While the India vs. Pakistan match was on full swing at the Asia Cup 2014,
@Trendulkar started tweeting a series of hilarious anti-Pakistan jokes that got
him a fan following in India (but not so much in Pakistan). He did sign off by
thanking our neighbours for something. What?
Bronte Eckermann is the Australian inventor of the
new Zing System. His invention uses sensors that
send a radio signal within 1/1000th of a second
even with the slightest impact. However, each of
the devices is precious and costs as much as an
His invention has been used in his homeland and
in New Zealand before and has recently found a
market in the Indian subcontinent.
What is the Zing System?
Activist Hemant Patil has demanded registration
of a police case against X under Maharashtra
Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifice
and Other Inhuman, Evil and Aghori Practices
and Black Magic Act, 2013.
Patil’s complaint is about a TV commercial for
the product Y, featuring X, in which, he believes,
X is spreading superstitious beliefs among kids.
ID X and Y.
The Kolkata Traffic Police celebrated the Safety
Week from 17th February to 21st February, 2014
with a campaign called Salaam Safety.
As a part of the campaign, billboards asking
people to drive safely and follow traffic rules
were set up all over the city.
What Danish product was used in the billboards to
carry their message forward?
A research analyst at Morgan Stanley coined a term to identify these five
nations as economies that have become too dependent on skittish foreign
investment to finance their growth ambitions.
The term has caught on in large degree because it highlights the strains that
occur when countries place too much emphasis on foreign investment.
What two-word term, which shows that these economies are on the verge of a
breakdown, is being talked about?
After the infamous four-ring glitch at the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014, one
Reddit user made a fake print ad for the company X, showing one of the
company’s most recognizable products, along with a picture of the four-ring
glitch and a tagline, “When four rings are all you need.” The post became viral
Google posted a model code of conduct online for
software developers and others taking part in an Explorer
program providing early access to Google Glass. The
company appeared intent on avoiding the kinds of caustic
run-ins that have seen some Glass wearers being tossed
from eateries, pubs or other establishments due to
concerns over camera capabilities built into devices. The
code of conduct says:
“Don’t be creepy or rude (aka, a X). Respect others and if
they have questions about Glass, don’t get snappy. If you’re
asked to turn your phone off, turn Glass off as well. Breaking
the rules or being rude will not get businesses excited about
Glass and will ruin it for other Explorers.”
Wiktionary defines this term as:
“It refers to people who have been laid off from a
multinational because their job has been outsourced
to India — a business practice designed to save money
that is arousing passions in some countries, especially
Britain and the United States.”
X is a fast-food restaurant chain that specializes in fried
chicken operating across the southwestern United States.
Founded by Y and Max Arciniega, the restaurant chain
has fourteen locations throughout the southwest and was
Y's major business concern. X is a subsidiary of Madrigal
Electromotive, a German conglomerate with an
ownership stake in the company.
Their famous TV commercial had the lines:
"The finest ingredients are brought together with love and
care, then slow cooked to perfection. Yes, the old ways are
still best at X. But don't take my word for it. One taste, and
ID X and Y.
X – Los Pollos Hermanos.
Y – Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring.
In 2014, British man Stephen Powers suffered a horrific motorcycle accident that
left his face disfigured. He underwent a surgery and the above pictures show his
face after the operation. He became one of the few people in the world who
have undergone this revolutionary procedure.
How was his surgery remarkable?
These two Pokémon
games do not have
Nintendo as publishers.
Who published these
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
The brand X posted this photo on their official Facebook page on the day of
the US premiere of 300 : Rise of an Empire. The ad is quite apt as both the movie
franchise and the brand X are strongly associated with masculinity.
Copywriter Frances Gerety recalled in a 1988 interview with a
co-worker, Howard Davis, that, on a fateful night in 1947, she
had just finished a series of ads and was headed to bed when
she realized that she had forgotten to create a signature line for
the company X. Exhausted, she said, “Dear God, send me a
line.” and scribbled “Y” on a slip of paper. When she woke up
and saw what she had written, she thought it was just okay. A
few hours later, she presented her idea at a meeting.
According to her, “Nobody jumped.”
In 1999, two weeks before Gerety died at the age of 83, The
Advertising Age named it ‘The Slogan of the Century’.
ID X and Y.
X is a manufacturing company based in India. It
was established in 1946 by S. N. N. Sankaralinga
Iyer and the first plant was set up at
Thalaiyuthu in Tamil Nadu in 1949. It has seven
manufacturing plants spread over Southern
India catering to major markets in South India
and Maharashtra. The capacities of its plants
are over 9 million tons per annum.