Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – National Finals Questions
- WINNER : IAME – Prasad Shetty and Sunil Rao
- RUNNER UP: Saregama – Avinash Mudaliar and Siddhartha Banerjee
National Finals Questions:
ROUND 1 – SPRINT ACROSS
1) It was built by Lund & Blockley in 1888. It is 10.5 meters in height, operates with an apparatus of six pulleys and steel cables and a large cylindrical weight of 175 kg and has to be wound twice a week. For 3 decades, BK Jadhav has been the man in charge of this savior of many people, who rely on this. What is being described here?
A. Large Clock in CST
2) Where would you find this structure?
A. Steinway & Sons Factory
3) The RGB value for which trademarked colour associated with a jewellery company is 10,186,181?
4) These are the only 2 novels written by which famous person in the world of business?
A. Peter Drucker
6) This giant Elephant greeted people who entered a tourist attraction in US from 1885-1896. Which place?
A. Coney Island – It was called Elephantine Colossus
ROUND 2 – LEAP OVER
1) The cloth has been developed by Heriot Watt University’s School of Textiles and Design in Edinburgh and Galashiels. The ‘Smart Fabric’ has been developed for this brand with the scent called Aqua Alba, designed to replicate this particular aroma, known as the nose of the liquid. Which brand?
A. Johnnie Walker
2) What has been recognized with the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award (Honorary Mention) for Cultural Heritage Restoration 2014? Its conservation architect Vikas Dilawari took 10 years to restore to its past glory?
A. Esplanade House – House of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata
3) What is being depicted in this Argentinean Bank Note?
A. Falkland Islands
A. Lady Godiva
A. Dishes named after these persons
6) What connects these two pictures?
A. Charlie Hebdo – It was earlier called Hara-Kiri and Albert Uderzo cartoon in the back drop of Charlie Hebdo killings
7) Who bought out this nail polish?
A. Facebook – It is called Social Butterfly
8) Why did Taj Mahal Palace turn blue on Nov 14 – 16, 2013?
A. Taj Mahal Palace turning blue in honour of Sachin Tendulkar’s last test
A. Russi Modi
10) It was originally called a paridhana. Sculptured reliefs dating from the 2nd BC show it as a garment worn by both genders. Derivatives of this garment are the panung of Thailand, the comboy of Sri Lanka. How do we know this garment today, in India?
11) Bad weather in China, India and Pakistan is increasing the price of producing money in US. US bills, cost 9.6 cent each to produce in 2010, a 50% jump since 2008. In 2008, it only cost 6.4 cents a note, a tiny bit more than it did in 2007, according to the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The Government Accountability Office recommended replacing the dollar bill with $1 coin, which could save the US $5.5 Billion over 30 years. What is the reason?
A. Reduction of Cotton
12) At the Reserve Bank of India when employees sign a warrant, what are they doing?
A. Warrant for destroying a Bank Note
ROUND 3 – FROM THE CORNER OFFICE
1) What is common to Shunga in Japan, Jeju-do in Korea, and Jin Ping Mei in China?
A. Erotic Arts
2) What is common to the telecom brand Vodafone, the peanut butter candy called Resse’s pieces (marketed by Hershey’s), and Argos, the famous British catalogue retailer?
3) This drink is produced only in the Bolivian Andes Mountains. Like Darjeeling tea of India, it has been declared a trademarked ‘geographical indication’ by the Bolivian Government. It is distilled from white Muscat grapes, is a fiery spirit, and is wildly popular at weddings, religious holidays and national festivals. What drink are we referring to?
ROUND 4 – DASH TO THE END
1) What is the significance of this image dating back to 1415?
A. The earliest existing Valentine’s Day card circa 1415
A. Tata Steel
3) What connects these two people with the logo?
A. WTC Twin towers named after David and Nelson Rockefeller
4) The Government of India in 2000 while reconstituting the RBI board, retained Mr Ratan Tata, Prof CNR Rao and Amrita Patel and bought in Mr Narayana Murthy and one more person. This person in question was brought in for his enormous understanding of India. Who?
A. Dr. Abdul Kalam
1) In the history of India, JN Tata wanted a grant, he was refused, he wanted to build IISC. What did JN Tata do?
A. Adopted IISC has a legal heir
2) Inspired by developments in southern India, Karnataka is planning to launch canteen brand on the lines of Amma Canteens in Tamil Nadu?
A. Anna Canteens
3) Became 1st to sell 10000 cycles from his outlet from the scheme he announced?
A. Replacement for lost ones if produced FIR
4) In recent days, authors returning Sahitya academy prizes. Sir Rabindranath Tagore returned his knighthood protesting something?
A. Jallianwala Bagh
5) Recent book by Ed Ceaser on Marathon, it made a specific point?
A. Can Marathon be completed in less than 2 hours?