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''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.

MindSpark 2011 | Quiz Info

MindSpark is the annual Technical Festival of the College of Engineering, Pune.

This year MindSpark will play host to 4 quizzes from27th- 29th December 2011. Specifics Below.
 For any additional clarifications. visit http://www.mind-spark.org/chaanaksha.php.

1. Chakravyuh- the Open General Quiz

Wednesday , 28th December 2011

Timing: 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Venue: The Auditorium, College of Engineering, Pune Weblink: http://www.mind-spark.org/chakravyuh.php   
Chakravyuh has been one of Pune’s best known open quizzes for many years now. A general quiz that is literally based on anything and everything under the sun, the participants of this quiz can range from college students to software professionals. Chakravyuh has gone on to produce quizzers who would later perform exceptionally well at national level quizzes. Previous years have elicited fantastic participation and the prize money remains as sweet as ever.
Status: Open Quiz (Anyone can Participate)
Team size: 2
Registration fees: Rs. 30/- per team. Register on the Spot.

2. Torquest- The Scince and Technology quiz

Tuesday, 27th December, 2011

We wouldn’t really be an institute of excellence in technical education unless our students were sound in their technical knowledge and fundas. Pit your love for technology against ours. Brush up your theory and find out how much you could actually apply it when you go out into the mad, mad world. Science and technology are inseparable, and this is a quiz where the passion for both would find a home.
Status: Open Quiz (anyone can Participate)
Team size: 2
Registration fees: Rs. 30/- per team. Register on the Spot.

3. Qonnoisseur- The MELA Quiz

Thursday, 29th December, 2011

Weblink: http://www.mind-spark.org/qonnoisseur.php

There’s not really much to introduce to this classic format. We’re looking for people who read a lot of classics, watch a lot of movies and critique works of art in your spare time, then you’re the kind of person who just might have a shot at winning this quiz. Prove yourself to be the ultimate savant in all things related to media and culture.
Status: Open Quiz (Anyone can Participate)
Team size: 2
Registration fees: Rs. 30/- per team. Register on the Spot.

4. 10^-9- The Nanotechnology Quiz Tuesday, 27th December, 2011

Wednesday, 28th December, 2011
From nanotubes to colloids to powder technology. You need to know it all to crack this one. Dodge a volley of questions and advance in your quest to conquer the material world for this is the Nanotechnology quiz. The winner takes it all.
Status: College Quiz (I Cards required)
Team size: 2
Registration fees: Rs. 30/- per team. Register on the Spot.
Total Prize Money to be won : Rs 80, 000/- Goodies for participants and Loads of Audience Prizes (Movie Tickets, Magazines, Anti Virus Packs, Developer Keys, T Shirts etc.)
For more details contact:
Himanshu Panandikar +91 90497 25707 (chakravyuh@mind-spark.org)
Mihir Khatwani +91 97647 707747 (torquest@mind-spark.org)
Neelima Jha +91 90283 59871(qonnoisseur@mind-spark.org)
Nilesh Adhav +91 96658 45872(nano@mind-spark.org)

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?

“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

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.

Sofia Vergara is New Brand Ambassador of CoverGirl

Sofia Vergara is the new brand ambassador of CoverGirl.

 

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

 

 

The stunning 38-year-old actress shared the big news via Twitter and Facebook uploading some behind-the-scenes photos from her first shooting. The “Modern Family” star becomes part of an amazing group of beautiful women who represent the brand successfully such as Taylor Swift, Drew Barrymore, Halle Berry, Ellen DeGeneres, Queen Latifah, and Dania Ramirez.

 

 

Kareena Kapoor appointed brand ambassador of LaVie

Kareena Kapoor has just been signed on as the brand ambassador for LaVie, the fashionable range of trendy and stylish handbags for women. The super star also shot for the fun and stylish multi-media campaign for Lavie bags and will be seen endorsing this name in many different looks.

For more on the story, follow this

They are also to launch a special series of Handbags called Bebo. For more , follow this

Sushmita Sen to endorse Kalyan Jewellers

Thrissur-based Kalyan Jewellers has roped in former Miss Universe and actor Sushmita Sen as its brand ambassador for their new bridal jewellery collection ‘Sangalp’.

Kalyan Jewellers has a top star lineup of brand ambassadors : Mammootty for Kerala, Prabhu in Tamil Nadu , Shivrajkumar for Karnataka and Nagarjuna for Andhra Pradesh


Jeh Wadia made Bombay Dyeing MD

 

In a reshuffle of the top management at Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Co, the textile and real estate company has appointed Jehangir N (Jeh) Wadia, younger son of promoter Nusli Wadia, as managing director with effect from 1 April.

In a related development, Ness N Wadia, elder son of Nusli Wadia, widely expected to inheritthe mantle from Nusli Wadia, will step down as the joint managing director of Bombay Dyeing with effect from the closing of business hours on 31 March. Ness Wadia was appointed to this position in August 2001.

More details on Domain-B

+1 Button from Google

Nearly a year after Facebook’s Like Button, Google has announced its own rival , the +1 Button. It was launched yesterday (Mar 30 2011) as part of Google’s search engine allowing you to +1 (pronounced Plus One) and will soon be arriving at websites near us.

Want to know how it works? Watch this cool +1 video from Google


eBay acquires GSI Commerce

Online auction and shopping website eBay Inc today said it has agreed to acquire e-commerce company GSI Commerce Inc in a cash-and-debt deal worth about 1.9 billion.

The acquisition will involve cash payment of $1.9 billion and a loan of $467 million to GSI founder Rubin’s new company. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of 2011.

The deal will strengthen eBay’s Marketplace business.

 

Egyptian parents name their kids Facebook

While American parents worry about their kids being on Facebook, Egyptian parents are naming their kids “Facebook,” to commemorate the events surrounding the #Jan25 revolution.

According to Al-Ahram (“ The New York Times of Egypt”) a man in his twenties named has christened his first born daughter Facebook in tribute to the role the social media service played in organizing the protests in Tahrir Square and beyond.

For more on this story, click here

Sheila promotes Emami’s Boro Plus

After Munni, Kolkata-based FMCG Emami, is now promoting its latest winter care using Sheila. The company has signed a promotion deal with the makers of Tees Maar Khan, a Bollywood flick directed by Farah Khan. The film’s song ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ is a major hit and Emami will play this song.

Wikipedia : Happy 10th Birthday

On January 15, 2011, Wikipedia turns 10.

To mark the occasion, supporters, volunteers and donors on six continents will host more than 100 different events.

Find more info about the events here

Riteish Deshmukh is the new brand ambassador for Videocon

Riteish Deshmukh has now taken a leap into the world of brand endorsements. The actor will now be seen as the brand ambassador of Videocon Mobiles. Talking about the association, the actor tweeted, “Yes its the first brand i am endorsing. Debut n ‘pet mein gud-gud’ at the same time.”

You can find the ad below:

Etihad Airways signs Katrina Kaif as brand ambassador

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced the signing of internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning actress from India, Katrina Kaif, as the airline’s new brand ambassador.

Kareena Kapoor- Brand Ambassador for Mahindra Scooters

Mahindra has appointed Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor as the brand ambassador for the Mahindra PowerScooters lineup. The actress will feature in a number of promotions across print, electronic and online media.

This follows Mahindra signing up Aamir Khan for its 2 Wheelers segment.

Kareena Kapoor was first seen riding the 125 cc Mahindra Flyte scooter in the blockbuster film 3 Idiots.

Where's my Bone: A magazine for dog lovers

For pet owners who are obsessed with their canine friends, dog lovers Jimmy Jain and Apeksha Harihar decided to launch a magazine focussing on dogs. Titled ‘Where’s My Bone’, the lifestyle offering will cater to pet owners from middle income and high net worth group.

Sumantha Rathore provides the details