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BIZ BUZZER @ Ecostasy'12 | Quiz Info

BIZ BUZZER @ Ecostasy’12

 

Being knowledgeable and cognizant is futile, if one cant apply, reason or think rationally. Cudgel your brains for “Biz Buzzer- The Business Quiz”
as part of the annual festival Ecostasy 2012 which will be held on the 11th – 13th of January at the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi University.

In this event, participants will be tested on their knowledge in the business field through a quiz. You will be hit by a storm of questions from all possible avenues of business ranging from management to operations. So, awareness in the business field will be of prime importance!

Quizmaster: Harneet Singh from QuizWorks

 

SRCC - Ecostasy

Business Quiz

Date: 11th January.

Time: 11 a.m.

 

Rules:

This event includes two phases :

• Preliminary round – Written round consisting of direct questions.

• Final round – 5 rounds testing your quizzing skills.

Rules & Regulations :

  • Each team must comprise of 2 members.
  • The event is open to students from all streams of study.
  • Multiple entries are allowed from each institute.
  • All prelims will be written.
  • Participants must carry valid ID Cards.
  • The decision of the quizmaster will be final and binding

Registration can be done through e-mail or by calling the event coordinator.

The respective details are given below:

E-mail: ecostasy.srcc@gmail.com

For queries, contact:
Pareen Sachdeva – +91 8802303547
Pallavi Kumar – +919818649191

 

Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/events/254925814570441/

 

Venue: Shri Ram College Of Commerce

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Marg, New Delhi, India 110007.

MINDSWEEP 2012 | Quiz Info

MINDSWEEP 2012

It is with pleasure that we announce the inaugural edition of KQA’s International Solo Championship, titled MindSweep.

We have confirmations from the United Kingdom and the United States, and a few more countries will probably participate.

Mindsweep will be held during the weekend comprising Saturday, 7 January and Sunday 8 January 2012.

The quiz will require participants to answer 200 questions–in two sessions of 60 minutes each with a 30 minute break between sessions for corrections. Please register in advance using the form on this page.

The quiz is split into 10 sections of 20 questions each and is set by Dibyendu Das, Kiran Vijayakumar and Arul Mani.

  1. The Arts: Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Design, Architecture, Installation Art, Dance, Theatre
  2. Science and Tech: Concepts in the Sciences, History and Philosophy of Science, History of Technology, The Environment, Astronomy, Medicine, Inter-disciplinary work, Popular Science Writing
  3. Literature: Poetry, Literary Fiction, Non-Fiction, Drama, Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels, Critics, Literary History, Translation
  4. Social Sciences: History, Anthropology, Cultural Studies/Social History, History of Ideas, Economics,The Philosophers
  5. Business: Brands, Fashion, Business History, Advertising
  6. Sports and Leisure: Sporting History, Games, Television, Gaming, Sports-Writing, Sports-Coverage, Hobbies–Collecting, Gardening, Fan-communities, The Internet
  7. Cinema: Hollywood, National Cinemas, World Cinema, Film Genres, Film-Technology, Film-language, Cinema & Society. Film-writing
  8. Music: Instruments, Performers, Genre Music, World Music, Tech Innovations, Music-magazines, Music industry, Music-journalism
  9. Food & Drink: From all over the world.
  10. Connections

“Cere-Brate: The Open Business Quiz” | Quiz Information

“Cere-Brate: The Open Business Quiz”

Host: FMS, Delhi
Date:  17 – Dec-2011 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
Rules:
Open to All – Corporate, UG & PG
Teams of 2 – from the same institution
For any queries:
Call Siddhant: 098117-05857 , Varun 099996-45080

Delhi Advertising Club organized one Advertising, Marketing & Media Quiz | Quiz review

Delhi Advertising Club – Advertising, Marketing & Media Quiz | Quiz Review

Company Brief
New Delhi, December 12, 2011

Delhi Advertising Club organized one Advertising, Marketing & Media Quiz on 9th December 2011 Evening in New Delhi.

Mr. B. Sridhar-Group Director, Media Services Innocean Worldwide was the Quiz Master. 15 team participated. These are- MPG, Innocean Worldwide 2 team, Hard News Media, JCDecaux, Goldmine, Inter Publicity, Mindshare 2 team, Indian Oil, Crayons, NTPC, Zenith Optimedia, Lokmat Media & Lintas.

Winning team was “Hard News Media”, Second was Innocean Worldwide & Third position was achieved by IndianOil.

1st Prize was given by Immediate Past President Mr. Narinder Sharma. Mr. B. Sridhar-Quiz Master was given one Souvenir with a vote of thanks by President –DAC-Mr. R.C.Tanwar.

For further information, please contact:

Delhi Advertising Club
R.C.Tanwar
Mobile: +919811054189
Email: tanwarrc@gmail.com

Source:http://www.afaqs.com/news/company_briefs/?id=52356_Delhi+Advertising+Club+organized+one+Advertising+Marketing++Media+Quiz

Quiz Reviews

MEGA-WHATS 2011

MEGA-WHATS 2011

The third edition of Mega-Whats, KQA’s National Open Quizzing Championship will be held on December 11, 2011.

The quiz will be held across thirteen cities simultaneously. Apart from Bangalore, we have confirmations from Chennai, Guwahati, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Mumbai, Mysore, New Delhi, Pune, Thrissur, and Thiruvananthapuram.

Venues in each city are listed here: http://kqaquizzes.org/2011/11/29/mega-whats-2011-venues/

UPDATE: Online registrations are now closed. You can register on-the-spot at the venue.

View the list of registered teams.

The details:

Date: Sunday, 11 December 2011

General quiz, open to all.

Teams of FOUR members (or less).

Prior registration is essential.

To register, please use the form on this page.

Please provide the names of the four people who comprise your team; also indicate whether you are taking part in the school, college or open categories

Registrations will close on Tuesday 6th December 2011. City co-ordinators will allow entries after the cut-off date at their discretion.

Please note that the quizzing community in your city may charge an entry fee to meet venue and equipment hire expenses.

The school category is open only to teams comprising students from Std. VIII-X

School teams ( Std. VIII-X) are allowed free entry. A school may field ONE team.

Please report by 1430hrs at the venue in your city. Since we need to ensure a coordinated start nationwide, the quiz will start at 1500hrs sharp. The doors will be closed five minutes before we begin.

Contesting teams will answer in writing a quiz of six sections and about sixty questions, inclusive of audios, videos and visuals.

Answers and scores will be announced immediately after the event–prizes will be given out for Best School Team, Best College Team, and Best Open Team.

The prizes aren’t small–they are insignificant.

We will rank the top 100 teams across the country–this list will go up by the 25th of December.

The rankings will be announced after adjudication. The decision of the quiz-masters will be final and binding on all participants.

The city-winners will face off in June 2012 as part of the KQA 29th Anniversary.

For more details, please call Arul Mani at 097312-14519.

GE History: General Electric History & Trivia | Brand History

GE History: General Electric History & Trivia | Brand History

GE History: General Electric is an American MNC that operates through four main segments viz. Technology, Energy, Finance, and Home & Business solutions.

 

GE Logo

 

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NYSE GE
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GE History – Founder: 
The company was formed by the merger of Thomas Edison’s Edison General Electric Company and Charles Coffin’s Thomson-Houston Company in 1892.

 

 

GE History - GE Founder - Thomas Alva Edison

GE History - GE Founder - Charles Coffin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GE History of Tagline:

1930s to 1950s: “Live Better Electrically
1950’s to 1979: “Progress is our most important product.
1979 to 2003: “We bring good things to life.
2004 to Present: “Imagination at Work.
The present logo has been designed by Wolff Ofinsin in 2004 by replacing the black background in the original logo with blue.

GE History - General Electric Logo Evolution

GE History & Trivia is a Brand History and Trivia page just like DellAdobeZippo and AOL.

GE History:

I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.   Edison, Thomas A.

By the late1890’s Thomas Edison’s General Electric Company and Charles Coffin’s Thomas-Houston Company had both secured patents over several key technologies. As both businesses expanded, it had become increasingly difficult for either company to produce complete electrical installations relying solely on their own patents and technologies. In 1892, the two companies combined to form the General Electric Company.

GE history - The Remington Rand Univac

GE Trivia:

-          It was one of the original 12 companies listed in the Dow Jones index and 115 years later, remains the only one.

-          It is currently listed as the 6th largest US-based company in Fortune 500.

-          GE was the first U.S. company to ever use an electrical computer in 1954. The Remington Rand Univac weighed 30 tons and had over 5,000 vacuum tubes.

-          GE was one of the earliest companies to get into computing. It followed IBM (referred to as ‘Snow White’) and was one of the 7 companies (‘Seven Dwarves’) that followed it in the 1960s.

-          The GE building located at 30, Rockefeller Plaza is the headquarters of NBC studios. It’s nickname serves as the title of the popular sitcom 30 Rock.

-          The headquarters of GE at Schenectady, New York receives numerous letters from children before Christmas as they believe that it is only obvious that Santa Claus has the ZIP code 12345.

-          The company suffered losses of $800 million in insurance after the 9/11 attacks.

-          GE was embroiled in controversy after the 2011 Tsunami catastrophe when it was found that 6 reactors in the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant  in Japan were designed by it.

-          In 1911, the National Electric Lamp Association (NELA) was dissolved and absorbed into General Electric.

-          Nela Park is the headquarters of GE Lighting, and is located in East Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Today, GE Lighting is a part of GE Consumer & Industrial, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Nela Park still serves as the operating headquarters of the lighting division.

-           The GE logo was introduced on lamps and electrical appliances in 1907. Two years later “Mazda” was adopted as the trademark for certain lamps produced by GE after Mazda, the Persian God of Light.

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GE History - Mazda Lamp Newspaper Advertisement

GE History & Trivia is a Brand History and Trivia page just like DellAdobeZippo and AOL.

Ad: Award winning Honda 'Cog' ad

Finally, a proper presentation of auto parts in all their beauty! It’s not too often that auto parts look sexy, but this 2-minute Honda ad highlighting the famous Rube Goldberg’s hilarious concepts does the job. The Rube Goldberg machine is legendary as Goldberg’s inventions go.
If you’ve never seen “Cog,” it’s a 2-minute commercial following the progress of a real Rube Goldberg contraption. It was created in April of 2003. The short video took more than 600 takes before every little step of the machine worked perfectly. True Rube Goldberg followers would never edit a video to fake a perfectly functioning machine. What are you waiting for?

Finally, a proper presentation of auto parts in all their beauty! It’s not too often that auto parts look sexy, but this 2-minute Honda ad highlighting the famous Rube Goldberg’s hilarious concepts does the job. The Rube Goldberg machine is legendary as Goldberg’s inventions go.If you’ve never seen “Cog,” it’s a 2-minute commercial following the progress of a real Rube Goldberg contraption. It was created in April of 2003. The short video took more than 600 takes before every little step of the machine worked perfectly. True Rube Goldberg followers would never edit a video to fake a perfectly functioning machine. What are you waiting for?

Baojung – New passenger car brand from G.M

General Motors announced on Monday that its joint venture with two Chinese automakers would introduce a new passenger-car brand called Baojun- The word means “treasured horse.”
G.M. owns 34 percent of S.A.I.C.-General Motors-Wuling (or S.G.M.W.), which already produces a line of small commercial vehicles.
Baojun, which translates as “treasured horse,” will be positioned as a producer of reliable low-cost cars that are smart and dependable, said Shen Yang, general manager of S.G.M.W.
According to a G.M. spokesman, Tom Wilkinson, the first Baojun vehicle will likely be a midsize sedan. With basic but sound engineering, it will be aimed at buyers outside China’s major metropolitan areas.
Mr. Wilkinson said that while the mechanical systems of the vehicle would be comparable to those of older cars, its safety and emissions equipment would be modern.
Baojun adds yet another brand to G.M.’s China lineup, which includes Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac.
Source: NYT

Herbalife renews brand endorsement deal with Saina

Herbalife India, a nutrition company, on Friday announced the renewal of its brand endorsement partnership with India’s badminton sensation Saina Nehwal by one year.

Saina, who climbed to a career best second spot in the latest world rankings after winning three international titles — India Open Grand Prix, Singapore Open Super Series and Indonesia Open Super Series — has been associated with Herbalife since 2009, a press release said.

“We at Herbalife are proud to renew our long standing partnership with Saina Nehwal. With Herbalife’s extensive growth plans for India, we are happy to have the support of Saina, who has been creating ripples across the world, as we embark on our journey together,” Ajay Khanna, Country Head, Herbalife India said in the release.

Commenting on the deal, Saina said, “From the time I first started using Herbalife products, I have always believed in their vision of helping change people’s lives that has certainly made a difference to many, across the globe.”

Source: Economic Times

Rupee gets its new symbol

The Indian rupee will soon have a unique symbol, a blend of the Devanagri ‘Ra’ and Roman ‘R’, joining elite currencies like the US dollar, euro, British pound and Japanese yen in having a distinct identity.

The new symbol, designed by Bombay IIT post-graduate D Udaya Kumar, was approved by the cabinet today, reflecting that the Indian currency, backed by an over-trillion dollar economy, was finally making its presence felt on the international scene.

“It’s a big statement on the Indian currency… The symbol would lend a distinctive character and identity to the currency and further highlight the strength and global face of the Indian economy,” Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni told reporters after the cabinet meeting.

Though the symbol will not be printed or embossed on currency notes or coins, it would be included in the ‘Unicode Standard’ and major scripts of the world to ensure that it is easily displayed and printed in the electronic and print media.

Among currencies with distinctive identities, only the pound sterling has its symbol printed on the notes.

Unicode is an international standard that allows text data to be interchanged globally without conflict. After incorporation in the global and Indian codes, the symbol would be used by all individuals and entities within and outside the country.

The symbol will be adopted in a span of six months in the country, and within 18 to 24 months globally, Soni said, adding that it will feature on computer keyboards and softwares for worldwide use.

Soni said that the symbol, which reflects the Indian ethos and culture, would help distinguish the currency from the rupee or rupiah of other countries like Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Besides this, state governments would be asked to proactively promote the use of the new symbol, she added.

Kumar’s entry was chosen from 3,000 designs competing for the currency symbol. He will get an award of Rs 2.5 lakh.

“It is a perfect blend of Indian and Roman letters — capital ‘R’ and Devanagri ‘Ra’ which represents rupaiah, to appeal to international and Indian audiences… My design is based on the tricolour, with two lines at the top and white space in between,” a visibly-happy Kumar said.

The jury, which had sent the five short-listed entries for the cabinet’s approval, was headed by a Reserve Bank Deputy Governor.

Source: Economic Times

Aon to buy Hewitt in $4.9 Billion Deal

The company, which will sponsor Manchester United from this season, will pay $50 per Hewitt share – a 41pc premiumon the group’s closing price of $35.40 in New York on Friday.

Mr Fradin said: “We are extremely excited to join forces with another global brand to form the leading human capital services enterprise. Aon and Hewitt share a relentless commitment to our clients and to the associates who serve them.”

The deal is expected to generate $355m in annual cost savings by 2013, through reducing back-office operations and overlapping management duties.

The acquisition is the latest in a wave of consolidations in the advisory and consultancy sector after similar deals between Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt and JLT and HSBC Actuaries and Consultants. It is also the second large deal Aon has completed in recent years following the acquisition of reinsurance broker Benfield for £935m in 2008.

Greg Case, Aon chief executive, said: “As we continue to grow our business, this merger will give us a broader portfolio of innovative products and services focused on what we believe are two of the most important topics in the global economy today – risk and people.”

Source: Reuters

Dhoni strikes record Rs 200 cr deal

With the trademark speed at which he runs singles,reaches fifties and,well,even got married,MS Dhoni has presented himself a wedding gift worth nearly Rs 200 crore in an endorsement and talent management deal that took him past Sachin Tendulkar in the corporate contract sweepstakes.

The India cricket captain,also the countrys most expensive sportsman,has snapped up a three-year deal with sports and talent management firms Rhiti Sports Management and Mindscapes One,said two people familiar with the development.The companies,through a joint venture,will manage Dhonis long list of endorsements and brand associations,corporate profile,patents and digital rights,images,visibility on social networking sites and merchandise,they said.
Tendulkar held the corporate contract crown earlier,thanks to a Rs 180-crore deal with sports management firm Iconix for three years in 2006.

Rhiti Sports is headed by Arun Pandey,a confidante and business associate of Dhoni,while Mindscapes One is owned by Pratik Sen who has been managing the cricketers endorsements for more than a year.
Sangeet Shirodkar,a familiar face in the sports management space,has been appointed as marketing president of the JV,the sources said.Dhoni apart,Rhiti Sports manages cricketers RP Singh and Harbhajan Singh.

Source: Times of India

Pragyaan @ Avenues 2009

Pragyaan

Find questions from previous Avinash Mudaliar Quizzes here

KwizInc

Quiz: KwizInc

Part of: Kritva ’09

Host: IMI, Delhi

Quizmaster: Gautam Bose

Date: 30 October 2009  ( 1500 hrs)

Venue: Auditorium, IMI Delhi

More Details: http://www.imikritva.com/

For more details contact:
Shouvik Sen-09310673388

Enigma ’09

Quiz: Enigma ’09

Host: JBIMS, Mumbai

Type: Online

BizQuiz 1: 20th October 2009

BizQuiz 2: 24th October 2009

Register at: www.dare2compete.com/quiz.php

Enigma '09

Quiz: Enigma ’09

Host: JBIMS, Mumbai

Type: Online

BizQuiz 1: 20th October 2009

BizQuiz 2: 24th October 2009

Register at: www.dare2compete.com/quiz.php

KwizKraft ’09

Quiz: KwizKraft ’09

Fest: Prayaag 2009

Host: Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies 

Official Site:  http://www.jbims.edu/Prayaag/Home.html
Following are the details:

Date – 25th October, 2009
Registration Time – 10.30 a.m.
2-member teams
Entry Fee:
Students – Free
Corporates – Rs 300/- per team (cross teams are allowed)
Prizes:
1st prize: Rs. 30,000/-
2nd prize: Rs. 20,000/-
3rd prize: Rs. 10,000/-
Venue:
Akashwani Bhavan Auditorium,
Backbay Reclamation,
HT Parekh Marg,
Next to JBIMS,
Mumbai- 400020
(Five minutes walk from Churchgate station)
Research: QuizMonks
Quizmaster: Dhananjay S.
Contact:
Nalin Sethi – 09769429905

Find Questions from previous Kwizkraft edition below

Kwizkraft 2008

Kwizkraft 2007

KwizKraft '09

Quiz: KwizKraft ’09

Fest: Prayaag 2009

Host: Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies 

Official Site:  http://www.jbims.edu/Prayaag/Home.html
Following are the details:

Date – 25th October, 2009
Registration Time – 10.30 a.m.
2-member teams
Entry Fee:
Students – Free
Corporates – Rs 300/- per team (cross teams are allowed)
Prizes:
1st prize: Rs. 30,000/-
2nd prize: Rs. 20,000/-
3rd prize: Rs. 10,000/-
Venue:
Akashwani Bhavan Auditorium,
Backbay Reclamation,
HT Parekh Marg,
Next to JBIMS,
Mumbai- 400020
(Five minutes walk from Churchgate station)
Research: QuizMonks
Quizmaster: Dhananjay S.
Contact:
Nalin Sethi – 09769429905

Find Questions from previous Kwizkraft edition below

Kwizkraft 2008

Kwizkraft 2007

Carma 2009

Festival: CARMA 2009 (Career Management 2009)
Event: Quizzeria – The Biz Quiz
Organiser: The Management Society – Thadomal Shahani Engineering College
Date: 18th September, 2009 (Friday)
Time: 4:00 pm onwards
Team Composition: 2 Members Per Team (Both Members should be from the same institution)
Registration Fee: Rs. 40/- per team (On the spot registrations are allowed)
Eligibility: All undergraduate and postgraduate students in India
 
Format: Written elimination plus four rounds in the Finals
Prizes: Certificates, cash prize and gift vouchers for the top two teams
 
Venue:
Seminar Hall, Old Building,
Thadomal Shahani Engineering College,
Near R.D. National College,
P.G. Kher Marg, TPS III,
Bandra (W), Mumbai – 400 050.
 
For details, visit
www.cama.ms-tsec.org.in
 
For Registration, Contact:
Salil Pawar (TSEC Quiz Club) – +91-9892118027

Qriosity 2009

Date: 12th and 13th September

Venue: Triguna Sen Memorial Hall, Jadavpur University

Quizzes: Qriosity 2009 will have three quizzes.

Official Website: http://qriosity.webs.com/

Event Schedule

Quiz Date Time Quiz Master

Biz Quiz

12thSeptember

10.30am onwards

Mr. Shounak Chakrabarti

Be A Sport

13thSeptember

10.30am onwards

Mr. Ranadurjay Talukdar

JU Open

13thSeptember

3.00pm onwards

Mr. Joy Bhattacharjya

NB.: Registrations for the quizzes can be done online OR on the spot.

On Spot registrations will start at 10.00am for the first two quizzes and2.30 pm for the Open Quiz i.e half an hour before the scheduled start of the quiz. Online registration is preferred and therefore encouraged.

Rules & Regulations for the Sports Quiz & Biz Quiz:

1. All teams should consist of a maximum of 3 members only.

2. Teams are only allowed from schools & colleges.

3. Forming of cross-teams is permitted in the sense that you can team up with a college student only if you are a college student yourself.

4. 8 teams make it to the stage from written prelims.

5. 1 stage spot in both quizzes is reserved for the highest scoring school team if no school team makes it in the top 8 from the prelims.

6. Students are requested to bring their ID cards along for verification.

7. In case of any dispute the decision of the organizing committee will be final.

8. There is no registration fee.

Rules & Regulations for The JU Open:

1. All teams should consist of a maximum of 3 members only.

2. Everyone is free to participate.

3. 8 teams make it to the stage from written prelims.

4. 2 stage spots are reserved for the highest scoring school team & a college team if none make it in the top 8 from the prelims.

5. Students are requested to bring their ID cards along for verification.

6. In case of any dispute the decision of the organizing committee will be final.

7. There is no registration fee.

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