’s quote – “Cleanliness is the Hallmark of perfect standards and the best quality inspector is the ___________ “. Fill in the blanks.

Conscience

Q2. Connect – Mohua Kothi, Bandhavgarh. (Buzzer pressed)

Wildlife Resorts from the Taj.

Q3. What was founded at the Dinshaw House in 1918?

TMTC

Q4. It was an initial choice for something, but something else got chosen. Why was Sini Junction considered?

Original place where Tata Steel was supposed to be founded.

Round 4:

Q.1

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley

Q.2

Fortune 500

Three companies which have feature on all editions of Fortune 500.

Q.3 Question on Kellogg’s. Couldn’t get all the elements.

Q.4

Blade Runner

Blade Runner Curse; The story that has developed around the film “Bladerunner” is that over the years, the film was a curse to the companies whose logos were displayed prominently as product placements in some scenes as they suffered certain losses.

Round 5:

Q.1

Clue 1 – “Callista” is a little known machine from this source.

Clue 2 – The first one was set up at Brigade Road, Bangalore. Today in Prague and Vienna as well.

Cafe Coffee Day

Q.2

Clue 1 – Princess Ann competed in the 1975 Olympics games with the _______ horse for a specific reason.

Clue 2 – Popularly quoted as the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.

Goodwill

Q.3

Clue 1 – Fred Karno Company introduced this Brand to America.

Charlie Chaplin

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Eastern Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Eastern Zonal Round

Teams:

  • Bhubaneshwar : Reckitt Benckiser : Soubhagya Jena and Pramod
  • Guwahati : Pioneers and Partners : Syed Burhanur Rahman and Shah Syed Rahman
  • Vizag : Vizag Steel : J Rahul and AGK Murthy
  • Raipur : Bhilai Steel : Sanjay Shamkumar and Manoj Kumar Prasad
  • Ranchi : RSP Sail : SS Panda and Sampad Mishra
  • Kolkata : HSBC : Saurabh Deora and Anirvan Bhadra

Teams making it to the National Finals:

Winners:

  • Vizag : Vizag Steel : J Rahul and AGK Murthy

Runners-up:

  • Bhubaneshwar : Reckitt Benckiser : Soubhagya Jena and Pramod

 

Round 1:

Q.1 This Product was created by the Chinese in the 6th century for cleansing and hygienic purposes and is now used worldwide. It is a daily use product now. What?

Toilet paper or Tissue Paper

Q.2 In 1948, Candido created this to cure his son Kenneth, who had developed rheumatoid arthritis in 1943. What are we talking about?

Jacuzzi

Q.3 The word is derived from French for a bundle of notes tied together. It is also the name of a supplement from a business daily from India. What are we talking about?

Dossier

Q.4 It was started by Hamdi Ulukaay a Turkish immigrant to the United States when he bought a plant in the town of New Berlin, New York, that was being closed by Kraft Foods. The brand name is derived from the Persian, meaning “shepherd”?

Chobani Yoghurt

Q.5 On the eve of 110 years of Harley Davidson celebration, 2000 Harley bikers congregated and two white classic Harleys were gifted to a certain person who at one point of time was a Chemical technician. Who was gifted these two special Harleys?

Pope Francis

Q.6 The company should satisfy the following criterias: a) Three years with an annual net profit of over Rs. 2,500 crore b)Net worth of Rs. 10,000 crore c)Turnover of Rs. 25,000 crore. Criteria for what?

Maharatna status to a PSU

 

Round 2:

Q.1 This map was shown and said that President Jefferson made a deal for this land in 1803 and took a big step towards making USA a big country in terms of Land mass. What?

Lusiana

Purchase of Louisannia state from France by President Jefferson for $15 million dollars.

Q.2 In the world of finance, what do these colors represent?

Mutual Funds

Risk ratings for Mutual funds.

Q.3 Connect these to give a brand name?

Lady Diana

Christian Dior; Lady Diana with the Lady Dior bag dedicated to her.

Q.4 [Image] Old advertisement of a fridge brand; Picture of Shilpa Shetty. Which brand?

Electrolux, she endorses Electrolux water purifiers. 

Q.5 What are these?

Monopoly

Monopoly Board game characters.

Q.6 Who is a fellmonger or what trade does he deal in and why is the trade banned everywhere?

He deals in Animal skins.

 

Round 3:

Q1. Expand SCIP?

Second Career Internship Program. For women who want to come back to corporate life after having kids.

Q. 2 TIFRAC was the name given by J L Nehru. (Buzzer pressed)

TIFR Automatic company

Q.3 Lord Chelmsford was the man responsible for this. (Buzzer pressed)

He renamed the city of Sakshi to Jamshedpur.

Q.4 This word of greek origin refers to light. This is a Tata offering and is creating a lot of hype. What?

Photon

 

Round 4:

Q.1

Doordarshan

Doordarshan – Philips provided the technology; Devashis created the logo; Miguel Sabido was the man behind DD’s longest running show Hum Log.

Q.2

Amrutanjan

Amrutanjan – Dragon balm made by them; founder Nageswar Rao Pantulu also started Andhra Patrika; Bobby fisher used Amrutanjan balm and used to get them from Vishwanathan Anand.

Q.3

Campbell Soup

Campbell Soup

Q.4

Apple Connect

Apple Inc. – George Orwell; The girl who threw hammer in the 1984 advertisement; The binocular building was designed by Frank Gehry who has appeared in Think Different advertisement.

 

Round 4:

Q1. This company started when mines in the Andalusian Province of Huelva in Spain were handed over for mining. (Buzzer pressed)

Rio Tinto

Q.2  She was the first woman to win the Nobel in economics in 2009. (Buzzer pressed)

Elina Ostrom

Q.3 This economic indicator is named after a certain fellow from England who was considered a criminal?

Robin Hood

– Questions contributed by Soubhagya Jena. Congratulations to Soubhagya and his team mate! We wish him the best of luck for the National Finals.