Monday, October 29, 2007

JBIMS - KwizKraft 2007

Conducted a Business Quiz titled 'Kwizkraft' on 28th October at JBIMS, Bombay.
Final Standings:
1st - Amit Pandeya & Rohan Khanna
2nd - Mitesh Agarwal & Vishwajeet Narvekar
3rd - AP Alagarsamy & Ameya Samant

Here are a few dry questions from the elims:

1. It was founded by Sunder Singh Lyallpuri, founder-father of the Akali Movement and the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab. Pt Madan Mohan Malviya was among the members of the Managing Committee. The first issue contained articles written by CF Andrews, Dr. Kichlu, etc. Identify the publication.

2. Chennai-based Star Health and Allied Insurance recently became the first ever Indian company to provide insurance to a particular group of people. Who?

3. Introduced in 1860, it was a direct fall-out of the 1857 Mutiny. As justification, James Wilson spoke about the duty of the citizens towards the King, as mentioned in the Manu Smriti. What am I referring to?

4. In 1846, Moses Yale Beach, publisher of The New York Sun, offered to share news of the Mexican War with four of his competitors: The Journal of Commerce, The Courier & Enquirer, The New York Herald and The Express. This led to the formation of which institution?

5. It is believed that Commander AD Taylor had originally proposed it, back in 1860. The Indian Govt. appointed a committee in 1955, headed by Dr. Ramasamy Mudaliar to examine its feasibility. But, it was in 2005 that work was officially started. What am I referring to?

6. An Italian named Jean Marie Farina launched it in 1709 and likened it to an Italian spring morning after the rain. A favourite of Napoleon I, its ingredients are a closely-guarded secret. What?

7. What term was coined by Ben Hammersley in an article titled ‘Audible Revolution’ that appeared in The Guardian on Feb 12, 2004?

8. Launched in 1990 by Ajanta Pharmaceuticals, this brand featured Jeetendra in its advertisements. A few years back, the company considered changing the brand name due to certain lifestyle changes that have taken place in India over the past decade or so. Which brand?


Blogger JaldiQuizzer said...

My tries. Would be grateful if you can mail me the prelims set.

What was the cut off? 17?

1. Hindustan Times.
2. HIV patients
5. Sethusamudram Project.
6. Eau de Cologne.
7. Podcasting.
8. 30 plus.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Dhananjay Shettigar said...

@ Aniruddha -

Have mailed it to your gmail id. Cut off was 16 1/2. M Suresh Kumar and Sandeep barely missed out.

8:33 PM  
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