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Mood Indigo 2011 | India Quiz – Questions

Mood Indigo 2011 | India Quiz – Questions

Mood Indigo India Quiz by J Ramanand

J Ramanand, who hosted the quiz at Mood Indigo, has shared with us questions from his Quiz for those of you who haven’t seen it earlier, at the BC session, or at the BQC Ender Bender.

Cut off: 18 with 6*s

The IITM Open Quiz | Quiz Info

The IITM Open Quiz

The earth is no longer young, and Sachin no longer has the highest ODI score.
The times are-a changing, but few things remain. Of them, none can be more exciting than the IIT Madras Open Quiz.

That’s right, the IIT Madras Open Quiz is back!!!

The uncharted forests of Adyar once again await your arrival, eagerly anticipating some high voltage quizzing action. Having witnessed a footfall of over 1500 quizzers last year, the IIT Madras Open Quiz promises to be bigger, and better this year!!

The IITM Open Quiz is renowned for witnessing participation from the best in the business, including representation from almost every major quizzing circle in South India. The quiz is known for its challenging questions and saw the inception of the Long Visual Connect (LVC), a staple component of any quiz today. The standard of the quiz is a testament to the long-standing quizzing culture on campus. For years, The Open Quiz, hosted in the pristine campus of IIT Madras, has enthralled school-goers, college students, professionals and families alike.

So ladies and gentlemen, the stage is set. If you think you know a thing or two about quizzing, find your way to said forest on the 8th of January 2012. May the Force be with you.

Mark your calendars, the kelvi-veri begins. . .

Date : 8 Jan, 2012
Time:  1:30 PM
Venue : Students Activities’ Center, IIT-Madras.

''THE FUNDAMENTALIST'' | Quiz Info

Being knowledgeable and cognizant is futile, if one cant apply, reason or think rationally

Cudgel your brains for the most grueling and challenging business quiz in India.

”THE FUNDAMENTALIST”

The quiz master is renowned Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramanium. 24 teams ( campus + corporate ) will qualify for the semi final rounds, out of which the competition will be filtered down to the best 12 teams (campus + corporate ) battling it out in the final round.

The final round will take place at the NIMHANS Convention Center in Bangalore.

 

Event details :

Campus

Rewards :

1st Place : Rs. 50,000.

2nd Place : Rs. 25,000.

 

Qualifying Rounds :

In – Station Colleges

The qualifying rounds for in station colleges will take place on 14th Jan 2012, where the top 7 colleges will then qualify for the semi-finals which will take place on 2nd Feb 2012.

Out – Station Colleges

The qualifying rounds & semi finals will take place directly on 2nd Feb 2012.

 

Semi – finals:

The top 12 teams from the qualifying rounds move on to the semi finals, where the top 6 teams qualify for the finals

 

Corporate

 

Rewards :

1st Place : Rs. 75,000.

2nd Place : Rs. 35,000.

 

Qualifying Rounds :

In – Station Corporate Teams

The qualifying rounds for In – station corporate teams will take place on 14th Jan 2012, where the top 7 teams will then qualify for the semi-finals which will take place on 2nd Feb 2012.

Out – Station Corporate Teams

The qualifying rounds & semi finals will take place directly on 2nd Feb 2012.

 

Semi – final :

The top 12 teams from the qualifying rounds move on to the semi finals, where the top 6 teams qualify for the finals

 

 

Registrations :

To register please send in your details and the form attached to  ” precipice2012@cms.ac.in ”

Registration Form : Download

 

Rules & Regulations :

  • The registration fee for all teams is Rs 200
  • 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.
  • Registrations will happen at the venue.
  • All prelims will be written.
  • The amount for train tickets will be refunded for the teams that qualify for the final round in Bangalore*, subject to submission of the tickets.
  • Participants must carry valid ID Cards.
  • The decision of the quizmaster will be final and binding.
  • Each contestant is expected to maintain discipline and decorum at the event.
 * Conditions Apply.

Endeavor Presents MEGAMIND ’11 – A General Quiz. | Quiz Info

Megamind 2011

Endeavor Presents MEGAMIND ’11 – A General Quiz.

When: 23rd December ‘2011. 1:30 to 3:30 PMWho: Teams of 2 (Open to College Students Only, NO Entry Fees.)

Where: St. Xavier’s, Ahmadabad.

Obligatory Question: A British Naturalist’s wife gives her name to
State Bird of an East Indian State. However the Naturalist’s is
remembered in Indian politics. Who & Why?

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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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.

GE History - Mazda Lamp Newspaper Advertisement

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

Sonam Kapoor – the face of India International Jewellery Week

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) launched the 2nd edition of India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) in Mumbai today. Sonam Kapoor, Bollywood style Diva and Fashion icon was announced as the brand ambassador of this Asia’s first Jewellery Week aimed at establishing India as the Global Design Destination in Jewellery

Nicole Faria to endorse Frédérique Constant

Frédérique Constant, the independent family owned watch manufacturer based in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, has signed Miss Earth Nicole Faria as global Brand Ambassador.

Frédérique Constant hereby also seals its association with conservation and environmental projects in India as Nicole Faria is actively involved with earth-related initiatives.

Jimmy Shergill – The Verito Man

According to the latest ad from Mahindra, Jimmy Shergill stars as ‘The Verito Man’.

Mahindra has roped in Jimmy Shergill ‘in his new look’ to endorse their latest sedan – Mahindra Verito.

The ad though is quite a disappointment with a dialogue similar to ‘Kaante’ and a tagline similar to Raymonds but the worst part is the fact that the ad does Not reveal much about the Car!

Do have a look at the ad here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKHwFFGlUnM

And the official site for the Mahindra Verito: http://www.mahindraverito.com/

 

Brand Content Writers – Apply Now!!

 

Update: Dear All, Thank you for the amazing response. We had over 100 applicants in the first 12 hours of posting this but it is very unfortunate that we are providing opportunities to only 10 people right now. But we will open the requirements again in the coming months and we will be more than glad to partner with you again! We sincerely thank you for your time and response!

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Dhoni is brand ambassador for Save Tiger project

 

Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been made the brand ambassador of Jharkhand’s ‘Save Tiger’ project.

On the occasion of World Environment Day, Jharkhand government also released a poster highlighting the importance of forest and environment in human life along with a photograph of Dhoni.
According to the principal secretary of forest and environment department A K Sarkar, a logo to display Dhoni as the brand ambassador will soon be released.

Mandira Bedi : Brand Ambassador of Cryo-Save

Cryo-Save, a global leader in stem cell banking industry, today announced Mandira Bedi as their official brand-ambassador. In her role as Cryo-Save’s Brand Ambassador, Mandira Bedi will be involved in various strategic communication initiatives as part of an extensive 360 degree brand campaign.

Cryo-Save India, a 100% subsidiary of Cryo Save Group N.V which is Europe’s largest adult stem cell storage bank, is headquartered in Bangalore with a state-of-the art fully automated adult stem-cell storage facility.

Sonakshi Sinha to endorse D'Damas

 

” Dabangg” actress Sonakshi Sinha has been announced as the new face of the D’Damas diamond jewellery brand. She has taken over from Preity Zinta.
The 23-year-old is also associated with brands like Dyna Soap, Colgate toothpaste and Provogue’s women wear line where she is seen endorsing the products.

More details here

 

Sudarshan Pattnaik – Brand Ambassador of NALCO

Internationally acclaimed sand artist Shri Sudarsan Pattnaik was recently appointed as Brand Ambassador of NALCO.

JustDial ropes in Big B as brand ambassador

JustDial, India’s No.1 local search engine announced the signing of Amitabh Bachchan as their official brand ambassador for the next three years.

In his role as JustDial’s Brand Ambassador, Mr. Bachchan will be involved in various strategic communication initiatives as part of an extensive 360 degree brand campaign to be launched shortly. JustDial has built its brand around passion, simplicity and performance; values which are perfectly in sync with the image of Mr. Bachchan.

Shaan appointed brand ambassador for anti-tobacco campaign

 

 

Shaan

Shaan

He has entertained us for a long time with his melodious voice and now singer Shaan is doing his bit for the society too. Shaan has been roped in as the brand ambassador for an anti-tobacco campaign launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The playback singer also unveiled a special track called ‘Life Se Panga Mat Le Yaarwhich aims to inspire the youth to quit smoking. The song has been written by Rekha Nigam.

At an event held at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Shaan said that he really felt closely attached to the cause of eradicating smoking habits and consumption of tobacco. He also expressed grief on losing his father to the evil that has engulfed the present society, and causes almost 1.6 million global deaths every year.

UK Appoints Karan Johar As Tourism Ambassador

Karan Johar

Karan Johar

 

 

Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar has been appointed brand ambassador of UK Tourism. Karan Johar will be face of 100 million campaign by UK Tourism to attract tourists from around the world.

Karan Johar will be part of VisitBritain’s global campaign “Britain You are Invited” that will aim to attract tourists in UK for the London Olympics. UK Tourism started the campaign by hiring Karan Johar to woo Indian tourists.

More on this story here

Shriya Saran signed up as brand ambassador of McVitie's

Shriya Saran has now joined the likes of Bipasha Basu, by signing up as the brand ambassador of the McVitie’s.

Last year, she joined the likes of Shilpa Shetty, Katrina Kaif, and Sushmita Sen by becoming the brand ambassador of Pantene.

Dia Mirza endorses The Body Shop

Dia Mirza’s recently become the first Indian brand ambassador of The Body Shop. The company launched its fairness products and ventured in the fairness market, and had the actress mark her presence at the launch.

At the occasion, as the discussion was about the right makeup and skin care of women, the actress said, “I wish all women take care of their skin, especially in this weather.

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