Q1• X is a London-based businessman of Indian descent. In 2004, he was ranked as Britain’s 198th richest man. He currently serves as the CEO and/or Director of London-based UK Tradecorp Ltd. A self-made millionaire, X left his studies very early and at 21 years of age, started a fashion company named RK Collections Ltd, which imported luxury clothing to fashion houses in London, including Christian Dior, Joseph & Escada.
A1• Raj Kundra.
Q2. I am the least-paid Fortune 500 CEO.
A2Om Prakash Bhatt CEO SBI.
Q3 The first X was opened inSeattle, Washington, on March 30, 1971 by threepartners: English teacher Jerry Baldwin, historyteacher Zev Siegl, and writer Gordon Bowker. Thethree were inspired by entrepreneur AlfredPeet (whom they knew personally) to sell high-quality coffee beans and equipment. The name istaken from Moby-Dick; after Pequod was rejectedby one of the co-founders, the company wasnamed for the first mate on the Pequod, X.
Q4TH Tung, Ted Hsu, Wayne Hsieh, and MT Liao founded X on2 April 1990 in Taipei, Taiwan — all four founders of Xworked as computer engineers for Y.Y is a Taiwan-based multinational computer technology andelectronics corporation that manufactures desktops,laptops, smartphones, servers etc.The company explains the name X as originating from Z,the winged horse of Greek mythology. The neworganization used only the last four letters of the word Z inorder to give the resulting name a high position inalphabetical listings. As of 2009 X receives Intel engineeringsamples ahead of its competitors. (X=6 pts, Y=2 pts, Z=2pts)
A4X – AsusY – AcerZ – Pegasus
Q5. ID the Brand. (This is not a logo but can be found on all products of the brand)
A5• Jack Daniels.
Q6In 1891, X became an engineer with the YIlluminating Company. Even the great Ydiscouraged his friend, X, from pursuing hisfledgling idea of a motorcar. Convinced of theworthlessness of the idea, Y invited X to comeand work for him. X remained committed andtirelessly pursued his dream. Although his firstattempt resulted in a vehicle without reversegear, X knew he could make it happen. And, ofcourse, he did.(5 pts each)
A6• X – Henry Ford• Y – Thomas Edison
A7.• Ferdinand Porsche. Founder of Porsche Automobile.• Hitler asked Porsche to design a peoples’ car (Volkswagen) and he came up with the first Beetle.• Porsche also served as a chauffeur to Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand.
Q8The BBC holds that “X" comes from the gatheringof Members of Parliament and peers in the hallwaysof Houses of Parliament before and after parliamentarydebates. One story states that the term originated atthe Willard Hotel in Washington, DC, where it was usedby Ulysses S. Grant to describe the political wheelersand dealers who frequented the hotels lobby to accessGrant—who was often there to enjoy a cigar andbrandy.The term “X" appeared in print as early as 1820however it has gained maximum popularity in the lastthree months.
Q9. Id this famous persona from the Indian TV Industry
Q10The company X began to build factories in otherlocations in the United States, because thedemand for products had outgrown the capacityof the Cincinnati facilities. The companys leadersbegan to diversify its products as well and, in1911, began producing Crisco, a shortening madeof vegetable oils rather than animal fats. As radiobecame more popular in the 1920s and1930s, the company sponsored a number of radioprograms. As a result, these shows often becamecommonly known as "Y". Identify X and Y.
A10• X – P&G• Y – Soap Opera
Q11. Id this Nobel Prize winning Organization.
A11.• Grameen Bank.
Q12• X is a global American pharmaceutic al, medical devices and consumer packaged goods manufacturer founded in 1886.• Casey X, the heiress to X fortune who made tabloid headlines with a purported engagement to reality star Tila Tequila, died at age 30 on 4th Jan 2010.• Prachi desai endorses one of their products in India.
A12• Johnson & Johnson
Round 2 : WrittenId the brand/company/organization (5 pts each)
Round 3 Reverse(10 pts each)
Q1• Carl X (27 August 1874 – 26 April 1940) was a German chemist and engineer and Nobel laureate in chemistry. He was a pioneer in the field of high- pressure industrial chemistry and founder of IG Farben, at one point the worlds largest chemical company. The Haber–X Process today consumes more than one percent of the energy on Earth and is responsible for feeding roughly one-third of its population.• His uncle Robert X pioneered the development of the spark plug. Robert X GmbH is the worlds largest supplier of automobile components, and has business relationships with virtually every automobile company in the world.
Q2. Solve for x. + X =
A2• X = Telenor.
Q3 X, based in Delhi, started their operations in 1997, andnow they are the Largest confectionery companyin India. It is the largest Contract Manufacturer in Indiaand most of their clients are located in Europe. X’scurrent and prior clientsinclude :ITC, Nestle, Nutrine, HLL, Poundland. Some of their past clients have been those that theywere directly competing with in the market while theywere advising them on how to reduce costs ofcompeting products that they were manufacturing forthem at the time. A great example of that was whenthey were marketing X’s Minto while alsomanufacturing Nestle’s Polo a substitutable product.
Q5X is former Indian Cricketer. He was the only person toscore a century in India’s last tour of England.Recently X founded a Sporting Company Y. Besides Xand his brother Dinesh, Ys other investors includeformer BNP Paribas Securities MD Praveen Chakravartyand former table tennis champion Vasant Bharadwaj. Ywill cater to multiple sports, includingcricket, football, badminton, table tennis and chesswith stars like Rahul Dravid (for cricket ) advising thefirm on developing education content.ID Y.
Q6. IdHint: If you get one you should get the other.
A6• Charles Ponzi and Bernard Madoff.
Q8The original company came into existence in 1872in Switzerland, when Julius X took over his fathers mill. Itquickly became a pioneer of industrial foodproduction, aiming at improving the nutritional intake ofworker families. It was the first to bring protein-rich legumemeal to the market, which was followed by ready-madesoup based on legume meal in 1886. In 1897, JuliusX founded the company X GmbH in the German townof Singen where it is still established today. In1947, following several changes in ownership andcorporate structure, Xs holding company merged with theNestlé company to form Nestlé-Alimentana S.A., currentlyknown in its francophone homebase as Nestlé S.A..
Q9• David Duke, former Ku Klux Klan (KKK) leader had made KKK merchandise in order to bring out the name of the Klan as the "National Organization For European American Rights". In February 2000, a particular lifestyle clothing brand filed suit against David Duke for infringements of their copyright, who has since changed the name of his organization to European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO). Which clothing brand filed this suit and why?
A10• NO FEAR. (National Organization For European American Rights)
Q10. The man in the picture to your left is Belgian Alain Billiet. He affected thefinancial history of the world at the time of the 1992 Maastricht Treaty. The man onthe right is D Udaya Kumar, his Indian counterpart. Claim to fame?
A10Alain Billiet designed the Euro symbol and DUdaya Kumar designed the Rupee symbol.
Q11 In the early 1900s while India was still under the Britishrule, one of the strongest manifestations of massawakening was the desire to patronize all that wasSwadeshi (Made in India). Great Indian patriots andeminent businessmen like Shri Bal Gangadhar Tilak, SirRatanji Jamshedji Tata, amongst others conceived the ideaof a chain of co-operative stores across India.And thus this chain of stores in question came intoexistence on 14th December, 1905. On December17th, 1906, the flagship store was inaugurated by Dr.Dadabhai Naoroji. The store was then located at thepresent Times of India Building, on D.N. Road, Mumbai. In1938, it shifted to its present location on Sir PherozeshahMehta Road. What chain am I talking about?
A11• The Bombay Stores.
Q12• What started with the need to finance two voyages: The Muscovy Companys attempt to reach China via the White Sea north of Russia, and the East India Companys voyage to India and the east?
A12• London Stock Exchange.
Take your pick! Direct Questions.No questions will be passed. (10 pts each)
Select a field. PSU Icons Trivia AV IT BankingGlobal Indians Sports Entertainment Mascots Aviation Misc.
A• Aaj takBack
IT• On August 16, 2010, Dell announced that it would acquire X in a transaction valued at approximately $1.15 billion, net of X’s cash.• Following that, on August 23, 2010, HP announced that it had offered $1.5 billion (33% higher than Dells offer) to acquire X in a letter sent to Xs president and CEO.• On August 26, 2010, X said that it had accepted Dells revised offer for a price of $24.30 per share, or approximately $1.6 billion, net of Xs cash.• Then on August 27, both parties re-offered their bids, with Dell offering $27 a share to buy X, and HP offering $30 only 90 minutes later, valuing the company at more than $2 billion.• On September 2, 2010, Dell increased its offer to $32 per share but declined to revise its bid after HP upped its bid to $2.35 billion or $33 per share shortly thereafter. Dell received a $72 million break-up fee from X for the termination of the initial merger agreement.• On September 27, 2010, HP completed the acquisition for $2.35 billion. ID X.
A• Ajay Banga CEO MasterCard.Back
Global Indians• X was a professor of Computer Science at Stanford University whose research focused on theoretical computer science. He was an early advisor and supporter of companies including Google and PayPal, and a special advisor to Sequoia Capital. He was a winner of the Gödel Prize in 2001.• X joined Stanford soon after U.C. Berkeley. X was one of the co- authors (with Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and Terry Winograd) of an influential early paper on the PageRank algorithm, the basis for Googles search techniques.• X was found dead in his pool in the backyard of his Atherton home on June 5, 2009. He sat on the boards of Google, Kaboodle, Mimosa Systems, Adchemy, Baynote, Vuclip, NeoPath Networks (acquired by Cisco Systems in 2007), Tapulous and Stanford Student Enterprises
A. Rajeev MotwaniBack
SportsX started out as a works team for employeesof electronics conglomerate Philips on 31 August , 1913to celebrate the centennial defeat of the French in theNapoleonic wars. Xs home stadium, the PhilipsStadion, then known as Philips Sportpark, was built atthe same time as the inauguration of the club,although its current capacity was achieved byrenovations and improvements over the years.Because of their close ties with Philips, X have had thesame jersey sponsor without exception since 1982, theyear jersey sponsorships were introduced inthe Eredivisie.
A.Philips Sport Vereniging (PSV) Eindhoven Back
Entertainment• The Oscars are the big one, the emperor of Awards shows, the only one that really matters. Which organziation counts the votes cast by the members of the US Motion Picture Academy for these awards every year?• Which optical company received an honorary Oscar in 1954 for its contribution to the advancement of the motion picture industry?
A.• PWC.• Bausch And Lomb.Back
AviationXY was one of Indias first post-deregulation airline, launched inMay 1993 by the Indian industrialist X, in technical partnership withthe German flag carrier Y. The airline project was started inFebruary, 1993 by X, Ashutosh Dayal Sharma and Kanwar K SJamwal and on 5 May 1993 took the first flight from New Delhi toMumbai. The airline actually started operations within threemonths of its conception - a record of kinds in itself. It maintainedvery high standards in flight safety, ground maintenance and on-time performance, owing to a strong support from Y . The airlineceased operations in 1996. However, the air-operating certificate(AOC) of XY did not lapse and the airline though bankrupt wasrenamed Royal Airways and the AOC was used with a different setof promoters such as SpiceJet following the low cost model.ID XY.
Misc. What is the main source of income of this remote set of pacific islands?
A• Tuvalu derives revenue from the sale of its ".tv" Internet domain name.Back
PSUs• The incumbents of X as of 30.09.2010 are:- – Indian Oil Corporation – NTPC Limited – Oil and Natural Gas Corporation – Steel Authority of India Limited Id X.
TriviaKing Khan was treated to a unique visit while shooting for My Nameis Khan in San Francisco. Before finding the Badshah ofBollywood, Chouw and Mouw mingled with the folks of SanFrancisco and even posed for snaps. On landing up on the sets theyheaded straight to the vanity van with ‘Rizvan on it. The securitytried their best to stop them but they screamed out of for SRK.They were in luck. King Khan heard them and made his way out tomeet them to the surprise of the whole unit. Chouw and Mouwspent a few days in San Francisco with SRK. Shahrukh took specialcare of Chouw and Mouw and introduced them to the entire crewon the sets of the movie My name is Khan. In fact, Chouw andMouw had free access to the entire set. The entire crew took aninstant liking to them for their lovable and gregarious nature. Theywere seen mingling with everyone and helping out in the varioustasks on the sets of the movie. Who are Chouw and Mouw?
Icons.In February 1981, X crashed his Beechcraft Bonanzawhile taking off from Santa Cruz Sky Park. X did notimmediately return to Y after recovering from thecrash. Instead, he married his present wife Clark. Morethan anything else, X wanted to became a teacher, agoal he wouldnt be able to achieve unless he earnedhis college degree. X returned to UC Berkeley underthe name "Rocky Raccoon Clark" (Rocky was his dogsname and Clark his wifes maiden name), finallyearning his undergraduate degree in 1986. A morenoteworthy point is that X co-founded one the mostsuccessful organization of present times all before hecould even get a degree.