Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Goa – Regional Round Questions
- WINNER: Adicent Designs- Ashish Nalavade and Shoib Sayad
- RUNNER UP: Loansingh.com- Siddharth Misra and Prasad Shetty
Regional Round Questions:
Q.1. Leslie Irivin, the inventor of the rip cord parachute and the first person to make a free-fall parachute jump, also designed and began manufacturing something else in the early 1930s which later became standard kit for RAF airmen before and during the Second World War. What?
Ans. Sheepskin Flying Jacket
Ans. Andrew Paulson, who in 2012 created AGON which was accorded by FIDE the long-term, exclusive rights to develop, organize and commercialize the World Chess Championship cycle.
Q.4. This leather goods major founded in Paris in 1948 by Jean Cassegrain and still owned and run by the Cassegrain family, is coming to India.
Q.5. This company was approached back in 1937 about creating a specially designed bar just for U.S. Army emergency rations. The U.S. government had just four requests about their new bars: they had to weigh 4 ounces, be high in energy, withstand high temperatures and “taste a little better than a boiled potato.” The final product was called the “D ration bar”. What are we talking about?
Q.6. Up untill the beginning of the 1980s in Japan, these were referred to as Baka-chon. It is said to have stemmed from the advertising tag that stated that even baka (idiots) can use them. However, once the misconception that the word “chon”, was meant in derogatory way towards Koreans (in Japanese, Baka=idiot, ch be a racial slur of Koreans) spread, it became taboo to use the nickname. What are we talking about?
Q.7. Tata Motors has signed an accord with Bharat Forge Ltd (BFL) and US corporation General Dynamics Land Systems ( GDLS) to bid for the Indian Army’s FICV programme. What does CV stand for in FICV?
Ans. Combat Vehicle
Ans. ATT (AT&T) – Amazon, Tata, Zomato
Q.9. Lateral Thinking:
Ans. U.S. Navy SEALs
Q.11. During World War II, the Jefferson Nickel series underwent a significant change. What?
Ans. Since nickel was identified as a strategic metal for the war effort, the composition of the five cent piece was changed to a composition of silver, manganese, and copper.
Ans. HP (Heinz, Pirates of Silicon Valley)
Q.13. Microsoft had concerns over this logo which looked similar to their own. Which company got this logo trademarked?
Q.14. Lateral Thinking:
Ans. La Opala
Ans. Ashok Chawla, new Chairman of NSE
Q.16. Originally created for Usenet, and now applicable for the whole of the internet, it states thus: “As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.” Name the law.
Ans. Godwin’s Law
Q.17. Name the co-Author (blanked out)
Ans. Peter Diamandis
Q.18. This Tata company maintains the group headquarters and provides services like security, central air-conditioning, building management systems, and electrical solutions to save electricity, thereby reducing the carbon footprint.It monitors all modernisation, alterations and civil / electrical work carried out at Bombay House and ensures compliance to local laws and safety measures .
Ans. Associated Building Company (ABC)
Ans. AMD (Sears, Macmillan, Rupert Murdoch)
Q.20. Which bank recently became the first to launch Aadhaar based- card-less ATMs?
Ans. DCB Bank
Q.21. Which fun hub started by Rajat Tuli and Rahul Anand, alumni of MICA has this on the introduction website page, ‘It was anti established in 2003 with no vision and no business plan. Actually at some point we did make a business plan but according to that we should have retired 5 years ago’?
Ans. Happily Unmarried
Questions contributed by Ralph da Silva. Ralph a Product Manager at HandyTrain – a mobile platform for corporate training – based out of Goa.