1.• Ray Kroc owned the San Diego Padres baseball team from 1974. He is better known for grinding it out and building a huge empire by cashing in on the ideas of two brothers to amass a multi-million dollar fortune. The two brothers were Richard and Maurice. What global corporation is being referred to?
2.• It marked the completion of TRIAD (capacity of launching nuclear warheads from land, sea & air) for India, helping it justify its no first use policy. Its name means “Slayer of the Enemies”. It’s completion will make India one of six countries in the world with the ability to design, build, and operate its own nuclear submarines.
3.• X is located in the Western Ghats, along the banks of the Baji Pasalkar Reservoir behind the Varasgaon Dam near Mumbai & Pune. The city is coming up on 8 large hillocks that surround the elongated Varasgaon Dam. The project covers approximately 25,000 acres of land. X is located within 50 km from Pune and 180 km from Mumbai.
4.• This place is India’s largest wholesale market. It was built by an emperor in 1650 AD for his daughter so that she could shop all that she wanted to. Its name means moonlit square or market and was once divided by canals to reflect moonlight. ?
5.• This tournament was conceived in 1899 by four members of the Harvard University tennis team who wished to challenge the British to a tennis competition. The tournament was designed by Dwight F. Davis of the Harvard team. The 1st match was held between USA & Great Britain at the Longwood Cricket Club in Boston in 1900. By 1905, it expanded to include Austria, Belgium, France, Australia & New Zealand. Which tournament?
6.• Richard Madley is now 53 years old and works for Bloomsbury Dreweatts. He spends most of his professional life scouring antiques shops for 20 pound curios to sell and plays as a humble wicketkeeper in the 7th division of the Wiltshire County League. But every year since 2008, in a sealed room in a plush hotel in Mumbai, what does he do?
• Z was founded by X (a chemist & a physicist) and Y (a physicist & co-inventor of the integrated circuit). X & Y initially wanted to name the company “ X Y”. The name, however, was a homophone for "more noise" – an ill-suited name for an electronics company, since noise in electronics is usually very undesirable and typically associated with bad interference. Instead they used the name NM Electronics for almost a year, before deciding to call their company Integrated Electronics later shortened to Z. Z please.
Ans. – Intel• X – Gordon Moore• Y – Robert Noyce• Z - Intel
• X is a military ceremony dating back to 16th century England and was first used in order to recall nearby patrolling units to their castle.• Originally it was known as watch setting and was initiated at sunset by the firing of a single round from the evening gun.• In India it officially denotes the end of Republic Day festivities. It is conducted on the evening of January 29, the third day after the Republic Day. It is performed by the bands of the three wings of the military, the Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force. The venue is Raisina Hills and an adjacent square, Vijay Chowk.
• In 2006, NASA scientist Rabindra Mehta attempted to unravel the mystery behind this phenomenon through extensive wind-tunnel testing, and was able to explain it as follows –“ At speeds of over 80 mph, the laminar boundary transitions into a turbulent state relatively early, more importantly before reaching the location. In this case, the actually has a detrimental effect on the turbulent boundary layer by making it thicker and weaker and it therefore separates earlier than the turbulent layer over the bottom surface. This asymmetry results in a pressure differential which results in a side force. If the turbulence is increased, the critical speed at which can be obtained is reduced.” What phenomenon is being described here?
According to an article in 1940:“This word is on the most conspicuous wall of every room in every IBM building. Each employee carries a notebook in which to record inspirations. The company stationery, matches, scratch pads all bear the inscription .A monthly magazine called is distributed to its employees.”IBM’s 1st US trademark was for the name .
• Total 12 questions• Total two turns, clockwise & anticlockwise• If a team answers a question correctly, the next question goes to the team seated next to them ,in that order• Points: +10, -5 +5 on a pass (No negatives for a pass)
Following is what Andy Hertzfeld had to sayabout X:“X always thought of himself as an artist, andencouraged the design team to think ofourselves that way too. The goal was never tobeat the competition, or to make a lot ofmoney. It was to do the greatest thingpossible, or even a little greater.”
Ans. – Moore’s Law• Moores law describes a long-term trend in the history of computing hardware whereby the number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years.
X is a “consulting detective”, the only one inthe world, or as he likes to say “I invented thejob”. X has a profound knowledge ofChemistry, Anatomy, & Sensational Literature.X is famous for his astute logical reasoningeven though he is unaware of the fact that theEarth goes round the Sun! He loves to play theviolin and is an expert singlestick player, boxer,& swordsman. He has a brother namedMycroft who works for the British Government.
• X built the first practical reflecting telescope and developed a theory of colour based on the observation that a prism decomposes white light into the many colours that form the visible spectrum. X also formulated an empirical law of cooling and studied the speed of sound.• In mathematics, X shares the credit with Gottfried Leibniz for the development of differential and integral calculus. He also demonstrated the generalised binomial theorem, developed Xs method for approximating the roots of a function, and contributed to the study of power series.• X was also highly religious. He was an unorthodox Christian, and wrote more on Biblical hermeneutics and occult studies than on science and mathematics, the subjects he is mainly associated with. X secretly rejected Trinitarianism, fearing to be accused of refusing holy orders.
• “You are sitting on a gold mine”, he shouted. “I cant believe X is not taking advantage of this.”• “It was like a veil was being lifted from my eyes, I could see what the future of computing was destined to be.”• “They were copier-heads who had no clue about what a computer could do. They just grabbed defeat from the greatest victory in the computer industry. X could have owned the entire computer industry.”