Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2017 – National Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2017 – National Finals Questions

National Finals Questions:

Q.1. Founded in 1945, Deccan Airways was a joint venture between  the Tatas and who?

Tata Airlines Nizam

Ans. Nizam

Q.2.  Julian Koenig is known for naming Earth Day and coming up with Timex’s tagline “It takes a licking and keeps on ticking”. In what way did he help a famous German brand counter certain products in US catering to growing families?

Ans. Volkswagen, Think Small Campaign

Q.3. Connect

Ans. Bata (The Northern Star is a brand by Bata)

Q.4. This is Luigi, the character from the movie Carz, modelled after a 1959 Fiat. Also shown in the picture is a license plate with a particular number. What is the significance of this license plate to the real world?

Ans. Latitude and Longitude of the Plant where the cars where manufactured in Italy

Q.5. This is the grave of  Yang Tai Chow. Tong Achu was a migrant to India. He set up a sugar mill on Government land in East India. What is the etymological reference?

Sugar

Ans. He was the first person to set up sugar mill in India. Hence, sugar in Hindi is called Chini

Q.6. Connect

Ans. MRF (Hasbro has a tie up, painting by the founder, Glen Mcgrath heads the Pace Foundation, Monsoon Rain Day Campaign features the Taj Mahal Palace)

Q.7. Connect.

Ans. United Airlines

Q.8. The first of its kind in Aisa, was established around 25 years back, is situated at the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital in Mumbai.

It was established by Armida Fernandez, a retired professor,with initial funding from the Taj Group of Hotels. What are these?

Ans. Human Milk Banks

Q.9. What is the significance of this currency in India? These are coins which were unearthed in India. Where did they come from?

Ram Rahim Dera Sacha Sauda Currency

Ans. Ram Rahim’s Dera Sacha Sauda

Q.10. Connect

Ans. Fuji Mountain

Q.11. Titarpur, near Delhi is one of India’s largest markets for a certain kind of ‘products’. They produce over 2,000 of these with prices ranging from R.750 to Rs. 10,000. What products, produced typically for the months of September/October/ November each year?

Ans. Effigies of Ravana

Q.12. This is used to test the purity of gold or silver. This gives rise to which word meaning a standard or a criterion by which geniuneness is measured?

Touchstone

Ans. Touchstone

Q.13. This was introduced by Monopoly in 2017 in India. Why?

Ans. Demonetization in India

Q.14. Connect

Ans. Khadi

Q.15. What is this?

Ans. Bottled water from Bhopal, as a tribute to Bhopal Gas Tragedy

Q.16. Connect

Logo

Ans. People who have featured on the logo

Q.17. This is a famous Indian, an MIT graduate. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee wanted him to be free from his assignment as a minister in West Bengal for which special purpose?

Asim Das Gupta

Ans. Dr. Asim Dasgupta, First head of GST Council

Q.18. Born in 1983, out of scripts that were sent by Sameer Salman from Trichy, Tamilnadu and contributed to work of an artist called Ram Waeerkar. This person has had roles to play with Tata Mutual Fund. Who?

Ans. Suppandi

Q.19. This brand was launche din 1968, based on a recommendation by a team from IIM. It was originally given the brand name “Kamaraj”, but since K Kamaraj was then the President of the Indian National Congress, this name was changed very quickly.

Today sales of this brand, stand at a handsome 800 million units per year. Name this brand.

Ans. Nirodh

Q.20. What is common among these three books- The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis, Misbehaving by Richard H Thater, Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman?

Ans. Behaviourial Economics

Q.21. In 1979, a unique petition was submitted to Prime Minister Morarji Desai and the Government of India, individually and collectively signed by over 65,000 workers.

This petition pointed out that any disruption in the present system of working would lead to considerable discontentment amongst workers, leading to loss of production for the country, which was not conducive to anyone.

What was this petition about?

Ans. Privatisation of Tata Steel plant

Q.22. This is the venture capital arm of?

CIA

Ans. CIA

Bonus Question:

Q.23. Why was the invasion by CIA near Cuba called Project Pork?

Ans. Bay of Pigs, Cuba

Q.24. This is a specific machine designed to construct what?

Toblerone

Ans. Toblerone

Q.25. Who is the first Indian to have won the prestigious NSS Von Braun Memorial Award?

Ans. APJ Abdul Kalam

Bonus Question:

Q.26. What is Huo Yi in China, from the world of APJ Abdul Kalam?

Ans. Wings of Fire 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – National Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – National Finals Questions

Results:

  • 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?

1

A. Steinway & Sons Factory

3) The RGB value for which trademarked colour associated with a jewellery company is 10,186,181?

A. Tiffany

4) These are the only 2 novels written by which famous person in the world of business?

Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 9.10.08 PM

A. Peter Drucker

5) Connect:

2

A. Jaguar

6) This giant Elephant greeted people who entered a tourist attraction in US from 1885-1896. Which place?

3

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?

4

A. Falkland Islands

4) Connect:

5

A. Lady Godiva

5) Connect:

6

A. Dishes named after these persons

6) What connects these two pictures?

Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 9.11.37 PM

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?

7

A. Facebook – It is called Social Butterfly

8) Why did Taj Mahal Palace turn blue on Nov 14 – 16, 2013?

8

A. Taj Mahal Palace turning blue in honour of Sachin Tendulkar’s last test

9) Connect:

9

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?

A. Dhoti

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?

A. ET

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?

A. Singani 

ROUND 4 – DASH TO THE END

1) What is the significance of this image dating back to 1415?

10

A. The earliest existing Valentine’s Day card circa 1415

2) Connect:

11

A. Tata Steel

3) What connects these two people with the logo?

Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 9.22.37 PM

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

AUDIENCE QUESTIONS:

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?

 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – National Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – National Finals Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    IAME Bangalore – Prasad Shetty and Mahantesh Nelavaigi
  • RUNNER UP:
    TCS Chennai – Jayakanthan and Debabrata Mallick

National Finals Questions:

Round 1:

1) (Silver ) 11:30-23:05 was the timing change that was introduced by Nandos. Why did Nandos increase their time by 5 minutes and specifically called it ‘Nandos Fergie Time’?

1

Answer: When Manchester United plays it is believed that they get extra time to score critical goals. This extra time is named after Alex Ferguson and the shops are open during Fergie Time.

2) (Gold) Originally known as The New Left Review Verso Books. It is a famous publishing house based in London and New York City. Founded in 1970.Why the name Verso?

2

Answer: Left side of the page is called Verso Page. Thus, they renamed themselves with their left inclinations as Verso.

3) (Bronze) The verb dates back to 1659 and even earlier as a noun- as far back as 1275. In 1659, Thomas Fuller, a Church of England clergyman, wrote: ‘I hope, sir that we not mutually ________ by this difference which hath happened betwixt us’. What word?

Answer: Unfriend

4) (Silver) Connect.

3

Answer: Cricket Club of India

5) (Silver) Name of this brand whose logo is shown here, derives from a place. The place has become generic to European countries. Several types of this brand are instantly recognisable. The variants are available across the world in Reine, Barisart, Marie-Henriette and so on. It has also become a common word in English. What word from a mineral water brand?

4

Answer: Spa

6) (Silver) This is the SAP Network for Retail Business. After considering over 12 possible names to brand it, they came out with one final name, which they believed was the best example for a network. What is the name of this model for small and medium enterprises?

 5

Answer: Ganges

7) (Bronze) In the Ranji Trophy South Zone League, 1965/66 when the Mysore vs Madras game was played in January 1966, Mysore won by 141 runs with Chandrashekar taking 10 wickets. The wicket keeper and opening batsman for Madras then is today a Chairman and former Managing Director of a well-known entity in India. Who?

Answer: N Ram of The Hindu Newspaper

8) (Gold) From the world of Finland, this is a box. What is its significance?

6 

Answer: When any child is born in Finland, the Finnish government sends this box which contains the necessary supplies for a child.

9) (Silver) During the 19th century this place was a betting parlour for horse racing. What as this room called where billiards tables were installed so patrons could kill time between races?

Answer: Pool Room

10) (Silver) He was a French finance minister who, in 1759, was forced by France’s credit crisis during the Seven Years’ War to impose severe economic demands upon the French people, particularly the wealthy. Because of his austere economies, his name became synonymous with anything cheap and so also with a form of art. What?

Answer: Silhouette

Round 2:

1) (Gold) This is India’s first patent. Recognise it.

7

Answer: Punkah Pulling Machine

2) (Bronze) Arranged from lightest to darkest, What are these?

8

Answer: Gradings of Tobacco

3) (Silver) Elf Cosmetics was founded by Joseph and Vincent. Why the name?

9

Answer: ELF stands for Eyes, Lips and Face, that is the categories of cosmetics they produce.

4) Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter has written a book titles, ‘Things a little bird told to me’. Why is there a blank page somewhere in the middle of the book?

Answer: Page 140 is a tribute to the 140 characters of Twitter.

5) (Gold) All of this in 1952, would lead to a life changing event, which went on to become a New York Times Best Seller. El Grafico`, a publishing house wrote about a phenomenal cycle expedition. What is it?

 10

Answer: Motorcycle Diaries of ‘Che Guevara’

6) (Bronze) This was one of the first artist and writer to have created the first ‘incorporated’ and all of his works come with ‘Inc.’ Who is it?

11

Answer: Edgar Rice Burroughs, author and illustrator of Tarzan

7) (Silver) In ancient times, this was sometimes called nostrum remedium (“our remedy” in Latin). Promotion of these was one of the first major products highlighted by the advertising industry, and many sales techniques were pioneered by their promoters. The phrase comes from the late 17th century marketing of medical elixirs ones which found flavour with royalty. Angostura Bitters, Bovril, Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, Moxie and Pepsi were all sold in this category. What phrase?

Answer: Patent Medicine

 

From The Corner Office-

1) (Silver) Privateer Holdings, a Seattle based private equity firm, have recently entered into a deal with the estate of the famous Jamaican Reggae Star Bob Marley. What is this deal for?

Answer: Launch of world’s first branded cannabis

2) (Silver) In his book ‘Tata Log’, Harish Bhatt has narrated a story of Titan’s jewellery business ‘Tanishq’. Before the leadership team finally decided to invest in Tanishq to generate foreign exchange, there was one other alternative business they were considering for this purpose. What was that? Why?

Answer: Granite Grate Stones, there was great demand especially in Japan

3) (Gold) What connects Economics Nobel Prize winner George Akerlof, Peet’s Coffee, Levi Strauss and Scott Adams?

Answer: Berkeley

Round 3:

1) (Silver) This was used by the Vatican, a couple of years ago. What is this?

12

Answer: This is Faraday Cage, used during the secret papal conclave to elect the next pope

2) (Silver) When Poet Ghalib met his beloved in the winter, he rubbed his hands and face with it. In Ain-e-Akbari, AbulFazal, has mentioned that Akbar used this product daily. What is it?

Answer: Attar/Ittar

3) (Silver) Identify the name of the vehicle at the bottom. It gets name from the two vehicles on the top. It was made in 1964 for Bill Harrah, owner of Harrah Hotel and Casino.

13

Answer: Jerrari- Jeep and Ferrari

4) (Gold) Connect.

14

Answer: Types of Diplomacy

5) A former junior international hockey player and Surrey league cricketer he joined Phillips Son and Neale in New Bond Street, London in 1978. Starting as a saleroom porter he worked his way through the ranks until he was appointed to the main board of directors by the age of 30 before moving to the USA to run the New York office. A 30 year love affair with furniture combined with a fascination for oriental carpets goes side by side with a passion for 20th century British art. Why has he been famous in India since 2008 in India?

Answer: Richard Madley

6) Its a famous photograph of a renowned journalist William Ellen White, drinking coke. The image was used extensively for something Coke decided to. What name came out of this iconic photography?

15

Answer: Introduction of New Coke, Project Kansas

7) (Gold) What’s common to?

Lauda Air naming one of their Boeing 777-2Z9’s that operate on the Vienna-Sydney-Melbourne route. The platypus being replaced in 2001 on the obverse side of the Australia’s common 20 cent coin, the first such change since the decimalization of Australian currency in 1996.

Answer: Don Bradman

8) (Silver) Identify this French ambassador to Portugal.

16

Answer: Jean Nicot. Nicotine is named after him.

9) (Gold) Connect.

17

Answer: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

10) (Gold) Connect:

18

Answer: Exclusive boutiques created for Taj Mahal Palace

 

Questions taken down by Vaishnavi Rao! 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Persistent Systems – Kartik Vyas and Ms. Gayatri Phadnis
  • RUNNER UP:
    Think Consultants – Parag Paranjpe and Ranjit D

Preliminary Round Questions:

1) Which financial services company was founded by Rashesh Shah and Venkat Ramaswamy? The name of which shares its name with a flower having scientific name as Leontopodium Alpinum considered as a national symbol of Austria and Switzerland.

A)  Edelweiss

2) Internet and mobile marketers use the acronym BRICI. If the first four letters constitute of the usual Jim O’Neil given BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) then what does the letter “I” represent?

A) Indonesia

3) This is a beverage brand owned by PepsiCo. The name is an abbreviation of South Beach, named after the upscale area
located in Miami Beach, Florida. Name the brand.

A) Sobe

4) This event is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL). An American holiday when a huge amount of food is consumed. (Some more clues)

A) Super Bowl

5) In 2006, an international daily ran a game called “In the pink” in which a player was put in the virtual role of Chief Executive and the goal was to have the highest profit when the game closes. Which daily?

A) Financial Times

6) Robert Fisk in the year 2009, came up with the story “The Demise of the _____” in a The Independent which led to a possibility of an Arab world ending. Complete the phrase.

A) Dollar

7) The Bank from Netherlands which is rooted in the ideas of F W Raiffeisen, the founder of the cooperative movement of credit unions who in 1864 created the first farmers’ bank in Germany. Name the bank?

A) Rabo Bank

8) Identify?

A) Datta Samant

Dutta_Samant

9) A question on Philip Kotler

10) Its symptoms include headache, drowsiness, concentration problems, dry mouth, dizziness, fatigue, gastrointestinal distress,
sweating, nausea, hyper-excitability and anxiety. (Some origin facts and meanings in other languages provided)

A) Hangover

11) Founded in Bangladesh by Radhyashyam Roy in 1932, along with KK Chatterjee. Identity this emerging insurance group in India.

A) Peerless Insurance

12) X originated in South Africa as the oil of X. Graham Wulff, an ex Unilever chemist from Durban started it in 1949. The name ‘Oil of X‘ was chosen by Wulff as a spin on the word Lanolin as a key ingredient in the item. Which beauty product?

A) Olay

13) The first of its kind was established at Shannon Airport in Ireland by Brendan O’Regan in 1947.

A) Duty Free Shops

14) Identify?

LOGO

A) Orient

15) Which is the first city in India to experiment with public transport buses running on ethanol?

A) Nagpur

16) A question on Hero Pens.

17) A question on London School of Economics.

18) How does the world better know Barbara Millicent Roberts?

A) Barbie

19) A question on Meru Cabs.

Wild Card Round

1) Producing interlocking bricks…(Buzzer pressed)

A) Lego

2) They had an advertisement saying ” Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black”.

A) Ford

3) Lined legal sized in North America, had a watermark in 18th century, looked like the head of a person.

A) Foolscap Paper

4) The term ” Blue Chip ” originated from which game?

A) Poker

5) Name the famous brand of JW Foster?

A) Reebok

6) Marcus Samuel’s sea shell collection…(buzzer pressed).

A) Shell corporation

7) Famous retail giant which have brand St. Michaels quality products.

A) Marks & Spencer

8) “Samoa Air” introduced air ticket fare for the customers with a new concept.

A) Charging people by their weight.

Tie Breaker

1) Who is the CEO of Fairfax financial corporation?

A) Prem Watsa

2) In the world of gaming, what does “RM” in RM Games stand for?

A) Real Money Games

Questions contributed by Vrushabh Gudade. Vrushabh is someone has a serious passion for quizzing and likes quizzing from his heart. He likes knowledge and all that he has gained so far is just due to quizzing. 

He also remarks the following ” The peaceful evening unfolded with an interesting and new format to the quiz which surely was able to make the participants scratch their heads. Thanks to our beloved, humorous and ever enthusiastic Pickbrain who had completed TCS IT WIZ regional rounds in the city a few hours ago and was still successful to keep the entire audience lively and every mind brimming with curiosity..The quiz had many new elements with nice fundas and connect questions having answers as simple as “Biryani”!

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – External Track National Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – External Track National Finals Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:

Vizag Steel : J Rahul and AGK Murthy

  • RUNNER UP:

Oracle :  Mitesh Agarwal & Yagnyeshwaran Hariharan

Round 1:

1.Way back in the history of India, this was a village ruled by the Vaghelas. The famous artist of the Mewati Gharana, late Maharana Jaiwant Sinh Vaghela was from the royal family from here. He was a great musician and went on to even be the guru of Pandit Jasraj. This village in modern India turned out to be one of the newsmakers in the economic sense for being one of the largest employers in a direct and indirect manner when it recruited or provided employment to over 20,000 people. What is being described?

Sanand.

2. In  1905, the famous doctor John Spencer and his wife were the first occupants of this place. Their two daughters were Alice and Martha. In 1918, the house was divided into two separate apartments. In 1938, when Mrs. Spencer was widowed she occupied the top floor of the apartment and rented out the ground floor. The tenants insisted on a small 8 by 18 foot space adjacent to the ground floor to be rented to them as well. She did so, but who were her tenants?

Hewlett and Packard of HP; The Garage.

3. The Mount Harriet Island National Park is from the Andaman & Nicobar Islands [Buzzer pressed]

The imagery found on the Indian 20 Rupee note.

4. This was a 13th century term that was used for money that you paid at a tavern for food and drinks or when the hat was passed on to pay the entertainer who was performing. Anyone who did not have to pay or was exempted from paying taxes was said to be ____________. It became a common term and it also meant a tax that paid the Sheriff’s expenses. What is the term that came into existence when you did not have to pay tax or you were exempted from paying these taxes that were meant for the entertainer?

The tax was called Scot, and if you didn’t pay the tax, you went scot-free.

5. At a price of 50 guineas, it was first made by the Elkington Company of Birmingham and is a copy of an electrotype that Caspar Enderlein from the pewter original found in the Louvre. Over a period of time, they came up with a date lettering system to ensure the special one is accurately dated. What is this product that is annually displayed to the world once on one day?

Venus Rosewater Dish that is given to the Ladies’ Singles champion every year at The Championships, Wimbledon.

6. Crazy, Sanitary, Wide, Miniature, Basic, Bendable, Candy, Extendo, Spoon are all types of this product believed to have been invented by the Sumerians who were extraordinary beer drinkers. What?

Straws

7. Saudi Arabia has opened itself to a special group of customers. These “customers” will receive spa treatment, plenty of exercise for their body, luxury rehabilitation in Riyadh [Buzzer Pressed]

These are ex-Al Qaeda operatives who are being rehabilitated as a social initiative.

8. In the 18th century, the media referred to these as penny universities [Buzzer Pressed]

Coffee houses where you pay a penny for a coffee and end up discussing literature/culture/world politics just like you would at university.

Round 2:

1. Enid Blyton [Buzzer Pressed]

Screen Shot 2013-10-27 at 6.38.04 PM

Enid Blyton used the phrase “Google Bun” in The Magic Faraway Tree.

2. Identify a scientific name from this combination.

Screen Shot 2013-10-27 at 6.44.28 PM

Camellia sinensis; Camellia from Georg Kamel and sinensis from China (Sino)

3. This is a famous Kashimiri who started a caste iron business. His famous son runs it today. Which famous group in the world are we talking about? or who is the famous son?

Screen Shot 2013-10-27 at 6.53.34 PM

Nawaz Sharif; Ittefaq Group

4. This would lead you to a type of product with a specific name. What is the logic of this shoe? What are we talking about?

Screen Shot 2013-10-27 at 6.53.09 PM

Plimsol shoes; comes from plimsol line which is a line on a ship.

5. What word in the world of finance comes from this town in Belgium where 15th century merchants met [Buzzer Pressed]

beurs_brugge

This is a square in Belgium where the first stock market was located called beurs which then gave rise to bourse.

6. Armata and Morea were names of regions in Greece during the middle ages. The winged lion represents Saint Mark of the Bible. These coins come in two denominations: 1 soldo and 2 soldi. What were these called later used in a completely different industry?

italy_venice_armata_et_morea

Gazzetta; giving rise to the word Gazzette

7. Identify this cash-rich entity (based in United Kingdom) from this clue.

Chelsea-pensioners

The Chelsea Pensioners; Chelsea Football Club

[Questions are not available as the webcast did not cover the questions]

8. [Questions are not available]

Round 3:

[Questions are not available]

Round 4:

1. [Question is not available]

2. [Complete text of question is not available] _________ World Championships

Monopoly World Championships

3. BPCL produced Octane 97 Petrol in India [Buzzer Pressed]

Petrol exclusively produced for Sachin Tendulkar’s Ferrari.

4. River flows from Thames to Hudson [Buzzer Pressed]

Referred to as project, “River.” Verizon was referred to as “Hudson,” after the Hudson River that flows past Manhattan; Vodafone as “Thames” because of London’s River Thames; deal where Verizon bought out Vodafone’s stake in the former’s wireless unit.

Round 5:

1.

Screen Shot 2013-10-13 at 8.11.23 PM.png

Overall connect is the Bible. References made to the Bible; Bruce Henderson was a Bible salesman; All brands mentioned derive their name from the Bible; Zondervan’s parent company is Harper-Collins who are the largest publishers of the Bible. The video is in relation to El Al, the Israeli airline company.

2.

Screen Shot 2013-12-17 at 9.07.57 PM

Overall connect is Garry Kasparov. K is the Kasparov logo; he is on the Board of Directors of the Human Rights Foundation; he is listed as a Contributory Editor of the Wall Street Journal.

3.

Screen Shot 2013-12-17 at 9.12.55 PM

Overall connect is Luca Pacioli. Image describes double-entry accounting; he shared lodging with Da Vinci and is believed to have helped the artist with the last supper.

4.

Screen Shot 2013-10-13 at 8.16.40 PM.png

All brands associated with the first successful climb to Mt. Everest.

Round 6:

1.

Clue 1: Cabin bookings of wealthy passengers on the cooler side of the ship travelling between England and India.

Origin of the word Posh

2.

Clue 1: This is believed to have been derived from the system of merits and de-merits introduced in work practices by the Fall Brook railroad superintendent G.R. Brown from 1886.

Clue 2: One of the early citations of the term is from Marvin Miles article titled, ____ ______ a new measure of a husband.

Origin of Brownie Points

3.

Clue 1: This type is historically attributed to production centres in India and Sri Lanka where it was produced using what was called the “wootz” process.

Crucible Steel 🙂

 

Results:

  • WINNER:

Vizag Steel : J Rahul and AGK Murthy

  • RUNNER UP:

Oracle :  Mitesh Agarwal & Yagnyeshwaran Hariharan

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Tata Track National Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Tata Track National Finals Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:

TCS CHENNAI – Sreekanth And Jayakanthan

  • RUNNER UP:

TCS MUMBAI – Pravin Varma and Priyamvad Pattanayak

Round 1:

1. In 1687, a French envoy to Thailand, then known as Siam, wrote about mines of Ruby and ________. He wrote back saying “there are mines abound of Rubies and _________ and these are of abundant value and people are are ignorant of what they are”. Many years later, the Kanchanaburi mines became one of the world’s leading sources for this. What am I describing?

First usage of the word Phailin meaning “sapphire” in Thai.

2. Remarked by many as one of the greatest real estate deals in the world, this was purchased for $ 15 million from France. [Buzzer Pressed]

The Louisiana Purchase.

3. This Economics professor from Yale in one of his theoretical papers stated “the concept is interested and well formed, however [Buzzer Pressed]

The concept note on FedEx.

4. This is a magazine which focuses on research that would make people laugh and think [Buzzer Pressed]

The Annals of Improbable Research which gives out the Ig Nobel Prize.

5. This wares and handicrafts of this community which were originally made between 1843 to 1947 was from the north-western most province of British India. Since the wares of the this community came from that region, the migrants and their work were named after this place. How do we know this from the history of India?

Because the wares they sold and traded in originally were the handicrafts of Sind (‘Sind works’), these migrants were known as ‘Sindworkis’ and the type of long-distance translocal commerce they practised as ‘Sindwork’.

6. This company was founded by Samuel in 1844 as an engineering concern [Buzzer Pressed]

Pearson Publishing Company

7. He needed money to get prototypes created. He borrowed equipment from his father’s silk factory. He rigged machines to produce nitrous oxide or laughing gas. He went on to sells samples of the gas and assorted patented machines. To add an aura to his credibility, this Hartford teenage became the celebrated doctor of New York, London and Calcutta. Who?

Samuel Colt

8. Its a new game that is being used by corporates and specially in manufacturing units to train shop floor workers. The game is called Floduku. What is the game all about?

Analytical puzzles to promote logical sequential thinking among shop floor workers.

Round 2:

1. This is one of the worst cases of hyperinflation found in the world. It had to be changed to another currency. Which country’s currency?

Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 9.21.57 PM

Hungarian  pengő later changed to forint.

2. Which family from the world of sport owns this company?

Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 9.25.21 PM

The Djokovic family.

3. This is a unique graveyard [Buzzer Pressed]

Screen Shot 2013-10-13 at 5.58.21 PM

Ben & Jerry’s graveyard for retired flavours.

4. This is the watch worn by Gagarin when we went to space. The watch was sold in a unique manner when it was launched. How did they sell the Gagarin watch?

Screen Shot 2013-10-13 at 5.59.00 PM

The watch was worn to space. Hence the only way you can buy this watch is on in-flight sales, no where on ground, but only on air.

5. This gentleman is Bircher-Brenner. He pioneered something in the world of nutrition. What?

Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 10.37.51 PM

He is best known for the invention of the muesli cereal.

6. What is the term that comes out of this?

Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 10.41.09 PM

Poka-yoke

7. Whose identify is this from the world of dictionaries?

Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 10.45.28 PM

Lifco

8. What is special about this G.I product?

Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 10.47.34 PM

 

These are metallic mirrors from Aranmula.

Round 3:

1. In the 1940’s, National Radio and Engineering Company was floated to manufacture radio transmitters and receivers. Instead they had to manufacture something else which became parachute fasteners and buckles. Why?

The British wanted these to be made for their soldiers during the World War.

2. It was launched in 1976 as Jaffe and marketed with the help of Voltas. How does India know this?

Rasna

3. Built in 1945 by Walter George, this Intach listed heritage building is now a part of the Taj Hotels. Which property from Delhi are we describing?

The Ambassador

4. In 1974, J.R.D was conferred an honorary post given for the first time in India to a businessman.  What post was this?

Air Vice Marshall

Round 4:

1. Moxy Hotels will open their outlet in 2014. It is a partnership between Marriott and which famous chain in this world?

IKEA

2. Which country’s top level domain is .su?

Soviet Union

3. Often used in military jargon, what does ‘MRE’ stand for?

Meals Ready-to-eat

4. Which product in this world, for the simple reason that more number of people should have access to it, pioneered the concept of hire purchase.

Singer sewing machines

Round 5:

1.

Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 11.14.26 PM

Overall answer is Bajaj.

2.

Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 11.17.17 PM

Overall answer is Goodyear Tyres.

3.

Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 11.19.03 PM

Overall answer is Puma.

4.

Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 11.22.36 PM

Overall answer is Vazir Sultan Tobacco.

 

Round 6:

1.

Clue 1: Born in 1963, I am a CA and former employee of IDBI.

Clue 2: I was part of a core 5 member team selected by the government in the early nineties to create a screen-based pan India stock exchange.

Clue 3: I am the first woman to head NSE.

Chitra Ramakrishna

2.

Clue 1: I am an alumnus of IIT, IIM and MIT. [Buzzer Pressed]

Dr. Raghuram Rajan

3.

Clue 1: My brother showed me early direction and my career saw me rise from the rank of a junior commissioned officer to director.

Clue 2: Adidas powered my legendary performances.

Clue 3: I sold the movie rights for my life story for a mere one Rupee with a cause that a share of the profits would be given to my charitable trust.

Milkha Singh